I'm a sucker for "themed" gifts and I love the idea of pairing or grouping a few lovely things together.  It provides an extra element of thoughtfulness {which is all we really want, by the way}.  Here are a few pairings for the special ladies in your life.  Moms, grandmoms, daughters, sisters, friends . . . ahem, wives. 

1. Pink Veuve makes me smile and these gorgeous champagne coupes elevate the gift to one she'll remember long after the bubbly is gone.

2. Every gal needs a good jewelry roll for home or especially when she takes her baubles on the road.  Hide a pair of pretty earrings in it for an added surprise.  

3. Never enough cozy slippers around {especially if you have a George who takes revenge upon innocent slippers #sohandsomesonaughty} and I've been eyeing this Marigot robe for years.  So soft and the cutest prints.  And on sale, finally.

4. Love gifting beautiful candles and fun matches.  Candles are a wonderful gifts because they are consumables and something people aren't likely to splurge on for themselves.

5. Nothing quite beats curling up with a cozy blankie and a good book.  
These soft & beautiful herringbone throws come in pretty much every color.  Add book of your choice {my go-to gift book this year is Humans of new York Stories because it is freaking amazing}
{last day to order these in time for Christmas is today, 12/11!}

6. I am so smitten with these hand-made Jill Rosenwald vases.  They are little works of art.  
Add a subscription to the Bouqs so she has gorgeous blooms delivered every month to put her new fabulous vase to good use.  I'm kind of obsessed with what a good idea this is, if I do say so myself.  the Bouqs delivers gorgeous farm fresh blooms from eco-freindly farms.  
Fresh Flowers, starting at 40, The Bouqs

If none of these ideas strike your fancy . . .
other pairs I also wouldn't mind stumbling upon Christmas morning . . .
and/or . . .

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1. Is your dude obsessed with Sriracha?
Sriracha2go Key Chain, 6.99, Etsy
2. Dollar Shave Club delivers the best razors right to your mailbox, every month.  The gift that keeps on giving.
Starting at, you guessed it, 1 dollar, Dollar Shave Club
3. Mrs. T's Bloody Mary mix not cutting it during airplane travel?  This amazing Carry-On Cocktail Kit should do the trick {comes in 3 varieties}.  24, Nordstrom
CBC not a huge "monogram guy" but I did these a few years ago with a P on one and C on the other and that seemed to go over pretty well.
6. I'm going to be honest, I'm not entirely clear on what this does but it's the #1 selling item on Amazon and seems like something dudes would love.
Fire TV Stick, 39.99, Amazon 
7. I gifted this Patagonia Beanie to CBC a couple of years ago.  And I will be requesting that he wear it to bed from now on after seeing this insta last night of my berfriend.
if you want your dude to be hot and hilarious like the oliver hudson, you'll buy him one, too. #sorryhorseface #sorrynotsorry 
{this is pretty much the coolest toothpaste on the market}
13. Gifting candles is pretty self-serving but sometimes I don't mind if mantown smells like something other than beer and fishing gear . . .and beer.
Jonathan Adler Bourbon Candle, 42, Nordstrom
14. And because we can never find one when we are looking for it. 
 Wooden Tape Measure, Special 19 from 29, Mark and Graham
Nice little reminder this time of year . . . 

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It is very hard for me to restrain myself when it comes to buying girly giftys.  Santa only brings 3 things per kiddo to this house, so that helps keep us in check.  Of course, mom and dad can add a bit under the tree, but we attempt to not be excessive.
1. I've been swooning over the Penguins classic book collection for a few years, as I know they would look beautiful in c & p's room, but now that they can read, I truly think this is a gift we can all be excited about this year.  Haven't decided whether I'm going to swing for the motherload {170 for set of 10, domino} or this set of 6 for 105, Barney's New York
4. My girls are obsessed with Shopkins.  They both got the ice cream truck {18.99, Target} for their recent birthday and they love it! {thanks, Nancy-pants!}
13. Yep, my girls are still digging on Boo, and I must admit, I'm quite smitten with his dance moves, as well. Dancing Boo, 56, Nordstrom
14. Flower Basket Artfolio, 20, Barney's New York

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2. Personalized Ornament, 22, Moon & Lola {one of Oprah's Favorite things!}
6. Pardon My Frenchie Wall Canvas, 169-945, Oliver Gal {30% off CODE:CYBERWK}
10. Cookie Jar, 20, Target

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Hopefully, everyone has a party gal {or a few dozen} to celebrate {with} this holiday season. 
So many options for the fun & fabulous ladies in our lives!

2. Get the holiday party started with these Merry, Merrier, Merriest Shotglasses, 18, Waiting on Martha
8. Party gals can never find their keys and need big fabulous key chains,
like this one! 32, Design Darling
15. the Jonathan Adler Champagne Pop Candle is my go-to candle gift.  The scent is subtly amazing and the rose gold container is stunning. 42, Saks Fifth Avenue
Pair it with . . .
17. Color Me Girl Crush just makes me smile.  15, Shopbop
20.  Even party gals need to sleep sometimes.  IN LOVE with these 

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When it comes to kids clothes, few companies nail it like CREWCUTS.  And their 2015 outerwear might just be the best yet.  It feels like winter here today and we are stocking up!



Goal this year is to keep it simple - as difficult as that may be.  Gifting only high-quality, useful things that will stand the test of time {or consumables . . . i.e. booze}
If the dudes in your life don't have these Winter essentials - consider gifting them this year.
2. December 1st is the holiday cut-off to order from monogrammer extraordinaire, Cece Dupraz.  Quite a few on my list are getting this custom log carrier with a duck boot motif . . . 
3. Speaking of, does he have The Original Duck Boots ? - CODE: THANKS10
4. This cashmere hat comes in all the basic colors and is guaranteed to keep all those horse heads warm and cozy while they are out fetching our firewood. 40% off CODE:MONDAY
5.  Nothing keeps you warm like bourbon or scotch, buy him a bottle {curated list coming up soon} and pair with these Monogrammed Old-fashioned glasses  - Code : CYBER-15
6. This Pendleton Glacier Park Throw would look gooooood in Mantown. Even dudes need a blankie sometimes.  25 Percent Off No code Needed
7. Classic Stanley Thermos keeps drinks hot {or cold} for up to 18 hours. CODE:THANKS10
8.  This Sailwax Duffle Bag can hold everything he needs to pack for winter getaways - CODE: CYBER-15
9.  Real men wear Ugg Slippers. These are 20 percent off today only! 
10.  Dudes love Patagonia.  True story.  Patagonia Down Sweater Jacket - 30 percent off at Backcountry!