We have so many creative friends in the arts and fashion causing us great joy at finding so many wonderful gifts for everyone on our list. Please scroll down and shop fashion, jewelry, sweets and savory all at the click of your fingers. Shop now to avoid high shipping charges.
WHO? Courtney Moss, Glamourpuss NYC. TO BUY? Fur & Faux, Hats for north or south.
Launched in October 2009, Glamourpuss NYC broke the traditional accessories mold by creating a bold, colorful, unexpected and stylish line that evoked an “anything goes” optimism. What started with the signature fur funnel, has since evolved into a thoroughly modern collection of unique pieces that reflect the American spirit with a European flair. From the slopes of Aspen to the beaches of St Barth’s, the collection offers dynamic dressing for the Global Glam Girl – whether crossing the street, exploring a new neighborhood, or trotting the globe. No matter where your travels take you, with Glamourpuss in your carry-on, you don’t just get there… you arrive!
WHO? Libby Fitzgerald, Sea*Star Beachwear TO BUY? Espadrilles for everyone on your list. Great bags too!
Sea Star Beachwear launched in the summer of 2015 with the goal of creating the ultimate resort and summer water sport shoe and lifestyle brand for men, women and children.The classic espadrille design was re-imagined with a waterfriendly neoprene upper and a protective rubber sole. Our shoes transition in style from ocean swimming to rocky beaches or rainy city pavement while staying comfortable and cool. GET YOUR FEET WET!
WHO? Laurette Kittle, Walker and Wade TO BUY? Easy, breezy dresses and pieces for travel and everyday. Also wonderful Mommy & Me fashion.
Walker & Wade started with a kaftan and a family vacation in Bali… The inspiration for my collection is to bring a little bit of the beach back home. It’s our “beach-to-table” philosophy: infuse bright vivid colors and a sexy carefree resort style into our day-to-day lives. All my collections reflect my passions: color, design, pattern and travel; all imbued in a process that bring’s together ikats, batiks, and tie dyes from Bali. Our trademark is the custom bead work all done by women artisans, working at home, empowered to provide a better life for their children. Walker and Wade are my two son’s middle names (and also my husband’s). The three of them are the joy and inspiration of my life! Get your beach on, dive into color, be ocean minded.
WHO? Amanda Ross, A Ross Girl TO BUY? The chicest gifts for the women in your life. Must Have – Reversable Satin or Velvet Cape.
I was always supposed to open a shop. It just took 30 years, 4 careers, and 10 different posts to get here. . . et Voila! Rarely today can I find the uniquely curated types of items I love to buy. And while the world is not lacking for fashion/travel websites, my 30-year detour across the metaphorical and literal fashion world brings to bear layers of experience, education, and culture that are reflected in the finds of ARossGirl.com. As the culmination of everything I’ve learned to date, this site combines the spirit of my travels, my editorial eye, and a love for items that tell a story. My hope is to share “secret addresses” from a thoughtfully curated point of view that offer depth, adventure, and that little extra chic de la chic.
WHO? Frederic Fekkai & Shirin von Wulffen, Bastide TO BUY? Most wonderful collection of fresh and fragrant gifts.
Our beauty philosophy is based around simple, quintessential virtues – plenty of water, plants, light, and balance. None of the nasties. No questionable ingredients. We are molded by the love & craftsmanship of local French artisans, we like to call them our “Beautisans” – with their generations of savoir-faire and deep expertise in using rich, potent, good-for-you ingredients found in the South of France.
WHO? Teresa Colley, Lionessa TO BUY? Wonderfully unique Statement Earrings.
In 2018 Lionessa first shared her unique and exotic finds only to friends and family. Since then, she has been spotted around New York at private functions and trunk shoes, offering her exquisite hand picked designs to the discriminating and adventurous women. Today,due to popular demand, she is now showcasing her bounty to the world!
WHO? Jennifer Creel Jewelry TO BUY? A piece of jewelry that is so thoughtfully personalized
A native New Yorker, Jennifer has played all roles from actress, to model, to designer and finally, jewelry designer. Jennifer’s “classic with a twist” designs are multigenerational, whether it be for well known celebrities, family, or friends, her pieces compliment everyone.The whole process includes Jennifer’s personal bond with each client through life stories, and emulating their identity and lifestyle into a rare piece, “my customized touch becomes theirs,” and to Jennifer, “Nothing makes me happier then hearing that my client is happy with their piece. It’s the whole process that makes the experience and jewelry mutually unique
WHO? Ashley McCormick, ASHA by ADM TO BUY? Flattering Mother of Pearl Earrings, Zodiac Pendants
Ashley McCormick is an entrepreneur who started her jewelry company ASHA while a senior at Georgetown University. Ashley conceived of an elevated fashion jewelry line that was bold and sophisticated and used the finest materials, all while maintaining an accessible price point. While studying abroad in Paris, she had a chance meeting with the head of Chanel Fine Jewelry that gave her the confidence to set the idea in motion
WHO? Charlie Pardoe, Yaxa TO BUY? Belts Handmaid in Guatemala to benefit the community
Yaxa celebrates high-end craftsmanship and slow fashion with each of its spirited belts. Weaving was the means by which the Maya communicated their thoughts and feelings about the natural world, how stories were told, and histories recorded. Woven textiles and leather goods played a central role in civil and religious ceremonies. Everything from the spin of the yarn, to the symbols woven into the textiles, to the colors used and the techniques served to convey a wealth of meaning about the weaver and where she came from.
WHO? Kelly Caroon TO BUY? Outstanding Bags
This company started from a long-standing love affair with travel. My mother took me to Paris when I was 12, and I have been hooked on the unique sensory experience of a journey ever since. I suppose you could say travel is in my blood. From the early 1920’s, the Corroon women would set off on adventures to far-off lands in mother-daughter and sister pairs to educate and enlighten themselves. They sought out the undiscovered. I think they were able to find themselves during a time when women didn’t have many opportunities for independence. The photographs and stories of these trips have always been inspirational to me. But so much for a jolly little ensemble if you are dragging an awful looking bag behind you. So I asked myself, why was no one doing stylish, beautifully crafted luggage in great colours that didn’t cost the moon?
WHO? Tony Musso TO BUY? A crazy-comfortable pair of kicks.
Our heels are made for women who love heels, and want comfort – not the other way around. We put aesthetics first, only designing shoes we love. We purposely carry a concentrated assortment of styles, choosing to place an emphasis on enduring fashion and quality craftsmanship. A dedicated team of designers, shoemakers, and biomechanics engineers came together to create a truly new experience in heels
WHO Jamie Creel and Marco Scarani TO BUY: From small to extravagant, everything is a visual treasure
Creel and Gow has an extensive range of fascinating and exquisite objects sourced from all around the world by avid collectors and world travelers Jamie Creel, Marco Scarani, and their adventurous team. It is the perfect resource to embellish one’s life with originality or find that unique gift for discerning individuals. Rare minerals, taxidermy, coral, silver shells, unusual decorative objects and exotic accessories fill these veritable cabinets of curiosities.
WHO? Ala von Auersperg TO BUY? Diaphanous fashion in brilliant patterns
I don’t come from the fashion world, but my mother, Sunny Crawford von Bülow, and grandmother, Annie Laurie Aitken, had innate style. They valued beautiful craftsmanship, knew what looked good on them, and understood that you can be comfortable and still look fabulous. These early lessons trained my eye and helped inspire my line. I wanted clothes that were effortless, yet elegant and versatile: you should be able to wear a garment to the beach, make it fancier if you go out, then add another layer to make it even dressier for a special occasion.I had been working with the designer Antonio Gual for years, creating such pieces for myself, when in 2015 he suggested applying my original nature- and travel-inspired artworks onto them. From there, Ala Von Auersperg — the brand — was born, with my daughter Sunny Kneissl joining the team as our in-house stylist. Since day one, we have focused on making women feel wonderful in the feminine flow of the fabric, the transparency that reveals but also partially conceals the body and the soft touch of textiles on the skin.
WHO? Jennifer Argenti TO BUY? Beautiful blouses and dresses, great clutches for gifting.
Founded and designed by Jennifer Argenti in 2004, Charlotte Brody is an artisanal Collection of luxurious ready-to-wear and made-to-order pieces designed and produced in New York City. Known for couture detailing and the finest fabrics, every Charlotte Brody piece exudes exceptional beauty and the down-to-earth style of a life well-lived.Inspired by Jennifer’s Grandmother, Charlotte Brody, our company embodies her entrepreneurial spirit and our designs reflect her passion for gardening.
WHO? Gavin McLaughlin TO BUY? The most wonderful gift boxes, and food items beautifully packaged
Founded in 2019 by Manhattan-based chef and caterer Gavin Mclaughlin, Portage Foods offers a curated selection of fine foods supporting local farmers and encouraging sustainability. Portage Foods offers discerning customers an array of thoughtfully selected specialty food items from the best artisan producers, specialty shops, and farmers across the country, available for express delivery directly to your doorstep.Whether for you and your family, to share with a group of friends, or as a special gift, our products are carefully chosen to encourage both individual indulgence and sophisticated entertaining. Enjoy the rewards of a life well fed.
WHO? Peggy Bitler TO BUY? Scrumptious sweets and savories
Peggy Bitler created Notti Toffee, made by hand in the mountains of North Carolina to help the local economy. Perfect for sending ahead.
Oh my goodness, I almost forgot someone very close just created a digital version on Packing for Travel Covid Edition! It is available on ISSUU for $12 and would make a great stocking stuffer. Just print the front page, include your code, roll it up and tie with a ribbon and voila – instant gift!