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What's in Santa's Sleigh?

Our North Pole connections tell us these items will be filling Santa's sleigh this year. They're selling out quickly though so don't wait to submit your order! And, yes of course, we've included a giveaway! See below on how to enter to win the prize of your choice from our gift closet.

wemo coffee maker

They'll wake up to the scent of piping hot, freshly-brewed coffee with the Mr. Coffee® Smart Optimal Brew™ Coffee Maker enabled by WeMo. The sleek, ultra-chic coffee maker allows the user to program individual brew times up to seven days a week to adjust to varying schedules. It can brew a full 10-cup capacity pot in less than 8 minutes. The double-wall, vacuum-insulated, stainless-steel thermal carafe keeps the flavor fresh and the coffee hot for hours. $149.99 at

Whether she's traveling across the globe or to a friends for the weekend, she'll want to take the Carry-On Rolly by cinda b® with her. The wheeled duffle unsnaps at the ends to reveal cinda b's signature Big Mouth™ opening. It has three interior slip pockets for easy access to small essentials. Inline skate wheels ensure the duffle rolls easily and the quilted fabric makes it easy to lift into the car or overhead compartments. Available in black, chocolate and 6 gorgeous color combos, we love this pink and brown, Stained Glass, combo. $179 at

sneakers for knee pain

These may look like just another pair of walking shoes, but the ABEO SMARTsystem® 3600 Sneakers from The Walking Company are, by far, the most supportive sneakers I've ever worn. For those that suffer from knee pain, SMARTsystem’s patent- pending midsole is designed to reduce knee stress, knee pain, and the progression of osteoarthritis. The Walking Company also has shoes for men, give them the gift of comfort! Regularly $124.95, the ABEO SMARTsystem® 3600 are on sale as of this writing for $94 at

For the crafty one of the family {that's me!}, Epson® LabelWorks™ Printable Ribbon Kit includes everything needed to make personalized ribbon. Create whimsical ribbon ties or add a touch of chic to packages with messages, names, or logos. The LabelWorks™ Ribbon Kit includes the Epson® LW-300 printer, carrying case and two 1/2" wide printable ribbon cartridges which can print up to two lines in the font type and style of your choice. The built-in memory stores up to 30 label designs. $69.99 at

A favorite gift for those who love to cook is the Amoretti Olive Oil Trio Gift SetAmoretti's Premium Organic Extra Virgin Finishing Olive Oil infused with the natural flavor & aroma of Kalamata Olives, Aged Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar and Vinaigrette arrive in a beautiful satin-lined presentation box for an impressive {and delicious} gift. $99.95 at

If chic and comfortable is her style, she'll want to find this Pima Reverse Flow Tee from Gaiam under the tree. The semi-tunic length tee can be worn as a scoop or v-neck and has three-quarter sleeves. Made of a buttery soft Pima and Tencel blend, it has a touch of spandex to help keep its shape. Available in Halogen Blue, Living Coral, and Black for $62 at

christmas ornament storage box

Ensure precious holiday keepsake ornaments will be preserved for generations with the Ultimate European Glass Archival Chest from Ultimate Christmas Storage. This fabric-covered acid-free chest is a work of art in itself. The three-level storage box includes two trays with 16 adjustable compartments, a bottom bin with 12 adjustable compartments, a 2-lb. bag of Archival Art Pack acid-free paper, a 1/2-lb. of Desi Pack Desiccant to absorb moisture, and a zippered vinyl bag for storage. Pair with an ornament for a thoughtful gift for a newlywed's first christmas. Made in the USA and available in three designs for $147.50 at

The Tech21 Impact Mesh Case provides impact protection while the transparent mesh design allows the beauty of the device to show through. The ultra slim case is made from D30® material which absorbs and dissapates impact. Tech 21's Impact Mesh Case is available for Apple and Samsung Devices in several color choices The iPhone 5 Impact Mesh Case retails for 34.95 at

The versatile Fitbug Orb tracks steps, sleep, and calories day and night for a lot less $$ than other fitness trackers. A digital coach provides encouragement and keeps the user moving and on track. Connect wirelessly to the Fitbug app via your smartphone or tablet. No need to charge it every night, the included battery will last for approximately 4 months. The Fitbug Orb can be worn as a bracelet or clipped to clothing. $49.95 at

Bring Beaujolais Nouveau 2014 along to your holiday parties. A fun, festive wine with aromas of wild strawberries, red currants and ripe raspberries. It's delicate, sweet, and delicious. SRP: $10.99. Available at liquor and wine stores nationwide. 

She'll look forward to workouts in the Delicious Half Zip Top by GRACEDBYGRIT. Made of antimicrobial, moisture-wicking, UPF50+ fabric, features include reflective signature logos on front and back, and convertible cuffs with thumbholes. Included is a GRACEDBYGRIT safety whistle which can be looped in center back neck.  Available in a range of bright, beautiful and energizing colors in sizes XS-XL, we recommend ordering a size up. $86 at

You can never go wrong with a pair of sweatpants for the guys in your life. Fruit of the Loom Men's Fleece Elastic Bottom Pants are the comfiest. They have two deep pockets, elastic waistband and bottoms. Regularly $6.94, they are reduced and selling like hotcakes for $5.96 at

Chic Giveaway! One entrant will win the prize of their choice from our gift closet

To Enter: email and include the following:
  • "Santa's Sleigh" in the subject line
  • your first and last name
  • complete mailing address
  • twitter id 
  • facebook name 
    If you're entering our giveaways, we ask that you follow us on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest 

    We would love it if you would tweet this giveaway, here's a sample tweet for your convenience ~
    #Win the prize of your choice from @ChicLuxuries' gift closet in *Santa's Sleigh #Giveaway* Details:

    Contest ends 11:59 PM ET January 15, 2015.  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. 

    An Evening with Margrit Mondavi

    We had the pleasure of joining Mrs. Margrit Mondavi and winemaker Genevieve Janssens at Bouley Botanicals in NYC as they spotlighted several wines from the renowned To Kalon vineyard. Our two favorites were the 2011 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon and the Fume Blanc Reserve

    Genevieve, who has been with Mondavi for 25 years and is Director, Winemaking, is so passionate about her work. It is evident that each vintage is a unique creation into which she, and the 65-person winemaking team, pour their hearts and souls. As if the Mondavi To Kalon vineyard wines and Bouley Botanicals food and venue were not enough, we were also treated to a work of art by artist Agelio Batle. 

    Robert Mondavi Winery commissioned Batle to create a limited-edition To Kalon Vine in Graphite to represent the richness of the vineyard. Designed from graphite, Batle’s artistry and talent are evident in the perfection of the final product. 

    For a unique gift for clients, staff, family or friends, consider pairing a wine from the To Kalon vineyard with this work of art. The Limited Edition Graphite is available for $36 at Robert Mondavi Winery and

    Happy Thanksgiving

    We wish everyone blessings to be thankful for and loved ones to share this special day. 

    We will be closed until December 1. We will announce winners when we return. gobble gobble!!

    Beautiful Finds

    We've gathered some beautiful little luxuries perfect for holiday pampering. After discovering your faves, skedaddle back over here and enter to win the prize of your choice from our gift closet.

    Light Mixture Online's beautiful 7oz Soy Artic Fill Candle and let the relaxation begin. The beautiful hand blown glass candle holders create a stunning illumination. We sampled the Serenity 57 Scent which is a lavender blend. Available in Silver, Bronze or Chromatic for $20.99 at

    No need to spend hundreds of dollars on lash extensions for those holiday parties thanks to RevitaLash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner. RevitaLash's signature BioPeptin™ complex protects against breakage and brittleness and improves flexibility, moisture and shine for longer, thicker and more dramatic looking lashes. A 3.5-oz. tube lasts approximately 6 months and retails for $150 at

    Soul Mattes Eye Shadow Palette from Pür Minerals includes 8 matte shades to create a natural look for day to smoldering eyes for evening. A beautiful range of colors that blend well with everything in your Fall closet. $32 at

    Protect and hydrate your color-treated hair with RUSK's Deepshine Color Care Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner. This intense moisture system is formulated to keep color from fading. The sulfate-free shampoo gently cleanses and helps soften dry, brittle hair, while the conditioner detangles and leaves hair soft, shiny and manageable. $15 at Cosmoprof. Rusk can be found online at

    We believe in treating yourself to little luxuries every now and then. If you love the scent of beautifully fragrant linens and clothing as much as we do, Hillhouse Naturals' Cashmere Laundry Detergent is a must try. For machine or hand washing, it uniquely blends the scent of roses, magnolias, sampaquita, citrus and cloves. A 16-oz. bottle goes a long way. $23 at

    Le Mieux TGF-B Eye Firming Mask helps erase the appearance of expression lines, dark circles, and puffiness after a long night of partying. The cooling mask features 3 potent peptides in a sophisticated micro-delivery system to energize and soothe the eye area while stimulating collagen and elastin production I store them in the refrigerator for an extra-refreshing morning pick-me-up. A box of 4 masks is $12 at

    Paul and Joe's Limited Edition Makeup Collection is three gifts in one. It includes a eye color shadow pot, lip/cheek color in a wand applicator and a soft and pretty floral pouch. Pictured is the Little Star {soft pinks}. $54 at

    Create instantly longer-looking lashes with BeautiControl's Dramatic Lash Mascara. This mascara has staying power and will not come off until you take it off. It lengthens and separates with a sweep of the brush. It's so popular, the company has a hard time keeping it in stock. $25 at

    Vitabath Original Spring Green™ Refresh & Renew Set includes a 10.5-oz. Gelee, 10 oz. Moisturizing Lotion, Gelee Bar Soap and a coordinating Pouf.  Made with Vitamins A, E, B5 and C with a blend of Patchouli, Rosewood and Pine fragrance to cleanse, moisturize and refresh skin. A $39 value, get it for $21.95 at

    Block out street noise, conversation, {and snoring} and drift off to sleep faster with SleepPhones®, the patented headphone in a headband. We tried the comfortable Classic Breeze design which includes a free iPhone app and free sleep sound downloads. Great for long trips via plane or train too. Available in Sunset Pink or Galaxy Blue for $39.95 at

    Kumi kookoon's Silk-filled Eye Mask will ensure you're not awakened by light. Covered with silk charmeuse and filled with hand-stretched silk fibers, the fine silk contains amino acids to help protect and rejuvenate the delicate skin around the eyes. Available in a range of beautiful colors for $32 at

    Put your pretty little head on Meili & Grace's Anti-Aging Pillowcase. Made of premium silk, it's luxuriously soft against your skin to protect hair and skin while you sleep. $65 at

    Chic Giveaway! ~ One reader will win the prize of their choice from our gift closet.

    To Enter: Email and include the following: 

    • "Beautiful Finds" in the subject line
    • your first and last name
    • complete mailing address
    • twitter id 
    • facebook name 
      If you're entering our giveaways, we ask that you follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest 

      If you wish to tweet about this giveaway, here's a sample tweet for your convenience ~
      #Win the prize of your choice from @ChicLuxuries gift closet in their *Beautiful Finds* #Giveaway* Details:

      Giveaway ends 11:59 PM ET January 2, 2015.  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. We will not clog your inbox with emails nor do we share your email with sponsors, we only email giveaway winners.

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


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