One of the best parts of the holidays is gift-giving. It’s a welcomed challenge to search out the perfect gift for someone, and then see her perfect expression when she opens your perfectly wrapped present.
I pondered my shopping list this year. Mom and my sister are always easy; it’s those “other people” that make shopping no piece of cake. As a rule, I start with things I can find at Company C. I’ve learned from experience that no matter what, the colors make people smile. So, here’s a short list of my best suggestions for those tough gift buys:
Girlfriend: Someone who thrives in a drama-filled world and whose every phone call revolves around some sort of crisis.
Perfect Gift: Cocktail Therapy, a handy-sized hardback that outlines every possible life crisis and the corresponding cocktail remedy, complete with a list of ingredients and how-tos. For the full effect, include the fixings for her favorite cocktail.
Cocktail Therapy by L. Shear & T. Toomey (in stores, $14.95)
A friend of a friend: Every year she hosts a holiday party. She’s super stylish, and her trademark is classic chic with a just a punch of flare. You must make a good impression with your hostess gift.
Perfect Gift: Lotus candle holder. Choose from a variety of colors. Add votive candles and a box of designer matches for a well-rounded gift.
Lotus Flower Candle Holders (in stores, $9 each)
Mother-in-law or Mother-in-law-to-be: She always mentions how much she likes “nice things.” She’s proud of her home and every time you visit, at least one room of the house is redecorated.
Perfect Gift: Ultra-soft Shanghai throw. She’ll know it’s amazing quality, and with six color ways to choose from, you’ll be sure find one that matches her ever-changing décor. Don’t forget to tie with a beautiful bow!
Shanghai throw (online and in stores, $78)