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Your Guide to Flawless Gifting for Him and Her

December is officially upon us! While many retailers now start their Christmas marketing in the middle of October (even before Halloween!), my cue to kick the holiday shopping into gear is seeing DEC on the calendar.

As a self-proclaimed Proud Gifter, I get a legitimate thrill out of finding just the right gifts for everyone on my list—the gifts that they really, truly LOVE getting. (Side note: I’m also a willing recipient of said gifts.)

Since scouring malls and websites in search of the perfect gifts can be quite time-consuming, I took it upon myself to do the work for you in this “7 Days of Gifts” series. You can thank me later.

Every day this week, I’ll feature smile-inducing, reasonably-priced gift ideas for the near and dear on your shopping list.


There for you through the good, the bad and everything between, your BFF offers love, laughs and a shoulder to cry on all throughout the year. Show your thanks with a special something she or he will love long after the decorations are packed away.

FOR HER, $50 and Under

Kenneth Jay Lane Set of 9 Crystal Bangles, $50

Chic, timeless and they go with everything.giftsbangleset327664_in_xl

Kate Spade iPad Sleeve, $50

The perfect choice from her partner in crime.


Garance Doré 11″x14″ Poster: Early Winter, $40

An undeniably cool symbol of you and your BFF from acclaimed photographer, illustrator and blogger, Garance Doré.


FOR HIM, Under $50

Whiskey Stones, $21.95

Keep night caps chilled without watering them down.


Zara Square Cufflinks, $35.90

Masculine, sleek and modern. James Bond would approve.


STUFF Every Man Should Know book, $9.95

As his best bud, you’re in charge of looking our for him. Save him from embarrassment and protect his manly man-ness when with this little lifesaver. It shows you handy things like how to change a tire and how to open a beer when no one has an opener handy. You know, stuff guys should know how to do.


Only one more day to go! Are you getting through your shopping list?