Gift Guide 2010

Stocking Stuffers


That’s smooth: Charbay is the only whiskey on the market distilled from a bottle- conditioned pilsner. Robust and fiery with hints of caramel blended with vanilla bean and spice. Only two barrels produced; $300 at Amanti Vino in Montclair (973-509-9463; amantivino.com).


Get your spin on: Adams Golf, maker of the popular PGA Tour hybrid, introduces its newest club, the Idea Tech V3 hybrid. Its ultra-thin crown and thin-face design will have you hitting longer, higher, with increased ball speed; $199 at Golfsmith in Livingston (973-535-0836; golfsmith.com).


Put a sock on it: Whether your guy is a biker, a party animal, or a beach bum, a pair of hand-embroidered socks in whimsical and nautical motifs will put a smile on his face; $38 each through J. McLaughlin in Morristown (jmclaughlin.com).


Here, Kitty: Start off the new year cozying up to the purr of the 2011 BMW Z4 sDrive30i. We like it in deep sea blue metallic; $47,425 at Open Road BMW locations (1-800-OPEN-ROAD; openroad.com).

Just for Her

Beautiful baubles and tasteful treasures for the femme fatale.


Snuggle Up, Baby: This Brooks Brothers cashmere robe will bring out the debonair Cary Grant vibe in any man; $1,700 online only at (brooksbrothers.com).


What a Croc: The Magnanni slipper is a show stopper in velvet crocodile print; $295 in navy, burgundy, grey, and brown; $285 in smooth black, through Neiman Marcus (neimanmarcus.com).


Uncommon Scents: The invigorating Erolfa scent was created by sixth-generation master perfumer Olivier Creed. Reminiscent of citrus fruits and bergamot with herbal notes; $250 at Neiman Marcus (neimanmarcus.com).


King of Cool: Persol’s limited-edition Steve McQueen eyewear, inspired by the iconic actor, features a tortoise frame with blue lenses. Hinged in five spots and completely foldable; $360 at Sunglass Hut (sunglasshut.com).


Watch This: Breitling's Navitimer watch is classic form and function with all the bells and whistles; $5,880 at Leo Fasseas in Livingston (973-533-1114; leofasseas.com).


Warm as Toast: The fur-moccasin suede Jaden boot is decidedly Bohemian with its leather straps and buckles. Black or camel; $295 through Tory Burch boutiques (toryburch.com).


Little Piece of Heaven: Rich, silken truffles are a sophisticated delight for even the most discriminating chocolate lover; available by the pound at J. Emanuel Chocolatier in Chester (908-879-0500; jemanuel.com).

Just for Him

Luxurious accessories and trinkets for your marvelous man.


Spot-on Style: Jimmy Choo's Brix leopard-print clutch is so realistic you'll hear the growwwwwl. Wear it with jeans, wear it with sequins; $1,595 through Jimmy Choo, Short Hills (jimmychoo.com).


Shield your eyes: Flash this black diamond on your right hand and heads will turn. 4.71 carats (total weight) of black, fancy yellow, and white diamonds with 18K white and yellow gold; $3,750 exclusively at Yanina & Co., Cedar Grove (973-857-5544; yanina-co.com).


Choose your side: The Tiffany reversible tote is two bags in one. Depending on your mood, wear either the suede or metallic leather side. On-trend color combinations include camel/light gold (shown here in small and large), garnet/garnet, and espresso/espresso; small, $395/large, $595; Tiffany in Short Hills and Hackensack (tiffany.com).


Bling it On! She'll wear this gutsy Michael Kors tortoise- or horn-embossed watch for business and pure pleasure. Crystal accents; $195, exclusively at Bloomingdale's (bloomies.com).


Cool and Confident: Gucci by Gucci emerges with an unexpected and exotic blend of guava and pear, the creaminess of Tahitian tiare flower, and musky, sensual notes. 1.7-oz. eau de parfum spray; $85 at Sephora shops (sephora.com).


Turn up the Heat: Scandle is a multitasking fragrant candle. The shea butter and jojoba mix melts to two degrees above body temperature, turning it into a sensuous massage emollient; $22.95 at (abodycandle.com).


in your dreams: Cozy cashmere booties ($98) keep toes toastie, while the companion eye mask will keep the daylight in check after a long night; $68-78 at Henri Bendel in Short Hils (973-912-0681).


LIL’ SOMETHING: Is this for the giver or the receiver? Hmmm. Either way, this flocked-leopard mesh number with matching panty from BLUSH Lingerie's Love Game Collection is sure to please; $58 at Galatea in Hoboken (201-963-1522).


Cast a Spell: First Snow hand soap from Jersey-based B.Witching Bath has a wintry aroma, and the yummy fragrance mist will infuse your home with the essence of gingerbread; both $10.95 at B. Witching Bath Co. in Ridgewood (201-444-0333).


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