Gift Guide: Luxury

This kicks off my gift guides – all things I own so I can vouch for their quality and value. Look for gift guides starting this week, several times a week, I have lots of fun themes coming up soon. Happy shopping and gift giving this holiday season!

chando-fragrance-0380Chando Aroma Porcelain Diffuser, $252 (c/o)

Here are a few luxury items I wanted to share that I own personally that can be on your list for those big gift giving moments – for celebrating milestones, or just celebrating because it’s the holidays!

Tahitian Pearl Earrings


9mm Tahitian South Sea Pearl Stud Earrings, $299 (reg $799) c/o

The classic pearl earring – it’ll last you for the rest of your life and can be passed along as an heirloom. These come with a variety of metal finishes, I picked gold. You can also pick screw backs for a secure wear.

Chando Aroma Porcelain® diffuser


Chando Fantasy Collection in Camellia, $489

Chando is designed with one-of-a-kind Aroma Porcelain® diffuser flowers that blossom out of the bottle to emit the scent of your choice and transform any space into a personal sanctuary. It is a beautiful work of art that combines visual aesthetics with unique aromas – the perfect gift for that person who has everything and loves home fragrance.


All Chando scents are available in refills, to refill or change the scent as your choice. I have my eye on the gardenia next.

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Sierra Vista 2142 fragrance

3.4oz/100mL – $330 / 1.7oz/50mL $230

When this popped in my inbox I requested a small sample because I have several friends from Sierra Vista, Arizona. I was incredibly curious, and so blown away by the scent!

Let me tell you – I would normally not spend over $150 for a fragrance, but this – I’m seriously tempted and it’s on my wish list. I’ve received repeated compliments when I wear this fragrance and I wish I could smell like Sierra Vista 2142 permanently. It smells musky and like a cologne, with a warm winter cabin like feeling – it smells cozy.

Described as a warm and wild fragrance. With its dry and woody base, blending top notes of Lavandin and Bergamot. A heart of Jasmine, Rose, and Cedar Wood, while a base of Dry Amber, Sandalwood, and Tonka Bean.

Not sure if you can splurge or want to smell a sample? Try the 2mL sample for $17.

Samantha Willis Azure Ear Jacket


Samantha Wills, $142

I wore a pair when I modeled for a styled shoot and I ended up buying the jeans I wore (go figure, story of my life) and put this pair on my wish list to Mr. Wonderful – and got them as a gift for my birthday!

If you live in the Phoenix area, you can find these earrings made by Australia designer at T. Madison in Chandler.

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive thrift shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party. She continues to blog weekly.


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