stellinanightshirtSleepwear that is stylish and comfy cozy? Yes, thanks to Stellina, my newest style must have of the season! Perfect for your holiday wish list and mine, Stellina's sleepwear and loungewear will be the gift that keeps giving, day after day and night after night. Offering loungewear in bamboo, you can sleep, run errands (tunic, cardigan) and do yin yoga in this smooth, cross-functional material. And talk about sleepwear that you won't want to remove yourself from, Stellina's 100% ring-spun cotton knit pajamas are fabulously supreme. This night shirt is deliciously yummy to the touch and sexy in a 'I'm not sexy, am I?' kind of way. Seriously, you won't want to take this off.

This modern line of sleepwear/loungewear from designer Renee Faia is the perfect complement to your wardrobe. After all, everyone deserves to be pampered after a long day.

Father's Day is around the corner, and I am a bit behind in my shopping. It's time to get creative. So, what do our dear and deserving fathers and husbands want this year? Here are just a few ideas to get you going.


If you have a handy man in your house, this magnetic wristband is cool. My husband could have used this a few days ago, hanging a new light fixture. He had to keep coming down off the ladder to get more screws. Another needed item in every household is a charging station. One day there will be a better universal charging unit. However, for now, this modern design will do the trick. I love that aviator sunglasses came back last year and are here to stay for a little while longer. What man wouldn't look cool in these? And for any husband who darts out the door with coffee in hand, this 'I am Not A Paper Cup' coffee mug is functional, yet 'coffee shop' stylish in a funny kind of way.

The new iPhone is here! Who isn't excited about that. You can record video on this one, in addition to other cool features. For those men (like my husband), who only go online at home to check the news, sports and such, this Dell Inspiron laptop is appropriate and sleek. And you can buy a simple adapter (versus a docking station) that allows you to view everything on a large flat panel monitor. Any hunters in the house? The Leatherman Skeletool CX is the latest gadget for outdoor enthusiasts. This 5 ounce multi-tool provides endless capabilities. If you want a gift that keeps on giving, a birthday calendar filled with the birthdays and anniversaries of every family member, relative and friend will score you big points. If only I had the time to actually do this. What a hero he'd be for remembering all these special days. Have some ideas of your own? Please share!
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From the Personal Shopper

As a Personal Stylist, this is such a fun time of year for me. Although, shopping for my family and clients can be exhausting. Thank goodness I love it!

Gifts For Her

Jewelry Heidi Klum designed a jewelry collection for Mouawad, and the diamond chandelier earrings are to die for. ($3,000+). Or these earrings by Ruff&Cut, a luxury jewelry company, that uses recycled gold and conflict-free diamonds ($8525). Bangle bracelets are all the rage - and will be well through SS09. Check out Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. ($395), Isharya ($354), or the Orka bangle with emerald-cut crystals by Michael Teperson ($500). The Swarovski Cinderella cocktail ring ($260) will surely get attention, as well as classic diamond earrings ($500+) by Blue Nile.

Designer Handbags and Shoes
Timing is right with retail sales to go for a statement piece, such as a Judith Leiber Goddess clutch ($2,695) or a classic designer handbag, like the oversized pearlized muse by YSL ($1895). And for the shoe connoisseur ... stunningly gorgeous heels, such as these sandals ($694) by Alexander McQueen, Christian Dior cutout sandals ($780), or these Manolo beauties ($945).

To Keep Her Warm
REI down booties - she will live in these when she is not in her heels ($29.95). And how about a Spa Robe ($135). Perhaps a matching set for the two of you! And a Burberry silk trench coat ($1195).

Fun Stuff
Holiday eye shadow palette ($45) by Laura Mercier, or spa pampering products such as Bliss the Tenderfoot ($68) or Bliss Big Buzz Bundle ($122).



Gifts For Him

Cool Home and Travel Accessories For the traveler, the World Time Clock ($79). DayNa Decker's Luminesse Sculptures, innovative light designs that are eco-friendly ($250 and up).

and Such vedaDUDE, a non-cosmetic line that is fresh, clean and simple, without the use of typical preservatives and steroids ($20 per item). Anvers 2 cologne is not only a warm and comforting scent, it's also incredibly unique. And it can be shared, so men and women benefit from this purchase ($94). Or, Zizan ($125), Ormonde Jayne's newest scent for me, where through November 27th, receive 10% off with promotional code: THANKS.

Designer Wardrobe Items
Sporty jackets or blazers such as Robert Graham's velvet jacket ($898), a funky herringbone blazer ($209) by Dirty English, or William Rast's tuxedo blazer ($458). A tailored fit shirt like this Theory ($165) one. Or, something with a bit more attitude, like Bugatchi ($125+). Casual ($195) or dressy ($198) slip on loafers. And an elegant, yet classic Cartier Tank Francaise watch ($4000+). Nothing is more distinguishing on a man than a well fitted suit, like this Dolce & Gabbana classic ($1395). Bring more attention to it by accessorizing with a gorgeous Salvatore Ferragamo tie ($155) or a silk pocket square ($24.95). Can't wait for Lugo's silk pocket squares ($36) to go online. Don't forget the Ermenegildo Zegna cashmere scarf ($180).


Gifts For Kids

For wee little ones, Metallic baby moccasins ($28) or HABA Discovery Balls ($5 each). If you have a little artist on your hands, this Scribbles Coloring Book ($19) is great! Or for those a little younger, an Insect Chunky Puzzle ($8). For the fashion designer, there's Design A Heavenly Wardrobe ($25). And for the of-the-moment young collector, Bakugan toys and accessories ($8 and up).

On my son's list this year, the PSP Limited Edition NFL Entertainment Pack ($199). On my daughter's list, American Girl doll Mia ($90) in this outfit ($28). Gaining buzz, is Pixel Chix: Roomies ($49.99). And WiiWare ($) for the Wii ($299). GAP Holiday Cruiser ($299). There is also an adult version ($499).

Stocking Stuffers

Sant' Eustachio il Caffe' ($20). Yogitoes towel ($60) for the yogi in your life. Smart gifts from The Body Shop ($10+). Wildlife calendar ($20). Mini Robo Vacuum ($20). USB Hub Chain ($22). Non-Planner Datebook ($20). I Love Dirt book ($12.95) housed with outdoor activities for the whole family. My daughter would love the Rain Parade Mini Umbrella ($32) and the Russian Doll coin purse ($14). And for my son, a solid gold pen set ($10, set of 5), Ninetendo Wii gum ($6) and pocket Guitar Hero ($22). Clarisonic Yours and Mine electronic facial cleansing brushes ($350).Roaring Rose head wrap ($24) and Valentino: Themes and Variations book ($75) for the ladies. And for him, a Panasonic Arc IV Nano shaver ($249.95).


Gifts For Friends

VeeV acai liquor fused with exotic berry and 100% all-natural ingredients in a hand-crafted, column distilled base wheat spirit ($35). Cloudland Stationery set ($20). Eat. Shop NYC book ($16.95) - other cities available. Or, What Would Audrey Do book ($22.50). Hot chocolate set ($19.50). Williams-Sonoma Pure & Green deluxe gift set ($39.95). Wine of the Month Club ($107.85 for 3 months).


Gifts For Co-Workers and Associates

Archipelago Botanicals Home Diffuser ($59). Pick any scent - you can't go wrong - and they last for 6 months. Sukie Agenda book ($30). WeSC Oboe Headphones ($70). Beaba Babycook ($149.95) for the working new mother. Monogrammed glass set ($68 set of 6). Glass domed cake plate ($30) for the baker. All-in-one Executive Game Center ($66.95). Leather Stationery Gift Box Set ($69.95).


Technological Wonders

While I love technology almost as much as the geek marketer herself, I always enlist Shannon's help in finding the latest and greatest techno gizmos. Here are the top 5 picks for this holiday season: Netbook ($399). Google Android phone ($200). For those without an iPhone, the iPod Touch ($229). Wii Fit ($119.99), plus the Wii ($299.99) if you don't have one. Amazon Kindle ($359).



'Tis the season for spreading joy! I have compiled gift giving recommendations for just about everyone on your list. Happy shopping!

Beladora has antique, vintage and contemporary fine jewelry with designers such as Tiffany, Cartier, Van Cleef, Bulgari and more. Plus, Beladora will donate 2% of online sales over the holiday season to the Lynne Cohen Foundation (ovarian cancer).

the-one.thumbnailArtwork Golf Without a Ball offers beautiful golfscapes for the avid golfer in your life. The various scenes draw you in as if you are right there, playing golf on one of the magnificently designed courses, such as Fargo Ridge, Cloud Mountain and Folded Sky. Want one? I know the artist personally. Contact me and I will hook you up.

I am into functional wallets right now. I found an excellent selection at kate spade, Gucci for her and him and Tod's, which also makes fun travel wallets.

Sierra Designs Down Booties rock! Sure, they may resemble moon boots, but the warmth they provide is all that matters. They carry both men's and women's sizes in really fun colors.

Backpacks and Luggage
JanSport has designed a fun and functional line for children. If you are a traveling family, why not let your little ones travel with attitude!

Popular "it" Items
The whole family can enjoy these objects of affection this year: an electric guitar, commuter bike, RipStik, Brian the Brain and other robots, iDog ipod speakers, Nintendo DS with the Brain Age cartridge, and a microphone for singing.

Techno Gadgets
The iPhone and Wii are still wanted commodities. And thanks to my friend Shannon, here are some more awesome suggestions: iPod Touch, Jawbone and Garmin Nuvi - GPS device.

Expressions of Style
If all else fails, gift certificates are always a welcome treat for the fashionista in your life - especially a style session with a Personal Stylist. Try Neiman Marcus, Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, Sephora and the safe add-on bet, Target.