Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Pinterest 2013 Gift Giving Guide

When I saw an email from Pinterest detailing their 2013 Gift Giving Guide contest, I created a pin board and immediately added Melinda as a contributing pinner. We decided to find gift items for the Girl Who Has Everything, and we had so much fun doing it! Our pins cover a wide range of ideas that we hope will provide inspiration when you are planning a gift for that person who gives you trouble every year.

Our board description:
We all know that girl who has everything. Let's reward her for working hard, caring for her family, never forgetting her girlfriends, all while keeping up with her own passions. Here are our suggestions for the gift giving season, from hostess gifts to girls day experiences to something sweet for your wife.

 Now for a few of my favorite items on the board, starting with a hostess gift.

Christmas is definitely the baking season, along with the gift giving season and the decorating season. I love giving homemade desserts as hostess gifts because it provides the lovely hostess with something she can set out for guests or family without any extra effort. My little sister makes wonderful rum balls; unfortunately, I do not have her recipe but Martha's sounds delicious. Don't forget to try out Publix brand butter when baking your mountain of rum balls!

I fell in love with this glass knob wine stopper while browsing Nordstrom. It is so pretty! It is $38, but you currently get 5% cash back through Ebates and free Nordstrom shipping and returns. Clever DIYers could totally figure out how to make a  budget version with cork and thrift store knobs. Hmm.. I may need to add that to my ever growing project list.

And for a less budget friendly item, Melinda found these hand painted monogrammed leather opera gloves. They come in ivory and black, along with the red below. Leather and lined with 100% silk, they are quality gloves. The price is $250, monogramming included. These particular gloves take three weeks to ship, which is an important reminder to start Christmas shopping (any gift shopping, really) early so you don't end up being restricted to Amazon Prime items.