Gift Guide: Little Luxuries Worth the Splurge

Gift Guide: Little Luxuries Worth the Splurge
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Gift Guide: Little Luxuries Worth the Splurge

Yves Saint Laurent Holiday Set

Few brands evoke French glamour like YSL, and this collection of iconic products will make any woman feel like Brigitte Bardot. The set includes the line’s much-lauded waterproof eye pencil and false-lash effect mascara, a universally-flattering light pink lip gloss, and, of course, a tube of Touche Éclat—the “magic pen” that fakes a full eight hours of sleep. To seal the deal, everything’s bundled in a black cosmetic case that looks like a mini Muse bag!

Get it now: Yves Saint Laurent Holiday Set, $65 at

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Graphic Image 2013 Pocket Date Book

Even iPad addicts will relish jotting down lunch dates and flipping through the pale-colored maps in this leather datebook. It’s slim, sleek and edged in gold—and will remain a testament to her year even decades down the road. Choose the color that suits her personality, and make it bespoke with custom initials.

Get it now: Graphic Image 2013 Pocket Datebook, $38 at

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Dennis Basso Textured Fur Throw

This handsome throw loves to cuddle and looks gorgeous just sitting there…what woman wouldn’t want that?

Get it now: Dennis Basso Textured Faux Fur Throw, $54.96 at

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Zara Home "Encaje" Slipper


For years, jetsetters have returned from Madrid with tales of the incredibly chic Zara Home line. Finally, the brand launched e-commerce in the U.S. in October, and we want every tray, pillow and plate on the site. But it’s the selection of slippers that caught us most by surprise: In sumptuous satin, brocade and lace fabrications, they’re an indulgence to give and receive.

Get it now: Zara Home ‘Encaje’ Slipper, $35.90 at

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Glove Story Leather Gloves


Gloves might be a gift-giving standby, but this pair truly stands out from the pack. Crafted in ultra-soft leather and lined with silk, they’re embellished with black Swarovski crystal rivets that glint with every gesture.

Get it now: Glove Story leather gloves, $116 at

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Mionetto Prosecco Brut D.O.C


While the finest bottles of champagne run in the thousands, a first-class Prosecco is decidedly within reach. This Mionetto Prosecco Brut D.O.C., part of the sparkling wine company’s prestige line, is very dry with an intense fruity bouquet. (The “D.O.C.” on the bottle guarantees it’s produced where it should be: near Padua, Trieste or Venice.)

Get it now: Mionetto Prosecco Brut D.O.C., from about $18 at wine stores


Diamond Stud Earrings

You might officially be your soul mate’s best friend—but we’d wager that a pair of sparkly diamond studs would come in a close second. These feminine 3/8-ct. round cuts are at once irresistibly affordable and classically glamorous.

Get it now: 3/8-ct. Diamond Stud Earrings, $250 at

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Santa Maria Novella Massage Candle


With its 16th-century atmosphere and gorgeously packaged products based on ancient recipes, Florence Italy’s Santa Maria Novella apothecary is a beauty mecca. Now the storied company has created its first top-quality massage candle. Made with pure plant oils and shea butter, the candle’s melting point is at body temperature so there’s no risk of burning. To use, simply pour a few buttery drops onto skin, massage and inhale the lovely scent.

Get it now: Santa Maria Novella Massage Candle, $70 at

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Luxe City Guide Bespoke Red Velvet Set


Instead of giving your design aficionado another coffee table book, curate a mini-collection of Luxe travel guides just for her. Each pretty, pocket-sized volume is filled with hot spots in locales like Hanoi, Barcelona and New York—and your choice of five come beautifully presented in a red velvet box.

Get it now: Luxe Bespoke Red Velvet Box, $55 at

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What to give the woman who has everything-including impeccable taste? From bejeweled gloves to beauty must-haves, our picks won't disappoint.

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