Showing posts with label holiday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label holiday. Show all posts



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Are you gift wrapping at the last minute? I always wrap my gifts the day before I plan to give the gifts to someone.



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Can you imagine it is almost 2014? Seriously, in about ten days all my files names, paper work, and phone will turn to another number.



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On my Pinsterest account, one of my favorite boards is called "Sweater Fan". Yes, I'm a big fan of sweaters, they are my favorite fall/winter pieces and I will never get tired of them.



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Are you struggling to find something to wear for your upcoming holiday parties? Me too! Instead of purchasing a new blinging outfit, I think a standout necklace will be the best statement for you, especially if you want to change your outfit styles quickly from day to night.



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As the continuation of the last post "Gifts for her under $15", here is the little something for guys. Guys are the group of people who are very hard to get gifts for, especially when he doesn't care about fashion. The keys to find the gifts for them is to focus on his interests, working fields and daily lifestyle. Do you have any other suggestions?

1. CB2 key bottle opener keychain, $9.95. A bottle opener which also looks like a normal key.

2. J.Crew Delfonics® Weekly Schedule Notebook, $9. Writing down the schedule is always working better than typing in the computer. Perfect for someone who like making schedules.

3. Kiehl's Facial Fuel No-Shine Moisturizing Lip Balm, $9. Everyone needs to keep lips without drying the winter.

4. World Market White Stacking Mugs or Espresso Cups, Set of 6, $12.99. A great deal on the Espresso cups, he will love it if he is addicted to coffee.

5. West Elm Copper Bar Tools, $7-$11 (On sale). Neat bal tools with nice copper handles.

6. illy Ground Espresso Coffee, 2 Can, $15. Again, perfect gift for the coffee fans.

7. Muji Aluminum Hexagonal Ballpoint Pen, $8.25. A simple ballpoint pen for signature or writing.

8. Muji Aluminum Card Case, $5.50. Instead of storing business cards in the wallet, use a nicely designed card case that is easy to carry and keep business cards without folding or damaging.


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Recently I've been getting a lot of gift questions about "What should I get for her?" from my friends. Because of the holiday's, I think a lot of people are wondering this. I know it's hard to find something nice without hurting your wallet. If you want to get a little something for your friends who are female, and you have many friends to get gifts for, this post is for you! Hope these suggestions will help you (I will have "Something for him under $15" posted soon):

1. J.Crew Glitter Cheveron-stripe Notebook, $12.50. A pretty and practical gift. I just get my eyes off of this since I saw it on J.Crew's Pinterest.

2. J.Crew Chevron Coasters, $12.50. Beautiful color and amazing pattern, a great decoration for home.

3. Essie All in One Color Adhesive + Primer, $10. If your friend is a big fan of nail polish, but you don't know what color she will like, the color primer is the one thing she will definitely need and like.

4. Anthropologie Limited Edition Golden Monogram Mug, $10. A personalized gift. If there is a party, you will never mess up which cup is who's.

5. Anthropologie Zodiac Notepad, $10. For the one who loves and believes in the zodiac sign, this is a perfect choice.

6. Topshop Ankle Socks, $6. I think socks are the best holiday gift ever, simple and warm. Topshop has so many choices for ankle socks, I love them.

7. Kiehl's (Scented) Lip Balm #1, $7-$9. This one is one of my favorite lip balms. I can't live without it during the winter.

8. L'OCCITANE Shea Butter Hand Cream 1 oz, $12. Everyone needs hand cream in the cold and dry weather. This one has such a good review and consider to be L'OCCITANE's best-selling hand creams.


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For this upcoming holiday season, I've spent a lot of time doing online research about homemade sweets. If you are still struggling to find gifts for the people you love, I think homemade sweets can make a great gift idea for your family and friends. Discover the flavors they like and make these delicious gifts by yourself. It is also a great way to show your love and concern for them. Here are 8 awesome recipes that I really want to try out. I know I can't make all of them, so I am still determining which ones should I make. Which ones do you think you'd want to try?

1. Peanut Butter Blossoms Recipe []

2. Cranberry-Pistachio Biscotti []

3. Fun Shape Sugar Cookies []

4. S’mores Mini Dippers []

5. Soft Batch Peanut Butter Double Fudge Brownie Cookies []

6. Grapefruit French Macarons []

7. Chocolate and salted butter caramel macarons []

8. Caramel Peanut Butter Fudge []

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For someone who is looking for a new set of dish towels for their kitchen this year, or just looking for a holiday gift for friends or family, here are my kitchen towel picks. I like my kitchen towels to look natural, cozy, and soft. So, linen and simple stripes or plaid decorations are my first choice when I am purchasing new towels. While researching online I was very surprised to see that Anthropology (one of my favorite brands) has many well-designed dish towels in their collection. This made it very hard to pick just one of them. Which one is your favorite?

1. Everyday Occasions Natural Linen Napkins - Set of 4, $32

2. IKEA Dish towel (2 pack), check pattern, $4.99

3. Anthropologie Wash & Dry Dishtowel Set, $24

4. Steven Alan Japanese Dish Towel, $36

5. West Elm Chunky Stripe Kitchen Towels, $14

6. P.O.S.H. French Dish Towels - Set of 3, $30

7. Williams-Sonoma Confiture Dish Towel, $24.95

8. Brook Farm General Store Linen Dish Towel - Brown Check, $15

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I can't wait to share today's topic with my readers, it's all about what I consider to be good product design. I've been studying Product Design for the past six years. The reason I love it is because it can change and improve people's live so much. Bringing convenience and joy to everyone's day. A small but interesting product is a really good gift for the people that you love. Here are some of my suggestions of designer home accsessories from my favorite design companies. Most of them are affordable, playful and very creative! Hope this post can help you find the best gift for the coming holiday's! Happy Friday!

1. Umbra Menagerie Cat Bottle Topper, $10. A playful bottle topper bring joy to the kichen.

2. Umbra Ring Holders, $8-$10. A functional ring holder designed as vivid animal shape, it also can be the decretive pieces for your home.

3. Joseph Joseph Pie™ Timer (60 minute kitchen timer), $15. I absolutely love everything from their kitchenware line. This Pie Timer is so easy to use (simply twist) and no batteries required!

4. Joseph Joseph Double Dish™ Large snack bowl, $25. The main serving dish with compartments provides several places for serving a variety of snacks and foods,  and a convenient area for collecting and hiding food waste.

5. Areaware Bottle Opener, $14. I am really surprised by the simplicity of this design. A perfect combination of rustic and exquisite.

6. Areaware Reality Bank in Form of Pig, $125-$240. This product is the most expensive one in my post, but I've loved it since I saw it sitting on their table at the Areaware party during ICFF. It's cast from a pig that died of natural causes. This story definitely increased the emotion of this design.

7. Alessi LUPITA Dog Bowl, $62. Alessi's design is really beautiful and sculpted. This dog bowl will be a beautiful piece at home. Great gift for someone who love their dogs as much as themselves!

8. Kikkerland Log Head Rest, $22. A pillow that looks like a log, sleep in comfort and bring a more natural look to your home.

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