1) Eat, Pray, Love Soundtrack
2) Keep Calm Journal
3) Fresh Sugar Plum Lip Treatment
The. Best. Lip. Stuff. Ever. It tastes good, smells good, lasts forever and does amazing things to your lips, keeping them moist and supple, even in the midst of a New England winter. The plum is a universally flattering shade that can easily replace 10 of your friends' old lipsticks, and on top of all that it has SPF. It also costs $25, which is insane. That most of us can't justify spending that much on lip product is what makes this all the more genius a gift. Isn't the point of gift giving to indulge someone in a way that they wouldn't do for themselves? Love it.
4) Barefoot Contessa's How Easy is That?
5) La Vie Parisienne Earrings
Anytime a guy in my life asks for help picking a gift for his sweetie, I have but one thing to say: "When shopping for women, you can NEVER go wrong with jewelry." Catherine Popesco of La Vie Parisienne may be one of my favorite jewelery makers of all time. My two favorite pairs of earrings I own are both of her design: gorgeous turquoise and green drop earrings from my mother-in-law, and beautiful gold lattice earrings with tiny crystals in the center from my law school gals (thank you and thank you!!!). Her delicate designs are special enough to dress up, but basic enough for every day. I LOVE the Pacific Opal Swarovski Crystal Stone Drops pictured above, but literally every pair on her site and the one I link to above (which sells a great cross-section of her collection) are amazing. I'd love to buy up the whole lot and give them to every pretty lady in my life. For the quality and craftsmanship, they are incredibly affordable, and I recommend them highly for all the sistas on your list.
With that, I must hit the sack. It has been an epically busy day at Casa SMJ and I am frankly half asleep already. More to follow, my dears. I'm rather enjoying this virtual elfing.
Ho, ho, ho.