We're nearing the end of November, which means it's time to get out your wallet and start shopping for holiday gifts. Of course, this daunting task means searching high and low for the best and most precious gifts that your loved ones will treasure. We have compiled a list of options for the fashion lovers in your life.
ALEX AND ANI
I adore the ALEX AND ANI holiday collection, which usually has an assortment of chic and creative pieces. This year, the Ugly Christmas Sweater Charm Bangle ($38) and the Oh Deer Set ($58) are my favorites. ALEX AND ANI will donate 20 percent of the purchase price from each Ugly Sweater Charm sold to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. If you’re looking for items to wear year-round, check out the Zodiac Two-Tone Expandable Necklace ($38) or the Love Trio Expandable Necklace ($148) to show your family/friends how much you adore them. You’ll be the favorite Santa at the holidays this year.
PANDORA’s new Shooting Star Necklace ($110) and earrings are the perfect gifts for the special lady in your life. Inspired by the trail of a shooting star, this sleek statement necklace features a pendant with a line of cubic zirconia stones. It certainly has my vote. I love how the duo blends classic chic and contemporary elements so you can wear this from day to night. PANDORA also has several charms to adorn on a bracelet. If your special lady loves bling, she’ll appreciate a few more charms like the Cosmic Stars, Rose & Pink ($110) or the Intertwining Radiance, Rose & Pink ($85).
For holiday parties, every fashionista needs the perfect dress. LOFT has a selection of comfortable and stylish dresses. This Striped, Flounce Sweater dress ($74.99) has a flowy silhouette that compliments your figure and of course, stripes are the trend to slip into. So how about getting a gift card for that style diva?
Oh, the season of rocking knee-high boots is here. Nine West has a wide selection of fancy and comfy boots. The Fallon 9X9 ($240) is part of the 9X9 technology collection that ensures that the boots are super comfortable to walk in no matter the heel height. It has nine innovative product features, including a non-slip, molded sole and breathable lining. The gift of game-changing heels is the reason you’ll be someone’s favorite this year.
The North Face
Canadian winter calls for a solid jacket that marries function and style. The North Face Cryos GTX Triclimate winter jacket ($999) is an ultra-warm, three-in-one jacket that comes with a lifetime warranty. The 100 percent windproof fabric is lightweight and has an adjustable hood with removable faux-fur ruff. Give the gift of cozy comfort this holiday season.
Let style take the front seat as you walk the room in a chic, confident manner. Sorel ensures that no matter which boot you choose, you’ll be rocking it out without giving up on comfort. The Women's Tall After Hours No-Tongue Tall Boot ($380) has a waterproof full-grain leather and suede upper with leather and microfiber lining. I'd say keep this for yourself.
The Bench Color Block Bomber ($169.99) adds just the right amount of swagger to anyone’s daily style. It’s comfy, cozy and keeps you looking chic. You can gift this -- or keep it for yourself. Bench also has several coats and sweatshirts that you can gift family and friends.
For someone who wants the warmest winter boots you can find, I suggest the Cougar Lancaster Nylon Snow Boot ($240). The fur collar and the rubber wedge anti-slip outsole make it easy to walk in these booties. They have a temperature rating of as cold as -30C. Bring it on, Mother Nature! Cougar also has a range of boots for fall, including cool, comfy sneakers for gifting the young ones in your life.
Swarovski's Angelic Square Set ($299) in white rose gold plating is just the right amount of bling for a holiday party. This stunning set with a matching pair of earrings with classic crystal pave pavé is a great gifting option for the special lady in your life. Swarovski's remix collection is also ideal for gift giving. This heart, pink, mixed plating ($89) is embellished with crystals, which makes it a symbolic gift for the love of your life.
The BOGS Crandall Tall Women’s Insulated Boot ($170) is a highly functional boot constructed with 3mm neo-tech waterproof insulation and lined with DuraFresh bio-technology for fighting odors. Comfort takes the front seat with any and all BOGS Footwear, so go ahead and take a stroll with these gems.
For Drake fans, I recommend the iconic Drake sweater. eBay has a wide selection of sweatshirts and jumpers that feature the Canadian rapper. This Hotline Bling Ugly Christmas Sweater ($23.62) from eBay is not only funny, but will be appreciated by a Drake fan. Trust me.
Happy holiday shopping!