You didn't think I was done sharing my shopping finds, did you? I could do this forever. Just be a professional shopper and blabber on about what I like. Dream job.
But before I dive into that I need to share a troubling holiday phenomenon to top off this ridiculous year. Time announced it's "Person (people) of the Year" and Alabama just elected a Senator that is not an accused pedophile- two steps forward! Amen. And then-- REINDEER BOOB-- one step back. Hopefully this is not happening at office parties. I'm feeling really old right now. Back to shopping..
Seduce's Seahawk tribute sweaters are always a big hit. Styled for a lady's shape and super soft material, these spirited sweaters come in a variety of colors/numbers and are always well-loved by the 12th (wo)man. $99
Herban Wellness offers their "Feelin the Love" tea which is a natural aphrodisiac. At only $7 it is a great way to start a party to take the edge off and relax (if you're out of tequila). Not recommended in combination with Reindeer Boob. Great hostess gift.
We can't forget about the boys. The need to carry credit cards around in a way that wouldn't make that crusty awkard wallet square on the back pocket of their jeans. Seattle Thread Company has lots of choices of Secrid brand wallets - look how thin and lightweight! $45-90
Via Lago is exploding with new purses and it's all about the bling. Feminine adorned bags with high-end designer looks but not the bi price tag. Some have pops of color to add to the fun factor. My fave was the bumble bee (153). Bags range 94-400.
BooBoo Barkery knows that you need to find the perfect something for your pooch too. Check out these beautiful organic and preservative-free doggie cookies. And they last up to a month in the fridge. Now that's a treat! $3-4/each
Ivy Gift & Home has a beautiful display of a classic holiday gift that anyone can love. NEST candles (and fragrances)! I can't help but ogle at their beautiful and festive packaging. Birchwood Pine is the best-seller here, and they also make great hostess gifts. $16-250 depending on size.
I think that's it for my shopping insights for now. Time is a tickin'. Interestingly, Vince at Lake Street Diamond said that most of his holiday jewelry sales happen the 2 weeks leading up to Christmas. We were trying to decide whether the guys don't think of shopping until then, or they are trying to minimize the chances of the surprise being ruined by their credit card statement's arrival. Either way, a wise wizard once said that can never go wrong with jewelry (hi Steve!).