Category Archives: Gifts

{mini} Perfect Prezzies: 23 Days To Go!

This one is for the dog lovers on your list.  I was introduced to Mod Dog over on Alison’s blog My Little Happy Place, and immediately fell in love.

I think I am going to give this print to my daughter for Christmas to hang in her big girl room (with a hot pink background) to remind her of our little bichon Annie:

{Mod Bichon Frise Print, Mod Dog, $24.95 unframed}

They have a bunch of breeds — here are two more of my faves:

{Mod Yorkshire Terrier Print, Mod Dog, $24.95 unframed}

{Mod Doberman Print, Mod Dog, $24.95 unframed}

Mod Dog also sells cat prints and animal accessories.  It’s a great source for all of the animal lovers on your holiday list!

 

{mini} Perfect Prezzies: 24 Days To Go!

How can it be December already??  Don’t sweat it — here are a few more great gift ideas.

I am loving Pottery Barn’s little birdie accessories this season.

{Bird Jewelry Dish, Pottery Barn, $19 and free shipping}

{Ceramic Bird Accessories, Pottery Barn, $14-$24 each}

Don’t you love that little jewelry tray?  And any bathroom would look better with that adorable nest soap dish and the birdie canister.

Any of these would make a perfect prezzie for someone who just purchased a new home, the entertainer or any bird lovers on your list.

{mini} Perfect Prezzies: 25 Days To Go!

One of my favorite gifts to give (and receive) at the holidays is a festively gorgeous set of dessert plates.  I can never have too many!  I love pulling them out and setting them next to appetizers or using them to serve cookies to an impromptu guest.

These are my absolute favorite:

{Boho Holiday Dessert Plates, Acacia Catalog, $54.95}

These would make a perfect prezzie for a couple who loves to entertain, a neighbor or an administrative assistant.

Or me.  (just sayin’)

{mini} Perfect Prezzies: 26 Days To Go!

Well, today, I am battling my way through the Magic Kingdon at Disney World with an over-exuberant 3 year old and a reluctant husband.  In my absence, I thought I would post mini Perfect Prezzie posts.  If you weren’t a reader at this time last year, Perfect Prezzies are posts on holiday gift suggestions!  Can you believe there is only 26 days until Christmas??  Aaaack.

Without further ado, this gorgeous angel wing platter would be a perfect prezzie for any gal or couple on your list.  It would be a great gift for someone at work or serve as a very generous hostess gift.

{Angel Wing Platter, Viva Terra, $89}

This would work beautifully on a console in the front hall or perched on a dresser to neatly collect change, jewelry and sunglasses.  Stay tuned this week for some more Perfect Prezzies!

Perfect Prezzies: 17 Days!

Sorry for the unexpected blogging silence!  Work and life has me hopping this month.  Not to mention that there are still pumpkins on my front porch….

Speaking of, YIKES — 17 days until Christmas!  Here are some  unique, fun and affordable stocking stuffer inspiration for all the great peeps on your list:

For Her

What gal doesn’t like fun, dotty accessories?  I love this belt from Boden (on sale for $32)!  It would look great with brown, black or any color!

And this dot scarf from Garnet Hill ($58) adds some fun to bundling up.

And speaking of accessories, this triple strand headband from Anthro ($32) would make a great stocking stuffer for any girl on Santa’s list:

I would love to hang these fabulous icicle quartz ornaments from Viva Terra ($44 for a set of 12) on little pine trees on either side of the front door.  Or even from a chandelier.  Gorgeous!

For the traveler on your list!  You would never overlook your bag at baggage claim or forget your passport with these awesome faux croc Ivana passport cover and luggage tag from Z Gallerie ($16.95).

 

For Kids

I just bought this Fair Isle Hat from Gymboree for baby spark! and we both love it (on sale for $11)!

For the chic-est baby on the block!  Check out these zebra booties from Layla Grace ($10).  So.Darn.Cute!

Wouldn’t this stag toothbrush holder ($8) from Urban Outfitters be so cute in a kids bathroom?  Gotta love useful antlers.

 

For Him

Can’t have too many of these.  And for $4!  Check out these nice fleece gloves from Old Navy:

This is totally random, but is your man as obssessed with shredding as much as mine is?  I thought of him immediately when I saw these shredding scissors ($8.99) from the Container Store.  No need for that bulky shredder by the trash can anymore! 

Check out this great off-season deal: 4 piece barbeque tool kit for $7.48 from World Market.

And of course, the good ole standby in our house for all stockings: Moose Munch by Harry and David.  Yummmmm.

I hope these ideas have inspired you!  Off to start decorating — merry merry!

Perfect Prezzies: 39 Days Until Christmas!

Wait, what??  39 days until Christmas??  How did that happen?? 

Welcome to the third installment of Perfect Prezzies (click here for the first edition or second edition).  I hope you find some affordable and fabulous inspiration for everyone on your holiday list!

For the Entertainer

I have given these chic and eclectic cocktail/appetizer/dessert plates as gifts in previous years, and received great feedback.  You can never have too many beautiful accent plates!  Aren’t they gorgeous?

acaciaplates

{Boho Holiday Dessert Plates, Acacia Catalog, $54}

For Him

As I have said before, I think that men are the toughest to buy for!  I love this vintage, retro, black, steel-cased clock.  It has a great masculine look that would complement any nightstand, desk or bureau.  The description says: “It even has an old-fashioned, rise-and-shine alarm bell.”  Charming! 

sundanceclock

{Time-tested Clock, Sundance Catalog, $38}

Speaking of retro, I really like this leather, vintage-looking dopp kit.  Men are always in need of an updated travel case and this one is masculine, sturdy, durable and affordable. 

fossildopp

{Redmond Shave Kit, Fossil, $60}

For the Gardener

I love to give little pint-sized bonsais!  Bonsais are interesting, pretty low maintenance and they last forever.  Plus, this Gardenia Bonsai flowers a few times a year and who wouldn’t want their house perfumed with the scent of fresh gardenias?  (Also, Red Envelope is very customer-service oriented — I sent a few jade bonsais to family members a few years ago, and they all came in great condition, except for my grandmother’s which arrived partially frozen.  RE returned it for a fresh plant the next day.) 

redenvbonsai

{Gardenia Bonsai, Red Envelope, $49.95}

For Her

I just added this sparkler to MY LIST!  Isn’t it so delicate and feminine?  And only $42?  Yes please.  It would look great tied close to your neck with a little black dress, or tied long and worn over a turtleneck or high-necked dress. 

anthronecklace

{Bougainvillea Necklace, Anthropologie, $42}

Check out this marketing genius — who wouldn’t love to receive the 5 very best products from Bliss Spa in a cute little package? 

bestbliss

{Best of Bliss Set 2009, Bliss, $45}

For Kids

In our family, my sister and I got new matching nightgowns each Christmas Eve.  I still love the idea of receiving new, warm, wintery (and maybe kinda matching!) night clothes for Christmas.  Check out these options:

girlsleep{Girls Plaid Sleep Set, Gap Kids, $29.50}

boysleep

{Boys Plaid Sleep Set, Gap Kids, $29.50}

hanightie

{Dreamy Nightgown, Hanna Anderrson, on sale for $28.80}

hajohns

{Unisex Organic Cotton Long Johns, Hanna Andersson, on sale for $33.60}

HAPPY HOLIDAY SHOPPING!

 

Kate Spade at One Kings Lane

ks4

Extra extra, read all about it!  Kate spade dinnerware and gift items are on clearance at One Kings Lane.  If you need an invite to OKL, leave a comment with your email address and I will send you one.  Check it out!  Here are some of my faves:

ks3

 

ks6

 

ks7

 

ks1

Happy Bargain Hunting!