Snow is in the air! We had some flurries here in Greenwich, CT yesterday. Holiday invitations have been mailed and people have started thinking about Christmas lists! If you have a gift recipient who lives in New York City — or will be attending a holiday party in New York and want to bring a fabulous New York inspired hostess gift, I have pulled some ideas together below. I lived in Manhattan for eight years and was born in New York. I have to admit, that I do love New York! Enjoy my picks below and stay tuned. I will be doing gift guides for the next week for everyone on your list! ~Melissa Hawks, www.wellappointedhouse.com
Perfect for the New Yorker, this elegant Rockefeller Center Christmas ornament is designed by New York artist Michael Storrings. Buy it here.
Bond Fragrances are always a hit at Christmas. This one is Bond No. 9 Central Park Eau de Parfum spray. Launched by the famed fragrance house, the fragrance possess a blend of Verbena, Blue Cedar, Water Jasmine, Basil, Muguet, Patchouli and other fabulous smelling ingredients. Click here to buy.
If you’d rather bring a housewarming gift than perfume, but still love Bond NYC – bring a Park Avenue NYC candle. Everyone loves a great candle! For women only, in pale pink with a golden lid. Well-coiffed uptown style – discreet but not overly sweet – is the message of the fresh bouquet of paper whites, iris, rose and chamomile. The flavor of Manhattan’s grandest boulevard, where the traffic thins out north of 57th Street and fortress-like apartment buildings, guarded by liveried doormen, line the street. Click here to buy.
If you are heading to a tree trimming party in New York City, bring along this charming NY Taxi ornament from Barneys! It’s $48 and sure to become an heirloom for that big apple lover! Click here to buy
Give her some City Shopper Gal Statinery by R. Nichols – what fun! It’s $25 – Click here to buy!
If your gift recipient loves shopping at Barneys, give them this Barneys New York Christmas Tree Ornament – it retails for $40. Buy it here.
We love John Derian’s New York City Landmark Decoupage Trays. They range in price from $48 to $175 and make a nice gift for any New Yorker. You can place them on tables or hang them on a wall. Click here to buy.
Anyone who lives in Manhattan knows the anticipation this time of year for the unveiling of the Bergdorf holiday windows. However, year round the display team at Bergdorf is hard at work on the world’s most beautiful store windows. This book, by Assouline, is the perfect coffee table addition for anyone who loves those windows. It is a large, oversized collector’s edition that comes in a gorgeous box. It is 300 pages of feasting for the eyes and is a limited edition anniversary book. Retails for $250 – Click here to buy.
Here’s another apropos addition to the coffee table — check out Central Park NYC: An Architectural View $75. Click here to buy. Comment below if you are going to a NYC holiday party! Enjoy!