Jan 31 2013

For Your Manly Valentine // Expert Guy Gift Picks From The Style Girlfriend

Our featured guest post comes from Megan Collins, The Style Girlfriend–an expert in what men really want. Dudes are hard to shop for & when it comes to Valentine’s Day, trying to sift through the red, pink, glitter & heart-filled lovey dovey-ness–it’s even tougher to pick the right “man-enough” gift. The Style Girlfriend is here to help with some hot picks for the men in your life, so you don’t have to settle on chocolates & teddy bears.

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// Glassware Set //

 

 

Pair these old fashioned glasses (and add his initials) with a bottle of his favorite booze (in a bow!), and you’ll have him swooning. (West Elm – $48 for 2)

 

 

 

 

// Silk spot scarf //

Every grown man should have a silk scarf; the polka dots keep it from feeling too stuffy. (Jigsaw – $93.25)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

// Flight 001 Dopp Kit //

 

I love my bright pink makeup bag, but I get it, guys want something a little more…subtle. This dopp kit from Flight 001 does the trick in cool gunmetal grey (with a fun orange lining on the inside). (Flight 001 – $38)

 

 

// Penfield Vest //

 

 

 

 

Baby it’s (still) cold outside. Keep your man warm through the remaining chilly months with this stylish and super warm puffer vest. (Penfield – $200)

 

 

 

 

// Personalized Tie Bar //

If your guy suits up for work (or play), he’ll love this personalized tie bar. Plus, $1 from every purchase is donated to a different charity each month.  (Charitable Creations – $45)

 

// Bruce Springsteen Deluxe Box Set //

 

 

Sometimes all you need is the Boss. Trust me,  you can never go wrong with these essential tracks. (Saks Fifth Avenue – $120)

 

 

 

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Jan 22 2013

Our First Experience at The AmericasMart International Gift Market (& deets about our big seminar!)

We were in our little piece of gifting heaven when we got asked to host a seminar last week at the AmericasMart International Gift Market.  Three buildings full of all the lastest products and gifts in the market … and our job was to walk through them all, pick out our Top 10 Picks and present them in a seminar to retailers and gift shop owners.  Not too shabby of a gig 🙂

Be sure to check out the linked presentation below if you are interested in what gifts we picked out.

(We gotta be honest, we felt pretty VIP being all over the elevators!)

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Check out images, company names and showrooms of our Top Ten Gift Picks from the 2013 America’sMart International Gift Market. Feel free to check out their site to find more info on the companies we chose as well.

—-> LINK TO PRESENTATION!

 

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Jan 15 2013

Top 10 Gift Trends of 2012

Now that the holidays have come and gone, we’ve rounded up our list of Top 10 Gift Trends that made it big in 2012.

—->  What else do you think was huge in 2012? Tell us!

—–> What do you think will be huge in 2013? Tell us!

Top Gift Trends of 2012

 

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