The adventurer in your life wouldn't think of letting dipping temperatures keep her from hitting the slopes or continuing on a quest to hike every local trail. For the recipient who can't spend a weekend inside, we tracked down the gadgets that'll have her tuned in on the slopes and armed with a smartphone camera when it's a tropical Winter getaway. Here, the gear that nature fiends living in the modern age need, no matter how far off the beaten path they venture.
Should you? Should you not? And if you do, how much should you spend? The year is ending, and with work deadlines and a list of holiday gifts to buy and errands to run, you shouldn't be stressing over whether to gift your boss something. The decision is completely up to you, and your boss probably won't expect something, but it's a nice token of your appreciation for their great management — or at the very least, the pretty packaging will leave a good impression come performance review time. Just remember not to go too grand; after all, you do make less than them. The best route is to go small and practical. Need some inspiration? We've got 10 ideas for you, all under $100.
It comes as no surprise that anybody connected to the Bloomingdale family would have a job in fashion. So when Hayley Bloomingdale joined one of our favorite websites, Moda Operandi (where we were more than a little excited to preorder Isabel Marant's Spring lineup of footwear), as its editorial and social media manager, we couldn't wait to hear what she was giving this holiday season. From that chic vintage find for the man in your life to the perfect present for the girl who has everything, Hayley's gift guide has something to make anybody's holiday that much more special.
In need of a last-minute gift for the stylish lady in your life? Simon Doonan, creative ambassador of Barneys New York, recently walked us through his top 10 gift picks from the famed Big Apple department store. Armed with a magic feather, Simon picked out truly impressive presents — watch now to see what made the cut!
It's been a whirlwind of a year, but we're now counting down the days until we kick off the holidays! If you've got a little one on your list but don't know where to begin, don't fret! We've got you covered with age-specific gift ideas from birth through 9 years old, including toys from the biggest manufacturers and independent toy makers that we just love. Click through for the perfect picks for the kiddos in your life!
We've already given you our ultimate holiday gift guide for 2013, and now we're breaking it down even more with 100 picks under $200. From fitness and fashion to beauty and books, check off the special people on your list with these affordable ideas. If you're still in search of the perfect presents, then make sure to browse even more gift guides to get your holiday giving started. Happy shopping!
Give the gift of love this holiday season by spoiling that special someone with a present that really comes from the heart. From must-have fitness gear to nutrition tools for the kitchen, we've got you covered with over 200 heart-healthy gifts with finds in all price ranges.
I've been a fan of yoga sensation Tara Stiles for years. Her DVDs are some of my all-time favorites, and I love her free-flowing, light-hearted, yet matter-of-fact approach to tackling new poses and pushing your body to new places. After I had the opportunity to take an incredible class from her at Sports Club/LA, I knew I needed to find out what was on her holiday wish list this year — and what she'll be giving to her loved ones.
Sweet and Bright SunniesTara loves a good pair of shades, and she's a big fan of these colorful and fun Marc by Marc Jacobs Square Sunglasses ($110). Tara believes that these sunnies will "brighten up the holidays," and perhaps remind us of warmer temperatures.
Pandora's BoxTara was introduced to Pandora charm bracelets this year and was "taken by the storytelling and meaning of all the charms." She's partial to this Pandora Passion Charm ($40), since it's a thoughtful and personal gift "to honor the values we see in our loved ones."
Sweet ScentTara always gifts "special girlfriends (she) wants to spoil" with a bottle of Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Perfume ($29-$165). Call it a pay-it-forward gift if you will; Tara received this scent as a gift a few years ago and always feels "super special" when she wears it.
Cozy CollaborationTara put out an awesome collaboration with Reebok full of comfortable and functional gear for yoga class. One of her favorite pieces from the line are these Reebok Strong Relax Pants ($45) that are "so soft and cozy for the holidays!"
Strong StripesTara loves how she can wear her Reebok sweater ($85) to the yoga studio or running around town. I can vouch for this fact! Tara rocked this sweater at the special event at Sports Club/LA introducing her brand of Strala Yoga to the club, and all of its fun colors immediately caught my eye.
Wool and the GangIf you follow Tara on Instagram, you know she loves to knit and make gifts for friends. She's been a fan of Wool and the Gang (and knitting in general) for a few years now. She says her skills are at "the hat level," but she aspires to improve and tackle more complex projects in 2014. In the meantime, this Wool and the Gang Hold Tight Clutch ($131, originally $139) is "her newest favorite."
Luxe Lingerie Options
When Tara's in a bind for finding just the right gift, she leaves it up to her girlfriends to choose with a Agent Provcateur Gift Card so they can indulge in some luxe lingerie. One of her top picks these days is this Margot Bra ($220) but says it's hard for her to pick a favorite!
Parks and Recreation is one of the those TV shows that seems to keep getting better — and simultaneously inspire its viewers to love it all the more. If you know a big Parks and Rec fan, then the following gift guide will have the perfect present for them. And, of course, if you're the fan, then take the opportunity to, as they say, treat yo self.
This holiday season, teach your children the importance of charity by giving them an extraspecial gift that gives back. Uncovering everything from a hand-crocheted baby rattle to a herd of sheep in a needy community, we've found 11 ways to do good with your children's gifts this year. Something fun for them to unwrap that goes a step further by helping those in need? Sounds like a formula for success to us!