Get an idea or two from our favorite holiday picks for gifts!
Travel pretty with these beauty bags by eco-friendly Australian designer Apple & Bee. Beauty bag, $54. Envelope makeup bag, $32. Small makeup bag, $22. Cottage Chic. 1232 East Blvd. www.chicgoodness.com. JASON E. MICZEK
For the office
The perfect gift for that special co-worker, the Karen Adams desk calendar will brighten anyone’s day throughout the entire year. $65. Cottage Chic. 1232 East Blvd. www.chicgoodness.com. JASON E. MICZEK
Just in time for the holidays, support a worthy cause and enjoy the view. Carolina hunk Tommy DeFrancisci of the Charlotte Fire Department is Mr. August in the “Nation’s Bravest: Firefighters Unite” calendar. $19.95. www.nationsbravest.com. Courtesy of point publishing
For the home
These refillable, decorative bath product dispensers keep the clutter from what should be the most relaxing space in the house. $39.99. www.showernichekit.com.. Courtesy of Mindstorm Communications Group, Inc.
Art & beauty
For the art and fashion lover, “Oscar de la Renta: Fashion & Design at The Mint Museum” is a coffee table book with local significance. Every dollar from sales will support The Mint Museum. $40. Mint Museum gift shops. www.mintmuseum.org. Courtesy of the Mint Museum
These crystal decanters and silver-plated gallery tray bring a vintage elegance to any home or office space. Silver-plated gallery tray, $285. Decanters, $225-$250. Alexander Scott. 208 East Blvd. www.alexanderscottinteriors.com. JASON E. MICZEK
The whole family will love this throwback version of a favorite game: Monopoly. Inside you'll find die-cast playing pieces and vintage graphics from the original game. $149. Restoration Hardware. Phillips Place. www.restorationhardware.com. Courtesy of Restoration Hardware
Bearington Baby Collection Prancer PJs, $30. Maison Chic coat, $38. The Buttercup Gifts and Stationery. 343 Providence Road. www.thebuttercupcharlotte.com. JASON E. MICZEK
Introduce a new family tradition this year with “The Elf on the Shelf” story and elf. $29.95. Shower Me With Love. 532 Governor Morrison St. www.showermewithlove.com. Courtesy of Elf on the Shelf
Christmas Book returns
The amazing luxuries of the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book are back this year, and gifts include culinary adventures, trips and even an exclusive edition 2012 Ferrari FF. The Ultimate Scotch Tasting, $5,000. Neiman Marcus, SouthPark mall. www.neimanmarcus.com. Courtesy of Goodman Media International