Gift in a Box

For Her

Gifts for Her

Have you ever received an unexpected gift during the holidays that caught you by surprise? On the one hand you’re delighted. A gift for moi? You shouldn’t have!

And then, reality sinks in. No really, you shouldn’t have.

We’ve all heard of the saying, “Tis better to give than to receive.” I can agree with this statement to some extent. There is nothing more gratifying than watching your dearest loved ones open a gift in delight to discover something hand picked especially for them. All the while, chestnuts are roasting on an open fire.

While this adage makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside, it fails to address the guilt befallen to the recipient. On more than a few occasions, I have been the giftee of many a generous gifter. But, like a dolt, I did not have any presents to give in return. Being the fruitcake that I am, instead of a graceful thank you, I offered what I think to be a guilt ridden expression on my face while I sheepishly accepted the present.

The moral of the story is: avoid that awkward social situation like the plague, and be prepared like Doomsday Preppers by having a few stocking stuffers handy, for both his and hers in mind.

You can thank me later – as long as the gift comes wrapped in a pretty little box.

Gifts for Him

For Him


I’m talking about Mothers In Lovely Fashion of course.

Oh, to be a celebrity mom, or rather, to be a celebrity kid! Whether it is designer outfits for toddlers who can barely utter Louis Vuitton, trendy Mohawk hairstyles on a five year old, or unconventional names like Apple, you’ve got to hand it to these hot mommas. Not only are their kids impeccably dressed, but they also make motherhood look glamorous in stilettos.

When I look back at old photos of my mom, I realize that she too, was once very fashionable – even sporting a very stylish short perm in her prime. In recent years however, she has opted more for comfort and practicality with regard to her outfit choices and appearance. This has made it harder to figure out what to give her on special occasions like Mother’s Day. Like many selfless mothers out there, she actually prefers not to receive any gifts. Beyond everything, all mommy dearest wants is just to spend time with her children, which is priceless and cannot be replaced with material things. But that shouldn’t stop you from getting her a little something special.

Whether you spend a couple of dollars or a few hundred, no matter a big fancy gift or a small token of love, you can be sure it will put a smile on her face because it came from you. Need some gift giving ideas? Here are my picks for Mother’s Day for all budgets.

Besides a hug and a kiss, how will you celebrate Mother’s Day?

For Mom