The holidays are right around the corner, and I’ve got the latest and greatest gifts for us girls!
1. Daniel Wellington Watch
All the bloggers are wearing it, so it must be trendy, right? These mix and match watches feature thin faces and simple designs to compliment the ever-evolving wardrobe of a fashionista. The straps are available in a variety of materials, colors, and textures, so you can switch up your look on the fly. My pick? The classic black “Reading” with rose gold face, available here for $199. You can also create a gift box and include extra straps or one of their signature bangles (Pictured below.) Use my promo code BIGCITTYLITTLEBLOG for 15% off. Valid until 12/30/15.
2. Nudo Adopt Olive Oil
For food and travel enthusiasts who love to give back, there’s Nudo Adopt: a subscription olive oil service in which you “adopt” an olive tree from one of seven Italian groves and receive shipments of cold pressed extra virgin olive oil. The adoption not only comes with the delicious extra virgin olive oil and discounts in the online store but also helps to preserve traditional farming practices in the beautiful Italian countryside, ensuring that destructive factory farming stays away. Starts at $79. Use the promo code BIGCITYNUDO15 for 15% off gift adoptions at Nudoadopt.com. Valid from 11/25/16-11/28/16.
3. Tarte Brush Set
While I’m not in love with the design of the case, this brush set is worth every penny. I purchased this for myself a few months ago, and have been blown away by the quality and softness of the brushes. The brushes never shed, and the case also doubles as a customizable palette. It’s magnetic, so you can stick your favorite Tarte colors right in there, which is perfect for traveling. Get yours here for $44.
4. Custom Painted Portraits
This is the perfect gift for newlyweds, best friends, or art enthusiasts. Marco Santini, who is a New York City-based artist, turns your photographs into unique, modern works of art. His made-to-order pieces boast a graphic stippling effect made up of hundreds of colorful painted dots. Portraits start at $199. Get yours here.
5. Copper Cocktail Set
Anyone who knows me knows how obsessed I am with copper and rose gold, so how could I resist this gorgeous copper cocktail set? It’s the perfect gift for the girl who loves to entertain guests and knows how to make a sick drink. Get yours here for $49.99
6. Agate Cheese Board
Can we talk about how pretty these cheese boards are? I mean, c’mon! For the girl who love to throw parties, consider a unique entertaining piece like this. It comes in rose quartz or amethyst and is decorated with a beautiful brass trim. For extra bonus points- bring this to the hostess of a holiday party with the cheese on display and ready for devouring! That way she can use it right away. Get yours here for $78.
7. Stemless Wine Glasses
Stemless glasses are as functional as they are trendy because although they’re meant for wine, you can really use them for anything! I love the gold trim and shape of these Fitz and Floyd. Little details like that make them look far more expensive than they really are. Get your set of four here for $27.62
8. Mignon & Mignon Custom Jewelry
Have something to say? Have Mignon & Mignon etch it onto custom jewelry. These modern, delicate pieces are as simple as they are beautiful, and can take your outfit from day to night. My pick? The rose gold engraved bar necklace. Use the promo code BCLB15 for 15% at www.mignonandmignon.com. Valid through 12/31/16.
9. Fresh Rose Face Mask
I received a sample of the Fresh Rose Face Mask from Sephora- one of the many perks of having their VIB Rouge membership cards. It’s been one of my favorite gifts from them to date! While I admit the formula looks a bit strange, this gentle toning mask leaves your skin soft, refreshed, and utterly beautiful. Whenever my skin is looking dull and ruddy, this 15 minute treatment works wonders. You can visably see the different right away. Get yours here for $62.
10. Eataly Gift Basket
This is a great gift for anyone who enjoys quality Italian food. Starting at just $29.99, Eataly offers 35 pre-made gift boxes that ship anywhere in the United States. If you’re familiar with Italy, you can even pick the gift based on the recipient’s favorite region. My pick? The “Eat Better, Live Better” gift basket, which is a great “starter” kit that anyone would be happy to receive. Available here for $59.80.