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Make Gifting Easy This Season

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There are few things in life I love more than giving gifts. What I don’t love is being without good gift wrapping on hand when I need it. There’s nothing worse than trying to re-use an old gift bag or tissue paper that has been crinkled beyond belief. And have you ever thought about how wasteful gift wrapping can be? I always feel a little guilty throwing away gift bags, knowing how much paper they’re made of. Since this is the time of year when gift-giving is front and center, I wanted to feature something on the blog that I recently discovered and really believe in: Wrapeezs.

Here’s how I got interested in Wrapeezs: I was on my way to a house party, and needed to pick up a last minute hostess gift. I realized I didn’t have wrapping paper or a gift bag, and if I wanted to wrap it traditionally, I didn’t have tape or scissors with me, either. And do you know how hard it is to wrap a gift in the car?!? But with Wrapeez, the gift wrap is stretch fabric gift wrap that fits easily over boxes, wine bottles, gift cards, even irregularly shaped stuff. BEYOND SIMPLE. It comes in lots of different patterns and colors, and you can add your own bows like I did, or give it as-is! How cute do the presents look?! And I feel good knowing it’s  eco-friendly and reusable. They also redefined gift wrap to help preserve the environment.  Heck, if being good to the planet is one of your things, make it a family tradition by using a gift wrap like this to be passed down through years of celebrations. It’s such a cool idea!

And if you’re wondering just what to get the special friend, Mom, sister, in-law in your life, may I recommend one of my new obsessions? I’ve just started collecting different perfumes in the past few years, and I added Ralph Lauren Woman to my rotation. It smells amazing! And I’ll be candid-I don’t like a lot of perfumes. Some of them give me a downright splitting headache. So when I find one that I love, I hang on to it for dear life. This is a light floral scent; fresh and modern. Here are the notes you’ll find inside this one magnificent bottle:

  • Top – Pear, rhubarb, blackcurrant
  • Middle – Tuberose, orange flower, Turkish rose
  • Base – Sandalwood, hazelnut, vibrant woods

Ralph Lauren had me at blackcurrant. 🙂 When you pass by people or give someone a hug, this is a scent people will remember and ask what you’re wearing. It’s that good. And you don’t have to worry about overdoing it, because this scent is light enough that you just leave a little trace behind when you leave the room.

(Oh, and in case you’re also wondering about my puffy sleeve blouse, it’s only $19 and comes in a bunch of different colors!) Have a great Monday, and I’ll see you in a few days.

Photography: S. Jackson

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