Comfy Cozy

Sign me UP – I want to jump into this robe RIGHT NOW!!!!  The LL Bean Ultrasoft Fleece Zip Robe will make any woman happy – and if they say it won’t, they’re lying!

Who doesn’t love a cozy robe in the dead of Winter?! It comes in three different colors, retails for $59, and also comes in petite sizes!

Check it out at:  http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/56658?feat=2-SR0

Let’s Dish!

These melamine dishes from In This Very Room make a great birthday or holiday gift for the little one in your life.

They are dishwasher safe, and come in a variety of styles and sets.  This Puppy Plate is $26: http://www.inthisveryroom.com/kids/personalized-kids-dishes/personalized-kids-puppy-plates.html

My son received 2 sets of melamine dishes for his first birthday, and they were one of our favorite gifts! Anything monogrammed is very thoughtful – and who doesn’t want to make meal time more fun!

Say Cheese!

I really could have used this adorable cheese plate over Thanksgiving!  The Reclaimed Slate Cheese board from Uncommon Goods is perfect for anyone that’s ever put cheese out and then forgotten WHAT kind it is!

This board comes with a piece of chalk, and is made from reclaimed chalk boards from an elementary school in Quincy,Illinois.

It is $48: http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/reclaimed-slate-cheese-board

USEFUL stocking stuffer

This cute little Penguin is NOT a children’s toy – it’s really nothing your child will be excited about – but YOU will be!

This is the Zapi UV Toothbrush Sanitizer – it uses ultraviolet light to kill 99.9% of germs on your toothbrush, and it fits most regular and electric toothbrush heads.

It is $34.95 and also comes in less “cuddly” versions:

Check them out at:  http://violight.com/zatosa.html

 

It’s not a Purse, it’s a Satchel!

There are two types of men: those that carry a bag, and those that don’t. But, even if the man in your life isn’t an everyday bag carrier, he may have a use for a nice man-bag occasionally (for work or travel).

I’ve always been a fan of Tumi for luggage, but they also make really nice everyday bags for men.

This one is the Alpha Bravo-Myer Horizontal Slim Cross-Body.  You can find it on Zappos for $175.

http://www.zappos.com/tumi-alpha-bravo-myer-horizontal-slim-cross-body-spruce

You’ve Got Mail!

This is one of my son’s favorite toys / gifts!  In a world full of plastic toys, The Stamp and Sort Mailbox by Melissa and Doug is so cute and refreshing!

The mailbox is very realistic looking, and comes with different size mail and stamps that stick on with velcro.

The age recommendation is 3+, but my son was LOVING this at age 1+

It retails for $29.99 and can be found at:

http://www.melissaanddoug.com/stamp-and-sort-mailbox

A Bit of Bendel

Give the gift of brown and white stripes!  Any girl will appreciate a bit of Henri Bendel for the holidays (or birthday, or anniversary, or house-warming)!

I’ve included a sampling of some classic Bendel goodies:

The Holiday Candle Trio:  retails for $20 and includes 3 yummy holiday scent votives.

The Brown and White Travel Caddy: perfect for make-up and toiletries, retails for $48

The Bendel Bow Puppy Bowl:  for the spoiled pooch! $30

The Brown and White Continental Wallet: a classic Bendel accessory! $198

You really can’t go wrong with any of the gifts on the HB site:

http://www.henribendel.com

Happy Shopping

Hey, That’s MY Glass!

How many times have you been at a party and picked up someone else’s wine glass by mistake?  Or, you only own stemless wine glasses so those wine markers that go on the stem don’t work?  I didn’t realize I had this problem until my bestie brought me this amazing house warming gift!

These Riedel colored wine glasses are so pretty, and make a great house warming / host / hostess gift (or a holiday gift for the wine lover in your life)!

Each glass is tinted with a different color, so no more glass mix-ups!

They retail for around $50, and you can find them at Bed,Bath, and Beyond:

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?sku=14812083&utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=shopping

Warm and Rugged

I know this may seem like an odd gift, but these boots were one of my husband’s favorite gifts!

The Northface Chilkat boot is warm, waterproof, and perfect for the snow.

They are around $100, and you can find them at Zappos:

http://www.zappos.com/the-north-face-chilkat-ii-mudpack-brown-bombay-brown

For the Fashionista

What do you get the girl who has everything? A book about Bergdorfs of course!

“The Rise of Fashion” tells the history of the NY fashion giant Bergdorf-Goodman.  This is a great holiday gift for the Fashion-lover in your life.

It retails for $32.50 and can be found on Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

http://www.amazon.com/Fashion-Lessons-Learned-Bergdorf-Goodman/dp/1609013182/ref=pd_sxp_f_r