Gift Guide #4: Sparkly

November 29, 2010

Gift guide number 4 has arrived! There are so many shiny baubles that have caught my eye, I decided to share them all in one place and theme the collection “sparkly”. Gifts featured here would work for anyone who likes pretty things. : ) Also. Check back later today and I’ll have another huge giveaway posted.

[ This holiday gift guide is underwritten by Pier 1. Pier 1 is your one stop for unique, imported decor, gifts, furniture, glassware and more this holiday season. I've included a few of my favorites from Pier 1 among the items below.]

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- Penguin Classics. They’ve reissued the best of the best with gorgeous new covers designed by Coralie Bickford Smith. The perfect excuse to add to your library.

- Custom Notebook by Oh Joy!. At our house, we keep a journal specifically for Christmas memories. Anyone who wants to (me, Ben Blair or the kids) can take a turn writing down their holiday highlights to be enjoyed for years to come. I would have this notebook printed with the word: Christmas.

- Metallic Ornaments. My favorite is the little nest with glittery eggs. I want a dozen of them!

- Paper Bowls. These are stunning. Available in gold, silver or copper — they are quite reasonably priced for a work of art. Wouldn’t a line of them be pretty on a windowsill?

- Twirl Bow Cuff. Ms. Spade can’t seem to get enough of tidy little bows. Neither can I.

- Stencil 5 Print. It measures 20 x 25 inches and is hand-printed with a 5 from the Eames Stencil font. The five can mean anything you’d like it to (may I suggest high five!). It’s just so cool.

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- Quartz Pinata. It’s over the top, but it will make your New Year’s Celebration the raddest one ever.

- Clutch by Aviva Stanoff. Wouldn’t this be fun to carry? It would elevate any outfit.

- Hayworth Mirrored Chest. I’m kind of obsessed with mirrored furniture at the moment. This piece is on sale for $249!

- Penguin Ornament. Isn’t he handsome and serious?

- Snowflake Pillow. This will add some light and shine to your house and look just right till Spring arrives.

- Wraparound Ring. I covet this.

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- Crystal Wing Flats. It’s difficult to own too many ballet flats. And these would make your jeans and sweater ensemble feel put together.

- Wishbone Necklace. I’m sure you know someone that can use some luck this coming year.

- Glitter Garland. You’ll never guess what it’s made of.

- Tulle Sequin Dress. For your daughter. Because she likes sparkly things too.

- Rose Cut Diamond Rings. Have you heard of grey diamonds before? They are new to me and I think I love them.

- Recycled Bottle Votive. These are beer bottles reborn with a coating of antiqued silver. A pretty way to decorate your house throughout the year.

Want more gift ideas? Try my Holiday Prep gift guide, my Cozy Things gift guide, and my gift guide inspired by my husband Ben Blair.

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{ 56 comments… read them below or add one }

1 CBee November 30, 2010 at 5:54 am

you love the wraparound ring so much, you shared the wrong link?!!?!?


2 Becky Sue November 30, 2010 at 6:05 am

You think I can get that Tulle sequin dress in my size? Beautiful, sparkly selections!


3 Carmen November 30, 2010 at 7:06 am

The metallic ornaments…I love them!! they would look so beautiful in my Christmas tree this year! An of course the Tulle sequin dress is the perfect for my daughter’s Christmas eve!


4 Kim Kaas November 30, 2010 at 7:11 am

The wraparound ring is fabulous…would you be able to let me know where this can be found. Thanks so much!


5 Marta November 30, 2010 at 7:18 am

I love the votive bottle but it is out of stock already :-(


6 Renee November 30, 2010 at 7:21 am

Love the ornaments and the ring! I can’t believe that amount of giveaways you have….!


7 Ulrika November 30, 2010 at 7:48 am

Absolutely love the twirl bow cuff, well and all of the other sparkly things as well.


8 elz November 30, 2010 at 7:54 am

How much do I love everything in this guide?! SO much. I’m guessing my paypal account is going to get a workout today. Thanks for the great ideas.


9 amy rufo November 30, 2010 at 7:57 am

love it all!


10 Ashley November 30, 2010 at 8:04 am

All the shine. I love it all!!


11 Leah November 30, 2010 at 8:04 am

love love love these gifts!

What’s the link for the Wraparound Ring? I might have to add that to my Christmas list!


12 Krysta November 30, 2010 at 8:04 am

LOVE the grey diamond gold rings…gorgeous.


13 Kim Simmonds November 30, 2010 at 8:10 am

Could you add the link for the wraparound ring? It is amazing, and I am coveting it too! :) I just need to know where to get it. :)


14 Design Mom November 30, 2010 at 8:19 am

So sorry about the Wraparound Ring link! I just fixed it. You can find it at the Sundance store.


15 Wendy November 30, 2010 at 8:19 am

The whole list is perfectly lovely.


16 sherri/the claw November 30, 2010 at 8:24 am

Love the sniny paper bowl and recycled bottle votive especially. That rign is awesome and would also look great if it was a bracelet.


17 Kerry November 30, 2010 at 8:33 am

I need some sparkle. Plus those rings are fabulous.


18 stacey November 30, 2010 at 8:44 am

So excited to see the wraparound ring is from Sundance-I have a gift card that’s been waiting patiently to be used…Merry Christmas to me! Thanks for the sparkle!


19 Manda November 30, 2010 at 8:49 am

Everything is so beautiful and merry!


20 DeAnn November 30, 2010 at 8:51 am

Bring on the holidays!


21 Sandy November 30, 2010 at 9:07 am

Love the selection today!


22 Jen Daniels November 30, 2010 at 9:20 am

Oh, I love everything! especially the Rose Cut Diamond Rings!


23 Marti November 30, 2010 at 9:22 am

I’m such a sucker for Coralie Bickford Smith.


24 Lindsay Koelling November 30, 2010 at 9:26 am

Oh my! I walk by Pier 1 everyday on my way home from work and just dream of the things I would buy….or win!


25 shannon November 30, 2010 at 9:28 am

Lovely things!! So shiny and happy :)


26 Betsy November 30, 2010 at 9:43 am

adore that ring and love the clutch!


27 Catherine November 30, 2010 at 9:52 am

Oh lovely! I love the bird’s nest and the new Penguin Classics. Thanks!


28 Jo November 30, 2010 at 9:55 am

Seriously? That mirrored chest is wonderful and the penguin is so fabulous. What great selections! It reminds me of the alien toys in Toy Story – “SSSHHHINNNYYYY”


29 Rachael November 30, 2010 at 10:28 am

So beautiful! I love the penguin ornament and the custom notebook!


30 amanda November 30, 2010 at 10:41 am

Oh, that wishbone necklace!


31 Melanie November 30, 2010 at 11:04 am

What fun things!


32 Angela November 30, 2010 at 11:05 am

Gorgeous, all of it! LOVE sparkly.


33 Kristi Kubik November 30, 2010 at 11:21 am

wishing on a star…


34 Anna Lewis November 30, 2010 at 11:24 am

I’m in love with the ballet flats. My hubs is 4 inches shorter than me, so I’m all about fancy, dressed up flats instead of heels!


35 Katy November 30, 2010 at 11:40 am

I love the bird’s nest ornament. Have you seen the wonderful bird’s nest necklaces on Etsy? These would make a terrific present for a Mom – many of the designers on Etsy will let you customize the number of eggs in the nest so you could modify for the number of kids in the family. Most of them run about $30-$40 so they aren’t going to break the bank either.


36 Marci G November 30, 2010 at 12:12 pm

I almost missed the gym checking out all these great gift ideas!
Love all things that glitter and shine! Thanks for the links!!


37 Anna@ IHOD November 30, 2010 at 12:29 pm

Gorgeous!! Made my heart pitter patter with all the sparkle and glitz!


38 Erin November 30, 2010 at 12:35 pm

I love mirrored side tables, night stands, and chests, too. Several times I’ve contemplated having one in our bedroom–it would really dress it up. But then visions of smearing little fingerprints stop me in my tracks.


39 Shannon November 30, 2010 at 12:46 pm



40 Sara November 30, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Wow! So many of these are super inspiring…for traditions, gifts, and maybe even stealing some ideas for crafty projects ;)! Thanks so much!


41 lizzie d November 30, 2010 at 1:09 pm

So many shiny things. What fun!


42 Ester November 30, 2010 at 1:29 pm

Not that I don’t like all things sparkly twirly shiny – but I love the books…
Thanks for the inspiration.


43 Tanya B November 30, 2010 at 1:36 pm

I love this list of items. Totally my style!!


44 Trista November 30, 2010 at 1:47 pm

I love all the sparkly things! Great ideas!


45 Adrianna November 30, 2010 at 2:02 pm

These are all so gorgeous! It makes me want to transform my home into a sparkly wonderland for the holiday. Thanks for the pretty ideas :)


46 Beth P November 30, 2010 at 2:16 pm

totally my style… where can i find this wrap around ring?


47 beyond November 30, 2010 at 4:09 pm

that wishbone necklace is very cool!


48 Kathleen November 30, 2010 at 6:12 pm

Oh Joy items always make me happy!


49 Renee November 30, 2010 at 6:25 pm

The pillow, bracelet and rings are my favorite. Although I wish that Gap girl’s dress was for adults. :)


50 Jan @ Family Bites November 30, 2010 at 7:56 pm

The wraparound ring is gorgeous. I think I might add it to my wish list.


51 meg November 30, 2010 at 8:13 pm

Yes, please and thank you in advance.


52 Kathleen December 1, 2010 at 6:55 am

Who doesn’t like sparkly at this time of year? Thanks for the chance to win. Cheers!


53 ana December 1, 2010 at 9:09 am

Muy lindo, wonderful


54 Sara December 1, 2010 at 10:19 am

Gabrielle, I got the wraparound ring from my wonderful husband last Christmas. TOTALLY AWESOME! It’s chic and fun and goes with everything. You deserve it!


55 Lori December 1, 2010 at 10:54 am

I love sparkly things…but really, what girl doesn’t? :)


56 Kelly Atwood December 1, 2010 at 10:03 pm

i need those flats and of corse the accessories to go with, thanks for the ideas!


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