Gift Guide: For Him

Next up, gifts for the guys in your life a.k.a. the hardest people on your list. If you're looking for the perfect something, hopefully these no-fail gifts will lead you in the right direction:

Leather + Maple Mousepad / Elevate his desk with this sleek mousepad, complete with a spot to put his favorite writing utensil.

Plaid Shirt / A classic style that he'll wear for years.

Leather Keychain / A one-size-fits-all, perfect-for-anyone kind of gift.

Grooming Kit / Treat him to a dopp kit filled with luxurious products from Baxter of California.

Beanie / Necessary for any guy's winter wardrobe.

Notebook / Perfect for writing down all of his brilliant ideas.

Colorblock Sweater / A unique twist on a basic sweater.

Saturdays Candle / An amazing blend of scents resulting in a woodsy, masculine candle.

Watch Box Set / Three watches for the price of one. This watch set comes with a leather band and two nylon bands.

Cashmere-Lined Leather Gloves / You really can't go wrong with a nice pair of gloves and these will last forever.

Miansai Woven Bracelet / A cool bracelet that comes in lots of different colors and styles.

Brass Bottle Opener / A bottle opener that looks great sitting out.

Weekender / Much better than the sports bag he's been using (and with room for you to stash a few things inside!).

Mophie Phone Charger / So he can play Angry Birds twice as long.

 

Looking for more ideas? My favorite places to shop for guys are Everlane, Need Supply, Mr. PorterEast Dane and TRNK

Gift Guide: For Her

Like it or not, the holiday season is rapidly approaching! Here are some gift ideas for the special ladies in your life - your best friend, your mom, your sister (and maybe even yourself!):

Cashmere-Blend Sweater / Because who doesn't need another luxe sweater (and more stripes) in their life?!

Initial Necklace / I include this every year because it truly is the perfect gift! I wear mine every. single. day.

Aesop Hand Cream / Winter = dry skin. This lotion is one of the best out there and smells AMAZING!

Staycation Kit / An indulgence that no one will say no to.

Ring Dish / A pretty place to stash your delicate jewelry - and it's handmade in San Francisco.

2015 Wall Calendar / A calendar, in the best wall art kind of way.

Bucket Bag / Let's just say 2014 was the year of the bucket bag and we wouldn't want anyone to miss out on it.

Monogrammed Notecards / All the better for sending snail mail.

Rectangle Earrings / Delicate brass earrings, handmade in Los Angeles.

Gingham Pajama Top / Ideal for lounging around the fireplace, staying in bed all day, a casual brunch date...you name it.

Perfume / A smells good on everyone perfume.

Spotted Clutch / Perfect for stashing inside large bags or for a night out.

Nail Polish / Because everyone needs some extra sparkle during the holiday season.

Fig Branch Print / A limited edition piece of artwork that works with every type of decor.

P.S. A lot of these can be found at Need Supply and they are offering 20% off sitewide with code CYBER20 through midnight tonight!

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This isn't exactly a "currently coveting" list so much as a "look what I might have already bought" list...

ONE / Have you seen Wit & Delight's Target collection yet? I'm so excited for Kate and immediately had to have some of these stoneware trays, which are even more beautiful in person.

TWO / I've been coveting a Mansur Gavriel bucket bag since they came out and finally have one to call my own thanks to Need Supply, Janelle's tipoff and fast checkout skills. It's by far the nicest thing I've ever bought myself and I treat it like it's my child (aka no one's allowed within 5 feet of me + it stays home when there's even a 5% chance of rain). P.S. my other favorite bucket bag.

THREE / One Kings Lane debuted a collection of Pendleton blankets made exclusively for them and I've got my eye on this one. It'd be perfect in our bedroom!

FOUR / You can never have too many notebooks, especially when they're as lovely as this one from Studio Sarah. Her line of paper goods just keeps getting chicer!

FIVE / With the weather getting a bit chillier, it's time to break out the cashmere sweaters. I love this oversized gray one that I'll wear year after year.

SIX / I purchased a pair of Ancient Greek sandals this summer and wore them non-stop. I'd love to add a black pair to my rotation. And how cool are these calf hair ones?

SEVEN / After popping into Zara with Kristen to check out this coat, we both bought it immediately. I haven't been this excited over a coat in a long time and get compliments every time I wear it.

EIGHT / I've been eyeing Daniel Wellington's classic watches for a long time and finally got one (black + rose gold)! It hasn't left my wrist since it came.

See what else I'm Currently Coveting on Pinterest. 

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Late August is such a strange time - you're still holding onto summer but all the stores are filled with heavy fall merchandise. I'm finding myself coveting more beauty products and accessories that will carry me through the end of summer and into fall.

ONE / I am addicted to weekly manicures at Tenoverten and have also fallen in love with their namesake line of polishes. I currently have Essex on my nails—it's a light gray that looks a bit blue on my skintone—and am now wanting a full bottle of my own. I also cannot recommend their top coat and base coat enough! They are five-free and I'm convinced they are the secret to their mani's lasting well over a week without chipping!

TWO / Clear sunglasses have been high on my wishlist for awhile and I'm loving this new pair from Warby Parker.

THREE / After visiting Serena & Lily's store last weekend, one of these herringbone blankets shot straight to the top of my home wishlist.

FOUR / I've loved Rebecca Atwood's "Waves" pattern since it first came out and I'm loving her newest colorway of it—a white and natural combination that would go perfectly in our apartment!

FIVE / I first saw Helen Levi's ceramic pieces at Space Ninety 8 and immediately wanted one of her cool gilded eye planters

SIX / I kept reading about Estee Lauder's Advanced Night Repair Serum and how amazing it was so I decided to try a sample of it. After using it daily for a week, I am loving the way my skin is looking. It's softer, brighter and feels more hydrated. I read recently that serums are a category worth splurging on so I think I'll be adding this to my nightly routine.

SEVEN / The softest sweatshirt-sweater combo you'll ever find. A must have for cool summer nights and fall days.

EIGHT / I haven't jumped on the Birkenstock bandwagon yet, but I think these sandals are a perfect way to get the same look. (Also here and here.)

See what else I'm Currently Coveting on Pinterest. 

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We've finally experienced warm temps here in NYC and I believe that summer may actually be on its way soon.

ONE / Everyone needs a fun pair of sunglasses and I love the neutral polka dots on this pair.

TWO / I love the hand drawn dots on this leather clutch.

THREE / A delicate cuff that won't clack like crazy while you're typing away on your computer (a common problem, right?)

FOUR / The perfect bralette to go under all your summer dresses and tanks.

FIVE / A different variation of the shirt from last week - and equally covetable.

SIX / I love these simple two-tone sandals that'll go with everything.

SEVEN / The easiest tunic dress for weekends at the beach.

EIGHT / Two years ago I stayed at a hotel and it had the best smelling soap I've ever used. I finally tracked it down and want a lifetime supply! 

See what else I'm Currently Coveting on Pinterest.

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ONE / I've heard nothing but good things about the haircare brand Sachajuan and am eager to try a few of their products, including this conditioning spray. (Plus, their packaging is simple + beautiful.)

TWO / Ever since Clare V. came out with these French graphic tees, I've been coveting the navy oui one.

THREE / I love the simplicity and colors of this book cover + am eager to add it to my bookshelf for that reason alone!

FOUR / My coworker was wearing a variation of this chambray blouse and I completely fell in love with its oversized, relaxed shape and am now coveting it in every variation.

FIVE / The easiest black dress for summer. Dress it up or down.

SIX / I'm pretty sure I'll be living in these patterned shorts all summer long. Super comfortable and they'll go with everything.

SEVEN / I've been following along with new denim brand Industry Standard and am anxious to try out a pair of their jeans! I'm always on the hunt for more great jeans.

EIGHT / Flat sandals are one of my weaknesses and I'm really into lace-up gladiators this summer. These basic black ones caught my eye and will pair perfectly with both jeans and dresses.

See what else I'm Currently Coveting on Pinterest.