My 12 Days of Christmas Countdown: Fifth Day

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: five golden rings, four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree. Okay, I don’t know about you but those are not exactly the kind of gifts you actually want to find under the tree – or in your stockings. There’s an awful lot of birds in that list! But it’s Christmas Eve and you are scrambling to find some cute gifts for family and friends, and you don’t really know what to get or where to get it. Oh no! What to do?

Luckily, I have a solution for you. Read on to see my countdown of the Top 10 Stocking Stuffers of 2010. I’m really bad at shopping for gifts, so I turn to a wise gift-giver friend of mine, Pemberly, and she came up with almost all the items in this list. And because Christmas is the time to share, I thought I’d share it with you all. 🙂 So here it is:

My Top 10 Stocking Stuffers of 2010

1/ Thirstystone Bubble Glass Coasters.

– You can get it at: Macy’s.

– Price: US$16

– Who will love this: Any member of your family who’s a little OCD and always frowns when you put down your cold bottle of beer on the coffee table, or on top of a magazine. This will help calm their nerves.

2/ Laura Mercier Creme Brulee Bath & Body Duo.

– You can get it at: Bloomingdale’s. NOTE: Just checked Bloomingdale’s website, it’s unfortunately sold out. But I’m sure you can find it elsewhere. Google it. I can’t do everything for you. 🙂

– Price: US$40

– Who will love this: Mom, wife, girlfriend, sister, or anyone who’s been working too hard lately and needs to be pampered.

3/ Kate Spade New York “Cocktails Anyone?” Illustrated Tidbit Plates.

– You can get it at: Bloomingdale’s.

– Price: US$50

– Who will love this: Mom, wife, BFF, sister, or even your fabulous female boss.

4/ USA Superheroes Pop-Up Book.

– You can get it at: Barney’s New York.

– Price: US$ 29.99

– Who will love this: Boyfriend, husband, brother, that geeky guy down at IT who always rescues your files every time you crash your computer, or even dad.

5/ BURN by DL & Co “Luxe Gold” Hinoki Temple Incense 3 Wick Candle.

– You can get it at: Bloomingdale’s.

– Price: US$50

– Who will love this: your hippie cousin who has just returned home from a year long ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ tour. Though don’t say you got it from Bloomingdale’s and that you pay 50 bucks for it.

6/ Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

– You can get it at: Anthropologie.

– Price: US$20

– Who will love this: Me. And, your quirky hipster friend/co-worker. Possibly your quirky hipster sister. Or your young niece who’s only seen the Disney version and has never read the original version.

7/ Becca and Mars Holiday Hand Candy Set.

– You can get it at: Becca And Mars.

– Price: US$14

– Who will love this: co-workers, wife, girlfriend, sister, mom, aunt, anyone you can think of! (Okay I’m a little bias because I’m a huge fan and supporter of this Baltimore-based brand. But seriously, I think anyone will love this.)

8/ MoMA Lawrence Frame.

– You can get it at: Velocity Art and Design.

– Price: US$38

– Who will love this: Your artsy friend/co-worker, mom, and any ironic hipster friends you might have.

9/ Mudlark Papers Snowberry Boxed Soap Set.

– You can get it at: Smallflower.

– Price: US$15.

– Who will love this: your under appreciated assistant, wife, girlfriend, mom, or anyone who loves sweet smelling soap.

10/ Smythson Food For Thought Journal.

– You can get it at: Barney’s New York.

– Price: US$73

– Who will love this: mom and dad. Or anyone who loves to write, or jot down recipes, or anyone you know who has complained that writing with pen and paper is a dying art and all that crap, usually the same people who prefers a leather-bound agenda over a Blackberry. (And those same people usually pretend that when you say “blackberry”, you’re talking about the fruit)

And there you have it, my Top 10 Stocking Stuffers of 2010. I hope this helps you as you browse furiously online looking for the perfect last minute gifts for your friends and family. Check back in on Monday when I’ll continue the sixth day of the countdown (won’t be blogging this weekend because of Christmas) with The Top 10 Movies of 2010.

Now I shall bid you adieu, and wish you a Very Merry Christmas (Happy Hanukkah too)!


Binky Bee



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