While everyday gestures are the most important gift of all, a thoughtful present during the holiday season brings a special kind of cheer. The art of gift-giving is so much more than just the physical exchange of things — it’s a way to express your love and gratitude for friends and family. Caitlin and Danielle adore sharing their sparkle more than ever this time of year. Grab a cup of hot cocoa, and get ready for the gift ideas to help you sleigh the season.
FOR LITTLE ROYALTY
There’s something undeniably magical about the little princesses and princes that grace our presence. If there’s a newborn on your gifting list this year – he or she has already stolen the show! We’re head over heels for little royalty. Here are some of our favorite total DOLL baby must have’s.
Pyaar means Love and comes from the Sanskrit word “Priya”. We have totally fallen in love with a-doll-able creations designed by Paula Queen in Chicago. Lil’Pyar or Little Love is a precious gem in the Chicago located at 2130 N Halsted.
With each swaddle; touch; tug; or tumble, Lil’ Pyar features the splendor of soft natural materials, crafted by hand in a handful of happy hues. Each piece is designed by Founder, Paula Queen with the dream and hope that each piece will not only snuggle with little one as stories are told but will “gather” stories to be told for years to come.
Something especially made with the look and language of the children we love. Lil’ Pyar is filled with one-of-a-kind designs, the softest of fabrics, and unique graphics to continue our brand’s legacy of Pure Love. Pure Luxury; but, for little ones– Pure LOVE.
Each piece is composed of a handful of happy hues and made with the look and language of the children we love. Our favorite part? With each purchase of a Lil’Pyar blanket, a baby blanket is donated to those in need.
FOR YOUR BEAU
With Caitlin in full wedding planning mode and Danielle happy in love, the Dolls spent some extra special time hand selecting each item in our Men’s gift guide. After countless hours of testing, trying and approving, we’re Doll-ing over these luxury mens gifts for your significant other or a family member.
Next time you ask if you’re running late for your date, give him a reason to smile. His face really lights up every time he gets to look down at something this handsome on his wrist. The Beagle Watch by Thomas Earnshaw In 1831, the HMS Beagle, Captained by Robert Fitzroy, began its epic and landmark journey around the world. In doing so, the Beagle and its most famous passenger, Charles Darwin would rewrite the very nature and understanding of Man’s own origins. Keeping precise time, and helping the ship navigate its way safely – was Chronometer No. 509, manufactured by famed horologist – Thomas Earnshaw.
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This product is for the gentlemen who enjoys feeling dashing and daring. St. James of London (a Chicago brand) has been named one of the best fragrances and shaving products in the world – and we couldn’t agree more!
- Cologne in Mandarin & Patchouli – The imperial traditions of Patchouli fuse with modern lifts of Citrus and Green Notes to produce a subtle yet lasting version of this classic, masculine scent. This intoxicating blend delicately draws attention in the timeless style of refined British elegance.
- Shaving Cream in Sandalwood & Bergamot or Lavendar & Geranium – This magnificent cream will keep your beau’s skin in impeccably soft condition and ready for kisses!
- Post Shave Gel in Black Pepper & Lime – This post-shave gel completes the shaving experience with a protective and hydrating finish for healthy skin.
Spice up your travel with JWorld. Caitlin and Dani fell in love with the durability, features but most importantly the colors of the JWorld Luggage. Indigo for him and Rose Gold for her. A three piece set is $500.00 – SOLD! For every one suitcase you get your guy, a Doll should get two (wink, wink). Adventures will ensue with these new his + her luggage sets by your side!
Caterpillar makes heavy machinery for construction of the World and for your feet to construct your own adventure around the World. The Dolls love gifting Cat Boots and shoes, the boot recipients don’t understand the strength and luxury that Cat Footwear presents until it’s first use… You will be hearing Thank you all winter long.
Chanel is more than a brand, it’s a way of life that most Dolls hold dear to their pink and sparkly hearts. We all know the iconic double C’s that we get giddy for and at this point our men are familiar with it as well. It’s time to introduce him to a product that instantly takes him from feeling fine to feeling FIIIINE. Caitlin and Danielle hurried to Chanel inside the 900 Shops at Bloomingdale’s to spend some time with Liz (@contrarymua), who always helps us choose the best goodies.
BLEU DE CHANEL is a Fresh, clean and profoundly sensual. The woody, aromatic fragrance reveals the spirit of a man who chooses his own destiny with independence and determination — a man who defies convention. A fresh Citrus accord is immediately followed by ambery Dry Cedar notes. Woods are amplified by Tonka Bean and Vanilla for heightened sensuality. New Caledonian Sandalwood unfolds at the base for greater depth.
JT Spencer belts and accessories are the ideal gift for handsome prep in your life! The embroidered belts come in an array of patterns and themes from golf to football to festive drinking. Each belt is finished in rich mahogany leather and solid brass buckle plated in an elegant brushed nickel finish. The flasks are the perfect companion for an afternoon of fun.
FOR THE HOSTESS
There’s always the hostess with the mostess – the gal who has it all! Since we love to entertain at the Dollhouse, especially at the holidays, we have some fun, creative ideas for you.
We’re dreaming of a wine Christmas, and This wine company does our favorite thing… THEY GIVE BACK! To date, OneHope has made more than 2 million dollhairs in donations, providing over 11,100 clinical trials for breast cancer patients, 33,050 forever homes for shelter animals, 1.5 million meals for children, 322,000 women educated on their risks of ovarian cancer. It’s the perfect bottle to bring to share with those you love.
One Hope Wine has beautiful gift baskets for any occasion like this Reserve Central Coast Rosé and a DIY macrame plant hanger kit (available here). Every box sold helps educate 100 women on their risks and symptoms of ovarian cancer.
As sparkle enthusiasts, we’re especially fond of the glitter that gives! Every glitter edition celebration set helps provide 25 meals to a child in need. This is a pop of bubbly we can all feel good about! Right now you can buy 3 or more of select sparkling wines, get 20% off. For the best presentation, we adore these fur stoles from Soft Surroundings!
FOR THE GIRLY GIRL
We know a Doll or two that loves to get DOLLED UP – so it’s no surprise that our favorite girly gifts are nothing but glam.
The ultimate luxury is a gift from Chanel! The timeless scents are the perfect gift for any occasion, and they are extra special around the holidays. Liz from Bloomingdales does a fantastic job taking you through each fragrance so you can pick the perfect gift.
We’ve recently fallen bow over heels for a new Chicago-based jewelry line. Landon Lacey Jewelry features real gemstone pendants on dainty gold chains, perfect for layering!
This jewelry line is refreshingly unique and that’s part of the inspiration behind it. Landon drew her creativity from three inspirational locations: North Carolina, Thailand and Chicago. Whether you’re feeling girly, edgy or preppy -there’s an item (or three) to complement your outfit. The price points for this jewelry is extremely affordable – making it easy to find the perfect gift for your squad! Friendship necklaces, anyone? Shop the collection here: https://www.landonlacey.com/
- This Making Me Blush Palette features 6 blushes in 3 different formulas for glamorous, rosy cheeks. We adore the variety of shades and the quality of formula used in these powders. At a price point of just $18, you can’t beat this stocking stuffer!
- Ulta Beauty’s dual-ended pencils in the Eye Liner Love Kit feature an eyeliner on one end and a coordinating eyeshadow crayon on the other for a brilliant eye look.
- Top off your look with Ulta Beauty’s unique lip toppers in the Top It Off Kit. This set is SO UNIQUE with a Holographic Lip Gloss for a light-reflecting glow, Lip Plumping Sheer Top Coat for a luscious-looking pout, Metallic Lip Gloss, High Shine Lip Gloss for a juicy, wet look and a Glitter Top Coat that adds golden glitter to any lip look.
- L’Oreal’s Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara Set creates voluptuous volume and length that will take you to paradise during Chicago’s winter. Soft wavy bristle brush holds maximum formula for a dramatic volumizing charge.
The holidays are a great opportunity to get comfy and stay cosy. Patagonia’s new better sweater fleeces combines the aesthetic of wool with the easy care of a comfy fleece. This is the perfect way to layer up and warm up with a cup of cocoa near the fire. Of course, you can’t go wrong with some sparkly Kate Spade kicks!
- Galison’s porcelain tray collection includes designs from Frank Lloyd Wright – a fabulous ode to Chicago. Packaged in sturdy gift boxes, these trays are perfect for jewelry items and look so lovely on your vanity or nightstand!
- William Morris is well known for his unmistakable tapestries, fabrics, wall paper and even stained glass. His work has been used for over 150 years on decorative as well as functional products. The William Morris Celandine and Dove & Rose patterns are used for these handmade embroidered cotton zipper pouches – perfect for the Doll on the go.
- We adore a Doll with a plan and the Luxe Pocket Planner from Galison is an irridescent must-have. This conveniently sized planner (4.5 x 5.75″) fits in your handbag and allows you to easily plan your workouts and events! They feature an embossed foil cover as well as 192 gilded page edges.
We adore the feminine, fun sweaters and glitzy glam from our favorite Chicago shop, T&J Designs! Use code LASTMIN20 for an extra 20% off everything!
Speaking of planners….This Pretty Little Planner has everything you need for the best year ever – and it’s only available at Ulta Beauty. The Limited Edition Beauty Agenda is so cute – you’ll be thrilled to start making pretty little plans for 2018. The best part is the gorgeous palette of 15 matte and shimmer eye shadows plus their bestselling Better Than Sex Mascara for limitless eye looks you can flaunt all year long.
Don’t forget to stop by second annual Ulta-mate beauty gift guide for the prettiest ways to wrap up holiday cheer.