Wednesday, December 15, 2021



Last-Minute Gifts to Make a Lasting Impression

As the holidays draw ever nearer, there’s invariably someone (or “some-two”!) on your list that you still need to find that perfect something more. Here are 8 last-minute gift items that pack every bit of the punch of a gift as if you spent months planning it.


Thalé Blanc Audrey Micro Crossbody Satchel - $795


Designer Deborah Sawaf was inspired by fashion icon Audrey Hepburn when she created her first Audrey Bag.  Now, the legendary bag, the mainstay of the Thalé Blanc collection has been reimagined in microscale with the Audrey Micro Crossbody Satchel.  Available in a range of colors and finishes, pictured here is the White croc-embossed leather with Lipstick Red signature tassel, as well as a Taupe convertible to a crossbody with the detachable strap.  The Audrey Micro has just enough interior space to carry the essentials… perfect for the woman who demands both style and functionality.


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nuhü division Jacquard Towel Terry Tote - $148


Known for their zero plastic, sustainable sourcing and of course… COLOR!... every nuhü division garment has the color code of the fabric emblazoned on the body as part of the graphic design.  But with their collection of jacquard terry items, the color code is woven right into the body of the garment… or in this case the bag. The Pink Jacquard Terry tote is proving to be one of the company’s best sellers for the season. Available in Williamsburg Bridge Pink, Brooklyn Bridge Taupe, or Jackie Kennedy Reservoir Blue, the wearer will be sure to be all the talk wherever they go. Large enough for a day at the beach, a shopping trip about town, or even a quick weekend getaway.


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Sky Wellness CBD Skincare Routine Bundle - $99.99


CBD is celebrated by many as being a life-changing addition to their daily regimen. But how is one to begin when the whole category can seem so overwhelming. One thing for sure, there’s no better CBD company to explore than Sky Wellness. The company tests its products so thoroughly that they borderline on medicinal, but no such claims are made here… only claims of purity. There are over 100 options in the Sky Wellness range of products and pictured here is the perfect gift that special person on your list started on the path to CBD enlightenment… the Sky Wellness Beauty Bundle (Facial Spa Oil, Eye Cream Triple Action Renewal, Regenerative Sculpting Cream and Body Glow Butter) for the special price of $99.99 ($137.96 if bought separately).


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Shaun Leon Moods and Vibrations Candle - $45


Lower the lights, turn on the music, and light a candle to get the mood just right. Everybody has just the light and the perfect music, but not everyone has the perfect candle. Shaun Leon Bath and Body to the rescue! Their Moods and Vibrations Scented Candle is the perfect solution. Their hand-poured, soy wax candles are crafted to bring a seductive element of design and ambiance to home fragrance. The perfect gift for a fellow candle lover or yourself. The lead-free wick makes for a toxic-free burn of up to 90 hours and they come in 4 custom scents. Each candle is artisanally made by the mother and daughter owned company in their native Brooklyn. Buy local and save the planet!


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Remo Tulliani Rye Camo Belt - $95


Every guy needs a belt that will make his outfit complete. With the Remo Tulliani Rye Camo belt he’ll feel equal parts outdoorsy and fashionable. Remo makes each belt one by one by hand in his studio in Scottsdale, Arizona from Italian sourced leather and hardware. Remo says, “If I can’t make it better, I don’t make it.” And in this case, your guy (or gal) will have worn the best there is. Hard to believe the best can be gotten for only $95.00 but it’s true. (Sizing note:  Buy two sizes up from your pant size… in other words, if he wears a 32 pant, order a 36 belt).


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Lisa F Pliner Couture Teddy Bear - $2,500


Fashion designer, muse, and podcast host, Lisa F Pliner creates jewel-encrusted sculptural creations that are part collectible part fine art. Her teddy bears and skulls are becoming the “it” collectible in her Hollywood VIP circle and if you have the appetite for a statement, she stands at the ready to let you take one of her creations home for the holidays. Most of her works are custom commissions, but she does have a few pieces in stock for immediate sending. Pictured below is a silver encrusted creation of 100% Swarovski crystals.


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Rory Worby Hand Painted Scarf - $395


There are few items of couture quality in a fashion that are truly accessible in price. A Rory Worby scarf is just such an item. Each piece Rory creates is hand-painted, hand-finished, and hand-sewn in the designer’s studio. No two pieces are the same. If you want a true one-of-a-kind creation of the level of the great couture houses of Paris, yet made right here on our shores, look no further. Rory Worby creates Scarves, Caftans, Robes and Pillows of pure silk, all 100% artisanally made from her studio in upstate New York. They need to be seen to be believed. Pictured here, a Chinoiserie Blue Floral scarf in 100% silk.


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Giving Back To Mother Earth - Free


Want to make a real lasting impression this holiday for the planet? Instead of gifts, give Mother Earth some of your time by joining a local clean-up crew. Marisa Butler, the current titleholder of the Miss Earth USA pageant – a beauty pageant dedicated to raising awareness for environmental issues and sustainability – runs a local clean-up every weekend in the San Diego area called We Clean Trails. 

The team of volunteers ranges from 4-year-olds to grandparents and with each trip they gather between 400-1,000 lbs. of litter. The goal of the group is to clean up public spaces through community involvement and also to get those in underserved communities access to outdoor spaces like hiking trails and beaches. 

This is surely to be one of the greatest gifts this season.

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