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Robin's Top 10 Holiday Gift Ideas Under $195

When it comes to celebrating the season, take the guesswork out of gifting. Whether you're looking for the perfect gift to give, or something to treat yourself with this holiday season, there is something special for everyone. Here is my top 10 Holiday Gift Ideas under $195 that are sure to make everyone on your list happy! 1. Platinum and Matte Cut Calypso Decanter
This cool decanter is one of my favorites...and to prove it...I bought one myself! It definitely makes a statement and will ensure that your gift is remembered well past the holidays. You can find it at one of my "go-to" stores, Jung Lee, in NYC. You can always count on them for having something out of the ordinary.
2. Cube 2 Piece Decorative Puzzles Set
Looking for a unique gift for the person that has it all? These sculptural stone objets make a wonderful addition to any table, shelf or mantel. I found them on Perigold.com, a terrific site to get everything related to home decor...almost always my favorite type of gift!
3. Amare Salt & Pepper Set
From Anna New York, the perfect holiday hostess gift! This salt & pepper set have clean, modern lines with lustrous metal bases, capped with translucent alabaster lids. They make the chicest of gifts for any hostess for the holidays!
4. Lito Candle Bleu
How fab is this? It's a deliciously scented candle housed in a stunning handcrafted porcelain design with 24-karat gold plating and inlaid with resin details. From Bergdorf Goodman, of course. Once a Bergdorf girl, always a Bergdorf girl!
5. Decades: A Century Of Fashion
This is one of THE best fashion books I've seen. It's from the one and only fashion maven, Cameron Silver! If you don't know him, he owns the incredible vintage clothing store, Decades, in L.A. and is also the Fashion Director of H by Halston. This book is an absolute for the Fashionista in your life...and maybe treat yourself, too!
6. Adele Perfume Bottles
From my friend, Julia Buckingham's new store Modernique, these glam perfume bottles are inspired by vintage styles. Can't you just see them adding that bit of "je ne sais quoi" to someones' vanity? It will make any person you give it to feel special...and isn't that the point of gift giving?
7. Vintage Olive Waterford Bud Vase
From Nisi B. Home in Miami, this rich olive green vintage Waterford vase with clear base is the perfect balance of art and functionality. Add a few flowers and voila! You have a stylish, timeless piece someone can cherish forever.
8. Murano White Scalloped Edge Bowl
I always find something fab at antique and vintage dealer The Sweetwood Collection. This vintage bowl has a modern look yet is sure to delight the antique lover on your list. With it's attention grabbing design and detail, it is sure to be a conversation starter at the next dinner party.
9. Brass Tic-Tac-Toe Set
Who doesn't love playing tic-tac-toe, especially when it means playing on a set like this? Give a gift that is a winner with this sophisticated brass and marble set by Jonathon Adler.
10. Patrick Courd Paris Camouflage Pillar and Spherical Candle
I've known this company for years from being in Paris. I usually stay just a few blocks from their store, and it's one of my neighborhood favorites (R&Y Augusti)! These handmade candles of shagreen textured mineral wax, and bronze-tone brass make for a stunning highlight almost anywhere you place them. So much more than a candle, these sculptures are almost a shame to light!

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