w&w gift guide : 03 : for your bff


  1. BaubleBar Monogram necklace, $105
  2. Refinery29 Reserve Nail Polish set, $29
  3. Zara Patchwork Clutch, $129
  4. Rebecca Minkoff Wallet, $225
  5. Kate Spade glassware, $50
  6. Birchbox 3-month membership, $30 (See more on Birchbox here)

As far as I’m concerned, next to my family, my bff is next on my gift list each holiday season. They’re there for you year-round and deserve a pretty little thing to say “thank you” and “you are the absolute best” so I wanted to pull together some gift ideas for that best friend in your life.

Want more holiday gift ideas? Well, why here you are!

ps. If your name is Andrea and you are reading this, your gift is on here so now you can begin guessing which it is :)

What are you getting your bff this year?


w&w gift guide : 02 : bloggers picks

I had so much fun last year rounding up the gift picks of some of my favorite bloggers (see here) that I decided to do it again this year! For the second installment of the WIT & Whimsy 2011 Gift Guide, here is what’s topping the wish lists of some of my daily reads from blogger friends.

“My gift pick this year is Vogue: The Covers Book. I’m a sucker for coffee table books, especially with beautiful photography & fashion!” – Helena, Brooklyn Blonde
“I’ve wanted this scarf for forever, and after seeing the McQueen show at the Met this year, I’m even more obsessed!  This skull print is iconic and will never go out of style, and I think this is such a fun way to dress up a winter coat or dress!” – Katy, Sugarlaws
“At the top of my wish list this year is Khepri’s Hedy Cabas Tote.  The bags are designed by a friend of mine, and they are each crafted from 100% vintage materials.  This one is my favorite – super soft lambskin – and big enough for me to fit my laptop, clutch, camera, and other essentials.” – Grace, Stripes + Sequins
“I’m loving dainty gold necklaces and this Topshop Barb Wire Station necklace has just the right amount of attitude too!” – Anh, 9 to 5 Chic
“One of my favorite gifts to both give and receive is a fabulous new nail shade.  Nail polish is perfect the gift during the holiday season when many of us are dressing up for a holiday soiree or two.  A few of my favorites are Dior ‘Tuxedo’, Chanel ‘Pirate’, and the oh so affordable J.Crew FACE gift set.” – Blair, Atlantic-Pacific
“At the top of my list this year are the Rag & Bone Ivydale gloves. I’m desperately in need of a quality (and chic) pair of gloves for this winter!” – Alicia, Cheetah is the New Black
“While my wish list is a plenty, if I had to choose one piece it would be the Ava Tufted Sofa from Urban Outfitters. My husband and I are moving into a new apartment the week before Christmas + I’ve caught the decorating bug, BAD! This sofa is a combination of all the necessities – chic, affordable and functional!” – Christine, Court + Hudson
Thanks so much to the above ladies for participating! I love their picks! Which is your favorite?


w&w gift guide : 01 : for the hostess


Quill Cheese Knife Set, $28
Clare Vivier La Pochette, $145
Bubbled Hurricane, $78
Joseph Joseph Bowls, $50
Cranes Stationery, $18

Happy Monday…I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving full of family time and lots of yummy food. Heading back to New York this morning but excited to announce the first edition of the 2011 WIT & Whimsy Gift Guides! This year will have four editions and I have a very special one that I’m particularly excited about so keep an eye out for it.

If your December calendar is anything like mine it’s full of festive happenings each and every night through New Year’s so I rounded up some of my favorite gifts for the hostess this year. But I won’t like…I’m maybe, sort of dying for the above Clare Vivier pochette…tres chic! Or, anything on the Kate Spade Gift Guide list, let’s be honest.