Holiday Gift Guide 2010: Women in Your Life

As promised, I am back with my gift ideas for any woman in your life: sister, friend, Mom, girlfriend. I’ve tried to include something for any type of girl: I have quite the eclectic group of women surrounding me!

Take a gander & get inspired!

Fluffy eye mask – $6.50

Tribal print knit scarf – $12.80

Pineapple Coconut Bubble Bath – $16

Pencil crayons – $11.25

Bonsai Forest – $50

Pave Stars Key Ring – $58

Kama Sutra Bedside Box – $45

OPI  ‘Burlesque’ polish – $4.05

Italian luxury throws – $29

Amazon Kindle – $139

Vanilla bean reed diffuser – $17.95


Of course, everyone is unique. I chose each of these gifts with a different special lady in mind, and I’m certainly not suggesting that you throw a lot of glitter and pink on whoever identifies as a female and call it Christmas! Think about who the person is first, and choose something to fit them and their interests. For example, one of my best friends would be on the moon if I bought her a steamy romance novel, a Star Trek box set, a t-shirt with a funny saying on it, and some imported beer. Everyone is special! Make sure their gift is special too.

Let me know what you’re pondering for your special women this season!


Holiday Gift Guide 2010: Men in Your Life

Alright! Now that it’s officially December, I am definitely allowed to start daydreaming and brainstorming about what to buy or make for my loved ones. While I believe that the best gifts are thoughtful ones, especially if you create them yourself, I realize that making presents for everyone on your list could be a bit time consuming, especially around exam season!

..Which is why I’ve put together a little list of things you could purchase for any guy in your life: brother, father, lover. These items really spark my giving spirit: they’re all beautifully made and would (hopefully!) make the receiver’s day just a little bit brighter every time they were used. Voila:

Music by Andrew Zuckerman – $31.50

Bormioli Wine Decanter – $59

Cotton corduroy shirt from Banana Republic – $69.50

iPod Nano 6th Generation – $159

Leather bound journal – $23

Bodum Bistro juicer – $69.95

Personalized M&Ms – from $8.49

Burberry Cashmere Check scarf – $335

Ralph Lauren Big Pony Colognes – $50 each

Plus anything that pertains specifically to the man you’re buying for. For example, my Dad loves to read, so maybe I’ll get him the latest Grisham or Connelly thriller. Or an universal remote for the flatscreen he’s thinking of buying. Or a really, really nice pen. For my boyfriend? Vintage comic books or gourmet coffee or a wooden guitar pick. Choose something personal and awesome!

Okay, that’s all for my inspiration. I’d love to hear what you’re thinking of buying for the men in your lives! Let me know, if you want.

I’ll be posting a list for the women in your life soon, so stay tuned. :)