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


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 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

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

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide (3)

If you want to send your Valentine(s) chocolates, flowers, fruit, cookies, coffee, wine /or another delicious treat, there are many wonderful places to chose from.  Listed below are 14 ideas for February 14th. Be sure to browse their sites and see what other delicacies they offer, you might find something you might not have thought of and check the deadline for delivering on time.  Happy Shopping!

Valentine's Day Gift Guide {3} | Ridgely's Radar

to buy: 1. Hershey’s Store   /  2. David’s Cookies  /  3. See’s Candies  /  4. Jelly Belly  /  5. Kabloom.com  / 6. starbucks  /  7. Shari’s Berries  /  8. Dylan’s Candy Bar  /  9. Cheryl’s  /  10.  M&M’S   /  11. GiftBasket.com  /  12. Stonewall Kitchen  /  13. Crabtree & Evelyn  /  14. Harry & David

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