If you’re anything like me, December did a pretty good job of sneaking up on you… I still have a perfectly good pumpkin display on my porch, and yet, there are holiday cards popping up in my mailbox on a daily basis!
Yes, it looks like it’s officially time to engage in the December Mall Parking Wars (or, if you prefer, the Will-It-Or-Will-It-Not-Be-Shipped-In-Time-For-Christmas Quiz Show). To help keep your holiday merry and stress-free, here are a few of my favorite gift ideas for that friend or family member who seems to have it all. The best news? All of these picks are easy on the pocketbook – ringing in for less than a few cocktails on Girls’ Night!
Wine Wars from West Elm; $19.95. Tired of Trivial Pursuit? Bored with Boggle? Spice up Game Night with a coffee table competition to be enjoyed by “wine geeks and wannabes” alike!
One-Line-a-Day: A Five-Year Memory Book at Borders; $13.56. Daily entries appear five times on each page so that you may revisit the everyday ups, downs, ordinary, and extraordinary over the course of five years. Perfect for the busy sentimentalist! Also available for moms.
Perennial Mini Colander from Anthropologie; $12.00. One of my kitchen essentials! This pint-sized colander is perfect for rinsing berries, canned beans, and individual servings of veggies. Plus, it’s pretty enough to keep out on the counter – more often than not, there’s a bunch of cherry tomatoes in mine!
Ruffled Echo Touch Gloves from Echo; $35.00. Does multitasking leave your digits out in the cold? Now you can type on your smartphone, flip through your electronic reader, and even make an ATM deposit without exposing your hands to the elements! eLink fabric on each pair of Echo Touch Gloves interacts with touch screen technology, making keeping in contact on the go a snap!
Dogs in Vogue: A Century of Canine Chic available on Amazon; $31.50. My very favorite coffee table accessory! Mugs of mutts – vintage, cartoon, and famous alike – pop off pages spanning the lifetime of Vogue.
White Ceramic Alarm Clock at West Elm; Small for $34.00. Classic, kitschy design with a sleek, modern twist – a fresh pop for your mantel, bedside table or bookshelf!