Local Fashion Expert and Custom Jeweler Share Gift Ideas that Will Bring Joy to Everyone on Your List
Gift-giving shouldn’t be stressful, but gifting friends and family items that are both on-trend and meaningful can be a daunting task. Make this a holiday season your loved ones will remember, with ideas that they will not only appreciate but also be excited to showcase all year long.
Style expert and founder of Mom Style Lab Angela Keller prides herself on offering style advice and inspiration, fashion and beauty trend news, lifestyle hacks and a look into the lives of inspiring women around the country.
“The holidays are my absolute favorite time of the year! From the festive parties and decor to cookie baking and gift giving, what’s not to love?” Angela says.
Mom Style Lab is designed to help streamline the shopping experience and provide tips and tricks on how to dress best for you.
“We want to be your source for style inspiration,” Angela says.
For the lucky ones on your list, here is a gift guide to help you stay on trend with fashionable gifts this holiday season.
Crafted from 18K gold, sterling silver and diamonds, these gorgeous Sanguine Heart Earrings, designed in Arizona, are sure to steal her heart. Seneca Jewelry, $1,495
The new Kendra Scott Charms Collection has so many options for customizing, and I’m all about personalizing to create a unique pair of earrings, pendant or bracelet. Kendra Scott, prices vary
For the fashionista on your list, an on-trend Fendi Belt Bag is sure to be coveted and worn on repeat. Saks Fifth Avenue, $1,190
A refreshing blend of flowers and citrus balanced with soft musk and woody notes, the new fragrance Joy by Dior is beautiful and romantic. Saks Fifth Avenue, $100
The luxurious, all-natural skin care products in the Lavender Olive Spa Gift Box are made with olive oil by Arizona’s own Queen Creek Olive Mill. Olivespa, $65
A sleek Christian Dior Roller Pouch is perfect for the sophisticated world traveler who’s always on the move. Saks Fifth Avenue, $1,200
Whether the guy on your list dresses to the nines daily or just for important events, the forged carbon and 18K gold Cuff Links by David Yurman are extra special. Saks Fifth Avenue, $1,495
How darling are these Balloon Animal Banks? From Made by Human, they are handmade using toxic-free paint. Perfect for the boy or girl who has everything. Mae & Marie, $60
Anything with flipping sequins is guaranteed to be a hit with the kiddos! These Elf on the Shelf Tees by Shade Critters are especially cute and fun for holiday events. Mae & Marie, $40
Kids both young and old are obsessed with Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones. A must-have for the music lover. Apple, $299.95
Visit Angela at MomStyleLab.com for everything fashion-forward this holiday season and into the new year.
For those closest to you, you want gifts to tell a story of love and memories. The storybook necklaces created by local jewelry designer and sculptor Bonnie Radow, bring the beautiful and emotional stories of bygone years alive. Laden with antique artifacts from around the world, these artisan creations tell stories that can even be customized to you and your loved ones. As a young college student, a romantic at heart, Bonnie is inspired by love letters and antique charms. Each necklace has two to three pages devoted to the theme of the story. One necklace, titled “Journey,” features an antique compass relating the story of a man sending his beloved a compass and telling her, “Keep this compass close, and you will find me.” Another, titled “A Little Gem,” features an antique tintype which was introduced in the mid-19th century as a visual means for sending images of one’s self to loved ones to hold near to their heart. Stories of familial or romantic love and adventure come alive in these unique designs.
Every piece in the collection is designed and created by Bonnie in her Paradise Valley studio.
“Through my travels, I have been drawn to the lives of people of the Victorian era,” Bonnie says. “I have collected love letters, pictures and personal items and transformed this collection into jewelry reflecting the lives of the people connected to these artifacts. During my years as an interior designer, many of my clients shared their treasures and stories with me. The collection spans more than 40 years of my life’s journey and reflects many of the experiences I have had along the way. I have made the jewelry into storybooks about the memories and lives of the people I encountered through my collecting. This was such a magical period of time, and it is so inspiring to bring their feelings back and be part of their stories.”
For those interested in telling their own stories, Bonnie is happy to design custom storybook necklaces utilizing clients’ family heirlooms, charms and artifacts. For more information on Bonnie Radow Storybook Necklaces and her entire collection, visit BonnieRadowDesigns.com.