Holiday Gifts 2014

Holiday Gifts 2014

For everyone on your gift list this year, here are our top holiday gift ideas from Fashion Island. Whether it’s for your fashionable friend, foodie or gadget lover, we’ve got you covered!

For the gourmand or foodie: A luxe coffee machine from Nespresso’s very first Orange County retail store, which just opened today at Fashion Island! We absolutely love the new Nespresso VertuoLine machine ($300), which lets you make both coffee and espresso from its selection of premium Grand Cru coffee capsules. It’s the perfect gift for parents, a newly married couple or for a son or daughter in college. For the gourmet food lover, head to Minamoto Kitchoan to find an exquisite array of Japanese confections, all beautifully wrapped. Or for someone who loves going out to eat, how about scooping up a few gift certificates to acclaimed restaurants such as FIG & OLIVE, Red O by Rick Bayless, CUCINA enoteca, Del Frisco’s Grille, BRIO Tuscan Grille, etc.?

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For the gal who loves her accessories and iPhone: High-tech meets high fashion with the Bandolier, a sleek cross body case that you can carry like a purse as it holds  your iPhone, I.D. and credit cards. Get it at American Rag Cie, in black pebble leather with a chain strap or a sleek white leather one with a chain strap.

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These boots were made for giftin’: Now these are what we like to call statement boots: three kinds of exotic leathers are featured in this well-constructed Lieutenant boot ($1,400) by Burns 1876: hippo, goat and cayman crocodile. It’s fashion-forward but still sassy country. Definitely for the gal who has it all (in her closet) and appreciates craftsmanship and boots that are more special than the usual designer suspects.

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For the audiophile: Bose’s SoundTrue headphones are engineered to make all your music sound better, delivering deep, clear audio – a dream for music-lovers. They’re  lightweight and comfortable but heavy-duty and built to survive a busy life – and they come in fresh colors, too. 

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For the one who loves a little sparkle: If you’re looking for a gift that dazzles, look no further than the new Traditional Jewelers at Fashion Island. The high-end jewelry retailer features the world’s most covetable brands, from Rolex, Cartier and Patek Philippe to Fred Leighton, Kwiat and Stephen Webster. The latest piece to arrive and expected to be on the short list of uber exclusive buys for that important woman in your life? The Ballon Blanc de Cartier jewelry watch (above image, right), with solid rose gold/mother of pearl dial/diamond bezel for a cool $46,700. For the gents, Cartier’s newest diver’s watch, the Calibre de Cartier Diver (above image, left), is the best of both worlds, a sporty piece that’s also timeless. Price: $28,100.

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For the Ultimate Luxury Gift: Because what says “ultimate gift” more than a luxury car with one of those giant bows on top just like in those commercials? Besides, Tesla is one of THE hottest luxury cars on the market right now and Consumer Reports did call the Tesla Model S the best car it’s ever tested. Psst, the Model S, an all-electric plug-in car, earned a score of 99 out of a possible 100 in the magazine’s tests. If price is no object, head to the Tesla showroom at Fashion Island. 

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