Luxury Gift Guide

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Every winter wardrobe needs a little sparkle. These earrings from Alexis Bittar’s Miss Havisham collection adds a cool winter shimmer to a holiday outfit. The pewter, ice blue and cream colors make the perfect accessory for this time of year. Angelique Shoe, 7725 Maple St., 891-8992

This holiday season, one of the best gifts you can give is quality time with your loved one. A gift certificate for lunch, Sunday buffet brunch or even a Réveillon lunch at the Audubon Golf Clubhouse is the perfect way to ensure spending a leisurely afternoon overlooking the oak trees and enjoying quality New Orleans dining. Audubon Golf Clubhouse, 6500 Magazine St., 212-5282

Everyone makes New Year’s resolutions; not everyone sticks to them. Make reaching those goals that much easier with a gift that will keep you organized (and still stylish!). This Kate Spade 2011 wall calendar, whimsical sticky pad and copper pocket organizer are practical but youthful. Betty Hunley Designs, 6507 Magazine St., 895-2870.

Everyone wants to indulge her sweet tooth during the holidays… Instead of giving a wreath to hang on a door, give this edible dark chocolate wreath instead! The 10-inch gift tray is filled with milk chocolate foil-wrapped stars for an extra treat.  Blue Frog Chocolates, 5707 Magazine St., 269-5707.

Give your favorite hostess the gift of a smashing outfit perfect for ringing in the New Year with some sparkle. This gold sequin mini-dress will shimmer like the iconic New Year’s ball at midnight.
C. Collection, 8141 Maple St., 861-5002.

When the temperature drops, every woman wants to throw on something that is both practical and en vogue. This black Em&Liv leather jacket with an asymmetrical zipper is edgy yet comfortable, perfect for a stroll through New Orleans. Em’s, 246 Metairie Road, Metairie, 834-2795; Em & Liv, 7611 Maple St., 861-7272

New Orleanians want to support local artists while looking fashionable; this Sennod Jewelry Design pewter vignette charm is made by local designer Michele McKeon exclusively for FeBe, 474 Metairie Road, Suite 102, Metairie, 835-5250.

For a gift that will make your loved one sparkle, this 14-karat white gold necklace with a 3-carat cushion-cut bezel-set Tanzanite stone surrounded by 12 brilliant-cut diamonds and two straight baguette diamonds will be sure to dazzle her. Hans Luetkemeier, 3246 Severn Ave., Metairie, 454-1170.

This holiday season, indulge in one of the latest crazes in jewelry, Trollbeads – collectible, interchangeable and unique multi-colored glass, silver and gold beads. The possibilities are endless for the kind of bracelet you want to create for yourself or for a loved one. Isabella’s Jewelry Box & Gallery, 3331 Severn Ave., No. 105, Metairie, 779-3202.

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Reader Comments:
Dec 5, 2010 04:51 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

The Nibble gourmet food magazine also listed a gourmet chocolate bar from Sulpice Chocolat which I find intriguing. They have both dark and milk chocolate bars and each bar is individually painted with a beautiful design. It looks like they would make nice last minute gifts for co-workers or teachers.

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