Mother’s Day gift guide

Mother’s Day is just over a week away. I did a pretty traditional gift guide for Parade magazine. You can check out the offerings I included here.

My favorite pick of the bunch is this necklace from Viv & Ingrid. Something to think about for the future, Scott! But honestly, what mom wouldn’t love a heartfelt sentiment she can wear? I dedicated an entire post to sentimental jewelry in as part of my Best Gifts series in December. Stackable birthstone rings look delicate on any hand. We started a collection of stackable birthstone rings (we went the eternity band route) for my mom as a thank you for our wedding. The plan is to get her another birthstone ring after Baby G arrives.

Stackable birthstone ringsI love the modern simplicity of the set from Jennie Kwon Designs

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Valentine’s Day gift guide

Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks away. I did a post a few weeks ago about something super sentimental you could give, but you would have had to start that project a while ago. Are you still looking for that perfect gift? I worked on a Valentine’s Day gift guide for Parade magazine. You can see the online version here. But there were SO many fabulous options this year, so I had to share the love. Find that sweet little something for everyone—including your girlfriends, your guy, and your kids.

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Best gifts gift guide

I was originally going to stop this series after Christmas, but I have one more to share, one that I think makes an incredible gift any time of year, but it’s sentimental enough to think about for your love this Valentine’s Day. Not that any of the gifts in this series wouldn’t make your sweetie melt—like the things that made Scott and I emotional,  a sentimental map, a homemade gift, a thoughtful addition to a collection, a piece of childhood, a treasure passed down, a family tradition, jewelry, or an heirloom.

Jessica Teves, managing editor at Refinery29 shared a family oil painting that had been passed on to her several years ago. You can read the story here.

It made me think of something my brother has in his home.

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Last minute gift guide

Holiday procrastinators, this guide is for you. I scoured the Web for gifts you can purchase up until the 11th hour and still get under the tree in time. Here are the ones that appeared in Parade magazine, and here are five more last-minute gift guide ideas you still have time to gift. Start shopping NOW!

For unexpected exchangers

Give them a distinctive surface for serving cheese and hors d’oeuvres with a mini (5.5 or 7.5 inches wide) wood board that comes with a bamboo cheese knife. Order by 12/23 for rush delivery. Personalization not possible. ($25 each)

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For your right-hand man or woman

Keep hands warm but fingers free with gloves that are 85 percent wool and naturally repel water. Available in five colors. Order by 6 p.m. EST 12/23 for overnight delivery. ($20)

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For the slow drinker

If you know someone who fancies craft beer, lambics or ciders—that typically come in larger bottles—they need this pocket-size gadget that opens bottles with one side and reseals them with the other. Order by 6 p.m. EST 12/23 for overnight delivery. ($9 each)

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For a new baby

Type in the newborn’s name, meaning behind the moniker and the birthdate, and get a downloadable customized piece of art you can print. Order by 12 p.m. EST 12/24. Eight hours later, Nameberry emails a file for you to print out. ($19)

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For the bookworm

Order the reader on your list a bestselling Kindle book—like The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt—even if they don’t own a Kindle. Input the recipient’s email, and they’ll get the book in their inbox. Order it Christmas morning. ($8-$11 each)

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Gift guide for the nostalgist

I’ve mentioned that I worked on the Every Day with Rachael Ray gift guide, and I’ve shared additional giftables for the morning person, the kiddos, the happy-hour crowd, the eco-conscious and naturalists. Today, I’m giving you lots of ideas (27 to be exact) for the nostalgist in your life—those who long for things from the past. You could give something from their childhood, a heart-felt hand-me-down, sentimental jewelry or a family heirloom, or you could give one of these fun nostalgic gifts. They are definitely blasts from the past.

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