Best of Holiday Gifting 2016

As I've barely been able to keep on track with my own holiday shopping, I'm sorry to say that I'll only be providing you with one single gift guide this year, which is more a round-up of my favorite items of 2016. Throughout the year, I've been exposed to so many different products, from beauty to home and from fashion to food. I've rounded up some of my top favorite items that I believe that are not only worth the price point, but will also leave a lasting impression on the recipient, based on quality and longevity.

  1. North by Northeast offers custom coordinate glassware, including Riedel stemless wine glasses and Stolzle crystal rocks glasses. It's the perfect way to preserve and display a precious moment or place in time. // Set of 4 Captain's Claret Glass for $120
  2. I've fallen in love with Pixi Beauty products this year - especially the Glow Tonic and Endless Silky Eye Pen, almost every product I've tried has been on point with lasting effectiveness. Fill up a box with The Best of Bright and a mixture of lip and eye favorites - she won't be disappointed! // Best of Bright Discovery Kit, $22
  3. Monica Vinader has some of the most beautiful, delicate jewelry pieces. I love that each piece can be custom engraved to reflect a special message, which makes it the perfect gift option for anyone in your life. // Rose Gold 'Fiji' Chain Bracelet, $295
  4. For the person in your life who loves crafting the newest dishes to try, Mary's Secret Ingredients delivers four boxes a year (one each season) containing the latest, new-to-market brands and kitchen tools. // $108 for a one-year subscription
  5. Help her get ready to rock 2017 with a gorgeous piece from Dalia MacPhee. Dalia MacPhee focuses on fashion that is wearable and affordable for all sizes (most pieces are available up to size 24W). // 3/4 Sleeve Sequin Dress, $119
  6. Comfortable sleep and great hair/skin? Yes, it exists. The NIGHT Pillow features a TriSilkā„¢ moisturizing pillowcase, self-adjusting memory foam and a signature black hue that negates light. // $150
  7. Blemishes are one of life's greatest disappointments, so it makes sense to give the gift that keeps on giving clearer skin. Clear Rayz from Baby Quasar delivers light therapy that kills acne-causing bacteria and reduces the inflammation associated with breakouts. // $249
  8. I live for chic, comfortable fashion, and French Sole NY does not disappoint when it comes to work-ready ballet flats that are not only extremely stylish, but also extremely comfortable. Because, not every day was made for living in heels. // Peppy Herringbone flats, $190