Gifts for you, for me, for everyone!

It's the most wonderful time of the year
& it's the most wonderful time of the year to be a blogger!
Blogging inspires, connects  & continues to feed our curiosity and nourish our souls. You are an amazing & talented bunch & I am so grateful that you all take the time to stop by.
floral tenny's via  Annie Schlechter
I have also discovered some really nifty stuff that I wanted to share with you all.
Here is a short list of just a few of  my favorite things to give & to receive this holiday season.
As I mentioned last week, iomoi makes sending
your latest & greatest emails newsworthy events
when you use your own custom designed
Let's go to iomoi! Ok!
Click on the monkeys & they will show you
the way to design a free sample for yourself!
And to keep the art of  handwritten notes
alive and well, just look, iomoi offers the best
selection of stocking stuffers  around!
Check out Jen Ramos' collection of iomoi goodies I found at Made By Girl.
iomoi collection by Jen Ramos at MadebyGirl
Back to emails for just a second...
How much fun would it be to send
  snazzy e-stationary on a
Way fun!
This gal looks like a happy blogger!
To learn more about the amazing things
that you can do on one of these,
check it all out at
ipad girl
How sweet it is ...
that these two are still
making beautiful music together!
Carole King & James Taylor
are still singing the songs we loved back then
& these days they sound better than ever!

Carole King and James Taylor album

Do you love the scent of a fresh cut privet...My Privet Candle from Hound Hill Design

A privet candle from

 Hound Hill Design

fills the air with that crisp green earthy scent

I crave on the coldest days of winter.

Speaking of earthy, the day I discovered

My Sparrow, was the day

I fell in love with Henry!

Woven Henry Bench from My Sparrow

The Henry Woven Bench from My Sparrow is all about comfort and bringing things into your life & home that make you smile.

Did I mention that I would adore having all of this beautifully wrapped by Sande Chase at a

Gift Wrapped Life?  Well, I would.

A Gift Wrapped Life

Smile & look fresh as a flower in a suit or t-shirt & jeans sporting a hand-stitched bloom on your lapel from

Emerson Made.

Emerson Made

Each bloom Emerson makes is one of a kind, varied, and has it's own unique character and soul.

Kind of a flower soul mate! 

Emerson Made Gift Box


Speaking of flowers...

Indulge yourself with the scent of clementine leaves sparkling in the morning dew

orange blossom flower

above a heart of orange blossom

and water lily with the

   Jo Malone Orange Blossom Gift Set.

Jo Malone Gift Set

I don't know about you, but during the holidays I actually look forward to spending time in the kitchen.

photo Edward Pond

It's where everyone loves to gather & I love reading old family recipes even though I know them by heart. So why not wear something pretty while I whip up something gourmet!

Ice Milk Aprons

Ashley over at Ice Milk Aprons has designed

a gourmet line of heirloom aprons

that will keep this hostess looking

crisp and pulled together.

  All of Ashley's ideas make for a meaningful

gift giving experience!

Ashley at Ice Milk Aprons

Now, let me ask you, do you know how much

 I love bicycles?

I've had my favorite beach cruiser from our California days forever. I'm not selling it...way to sentimental.Schwinn Bicycle SeatHowever, I'm thinking that my cruising days are behind me and that I would do swell on this Classic Ladies 3-speed from Schwinn . It's a beauty!  cream ladies 3 speed schwinn

And last but certainly not least...
Planting a tree
is a beautiful way to honor someone!
Seeds Of Life Magnolia

Seeds of Life

is a delightful farm that specializes in growing trees that can be given as a gift and planted to honor a special friend or family member.

Seeds of Life Pine

A tree or seedling suited for a special teacher comes beautifully wrapped and is the perfect way to say thank you for helping our children to grow & learn.

Seeds Of Life Child
A living tree symbolizes strength and endurance
as these kinds of gift have the potential
to last centuries.
So... there you have it my friends,
the makings for an enjoyable holiday season.
Start your day on a bike ride with your kids.
  Around the block or through the park,
just get outside and play!
Send a festive invitation to friends on your ipad
using your e-stationary. Fill your home with music
from James Taylor & Carole King
and fill the air with the scent
of a fresh-cut privet. As you prepare
to greet your guests, put a dab of orange blossom
behind each ear
and a beautiful flower on your lapel.
Tie on an heirloom apron
& Serve a gourmet dinner in the kitchen
that everyone will remember.
Look forward to giving & receiving gifts beautifully wrapped by one of our dearest of friends.
Then sit back
and relax with Henry & friends .
You deserve it!
Sounds to me like a
 lovely way to celebrate
the the holidays.
I look forward to reading all of your
wish lists & gift-giving ideas 
that many of you are famous for!
Happy giving everyone...XO Lisa
 My Sparrow
I also want thank one of my
SoCal friends, Christina Fluegge, for inviting me
to share my gift list at greige!
I just love Christina's stylish responsibility,
which makes greige design and  her My Sparrow two
of my favorite places to land.


A Gift Wrapped Life said...

You hit all my favorites today Lisa, especially the Jo Malone.And love the idea of sending a tree for a sympathy gift.....perfect. XO

My Dog-Eared Pages said...

Lisa, This is a beautiful list and so wonderfully written. The iomoi selection is amazing and the bike, just my style. The iPad too... ; )
I'm just getting started on my gift guide. It's quite a process and you are so on it! Happy launch of the holiday season and thank you for such beautiful gift ideas! ; ) oxo

Lisa said...

Thank you Barbara, I loved your list last year! And Sande you just reminded me...I am adding to the post that I want all my gift gift wrapped by you! xo

Juju at Tales of said...

You must be the best shopper!

Millie said...

Fabulous list dear Lisa. You are so organized, I do all my gift buying on Dec. 24th as I like to live on the edge!
Millie ^_^

Town and Country Mom said...

Lots of great ideas to give or to, ahem, suggest! I love the idea of a privet fragranced candle.

Jo said...

Wonderful ideas just in time ~ thank you! Your selection is amazing and heartfelt. The very best kind to give and receive.


Francine Gardner said...

this has just been a whirlwind ...I am dizzy seeing so many things i would want to give and receive. I have been proscratinating over the showroom christmas much more fun to look at a gift giving list

Debra Phillips said...

great ideas lisa. many of which i cannot wait to look into.
but jo malone......always on my give and and receive list

i am grateful for you! you give all year lisa and i happily receive.

Karena said...

Lisa, thank you for being the most wonderful friend in the world! I feel so fortunate!

Art by Karena

sarah, flourish design + style said...

What an amazing post.. a lovely list, so thoughtful and enjoyable. It is my absolute pleasure to meet you today.. I cannot wait to visit some more, xoxo Sarah

Karen said...

what a great list you put together and i love the color,font and style of your blog. i made a note to stop by more often!