I am starting a new series, Perfect Prezzies, that will run periodically from now until Christmas (71 DAYS AWAY!) to share some fun and affordable holiday gift ideas. There are some years that I am brimming with inspiration for everyone on my list and other years that I am struggling on Christmas Eve to find ANYTHING for my family, friends, colleagues and neighbors.
So, I hope this series will give you some motivation to get shopping early so that you can be sipping spiked cider and eating cookies in front of a roaring fire on Christmas Eve, instead of battling traffic and throngs of procrastinators at your local mall!
I love this delicate and understated bracelet ($95) by Kate Spade. It is perfect for both work and weekends. Isn’t she lovely?
How awesome is this Guess Drop Waist Peacoat ($138) from Nordstrom? It’s almost an outfit by itself — pair it with black leggings or jeans and head out the door. I have been waiting for it to go on sale because it would be a perfect present for my 17 year old step-sister.
I spotted this glam Nate Berkus Throw ($79.99) over at Matters of Style earlier this week and immediately thought that it would make a terrific Christmas present. I could design a whole room around this beauty!
For Little Girl
A friend gave baby spark! one of these adorable Lexy Lu hats ($20) for Christmas last year and we wore it all winter. They are soft and sweet and I love the “whale spout” of grosgrain ribbons! (For Richmonders, these are available at Rattle & Roll too).
Aren’t men the hardest to buy for? My husband, dad and brothers-in-law are always the last ones left on my list. This masculine, black and white, matted and framed photo of a vintage jaguar ($69.95) from Z Gallerie would make a welcome addition to any man’s office or “man cave.”
For Neighbors or Teacher
I have been eyeing Red Envelope‘s gorgeous oversized candles for a while and think that this Cherry Blossoms Candle ($49.99) would make a beautiful and thoughtful gift.
Acacia offers the most amazing sets of tableware. These Japanese Botanical Bowls ($59.95) are so simple and elegant and could be used for everything from soup to cereal to serving snacks.
For the Dog Lover
We are a family of dog lovers and this fun Buddy Pillow ($88) by Serena and Lily would be perfect for my in-laws who have an affinity for labs and golden retrievers. It also comes in yellow with a white background and orange with a light blue background.
Go get shopping, friends!
Oh, and time is running out, so please don’t forget to click on over to enter into the Shades of Light GIVEAWAY to celebrate spark!’s 100th post.
Posted in Accessories, Art, Children, Fashion, Gifts, Perfect Prezzies, Seasonal
Tagged Acacia, Acaicia Catalog, Bowls, bracelet, Candle, Christmas presents, Coat, Guess, Kate Spade, Kids Winter Hat, Lexy Lu, Nate Berkus, Nordstrom, Outerwear, Peacoat, Ren Envelope, Serena and Lily, Throw Blanket, Throw Pillow, Vintage Photo, Winter Coat, Z Gallerie
Enjoy this eclectic mix of Fall accessories to cozy up your home and your wardrobe….
[Lost Garden Pillow, Anthropologie, $88]
[Linen Suzani Toss Pillow, World Market, $19.99]
[Biviel Tall Boot, Nordstrom, $244.95]
[Aerosoles Lasticity, Piperlime, $80]
[Autumn Harvest Wreath, Crate and Barrel, $49.95]
[Fall Berry Wreath, World Market, $19.99]
[Skull Decanter and Glasses, Gump’s, $98 for decanter, $48 for 2 glasses]
[Skull Tray, Pottery Barn, $24]
[Skull Plate, Pottery Barn, $7]
[Haverhill Afghan, Garnet Hill, $348]
[Pine Cone Hill Squares Crochet Throw Blanket, Layla Grace, $234]
[Granny Square Afghan, Etsy, $145]
[Betsey Johnson Brushed Plaid Coat, Bloomingdales, $536]
[Steve Madden Hooded Duffle Coat, Nordstrom, $99.90]
[Flying Witch Silhouette Doormat, Wisteria, $34]
[Halloween Skulls Mat, World Market, $12.99]
Happy Fall Bargain Hunting!
Posted in Accessories, Bargains, Buy This Not That, Carpets/Rugs, Fashion, Outdoor, Seasonal, Shoes
Tagged Aerosoles, Afghan, Anthropologie, Autumn, Betsey Johson, Biviel, Bloomingdales, Boots, Crate and Barrel, Decanter, Decorative Pillows, Doormat, Etsy, Fall, Garnet Hill, Gumps, Halloween, Layla Grace, Nordstrom, Piperlime, Pottery Barn, Steve Madden, Tableware, Throw Pillows, Winter Coat, Wisteria, World Market, Wreath