12 Elegant Gifts They'll Actually Use - une femme d'un certain âge

Luxe Appeal: Elegant Gifts With A Practical Side

12 Gifts With Luxe Appeal. Holiday gifts with zhush. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you have a wonderful holiday wherever you are.

My grandmother used to say “there’s no point in having nice things if you don’t use them” and I agree! I like to give gifts that will be useful.

12 Elegant Gifts (That They’ll Actually Use)

But who says “useful” gifts have to be ordinary?

1. Nail it…

This limited edition quilted cosmetic pouch contains TenOverTen non-toxic nail products: remover cloths, rose cuticle oil, base and top coats, and even a filing stone. 

2. Paris is always a good idea…

This unique necklace features faceted Labradorite stones and two vintage French medallions. These gorgeous pieces were inspired by Paris and are made to order in the U.S. with high quality materials. Make it one-of-a-kind by customizing with a different medallion. Dressed up or down, it always gets compliments!

3. Never lose those keys again…

This leather tassel key fob is available in several colors and can be monogrammed. Easy to find in a purse or tote bag.

4. Be beautifully on time…

I love a pretty watch! This one has a navy leather band and face with Swarovski crystal accents.

5. Beauty that’s more than skin deep…

This emerald-green croc-embossed bag isn’t just pretty…with an optional cross-body strap and interior organization, it’s practical too!

6. Brush up…

A rose gold finish gives this makeup brush set a bit of Old Hollywood glamour. Those shorter handles are great for travel!

7. Modern pearls…

Freshwater pearl earrings get a bit of extra sparkle and color from green pave crystals. Not too big, not too small. Wear these dressed up or with your denim.

8. Take it with you…

Can’t bring your butler along? No worries, enjoy your favorite cocktail wherever you go with these carry-on kits. Old-Fashioned, Bloody Mary, Margarita, Moscow Mule and more.

9. Wrap up and sparkle…

This cashmere-silk wrap has embedded Swarovski crystals that catch the light beautifully. (See how I wore mine HERE.) From November 23-26 only, take an additional 10% off with code FEMME10 !

10. Comfort and style…

No need to change out of these slippers when company arrives! Floral satin Jacquard on top, and a seven layer cushioned footbed below make them both elegant and comfortable.

11. Artful martinis…

These martini glasses have an Art Deco look that would be a lovely accent on any bar cart. (Also available with a platinum base.)

12. Playful accent…

Who couldn’t use another accent pillow or two? I love this “jungle cat” print, and this one too.

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  1. RoseAG
    November 22, 2018 / 5:02 am

    The nail care bag could do double duty in the travel section as well.
    I find that I think about my nails after I’ve reached my vacation destination so having a small bag of polish remover packets – that the TSA doesn’t flag, file and some neutral polish is nice.

    You could easily put something like that together as a stocking stuffer or book group gift with a lower-end pouch and visit to CVS.

  2. stephanie
    November 22, 2018 / 7:18 am

    My mum always said the same thing to me, that I should use and enjoy the beautiful things I have, and it certainly is something I try and live by. My husband files clothes away for ‘Sunday Best’ but those Sundays are (very!) few and far between whereas I work my pretty menial job in Eileen Fisher and Guerlain. I scour sales and coupon codes and have scored some amazing clothes at rock bottom prices and I’ll be damned if theyre going to sit and the back of my wardrobe and only be appreciated once in a blue moon! So indeed, I agree with your grandma. 🙂

  3. November 22, 2018 / 7:36 am

    Lovely items. But… I am economizing at the moment. What a time of year to do so right? Hahaha

    • Susan B
      November 22, 2018 / 8:22 am

      You’re more disciplined that I am… 😉

  4. Victoria D.
    November 22, 2018 / 10:51 am

    I bought the slippers….for me! Couldn’t resist.

  5. Turner
    November 23, 2018 / 8:56 am

    The code for the scarf doesn’t seem to be working

    • Susan B
      November 23, 2018 / 10:25 am

      Are you referring to the FEMME10 code? Let me check with them…

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