Candace Kristin’s Holiday Style Blog

I have an exciting announcement that I cannot wait to shout out before I share my holiday gift guide. Westfield Garden State Plaza is encouraging you to shop for your holiday's earlier this year. And as a Westfield Rewards member, you can earn up to $900 back for holiday shopping at GSP! Wow, I mean WGSP is literally paying you to get your shopping done. What other center can say that? NONE! Become a Westfield Rewards member here.

Now let’s talk great gift ideas.

When you flip the page on your November, the holidays are literally right around the corner. For many of us the season is filled with joy, happiness, and equal amount of stress. Finding that perfect gift for that special someone can be dare I say freaking hard! Especially if the people on your list all have various interest and niches.

Whether you have a sister into fashion, a partner into working out, a child that loves family game night and a cousin who is a self-proclaimed foodie. Don’t Fret! I once again, walked the corridors of Westfield Garden State Plaza and curated a list of gift items for even the most discerning people on your list. If you need help shopping for the people on your list, I also have you covered. I can virtual shop for you, allowing you to take the stress out of shopping this year. See below for details!


Give the gift of a special bouquet that will still be in bloom long after the holidays are over. New to Venus et Fleur is the Ethereal Gypsophila collection. Airy, earth tones floral bunches in a sculptural handcrafted porcelain vase. This is a perfect gift for the flower lover or send head to prior to a holiday party as a thank-you to the host. It is a wonderful gift for the special someone that outlasts the traditional floral arrangement. These specially treated flowers will last well over a year. They are available in shades of pink and shades of white as well. Shop Venus et Fleur, Level 2 near Neiman Marcus.


Want to give a gift that is appreciated all year round and reminds the recipient of you each and every time they look at their wrist? Select a timepiece that can be treasured. Gucci makes great watches for both men and women and they have a price point that is very palatable as well as stylish. Here’s a bonus, prior to wrapping the box, have the back of the watch engraved with their initials, special saying or date. Two of my favorites are the women’s limited edition Super-LumiNova, diver inspired made from recycled materials and comes with three interchangeable straps. Love the stars! Visit Gucci, Level 1 near Neiman Marcus.


Do you have a self-proclaimed chocolate aficionado on your holiday shopping list? Look no further, Hotel Chocolat has you covered. The large Chocolate Dipping Adventure is an array of premium white, milk, dark and caramel chocolates. The box contains marshmallows, nuts, biscuits and grissini for dipping. Shop Hotel Chocolat, Level 1 near Nordstrom.


Combo Gift! Pair the Tread with a new workout outfit. Head over to Fabletics where fashion meets fitness at a price point that will not kill the wallet. One of my new favorites is the “Hart Collection” a collaboration with Kevin and wife Eniko Hart that include gear for both men and women. Shop Fabletics, Level 2 near Neiman Marcus.


Is your special someone a fitness enthusiast and not comfortable heading back to the gym just yet? Head on over and speak to a member of the Peloton team. The new tread is here, smaller than the original. The Peloton Tread empowers one to run faster, train better and recover smarter. Now you can jump off the tread and continue your workout with a floor exercise. Bonus, Peloton offers no money down, 0% financing over 39 months. Trust me, you will certainly LOOK like the best gift giver EVER! Shop Peloton, Level 1 near Neiman Marcus.


During the chilly holiday temperatures, we are all looking for something comfortable and cozy. At J. Crew, you can pick up this cashmere tracksuit for her. This lux-combo is ideal for lounging with slippers, or upgrade with a pair of sneakers and or booties. Split the outfit and wear each piece separately. Shop J. Crew, Level 2 near Nordstrom.


Looking for a great family gift? Head on over to Anthropologie and take a gander in their home section. They have a truly unique home décor selection. They have a section of novelty game boards, unique twist on traditional games and games that double as cocktail décor. Ranging from $30-$250. I personally Love this Monopoly set designed exclusively for Anthpologie. Shop Anthropologie, Level 1 near Neiman Marcus.


To warm up the man in your life, select this cable knit sweater, with a nod to the collegiate look and super on trend this season. Pair this with a denim and boots or upgrade with slacks and oxfords. It comes in an array of colors. My personal favorite is heather grey which will go with everything in his closet.


Do you have a man in your life that is obsessed with anti-aging products, like many of us? I have several well-groomed men in mine. Every year at this time, I head on over to Kiehls and scoop up their special gift sets specifically designed for a man's skin. This amazing box includes, a facial wash, moisturizer and special eye cream all dedicated to keeping your gent feeling youthful. Bonus, this is a gift that often times men overlook and possibly may not purchase for themselves. I guarantee they will thank you. Shop Kiehls, Level 1 near Neiman Marcus.


Is someone on your list the first to be on top of the hottest designer, must have products? Head over to Neiman Marcus to the handbag department and look for Bottega Veneta. This iconic design house is having a major moment, this summer it was the leather woven sandals and now in the mini Jodie Tubular Hobo bag or the Knot bag. Both can be seen on Instagram starlets. Both come in an array of color options. Shop Level 1 of Neiman Marcus.


For the man in your life enjoys staying ahead of the fashion trends, look at the Russel Leather Puffer Jacket by All Saints. The quilted leather is perfect for colder days. Made from soft lamb leather in a bomber style jacket. Shop AllSaints, Level 2 near Neiman Marcus.


A great gift for the holidays is a brand new coat with that not only keeps your loved one warm as the temperature drop, but stylish at the same time. One of this seasons trends is the trench silhouette. This coat from Weekend Max Mara is a single breasted pure wool coat with a stand up collar, trench-style cape. This coat is part of a new signature collection by model Alek Wek, a South Sudanese native. I am absolutely loving it! Shop Weekend Max Mara Level 1 near Neiman Marcus.


Lastly, I have decided to conclude my gift guide with something a bit more unconventional for one of my favorite retailers at Westfield Garden State Plaza, Fashionable Pets. I am a HUGE animal lover and own a King Charlies Cavalier, that I brought home less than 2 years ago. And boy, did it create a world of love in my household. Nothing better than coming home from school and work and being greeted by a happy furry friend. Fashionable Pets is a family-owned pet boutique. All their puppies come from a registered select group from the United States of Agriculture registered breeders. Do you have children looking for a puppy as a gift? Head over to Fashionable Pets, they have the cutest selection of puppies to choose from. TRUST ME, I go and play with them weekly. Located on Level 2 next to Macys.


If you need help with your holiday shopping list I am happy to help you make this season less stressful. Please call 201-270-5465 to schedule an appointment.

-Happy Holidays, Candace Kristin-