Holdiay 2011 Gift Guide: Under $75

Let’s be real, most of us can’t spend a bundle on people this year, so here are some great ideas for under $75!

1.  Adorable stack of bracelets in a variety of colors!

2. A classic pair of Staffordshire dogs for someone’s mantle.

3. An adorable color blocked dress for under $25?!

4. A fur trapper hat for him or her- this years hot topper.

5. A little leopard. Come on, you know I had to.

6. Adorable tote with amazing monogram options for under $30.

7. A kit that allows kids to design their own superhero cape. Mine would be Anxiety Girl, for sure.

8. I am in love with me electric wine opener. Get one.

9. I apparently am still asleep, I skipped number 9.

10. Scrape off your windshield in style. There’s even a fur trimmed option.

11. YSL’s big hits in a GORGEOUS clutch! Love!

12. Can’t afford $100 an hour shrink? Try these fill out forms to get all the holiday stress out.

13.  Vintage inspired studs.



Holiday 2011 Gift Guide: For Kids (& Pets)

I count my two furbabies as my kids, so I had to include some goodies for them, but also some great picks for kids of the human kind. :)

1) How friggin’ cute are these striped backpacks??

2) My studiomate Jess’ pup was sporting this the other day and I nearly keeled over laughing!

3) What little boy wouldn’t think this hat was AWESOME? Skulls and a mohawk? Heck yeah!

4) I used to think Astronaut Ice Cream was the coolest! I love this old school stocking stuffer!

5) Adorable rocking boat that would actually look cute in your house.

6) This ruffled dress is part tutu to thrill the little one, part “does that come in my size” for Mom.

7) The most stylish dog bed EVA. Seriously.

8)  This GIANT giraffe (over 4 feet tall) would thrill kids next to the tree, plus it looks so cool in a kid’s room!

9) Lets get back to the basics and get creative with just our hands, kids!

10) For design freaks, Sister Parish dog collars and leashes! This is one of my fave prints for the home!

Holiday 2011 GIft Guide: For Home

A few things for those who you want to gift with something special for their home….

1) Who doesn’t love this Hermes-ish storage boxes? Prefer Tiffany blue? Check out these too.

2) Gorgeous tortoise-like glasses look great paired with any tableware.

3) Serene Suzani print placemats.

4) Quartz salt & pepper shakers look like sculpture on a table.

5) Vosges drinking chocolate paired with a gorgeous china mug to make someone’s afternoon treat extra special

6) Is it a sculpture or a toy? Either way it looks awesome on a table or bookcase.

7) For bedside laughs.

8) A gorgeous throw is always welcome.

9) F.Scott Fitzgerald Peguin hardbacks with amazing metallic covers! Love.

10) Yummy smelling holiday candle.

11) A monogrammed linen throw pillow for under $100!

12) Chic prints for the lady who loves glamour and high end items (check out the Birkin bag one too!)

13) Antler candlesticks add rustic glam to any table.

Holiday Gift Guide 2011: For Him

Guys can be hard to buy for beyond video games, sports equipment and TV’s.  Here are some ideas for him that might help you get him something a little different this year.

1) Awesome made in Maine suede loafers in a cool navy.

2) Boston’s own Bully Boy spirits– pick your poison.

3) The book ALL men (and women) should read.

4) A cool speaker for his iPhone/iPod.

5) A classic leather band watch.

6) Every guy looks so dapper in a velvet blazer for the holidays.

7) A way cool overnight /gym bag.

8)  A place for him to keep his notes on world domination.

9)   A plaid shirt in unexpected colors.

10)  Really funny matches to keep in the bathroom.

11)  An iPone powered alarm clock.

12. The coolest bottle of tequila ever. Looks fierce on a bar.

13. He needs to use products. Break him in with this travel set.

14. Cool art, like this print of all the outdoor basketball courts in NYC.

Holiday 2011 Gift Guide: For Her

It’s down to the wire shopping time, and just in the nick of it are my Holiday 2011 Gift Guides! Beginning today with gift ideas for the ladies in your life.  Later this week will be suggestions For Him, For Home, For Kids (and Pets) and Under $75. Get your wallets out!

1) Adorable wellies from British company Joules.

2) Mittens made for texting paired with a bold nail color.

3) Stackable rings (buy one, buy a couple) from Robindira Unsworth.

4) Tassel earrings that look gorgeous on anyone from Anthropologie.

5) Can’t afford Scalamandre’s famous zebra wallpaper? Get her the umbrella. So Margot Tenenbaum.

6)  Every girl needs a faux fur vest, this one from Calvin has a great waist sash.

7)  Monogrammed iPhone covers from Iomoi are perfection.

8)  A piece of historical style for the classic gal from the Metropolitain Museum Shop.

9)  Get the gardener in your life this gorgeous trowel from Terrain paired with a Magnolia tree.

10)  For the glam wino, an amethyst bottle stopper.

11)  The must have accessory of the year, a big gold watch. This one by Nixon is affordable too!

12)  Glam earbuds from designer Rebecca Minkoff.

13) A hilariously true hat from Kate Spade.

14) Get this gorgeous equestrian inspired bag or calf hair wallet stamped with the recipient’s initials!

15) I am obsessed with Malin + Goetz products– especially the Peppermint Shampoo and Rum Body Wash.

16) For the tea drinker who gets annoyed with the flapping string and tag, the perfect travel mug!