READY, SET, SHOP written by PAULINE MA
Just like that, the holidays are here. We round up this season’s coolest swag that will make you everyone’s favorite gift giver.
Silk’n ReVit Diamond Peeling Microdermabrasion Device
Allow this trusty beauty tool to change the way you think about getting picture perfect skin. It’s an easy-to-use, at-home device that uses vacuum stimulation technology to address skin concerns like dullness in tone, loss of elasticity, and the appearance of imperfections including acne scars and fine lines. Forget trekking to the spa and get ready for the slew of holiday parties in the comfort of your own home.
Hayden Leather World Travel Journal
Crafted from fine Italian leather, this elegant journal is a classy gift for any writer to have at his/her fingertips while sourcing inspiration. Containing cream-white pages to be filled with memories and travel thoughts, it measures 6” H by 4.5” L.
Saint Vintage Midnight Irredescent Crown & Token Necklace
Make them feel like royalty. Look good. Feel good. Check off all three of these top gift-giving principles with this stunning necklace. Made from vintage materials from the beads, to the brass crown, to the charming 1940’s amusement park token, this piece is full of personality. Plus, you’ll be happy to know that a portion of the proceeds from this and all Saint Vintage creations are donated to help fund breast cancer research.
$125 (Saint Vintage)
The Style Line x Melissa Joy Manning Small Echo Jewelry Box
This isn’t your typical “environmentally conscious” gift. Grab it while you can – the limited edition jewelry box makes for a thoughtful present to any collector of trinkets and treasures. The box is handmade in the USA utilizing responsibly sourced and recycled materials. The cherry on top (or stone, shall we say) is family mined and makes every piece a unique choice. For more good feelings—10% of proceeds from the Echo collection are being donated to the CFDA Sustainability Fund in an effort to continue the conversation on responsible and sustainable fashion.
$100 (Melissa Joy Manning)
MOJO Backpacks Masta Blasta
John Cusack made that movie scene where he held up an old-school, blasting stereo into an iconic pop culture reference, but in today’s world having speakers at the ready can be as easy as carrying around this all-too-hip backpack. MOJO makes one, multitasking accessory: this backpack is water resistant, blacklight reactive, glow in the dark, compatible with mp3 players, and has built-in speakers (with a hidden battery pack). So, what are you listening to? Dare to broadcast your playlist to the world while you’re on the go.
$60 (MOJO Backpacks)
Jet Set Candy Luggage Tag Charms
Say hello to the chicest “luggage tags” ever. Whether expressed in sterling silver or gold vermeil, these charms have somehow translated IATA codes from airports around the world into delicate and meaningful keepsakes that can be worn on a necklace to commemorate any vacation (or staycation – we’re eyeing the LAX one). We’re confident this is jewelry that your friend the jetsetter will appreciate.
$68-98 (Jet Set Candy)
Crane & Canopy The Linden Purple Border Shams and Duvet
Wow your loved ones with the thoughtful gift of a better (and more stylish) night’s sleep. The crisp purple border evokes luxury and this set meets the mark for matching the aesthetic you expect to see in a high-end hotel. 400-thread count and 100% cotton sateen are part of the equation that make for a sophisticated bedtime must-have. The duvet design makes it easier than ever to make the bed perfectly, too – with an invisible zipper enclosure and ribbons in the interior corners to keep the duvet in place, this is the find to turn anyone into a “duvet convert” if they haven’t already joined the slumber party.
$30-139 (Crane & Canopy)
Elemental Herbology Limited Edition Botanical Body Repair Gold Shimmer Body Oil
Anyone who’s got a love for gold will enjoy this limited edition offering from this made-in-England skincare brand. The body oil contains gold leaf that creates a subtle, sexy shimmer when applied to skin. With a formula of fragrant botanical oils, this beauty find has restorative properties to make any receiver of this gift feel good both inside and out. Snatch it up while it’s available through January 2015.
$50 (Elemental Herbology)
Sapphire Bliss Cara Hoodie Robe
This sexy number (new for December 2014) somehow combines lingerie into a piece that is much more functional than just that. The lace get-up takes its design inspiration from the Jazz Age of the 1920’s. Reinvented as a modern intimates piece, it can be worn at home as a robe just as much as it can be dressed up into a layering dress for a sultry night. We love the addition of the lace hood, which makes the robe a tad more badass than it is by itself.
$298 (Sapphire Bliss)
Rae Morris Signature Kabuki Set and Rae Plate
Beauty aficionados will probably freak out with euphoria if you present them with this brilliant creation from Australian makeup artist (for the fashion elite) Rae Morris. Let’s face it: owning a kabuki brush (might as well go all out for a set, right?) means your makeup game is on another level. The brush allows multifaceted use from applying powder, buffing, and priming, to sweeping on liquid foundation. These are Rae’s tools to do her job every day – so you can bet her mission is to perfect them and in turn share her love of makeup artistry with the world. Whether you’re using the kabuki brushes wet or dry, one thing is for sure – like all brushes, they need to be cleaned regularly. The Rae Plate makes it amazingly convenient to dry makeup brushes by utilizing magnets to keep the brushes upright, allowing them to dry properly and with no more hassle. Hassle-free. Who doesn’t like the sound of that?
$215 approximate price in U.S. dollars; Rae Plate sold separately (Rae Morris)