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By Candice Sabatini

Whether she’s your mom, your favorite aunt, or your BFF, she wants a luxurious gift, and if it’s in your budget, give it to her. You know she deserves it. .

Interior designer turned jewelry designer, Stephanie Kantis creates jewelry that really makes a statement. Bold and architectural but not over-the-top, Kantis’ designs make an outfit take a back seat… but in the nicest way. This 24-karat gold-plated bronze chain has a hammered finish and a signature ‘S’ scroll hook closure that allows the necklace to be worn a ton of ways – single strand, double strand, knotted in the middle, looped and clipped, or as a belt. The collection also includes a variety of large statement making pendants that can be added onto the chain to create even bolder looks; or can be worn alone on a simple leather strand. This is the kind of jewelry she’ll wear over and over again for many years to come. Choose from a few lengths, from 18” at $275 to 42” at $495.

Available: http://www.stephaniekantis.com and http://www.saksfifthavenue.com

Chic women love the high quality and great styling of Fratelli Rossetti footwear, and in the 1970’s the brand launched its famous Magenta Boot line, which was a simple look that had the added flair of a stirrup like piece holding leather straps at the base of the heel. The look continues today and is always a secret handshake amongst wearers. This year Fratelli Rossetti has created The Magenta Bracelet as an ode to the iconic stirrup and leather piece. Priced at $150. in either silver or gold tone, and a nice variety of strap colors, she’ll love this. Gallop on over to their shop on Madison Ave and 58th Street, or visit http://www.frattellirossetti.com

When a night cream is as incredible as the La Prairie Skin Caviar’ Luxe Sleep Mask it gets elevated to the coveted gift category. Already an iconic product with a devoted following, this reparative night cream, used 2-3 times a week; will yield results of noticeably softer and firmer skin. With its elegant sculptural packaging and innovative brush applicator, this isn’t just a jar of cream. Pricey at $300, but think of it like you’re giving her many facials.

Available at: http://shop.nordstrom.com/

She’ll be delighted before she even opens this Cle de Peau Luminizing Face Enhancer. The gold compact designed by jeweler Shaun Leane, is beautifully sculpted. Inside, the multi colored slightly shimmery powder enhancer is also sculpted to echo Leane’s faceted cover and this #14 light pink is perfect for so many complexions. With contouring being the latest blast-from-the-past trend, the light reflecting multi colored illuminizing powder is what sets it apart from our mother’s contouring days of yore. The palette comes with a nice soft brush for on the go touch ups; and when the product is finished, a refill can be bought at about half the price to simply pop in.
$95. Available at: http://shop.nordstrom.com/

With the profusion of the ugly shoes being worn on the streets, the ones being worn inside have gotten even worse. But before you fear that an elegant, soft, comfortable house slipper is totally gone from at-home civilization, we bring you the Camellia Slipper by LMN – Luxe Me Now. These soft, low wedge, satin slippers have a practical rubber sole, are lined with a quilted satin foot bed over memory foam and come with their own monogrammed jacquard satin travel bag. The rows of rhinestones are finished off with a pretty camellia flower. $175. and available at http://www.lmnonline.com.

She’s already a fan of either Thierry Mugler’s Angel or Alien perfume….or both. And she’s trying to live a more eco-friendly life. Now, the two come together in luxury with the Source Fragrance Fountain, which has already been a huge hit in France. Being that these perfumes have been best sellers for about two decades, there have been many gorgeous bottles bought and tossed. Now Mugler perfume lovers can be more sustainable, and save money too, as it costs less to refill your bottle than to buy a new one. Luxury, sustainability, money saving…smart!

Available at Mugler fragrance counters in fine department stores.

Yes, another box, but let’s be real…..we all love them. And this one is even more special than the rest. Glossy Box has partnered with Bergdorf Goodman, the most luxurious retailer in the universe to curate a sampling of six great beauty products. She’ll enjoy generous samples from Revive, Napoleon Perdis, Alterna, Lancer, Iluminage and Atelier Cologne. Additionally, there’s a $25. gift card included that can be used at the store. Sweet deal! You probably want to buy one of these boxes for yourself too. Hurry, this one is for the month of May only!

$21 at http://www.GlossyBox.com.

Originally published May 2014
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