Gifted: Secret Santa

Secret santa always sounds like a fun idea to me and then I find myself stressed about what to buy when it comes down to the wire. This round-up would be appropriate for office, friends, or even a white elephant swap. When I receive smart wool socks I am a happy girl so these are a no brainer for anyone living up north. I love the quirky-ness of this glass baggie–it can hold just about anything. Still lip gloss set from Sephora works for any girl on the list, as does the travel stub diary. The brie caking dish could be a bit of a selfish gift if you see yourself invited to any parties at the recipients house, who doesn’t love baked brie? My family has also been very into adopting elephants this year from WWF, it’s a low-cost gift that gives back {and the elephants are pretty good pen pals!}

Clockwise from top {socks, glass baggie, lip gloss, elephant, diary,brie}


Gifted: Groomsmen

Where is the time going? The end of this year is just flying by it seems! While you are in last-minute holiday shopping mode perhaps checking some wedding to-dos off you list would be good as well. Today is dedicated to the best men of the wedding, the groomsmen. They deserve something special for being such a big part of your day. I’ve included my favorite options below;  maybe a classic pocket square or some very cool whisky stones and glasses? I love the idea of something they can wear that day and afterwards like a monogrammed cumberbund or a needlepoint belt {each one can be unique to the guy}. You can also never go wrong with standard guy fare: a lovely shaving set or a self-winding watch case.

Clockwise from left {pocket square, whiskey stones, belt, shaving kit, watch holder, cumberbund}

Hello Weekend!

I hope everyone has wonderful plans for a cozy winter weekend. Ours include some decorating, our first holiday party, and generally enjoying the start of my favorite time of year. Here are some links from around the web to wrap up this post holiday week back at work. Enjoy your weekends!

Have you seen the elle&em 2012 planner–darling! 

OneCanoeTwo’s shop has unique gifts for the hard to buy recipient!

14K Gold accent pieces, via Ritzy Bee Events–yes, please!

In case you missed this week’s gifted series here is the round up:



Bride to be

Furrrrrrrr Lover

Gifted: Trendy Fur Fanatic

There are so many fun fur options, whether faux or real for any fashionable gal on your list. It seems most any store you step into has something that anyone could cuddle up with–from apres ski to everyday wear the options are endless.  The Kate Spade Faux fur sweatshirt may just be the most covetable thing I have seen in some time, and those mink clip on earrings–scream holiday soiree to me. My favorite furry roundup is below!

Clockwise from top {Earmuffs, Mink Clip On Earrings, Faux Fur Mini Skirt, Fur Trimmed Gloves, Faux Fur Sweatshirt, Fur Crossbody}