Self Gifting

Posted on: December 12th, 2017 by Carrie Young No Comments

In the mad dash to find a unique gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list, sometimes one person gets left by the wayside- you. There is simply too much shopping to be done, too many holiday events to attend, and too much to do this time of year. By the time the holidays are over, we often need a holiday from the holidays. So, why not carry a sequin bag and wear cheeky, embellished shoes? No time better than the present. Why wait for someone else to buy you a diamond?- in my case I’d be waiting forever. This holiday why not sleep in, with the help of a chic new comforter and a jasmine scented candle.  Make the time to fully unwind with a hot bath or a favorite spa-treatment-in-a-bottle. In short, make sure this holiday season is a happy one. Here are the best gift ideas to keep for yourself. No one needs to know who your fabulous gift came from anyway…

This sequined rainbow Attico pouch is the finishing touch for any party outfit. Attico multi-colored sequin striped drawstring pouch, $371,

Feeling festive? These black Aquazurra powder puff slingbacks are just the fun shoe to complement the holiday mood. Aquazurra shoes, $862,

Here’s your excuse to wear all-over-sequins, the more the merrier. Christopher Kane silver tone silk and paillette spaghetti strap slip dress, $1,362,

Treat your tastebuds to something decadent this holiday season. Galilee Osetra Caviar is farm-raised in Israel using water from nearby Dan River. Spoonbill Caviar, or Paddlefish as it is sometimes known, is a freshwater sturgeon that thrives on the nutrient-rich food in the Mississippi and Tennessee Rivers. Dean & Deluca Caviar Gift Box, $200,

Blended in Austria, this Winter Oil Bath is a restorative treatment made from cinnamon, clove, and orange oils. Add this to a bath for guaranteed relaxation, as well as to calm the skin and help prevent against dryness. Susanne Kaufman Winter Oil Bath, $90,

A relaxing head spa treatment in a bottle, this Uka Rebirth Serum for Scalp effectively addresses the damaging impacts of contemporary life and revives the scalp with a warming sensation. Made with 93% natural ingredients, the formula is ideal for both men and women. Uka serum, $56,

In Japan, bathing is a moment for meditation and self-reflection. Bring that ritual into your own shower with Amayori’s steam-activated aromatherapy tablets, $21, These shower mochas are made from cypress oil, which promotes relaxation, and bois de rose which revitalizes. Skilled workers in Japan’s Kishu region have used Binchotan charcoal for centuries for its purifying effects. Morihata offers a body scrub towel, $19, and facial puff, $17, to complete a calming, purifying, shower routine.

Indulge in a classic and cozy cable knit sweater that you’ll wear from now until the April thaw. Balmain wool sweater with ribbed detailing and gold-tone embossed buttons, $1,665,

Grown in California, spun in the Carolinas and cut and sewn in New York’s garment district, Wright Bedding is the need-to-know new line of bedding that is going to make sleeping in all the more enjoyable. Wright Bedding duck down comforter, $315,

Jasmine is known to have a calming effect and some theorize that smelling jasmine before bed is helpful in getting a better night’s sleep. Diptyque candle,  $64,

Why wait for someone else to buy you the diamond ring you’ve had your eye on? Treat yourself to a special stone this holiday season. Jemma Wynne, 18 karat rose gold diamond ring, $1,890, [] (

The Elder Statesman creates some of the best knits for all genders, so it should come as no surprise that they make the perfect woven scarf. Your neck will never be chilly again with this M’oda ‘Operandi exclusive. The Elder Statesman rib tuck scarf, $1,055,

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