This is by far the chicest nutcracker we’ve ever seen.
Henri Bendel Miss Bendel nutcracker, $288; henribendel.com
Invite a little whimsy to dinner with this fuschia candelabra.
Nachtmann Ravello 5-candle candlestick, $320; amazon.com
When in doubt, go Parisian chic. Jet-setters know these easy kicks are seen on the feet of every style lover in Europe.
Bensimon Tennis Lacet, $55; bensimonusa.com
Coffee’s the "in" accessory for any fashion lover. Gift it to-go stylishly-and earth-friendly-with this ceramic mug.
Starbucks Jonathan Adler ceramic mug, TK; starbucks.com
Ladies of leisure always have plenty to lounge on. Stock up with this brightly printed pillow.
Hammocks & High Tea Maya pillow, $160; hammocksandhightea.com
Fake flowers’ bad rap deserves a re-think. The faux blooms of today are gorgeous.
Atelier Abigail Ahern faux peony, $6 per stem; atelierabigailahern.com
Inject style everywhere with these vividly printed baggies. Perfect for vacations, gifting cookies or packing a sandwich for lunch.
Tili one-quart bags, $7 for box of 12; tilibags.com
Pack some extraordinary into the ordinary with this trinket tray. The ho-hum dailies-car keys, lip balm and spare change-get jazzed up in a bright print.
The Macbeth Collection treasure tray, $48; themacbethcollection.com
Designer bag with a do-able price tag? Now that’s a Christmas miracle.
Yves Saint Laurent Belle Du Jour crossbody mini bag, $495; saks.com
Deck the halls with saucy underwear that double as ornaments until you take them out of the box.
Hanky Panky thong twinkle ornaments, $18; hankypanky.com
Immortalize a wee one with this vintage-inspired pendant.
Vicente Agor 18k gold and diamond pendant, $1,265; vicenteagor.com
Keep cozy this winter in a faux fur neck loop.
Buji Baja faux fur loop, $82; hatattack.com
Introducing cheeky holiday scents that’ll make anyone smile. Once this perfect holiday blend is burnt out, may we suggest "Sweater in a Can"?
Mountain Mama’s Kitchen Co. Snow Man in a Can soy candle, $12; mountainmamaskitchen.com
What better season to pop a cork? This budget bottle is the perfect gift to bring to festive fetes or when staying with out-of-town friends.
Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Brut, $10; robertmondavi.com
Give the gift of individuality by designing a canvas tote with stripes and initials.
iomoi large canvas shopper, $148; shopiomoi.com
Why? Because pets love the holidays, too! Celebrate your furry friend with these "ooh" and "aah" worthy ornaments.
Patience Brewster hand-painted Boston Terrier ornament, $38; neimanmarcus.com
Turn your gift into a love letter. This DIY kit lets you string up a favorite word or beloved’s name.
Alphabet Garland Box by Wendy Addison, $13; chroniclebooks.com
These jammies are perfect for the woman who wears her pearls everywhere (including to bed.)
Soma Intimates Personality PJs "Pearl" top and bottom, $45 each; soma.com
Gift this gobstopper to anyone with a sweet tooth.
Trina Turk resin ball ring, $75; maxandchloe.com
For those that prefer pen and paper to keyboards, this smartphone-sized mini mini planner fits in any purse and will keep dates at hand all through the new year.
Moleskine 2011 extra small 2.5" x 4" weekly planner, $10; moleskineus.com
How to decorate a preppy Christmas tree? Lilly Pulitzer, of course.
Lilly Pulitzer holiday ornament, $48; garnethill.com
The bonus of this holiday gift: hiding tired eyes after hosting family or indulging in shopping marathons.
Paul Smith "Allan" sunglasses, $255; paulsmithspectacles.com
These pretty place mats will please any hostess. Cross your green friends off the list, too-these household picks are made of eco-friendly silicone.
Modern-twist placemat, $18 each; modern-twist.com
Give a 365-day present with these simple gold studs.
Jennifer Meyer studs, $200; roseark.com
For the ladylike friend on your list. Trust us, when the New Year rolls around, everyone has lost a glove or two.
San Diego Hat Co. suede gloves, $54; sandiegohat.com
The hint of this gift? Protect your phone with this stylish case and not, we repeat not, with a clip-on holster.
Rebecca Minkoff Stevie snake-embossed leather iPhone sleeve, $55; saks.com
Get everyone in the holiday spirit!
Ralph Lauren Pupwear dog reindeer sweater, $85; 888-475-7674 for stores.
Nothing stinks like receiving a, um, strong-smelling candle (no pun intended.) This tobacco scent isn’t overpowering and will please miss and misters alike.
Marie Todd Fire soy wax candle, $32; marietodd.com
Let someone else give the huge rocks. This silky pouch protects jewels while traveling.
J.Crew rayon and silk jewelry pouch, $40; jcrew.com
A simple design and elegant blooms make this an easy gift for someone who values beauty and organization equally.
Snow & Graham 2011 wall calendar, $30; delight.com
Shopping for shine this holiday season? Check out MORE’s roundup of Holiday Gifts with Sparkle.
First Published Fri, 2010-10-29 12:15
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