Little Luxuries, Gifts for a Life Well-Lived

Little Luxuries, Gifts for a Life Well-Lived

Little luxuries are those meaningful gifts that celebrate the joy of being alive.

Our most luxurious Holiday Gift Guide celebrates the concept of true luxury as the experience of receiving a well-thought gift that delivers fuzzy feelings of comfort. Because true luxury means different things for everyone, it is not tied as much to the price as it is to the experience it delivers. Care to join us for a little bit of French-inspired art de vivre?

Little Luxuries are Holiday Gifts for a life well-lived

1. Chloe + Isabel Celeste Long Pendant Necklace ($98.00): Give the gift of a piece of statement jewelry that will make feel your loved ones like European royals. A twist on the classic long pendant silhouette, this beautiful necklace features mixed-media accents of rhinestones, velvet, and a true feather. A versatile design to play up any outfit, it wears beautifully in the office and on date night. With neutral royal blues, touches of amethyst, and opal crystals it is a fun way to add a subtle spark of color to a Little Black Dress with the understated elegance of a timeless piece.

2. Simper Goods Sugar and Citrus Soap Gem ($14.00): The epitome of a little luxury, this beautifully handcrafted soap naturally cleanses and nourishes skin with a savvy blend of carefully selected botanicals. Deliciously scented, Sugar & Citrus includes notes of spun sugar, raw sugar, candied tonka bean, Tahitian vanilla, juicy orange, ripe berries and tangerine. This soap smells like a vacation to a tropical paradise, and its beautiful scent is enough to transport your loved ones to faraway places no matter how much stress they are dealing with. {This is an all-natural product. Made in the USA}

3. Tani USA Wild Silk Top and Legging Set ($95.00): Made with wild silk for its natural anti-microbial and insulating properties, this thermal set feels like wrapping yourself in a warm cloud. Breathable and lightweight, Tani’s wild silk performance fabric is hypoallergenic and great for layering without being too bulky. These thermal pieces are the gift of luxurious comfort and warmth for your loved ones who need an extra TLC during the winter season. Designed to last, they are perfect for the New Yorker who likes to rock beautiful outfits during the winter without sacrificing her health to the cold.

4. Chamilia Blush Starburst Stud Earrings ($55.00): These beautiful starburst studs feature a large white Swarovski Pure Brilliance Zirconia at the center and six small Swarovski cubic zirconia stones at the star points for an impeccable and classy look. Created with the new Chamilia Blush alloy, they have a warm blush tone to complement the latest trends. The new material—which is a mix of copper, silver and palladium—offers the look of pink gold at a competitive price point with greater durability than plating alone. A wonderful way to give the gift of luxury without compromising your finances.

5. Salvatore Ferragamo Bianco di Carrara ($280.00): This beautiful and luminous fragrance is inspired by one of the most luxurious materials of all time: Marble. Paying homage to the region of Tuscany in Italy, the scent starts with top notes of Calabrian bergamot, in light contrast to the spicy white pepper and the powdery ambrette seeds to recreate the luminosity of the natural marble. In the heart, a floral mix of violet, iris, and white heliotrope recall the sensuality of polished marble, as proven by the masterpieces created by Michelangelo. In the base notes, amber and tonka speak of the timeless elegance of the Carrara marble, while notes of white suede polish up the scent suggesting the malleability of the stone under the chisel of a Renaissance sculptor. A perfectly luxurious and decadent gift for the epicure in your life.

6. Savor Beauty Holiday Travel Kit ($76.00): This Korean-inspired green beauty brand is making waves for a good reason. Using certified organic ingredients and potent vitamins, this age-delay skincare kit features luxurious ingredients like white truffle or rosehip fruit oil. Designed to take on the go, this kit has everything your loved ones need to refresh after a long flight, a holiday family reunion, or a busy day at the office.  Includes five travel-friendly favorites: A Pearl cleansing cream, a Lavender toning mist, a nourishing Pumpkin serum, a Truffle face cream, and a lip balm packaged in the cutest beauty bag. A wonderful gift for the green beauty lover who wants to have a gorgeous, glowing skin in a NY Minute. {This is an all-natural product. Made in the USA}

7. IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Beautiful Basics ($25.00): Give the gift of cruelty-free luxury with this on-the-go brush essentials. This exclusive set by IT includes full-size powder, eyeshadow and liner brushes made with the award-winning Heavenly Luxe hair. Plus, the limited edition with holographic handles beautifies even the smallest of vanities, transforming an everyday beauty gesture into a luxury ritual. This is one of those gifts that makes a big impression and celebrates the joy of enjoying the world of makeup. An $80 value.

8. Laura Ashley V-Neck Jersey Heart PJ Set ($58.00): Give the gift of a good night’s sleep in style! This beautiful set features a long sleeve v-neck top and heart striped pants. Made with the softest cotton blend, Laura Ashley’s pajamas induce a restful sleep and a state of relaxation. Because there is no greater luxury than a restful night, this is the perfect little luxury that keeps on giving.

Little Luxuries are Holiday Gifts for a life well-lived

9. Eminence Beauty Experts’ Top Picks ($79.00): This limited edition contains everything your loved ones need for radiant skin. A truly luxurious gift set in TSA-friendly sizes, it is ideal for the busy New Yorker who needs a break and a beauty ritual to cleanse, treat, hydrate, and replenish her skin. This gift set includes a Stone Crop gel wash, a Bamboo Age corrective masque, a Coconut Age corrective moisturizer, and a Rosehip Triple C+E firming oil. And although all the products in the kit are excellent, the Bamboo Age masque truly conquered our heart. A savior for dehydrated, winter skin, it has been our faithful companion during these past blistering weeks.

10. The Hollywood Silk Solution Silk Pillowcase ($45.00): If you have a curly-haired gal on your gifting list, look no more. A true small luxury, this pillowcase delivers a memorable nocturnal experience at a very affordable price. With the highest grade pure mulberry silk upside, the Hollywood Silk Solution pillowcase is an essential addition to any beauty routine. On the one hand, the silk fibers help tame the frizziest of manes. On the other one, a silk pillow is ideal to help nighttime beauty routines deliver all their nutrients without absorbing them on the fabric. Incredibly soft, this luxurious gift is perfect for the beauty addict lover of everything vintage.

11. Laura Ashley Brushed Hacci Hooded Robe ($58.00): Being warm and cozy at home when it’s snowing outside is one of the greatest pleasures in life. This ultra-feminine pink robe features the softest brushed hacci material, making it the perfect lounging companion. A luxurious gift to treat your bestie, it feels like a hug after a long and harrowing day.

12. Verloop Fuzzy Oversized 2-Way Scarf ($78.00): Give the gift of freedom with this versatile winter piece. Featuring two beautiful colors of red, it is reversible to match different outfits. Two savvy lateral armholes help transform what’s otherwise a fluffy and luxurious scarf into an elegant cape. The perfect gift for travelers, it is the perfect gift to take your loved ones from cozy to elegant with just one twist of the material. Plus, with its savvy blend of soft mohair and warm wool, it is the embodiment of the luxury of feeling at home anywhere you go.

13. Intelligent Nutrients Revitalizing Moisture Creme ($64.00): True luxury is about having a holistic experience, and this cream delivers exactly on its promises. Conceived to deliver moisture and suppleness to the skin, it hydrates intensely to reinforce the skin’s moisture barrier for a new radiance. Its savvy combination of botanical extracts helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead, as well as nasal furrows and expression lines. Intelligent Nutrients is an American skincare company that specializes in haute naturals and plant stem cell science, so it’s no wonder that their moisture creme is a complete pampering experience in a jar. A perfect gift for the eco-conscious beauty lover on your list. {This is an all-natural product certified organic by the Organic Soil Association. Made in the USA}

14. The Perfect Provenance Nocellara Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar of Modena ($28.50 and $16.50): Give the gift of wholesome food with this Italian duo. Perfect for the foodie in your life, these wonderful staples of every Mediterranean household have been carefully curated in collaboration with The Secret Ingredient Girls. The Nocellara olive oil comes straigth from Sicily and epitomizes the best of Italian cuisine. Mild, sweet, and with a floral bouquet, it is sure to please for months to come. The traditional balsamic vinegar is aged for up to 18 years in chestnut, oak, mulberry, cherry, and ash barrels for a complex and dense juice. {This is an all-natural product}

15. Lather Bedtime Stories ($40.00): Drift off to a peaceful slumber knowing that you have found the perfect gift for yourself and that loved one who struggles with sleep. This well-rounded collection includes five bedtime wellness products in a cute keepsake box. Featuring lavender essential oil to calm the body, mind, and quieten thoughts, this set comes thoughtfully packaged in travel-friendly sizes for those who are always on the go. Included in this kit are the fantastic Quiet Night relaxing balm, two lavender bath bombs, a lavender aromatherapy candle, a silky eye mask, and LATHER’s latest innovation: The Quiet Night pillow mist. A fantastic gift that proves that a good night’s sleep is one of those little luxuries that we should not take for granted. {This is an all-natural product. Made in the USA}

16. The Choosy Chick 2018 Green Beauty Bag ($69.00): This limited-edition gift set is filled to the brim with green beauty products valued at $130. The Choosy Chick does a great job of selecting clean beauty products for the whole family, and this bag is no exception. It includes highly coveted, best-selling, natural and organic beauty brands in full and trial sizes and is perfect to split in different gifts. Curious about what’s inside? Literally, everything but the sink! The cutest travel zipper bag nestles inside four full-size products (a Lily Lolo bronzer and highlighter duo, a Hollybeth Organics chamomile rose geranium gel face cleanser, a 28 Litsea tinted petala lip balm, and an OGEE sculpted lip oil), six travel sizes (a Kosmatology foaming mini hand soap, an Orgaid hydrating sheet mask, a badger sleep balm, a Dr. Alkaitis beautifying face mask, a Graham Gardens avocado oatmeal soap, and an INIKA organic primer), and three samples (Au Naturale lip gloss, a Raw Elements Sunscreen, and an OGEE facial wipe.) With products for the whole family, this complete organic beauty regimen is a fun way to try new products that also gives back (15% of the proceeds of each bag go to Living Beyond Breast Cancer.) A thoughtful gift for the green beauty aficionado or the loved one who has fought the big C. {This is an all-natural product. Some of the products are certified organic. Made in the USA}

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