In "The Early Show" series, "Early Holiday Unwrapped," we highlighted some luxury gifts you can get at a discount this holiday season.
Alexis Maybank and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, co-founders of the luxury brand Web site Gilt.com (for access to the site go to gilt.com/gifts) showed some of this year's best luxury items you can buy for less.
The following product descriptions were prepared using information provided by the manufacturers.
We are big fans of giving beautiful stationery. Stationery is a thoughtful gift for anyone and if you choose it with your friend's style in mind then it's all the more meaningful. This stationery is available in boxes of 20 on Gilt.com for $120-$150.
Cambria Cove Journal
Cambria Cove has some really beautiful journals from just $20. They select paper stocks that are both a pleasure to write on and to receive. Their products are special as they seek out distinctive works of art, from classic pieces by great artists of the past to visionary creations from today's top illustrators and graphic designers. They are offering an exclusive 20% off the journals for Early Show viewers.
Cashmere Travel Set
It's an amazing gift for the traveler. There is nothing better than traveling in style. This White + Warren Cashmere set (available at WhiteandWarren.com for $350) includes a beautiful throw, a pair of slippers and an eye mask. This is a great gift for those travelers in your lives; nothing is better than travelling in comfort and style.
Jeffrey Banks Plaid Tidings Set of 2 Sherpa/Fleece Throws: $24.95
2 Throws: 1 in a rich solid, 1 in a festive plaid
Adjustable leather-like straps for easy transportation. Easy to take with you in the car or for fun outdoor events. Measure approx. 50"W x 60"L each
Made of 100 percent polyester fleece/sherpa. Available at HSN/hsn.com.
David Donahue Cufflinks
We have some great gifts for men. Cuff links dress up any outfit.
Cufflinks are a great gift for the guys in your life, classic with a twist is my personal favorite. It is nice to see a man take pride in their appearance. These ones from David Donahue are a great price for just $125. Available at select Bloomingdale's.
Garmin Approach G5 Golf GPS
This is an amazing gift for a golf fanatic this is an incredible gift.
For the golf fanatic this Garmin Approach G5 GPS is by far the coolest find. It is packed with thousands of preloaded golf course maps and measures individual shot distances, while showing the exact yardage to fairways, hazards and greens. Grab yours for just $499.99 at Garmin.com Available at select Bloomingdale's.
Gold Reebok Easy Tone Sneakers
A great way to give a person a head start on fitness for the New Year. I am sure you have all heard about these fabulous easy tone sneakers by Reebok. They're also a favorite of Oprah's! A great way to firm up while running your everyday errands and for $125 on Reebok.com.
Michael Kors Very Hollywood Collection
Michael Kors, $90.00 case. The Very Hollywood Michael Kors Collection will be available at select department, specialty stores and Michael Kors Boutiques beginning September 2009. All prices are suggested retail.
YSL gold tone holiday wallets
Part of YSL Holiday Collection
Envelope change purse in red metallic, $195.
Key holder in bronze, $195.00 at Yves Saint Laurent.
Vosges Haut-ChocolatMini Bar Libraries
These chocolates are beautiful and tasty, too.
Everyone loves all things mini and this Library of Exotic Candy Bars is no exception. Nine of their most popular Exotic Candy bar flavors in just one box. A great stocking filler for just $25, available at Vosges Haut-Chocolat.
Moet Chandon (personalized bottles)
MyMoet.com will personalize gifts for everyone on your list, transforming Moet & Chandon's iconic bottle into a glamorous, sparkling treasure using only the finest Swarovski crystals, available at MyMoet.com.
Luxury Gift Certificate for Foodies from "Excitations"
This is a gift that is perfect for the serious foodie or a novice cook. Excitations.com offers a selection of gourmet cooking classes - from World Gourmet Enthusiasts to Just Desserts - that will make your mouth water. These are hands-on courses taught in some of the top culinary schools around the country. With classes that range from French cuisine to bread making to decadent chocolate desserts, the gift recipient will have lots of choices. Cooking classes are an especially popular for couples, providing a fun and unforgettable gift that they will enjoy long after the holidays are over! Starting around $85 a person, you can find this gift at Excitations.com along with many other amazing gifts of adventure.
Excitations is a premier gifting company offering a wide variety of unique life experiences as memory-making gifts. From photo safaris to hang gliding, from llama treks to glass blowing, Excitations is the exciting, reliable and easy answer to every gifting occasion - each 'Excitation' set to thrill, rejuvenate and enjoy. For kids or adults, for friends and family or corporate clients, something can be found to suit all budgets and personalities -- starting as low as $50 at Excitations.com.