I just had to do a splurge edition this year! Splurges yes, but think way south of a “December to Remember” or the 1.3m rose gold plane in the Neiman Marcus Christmas book. ;-) Consider this a fun eye candy gift guide and possibly the perfect thing to “accidentally” leave pulled up on your laptop for someone to see. 2016-intro-pic-holiday-gift-guide-for-her-for-him-splurge-edition-personal-stylist-houston-christmas-gift-guide

Don’t worry, you still have a week left and many of these finds have free by-Christmas shipping!

For Her


  1. A spa day never goes out of style and is always a good idea. Gifts can be applied to spa and fitness services at over 26,000 locations (many in the Houston area) and the gift cards never expire!
  2. Paired with David Yurman’s signature rope design, this amethyst and pave diamond ring is beautiful!
  3. I can’t help it, I love this backgammon set. Laquered in four different color combinations and with a matching box, it’s perfect for a game or to add some colorful excitement to your home decor.
  4. This stunning silk robe from La Perla has extravagance written all over it. The aqua blue satin and gray lace are a gorgeous combination. It’s a great alternative to yoga pants. ;-)
  5. A nice leather jacket is a closet must. This one from J Crew Collection has all the edginess and style a motorcycle jacket needs. It comes in three knockout colors, including a very hard to find gorgeous navy, and is on sale for 30% right now!
  6. These. are. so. beautiful! All 18k rose gold and semi-precious stones, these killer statement earrings are the epitome of dripping with jewels.
  7. I hosted a dinner party for some girlfriends recently and we all agreed this bag was on our wish list. It’s the perfect on-trend color with great detailing and the perfect small crossbody size that fits your necessities.
  8. This kit from skincare icon La Mer has everything a woman needs to indulge her skin: an ultra-hydrating facial mask, super-conditioning eye concentrate, a powerful revitalizing face serum, and their famous Creme de la Mer face cream.  Because after a month of partying…

For Him


  1. Dressed impeccably but still carrying beat up luggage? Not going to cut it. ;-) Up his travel game with this sophisticated and classy Italian leather weekender.
  2. The newest version of the Apple watch is water-resistant with built-in GPS and heart monitor. Definitely one of this year’s “it” gifts!
  3. What do you get the guy who has everything? An experience. Perfect for thrill seekers and jet setters, Cloud 9 gifts include racing Ferraris, scenic cruises, and private flying lessons.
  4. Love the clean, sophisticated styling of the Tom Ford wallet in you-guessed-it, super soft Italian leather!
  5. Beats By Dre headphones go wireless! The noise-cancelling capability adapts to different environments based on sound waves and of course they are styling in this bright blue hue.
  6. French-Italian sportswear brand Moncler is perfect in the European and Apres ski apparel department. Loving the sophisticated and edgy vibe of this padded leather biker jacket. The leather is so thin (.1in), it can accompany him on all his travels.
  7. For the outdoorsy and rugged types, the soft-sided YETI cooler is a definite winner and significantly lighter than its hard-sided brother.
  8. If he’s going to up his style game this year, a driving shoe is a must. This grey suede pair from Tod’s is the perfect blend of style and comfort.

Whew!! Have loved putting together the gift guide series this year. Which was your favorite/most helpful guide? What did you wish I had included?! Comment below or chat on Instagram and Facebook.

I’m officially off to do my own Christmas shopping. Hope you and your family have a wonderful and Merry Christmas season!