Give the Perfect Gift

Thursday, December 11, 2014 Permalink

Do you have your shopping done and those presents wrapped gorgeously under the tree? I’m still working on it…but getting closer to helping Santa complete his shopping for the nice list. Here are my top picks for holiday gifts 2014. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Leather Pouf – $89.00

This is the perfect accessory for any room. My current obsession is gold but these come in a variety of colors. Amelia has been asking for a bean bag, but I think this is a bit more sophisticated and she’ll love it. I want one (or two) for the living room too.Leather Poof ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Homeward Beanie – $49.50

No need to worry about size – a stocking cap or beanie are a great gift for all. Perfect for those no wash hair days! Anthropolgie hat ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ UGG Boots – $200

These are on my Christmas list every other year. I have been told how uggly they are, but they play a vital role in my life. They are my slippers, my run the kids to school, my tennis shoe replacement when I get home from my workout…and they eventually begin to smell, really bad. So it’s time for new ones and I’m loving these. They are expensive but definitely earn their return on investment. And once you slip your toes into the fur, you’ll never call them ugly again. Furry Uggs ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Ampersand Screen Print – $22

Obsessed with everything the local Ampersand girls do, especially with their upcoming debut in Land of Nod (so excited for them!). This ampersand is one of many gorgeous prints and will go well on any wall or bookshelf. Ampersand Print ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Happy Habitat Throws & Pillowcases – $75-$200

Another amazing local designer is Karrie Kaneda, the creator of Happy Habitat. I’ve known Karrie for years, back when we weren’t quite sure what to do with our lives. She has channeled her creative powers for good and we can all enjoy the outcome! Her throws are beautiful. Did I mention they are washable and hold their shape? Happy Habitat ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Monogrammed Mugs – Gold – $10

Again playing on my obsession for gold and just the right price for a hostess gift. Anthro Mugs ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Teacups – $12

Keeping with the sipping in style theme, I love these Anthropologie teacups. They look so pretty on open shelves with all the of the different colors and patterns. It’s an instant kitchen pick me up. And a gift that you can continue adding onto in the future. Anthro Tea Cups ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Heart Gloves or Dog Gloves – $33 – $36

I heart these gloves, literally. Hand crafted and cute as can be. Heart GlovesDog Bone Gloves ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Coach Rhyder Satchel – $350

Maybe you’ve been extra good this year?! Taking a queue from my kids, Santa will never know what you want if you don’t ask for it. This Coach Rhyder Satchel in silver and jade is divine. A girl can wish! Coach Satchel ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ A little bonus section for the guys. Because sometimes they are the hardest to buy for.

UGGS for Men – $229

Guys like UGGS too. I hesitantly (see ugly stigma comment above) bought a pair of UGGs for Chuck a couple years ago. As with anyone, he tried them on and was hooked. And they are really nice looking. No more cold feed. UGGS for men ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Sock 101 – $7-$12 for pair, montly and yearly deals available

This is a locally started company with the latest trend in men’s fashion – stylish sox. I’ve given this gift to all the men in my life and their ankles have never looked better. You can order online for a year subscription or pop into West Side Storey to purchase a pair in person. Speaking of West Side Storey – this is one of the best places to find local t-shirts! Look for a post on this store in the future. The-I-Heart-KC-Blue-2 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Personalized Money Clip – $17

I envision it reading “You So Money.” Or their initials if you want to go the traditional route. Money Clip ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Cornhole aka Bags – $125

Possibly the best gift I’ve ever given. It gets used at all tailgating and neighborhood functions. Great for all ages and not just for the guys! AJ Cornhole ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Copper Mugs – $30

Another not just for the guys. Has me dreaming of summer and Moscow Mules. Copper Mugs ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Baldwin KC Hat – $48

They are just so cool and so KC. Also loving the new #REPYOURHOOD t-shirts and sweatshirts. Baldwin hatsRep Your Hood

Happy shopping and happy holidays to you and yours!

Kristin Signature

 

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