Procrastinators Rejoice: Unique Last Minute Gifts to Give!

A Little Something Different, Gift Guide, Holiday, SubscriptionsWe all procrastinate, some more so than others, but it happens and especially during this time of year. You have a laundry list a mile long of things to do, parties to stop by and gifts to get. Inevitably someone is going to fall off the list, you are going to forget someone and instead of heading to the stores with everyone else, give that person a little something different … a gift that {possibly} keeps on giving. I’ve rounded up a number of unexpected but cool/quirky/awesome monthly subscription packages that you can gift this Christmas without battling the crowds and trust me, you’ll be awarded “best gift giver” hands down by the fam, maybe even your crazy aunt Sue will think you’re now the golden child. You’re welcome.

Oui Please. Does this really need an explanation?  Essentially this is one of the more unique monthly deliveries that one could receive. Oui Please delivers the finest full sized French apparel, accessories, beauty, home, jewelry & epicure products straight to your doorstep every month.

Rent the Runway Unlimited is just the gift to give (or receive!) for anyone who loves endlessly rotating their wardrobe with designer clothes and handbags. I’m not sure who wouldn’t love that so this is a win for the fashionista on your list without a doubt.

Have a jewelry obsessed gal on your hands? Gift her Rocksbox, she’ll receive three hand selected pieces of jewelry from amazing designers including GorjanaJules SmithCharlene K and House of Harlow 1960 to name a few.

For the aspiring chef you can’t go wrong with Blue Apron, they send a package with all of the the ingredients pre-portioned that you need to cook a great meal at home and the recipes are quite tasty!

Your furry little child that is running around your house all day deserves a Christmas present fit for a king or queen, enter Bark Box, where your nugget will receive a monthly box of treats & toys with 10% of profits donated to rescue dogs! Win. Win.

For the whiskey aficionado go with Taster’s whiskey, scotch and bourbon of the month club, it’s a  well curated selection from unique distilleries.

For the Martha or Blake in your life, gift them a beautifully packaged holiday box from Valley Brink Road, they’re simple but punch a pack with their gorgeous presentation.

For the beauty nut go with an unexpected option, Julep nail polish does their monthly nail polish box subscription that delivers hand picked colors based on the recipients style.



Gift Guide for the Jetsetter & A Giveaway!

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Have someone on your list who is constantly on the go playing a fun game of planes, trains and automobiles? For this giftee it’s more about making sure that they can actually USE what you’re giving them more than anything else. It’s no longer enough for a gift for the uber traveler to look cool, it must also serve a purpose and a good one at that! So without further adieu I bring you the ultimate jetsetter gift guide for the gal (or guy) always on the go.

And because it’s Christmas, and at Christmas, one should be more excited to give than receive, I’m giving YOU the chance to win a pair of my ultimate travel companions: Sol Republic wireless headphones (valued at $199.99.) They are the most amazing pair of headphones I’ve owned, they’ve drowned out countless hours of upset babies, grouchy neighbors and for me, the terrible sound a plane makes at takeoff. (That’s what I’d like to call winning!) To win,  just enter below, the more entries, the more chances that you have to win!  The contest ends December 24, 2014 at 12:00 AM EST.  Best of luck lovelies.

Now onto dish on the rest of these amazing jetsetter worthy gifts!

  • Floral Luggage, because something so beautiful can accompany you onto the plane as a carry on and has a number of multifunctional compartments to store everything!
  • Wrap coat is an absolute necessity to keep any jetsetter looking as stylish as possible while keeping you warm on those chilly flights!
  • Oribe aka my post plane hair god, need I say more?
  • A lightweight sweater that is both tres chic and tres practical enough to rotate from plane to drinks on the beach during a cool evening.
  • The fannypack has made its comeback so get over it and admit this just might be one of the most practical and most stylish gifts to give a travel gal.
  • Deluxe Travel Kit which consists of all products destined to save your face while traveling during the rough winter.
  • Karma Personal Hotspot is a perfect travel companion (especially for a blogger!) it connects up to eight devices to your very own personal hotspot.
  • Merino travel kit is a great addition to anyone who is on the go, the luxe throw and eye mask fold up to fit into the matching kit, keeping you pulled together even on those pesky red-eyes!
  • The travel pillow with a hood because why the heck not, ithelps you sleep and keeps your head warm. Win. Win people.

And don’t forget to check out my gift guides for the Guys in your life, the Beauty Queen, the Wannabe Martha or the budding Shutterbug!

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Little Red Riding Hood

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Not too long ago {read: two weeks ago} NYC saw a few days of Mother Nature’s generosity, that is before she will inevitably hit us with another snowpocolypse like she did last year. It was perfect day to spend running around with my sister, a day of brunch at one of my favorite local French spots, Buvette, followed by a little holiday shopping at the gems that are the antique and vintage shops in Chelsea. I of course embraced the warmer weather and layered up my new Hazel plaid maxi with a great long flowy vest and my Jason Wu booties. I’m quite smitten with this little red number, last seen here, because it’s such a unique piece. I love pieces by small, unknown designers that really stand out in such a different way, don’t you? As you may have caught on, I love to discover new designers so I’d love to hear who your favorite small or new designers are! red riding hood little red riding hood, ootd, plaid, nyc, street style little red riding hood, ootd, plaid, nyc, street style little red riding hood, ootd, plaid, nyc, street style little red riding hood, ootd, plaid, nyc, street style little red riding hood, ootd, plaid, nyc, street style little red riding hood, ootd, plaid, nyc, street style  twirling

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Gifting the Homebody

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Have someone on your list who is a budding Martha or Jonathan and are simply stumped as to what to put under the tree for them?   Don’t fret, there a little something for everyone on your list in this gift guide and ranging in price from $20 – $450 to boot!  My piece of advice on this particular recipient? Don’t over think it, hone in on one aspect that they are always proud to show off {i.e. their amazing bar car} or maybe they host game nights or throw the most fabulous summer soirees, take a moment to think about that and I’m fairly certain you’ll pick just the right gift for them!

Camille Styles Entertaining Book // Chevron decanter // Vintagesque Turntable // Kick ass dominoes // I love you neon sign  // SUP Doormat // Trinket dish  // Masquerade coasters // Elephant Salt and Pepper shakers // Gold tumbler set


Gift Guide: The Shutterbug

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I’ve rounded up some of my favorite photographer gifts that I think even Annie Leobvitz would want so whether you have a full fledge shutterbug on your list or just an aspiring Mario Testino on your hands, there’s a perfect photog worthy gift for anyone. So from the basics {i.e. this Canon Rebel Camera or my favorite lens} to the unique {read: Instantly Framed or the Selfie on a Stick } you’re sure to delight with any of these!

AND the icing on your Santa cookie? The awesome team over at Instantly Framed is giving all of my readers $10 off your order using code CIPERFECT10, which is good through December 31st! Which means that you can print off one of those funny family photos straight from your phone in the snap of a finger, best part is they print and mount your photo on high quality materials and ship it directly to you! I just love a gift that’s simple and unique.

Shop the goods: 

Polaroid magnets // Selfie on a Stick // Instantly Frame //The best lens you’ll ever purchase  //  Blue Croc Camera Bag // Canon Rebel Camera // iPhone Camera Lens // THIS NEW Polaroid camera is everything and is on pre-order and you’re going to want one I promise, it’s a good one!