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Mon 12.17

Boys Gift Guide for Every Age: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Age 1: Train Even the tiniest of tots love trains – anything on wheels, really (simply put, girls like things with faces and boys like things that roll). This Melissa & Doug animal train set keeps everything nice and tidy on one looped track, but I’m sure your little one will take on the color-outside-of-the-lines […]

Thu 12.13

DKNY City Survival Tote: Survival of the FEEDist

DKNY has collaborated with FEED to create the ultimate socially conscious bag (Donna is an extremely generous philanthropist). Made from sustainable canvas and shell fabrics, the sleek black city-style tote has everything you’ve come to expect from the thoughtful designer. Profits will go towards providing hunger and nutritional services to the needy all around the […]

Wed 12.12

Girls Gift Guide for Every Age: From Babe to Big Kid

Age 1: Blocks My pediatrician specifically instructed me to buy blocks for my girls to help develop their motor skills and minds. Real wood blocks are the best, but these are lighter – easier for tiny little hands to handle (plus, if you have a thrower, these will do less damage). I’ve had this Edushape […]

Tue 12.11

Hello Kitty Wild Thing Brush Set: Love it or Hate it?

What is it about Hello Kitty that women of all ages seem to love? I actually like a number of Sanrio characters, just not Hello Kitty all that much. The kitty doesn’t look happy and she doesn’t have a mouth! I’m all about the much under-appreciated Little Twin Stars. That said I would take a […]

Mon 12.10

Philosophy Home For The Holidays Set: One of Many

Whether you’re looking for something for $10 or $100, Philosophy has you covered with some of the best packaged, ready-to-gift bath, body, and beauty products. I love the sets because they’re no muss, no fuss and super easy to gift to just about anyone. Seriously…a few weeks ago I was invited to brunch by my […]

Tue 12.04

Teen Gift Guide: Teenage Dreams

I love holiday shopping for the teens in my family! When you’re young and beginning to experiment with beauty, it’s the most fun. Bright colors and high shine glosses are king. Teens aren’t as concerned yet with preventative beauty like moisturizers or eye creams, and although it’s great to encourage that foresight, what they’ll thank […]

Fri 11.30

Pajama and Book Set: Bedtime Without Bedlam

The Books to Bed pajama and book sets are some of the best gifts for tots. Why? Because when a gift can be given to a child that also helps a parent, it’s a win for everyone. These get tots excited for their bedtimes (when does that ever happen?) and engage them in reading. I […]

Thu 11.22

Braun Shavers for Holiday 2012: He’ll Thank You for 7 Years

For the holidays, guys just want sensible gifts that’ll make their lives easier. A smooth shave is high on his list, so I asked my hubby to test this shaver out. Being a Man Snob, he refused at first, until he saw it was a Braun Series 7. This is the company’s best and most […]

Fri 08.24

Baby CZ Polka-Dot Boxed Set: From Lunchbox to Gift Box

How adorable is this gift idea? Baby CZ has deftly converted an old-fashioned lunchbox into a little treasure trove of tot wear! Showing up at a baby shower or a new-mommy friend’s house with this in hand ensures you’ll have one of the most unique presents she’ll receive. The only downside: this boxed set is […]