I am elated that the holiday season is upon us. I was already jumping for joy when October came around. Pumpkin everything was in sight and cooler weather meant I could pull out my boots and sweaters. When you live in Las Vegas, anything under the triple digit temperature range feels like there is a “cold front” sweeping through our fabulous city.
I have a long list of family members and friends I want to give gifts to this year. I also will be flying out of the country for the Christmas season so finding the perfect gift, which travels well, is my challenge.
At the Neiman Marcus event last weekend, I was introduced to their Crazy Good Gifts Collection. They were perfect for my needs! It is such a thoughtful collection of unique gifts that seem to be made for my circle of friends and relatives. Here we go. Here are my favorites and they are all $100 or less!
Carl the Snowman by Kate Weiser – $38
There was a lot of love that went into making Carl. Carl actually stands for C.hocolate A.nd R.eal L.ove! He’s a dark chocolate hollow figure filled with hot cocoa mix and mini marshmallows. I am already closing my eyes and saying yum! On Christmas Eve or Day, heat up a pot of milk, put Carl in there and you magically have a pot of hot cocoa for the entire family to enjoy. It is a great gift for your favorite family.
Lipstick Trio by Maggie Louise – $15
Kiss my chocolate lips! You may be noticing my love for chocolate here, but how adorable are these lipsticks made of chocolate? The packaging is gorgeous as well. Stop it, I want ten boxes of these for myself now!
Max-Bone Dog Sweaters – $55
These statement sweaters are the cutest doggy gifts ever. They come in warm fall colors and speak volumes: “Profesh Cuddler,” “Treat Hustler,” “Cute But Psycho,” and “Cute AF.” My senior puppy Tini wears a medium. I’m just saying.
The Great Escape Face Mask Set by Fresh – $75
I love masks. It’s how I pamper myself during the week. This set contains the Lotus Youth Preserve Rescue, Rose Face, Sugar Face Polish, and the Black Tea Firming Overnight Masks which exfoliate, hydrate, firm, and brighten dull skin. The mask essentials all come in a beautiful, circular red case. It is so pretty that you don’t even need to gift wrap it!
Flavored Popcorn – $25
I am back to food of course. You can never go wrong with giving the gift of popcorn! These come in three delicious flavors: Almond Pecan, Cashew Almond Toffee, and Cinnamon Pecan. Plus, the gorgeous cans they are stored in can be used again once you finish eating the popcorn!
Chocolate Storybook Cotton Candy – $34
I just love the presentation of the clear tubs of cotton candy. They are stacked high in 6 cocktail flavors: Champagne, Beer, Rosé Wine, Margarita, Mimosa, and Piña Colada or 6 kitschy flavors: Buttered Popcorn, Bacon, Banana Split, Frosted Donut, Peanut Butter & Jelly, and Birthday Cake.
Bari Lynn Clutch Bags – $75
I do love my statement pieces and these clutch bags certainly speak even when not spoken to: Naughty, Crazy and Party. Now, we all have a friend or two who fits one or all of these descriptions, don’t we? It has a chain that can be pulled out so it can be worn as a shoulder bag. I want to make one that says Moody, but that’s another story.
Kids’ Pulse Light-Up Skates – $100
These skates are guaranteed to light up your kid’s heart with six different flashing modes of light and in seven different colors. It is rechargeable and comes with a USB recharging cable! These are available in gold or silver.
Sing-A-Long Bling Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone – $55
This all-in-one Bluetooth Karaoke Bling microphone with speaker is a must have for any holiday party! It connects directly to any Bluetooth device and has fun, colored LED lights! Even if the gift recipient doesn’t sing, he/she will just want to speak LOUDLY into the microphone..just because!
Dolce Gabbana x SMEG Sicily Is My Love Toaster – $650
Okay, so maybe this isn’t under $100 but it is so worth mentioning! The SMEG two-slice toaster was created in collaboration with Dolce & Gabbana and it is simply fabulous. I don’t want to toast anything in it. I want to carry it around all day. Like a purse. Don’t judge.
Crazy Good Gifts are at Neiman Marcus.