Friday, December 16, 2011


This year, I searched high and low to find great gifts that will make you smile, add a dash of color, and bring joy to those that you love and appreciate. Just remember this: It's the most wonderful time of the year.
Happy Shopping!

Waylande Gregory makes little porcelain painted trinket dishes that look like M & M's all in a row. I would like one of each please!

Photo courtesy of Michelle Nussbaumer
Glama alert! Interior designer Michelle Nussbaumer knows big rocks, she lives in Texas. This killer brass stone-encrusted Rock Candy box can be ordered custom and is sure to wow. Find it in her storefront on Dering Hall.

Photo courtesy of Iomoi
Get festive in Iomoi's jazzy Muffie Linen Loafers, perfect for the Palm Beach, Bermuda Newport triangle. I just added these to my list.

Writing paper in Quadrille's now iconic graphic patterns on heavy card stock with colored borders are extra luxe. They are available through their showrooms, call (212) 753- 2995 to order.

Photo courtesy of Wisteria
Deal of the century: linen monogrammed cocktail napkins from Wisteria are 6 for $12!

Photo courtesy of C. Wonder
If you are like me and can't get enough of C. Wonder, share it with your friends by giving this set of Ikat Nesting Bowls.

Photo courtesy of Gilt Home
For the art fiend, check out the great collection of modern op art prints Martha Angus has created just for Gilt Home.

Photo courtesy of Kate Spade
Game time is on! Bold Dominos by Kate Spade makes game night with friends more fun.

Photo courtesy of Roberta Roller Rabbit
If you know someone that needs some organization in their life, these canvas printed bins from Roberta Roller Rabbit can help.

Photo courtesy of Catbird
I have shown this before because I think it is the best flask ever-- Three Sheets To The Wind says it all. You can find it at Catbird Studio.

Photo courtesy of Horchow
Girls on the go gotta have City Slips from Horchow, the foldable travel ballet slippers in bright leather. The constant traveler needs these!

Photo courtesy of Land's End
Dogs everywhere will be thrilled that they too can now have a classic fisherman's sweater. Land's End has a hand knit wool version you will love.

Photo courtesy of Land's End
OK, so I have a thing for needlepoint. Now your ipad can look snazzy with a chic Land's End bordered and monogrammed case. And it's on sale!

Photo courtesy of Natural Curiousities
This Natural Curiousities Galini Rose print is like getting sent fresh flowers every day. The bold botanical is a striking addition to any art collection.

Photos courtesy of Bose
If you take your music seriously, Bose has this portable speaker to sync with your iphone or ipad. It is a modern day boombox, for the sleek design set. You can get bright case for it to travel safely.

Photo courtesy of Hollyhock
Everyone looks better by the warm glow of candlelight. This hurricane from Hollyhock ,made of hand blown glass,is available with bases painted in Farrow and Ball colors. The great thing is the taper candle is protected and lasts much longer than a votive does. So you get pragmatic beauty here, something Suzanne Rheinstein does oh-so-well.

Shagreen clutches from Vivo all in a row- how on earth do you decide what color is best? One for each day of the week?

Photo courtesy of Mecox Gardens
Mecox Gardens' Vintage Dolphin Bookends will add a bit of golden shimmer to a bibliophile's library.

Photo courtesy of C. Wonder
Make every precious moment count with C. Wonder's nickel plated desk clock. A well designed take on a classic.

Photo courtesy of John Robshaw
For the digitally tethered, tote a laptop in style with John Robshaw's cheery Pomegranate Laptop Bag. The perfect travel companion.

Photo courtesy of Sister Parish
Belly up to the bar and serve up icy cool cocktails with Sister Parish Designs Home Collection patterned ice bucket.

Photo courtesy of West Elm
West Elm monogrammable hand blocked cotton cosmetic bags in narrow stripes and graphic geo patterns make taking your makeup to the gym chic.

Photo courtesy of Michael Devine
If you love Michael Divine's hand-printed fabrics then you will love his trays. His Charlotte pattern in blue and white adorns a plastic cased Ottoman tray you can use as a bar or for breakfast in bed.
Photo courtesy of Robyn Brooks
Rich jewel tones of stingray disks hang from a gold chain link bracelet in Robyn Brooks's updated charm bracelet, the Meng. I have the necklace version, and I sure would enjoy the bracelet!

Photo courtesy of Julia B.
Julia B.'s Paris linen mats and napkins with an applique necklace border in make any china pattern the star.

Photo courtesy of Kate Spade
Give tea time some wit and whimsy with Kate Spade's Illustrated Tea Time Cup and Saucer. The painted watercolor details are ever so dainty.

Photo courtesy of Pottery Barn
Make a new home cozy with linen applique monogram pillows from Pottery Barn. The soft colors are easy to include in design schemes.

Photo courtesy of Leta Austin Foster
We had frames like this growing up- their handpainted details and patterns are decorative without being cloying. Leta Austin Foster understands these things, her Palm Beach boutique is a trove of gifts---
Photo courtesy of Ancient Industries
Keep baby occupied with a charming mobile of mice chasing cheese. Danish Modernism always looks sharp in nursery spaces, it adds some crisp pop. Available at Ancient Industries.

Photo courtesy of CS Post
I love the simplicity and elegance of this soapstone bowl through CS Post.

Photo courtesy of Waterworks
Waterworks recently launched their online store, where they have yummy artisan made things like this: the Hostess Gift Set that includes beautifully made linen towels, a scrub brush, natural sponge and Olive and Sage Hand Soap.

Photo courtesy of Serena and Lily
Kids will love this papier mache elephant with ebulient stripes a la Paul Smith found in India by Serena and Lily.

With a sweet watercolor of luscious fruit appearing on a monthly basis, your trips to the green market might become more inspired. From a favorite, Rifle Paper through Terrain.

Photo courtesy of Pinhole Press
Customize wine bottle labels from Pinhole Press for those who like to knock one (or three) back.

Photo courtesy of Serena and Lily
For the friend that covets a trip to an exotic escape, this Serena and Lily Bazaar Zanzibari Vintage Brass Camel Tray will keep them focused on making that trip happen.

Photo courtesy of Marigot
Cozy PJ's are the best! Marigot has adorable blockprint patterns with seahorses, starfish, octopus, coral and pineapple designs with contrast trim on super soft cotton.

Have a gourmand in you house? Salt from places far and wide has become quite the thing. A minimalist Glass jar containing pink sea salts from the Himilayas from Terrain could be just the thing.

Photo courtesy of Jetsetter
For the person that has everything the gift of travel is the way to go. Bon Voyage by Jetsetter is an inspiring travel guide as well as trip planner available at Gilt's Jetsetter. The lush photos and ideas will have you leaving on a jet plane in no time.

For those that entertain endlessly, why not get Treillage's gorgeous cauliflower handmade porcelain French tureen?

This handsome loden green leather studded box from Mr. Brown would be welcomed in any den.

Photo courtesy of Saks
Know someone beach bound over the holidays? A quirky Canvas Beach Tote by Anya Hindmarch at Saks provides a tromp l'oeil visual reminder of sun essentials.


laura @ hollywood housewife said...

One of the best gift guides I've seen!

The enchanted home said...

What a jackpot of gift ideas!! SO many goodies...I got the Ipad needlepoint cover (( too love anything needlepoint and monogrammed) going to go and get those adorable cocktail napkins, what a bargain! Love the dolphin bookends and funny because I got custom wine labels for my sister and husband along with a case of their favorite wine, was so happy to come up with something different and something I know that they will enjoy! Happy holidays...great round up here!

Marisa/Stylebeat said...

Thank you thank you! I finally did it- better late then never, but that is how we all do our holiday shopping, right?!

kayce hughes said...

Love your list. Those frames bring back sweet memories!

Unknown said...

great stuff, marisa- i wouldn't mind a few selection for myself!

happy holidays!

natalie said...

fun list! Thanks for sharing!! Natalie

A+S / Tilton Fenwick said...

great round up!! want everything, times two ;)

My Dog-Eared Pages said...

Beautiful list of things. I just adore the papier-mache elephant from Serena & Lily and blue Quadrille notes. Oh, and I just might have to buy that fisherman sweater for my dachshund! Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

The tureen... why not, you say? Really? Because it is $12,000!!!