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It??s the holiday season once more and jingle bells aren??t the only thing that??s going to be ringing, a lot of cash registers will be ringing too, ??cause we??re all gonna go shopping. At Marie Claire, we??ll try to make the job a lot easier by compiling this amazing luxury guide. The most wonderful gifts out there, and now, we??ve come down here to 5th Avenue which is retail mecca. To find out who??s buying what for whom, and when, and if they??re gonna buy anything on sales along the way. So let??s go see what everyone is doing this season.
We are always excited to make shopping in New York City.
We have a Bagaholic page for women that love beautiful statement bags and like really buttery gorgeous textures. Do you like any of these?
You love the Chanel. You love the Chanel bag which is a really fantastic clutch purse and a little chain handle, that??s your favorite. What??s your favorite, Milly?
Oh, the Salvatore Ferragamo.
We??ve put together all the major themes for gifts for basically everyone in your life and we??ve got a little bit over the top, and our theme is you know, have a sense of humor with the whole idea of wish list.
Our philosophy is you can get an amazing ticks of, stuff for men, incredible jewelry, beautiful high-end products that are giving something to charity, donating proceeds.
What would you say if you could buy a piece of jewelry and 25% of that would go to charity? Would you be just happy to buy that piece of jewelry?
Of course, definitely. As long as it??s going somewhere good, it doesn??t matter.
There??s a Mocha Monkey that JCPenney had put out, and it??s just a cute little toy for kids and indeed 100% of proceeds of the Mocha Monkey goes to the JCPenney Afterschool Fund.
Do you shop early or prepared or you did a last minute rush?
Early. I don??t like to rush with the people, too much traffic, too much anything. I like to do it early.
I like to go in for that last minute adrenaline rush and just pick up a few crazy kind of really well under pressure.
Eighty-two percent of women admit that during holiday gift buying, they buy for themselves. We don??t spend a lot of time shopping in concentrated period of time. We??re sort of like drive by shoppers, and so here, we??re doing all the shopping and suddenly like that appeals to me. I??ve been working really hard. I??m gonna get something for myself.
We have a saying here at Marie Claire this Christmas. One for me, one for them.
I do love perfumes and I??ve been meaning to smell the Tom Fort. I??ve heard so much about that, and I love the style of that.
We really up to our beauty coverage this year because there are luxury skin creams. They??re fantastic gifts.
The ties would be great for my dad. He??s very fashionable and funky and perfumes would be great for my mom.
I like the DVD and the Blackberry, so you would love to be tortured like I am with my Blackberry.
We had never lived to the time with more choice in terms of shopping. So, we??re covering every possible base.
There??s gonna be something for absolutely everybody on your list and you either take it to the stores and you take it to your computer and shop online as long as you got your credit card, you??re gonna have access to just about everything in book.
Two new cars, zero dollars. Seeing her react to the perfect gift, priceless.
You could win your choice of two identical gifts. One to keep and one to give away when you use your MasterCard and go to priceless.com.
Take for editors because all of the most unbelievable luxurious high-end products that we??ll put out on the market this Christmas were in the office, ready to be photographed and we were walking past trays their edible [unknown] of plenty, and we couldn??t touch, we couldn??t borrow. We just have to keep on walking. So we have been severely tempted but I??m sure it??s been very inspiring. So I??m sure if you do a little straw ball amongst all of the editors, they??re going to have some fantastic ideas but thus, that are ready to get out this month.
This year, I??m giving everyone cashmere travel blanket because I just think that everyone can use them either-- I mean, I just use mine at home, you know, or on the plane. It just makes me feel a little more at home when you??re away traveling. And then for myself this season, I??m treating myself to a Voiton iPhone cover for my phone since I dropped it so many times.
If you wanna get the man in your life something really cool, there??s a website called extravagift.com. I found flying lessons for my fiance on there. It??s 7 hours of flying lesson, it??s really fun. And for me, I??ve been eyeing the product clutches, the new product clutch in pink.
I would recommend for anybody who got them, buy a big gift box and send it with the 25 Best DVDs of all time. That??s what I??m gonna do to my man. But then fill it with half girly movies and have boy movies. I would say The Coen Brothers movie box. It??s got Miller Crossing, it??s got-- well, it??s got a lot of the great ones and I happen to be a big Coen Brothers fan but maybe they??ve got a guy in their life. It??s just that-- I mean, I don??t?? know a guy who isn??t a Coen Brothers fan.
Buy two copies of Super Bad on DVD. One for you, one to keep and one to go away.
I am surrounded by people who just had children and one of the things we shot for the lux guide were these giant picture books like the little engine that could and they??re $45 retail and they??re [unknown] like the super big, wonderful, beautiful hard back books.
The best gift our readers to give this holiday season is the National Geographic Lifetime Subscription. You can do it for about like $1,000 and it??s just really chic and it appeals to the whole family.
What I??m getting myself for this holiday season is one of the gold or sparkly pieces on my jewelry page for my lux list in December and I think one of the best gifts to give anyone that??s close to your family, friends is a nice bottle of Amarone wines.
My holiday gift recommendation is a bottle of the [unknown]. It??s packaged wonderfully, it tastes good and you can take it to all those wonderful parties you??re gonna be going to for during the holidays.
Once a year, companies come out with these sort of beautifully packaged really gifts of all things.
It sounds really exciting in the holidays because all of this really fancy packaging comes out.
I mean, I love this little [unknown]. I think it [unknown] so it feels really expensive but I think it??s definitely under $100. You open it up and there??s a really pretty lipglosses, and the best part is that this is very covert.
I think of cocktail when you can??t go wrong with because they??re so trendy and yet winter cocktail rings are always gonna be out of style for those big chunky rings. And also you get to make a statement immediately at a New Year??s eve party.
I slipped a piece of jewelry and it??s a little gold ring and it??s by a Royal Lopez Mejia. She stamps like words on to the inside and outside of the ring so you can pick up whatever words you want and it becomes personal to that person. They??re not that expensive. I know for sure you can find this over at lopezmejia.com and you can special order one for yourself with whatever words will fit on there to live by.