Holiday Gifting with Italic

I did a video about Italic products in July and the response was so great that when Italic reached out again about doing another video, I said, “Yes!”

     There are a couple of reasons for that. First, it’s the holidays and I’m always at a loss as to what to buy people, and second, I just love the fact that you can get products at a high level of quality for a great price. With Italic, what you’re getting is items made by the same manufacturers that typically make products for the high-end brands (for 50 percent to 80 percent off what you would normally pay in all those swanky stores). And they’re making products without a label for smart people. Like us. We don’t want to overpay for things, but we want quality. Under this business model – direct to consumer – we’re not paying for marketing, the label, storefront, or employees.

         (By the way, I’m offering $30 off your $100 minimum purchase of Italic products when you use the coupon code: Nina30).

     I use Italic products at home. I have their silverware, knife sets, and more.  And their packaging is great. Since you have to give gifts during the holidays, and presentation, in my opinion, is 50 percent of the gift, why not give them something that comes in a chic, white box? Simple but elegant.

      I’m going to start with these Shearling Lane shearling tread moccasins. The quality bars none, the suede is ultra-soft and the cozy lining makes them perfect for winter. Packaged beautifully, they are a sure win.

      The next great gift idea is these Grecian marble serving boards made by Mutou, which also make items for Williams Sonoma and Crate & Barrel. They’re super heavy and come in round and rectangular shapes. They look expensive and they are, if you were to buy them from a fancy store. But with Italic, you can access them at a truly affordable price. Mutou also does a set of marble coasters for Italic, which make a great Christmas present.

     If you don’t know what to give the teachers in your kids’ lives, or perhaps you have employees or need a hostess or house-warming present, these are the best candles ever.  And yes, they are made by the same folks who made candles for Hermes. I’m not kidding.

The box they come in is sturdy and heavy, and the candles smell great with fragrances like Oud and Rosewood, Lilac, Jasmine and Sandalwood, and Black Currant Bergamot. The latter one might just be my favorite. Not only that, the candles are made of vegan wax set in recycled glass. They look great and as far as gifts go, they’re a no-brainer.

   Nobody loves towels more than I do. If you opened my linen closet, you would be perplexed as to why there are so many towels. But I continue with my love affair with them and love these Serene cotton towels made by one of Italic’s largest manufacturers, Terry & Loop, which also makes towels for Calvin Klein and Lacoste. They are made of 100 percent fluffy Australian cotton, come in three sizes – bath, hand, and wash – and make a great Christmas present. After all, who doesn’t need fresh new towels?

      Next, if you’ve ever had the experience of staying at some of the top-of-the-line hotels like the Ritz-Carlton and the Four Seasons and loved sinking into their soft-as-a-baby’s-bottom Frette sheets, these sheets on the Italic site are made by the same manufacturer, Slumber.  They have one elegant blue stripe, are a hundred percent cotton percale, and are soft, thick and the height of luxury. I can’t sleep in synthetics because I get hot and sweaty. In this household, the kids, everyone sleep in 100 percent cotton. And these are the bomb. And who doesn’t want to refresh bed linens for the new year?

     Slumber also makes a great version of another item that I love gifting at Christmas time: a robe. They are a cotton blend and have attractive contrast piping. Best of all, they have big, deep pockets in which to stash your cell phone, keys, and more.

      This last item I got for myself. It was very selfish of me because I was meant to get gifts for other people, but I got very excited when I saw these boots from the same manufacturer who makes Uggs. They have that great fur lining that keeps your feet toasty but, most importantly, you can get them on Italic for a fraction of what you would normally pay.

      Happy Holidays to you all!

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