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Pretty Cool Gifts: Gifts for the home (host/hostess gifts)

I know I always have trouble thinking about what I should take to someone’s house that I am A) visiting for the first time or B) visiting for the holidays.  Hopefully my selections will help you a bit and even better than yesterday, they are all under $20!!

Pretty Cool Gifts: Gifts for the Home

1. Wine Stoppers ($19.50). Pottery Barn has these cute wine stoppers that I am certain your host will love.

2. Lavender Mint Fine Home Keeping ($9.50-12.95) Just yesterday, I went to the Stonewall Kitchen store for the first time yesterday. It was delightful! There were a bunch of things I liked (they had great samples of jams and dips throughout the store) but I picked the soap/candles for this list.

3. Linen Guest Towels ($19) These light towels are super cute and for just $7 more, you can monogram them.

4. Mugs ($10) These one-of-a-kind gift mugs feature a different letter design, handle style, and cup shape.

5.Butterfly Picture Frame. ($19.95) I love taking pictures, but I sometimes get really cheap on buying picture frames, but this aged blue frame metal butterfly might just change the way you look at someone.

6. Fleur de Sel Candle. ($19.95)  I just love this candle– its light floral fragrance captures the invigorating freshness of a seaside meadow. Especially in the cold dark winter, smelling the sea is so refreshing.

stay inspired and enjoy the journey,

A. Genise


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Gifts for Her

In honor of Black Friday–the official start of the holiday shopping season,  I’ve decided to spend this week (now that I’m back!) helping you find gifts for those you love (or like)…

Day 1: gifts for her.  This could be mom, sister, wife, grandmother, teacher, or co-worker.

Gifts for Her (2012)

1.   Crystal Vivian Necklace ($42)

Faceted Cut Black Diamond Crystal set in a Victorian Crystal encrusted Pendant, suspended from layered Leather.

2. Chevron Note Cards ($48)

These boldly colored notecards are sure to get the attention – and win the admiration – of their recipients. Each boxed set includes 50 notecards with colored trim and chevron printed backs along with envelopes boasting chevron printed interiors.

3. Wallets ($26,$49)

These super cute wallets will make anyone feel better during the dreary winter.

4. Philosophy’s  Home for the Holiday Set ($38).

The eight-piece collection of festively scented formulas is great for hair, skin, and lips.  It may be hard to part with this, so perhaps you should get two so you can keep one.

5.Graphics Metallic Votives ($8).

These delightful glass votives add lustrous shimmer to any household surface — whether they’re illuminated or not. Mix and match them on an empty mantle, on a table for a dinner party or place them near the tub before you hop in for a long, luxurious soak.

6. Pave Initial Letter Cuff ($48)

This dazzling bracelet is a cute personalized pieces with a glittering pave-encrusted initial. Just right for layering with chunky cuffs and delicate bangles alike, you’ll love the way this letter-perfect piece catches the light.

7.Pave and Pearl Drop Earrings ($38)

The updated pearl earring exudes sophisticated style. It was smart to add a touch of glittering pave stones for a dose of modern glamour. I love love these!

Pajamas for the holidays. ($25 and $30)

At home, it’s ok to have ratty tatty pjs. But when you go home for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other holiday’s it’s good to have “presentable” pjs when you are around family. Here’s a few nice ones for  you to choose from, I’m sure the women in your life will be appreciative.

Gifts for Her (2012)
For tomorrow, host/hostess gifts for the home (all under $20!!!)
Stay inspired, enjoy the journey!
Best,
A. Genise XO