2021 Habitually Chic Favorite Things Gift Guide No.4
My final gift guide was delayed due to travel and holiday events. And also because of those events last week, I’m now at home nursing a cold. It’s the first time I’ve been sick since 2018 so I guess I was due. (I know it’s not Covid because I took a test.) If you haven’t finished your holiday shopping, here are a few last minute gift suggestions. You can also check my past gift guides for other options.
I’ve been waiting for Bunny Mellon Style since I first found out about the book and Bryan Huffman was kind enough to send me an advance copy. It looks inside all of her homes including her apartments in Paris that I had never seen before. Any interior design lover or Bunny Mellon devote would be delighted to receive this book.
(© 2021 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, ADAGP, Paris. Used with permission of Isabelle Rey)
When I went to Birmingham, Alabama to visit my friend Andrew Brown, his house smelled amazing. He shared with me that he used Trudon Revolution perfume as a room spray. It’s a great masculine scent that would be a great present for the man in your life. Or buy it for yourself and use it as a room spray.
I really don’t need anything else this winter but I might buy this Doen Oversized Fair Isle alpaca-blend sweater for myself for Christmas.
Do you have a friend or family member who always has to have the latest beauty gadget? Try this TriPollar STOP Vx Facial Renewal, Reshaping & Rejuvenation Device. I’ve been using it for the past few weeks and I can already see a difference in the firmness of my jawline.
I don’t think it will arrive before Christmas but why not work on a custom Revere Signet Ring with your whole family over the holidays by researching your family history and crests.
Are you giving jewelry this holiday or know someone who travels a lot? This Travel Jewelry Box is available in four colors at a really great price.
Did your mother or brother decide to start a podcast? Then they need this Condenser Microphone for Recording and Streaming for Christmas.
Your music loving friend will appreciate Amy Winehouse: Beyond Black book that was recently released.
This fun colored Backgammon Set is on sale if you need another game to give.
Do the women in your life like chic but comfortable shoes? Get them all a pair of these Velvet Bejeweled Slides. They can be worn inside and outside.
This Long Pajama Set comes in 16 different colors so you could get a pair for everyone in your family and all your friends.
A Life of Picasso IV: The Minotaur Years 1933-1943 was the last book John Richardson was working on before he died. It would make a great gift for any art lover.
This Natural Stoller is usually sold out by now but there are still some in stock so get one for the little girl in your life before they’re gone.
It feels like a lot of progress has been made in representation in the form of Black dolls but you still don’t see many Asian dolls like this sweet Manhattan Toy Playdate Friends Nico Doll with Mini Rooster Stuffed Animal. She has five other friends so you could get one for all the children on your list.
How cute is this Little Nook Dollhouse Toy Set? I can imagine any child spending all of Christmas Day playing with it.
If you don’t know what to get someone, might I suggest the Alexandra Scarf in the color that I partnered with Heidi Wynne to create. It’s currently 20% off until December 22, 2021.
I have a lot of friends who play tennis every week and I think this Ame & Lulu Hampton’s Tennis Tour Bag would be the perfect present for them or any tennis player.
This set of two candy glass pinch dishes would be perfect for the person who has everything.
Start them on the path to becoming a doctor with this Kids Wooden Educational Pretend Play Doctor’s Medical Set.
This Men’s Scotch Plaid Flannel Robe would make a great gift for any man this winter and it’s available in seven other colors/patterns.
Gwyneth Paltrow was wearing this exact pair of Reading Glasses and Brooke Shields wears a very similar pair. So you know what to do.
Put this Men’s Manicure Set in the stocking of every man in your life.
Your music loving parents whose heyday was the 1970s will appreciate Led Zeppelin: The Biography.
There is a small and large size of this Kids’ Pull Sled and Cushion Set to fit all your little people.
I contacted jewelry designer Ana Mari Ortega around Christmas a few years ago to special order a Baroque pearl necklace. This Baroque Pearl Necklace is another great option that I might have to order this year.
I don’t know anyone who would turn up their nose at this European Solid Colored Cashmere Throw that is available in 18 different colors.
Your erudite uncle will appreciate The White Ship: Conquest, Anarchy and the Wrecking of Henry I’s Dream by Charles Spencer, otherwise known as the brother of Princess Diana.
There are four Animal Cable Tidies available including this cat which would make a cute stocking stuffer.
Does a child you know wish they could help with construction projects? If so, they need this Construction Worker Role Play Costume Dress-Up Set.
Your fashionable friend will appreciate Karl: No Regrets which looks inside the private realm of the great designer Karl Lagerfeld through the eyes of his fellow artist and close friend Patrick Hourcade.
Another great gift idea is a museum membership. An individual membership at The Metropolitan Museum of Art actually grants the member a guest admission each visit so it’s an amazing two-for-one deal in New York.
Happy Shopping and Happy Holidays!