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Holiday Gift Guide

December 3, 2019
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And just like that, gifting season is already in full swing. While receiving gifts takes little to no effort (save for dealing with those glitter-spewing wrapping papers), giving them is a bit more of a science. Shopping for certain family members—the difficult in-laws, that aunt you haven’t seen since last Christmas, that niece who’s suddenly into fashion—is absolutely daunting. Which is why we consulted with Sarah Aplanalp, Fashion Island’s personal shopper, to help us easily check off everything on our gift list. (Psst: if you need a more personalized approach, book a one-on-one appointment with Sara here). Gifts, handled.

Faye Square Flap Clutch | Alice + Olivia

“This gorgeous sequined, multi-colored handbag is a stunning gift for any girl in your life. It’s got this amazing gold chain strap and will make an incredible addition to any holiday outfit.”

Rosslyn Drop Hoop Earrings | Gorjana

“This beautiful, delicate pair of earrings from Gorjana is the perfect gift for your mom, daughter, or niece this holiday season. It’s called the Rosslyn, and I love the bordeaux-amber glass and the shiny, beautiful crystals. Perfect for every girl on your list this season.”

White Cypress Candle | Voluspa

“If you’re in need of a gift for a colleague or boss—or if you’re entertaining at home this holiday season—grab as many Voluspa candles as you can. My personal favorite is the White Cypress; it smells divine and comes in the most beautiful packaging! Fashion Island has the only Voluspa store in the world, and it’s the most magical boutique.”

Red Cable Crew-Neck Sweater | Suitsupply

“This is my must-have gift for that special man in your life this holiday season. I love how it comes pre-packaged. [Suitsupply] sends you away with these great gift boxes so you don’t even have to worry about wrapping. I think every man is going to look amazing in this beautiful pop of red. The cable-knit sweater just screams winter and (coziness)!”

Gretton Way Scarf | Rodd & Gunn

“Another incredible gift for the main men in your life is from Rodd & Gunn, which is a fantastic New-Zealand-based menswear brand. I love the store and am obsessed with this beautiful, soft wool-cashmere scarf. I mean, if plaid doesn’t scream holidays, I don’t know what will. And since we’re here in Newport Beach, I definitely picked up on that coastal blue trend that we see all year-round.”

Written by Mariam Makatsaria

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