Kids grow out of their clothes so quickly. Toys that were cool last year often get shoved to the bottom of the toy box. But there are some things that will stick around for a long time. This week, Gilt.com is all about gifts that last.
You can’t get more timeless than Thomas & Friends. The TV show first aired 28 years ago, and we have toys and clothes featuring the famous tank engine. Jacadi’s kids’ clothes will be on sale starting Thursday— they’re classically cute, and can be passed down to younger siblings. And even when little ones go off to college, you’ll find teddy bears from Steiff and Gund on their bedroom shelves.
Moms will cherish handbags from Rebecca Minkoff and Yves Saint Laurent. Or they can get glam for a winter getaway with exclusive pieces from Donna Karan New York. Dads can suit up in a style they’ll have forever from Mr Brown by Duckie Brown, and accessorize with a tried-and-true piece from the Vintage Watches sale. Know someone who needs a little luxury in their life? Give the gift of five-star hotel style with Frette bedding, or wow them with cashmere slippers and throws.
We’ve made it easy for you to give gifts that will last forever.
We love impressing the little ones with cool presents during the holidays. It’s just so fun watching their faces light up! From STAR WARS video games for your little Jedi Master to battery-operated pink Land Cruisers, we have the gifts that will make kids jump for joy. But it’s not just about the toys: Cozy jackets and waterproof boots from Hunter Boot are the best for snow-day fun, and kids can dress to impress in sweaters made of the softest cashmere.
For chic mamas, we have ultra-cool pieces from 3.1 Phillip Lim (the beaded tops alone deserve their own party!), edgy designer styles from Proenza Schouler, and glitteringly festive jewelry from Lulu Frost. Need a new pair of shoes to match? Look no further than the perfectly French styles from Chloe and See by Chloe!
Dads can stay cozy, comfy, and stylish with corduroys, sweaters, and lined zip-ups from Vince, or they can go for a heritage feel with Billy Reid’s blazers and button-downs. Plus, they can finish off any sharp outfit with John Varvatos Collection’s accessories and shoes.
After your shopping is done, treat yourself to a sweet slumber with W Hotel Beds and bedding (not even the kids will be able to rouse you). It’s the best place to crash after shopping for wow-worthy gifts all week long!
If you look up the word “smile” in the dictionary it says “to be pleasant or agreeable.” But I have a bone to pick with Webster’s — a smile is so much more than that! It’s the sheer delight in a child’s face as he rips open a gift. It’s the facial expression from your mom that translates to “Omg I love it!” It’s even the barely-there grin of your special someone who doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry upon seeing a sentimental present.
This week, Gilt is celebrating the gift of the grin. A flash of those pearly whites is a treat for the eyes and the soul, so here is the easiest way to get those darling dimples to show up: Give family and friends gifts they’ll love. Just a few ideas to get you started: Kids will go crazy for retro pedal cars and Radio Flyer’s wagons and trikes — they’ll let little speedsters cruise around in style.
Ladies will love kate spade new york’s colorful clothes, purses, and jewelry, and there’s Jack Spade goodies for the guys in your life too. For the hostess with the mostess, a deliciously scented Seda France candle will perk up her senses and a Sodastream machine will bring out her bubbly side. But the best part about seeing a smile is that it will make you smile too, and Gilt’s glamorous gifts make it easy to spread the joy.
Maybe it’s the family time, maybe it’s over-stuffing ourselves with turkey and pie, maybe it’s the endless football games to watch from the couch…but no other week makes us feel as cozy as this one. We have everything that will make you and the kids feel warm and cuddly, so get ready for a big-time snuggle fest.
Keep little ones toasty in their strollers with the JJ Cole Bundle Me and cocoons from 7 A.M. Enfant. The hats, scarves, and sweaters on sale this week help make the cold temps more bearable for pint-sized trendsetters, women, and men. Going skiing with the tots? Snow and wind don’t stand a chance against these pants and jackets.
We have lots for parents too: Moms can keep toes warm with Seychelles suede and leather boots, and bundle up in Badgley Mischka outerwear. Dads can get gifted with all the warmest winter essentials, from famously sturdy Helly Hansen jackets to snow-impervious Sorel boots.
Drape a cashmere throw over the couch, light a Burn candle and nibble on decadent pumpkin-flavored whoopie pies or the gingerbread house you and the kids made at Dylan’s Candy Bar. Or just think warm thoughts while planning a beach getaway to Half Moon in Jamaica or Hotel Las Palmas in Mexico!