Friday, December 9, 2016

Best Picks Magazine's Posh Holiday Gift Guide

Elegant Gifts for everyone on your list this year!
As Christmas & Hanukkah draw near, we not only want to find the perfect gift but be remembered for what we gave. In fact what we choose to give speaks volumes about us as well. So here are my top picks of some of the most posh gifts for those very fortunate, fabu people on your list this year:

Gifts that DeStress

Aromatherapy Gift Set
Aromatherapy Gift Box by Sublime Beauty is a lovely compliment to their Zen Oil Box Monthly Subscription which is another great gift idea. UPDATE: The Zen Oil Box goes BiMonthly or 6 deliveries per year in 2017! Really you get the best of the best in your choice of three different content gift boxes. Chock full of Aromatherapy goodies for your bath plus jewelry and accessories to help you take your essential oils along on vacation or to use everyday. Comes gift boxed as you see in the photo above so you could have it shipped direct to your giftee. Lovely from

Ritual of Dao Set
Ritual of Dao offers layers of relaxing natural fragrance via their Ritual of Light bath scrub, body cream and luscious candles. Beautifully packaged and organically scented, these make the perfect gift for the frazzled among us. Visit them at Ritual of Dao

Relief for Your Feet
Amope's Pedi Perfect and Curel's Foot Therapy will soothe and relax the most tensed up, sore tootsies. A relaxing soak, exfoliation and deep massage with this foot cream IS foot therapy. Available at most drugstores.

Essential Footwear Ideas

All Leather Boots
Leather Boots are a great investment. I keep everyone's shoe size in my cell phone so if I see a cool pair, I'm ready. Keep the receipt just in case! These cowboy style boots are the Jadde in Burgundy Spanish Leather from Musse & Cloud. These are SO comfortable to wear even though the toes are quite pointed. Rich, supple leather these have a zipper in back for easy access. Visit

Gifts for Frequent Flyers

Biaggi Contempo Fold-Away Spinner Cabin Bag
Biaggi Folding Luggage pieces are amazingly rugged and well made with lots of zippered compartments and storage areas. What your recipient will love is that when it's not in use, it stores flat to fit under the bed or in your closet. Shown here is the Contempo which even when stuffed will fit in the overhead cabin bins. Avoid the hassle of checking your bag and chasing it down after your flight lands. Comes with its own zippered carry tote. Check them out at

Talaria Travel Ballet Flats
Travel Flats like these are really perfect as they come in their own little pouch and unlike my leather ballet flats, are very lightweight. They really fold flat too. I like wearing these during long flights or car rides. Perfect and comfy.

Antimicrobial Travel Mat by ArgentPro
Antimicrobial Travel Mat and Socks by ArgentPro offers a protective barrier on planes, trains, taxis, buses, restaurants and other public places. The mat and socks are infused with Silver ions which inhibit the growth/spread of germs. The socks are especially useful for standing in line for TSA security checks. Great for someone who always gets sick while on vacation. Check them out at

Hynt Organic Sun Prep & Makeup Travel Set
Hynt Organic Skincare & Makeup comes in a chic Chanel type little quilted pouch for easy traveling. What's even better is that the lip gloss, eye shadow and blush are all organic. The Sun Prep SPF 30 works great under my makeup as it adds an extra layer of hydration. Natural Beauty to go. Visit 

Boxed Gift Set of 3 Beauty Serums by Sublime Beauty
Boxed Gift Set of 3 Beauty Serums by Sublime Beauty is one of my favorite gift ideas as it comes already wrapped to set under the tree or to give. This boxed set offers the best of the best Sublime Beauty Serums: Collagen Peptide, Retinol and Hyaluronic. These are all under 4 ozs and so are TSA and travel friendly. Amazing for skin that's gotten dry from wind or the cabin air. Get them at

Tartan & Twine Cosmetics Train Case

Tartan & Twine Cosmetics Train Case is the perfect gift for a girl as a cosmetics case and a guy for his Doop Kit. Fill it with travel sized goodies and give the whole thing as it is! It really doesn't need wrapping. 

Train Case has an inside matching bag
I've included Hard Candy's Christmas Collection namely the: Glitter & Metallic Eyes Tin and the little extras you see in the case above: Cheeky Blush, Primer and Lip Gloss. Available at Ulta or visit them online at Tartan&Twine

And For the Gents...

Molton Brown Fragrances & Crabtree & Evelyn West Indian Lime Travel Set
The epitome of posh are these fragrances from Molton Brown and Crabtree & Evelyn of London. The Molton Brown Bushukan is fresh and masculine. Crabtree & Evelyn's West Indian Lime Doop Set is perfect for travel as the containers are all under 4 oz. Beautifully appointed to please even the pickiest of men.

Memory Foam Slippers by Sharper Image
Sharper Image Memory Foam Slippers.These are full on moccasin type slippers, warm enough to go retrieve the Sunday newspaper in. Cozy with built in Memory Foam (like a Tempurpedic mattress) for gentle support. He will love these high tech slippers! Available at Walgreen's & Target

Tom Smarte of London Hats
Tom Smarte of London makes fantastically stylish designer hats for men. I was at Soho House where I saw the bartenders sporting these during a British Men's Fashion Expo. Just really smart looking lids! See them at

Daniel Wellington Watches
Daniel Wellington Watches with their calf's leather bands are so on trend right now.  Based on an antique Rolex design, DW offers these in rose gold and silver with contemporary styling. See them at Saks, Bloomingdales, Macys or online at

The Perfect Child's Gift - I See Me Personalized Children's Books

My Night Before Christmas Personalized Book Set
I See Me Personalized Children's Books make a wonderful and thoughtful present for any small child on your list. Toys are often broken and forgotten but an I See Me book will become a keepsake forever. Beautifully illustrated, these books include the child's name within the story. The Night Before Christmas Set comes with: Personalized Book, Tree Ornament with the child's photo and name plus a pretty place mat also personalized, An absolute treasure! Order online at

I See Me Book and Christmas Tree Ornament

Hair Raising Gift Ideas

Yes it talks too.
SignaturePro Talking Flat Iron obviously has a lot to say, (your hair looks great)! Now I've heard it all. New from Mane Choice (makers of hair vitamins of the same name), The little attached comb is infused with conditioners. I don't use flat irons too often but this one is so high tech, you will feel like a smooth operator using it! Available from

Mason Pearson Brush

Mason Pearson Polished Comb
Mason Pearson Brushes & Combs are made by one of England's oldest brush makers holding a royal warrant since the 1800's. The boar bristle "Handy" cushion brush is great for adding shine and the hand polished combs are made of one piece. Both are gentle on the hair and the ultimate in luxury. Visit 

Sensational Stocking Stuffers

Stocking Stuffers that rival full on gifts.
Stocking Stuffers almost good enough to be full on gifts include: Aquis Gentle Hair Towel, Lumene Micellar Cleansing Water, Hans Swipe Clean for your cell phone/tablet, Pink Flirt Perfume Spray by Victoria's Secret, Serendipity Farms Goat's Milk Soap in Christmas Spice, Conair's The Flip Side Dual Brush.


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