gift giving guide: making it personal

Gifting is one of my favorite ways to show my friends and family how much I appreciate the role they play in my life.  Even with that, I still find there are some people where it is just so darn difficult to pick something out. We all have that person who is soo easy to shop for but inevitably there are a handful of people who for whatever reason make finding the perfect gift a challenge.

I often find that those hard to shop for friends end up being the ones where I over spend because it was so difficult to find something that when I spot it, price is easily overcome by knowing I crossed them off the list.  I’m here today to share some tips on avoiding that and finding great gifts at an affordable cost, most of which are available in about a week.  We all have a budget to work with right?!

For me, personalization is the perfect way to overcome those obstacles and I have two favorite shops in mind that I keep in my back pocket for those gifts, Mark and Graham and BaubleBar.  Mark and Graham does a wonderful job monogramming a wide range of items from beautiful purses to decanters to picnic baskets- they have it all.  BaubleBar I love for sending a little sparkle to my favorite girls and usually my purchase unlocks some extra goodies like a heavily discounted item or freebie for extra gifting.

For the Adventurer: Mark and Graham leather bound journal $65


For the Gamer: Mark and Graham double deck playing cards $59 on sale for $31.99


For the One Who Loves to Make a Statement: BaubleBar acrylic script monogram necklace $58

For the Business Traveler: Mark and Graham tie case $149


For the Techie on the Run: Mark and Graham leather charger roll up $49


For the minimalist: BaubleBar morse code bar pendant $44

There is something about the morse code necklace that really stikes me as a unique gift. Perfect for the person who has everything or who is hard to shop for!


Currently listening to Take Me Anywhere by Southern Shores.  Find this and so much more on the Paisley Rosie Spotify Featured Songs Playlist

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