Gifts for Her
Do you have anyone on your gift list who would like a vintage Ferrari? Or Bugatti? I know that they are gifts I’d be delighted to receive. Unfortunately, they are out of my league! But these lovingly-created, hand-crafted, intricate miniatures are the next best thing. Most are limited editions and as such, will increase in value over the years.
Recently we’ve been researching a question we’re often asked. ‘Where can I buy meat that is completely natural?’ And admittedly, it is difficult to come up with the answer. So many vendors have, to put it bluntly, leapt onto the bandwagon.
If you’re on vacation, on a cruise or simply enjoying the sights and features of your local area, you still want to look great. There are several things to take into account when choosing your sightseeing outfits.
Keep cool stylishly or use these beautiful hand fans as delightful home decor. Hand fans do tend to be rather … well, kitsch is probably the best word. Those Asian ones always make me think of cheap Chinese restaurants. The ones you see in the slideshow below though, are truly stylish.
High tea from Harrods
There was a time when the highly prized branded goods from Harrods were only available to lucky Londoners or to tourists visiting Britain. (Doesn’t everyone visiting London go to Harrods?) But that was in the old days; today this prestigious store ships its luxury, branded goods worldwide. (Food items cannot be delivered to Australia and New Zealand however, but other purchases are fine).
Luxury soap – simply the best
For some of us, soap is just one of those necessities that we throw into the cart and the grocery store without much thought. That’s fine if we’re buying an everyday products for family use. But when you want a touch of luxury, there’s nothing like a delicate and fragrant soap to lift your spirits and make you feel fabulous.
Years ago, there used to be a Lilly Pulizer store nearby where I live and it was one of the busiest stores on the entire street. It’s no longer nearby but her fabulous clothes are available online if you don’t have a store near you.
You’ll find a great selection below. Black and white is always stylish, always elegant, always smart. If you have a slow connection,please allow a few moments for loading.
I was delighted to discover these wonderful decor items. They make a fabulous gifts for almost anyone. Numbers letters and symbols are available in several different sizes and make beautiful lights.
Stylish and flexible designer rings
What could be more adaptable than these lovely rings? These skinny pieces can be layered and stacked to give you a new look every day, creating your own personal and unique style. Presented by Gorjana Griffin, these rings make a perfect gifts – or a lovely treat for yourself.
For the person who has everything – your own personal lobsterman
Seriously. This is a wonderful gift or treat. (Scroll down to see a couple of the lobstermen). There are several places online that sell fresh and prepared lobster and this site does that too but in addition, you can have your own dedicated lobster trap, complete with its own fisherman, who will send you your own catch. But that’s not all.
Designer jewelry from Daco Milano
I’m sure that I’m not the only one who was delighted to see that these beautiful Italian designs are now available online for those of us in America. The House of Daco Milano has been a well-kept secret in Italy and now these fabulous pieces are available to us all. Shipping is available to most countries.
Looking for fun and quirky art?
If so then here’s a great selection for you. Hugh McLeod has hundreds of these artworks for sale online and all are available as limited edition prints. They are giclées which are printed on the highest quality paper with top-drawer inks and add a touch of color and whimsy to any home or office.
The experts were right – vintage brooches
Yes, when fashion editors and gurus told us that vintage and retro brooches would be back in style they got it right – these looks are so hot right now. The selection we have chosen as fun items – what we used to call ‘costume jewelry’. These look absolutely delicious when worn on a dress, sweater or lapel.
Teapots & sets – ceramic style
Are you a tea drinkers? Or maybe a collector of ceramics? These lovely items satisfy both interests. Available to buy online, these beauties feature a variety of styles to suit and home, or grace any collection. Many have glazes which are completely unique.
Black diamond rings for her
A cliché but true – they are a girl’s best friend. Diamonds will always be the most popular gifts for women especially if you choose from this stunning range. Today’s designers are favoring stunning black diamonds set against white gold and silver. You can see on this page just how fabulous they are.
Beautiful scented candles for your home
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love to have scented candles in the home. These are so popular today that even supermarkets and local grocery stores carry a variety – albeit of a very inferior type. But for those of us who appreciate the best in quality and want the most delicious of aromas in our homes, these are the perfect choice.
Amazing Dior perfumes for women
The name of Dior is timeless. When I think of this long-established fashion house I think of Paris, tradition, style and that certain caché that most fashionable French women seem to achieve effortlessly. Style is composed of many different components. Some are visible, others are far more subtle.
Hand-picked designer jewelry for her
They say that jewelry is the most popular gift for women and it’s easy to see why. I have never known a girl who hasn’t been delighted to receive stylish pieces to add to her collection. The company that sells these wonderful examples online, have a carefully curated selection from top designers.
Gift baskets that are truly gourmet
The word is so often misused, don’t you agree? But when you buy online from the collection carefully curated by Saks of Fifth Avenue, you can be sure of sending a gift that will be truly appreciated by those who love the finer things in life.
A truly wonderful selection of stylish recipe books
Isn’t it excellent when you find a marvelous collection of curated items? And it’s even better when that collection has been put together by a group of people such as the talented stylists at Anthropologie. Known for their fabulous fashion and excellent taste, this retailer has searched for – and found – the very best in mouthwatering recipe books.
Beautiful home accessories from Nambé
The small objects that we have in our homes say so much about us. Style is, after all, attention to detail. Nambé create beautiful home accessories using a variety of wonderful specialist woods and sleek, shiny metals. There is a wonderful range of decor items, useful serving accessories and fabulous photograph frames, vases and lamps.
Wonderful antique style games
These fabulous items are reproductions of games that people used to exercise their minds in the days when ‘we maqde our own amusement’. Long before the advent of television, or even the movies, people for centuries had kept their brains agile and their wits keen by playing a variety of games such as chess, backgammon and other tests of skill.
Cooking & dining in Scandinavian style
When I first saw the Eva Solo range I fell in love with every single item. Today, these items are seen as pure design classics coming as they do from this prestigious Scandinavian studio. Design experts invariably comment on the clean lines and balanced, yet stunning, design but Eva Solo products offer even more.
Create a collection of stylish and fun watches
These watches are great gifts for him, for her or for kids. They are great value for money and the wonderful thing about them is that, on the website, you can design your own. Choose the watch faces you like, and a suitable strap and make it uniquely yours. The company also has a collection of ready-assembled versions too.
You aren’t alone if you’ve spent countless hours searching for the perfect cooking gadget for the foodie or chef in your life. There are hundreds of options out there, yet somehow it always seems that they already own it.
Casual or smart – jackets add life and color
I love stripes, polka dots and some types of print but it’s a good investment to have clothes in your wardrobe that are solid colors. They give you so much more scope when it comes to accessorizing and creating stylish yet stunning outfits. Jackets are one way to do this, especially the ones from this beautiful range.
Buy one piece or the outfit – Anthropologie style
Putting a great fashion look together is easy these days. At one time, those of us who wanted fashion advice on how to put outfits together had to go to consult the experts. Today, designers develop great looks and show them online. Nothing could be easier. Choose a couple of pieces or why not buy the complete look? The garments, shoes, jewelry and other accessories are already selected by skilled experts to help you achieve the latest fashion look.
Stylish designer bracelets – a great gift
I’ve been in love with this company and their jewelry for quite some time. The items are all hand-crafted and are made from natural materials. But those benefits would mean little if the design wasn’t right – and it certainly is. These bracelets are fun and also fashionable and fresh – they are wonderful pieces of jewelry using a variety of traditional ans non-traditional materials.
Clutches & small bags – Kate style
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is singled-handedly responsible for the latest handbag and purse style. She favors small, clutch type bags and retailers, designers and fashion editors everywhere are paying attention. Ever since Kate married Prince William, she has inspired fashion looks with her own sense of style.
There are just a handful of words that exude luxury – and one of those is the name of Lamborghini. Add to this the words ‘Italian design’ and ‘made in Italy’ and you can be sure that these beautiful silver gift items are truly special.
Who doesn’t love desserts? We have chosen the most delightful range of gourmet cakes, desserts, cupcakes, chocolates and other delectable treats and all are available online from Saks Fifth Avenue. Get gourmet delights delivered right to your door.
Harrods style for teddy bears and toys
For the kids? Well yes, babies and children love these toys but don’t you think that they are a lovely gift for anyone? In addition to their regular range of cuddly toys, every year Harrods produce ‘annual bears’ with the year embroidered onto the plush underside of the foot.
Just wait until you see this wonderful selection of designer rings. Even more amazing is the fact that prices start at under $50. Mind you, if you’re looking for something really special, the slideshows has those too.
Fashion retailer Bebe takes the hard work out of accessorizing a new outfit. In their online store you can purchase a single piece – a dress, pair of shoes, jewelry, a bag – or, if you prefer, order the entire look.
There are some occasions when you want to look more stunning than ever – you absolutely need that special dress or outfit. But do you really want to spend thousands of dollars on something you might wear just once?
Most of us have outdoor cooking facilities these days. We’ve come to appreciate how beautiful food can be when it’s cooked simply on the grill and eaten out of doors. But what about when you’re on the go?
If there’s one colour combination that can be relied upon to be stylish – no matter what the fashion gurus dictate – that combination is black and white.
Even though our goal today was to gather a selection of summery sandals, we were overwhelmed by the wonderful stilettoes that you see below. So we were sidetracked but for the best of reasons.
It’s the little things that so often make a difference and this range of vases from the stylish Apt2B are affordable and add flair and color to your home. Bringing the outdoors into our homes is always a good idea and a simple bunch of flowers can make a striking display.
Are you looking for something truly different? Something that is unique in the correct sense of the word? If so then we have discovered the website for you if you’re looking for table wear.
He really was one of the most stylish fictional characters, don’t you think? I admit that a huge attraction for me was the Aston Martin. But there’s that laconic attitude too.
Stacked rings – still hot
Not only are they still an incredibly modern look, designers are still going the extra mile to create even more incredibly beautiful examples.
Vacation style – top pick
Some vacations are for spending on the beach but I think that most of us have got over the soak-up-the-rays thing. Some beach time is excellent but I find that these days, people like to travel to unusual places for experiences.
Art deco – so stylish
Here, we’ve selected our favourite art deco pieces and created a slideshow for your enjoyment. Hover your mouse over each image to get pricing details and simply click for further info.
Classic and beautiful posters for the Monte Carlo Grand Prix
These evocative and delightful posters are a must for the motorsport fan but even if you’re not a follower of auto sports, these posters, which are available framed or unframed, make a lovely display in your home or office, particularly when a few are grouped together. They transport us to times gone by and to one of the most romantic, glittering places in Europe.
The very latest in fashion and accessories – updated all the time.We love to search the internet on your behalf to find those special items that you might not be able to find yourself. But if you’re in hurry to see what the latest trends and deals are, this page is for you.
Scarves, wraps, shawls … call them what you will but they are one of the most adaptable items in a woman’s wardrobe. They can elevate a plain outfit into something truly special. Really wonderful scarves and shawls are a terrific investment and will add style to your wardrobe for years to come.
I have to admit that I’m a wine enthusiast myself so I’m well able to judge the standards and effectiveness of these gifts. And wine accessories are always welcome at any time of year.
Peter Blake produced one of the most famous artworks of the twentieth century. Do you know what it is? Since that time, his work has become even more collectible and these gorgeous strictly limited editions are currently available.
The very name has always conjured up quality to me. Oh, and tradition – that’s hardly surprising because Elizabeth Arden was born in 1884. But yet the latest technology and ingredients are used in these products.
There is something terribly soothing about owning a traditional piece of clothing when its history goes back hundreds of years. Not only are we wearing a piece of history, we also have items that are timeless and will never date.
What a wonderful and unusual gift idea this is. If you have ‘the man (or woman) who has everything’ on your gift list then I’d be very surprised indeed if they have one of these conversation pieces.
Yes, the British Museum has a wonderful collection of fabulous jewellery and they also offer worldwide shipping – what a wonderful idea for unusual gift ideas.
I’m totally in love with just about every item on this website but especially the jewellery. What’s even better is that prices start at under $50. That doesn’t mean that quality is compromised though.
There’s not much doubt about it. I can’t think of anyone I know who would love one of these delicious cheesecakes as gift. Yes, we all say that we’re trying to eat healthily but what can you do when you receive a gift like this? I know that I can’t resist.
I firmly believe that every woman should have real jewelry – stylish pieces that are an investment in themselves. But that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a place for fun too.
Tell them what you really think without saying a word. These items are such fun to give as gifts. They’re inexpensive too and guaranteed to rise a smile. What could be better?
Offered by the top store Selfridges, these Mulberry handbags are the height of British fashion and style. Choose from the tiny clutches so beloved of Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge to the most elegant of weekenders; this collection has something for everyone.
Shop in style – anywhere in the world
When I was at college and we used to go to London, there was nothing I could afford in Harrods. However, in those days, it was possible to buy an apple in the food hall and, for an extra couple of pence, get a distinctive paper carrier bag in dark green with the familiar Harrods logo in gold.
Earrings are an inexpensive but luxurious way to add interest to any outfit. Arhaus is one of our favorite online jewelry retailers. (Although you’ll also find lots of other accessories and fashions at the site.)
Newspaper reprints – an excellent gift idea
You’ve probably seen those reproductions of the first page of a newspaper – usually with dramatic headlines. Well, these are different in that your recipient will get the entire newspaper from that day.
I do like the idea of those wonderfully coiffed and groomed nineteen fifties ladies being naughty, drinking too much wine and generally misbehaving, don’t you?
This is a very cool idea – quite literally. In fact, it’s one of those ‘I wish I’d thought of that’ things. The Corkcicle is a simple and effective way of keeping your wines at the right temperature for drinking. As the company explains on their website, red wines sitting on the dining table become too warm and white wines in ice buckets become too cold.
Beautiful, practical & stylish
These are simply stunning. These sweaters (or are they jackets?) are one of the most adaptable pieces you can have in your wardrobe. They instantly brighten up a plain outfit and come in so many wonderful colors and designs. What I love about this range is that every one features a variety of colors that can be used when you’re selecting your accessories.
Made in Italy – Prada totes
If you’re looking for an inexpensive gift or treat for yourself, then Prada might not be for you. However, if you are looking for superb design, Italian manufacture, top quality leather and an item that is an absolute classic then Prada is the choice for you.
The name of Versace has been synonymous with quality design for many years. There was a time when these products were only available at specialist outlets but today, thanks to the internet, a selection of wonderful items can be purchased online.
Luxury goods fromBentley
Do you remember the first time you rode in (or even drove) a Bentley? It was a long time ago for me but I still remember how incredibly luxurious it was – so unlike any car I’d ever traveled in. Today, Bentley make an exclusive collection of gifts items, all showing the famous and prestigious B logo.
What epitomizes style and luxury better than Bentley? No arriviste, Bentley is a company that has been known for quality since 1919 and have long been considered the arbiter of refined, traditional taste and values.
If you’re not using face oil, read on
It’s been a well-kept secret but no longer – for the best in skin care, be sure to use a great quality face oil. For quite some time, celebrities, beauticians and some of the most beautiful people in the world have been improving and refining their skin using pure, simple oils.
Add style to your home with these timepieces
Isn’t it interesting that clocks are so fashionable as home decor these days? After all, we no longer need them to tell the time – all we have to do is glance at your phones, laptops, iPads – or almost any household appliance -and the accurate time is right there. Or maybe that’s the reason for this current trend.
Now the 2014 Harrods of London teddy bear is available
We loved last year’s bear and like many people, wondered what this prestigious London store would create for 2014. Now all can be revealed. The 2013 annual bear was very gentlemanly (see him here) with his smart city pinstriped waistcoat and sharp red accessories.
Easels for the beginner or experienced painter
There’s something so very chic about using a real wooden easel when you’re painting. And the design of the traditional easel remains the best. Did you know that this traditional style has been used since the time of the ancient Egyptians? Using one of these, you’ll be following in the footsteps of the great artists of times one by.
Special gifts for fifteen year old girls
What is quinceanera? I admit that I didn’t know until I came to live in Florida. It was something that I had never come across in England but thanks to the large number of people from Latin America who live here, I became familiar with the special event that celebrates a girl’s fifteenth birthday.
Designer style – bargain prices
Every woman should own several pieces of truly luxurious jewelry. But that’s no reason to ignore a bargain when it comes along – especially when they are as gorgeous as the examples you see here on this page. Some of these are simply stunning for evening occasions whilst others are perfect for wearing every day.
Gorgeous books about Disney
Who doesn’t know the name of Walt Disney? His film company is one of the most famous in the world and since the early part of the last century, his name has been synonymous with laughter and fun. Millions visit his theme parks every year. Today, the existence of these, and the Disney characters,products and movies, are something we all take for granted.
Give a newspaper or yearbook for an anniversary or birthday
These make very unusual but very welcome gifts and it’s easy to see why people love them. These beautiful books contain reprints of the year you have selected. It’s great fun for people to read exactly what was going on in the world on the day they were born for example.
Real copies of Life magazine from history
The important thing that I have to say right away is that these items are not reprints – they are not copies – they are genuine editions of Life Magazine. They are a truly wonderful gift at an amazingly low price. Not only that, they are truly fascinating and are the sort of gift that will become family heirlooms.
Designer gifts for the stylish woman
I remember reading many years ago (and I believe it might have been a quote from Coco Chanel) that a great outfits makes you notice the wearer not the clothes. The most stylish and sophisticated women still follow that timeless advice. Fashions come and go but the clever woman knows how to assemble stylish and simple clothes that form the basis of a sophisticated and flexible wardrobe.
Art, travel & lifestyle books for the collector
For some people, books are more than just something to pass the time on a lengthy flight or on the beach. And for those people there are no better gifts than books especially those we have featured here. This is the famed collection of Assouline.
Cosmetic bags from the top designers
I remember many years ago being impressed by stylish women who used designer goods that weren’t on public display. What I mean is that anyone can have a designer handbag or scarf but the truly stylish and elegant woman uses designer goods that aren’t just there for ‘show’; they use them because they are the best.
Gifts that everyone will love
There are very few people who don’t appreciate fine foods. Sure, we’re all trying to eat as healthily as we can these days but if someone gives to a delicious treat as a gift, what can you do?It would be so rude to not indulge! By giving gourmet treats we are saying ‘go on, enjoy yourself, you deserve it’.
Holiday gifts that last forever
I love to give personalized gifts.They show the recipient that you have really thought about their gifts and cared enough to be sure that the object was right for them. What’s more, when you buy personal holiday gifts, next year they’ll be used again, and again, and again…
The best gift for the foodie or cocktail lover
I know before I even start that I’m going to find it impossible to describe exactly what these are. But if you’re looking for an extremely unusual gift, these are for you. Some people are so difficult when it comes to choosing a suitable gift but these kits will satisfy even the most jaded recipients.
Stylish pins and brooches that stand out from the crowd
Brooches and pins have been worn since the earliest civilizations. As you know, archaeologists have found these items dating back thousands of years. And although their popularity has never waned amongst those in the know in the fashion world, it seems that they are once again huge news in mainstream fashion.
Direct from BBC America – gifts for the Doctor Who fan
It’s a bit scary to think that I remember the original Doctor Who series when it was shown on the television in the UK. Maybe it’s even more scary that I still watch it now on BBC America. But Doctor Who is now fifty years old. Here’s a piece of trivia for you – did you know that the first of the series was shown on British television the evening after Kennedy was shot? But enough of trivia.
November 22, 1963. The assassination of President Kennedy
For once, I don’t have much to say. If you were born in the mid 1950s or before, then the chances are that you remember. I do. And so many thousands, millions of words have been written since and by much better writers who are more knowledgeable about the event than I will ever be. There’s no way that I can compete with them.
Limited edition coin & framed print collections
These are a stunning gift for the lover of American history but make a splendid and thoughtful gift for anyone,especially the framed coins and commemorative prints of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Some of us remember only too well that fateful day in November, 1963. But those who don’t are well aware that it was an event that changed the world.
You’ll want to check out the fabulous items here; whether it’s apparel, home decor, or star wars collectibles and other wonderfully unique gifts for yourself, friends and loved ones.
While shopping My Habit you’ll be delightfully surprised at how wonderfully unique this site is, offering an incredibly large selection of products from home decor to apparel for everyone. When only the best will do, no matter what it is that you are looking for, you’re sure to find it here.
Stylish fashion photography as decor
Just imagine all the fashion shoots that have taken place over the last hundred years. They have created a beautiful record of days gone by and the styles that were worn by the fashionistas that our mothers and grandmothers admired. Luckily, these historical images have not all been lost and today we can have them on our walls as stylish wall art.
Thinking of a sun and ski vacation?
Are you looking for the perfect gift for yourself or loved ones who are into sun and ski products that are made of the highest quality?
We all know that taking care of ourselves and our loved ones is a priority.
At this outstanding website you’ll find a large selection of very unique items that will offer you a number of ways to maintain and offer great physical and mental health. Quite frankly, I haven’t seen a lot of these items and was pleasantly surprised by the selection of natural health, natural healing and wellness products.
Simply put – gadgets and small electronic items make outstanding gifts for anyone
These gift ideas are especially great for those hard to shop for people on your list…you know the type, the seem to have everything, or you want to get something truly unique that they wouldn’t purchase themselves but would be thrilled to own.
An eclectic selection of vintage replicas for home decor
I wonder if you realize just how much fun I have searching out unusual gift ideas for Tastes? This site is a great find. It features a very eclectic selection of replica goods which are perfect for the home or office. They are inexpensive too and many are suitable for children’s rooms.
Altair – the fabulous outdoor luxury
I am in love. Everything I recommend on Tastes, I recommend from the heart. I will never put anything on this site that I don’t absolutely adore. But this is beyond even that. I need this. I never thought I’d need, or even want a tent. But this … this is a fantasy world in the making. Luxurious, beautiful and, amazingly, practical too.
Luxurious jewelry for him and her
There comes a time when only Italian design and craftsmanship will do – maybe when you’re looking for that extra special gift for a loved one. On this website,you’ll find gifts that the man in your life will love.We particularly like the stunning cuff links – items that are a hallmark of the stylish Italian man. But there’s plenty for the girls too.
Kitchen utensils and serving items in beautiful handcrafted olive wood
A huge part of dining pleasure is presentation and that’s why we’re delighted to show you these wonderful handcrafted serving pieces and cooking utensils made from sustainable olive wood. In addition to their practicality, they are extremely attractive and grace any table or kitchen with style.
Beautiful organic skincare products
You can see straight away how gorgeous the packaging is for this wonderful range and it well expresses the purity of this fabulous skincare range. All these lovely lotions are USDA certified but that’s not all. They are suitable for vegans and those who are concerned about animal welfare as no testing on animals takes place.
Genuine Italian food and treats available online
I’m lucky because there are some lovely specialist food shops in our local area. But nevertheless, there are many foods that I remember from vacations in Italy, or dining at lovely restaurants, that I just can’t find. So you can imagine how delighted I was to find this wonderful website.