Hard to believe the holidays are here again! I am so excited this year because I really went all in to create a true The Gilded Bellini Christmas tree, trimmed with gold and rose gold accents from tree star to tree skirt.
The only thing I’m even more excited about showing you guys than the tree itself? My holiday gift guide 2018!!! So many great brands that I have included with some very special items perfect for all different kinds of people in your life. From beauty products, to champagne, to cologne and perfume to sunglasses, to bar cart accessories and shimmer cubes for your champagne and coffee, The Gilded Bellini covers it all for gift giving inspiration this season. I've provided all links to products as well so it's super easy to shop. Without further ado, here is The Gilded Bellini’s Gift Guide 2018!
A Very Gilded Christmas…
Diptyque Mini Candle & Soap Set
How can you not love Diptyque? This mini candle is perfect to give a co-worker or boss because it’s a small, but very thoughtful and sophisticated gift without going over the top. Not to mention, the packaging of this candle is so festive - can’t go wrong with a beautifully designed box.
Figuier Mini Candle - The warmth of fig wood, the freshness of fig leaves and light milky sap all blend to create a scented candle that is a glorious ode to the fig tree. Loved and lauded the world over, a Diptyque candle elevates the mood and sets a sophisticated scene for any and every occasion.
Books For Astrology & Crystal Lovers
I am SO into astrology, crystals, wellness and any kind of practice that’s been around for centuries that is often referenced to as a natural guide for life. I’m finding that so many other people, especially in the millennial generation like myself are into all of it too! These two books I recommend not only are beautifully designed aesthetic wise, but are powerfully informative and also really fun.
The Mixology of Astrology - The absolute perfect gift for anyone who’s super into their astrological sign and cocktails. I mean, could this get any better? In this book, there are cosmic cocktail recipes for every sign, created by Allure Magazine’s astrologer Aliza Kelly Faragher. Inside The Mixology of Astrology, you’ll learn how our astrological signs influence our unique drink favorites - based on personality traits, aesthetic appeal, flavor, and even the origins of the drink itself. Every star sign gets its very own chapter, so you’ll be sure to know what drinks will be a hit among you and your friends.
Crystal Rx - Tap into your “Soul GPS” with this essential guide to healing power of crystals, from their ancient origins to their modern-day applications. Fun, modern, stylish and accessible, Crystal Rx breaks it down for you. Colleen McCann is a certified Shamanic Energy Practitioner who has traveled the world researching and teaching the ancient art of crystal healing. Now, she shares all that she’s learned, offering insight and clear directions for harnessing the power of these magical minerals. It’s a sophisticated handbook every girl needs to guide her on her spiritual journey.
Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne
This champagne is out of this world, not only with its taste but also with its gorgeous bottles! The success of Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte derives from the legacy of two visionary men. Founded in 1976, its innovative business model is the brainchild of entrepreneur, Nicolas Feuillatte and intrepid businessman, Henri Macquart. Their joint vision was to make premium-quality Champagnes attainable to a whole new audience of casual wine consumers. Your friend or family member who fancies popping the bubbly over any other wine or spirits will definitely appreciate this.
One Fo(u)r Champagne - One Fo(u)r by Nicolas Feuillatte is the Champagne to enjoy any place, anywhere. The most bohemian of all champagnes. One Fo(u)r is totally unique, with a handy wrist strap attached to each bottle, an exclusive design by Nicolas Feuillatte to add a practical, stylish touch and carry it with ease wherever you may go. Tips for putting these pint-sized Champagne bottles to use at your own holiday party: Use as place cards; simply write your guests names on the bottles with a metallic permanent marker. Hand out to your guests as party favors - the wrist strap makes the bottle easily transported from one party to the next. With no glassware necessary, just pop in a straw and sip at your leisure, which also means less clean-up from your holiday party shenanigans!
2018 Limited Edition “Enchanted Meadow” Réserve Exclusive Brut NV. - Aged for a minimum of 3 years, Feuillatte’s Brut Réserve NV is a delicately structured fruity champagne offering elegance and finesse. Featuring fresh fruit aromas, the bouquet becomes more expressive as you enjoy.
Books for the Mindful & Stylish Eaters
Another two books I recommend, for other reasons besides their stunning covers embossed with rose gold foil titles and colorful, welcoming designs. Is someone in your life plant-based? Maybe they love taking photos of beautiful food - and eating that food, of course. Both books inspire readers to nurture their inner foodie.
UNICORN FOOD - Filled with over 75 gluten-free recipes saturated with a stunning rainbow of colors, these are not the sugar-loaded foods we often associate with the unicorn food trend, but rather ones that use all-natural ingredients like bee pollen, hibiscus and goji berries to achieve sublime hues and create light, clean and flavorful dishes. Put simply, UNICORN FOOD, created by food journalist and former Eater LA editor, Kat Odell, is eating at its most beautiful and most healthy. Recipes include: Cardamom-Rose Milk, Drunken Chickpea Spaghetti, Roasted Purple Yam with Coconut, Lime and Tahini, Kiwi-Passion Fruit Vegan Cheesecake Bars and more.
Nourishment - An interactive keepsake journal that provides a framework for you to capture food memories beyond physical nutrition and wellness by tracking your eating habits every day for five years.
Fuzzy Babba Slippers
Fuzzy Babba slippers are hands down my favorite slippers. They are the absolute softest, not to mention the most fun!
Rose Gold Sequin Slippers - For women! A marshmallow-light foam bottom makes every step feel like you're walking on a cloud, while Safety Dots™ non-slip grippers keep you from taking flight. The sparkling sequin outer brings bright bling and mermaid-magic to your feet, and the inner is the classic Babba sherpa lining for comfort and warmth. Whether you're cozy on the couch, up and about doing household chores, or swapping your heels for a much comfier dance floor alternative, everywhere's the perfect place to throw on a pair.
Plaid Slippers - For men! An elastic ankle cradles your foot without being restrictive, while the faux suede bottom and allover plaid print create a rugged, masculine touch. Unwind and enjoy!
COBY Bluetooth Speaker
The ultimate gift for any music lover! Love this speaker because it’s so easy to travel with. It’s the perfect size to transport to any room so you could listen to music anywhere.
Premium Bluetooth Speaker - This speaker comes equipped with bass-boosting sound, a built-in microphone, media shortcut keys, a durable metal frame, a portable carrying handle, a compact portable design and an optional AUX port.
Jemma Sands Statement Earrings
Talk about a show-stopper! These are gorgeous and make a bold, elegant statement.
Majorca Earrings - In Green Onyx. These earrings are 14k gold vermeil large teardrop faceted gemstone earring with a gemstone post. They also come in 7 other colors.
Z Gallerie Swanky Decanter & Shot Glass Set
Anyone who loves to entertain and gets a kick out of styling and filling up their bar cart needs this gorgeous decanter set! It’s not only useful, but is really elevated and chic. Bet you haven’t seen a shot glass set like this before.
Salud Gift Set - Exclusive to Z Gallerie and includes 4 (2 oz) shot glasses and a 1 (16 oz) decanter. Each piece in the six piece set is crafted of glass and trimmed with a metallic border offering a touch of refined glamour. Each glass measures 3.75 inches tall and holds 2 ounces of your favorite spirit, the decanter holds 16 ounces.
Malie Organics Island Ambiance Gift Set, Body Cream Set and Body Wash Set
It’s no question that I absolutely love Malie Organics products. If you’ve followed along the last few years, I have always included their products because they truly are spectacular. The quality is so wonderful and the fragrances of Malie Organic's products will literally take you to the islands of Hawaii!
Island Ambiance Gift Set - These beautiful reed diffusers are the highest quality on the market and the difference is due to Malie's use of only pure perfume oil and no alcohol. Each 2 oz travel size diffuser lasts 3-4 months, transforming any intimate space. The Island Ambiance gift set features 3 of their most popular aromas, one each of plumeria, pikake and koke'e, in a box adorned with the 3 Hawaiian lei.
Body Cream Set - A rich, organic, hydrating body cream set that leaves the skin silky soft with a beautiful glow. Infused with organic coconut and macadamia nut oil, rich in antioxidants, soothes and protects skin. Kukui Nut, high in vitamins and omega oils, helps to promote younger looking skin. Featuring six exotic scents crafted from Hawaiian Hydrosols, that leaves your skin irresistibly beautiful.
Body Wash Set - Featuring a blend of natural and organic ingredients from Hawaii that will leave you clean, refreshed, moisturized and feeling irresistibly beautiful!
Travel Size Shampoo & Conditioner - Great for the person who’s constantly on the go. A daily cleansing shampoo for all hair types that creates a luxurious showering experience. Infused with Green Tea Leaf Extract; helping hair to grow stronger and protects against ultraviolet damage. The Avocado Fruit Oil aids in preventing hair loss, detangling and deeply moisturizing hair.
Elizabeth Taylor Perfume & John Varvatos Cologne
You can’t go wrong with gifting someone a gorgeous fragrance.
Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds Perfume - A perfect addition to every woman's vanity! The perfume is a soft yet bold floral scent that adds a little bit of glamour to your day. It's feminine, it's iconic, and an elegantly sparkly gift for the holidays. White Diamonds (3.3 oz, $69) is available at Macy's.
JVXNJ Cologne - Continuing their exclusive collaboration, John Varvatos and Nick Jonas bring forth a new fragrance for men – JVxNJ. The brand’s first collaborative scent, JV x NJ is dynamic and irresistible, capturing the upbeat energy of the city as dusk settles and nightlife comes alive. In the heart of the fragrance, aromatic notes are combined for masculine comfort and a touch of nostalgia, featuring hints of Mandarin, Lavender, and Sandalwood.
My latest obsession! I used these as an integral part of my Z Bellini cocktail I recently created which you can find here. These are the next big thing and are an amazing gift for any champagne or brunch lover.
Champagne Bombs - Comes in a pack enough for 18 glasses. Drop one in a glass of your favorite Champagne and watch it shimmer!
Pom Pom Earrings
A super fun gift that any girl will love. Perfect for the girl who loves a stand out statement piece and who needs a boost of cute in her life. These pom pom earrings can be made in any color and are happily made with love in Los Angeles!
Lilly & Oak Accessories
I have been a big fan of Lilly & Oak for a few years now. Every item in the brand’s collection is 100% handmade and truly unique. Lilly & Oak prides itself on beautifully simple, handcrafted goods. Each product is a one-of-a-kind piece, carefully crafted, so the pattern and/or leather will vary. Great for the edgy girl who loves fashionable pieces nobody can get anywhere else!
The Lilly Crossbody - Carry your essentials in style when you accessorize with this unique crossbody bag by Lilly and Oak. Fabulous gilded accents!
Headphone Tacos - Handmade using a pebble leather, half moon headphone tacos keep loose cords neat and knot-free. Wrap ear buds, USB cables and other gadget cords into a tidy bundle secured with a single gold knob.
Sunglasses are an awesome gift because your recipient will always wear them - and everyone needs a nice pair of sunglasses! These ones are unisex, so they’ll look great on anyone!
Remmy Sunglasses - Polished Champagne Crystal frame handmade from zyl acetate. Five barrel hinges with a wire core embedded in each temple for strength. Green Polarized CR-39 lenses manufactured by Carl Zeiss Vision. Featuring 100% UVA/UVB protection and 6 base curve.
The Mood Factory Air Aromatherapy Mini Diffuser
The little diffuser you never knew you needed! The Mood-Air Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Diffuser is the perfect way to add scent in to your home, office, car, or spa.
This unique diffuser uses no water, but instead has a small fan that disperses the scent directly from your standard essential oil bottle. The diffuser is small and portable, designed for small spaces which is perfect for offices as it should not disturb your neighbors and can be plugged directly into your computer USB port. Use with a scent based on the mood you want to create, and enjoy the experience of the gentle, water-free and fresh sensory enhancing experience.
Mermaid Snuggie Tail
Why wasn't this created when us 90s babies were kids?! Whether you’re a kid or an adult, these comfy mermaid tails are bound to keep you warm and put a smile on your face. Great for staying warm while lounging, working or sleeping! The one on my list is Cynthia Rowley which can be purchased at TJ MAXX, but the Mermaid Snuggie on the Snuggie site are just as fun and cozy.
Columbia Crest Reserve Rosé
You can’t go wrong with rosé! Despite summer boasting the best time to drink rosé, there’s nothing like having a glass in the crisp weather as well. A bottle of Columbia Crest is great to gift for a holiday party at a home.
2017 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé - This wine is a great “rose gold” color with delicate floral aromas. Flavors of fresh strawberry, watermelon, mixed berries give way to a finish that shows the balanced acidity with hints of rhubarb.
Checka Statement Cropped Tees
These tees are the coziest! They’re super fun and can be worn with anything from jeans to your favorite work out leggings. What makes them unique are their embroidered little messages and that they’re tastefully cropped so they could be worn any day of the week, at any time!
NOORNOIR HANDMADE JEWELRY
I recently discovered NOORNOIR and fell in LOVE with every one of the pieces in the collections! Handcrafted in Los Angeles, each piece contains emotions, feelings, memories that take on new life when worn. It’s plain to see each piece is intricately designed, super feminine and dainty. Either of the pieces below from the brand’s holiday collection make timeless gifts!
Chiara Crystal Choker Necklace - Gold coated brass chain. Bezel set crystals sparkle beautifully around your neck. Perfect for adding a touch of holiday glam to your look! The extender chain gives you the option of wearing it fitted as a choker or loose like a collar necklace- the choice is yours!
Gema Freshwater Pearl Statement Earrings - The champagne colored freshwater pearls used in this gorgeous piece were made for this season of celebration! Unique pure white freshwater pearls and crystal pave earring posts accent perfectly!
Stella Stone Faux Fur Sleep Mask
The Stella Stone Sleep Mask - Snooze in style! Blocking out light can help induce a more restful sleep, which in turn, can help boost melatonin production. The snug feeling of the elastic band covered with microfiber keeps it on your face, insuring you will wake up feeling refreshed. This sleep mask is so soft and plushy and comes with a beautiful matte black magnet box, making it a perfect holiday gift for the one who has everything.
Donorè Lip & Cheek Pods
Lip & Cheek Pods - Super cute for stocking stuffers! Rich in pigment, these little pods glide on so smooth. The Lip & Cheek Pods can be used both as a lipstick/balm as well as a blush for your cheeks! It's perfect for anyone on the go, because you can just keep it in your bag and retouch throughout the day/night!! All products are vegan, natural, organic etc and have never been tested on animals.
LimeLife Game Face Collection for Men
Game Face Collection - This is a gift that any guy will appreciate! This collection contains LimeLife’s Power Start Face and Body Wash and Cool Down Face Balm. The Power Start Face and Body Wash is an exfoliating cleanser that revitalizes and regenerates new skin. Cool Down Face Balm hydrates and tones skin while repairing damage caused by shaving, aging, and environmental elements.
Limelife BEND AND SNAP BRUSH ROLL
A necessity in any girl’s makeup collection! This is definitely a gift that is useful that any woman who has makeup and needs a good organizational system will appreciate!
Bend and Snap Brush Roll - Conveniently store up to 20 large and small brushes and one Blenderful sponge in the Bend and Snap Brush Roll. Roll out and snap open your brush roll to leave flat on your workspace counter or pull the elastic closure to prop your brushes upright. The unique design of this brush roll was created to protect brushes while traveling, keep brushes off the counter, sanitary, and readily available while you work, and take up less counter space.
Quote Bombs - Are these not the cutest, most inventive little things?! This is for the special person in your life who either is a bath fizz fanatic or a lover of all things surprises. Simply dunk these fragrant fizzers into your bath, and watch as wise quotes appear on tiny, enclosed messages. Ideal for adults and kids aged 10 and up. Use 1-3 bombs per bath.
Lolli & Pops Brunch-Inspired Chocolates
I recently discovered this AMAZING candy store. It’s truly nothing like I’ve ever seen. They’ve got the most creative and charming sweets that really no other place has. These brunch-inspired chocolates are a necessary stocking stuffer for the brunch-obsessed person in your life!
Strawberry Champagne Tiles - 12 celebratory Strawberry Champagne flavored chocolate squares presented in a charming box making it the ultimate grab 'n go gift for any party or event. Fabulous rose gold foil embossed packaging, too!
Sparkling Mimosa Signature Chocolate Bar - An elegant pairing of dark chocolate and sparkling mimosa. A creative way to end brunch. Take dark chocolate flavored with orange, then embed some pop rocks to make it sparkle.
The Ritual of Sakura Renewing Collection Box
Renewing Collection Box - This is the most stunning box of skincare items. Give someone—or yourself--the gift of a new beginning. Rejuvenate body, mind and soul with this large gift set containing a foaming shower gel, body scrub, body cream and mini fragrance sticks: all enriched with renewing cherry blossom and organic rice milk. The gift set comes wrapped in a luxurious, eco-friendly keepsake box to store your favorite things.
TEASPRESSA LATTE CUBE
The necessity every coffee or pumpkin spice lover never knew they needed before now!
Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cube - One taste of this cube will instantly bring the feeling of fall. Featuring seasonal spices and notes from a pumpkin patch. A single cubes will create an instant Pumpkin Spice Latte with teas and coffee. Just drop in, watch and taste the magic happen!
Photography by: Rebecca Gnasso