Habitually Chic Favorite Things Gift Guide 2019: No.2
We’re back with our second favorite things holiday gift guide for 2019 that might be better than the first. I like mixing everything up to help you think outside the box. There might be something meant for men that would be perfect for a woman and vice versa. There are many unisex gift options great for anyone too. Happy shopping!
I tried on these Caddis Miklos Blue Light Blocking Glasses at a store in Sag Harbor but didn’t realize they were blue light blocking until I saw them in another store in the Hamptons. Blue light from screens can cause digital eye strain and cause sleep disruptions. The Caddis brand also includes glasses with different levels of magnification including no magnification and also sun readers which I will be ordering for next summer.
Design lovers will enjoy Near & Far: Interiors I Love from textile designer Lisa Fine. In the book, she invites readers into her homes in Dallas, New York, and Paris and then takes them along as she visits the places and people who have been her greatest sources of inspiration. Miguel Flores-Vianna took all the photos too.
Do you know someone who likes to cook or just moved into a new home? The Iconics Set would make a very chic gift. You can choose between three wood colors and four handle colors to coordinate with any kitchen.
This Westman Atelier Le Box custom set is perfect for the clean beauty and luxury lover. It includes Super Loaded Tinted Highlight in Peau de Soleil, Baby Cheeks Blush in Petal, and Lit Up Highlight Stick.
This Alighieri gold-plated pearl necklace would look as good over sweaters this winter as it would with sundresses next summer and makes a lovely gift.
These tartan pumps with glitter bow detail would make a nice early Christmas present to wear to holiday parties.
If you know anyone who could stand to upgrade their coffee maker, this Nespresso Creatista Plus Espresso Machine by Breville is a chic option. I love that it has a milk frother built in.
Do you have little girls in your family? Sisters First by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush is a lovely, lyrical ode to the magic of sisterhood by beloved former first daughters and bestselling authors.
If Apple AirPods just won’t cut for a certain person, try these Master and Dynamic Wireless Leather Over Ear Headphones. I love the navy but they are also available in tan and black.
This little girl’s crewneck Fair Isle sweater is so cute that I wish it came in adult sizes. It’s also available in pink and aqua.
Do you know a woman who could use a warmer coat this winter? This Max Mara Teddy Icon camel hair and silk-blend coat is one of the chicest. If it’s too pricy, this pile coat and this faux fur coat are great alternative options.
I smelled this D.S. & Durga perfume I Don’t Know What in the Hamptons and thought it reminded me of what Le Labo used to smell like before they changed their formulas. They call it a fragrance enhancer but it can stand alone.
I have this Hermès H heure watch in stainless steel with a blue strap but I love this H heure goldplated watch with a tan strap. You would win present giver of the year if you gifted someone with this watch.
Looking for some matching festivewear? You can find tons of options for babies and kids to match with adults here. I especially love the Fa La La La La Fair Isle kids sweater and matching adult sweater.
The book Born to Party, Forced to Work: 21st Century Hospitality highlights party planner extraordinaire Bronson van Wyck’s most spectacular events. It’s “the perfect primer on throwing parties that are as much fun to give as they are to attend.”
This Smeg 50s Retro Style Variable Temperature Electric Kettle would work well for your ex-pat British friend who misses tea time.
Mercury is definitely in retrograde. My Apple TV decided to die. I bought a new one yesterday and realized it would also make a great gift for anyone who wants to be able to watch Netflix and AmazonPrime movies among others apps on a large television instead of a laptop.
I can’t imagine any man who couldn’t use a new gym bag or weekender. This Camo Duffel Bag is a chic upgrade for both. But it would also be great for a woman.
I love Lord Jones products for pain relief so I was excited when they came out with Bath Salts. They are perfect for your friends and loved ones with workout aches and pains, travel soreness, or arthritis. Essentially, anyone you know.
For the man who has everything but still likes to work with his hands, I suggest this WohnGeist 24-Piece Tool Kit in Wood Case.
Is your friend obsessed with her cat or tired of knowing her dog has been sneaking onto the sofa, while she’s out? If so, they need the Furbo. You can check on your pet, talk to them, and give them treats from the monitor. It’s also able to alert you to barking, intruders, and has even warned owners of a fire while were out due to their barking dog.
Your friend with wanderlust and a love of design will appreciate Inside Tangier that takes you inside the houses and gardens of Veere Grenney, Yves Saint Laurent, and Christopher Gibbs.
I custom ordered this very chic and simple baroque pearl necklace for my myself last Christmas from jewelry designer Ana Marie Ortega. Now it’s available on her website and would make a perfect gift for any woman.
This Canon Ivy Mini Wireless Photo Printer with 20 Prints and Carrying Case would be a fun gift for a teen to share pics with their friends or to put on tables at a holiday party.
Anyone who loves New Orleans or entertaining would appreciate Julia Reed’s New Orleans: Food, Fun, and Field Trips for Letting the Good Times Roll.
These 12 Days of Christmas Salad Plates would fun for a party and would work on a buffet or for dessert too. They’d also make a nice hostess gift.
Anyone who has to take notes might appreciate this Smartpen with Transcribing Notebook Bundle that converts handwritten notes from paper into digital text. I really wish I had this when I was in college.
This Cozy Twin Pack Christmas Pajama Set is so cute and when your kids throw up on one set for eating too much candy, you’ve got a back up clean pair ready to go.
Buy this Triple Berry Wreath and sneak it onto the door of your favorite friends and family members for a wonderful surprise.