Chances are you have someone in your list who is impossible to get a present for because she usually has the latest and greatest of everything! Well… don’t start pulling your hair yet! Here are 9 thoughtful gifts that are undeniably cool, genuinely practical and yes… something she can use.
The Gift of Chic
The Parisian woman is considered the epitome of chic: classical in taste, but independent and dynamic; elegant and sophisticated, at times – feminine and seductive; attentive to what she wears and taking care of her body, but without excessive vanity.
What is her secret? Why is the Parisian woman considered a female role model when it comes to sophistication, original yet simple taste and most of all, intelligent dressing.
Nathalie Peigney shares it all in “Sophie the Parisian: Style Tips From a True Parisian Woman,” an appealing, pocket-size guide to French style and glamour. An offshoot of Peigney’s highly successful and popular blog of the same title which highlights nine of her friends who discuss Ville Lumière and Parisian life, “Sophie The Parisian” delves into the psyche of not just the Parisian woman but also the French capital.
Dedicated to all who recognize Frenchwomen as genuine style models, this new book comes after seven years after the success of style guide Parisian Chic by Inès de la Fressange. Sophie the Parisian offers a fresher, wider and more varied guide to French style.
Sophie the Parisian: Style Tips From a True Parisian Woman
By: Nathalie Peigney
Hardcover / 6 in. x 8 1/4 in. / 232 pages / 105 color illustrations
$35.00 U.S. / ISBN: 978-88-918179-2-1 / Rizzoli / Release date: October 2018
The Gift of Beauty
Nyakio is the eponymous skincare line of Nyakio Kamoche Grieco, a first generation American of Kenyan descent. Described as clean, green and ethical, Nyakio is handmade with cold-pressed oils in small batches. Its formulas are carefully made with ethical and sustainable, natural ingredients from around the world and formulated without sulfates, phthalates, parabens, mineral oil, petroleum, formaldehyde, butylene glycol.
The natural age-fighter. Nyakio’s Manketti & Mafura Anti-Aging Oil is a fast-absorbing oil that targets signs of aging such as wrinkles, loss of firmness, dullness and dehydration. A blend of manketti oil, rich in vitamins E and C, and mafura oil, high in essential fatty acids, softens skin for youthfully radiant skin.
Marula and neroli oils have a rich history, being used by women from Morocco to Mozambique for their skin improving properties. Marula oil, “Africa’s Miracle Oil,” is derived from the marula tree which grows only in sub-equatorial Africa, making it a rare treasure. Nyakio’s is sourced from Mozambique. Beautifully fragrant neroli oil undergoes an extensive extraction process from the flowers of the bitter orange tree in Morocco. Nyakio’s grandfather, a medicine man, often extracted tree nut oils like these to restore the skin.
Relieve the redness. Soothe and nourish skin while calming red, sensitive areas with Nyakio’s Maracuja & Yangu Soothing Oil. With their high content of essential fatty acids, maracuja and yangu oils blend together to create a gentle barrier for skin. Both oils are cold-pressed to preserve their nutrients.
The Gift of Time
Make an undeniable statement with Michele Watches! With the popularity of smartwatches on the rise, fine watches had traversed and crossed the line from being utilitarian to jewelry status.
Yes, these watches are precise chronographs but instead of reminding you to take a walk, measure your steps or accept a phone call, Michele Watches feature hand-set diamonds, mother-of-pearl dials and signature MICHELE touches that creates a fabulous watch that she can live in, share and make her own.
From stainless steel to gold watches with adaptable watch straps made of exotic and luxurious materials, Michele encourages every leading lady to express her personality, embrace her style and take an unapologetic approach to life.
The Gift of Luxe
Take music with you, it sounds bigger than it’s size! The Barrel Bluetooth wireless speaker delivers rich sound in a lightweight, portable design. Small size and stylish durable, soft touch fabric design make this the perfect Bluetooth speaker for your desk or to pack with you to the beach, event and park. Connect the way you want – wirelessly or wired. The Triangle will seamlessly pair wirelessly with your Bluetooth enabled smartphone, tablet, music player and laptop.
There are champagne buckets and there is THE Ivy Champagne Bucket by Marquette. Measuring 10 in. x 9 in., the Ivy is crafted in stainless steel, doubly insulated and embellished allover with Swarovski crystal.
Why does a girl who has everything needs it? Aside from the fact that it is important to serve wines, particularly white wines and sparkling wines like Champagne at the proper wine temperature for best taste, the Ivy Champagne Bucket is a statement of luxury at any occasion.
In honor of the brand’s first decade of oil-infused innovation, this partnership with Swarovski reimagines the iconic Moroccanoil Treatment as a glass bottle elegantly adorned with luxurious crystals. The handmade bottle features nearly a thousand of the finest Swarovski crystals, trickling from the cap and bottle neck down to the body of the bottle in the signature Moroccanoil Blue. Best of all, you still get the silky, shiny and healthy hair you’ve always wanted.