Thursday, December 24, 2009

Gift Guide: Betty Homemaker

With so many parties and get-togethers during the holiday season, it can be hard to know what to bring to the hostess with the mostess. These women are champions of baking, and socializing alike. When I think of a Betty Homemaker, I think of lovely aprons that match each outfit. I love the Extra Ingredient apron from Anthropologie. Finished with a corsage and adorable pleats, your friend (or you) will look darling while preparing a delicious meal! Next up is a gift that is also from Anthro. The Dining Room Measuring Spoons are an elegant way to spruce up any one's cooking utensil drawer. With so many modern measuring tools, it's refreshing to see ornate details on a practical kitchen accessory. I don't know about you, but I am nothing but a sugar fanatic. If you have a friend that enjoys sweets and baking, they will love this giant cupcake mold. This big mama is the size of a cake, but has all the charm of it's miniature counterpart. Lastly is this monogrammed soap. For someone who has guests over frequently, it is a nice touch to have personalized soaps in the bathrooms. Just remember: for Betty Homemaker...make it peachy keen!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Gift Guide: for Mom

There is nothing better than giving throughout the holiday season, so leading up to the holidays I will be featuring some gift guides. The first on the list? Mom! So what to give to the woman that gave you the gift of life? Indulge your mom with a cashmere wrap from nordstrom. This cozy and luxurious gift will be perfect for lounging near the fireplace, holiday travel, or a family dinner. Next up is a gorgeous pearl necklace from Dogeared. With a simple elegance that is truly a classic, this necklace will show your mom how much she means to you. And for under 50 dollars, you can give mommy dearest a gift that she will treasure for a lifetime. I don't know about your moms, but mine loves to pamper herself with beauty products. A brand that is always a pleaser, is Philosophy. Their lush products are multi purpose, serving as a bubble bath, shower gel, and shampoo! I just love this set, with all the comforting scents of the winter season. This way, Mom can indulge in hot cocoa and marshmallows without the guilt! Last on the list may not be fashionable, but I am certain that your mom will enjoy the gift of comfort. The Coquette Slippers from UGG Australia are a great present for all the moms that have slaved over holiday dinners and family get-togethers. No matter what you choose to give your loved ones, remember that the best gifts are the ones filled with love.

More gift guides to come soon!