For Gifts or Holiday Money: Our Suggestions

If you’re purchasing gifts, or if you’ve been bestowed with holiday cash or a gift card this season, then here are a few things we consider downright extraordinary for your consideration:

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This black Ponte Sheath Dress with zip pockets is a wardrobe staple that can be paired with anything for style flexibility. Wear it with boots, heels, a scarf or under a jacket to switch up your look at work or after your day is done. Store your love notes in those zip pockets. Find it at Orvis: http://www.orvis.com.

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The sweet Irish Tweed Glen Plaid Jacket is something you can savor for many years to come because it’s made to endure and is timeless. Wear it on a trip to Dublin and quote Joyce over your pint and soda bread. It’s an investment in your future enjoyment and warmth. This and many other classic jackets can be shipped to your door from http://www.orvis.com.

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People have loved Barbour jackets for 120 years because of the craftsmanship and attention to detail that goes into making them. Plus, they look sharp and slimming, they’re warm, and can be worn for multiple seasons. Choose your favorite style from the many offered at http://www.orvis.com, but we favor the Barbour Equine Jacket.

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Teva is noted for its comfortable sandals but this brand also makes equally comfortable and on-trend boots. Case in the point: the distinctive De La Vina low leather + canvas bootie is just one of the many boot options at http://www.teva.com. Find men’s boots and shoes, gear, flip-flops, sandals, and more on the site too. Start browsing for any season.

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Low, black Vionic booties are not only in style but they’re built to be the ultimate in comfort, which is clearly a great investment in your sanity. The Orthaheel technology used in Vionic shoes and boots ensure that you can run all over the city without regretting your heels and eventually limping sadly over to a taxi.These will see through everything. Order them in various colors at http://www.vionicshoes.com.

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The Luxe Project offers an alternative to the usual holiday chocolates and candles: fair trade eco-bags that range in price from $50 to $500 and help support artisans in the hills of Northern Thailand. The gorgeous textiles used in the handbags are vintage and at least twenty years old; they come in eye-poppingly vibrant colors and patterns. See for yourself at http://www.theluxeproject.com. Sourced sustainably, priced fairly and the brainchild of a mother-daughter business duo, this line is incredibly unique. Find clutches, wall hangings and key rings too.

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Pact is always a satisfying gift or personal purchase because Pact products are super soft and made with organic cotton. Your socks and underwear should be soft, should be organic, and as an added bonus, Pact’s designs are truly lovely. See the entire line at http://www.wearpact.com. Whether you favor bikini or boy shorts, crew socks or knee-highs, camisoles or T-shirts, Pact has them all.

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Another Pact offering is the Fair Trade Organic Zip-Up Hoodie — which is soft for yoga, running or whatever sport suits you – even just for layering up in winter and staying comfortably cozy. Pair one with Pact leggings for under-layers, and you couldn’t be warmer. Pact leggings are awe inducing, so check them out too at http://www.wearpact.com.

Happy Holidays!

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