2007 journeyPod’s Luxury Gift Guide
By: Inna Shamis
Happy Holidays! As if your daily routine wasn’t busy enough, you’re now smack in the middle of the holiday season with no clue on what to buy your loved ones. Its the second day of Hanukkah and you’ve got less than three weeks left to finish your Christmas shopping. But you are still looking for ideas, particularly for those who are hard-to-buy-for -because-they -already -have-every thing! You know, the hard-to-please ones with their own deep pockets. Don’t fret! Your friends at journeyPod are here to help. Or, at the very least, provide some suggestions!
Now… before you spend the little time you have and your hard-earned money on presents that are bound to end up in the back of a closet or collecting dust on a shelf, we’re here to share helpful hints on some of the perfect gifts for this holiday season!
Having scoured countless world-class luxury items (one by one), we’re here to bring you the 2007 journeyPod Luxury Gift Guide. Here is our hot list for everyone on your holiday shopping list and how to get it all:
What She Wants
Ananas – Every fashionista knows that a great bag is as important (if not more) than that very important “little black dress”. For those looking to spice up any outfit, this vintage-inspired “Sabrina” black embossed snake clutch with carved kamagong (Philippine ebony) detail is it! Ananas is offering a 20% discount to all journeyPod members in December. Be sure to use this special discount code (journeyPod) with the Ananas Collection.
FashionJunkie’s NYC “Shopping Safaris” – Racking your brain to find a perfect gift for the shopaholic in her? How about a chaperone to help her navigate through one of the best shopping mecca’s in the world! FashionJunkie has designed fun-filled shopping tours of The Big Apple, tailor-made to fit her needs and your budget. For more on this great gift choice, check out Shopping Safaris.
Yanina & Co. – How about some bling from Yanina & Co? A jewelry designer who is contemporary, classic and always unpredictable, Yanina’s unmatched talents and unparalleled artistic sensibility make each and every piece a spectacular masterpiece.
OM Aroma & Co. – Deluxe BODY Collection – A 3-step body treatment with Vinotherarpy, Nectar and Honey from one of today’s best luxury organic spa and skincare lines is a luminous gift to help radiate her inner beauty. Visit OM Aroma & Co. to purchase this great gift package.
Anthousa – Chinoiserie Collection – A home ambiance perfume like no other, Anthousa formulates their fragrance diffusers in the tradition of Chinese aromatherapy and through the exploration of various blends of spices, musks and exotic floral notes. Used for centuries in healing body and spirit, creating calmness, clarify and serenity – this is perfect gift choice. And, while you’re at it, pick one up for yourself at Anthousa Collection.
What He Wants
4VOO Distinct Man – “Ultimate Luxury Set” – Is this man a leader in everything that he does? Does he understand that his appearance is vital to his personal and professional success? Go for the “Ultimate Luxury Set” from an exceptional, premium quality skincare line. A limited edition set, it includes all the products he’ll need to enhance his appearance and confidence – what better way to start the New Year off!
The Art of Shaving – Noir Shaving Set – A revolution in men’s grooming and one of today’s best-selling men’s brands, we have no doubt he’ll love the shaving set from The Art of Shaving – reminiscent of the good ol’ days! Go for the Noir Shaving Set – a nickel and black anodized aluminum silvertip badger brush, stand and razor.
SoundDock Portable Digital Music System from Bose® – A dock n’ play music system for an iPod, this great gift will provide unsurpassed performance and portability for the serious iPod listener in him. For more on this product – from “the most respected name in sound”, check out Bose!
Gifts For All
pür cashmere – Perfect for lounging in luxury and comfort, pür’s cashmere robe and cable knit slippers (with real suede soles) are an ideal gift for anyone on your list. Check out these and many of their other luxurious cashmere products at pür cashmere.
FlyLite’s iCloset – Give the gift of an iCloset, the world’s first remote wardrobe service. Available in $500 increments, FlyLite’s iCloset gift cards offer the ultimate in organization and convenience for all your traveling friends and family. A personal iCloset enables travelers to pack virtually and fly luggage-free (we all want that, considering today’s airlines regulations) – talk about traveling hassle-free and in style! For more on this gift, check out FlyLite.
Blackbird Vineyards – 2005 Napa Valley Proprietary Red Wine – An exceptional Merlot, this exclusive red wine (poured at the Vanity Fair Oscar’s gala this year) selection is from Blackbird Vineyards – a producer of Pomerol-inspired wines from Napa Valley. As per winemaker Sara Gott, the “this blend offers aromas of ripe plum, mocha, and violets that carry over beautifully onto the palate.” With only 1,100 cases produced, this limited edition gift idea is an excellent choice for all the wine lovers and collectors in your life!
Perrier-Jouët Champagne – One of the world’s most prestigious champagne brands and the epitome of luxury is the Cuvée Perrier-Jouët Fleur de Champagne Blanc de Blancs. This elegant bottle is a great choice for a luxury gift and the perfect partner to helping to ring in the new year. Made with the fruit of a single vineyard and a single grape variety, this special addition (perfect for anyone’s home collection) is distributed in only six countries worldwide. Talk about an exclusive gift!
Moleca – Cachaca Moleca Gold – A premium Brazilian cachaca, the Cachaca Moleca Gold was this year’s Gold Medal Winner of the 2007 San Francisco Spirit and Wine International Competition. Characterized by its smoothness and woody flavor, its great for drinking straight up or in very exclusive signature cocktails (ideal for caipirhinas fans)!
Simon Pearce Glassware – A beautiful accent to any home and a perfect decoration for a holiday table, hand-blown glassware by Simon Pearce is a beautiful gift for any homeowner. Originating as a small glassblowing workshop in Ireland, Simon Pearce today designs, manufactures and markets beautiful premium quality pieces intended to last a lifetime!
The Perfect Cupcake™ – Exclusively from Perfect Endings, a renowned Napa Valley bakery, these sweet and decadent treats are ideal for anyone on your list with a sweet tooth! Made with fresh and premium ingredients, this set includes three selections: rich chocolate, red velvet and vanilla. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive (and among one of “Oprah’s Favorite Things”). Hurry to place your order – we’re sure they’re going fast!
Excitations – Looking for a really unique gift? Give the gift of choice and the unexpected with Excitations – who make it easy and simple to give innovative and memorable life experiences as gifts. Here are some of our favorites…
Check out some of Excitations other selections to find the perfect gift for any of the special people in your life.
Still pondering on what to buy that one person on your list who truly has every single thing?
Greensender – A very cool-progressive-eco-friendly gift is the Big Greensender box – filled with everything your gift recipient will need to start making good-for-the-earth, green-practices part of their daily routine: a reusable aluminum water bottle, reusable organic cotton grocery bag, energy-efficient light bulb, organic cotton t-shirt and a personalized note from you!