Saturday, January 28, 2023

Holiday Gift Guide

Every year, I vow not to wait until the very last minute to complete my holiday shopping. All I can say, at this point, is that there’s always next year to try again. Let’s be real though, gift shopping can be stressful and trying to avoid redundancy by finding unique items takes time. With that mindset, I’ve put together a gift guide of cool, stylish and different gifts ideas to hopefully make your life a tad bit easier during the holiday season frenzy. 

OSSA

Phone necklace from OSSA

These phone necklaces are as cool as it gets. Recently launched this fall, the brand was created by three fashion industry veterans who were inspired by the highly functional and well-considered design of the ‘handykette’ (translated as phone necklace) concept out of Berlin.  

There’s a style for everyone! 

Price range: $85 to $195/set

Available at https://www.ossanewyork.com

TED BAKER

Ted Baker timepieces

Luxury British lifestyle brand Ted Baker has launched four new timepieces, each embodying the brand’s fresh new take on their iconic watch styles. In the women’s range, the Lilabel timepiece features the brand’s iconic magnolia motif across its 36mm transparent dial. This collection is the first to incorporate the magnolia motif, which represents perseverance, strength, and beauty in nature.

Price Range: $140 to $190

Available at Nordstrom.com

TALBOTS 

Crepe tuxedo blazer from Talbots

Holiday social calendars are filling up and Talbots recently launched statement pieces that will electrify any outfit this season. Dressing women for 75 years, Talbots newly crafted luxe, limited-edition Anniversary RED DOOR Capsule Collection is paying homage to the retailer’s iconic welcoming red doors, while saluting to their past and toasting to their future. 

A standout piece is the crepe tuxedo blazer with a peekaboo bright red interior lining. Here’s an idea… Make this a gift to yourself! 

Price Range: Varies 

Available in-stores across South Florida and at https://www.talbots.com

BENT AND BREE

Handbag from Brent and Bree

Founded by a Boca Raton-based female entrepreneur, this line of handbags and accessories is crafted from cork. Each piece is water resistant, lightweight, vegan and sustainable. There is lots to choose from on the brand’s website and even better yet, enjoy 20% OFF with code HOLIDAY22. 

Price Range: Varies

Available at https://bentandbree.com

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PROTECT MY SHOES X AMANDA PERNA

Shoe care has never been this fun and it’s the perfect gift for any shoe-loving friend. Incorporating fashion designer Amanda Perna’s colorful and playful take on style into Protect My Shoes’ patented shoe stuffers and signature shoe bags, the collection is all about fun while caring for shoes, mixing and matching colors for a vibrant daily shoe care regimen. 

Price Range: $15 to $20

Available at https://www.protectmyshoes.com

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Disclosure: Olivia Hollaus is the Founder and Creative Director of Protect My Shoes—Ed.

MY POSH PLANNER

This is seriously the best planner ever. It will keep you organized, inspired and motivated throughout 2023. The weekly pages have plenty of space to fill up with busy scheduling commitments, the multi-colored hardcover reminds us to manifest dreams, and the fashion-inspired imagery makes it a fun planner to use everyday of the year. There are plenty of other fab features to discover as well. You won’t be disappointed—Get one for yourself and gift this to all of your girlfriends. 

Price Range: $30 to $37

Available at https://www.MyPoshPlanner.com

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FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS BOCA

A Boca Raton fixture for the past 16 years, the upcoming program for the 17th season of the Festival of the Arts BOCA has got something for everyone. Experiences create a lifetime of memories. Give the gift of tickets to any of the outstanding world-class performances and dynamic speakers on schedule from March 3 to March 12, 2023. 

Price Range: Varies

Available at: https://festivalboca.org

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THE SCHMIDT BOCA RATON HISTORY MUSEUM

Boca timeline at the Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum; photo credit: Jacek Gancarz

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Boca Raton Historical Society, local artist Kourtney Cannon created a giclee print of her acrylic painting reflecting Boca Raton’s ever-changing history as inspired by the Timeline Gallery, part of the new History Alive! exhibits on display at the Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum. This is a special gift for everyone living in beautiful Boca Raton. 

Price Range: $40 to $60

Available at the Museum store located at Old Town Hall, 71 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton 33432 or online at https://shop.bocahistory.org/

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TANYA TAYLOR X MISETTE

Tanya Taylor and Misette have launched an exclusive set of hand-painted tapered candlesticks for the holidays. These candlesticks feature a punchy bright color blocked pattern with pops of lemon zest, avocado, and boysenberry inspired by the Tanya Taylor Resort 2023 collection and Misette’s art-inspired Colorblock collection. 

Price Range: $60 for set of 2

Available at: https://www.tanyataylor.com

TAFTS CRAFTS CO

Tafts Crafts Co

South Florida-based resin artist Brooke Taft has a passion for sparkles and her pieces have just the right amount of shine. This is a fab gift idea for the friend who loves to entertain. Her trays and coasters are all handmade by Brooke herself with custom orders taking about 1 to 2 weeks to complete. 

Price Range: Varies

Available at https://www.etsy.com/shop/taftscraftsco/?etsrc=sdt

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Olivia Hollaus
Olivia Hollaus
Olivia Hollaus is the Founder and Creative Director of Protect My Shoes, a brand focused on creating stylish, sustainable, and practical shoe care products. She loves fashion, design, and all things fabulous, so she’s always on the lookout for what’s new and unique. Aside from running her own business, Olivia is the proud mom of two boys who keep her on her toes. IG: @protectmyshoes

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