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2011 holiday gift guides: for the little ones


2011 holiday gift guides: fail-proof gifts for her

here are my picks for fail-proof gifts for a lady. In my opinion they work for anyone. The type of go-to gifts when you're not sure about someone's taste, exact size, your hard-to-shop-for mother-in-law, etc.. hope you agree! if you have any other suggestions feel free to comment.

1. cashmere slippers, $79  Nathan got me these for Christmas last year and I wear them every day. They're like heaven on your feet. With sizes like S, M or L you can guess pretty easily.

2. L'Occitane shea butter hand cream, $26  A great addition to a main gift & I love the limited edition packaging. 

3. Kate Spade pearl necklace, $128  A classic. Even if she already has one, the cute gold bow sets this one apart.

4. Oscar de la Renta robe, $82  Everyone needs a satin robe, no? It makes lounging around on a Saturday afternoon feel chic. 

5. Filson tote, $105  A classic & durable tote. Even if it doesn't end up being a daily bag it'd be great for the beach or farmer's market.

6. silk-cashmere scarf, $75  so soft and J.Crew always has great colors to pick from.

7. cashmere cardigan, $168  mm, cashmere. cardigans are so versatile and the sizing can be forgiving.   

8. wine club subscription, $pricey  I don't think I'd ever sign up for something like this myself but I sure wouldn't mind getting bottles of wine delivered to my door every month! There are lots of great clubs out there to pick from.

9. volcano candle, $28  scents are tricky but every girl I know is obsessed with this candle.

10. Chanel No. 5 After Bath Powder, $65  I think any girl would love to open a gift and see a Chanel logo :) A more subtle scent than a perfume and it'll look pretty sitting on your bathroom shelf.

11. personalized photo day planner, $78.99  I love all of the photo gifts from Pinhole Press. It's such an easy way to make a special gift and their simple designs will work for anyone.


2011 gift guides: for your man

I thought I would jump back into blogging with some holiday gift guides! I thought I'd start with the most difficult to shop for.. guys. Above are a few picks for the man in your life.. or your dad. 

1. chambray shirt from J.Crew  2. shave set  3. Handcrafted Modern book (i love this)  4. hammer screwdriver combo tool  5. leather weekender  6. bottle key opener  7. Makr ipad case (i have this case and I love it - Makr's studio is right behind ours!)  8. coffee mill  9. shampoo bar  10. Oak Street boots  11. Jack Spade needlepoint flask (not sure if people actually use flasks but it'd look cool sitting on a shelf too)  12. "nice parking" cards  13. shoe cleaning kit


HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE No. 5: Stocking Stuffers ... Under $40


HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE No. 4: Brother ... Under $100

1. Monocle Magazine subscription, from $60  2. Randolph Engineering Aviators, $99  3. A Day in the Life of the Beatles, $16.50 4. leather matchbox, $42  5. Steven Alan skinny tie, $60  6. Aubin & Wills shaving soap, $46  7. The Small Stakes screen printed poster, $40  8. Wood Turntable, $88  9. Wingtip Boots, $78  10. iPod Shuffle, $49

(or.. for any guy really. guys can be so tough to shop for)

More Gift Guides:

Sister/Best Friend, Mom, Mr. Man


HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE No. 3: Best Friend / Sister ... Under $100

1. Andy Warhol Idea Book, $18.95  2. J.Crew Sequin Bag, $98 (on sale)  3. Madewell Snowblossom Scarf, $58  4. Gold Monogram Stationery, $30  5. Twirl by Kate Spade, $80  6. Vintage Cocktails Book (my best friend gave this to me for my birthday and I love it.. it's so fun), $31.50  7. the cutest slippers ever from J.Crew, $55  8. Anthropologie Cardigan, $98  9. Funny Face  10. Kate Spade Gold Bow Ring, $75 & Necklace, $95


More Gift Guides:

For Mom

For Mr. Man


HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE No. 2: Mom ... under $100

Gift ideas for Mom... 

1. Personalized Cornishware container, $67  2. Canvas Tote (perfect for farmer's market trips), $89  3. Flower Crochet Scarf, $58  4. J.Crew Cable Cardigan, $66 (on sale!)  5. Simple Diary, $15  6. Terrain Seed Collection, $24  7. Chunky Knit Throw, $89.50  8. Cashmere-lined Leather Gloves, $98  9. Kate Spade Earrings, $95  10. Template Illustrated Personalized Stationery (from yours truly), flat notes from $75 & calling cards from $50


more gift guides: Mr. Man



I thought I'd put together some gift guides over the next few weeks. First up, a round-up of gifts for your dad or the man in your life..

1. FAF metal desk pad (I actually have this pad and I love it), $24  2. personalized framed wall calendar, $33.99  3. Makr leather pocket wallet, $90  4. titanium coffee press, $60  5. embossed anchor card holder, $95  6. Jack Kennedy book, $45  7. Postalco fabric cover notebooks, $14  8. tarpaulin travel kit, $95  9. aluminum pen, $70  10. twill weekend bag, $168  11. J.Crew cotton cashmere sweater, $79.50 (on sale)  12. Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut Cabernet (love his label designs... that's how I judge), $21.99


side note: all of the things i feature on my blog, including product round-ups are completely unendorsed. I don't get paid for any posts.. All my picks are based on things that I personally find and like. :)