Lily & Alice Give: Holiday Gift Ideas

#1: Giles & Brother Archer Cuff - $175, in yellow gold. love the knotted metal.
#2: West Elm Jewelry Tree - $29, the perfectly modern take on a jewelry box
#3: Gorjana Super Star Necklace - $80, this will look adorable layered
#4: DIY Charms from Anthropologie - design a necklace that represents the jewelry lover you 
      know! each charm is $15 and the chain is around $18
#5: Giles & Brother Archer Bangle - $125, Giles does it again with this knotted bangle! So

 #1: PaperSource - personalized notecards are always a beautiful gesture for that special party 
       hostess - I am in love with these simple designs! around $15 for a set
#2: Bottle of Wine -easy, but always perfect! Raymond Cab Sav made Epicurious's list of great
      wines by state. check it out here!
#3: Slatkin and Co. candles - I am a huge fan of these fabulous smelling candles! I don't
      typically shop at Bath and Body Works unless it's for candles....fresh balsam is one of my
      faves, but there are so many scents that make a delicious gift. $19.99 for one
#4: Mrs. Meyers Gift Set - unexpected right? I know what you are thinking - what? I am telling
      you this will go over well because it smells like heaven (or in this case Basil). promise this
      will be a gift not soon forgotten. $25 for above set
#1: Cloche Hat by Jessica Simpson - no accessory is better than a hat for the winter -
      everything about this one is yummy - the brass button, the feather, the color, and the price -
      Zappos for $54
#2: Stylemint Shirts - you have heard me talk about JewelMint, well this is of the same ilk,
      $29.99 for a tee per month and they seriously have the softest shirts with the best cuts -
      bought my first last month and can't  wait for December selections to become available this
#3: Anthro Scarf - Anthropologie does it again! this scarf is so special. bohemian chic with soft
      colors and texture the fashionista in your life will not be disappointed, $68

#1: DIY Furniture -  this book is truly cool! what guy doesn't want to dabble in home furniture
      building? creative and interesting ideas for men that want things to look cool without
      spending a lot of dough. Amazon for $16
#2: Whiskey Shot Glasses - made of soap stone, these will keep his drink cold without watering
      them down, $38
#3: Vintage Poker and Domino Set - Restoration Hardware makes gift giving easy this year
       with kitchy vintage games perfect for guy's night! $35 for Dominos and $89 for Poker
#4: Hungoevr Coobkook - hilarious book for a whopping $8 - it has tests to prove how much
      whiskey he actually did drink last night and what recipes will cure it!
#5: Tom's Wayfarer Sunglasses - famous for shoes, Tom has now launched a sunglass portion
      of his business. it's a one for one - buy these for the man in your life and Tom's will give
      better sight to one person in need.
     you can get them in aviator style or the wayfarer for $135
#6: Lululemon Sweatshirt - what man wouldn't want to put this on after a rough workout
      Lululemon has a knack for hitting the mark on fit and lifestyle, $108
#7: Beer Bottle Hooks - decorating in a "guy kinda way" - made by an artist who melts beer
      bottles - available in green, clear, or brown for $27
#8: Panoramic Video Attachment for iPhone - for the techy in your life, an attachment for the
      iPhone that allows for panoramic video and instant sharing via Facebook - $79

#1: West Elm Slate Cheese Boards - amazing for serving all the stinky (or not) cheeses and
      accoutrement that you want - flip it over and use it as a cutting board, $24-$49
#2: Wood Salt Dishes - also from West Elm, these are definitely on my wish list! I use sea salt
      and pepper everyday when I cook, so it's helpful to have them right at the finger tips for a
      dash here and there - $9 each

stockings might be the best part about Christmas morning - all the little stuff is just so much fun! here are some of the girly things I hope Santa leaves for me this year....
#1: Wet N' Wild eyeliners - these smudge amazingly well and are offered in every color under
      the sun. for the bargain price of 99 cents I am pretty sure that Santa can afford to leave
      couple of these!
#2: Essie Nail Colors - the Essie "winter" gift pack comes with 6 of the newest colors for the
      season! this nail polish goes on creamy and smooth - simply the best! $48 for the set,
#3: Charlotte Ronson - lipgloss is fabulous especially in "sophia" and "samantha" at Sephora
#4: Monogrammed Zipper Pouches - West Elm is scoring big w/ lily and alice this holiday
      season. these bags can be used for everything - from travel to makeup to a sweet clutch.
      $7-12, plus a tad more for monogram
#5: Goody Doublewear PonyTail Holders - these double as a bracelet when on your wrist!

gift giving is such a small part of the holiday spirit - I know my most cherished gift is getting to spend a whole weekend with my mom, dad, aunt, uncle, and husband baking Christmas cookies, listening to Christmas music, and drinking wine! hopefully you have your "holiday moment" too and perhaps all I have done with this post is to spark some ideas and got your creative juices flowing for that perfect gift to give. I truly do believe it's better to give than to receive. it! 
happy start to the season...