December 15th, 2011

The 12 days of Christmas

Presents on my daughters’ lists

Years ago I came up with the idea to give each of my girls 12 presents for Christmas. I told them one for each of the 12 Days of Christmas. The real reason was to manage their expectations and not have them want an enormous haul every December 25th. The presents range from a few significant items to books and small things. But the number has stuck and is now a family tradition.

For the first time, I was focused on stockings this holiday. I usually make a last minute (too often Christmas eve) dash to grab “stuff” as filler. Not this year. I am going to look for fun stuffers and will wrap them too.

Geode kit, Hydrogen powered remote control car and ColorKu game from Mindeware Toys

Rock Tumbler and Moshi Moshi handset for iPhone at Amazon

Butet Saddle at Beval Saddlery

Marc Jacobs earrings at Net-a-Porter

Sperry Topsiders

SHOP

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CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC

Bi-colour metal sunglasses

MADELEINE THOMPSON

Chiara color-block cashmere poncho

PROTAGONIST

Pleated satin-crepe top

CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC

His-rise straight-leg jeans

TIBI

Harper crushed-velvet boots

MADELEINE THOMPSON

Cable-knit wool and cashmere-blend cardigan

MADELEINE THOMPSON

Charlotte ribbed wool and cashmere-blend turtleneck poncho

BLAZÉ MILANO

Resolute Everyday wool-crepe blazer

SAINT LAURENT

Bellchasse medium leather and suede shoulder bag

VICTORIA BECKHAM

Crepe blouse

VERONICA BEARD

Camp cotton-blend twill jacket

AQUAZZURA

Marrakech studded embroidered suede point-toe flats

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