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Very Merry Stocking Stuffers!

Welcome to Chic Luxuries' Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide 2013! Turn up the holiday music, put your Santa hat on and shop the websites featured below to fill the stockings of your favorite people. Ooooh and don't forget to enter to win the prize of your choice from our gift closet. Merry Merry!!! 

Celebrate the true spirit of Christmas and choose a gift that gives back. 20% of the sales of this gorgeous Limited Edition Pink Wrap Bracelet from Willamy Collection is donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation. The pink firepolish crystals are striking against the black leather. Silver crystals and an ice crystal button finish off the look. Handcrafted in the USA, it retails for $55 at

Nineteen Mercier offers a jaw-dropping selection of beautiful and unique finds and this stunning Lia Bottle Stopper is no exception. Rare crystalline cluster amethyst glistens in the light and is paired with handcrafted glass. Handcrafted and assembled in the U.S., it makes a lovely gift for a client, hostess and certainly every wine lover on your list. $65 at

Smile Jamaica In-Ear Headphones from the House of Marley are as adorably chic as they are functional. Even the gift box is way cool. I think Santa will be filling many stockings with these this Christmas. Excellent noise-isolating sound with fabric-covered 52" wires reduces tangling and static. A variety of styles and colors to fit nearly everyone on your list. Starting at $19.99

There's room for all her essentials in Thirty-One's new Vary You Wristlet. Three separate compartments can hold cell phone, money, ID and credit cards, keys, lip gloss. Zippered closure and wrist strap. Available in four colors perfect for Fall and Winter. $30. To find or become a consultant, visit

Your little guys {and girls} will love playing with these adorable Motorola Talkabout Two-Way Radios. They have a 16-mile range for indoor or outdoor communication. Fun to take along hiking, camping or playing with friends down the street. Great to have in an emergency preparedness kit too. Available in Pink {MG167A} or Blue {MG160A} at Amazon or Target. Suggested retail is $29.99.

All eyes will be on her at the next cocktail party, wedding, or New Year's Eve celebration when she wears this dazzling Crystal Floral Necklace from Sole Society. This sparkling crystal necklace is a guaranteed head-turner. 14-1/4" with a 3" extension. $34.95 at

Not only is the Kohl's Cares Holiday Cheer Book a terrific value at just $5, 100% of the net profits will support kids' health and education initiatives in communities nationwide. The book is chock full of recipes, entertaining, decorating, and craft ideas. Pick up a few before they're gone at your favorite Kohl's store or

White Diamonds, the fragrance created especially for Elizabeth Taylor, is a rich blend of florals including jasmine, Italian Neroli, narcisse, gardenia, amazon lily, amber, and sandalwood. She'll love to find this classic award-winning fragrance in her Christmas stocking. The 1.7 oz. Eau de Parfum Toilette Spray Naturel retails for $52 at Macy's and fine department stores. Holiday Gift Sets are also available. 
Beautiful potpourri is one of my favorite gifts to find under the tree and this year's fragrance, Gilded Chestnut, by Crabtree & Evelyn will fill the home with the warm scents of the season. A bountiful array of gilded botanicals are beautifully cello-wrapped and tied with a chestnut-colored ribbon. A generous 1.3 liter bag, ready for gifting, retails for $24. The Holiday Collection launches November 4 in Crabtree & Evelyn stores and at

Finding a lip gloss that stays on, has has the right amount of shine, is the perfect color, tastes wonderful, and has staying power is not an easy task. Savannah Bee's new Beeswax Lip Gloss does all this and more. Made from beeswax, this ultra moisturizing lip gloss naturally hydrates lips to keep them kissably soft under the mistletoe. Available in 3 flavor shades. A pack of two retails for $14.50 or get all three for $21 at

Can't forget our guy friends. He'll love AVEENO's After Shave Lotion which prevents razor bumps. Infused with Oatmeal, it instantly calms and soothes skin so he'll be ready to meet you under the mistletoe. Fragrance free. Suggested retail is $5.99 for a 3.4 oz tube. Available at mass drug, retail and grocery stores. AVEENO is a registered trademark of Johnson & Johnson. 

Teens right on up to Nana and Poppy will appreciate the added protection that the Cellairis Double Take Case for the iPhone 5/5s provides. A two-piece case, the silicone wraps around the phone for shock resistance while the outer hard shell provides an extra layer of protection. Small cutouts in the outer shell allow for the silicone to provide a sure grip. Available in an array of cheery colors sure to make their holidays bright. $34.99 at

I think bras and panties are probably on many women's Christmas list since we tend not to buy them for ourselves very often. With Full Beauty's new Bra Finder, you'll be assured to ask Santa for the right size. Full Beauty has every type of bra imaginable: Sports, Racerback, Mastectomy, Nursing, Sexy, Minimizer, Posture, Front Closure and more. If you're looking for a wirefree bra, you won't find one more comfortable than the Seamless Wirefree Leisure Bra. Available in 5 colors, it retails from $24.99 to $29.99 at

Your little darling won't mind having her hair brushed if you're putting these adorable plush Ponytail Pals in her hair. Available in her favorite animal designs including monkey, dog, elephant, bunny rabbit and more. The elastic ponytail holders will keep her hair neat and out of her eyes. $8.99 at

For a sweetly-scented stocking {and home}, sneak in an Ava Anderson Candle. The Cinnamon Vanilla Candle is a wonderful cozy scent for the holidays. I hope I find one under my tree! Made with coconut wax, madagascar vanilla, cinnamon, clove and allspice essential oils. All of Ava Anderson products are 100% natural and completely non-toxic. The 9-oz candle retails for $24.95 at

Good things really do come in small packages! DeVita's absolute EYES Portofino Noir Quad is infused with anti-oxidant Pomegranate Extract and Green Tea to soothe eyes. It feels like silk is being applied to eyelids. The darker colors have more of an eggplant tone than the picture captures which we found softer and more flattering than typical browns. $36.95 at

No matter how automated we become, a pretty inspirational desk planning calendar will remain on my Christmas list every year. The Lang Bountiful Blessings 2014 Engagement Planner is a good reminder to take time to count your blessings every day. Beautifully illustrated paintings by Susan Winget, the week-at-a-glance planner has room for notes and activities and a back pocket for receipts or business cards. $12.99 at

Let your children show their creativity while having fun designing their own cell phone case. Created by a 15 year-old, The Erase Case is the first truly customizable case. Available for the iPhone 4 or 5. Comes with a Black Marker and Cleaning Solution. Wipes clean when your little Picasso is ready for a new look. $24.95 at

THE best exfoliating gloves we've ever tried are from Daily Concepts. We're certain when you feel them, you'll agree. Perfect to use with your favorite sugar scrub to not waste a drop. They gently exfoliate without scratching skin and the clever label fades when time to replaced. The gloves can be stored in their clever packaging and hung in the shower from the suction cup that is included. $18 at

I had a pair of these a hundred years ago and have missed them every winter since. If she loves boots, put a pair of these Boot Snugs Pant Clips in her stocking and she'll love you for it. Each side clips onto the bottom of pants. They fit snugly and comfortably under foot to keep pants from riding up in boots. Available in 3" and 5". $12.50 at

GOLDTOE's SoleUtion Sport Ultra Tec Liner Socks are a gift just about everyone in the family can use. They are ultra soft, antimicrobial, have a reinforced toe and heel, and help control moisture. A pack of 3 retail for $16.95 at

Fill Nana and Poppy's stockings with something sweet from Sugar Bowl Bakery's. These pretty Madeleines are soft, light, and perfectly plump. Think all butter pound cake in a cookie. Great for fondue fun night too. SRP is $4.99 for an 8-oz. package. Available nationwide, a store locator is available at

Chic Giveaway! ~ One lucky reader will win the prize of their choice from our gift closetTo Enter: email and include the following:
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    Contest ends 11:59 PM ET December 22, 2013.  Limit one entry per person and email address. Winner will be notified by email and announced on our Winner's page. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize. Open to US Residents 18 years of age and older.

    Many thanks to each of the brands featured for providing products and/or photos for this editorial. 

    Nescafe Dolce-Gusto Review and Giveaway

    The elves at Nescafe sent us their Dolce-Gusto Circolo to review ~

    In less than 60 seconds, this baby whips up THE perfect cappuccino, coffee, latte, chai and iced tea, and will make a barista out of even a novice. My fav flavor capsule is the Cappuccino Iced which I use to make hot cappuccino. It's super creamy, has just the right amount of sweetness, and not too strong or bitter. No worries that the milk in your fridge has gone sour or in trying to get the milk to froth...Dolce-Gusto does it for you. Soooo convenient to have on hand when friends stop over. Available in black or white, the Circolo retails for $149.99. Chococino anyone? ~

    I've always been impressed by boutique businesses that offer complimentary cappuccino to their shoppers. With the speed and cost-effectiveness of the Dolce-Gusto, now every small business can do just that! Of course, every coffee, cappuccino and latte lover will adore it as well. I used to spend over $5 almost everyday at Starbucks for a caffe latte, I haven't been back since my first Dolce-Gusto arrived. At about $1 a cup, I like the convenience {and savings} of crafting my own beverage at home. And for the office, dorm or small living spaces, say hello to the Piccolo ~

    Measuring 11x6x8", it's tiny but mighty. Features for both machines include an adjustable height drip tray, removable water tank, and customizable coffee strength levers. We just spotted the Piccolo on sale for more than 50% off! For a limited time, it's $44.99!!!! Santa?

    Nescafe offers a rewards program, enter codes from capsule boxes and they'll reward you with a free box of capsules with every 10 codes. Checkout all the styles and features on Connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.

    Chic Giveaway! ~ The Nescafe Dolce-Gusto team is gifting one Chic Luxuries' reader the Piccolo! ARV: $100

    EASY Express Entry: email and include the following:
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      Contest ends 11:59 PM ET December 17, 2013. Limit one entry per person and email address. Winner will be notified by email and announced on our Winner's page. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize. Open to US Residents 18 years of age and older.

      Many thanks to the Nescafe Dolce-Gusto team for gifting us the Circolo and sponsoring this giveaway. 

      Photos courtesy of Nescafe Dolce-Gusto.


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