Holiday Gift Guide: 10 ‘Haute’ Picks for the Season

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Mid-December is almost here and with its arrival, another festive shopping season has gotten underway! Whether you put a decent dent in your list over Black Friday weekend, or have yet to make holiday headway, we’re here to help you with some of our favorite things.

Today, we’ve made our list, we’ve checked it twice, and DFW Style Daily is now ready to kick off its annual Holiday Gift Guide for the season. Below are a few perfect presents or stocking stuffers to earn you a spot on the nice list this year. From luxe apparel and accessories, to affordable home and entertainment décor, we have you and your loved ones covered for the holidays – no sweat!



For the Shoe Snob: Saint Laurent Paris Heart-Print Leather Pumps ($486)

We first spotted these beauties on Dallas blogger Jane Aldridge of Sea of Shoes — and we admit, it was love at first sight. Perfect for holiday pairing, these heart-printed pumps mirror a matching Saint Laurent clutch and can easily re-emerge from your closet just in time for Valentine’s. Now that’s what we call reusable fashion! Available online at



For the Boho Babe: The Silver Soul Turquoise Ring ($235)

Designed by Dallas-based gemologist Molly Sharp, we are obsessed with this handcrafted ring made from rare turquoise stone and set in sterling silver. Available at



For the Dallas Diva: Karen Walker Eyewear ($250+)

Spotted as the ideal gift for the Dallas diva, Karen Walker Eyewear is known for turning heads and commanding attention from celebs and style bloggers alike. Whether it’s brunching it up on a Sunday afternoon or a casual walk through West Village, these oversized frames with signature design detail is sure to be a hit for the contemporary trendsetter. Available in limited quantities at Nicole Kwon Concept Store.



For the Accessorized Aficionado: Allison Mitchell Oversized Fold-Over Clutch ($875)

Crafted from animal skins and hides from around the world, these oversized fold-over clutches are sure to be the conversation piece for any occasion. Categorized as minimalist chic, this statement clutch is one that is well worth the investment. Available in emerald, marigold, merlot, navy, vermillon, black, and Serengeti on Limited selections are available at Elements Boutique and Nicole Kwon Concept Store.



For Him, The Ultimate Stocking Stuffer: STAG Provisions Scotch Flavored Toothpicks ($9)

Even after dinner, the fun can still continue with these scotch flavored toothpicks from STAG Provisions. Encased in a glass bottle and enclosed with a cork, these miniature stocking stuffers will make after-dinner grooming less of a chore and more of an experience. Available at or at the newly opened STAG Dallas store at Knox-Henderson.



For Beauty Bliss: T.S. Pink Soap Rock ($15)

Not only do these geometric gem-inspired soaps look out of this world, their scent is pretty phenomenal too. Made from the extracts of the earth: lavender, chamomile, aloe, and essential oils – this beautifully aromatic rock smells of luxury without actually breaking the bank. Available at Pirch.



For the Bookworm Bombshell: Man Repeller: Seeking Love. Finding Overalls. ($25)

Reading is fundamental and in our opinion, it’s oh so stylish. For a good and hilariously funny read, we recommend curling up with this witty and inspiring book by world-renowned fashion blogger, Leandra Medine of Man Repeller. As the late Joan Rivers commented, “Not only do I agree with how Leandra dresses, but I also agree with everything she says in these brilliant stories. She’s a terrific writer.” Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Apple.



For the Electronic Enthusiast: 11+ Sound1 Speakers ($85)

Move over Beats! We’re fascinated with this minimal approach to electronics, featuring two 3W sound speakers fashioned with Bluetooth connectivity and a rich sound for phone, tablet, and laptop compatibility. Whether for travel or for home, this affordable gift adds the perfect modern touch to any setting. Available at



For a Sweet Treat: JK Chocolate’s Microchip Cookies Holiday Gift Set ($14+)

If calorie counting is your thing, who are we to judge? Known for inventing the world’s smallest cookies, Dallas-based JK Chocolate while delightfully tasty, will keep your figure slim and trim throughout the holidays. Even if you over indulge, a handful of these miniature morsels will have you back in your favorite jeans in no time. Available at JK Chocolate.



For Holiday Hosting: Casa Dragones Joven Tequila Gift Set ($275)

Touting two appearances on Oprah’s Favorite Things list and in Neiman Marcus’ Christmas Book, Casa Dragones’ tequila is ultra-smooth and fashioned for high-end cocktails, mixed drinks, or sipping. Made with 100 percent pure blue agave, this specially crafted tequila is one that will appeal to the cocktail or entertaining aficionado on your list. The Casa Dragones Joven tequila (pictured above) is uniquely handcrafted and available in a Special Collector’s Edition holiday gift set, with an option for custom calligraphy personalization on select bottles. It’s tried and true that this award-winning tequila is one of the best holiday gifts for the spirit-savvy host. Available for purchase online or found at Pogo’s in Dallas.


All images via brands and retailers. The Casa Dragones image, please credit Madeline Wolf for Mad Wolf Photography.



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