Christmas with The Gilded Bellini | Holiday Gift Guide
The season of gift giving is here! Whatever holiday you celebrate, the month of December is spent doing tons of shopping looking for amazing gifts for the people you care about.
Of course, every year is usually a dilemma - what on earth do I get now?! Everyone has already has everything! From jewelry to beauty products to champagne glasses to wine, The Gilded Bellini's Holiday Gift Guide encourages your gift recipients to RELAX! My list includes items that are fun, unique, totally unexpected and guaranteed to leave that special someone with a smile from ear to ear!
Malie Organics Travel Beauty & Relaxation Set
If you've noticed from past posts, I am a huge fan of this Hawaii-based brand. The quality is so wonderful and the fragrances of Malie Organic's products will literally take you to the islands of Hawaii! I love the Koke'e scented products because the scent is universally pleasing - meaning, your gift recipient will love the products' sweet smell derived from Hawaii's natural foliage of wild plants and exotic florals. Made with Greens, Muguet, Jasmine, Amber, Tonka and Balsam, Hawaii's scent of lush rainforests and endless beaches are what transcends in each product.
The Koke'e Body Cream is a non-greasy blend of therapeutic botanicals including coconut, kukui and macadamia nut oils impart moisture, while awapuhi, aloe and chamomile calm and soothe stressed skin. It's super nourishing for your skin and leaves you with a fabulous glow!
The Koke'e Island Ambiance Travel Reed Diffuser is the perfect accent to any room, and for anyone who just always loves having a fresh smell in their bedroom, bathroom, you name it. I'm totally this person! This diffuser takes the exotic scents of the islands and immediately brings tranquilness and serenity into your home. Your guest recipient will love this diffuser also because it lasts for a year! Since it's made out of pure perfume oil and no alcohol, it lasts longer. What does that mean? Endless Hawaiian aromatherapy!
Finally, the Soy Travel Candle in Hibiscus will allow you to enjoy the aroma of paradise wherever you go! It's so great because it's compact and takes up virtually no space in your bag - it's the ultimate travel essential! The candle burns for up to 10 hours and the gorgeous gold tin is reusable to hold future mini travel goodies.
Little Box of Rocks
Flowers are so out. Let's be real - while they're nice, they are super expected and they only last a few days! Ever think about gifting a box of beautiful crystals?
The Little Box of Rocks believes that every present should not only be unique, but should last forever. It means that much more!
As seen in Huffington Post, Vogue, Well + Good, O, The Oprah Magazine and more, the brand offers an eclectic selection of eco-friendly crystal bouquets that are each carefully selected and put in a wooden box and tied with a satin ribbon. The recipient will uncover four theme appropriate crystals in a hand-stamped sachet with a keepsake card outlining their meaning. Every box includes a secret message on a sealed scroll written by the sender.
How cool is this? The box I love is The Wildflower (pictured here!) not only because it comes with the gorgeous stones Amethyst, Aquamarine, Moonstone, Clear Quartz and Wildflower Seeds, but because it is a wonderful gesture for someone who is embarking on a new journey in his or her life. It's perfect for your adventurer friend, or just a pretty collection to let that special person in your life know that you're thinking of them.
Breelie Champagne Flutes
It's no surprise that as an avid bruncher, I love champagne! Do you have a friend or family who is equally as brunch or #champs obsessed? Then they will absolutely love Breelie Champagne Flutes!
Pop, Fizz, Clink with Breelie, the Los Angeles based brand whose products deliver unique experiences meant to be shared with those you love. I love these flutes because they're designed to be functional, but are still elegant, charming and fun! Breelie's flutes are far more conventional than traditional glass because they are made out of acrylic - aka, they don't break! We've all been there when we had a little bit too much champagne and we drop our glass... you won't have to worry about that with these! They're shatter resistant, reusable, BPA free, odorless and tasteless.
There so many different sets to choose from and they arrive in the cutest package - this one pictured is the Greek Goddess Set.
Choose the color(s) that your #champs fanatic friend will absolutely love. Plus, use my code TGBELLINI for a 15% discount on your order!
For Keyps Bracelet Set
This one is for the jewelry lover in your life - This stunning For Keyps Green Bracelet Set is a fabulous gift for the holidays because of its festive color and design! They're perfect for stacking, and are flattering on everyone - you really can't go wrong! Someone may not be a chunky jewelry wearing person, but every person has an occasion where they want to wear pieces that are light, dainty and could be dressed up or worn for a more casual look. The green color is gorgeous for this time of year, and there are so many other colors to choose from as well in the For Keyps collection!
Often times, the best holiday gift is wine! Little Black Dress (LBD) Wines are the perfect gift for every party, palate or holiday meal. These wines are crafted by Margaret Leonardi in the brand's Mendocito County Winery for those that believe confidence turns heads, sophistication is the rule, and a good bottle of wine is the best accessory! You really can't go wrong with a bottle of a great red wine.
LBD Wines offers two of my favorite wines that I recommend for gifting: The Diva Red and the Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Diva Red is rich, garnet-red with bright reflections. This "Diva" has a very expressive nose of ripe berries, black cherries and floral notes with a refined toasty accent. The mouth is smooth and round with a very juicy finish. An invitation to drink more!
The Cabernet Sauvignon has a bright, garnet-red hue with aromas of cherries and berries, complemented by lightly toasted oak and vanilla. It has a rich, smooth mouth feel-with a hint of sweet oak spice and lush flavors of blackberry, blueberry and cherry leading to a lasting finish.
Function of Beauty
Personalized Shampoo & Conditioner
Have you ever heard of a shampoo and conditioner that actually caters to every specific need of your hair? Function of Beauty is seriously the coolest haircare brand out there that makes a really special gift - yes, you can totally give someone shampoo and conditioner as a present - at least with Function of Beauty! It's a very one of a kind gift for the beauty lover in your life!
Featured in Vogue, The New York Times, Yahoo!, Refinery29, and xoJane to name a few, Function of Beauty seriously has the coolest process to make your shampoo and conditioner as unique as you!
You head to FunctionofBeauty.com and take a super quick quiz: Choose your hair type, structure, & moisture level. Then, pick 5 hair goals to get the most performance out of your shampoo & conditioner. After that, personalize your bottle with your name, color and choice of fragrance!
There's 12 billion combinations, and what's so awesome is that they're sulfate free, cruelty free, paraben free, have no toxins and are made in the USA with FREE shipping!
You can choose to gift it online or you can fill out the information yourself for your recipient.
BABES LOVE BRUNCH Robe
by Recluse Apparel
Finally, this one is for all the BRUNCH BABES you know and love! This luxurious "Babes Love Brunch" robe by Recluse Apparel is not only so cute, but incredibly comfy and is made out of the softest cotton and spandex fabric in black. It's great for kicking back with a bottle of wine or champagne, relaxing with your friends and just having a casually fabulous time. Of course, with a robe like this lots of Instagram photos will be taken. Your brunch obsessed gift recipient will thank you in the long run for this one!
Photography by: Grace + Light Photo