Gift Guide

Monday, December 10, 2012

So for the super organized start-Christmas-shopping-black-Friday-1-year-in-advance shoppers, this gift guide is coming way late (maybe you can get a jump on next year?) As for me, I'm more apt to start shopping a couple weeks in advance and here are some fun picks that I found. Most of these items are around $20-25 and hopefully might be the perfect something for that hard-to-buy person on your list :)

For the man in your life:
1. Engraved ipod shuffle
Perfect for working out at the gym with it's little clip (so much less bulky than his iPhone) and super sweet with an engraved message from you (free when you order on the Apple site!)
**1 and 2 are my gifts to my husband this year :)
2. Flannel shirt jac
Because plaid flannel is back. And it looks so manly.
3. J. Crew back-up iphone battery
So you never lose touch. Great for travel!

For dad:
4. J. Crew Factory Stripe Sweater
 He'll be stylin' in this cotton-cashmere blend for $24.50
5. Celestial coasters
For his cold one.

For bro:
6. No spill travel mug
He won't know how he lived without it.
7. woodsy iphone case
Because it's so cool.

For gramps:
8. Smartwool socks
We all love them.
 9. big coffee mug
For his morning cup of joe.

For mom:
1. Aveda tea
Best.tea.ever (take my word on it)
2. the perfect pink sweater
She'll wear it with everything.

For the sis:
3. Stripe merino scarf
The perfect warm winter scarf, in lots of fun colors.
4. legwarmers
She'll love them.

For grandma:
5. Henri Bendel lavendar candle
This fancy candle takes the award for best lavendar scent.
6. Anthropologie chalkboard spice jars
Because they're so cute. And she could use them for so many things.

For your best friend:
7. J. Crew Factory Bracelet or 8. collar necklace
$15-$30 and so pretty.
9. fun scarf
Because you'd love it for yourself.


For the medical geek in your family: thump thump poster

For your free-spirited cousin/friend/sibling: travel stub diary

Need other ideas? My favorite blogger gift guides:
1. In Honor of Design Gift Guide 
2. A Cup of Jo 2012 Holiday Gift Guide

And in the midst of all the gifting, remember the true reason for the season :)


  1. This is a really fun gift guide! And I'm um... like you in not shopping early. At all. So this is great for ideas.

  2. Love your picks! I'm doing my shopping this weekend, so I'm borderline late. The bad part is that I am not 100% sure what I'm shopping for for the majority of the people on my list, so this shall be quite "fun".
    I picked up the back-up battery from J. Crew for my guy because he never fails to run out the life on his Iphone.

    1. Thanks! I know how you feel about being borderline late :) Aren't those back-up batteries awesome?? Such a great idea and the patterns are so fun, I want the women's one for myself!


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