I’ve never been particularly good at keeping gifts a surprise.
It’s not that I intend to be this way, it just sort of, uh, happens.
I mean, I guess there were signs: rewind to 4-year-old Alice, begging my mom to tell me the contents of all the gifts under the tree. Knowing just.exactly what I was going to do, she would whisper secretively in my ear “It’s a purse, but don’t tell.” You can obviously tell where this is going- before she could even turn around, my curly-headed self would belt to the top of my lungs: “EMILY, YOU’RE GETTING A PURSE!” She got a “purse” for 7 years straight.
Rewind to more recent times, like say, last year, when someone left the receipt for Bryan’s gifts at his house. Let me tell you, I did a great job explaining why I needed an 85″ projector screen. Guess not much has changed.
I am happy to report that this year no secrets have been leaked…. yet. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
To propel your inability to keep surprises, over the next few weeks I am going to be featuring a bevy of gift ideas for your perusing. Because we all know boys/guys/men are the easiest to shop for, they’re up first… I had so much fun preparing this list, for when shopping for a gender that views gifts of cashmere and cheeseburgers with analogous excitement, the possibilities are endless.
Here are some ideas the sisters and I have had success with in the past and a few that our fellas will be surprised with this season:
1. Leather iPhone case by J.Crew; $38
2. Polarized Wayfarer by RayBan; $165
3. Howland Penny Loafer by Cole Haan; $148
4. Event Tickets by Ticketmaster; prices will vary
5. Watch by Luminox; $235
6. Home Theater Projector by Sony; $950
7. Vintage Handstamped Cufflinks by Cuffart; $95
8. Better Sweater Vest by Patagonia; $89