I’ve always wanted to be oprah.
“you get a car, you get a car, everybody gets a car.”
But apparently that oprah makes more money than I do.
So this is what I have to give you. it’s kind of the same thing.
also, can i just say? i’d like to spend the rest of my life making gift guides. let’s find a reason every week to make one. like it’s ridiculous that some people in this world get paid to do things like this. insanely jealous. of that. and beyonce. girl’s got movessss.
i asked my friend cory, make-up artist magician guru (check her out at corydeking.com) to add in a few too. she’s my go-to when i need a new dress, or can’t think of what gift to buy someone. she was my college housemate, the one i visited in london, went to iceland with and who finallyyy moved back to me in chicago a couple of weeks ago – just in time for us to plan her happily ever after day in 2016. her taste is impeccable.
so without further ado….
for the hostess
adorable wine bags from West Elm. because my momma told me not to come empty-handed.
amazing olive oils. get the wild mushroom and sage one. please. then put it on top of everything you cook. bam. you’re welcome.
these sassy and jolly Cocktail Napkins.
Henri Bendel Candle. this must be what heaven smells like.
this brass key bottle opener. because you open my heart when you open the bottle.
Slate place card set. especially if your family is special. and you don’t want uncle fred and cousin ruth to come to blows like last year.
for the ladies
this one is for cory, from me. Thai Shun Chef Knife. i went to her house for dinner on monday, and the girl only has a cheese knife. ONLY a cheeese knife. i can’t.
oh, get over it. men – we got over your whole “but i need an 80 inch one, babe” tv that is the size of pluto in the dining room. diamond’s are a girl’s best friend. this Dana Rebecca necklace is perfection.
moscow mule mugs – with all the fixins’. you win the best gift award. see how low maintenance i am.
jcrew’s signature lip color because every girl is a little prep at heart. clearly, this is cory’s pick. because I would just call it red. trust her on this one though, the girl can make even me look good.
this scarf from Zara. I am telling ya. It’s like a blanket for your body. And everyone wants it.
Lodge Cast Iron Grill Pan. because baby, it’s cold outside
on the rocks ice ball. because your mother in law is here and the last thing you need is a watered down drink.
the perfect weekender bag. now he has no excuse for not taking you to tahoe.
these bottle openers you can mount on your wall. this will prevent them from stealing your wine opener. and the intense panic that ensues when he does.
for your guests
luxe cashmere throw. lemme tell you again. lux.cashmere.throw. i dieeee.
this personalized smythson pocket notebook. another cory pick. tell someone their ideas are noteworthy. good news is, they’ll start writing them down instead of telling you about them.
cory chose this tortoise bar tray. it’s chic. it can go in the bedroom, bathroom or bar. accessorize.
this american fashion cookbook. hopefully they’ll be so enthralled they’ll stop bothering you. also, cory – thanks for finding this, i’ll take two please.