Buying gifts... You either love it or you hate it. To make the shopping process a whole lot easier, we've come up with a condensed gift guide for all the amazing women you love. And of course, the online shopping aspect of these gifts will make sure you're not stressed out and running around Macy's the day before your holiday party, because shouldn't we all be able to relax this time of year?
You can never go wrong with gifting any type of diptyque candle, but for this holiday season you can go above and beyond with this festive trio of limited edition candles inspired by a three-act winter’s tale. The scents include Sparkling Incense, Delicious Spices and The Festive Fir Tree—ideal for someone who can utilize them for both dinner parties and post-entertaining bath rituals.
Oh, champagne. There's nothing that captures the act of celebrating quite like you (especially when you taste like magnolia and honeysuckle enhanced with peach and pear notes). This holiday set is a foolproof hostess gift, because not only do they get some celebratory bubbly in Perrier-Jouët's iconic floral bottle (hooray!), they will also have two beautiful hand-painted flutes to admire forever.
Marimekko Katjuska Coat ($650)
Statement coats and jackets are the way to go this season (and maybe every season). For your friend that loves prints and colors but usually sticks to her daily all-black uniform, this coat adds a pop of personality without the effort. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to take a good look at their playful home section bound to brighten up any living space.
MCM Medium Milla Tote in Whisper Grey (now $644)
For a modern yet timeless piece, this medium-sized tote is a fantastic choice for a girl on the go. This bag features soft pebbled leather in whisper grey, sky blue accents, 5 interior compartments and 2 pockets. With options to wear as a shoulder bag or a tote, dressed up or down, this bag was designed for serious everyday use. The Milla tote also comes in a variety of colors and sizes for you to pick the best option for that #girlboss.
For the gift that keeps on giving, Melissa Joy Manning and Nest have partnered up to create a delicate bracelet, made with recycled 14 karat yellow gold and a sky blue topaz charm. The best part? Melissa Joy Manning will be donating 20% of the retail price to Nest, a NYC-based nonprofit that works to empower women by supporting the global artisan community and preserving craftsmanship.
Caudalie Glow & Go Set ($79)
A beautiful, dewy complexion is said to start with your skincare routine and shouldn’t be reserved exclusively for the warmer months. This set will help recreate a summer-inspired beauty look with two simple products: their radiance serum and their popular beauty elixir. Add your favorite tinted moisturizer, mascara and some bold lipstick, and your friends will be asking you where you just vacationed! With a set this good, you better buy one for yourself and one for your friend, so you can both continue to look glowy and gorgeous throughout the winter.
I think it's fair to say that lipstick serves as an essential accessory to any holiday party look. Lancôme recently came out with a new lipstick infused with a moisture-boosting formula to leave lips satiny, soft, and comfortable for 8 hours. With 44 shades to choose from, our favorite is the deep red Merlot. Feel free to pair with your favorite red wine (perhaps merlot!) for a true wine-stained lip.
Art & Books
This 30” x 30” painting by Atlanta-based artist, Britt Bass Turner, is the prettiest pink piece made of acrylic, gouache and pastel on canvas. Gift this special work to a new homeowner, new mother, newly-wed, or just someone in need of new inspiration. As with all original art purchased through Uprise Art, you can pay through the piece gradually over time in monthly installments.
The Art of Flying ($175)
For the jetsetters in your life, whether they travel frequently for work or for pleasure, this Assouline book by Josh Condon celebrates both the history and current era of luxury air travel. We love this option because yes, it serves as a stunning coffee table book, but it also shares so much fascinating information about the evolution and technological components of flying, that you may find guests glued to the book during your get-togethers time after time.
Last summer, photos of Yayoi Kusama's piece, The Obliteration Room, at David Zwirner Gallery dominated Instagram feeds and Snapchat stories alike. Viewers were given sheets of colorful stickers as they entered the enclosed white room (filled with white furniture) and instructed to place the dots everywhere and anywhere. The interactive element, as well as the drastic before, middle and after photos, was something truly unique and very Kusama. This book documents this particular exhibition "Give Me Love" in a fantastically visual way, with text by art critic Akira Tatehata and a poem by Kusama herself.
By Mable Yiu