Bringing a bottle of wine to a holiday party for the host is always the perfect gift. It’s so perfect, that you’ll probably be one of many to bring the same gift. Although some (like me) will not mind bottles upon bottles of wine, it would be nice if your bottle stands out from the rest.
One way to do this is by dressing up your bottle. Yep, dressing it. I’m not talking about the usual rectangular bottle gift bag in a holiday red/green color scheme. I’m talking about using wrapping faux fur around the neck of the bottle and pinning it with a cute pin/brooch. I did this last year – doesn’t it look so cozy all bundled up?
Another way is to gift a wine accessory, along with the bottle. Items, such as stoppers and collars will be used long after the wine is gone. I found some practical accessories at True Fabricationsthat are sleek and shiny. Perfect for the holidays!
If you buy into one trend this season, please let it be the big cozy cardigan. You will wear it ALL winter long!
Although it is very easy to get lost in a giant sweater, it is also very possible to wear it with style. The key is to pair the over-sized cardigan with form-fitting and monotone pieces, like dark-washed skinny jeans or a body-hugging black long-sleeve tee.
Here is a cardigan I scored at the Gap, paired with simple silhouette pieces.
In case you are in a SUPER giving mood this holiday season, here are some fabulous (read: outrageous) gift ideas from Neiman Marcus. I mean, what recession!?!
How about treating your family to a Tory Burch Family Chariot Electric Tricycle. It's only $4,500, Or just get your kids an Edible Gingerbread Playhouse by Dylan's Candy Bar. A small $15,000 check will cover it.
Thinking larger? How about a Tequila Avion Private Party by Colin Cowie. For a mere $125,000, you get non-stop tequila AND Colin! If you are looking for something that lasts past the holiday season, how about a Dale Chihuly Pool Sculpture Installation. $1,500,000 should cover it.