The conservative lady in your life probably prefers pearls. They suit both a professional look and an elegant one. Shown here: Pearl cuff bracelet centered by sliced sapphire oval surrounded by diamonds and black rhodium plate; 18k yellow gold, white agate ring with cushion cut smoky quartz haloed by white and chocolate diamonds; and 14k yellow gold sliced sapphire double drop earrings.
Prices upon request at Carole’s Corner of Northport. (631) 757-1972
Give her something to keep her warm while you aren’t around. Vests are always a “must have” in winter because they are practical, but this season’s are more expressive (and luxe) than ever. Shown here: Sheared beaver vest with indigo fox neck, $1,595, part of a large selection of one-of-a-kind fur pieces available at Tsontos Furs, Mineola. (516) 746-5500
Make a Point
Sliced sapphire drop earrings surrounded by 1.37 carats of diamonds are the perfect accent for your lady’s long tresses—they can be casual or elegant. Oversized 14k gold, 2.90 carat pavé diamond ring is a striking complement, but fashionable enough to stand alone.
Both pieces by Dana Rebecca available at HL Gross & Bro. Jewelers in Garden City, prices upon request. (516) 747-6666
Gift of Time
It’s the one thing he needs and can’t get for himself: Time. These pieces are the stuff of heroes who can get it all done and still make it to cocktail hour without breaking a sweat. Perfect for business or casual, with a twist (left to right): Longines Heritage Aviator 44mm black alligator strap watch has retro appeal, Baume & Mercier Clifton moon phase 43mm automatic strap watch is classically dapper and TagHeuer Calibre 1887 Jack Heuer Edition automatic chronograph speaks to the sportsman.
Prices available upon request at Gelber & Mundy of Great Neck and NYC. (516) 482-1585
Shopping for the dynamic duo that has everything? Nothing less than intriguing, artsy pieces will do. For her, Augosti jewelry box, $445, and serving tray, $435, made of bronze and stingray will complement any home décor whether paired as above or displayed separately. For a more personal gift, Sedoni Collection pavé diamond earrings, $3,850, or Jamie Joseph opal and sterling silver ring, $2,045, will suit her modern style. For him, a natural wood shave set, $235, is a token of elegance that encourages his sense of indulgence. Sedoni Gallery, Huntington. (631) 547-4811
Jack of All…
This is a good time to surprise the special photographer in your life. Canon’s most popular cameras are the EOS 70D, for the more advanced photog (left), and the EOS Rebel SL1 for everyday captures (right). Special offer for Pulse readers: Use promo code lipulse50 to save up to 10 percent at shop.usa.canon.com/lipulse.
Leather-bound books make for sleek, thoughtful gifts; ideal for colleagues and clients as well as those deserving a token of thanks. In addition to the planners and specialty books shown here, Scrabble dictionaries, sports and art-themed guides are also available. Prices range from $38-$145 at Graphic Image, Melville, personalization available.
(631) 249-9600; graphicimage.com
Stephen Webster men’s jewelry has evolved into an absolute for men whose tastes run more rock ‘n’ roll than freestyle. The pieces are edgy and distinctive for the man with a strong sense of self who doesn’t take himself too seriously. Shown here: Sterling silver braided stingray skin and leather-wrap bracelet (top), Highway sterling silver manband with 3.44 carats of black spinel (ring), London Calling blue lapis decorative dog tag with sliding blackened sterling silver face and white gold plated accent, Rayman blue braided bracelet with magnetic accented clasp (left) and London Calling sterling silver and tiger’s eye bracelet.
Prices available upon request at Libutti Jewelers in Huntington. (631) 427-0126
Diva by Rachel Pappo’s scrunched one-piece, $149, and LSpace Sweet and Chic bandeau top, $99, and laser cut bottom, $101, have you (un)covered. Elif gold-knit sarong, $50, can also double as a scarf when the sun goes down. All at Great Shapes in Roslyn and Woodbury. (516) 484-4555
Temple St. Clair 18k gold and crystal amulet with diamonds on 18k gold oval link cocktail length chain befits any setting. Prices and availability at Sands Point Shop, Port Washington. (516) 767-2970
Keep skin protected with JSPA Restorative Hand Cream, Dr. Jacono’s Sheer Physical Sunscreen or Colore’s Science Pro Sunforgettable powder sun protection. Dr. Jacono’s JSPA is also the place to get any of the line of Skinceuticals restorative skin products. JSPA in Great Neck. (516) 773-2424
Eyewear is more than just protection from UV rays, it frames the “windows to the soul.” And like jewelry, it makes the perfect gift for the on-trend lady in your life. Left to right: Roberto Cavalli Kandooma, $349, Jimmy Choo Essie, $369, and Miu Miu MU 10NS, $429, feature some of the most exciting new arms, materials and shapes for this season. Accordingly, the brands speak to the glamorous, edgy and artsy character of the wearers. Available at Precision Eye Care in Huntington. (631) 462-2020
Shopping for the man who has everything? Fine tailoring and tasteful accessories let him know you like his style. This Corneliani chocolate brown suede and cashmere vest captures two of the biggest trends this year: Quilting and a narrow-fitting shape, $850. Pair it with Cruciani magenta cashmere sweater, $675, and Erreghe Italian crocodile belt, $285. Ulrich Lang Anvers 2 eau de toilette, $125, makes the perfect stocking stuffer. All available at Tyrone in Roslyn. (516) 484-3330
The Standard Bearer
Sometimes, nothing says it like a Rolex—status, but never stuffy. Something about the way the dial is proportionate to almost any male wrist sets this brand apart. Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual pieces are the harmony of state-of-the-art technology and a heritage of watchmaking expertise. Each one is scrutinized and tested, a purchase with assurance. Shown here: 18k white gold and stainless steel Datejust II (top) and 18k rose gold Cosmograph Daytona (bottom).
For prices and availability, contact HL Gross & Bro. Jewelers in Garden City. (516) 747-6666
‘Tis the season to be moisturized. Marotta Facial Plastic Surgery, (631) 982-2022, offers a signature line of skin care full of everyday essentials. Face and Body Antioxidant Moisturizing Lotion, $38, and Protective Day Cream, $29.
Give the gift of beauty. The Molton Brown Bathing Treasures set offers 12 uniquely-scented bodywashes for the times when bar soap won’t do. Bare Minerals Face and Body Luminizer (plus face and body brush), $45, is perfect for the makeup lover on your list. For the luxuriously bold, Giorgio Armani offers a holiday gift clutch stuffed with a trio of crimson red lip wear, $60. All available at R.J. West, Huntington. (631) 271-2108
There are some women who are just a little more adventurous than the others. A little more daring…a little more willing to break the rules. If you are shopping for this lady (or you are her), Scott Kay is your man: Black spinel bar leather bracelet with accented clasp (top), woven wired cuff bracelet (left), Guardian stingray bracelet with black spinels (right), three tier Sparta ring with black spinels (left) and grey moonstone and white sapphire ring (right) are all finished with sterling silver details.
Prices available upon request at Libutti Jewelers in Huntington. (631) 427-0126
Away from it All
Winter is here, it’s time to flee to a warmer climate! Whether treating yourself to a trip away or receiving the wonderful gift of r&r, Luli Fama Paison Y Arena red and gold net bikini top, $78, and bottom, $72, scream Riviera! no matter where you’re headed. Callanan Chapeaux white and tan striped sun hat, $28, and Muche et Muchette Aztec print beach bag, $32, complete the thought. All available at Blum’s, Patchogue. (631) 475-0136
There are some pieces that speak to a woman’s sense of timelessness and individuality—this is one of them: The 69.96 carat cabochon green tourmaline center stone hung from 18k yellow gold necklace and surrounded by 3.26 carats diamonds.
A one-of-a-kind piece available at Le Joaillier, Locust Valley or Garden City. (516) 759-1133
Take It Easy
For the rugged man who prefers the simpler things: Maker & Company brown plaid cotton shirt, $90, and lamb’s wool cable knit sweater with microsuede patching, $150; Polo Ralph Lauren Classic 867 jeans, $98; and Torino Leather brown embossed calf belt, $95. All available at Renee’s in Mattituck, (631) 298-4223.
Add the finishing touch of a masculine leather strap Rue Du Rhone timepiece, $625, for a stocking stuffer he won’t soon forget. Sands Point Shop, Port Washington. (516) 767-2970
Bringing Sexy Back
Cuff links are just one of those things that tell the world a man is paying attention. This holiday season, forego the trite tie gift for something a little more surprising: Estate collection horse head cufflinks by Carrera y Carrera in 18k, two-tone gold and black anodized steel with four diamonds and four cabochon sapphires (top), sterling silver cuff links with hand-carved malachite face (center) and Italian cuff links with stainless steel mounting and automatic watch movement (bottom).
Prices upon request at Le Joaillier in Locust Valley and Garden City. (516) 759-1133
Shopping for your sweetheart is a careful practice when the lady in question is fashionable (not flashy). This line is just right, a collection that is safe from the missteps of yesterday’s “matchy-matchy” but assembled with care: 18k yellow gold triple strand cuff bangle with .60 carat diamonds and double strand cuff bangle with .85 carat diamonds (top), 14k white gold wide filigree 1.40 carat diamond ring (center), 14k yellow gold oval dangle filigree earrings with .50 carats diamonds (right) and 18k white and yellow gold bamboo style cuff bracelets with 1.93 carat diamonds each (left).
Price and availability upon request, Gelber & Mundy of Great Neck and NYC. (516) 482-1585
Couture styling is for the fashion-minded lady willing to take chances. There’s nothing timid about her—or this coat: Fox and rex rabbit trim jersey knit ¾ sleeve overcoat, $2,595, works with jeans, leather leggings, pencil skirts and anything in between. Available at Dimitri Furs in East Northport. (631) 462-1313
’Tis the season for gift exchanges, corporate holiday parties and reconnecting over cocktails. The perfect “go-to” should be easy, festive and last well beyond the ball dropping on 12/31. To outfit your special lady (or treat yourself to just the right ensemble): BB Dakota Myla grey and sequin sweater, $79; lilac metallic clutch with studding and rhinestone, $54; assorted cuffs, $26 each. All at Debra Canavan Classics in Sayville. (631) 563-9385
Sugar and Spice
Graceful, understated and fun, these pieces transcend age and style. Appropriate for almost any situation whether worn together, separately or mixed with other jewelry. 14k yellow gold with black rhodium earrings feature .35 carat white diamonds and 1.65 carats cognac diamonds. 18k yellow gold necklace with 2.23 carats of diamond slivers are surrounded by .47 carat of round diamonds. And 18k yellow gold ring with black mother-of-pearl and rutilated quartz doublet is surrounded by .27 carat of diamond.
Prices available upon request at Berné Jewelers of Merrick. (516) 546-2600
Feel the Love
Show your appreciation for all the little things that a co-worker, employer or client has done with a token of sophistication: Shiraleah industrial picture frame, $38; bedazzled votives, from $18 each; silver and gold glass coaster, $32 each set of four. For a more confident, personal touch, this floral beaded necklace, $78, is like gifting a wearable English garden. Renee’s of Mattituck, (631) 298-4223, will also wrap and ship for you if you ask them.
Pairing casual accessories with fine jewelry is an easy way to make her feel (and look) special every day. 49 Square Miles clutch of supple leather only gets better with wear, $350. PONO resin bangles come in a variety of colors to punctuate any look for only $106 each. All available at Rexer-Parkes in Huntington. (631) 549-1810
As for the bling, a sincere darling of a pendant is always a hit. Round 18k rose and white gold necklace with 1.07 carat diamonds or a floral shape 14k rose and white gold with a total 2.75 carat of diamonds are plucked from bouquets that never wither. Both at The Window Shop Jewelers in Northport. (631) 239-5450
Alex and Ani is the go-to jewelry line for the spiritual, flower power type of girl. The eco-friendly, positive energy baubles are more then just stylish embellishments. The Flapper collection bracelet (left), $68, and necklace (center), $98, offer a mature look. The Zest set of seven bracelets is made of Russian silver and iridescent beads (right), $268. alexandani.com
Patent leather Longchamp Roseau Box aubergine bag perfectly ties together the bohemian look but is still suitable for the office, $530. Available at Sands Point Shop, Port Washington. (516) 767-2970
HOLIDAY GIFT FINDER SHOPPING GUIDE
Alex & Ani
425 West Broadway, New York
1674 Merrick Road, Merrick
27 East Main Street, Patchogue
1 Canon Park, Melville
816A Fort Salonga Road, Northport
Debra Canavan Classics
53 Main Street, Sayville
Dimitri Furs and Leather
2050 Jericho Turnpike, E. Northport
Gelber & Mundy
5 Bond Street, Great Neck
305 Spagnoli Road, Melville
190 Mineola Avenue, Roslyn
HL Gross & Bro. jewelers
815 Franklin Avenue, Garden City
450 Northern Blvd. Ste.130
33 The Plaza, Locust Valley
747 Franklin Ave, Garden City
336 New York Avenue, Huntington
267 E Main St, Smithtown
1700 E Jericho Turnpike, Huntington (631) 462-1500
10095 Main Road, Mattituck
35 Gerard Street, Huntington
28 Gerard St, Huntington, NY
Sands Point Shop
15 Main Street Port Washington
304 New York Avenue, Huntington
260 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola
Window Shop Jewelers
104 Main Street, Northport