gift giving guide: angela’s wish list

Here’s our last installment in this year’s Christmas gift giving guide. This one comes from Angela M. who is thinking like a nesting, soon-to-be-new mom these days. Click here to see all our of guides — and remember, online shops are open 24 hours!

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Limited edition Diptyque candles, $72. At that price, I would never buy for myself, but I love them.

Gnome table by Philippe Starck, $321. I’m not sure where he would go, but I really think this guy belongs in our upstate house.

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Vera Cashmere wrap, $310. Simply gorgeous. I’d treasure forever.

Cashmere silk knit Icon Paper dolls blanket, $144 from Dwell shop. This is the kind of pink baby’s blanket I can support!
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Home Hero fire extinquisher, $30. I spotted this on Happy Mundane a while back, and have been craving ever since.

A garland rug, $75, for our entryway. It’s chic, eco-friendly and easy to clean.

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Caldera’s Sweet Pea children’s laundry detergent, $16. Our Seventh Generation suds are half the price, but I love the smell of this.

Nigella Express, $22. I heard her talking about this new book on NPR last weekend, and am dying to try some of the recipes myself.

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Mammoth Crocs, $44. Yes, I think they are ugly. But ya know what? I would love something cozy like this to slip into for quick errands up at our country house.

Storksak Emily Pewter diaper bag, $168. I’ve been holding off buying a new purse all fall. This bag (also used by Angelina Jolie) is chic enough to tote to work and yet it’s practical and will get the job done.

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gift giving guide: angela's wish list

Here’s our last installment in this year’s Christmas gift giving guide. This one comes from Angela M. who is thinking like a nesting, soon-to-be-new mom these days. Click here to see all our of guides — and remember, online shops are open 24 hours!

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Limited edition Diptyque candles, $72. At that price, I would never buy for myself, but I love them.

Gnome table by Philippe Starck, $321. I’m not sure where he would go, but I really think this guy belongs in our upstate house.

shelter_angegift2.jpg

Vera Cashmere wrap, $310. Simply gorgeous. I’d treasure forever.

Cashmere silk knit Icon Paper dolls blanket, $144 from Dwell shop. This is the kind of pink baby’s blanket I can support!
shelter_angegift3.jpg

Home Hero fire extinquisher, $30. I spotted this on Happy Mundane a while back, and have been craving ever since.

A garland rug, $75, for our entryway. It’s chic, eco-friendly and easy to clean.

shelter_angeshelter6.jpg

Caldera’s Sweet Pea children’s laundry detergent, $16. Our Seventh Generation suds are half the price, but I love the smell of this.

Nigella Express, $22. I heard her talking about this new book on NPR last weekend, and am dying to try some of the recipes myself.

shelter_angegift7.jpg
Mammoth Crocs, $44. Yes, I think they are ugly. But ya know what? I would love something cozy like this to slip into for quick errands up at our country house.

Storksak Emily Pewter diaper bag, $168. I’ve been holding off buying a new purse all fall. This bag (also used by Angelina Jolie) is chic enough to tote to work and yet it’s practical and will get the job done.

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post off: what do you cook for your holiday dinner?

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This may be hard to believe, but I don’t know what to cook for Christmas. It’s going to be a small dinner, just a few people, so we want to keep it simple. Last year, it was just Chad and me on the 25th — I cooked a simple lemon roast chicken (from Jamie’s Dinners) and we went out the movies. It was lovely! This year, we’ll be up at our country house, hoping to lure others to join us. Strangely, I don’t think my turkey craving was completely satisfied at Thanksgiving, so I may just roast a small bird. Ideally what ever we make will yield lots of leftovers that we can freeze and enjoy when the baby comes (six weeks!). When I was growing up, my Italian grandparents would often make lasagna. And when I lived in London a couple holiday seasons, I thoroughly enjoyed a pot roast with Yorkshire pudding (there’s a a menu and recipes in Domino for this I may try). I want to start a tradition, one that our growing family will be able to look forward to year after year. Tell me what your traditions are — Do you still go to relatives or do the cooking yourself? What’s on the menu? Links to recipes you love would be appreciated! — Angela M.

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gift giving guide: kim's wish list

If you’re like us, there are still a few names on your gift buying lists to cross off. Here’s Kim B’s wish list to give you some last minute ideas. And you can always see more of her finds at her blog, All That and A.

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Vilac’s Piggy Bank (I know it’s for kids, I still like it), $30.

Tea cups at Charles and Marie, $20.

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Enzo Mari’s Timor perpetual desk calendar, $170.

Crispin and Basilio’s gorgeous hooded blazer, $500.

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Present and Correct’s alphabet poster, $36.

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Canon Pixma MP530 Office All-In-One Inkjet Photo Printer, $178.

A Le Crueset 6-piece set, $420

shelter_kimgift6.jpgStone Bath Mat at Viva Terra, $59.

See all of our contributors’ wish lists by clicking here on our giving category!

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