Gifting Whisperer

I’m a Native New Yorker (yes we exist), married mom of two amazing kids (and my husband is pretty nifty too), still living in New York City (we don’t all move away). I love to have fun gatherings and enjoy finding gifts for people important to me. Along the way I’ve learned a thing or two about myself, about life and what to do (and not to do) from those experiences.

I think personal time and attention is priceless and in scarce supply, so when you give, do so selflessly but wisely. Making recipients and guests feel special by showing them you know who they are and what is important to them will mean more than showing them you’ve spent gobs of money.

Holiday Gifts for Teachers

Becoming a parent made me appreciate two distinct contributors to a child’s life like never before: the mother and the teacher. As a younger-self, I had teachers who made me look at life differently and encouraged me to pursue passions–I also had ones who taught me how to overcome criticism, but that’s another post. When you’re a parent though and your child has a teacher who has directly impacted how they related to the world in a positive way you want to dedicate a shrine to them and have a parade in their honor....more