I can admit, I love gifting. But a little too often, each holiday season I am torn between conjuring up the perfect, personalized gift for my friends and family (in hopes that they will appoint me the coveted position as the ‘one with the best gifts’) and wanting to settle for something mundane, safe and ‘people-pleasing’. Most of the time I find myself in panic-mode, cursing my way through the mall as I continuously fail to find something that falls between the two.
Here’s to moving up the ranks. This isn’t one of those I-can’t-afford-a-single-damn-thing on this gift guide, nor will it be filled with useless kitchen knick-knacks that take up that entire drawer (guilty: we all have one).
Lame gifts are unladylike. But then again, so is the cursing. Dammit.
1. For your salty sister – Yes I do mean sassy as well as the opposite of a sweet tooth.
Fills the space with a salty ocean scent reminiscent of the coast; spare your sis’ of those overly sweet candles that offer her (and you) a terrible, terrible headache.
No girl can live on salads alone. These recipes are salty, spicy, saucy, and fun (that’s the food, but that’s Chrissy, too).
Red Eye’s suck. Feel goooood at 30,000 ft.
B*tches love charcuterie boards. Cheese + olives + wine = the perfect combo- Crate&Barrel $29.95-$39.95
2. For the Friend who desperately needs a Caffeine Drip IV – Put down the Starbucks gift cards, now.
1000mL for when you need. another. cup.
This collection includes: A French Press, Coffee Mugs and a Sugar + Creamer Set, but let’s not forget: Instagram worthy potential.
Nespresso Vertuoline Sleeves from Nespresso, $25
If your friend is lucky enough to own one of these machines descended from the heavens, treat them to a sleeve or two of Nespresso’s limited edition coffee flavors: Gingerbread or Banana Bread.
Oh how posh. If this design isn’t quite their cup of tea, don’t fret. There are over ten designs to choose from.
3. For the Grazer
Step their snacking game up, you set the snack preferences, delivery frequency and you can even pause or stop your subscription at any time. Enjoy free shipping and cool snacks with every graze box.
Vegan/Vegetarian or none of the above? These recipes are delicious regardless.
For those perfectly curated Buddha bowls. Or for the average soup lover.
12 Teas of Christmas from DavidsTea, $35
Twelve tea canisters to nestle down with.
4. For The Hostess with the Mostest
Pair this with her favorite bottle. A Pinot or Sparkling Rosé is always a safe bet.
Turn over to the dark side; we have 6 different bars they can take on the go (or eat in one sitting).
If you like piña coladas..these quirky shakers come in either silver or copper.