A Close Up Of Wrapped Gifts


She’s making a list. She’s checking it twice

Stylist, blogger and Palos Verdes native Tanya Thorrington Monaghan loves an opportunity to curate a proper gifting list. As a former editor for Glamour in South Africa, she made a living pulling fashionable must-haves for the pages of the magazine. Here she picks 10 essentials for the perfect resort holiday—a lovely mix of metallics, chic designs and stylish surprises to please everyone on your wish list.

Whiting & Davis matte gold rush fringe purse

1. Whiting & Davis matte gold rush fringe purse, $365

“I would put this little number on my own personal wish list. It’s the perfect eye-catching accessory to glam up any ensemble for all of the holiday parties and festivities of the season.”

Vince Scuba jacket

2. Vince Scuba jacket, $1,212

“Because every woman simply MUST own a black leather jacket. It’s the one staple you can wear with literally anything from sneakers to stilettos, from day to night. Throwing this over a party dress will give your holiday look some edge.”

Joie Anja heel in mousse

3. Joie Anja heel in mousse, $420

“This lace-up heel is right on trend and the perfect neutral color to pair with any look day or night.”

Monica Columbia 14k gold and diamond triangle necklace

4. Monica Columbia 14k gold and diamond triangle necklace, $1,500

“’Tis the season for love and giving, and nothing conveys that more than gold and diamonds. I love the simplistic yet modern design of this piece.”

I am naughty Fragrance Bottle

5. “I am naughty” fragrance with notes of wild berry, cocoa and amber, $28

“Because there is always an occasion when being a little naughty is called for. I love the cute packaging and the intoxicating scent of this perfect stocking stuffer.”

A Stuffed Animal Dog

6. Bashful black and cream plush puppy by Jellycat, $68

“The ‘investment’ toy for your tot. These stuffed animals are so unbelievably soft and luxurious that your little one might not ever want to part with it.”

A Close Up Of A Lollia Bubble Bath

7. At Last bubble bath by Lollia, $48

“A little pampering is in order over the holiday season, and this gift makes the perfect excuse to take a bubble bath. Lollia At Last bubble bath features a soft, simple aroma with powdery rice flower over a base of southern magnolias and mimosa, which feels and smells divine.”

A Close Up Of A Swell Bottle

8. Stainless steel Swell bottle in Sparkling Champagne, $55

“I would buy this ‘Sparkling Champagne’ bottle for the name alone, but this gift idea does go down on my list as my #1 universal no-brainer gift. The Swell bottle keeps drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12, while also giving back to those in need. It is simply brilliant!”

Close Up of a Portable Speaker

9. Nixon the Blaster wireless speaker in red, $156

“This might be my favorite gift idea for the man in your life. Made to withstand all the elements, the Blaster Pro has bluetooth capability housed within sand, water and shock-resistant construction. It can literally be taken anywhere, and who wants to be anywhere without music?”

Dior Inspiration Book

10. Inspiration Dior coffee table book, $125

“I am a sucker for a beautiful coffee table book and a double sucker for a beautiful ‘fashion’-inspired coffee table book. This book offers a comprehensive look into one of the world’s successful names in fashion and delves into the roots of Dior style.”

A Woman Sitting On A Curb

All these items may be purchased at marea boutique, Pointe Discovery and The Spa at Terranea. For shopping hours and more information, visit terranea.com.

For more style inspirations, follow Tanya at Kayagirl on Facebook and @thekayagirl on Instagram.

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