IN PURSUIT OF PRESENTS: A GIFT IN A BOX

Birchbox | JulieBox | For the Makers |Kiwi Crate

I think you guys might be a little gift guided out, so don’t worry, this is the last one! Last but certainly not least, because I think any of these subscriptions would make a pretty great gift.I marked two of my favorites above, which I’ve tested and can personally vouch for.

I’m sure most of you are familiar with Birchbox, but in case you haven’t heard of Kiwi Crate, I’d highly recommend it for any of the little ones in your life. I tested a holiday box with my 7 year old neighbor and we had a blast making the gingerbread house and swirl ornaments for her tree.

With art classes being cut back in schools across the country, these are an amazing way to foster creativity and make it a bit easier on mom and dad by providing the idea, directions, and materials. Much better than a video game, don’t you think?

IN PURSUIT OF PRESENTS: THE JET-SETTER

1. Lo & Sons Brookline Tote | 2. Bloch Roll Up Flats | 3. Aesop Jet Set Kit | 4. 1000 Places to See Before You Die | 5. Asos Passport Holder | 6. Backup Iphone Battery | 7. Black and White Toothbrush | 8. Marvis Travel Size Toothpaste | 9. Mischa Travel Wallet | 10. Travel Journal | 11. Tili Bags | 12. Gorjana Jewelry Organizer | 13. Sisters of Los Angeles Beach Glasses Set

Don’t we all secretly want to be the jet-setter, flitting off from one exotic location to the next? Unless you have a private plane at your disposal (which I most certainly do not, and if you do, do you have room for one more?) the actual getting there part of travel can be decidedly unglamorous.

Here are a few presents she’ll be happy to put to good use on her next getaway. They might not make up for the indignity of walking through security barefoot, but at least she’lll feel a bit more stylish holding on to a leopard print passport holder.

Bon Voyage!

IN PURSUIT OF PRESENTS: THE BOYS

1. Patagonia Classic Retro X Jacket | 2. Sid Mashburn Gingham Shirt | 3. Warby Parker Thatcher Sunglasses | 4. J. Crew Sherpa Lined Hoodie | 5. Smathers and Branson Bill Fish Belt | 6. Tartan Credit Card Holder | 7. J.Crew Cashmere Socks | 8. Vintage Bar Tool Set | 9. Everlane Weekender | 10. Tuckernuck Decanter Set | 11. Keihl’s Moisturizing Facial Fuel | 12. Timex Andros Watch | 13. Sensor Touch Knit Glove | 14. LL Bean Wicked Good Slippers | 15. Sid Mashburn Fox Tie

I have to admit, the first two gift guides in this series (The Decorator and The Accessorator) were a breeze to put together, but I was a little stumped at first when it came to The Boys. Ultimately I turned to my boyfriend for advice who reminded me that for most guys, comfort is king. You also can’t go wrong with the classics.

I’ve personally given at least four of these gifts, and each received rave reviews. My boyfriend particularly loves his Patagonia Classic Retro X jacket and J. Crew Sherpa Lined Hoodie. They’ve become somewhat of a uniform for his morning dog walking duty. Perhaps this year I’ll complete the outfit for him with some sensor touch gloves!

IN PURSUIT OF PRESENTS: THE ACCESSORATOR

1. Leighelena Orange Shagreen Cuff | 2. Lulu Frost Code Ring (in my lucky number)| 3. Modcloth Necklace (under $20!)| 4. Gorjana Triple Wrap Bracelet | 5. KJL Earrings | 6. Asha Zodiac Ring | 7. J.Crew Tile Necklace | 8. KJL Tassel Earrings | 9. Madewell Speckled Stone Ring| 10. Bauble Bar Double Cone Cuff | 11. Furbish Studio Forget Me Knot Earrings | 12. Anthropologie Viscid Watch | 13. Elva Fields Necklace | 14. Bellissima Horn Bracelet | 15. Kate Spade Ta Da Earrings | 16. Tiffany Chou B Attack Earrings | 17. Loren Hope Necklace | 18. Claudia Lobao Druzy Rings | 19. The Zhush Starburst Earrings

IN PURSUIT OF PRESENTS: THE DECORATOR

1. Serena & Lily Bungalow Mirror | 2. Throw & Co. Bridget Pillow | 3. C.Wonder Snake Embossed Flats | 4. Archie Grand Notebook | 5. Campo Marzio Measuring tape | 6. Diptyque Baies Candle | 7. Dazzling Design by Amanda Nisbet | 8. C.Wonder Foo Dog Set | 9. Scalamandre Zebra Wallpaper | 10. Gramercy & Co. Agate Frame | 11. Lacquer Business Card Holder | 12. Alexandra Von Furstenburg Chicklet Bowl | 13. AERIN Match Striker