2014 GIFT GUIDE: TOP 10 WARM WEATHER GIFTS FOR THOSE THAT PREFER PALM TREES

by Marisa Marcantonio


Headed to warmer weather this holiday season? There is no shortage of great gifts for soaking up the sun in style. A more casual vibe can mean carefree living, and an opportunity to press pause. Here are some thoughtful ways to say you care, whether you are heading to the Pacific Ocean or remote Island that is barely a dot on the map. 

Photo courtesy of Mark and Graham

Photo courtesy of Mark and Graham

Monogrammed acrylic glasses are a great way to make poolside iced teas even better. Giving the gift of personalization is always appreciated, so that is why Mark and Graham is my go-to for useful things like barware.

Photo courtesy of Bloomingdales

Photo courtesy of Bloomingdales

Know your friend in Florida needs a chic way to open Ginger Beer to prepare Dark n' Stormies? Oscar de la Renta Home's charming new Tortoise Bottle Opener adds a flash of silver on the bar. Because life moves slower in the heat.

Photo courtesy of Iomoi

Photo courtesy of Iomoi

Iomoi's Valet Trays are my favorite to give, they make the best gifts. Available in an array of cute motifs to satisfy every past time, you can personalize them with initials, family or house name.  So maybe looking at Palm Trees is not really an activity, but you can enjoy the view.

Photo courtesy of Matouk

Photo courtesy of Matouk

A new set of plush beach towels is a thoughtful gesture and a good way to possibly get invited back to that sandy, sunny locale. Matouk is known for their pretty towels and these new striped fringe-edge Amado towels are oh-so sophisticated.

Photo courtesy of Persifor

Photo courtesy of Persifor

This small printed tote from Persifor will take you from lunch to the beach, no problem.  In a zesty coral and cream canvas with a zipped interior pocket, the tote can go from the plane to the pool easily. 

Photo courtesy of Soludos

Photo courtesy of Soludos

Pineapples are so welcoming and friendly, these Soludos Smoking Shoe Espadrilles would feel right at home on Parrot Cay or any other sandy destination.

If round frames suit, it seems these Illesteva  sunnies are the one's to have.  

Photo courtesy of Pomegranate

Photo courtesy of Pomegranate

Easy breezy Kurtas like this aqua and coral block printed version from Pomegranate are the thing to wear in warmer climes. The uniform, an ethnic printed top paired with white jeans isn't going anywhere soon, so its always nice to have a few on hand.

Photo courtesy of Strong Boalt

Photo courtesy of Strong Boalt

Channel the 1950's and Dorothy Draper with Strong Boalt's uber preppy Classic Board Shorts in a Banana Leaf print. I am slightly obsessed with these-- guys have it good!

Photo courtesy of Tory Burch

Photo courtesy of Tory Burch

Covered in tiny red flowers, Tory Burch's Issy Bathing Suit is cheerful and bright