GIFT GIVING – HOLIDAY 2010
OK people, here it is. Luxe & Lucid’s holiday shopping guide for 2010. I realize it’s the
11th hour, but don’t tell me you don’t have a little shopping left to do. If not, I hate you.
If so, great! Because the list below is going to get you excited and encourage more
spending. Your wallet may not thank me, but your friends and family will.
You may not be a romantic yourself, but it’s awfully fun to buy for those who are.
Look for dramatic and drop dead gorgeous items.
Versailles’ Hall of Mirrors photographed by Rebecca Plotnick.
Coro cameo earrings
Alice in Wonderland vintage-style place cards
Nautical gifts are often fairly cliché. It’s challenging to find a unique and sophisticated
gift for a loved one who lives for the water. You know who you are. Here are some options
that are a lot less expected and perhaps even chic enough for the land-lovers among us.
Thomas Paul Octopus throw woven of baby alpaca. See more on that below ; )
Blue coral stationary found at blissthink on Etsy.
Verdigris seahorse lamps based on a 1940s design.
Paperweights/ornaments available through www.ropewright.com.
THE TYPE A
People are intimidated by the Type A. But this superhuman couldn’t
be easier to buy for … just look for things that make the world a better, more
perfect place in which to live. Yes on a superficial level, but you get the idea.
Elsa Peretti candle snuffer
Ribbon dispenser box
So simple. I wish I had invented these hangers.
Slip this handbag organizer into her purse and you just saved
her 5-10 minutes every day. The gift of time … ahhhh.
S/he loves travel, foreign movies, red wine and French rap music.
Think original, textural, natural – all with a story to tell.
A vintage pottery beads necklace found in a Tokyo flea market.
A vintage satchel in mint condition. A great find that would make a great gift.
Assorted lip balms in natural scents.
Samuel 5×7 leather bound journal from American Book Arts.
I’m not preppy myself, but I get it. It’s a look that’s fun, fresh, pretty and happy.
What’s not to love about a combo like that? Bring on the florals, bright colors,
graphic prints and monograms. I’m feeling p[r]eppier already.
Chevron print personalized notecards
If she doesn’t have it already, this is a library must-have
for preps and Domino-lovers (i.e. pretty much everyone!).
Frances guest towels from Leontine Linens.
Seda France Pagoda Candles can be found at A Mano in Georgetown.
THE ANIMAL LOVER
Oh, where to start? Pet clothes, pet portraits, animal-inspired jewelry,
tableware and linens, books, artwork, etc. etc. As a professed and devoted
animal-lover myself, I can’t get enough of this stuff. Feline, canine, cute or
costly – there is something to satisfy every creature-enthusiast’s obsession.
Vintage stacking hedgehog ashtrays. So cute!
Winter Kitty perfume oil. A natural fragrance inspired by “felines,
fireplaces, and snowflakes”. I’ve been intrigued for months and
December may be just the time to sample this unusual scent.
Two dog beds that are so good-looking, you won’t be upset if Fido decides
Polar Bear Exiting Deyrolle, 2005
William Curtis Rolf
An original charcoal drawing by Bob Kimball. So lovely
it’s worthy of your beloved feline or canine companion.
Vintage Italian brass Osprey box.
Afteil is one of the beautiful female alpacas available for sale at
Island Alpaca on Martha’s Vineyard. Such gentle, gorgeous creatures.
I would own one in a hot second if I could. Look at that face!
GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK
This holiday season as in all seasons, remember to give to those who need it most.
Countless charities hope and wait for caring, generous individuals to make a difference in the lives
of the homeless, hungry and abused. For every donation you make to one of the organizations
below*, Luxe & Lucid will make one in kind. Blessings to you and yours this season.
Please email Luxe & Lucid for more information.