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Accessories, Beauty, Gift Guides, Jewelry, TechShower of Bestie Love!

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Valentine’s Day is just a couple weeks away…and while gifts for your significant other are always nice, say “you’re the best” by showering your bestie with some treats, too! (Hey, who else will watch The Bachelor with you or listen to your gripes anytime?) Here are some of our suggestions:  READ MORE

Books, Gift GuidesLast Minute Book Gifts for Your Francophile Friend

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There’s always seems to be at least one Francophile amongst a group of friends; if you haven’t found a gift for them (or their kiddos) yet, we’ve rounded up a great list of books you can pick up last-minute on Amazon (thanks Prime!) or at your local book store.

  • Parisian Chic – Written by style icon, Ines de la Fressange, this book is all about the how to dress like a Parisian women…all of the secrets of their effortless glamour, accompanied by chic illustrations!
  • Les Oeufs Verts au Jambon – A classic Dr. Suess Book in French! If she’s a chic maman, this book will spark her little bebe’s French skills! (Also, books are always a great gift since moms are reading all the time to their little ones!)
  • My Trip to Paris Doodle Postcards – Grown-up coloring books are all the rage right now, so this is perfect for anyone really! These postcards are made to be colored in with colored pencil or crayons; then you can mail out to friends and family. (Also a great gift for someone who has been or is planning to go!)
  • Parisienne French – If your Francophile friend is finally going to France this year (after years of dreaming and saving), then get her this book. It’s a go-to guide for local slang and phrases (including a quick how-to on pronunciations), which will come in handy – as she sips espresso at sidewalk cafes, wanders through amazing museums, shops her way through the city, and eats her weight in croissants.

Food, Gift Guides, ObsessionsObsession of the Moment: Sugarfina Vice Collection Bento Box

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Gift GuidesGifts for Your Girlies

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The holidays are the perfect time to show how much you love the amazing women in your life – from your besties to your mom. Here’s a roundup of ideas…  READ MORE

Beauty, Gift Guides, ObsessionsObsession of the Moment: Pureology Pure Volume Holiday Gift Set

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Gift Guides, Mom & Kids, ObsessionsObsession of the Moment: Little Passports Early Explorers Kit

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Gift Guides, Mom & KidsHoliday Gifts for Kiddos

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We’ve rounded up some fun gifts for the kiddos this holiday! Let’s start with…

1. Anything from June & January. Whether you’re welcoming a friend’s new baby with J&J’s perfect ‘basic’ blanket or want to spoil your niece with swing dress and tights, they have you covered. Made with love in Brooklyn from the softest, safest fabrics for stylish wee ones.

2. A festive sled! It makes for a big gift under the tree (read: buy lots of wrapping paper!), something fun to do outside in winter when you’re experiencing cabin fever and it’s got lots of bang for it’s buck. We went with an option on Amazon that ships free for Prime Members and you can throw in a pair of cute, yet functional, Crocs snowboots while you’re at it!

3. Melissa & Doug is carried in toy stores around the country plus they have a website that easily sorts by age, price, skill, theme and more so you can check all your littles off your list and easily buy in bulk. Water Wow! is a mess free activity to do all the way to Grandma’s House for the holidays and their pretend toys allows everyone to take part in festive prep!

4. LEGO A long-time favorite for all ages – there are endless possibilities when it comes to creating whatever pops in to their little minds and can be easily brought to a friend’s place or out for dinner to keep busy ones even busier. What’s even better? At long last someone has thought of an amazing invention to combat pain from stepping on LEGO in your very home – a stylish pair of slippers (designed by a French PR firm naturally!)

5. No matter what age you’re looking to buy for – these sweet, playful Jellycat animals are fan favorites in homes all around the globe. Catering to itty bitty babies from their first soft stroller toy, to loveys, squeaky and books with tails and simply everyone’s favorite bashful bunnies, nothing is more adorable than a Jellycat menagerie. Be sure to buy back ups for those particular favorites that your kids jut can’t live without.

6. JJ Rabbit dipPLATEs make mealtime more fun – so a win for parents and kids on this one! They come in cute animal shapes – like bunnies and piglets – and can keep condiments in a divided section. They’re dishwasher-friendly, biodegradable and free of BPA, PVC and Phthalate.

Fragrance, Gift Guides, ObsessionsObsession of the Moment: Candele da Viaggio Luxe

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Bags, Beauty, Gift GuidesObsession of the Moment: Vera Bradley Medium Zip Cosmetic Case

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Gift Guides, Mom & KidsBaby Fun with Applepark

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I’m not sure what’s in the water, but it feels like everyone I know is having a baby this year. That means, I’ve been on the hunt for lots and lots of baby shower gifts that will appeal to both the moms-to-be and the baby. Applepark is a lovely company that I’ve recently come across, offering eco-friendly and organic baby gifts that mamas will love since the products are safe for their babies, but aren’t “granola.”

Here are some of my top picks that would make for adorable gifts:  READ MORE

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