Deb Watson’s Guide to Gifting

11 months ago by

In the spirit of, well, 2017 as a whole, we approached this year’s gift guide with a certain thoughtfulness. Who and what are we really inspired by? And in what can seem like a never ending list of “people to buy gifts for” how can keep things personal and conscious while still being gratifying? Separated into three categories – family, lover, and friend – we had three amazing creatives contribute their top gift picks for each. Kicking things off is an Atelier Doré favorite, Deb Watson. She’s a stylist, a family woman, and a true (very well dressed) force to be reckoned with. Here guide to gifting, below!

For My Family: Cook Beautiful & Westwind Orchard provisions. A gorgeous and stylish cookbook by the lovely Athena Calderone who makes cooking look effortless and stylish at the same time, accompanied by hand crafted goodies made with love by my friends, Laura & Fabio, at their farm in the Hudson Valley.

For My Lover: Travel Books & Plane Tickets - A book about a place and tickets to said place because travel is the ultimate luxury.

For A Friend: Roxanne Assoulin's colorful and fun jewels. They are a chic, cool version of a friendship bracelet, and they look so great mixed with all of your other pieces.

Special thank you to Laura & Fabio from Westwind Orchard and Barney’s New York!


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  • I am boycotting gifts and have decided for each person on my list I will make a donation in
    their name to a charity I have chosen for each person . Therefore my niece is the World Wildlife Fund , my sister in law Breast Cancer ect! We have so much we can share the wealth !
    Dress The Part

  • Jandrew,

    That is such a wonderful idea! I love your kindness and openness to share with our team <3

    Happy Holidays!

    Tori xo

  • I hope you didn’t pull my name from the hat. I think you can share your wealth and still buy a few presents.

  • I do have to say that Athena’s book is truly gorgeous. One of the most beautiful books I’ve seen in a while! Great recommendation for gifters! xx

  • elli res December, 9 2017, 4:09 / Reply

    where is the sweater Deb is wearing from?
    Also I agree about donations I started doing this a few years ago for my family and now every year when I ask them what they want the say renew the donation please.

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