TQE Presents Matchmaker: Your Personal Shopping Advice Column

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Here at The Quality Edit, we’re self-proclaimed product experts with a knack for gifting and online shopping. We created Matchmaker to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. Ask us anything and we’ll deliver hand-curated recommendations just for you. Want a chance to get a custom product rec of your own? Slide into our DMs or email us at hello@thequalityedit.com. Let’s make some matches! 

Reader: Secret Santa -- my CEO, lives in LA, pregnant with her first, $30

Levain's Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies are nothing short of legendary.
Credit: Levain

Remi: Love this one! A Hatch Belly Mask would be a great gift. It’s literally a sheet mask for their belly and it’s $12 a pop, so you can snag two for Secret Santa without breaking your budget. You could also go for some Nécessaire body products. I’m a huge fan of the The Body Lotion ($25) and The Body Wash ($25). They add such a luxurious feel to the mundane routines of showering and moisturizing. Lastly, a 4-pk of Levain cookies ($27) is always an amazing gift. They are so decadent and delicious. Plus, since there are no West Coast Levain locations, these feel like a really special treat for someone in LA. 

Reader: My realtor! She helped us buy and sell our house. She's a stylish mom..$250 budget

Roxanne Assoulin's bracelet sets make for chic, easy gifting.
Credit: Roxanne Assoulin

Remi: The first brand that comes to mind is Roxanne Assoulin. She makes awesome colorful jewelry pieces that add a really fun touch to every outfit. You can’t go wrong with any of the pieces, bracelets, earrings, necklaces...everything’s great. You can even customize a bracelet ($150-$180) with their favorite colors and maybe the initials of their kids. That would be really cute and thoughtful. Any stylish mom needs an awesome bag to hold their things. MZ Wallace (from $185) and Dagne Dover (from $110) have some amazing options, like totes and carryall bags made from really durable fabrics so they can endure busy days and lots of showings. 

Reader: Secret Santa gifts for a golfer. He's a consultant, humorous, lives in Baltimore, travels. $50. 

Turn any room into the green with this indoor putting game.
Credit: Uncommon Goods

Remi: We love a fun Secret Santa. G/Fore is a golf clothing and accessories brand you should definitely check out for this one. While the clothes and shoes are out of this Secret Santa budget, the brand has a ton of awesome hats and all are $45. A lot of the hats have witty golf puns on them, and since he seems like a fun, funny guy, I think he would love one of those. Also Uncommon Goods is a great place to find quirky, unique gifts. The brand has some really fun golf related gifts like an indoor putting game ($45) and golf ball shaped whiskey chillers ($30). 

Reader: I'm interested in treat yourself bracelets! Can you give me more brands?

Arm party goals.
Credit: The Last Line

Remi: It’s always an amazing time to treat yourself.. I don’t know how much you’re trying to treat yourself in terms of budget but if you want to go all out, The Last Line has seriously splurge-worthy bracelets ($225-$8,305). I’m obsessed with the unique gemstone combinations. Ring Concierge ($198-$15,800) is another recommendation for fine jewelry. Both of those brands sit at a really high-end price point, but you can still find lots of fine jewelry that’s more affordable. If you’re looking for something that’s real gold, simple, and timeless, we love Automic Gold’s bracelet selection ($79-$1,250). If your style is a bit more funky and you want a piece that feels one-of-a-kind, Mignonne Gavigan ($35-$250) and Dannijo ($68-$275) are two brands that have a ton of really unique picks. 

Reader: Gifts for my mentors that have poured into me. I want to gift something that suits their family. Affordable please!

All of the fixings for a Coney Island Hot Dog? Yep, Goldbelly's got it.
Credit: Goldbelly

Remi: This is super thoughtful! If you’re looking for something family oriented, you can’t go wrong with some sort of family photo or memory. Fracture is a really cool way to do that. Instead of framing a photo, Fracture prints the photos onto glass which gives a really sleek and cool look. The prints range in price from $25-$145 depending on the size you choose. You could also get a framed print from House of Spoils ($165-$1,450). The brand has some really awesome photography, which is great if they’re looking for home decor. Lastly, I feel like you can never go wrong with gifting food. Goldbelly is an awesome way to say thank you with some of their favorite foods. Goldbelly partners with local eateries all across the country to send food packages nationwide. If you know there’s a bagel spot in NY they’ve been itching to try but they live in LA or they moved to Florida but miss their favorite deep-dish pizza place in Chicago, Goldbelly helps make these food-filled dreams a reality. It’s something the whole family can enjoy indulging in. 

That’s a wrap on this month’s edition of Matchmaker. Come back in December for even more product recommendations and fun gift ideas. 

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