2015 Holiday Gift Guide: White Christmas

orget glistening treetops and 'sleigh bells in the snow.' our dreams of a white Christmas are way more materialistic than Bing Crosby's classic carol. Let's skip the snow this year and hope that Santa (or someone special) brings us 'white stuff' like these trinkets and treasures. They're sure to make Christmas brighter for everyone on your holiday list.

 

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Spirited Accessories

Who says flasks should be hidden away? This Areaware bracelet flask by Object & Totem makes spiking your holiday punch as easy as a turn of the wrist. Made of ceramic, it's inspired by a Pennsylvania hip flask popular in the 19th century. Holds a shot's worth. $35.

MOCAD Store, 4454 Woodward Ave., Detroit

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Warm Brews

There is no better way to beat the winter chill than with a hot cup of tea. But for that special someone, no basic bagged variety will do. Enter Teavana's Spice of Life White Tea. This basic orange blend boosted with cinnamon, coriander and bits of coconut is like spending the holiday in sunny Florida. $14.98/2 ounces; $8.95/satin macaron tin.

Teavana, Somerset Collection, 2800 W. Big Beaver, Troy

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White Lightning

Who couldn't use some liquid courage this holiday season? From work parties to family get-togethers, it's not always a holly jolly Christmas. But a bottle of Two James Rye Dog White Whiskey is just the powerful elixir to make it fa-la-la-la feel like it. $49.99.

Two James Spirits, 2445 Michigan Ave., Detroit

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Haute Hosting

Even American cheese slices would get a dash of elegance on this Michael Aram cheese board with knife. The white marble board and golden handles in the shape of palm fronds add a très chic tropical flair to your fromage display. $200.

Neiman Marcus, Somerset Collection, 2705 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy

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Time Management

Sometimes less really is more. And that's certainly the case with this dressed-down "structural" clock. No distracting numbers, no bling-just hands against a stark white background. It's perfect for the punctuality challenged. $35.

BluArch Collection, 142 W. Maple Road, Birmingham

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Forever Flowers

So long roses, lilies and their perishable ilk. This dazzling diamond flower ring has far more precious-and permanent-petals. Made of 18-karat white and yellow gold, this little bauble will bring you a lifetime of beauty. $6,499.

Tapper's Diamonds & Fine Jewelry
Novi, Troy, West Bloomfield

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Maritime Missions

Seas of paperwork aren't nearly as treacherous with this Desktructure ship from Seletti. This porcelain space-saving set has plenty of cargo hold for pencils, paperclips, Post-its and productivity tools galore. Or, should we say, ashore. $34.95.

Rail & Anchor, 502 S. Washington Ave., Royal Oak

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Lofty Leaves

Plants that rely on soil are so passé. Make a statement in 2016 with this large air plant hanger. There are more than 650 types of air plants that gain nourishment from their own leaves-no soil and no water, for that matter, needed. The sky's the limit for you and your little flora. $44.

City Bird, 460 W. Canfield St., Detroit

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Lush Lids

The Queen of Soul ain't got nothing on the proud owner of this tight topper. This felt bucket cloche hat is from the very maker of Ms. Franklin's iconic mad hat. No doubt it will earn you lots of R-E-S-P-E-C-T from your fashion-forward friends. $109.

Mr. Song Millinery, 21555 Melrose Ave., Suite 2, Southfield

Sweet Sneakers

These Air Jordan Retro 1 "Pinnacle" kicks would be cool whether you wear them in winter or summer. Made of premium snakeskin and leather and 24-karat gold-plated detailing, they're fit for royalty-on and off the court. $800.

NOJO Kicks, 1220 Library St., Detroit

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