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Father’s Day Gift Guide

16 Jun

By Whitney

Father’s Day is almost here everyone.  I’m excited to celebrate with my Dad this weekend.  I was on top of my gift a while back but for those that aren’t, here are some fun ideas!

father's day gift guide

Clockwise from top right:  Ray Ban Original Aviators (never go wrong) – $170 // Portable Briefcase Grill – $80 // Harry’s Father Son Shaving Set (too cute for the dad of a young munchkin) – $30 // Lego Slippers (seriously) – $26 // Sperry Burnished Boat Shoe – $98 // Animal and Monster Hand Tattoos – $12 // Golf Mug – $9 // Smartphone Controlled “Paper” airplane – $50 // Olloclip iPhone Power Lens – $80 // 3D Printing Pen – $100 // Daniel Wellington Watch (this is so classic) – $229


Mother’s Day Gift Guide

4 May

By Whitney

Mother’s Day is next week and this year I have so many close friends that are new moms it feels like a totally different holiday.  These are some suggestions for any sort of mom but also ones to mental note for birthdays too!  My mom’s gift will be a work in progress this summer that you guys will definitely hear more about!

Mother's day gift guide

Clockwise from top left:  Blanch Robe – $98 // Lunares Bamboo Bowl – $40 // GigiNY Teddie Tote (in tons of colors) – $335 // GigiNY Uber Clutch (to match!) – $130 // Jack Rogers Georgica Jelly Sandals (in lots of colors) – $49 // Pomegranate Green Elephant Shawl – $64 // Oscar De La Renta Asymmetric Earrings – $395 // Neiman Marcus Collection Cardigan (this is PERFECT and comes in lots of pretty pastels) – $185 // Toss Designs Geneva Ava Bag (looove these bamboo handles) – $152 // JCrew Striped Espadrille Sneaker – $98 // Parker Thatch Customized Tote Bag (I love this idea for one of my new-mom friends) – $98 (or more) // Hinge Lace Trim Scarf – $38 // Tory Burch Faux Pearl Multistrand Necklace – $395 // RabLabs Kivita Snow Coasters (NEED) – $72

Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers Under $30

23 Dec

By Whitney

Last chance for gifts you guys!!  I threw together some of my favorites that are under $30 that can be stocking stuffers or little gifts to get someone.   So many fun little sussies on here and  none of them break the bank.  Cheers to last minute shopping!
Holiday Gift Guide - Stocking Stuffers



Cockwise from top left:  Tartan Christmas Poppers – $30 // New York Jackie:  Pictures From Her Life in the City – $20 // American Flag Key Fob – $29 // BaubleBar Pastel Pebble Strand – $15 (was $44) //  C.O. Bigelow Hand Treatment – $16 // The Grid Mini Foam Roller (NEED) – $25 // Bar10Der Bar Tool – $30 // Lilly Pulitzer Acrylic Stemless Wine Glasses (perfect for a beach house!) – $20 //  Kate Spade Gem Eraser Set (these are just too cute) – $16 // Baggu Nylon Tote – $7 // Emi jay headbands – $6 each // Hanukkah Sunglasses – $13 // Nordstrom Plus Faux Fur Slippers  – $24 // Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark Hot Chocolate (mmmm) – $16 // “Cocktail Party” Conversation Starters – $25 //  Sugar Paper Notebook – $18 // Wax Seal Kit – $15 // Henri Bendel Bow Ornament  – $24  //  Bathtub Wine Glass Holder (this is for real) – $15 // BaubleBar Gemini Pearl Ring (I have this and love it) – $28 // Adrienne Landau Rabbit Fur Earmuffs – $25 // Ban.Do Backup Charger (I know, I posted this before, but my phone dies so much these days I think this is being purchases asap) –  $30 // Williams Sonoma Vintage Cheese Knife Set – $30 //  Swedish Sea Salt Soap – $7 //Henri Bendel Travel Candle (tons of scents) – $15

Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty Version

15 Dec

By Whitney

Every girl loves a beauty product.  I don’t care how low maintenance you claim to be, no one wants wrinkles and no one wants to look at raggedy nails.   There are so many great beauty sets out there this season (a lot have sold out online so check out your Nordstroms asap) and there are a lot of great one off products to get someone that will be appreciated.  No one says “I don’t like” to a Chanel face.

Holiday Gift Guide - Beauty


Clockwise from top left:  Creme de la Mer Cream (treat yo’self) – $160 // Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick Trio (these tiny lipsticks have bows on them) – $39 // Deborah Lippman Set (perfect stocking stuffer) – $30 // Chanel Quadra Eyshadow Set (we love these and they come in lots of colors) – $61 // MAC Keepsakes Brush Set (MAC travel brushes are the best) – $53 // Nars Roman Holiday Set (lipstick, nailpolish and cheek stain) – $49 // Alexis Bittar for Sephora Liquid Gold Beauty Brush (or try the set; these brushes are works of art) – $58 // Christian Louboutin Nudes Nail Color – $50 (each) // Molton Brown Pink Pepperpod Cracker (Lauren and my favorite MB scent) – $25 // Chanel Glossimer Trio – $90 // Laura Mercier Hand Cream Set (my fav hand cream) – $27 // Kiehl’s Bath and Shower Gel (it’s a great idea to get someone giant version of a product they love.  In my case, grapefruit Kiehl’s body wash) – $25 // Molton Brown Bath & Body Treasures  – $60 // Henri Bendel 4 Piece Cosmetics Case – $98 // Lauren Conrad Beauty Book – $10 // Aerin Beauty Rose Hand & Body Creme (such a pretty bottle!) – $36 /// Tata Harper Daily Essentials Set (great way to try this amaze brand) – $68 // Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Snowflake Bottle (my fav scent in a gorge bottle) – $120

Holiday Gift Guide: Under $50

10 Dec

By Whitney

Lots of different types of gifts on this one but all (except one that snuck in there) are under $50 and won’t break the bank.  These are perfect items that keep your budgets on track but will all be appreciated!!
holiday gift guide - under $50

Clockwise from top left:  Angora Fluff Mukluk Slippers  – $50 // Mark and Graham Monogrammed Melamine Tray (comes in a ton of different colors and options) – $44 // Jonathan Adler Glitter Canister (so many fun things could go in here!) – $88 (woops) // JCrew plaid flannel sleep shorts – $36 // Gorjana Alphabet Necklace – $50 // Chuck Taylor Shoreline Sneakers – $45 // Anthropologie Faux Fur Cuff Gloves (if you want something more cozy) – $48 // CWonder Buffalo Check Cheese Knife Set – $38 // JCrew Gold Elephant Tee (you guys know my love of elephants) – $42 //  Tom Ford Nailpolish – $32 // Rebecca Minkoff Sunglasses Case (this is perfect instead of one of those giant hard cases that take up half your purse) – $50 // JCrew Plaid Shearling Cuff Slippers – $45 // Deepa Gurnari Beaded Braid Headband – $38 // Happy Plugs Earbuds – $30 //Kate Spade “Fancy Another?” Tray – $50 // Topshop Polka Dot Gloves (so Princess Kate) – $48 //Ban.Do backup iphone charger (this isn’t exciting but it’s so useful it’s an awesome gift) – $30 // Kate Spade Sailor Knot Studs (Hi, I’m a classic earring that will be worn everyday in silver/gold/rose) – $36 // Deer Plush Blankets (in lots of colors) – $38 // Dreamer Henley Pajamas (in tons of colors) – $40.  Two Henri Bendel gifts that didn’t make the collage:   Henri Bendel Classic Medium Cosmetics Bag (it’s on here because I use mine everyday and it was one of the best gifts I’ve ever received) – $48 // Henri Bendel Louie Key Fob (my mom got me this and I love it. It’s substantial enough to find but not big enough for people to see it and be like, “woah what on earth do you keep your keys on?”) – $48

Holiday Gift Guide: For Him

9 Dec


By Whitney

The toughest people on my gift list are always the men in my life.  I know you can always go with the Bose headphones or some other electronic (the iPhone 6 is always tempting since it actually fits into a dude’s hands) but I tried to get a little bit creative and find some things that are practical.   My dad was really pumped with his drone (truth) for his bday this year so really, you know them best.  Inside scoop on PP for Wednesday – gifts under $50!Holiday Gift Guide - Men


Clockwise from top left:  3-in-1 game set (I’m cold, I’d be pumped to play backgammon tonight) – $100 // Johnnie Walker Blue Bottle (that you can ENGRAVE!) – $230 // Rancourt Horsebit Loafer – $340 // Lacoste Henley Set – $209 // Hey Handsome Shaving Kit -$68  // Ray Ban Classic Wayfarers – $130 //Golf Courses: Fairways of the World Book – $109 //  Cole Haan Howland Penny Loafers (I love these too) – $100 // American Flag Needlepoint Cufflinks (I usually am not a cuff link fan but I adore these) – $55 // Lands End Monogrammed Plaid Wool Scarf (I love all of the colors) – $30 // Barbour Liddesdale Jacket (men just look so handsome in this jacket) – $190 // Harry’s Truman Shave Set (I’ve heard only great things) – $25 // Breville Mini Toaster Oven (I realize this is a really random thing on this list but let me just say, my parents got me this and I am literally obsessed. IT IS AMAZING AND IT IS A TOASTER.) – $150 // Blue Claw Weekender Bag (in olive or navy) – $375 // Fish’s Eddy Mug – $17 // Philips Sonicaire DiamondClean Toothbrush (apparently this is the greatest toothbrush of all time so we all should get involved) – $190 // Vineyard Vines Jersey 1/4 Zip  (a repeat from last year but every guy loves this) – $98.50

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Hostess

4 Dec

By Whitney

All of us are headed to someone’s holiday cocktails this year so let’s bring a great gift.  I tried to get a little creative this year and cross lots of different price thresholds.  Every host/hostess is unique so try to find something that you think will fit into their home!  No need to break the bank on some of these either!!  More gift guides to come – for the gents, the munchkins, under $50, under $150 and for your moms.  Any other requests??  Let us know!!

Holiday Gift Guide - Hostess

Clockwise from top left:  Single Cleat Serving Boards (this is one of my fav gift shop in NYC. Obsessed) – $125 // Tory Burch Candle (I love the idea of melting this down and using it a a makeup brush holder!) – $60 // Kate Spade Vienna Lane Keepsake Box – $40 // The Andy Cohen Diaries ((I know I’ve posted this before but my bff Teri and I cannot stop laughing at this read) – $ 16 // JCrew Heart Bowls – $36 // C.Wonder Agate Coasters-  $98 // C.Wonder Jingle Bell Wine Stopper – $28 // Artist Palette Cheese Tray – $68 // Moscow Mule Mugs (one of those things you’d never buy for yourself) – $38 // Elephant Salt & Pepper Shakers – $12 // Rachel George Mug (I truly think this Beyonce song is ridiculous so I love this mug) – $23 // Oscar De La Renta (that’s the book title. Just ODL. Dream Coffee Table) – $125//  Williams Sonoma Assorted Winter Cookies – $25  // NewGate Covent Garden Alarm Clock – $30 // Antiquo Cheese Set – $27

Holiday Gift Guide – Under $100

2 Dec

By Whitney

My favorite time of year is officially here.  I have had my Christmas music on repeat, put lights up on my balcony and am about to decorate the tree this week!!  That also means it’s gift buying season and this is my fav part of writing a shopping blog.  Holiday gift guides are coming your way (stay tuned because there are lots of subjects from hostesses to gents to tots and lots of different price ranges) and today marks the first one.  Gifts under $100.


Holiday Gift Guide - Under $100

Clockwise from top left:  Marble Cheese Board – $98 // Cashmere Fingerless Gloves – $88 //Kate Spade Glitter Sneakers (in more fun colors here)- $80 // Mark and Graham Rocha Ring – $80 //  Pottery Barn Sherpa Robe (monogram this cozy number) – $75  // Kate Spade Camden Slippers – $85 // Sara Chloe Eva Engraved Pendant – $98 // Champagne Flutes – $80 // Cosabella 4 Piece Set – $80 // Pendleton Appetizer Plates – $62 // Henri Bendel Laundry Bags (one of my go-to gifts and now comes in a cute makeup bag)- $58 // JCrew Holiday Lights Pajamas (too too cute for xmas morning) – $87 // Iomoi Small Classic Monogrammed Tote (might be my fav thing on here) – $98 // Jonathan Adler Pig Ring Bowl – $88 // Warby Parkers (send a gift card, everyone loves these) – $95 // Hyannis Overnight Bag – $75 // Gerard Yosca Blue Drop Earrings – $100 // Pineapple Fruit Planter – $90 //  Monogrammed Stainless Steel Wine Cooler – $98 // Nixon Time Teller Watch (in all classic colors) – $95

Father’s Day Gift Guide

3 Jun

By Whitney

Father’s Day is always a tough one, isn’t it???  June 15th is coming up so let’s try to be on top of this one.  If your dad isn’t going to love this dinner jacket (what father doesn’t love baby cat print?) I’ve tried to come up with some other ideas for lots of different types of dads.  Don’t just get your dad a book.  Get him a fun one like the Mischief Maker’s Manual.  Finding a gift for a dad with young kids?  I love the idea of him napping with this t shirt on and having his children literally play on him.  When in doubt, go for a pair of classic Sperry’s.

Father's Day Gift Guide


Clockwise from top left:  Father’s Day Cookie Box (instead of giving him a tie is way, cookies in the shape of one is way better) -$30 // Three Player Circular Chess (I like this as a way to decorate an office too!) – $50 // The Mischief Maker’s Manual (a book for the funny dad) – $20 //  Harry’s Winston Shaving Set (people love this!) – $25 // Hey Handsome Shaving Kit – $68 // Toolset Pen Set – $20 // Father’s Day Cupcakes – $60  //  Desktop Cornhole Game – $20 //NYTimes 36 Hours – 150 Weekends in the US and Canada – $30 // Sperry for JCrew Boat Shoe – $115 // Daniel Wellington Watch – $175 // Sam’s Natural Father’s Day Gift Set (for the outdoorsy man who needs some grooming) – $40 // Railroad Playmat T Shirt (amazing) – $22 // Wood & Faulk 16″ Carpenter Bag (this is perfect for my dad who literally is the town handyman / IT guy / basically the man who can fix absolutely anything) – $139





Holiday Gifts Under $30

10 Dec


By Whitney

I always find the gifts that are the most challenging are the small ticket items and stocking stuffers that you want to get just right.  These are never easy to find but hopefully our lists thus far are helping you out.  Some options from previous posts include the adorable giraffe trinket dish and I’m loving the holiday version of Anthro’s classic monogram mug.

Holiday Gifts Under $30


Clockwise from top left:  Anthro Polka dot potholders – $14 // Mint Julep Vase (I have this and use it for my pretty colored pens in at my desk) – $25  // Baublebar Ice Potpourri Earrings – $30 // Ruffled Camp Socks (these are too cute with your winter boots and leggings) – $18 // Clingnancourt Pony Holders (so sweet!) – $24 for set // Snowflake Ornament – $12 // Kate Spade Bow Push Pins (I need these for my cube!) – $24 // Trinket Tray – $18 // Christmas Photo Props (these are so great for a holiday party) – $15 // Diptyque “Baies” Candle – $28 // Henri Bendel Matches – $6 // Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies (these are the besttttt) – $20 // CB2 Pig Bookends (a repeat from last year’s list but too cute to not list again) – $30 // Links Laundry Bag (when it’s cute, maybe you won’t dread doing laundry as much) – $25 // JCrew Screen Towelettes – $6 // Umbrella Ring Dish – $8 // Kate Spade “Stowaway” Box – $30 // Kai hand cream (Lauren’s fav beauty scent)  -$19 // JCrew Pearl Bobby Pins – $12.50