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Links You’ll Love: Gift Giving Guide

This Links You’ll Love round-up is all about finding the perfect gifts for your friends, colleagues, and loved ones. These fun suggestions range from gorgeous jewelry to fitness gadgets to the Must Have gift for your man.

Happy Shopping!

Want to spoil the special people in your life this holiday season? Check out my Tiffany & Co. Gift Giving Guide – Money clips, jewelry, accessories & MORE!

Stumped for what to get your main squeeze? Check out Looking for A Christmas Gift for HIM from Trendspotter.

Not only are books a lovely, thoughtful gift, they’re also incredibly easy to wrap! 🙂 9 Books For Style Mavens from SF-based Bethanimaprint.

Want to support smaller California-based shops and artists this year? Look no further than What To Buy Your Man from local e-boutique Les Mechantes.

Gift Giving Guide Presents Holidays San Francisco Fashion Lifestyle Fitness Food Blogger

If you have a health & fitness lover on your shopping list then you’ll love 10 Inspiring Yoga & Mindfulness Books To Give This Holiday from Mind Body Green.

From fashionista sisters to blogger friends, Allergic to Vanilla has just what you need – Gift Guide For The Luxe Lady.

Tech-lovers will adore this killer round-up of Must Have goodies from Men’s Fitness – The Coolest Heath & Fitness Gadgets.

Not sure where to start with your list? Get inspired by The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide from Ryzenberg On.

Got a make-up and beauty guru to shop for this season? You’ll live for the Beauty Favorites over on SF Shop Girl.

What’s YOUR top pick  from these Gift Giving Guides?

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Gift Giving Guide With Tiffany & Co.

After sharing the beautiful Atlas Collection from Tiffany & Co. with you a few weeks ago – Holiday Fashion With Tiffany & Co. – I wanted to do a second post to share my own personal Tiffany story.


As the oldest child I was the guinea pig for a handful of “firsts” in the family. I was the practice baby for my dad’s favorite playtime activity of how-high-can-you-throw-the-kid-in-the-air. If you look at pictures I’m tucked into an aerodynamic baby ball making sure I get as much air as possible. A vastly different response than the uncontrollable screaming of my little brother.


One of my favorite family traditions to be a part of? Tiffany & Co. jewelry! Growing up all the major accomplishments were marked with treasures from Tiffany & Co. On my eighteenth birthday I received an engraved silver charm bracelet which I still have and still wear.  Graduations, birthdays, holidays… All these fun achievements and milestones are celebrated with beautiful pieces handpicked with love from Tiffany & Co.


And it’s a tradition that I’ve been more than happy to carry on. My cousins received silver earrings for their 21st birthdays. Mother’s Day was marked with delicate pendants for all the mother figures in my life – My mom, my aunt & my grandmother. My sister-in-law officially joined our family when she received her initiation necklace. And over the years my girlfriends have received more baubles than I can count to celebrate holidays, birthdays, engagements, and the like.


As I’m sure you’ve figured out, one of my favorite parts of the holiday season is spoiling the ones I love. I adore picking out gifts, choosing fun paper, ribbons & bows, and most of all I love watching someone’s face when they open their presents.

And after getting a chance to wear these gorgeous, classic pieces from the Atlas Collection I’m reminded just how perfect a gift from Tiffany & Co. is – There’s something for everyone no matter the occasion.

My Gift Giving Guide includes a timeless money clip, tie or cuff links for the stylish man in your life, a chic printed scarf for your BFF in Tiffany blue, a sweet pendant to remind your mom just how much you love her, and all sorts of other goodies for the people who make you smile – Sunglasseschange banksbooks, and more! So go forth and spoil your friends and family!

Do YOU have a first jewelry memory? What’s YOUR favorite jewelry brand?

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Holiday Gift Giving Guide

Last year’s Gift Giving Guide separated out the types of individuals we tend to shop for – Host & Hostess gifts as well as presents for the fashionistas, health & fitness nerds, and foodies on your holiday gift list. This season so many of the bloggers that I follow have already put together great lists so I thought it would be fun to collect all of their fabulous suggestions and put together a master list.


Carolines Mode’s Christmas Gift Ideas is the perfect list for an oh-so-stylish sister or girlfriend and includes notepads, designer lingerie, chic jewelry, and perfume.

Feeling extravagant? Moda Operandi’s Gift Guide: Extravagant Gestures isn’t for the faint of heart – believe me – and includes unbelievable gift ideas like custom designed snowboards, couture dresses, jewelry boxes, and one-of-a-kind homewares.

If you’re not sure what to get that special woman in your life – whether it’s your wife, your sister, or your mother – Harper’s Bazaar is here to help. Their Editors’ Choice: The Best Holiday Gifts is a great collection of ideas including clothing, jewelry, accessories, beauty products, flowers, art, and even chic china patterns!

If you have a friend or family member who is a gym rat or health obsessed than check out FitSugar’s list of Best Fitness Gadgets of 2012 which includes great finds like eco-friendly water bottles, new fitness gear, workout DVDs, and high-tech headphones & monitoring systems.

Could I Have That? has put together a great list and her Holiday Gift Guide: Black & White includes pillows, piggy banks, and fabulous moustache adorned coffee mugs – perfect gifts for one and all.

If edible gifts are more your style be sure to look through the list that Teen Vogue put together – 12 Gourmet Gifts for Foodies – and charm your friends with specialty desserts, quirky cooking tools, and creative cookbooks.

Not sure what to get your host or hostess for an upcoming dinner, holiday party, or weekend away? Check out Moda Operandi’s Be Our Guest for a fabulous collection of gifts that will fit the bill perfectly.

For a well-rounded collection of ideas check out The Subtle Statement’s Holiday Gift Guide – This list includes everything from accessories and electronics to pajamas and serving dishes. You’re sure to find something for that special someone!

And fear not, if you’re on a budget, there are still plenty of choices out there that your friends and family will love. Check 0ut Freckles In April’ Gift Guide: $5 and Under! and Cupcakes & Cashmere’s Holiday Gift Guide – Under $25.

What’s on my holiday wish list? To be honest, I did so much shopping over the past week that I cannot think of a single thing that I actually need let alone want. If you’re curious about what I’ve picked out for myself – See below! 🙂

{Top Left: Betsey Johnson Faux Fur Lined Belted Cape from Macys, Top Right: C-Label Elaine 6 from Piperlime, Bottom Left: Shift Dresses from BCBGeneration & Bottom Right: Boxes coming in from ASOS, Saks, Bloomingdale’s…}

Happy shopping everyone!

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Links You’ll Love


Want to try a new color combo this winter? Read what Beauty and the Budget has to say about Black & Brown.

Holiday decorating is upon us! Here are some tips for the experts on how to make your home festive: Harper’s Bazaar, Elle Decor, Real Simple & Vogue.

Marni for H&M! I’m excited, are you excited?

miranda kerr style, miranda kerr finn

Miranda Kerr’s street style looks these last few post-baby months have been downright phenomenal (exhibits A and B) and here’s yet another amazing one broken down by The Frugal Fashionista.

Not a dress girl? 5 Holiday Outfit Alternatives For the Anti-Dress Girl from FabSugar


No More Excuses! The Hungry Hungry Hippie gives you tips & ideas for food prep for the weekend that will keep you well fed all week long.

NYT – Should We All Go Gluten-Free?

Gina from The Fitnessista shares her 2011 gift picks for everyone on your list and The Stylelist gives you the best Budgest Friendly Gifts. You can also check out the MCLV Gift Giving Guide here.

Five strength training exercises for beginners and five inner & outer thigh toning tips from FitSugar.

Skin care tips from Garance Dore here.

You may have heard me mention Brendan Brazier and his Thrive books in the past, I’m a really big fan of not only his written work but of his general approach to food and nutrition. The healthy food delivery system Fresh N’ Lean is now partnering with Brendan to develop a new line based on his recipes and healthy food principles called Thrive Foods Direct“Fresh ‘N Lean is not another quick fix or fad diet. We do not eliminate carbs or restrict calories. Our concept is really quite simple: prepare healthy, fresh, and delicious meals, without all the preservatives, additives, sodium, and sugar that Americans have come to accept as “normal,” and add the convenience of home/office delivery.”

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