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

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VANESSA SEWARD

Clever leather belt bag

M.I.H JEANS

Icon wide-leg denim jumpsuit

TABITHA SIMMONS

Bexley brogue-detail; leather ankle boots

JEROME DREYFUSS

Serge large suede tote

NILI LOTAN

Elisa ribbed-cuff cashmere-knit sweater

VINCE

Bias-cut satin skirt

BOTTEGA VENETA

Buckled metallic textured-leather slides

MARC JACOBS

Crepe skirt

CHLOÉ

Perry patent leather pumps

BLAZÉ MILANO

Resolute Everyday wool-crepe blazer

PRADA

Velvet platform sandals

J.W. ANDERSON

Wraparound leather backless ballet flats

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