Great Gift Ideas for Every Woman on Your List, At Every Price Point
As the holidays start to take on some semblance of “normalcy” once again this year for many of us, it’s an opportune time to rejoice in the fact that we can finally reconnect with loved ones after so much time spent apart. With Zoom holiday parties now hopefully a thing of the past and in-person gift giving resuming, spoiling your loved ones with gifts that are sure to put a smile on their faces may be more important than ever this year.
With this year’s holiday season fast approaching, we have taken the guesswork out of selecting the perfect gifts and curated a list of our personal favorite items for the favorite ladies in your life, which you can find below:
For the Well-Traveled
Steeped in history and ethically handcrafted by artisans around the world, MUUR’s leather goods and batik fabrics are timeless. For the woman who’s inspired by each place she visits, accessories from MUUR are the best gift to show her just how much you care.
Shop all MUUR collections here: www.MUUR.nyc
For Your Favorite Foodie
For your best friend who has an eye for streetwear, and who learned a thing or two about home cooking during quarantine, FLAN Labs’ trendy (and often food-themed) clothes and accessories are the gift she will love. Tote bags with vivid graphics are perfect for a trip to the farmer’s market, and their ultra-comfy Biscuit Crewneck is ideal for a day spent in the kitchen.
Shop all of FLAN’s collections and collabs here: www.flanlabs.com
For Your Favorite Trendsetter
Tabi shoes have enamoured fashion enthusiasts for years with their unique split-toe design and uncomplicated functionality. ILYSM’s tabi sneakers are made with recycled materials, proving that fashionable gifts can also be environmentally conscious. And the ideal gift to pair with split-toe sneakers? Split-toe socks, of course.
Shop all of ILYSM’s collections and collabs here: www.shop.ILYSM.com
For the One-of-a-Kind
Using vintage textiles for their shoes, bags, and wallets, each Artemis accessory is completely unique. With the gift of handcrafted accessories, Artemis pieces are perfect for the one-of-a-kind woman in your life you want to make feel absolutely special.
Shop all Artemis collections here: www.ArtemisDesignCo.com
For Luxe Lounge Lover
Made for venturing out into the December chill or staying cozy on the couch, Active Cashmere garments will keep you comfortable this winter no matter where you are. Created with a unique proprietary technology, Active Cashmere is machine washable, pill resistant and water repellent. The gift of a luxurious cashmere sweater or scarf is perfect for your loved one, guaranteed to be well loved this holiday season.
Shop all Active Cashmere collections here: www.ActiveCashmere.com
For the Getaway Girl
International travel is finally possible again, and the best gift for your favorite world traveler is LOJEL’s sophisticated luggage. The Cubo Small Suitcase is ideal for the on-the-go traveler, able to maximize storage in a small, carry-on size. Combined with the adjustable Hip/Shoulder Pack, the gift of LOJEL luggage will keep your traveler well-coordinated while on her way.
Shop all LOJEL collections here: www.Lojel.com
For the Footwear Fanatic
For your friend obsessed with luxury footwear, consider a pair of Oliver Cabell’s made in Europe distressed sneakers or effortless mules. Giving the gift of shoes she will actually want to wear is the best way to show her how well you actually know her.
Shop all Oliver Cabell collections here: www.OliverCabell.com
Léa the Label
For the Warm Weather Escape Artist
In search of warmer weather this season? Léa the Label’s swimsuits are perfect for any woman who spends her winters in more torrid climates. Made ethically with protecting the environment in mind, a gift from Léa the Label will be cherished by your stylish and eco-friendly loved one now and seasons to come.
Shop all Léa the Label collections here: www.leathelabel.com
ABOUT THE BRANDS:
MUUR was founded with the intention of bringing high quality, handcrafted accessories to people that value timeless product, craftsmanship, and ethical production practices. All of MUUR’s pieces tell a story, connecting the consumer to artisans around the world lovingly handmake all products.
MUUR partners directly with artisans and family-run businesses who put their heart and soul into their craft. Fair compensation and an exceptional product are the cornerstones of the business. When someone purchases a MUUR accessory, they not only receive an elegant and beautifully handmade product, but they also have peace of mind knowing the proceeds from their purchase go to the artisan-entrepreneurs in parts of the world where a small purchase has a direct influence on their daily lives on the ground. MUUR started with crafting high quality leather goods and have now introduced batik indigo accessories like scarves and bandanas into their artisan partnerships and product offering.
For more information on Active Cashmere, please visit: www.MUUR.nyc
FLAN (FOREVER LAUGHING AT NOTHING) is a clothing brand celebrating humor, color, comfort and most notable by its name, food.
Founded in 2017, the brand has a history of mixing fresh, eclectic colors with cozy materials playing with different themes and textures. The mission is to keep the brand food-filled and fun: light-hearted, creative and to never stop laughing.
Forever Laughing At Nothing; a mindset based in humor and great taste.
For more information on Active Cashmere, please visit: www.flanlabs.com
ILYSM is a sneaker brand and digital community-driven platform whose mission is to support an ecosystem of artists and elevate new talent.
The brand believes that sneakers and fashion can be a vehicle to connect everyday objects and experiences with artistic expression.
ILYSM is taking a community-first approach; designing, manufacturing, and selling sneakers and beautifully made things while working to empower artists. The brand brings balance and purpose to every step you take with beautiful materials, functional integrity, innovative technology, and sustainable practices.
For more information on Active Cashmere, please visit: www.shop.ILYSM.com
The idea for Artemis Design Co. was born on a trip to Istanbul in 2007 when designer Milicent Armstrong discovered and fell in love with Kilim carpet bags, Kilim shoes and accessories that were repurposed from the beautiful flat-woven textile. While attending Interior Design school, Armstrong made her way back to Istanbul, found an artisan workshop willing to work with her, and began production on her first run of products. These first pieces took the concept of repurposing Kilims and altered the designs to suit modern, classic shapes.
The first collection of products created from Kilims in classic modern shapes was an instant hit, and was picked up by renowned retailer Steven Alan. Artemis Design Co. has grown since and gained a cult following among world-renowned interior designers and magazine editors for its unique, one-of-a-kind, classic feel.
The brand is best known for its magical “Flying Carpet Shoes” — one-of-a-kind Kilim loafers and Kilim smoking shoes that are handmade from genuine Turkish carpets. Artemis has also created special collections with Charlotte Moss, Nate Berkus & Jeremiah Brent, MATCHES fashion, Anthropologie, Madewell, and United Arrows of Japan, among others.
For more information on Active Cashmere, please visit: www.ArtemisDesignCo.com
LOJEL is a global brand for the global traveler that seamlessly blends innovation with design and exceptional craftsmanship. The brand aims to enrich the lives of modern travelers by actively seeking solutions focused on the wayfarer’s journey and designing from the perspective of the traveler.
LOJEL finds inspiration for all designs through a transparent, direct digital dialogue with travelers. Unlike other travel-ware brands, LOJEL conducts an honest and forthright conversation that addresses the reality of modern travel and offers an interactive platform for travelers to connect in a more meaningful way. Thanks to an open line of communication with travelers using the products, LOJEL’s team understands what today’s travelers need and is able to adapt rapidly to the ever-evolving industry.
For more information on Active Cashmere, please visit: www.Lojel.com
Oliver Cabell is a direct-to-consumer accessory brand, offering a thoughtfully-designed selection of luxury footwear at an attainable price point.
Founded by Scott Gabrielson in 2016, Oliver Cabell was built on converging disciplines of art, craft and technology. Each design is handcrafted with a high-grade technique and the finest materials – ethically sourced from Spain and Italy. At the forefront of the brand is a commitment to simplicity, quality construction and timeless style. Ideal for everyday wear, the shoes are most notably favored for their long-lasting durability and clean, minimal design.
The current offering presents a wide array of silhouettes including low-top sneakers, minimal high-top trainers, dream mules, car shoes and leather boots. Key styles include the new Merton sneaker, women’s Dream Mules, classic Low 1 and the 3D printed Phoenix, made entirely of recycled water bottles.
For more information on Active Cashmere, please visit: www.OliverCabell.com
Active Cashmere enhances the performance level of cashmere through the application of a unique proprietary technology, presenting the utmost quality and a soft hand feel that improves with every wash and wear. Active Cashmere is both water-repellent and machine washable, with a high level of durability and pilling performance, better dimensional stability, breathability, quick dry capability and anti-microbial qualities that protect it against odor. The Active Cashmere technology lasts beyond the life of the garment and the treatment is non-toxic, non-hazardous, hypo-allergenic and biodegradable with no ancillary impact on the environment.
Active Cashmere was founded by Roy and Danny Hakimian in 2015, whose family history is deeply rooted in Scottish cashmere heritage with over 60 years of experience in the industry. The family’s unique access to the world’s finest cashmere stems from their longstanding relationships with Scottish manufacturing, initiated by the brothers’ father, a pioneer of the cashmere business and leading supplier of raw material to top mills in the industry. The Hakimians are members of the Cashmere Camelhair Manufacturer’s Institute (CCMI), the organization that sets the global standard for quality in the cashmere industry, with a deep commitment to maintaining the integrity of cashmere in the industry while promoting sustainability and social responsibility.
For more information on Active Cashmere, please visit: www.ActiveCashmere.com
Léa the Label
Léa the Label expresses contemporary refinement and bold eccentricity. The collections are a balance of minimalism and statement while remaining timeless.
We value meticulous craftsmanship and provide a diverse range of silhouettes designed to mix and match, while maintaining a balance of comfort, quality and style. Our swims are resistant to chlorine and sun-tan oils. They are UV protective and feel ultra smooth – ensuring the best-fit and long lasting wear.
We believe in sustainability and protecting our planet. We created Léa the Label premium swimwear with the highest luxe Eco-friendly Italian fabrics in collaboration with ECONYL®.
For more information on Léa the Label, please visit: www.leathelabel.com