Lily Winston Holiday Gift Guide 2018
The holiday season is upon us and we cannot wait to spend time with friends, family and loved ones from near and far. Giving those you love the perfect gift can be obvious, but sometimes it can be stressful and a bit challenging.
At Lily Winston it’s shopping season year round! Our Holiday Gift Guide highlights our favorite gifts for men and women under $100 and those with a little bit more to spend.
We hope this guide helps ease the stress of finding the perfect gift so that you can focus on what truly matters.
Our favorite gifts for Her under $100
1. Silk Pillowcase from Slip, $85
These silk pillowcases prevent aging, sleep creases, and bed head. This unexpected gift is something she won’t regret trying and it’s a simple luxury. Slip also makes great silk eye masks…..perfect for her stocking!
2. Luxe City Guides Fashion Gift Box, $90
These little books help you navigate the world's shopping capitals like a local. A great gift for the fashion and avid traveler in your life. She’ll always have the best places to shop at her fingertips.
3. Leather Catchall from Charlotte’s, $96
What woman doesn’t need a pretty place to put her trinkets?
4. Diptyque Mini Candle Set, $78
The best smelling candles on the planet. Perfect for the bathroom or next to her bed. This set includes their bestselling scents plus a few more!
5. Leather O Key Ring from Charlotte’s, $55
We love this key ring because it’s classic and big enough to hang on a wall hook or find in your purse. Bonus points for the shimmery holiday gold color!
Our favorite Luxury gifts for Her
1. Gucci Quilted Leather Wallet, $470
Treat her to a timeless classic that she’ll never replace. We love it in classic black but this festive kelly green is a fun pop of color.
2. Mignonne Gavigan Beaded Scarf Necklace, $425
One of the 2018 most coveted necklaces, these are perfect to spice up any simple holiday outfit! They come in a variety of colors and styles so you’ll definitely find one that suites her taste.
3. Smythson Set of Six Textured Leather Notebooks, $365
For the writer in your life, give her these wonderful notebooks from Smythson. Beautifully made leather, she’ll want to display these on her desk.
4. John Hardy Dot Bracelet from Bailey’s, $495
Who doesn’t love a Bailey’s Box? This simple, sophisticated bracelet can be worn alone or stacked with your other favorite arm candy.
5. The Brilliance Brightening Mask from La Mer, $250
Dry, aging skin doesn’t stand a chance with this mask set. Beauty lovers will be all aglow when they try La Mer’s Brilliance mask.
Our favorite gifts for Him under $100
1. Duke Cannon Handsome Man Can from SOUTH, $75
This kit is filled with great smelling grooming essentials for those dapper gentlemen in your life.
2. Etched Silver Belt Buckle from Charlotte’s, $55
Personalized luxury that epitomizes Lily Winston style and “finishing touches.” Every gentlemen should have a classic belt in their closet.
3. Ugg Scuff Slipper, $80
Help him keep those tootsies warm. Ugg is our go to option for slippers. They wear well and look great!
4. Pig & Hen Bracelet from Liles Clothing, $89
Handmade in Amsterdam these striking bracelets are just the right touch for a fashion forward lad. An unexpected gift that’s sure to be a big hit!
5. Whiskey Cocktails Book, $88
Help him turn out the best cocktails at his get togethers with the boys. These drinks not only taste great but look amazing!
Our favorite Luxury gifts for Him
1. Mova globe from SOUTH, $280
These globes move with light. How fascinating is that?
2. Leather-Trimmed Dopp Kit, $395
For the well groomed lad, give him this fabulous dopp kit from Prada. He can put all his skincare in one place fashionably.
3. Alessi Five-Piece Bar Set, $260
Add the whiskey cocktail book from our under $100 gifts, and he’ll really be set to make some magic at the bar.
4. Sofia Cashmere Portofino Travel Set in Navy, $395
For the man on the go for work or leisure, this cashmere travel set will come in handy on cold flights. Send him off with this cozy set in our favorite nautical shade.
5. Deakin & Francis spinel cufflinks with ruby eyes from Liles Clothing, $848
Skulls never looked so fancy. For the man who has everything, this unique gift is on trend and luxe.
With a few short weeks left before the holidays we hope this guide has inspired you with thoughtful gifts for those on your list! It would be our pleasure to help you with any of your holiday shopping, so please don’t hesitate to contact the Lily Winston team. Happy Holidays!
Here at Lily Winston Thanksgiving is a warm and inclusive gathering. In our homes, family and friends both old and new, feast on lovingly prepared holiday dishes and engage in wonderful conversation while reflecting on our many blessings. As we prepare our homes for the upcoming festivities, we hope you will enjoy our ideas for creating a warm and inviting ambience for your guests throughout the season.
The Table Setting
Setting the table family style encourages connection while passing dishes to share. It also stimulates delightful conversations. Food is served and eaten on traditional dinnerware that creates a warm and familiar feeling inside all who gather here. We love to make our table setting elegant, but never overly opulent, with heirloom linens, crystal, and sterling flatware to complement our holiday china.
This season we are choosing to use the Woodland Collection from Spode, which is reminiscent of the first Thanksgiving’s landscape, featuring woodland foul surrounded by a stately border.
Martha Stewart’s photo of Fall’s lush scenery inspires our choices of colors and textures to enhance our table setting. We suggest covering the table with linens to add warmth, texture, and color because it’s all about making everyone feel welcome and comfortable while dining.
A Dish for All
Lily Winston cooks to fill hearts and stomachs with love. Hours of joy are spent preparing dishes. There’s no stress because we always remember it’s about welcoming our guests, not the food. The process of cooking with children and family is one to be cherished too. We prepare traditional Thanksgiving comfort food including mashed potatoes and green bean casserole along with pumpkin and pecan pie.
We may include non-traditional Thanksgiving dishes on the occasion that we are blessed to welcome international guests to our table. Consider preparing familiar dishes from their culture. Our goal is to make everyone feel like their dining comfortably at home with new friends.
Hosting any gathering requires advanced preparation including your fashion choices. In addition to entertaining your guests and creating a warm and inviting setting, there will be time spent preparing the Thanksgiving feast. Your choice of attire should reflect an effortless sense of style and understated elegance to welcome your guests the moment you open the door. Please no ugly sweaters with giant turkeys or silly pumpkins! To protect your beautiful holiday attire while in the kitchen, we love this mature apron from Anthropologie.
As a guest, a thoughtful gift to your host is always appreciated. Consider giving a delectable box of chocolates like these from Maggie Louise Confections.
At Lily Winston we are most comfortable in classics like button ups, cardigans, and leopard prints. We primarily wear neutral colors because they’re timeless and easy to match. Here’s an example of what we will welcome guests in this Thanksgiving.
You can style this outfit with your favorite pieces hanging in your closet, but we don’t blame you if you rush out to get the gold, sculpted heeled boots from Giuseppe Zanotti. The most important pieces in this outfit are the leopard print button-up, black shoes, and gold toned jewelry. Choose the shoe that fits your style and lifestyle best. Make sure you tuck the shirt into the black jeans to define your waist. Next, throw on the long cardigan, pulling the leopard print sleeves out far enough so the cuff peeks out from under the cardigan. Roll the sleeves up if you need to.
Lastly, an outfit is incomplete without jewelry! Wear your favorite gold jewelry to play off the leopard print and gold heels on the shoes. We are a fan of the classic Tiffany T Square Bracelet and Kate Spade Stud Hoop Earrings.
Share Your Blessings and Give Back
May we all be ever mindful this holiday season and throughout the year of those less fortunate than ourselves. This year our Lily Winston family will be making a donation to “Feed America”, a national organization working to end hunger. Another option would be to donate an hour of your time in the service of others at one of your local homeless shelter.