Can we all get a collective “SQUEE!!!”? In case you’ve been living under a soundproof rock, Will & Kate’s baby is here, and let me tell you – it wasn’t 15 minutes after the big reveal before I started getting press releases themed around the royal munchkin.
And with good reason. I mean, aren’t we all just racking our brains, trying to figure out what hideously expensive royal baby gifts to add to what I’m sure is an absurd mountain of monstrosities piling up at Kensington Palace even as we speak?
As it turns out, spending a schload on a newborn is harder than it looks. I mean, sure you can get all practical with a new state-of-the-art stroller (which probably costs more than your first car), but where’s the pomp and circumstance in that? No no, when it comes to the crown prince, only the ridiculously impractical will do. And so, I have for you a list of the very best hideously expensive baby gifts you could ever hope to send (though I admit, it’s going to be tough to top some of the gifts they’ve already received). Read on →
I was lucky enough to end up with one of the very best moms (no, don’t even try to argue!). So, I really look forward to scouring the WWWs each year for the best Mother’s Day gifts my fictional fortune can buy. Some of these are splurges I only dream of treating my mom to, but others are so inexpensive ($4!) and so thoughtful (flowers!), it’s a snap to show her how fantastic I think she is. Read on →
When my newest sponsor reached out and told me they were SMC fans, my head nearly split open. They’re fans of mine? You see, I’ve been an Eberjey fan for…well, forever. I think they do a better job than just about anyone of making lingerie and sleepwear that’s sexy and feels amazing to wear. Not an easy feat. Every one of their pieces is a head-turner for the boudoir, and built to actually be worn (for more than the roughly 5 minutes most of us spend in the exotic stuff).
You guys. All of those sexy little numbers? Made of jersey. Stretch jersey. He’ll never even know you’re not miserably uncomfortable!
With Valentine’s Day coming, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Men don’t want flowers or chocolates, which makes gifting for V-Day tricky. But buy your man lingerie (for you, obviously…this isn’t that kind of site), and he’ll be putty in your hands. Plus, you’ll have something new and pretty to make you feel sexy. Everybody wins.
And if you’re spending the day solo (as I am this year…sniff!), you definitely need some of Eberjey’s amazingly comfy pajamas to wear for your Bridget Jones marathon. Which reminds me…I may need a second pair. You know it’s a testament when I put on my new Gisele PJs, and my hubs immediately asked where he could buy me another set. Can I get an “Amen”?
Show my friends at Eberjey some love, won’t you? With goodies this gorgeous, it should be easy to do!
Still stumped by someone on your gift list? Believe me when I tell you a spa gift certificate works for literally any woman on your list. If she’s into serious pampering, she can nab herself a facial or a body scrub; if she’s a high-power exec, I’m sure she’s in need of a massage; and if she’s one of those weird people who doesn’t like spa treatments (hi, Mom) she can still get a pedicure…or even a few excellent beauty products.
For my Portland peeps, let me save you the agony of hunting through a plethora of Aveda chain spas and hemp-wearing hippies: head north, a bit off the beaten path, and straight to Blooming Moon Wellness Spa.
Well. Have you had your fill of gift guides yet? Have I officially stuffed your stocking with oodles of holiday ideas? If you’re still stumped, don’t worry: I’ll have more ideas as the Big Day draws near. And if you just can’t wait, send me an email. I do love a good challenge, and I’m more than happy to handle the whole thing for you.
To wrap up (yep, had to do it) this little annual tradition of ours, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite gifting tips for those of you who are still on the hunt for that perfect fit. And so…drumroll please…allow me to present Becki’s Top Five Never-Fail, Super-Secret Holiday Shopping Tips! (I’ll admit, the name needs some work):
A few too many of my dear friends qualify as full-fledged jetsetters: they’re off to who knows where on a moment’s notice, rack up frequent flyer miles like they’re calories during the holidays, and can instantly tell you the best hotel to stay at in any city around the world. Then again, though most of my travel is of the “wishful thinking” variety, there’s not a thing in this travel gift guide I wouldn’t love to find under my tree. Just goes to show, whatever her (or his) mode of transport, these picks are positively sure to please.
If there’s anything I love as much as shopping, it’s food. Eating out, cooking in, buying totally unnecessary specialty equipment (wait, that’s technically shopping…) – however you slice it, I have a serious culinary side. So I like to think I have a special knack when it comes to picking out gifts for the foodie on your list. Believe me when I tell you there’s not a thing on this list I wouldn’t swoon to see under my tree. Except possibly that Shun knife, but only because I already have one (trust me: it will change your life).