If you're like me, you tend to panic when the holidays roll around.
What on earth will you get for your mother/father/stepmother/stepfather/best friend/favorite teacher/Secret Santa/brother/sister/in-law? And how will you afford it?
Fear not, friends! I have some fantastic ideas ... like this Connoisseur's Wine Opener (Brookstone, $39.95), which my parents gave me last year. Seriously, people, it is the best wine opener EVER. My 6-year-old daughter could open a bottle of wine with this thing. Not that I'd let her. But anyway ...
Keep reading to see more stylish and affordable gift ideas for the holidays!
We all have a photography buff or two on our gift list. Here's a perfect gift for him or her. Capturing Couture makes camera straps in all sorts of stylish prints and patterns, for both men and women. Camera straps start at $29 for this leopard print strap and go up to $49 for organza flower-adorned straps. Capturing Couture sent me a camera strap earlier this year and I absolutely LOVE it!
Know someone who STILL hasn't seen Mad Men? Give them Season 1 on DVD and rest assured that they will love it. The great thing about Mad Men is that it appeals both to our generation and to our parents -- they watch it and love both the storyline and remembering how things were in the '60s. Best of all, Mad Men Season 1 is just $22.49 on Amazon right now, so it's a very affordable present.
You can't go wrong with a classic pair of cashmere gloves. These black cashmere gloves (J.Crew, $48) fit the bill quite nicely.
Every stylista (including me, honey! Are you reading this?) could use this WeatherCast Wireless 3-Day Forecaster/Alarm Clock (Brookstone, $39.95 on sale). The alarm clock receives up-to-date information from AccuWeather.com every 15 minutes wirelessly, with no fees! You can wake up knowing whether to put on your Hunter wellies or your cashmere Calvin Klein overcoat. I WANT ONE.
Stay tuned for more great gift ideas in the weeks to come!