Even when shopping for your favorite gift recipient (ahem: you), there’s no need to go overboard. These little treats pack a seriously indulgent punch.
If you need just a teeny, tiny extravagance, check out the wee trinkets from CHARM. You’ll get lost drooling over the hundreds of vintage and reproduced gold amulets — everything from a mini coffeepot with ruby top to a footed tub complete with bathing girl.
Feeling a little lackluster? Shine with a gold facial from La Residencia Spa (336 Elliot Street, Newton; 617-244-2280). During the almost two-hour, deep-cleansing treatment, sheets of 24-karat gold are massaged into the skin to zap free radicals. Ka-ching!
If you can’t make it to Paris, cheat with a LilyMe necklace. Local designer Gaelle de Bernede strings imported silver or gold-plated charms onto colorful silk cords or delicate chains for a touch of Euro chic.
Sugar (and Spice?)
Satisfy your sweet tooth (all of ’em) with Hotel Chocolat’s Chocolatier’s Table Luxe (141a Newbury Street, Back Bay; 617-391-0513), a box brimming with 125 different truffles, mini slabs, and crunchy pralines.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve been naughty or nice.
Luxury means having lots of options. Check out today’s ShopTalk gallery for patent leather slippers, a chandelier umbrella, and scrumptious stone crabs (delivered right to your door).
Photos: Courtesy of CHARM; Courtesy of La Residencia Spa; Courtesy of Jocasi; Courtesy of LilyMe; Courtesy of Hotel Chocolat