Monday, December 5, 2011

'Tis The Season...

I hate to brag, but I am this close to being done with my Christmas shopping.  So for all of you Last-Minute Lucy's here is my 10 fav gifts to give... under $50.

7" Silver Polka Dot Bowl- I love this super chic bowl for cut flowers or a fruit arrangement, plus its always a treat to give a gift worth way more than you spent! $39 One Kings Lane for 2 days only (while they last)

Archipelago Botanicals boxed candle in Pomegranate Citrus- delish brightly scented candle, and pomegranate is oh-so "in"  $24.50 at Amazon

Just Being Audrey A picture-book biography of actress Audrey Hepburn- because it's never to soon for a girl to obsess over the greatest fashion icon of all time.  $11.89 Anthropologie

Yuletide Traditions Plates- cheerful appetizer or dessert plates without the typical Christmas tree motif.  $24.99 Cost Plus

Vintage Style Aprons- make baking more fun, and be perfectly accessorized for your dinner parties.  29.95 Sur La Table

Wallet bottle opener- ever been stuck without one?  TRAGIC!  Made for a man, but great for a fun girl too- credit card sized bottle opener fits in a wallet (always handy) and can be personalized for $10 more.  19.95 Red Envelope

Christmas Stocking Chocolates- This San Franciscan purveyor of artisan chocolates is a staple for well over a decade.  I love LOVE their burnt caramel chocolates, and these festive designs make them perfect for gifting.  But be sure you check out all the flavors  They'll ship nationwide.  $20 Recchiuti Confections

Succulent Drop earrings- I've mentioned her before- but I love Kris Nations Jewelry, and these earrings make a great unique gift without breaking the bank.  Sale Price $45 Kris Nations Jewels

Flour Sack towels- this is COMPLETELY suburban, and against the whole philosophy of this blog, but the holidays bring out my domesticity, so here goes:  I love to wrap baked goods in dish towels and give them to my neighbors or co-workers.  I think baked goods are the ultimate gift for those people you want to acknowledge, but don't know well enough to shop for, and I love wrapping that serves an actual purpose.  (Plus that old-fashioned feeling of a flour sack towel tied with ribbon.)  This chirping rooster is just the vintage feel I am going for.  $4 at Amazon.  (ps- Trader Joe's sells great boxed bread mixes, I like to sugar the pan to give the breads a nice sugary crunch.)

Cashmere scarf- an absolute classic that never fails to please.  I love the hounds-tooth both because its trendy without being trendy, and because I love all things hounds-tooth.  $14.99 for two days only at, while supplies last

Happy giving!  And yes, I know, second holiday post in a row.  Full disclosure: there will be more.  I LOVE the holidays!

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