The Grace Influential Holiday Gift Guide
Updated: Dec 16, 2020
12 Fabulous Gifts Inspired by Grace Kelly’s Timeless Style
There’s nothing like the rush of discovering the absolutely perfect, deliciously inspired gift. You could even say it’s a glow. No stranger to the thrill of a good present, Grace Kelly was famed for her gift-giving and for her style and charm. She was a muse to everyone from director Alfred Hitchcock to Hermès designer Robert Dumas. And with the holidays around the corner, she’s still inspiring us—as the muse for our wish list.
Whether you’re gifting to others or treating yourself, these elegant selections are sure to spread glamour wherever they go.
1. The Essential Red Lipstick
Reproduce Grace Kelly’s signature evening red lip with Chanel’s Rouge Coco Flash lipstick in Amour ($38), a hue that’s complementary to a wide range of skin tones. Both intensely pigmented and highly hydrating, it’s the perfect finishing touch for romantic walks and Zoom cocktails.
2. The Statement-Making Scarf
In a fab fiery red—to match your lipstick, of course—this intricately illustrated, pure silk Exposition Universelle scarf ($420) from Hermès depicts a whimsical world fair, but if that’s not your speed, the iconic fashion house has a scarf for every occasion. And if Santa were to bring a Kelly bag instead? Well, no one would complain.
3. The Classic Gold Bracelet
Even the simplest piece of gold jewelry can add both warmth and glamour to any outfit, and the Tiffany Medium link bracelet in 18K gold ($3,600) is the perfect example. Plus, it goes with everything: dress it up or down, and let the craftsmanship shine. A gold bracelet is elegant without being opulent, sophisticated without being showy—much like Princess Grace herself.
4. The Must-Have Mask
While his past work includes Tony-winning costumes for Hamilton, designer Paul Tazewell is focusing on the present with whimsical, limited-edition face masks inspired by some of Grace Kelly’s most memorable Hollywood moments. The Rear Window face mask ($100), for instance, takes its cues from the movie’s unforgettable black-and-white, scene-stealing gown—and the proceeds support Broadway’s costume community during the live entertainment shutdown.
5. The Eye-Catching Sunnies
A chic pair of cat-eye sunglasses was a key ingredient in Princess Grace’s summer wardrobe; almost any photo of her dreamy vacation days in Monaco featured this staple. (Once a Hollywood starlet, always a Hollywood starlet.) Unwrap these leopard-print Prada Gradient Cat Eye sunnies ($378) to channel her carefree cool year round.
6. The Indispensable White Top
The design of this Jacquemus Capri Oversized Twisted Linen button-up ($430) puts a modern spin on Grace Kelly’s signature casual-chic style, with its on-trend crop length and eye-catching twisted front—an updated classic sure to become a wardrobe staple.
7. The Princess-Approved Perfume
If you could capture a fairytale romance in a bottle, this would be it. Custom-made for Grace Kelly on her wedding day to complement her bouquet, Creed Fleurissimo Eau de Parfum ($380) features notes of bergamot, violet, and rose for a scent that’s subtle, elegant, and glamorous all at once.
8. The Collectable Candle
Made in Normandy using the techniques of master candlemakers, Cire Trudon candles truly are fit for royalty. The limited-edition Abd El Kader (from $125) is poured into a gorgeous gold container, and features scents reminiscent of Moroccan mint tea: as fresh as it is festive.
9. The Timeless Timepiece
10. The Perfect Party Shoe
Dance the night away or stroll the moonlit streets in a pair of these iridescent (and oh-so-chic) Malone Souliers Maureen metallic leather point-toe flats ($575), a design that’s as pretty as it is practical—you can’t go wrong with a feminine pointed toe.
11. The Cashmere Cardigan
It doesn’t get more classic than cashmere: how many pictures of Grace Kelly show her looking luminous in this luxe material? Bundle up in this cashmere cardigan by Thom Browne, which features playful intarsia forest scenery alongside Browne's signature four-bar stripe and red, white, and blue detailing. (After all, sweater sets are back.)
12. The Modern Pearl Earring
Always-glamorous Princess Grace favored pearls both on-screen and in her private life. Take your cues from the woman who wore them best, and then give it a modern twist with this pair of Mizuki Gold Large Oval and Pearl Drop Earrings ($2,295). Looking for more perfectly modern pearls? Take your pick from among these beauties.
Whether you’re giving or getting, gifting with Princess Grace’s style in mind is sure to spread holiday cheer.
For more Grace-Kelly-inspired fashion and lifestyle inspiration, explore how to dress like a modern princess.