Seriously, words could never explain just how much my mom means to me. My mother is simply amazing, and I feel incredibly lucky to have such an amazing woman as my mother. I’m not alone in this feeling, and celebrating our mothers for just one day will never be enough.

Today we are kicking off a week-long ode to our mothers, and we want to start with a gift guide that has the best bags and accessories for moms of all types. I must admit that when I made our 2014 Mother’s Day Gift Guide list, I was thinking of my mom, but I hope it helps you think of a great gift for yours! Thank you to all the mothers out there; you are absolutely amazing. (more…)

The late Thanksgiving went and messed up everyone’s holiday season, from interfering with Hanukah to making the shopping season quite a bit shorter. However, Christmas is on our doorstep and I have a wish list that would make both Santa and my loved ones absolutely cringe. But that won’t stop me from sharing some of the items I am wishing for under the tree this year, no matter how over-priced.

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you and yours, hope you get to spend your holidays with the ones you love! (more…)

In most areas of my life (although, for some reason, not at work?), I’m an unrepentant procrastinator. Why do today what I can put off until tomorrow, especially when the tasks I’m putting off are stressful or tedious and my other options (Netflix, brunch, napping) are fun and relaxing? Based on the crowds at the mall the week before the holiday, a lot of you feel the same about last-minute Christmas shopping.

The rise of online retail has made last-minute shopping both easier and harder. You don’t have to brave the lines and parking lots of America’s crowded shopping dens, but you do put yourself at the mercy of retailers and shipping companies in hopes that their delivery guarantees actually mean something. Below, some gift options from retailers who claim that you have a few days left to order before your Christmas shopping mission must be undertaken in person.

Let’s be honest: whether you get along with your in-laws or not, shopping for them is hard. Do you pick something that just makes sense for the woman of the house, since women are usually in charge of the gift-buying and exchanging, or do you try to find something to make the man of the house happy as well? It’s tricky, and even tricker if you’re looking to impress people who you don’t know well or haven’t known that long.

To help out, we’ve rounded up a few gift options that are sure to get at least one of your significant other’s parents happy, and if all else fails, go for comical. Even if it’s only comical for you, at least it’ll reduce your internal stress a bit. There’s something about the holidays that brings out the best in families (while also highlighting the dysfunction), so food or alcohol are also safe choices in most situations. If you’ve got better ideas, clue us (and everyone else) in in the comments.

Even for the most fashion-obsessed consumers, holiday treats tend to include at least a couple of tech gifts. The latest iPhone is as much of a luxury accessory as the latest handbag, and fashion companies are here to help you accessories your iPads, iPhone and laptops in style. So helpful, those fashion companies.

Brands have had a few years to get this whole thing down, and products generally break down into three categories: cases, audio equipment and charging accessories. Throw in a little rose gold from Nike and a set of gloves that’ll keep your hands toasty while you text, and you’re all set.

We all have that one friend who obsessively reads fashion mags, has a Feedly full of personal style blogs and keeps track of every trend, no matter how minute. (If you don’t think you have a friend like this, then it’s probably you.) Those girls and women can be particularly hard to shop for because their ideas of what they want to wear and carry are very specific, and if you’re not paying as close attention as they are, you’re probably not on the same wavelength. If you don’t want your gift to be met with a blank stare, here are 12 super-trendy gifts to give and receive. (more…)

Normally, by this time of year, there are a million things I want. Sale season is in full swing, my trigger finger is itchy in anticipation of second markdowns, everything on the shopping front is grand. This year, despite the fact that I love a lot of what’s going on in fashion right now, my Christmas Wish List (and birthday wish list, since it’s Christmas Eve) is kind of limited. (more…)

Getting a gift for your mom can be tricky, no matter her age. You want to carefully straddle the line between luxury and practicality; I don’t know any moms who aren’t busy (my mom, who is retired and has two grown children, still never picks up her cell phone because she’s always out and about), and I also don’t know any who couldn’t use a little bit of a treat. Combining those two ideas is what makes the perfect gifts for mom. (more…)

When we think Gucci, we think of fabulous Italian style, best-of-the-best exotic handbags and leather goods with a rich historical context. All of this continues Gucci’s iconic tradition, which is why giving the gift of Gucci will leave anyone jumping for joy. (more…)

We’ve looked at budget-friendly gift ideas under $500 and under $250, and now we’re down the budget-friendliest of them all: gifts under $100. Whether your wallet is feeling a little tight this season or you simply have too many friends and loved ones to lavish something extravagant on all of them, these gifts pack a lot of value into their relatively small price tags. And this time, we’ve gone beyond just fashion gifts – there’s actually something called a Chocolate Bar Library available, and who doesn’t want that?

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