ALIVE’s 2010 Wish List

By Sheniqua Faulkner
In Guide, Style

Tis the season for spirited gift giving! Forget one-size-? ts-all presents; this year, shower everyone on your list with gifts that make them feel especially appreciated. Need a few hints? Weve got you covered. Turn the page and behold 50 genius ideas for smart, inspired, worldly, romantic, offbeat and awesomely cool gift-giving.

 

Kate Spade “Charm” Shoe, $325, Wish Shoes, 314.432.0800.

ROMANTIC

Sarah Patino “Love Collection” Hand-Stamped Rings, $85-$90, Ivy Hill, 314.367.7004.

Francis Coppola 2009 Sofia Rose Wine, $25, Culinaria-A Schnucks Market, 314.436.7694.

Vance Kitira Red Rose Frame, $40, Schwaig Art Glass Works, 314.776.4442.

Romance Lace Boyshort by Simone Perele, $55, Romance Contour Bra by Simone Perele, $89, Jule Lingerie & Loungewear, 314.983.9282.

“Liaisons Dangereuses” By Kilian Scented Candle, $85, Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200.

Triple-Strand Pearl Necklace, $159,500, Tiffany & Co., Plaza Frontenac, 314.692.2255.

Art Glass Perfume Atomizer, $39, Cassie’s Scents, 314.454.1010.

INSPIRED

Harry Barker Collar, made of 100 percent recycled material, $22, Lusso, 314.725.7205.

Clarisonic Pink Skincare Brush to Benefit Breast Cancer Research, $195, Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200.

“The Urban Homestead” by Kelly Coyne and Eric Knutzen, $17.95, Left Bank Books, 314.436.3049.

Waste Not Paper 8 Notes with Envelopes, $10, Phoenix Rising, 314.862.0609.

Handpainted Vase, $65, Your Pot’s Desire, 314.601.3982.

TOMS Woven Blue Harbour Shoes, $69, Sole and Blues, 314.863.3600.

Recycled Coffee Bag Messenger, $38; Fair Trade Organic Teas, $5.89 ea., Kaldi’s Coffee, 314.726.2900.

OFFBEAT

“Book of the Month” Clutches, available in “The Great Gatsby,” “The Importance of Being Earnest” and “Great Expectations,” $325 each, Kate Spade, Plaza Frontenac, 314.991.8820.

Corky’s Cowboy Rainboots, $46, Giddyup Jane, 314.993.9944.

Refillable Adam & Eve Bottles, $7.59 each, Vom Fass, 314.932.5262.

Sterling Silver Fish Necklace, $255, The Silver Lady, 314.367.7587.

Assorted Cloud9 Watches, $85 each, I Am…!, 314.726.2224.

Suck UK Bookrest Lamp, $85, UMA, 314.241.9990.

Custom-Poured Handmade Soaps Inspired by “True Blood,”
$7.50 each, Maven, 314.645.1155.

COOL

Black Leather Will Cuff, $45, Moris Fashions, 314.361.6800.

G-Star Raw Leather Moto Jacket, $495, Sole and Blues, 314.863.3600.

Townie Electra Bicycle, $630, Big Shark Bicycle Co., 314.862.1188.

Black Diamond Snake Ring set in white gold, $4,200, Décor Interiors & Jewelry, 314.434.4022.

Bobble Filtered Water Bottle, $10, Von Maur, 636.561.7040.

Hippie Ink Belt with Attached Purse, $180, Blue Moon Activewear, 314.256.1823.

“Bang” Eau de Toilette Spray by Marc Jacobs, $75, Macy’s, Saint Louis Galleria, 314.726.1810.

SMART

Talk With Chalk Set of 4 Ceramic Mugs, $20, Looking Glass Designs, 314.621.3371.

Skinny Negative Ion Bracelet, $20 ea., Cha Boutique, 314.993.8080.

Phone and iPad Compatible Echo Touch Gloves, $35, Susan Lynn’s, 636.530.7337.

Cole Haan Packable Anorak, $395, Nordstrom, West County Center, 314.255.2000.

Nikon Coolpix S1000PJ Digital Camera with Built-In Projector, $349.99, Creve
Coeur Camera, 314.567.3456.

EyeBob Readers, $65-$75, The Eye Bar, 314.367.1848.

Breville Barista Express, $599.99, Macy’s, St. Louis Galleria, 314.726.181

WORLDLY

Bitossi Ceramics Limited Edition Vases, $400-$600, Design Within Reach, 314.361.1701.

“Best American Travel Writing 2010” edited by Bill Buford, $14.95, Subterranean Books, 314.862.6100.

Tokoloshe Candles, made by African artisans, $18, Clay & Cotton, 314.394.1400.

Lingo Xplorer 52-Language Talking Translator, $299.95, Brookstone, Saint Louis Galleria, 314.727.5799.

Punch Rare Corojo Cigars, $164.25 for box of 25, The Hill Cigar Co., 314.776.4455.

Teapot and Cups Set, $49.95, Teavana, Plaza Frontenac, 314.991.1007.

Hand-Embroidered Indian Shoes, $33, MacroSun International, 314.421.6400.

INDULGENT

Diamond Dangle Earrings, $3,950, Mavrik Fine Jewelry, 314.909.6818.

Cashmere Skinny Scarf, $218, Eileen Fisher, Plaza Frontenac,
314.983.0975.

Aragosta Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale Di Reggio Emilia, $49-$249, Extra Virgin, An Olive Ovation, 314.727.6464.

Bvlgari, Jasmin Noir Body Cream, $90, Saks Fifth Avenue, 314.567.9200.

Virgin Saints & Angels Archangel Collection Cuff, $285, Blush, 314.965.4411.

16-Piece Assorted Truf?es, $25, Kakao Chocolate, 314.771.2310.

Halston Heritage Fur Vest, $375, Valerie Mills, 314.727.4545.

 

1136_474.jpgKate Spade “Charm” Shoes

1137_474.jpgVance Kitira Red Rose Frame

1138_474.jpgFrancis Coppola 2009 Sofia Rose Wine

1139_474.jpgVance Kitira Red Rose Frame

1140_474.jpgRomance Contour Bra by Simone Perele

1141_474.jpgRomance Lace Boyshort by Simone Perele

1142_474.jpg•À_Liaisons Dangereuses•À_ By Kilian Scented Candle

1143_474.jpgTriple-Strand Pearl Tiffany Necklace

1144_474.jpgArt Glass Perfume Atomizer

1145_474.jpgHarry Barker Collar

1146_474.jpgClarisonic Pink Skincare Brush

1147_474.jpg•À_The Urban Homestead•À_ by Kelly Coyne and Eric Knutzen

1148_474.jpgWaste Not Paper 8 Notes with Envelopes

1162_474.jpgRefillable Adam & Eve Bottles

1161_474.jpgCorky•À_s Cowboy Rainboots

1159_474.jpgHandpainted Vase

1160_474.jpgKate Spade •À_Book of the Month•À_ Clutches

1156_474.jpgTOMS Woven Blue Harbour Shoes

1157_474.jpgRecycled Coffee Bag Messenger

1163_474.jpgSterling Silver Fish Necklace

 

Photo credit: Photography by Derek Feldman

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