It’s time for another wave of college and grad school students to begin making their way out into the full-time working world, and tradition dictates they do so with gifts from family and friends to help them embark on the next stage of their lives.
Being a mom can be a tough gig: the expectations are sky-high, the hours are long, the work itself sometimes literally thankless. Mother’s Day is a good time to stop and renew our appreciation for the work our own mothers and all the moms around us do, and while you’re at it, a really awesome gift couldn’t hurt.
Valentine’s Day is just round the corner, and now’s the time most people are contemplating gifts for their partners (or themselves–you’ll find no judgment here, only encouragement). Because we know a thing or two about where to find a luxe present or two, we shopped around to find the best places for your partners to start shopping for you; simply send this link their way.
Not only is next week Christmas, but it’s also my 30th birthday. (Yes, unfortunately, my birthday is Christmas Eve.) I’ve been non-stop shopping both for my loved ones and for PurseBlog’s gift guides for the past month, and in that time, I’ve noticed a couple things that I wouldn’t mind receiving for either of next week’s gift-giving occasions.
As much fun as it is to fantasize giving everyone in our lives extravagant gifts (including lots of handbags) for the holidays, that kind of budget is a reality for relatively few people. For most of us, the trick to gift-giving is finding things that are significant and personality-appropriate without being ungodly expensive, and if you poke around a bit, luxury retailers are teeming with gorgeous gifts under $500.
One of my earliest memories after starting PurseBlog was going to the Tory Burch Bal Harbour store for a personal appearance by the designer. Tory had just left the boutique and was walking away as we arrived, but my mom said, “You have to meet her!” In true mom fashion, she caught up with Tory and helped me say hello to the fashion icon.