Extravagant Splurges: Holiday Gift Guide 2013

In the second installment of my 2013 Holiday Gift Guide, I’m including some of my top picks for gifts I consider to be Extravagant Splurges.  These items fall in the general price range of $50 – $250.  As with my Little Luxuries post (containing my $20-$40 gift suggestions), I am sharing my Extravagant Splurge picks for ladies, fellas, and a few gender neutral gifts for the home (that would also make great housewarming gifts!).  These are the kinds of products I like to purchase when I have a bigger budget to work with and want to give something extra special.


1. Michael Kors Midsized Chronograph Runway Watch – $250 – A beautiful medium-sized watch that compliments any outfit.
2. Dogeared Karma & Circle Heart Necklaces – $58 & $86 – Dainty pieces with beautiful sentiments for the jewelry lover.
3. Coach Legacy Mini Tanner Crossbody Bag – $258 – High quality leather at a great price for the purse enthusiast.
4. Longchamp Le Pliage Large Tote – $145 – Versatile bag for the gal on the go!  Great to use as a large purse, gym bag, carry-on, pool/beach bag, etc.
5.  Sigma Enlight Collection – $165 – An all encompassing neutral makeup kit for the makeup lover (see more about my thoughts on the collection here).
6. Urban Decay Naked3  – $52 – A gorgeous rosy-toned eye shadow palette.  Keep checking the site to see when it’s restocked!
7. Ugg Cozy Knit Slippers – $130 – Supportive and cozy slippers are a real treat for tired feet.
8. Maverick Wireless Barbecue Thermometer Set – $60 – Perfect for the grill master with dual probes and a wireless feature for perfectly cooked meat.
9. Bose S1E2 Sport Headphones – $150 $135 (one sale now!) – High quality headphones designed to stay in place for active guys and gals.
10. 3BaysGSA Pro Golf Swing Analyzer – $200 – Fun and informative gadget for the golf enthusiast.
11. Ugg Neuman Slippers – $120 – Warm and cozy slippers for the guy who likes to put his feet up at the end of the day.
12. Daniel Buchler Plush Robe – $98 – Soft and warm yet still lightweight, this robe is the perfect weekend morning attire.
13. The Balvenie Doublewood Aged 12 Years – approx. $50 – My husband Don’s favorite!  A high quality scotch at a great price!
14. Riedel Vinum Single Malt Whisky Glass (set of 2) – $50 – Amp up the fancy with these beautiful glasses for the scotch/whisky drinker.
15. Breville One Touch Tea Maker – $250 – Streamline brewing tea with this thoughtful and useful gadget.
16. Staub Wide Round Cocette (6 qt) – $200 – An extremely versatile and useful pot great for anyone who loves to cook.
17. Pottery Barn Monogrammable & Essential Cozy Throws – $59 $45 & $49 $39 – A beautiful throw is a lovely gift for the home for any occasion.

Photo sources for the images can be found with the provided links.

Check out the video below if you’re interested in a closer look at these products as well as my thoughts on each one:

Check back in a few days for the third and final installment of my Holiday Gift Guide series in which I’ll share my top picks for Stocking Stuffer gifts for $20 or less.  Happy holiday shopping!


* Post contains affiliate links.  All opinions are my own. *


11 thoughts on “Extravagant Splurges: Holiday Gift Guide 2013”

    1. Interesting, I’ve never had a problem seeing any of Jen’s (or any other YouTubers I’m subscribed to actually) videos in my subscription feed.
      If you just look on “What to Watch” then YouTube picks which of your subscriptions to put up there, but I always click on “My subscriptions” and have that set to “uploads only” and then I see everyone’s listed there in the order that they have uploaded them, no problem 🙂

      1. It’s about the email notifications which if you sub you are supposed to get. Like you I go in and check but a lot don’t and rely on the notifications. 🙂

  1. Hey Jenn…thanks so much for showing these to us. I just placed an order for the robe for my husband. It should get here before Christmas. So glad you showed this. It didn’t occur to me that he needed a new robe, but he really does! Thanks.

  2. Jen – thanks so much for sharing these. I just watched and immediately ordered several things on this list! Very helpful for the procrastinator that I have been this year! 🙂 I just recently found your videos and blog but wanted to let you know that I enjoy them very much! You are just adorable! And you are very generous! Stay true to who you are!

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