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February 10th, 2010 2 Comments

I realize that if it’s difficult to WRITE gift guides back to back (Christmas then Valentine’s day) then it is even harder to SHOP for your lover/friend/mother/father within 30 days of just bestowing them with a meaningful present.

For Christmas, I laid out some great suggestions, so revisit them here.

Otherwise, here are a few more ideas that popped into my head that might yeild a smile.

Gifts She’ll Love Because They’re Stylish and Meaningful

  • The Key to Your Heart via Tiffany – I’m not a fan of Tiffany silver, but these Tiffany key pendants are really beautiful and I haven’t seen many of them around..
  • New Chan Luu Wrap Bracelets – because you want to be wrapped around her all the time.  Go for one with the bigger beads or pearls.
  • Gift certificate to her favorite store — because you know which one that is.
  • Night at the trendy hotel in town — enjoy dinner amongst the hip crowd followed up with “dessert” upstairs.  Here are some suggestions. New York: Table 8 in Cooper Square, Le Caprice at the Pierre, The Breslin at The Ace Hotel or Maialino at Gramercy Park.  Los Angeles: The Bazaar at The SLS or Asia de Cuba at The Mondrian.  Houston: Monarch at The Hotel Zaza or Valentino at The Hotel Derek.  Dallas: Chalie Palmer at The Joule or Dragonfly at The Hotel Zaza; Las Vegas: Encore or Aria. Miami: Plat Bleu at The Delano or Scarpetta in Fountainbleau.

Things He Doesn’t Know He Wants, But He’ll Fall in Love With:

  • A decent pair of flip flops — Spring is coming up so get him a new pair that will go with everything.  You can’t go wrong with a navy pair of Havianas.
  • Concert tickets — Because you know what his favorite band is.
  • A new wallet — His is probably a little beat up so you can treat him to a new one at any price point.  You can create a custom picture trifold on Timo’s website – it’s a fun concept.  Otherwise call Fred Segal for an Alice Park design.  They’re simple, unique, and affordable ($75).
  • BEER! – Stock the fridge top to bottom with his favorite beer or try Stone Brew (recommended by my beer junkie friend as “awesome”). You know that will get a big smile!
  • Proper Cloth custom shirt – for a shirt you can both agree, click here for MTM discount link ($100)

(Full Disclosure: I have received media discounts from the Hotel Zaza w/in the last six months and products from Molton Brown.)

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  • Sarah

    What a great list :) What should we get for super amazing Rabbit friends?

  • lisa

    There are deal sites like woot.com and dealon.com which offer 50% off. dealon.com is offering a couples massage for 50% off at the Chill zone if you happen to be in NYC. There are deals out there.