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Merry and Bright: 5 Colorfully Chic Gifts

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As I write this, it’s 27 degrees out and the sky is as grey as the sidewalk, and I’m feeling like it’s going to be a very long winter indeed. One way I try and combat the seasonal gloom is to surround myself with bright colors and prints. The effect they have — on an outfit, a room, a stinky mood — can be truly transformative. For the holidays, I’m choosing only items that promise a happy pop of bright for the recipient.

 

1. Aurelie Bidermann Cotton and Gold-plated Cuff

Aurelie Bidermann’s jewelry is an obsession of mine; this gold-plated and cotton number is such a chic, grown-up version of a friendship bracelet.

$120, net-a-porter.com

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Aurelie Bidermann Cuff (Photo: Courtesy Net-a-porter.com)

 

2. Tatsuro Kiuchi’s “Tunnel”

This print is pure sunshine on paper. It makes me think of old Pan-Am and TWA travel posters from the 40s and 50s — so bold and saturated and graphic.

$60, 20×200.com

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Tatsuro Kiuchi’s “Tunnel” (Photo: Courtesy: 20×200.com)

 

3. Comme des Garcons Embossed French Wallet

It is possible that over the years, I’ve given more Comme des Garcons pouches and wallets as gifts than any single other thing (and of course I own more than one!). They are well-made, incredibly handy, and come in such a pleasing array of colors.

$102, nordstrom.com

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Comme des Garcons Wallet (Photo: Courtesy Nordstrom.com)

 

4. Suzana Binder Notebook

For the Liberty of London freak on your list. Or for the obsessive list-maker on your list. Or just for the person who could most use a full-on floral explosion right about now on your list.

$39, liberty.co.uk

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Suzana Binder Notebook (Photo: Courtesy Liberty.co.uk)

 

5. Rosewood Mayakoba Blue Cotton Table Runner

For a little Mexican vacation at dinnertime.

$90, shopaltitude.com

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Rosewood Mayakoba Table Runner (Photo: Courtesy Shopaltitude.com)

 

Did You Catch Kim’s Gift Guide Last Year?

Classic, Chic & Covetable — Gifts With Style

For more gift ideas and general mid-life coolness, read one of our very favorite blogs, Kim France’s Girls of a Certain Age.

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