w&w gift guide 2010: 03: for the traveling gal

  1. Sabina Les scarf, $150
  2. Marc by Marc Jacobs headphones, $75
  3. Kate Spade Anne personal Organizer, $95
  4. Benefit Cosmetics’ Bright Lights, Big City, $48
  5. Rebecca Minkoff iPad case, $125
  6. Get Carried Away Designer Zip Seal Bags, $6 for 25
  7. Ray-Ban Aviators, $139
  8. Brookestone NAP Pillow, $29.95

2010 has been a year of non-stop travel for me it feels like. I’ve been to New York more times than I can count, Las Vegas, Chicago and LA multiple times each, Mexico, Toronto, Washington DC, Lake Tahoe, Denver, Seattle and will be in Dallas tomorrow. Racking up the miles has made me think of all things I love having at hand when bouncing from airport to airport and those things I’m quite sure I would make excellent use of that I don’t already have.

So whether it’s Benefit’s Eye Bright that’s a godsend for early mornings after long flights, my go-to Ray Bans or items to make the trip a bit more stylish like Rebecca Minkoff’s iPad case or Marc by Marc’s funky retro headphones, any of these items are sure to make that girl you know who’s always flying high in the skies one happy, traveling trooper. (Seriously, take it from one who knows it :))

For more travel tips, be sure to check out some of the things I swear by when it comes to making it as painless as possible.

And be sure to check out the other WIT & Whimsy gift guides for this holiday season!

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w&w gift guide 2010: 02: for your mommasita

  1. Pottery Barn Classic Silver Frame (engraved), $40-50
  2. Jo Malone Vintage Gardenia candle, $65
  3. Bliss Take-Away Spa Day, $45
  4. Kate Spade Hand in Hand bangle, $48
  5. Artesa Reserve Chardonnay, $26
  6. L’Occitane en Provence Verbena soap, $10
  7. Susan Boyle CDs, $10
  8. Keurig B60 Coffee Maker, $140

I absolutely love the holidays. Everything about them. But you know those people on your list that are notoriously hard to shop for? My mom and dad are two of those people. After all they do for me throughout each year, I am always on the hunt to find the very perfect gift for them and nothing ever quite seems to stack up. That’s why I wanted to do a gift guide installment especially for all those stellar moms out there. Lots of thought went into this post! Two items featured are actually on my own mom’s list (Susan Boyle cds and lemon verbena bath products) and I hope this inspires you to find the most perfect gift for your own mom this year.

Check out gift guide 01 if you haven’t yet and check back each Tuesday for a new one! And if  you plan on hitting the stores on Black Friday, read up on some great tips that modman shared yesterday as well.

w&w gift guide 2010: 01: for the beauty buff

  1. NARS Lip Gloss Collection, $40
  2. Burt’s Bees Natural Manicure set, $14.99
  3. Benefit’s Her Name Was Glowla set, $39
  4. Fresh Sugar Delight gift set, $18.50
  5. Chanel Classic Nail trio, $69
  6. Laura Mercier Eye book, $45
  7. Tarte Ring it In cheek stain gift set, $25
  8. Marc Jacobs Lola gift set, $70

The holidays are practically here and I cannot wait to soak up all the things about this time of year that I love: big, chunky scarfs, boots at all times, thick & cozy blankets, spiced (spiked?) cider, Christmas carols, tons of family time, holiday parties, a whole lotta sparkling everything…oh and gifts (duh).

Today begins the first of several editions WIT & Whimsy will be publishing for those lucky enough to be on your list this year. First up? The girl who loves beauty and can’t ever get enough (I may or may not know someone exactly like this…ahhhemm…tis moi). Here’s the best gifts for that beauty buff in your life.