registry a no-go

Ever wait until the last minute to purchase a gift from a wedding registry? Don’t panic, I can help. You can tell a lot from a registry. If they like a particular brand (i.e. Simon Pearce, Kate Spade), but nothing is left (either in inventory or in your budget), search the site for other items by the same brand. If the couple has registered for wine glasses, get the matching decanter or wine bottle coaster. If they registered for linens, purchase complementary monogrammed ones - the newlyweds will be thrilled (see Serena & Lily throw below). Another great option that I am obsessed with is the Celebration bowl from Simon Pearce. It’s a classic. You can personalize the bowl with the couple’s name and wedding date. Since you don’t need to give wedding gifts the day of, you have time to go the extra mile with the personalization (which is what makes it so great). If a couple is registered at Simon Pearce, shipping is free. Who wouldn’t love a little Simon Pearce New England charm? 
Simon Pearce Celebration Bowl $295
Serena & Lily Alpaca Throw $148


go to charms

What do you give when your best friend gets engaged, is having a milestone birthday, or just delivered a little one? You can’t go wrong with a charm from Helen Ficalora. My sisters and I are obsessed. Each charm represents a different event in our lives – children, spouses, pets, promotions, birthdays…the options and occasions are endless. My personal faves are the white gold pave initial charms – I mean what’s not to love?! You can order online, via phone or, if you are lucky enough to visit the SoHo location, the team is a dream to work with! 

Helen Ficalora - Prices start at $85

gift away

There's nothing more that I love than finding the absolute perfect gift. I've become the go-to resource with my friends and family looking to find presents for their loved ones, colleagues, and friends. With every request, I love scouring sites and stores to help to identify that perfect gift. As somewhat of a gifting guru, I am beginning this venture so that I can share my latest and greatest finds, and help YOU find thoughtful and easy gifts for any occasion - weddings, corporate, birthdays...I've got you covered. Giving a gift that you've handpicked (hence the blog name) for someone is even more fun than getting one. Happy gifting!