Here is a well edited list of Holiday gift ideas for all of the couples in your life. You‘ll find something for their homes, their lifestyle, and their love life……..at all price points. There are also Coupon Codes to save additional $$$$ on the gifts you buy. If you don’t see a code you are looking for…..be sure to check my Stylish Savings Section for Website codes that are updated daily. Get ready…get set….get gifting!

$50 and under~

Rendezvous!

Give them the gift of romantic notions. In the Little Cream Book of A – Z Romance Destinations, 26 far flung and romantic places to runaway to are featured. Each letter of the alphabet defines a city and its’ romantic atmosphere, places to visit, and moments to cherish. According to the website: “The concept behind the Little Cream Book Series is Cream of the Crop Destinations meet Little Black Book Exclusivity.” Very clever idea! $22 at Violet.com

Who Is It For? Newlyweds…….Engaged Couples…..Jetsetters…..Your Best Friends!

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Probing Questions!

“What do you miss most about being single?” “Is it your similarities or your differences that attract you to each other?” Inquiring minds want to know. Provide an intimate Date Night for your favorite couple with the Couples Table Topics Game. 135 probing questions come in an acrylic case. They will either love you and each other after playing or……..just the opposite! $29.95 at RedEnvelope.com

Who Is It For? Newlyweds……..Open minded couples……..Couples in therapy………Your In-laws!


Be An Angel!

Give a gift that will last forever. Two years ago I found The Angel Wreath Company. Every couple I knew received one for the holidays. The wreaths are made of fluffy feathers. Available in over 20 color combinations…….there is sure to be the perfect color for the couple’s decor. $39.95 each at AngelWreaths.com

Who Is It For? Anyone that celebrates Christmas……….Great for Floridians or Californians as there are fun pastel colors available.

What’s Cook’n!

Staying home is chic again….especially with these economic times! This personalized Denim Chef’s Apron Set is a fun idea for an affordable present for two. Personalize them with your choice of words and 35 different thread colors. $42.96 at personalizationmall.com

Who Is It For? Gourmets…….Couples Who Cook Together………Newlyweds………Mom and Dad

Bell’Arancia Kissing Ball

I Saw Mamma Kissing Santa Claus!

One of my favorite Holiday Traditions is the Kissing Ball. Williams Sonoma offers the Bell’Arancia Kissing Ball that is exclusive to them. It is a special piece made of Boxwood, Eucalyptus, Key Limes, and Orange slices. This wonderful fresh present is sure to smell as good as it looks! A romantic holiday gift. $49 at Williams-Sonoma.com


Who Is It For? Every home that celebrates Christmas………Romantic Couples………Teachers………….Hosts and Hostesses……..Co-Workers…….


$100 and under~

Game On!

Assouline’s Gamebook Set explores the world of twentieth-century music and art. The set is a different way to approach these art forms offering both questions and answers for the gamer couple. Beautifully presented in a colorful wood box with clear lid. $60 at assouline.com

Who Is It For? Those who appreciate contemporary art and music………Baby Boomers…………Hip Couples

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A Clean Slate!

They will entertain in style with Napa Style’s Clean Slate Risers….set of three. They are great for adding height and dimension to a buffet table. You can even label your presentations with chalk. The uses for these terrific slate slabs are endless. $98 the set at napastyle.com

Who Is It For? Couples who entertain……….hosts and hostesses


HORSING AROUND!

Sometimes the best gifts are created by thinking outside of the box. Ralph Lauren has a “Create Your Own” section, where one can design a multitude of items that make great gifts. The Chino Baseball Cap would be such a fun gift for your favorite guy and girl! Both are embellished with the Polo Pony on front, and each cap sports the individual’s monogram on the back of the hat. You select the hat, pony, and monogram colors. In the end……..you have designed a very fun and special gift! Man’s cap $30 and the Woman’s Cap is $35 at RalphLauren.com

Save 30% Coupon Code: HOL2008 Expires: 12/08/08

Who Is It For? Sporty Couples………..Golfers………….Boaters…………….Casual Dressers………

Black Damask Martini Glass

Shaken……Not Stirred

If they drink martini’s…….they can’t have enough glasses. Chances are they don’t own a martini set this classic in black and white damask. The pattern is timeless and quite “of the moment.” Each piece is sold separately but together they make a lovely gift. Two glasses ($15 each) and The Shaker ($30) together becomes a $60 gift. Lovely! surlatable.com

Who Is It For? Vodka Drinkers……….People with Black and White color schemes…….Business Associates Your favorite Maitre d’………..Movers and Shakers!

Crooner Collection!

Sinatra in Hollywood 1940 – 1964 is a beautifully packaged 6 CD Boxed Set of Frank’s Hollywood Film classics. For Sinatra fans…..it is a treasure trove of 160 songs! Also included are interviews with Frank and a 120 page deluxe book. They will swoon over Frank’s box office hits like: Chicago (That Toddlin’ Town), Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered, I Love Paris, Someone To Watch Over Me and so many more! $95.98 at Amazon.com

Who Is It For? Sinatra Fan…………..Movie Buffs……….Music Collectors……..Parents……….Grandparents!





$150 and under~

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Picnic In The Park!

Their picnic will be off to a stylish start with French Bull’s Picnic Set! The set begins with a nylon backpack that features shoulder straps and insulated compartments for food and beverages. The day turns into a party with sets of four fun assorted dinner plates, coordinating cups, and cotton napkins. The fun doesn’t stop there…….also included is flatware, plastic cutting board, salt and pepper shakers, corkscrew, and bottle opener. All your gifted one needs to supply is vino, food, and a sunny day! A great gift for $138 FrenchBull.com

Who Is It For? Gourmets on the go…….Foodies……….People who enjoy outdoor concerts……….Romantics

LUXE Grand World Tour Box Set (12 Pack)

Bon Voyage!

The Grand World Tour Box Set by Luxe will get your gifted wherever they want to go. There are 12 City Guide Books that lead one to a carefully culled tour of restaurants, hotels, and stores that are steps above tourist class! Destinations included are: Rome, Paris, New York, Bangkok, Madrid, Istanbul, Dubai, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, and Sydney. Maps are included. Everything is packed in a handcrafted black and white velvet flocked brocade box. Super gift! $108 at Libastyle.com

Save 20% on anything from LibaStyle.com with Coupon Code NOVSALE ! Expires November 30th

Who Is It For? Jetsetters…..World Travelers…..Business Travelers…….The boss………Hip Couples!

MEMORIES!

A lovely gift to give is the gift of memories. Rag and Bone Bindery makes an amazing album……well they make many albums, guest books, baby books, digital scrapbooks, journals, and more! Each one is bound by hand in the most fabulous fabrics and patterns! I chose “Pear” as my example to feature. It is made of 100% silk dupioni. To my eye it is a sophisticated shade of green, a bit holiday-ish, and neither feminine or masculine…….making it a great choice for couples. You might prefer the black and white “Flourish” pattern or the richness of the “Basic Brown.” Whatever you select……you will be giving a gift that will represent and last a lifetime! A 12 x 12 Album with Cream pages is $98. ragandbonebindery.com

Who Is It For? Anyone that takes photographs!

Form and Function!

Every once in a while I see something that takes my breath away. These Carafes and Cups designed by Brian Keaney and Tony Alfstrom did just that. They are a mix of creative form and fabulous function. The carafe is made from black ceramic, and it is covered in a walnut veneer sleeve. The wood serves to protect hands from the hot beverage and acts as a trivet at the same time. Though contemporary in design, the walnut veneer can lend itself to many decor types. Large Carafe: $148 Small Carafe: $112 Cup Set of Two: $55 Espresso Cups Set of Two: $40 unisonhome.com

Who Is It For? Tea and Coffee Drinkers…….Couples who have everything…….Contemporary homeowners!

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Boxed Bubbles!

A gift of wine is always appreciated. Make the wine a 95 point rated limited edition of Veuve Clicquot, packed in a Riva gift box of black lacquer with leather details, and then it becomes exciting! Once the bubbles have been consumed, the couple has a beautiful box to use. Available at the very helpful NYC wine store Morrell Wine. $149 morrellwine.com

Who Is It For? Champagne lovers……….Wine lovers……..Business Associates……..The Boss……..Me!

Vintage Silverplate Cafe Coffee Filter Set

Cafe Couture!

If your gifted couple have been to Belgium or Paris…….they will instantly know what this is. Found in a Belgium Flea Market this Vintage Silverplate Cafe Coffee Filter Set will bring back memories of romantic afternoons in Europe. All pieces are circa 1940’s and include two coffee filters with their glasses, a small cream and sugar set, and a small tray just big enough to carry the set in style. This is an amazing set and each set is unique……..like the couple you will present it to! $150 at PoshChicago.com

Save 10% on a $50 order with Coupon Code: 10DEC Save 15% Off a $100 order with Coupon Code: 15DEC……..Both codes expires December 24th 2008.

Who is it for? Coffee Drinkers……….World Travelers……….Antique Collectors………Belgium Ex-Patriots!






Big Spender Gifts~

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CHEERS!

Two of the most special champagne flutes I have seen on line! From Paul Smith, these glasses are mouth-blown and hand engraved. Made in the Czech Republic. $ 475.00 Find them here.

Who Is It For? Very special people!……..Artistic Couples……..Wine Lovers!

Hearth and Home!

Made for home fireplaces, The Tuscan Grill makes grilling a year-round event. It is a free standing grill that will surely be the talk of any family gathering dinner party or romantic night for two. $165 at thegardener.com

Who Is It For? Couples with fireplaces…….Gourmets……….Chefs…………Romantic Couples……..Empty Nesters!

Cuddle In Cashmere!

Wrap them in cashmere! Who wouldn’t want a monogrammed cashmere throw? Give the ultimate in luxe comfort…..cashmere. Throws of this quality can be over a $1000 dollars. Restoration Hardware’s is $299. Certainly a pricey gift but one that they will thank you for every day of the year. RestorationHardware.com

Save an additional 20% on everything at RestorationHardware.com by using Coupon Code: F2E0817 Valid 12/12/08 – 12/15/08 Valid on Sale Items Too!
Who Is It For? …………Couples who appreciate the finer things in life………

Hardy Home!

I bet they don’t have one of these! The John Hardy Sterling Dot Candle Snuffer is so very luxe! The snuffer features a palmwood handle and the notable Hardy sterling dot pattern. It is jewelry for the home. $225 at lbgreen.com

Who Is It For? Couples who appreciate the finer things in life………People who entertain………The Boss

Light Their Fire!


Dayna Decker’s Ora Oil Lamp is really lighted sculpture. The concept is that of an ordinary oil lamp……fill the base with the included scented or unscented oil.…..light the horizontal wick…..and voila! You have an extraordinary visual and sensual ambiance. Shown here in Maccasar Ebony Wood and also available in Wenge or Burlwood. $320 at StitchChicago.com

Who Is It For?………Couples who entertain……..Those who appreciate wood…….The Boss!


COMFORT and JOY!

What more could a couple want that Comfort and Joy? These artistic Poet’s bottles are made of sandblasted and opaque glass etched with wonderful thoughts. The Comfort Bottle reads: Contains simple pleasures, sweet joys, warmth, solace, ease and soothing dreams. The Joy Bottle reads: Contains: happiness, smiles, delight, warm humor, easy breezes & a dash of laughter”. Each bottle is signed and dated. The set is $155 and each bottle can be purchased separately. ArtfulHome.com

Save 15% with Coupon Code: FIFTEEN118 Expires: 12/15/08

Who Is It For?…….Collectors……..Couples with Contemporary Decor……Anyone needing comfort and joy!



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