Queen City Holiday Gift Guide

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    The Neckalina
    The Neckalina is the ultimate accessory that marries a pashmina-looking circle scarf and a bold statement necklace. This one-size-fits-all versatile accessory offers three looks in one! You can wear the beautiful statement necklace, the circle scarf or connect and layer the two to create the Neckalina. Each Neckalina scarf is made from a luscious cotton modal blend fabric and comes with an attaching statement necklace. The Neckalina makes a great gift, is perfect for traveling and provides a foolproof way to make any ordinary outfit extraordinary!


    Upcycled Wine Bottles
    These wine bottles have been “upcycled” into yummy-smelling soy candles. “What’s even cooler yet, if you have a bottle from a vacation or special dinner or anniversary, you can make it into a candle,” says Kelly Donnellan, owner of The Little Red Gift Shop, who carries the candles.
     Eco Chic
    We’ve written about Purdy Everyday, but now is your chance to see their new designs in person. This wrist purse, for example, is a reversible upcycled purse that’s great for a day of shopping or an evening out.
     Wear Your Confidence
    “Wear Your Confidence” is Balconi Gear‘s mantra. Featured in SELF and People magazines, but developed here in the Tri-State
    and made in the USA, the stylish and functional Balconi Hats are a must-have. They make a great gift for anyone – they’re unisex, one size fits all and have multiple colors and styles available.
    Stand-Out Man
    If you have a fashMANista on your list, you’ll want to stock him up on custom ThRedHeads tux shirts. These men’s evening shirts are fabulous, yet fun and formal, yet festive!
    Scentsy Wickless Candle System
    With the Scentsy Wickless Candle System, the wax melts in a dish instead of the soot, flame, fire and mess you get with traditional candles. Choose from 80 fragrances, including Spa, Romance, Corner Cafe, Scentsy Man and Fall & Winter Collection. They offer room sprays, travel tins, scent packs, scented buddies, full-size, mid-size, plug-in warmers and car scent circles.
    Lipstick With An Edge
    Keep a girlfriend or loved one safe in style with this fashionable self-defense weapon. Although it looks like a small and sleek lipstick case, it’s actually pepper spray. This product comes in five fab colors. Learn more about it at DIYselfdefense.com


    Pamper Package
    Pamper the loved ones on your list with the Face and Body Smoother from Health & Beauty Consultant Janie Allen-Blue. “Get an instant face lift in just 20 minutes,” says Allen-Blue of the product. Janie will be offering samples of this and other products at her booth at the November 5 Cincy Chic Seasonably Chic Showcase.
    Runner Gear
    Have a runner on your list? Someone starting his or her Flying Pig Marathon training this weekend? Bob Ronker’s Running Spot has some great gift ideas. Hats, scarves and gloves by SmartWool will wick away sweat while keeping your loved one warm for long, comfortable outdoor runs this winter.
    Megan Fenno is a local jewelry and fashion designer who will have more than 50 new designs for sale at the November 5 Cincy Chic Seasonably Chic Showcase, such as this cuff bracelet with floral embellishment.
     Wrap It Up!
    This Lilsareil leather wrap bracelet is the best-selling item at Three French Hens. The bracelet features a leather wrap with silver dangle accents and an eye-catching Swarovski crystal. “You can have gold or silver or mix the two for a great look,” says Alison Head, owner of Three French Hens. “This look is the hottest in jewelry right now.”
    Blending Old with New
    Each one-of-a-kind Three Graces Jewelry design is handmade by local artist Gwen Horter. “I am always on the hunt for beautiful and unique vintage jewelry to create new pieces,” says Horter, who creates necklaces, bracelets and now earrings.
    “I love when I find a vintage piece of jewelry that has a story behind it to share,” says Horter. “It makes a great conversation piece!”
    Personalized On-the-Spot
    Love personalized gift items, but don’t think you have the time? Visit Heartstrings booth at the November 5 Cincy Chic Seasonably Chic Showcase, and designer Noelle will personalize jewelry and other keepsakes for your loved ones. Your item will be available for pick-up before you leave the event, so it’s cute and convenient. Can’t beat that!
     Spice Up the Holidays
    Bring a little bling and flavor to your next holiday party. Stop by The Spice & Tea Exchange of Cincinnati’s booth at the November 5 Cincy Chic Seasonably Chic Showcase, for something different. They cater to foodies or foodie wannabes and have a unique gift for the “person who has everything.” Organic olive oils and dipping blends are an immediate party starter and conversation piece over bread, crackers or other edible delights. Select from a wide selection of wonderful dessert teas – chocolate, peppermint, coconut and hazlenut to cap off the perfect evening or to enjoy a cozy night in.
    Hot Mama Must-Haves
    Find these great gift ideas for the moms and moms-to-be on your list with Boutique280:

    • Chewbeads: non-toxic jewelry for mom. They’re safe for baby to tug, touch and chew.
    • Aden & Anais Swaddles: 100 percent natural cotton muslin swaddles are a must-have because of their breathability, generous size and multiple uses.
    • Timi & Leslie Diaper Bags: The creation of TIMI & LESLIE revolutionize the diaper bag and usher in an era where moms could also be style icons.
    • Sticky Bellies: These are monthly milestone stickers for babies and moms-to-be.
    • Feather Baby Clothing: This is a luxe organic line of baby clothing that is as smart as it is chic.
    Little Black Dress
    A LBD is a wardrobe staple for any lady on your list. The Black and White Exchange will be at the November 5 Cincy Chic Seasonably Chic Showcase, featuring its shoes and LBDs.
     Cute Carolers
    A beloved holiday tradition for more than 40 years, Byers Carolers are lovingly hand-crafted, and no two Carolers are ever the same. No matter your choice – Wine Santa, Mother Baking Cookies, Night Before Christmas Boy or Girl or the many others – each captures the warmth and spirit of the holiday season and will become a treasured member of your family.




    All of the gift ideas above will be featured at the November 5 Cincy Chic Seasonably Chic Showcase. Click on the play button below to watch our Fox19 segment where we do a sneak peek of the show featuring some of the above-mentioned items!