Gift Shopping with Anna B

Few things in life elicit the joy of a handwritten note. When the words are written on beautiful stationery the sentiment becomes all the more satisfying. Florida based Rifle Paper Co. has mastered the art of pen and paper design with its nostalgic hand painted illustrations and whimsical lettering. In four short years Anna Bond has transformed her two-person business, formerly run out of her one bedroom apartment, into a full-fledged paper empire. Producing some of the most sought-after products on the market, it's apparent Anna's taste level is on point, both in design and gift giving. Anna Bond’s American Made Gift List

On my wishlist… I would not mind sleeping in this coral silk night shirt.

For my dad… My dad loves vintage watches and clocks and I have a feeling he hasn’t heard about the new Shinola American made watches yet so I would love to surprise him with a special gift this year such as this.

For my brother… My little brother is a former Marine living in Charleston and I have a feeling he and his guy friends would love to throw around this handmade leather football.

For my mom… I love this simple canvas and leather tote for my mom to carry to the farmer’s market and other errands.

For my niece… I plan on getting my nieces a whole stockpile of Tattly tattoos like thiscircus set.

My favorite holiday memory… I don’t know that I have one specific memory. It’s more of a collection of great times at home with my family and enjoying one another’s company... Whether it be eating too many holiday cookies, taking a trip into New York City together, or playing games.

Gift Shopping with Michelle Vale

Tea with Eloise at the Plaza, ice skating in the city, dinner at Le Bernardin, custom gifts from her eponymous hand bag line - Michelle Vale has definitely checked her gift list. Twice.Michelle Vale's American Made Gift List

For my husband… A custom made in New York Michelle Vale men’s briefcase, J Brand Jeans, Allen Edmonds shoes. A leather carryall created just for him. Sentimental, one of a kind gifting for my one and only. We both love J Brand for casual days and new shoes to go with…

For my daughter… Washable Paints/Art Supplies/Eloise afternoon Tea at the Plaza. My daughter definitely is a mini me. She loves to create. She spends hours and hours drawing and painting the day away. She also loves creative play. She will just adore the Rawther Fancy Tea Party at the Plaza with grandma, my niece and me!

For my niece... My niece loves to visit and loves all things fancy and fashion. She will love walking the runway and shopping at the Eloise store after a fancy tea at the Plaza.

For my son... Tickets to the Winter Classic at Yankee Stadium. Devils vs. Rangers, baseball meets hockey... my son's dream come true.

For my nephew… Kids Baby Rib ¾ Sleeve Raglans and ice skating with the cousins at one of the many great ice rinks in New York followed by delicious hot cocoa. I am all about the experiential holiday gift! Following in my son’s footsteps my nephew loves all things sports!

My favorite holiday tradition… A late romantic Christmas Eve dinner, followed by Santa preparations, followed by early morning gift opening, followed by a hearty breakfast including homemade biscuits and bacon!

Check out Michelle’s entire handbag line here and read our exchange from last November here.