Christmas with The Gilded Bellini | Holiday Gift Guide 2017
It's that time of year again... The HOLIDAYS! And you know what that means... The Gilded Bellini's Annual Holiday Gift Guide! I am so excited to share with you my top picks for gift giving this season. I had so much fun last year putting together a list for you, and could not wait to do it again. From beauty to music, to wine to entertaining, to fashion and accessories, The Gilded Bellini's gift guide has got all bases covered for gift giving inspiration! I've provided all links to products as well so it's super easy to shop. I hope these items make your list of gifts to purchase for that special someone in your life!
Now, let's get to the gifts!!!
GLITZY JEWELRY BY HNW LUX
Everyone loves a fabulous sparkle during the holiday season! HNW LUX is a brand I recently discovered and absolutely fell in love with its beautiful designs. Not only is every piece designed to perfection, but the quality is unparalleled for such an attainable price.
Emma Necklace - This halo necklace features a large cubic zirconia stone adorned in a pave cubic zirconia halo. Gold plated. Classically beautiful, this necklace is a must have staple piece!
Camilla Ring - This stunning criss cross ring features pave cubic zirconia set in gold over sterling silver. This is the perfect statement ring to take you from day to night!
Lidia Necklace - This sunburst necklace features micropave cubic zirconia set in gold over sterling silver. Chic and stylish, this necklace is great worn alone as a statement piece!
Scarlett Studs - These gorgeous halo studs feature cubic zirconia adorned with a cubic zirconia halo. Rose gold plated. Feminine and classy, these halo studs are perfect taken from day to night!
WINE BAGS BY WINEFARER
Wine bags with a stylist twist on wine preservation! Winefarer aims to put a special touch on occasions through unique 'ready to wear' fabrics and customization to save for years to come, just like your favorite vintages. Their bags are inspired by the current world in fashion. Winefarer's product reflects a refreshing and unique look for your wine while providing functionality of keeping your bottle cool through it's neoprene lining.
The Chic Chablis Insulated Wine Tote - Slip some sparkle onto your favorite vintage with this chic, extra luxe gold goddess of a wine tote! Perfect for your chicest affair.
The Avant-Garde Réserva Insulated Wine Tote - Make a dramatic entrance with this ultra modern beauty. Set as a decor piece at your next dinner party or bring as a gift to the most avid bon vivant! You won't go unnoticed.
FRESH BEAUTY: HOLIDAY GLOW SKINCARE
Fresh is hands down one of my favorite skincare brands of all time. The fusion of effective natural ingredients, time-honored rituals, and modern science offers a sensorial experience with undeniable results that is completely unique to Fresh. You know there's going to be a lot of photo taking this festive season - here are my favorite Fresh products for that holiday glow!
Soy Face Cleanser - An extra-gentle gel cleanser for all skin types that instantly whisks away everyday impurities and makeup.
Vitamin Nectar Moisture Glow Face Cream - A revitalizing formula that awakens dull skin for an incredibly vibrant, healthy-looking glow.
Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask - An innovative mask made with a concentrated citrus blend and potent vitamin fruit complex that gently exfoliates to reveal a vibrant glow.
Say bye-bye to your average hair-ties... Introducing, TELETIES: the perfect go-to hair accessory. Created to look like telephone cords, but for a good reason! TELETIES believes that no girl or woman should have to deal with the hassle of flimsy hair ties that break on a whim and collect germs. TELETIES stretch as far as you need them, with a strong, yet gentle grip that won’t damage your hair or cause headaches. And, they're antibacterial and waterproof! Great for the girl who's always on the go, and doesn't want to mess up her hair when coming from barre to brunch.
SEMPLI SHOT GLASSES
Not your average glasses - an artistic angle on a traditional glass. This set by Sempli is for the special person in your life that appreciates simplistic design and sipping on fine spirits.
Cupa-Rocks - This set of two hand blown Cupa tumblers can enhance the sensory pleasure of drinking brandy or whiskey. The contemporary glasses create a swirling rotation when set down, which assists the oxygenation of your fine spirit and promotes an aromatic experience for the drinker. Constructed to fit perfectly in your hand, the glass naturally works to warm your beverage.
COBY WIRELESS HEADPHONES
Calling all music lovers! This is the perfect gift for someone who you know that's always on-the-go, but never without their music! These wireless headphones are so much easier to bring along than your typical earbuds with wires that continuously get tangled! Coby Wireless Headphones are chic and just... better!
Coby Wireless Headphones - Premium stereo sound quality, Built-in Mic + Call Answer button, Compact, folding design with padded headband & ear cushions, Soft-touch finish.
MINI SANTA MARGHERITA WINE AND GAEA GLAZES
The perfect pairing for a housewarming or entertaining gift! Perhaps a fab combo for an at-home bruncher: How good would Eggs Benedict with one of these glazes drizzled on top sound? Of course paired with a glass of Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio!
Santa Margherita Mini Pinot Grigio (375mL) - Santa Margherita’s, best-selling Pinot Grigio in its irresistible miniature format! This dry white wine has a straw yellow color. Its clean, intense aroma and bone-dry taste (with an appealing flavor of Golden Delicious apples) make Santa Margherita’s Pinot Grigio a wine of great personality and versatility. Perfect as a stocking stuffer for the 21+ in your life! ($15 at wine.com)
Gaea Glazes - Gaea Glazes are perfect for drizzling on top of salads, vegetables, cheese, and strawberries. Available in Balsamic & Honey and Natural Grape, the Balsamic & Honey is made with balsamic vinegar of the Ancient Greeks, but with a creamy texture. The Natural Grape Glaze is made with GaeaPetimezi Cream - 100% natural grape juice syrup (grape must).
HORACIO PRINTING 2018 PLANNER
Need the perfect present for the prayerful planner on your list? Give the gift of faith-driven inspiration with the Christian planners from Horacio Printing! On a mission to inspire people to unlock their inner artist and God-given purpose, Horacio Printing strives to help everyone reclaim their schedule, life and dreams.
2018 Classic Planner - The purpose of this planner is to help you plan your dreams, remove distractions and cultivate new habits that align your heart with God’s purpose for your life. “The Best Is Yet To Come” is a promise from your Heavenly Father.
Ok, we're SO over beer pong. Add a dash of class to the classic pong game with Prosecco Pong! This set has everything you need to get started including 12 non-shatter plastic champagne glasses and 3 pretty-in-pink ping-pong balls. Just add bubbly to play!
Prosecco Pong - Includes 12 champagne cups + 3 ping pong balls
CHARLOTTE TILBURY LIPGLOSS & MASCARA
One of my all-time favorite beauty brands! Every Charlotte Tilbury product is glamorous and of pristine quality. It encourages every woman to be the most beautiful version of themselves. These items are great for stocking stuffers - every girl loves a fabulous lipgloss and mascara!
Lip Lustre in Ibiza Nights - Luxe Colour-Lasting Lip Lacquer. Perfect for creating the illusion of a 3-dimensional, super-luxe pout.
Legendary Lashes - Legendary Lashes Mascara in Black Vinyl features ingredients for longer fuller eyelashes. The bold black color means that you can have an intense, glamorous look in seconds.
AND THERE'S MORE...
FUZZY BABBA POM POM SLIPPERS
Seriously the coziest, comfiest and cutest slippers around! Who doesn't love a good pom pom, by the way?
Fuzzy Babba Pom Slippers - Like a cozy sweater for your feet, these women's knit soft sole slippers are super soft and comfortable. Featuring a chunky knit outer, classic Babba sherpa inner and adorably fluffy jumbo pom, you'll stay warm and look cool every time you wear them.
62 AND LEX BRUNCH & ROSÉ CANDLES
For the brunch and rosé lover in your life! These candles by 62 and Lex are the cutest. Talk about taking the party home with you! As a professional bruncher, I totally approve of these candles. Anyone who loves brunch will certainly be over the moon opening up gifts like these!
Mimosa Brunch Candle - What's a weekend without a mimosa brunch? Combined crisp fragrances like mandarin oranges, tangerines with touches of pineapple, mimosa blossoms, peaches, plums, and jasmine.
Rosé Soirée Candle - Rosé all day, baby! A crisp blend of white grapes, berries and fruit perfect for a spring/summer soirée.
TAN-LUXE TANNING ESSENTIALS
Who says you can't attain a cinnamon tan in the winter? TAN-LUXE is a fabulous self-tanning brand that revolutionizes the way you tan! Using patented technology, TAN-LUXE is the antithesis of outdated, heavily pigmented tanning brands loaded with DHA (that would be dihydroxyacetone) the active in self-tanners that gives you the faux glow. Instead, TAN-LUXE developed Transparent Tanning to deliver the most natural, undetectable, golden tan with: No Streaks, No Smells, No Drama. Every. Single. Time.
The Face - A tailor-made approach to self-tanning, THE FACE is your go-to product to create a flawless, glowing complexion. With skin boosting and smoothing properties of Raspberry Seed Oil, Vitamin E and Aloe Vera, THE FACE works in synergy with your existing skincare regime, transforming your favourite moisturiser, serum or face oil into a bespoke self tan.
Sleep Oil - Meet the ultimate overnight tanning treatment oil. Working in tandem with you skin’s natural overnight regeneration, The Sleep Oil rejuvenates, stimulates and hydrates your skin while you sleep and delivers a natural looking, radiant glow by morning.
The Gloss - The ultimate highlighter, instant-tanner in one, The Gloss. Create luminous skin radiance in a flash, delivering colour and glow in one sweep, designed for use on both your face and body. A summer skin essential, this multi tasking stick instantly adds richness, depth of tone and highlight to your tan. A unique blend of Raspberry Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, and Shea Butter leaves skins feeling instantly hydrated and nourished.
KIM CRAWFORD WINES
As if Kim Crawford Wines wasn't delish enough, (and one of my personal go-to wines!), KCW created a limited edition holiday bottle of Sauvignon Blanc! It's gilded, totally instagrammable and makes for a great conversation starter for entertaining.
HANDPAINTED ULTIMATE "IT GIRL" JACKET BY DENIMRUSH
I LOVE a great statement piece... even better when it's one of a kind! DENIMRUSH is an awesome brand that combines art with fashion in the coolest and most original way possible. Made with acrylic paint and raw materials, no two jackets are the same. This is an amazing gift for someone who loves expressing his or her own style in the most unique ways. (Great gift for a guy OR a girl!!!) Guaranteed they will be the coolest and trendiest on the street!
BLISS HOME SWAROVSKI WINE CHARMS
The new way to entertain! These are glitzy, fun and make for a great housewarming or holiday party gift!
Swarovski Wine Charms - Feature Swarovski Crystal Elements that come in a variety of shades, hold securely to wine, beer or cocktail glasses and won’t scratch delicate glassware. They are set in a velvet backing and arrive in a beautiful, sturdy box - perfect for gifting or storage.
MALIE ORGANICS PERFUME OIL
I have been a huge fan of Malie Organics for some time now, and their products never disappoint! The quality is so wonderful and the fragrances of Malie Organic's products will literally take you to the islands of Hawaii! This is a great stocking stuffer or option for Secret Santa!
Hibiscus Roll-On Perfume Oil - A soft and subtle scent for all skin types, to give anyone’s skin an amazing fragrance. Offering a subtle fragrance that fits in any clutch or purse for all day and night use, making it perfect for travel. The Organic Perfume Oil absorbs quickly, blends smoothly, and layers beautifully with other scents.
Have a safe and blessed holiday!
Photography by: Rebecca Gnasso