Who doesn’t love receiving pretty packages that come wrapped up in a bow? Hautbox has arrived in South Florida to take the work — and guesswork — out of gift giving. Headed up by freelance writer turned businesswoman, Fort Lauderdale resident Germaine Benson, the company specializes in putting together creatively curated goodies for both men and women in sleek, gorgeous boxes. The initial launch collection of eight is targeted to such recipients as The Hostess, The Wanderlista and The Rugged Gentleman. From $150. shophautbox.com
Fact: Celebrities are coddled and pampered. But sometimes the rich and famous pay all the attention forward — to their pets. Lately such A-listers as Nina Dobrev, Amanda Seyfriend and Olivia Wilde have been treating their cats, dogs and even horses to Cuddle Clones, customized plush versions of their animals. Upload a photo of Fido, to the website www.cuddleclones.com and let the CC professionals do the rest. From $179. Twinning!
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Taylor Swift was seen sauntering around the Coachella music festival in Indio, California, looking way casual, down to her footwear. But the chart-topping songstress wouldn’t just put any old sneakers on those precious, pedicured feet. Swift’s golden canvas kicks were handmade in Italy by Golden Goose. And the so-called V-Star low-top style doesn’t come cheap, carrying a $560 price tag. At least there’s free ground shipping when you spend $150 at fave celeb site madisonlosangeles.com, 855-745-9900.