Keep those tootsies warm and dry in Tiptoes. (©Tiptoes)
By Jennifer McKee
There are so many great gift items out there, it can be overwhelming. From home to health & beauty to soft goods and beautiful bottles, here’s a gift for every day of the Christmas season.
Tiptoes slipper socks
Try a new pair of slipper socks on for size: Tiptoes recreates the feeling of going barefoot, but with soft terry around your toes and a non-slip bottom. They’re available for babies, kids and adults, so the whole family can find something they like. Make a mommy and me combo from the ladies and girls selections adorned with bows and pom-poms.
Pockimals stuffed animals
Do your kids lose their stuffed animals? It won’t happen any longer, thanks to these adorable, wee toys that button directly into custom-designed clothing pockets; the 100-percent cotton T-shirts and dresses are made with organic, soft cotton. You can also tote them around in a backpack that lets you fasten three Pockimals in securely. Did we say how adorable they are? Get your cuteness quotient here.
Stoney Clover Lane Sherpa-lined pouches
Be chilly no more with Sherpa-lined products that’ll keep you cozy and fashionable—look to Stoney Clover Lane’s new Après Ski collection. Muted colors such as hazelnut, buttercream, rose, pistachio and sparkling cider delight, and the possibilities for customization are endless, with glistening varsity patches and winter-themed icon patches.
It wouldn’t be December without some beautiful items from Lancôme. The 2021 season brings Parisian-inspired goodies from the Emily in Paris Collection (lipstick, eyeshadow, face serum and parfum) and gift sets featuring the brand’s most popular products—we love this trés chic La Vie East Belle Optimism set of gloriously dressed bottles.
Holler and Glow masks
Take some time out of the season to revive and refresh with clay masks that’ll get your skin ready for those holiday parties. Holler and Glow’s Six Days of Masking clay mask gift set lets you indulge in the properties of charcoal (purifying), blueberry (detoxifying), grape (clarifying), cherry (brightening), cucumber (soothing) and vanilla (nourishing). It’s a great aromatherapy session too!
Beautiful Briny Sea salts
Dress up your holiday meals with flavor and beautifully packaged salts from Beautiful Briny Sea. The Santa Sea Salt is red and green and combines the fruity, floral heat of pink peppercorns with organic rosemary. Buy it alone or as part of the Sweet Santa Trio Gift Set, which also includes Pocketful of Starlight Sugar (organic cane sugar with AA Madagascar vanilla beans) and Mexican Chocolate Sugar (organic cane sugar, organic cacao, cayenne and cinnamon). Give me an mmm-mmm!
Wonderffle waffle maker
Now you never again have to decide between savory or sweet waffles—just which to make first! The Wonderffle waffle maker lets you create stuffed waffles to your heart’s content; perhaps bananas and Snickers for breakfast, or chicken and bacon for dinner. Let creativity be your guide! Additional inspiration can be found on the website.
Vinci Cold Brew coffee maker
Fans of cold-brew coffee, here’s something you can’t live without! You can now have homemade cold brew coffee anytime you want it with Vinci’s amazing 25-minute system; most cold-brew coffee makers take up to 18-24 hours to brew. And that’s for the extra-bold cold brew—if you’ve just got to have one stat, you can get a light cold brew in 5 minutes.
Tommy Bahama Kaleidoscope candles
We adore candles any time of the year, but during the holidays, they can truly transport us to another locale. Head to the tropics with Tommy Bahama’s Kaleidoscope series—find exquisite Maui Mango or Pineapple Cilantro diffuser votive sets or ornaments, and embrace the season with the crisp scent of pine in the Evergreen boxed candle or pomander ornament. They’re beautiful things indeed.
You’re without your cell phone, like, never, so here’s a great gift for those on the go: a portable lamp/charger/Bluetooth dock that’s perfect for setting the mood. The LumiCharge-LD’s ambient tones can be adjusted whether you’re relaxing, reading or want to use it as a nightlight. Get a quick charge from the 10W dock and play your tunes from the Bluetooth speaker. This smart system can be controlled through Alexa and Google Assistant.
Forever/Furever Linked necklaces
Don’t wear your heart on your sleeve—wear it around your neck! Forever Linked’s Heart Necklace just begs to be touched; it’s designed with a thumb indent on the back and carved in the front to provide a comfortable place to rest your forefinger. Holding and gently rubbing the pendant evokes memories near and dear to us. A portion of the proceeds benefits the American Heart Association. There’s also a site dedicated to pet lovers; proceeds benefit Freedom Service Dogs.
Makers of Italy’s first sparkling wines, Cinzano’s vermouths date back to 1757 and became known as the “vermouth of Turin.” The brand was also one of the products Sterling Cooper represented on “Mad Men.” Its sparkling wines are no less spectacular—choose from a fresh, fizzy prosecco or a sweet and fruity Asti for your holiday table.