For the women in your life, from daughters and sisters, to friends or co-workers, Sterling Forever is gift perfection. Their line of jewelry is inspired by inspired by high-end jewelry designers, celebrity favorites, runway trends as well as by their own style experts who travel the globe. There are pieces that are on trend–fun and sexy and easy to mix and layer. And there are beautiful classics to delight more conservative tastes. This jewelry is at home in the office and simply elegant for nights out on the town. https://www.sterlingforever.com/

The Dory Clutch

Another gift that any woman would welcome is a handcrafter leather bag from Eklund Griffin (eklundgriffin.com), a young, yet sophisticated, brand that is poised to join the ranks of Maine’s finest luxury goods.

Two sisters from Maine decided to take an idea of designing beautifully handcrafted handbags and make them in the U.S. The bags are traditional, luxurious and perfect for consumers who want a good quality bag. The five-piece Maiden Collection of handcrafted leather bags offers a range of nautically inspired silhouettes make a perfect holiday gift for ocean-lovers and discerning minimalists alike. The designs feature custom marine-grade three-strand rope zipper pulls with a brass finish and durable chambray lining—the same textile that the term blue-collar originated from. The collection consists of the Infinity Tote ($500), the Wave Weekender ($450), the Dory Clutch ($350), the Buoy Block Clutch ($200), and the Rope Wristlet ($100).

 

Men are notoriously difficult to shop for, but Man Crates can make it simple with their selection of high quality gift sets. This season’s gift sets include:

Coffee Lover’s Crate

Popcorn Lover’s Crate

Chili & Cornbread Making Crate

Peanut Butter Lover’s Crate

Mistletoe Moscow Mule Crate

Jerky Advent Calendar

Jerky Tree Ornaments

My choice is the Chili I& Cornbread Making Crate, which features all the makings for a chili and cornbread feast plus a pair of wonderfully useful cast-iron skillets.  www.mancrates.com

For the frequent traveler, I love the Mer-Sea sweater line, inspired by the salty waters of the sea—and cozy and warm, which makes them perfect travel companions. They layer beautifully, to beat the cold weather that is coming out way.

I especially like The Lisbon Traveler for its open-sided, relaxed fit and a distinctive and sporty lattice front design. https://www.mersea.com/

There are lots of charging devices on the market, but most have a fairly big footprint. The ChargeHub X3 3-Port USB Charger can power up to 3 USB devices simultaneously and FAST with a single power supply—so it doesn’t take up much space. At $39.99, it is affordable and the package includes (1) ChargeHub X3, (1) 6ft Detachable Power Cord, (1) User Manual, (1) Clear Lens with Removable Film, and (1) Year Limited Warranty by Limitless Innovations. www.limitlessinnovations.com

Dedicated bakers can always use something new for their kitchens.The Anolon Advanced 2-piece Silicone Baking Mat Set would be a welcome addition, as would the Ayesha Square 11″ inch griddle. https://www.potsandpans.com/product/11-griddle-pan-brown-sugar/

Also for bakers, both serious and amateur, Viking Ceramic Bakeware

Viking’s Ceramic Bakeware offers serious nonstick properties. Their pieces feature Exdura Green II ceramic coating, which is free of the  PFOA and PTFE chemicals found in other nonstick coatings. The Viking ceramic coating is naturally stain and scratch resistant. The heavy-gauge carbon steel construction distributes heat more evenly while giving the pan added durability. Dual-sided silicone pads have been built into the handles for added grip when holding or moving the pan. Oven safe to 480°F (250°C).

When I’m really stuck for a gift choice, my best bet is to grab something festive from my local wine and spirits shop. A good go-to is Grand Marnier Liqueur, which comes in an impressive bottle and can be enjoyed “straight” or as the main ingredient in such classic cocktails as the Sidecar.