the holiday gift guide: classic gifts

Still on the hunt for a perfect gift? Me too -- it honestly feels like it never ends, and the scary fact that Christmas is a mere 17 days away (14 hours...12 minutes...jk.) has me thinking of what it takes to get those really tough candidates crossed off my list. 

Here's a list of classic gifts -- pieces that will stand the test of time, and are guaranteed to make your giftee jumping for joy. Think mom, sister, the girl who has it all -- these picks might be a little more pricey, but she'll probably have it for, like ever (or something close to it): 

1. Kate Spade Copa Cabana Wallet $89 (on sale! from $178)
2. Michael Kors Large Gold Runway Watch $275
3. Longchamp Le Pilage Large tote $145
4. Coach Willis Bag $298
5. J. Crew $125 (select colors on sale for $98/$59)
6. Kate Spade Open Spade earring $48
7. Cashmere-lined Leather Gloves $98 (on sale! some colors $59)
8. Coach Single Legacy Tassel $38
9. Club Monaco Celine Cashmere Scarf $198
10. Heaven & Heath Snow Glob Ornament $18
11. Catbird Classic Heart Studs in Silver $64
12. iPad Mini $329 + up
13. Kate Spade Bow Watch $195
14. Monogram Jewelry Box $78
15. Polka Dot PJ Set $24.99
16. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll $17.99
17. Club Monaco Skye Cocktail Ring $49
18. YSL "La Laque Couture" Nail Lacquer Set of 3 (a $75 value) $60
19. The Frankie Pump in Snake Print $228
20. Framed Giclee Print by Andy Warhol $74
21. Pearl Bee Earrings $80 (I have a very similar pair by Kate Spade and I LOVE them!)
22. Dipped Toile Dessert Plates $12 each
23. Monogram Passport Holder $135
24. Kate Spade Monogram Note Cards $26

::Want more? Visit the rest of my Holiday Gift Guide for 80+ gifting ideas::



  1. I love all of these! Definitely would be great to receive them :)

  2. Great guide! Love the items and the layout. How do you do that mouseover thing? Super cool!

  3. Love the Michael Kors watch. I have one and wear it every day. Definitely a great classic gift!

    Brooke du jour

  4. Lovely list , love it.


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  6. You picked out some lovely options here...I especially like the leather gloves and white pumps!

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