December 23, 2011

Holiday Stocking Stuffers Under $25

No matter the age, people love to open presents. There is something exhilarating about tearing open the perfectly folded Christmas paper – or for the Type-A personalities, doing their utmost to salvage a pristine sheet of holiday wrap. So what better way to prolong the Christmas fun than filling a whole stocking full of small presents.

Since my family abolished the somewhat mean-spirited tradition of wrapping up preexisting kitchen gadgets and utensils to fill up a stocking, I came up with some affordable stocking stuffers that will surely bring joy to the kid in all of us.
1. BAGGU Medium Zipper Set – Set of 3, Urban Outfitters, $12; 2. Vacu Vin® Wine Saver Pump, The Container Store, $9.99; 3. Darth Vader Key Chain, The Lego Store, $4.99; 4. iView Stand, The Container Store, $9.99; 5. Victorinox Tomo, Victorinox store, $24; 6. Philosphy’s The Gingerbread Man™ Bubble Bath, Sephora, $16; 7. Music Branches Headphone Splitter, Urban Outfitters, $10; 8. Tim Burton Play Cards, MoMA store, $5; 9. Brush Wand (Value $30), Sephora, $10; 10. Take Note Notebook, C. Wonder, $10; 11. Mini Flat Iron & Pouch, Sephora, $15

December 15, 2011

Gifts We Love from NYC

We’re fortunate to call NYC home and we’re so thankful for all the limitless options and inspirations that we stumble upon each day — but when it comes to picking out a handful of items that we love for Holiday gifting, a headache quickly presented itself.  That said, we discovered some amazing finds that we’re excited to share.

Remember, you can mix and match stores with our shopping cart, so everything will be delivered to you in one box and with one easy checkout.  So yes, if you haven’t started your shopping yet, we’d be happy to do it all for you!

Here are our favorite picks for all the special people in your life:

Credit info:1. Kid Robot, Mega Munny Merry Mix V2 Gift Pack, $200; 2. Crew Cuts, Boys’ winter fleece full-zip jacket, $54.00; 3. Toys R Us, Kodak EasyShare CD24 12MP Digital Camera, $49.99; 4. Target,  Bananagrams Game, $14.00; 5. Pylones, Jump Rope Rooster & Frog, $24 each; 6. FAO Schwartz, FAO Schwarz Big World Map, $79.99; 7. Old Navy, Girls Holiday Graphic Sleep Pants, On Sale For $11 for a Limited Time; 8. Brookstone, Melissa & Doug Toys – Monster Bowling,  $24.99.

Credit info:1. Uniqlo, Men’s Cashmere Crewneck Sweater, On Sale for $69.90; 2. Rag & Bone, Pin 12 Tin Candles, $60; 3. The Art of Shaving, Starter Kit, $25; 4. MoMa, Refresh Charging Station - Dominic Symons, 2009, $90; 5. J.Crew, Vintage Selvedge Chambray Utility Shirt; 6. Lululemon, Metal Vent Tech Short Sleeve, $64.00; 7. Brooks Brothers, Shearling Slippers, $98; 8. Jack Spade, Stag Shoe Horn, $48.

Credit info:1. J.Crew, Tippi Sweater, $72.00; 2. Jonathan Adler, Navy Hollywood Duchess, $178; 3. Orla Kiely, Quilted Multi Scribble Stem 13″ Macbook Sleeve, $110.00; 4. C.Wonder, Ikat Coffee Mug, $8.00; 5. Top Shop, Folded Snood for $40.00 & Hooded Button Glove, $15.00; 6. DKNY, Long Sleeve Cozy, $175.00; 7. MZ Wallace, Ink Multi Stud Angus, $95; 8.  Michael Kors, Globe Ring – Silver, $85.

Still looking for more ideas or some extra help? Email us at or call us at 877-604-5163 and we’d be more than happy to help! Our team is available Monday-Friday from 9-6pm ET via phone and 7 days a week via email.

Happy Holidays!


December 9, 2011

Hostess Gifts for $50 & Under

It’s a big Holiday party weekend and if you’re like us, you’ve plotted out every outfit and every minute of the next few nights.  The question is, do you have all your hostess/host gifts ready to go?  

We’ve pulled together five sure-to-be-loved gifts that are perfect for doorstep giving!
Credit info:1. Jo Malone, Pomegranate Noir Travel Candle, $35.00; 2. Fresh, Brown Sugar Affair Gift Set, $50.00; 3. C. Wonder, Initialed Wine Stopper, $29.00; 4. Vosges, Exotic Truffle Collection, $40.00; 5. Williams-Sonoma, MarieBelle Aztec Hot Chocolate, $25.00

If you live in the Northeast US, we’ve extended our next-day delivery order deadline to 4pm ET for any of these items so you can still have them in hand tomorrow.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

December 2, 2011

Holiday Party Dress Guide

Now that it is officially December, it is time to start getting into the holiday mindset – even Nordstrom finally broke down and decorated for Christmas. While adding seasonal touches to your home decor is now socially acceptable since Thanksgiving is over, a better use of your holiday acumen is planning out your holiday ensembles. Hurry up before all the good dresses are gone!

Whether you are looking for a glitzy sequin dress or classic black cocktail attire that can easily be dressed up to reflect the season, we’ve got you covered.


Shimmer in sequins
1. Zara, Sequinned Dress, $79.90; 2. DKNY, Sequin Party Dress with Removable Straps, $98; 3. Free People, Sequin Fever Bodycon Dress (navy), $168; 4. French Connection, Sam Sequins Cow Neck Dress (rust red), $298

Sophisticated in Christmas Red
1. Forever 21, Bead Strap Matelasse Dress (red), $34.80; 2. Urban Outfitters, Ecote Embellished Shift Dress, $99; 3. Bloomingdales, Max & Cleo One-Shoulder Ruffle Draped Dress, $148; 4. Nicole Miller, Jersey V-Neck Dress, $330

Accessorize a LBD
1. Macys, Hailey Logan Dress, Sleeveless Beaded Halter Fitted Ruched, $44.99; 2. Mango, Low-back dress, $59.90; 3. J.Crew, Tinsel Lace Dress, $188; 4. AllSaints, Serena Dress, $295


What do you plan on wearing to holiday parties this season?