the ultimate gift guide

It's the most wonderful time of the year!  Which also means it's the most stressful. Pressure to find the perfect gift at the perfect price is always the source, so this year I thought I'd put together a gift guide that will help ease the stress that gift giving can bring and here it is in all of it's glory! The gift guide to end all gift guides, the ultimate gift guide for me, for him, for Mom and for Dad. 

We all know I'm a lover of gold so it's only natural there would be a few gold pieces on my wish list this year. For me, Christmas is also an opportunity to get a few special items I wouldn't typically splurge on for myself. This year I added my favorite La Mer cream, the Chloe perfume I've had my eye (and nose) on and the Spotted Clare Vivier clutch I've had on my list since nearly last Christmas.

Zach is always the hardest to shop for and with most of his items being large ticket items, I thought it would be fun to put together some of the smaller items on his list.  From refreshing a few of his favorites, his Leather iPhone case and a fresh take on traditional Vans. To a few essentials, Sphere Ice Cube Molds for whiskeys and un-girly coasters.  I also couldn't resist adding his favorite gift from last year, the Jambox.

Mom is usually the easiest to shop for, I just buy her whatever I'd buy myself (in a color she'd like of course) but it's always important to find a few extra gifts with meaning. So while I'll make sure to check off some of her must have items I'll also be adding in a customized bracelet with our initials, a customized tray for backyard bonfires and maybe even a special necklace

Lets face it, Dads are hard to shop for. I find it's better not to mess around much when it comes to shopping for Dad. Stick with what you know by helping him stock up on a few of the items you know he'll always use - golf goods (how cool is this flask & tee set), car washing essentials, wine openers and lets face it, all Dads have at least one ugly sweater that needs replacing.  Oh and guess what? The boat shoes he's been wearing for thirty years are back in style so go ahead and buy him a fresh pair. As for a bigger ticket item, I know an iPad is on my Dad's list for nights when he's at the station, we'll see about that one though! 

I'd love to hear (and see!) what's on your holiday lists! Happy Shopping and may you be the best giver this year!


  1. Shannon KernsDecember 02, 2013

    So many great gifts here, and I'm loving the double zip sweater and leopard clutch for myself :). Tis the season to go shopping!

  2. These are all really well done!

  3. I love the gift guide for mom. I'd totally wear/use all of it!!

  4. Amazing! the perfect gift guide!

  5. Comfy Cozy CoutureDecember 02, 2013

    SO fabulous....loving that Foldover clutch too!

  6. i'm having a great read thanks for posting this article.


  7. pin it!


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