Saturday, December 11, 2010


I am not a particularly neat and organized person. (Right now, there are dishes piled up in my sink.  And on the counter.  And on the stove.)

But, when it comes to Christmas shopping, I am a regular Martha Stewart. I keep a Google Doc open on my computer starting on Black Friday, and I highlight people as I buy their gifts.  I also note what I got them, just in case I forget exactly what's in my present stash.

I guess what I'm saying is that buying Christmas presents is one of my favorite things to do.  This makes sense, because it combines my love of shopping with my love of holidays that involve cookies.

Here are a few ideas for those people whose faces you'd like to see light up this holiday season.

For your friend who wishes that the whole Anthropologie store was her closet:

For your uncle who loves kitschy things for the kitchen:

For your two-year-old cousin who loves books and silliness:

For your wife who loves keeping books stashed in her purse:

(A Barnes and Noble Nook E-Reader)

For your history-buff hubby who has worn out his copy of Band of Brothers:

For your dad who loves Dusty Springfield:

For your mail carrier because he always makes sure you get all of those Amazon boxes that keep coming to the door:


  1. I think I'm going to ask for a Nook for my birthday (in March)....and I think I'll have to check out The Pacific. We both loved Band of Brothers!

  2. I have the Sony eReader and love it! Highly recommend this brand. More metal, less plastic parts. Very easy to use and d/l your books.
    Happy shopping~!

  3. Great ideas!! I also have the Sony eReader and adore it. It's so convenient to always have tons of books on you, and it's actually easier to read from the device than it is from regular books. Love! And those measuring cups are ridiculously cute.