Tuesday, December 1, 2009

abt arcade holiday gift guide part 1

everyone is posting gift guides lately and who am i to deny you my thoughts on the subject?? today i'm focusing on the ladies. below you will find my ideas ranging from practical to the not-so-practical and everything in between. yay!

i wanted to start off with this super economical and adorable earring multi-pack from crowded teeth. i mean, six pairs of adorable earrings for $16!! you can make one lucky girl super happy with all 6 pairs or split them up and make six girls happy to really get your moneys worth.

another great option for the lady in your life- be it sister, wife, girlfriend or bestie- is this whimsical kitty scarf. personally, i never wear pink and am not the biggest fan of cats BUT once i saw this scarf i fell in love: pink cats? yes please!

we all need to reduce our usage of plastic and what better way to help out a friend or loved one than with this lovely eco shopping bag and matching pouch??

help your friend get her black forest on with this adorable suspender tee from dainty june!

a quick, inexpensive and fun gift for art lovers? find a cool letterpress card and frame it using an inexpensive frame from a thrift or dollar store. viola! i love this card and envision in it a simple frame painted white- or lipstick red!

why not stuff stockings with stockings?? as the weather turns colder, i find myself becoming obsessed with socks. i can just imagine the cheer this pair from betsey johnson will impart on a cold, dark day.

looking to spoil someone a little bit?? i can't think of anything more economically spoil-worthy than this cashmere hooded sweater scarf for only $46!

plaid is all the rage these days and i'm loving the many variations delia's is offering up now, all for under $30 a pop.

i guarantee the cooks in your life will love these gorgeous bowls, just right for cooking prep AND display.

a splurge that's well worth it are candles from sage jewelry. i have had my onyx candle for three years now and still swoon whenever it's lit. in fact, it's lasted so long because often times i need only take the lid off to fill the room with it's heady and delicious black coconut, oak moss, tobacco leaf & vanilla scent.

how about an 80's movie night?? fill a box or basket with popcorn (or cornuts!), candy, TAB and a few of her favorite dvd's. some of my faves include...

know a lady with a sweet tooth? you can try your hand at making some salted caramels or if you're short on time, pick up a box of these chocolate enrobed salted caramels by fran's.

what about lessons? has your lady friend been itching to sew, knit, cook, brush up on her french or learn to salsa?? cover her first lesson or two to get her started.

and finally, what better gift for the lady in your life than some gorgeous abt arcade jewelry?? earrings, bracelets and necklaces for every occasion- and reasonably priced! how can you beat that??

stay tuned, tomorrow i'll tackle the guys!

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