Whenever the holidays roll around, I have a lot of trouble answering the question “what should I get you?” I want to say “this, this, this and this” but what I actually say is: “don’t get me anything!” because I am a classically-trained nondeserver of things. It’s genetic. My mom has always told me - as her mom has always told her - “Don’t spend any of your hard-earned money on me, sweetheart. My family here together is all the gift I need.”
Which we all know is bullshit. Because who doesn’t want just one little gift – something they can pull the ribbon off of, rip away some pretty wrapping paper, and then experience the joy of discovering what thoughtful pleasantness sits inside?
So, here’s a guide to some simple gifts that are likely to be great picks for some of the ladies in your life, or for yourselves if you can’t resist. :)
And stay tuned for more lists of things we’re wanting… as well as things we are definitely not wanting. Excited. :)
1. Madewell Cat Ring / 2. Cashmere Polka-Dot Sweater, JCrew / 3. Jonathan Adler Squirrel Match Strike – It’s a fucking porcelain squirrel! And it’s a useful match-strike! What’s not to love??!!!! / 4. Monserat De Lucca Rose Bracelet / 5. Michael Kors Watch / 6. -chief Handkerchiefs™ in Broads Converse / 7. Noir Jewelry Nightfall Crystal Drop Earrings / 8. Pom-Pom Key Chain / 9. Bodum – EILEEN 8-Cup French Press Coffee Maker (Gold) / 10. Club Monaco Sybil Dress / 11. Pear sweater / 12. Backup Battery for iPhone - I tweeted about this when I first saw it in-store. Still a little obsessed. Pricey, but I’m getting closer and closer to buying it because the stress of my phone batt running out is a stress I cannot bear any longer. / 13. French Bulldog Ring / 14. French Bulldog Pendant Necklace / 15. Mini-Bow Ring / 16. Polka Dot iPhone Case / 17. Gelley Karrera Bracelets / 18. Keeper Chambray Shirt - I have this. I love this. / 19. DKNY Sparkle Strap Watch / 20. Kate Spade Love Notes Bow Ring - I have this ring and get asked about it often, so here it is! / 21. Jonathan Adler Smart Phone Dock I feel silly liking this but it’s ADORABLE! / 22. Gift Boutique Blackboard Piggy Bank / 23. Kate Spade iPad Folio / 24/25. Rubber Stamp Sets / 25. Mama Bear Mug / Papa Bear Mug - When I texted Honey a pic of the papa one in a Paper Source store he said “BUY!” – I love this mug; it’s huge, yet the perfect size, and just the right amount of adorable. That’s what she said.
Hopefully some of the above strike your fancy a bit? Meanwhile, I’m gonna do my best not to buy all of the things, while I work on more lists of more things I need to do my best not to buy.
Oo – any specific types of Gift Lists you’d like me to make up?