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Gift Guide #1: Your Best Friend Who Gave You 15 Nicknames and Will Never Not Answer Your Call.

naadam cashmere sweater

The softest cashmere sweater, $75, which comes in 14 colors, to keep her cozy all winter.

Marion Bull mug

A reassuring mug, $55. (This $12 one is sweet and fitting, too.)

Yowie beeswax twist candle

Beeswax twist candle, $34, for her dinner table. So cool that it stands on its own!

bouqs holidays flowers

Holiday flowers, $69, to brighten up her home.

centerpiece puzzles

Bridge puzzle, $35.

Sweet Maes cookies

Sweet Mae’s stuffed cookies, $26 for four huge ones. Made in Ohio, the batches come in amazing flavors, like carrot cake (above), sweet potato pie and sea salt chocolate chunk. (Or you could make homemade cookies!)

Hansel from Basel socks

Heart socks, $36, because you love her. These are cute, too.

twisted hoop earrings

Twisted hoop earrings, $25, to jazz up her zoom calls. (These $19 smooth ones are also pretty.)

eyebrow mascara

My mom sent me this eyebrow mascara this fall, and I now wear it every day. You just swipe it on, and it frames your whole face. $7.50

HRH so many thoughts

HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style, $32, for fascinating fashion intel.

odeon restaurant

A gift certificate for delivery to support one of her favorite restaurants. xoxo

P.S. The 2019 gift guide for friends, the 2018 gift guide for friends, and the 2020 gift guide so far.

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  1. Elizabeth Johnsen says...

    This year especially, being away from family throughout the pandemic, I have relied so dearly on my NYC girlfriends they are all I can think about this holiday season! I just want to shower them with love and gifts. It’s been one of the most rewarding gift seasons in a very long time, because it is truly, joyfully coming from the heart.

  2. alice says...

    I use that eyebrow stuff and it is THE BOMB.

  3. Marisa says...

    LK- I’m so curious when you say: “Elizabeth Holmes was able to learn a valuable lesson and grow as a person when she was called out about how damaging speaking about black women’s hair (and fashion, and character, etc) can be as a white person. I’m grateful for the opportunity to learn (and UNLEARN) about how to discuss these things.”
    Since I don’t follow this (or any) instagram account, I don’t know what you all are talking about… BUT, I’m super interested in your comments and would also like to learn. Anyone able to give me some insight?

    • Sarah says...

      Elizabeth Holmes talked about this exact thing on a podcast recently to promote the book – Check out the recent Bad on Paper podcast by Grace Atwood – it’s really interesting to listen to.

    • Marisa says...

      Hi Sarah- thank you so much for replying!! I JUST finished listening to that podcast- it was very interesting and helpful!

  4. Sadie says...

    My best friend came out as gay this summer. Her gift this year is a small embroidery of a rainbow I made to celebrate and commemorate her identity, There is a lot of pain and the ending of a marriage surrounding her coming out, I want to be the voice that is celebrating her.

    • AJ says...

      Sadie, that’s so lovely. You sound like an amazing friend. Never met your friend obviously – but as a fellow gay ‘late bloomer’, I am also celebrating her so much right now. ❤️

  5. MJ says...

    Brow Boy/Boy Brow, lol. Thanks Lora and Morgan, that’s helpful!

  6. Christina says...

    I love, love, love, LOVE the CoJ Gift Guides. I can’t wait to treat all the family members I haven’t been able to see all year. You guys are simply the best!

  7. K says...

    Love your gift guides and refer to them often. This one always makes me a little sad, though, because I’ve never had a friend like that. Sorry to be a downer—it’s been a long, hard year!

    • Sb says...

      I second this! I think it’s quite rare.

    • Michele says...

      There may still be time! I met mine in my 30s :)

    • SK says...

      K – no need to apologize, my dear. I love your ability to hold gratefulness and sorrow at the same time. That’s so special. I really hope you find some more close ties (in my experience, sometimes sharing something personal and taking the risk can be so valuable and begin reciprocation in a friendship).

      Hugs!

    • Christina says...

      K – I feel the same way! I love my friends… but a friend that gives me nicknames and always takes my call sounds like a dream come true. Maybe we’ll find our bff soulmates in 2021…

  8. Lillian says...

    GIFT GUIIIIIDE!!!!!

  9. Annie says...

    Every year, I order my best friend a “Coping Calendar” by Haley Brown. Each month has a beautiful and mystical custom drawing. Her packaging is also so cute, often with a little handwritten note. I am not a very good gift-giver, so it’s been nice for me to have a consistent gift for my one bestie with gifts as a love language, who would definitely notice if I forgot to get her a gift.
    http://www.haleybrown.org/shop/the-coping-calendar-2019

    I love the bio from her website too: haley brown is an artist and storyteller working in various mediums, always in service of imagining softer, more loving worlds. A Disabled artist, haley is a shape-shifter — working both on wheels and on foot as a performer, writer, illustrator, and Faerie Godmother.

    • What a great recommendation! Thanks!!!

  10. Izabela says...

    thank you guys for tips for armpits:)))

  11. Vero says...

    Oohhh I think I might actually get my boyfriend one of those cashmere sweaters!

  12. Katy says...

    Your gift guides are part of what makes this season so magical. Thank you. ✨

  13. Susan says...

    Wow- thank you- best friend gift done with the cashmere sweater, did not even have to look at the other options. What a deal! Got one for myself, too. :)

  14. Jessica says...

    ok, who else read the post title and said to themselves “I bet she’s talking about Gemma, For sure this is referencing Gemma” Totally not a creepy CoJ fan here. I promise.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      haha yes! we actually wrote it together :)

  15. Megan W says...

    I just saw a comment above about this feeling so familiar and nice- and that is SO TRUE!! Thank you for this dose of normalcy- I always love these guides (and use them EVERY YEAR!) but this year it honestly made me feel so warm and cozy and just RIGHT- thank you! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      this makes me so happy, Megan! thank you. xoxoxo

  16. Maldi Sal says...

    It’s quite disappointing seeing you give Elizabeth Holmes PR. Man, I thought you were going to distance yourself from her after even that happened on her IG this summer. My comment will probably not get posted but I hope an admin will read this and reflect on how offensive Holmes was for years.

    • Sobe says...

      Can you fill me in? Thanks

    • Michaela says...

      I never understand why people post comments like this. Regular readers know Joanna always permits open (respectful) discussion. And that it’s a small team (there’s not some mystery ‘admin’) trying to work through comments as best they can. Fair to post criticism, Joanna takes input with such grace. But don’t forget the kind personal corner of the internet you’re coming to, this isn’t some mass social site.

    • MJ says...

      What was the controversy? The only Elizabeth Holmes I have heard of is the former CEO of Theranos.

    • Amanda says...

      Hey! I just have to say that the author of this book is a DIFFERENT Elizabeth Holmes. This author is not the elizabeth holmes of theranos. Given that your message was not very kind, I ask that you do your research before accusing COJ.

    • Kate says...

      I feel like she was very open to criticism and sharing the mic with black women this summer and beyond. I don’t think there is really controversy unless you have her confused with the other Elizabeth Holmes

    • Haaaahahahahahaha says...

      HAHAHAH dying that someone thought Theranos Elizabeth Holmes would get a deal to publish a coffee table book on royal fashion!?

    • E says...

      I was just reading this article posted on Reading My Tea Leaves about the ethical consumer. May be an interesting read for others here as well as I know this conversation arises with this group. https://atmos.earth/ethical-consumerism/

    • Anna says...

      Maldi, I actually just listened to Elizabeth Holmes interviewed on the Bad on Paper podcast, and she addressed how much she learned from the BLM movement and used that knowledge to inform her practices moving forward. I was actually really impressed with her lack of defensiveness and willingness to take responsibility and change for the better. In hindsight she said she’s ashamed she never addressed the racism Meghan Markle, and instead tried to just focus on her clothes, which is what Elizabeth Holmes brand is all about. Now she’s expanded her Instagram to address the full context, and be more socially responsible. I think you might want to reconsider her decision to change and be better as a sign of hope. I don’t think there’s a reason to cancel her.

    • Chelsea says...

      Thank you for saying something—I was really disappointed to see that book on this list, too. And yes she did apologize on Instagram, but there were so many black women commenting asking her to stop covering Meghan entirely, but she didn’t. She apologized and continued in the way that suited her.

      I’d love to see this space in the list given to a black-owned business or BIPOC author instead.

    • LK says...

      I think it’s worth talking about cancel culture, the ability to learn from our mistakes, and the gift that has been the Black Lives Matter movement (especially for me, as a white person, who has always felt like an ally but never realized the depth of racism in my own life). Elizabeth Holmes was able to learn a valuable lesson and grow as a person when she was called out about how damaging speaking about black women’s hair (and fashion, and character, etc) can be as a white person. I’m grateful for the opportunity to learn (and UNLEARN) about how to discuss these things.

      We all deserve the opportunity to do better.

    • Julie says...

      I’m with HAHAHAHA, imagining Theranos Elizabeth Holmes getting a royal fashion book deal is the laughter I needed today.

    • Jen says...

      Elizabeth Holmes did apologize, she did share the mic, etc., and this is all good & a sign of hope & what she should have done. But I’m tired of forgiving priveleged white ladies, especially whose journey to race awareness never involved personal or professional sacrifice. She is still profiting off her work, and it’s being promoted here. I don’t want to “cancel” her but I DO for gosh sakes want to buy books written by real black women, about black lives and things that matter to black minds. We don’t need to cancel Elizabeth Holmes, we can thank her for the apology and then look around at the huge world of media & output by black people that needs to be supported, promoted, shared. linked to, & consumed, etc! I don’t think saying sorry and then continuing to do the same work with the same white privelege is moving us forward. Listening to and prioritizing black voices will! I’m just tired of hearing white people talk all the time. Time to listen.

    • Anna says...

      sigh… forgiveness, asking for it and receiving it, is what makes us human. in our quest for a more equitable and just world, let’s not forget our humanity.

  17. Izabela says...

    Hi, Can’t believe it’s already there – the beloved gift guide!!! I just want to ask you this odd question since you have a cashmere sweater mentioned – does every cashmere sweater pile??? And what do you do with armpits – since you do not wash it frequently, how do you guys handle armpits smells??? because even if you use antiperspirant, let’s be honest, there is smell… I’d like to hear your know how;)

    • G says...

      My tip would be to do the thing men do with button down shirts – wear a t-shirt underneath. This will protect the sweater against armpit smells and deodorant stains too.

    • Laura says...

      I SWEAR by Numi undershirts during sweater weather. They have some serious underarm pads that keep your sweat and smells on the undershirt and not in your sweater.

      A friend of mine told me Michelle Obama wears them, so of course I had to have them too, hahahaha. They work super great! And they are easy to wash and dry. I really love the cropped short-sleeved top as it fits under everything.

    • Kirsten says...

      The only cashmere I’ve ever encountered that doesn’t pill is way out of my pay grade. My MIL has a lot of very thick high end stuff and it always holds up. But a sweater shaver does wonders! (The NADAAM sweater linked is insanely soft btw, but does pill like crazy. My husband got one for interviews last year). As for smell, undershirts and regular brushing and airing work pretty well.

    • Emily says...

      I just bought one of those numi undershirts ..seems to be working well so far. If they were less expensive I’d buy a couple.

    • Dana says...

      I’ve always hand-washed my cashmere sweaters in a sink with cold water and a little Johnson’s Or Burts Bees Baby Shampoo, then roll on a towel and lay flat to dry. Has always worked well for me. Sweater shaver if needed.

    • Isabella says...

      I find that Reformation cashmere sweaters don’t pill, and I have a non-pilling one from the brand Cashmere Addiction that I got secondhand. I wash them every few wears in cold water in the bathroom sink, roll them in a towel to pre-dry, and then drape them over a towel on a rod in the bathroom to dry all the way. Easy peasy, no pills, no smells. I have a cold house and *live* in cashmere sweaters in the winter because they’re warm and cozy without being bulky!

    • jane says...

      I use this for all my suit jackets as well ( but not ones with acetate liners, they will dramatically shrivel and destroy the lining) : heavily spray armpits, inside and out, with drugstore isopropyl alcohol kept in a mister bottle in your closet or laundry. As it evaporates, due to the high alcohol content, it works like a diy drycleaner and the odors evaporate off with it. Never dry clean clothes that will be next to your skin unless you use an eco-drycleaner. You do not want those chemicals under your arms next to your breasts.

  18. Court says...

    I think we all need to know what nicknames are being used!!!!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      hahaha there are so many! including JoGo, Darling, BB, etc. :)

  19. Justine says...

    I LOVE that brow mascara! I use it everyday and it makes you look polished even if it’s the only thing you “do” to your face that day.

    • MJ says...

      Anyone know how this brow mascara compares to glossier’s brow boy?

    • Lora says...

      MJ, I feel like it very similar. I think Boy Brow might give your brows a touch more body (does that make sense with brows? Seems like it thickens up the individual hairs) but the general look and feel is nearly identical with my brows (for reference, I have naturally dark, fairly thick brows).

    • Morgan says...

      Yes, boy brow is a bit thicker, this brow mascara is slightly more liquidy – but for me they do virtually the same job. I like the NYX one better because you get more product than boy brow for a much lower price. This is also very similar to the MAC brow mascara which I used and loved for years before finding this drugstore ‘dupe’

    • Suzanne says...

      Almay has a nice one too, in a few colors.

    • MJ says...

      Brow Boy/Boy Brow, lol. Thanks Lora and Morgan, that’s helpful!

    • Anna says...

      Boy brow is slightly thicker/has more hold. I have blonde eyebrows and prefer the NYX product because it comes in a lighter shade than boy brow. The price point is also ideal!

  20. Farhana says...

    I appreciate ALL the hard work and efforts behind these guides, but can we skip one year ( or 7 to beat the climate clock) and NOT buy any new things?
    Please think about the people who’ll lose their homes and their lives because of our collective need/greed for those new clothes/accessories/ new stuff that we have already. Can you please recommend gifts that don’t hurt the Earth and everyone who calls it home?

    • Emily says...

      I feel like the flowers, cookies, and gift card are all examples of alternatives to “stuff”. Everyone can also make their own choice to buy or not. There are still a lot of people that own small businesses and depend on the holidays to make a living.

    • Sadie says...

      One way to easily reduce waste is to skip wrapping paper!

    • LK says...

      Also another thing to consider is that small businesses are hurting. For those that have money to spend this year, they can use it at small businesses like Sweet Mae’s or their local florist. And, as Jo said, local restaurants.

    • Lauren E. says...

      I’m watching so many local businesses close this year, that this gift guide alone could support 6 stores in my neighborhood if I ignored the specific brands. A sweater from my local boutique, the book from my local bookshop (who is REALLY struggling right now and I’d be heartbroken if they closed), a candle from another shop up the street, flowers from my local florist. I think if you’re hurting financially, you go the handwritten card route. If you’re lucky enough to still have a paycheck, you can support your community. Easy as that.

  21. Chetna says...

    Love the idea of buying the gift cards! The Royal style book is cool too- watching the new season of the Crown!

  22. Jess says...

    GAH! I love the Odeon. Their corn ravioli in the fall!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      And their salmon!!! And molten chocolate cake!

  23. hali says...

    WE MADE IT! COJ GGs ARE HERE!! WHAT A TRIUMPH! HIGH FIVE, FRIENDS!

    I feel … hope? familiarity? excitement?

    It truly is… this most wonderful time…. of the otherwise pretty nauseating year! Party at the post office!!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      awww hahaha you’re so so sweet. I want to frame this :)

  24. Hilary says...

    I always look forward to your gift guides!

    Question: I’m really wanting some taper candles and that beeswax twist candle looks awesome. But….what do you put it on? Like, surely you can’t just light that on your table because that will be a waxy disaster? Help me turn my home into a hygge winter dream!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      I think you could just put it on a little plate!

    • Kaitlyn says...

      I’ve got these little glass coaster/ plates that work wonders for candles like these. I pick mine up from big shops like Sainsbury’s or a Flying Tiger here in the UK, but I’m sure somewhere similar in the US sells them! Because they’re clear glass they’re not noticeable and very inexpensive.. Happy Hygge!

    • Em says...

      probably not an option right now, but I always find beautiful candlesticks or little plates and saucers to put candles in, at thrift stores! I have a cute mismatched collection of antique candlesticks that are all thrifted.

  25. Liz says...

    Love this one! Hope everyone is buying gift cards to local restaurants right now!! For yourself and every adult on your list. I’m so scared for the next wave of closures : (

    • Hi Liz! I’m a new business owner who is definitely feeling the pressure from looming closures. If you’d like to support, try gifting some Online Pilates Mat workout classes with your BFF! Fun, budget friendly, and COVID safe, these Pay-What-You-Can classes are a great way to enjoy an energizing workout together and support a small, woman owned business! PLUS you can keep the holiday cheer going knowing that 50% of the profits from our Community Mat will be donated to an amazing charity, The Common Ground Foundation. And if you who want to gift your friend (or yourself!) some serious self care, we also offer online Private sessions! Learn more and book now at http://clarityclassicalpilates.com

  26. b says...

    Those earrings are so pretty. I know someone they’d be perfect for if we do Secret Santa at work.

    • Liz says...

      Wow, you’d be the best work secret Santa ever!

    • b says...

      Haha! Thank you! My luck = not getting the person I want to gift them to. I don’t even know if my company does that – I just started in May.

  27. Naadam Sweater and Odeon gift certificate = YESSSSSSS
    I always love your gift guides and I can’t wait for the rest!

    • Lindsey says...

      Odeon <3 <3 <3

  28. Kate says...

    Something I’ve been thinking about since summer…..how do we feel about masks as gifts this year?? Yes, the consumer in me thinks it would be fun to have a ridiculously-priced mask from Steak Diane but the other 99% of me is still so sad that we still need to be wearing them at all. On the one hand, masks are wonderful because they keep us safe, and in my mind are a show of love from me to everyone around me. On the other hand, it’s been such a sad and hard year and it’s hard to reconcile gifting them. On the other other hand, I know people who have built entire businesses on masks and are self-sufficient for the first time ever and I love to support them. But on the other other other hand…..it keeps going and going.
    tl/dr 2020 is making me overthink everything.

    • MKW says...

      I just sent a dear friend her early gift… a mask chain. Many to choose from on Etsy.

    • Michelle says...

      If it helps, I think of masks as in the same category as socks… a practical gift that can be fun/quirky too. I have a feeling I’ll wear masks in the future when I have a cold, so depending on the recipient, they could be a practical gift for the long term!

    • b says...

      I think masks are a fine gift, especially if you can find one that’s unique or represents their hobby or something else they love.

    • Katie says...

      I feel this. Also, how long will they be needed? Maybe we won’t need them after next year, in which case gifting something more long term would be better? But maybe this will continue or it could happen again and they’d be handy to keep around. That said, my mom is gifting a Baggu mask in everyone’s stocking (that is getting mailed if numbers don’t look better) and I’m excited about it.

    • J says...

      From a practical perspective, different people prefer different styles of masks depending on face size/shape, glasses, etc. So it’s potentially easy to give a mask to a friend that you like that doesn’t work for them. That said, I think it’s a thoughtful gift and I could always use more masks!

    • Lesley says...

      Best gift guides on the web!

    • Nathalie says...

      My 9yo daughter just bought a mask (sewn by a local woman) as a Christmas present for my husband. Now she has started worrying that we might not need masks by the time Christmas comes along (ha!)

    • Lesley says...

      Sorry I meant that as a regular comment not a reply!

    • Joyce says...

      I got a mask for my birthday in October and I really like it! :) I actually hadn’t bought a mask yet (don’t worry, I had one! But it was homemade from my mom, and I basically never leave the house.) and this one is much more comfortable/classy. And it’s kind of nice I now don’t have to buy one bc as you said — ugh.

    • julie says...

      Absolutely, all my girlfriends are getting beautiful handmade masks, crafted by a small business owner whose work I just love. Honestly, I see myself wearing masks on public transportation during cold and flu season for…ever? So why not make it a lovely one!

    • A says...

      I plan on gifting masks, and truly don’t see a downside. They’re a part of our lives now, and I see them being as necessary and mundane (or, depending on what you pick, exciting!) as receiving/gifting socks. For the parents of babies I know who are frazzled trying to mask and baby when on the go, I’m gifting masks with a neck chain so they won’t lose them in the diaper bag or have baby rip it off their face. For me masks aren’t the reminder that this time is sad, but are a utility and a hope for getting to be together more in the future. And, regardless of what happens with a vaccine, I think we should normalize mask wearing during flu season.

    • Stephanie says...

      I love this idea. And mostly wanted to chime in in response to Katie and say I have two sets of BAGGU masks (three for behind the ear, three that tie on my head) and I love them ALL. What a great idea on your mom’s part. :) I might have to copy her!

    • J says...

      I love A’s reminder that masks should become a part of our public health response post-covid. I now look back and wonder why I rode a crowded train (!!) for over an hour (!!!) every single day during flu seasons past (!!!!).

    • Megan says...

      Yes to cute mask chains as gifts! I have one and they are so practical!

    • R says...

      I get what you mean. I sew, and a few months ago when small outdoor gatherings were still safe and weather appropriate, I made each of my safe-six a matching mask as a goody bag favour (also candy, not totally grim). We all need a whole bunch of masks to get through this (some will be in the laundry, some will get lost, some will not fit quite right) and it makes me happy to think of my 5 closest friends out there in matching masks. I figure if you can give someone a scrunchie or socks or a tie, you can give a mask! Also: hand cream.

    • honore says...

      You’ve stated two options one positive generosity-based and one caring but more worried and negative. Make the positive choice. Then get other things for anyone it might be trigger. Win Win : )

    • Kate says...

      I love everyone’s comments on this, thank you so much. I guess what it comes down to is this: I love masks, I just don’t love WHY we’re wearing them. And I agree with Julie and A and J – I can’t believe we all used to just breathe on each other all the time! The Baggu masks truly are the best in the game, and lanyards and chains for masks are a must-have. <3

    • Kate says...

      ^^^Honore, can you please write an entire post about how to approach the next few months with positivity?? I’m generally good at it, but struggling right now, and I imagine I’m not alone! I’m going to write out your reply and tape it to my computer. Thank you.

    • i think masks are a great gift (especially a fun one that may be a little pricier than one would maybe purchase for themselves).

      shameless plug, but I just launched a small jewelry business and make masks chains! i can do a ton of custom ones too. just in case anyone on cup of jo bought a mask for a gift & wanted to give a chain too!

      https://www.etsy.com/shop/jackieoliviajewelry

    • Monica says...

      How about a mask storage bag attached to a chain? I saw some kids styles the other day that came with a zippered pouch – smart! We’re not really supposed to be taking them off and on and tossing them into our bags.

    • Kristy says...

      i think silk masks and linen masks are a great gift! they’re gentle on skin :). i’d choose ones that have a pocket to insert an additional filter, and remind people to hand wash them or use the handwash cycle at least. (the fibers can weaker faster if you just through them through your normal cycle).

      i’m of the mind that i’d use masks in the future during flu season and even when there’s too much dust :)

    • Kristy says...

      oh gosh so many typos sorry.

      *throw them in the wash, *weaken fibers

  29. Grace Foster says...

    A fun DIY gift that I am sending to friends this year is to make ornaments out of natural materials! My go-to is to collect shells and make little angel ornaments. I live near the beach, so shells are easy for me to gather, but I have also made them with little pinecones. Scallop shells are my favorite, but you could make them with any shell that’s not too heavy.

    I wash the shells or pinecones and let them dry completely. Sometimes I take gold glitter nail polish and put it around the edge of the shell or on the tips of the pinecone spikes, white would also look pretty on a pinecone. For the head, I superglue a round wooden bead on top. For a halo, I use a gold pipe cleaner or some wire that I paint with gold nail polish and glue it to the back of the head. Once it’s all dry, I glue some ribbon or twine to the back base of the head so it can hang!

    I have also made garlands with jingle shells (those little thin golden shells, sometimes called mermaid’s toenails). I take a nail or a push pin and tap it using a hammer (or any hard object nearby like a shoe) until I get a little hole. Then I string a bunch of shells onto twine and it’s ready to go!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      that’s so lovely, grace!

    • Vicky Boecherer says...

      Hi Grace! I also make homemade ornaments! I started making homemade paper ornaments for my mom as a little kid, then moved on to embroidered ornaments at 9 or 10, and now I make my daughters and friends’ children a handmade ornament each year for Christmas. Mom still gets at least one, of course. ;-D

  30. Eloise says...

    What a great start to Gift Guide season!! One bummer (for me, anyway) – it looks like carrot cake has (hopefully temporarily) rotated out of Sweet Mae’s selection. I was going to send some to my cc-loving niece today.