15 Holiday gift ideas from Celeb Stylist Robert Verdi

If you guys follow me on Twitter, you may have noticed I was in kind of a tweeting frenzy last Wednesday over several holiday giveaways from celebrity stylist Robert Verdi.

Robert Verdi and his holiday picks!

That's me tweeting away at the Robert Verdi holiday gift event!

Smiles all around!

With the help of P&G Beauty, Verdi showcased his top 15 holiday gifts, and a select number of bloggers were there at his Tweet This live-stream event to help him give it away (if you remember, he did something similar for Mother’s Day!). Not that he would need a whole lot of help to really give them away — I’m pretty sure anyone would jump at the chance to have one of his fab picks for themselves. If you missed it, check out his tips for everyone on your list:

1) THE BUBBLY BABYSITTER – CoverGirl Lipstick in Hot Passion, $6.50

CoverGirl Lipstick in Hot Passion

This shade was hand-picked by Pat McGrath for their new runway collection. It’s universally-flattering (and one of my own faves!). Verdi showed us a cute way to gift it too: buying a magazine they would like, rolling it up and tying this lipstick onto it with a ribbon:

Cute way to gift lipstick

2) THE LIFE OF THE PARTY – Kodak Playfull HD Waterproof Video Camera, $100-$120 (kodak.com)

Kodak Playfull Waterproof Video Camera

This is the sleekest video camera — about the side of a credit-card and ultra thin which makes it easy to carry. It comes with a “Share” button so you can easily share videos and pics on social networking sites like Twitter (I’m totally going to make crazy use of this!!).

Crest 3D White 2-Hr Express Whitestrips, $55 & Oral-B ProfessionalCare 1000 Electric Toothbrush, $75 (walmart.com)

Crest 3D Whitestrips
Oral-B ProfessionalCare 1000 brush

And to ensure you look fabulous ON-CAMERA, you can rely on your dazzling white teeth. These Crest Whitestrips work in 2 hours (just in time for the party). The Oral-B toothbrush removes 97% of plaque in hard-to-reach areas, ensuring a healthy, bright smile for the rest of the holiday season…and beyond. Personally, I would always welcome anything that will make my dental-hygiene routine easier (Read my article: What causes bad breath).

3) THE FABULOUS FRIEND – Braun Satin Finish Brush with Ion Technology, $75 (qvc.com)

Braun Satin Hair brush

This is not just any hair brush! It actually has a button to switch active-ions for frizz-free, shiny hair…hence, another way to avoid a bad hair day!

4) THE STYLISH TRENDSETTER – Linea Pelle Triple Strap Double Wrap Studded Leather Bracelets, $100 (lpcollection.com)

Linea Pelle bracelets

Linea Pelle bracelets

I’m pretty obsessed with Verdi’s accessories pick, and the Linea Pelle bracelets were no exception. The triple strap/double wrap leather bracelets look so edgy paired with your watch and/or other bracelets. I’ve pretty much been wearing my hunter green one nearly everyday since this event. It goes with almost everything!

5) THE HIP HOSTESS – La Caravelle Champagne, $35 (lacaravelle.com)

La Caravelle Champagne

This champagne was hand picked by Rita and her husband Andre to carry on the tradition of their iconic NYC La Caravelle restaurant. This was handcrafted in Epernay in the traditional style using only the best quality grapes from the Champagne region of France…an elegant way to impress the guests :).

6) THE DO-IT-ALL MOM – Kumi Koonkoon silk slippers $64, and eye mask $34 (koomikoonkoon.com)

Treat your mom to Kumi Koonkoon‘s luxurious silk slippers and eye mask to bring the spa home!

Kumi Koonkoon silk slippers
Kumi Koonkoon silk eye masks

P&G’s Luscious Indulgence gift set, $10 (walmart.com)

Olay Luscious Indulgence gift set

This is super cool — a fragrance set of Olay’s body products PLUS a free 6-month subscription from a choice of her favorite magazine.

7) THE MAN IN YOUR LIFE – Brera Orologi Men’s 43mm Supersportiv0 $695-$750

Brera Orologi watch

Our jaws collectively dropped when we saw how hot this watch was. Verdi flashed us his wrist to show us he was rocking one himself! This watch is a fine balance between sport and elegance with its Italian craftsmanship…it’ll be sure to impress any man in your life!

8 ) SECRET SANTA – Wine Finer, Magnifier, Pochi Silicone Eyeglasses case, $10-$30 (thecontainerstore.com)

Gifts from The Container Store
Magnifier from The Container Store

One of Verdi’s favorite stops for Secret Santa is The Container Store. Not only do they have a ton of stocking stuffer ideas, but they have cute signature pouches to gift them in.

9) MINI STYLE MAVENS – Hoopla VS Mittens

Hooray Hoopla earrings
Grabbing a fly-frog rivalry pair for my nephew 🙂

These are the cutest gloves ever — mittens that come in animal rivalry pairs so your little mini can duke it out!

10) THE GIRL ON THE GO – Monika Chiang Kite Hobo Bag, $445 (monikachiang.com)

Monika Chiang Kite Hobo bag

For a girl on the go, she basically needs to fit her life in her bag. Enter Monika Chiang’s Kite hobo bag. It’s not only roomie, but stylish with its snakeskin leather. She’ll use it for life!

Allure’s The Best in Beauty Gift Set, $10 (walmart.com)

The Best in Beauty gift set

The jet-setter will LOVE this set (feel free to buy me one). It has everything you need in travel-friendly sizes from the best in P&G Beauty. That includes one of my FAVORITE mascaras — CoverGirl LashBlast. Same deal with the Luscious Indulgence gift set — this comes with a free 6 month subscription of your favorite magazine (among the ones offered, Lucky, Glamour, Allure, etc.)

11) THE BEAUTY BUFF – Olay Pro-X Starter Protocol, $62, & Pro-X Cleansing System, $30 (walmart.com)

Olay Pro-X Protocol

Olay’s Professional Pro-X Starter Protocol is an advanced three-step skin regimen. Pair it with their cleansing system (which is a fraction of the cost to similar devices) to get the ultimate exfoliating experience.

12) THE TECHIE – Native Union Pop Phone, $30 (nativeunion.com/us)

Loving the limited-edition gold Pop Phone

THE latest tech-cessory, celeb fans are already piling up (SJP, Heidi Klum, Eva Longoria, and Anderson Cooper). The Moshi Moshi Pop Phone is a contemporary handset manufactured with a high quality speaker and microphone so you can use it with your mobile phones (and cuts out 99% of cell phone radiation). It can even be used with your computer to Skype! We were clamoring for the high gloss limited-edition gold and silver ones!

What do you guys think of Verdi’s picks? Got any ideas from them? Stay tuned tomorrow for my own holiday picks (which includes a short clip we happened to tape at Robert Verdi’s Luxe Laboratory 😉 ).

*Disclosure: All the bloggers in attendance were gifted with each of Robert Verdi’s holiday picks above!


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  1. Hajera A. wrote:

    really, they just hand you free stuff on a platter?

    Posted 12.12.11
  2. shyema wrote:

    haha, it just makes it sweeter

    Posted 12.12.11
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