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Chic Luxuries Holiday Gift Guide 2014

HO! HO! HO! ♫ It's the most wonderful time of the year! ♫ We're here to make your shopping easier than ever, just fall into your favorite comfy chair, put your feet up and shop the websites below for everyone on your list. Then, come back here to enter to win the prize of your choice from our gift closet, details {and a fun surprise} below. 

We ADORE everything about the Orvis Leather and Canvas Traveler Duffle. The olive and brown color combo, textures, antique brass hardware, roominess, plaid interior, and the two matching plaid pillows tucked inside as a surprise. Ultra durable and strikingly handsome, he'll love it! Get it for him so you can borrow it. ☺ $395 at

Red Door Spa's Ultimate Celebration is a gift ~ and day ~ she'll never forget. This incredible day of pampering includes an Oxygen Facial, Desert Hot Stone Massage, Enriching Hair and Scalp Massage Ritual, Milk & Honey Mani and Pedi, Shampoo, Blowdry, and Finish, Makeup Touchup and a delicious spa lunch. aaaah! We think it's the ultimate chic luxury. $557. For additional spa packages and to book yours, visit

The special guy in your life will treasure this handsomely stunning watch new from the Recraft Collection by Seiko®. The silvertone stainless steel solar chronograph watch is powered by light energy and features a gorgeous blue dial, calendar window, and stopwatch in 1/5-second increments. The watch easily transitions from the stadium to the boardroom. Item #SSC281, MSRP: $350, a store locator is available at

For the chic fashionista, this classic watch from Pulsar's Night Watch Collection is a timeless beauty. Features a large, easy-to-read dial with a touch of sparkle, blue hands and a silvertone stainless steel bracelet. Item #PM2129, MSRP: $125, a store locator is available at

leather moto jacket

She'll look hot in this buttery soft Leather Moto Jacket from J. Jill that is even prettier in person. The asymmetrical zipper adds a chic touch of femininity. It's just the right length to have a little lace tee peeking out the bottom. Front and back princess seams and roomy pockets. Love LoVe LOVE!  Available in sizes XS-XL for $349 at

Give her the gift of glowing, youthful skin with L'Occitane's Divine Star Gift Set. My expression lines have faded since I've been using the Divine collection and I'm sure it's prevented new ones from forming. This luxurious anti-aging skincare set includes full-size Divine Cream, Divine Eyes, Divine Lotion and Precious Cleansing Foam packaged in an exquisite golden box. The Divine collection is softly scented with the aromatic fragrance of fresh immortelle flowers. $182

Isn't this a beauty?! For the novice barista, the Gaggia Espresso Color Espresso Maker from Whole Latte Love whips up a steamy cup of delicious handcrafted crema-topped espresso, cappuccino, latte, or macchiato in minutes. Accomodates pods or ground coffee. The rear of the machine houses a removable 42-oz. water reservoir and the Gaggia can dispense hot water for tea or cocoa. Makes an impressive gift for the coffee lover and business clients on your list. Regularly $249, it's on sale as of this writing for $189 at

ugg classic short boots

Shop till your heart's content in the chic UGG® Classic Short Boot. Your feet will be so happy in these chic boots that are as warm and comfy as slippers. They have a moisture-wicking interior and a cushy foam insole covered with a sheepskin sockliner. The light and flexible molded EVA bottom helps cushion every step. Available in sizes 5-12 and 11 seasonal colors, our fave is Chestnut pictured here. They're at the top of our ~ and Santa's wish list! $155 at

The golf enthusiasts on your list will love you even more when they find the Cobra® BIO CELL Driver under the tree. Featuring Crown Cell weighting, Forged E9™ BIO CELL Face, and equipped with  MyFly8 and SmartPad™ Technology with 8 adjustable loft settings, the all-titanium driver can be tuned to maximize distance and deliver longer, straighter drives. Available in 5 striking colors for the ultimate personalized club. $199 at

The only brand that made our Holiday Gift Guide two years in a row is none other than Beatriz Ball. New this season is the gorgeous Forest Pinecone Tray which is sure to be a hit at every holiday party from Thanksgiving to New Year's and even for the big game. The It gift for every hostess with the mostest. Generously sized at 19-1/2 x 13-3/4". $146 at

Raise a glass to celebrate the holidays with Robert Mondavi Winery 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville. Hand harvested primarily from grapes grown in Mondavi's renowned To Kalon Vineyard in Napa Valley, this rich, savory Cabernet with varietal complexity and long finish that will impress and delight guests and makes a wonderful gift for the party host, wine aficionado, and business clients. $55 at

A fun gift for the hostess and the martini or Manhattan lover, Bambeco's Martini Gift Set includes two festive martini glasses handblown from from recycled soda bottles and a stainless steel shaker bottle. The set arrives wrapped in a beautiful eco-friendly presentation box tied and accented with fresh greenery. Both inside and out, it's an impressive give that's almost too pretty to open and a steel at $40.

Dads {and Moms} on the go will appreciate a gift from TWELVElittle. The Unisex Courage Backpack has a water-resistant crinkle nylon exterior with leather trim and padded shoulder straps. Additional features include a changing pad, a bottom zippered pocket for dirty diapers, slip pockets for water bottle and baby bottle, two outer and one interior zippered compartments, and a padded tech sleeve for tablets and laptops up to 14". Available in Black, Gray and Olive for $210 at

At the top of every music lover's list will be the Tunz Rechargeable Bluetooth Speaker by TYLT.  Up to 20 hours of incredible sound play from a wireless speaker thanks to two 3-watt speakers and a passive radiator. USB port to charge your phone or tablet. Change the look to suit your mood or decor with the 3 included vibration-canceling silicone bands {red, blue and black}. Touch controls, hands-free call/answer and carry bag also included. $149.99 at

Give the gift of home security and peace of mind with Piper. The fully customizable security system alerts the owner by text, email, or phone call to what's happening at home while they're away. Whether it's the front door opening, a loud noise, or motion, they can view a video of what triggered Piper to react based on their personalized settings. Additional features include a piercing siren and two-way audio for listening and speaking. $199 at

For the little boy on your list who loves sports, this Boy's Letterman Jacket from Up and Away Jackets has him covered. The jacket features 5 sports emblems including football, baseball, soccer, hockey and basketball, and the cutest mini baseball mitt zipper pull. Available in sizes 12 months to boys 8 for $85 at

And for little girls, we love the girly details Freckles + Kitty adds to dress up a casual outfit. A lace flounce hem, pretty pocket and matching fabric on the hood and pant legs are all sweet touches. This 2-piece set is ultra soft and comfy too. The site is currently under renovation, but promises to be open shortly for holiday shopping.

Girl or boy, your little one will not want to let go of their new friend, the Personalized Gund® Peek-A-Boo Bear from Things Remembered. The cuddly soft bear raises its arms to cover its face with the blankie and says 8 phrases including "Where are you, baby?" and "Peek a boo, I see you" as it giggles. Free two-line embroidered personalization. A thoughtful and absolutely adorable gift. $40 at

I use this Black and Decker Dining-In Countertop Oven to bake, roast, broil and toast. Three rack positions and two baking racks allow for more cooking space. It's quick, convenient, and can hold up to 6 slices of toast, a 12" pizza, or an entree and a side. I love the sleek design and the stainless exterior that looks great in the kitchen. A wonderful gift for any homeowner, apartment dweller, or son or daughter away at college. $59.99 Available at Target and

BagInspiration's Paperthinks Long Tote is a flawless tote for the professional woman on your gift list. Made of recycled leather, it has a magnetic closure, cotton lining and interior slip pocket for phone. The classic tote is sleek, stylish and available in 5 neutral colors. Regularly $124, it's on sale as of this writing for $99.20 at

She'll love the many benefits of having a relaxing facial anytime she wants with the Panasonic Nano Facial Steamer. The steam hydrates skin while it deep cleans and removes dirt and makeup that can clog pores. Ultra fine nano-sized ionic particle steam is 4,000 times finer than normal steam to infuse moisture into the skin. Two skin therapy options allows user to choose a 3 or 6-minute facial. $179.99 at

The Pedra Coasters by RabLabs are exquisite for the host/hostess, client, co-worker, homeowner, or apartment dweller. Stunning agate is hand polished in Brazil and assembled in the USA. The chic and unique set of 4 multi-colored coasters are protected by rubber feet on the underside. Gift boxed. $68 at

This adorable little person from Frozen needs no introduction. Olaf is sure to be on EVERY little girl and boys' Christmas list and AVON's version is cuddle pillow that glows! He's 26" of cuteness that your child will love. Uses 3 AA batteries. Debuting in Campaign 25, order early as we predict he will be a sell-out. $29.99

Chic Giveaway! ~ SURPRISE! To celebrate the season of giving, TWO readers will win the prize of their choice from our gift closet. Psst, we will be adding two special gifts to our gift closet for this giveaway. Don't miss out!

To Enter: email and include the following:
  • "Holiday Gift Guide" in the subject line
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    #Win the prize of your choice from @ChicLuxuries' gift closet in their Holiday Gift Guide #Giveaway. TWO WINNERS!

    Contest ends 11:59 PM ET December 20, 2014.  Limit one entry per household. 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 feature. 


    Nancy R :

    What a fabulous giveaway! So excited for the chance to select from your gift guide!

    Editor :

    Hey Nancy, prizes are selected from our gift closet which is constantly changing as winners select prizes for other giveaways. Link to gift closet is at top and bottom of article. Good luck!

    April Crisafulli :


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    Unknown :

    Thank you again for all the wonderful opportunities. ..tweeted and emailed.

    Unknown :

    Love to win, Thank You... Lots!

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    Linda Meyers-Gabbard :

    So many awesome gifts. You make it hard to choose.

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