The Christmas holidays are just around the corner! You may be wondering what unique gifts are out there that would be great for gift giving this year! At Tanja & Co, we are here to help! After researching (shopping!) and reviewing, we’ve selected our favorite gifts to give (and receive) this year!
We absolutely adore these Skybar Wine Chill Drops! They allow you to cool your wine one glass at a time without waiting for the entire bottle to chill in the refrigerator! You simply remove the Chill Drop from your freezer, place one in your glass and pour!
$49.50 | Frontgate
As an event planner, I’m on the road – a lot! I LOVE this Smart Charger – if you have one, you’ll never be out of power again when you’re away from home or during an emergency! This would make a great gift for your friends and family who are always on the go – buy one for them, and one for you!
$29.50 | Frontgate
In the Bag
An everyday carryall that truly fits all of your essentials, the Michelle Tote, in metallic pebbled leather, is stylish and functional. Not only is it beautiful, but it has enough space for magazines, gym clothes or a spare pair of shoes, which make it ideal for work or weekend!
$395 | ToryBurch
Shake it Up!
Relaxed, soothed muscles and soft skin are only a soak away! European Dead Sea Salts, Epsom Salt, coconut oil and sweet fragrance combine to leave you relaxed, detoxified and smelling sweet. It only takes a few shakes of these salts to turn bath time into a sweet escape. Choose Dreamsicle, Lime Cooler, or festive White Chocolate Peppermint flavor. Each 8oz. shake serves 2-3 luxurious and beautifying baths.
$13 | Feeling Smitten
For those on your gift-giving list who have furry children, these Harry Barker Toile Food Bowls are sure to make a great choice! They are stylish and durable and pair beautifully with the rest of the Toile Food Storage Collection.
$24 & up | Harry Barker
Just in Case
Design a custom case for your beau of bff using your own photos, colors and graphics. Dress electronics in your personal style, or mask it in your favorite mantra.
Start at $40 http://custom.case-mate.com
These ovenproof, stackable, porcelain dishes open all kinds of new possibilities in the kitchen. As a girl on the go, I truly appreciate the time-saving design – store, cook and serve all in one dish! Less time, Less mess. But the true genius of these pieces is that you can cook several courses at once! Christian Bjørn’s brilliant design allows oven heat to flow freely in all dishes. These chic pieces are workhorses and a must have in one’s kitchen arsenal.
$99 and up | allmodern
Every girl on the go needs a cross-body bag. Now I love my satchels and totes, but there are times when I need my hands and arms free or my chosen ensemble for the evening calls for a smaller clutch. The cross-body bag is versatile, great for keeping essentials at your fingertips when shopping or at the airport and can double as a clutch for an evening out on the town.
$348 | Saks
Let’s Play Ball
Here’s a toy you can feel extra jolly about buying for your wee tot. Inspire your budding artist or architect with the playable ART Ball, a set of interconnected wooden balls joined by specially designed connectors allowing it to be easily manipulated into an endless number of patterns and creative configurations.
From $29.95 | beyond123
Drop It Like It’s Haute
These statement earrings are sure to become a favorite in your BFF’s jewelry box. The embellished drop design features a brass flower and crystal tear drop suspended from a twinkling, emerald-cut glass stone in a warm amber tone – oh so elegant. The perfect accent for an evening look or as an unexpected accessory to glam up your daytime dress.
Color Me Happy
A dazzling set that features 16 mini nail colors plus a full-size jewel top coat. This polish set will get you ready for any occasion with a mix of Sephora by OPI’s bestsellers, trend shades, and basics. It’s an ideal gift or little personal treat for yourself.
$49.50 | Sephora
Heavy Metal (heavy on style that is)
Handspun from aluminum and glazed to obtain the depth and multi-color of dupoini silk. These piece would work great in any number of places in the home.
$100-200 | Beyond Blue Interiors
Apply your makeup with finesse using this pristine, limited edition brush set dipped in a rich, gold finish.These innovative brushes were designed by French designer, Phillipe De Mao, and feature elongated, tapered handles displayed in the included base. Bonus, these will look glamorous on your vanity.
If this gift is for a fashionable girl on the go, I also love the deco dazzle set which comes with a chic black and gold clutch.
$68 | Sephora
One of my longtime personal favorites, Givenchy’s Hot Couture. Like runway fashion, this fragrance is glamorous yet sophisticated. Through sensuality and warmth, Hot Couture creates an elegance that can only be equated with couture fashion. Sweet raspberry nectar, magnolia, and ambered vetiver combine to bewitch us with vibrant, confident, and passionate femininity.
$67 | Ulta
Do you believe in magic? Well, if you didn’t – you will now. Little artists can create like Picasso – minus the mess! The Magic Light Paint Palette lights up to match the color of whatever paint you use, but only shows up on the special magic paper. Dip the brush in the color palette, it lights up in the selected color, and “paint” away.
$19.99 | Crayola
All Tied Up
This smart, silk bowtie crisply piped in white, gives it serious graphic appeal. Can we say dapper?
$162 | ahalife
Jacques Torres makes this haute cocoa with real chocolate – never cocoa powder. The result is a thick, rich, creamy hot chocolate bursting with flavor. This combo includes both the Classic and Wicked mixes – perfect to suit both your naughty and nice moments.
$36 | JacquesTorres
Use this stylus just as you would a real pen within the Studio Basic app—take notes, make maps, draw diagrams—and make your iPad even more indispensible.
$159 | ahalife
Put a Ring on It
From catwalk to sidewalk, this three-stone cocktail ring really rocks! Shimmering stones and a Dorado striped crystal provide the perfect amount of bling to go with just about everything.
$88 | henribendel
Bring it to the Surface
For the techies in your life, you’ll definitely want to consider checking out surface, the latest from Microsoft. Not only does it have some really great features (including a kickstand!) but it has an amazing design, too!
Connect for Pricing | Microsoft
Pip is Hip
Instead of giving someone the traditional popcorn in a tin, give them something a bit different, such as this Pipcorn Crate! We love the design of it, and it comes backed with four family size bags of limited edition holiday flavors!
$88 | Pip Snacks
Cult British nail brand Ciaté® brings decadent luxury to your fingertips with its latest in nail art innovation – The Velvet Manicure. This chic mani is created in a two-step innovative kit. Featuring luxurious crushed velvet, this kit was inspired by excessive layering of exuberant textures, which was featured in fashion shows around the globe. The result? A truly unique, sophisticated, strokeable finish.
$19 | Nordstrom
Down to Business
Ensure that your friends and fam are set to make their best impression. Be armed with plenty of business cards on your next networking venture with this Leather Card Case. The opportunity for a great first impression was never classier!
$35 | Leatherology
Bag It Up!
Make sure your jet set friends travel in style with these adorable travel essentials. It’s the things that we often do not buy for ourselves that we wonder how we ever traveled without.
$38 | hendribendel
Who doesn’t love a good, comfy pair of shoes that are also incredibly stylish? Tieks are designer flats you can fit in your purse and wear all day, every day! Stylish. Comfortable. They are available in a full array of styles and colors. LOVE!
$100 | tikes
Lolita has the most adorable hand-painted stemware with a special recipe on the bottom of each glass! We love the holiday glasses they have featured!
$24 | Lolita
This Little Piggy went to Business School
Personal finance education needs to start young and this fun piggy bank makes that easy! The Money Savvy Pig piggy bank has four chambers, one for each of the four money management choices a child should be taught from the time they are small – SAVE, SPEND, DONATE, and INVEST.
$16.99 | Money Savvy Generation
We love this perfect petit palette for a chic, on-trend look for your holiday engagements – the Guerlain Liu Eye & Lip Calligraphy Palette!! This is definitely a gift you’ll want to buy two of – one for a friend, and one for you!
$79 | Nordstrom
In Your Face
Love. Love. Love these! Custom one-of-kind bangles. The contours on these chic bracelets are hand-carved from a photograph you provide to reflect the unique contours of your face or the face of your love or BFF. These bold bangles are available in a number of haute hues and beg to be worn by the armful!
$350 | Cameo By RUX
Snuggly-chic is what your friends and fam will be when equipped with one of these sumptuous sweaters. Equipment’s line of cozy cashmere sweater styles are available in an array of happy hues and classic neutrals.
$268+ | Equipment
Make a ‘State’ment
Care for a Florida-shaped flapjack or Texas-sized biscuit? This cast iron art is a functional example of design concept meeting utility. Cast iron skillets shaped like a different state from the Lower 48 (sorry, Hawaii and Alaska). Each skillet also comes with a custom made magnetic hanger that will allow you to display your pans on the wall. Dedicated foodies can create different geographical compositions using the artful pans.
$450+ | Felion Studios
If you have any other great gift ideas, please leave a comment and share with everyone as many of us still have shopping to do. Also, be sure to check out our favorite things from 2011. We’d love to know what gifts you plan to give (and would like to receive) this year!