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


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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Gift Guide 2015: Books and More Books

I love nothing more than browsing at a book store and finding the right book for someone on my list. I love how Coloring Books are making a comeback for adults and I have been giving them to my friends with a beautiful set of  Colored Pencils, it is a really fun way to relax and be creative.  Have someone who loves to travel but never knows what to pack then give them the very smart book Packing for Travel with a Pack-It Specter Starter Set (Subscribers, did you get the “exclusive” email? It told you all about the packing cubes), they will think you hung the moon!  Need anymore ideas?  Check out this page and scroll down to see what goodies I have been sharing…


first row: Styled: Secrets for Arranging Rooms, from Tabletops to Bookshelves  /  Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book  /  The Finer Things: Timeless Furniture, Textiles, and Details

second row: Love Style Life  / Style Forever: The Grown-Up Guide to Looking Fabulous  /  Oscar de la Renta: His Legendary World of Style

third row: Happy Cooking: Make Every Meal Count … Without Stressing Out  / Packing for Travel by What2WearWhere / The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime

fourth row: Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue  / Veranda The Romance of Flowers  / Pret-a-Party: Great Ideas for Good Times and Creative Entertaining
fifth row: India Hicks: Island Style  /  Mrs. Howard, Room by Room  /  At Home in the Garden

Gift Guide 2015: $100 and below

I am still in denial that Christmas is in a few short weeks and that I am rounding up Gift Guides!  Here are some ideas for $100 and below presents.  I am a huge fan of the Heidi Klum Intimates and they will look really pretty under this top.  I never pass up a striped shirt and the Conway Electric Extension Cord is so cool looking that I am thinking it will be perfect for the boys in my life! Happy Shopping and check back for more present ideas..


Gift Guide 2015: $100 and Below | Ridgely's Radar

to buy: 1. Echo Tech Gloves  /  2. Conway Electric Extension Cord  /  3. Diptyque Candle  /  4. By Terry Baume De Rose Set  /  5. Le Specs Jealous Games Cat-eye Sunglasses  /  6. Proenza Schouler Enameled brooches  /  7. Heidi Klum Intimates Bra  /  8. Heidi Klum Intimates Thong  /  9.  J. Crew Stripe Shirt  /  10. Adidas by Stella MCartney yoga mat  /  11. Serge Normant Glamour Girl Kit  /  12. N.Peal Cashmere beannie  /  13. Aromatherapy Associates Relax & Revive Set  /  14. Kilian Parfum  /  15. Equipment Riley Silk Top  /  16. Colorblock Tote



Look-alikes: Naughty or Nice

Have you been naughty or nice?!?  Luckily, I have you covered either way with great gift ideas for Valentine’s Day!  Depending on your budget you can pick from the naughty (budget friendly) or the nice (more luxurious) item to give or get.  Happy Shopping!

Ridgely's Radar finds Look-alike gift items for the Naughty or Nice list for Valentine's Day
Clockwise:  Lip and Nail set: naughty 1 and naughty 2 or nice    /  Tech Wallet: naughty or nice  / Knit Scarf: naughty or nice  /  Animal Print Ballet Flats: naughty or nice  /  Flannel Pajamas: naughty or  nice  /  Necklace: naughty or nice

Gift Guide: $100 and Under

Today I am bringing you sixteen gift ideas priced $100 and under. To make it super easy, I matched the gift numbers to the recipient….

Jet-setter  #1, 4, 5, 12 & 15
Homebody #2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 14 & 16
Mover and Shaker #1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, & 13
Glam Gal #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, & 12
BFF #1, 2, 3, 4, 6, & 10
How easy is that?!?! Happy Shopping!


Gift Guide: $100 and Under | Ridgely's Radar