Showing posts with label gift guide. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gift guide. Show all posts


I don't know about you but I find the toughest part of holiday shopping is knowing what to buy for the boys in my life. Between Dad, brothers, uncles, cousins, coworkers, guy friends, and special someones... Well, it's totally overwhelming. This year I've decided to jumpstart my Design Darling gift guides with 20 great gifts that I can't wait to give my favorite boys — and hopefully a couple of them will work for the guys in your life as well. Enjoy! 

P.S. Let's go crazy... 30 more ideas just because:

P.P.S. Even more great guy gifts in the boutique

Be My Guest

I was delighted to fill in for these lovely ladies with a few more gift guides this holiday season! Here's what I've been up to...

Definitely stop in to say hi...or finish up your holiday shopping ;)


Thanks for tuning in to my fourth and final gift guide this season! Following gifts under $25, under $50, and under $100, today I'm saying, "Let's hear it for the boys!"

{3} Sporting tickets (can't go wrong!) {4} J.Crew skinny knit tie, $49

It will come as no surprise to my boyfriend that this list is comprised primarily of items from J.Crew. I just don't think anyone does menswear better! I have one more idea that didn't work itself into this layout and that's gifting an experience. How, you might ask? Lately I've been obsessed with checking LivingSocial for local deals at restaurants and weekend getaways in the area. I won't give too much away but let's just say I've made a few purchases there this season! What are your favorite gifts for the boys?


We've done gifts under $25 and gifts under $50 so now it's time for gifts under $100! These are lovely little luxuries for the most wonderful women in your life. I'd try to pick a favorite but I'm afraid it's no use...

Whether you fancy a classic monogram, a cozy pajama set, or a life-of-the-party clutch, I hope you've found something you love! I'll be back tomorrow with a gift guide for the boys. What are your favorite gifts under $100?


I'm so happy you all enjoyed the under $25 gift guide last week! Today's features gifts within the $25-$50 range and I hope you'll like it just as well! 

Monograms, sparkle, and stripes, oh my! Which is your favorite?

P.S. I'm sharing my wishlist on Fallon's darling blog A Lovely Being today! Please stop by and say hi :)


I'm excited to share the first of several gift guides to help with your holiday shopping. Each gift guide will be labeled by price point (plus a separate one for the boys!). All of these under $25 items would be darling gifts for your girlfriends or even stocking stuffers for yourself!

Aren't those matchbooks the cutest things you ever did see? I'm also smitten with the striped planner and the totally affordable lacquer boxes! How chic would they be stacked in bookshelves or on your desk? What are your favorite under $25 gifts?

The Darling Dani Notes

I'm beyond excited to introduce you to one of my new sponsors for March, the positively darling Dani Notes! If you like affordable, colorful, and custom, you'll love Dani Notes. This Etsy gem is your new go-to for dinner plates, hostess gifts, serving platters, and even monogrammed iPhone cases!
Can you believe these patterned platters are just $34? They're perfect for serving drinks at parties or corralling baubles on your vanity.
I'm imagining family dinners with your last initial monogrammed on every plate or — better yet — a personal monogram for each member of the family! At just $22, these pretty plates could have quite the impact.
Last but not least are Dani's adorable custom cases for iPhone 3G and 4. I can't wait for my turquoise chevron case with its pretty lime green monogram to come in the mail! It's sure to make life as an iPhone user even better.
In addition to offering different patterns and monograms, Dani allows customers to completely customize each design with colors of their choice. Custom colors, preppy products, and reasonable prices — does it get any better? Do stop in at Dani Notes and see for yourself!

I've Been A Busy Bee...

...because I also dreamt up a little gift guide for A Lovely Escape! Audrey explained to me that she and her boyfriend exchange gifts by category:
* Something you want
* Something you need
* Something you wear
* Something you read
...which I thought is just brilliant! So brilliant, in fact, that it's how my boyfriend and I will be doing our holiday shopping this year. Thank you, Audrey, for having me and for the inspiration you've imparted! Please go check out my sparkly picks for each category. 

Design Darling & The Feast!

I am so honored to be appearing over at The Feast with a handful of holiday gift picks today! The Feast is a website run by NBC that directs readers to the hottest spots to eat, shop, and play in their cities and it has been so much fun to collaborate with them on this little project! Please go check it out and do stay tuned to see what else we've got up our sleeves ;)

Gift Guide {The Sky's The Limit}

Gift Guide {All The Trimmings}

Design is in the details! 
Here are a few icing-on-the-cake additions to your seasonal celebration:

{Ma Joie Press Letterpress Christmas Card, $3}

P.S. Blogging twice a day has been great so let's up the ante! I'm going to start blogging {at least} three times a day — sometimes just a picture or two to say hello and keep you coming back for more! Follow me on Twitter to keep up with new posts!

Gift Guide {Stocking Stuffers}

A carefully curated collection to remind you that good things come in small packages.
Clockwise from top left: