The Price is Right with Our Annual Holiday Gift Guide
With price points to fit every friend and family member, we present our annual Holiday Gift Guide
Whether you’re wrapping up something sweet for the hostess, searching for the latest gadget for your savvy teen, or wowing your spouse with an extra-special surprise, we’ve found stylish holiday gifts at every price.
Sip and Savor
A semi-dry rosé marries beautifully with Chambord black raspberry liqueur and Maker’s Mark-flavored artisanal truffles. Duval-Leroy Lady Rose Champagne & Chocolate Set, $45, Petit Philippe, 704-332-9910
For every set of these gotta-have-’em canvas slip-ons purchased, TOMS will donate one pair to a child in need. TOMS kids, $38, Bevello, 704-643-5551
Crisp cotton cuts the paper waste and looks darling draped in your kitchen. Hand Towels, $8.95, each, SoBo Loft, 704-333-3422
Just in Case
Soft touch coating and a patterned hard shell frame keep your new gadget shiny and scratch-free in style. iPhone 4 Case by Jonathan Adler, $26.95, Paper Source, 704-552-2220
Pre-stamped envelopes and matching thank you cards, tucked away in a sleek cigar box, make sending notes a cinch. “Forgetful Gentleman” Thank You Notes, $49.99, Paper Twist
For the belching brother who could use a little polish, Emily Post’s great-grandson details everyday decorum in this New York Times bestseller. Essential Manners for Men by Peter Post, $21.99, Paper Twist, 704-366-3100
For $15, the kids can skip the Santa Claus tie and scrape up allowance dough for a gift that dad will actually wear. Christopher Simon cufflinks, $15, TRC, 704-366-9092
Paint the Town
Active ingredients amplify sparkle and shine in a high lasting shade that is seasonally festive and fashionably on-spot. Christian Dior Nail Polish in “Graphic Berry,” $22, Neiman Marcus, 704-442-7900
Button your little one into this red micro gingham frock with a starched white bib, perfect for holiday festivities. Remember Nguyen Andy Float Dress, $35, Shower Me with Love, 704-302-1555
Quick dry nylon lining and classic colors make these all-the-rage rain boots ideal for walking in water.
Hunter Boots, $125, Bevello, 704-643-5551
Under Your Sleeve
Patent zigzag quilting and double padding keeps your iPad pristine with panache, while an interior wall pocket offers storage.
Ted Baker ‘Hoola’ Quilted iPad Sleeve, $70,
One pack of 35mm film holds 72 shots, while a wide angle lens, square and rectangular half-frames, and multiple-exposure accessibility offer more possibilities.
Lomography Diana Mini Camera, $69.95, Paper Source, 704-552-2220
A water-resistant stainless steel band and piercing blue face keep time fashionably.
Skagen “Link” Sunray Dial Bracelet Watch, $140, Nordstrom
No one can resist a dab of Parma violet, Italian lemon, and wild raspberry scents on the pulse spots. Van Cleef & Arpels “Féerie” Perfume, $120, Neiman Marcus, 704-442-7900
A delicate quartz crystal and amethyst holder calls for a candle but is regal enough to stand alone. Quartz Crystal Candleholder, $115, B.D. Jeffries, 704-364-4004
Cuddly threads in a sapphire blue belong front and center on your couch—or wrapped around you. Kennebunk Home Throw, $56, Isabella, 704-377-4919
Winter weather has met its match with double-faced plaid on luxurious wool.
Altea Men’s Scarf, $145, TRC, 704-366-9092
Italian canvas with a leather trim keeps ties crisp for traveling with four collar stay slots.
“Bedford” Austin Tie Case, $195, Neiman Marcus,
Amazon’s Kindle is lighter than a paperback and can hold up to 3,500 e-books, which you can download in less than 60 seconds. Amazon Graphite Kindle, $189, Best Buy, 704-333-1032
Faux fur will keep you warm, while a waist-kissing leather belt keeps you cool.
Trina Turk Braden Faux Fur Vest, $298, Sloan, 704-338-1400
A metallic-washed glass base with bronze shade claims the spotlight in any room.
Metallic Lamp Base & Shade, $235, Abode, 704-332-3731
What’s more plush than a velvet pillow? One that’s flanked in soft feathers.
Mercedes Pillow, $295, Luxe Home Couture, 704-370-2644
Get the Boot
Slide on these chic, full grain leather boots featuring double-stitch detail for stylish steppin’.
Jane 14L Stitch Boots by Frye, $297.95, Nordstrom, 704-442-6000
In the Game
Opt for Backgammon to accessorize your study or upstage poker night.
Backgammon Set, $185, B.D. Jeffries, 704-364-4004
Soft cotton gets dressed up with a thick collar, walrus teeth buttons, and a patch-embroidered sleeve. Polo Ralph Lauren Sweater Jacket, $265, Neiman Marcus