Stories for: Gift Guides

Gift Guides, Insider's ObsessionsDinosaurs Rule!

If you’re looking for the perfect one-of-a-kind gift for the person who’s impossible to buy for, allow me to share with you my latest obsession. Sill Life, a boutique company created by Holley Simmons based in DC, offers creative bespoke terrariums ready to beautify any space. My favorites are the gilded dinosaurs which are fun and fabulous, each one with its own quirks and carrying a cactus on its back. My pet golden boy T-Rex is ferociously guarding the tree and gifts, and he is fun as a conversation starter and centerpiece. The dinosaur itself is made of sturdy but slightly flexible material, so it won’t break into a million pieces if little paws get ahold of him. I also particularly appreciate that the cacti are living organisms but don’t need a lot of attention. The dinosaurs now ship nationwide and are ready to go! TDO had a virtual sit down with the cool and creative force behind these creations to ask some burning questions and glean some inside info, so read on.

READ MORE

Gift GuidesSkin Miracles from Eve Lom

I always love getting a jumpstart on the holidays so I can avoid the stress of last-minute gifts and actually enjoy family and food! We’ve scoured all the eye-catching beauty offerings this season, and I’m obsessed with Eve Lom’s Restorative Moisture Ritual which packages up healthy and beautiful skin in a festive box. Full size products are included to really give skin a chance to respond and benefit from a consistent regimen. This is the perfect luxe gift for the one who deserves some pampering with truly skin-changing products. My skin is a happy testament to the wonders of Eve Lom’s moisture ritual, as I’ve found myself absentmindedly touching my face and startled back to reality with newfound firm and youthful skin!

READ MORE

Beauty, Gift GuidesA Few of My Favorite Things…

annick-goutal-noel-scented-candle-300g

 

So no one burned down the house making the turkey this year (merci Dieu), and we’re off and running towards gift season. We’re in need of some calm after the storm after this epic year, and there’s no better way to do that than with a quiet corner, a cup of tea, and a candle. We have been scouring the current offerings for what we love the most, and can’t be found without some savoir-faire. Our favorites range from stocking stuffers to full-blown luxury, hope you love them as well.

READ MORE

Accessories, Beauty, Gift Guides, Jewelry, TechShower of Bestie Love!

vday

Valentine’s Day is just a couple weeks away…and while gifts for your significant other are always nice, say “you’re the best” by showering your bestie with some treats, too! (Hey, who else will watch The Bachelor with you or listen to your gripes anytime?) Here are some of our suggestions:  READ MORE

Books, Gift GuidesLast Minute Book Gifts for Your Francophile Friend

parisbooks

There’s always seems to be at least one Francophile amongst a group of friends; if you haven’t found a gift for them (or their kiddos) yet, we’ve rounded up a great list of books you can pick up last-minute on Amazon (thanks Prime!) or at your local book store.

  • Parisian Chic – Written by style icon, Ines de la Fressange, this book is all about the how to dress like a Parisian women…all of the secrets of their effortless glamour, accompanied by chic illustrations!
  • Les Oeufs Verts au Jambon – A classic Dr. Suess Book in French! If she’s a chic maman, this book will spark her little bebe’s French skills! (Also, books are always a great gift since moms are reading all the time to their little ones!)
  • My Trip to Paris Doodle Postcards – Grown-up coloring books are all the rage right now, so this is perfect for anyone really! These postcards are made to be colored in with colored pencil or crayons; then you can mail out to friends and family. (Also a great gift for someone who has been or is planning to go!)
  • Parisienne French – If your Francophile friend is finally going to France this year (after years of dreaming and saving), then get her this book. It’s a go-to guide for local slang and phrases (including a quick how-to on pronunciations), which will come in handy – as she sips espresso at sidewalk cafes, wanders through amazing museums, shops her way through the city, and eats her weight in croissants.

Food, Gift Guides, ObsessionsObsession of the Moment: Sugarfina Vice Collection Bento Box

ootm---sugarfina

Gift GuidesGifts for Your Girlies

ggbffs2015

The holidays are the perfect time to show how much you love the amazing women in your life – from your besties to your mom. Here’s a roundup of ideas…  READ MORE

Beauty, Gift Guides, ObsessionsObsession of the Moment: Pureology Pure Volume Holiday Gift Set

ootm---pureology

Gift Guides, Mom & Kids, ObsessionsObsession of the Moment: Little Passports Early Explorers Kit

ootm---littlepassports

Gift Guides, Mom & KidsHoliday Gifts for Kiddos

kidsgg15

We’ve rounded up some fun gifts for the kiddos this holiday! Let’s start with…

1. Anything from June & January. Whether you’re welcoming a friend’s new baby with J&J’s perfect ‘basic’ blanket or want to spoil your niece with swing dress and tights, they have you covered. Made with love in Brooklyn from the softest, safest fabrics for stylish wee ones.

2. A festive sled! It makes for a big gift under the tree (read: buy lots of wrapping paper!), something fun to do outside in winter when you’re experiencing cabin fever and it’s got lots of bang for it’s buck. We went with an option on Amazon that ships free for Prime Members and you can throw in a pair of cute, yet functional, Crocs snowboots while you’re at it!

3. Melissa & Doug is carried in toy stores around the country plus they have a website that easily sorts by age, price, skill, theme and more so you can check all your littles off your list and easily buy in bulk. Water Wow! is a mess free activity to do all the way to Grandma’s House for the holidays and their pretend toys allows everyone to take part in festive prep!

4. LEGO A long-time favorite for all ages – there are endless possibilities when it comes to creating whatever pops in to their little minds and can be easily brought to a friend’s place or out for dinner to keep busy ones even busier. What’s even better? At long last someone has thought of an amazing invention to combat pain from stepping on LEGO in your very home – a stylish pair of slippers (designed by a French PR firm naturally!)

5. No matter what age you’re looking to buy for – these sweet, playful Jellycat animals are fan favorites in homes all around the globe. Catering to itty bitty babies from their first soft stroller toy, to loveys, squeaky and books with tails and simply everyone’s favorite bashful bunnies, nothing is more adorable than a Jellycat menagerie. Be sure to buy back ups for those particular favorites that your kids jut can’t live without.

6. JJ Rabbit dipPLATEs make mealtime more fun – so a win for parents and kids on this one! They come in cute animal shapes – like bunnies and piglets – and can keep condiments in a divided section. They’re dishwasher-friendly, biodegradable and free of BPA, PVC and Phthalate.

The Daily Obsession draws from the expertise of a coast-to-coast editorial team offering dedicated readers reports of the most luxurious products and trends. We provide sophisticated and relevant angles on the latest fashion trends, must-have beauty products, insider interviews, travel destinations and of course, our current obsessions.

Archives

Editor Picks

Related Posts Widget for Blogs by LinkWithin