Category Archives: Perfect Prezzies

{mini} Perfect Prezzies: 22 Days To Go!

Welcome to the last installment of {mini} Perfect Prezzies week!  Today, I am posting about the accessory of the season — the scarf.  It can be the primary element in an outfit or play a supporting role.  And they are affordable and easy to style. 

I love Boden’s selection of accessories right now, especially their scarves:

I have posted about this one before, but I am still swooning over this bright, fun ikat scarf ($48).  It comes in five additional great colors too.

And, I am mad for plaid lately, so I think a gorgeous, modern tartan scarf would make a great gift for any preppy gal on your holiday list:

{Precocious Plaid Scarf, Anthropologie, $48}

These two scarves from Target would make a great gift, stocking stuffer or “purple elephant” present:

{Global Girlfriend, Darling Dots Scarf, Target, 100% cotton, $14.24}

{Muk Luks, Houndstooth Fur Scarf, Target, $24.99}

I hope this week has given you a few ideas for your holiday shopping.  I am back in town now and hope to be back to regularly scheduled posting next week.  Happy shopping!

{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!

Affordable Adler

Jonathan Adler, of course!  You can’t help but have a crush on the happy, colorful, cheery designs of Jonathan Adler. 

Have you seen his 10 Commandments for a Happy Chic Home?  

1. Thou shalt embrace maximalism.
2. Thous shalt not deny thyself hotelish comfort at home. 
3. Thou shalt buy an X bench.
4. If thy nest needest zest, consider thy crest!
5. Thou shalt mix fancy with frisky. 
6. Thou shalt honor the funsters of yore.
7. Thou shalt not commit murder (unless thou art murdering for a decorative accessory). 
8. Thou shalt not be afraid of orange.
9. Thou shalt play ping pong.
10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house.

Go check out the narratives that go along with each commandment — so clever!

Anyway, I love all of the affordable Jonathan Adler that is popping up this holiday season.  Here are some of my favorites, all under $40!

{Jonathan Adler Picture Frames, The Company Store, $11.99 each}

{These bookends have been around for a while and I have posted about them before, but I received them as a gift and just love them so much, that I can’t resist: Jonathan Adler Dachshund Resin Book Ends, Barnes & Noble, $39.95}


{Jonathan Adler Laptop Sleeve, Barnes & Noble, $28.95} 

{Jonthan Adler Thermal Mug, The Company Store, $11.99 each}

{Jonathan Adler Mini Notebook, Barnes & Noble, $9.95}

{Jonathan Adler Fancy Pens, The Company Store, $15.99 each}{Jonathan Adler Magnetic Board w/ 6 magnets, Barnes & Noble, $16.95}

{Jonathan Adler Photo Album, Barnes & Noble, $11.95}

Go check it out!  Great for holiday gifts for you (oh, and others too). 

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!