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Gift Guide 2017: Mothers, grandmothers, mother-in-laws, aunts and any other sophisticated gals!

Christmas is just around the corner! Today, I’d like to continue my 2017 Holiday Gift Guide with the third of four installments. I tried to find items that would suit lots of different folk at a variety of price points. Each gift is something I love or would love giving! I hope you find some inspiration. Happy Holidays!

Dearfoams slippers to keep her feet toasty warm  while padding around on the hardwood floors. (Amazon, $25)

A roses and rosé chocolate bar because who wouldn’t love something so girly and decadent? (Compartes, $10)

A pair of wooden earrings that are totally unique — just like her! (Etsy, $28)

A holiday platter for entertaining at Christmastime. (Wouldn’t it be so cute to serve homemade cookies on?) (Anthropologie, $41)

Rosemary eucalyptus body creme to wrap her skin in all-natural luxury. Bonus: It smells divine and helps improve circulation, too! (Beauty Box 5, $15)

A felt letterboard so she can display all her favorite quotes and quips. (Etsy, $50)

A candle with notes of juicy citrus, fresh spring water, and sweet mango. (Bath & Body Works, $13)

Stunning bottle stopper so even her wine can have a piece of beautiful bling. (Belle & June, $80)

Beyond Belief, a memoir about Jenna Miscavige Hill’s escape from Scientology, because you know she’ll find it fascinating. (Amazon, $10)

A winter white coat to bundle up in during chilly outings and errands. (Moorea Seal, $200)

A cookbook full of down-home classics for vegetarians (and the meat eaters who love them)! (Amazon, $17)

P.S. Last year’s gift ideas for the moms in your life!

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Gift Guide 2016: Mothers, grandmothers, mother-in-laws, aunts and any other sophisticated gals!

Christmas is just around the corner! Today, I’d like to continue my 2016 Holiday Gift Guide with the third of four installments. I tried to find items that would suit lots of different folk at a variety of price points. Each gift is something I love or would love giving! I hope you find some inspiration. Happy Holidays!

always-fully-booked-tote

If she has bookshelves bursting with unread books but still manages to bring home a stack from the library each week, this tote is a must. (Etsy, $18)

heidi-swapp-planner

An adorable planner to keep track of all her pressing appointments and fun plans. (She can use her collection of washi and stickers to decorate the pages!) (Amazon, $26)

womens-health-magazine

A subscription to a glossy magazine so she’ll think of you every time it shows up at her door. (Women’s Health, $16 for 10 issues)

aesop-hand-wash

Doesn’t she deserve a lovely hand wash adorning her sink? (And this, too. Because you know it’ll get a giggle!) (Aesop, $39)

cereal-bowls

For her daily cereal and nightly ice cream, the perfect pale pink bowls. (Anthropologie, $24 for 4)

robe

Add a cozy layering piece to her lounge-wear collection for added warmth on those mornings she just can’t be bothered to get dressed before finishing the crossword puzzle and two gigantic cups of coffee. (Target, $25)

wine-twirls

These little guys will keep her Chardonnay at just the right temperature without watering it down. Plus, they look pretty fancy twirling in the glass. (Amazon, $20)

tree-of-life-platter

This gorgeous platter will be the talk of her next dinner party. The design depicts the Tree of Life and was hand-painted  by artisans living and working in the West Bank. (Ten Thousand Villages, $90)

bright-rug

A well-placed pop of color always makes her smile, so how about a bright rug to liven up one of her darker rooms. (Wayfair, $200)

christmas-oranges

A taste of Florida sunshine sent straight to her snowy hometown. (Florida Orange Shop, $51)

cardigan

Because you think she’d look adorable in a cableknit cardigan. (Madewell, $70)

donut-mouse-pad

Something sweet and silly for her desk…and her co-workers will certainly get a kick out of it, too. (ModCloth, $15)

 P.S. A gift guide for dudes and all the Finding Delight gift guides.

Gift Guide 2015: Mothers, grandmothers, mother-in-laws, aunts and any other sophisticated gals!

Christmas is just around the corner! Today, I’d like to continue my 2015 Holiday Gift Guide with the third of four installments. I tried to find items that would suit lots of different folk all at moderate price points. Each gift is something I love or would love giving! I hope you find some inspiration. Happy Holidays!

deliciously ella

Because you know she’ll be inspired by Ella’s delicious plant-based meals and desserts. ($15, Amazon

once

She’ll never be able to get the songs out of her head (or not tear up at a few of the more poignant tracks). ($9, Amazon)

kate spade laptop case

Just because she only just gave up her AOL email address doesn’t mean she shouldn’t rock an up-to-date, stylish laptop case. ($60, Kate Spade

fizz and bubble

Bath time is her sanctuary. ($12, Ulta)

drishti beads

Gorgeous beads to remind her to honor the higher self. Plus, they’ll look super cute paired with a sweater dress or dressing up a simple t-shirt. ($77, Etsy)

the jinx

She loved tuning in for “Serial” so it’s high time she got hooked on another thrilling case. ($20, Amazon

happy light

If she gets the winter blues, this Happy Light may be just the solution she needs. ($40, Bed Bath & Beyond)

punjammies

Punjammies are an adorable option for lounge-wear plus they’re made by women in India who have escaped human trafficking. Definitely a company you can feel good about supporting and gifting. ($46, Sudara

confidant

To help her keep track of all her musings and doodles, a great notebook is a must. ($16, Baron Fig

softcover photo book

A photo book featuring all her favorite folk that she can keep on her coffee table and show off to anyone and everyone willing to take a peek. ($18, Artifact Uprising

what alice forgot

A super fun read to keep her up well past her bedtime. ($9, Amazon

wind chime

If she loves long, lazy mornings on her porch with a cup of coffee and the newspaper, this hand-made wind chime would be a gorgeous addition to that ritual. ($195, Etsy

P.S. The final installment of my 2015 Holiday Gift Guide will be posted on Monday. Happy shopping!

 

 

Gift Guide Pt. 1 — Moms.

Gift Guide for Moms

1. Hedgehog watercolor notecards, to send sweet notes to her children who live states away and her neighbors just up the street, $11.

2. Shiatsu foot massager for winding down after a long day at work, $60, because who doesn’t love feeling pampered?

3. Clean – White Woods perfume because the website says, “The fragrance weaves a cozy, comforting blanket with hints of crisp bergamot leaves, sparkling mandarin, creamy vanilla orchid, sandalwood, praline musks, and a dash of black pepper” and doesn’t that sound perfect for a mom? $38 for 1oz bottle.

4. Bootie slippers, $30, the ideal footwear for lazy weekends spent at home with a good book and a warm mug of tea.

5. Katie Spade wallet, $178, the classiest, chicest billfold to tuck in her handbag. Bonus: the color is called mulled wine! Lovely.

6. Mason jar candle, $12.50, to make her house smell like Christmas trees.

7. Fleece blanket, $23, for cuddling up with when she stays up late to watch Jimmy Fallon.

8. My Berlin Kitchen, $11, because it’s one of your favorite books and you know she’d love it, too. Plus, it comes with recipes!

9. Le Creuset cast iron skillet, $230, the perfect addition to her culinary equipment arsenal, which would surely cook up some hearty, rustic meals.

10. Cookie Butter, because having a medley of these in her pantry would certainly be an easy pick-me-up. Just spread on toast for instant smiles. Around $4 each.

11. A little garden of succulents, $36, since her thumb is far greener than yours and they make beautiful decor for her windowsills and desk.

12. Love Actually, sure it’s on cable all the time but it’s just not the same! $8 for the 10th anniversary edition.