It’s time for holiday shopping, and if you’re looking to get most of your shopping done in one fell swoop — rather than running all over town — look no further than Gus Mayer. From handsome finds for him and cutting-edge fashions for her to exquisite health and beauty products and the most beautiful serving pieces for hosting all your holiday soirees, there is a little something for everyone at Gus Mayer at The Summit. Take a look …
20 FAB FINDS: Gus Mayer’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide
Vegan leather jacket & cowl-neck shell
Embrace laid-back cool with this BLANKNYC vegan leather, drape-front jacket, $98, which zips to create an ultra-figure-flattering style. Pair it with classic base like this Alice + Olivia cowl-neck shell, $220. The draping of the two pieces, while casual nature, exudes an overall elegance.
This loose-knit V-neck cashmere sweater by 360 Cashmere, $335, features a simple yet strong graphic, the star, on the back — an appropriate symbol for this celebratory season. Dress it up or dress it down for a fun, cozy piece that will serve you for years to come.
Winter coat & cross-body bag
This Barbour quilted puffer coat, $299, is both cozy and stylish. And when paired with this sleek cross-body “Paul” bag by Hammitt, $335, the overall look is effortlessly chic — because everybody needs some stylish go-to staples for all their holiday errands!
Leggings & sneakers
These shimmery Spanx leggings with textured details, $110, are a great way to elevate your everyday look, and when paired with these head-turning Kendall + Kylie kicks with chain accents, $136, your on-the-go look is almost runway-worthy!
Cashmere sweater & travel wrap with cross-body clutch
You may be traveling to see family this holiday season and there’s no better way to travel in winter than with a cozy cashmere sweater, a versatile cashmere travel wrap and a great cross-body bag. Rock this chic travel look with this white ribbed Rag & Bone cashmere sweater, $395; White + Warren cashmere travel wrap, $298; and this Hammitt “Nash” cognac cross-body clutch with gold hardware accents, $145.
Turtleneck & vest
This sleek black Vince turtleneck, $165, perfectly complements the textured design of this rabbit fur vest, $275. Whether you’re hosting friends for a casual holiday gathering or out on the town for a date night, this trendy yet classic look is always a home run.
Brackish feather bow tie
Using artisan techniques and embracing the spirit of the South, these handcrafted bow ties are made with hand-selected feathers, making no two alike. Select your favorite one-of-a-kind feathered bow tie, $195, and gift it to the dapper fella in your life.
Christophe Pourny leather care kit
Those beloved leather pieces that have taken on the beautiful patina of time still need some TLC to keep them looking chic, rather than drab. This leather care kit from Christophe Pourny, $80, includes a leather tonic, serum and cream, each made in small batches from their studio in Brooklyn.
Duke Cannon solid cologne
For the busy man on the go, this 1.5-ounce tin of concentrated cologne balm, $25.50, is perfect for a quick refresh as they go from the gym to the office to the baseball field to date night. And the popular Open Skies scent smells like a crisp, fresh mountain breeze.
Cocktail hour serving pieces
Wow your guests with an impeccable spread at cocktail hour. Crackers, cheese and meats become “crisps” and “charcuterie” when served upon the right vessels. Elevate your cocktail fare with this Michael Aram marble cheese board with brass handles and cheese spreader, $136; Pampa bay round serving piece, $55; Pampa Bay ceramic snack bowl, $25; Pampa Bay porcelain salad bowl, $50; and Pampa Bay cracker tray, $25.
State wine glasses
Show your state pride with a stemless wine glass, $16 each, emblazoned with a silver accent that echoes that of an antiquated family crest in sealing wax. Not only does this timeless touch emulate an Old World charm, but state pride is always in season.
Introduce sophistication into your cheese spread. To the savory cheese, add a sweetness with Cloister bourbon honey, $13. And to your presentation, add a touch of elegance with this Michael Aram marble cheese board with brass handles and matching cheese spreader, $136. Et voila! Tres chic!
This silver Pampa Bay cake stand, $90, is a knockout, especially when topped with a drool-worthy cake or pie. The serving piece has subtle texture of a one-of-a-kind handmade item, giving it undeniable charm.
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Morrocanoil Shower Milk & Darphin Gel Aromatique
Both of these superb body cleansers are delicately scented and leave skin feeling fresh, soft and revitalized. The Moroccanoil Shower Milk, $32, is enriched with healing Argan oil, and the Darphin Gel Aromatique, $70, is a French foaming gel with nutrient-dense seaweed extracts. Treat your skin to a spa experience at home with these luxurious products!
Bobbi Brown Caviar & Rubies collection
Bobbi Brown’s limited edition Caviar & Rubies collection takes the everyday to the celebratory, especially with their eye shadow palette and highlight powder. The eye shadow palette, $75, features nine shades, from neutral to jewel-toned in matte, metallic and shimmer finishes; while the highlighting powder in Moon Glow, $50, delivers a radiant glow with its super-fine pearl-infused powder.
Bond No. 9 New York Nights fragrance
This fragrance from NYC-based Bond No. 9 parfumerie is a celebration of Manhattan’s evening skyline. The aptly named “New York Nights” combines notes of jasmine, gardenia, carnation, patchouli, sandalwood, marine accord, coffee and caramel to create a 110 mL bottle of perfume, $375, as dazzling as the Big Apple.
Chanel eye shadow palette & Stephanie Johnson cosmetic bag
Exude the glamour of Old World Paris with Chanel’s limited edition “Trait de Caractere” eyeshadow palette, $70. Its on-trend jewel-tones and classic neutrals in matte and satin finishes encapsulate elegant simplicity. As a plus, store all your fine beauty finds in style with this high-quality cosmetic bag by Stephanie Johnson, $40.
These luxurious cashmere gloves in a soft neutral tone are given an edgy twist with an eye-catching skull print. Plus, the fingerless feature is convenient for quickly accessing your smartphone as you go about your busy day in the crisp winter weather. Give these gloves, $128, to a fearless fashionista, which means you may be giving them to yourself, and that’s OK too!
Water & shades for winter
Protecting your skin, eyes and hair, and staying hydrated are just as important in winter weather as it is in the dog days of summer. So, let’s do it in style! These Maho shades with clear rims, $125, and this 9-ounce Swell bottle in a hip print, $25, will keep you looking and feeling cool and refreshed all winter long!
Beanie, backpack & jacket
It’s the perfect gift for that college student going to school up North or for that avid snow bunny who hits the slopes each year. This versatile winter ensemble includes a chic cashmere beanie with a fuzzy, oversized pompom, $85; a smart baby blue Rebecca Minkoff backpack, $145; and a soft gray Save the Duck puffer jacket, $248. It must be noted that the Save the Duck brand supports a sustainable, animal-free model, so you can feel good about supporting your environment and the people and animals that live in it — Peace on Earth, indeed!
Now, happy holiday hunting, and all our love to you and yours!
A special thanks to Rachel and Noah Ray for these beautiful images.
Gus Mayer is located in The Summit at 225 Summit Boulevard, Suite 700, Birmingham, AL 35243. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m to 7 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call (205) 870-3300 or visit gusmayer.com.
This article is sponsored by Gus Mayer.