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


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



Beauty Gift Guide

I am starting off the gift giving season with some of my favorite hair products and a few things I am dying to try.  I keep hearing how great the Sarahpotempa ‘beachwaver’ styling iron  is because it rotates both ways so that you always curl your hair in the same direction. Very smart and would make styling my hair much easier. I love all the Oribe products and especially like that most of them come in a travel size.  I always have a shower cap handy and this yellow and white one is much better looking than my current one… it would make a perfect stocking stuffer!  Down below I added a ton of great links to Cyber Monday steals and deals.  Happy Shopping!

Beauty Gift Guide | Ridgely's Radar

to buy: 1. Drybar shower cap  /  2. Nuxe Dry Oil  /  3. Philip B Hairbrush Cleaner  /  4. Oribe Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray  /  5. Oribe Split End Seal  /  6. Serge Normant ‘Dream Big” Volumizing Spray  /  7. invisibobble hair ties  /  8. Oribe Dry Texturing Spray (available in travel size)  /  9. Sarahpotempa ‘beachwaver’ styling iron  /  10. Drybar ‘Hold Me’ Hair Clips  /  11. Hask Argan Oil Healing Shine Hair Treatment

Happy Socks

I pulled out my socks this weekend and realized I need to do a full overhaul of my sock drawer.  I used to wear only solid colored socks, but recently decided that was pretty boring, especially after discovering Happy Socks. They have socks for the whole family and really cute gift sets, that are great for the holidays. After taking a look around, I think it  is time I had a little fun with patterns and colors. Here are several that I have my eye on..

Happy Socks | Ridgely's Radar


to buy: Happy Socks



Where is the time going?  I looked at the date and realized Valentine’s Day is in a month!  Yikes, I am not ready.  I just put away Christmas and I am trying not to think about chocolate.  If you are in the same boat as I am and realize you need a little treat for your sweet… how about one of these really cute gifts from West Elm? Like always, they sell out so grab them when you see them..

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