20 Gifts that Are Perfect for Every Occasion

Are you always looking for the perfect present?  I am and my friends are always asking me for suggestions.  Here are 20 gift ideas for every occasion; things that would work for a Birthday, Anniversary, Engagement, Wedding, Baby, and the Hostess.  I was thinking of all the things I have given and received over the years as inspiration, things I have loved and cherished.  It is amazing how a gorgeous basket or monogramed tote bag filled with bath or beach towels can be special and thoughtful.  It is fun to find just the right gift that speaks to the recipients taste and personality. When you do that, you win the game!  There are more fun ideas here and you can always go to my gift page for inspiration.  And if all else fails, shoot me a comment or email and I will try to help you come up with just the right present!  Happy Giving!

Are you looking for the perfect present? If so, Ridgely Brode has 20 great gift ideas for every occasion on her blog Ridgely's Radar

1. Willow Platter

2. Foldable Star Sculptures

3. Picture Frame – add a special image

4. Rosanna trinket bowl or tray

5. Monogrammed Turkish Robe – such a treat and most people wouldn’t buy for themselves

6. Limited Edition Wall Art

7. Customize a  Photo Book – The best kind of memories and shows so much thought. Capture the event or trip and then give the book as your present.

8. Braided leather loop key chain – New home or car?  Perfect time to for a new accessory!

9. Caravan 3 piece Knife Set

10. Personalized Serveware – I love all the wood, Lucite and Melamine trays.

11. Rifle Paper Co. Recipe Card Holder – Personalize it with a few of your own favorite recipes

12. Olli Ella Silver Basket – Add a few towels for a housewarming or a hostess gift for a beach weekend

13. Simon Pearce Hurricane’s

14. Riviera Dog Bed

15. Haven Baby Alpaca Throw

16. Personalized Pet Collars and Leashes

17. Menagerie Bookends

18. Mini Heart Quilts

19. Yard Dominoes – Fun for all ages

20. Angel Dear Elephant Blankie


Last Minute Gift Ideas To Get By Christmas Eve

Are you a last minute shopper?  Then this will be a good list for you to shop from, if you buy now you can still get it by Christmas Eve.. be sure to  order by Noon on Thursday, December 22nd to guarantee it arrives on time!  I picked some items for the guys and girls so that you have everyone covered.  My boys want the Bose noise canceling wireless headphones and I am hoping to get a new pair of slippers.  I have this Mirrorless Camera and it is a wonderful small size with high quality images and while I was looking for Coffee Makers, I found this really good option that I have added to my list..  So many decisions! Good Luck and I hope you find some great presents!

Are you a last minute shopper? Then checkout out these gift ideas from Ridgely's Radar that you can get by Christmas Eve.

to buy: 1. UGG indoor/ Outdoor Slippers  /2. Bose Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones (or these Beats by Dr. Dre wireless earphones)  /  3. Nest Holiday Reed Diffuser and Candle Set  /  4. Halogen Rib Knit Cashmere Gloves  /  5. Monica Vinader Linear Bracelet  /  6. Yves Saint Laurent Lip Gloss Trio  /  7. B&O Portable Bluetooth Speaker  /8. Dannijo Velvet Choker  /  9. Sony Mirrorless Digital Camera  /  10. Charlotte Olympia LOL Kitty Flats  /  11. Nespresso Evoluo Deluxe Coffee and Espresso Maker  /  12. Shinola ‘The Runwell’ Watch  /  13. Sorel Tofino II Waterproof Boots

Fresh Ideas for Gifts Under $25

I get asked over and over for gift ideas that are $25 and under.  I love a challenge and looking for items that give a lot of bang for the price.  There are some tried and true items that are always safe if you are going to a gift exchange and not sure who will end up with your present.  For those types of events, I suggest going with something safe like this hat, these fingerless gloves,  this golden fruit candle or a beauty gift set.  It is always much easier to shop for close friends but, that can be daunting when you are limited to a set price.  Below are a dozen ideas to get you thinking and shopping!


Here are a dozen gift ideas for $25 and under that will work for your closets friends and/or a gift exchange

to buy: Halogen Skinny Scarf (also in black, red and burgundy)  /  2. BP. Pompom Beanie  /  3. Fragments Coiled Hinged Cuff  /  4. Burberry Beauty Shimmer Dust Gold  /  5. Mio Skincare Natural Dry Body Brush  /  6. Home Essential Candle Shade  /  7. Talking Tables Charades Dipsticks Game  /  8. Berry Elephant Ring Holder  / 9. Franchi Leather Keyfob  /  10. S’well Water Bottle  /  11. Caslon Knit Fingerless Gloves  /  12. Cooking for Jeffrey: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook


12 Unique Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

One of my favorite on-line shops for gifts is UncommonGoods, they have creative games, household items, useful gimmicks and some great stocking stuffers!  This year I found 12 unique gifts that work for everyone on your list! One of my favorites is the pistachio pedestal, that has a built-in area to put the leftover shells, such a good idea!  I thought this scavenger hunt game you use with your phone sounds like fun and I gave these stickers to everyone in my family last year so we could keep track of our phone cords – what a life saver!  I think the glass open zipper jar is really cute and I really want to get the cheese and cracker board because I love how it displays the crackers, so organized!  Take a look around and see what other Christmas Gifts they have, I am sure you will find something perfect to give!  Happy Shopping!


Ridgely Brode finds 12 Unique Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List and shared them on her blog Ridgely's Radar

to buy: 1. Pistachio Pedestal  /   2. Mixology Dice  or Foodie Dice  /  3. Unzipped Glass Zipper Bag  /  4. Lab Test Games  /  5. Collapsible Water Bottle  /  6. Cocktail Kits  /  7. Wine Pearls  /  8. The Necktie Travel Roll  /  9. Cheese & Crackers Serving Board  /  10. Hold Me Heart Bag Hanger  11.  iPhone Charger Sticker Faces  /  12. Microwave Popcorn popper



Gift Ideas for Me, You and the Gals on our Lists

I am told, by many friends and my family, that I am very hard to shop for?!?!  What? I can’t understand it, I spend all year putting out posts with all kinds of things I am looking for.  I have a virtual wish list all over my blog!  I thought I might take this post to point out a few things I would love to receive and, that many people, including you, might like too.  So here goes…

Ridgely Brode lists gifts for her, you and the gals on your list on her blog Ridgely's Radar

to buy: 1. Gucci Belt  /  2. Kindle Paperwhite ( and I still want Alexa from Amazon)   /  3. Charlotte Olympia LOL Kitty Flats  /  4. Canada Goose Parka  /  5. Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Mask  /  6. WeWood Assunt Watch  /  7. J.Crew Cashmere Sweater with Buttons  /  8. Little Liffner Suede Saddlebag  /  9. Round Rattan Placemat  /  10. Sorel Faux Fur Lined Boots  /  11. Bose Wireless in-ear headphones  /  12. Theory Stretch Slim Pant  /  13. Swell Water Bottle  /  14. Hat Attack rattan tote


Father’s Day Gift Guide

If you are like me, you just realized Father’s Day is almost a week away and it is time to do a little shopping for the important men in our lives.  With a house full of boys you would think I would have this covered, but shopping for men is just as hard for me, as I am sure it is for you.  I am on the look out all year long for the latest and greatest tech toys and different gift ideas, I try to stay away from clothes but, sometimes that is the perfect thing to give… that’s why I have two here on my guide!  This year I am loving the Dylan Belt (5), these wireless sport headphones (11), floatable sunglasses (14), perfect for anyone who lives on the water!, and anything from Shinola (2), a Detroit based company that is bringing back classic, well built products that are made in America.

 Father's Day Gift Guide | Ridgely's Radar

to buy: 1. johnnie-O The Bond 4-Button Polo  /  2. Shinola Watch  /  3. Bose Noise Canceling wireless Headphones  /  4. Swiss Tech Pocket Tool  /  5. Dylan Belt (comes in other colors)  /  6. Corroon Go Bags  /  7. Stelle Audio Wood Speakers  /  8. Tateossian  braided leather bracelet  /  9. 15% off Mouth’s tasty subscriptions for Father’s Day! Use Code BESTDAD15  /  10. Sailcloth Weekender  /  11. Bose SoundSport wireless headphones  /  12. Clinton Classic Shirt  /  13. Cornhole Boards and Cornhole Bags  /  14. Lacoste Floatable Sunglasses

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