Holiday Gift Giving Guide: Sparkly Suggestions
The holiday madness is quickly approaching, and we couldn’t be more excited! We love having excuses to buy our loved ones a multitude of gifts, and to accessorize our winter coats with cute hat and glove sets (preferably in cashmere- just saying). At The Red Toad, we love easy, thoughtful, and luxurious feeling gifts. We’ve been curating our favorite things all year long, and we’re finally ready to reveal the two brands that we are completely obsessed with. Needless to say, everyone in our lives will be receiving at least one.
Have you ever walked into someone’s home and smelled an insanely delicious scent? Well, they were probably burning a Voluspa candle. Voluspa makes the most luxurious candles currently on the market, and they are wallet friendly, which means you can buy one for all of your friends. Celebrities like Halle Berry, Rachel Zoe, and Drew Barrymore love the high end scents of these candles- forget those old “Pumpkin Spice” and “Peppermint Marshmallow” candles. Voluspa has four amazing scents this holiday, and it’s hard to choose just one. Prosecco Rose, Branche Vermeil (cedar and pine needle), Aurantia and Blackberry, and Bourbon Vanille. We just so happen to carry all four at The Red Toad (in mini and large sizes). Not only do they smell like heaven, but they are super clean burning. Voluspa uses a proprietary coconut wax blend, which burns 90% cleaner than a traditional soy candle- think clean fragrant scent, with no soot residue. Last but not least, these candles come in gorgeous packaging, it’s almost a sin to cover them up in wrapping paper.
Something you do want to wrap is one of the dazzling pieces from our next favorite brand. Named by The New York Times as a “designer to watch for”, Lisa Freede has been designing her jewelry line since 2004. She artfully combines simplicity, versatility, and classic couture, while always staying on trend. To truly “wow” a loved one, pick up one of Lisa Freede’s many designs. From elegant pave earrings to show stopping necklaces, Lisa has a little bit of everything to satisfy every woman’s inner jewelry maven. We love styling Lisa’s large statement necklaces with a casual chambray shirt, black turtleneck, or even just a white T (what doesn’t look good with a white T?!). Her leather fringe cuff and rhodium plated spike bracelet look edgy and cool with a simple LBD- perfect for any holiday or New Year’s party. Lisa Freede jewelry is the perfect gift for the person who has just about everything, because chances are, they don’t have a chain and leather fringe cuff yet.
If candles and jewelry aren’t your thing, we have several other holiday gift suggestions. Just pop in to the store, or give us a call at 908.801.6008 and we can chat about exactly what you’re looking for. When you do come in to the store, we will most likely be burning a Voluspa candle and then you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about.