Last Minute Gifts
Written by Jennifer Colosimo | Photos courtesy of Estella; Mary’s Gone Crackers; Just Live; World of Coca-Cola; Jane Iredale; Your Resident Gourmet
Still can’t find that perfect gift? The ideas keep rolling in here, and since we already printed our early season’s picks, we decided to squeeze in a few more fun treats online. So whether it’s a family, special someone or good friend you’re buying for, there’s still plenty of goodies you can get wrapped and under the tree in time for Christmas. Happy shopping!
Kids Toys Go Soft and Chic
Instill the idea of city chic from day one with these unique soft toys. Estella Hand Knitted Baby Rattles are made with urban themes in mind, like city buses, NY pretzels, taxi cabs, vintage milk bottles, baseballs and more. You’ve got stylish goodies lining your little one’s toy box, reminiscent of big girl (or boy) memories, which makes for playground envy, and a good conversation starter. There are more than a handful to collect, so visit them online to start your collection. estella-nyc.com
The Heart of the Holidays
Everyone knows that the way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach, and especially when those stomachs are gluten sensitive, something yummy and delicious during the holidays that’s safe for them to eat is nothing short of a miracle. Mary’s Gone Crackers (stay tuned for more of their products in our 2015 issues) Love Cookies are a sugary, like-homemade way to keep the merry warm and bright. With flavors that even Santa would envy, like classic Chocolate Chip and Ginger Snaps to the unique N’Oatmeal Raisin or decadent Double Chocolate, there’s no reason not to indulge. Order boxes online at marysgonecrackers.com.
Wear Out Your Workout
For the active chica who refuses to compromise fashion for fitness, Just Live Power Through Tights provide a colorful, patterned way to tack miles onto your workout routine. And not only are they super sharp to sport at the studio, they are made to lift and tone for a slim, supported silhouette. We know everyone needs a little extra motivation to get into the gym after those holiday cookies, pies and Honey-Baked Hams, so slip these into a stocking for a sleek and encouraging suggestion. See the entire line at justlive.com.
Bring on the Bubbles
So, we’re not talking about the kind of bubbly that you pour into fluted stemware. We’re talking about the age-old recipe for the classic soda jerks in Atlanta, who introduced us (and the world) to one of the best, most refreshing beverages out there. And this holiday season, what can celebrate a day spent with family than an Annual Pass to the new World of Coca Cola in downtown Atlanta. You’ll learn the history of the secret-recipe soda, witness the evolution of its brand, sample variations from all over the world and shop merchandise until you – err – burp. Plus annual pass holders are guaranteed expedited entry, multiple discounts and unlimited visits for the year of purchase. Buy passes online at worldofcocacola.com.
Get That Look In Her Eye
For the adventurous makeup mavens out there, Jane Iredale introduces The Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Kit. The highly pigmented shadows (five shades for perfect application) are simple to blend, sensitivity-tested and stay put for gorgeous, crease-free and long-lasting eye color. Plus, just in time for the holidays, the kit comes packaged in an artful compact with a mirror and application brush. Whether an evening-out kind of gal, or anyone interested in upping their beauty routine, the limited edition product makes a gorgeous addition to Santa’s bag of tricks. janeiredale.com.
Taste Something Fresh
Local celebrity chef, Le Cordon Bleu Atlanta instructor and owner of Your Resident Gourmet, Jennifer Hill Booker already has much experience teaching others how to cook. Now, with the help of her hot new cookbook “Field Peas to Foie Gras: Southern Recipes with a French Accent” you and yours can get a taste of Booker at home, even if she isn’t physically there to demonstrate – those lessons cost extra. Inspired from her culinary education in Paris and her Oklahoma heritage, the book is full of her favorite recipes and comfort foods. Bonus – books are easy to wrap, even for novice elves. yourresidentgourmet.com