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ALB's 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

 Ho ho ho! All I want for Christmas (and Hanukkah) (and my birthday) is everything.

Seth Cohen spreading Chrismukkah cheer. Via Tumblr.

Seth Cohen spreading Chrismukkah cheer. Via Tumblr.

       This list is rather lust worthy and fanciful, yet a girl can dream. Just don’t go searching for these presents hidden in the back of mom’s/husband’s/boyfriend’s/bff’s sleigh (I mean in the backseat of their Rovers) before the big day.

    Gracing your holiday party hosts with your presence is already a gift, but slipping the adorable (and customizable) set of three Hermès soaps under their tree is a lovely little charm. Or, if you're in desperate need of a quick yoga getaway before the New Year's Eve festivities, order the effulgent Mara Hoffman yoga mat (which is on SALE!).

    One of my favorite whims is the bespoke hometown puzzle. Choose the address of your childhood home or of your favorite St. Barts escape for the center, and have a hoot attempting to put it together with a few too many egg nogs and your closest holiday hunnies.

    For your fairytale and novel-loving friends, a Book of the Month Club membership is a unique and valuable token; so much so that you even get a treat for yourself: give a gift and get 50% off a three-month membership. #treatyourself!

Fashion

From left, Dolce & Gabbana Banana Leaf Sunglass | Braserange Bamboo Set | Burberry Python Belt | Private Party Swimsuit | Carolina Bucci Lucky Travel Bracelet | Red Valentino Tulle Dress | Stuart Weitzman Thighland Suede Over-the-knee Boot | Sydney Evan Evil Eye Earring | Vivetta Embroidered Collar | Gucci Sequin Snake Pant | Kelly Bello Diamond Choker | Manolo Blahnik Tassel Loafer | Sydney Evan Crescent Moon Earring | Pomellato Sabbia Ring | Mark Cross Grace Crocodile Box | Proenza Schouler Chelsea Boot | Sydney Evan Star Earring | Burberry Jacquard Shirt Dress | Delpozo Embellished Blouse

 

Wellness

From left, Slip Silk Pillowcase | Marc Jacobs Nylon Backpack | S’well Waikiki Bottle | Hyperice Vibrating Roller | Palo Santo Bundle | Le Labo Santal 33 Oil | Diptyque Baies Oval | Knowlita New York or Nowhere Tee | Ultracor Miami Legging | Vintage Chanel Tennis Racquet | By Terry Baume de Rose | Nike Air Max Thea SE | Deborah Lippman Undressed Polish Set |  Balsa Boxing Bag | F. Miller Travel Kit | Mara Hoffman Yoga Mat

 

Culture

From left, Meddy Teddy | Samsonite Cosmolite Spinner x The Blonde Salad | The Shoes of New York | Le Bain Hermès Soap | Anya Hindmarch Tennis Keychain | Various Projects Keytag | Teavana Matcha Whisk | Book of the Month Club Membership | Made by Humans 2 Elephant Bank | In the Company of Women Book | Emilio Pucci x illy Cup | Rifle Paper Co. Calendar | Vanities x Colette Eiffel Tower Tees | Hermès Avalon Khazak Cashmere Blanket | Edie Parker Chevron Coasters | Things Will Work Out Pin | Miu Miu Jewelry Box | Diptyque Wick Trimmer and Snuffer | Hometown Puzzle | Emilio Pucci x illy Saucer | Chance Studio Malibu Beach Towel

 

XOXO,

Union Fare

2016, the Year of Wellness

2016, the Year of Wellness