The relationship between a pet and owner is something special. Here are some gifts that can bring joy to your favorite furry pal this holiday season.
Shopping for a college student can be difficult. They need so many things! Here at Audrey, we try to break down and help show you what might be great gifts for that struggling college student that we all know and love.
Gifts Under $50:
Golla Laptop Case: Perfect and useful to keep laptops safe, and clean. $39.99, can be found at Best Buy.
For the people who love to watch movies, this guide is dedicated to them. It may be difficult to find gifts for these types of people, because what they want can be so specific. They may want a specific movie, memorabilia, or autograph, but we have put together a guide for a general idea of what might be the perfect gift for them. Enjoy!
Gifts Under $50:
Everyone loves food, of course. But isn’t there that one particular person in your life that is an absolute foodie? They’re the ones that write reviews on Yelp of every restaurant they go to, the one that posts those mouth-watering pictures of whatever they’re eating at the moment on Instagram, the one that is always begging you to come with them to that new restaurant. They truly appreciate food. This is a gift guide to help you pick out a great gift for the food lover in your life.
Gifts Under $50:
This lady might be your mother, your aunt, or your homely friend that loves to cook and do household work. She bakes the best cookies, has the best dinner parties, and her house is spotless. She is the spitting image of Martha Stewart. Whomever it is, this is the perfect gift guide to help find that motherly woman in your life.
Gifts Under $50:
Dish Play Gloves: They’re cute, and they bring entertainment to cleaning the house. $12 at Urban Outfitters.
Wok Set: Perfect for cooking those Asian dishes. Good for stir-frying, sauteing, deep-frying, steaming, and parboiling. This set allows you to cook with chopsticks, a stainless steel tempura rack, bamboo/stainless turner, and ladle a wooden steam rack. Can be found at Crate & Barrel for only $49.95!
The Asian Grandmother’s Cookbook: Written by Pat Tanumihardja, this cookbook features the real recipes of grandmothers from all over Asia including China, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, and India. There are many various dishes in here including the Filipino Chicken Adobo, or the Japanese Oyako Donburi. Can be found at Barnes & Noble for $20.24.
Other Great Gift Ideas:
5×7 Lace Medallion Rug: Beautiful for any place in the house. $89 at Urban Outfitters.
Caterer’s Flatware 3-Piece Box Set of 12: 12 each of forks, spoons, and knives. $119 at the Pottery Barn.
KitchenAid Classic Plus Stand Mixer: What would a Martha Stewart woman be without a mixer? Comes in 10 speeds and kneads, whups, mixes, blends, and beats. Includes flat beaters, recipe book, dough hooks, and mixing bowl. $229.99 at Target.
Crane & Canopy’s Ashbury Set: Beautiful bedding that starts at $99 from Crane & Canopy.
Zojirushi Rice Cooker: The new age rice cooker made from the Japanese company. Prices vary and can be found on Zojirushi.
Chilewich Gilt Rectangle Placemat: go for the gold when entertaining your guests this holiday season. Available at ShopHorne.
Our super-edited gift guide.
ISSUE: Winter 2011-12
STORY: Anna M. Park
For the Trendsetter
1. You’re not just purchasing a scarf; you’re supporting empowerment. Based in India, Saivana sponsors a female child of every full-time employee in their primary school education, last year sponsoring 175 children.
2. Can’t afford Peter Som? Get his classic fall 2011 print in a clutch with his limited edition travel kit for Clark’s Botanicals.
3. Just like their shoes, Toms Eyewear continues the One for One model, with each purchase helping a person in need regain sight through the Seva Foundation (initially focusing on Nepal, Tibet and Cambodia).
For the Hostess
1. Bring the outdoors in with a home fragrance reminiscent of an evergreen forest. Crabtree & Evelyn Pomegranate Grove Home Fragrance Reed Diffuser.
2. Lucite in home décor is hot right now. Personalize this lucite tray with your favorite artwork or a memorable photo. Erin Condren lucite tray.
Why gift another trinket or gadget, when you can gift life. Global relief organization World Vision offers you the opportunity to bring clean water to a village, protect children from malaria with mosquito nets, or stock a school with books and equipment, for as little as $18. My favorite is the microloan to a young mother so she can start a business that will feed, clothe and educate her children. Once the loans are repaid, the funds are used for new loans to others, recycling your gift for many more for years to come. Details Worldvisiongifts.org.
For the Techie
iPad’ers are a hardcore bunch. They’ll love you for these accessories, especially the touch screen compatible gloves. From left: NuGuard GripStand 2/GripBase bundle, Toddy Smart Cloth, Hercules XPS Diamond 2.0 USB speakers, Tokidoki for Hello Kitty iPad case, Grandoe Sensor Touch gloves.
The holidays are here! What are you getting your favorite dessert lover? Here are some suggestions from our resident Dessert Obsessee:
For the dedicated baker: Beanilla 2-fold Vanilla extract. Every from scratch baker will appreciate some 2-fold vanilla extract. This extract has twice as much vanilla bean in it than regular vanilla extract! So you only need to use half the amount of vanilla extract called for in the recipe, or use just as much and get a more aromatic vanilla flavor. ($11.99 for 8-oz. bottle)
For the beginning baker: Sprinkles Gourmet Cupcake Mixes. Create Sprinkles famous gourmet cupcakes in your own kitchen! The cupcake mixes are just as easy to put together as any Betty Crocker mix, and include a frosting recipe and the Sprinkles modern dot to create their trademark look. ($14.00)
For the decorator: What’s New, Cupcake? by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson. The authors of Hello, Cupcake are back with new, easy-to-create, cupcake decorating ideas. This whimsical book offers a wide selection of innovative cupcake decorating ideas and instructions, such as sand castle cupcakes, rock star cupcakes, and cupcakes for the holidays. Just take ready made cupcakes and decorate! It’s amazing what you can do with a jar of frosting and some food coloring! ($16.95)
For the candy lover: Dylan’s Candy Bar: Unwrap your Sweet Life, by Dylan Lauren. This gorgeous coffee table book features full color photos of whimsical candies and Dylan’s sweet candy filled memories. The book also has a few recipes and fun candy facts and even craft ideas. ($35.00)
For every dessert lover: Chocolate. Chocolate is the perfect gift for every dessert lover! Its fantastic for both baking and eating! For baking, I recommend high quality chocolates, such as Valrhona, and cocoa powders with a high fat content.