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Holiday Gift Guide

Whether Wrapped Up with Bow or an Exciting Plane Ticket Abroad, These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things

Article by Anna Barnes

Photography by Mindy Briar

Originally published in Westport Lifestyle

Deb Lomma, owner of the Winged Tree, is not only a pro at choosing gifts but also giving them. She believes inspired gifts make for a better world and is helping clients all over Fairfield County and beyond surprise and delight their loved ones through all gift giving occasions. Whether you prefer an experiential gift or a keepsake wrapped up with a bow, Deb is full of thoughtful ideas and inspiration this holiday season.

Give an Experience

If you’re looking to WOW this holiday season with a fabulous experiential gift, we’ve rounded up the best.

Cooking Class with Genee Habansky of Herbaceous Catering paired with Nudo Olive Oil Adopt. This gift is an exquisite option for the chef in your life. Plan an evening in your very own kitchen where Genee guides you through a delightful three-course meal. Add a special touch by adopting an olive tree through Nudo Adopt, which will send your gift recipient their own personalized olive oil. Bon appetit. Starting at $200

Escape to NYC. Perfect for a romantic weekend if you need a getaway but are short on time. Skip the mundane city staycation and escape to NYC with a leisurely day at AIRE Ancient Baths. From traditional massage packages all the way to wine baths—yes, an actual wine bath—you are sure to leave relaxed, pampered and refreshed. Top off the night at the magical Park Avenue Winter, a fine dining option that switches its menu and decor seasonally. Packages starting at $200

African Safari. For a gift sure to satiate your loved one’s wanderlust, work with Westport local Anne Wells of Unite Africa to design a custom African safari. This gift of a lifetime can be completely tailored to your liking from hot air ballooning over national parks; night game drives; and visits to the Serengeti, Maasai Mara, Ngorongoro Crater and beyond. Two-week safari packages starting at $5,000

Love to be local? Gift the Entrée Nous book with stunning blooms from Fresh Flower Bar and handcrafted chocolate by BE Chocolat. This gift is fabulous for someone who loves to experience the local flavor in our area. The Entrée Nous booklet is produced yearly and allows a buy one, get one entree at participating restaurants—perfect for a date night or a series of fun girls nights out. Paired with beautiful flowers and delicious chocolate, this gift is sure to be a hit. Starting at $100

Give a Keepsake

If a wrapped gift is more your style, there are several heartfelt and local options this holiday season. 

Commissioned art by local artist Chris Sainato. Have a moment or loved one you’d like to freeze in time? Contact Chris to create a custom commissioned piece of art to gift this holiday season. From beloved pets to special moments in time, Chris’ portfolio is vast, impressive and sure to delight the lucky recipient. For more information, visit Custom art starting at $350

Something Sparkling by Noya. Who doesn’t love a little sparkle during the holidays? This stunning morganite and diamond cocktail ring is sure to steal the show from any glistening of holiday lights. Set in 18K rose gold, the 8.83-carat stone accompanied by four graduated diamonds set on each side is the true definition of holiday cheer. Available at Noya. Inquire for pricing at

For the sharp-dressed man in your life, visit Stephen Kempson for handmade bespoke and custom clothing. While he specializes in suits, jackets, trousers and shirts, his inventory is vast and will absolutely be a stylish upgrade to the recipient’s closet. A stylish man’s dream: handmade silk ties all the way to a bespoke full suit.

Give the Gift of Youth with Dr. Christine Gould

If you’re looking to give the give the gift of youth and rejuvenation, visit Dr. Christine Gould at All About You Med Spa. Dr. Gould has clued us into the groundbreaking technology available at her office that will leave you or your loved one perfectly refreshed and glowing this holiday season.

Renuvion powered by J Plasma - Tighten lax skin with Dr. Gould by choosing Renuvion powered by J Plasma. This procedure is a complete game-changer as the device tightens the skin by using helium plasma gas. Get facelift-like results with this minimally invasive procedure requiring little downtime. Available for many areas of the body: face, neck, underarms, abdomen, inner thighs—you name it!

Forever Young BBL - Improve your skin quality with the holy grail of anti-aging with Forever Young BBL. BBL stands for Broad-Based Light and is a quick and easy procedure; the only treatment proven to stop DNA deterioration of the skin with regular use! This treatment produces an even skin tone void of hyperpigmentation, sun spots and vascular lesions. 

Halo by Sciton - The most advanced skin revitalization laser on the market, with deep dermal remodeling and minimal surface downtime, is easily Halo by Sciton. This procedure erases wrinkles, pores and scars, as well as tightens the skin and brings a fresh, radiant glow to the skin that lasts. The impact this laser has on the appearance of the skin is dramatic and unparalleled.

Isdin’sMelatonik is a 3-in-1 night serum that helps your skin recover while you sleep! The serum stimulates your skin’s natural antioxidant defenses, repairs environmental stress and damages, and supports healthy, younger-looking skin. Apply nightly, and wake up with glowing skin.

  • Dr. Christine Gould
  • Halo
  • Melatonik
  • J Plasma
  • Chris Sainato art
  • Chris Sainato, artist
  • Chris Sainato art
  • Deb Lomma
  • Genee Herbaceous Catering
  • Noya Ring
  • Escape to NYC
  • African Safari- Anne Wells
  • African Safari
  • Stephen Kempson