Joanna Goddard writes the award-winning blog A Cup of Jo, which covers fashion, decor, weddings, babies and motherhood. Forbes named her blog one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women,” and Martha Stewart Living praised her “genius finds from around the web.” Before her own baby was born, she wrote about relationships for Glamour Magazine, and she now contributes regularly to Conde Nast Traveler. Joanna lives in a teeny Manhattan apartment with her husband and their toddler son, who just learned how to walk (yay!) and never refuses a Cheerio.
My mom always, always finds the perfect gift, and after 30 years of watching her, I’ve finally figured out her method: she thinks long and hard about the person whom she’s buying a present. She thinks about what books, movies and hobbies they truly love. She’ll think about the vacations they take, the foods they splurge on, even the way they typically spend a Sunday afternoon. After mulling over the way they spend their lives, she’ll be able to more easily scout a present that truly fits. Isn’t that sweet? So, for the people on your list, here’s a list of ideas that might fit, whether they love reading books, dressing up or sampling desserts.
[Clockwise from top left: Blocks print long scarf from leahgoren; Botanical print from Kari Herer; Whale tissue holder from gnomesweetgnome; Fleur del sel caramel brownies from Cupcakes in Jars; Vintage pair of white birds from esther layne; True gardenia perfume oil from Little Batch Botanicals; Triangle earrings in bronze from Upper Metal Class]
[Clockwise from top left: Ceramic scottie dog from littlebyrdvintage; Men’s navy apron from Dear Edna; Texas state cutting board from AHeirloom; Amsterdam print from studiokmo; Skinny mustard brown knitted tie from vKnit; Zenblocks desk decoration from zenblocks]
[Clockwise from top left: Vintage wooden abacus from AMradio; Vintage wooden car toy from aemontague; Knit grey sweater from little dipper vintage; Hand-printed baby leggings from thief & bandit kids; Baby booties from Wooly Baby; Eco friendly soy crayons from earth grown crayons; Forest friends cookie cutter set from weewaldorf]
Enjoy your holiday shopping! I’m wishing you a very merry one from New York, and come visit A Cup of Jo anytime; I’d love to see you.