"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."
Audrey Hepburn

Monday, December 6, 2010

Fashionable Giving part 1: The Newlyweds

Bonjour babes! I hope everyone had a fantastic, relaxing weekend. And thank you for all your kind words about my grandmother. Her service was just lovely, and I think it was exactly what she would have wanted. 

Well, with only 19 days before Christmas arrives, I am back in full force and with an exciting post series! Fashion blogs are often filled with fabulous drool-worthy photos of our recent purchases, outfit successes or lust lists. But with the season of giving upon us, what could be more fashionable than giving great, memorable gifts!  I've put together a six-part fashionable gift-giving guide catered to specific people in your life and with gifts from all price levels. The categories covered are those that most often get left off of other gift-giving guides. Each guide will aim to provide you with unique gift suggestions that will be sure to make an impression on the recipient! Along the way, if you have specific gift-giving questions you need answered, or you would like to request a post be done for a category of person you don't feel is being covered, please feel free to email me at lwainman321@gmail.com. I always welcome your suggestions! So, let's kick it off with.... The Newlyweds! 

I don't know about you, but I have reached a phase in my life where many of my friends are getting engaged and married. Christmas gifts for newlyweds can be extremely tricky, considering they have likely been recently inundated with gifts from engagement parties, bridal showers and wedding gifts. While it may be tempting to scoop up yet another home appliance that the couple has probably already received duplicates of, why not give a personal gift from the heart that will really stand out?

Under $25
Help the happy couple start their own ornament collection with a personalized memento of their big day! Price: $12.99 Buy here
Perfect for any organized bride, who needs a place to store all the keepsakes she saved such as invitations, programs, wedding favors and of course her favorite photos. Price: $23.99. Buy here
Since he is no longer allowed to play video games for hours on end, why not satisfy his game craving with a classic they can both enjoy! You will be encouraging them to spend time together, and perhaps start a new tradition by hosting weekly game nights with friends. You can even buy themed versions of Monopoly now, such as colleges or favorite sports teams! Price: $10 (around $25 if you personalize) Buy here
Under $50
A great, and definitely unique, housewarming gift. They look cute on the wall and they will save the couple time in the morning when they are trying to identify who's keys are whose. Price: $39.95 Buy here
We all know that newlyweds spend a lot of time in bed :) so why not make their stay even more enjoyable with this deluxe breakfast in bed gift basket. This kit has everything they will need to enjoy many luxury breakfasts all from the comfort of their marital bed. Plus, they can keep the bamboo serving tray and adorable polka-dot mugs for years to come. Price: 49.95 Buy here
From engagement portraits to wedding photos and honeymoon shots, a newlywed is sure to have a gazillion photos they want to display around their home. With a digital picture frame, they can show off a multitude of memories from one convenient frame. The ever changing photo ensures that the couple won't get bored seeing the same picture every day. Price: 49.99 Buy here
Under $100
The gift that keeps on giving! For the movie-loving couple, give them a test run of the very popular Netflix with a six month subscription. They will think of you fondly every time they have a popcorn date night! Price: $59.94 Buy here
Every couple needs stationary, and the monogrammed version is always a classic. This is the perfect gift for any chic couple that seems to already have everything! Price: $74 for 100 (price varies by design) Buy here
The beauty is in the details. True when it comes to fashion, and true when it comes to home decor. Help add the perfect touch to any newlywed's living room with this elegant and personalized throw. They will think of their special day every time they snuggle on the couch. Price: $65 (with personalization charges) Buy here
 Over $100
If you are feeling like a big spender this holiday season, and really want to lavish your favorite newlywed couple with an unforgettable present, consider tickets to a brunch cruise for two. The particular company I used allows you to choose from 13 states, but search the internet for similar trips if you don't see a location near you listed, or if you are an international reader. This has become a very popular gift, and I am sure you will find similar cruises in your own area. Price: anywhere from $76-$185 Buy here
Turn your pal's wedding memories into decadent wall art to give their home a personal touch. Plus, who wouldn't want to see their wedding photo in watercolors! Price: 149.95 Buy here
Last but definitely not least, another gift that keeps on going- this time for the cuisine aficionados! Help your newlyweds keep the romance alive all during the first year of marriage, by treating them to a new dining adventure a month! Through the dinner of the month club, you can send a $25 gift certificate to a new restaurant monthly. It reminds your friends to make time for date night, and gives them the joy of sharing in an adventure together. Price: $120 Buy here
Ok loves, I hope you are feeling inspired to break out of the monotonous gift rut and give a unique and memorable present to your favorite newlyweds! Don't forget to check back in for parts 2-6 of the fashionable giving series, and to email me if you have questions/suggestions! Happy shopping dolls!

Bisous!

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16 comments:

  1. oh what great ideas!! Too bad I don't know any recently married people :p
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  2. Great post and great ideas!!!
    There was maybe a problem with Googles and you is not in my followers. Please try again when you can:)
    xx Mary
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  3. ornaments are great your first married christmas! i love all the ones we got :)

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  4. Those are amazing ideas, sweetie !!! I so love the key-people:)
    Happy Tuesday, sweetie pie

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  5. Ohmigosh how I want that breakfast in bed set - and I'm not even a newlywed! Doesn't it make you feel like Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast At Tiffany's"? LOVE!! :)

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  6. I fell in love with that metallic couple to hang on the wall, as a key accesory they are lovely!!
    The rest of the ideas are great, I love Christmas!!
    xx

    H.
    www.ohmyvogue.com

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  7. These are great ideas and I love how you broke them down into price ranges, too. I love the his and hers key hanger/holder things!!

    xo,
    c

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  8. love this and all the ideas xxx

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  9. Great ideas! Love the keyholders- super cute!

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  10. that is too cute..i want the newly wed ones. my fiance and I aren't married yet but thats just oo cute

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  11. Ps: I am hosting a stunning leather clutch GIVEAWAY today, just in time for Holiday Parties!

    Hugs and kisses

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  12. really really thank you for following!

    XOXO

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  13. fun ideas!!! i relly like the his/hers key plates!

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  14. These are great ideas! I have a few friends that are getting married soon, and they might enjoy many of these things! I love the breakfast in bed kit :)

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