Thursday, September 12, 2013

Gift Ideas

With the season of all things pumpkin favored arriving, it puts me in the mood to start holiday shopping. I love to shop online for gifts, I am generally a planner and like to get things done ahead of time (generally, not always).  With the holiday season fast approaching I thought I'd list a few of this years go to gifts (for me anyway).

I'm not sure about the rest of you, but geeeeeeee the men in my family (and friends) are HARD to buy for. So when I came across a men's toiletry bag from Marley Lilly that was fun, masculine, monogrammed and under $35 dollars I knew that was a keeper! Plus who doesn't LOVE to do a little online shopping at Marley Lilly!!!!!! They have some great gift ideas for men.  This bag comes in the shotgun shells, fly fishing, marlin and a golf theme.

Also from Marley Lilly and totally great for anyone (men or women) is this great duffel. It come in three different sizes and someone I know will definitely be getting this duffel. It's around $100, the other sizes are less.

Don't flip out, not everything on my list is this pricey but I had to share this tote. It's from and starts at $195. You do get to pick out every detail, the tote color, the trim color, etc... Mine is exactly like the photo ( I love too). It's white seersucker with green pique trim and monogram, and covered with a clear plastic material on the outside and inside, which keeps it spotless. Turn around time is about 4 weeks. Order early for Christmas.

Another adorable gift from LaPlate are their monogrammed (or personalized) plates. I know monogrammed plates are not new, but lets me honest who wouldn't like one or four? 
I fell in love with these personalized gold bar necklaces. I love how simple they are, they would make a great gift for any woman! Even if your not entirely sure of her jewelry style, I think this necklace would work. If she's more simple, done! If she likes statement pieces, it's simple enough to be layered. You can find this gem on Etsy, the shop name is: MomentusNY and for a deal at $45. I'd love two, one with Pookie and the other with Little Einstein. I'm thinking about ordering my daughter one with her new horse's name. So many possibilities!!!!!

For the tech lover on your list, a great looking ipad case. Super fashionable and fabulous, all for $59 and what girl wouldn't love it! Found on Etsy (shop:annechoive).

I usually do not buy friends or family clothes  for a gift but I will buy a cute pair of pj's or a robe. When I came across this pretty turquoise floral robe for $35 on Etsy (shop:silkandmore) I immediately saved it as a favorite. Add a monogram and it's a perfect gift. They are opening a new direct online site find all their goodies here 

Who doesn't love a cute pair of house slippers, right???? I have given these slippers several, several, several  times. I already have a list of ladies I want to order them for. HOW stinkin cute are they????? I promise that they are not only cute but comfy. You can pick out your bow color, monogram colors, etc...and all for $26!  I totally see all the women in my family wearing these Christmas morning (remember it's always hot here). You can find these totally precious slippers on Etsy (shop:GoodSportDesigns), and they ship quick too!

For the chef on your list, you can order up a salt and pepper mill in any color. I found these again on Etsy (shop:Inspiredtradingco) for under $40. 

This the season for parties, and it never hurts to be prepared with a hostess gift. I already have these in mind for several holiday hostesses. These cute little cocktail napkins come in several colors and the monogramming choices are unlimited.Eight napkins with monograming for $45! Once again found on Etsy (shop:MonogramWorks). 

I am completely in the gift giving mood, now I need to get in the fall decorating mood and get this house ready for pumpkins.


  1. Men are so hard to shop for, that's a great gift idea and I love the green and white tote for myself! Great list, I'll be checking all of them out.

    *I follow you on instagram

    1. Jennifer,
      I agree men are soooooooooooooooooooooo hard to buy for. That LaPlate tote is wonderful, I love it.
      Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Please more gift ideas! Esp. For men! This year is hard bc we are on a tight budget but love nice gifts!

  3. I'll get my list of gift ideas going. I understand the budget, I'm eyebrows deep in horses so I can understand.
    Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.

  4. Love all the ideas. Will definitely be ordering several. Hope you will be posting more often now that the holidays are in sight!