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Brother Gift Ideas

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Since I don’t have a boyfriend, I decided to make this list a brother gift idea since I’ve got one of those!  Obviously these apply to any man in your life, but I kept Sean in mind.  For reference, he is 28, smart, likes quirky things, I describe his fashion sense as something you could find at a used clothing store (think plaid), and particular about his clothes (no brand logos or animals).  Here we go!

P.S. I wanted to make this on Polyvore because it is fun, but they have very limited guys clothes!

1. A shirt.  Always a classic.  I have to be careful about what I pick because, like I said above, he has requirements.  But I also like to think of gift giving as a chance to buy someone something they might not necessarily pick themselves.  And every man likes the wrinkle free option!

Calvin Klein Dress Shirt in purple

American Eagle Plaid Shirt

2. A map.  This was an actual request.  He wants a map of the world.


3. Skin care.  Come on, you know he won’t buy it himself!


4. An eReader.  The new Nook looks pretty cool!


5. We love poker in our house.  Who wouldn’t love a fancy poker set for Christmas?


What is on your Christmas list for a guy in your life?  What would you add to my list above?  Don’t forget to enter the Secret Santa giveaway!



Girlfriend Gift Ideas

I thought it would be fun to jump on the bandwagon of gift suggestions.  At the top of some of my girlfriends’ lists?  Jewelry.  And what better place to buy jewelry than at Stella & Dot.  And what better time than now during my Secret Santa giveaway?!

Here are some ideas for the girlfriend (friend or significant other) in your life!

Girlfriend Gift Ideas

To Nook or not to Nook

I don’t have an ereader and up until recently I never wanted an ereader.  I’m a books girl.  I like to hold the book.  Feel the book.  Smell the book.  I want to dog ear the pages and use a book mark.  I want to carry my book, flip through the pages, and begin where I left off.  I don’t want to stare at another electronic device while I’m trying to relax.  I sit at a computer all day long for work, I use my iPhone when I’m bored, and I watch TV at home… I do not need another screen in my life.  Or do I?

A few of my family members have Nooks and I always looked at them (the Nooks, not the family) with scorn.  Stupid device with a fancy name.  But my bestest cousin and friend, Emily, has a nook and loves it.  She showed me all the fancy features that the commercials don’t tell you (I don’t understand why since they seem like the number 1 selling points to me!)

–          You can borrow books from other Nook users.  That’s right.  If one of your Nook “friends” sets one of the books as borrowable then you can borrow that book for a limited time.  The book disappears on the owner’s bookshelf for the time being.

–          You can get free books when you’re at Barnes and Noble.  I don’t know how it works but I’m guessing it’s something like the free songs on iTunes—when they are available as free, you download them.  The only kicker is you can only do it when you’re at B&N.

–          You can borrow books from the library (I discovered this one on my own).  I’m a huge library girl so this one really appeals to me.  Emily discovered that as soon as the book is due, it just disappears.  No more late fees!  I have been a serious supporter of the free libraries over the years with all my late fees.

–          There are fun covers!  Oh the joy of buying yet another useless accessory.  This is my favorite one

I don’t know how I feel about these new-fangled color ones.  Emily tells me that the original Nook screens are made to be like a page in a book in that they don’t hurt your eyes.  This appeals to me more because it solves my yet-another-screen problem and they are cheaper than the new colored ones.

I’m thinking a Nook might have to be on my Christmas list this year…