Best Holiday Gift Guide 2012

Luxury Timepieces for Him

Shown above: TAG Heuer Carrera
Named after the legendary Tag Heuer Carrera Panamericana Mexico road race, this piece takes it into high gear.

Rockwell Swiss Automatic 747 FINE magazine
Shown above: Rockwell Swiss Automatic 747
The interlacing steel band makes the unique 747 one of the more coveted watches in the Rockwell collection.  Featuring Elite 25 jewels swiss automatic movement under sapphire crystal.

TAG Heuer Grand Carrera FINE magazine
Shown above: TAG Heuer Grand Carrera
Time flies on the Mikrograph, the world’s First 1/1000th sec mechanical stopwatch invented in 1916.

Carl F. Bucherer FINE magazine
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This 18-karat rose gold piece has a perpetual calendar and is water resistant to 100 meters. Limited to 100 pieces worldwide.

Ulysse Nardin FINE magazine
Shown above: Ulysse Nardin
Featuring El Toro patented perpetual calendar, self-winding movement and an 18-karat rose gold case with ceramic bezel, this timepiece is water resistant to 100 meters.

The Alacria Diva FINE magazine
Shown above:The Alacria Diva
This 18-karat yellow gold timepiece set with 46 diamonds captured in the Alacria is exceptionally feminine and beautiful.

Gifts for Her

Tiffany and Co Sabrina Frame Clutches FINE magazine
Shown above: Tiffany & Co. Sabrina Frame Clutches
Clutches in metallic smooth leather: bronze, platinum and antique gold.

Lorenza Grandaglia FINE magazine
Shown above: Lorenza Grandaglia
Bright and beatiful, the Sonia Minni in blue and purple and the Ribon Patch in pink and tan.

Ugg Work Bi-Fold Wallet FINE magazine
Shown above: Ugg Work Bi-Fold Wallet
This rugged luxury showcases creamy leather in a classic silhouette.

Brooklyn Series by Ugg FINE magazine
Shown above: Brooklyn Series by Ugg
Durable pebbled leather and the exclusive logo-embossed leather plate with antique-brass turnlock.

Mary Frances Graceland Purse FINE magazine
Shown above: Mary Frances Graceland Purse
 This handbag is a definite conversation starter, and one that will inspire fun and creativity.

Clara Kasavina Evening Purse FINE magazine
Shown above: Clara Kasavina Evening Purse
Handmade with a lush gold chain, and beautiful Swarovski crystals, this bag is sure to shine.

The Atenti Doctor Bag FINE magazine
Shown above: The Atenti Doctor Bag
Made of faux sable fur, alligator patterned jacquard material and finished off with a buckle of black stones.

Magical Flight by Flipinista FINE magazine
Shown above: Magical Flight by Flipinista
These stylish flip flops are Southern California essentials. Flipinista flip flops come in several unique styles for a summer time feel all year long.
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Monet bag by Loretta Szeligowski FINE magazine
Shown above: Monet bag by Loretta Szeligowski
This orange ostrich print leather and springbok purse comes with an inside smartphone and tablet compartment lined with soft suede.

Sacred Silks FINE magazine
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The extraordinarily beautiful mosaic “Creation of the Birds” depicted on a silk square surrounded by angels.

Judith Ripka Cushion Ring  FINE magazine
Shown above: Judith Ripka Cushion Ring  
Medium 18-karat yellow gold ring with black crystal center stone, royal pave yellow sapphire shank and bezel-set round brilliant diamond prongs.

Tiffany and Co. Knot Keys FINE magazine
Shown above: Tiffany & Co. Knot Keys
Knot Key in 18-karat gold, Open Knot Key in 18-karat rose gold, Open Knot Key with diamonds in 18-karat white gold.

Custom Fur Head Wrap FINE magazine
Shown above: Custom Fur Head Wrap
Jeweled one-of-a-kind faux fur head wraps designed by Camille Wood. Available in black or white.

Ugg Bucket Hat and Gloves FINE magazine
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Features genuine sheepskin with exposed seams and warm lining.

Mawi Spike Necklace FINE magazine
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Chain link necklace with spike studs and champagne princess-cut crystal embellishments. Designer-stamped box clasp closure.

Vintage Bangle FINE magazine
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Rose gold vintage diamond bangle with white gold accents and 6.80cctw.

Pink Tourmaline Ring FINE magazine
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Five-karat pear-shaped pink tourmaline drop set with 4.00cttw brillant-cut diamonds.

Cinnamon Moonstone FINE magazine
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18-carat cinnamon moonstone accented with orange sapphires and white diamonds.

Shown above: KumKum Cinderella Ring
Nine freshwater pearls set in pure sterling silver, inspired by the beauty of traditional ethnic jewelry.

Spa Gregories FINE magazine
Shown above: Spa Gregorie’s
This holiday, look for the Winter Wonder Package that combines the spa’s most popular services: massage, facial and manicure.

Between the Sheets FINE magazine
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Set the holiday table in style.

Edible Gifts

Sweet Cheeks Baking Co FINE magazine
Shown above: Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.
Winners of Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars!” and creators of sweet goodness, Sweet Cheeks Baking Company is a locally owned and operated custom cake and dessert shop based in Mission Gorge.

WhisknLadle FINE magazine
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A La Jolla institution with a national following, WhisknLadel Hospitality combines  farm-fresh  seasonal cuisine and a basic approach to delicious food. Their deserts are no exception, rather a reminder to indulge  in seasonal offerings like this chocolate pave dessert.

JAI by Wolfgang Puck FINE magazine
Shown above: JAI by Wolfgang Puck
Celebrate the season at JAI by Wolfgang Puck with a holiday lunch or evening event. Apples take center stage in this holiday dessert. Enjoy this sweet before a show at La Jolla Playhouse.

Cupcakes Squared FINE magazine
Shown above: Cupcakes Squared
Cacao berry chocolate and fresh Hawaiian vanilla are a small sampling of the all natural ingredients at Cupcakes Squared. Each uniquely shaped cake is an individual masterpiece and a perfect gift this holiday season.

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