November 26, 2010


I had so much fun putting last year's Gift Guide together, I decided to do another one this year. I hope you find something here for everyone on your list! Wishing you a holiday filled with joy and sending a big thanks to you for reading My Dog-Eared Pages.
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Stocking Stuffers
I love Paper Source for wrapping ideas and the following stocking finds:

Doodlebook Picture Frame. Create your own border, rip off and repeat! $16.95

Perfect Pom Pom Scarf for girls + teens + babysitters. 100% cotton and a great price $29.95

Drumstick Pencils {set of 2} $9.95

Junior Mints Peppermint Crunch $2.95

Stocking stuffer from Baggu

Baggu makes the best reusable bags {one Baggu for one year replaces 300 - 700 plastic bags}. Made of rip-stop nylon. Find all styles here. Just love.

Small Exotic Garden

Hanging Terrarium with Tilandsia Plant Kits from Flora Grubb Gardens $28 - $37

Books Books Books

Growing up with a father in the book business was a little tricky as a child. When you begged to give Twister or the latest groovy thing as a gift, Dad insisted on a book. "Books are the best presents"... and he was so right. This is an amazing year for books! There are just too many good books to possibly list here—but, for decorating fanatics on your list—don't forget Carolyne Roehm's A Passion For Interiors, or Emily Evans Eerdman's The World of Madelaine Castaing, or Mary McDonald's Interiors: The Allure of Style, and so many more! PS... see additional books featured on the right-hand column of this blog.

Wait For Me! A charming Memoir by Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire $18.48

The Finest Rooms in America by Thomas Jayne $31.50

Encyclopedia of the Exquisite $14.99

Table Settings Alberto Pinto $37.80

Cecil Beaton - The Art of the Scrapbook $250

How About A Book-Of-The-Month Clutch?

The Great Gatsby Clutch from Kate Spade $325 {Can't wait for movie remake!}

Jewelry With Attitude
It's been a big year for statement jewelry—pieces that work perfectly with both jeans and little black dresses. I personally love the designs of Lizzie Fortunato and the new duo of Roarke NYC. The former Marc Jacobs designer and Bergdorf Goodman buyer created the Aztec Collection {below}.

Lizzie Fortunato Frivolous Tonight Necklace $975

Roarke NYC Pomp Leather {new take on the Nantucket Rope} Bracelet $110

Roarke NYC iconic Aztec Beaded Chiffon Bib Necklaces $725

Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet {turquoise + sterling on beige leather} $205

Visit Neiman Marcus for more attitude from Oscar de la Renta, Rajana Kahn, Lanvin, Alexis Bittar, and more.

The Pen

Fountain Sport Pen $22

Traveling From Near to Far?

Taxi Mittens from Kate Spade $65

Vera Wang Letterpress Taxi Folded Notes $38 for set of 10

Passport Holders by Valextra for Barneys New York $295

iPad Fever

iPad starting at $499

Clare Vivier iPad Sleeve in Italian leather {camel} $99

An Aspen {theme} For Her

In The Spirit of Aspen $40

Aviator Trapper Hat $145

Gorsuch Aspen II Tee Shirt $228

Ski House Candle {crisp mountain air, cedar log, evergreen fir} $55

A Saint-Tropez {theme} for Him

In The Spirit of St. Tropez $40

Saint James French Tee with Mister Freedom for J. Crew $175

Mariner's Tote by Mister Freedom for J. Crew $190

Vilebrequin Moorea Swim Trunk $200 {did you know that in 1970 in Saint-Tropez, Vilebrequin's founder cut up a red + white checkered tablecloth in search of a bathing suit that was appropriate for swimming?!}

More Ideas For Him

10-Year Anniversary Block Lamp from MOMA $135

Design Within Reach Masonry Weekend Bag {Large shown here} $175

Music Balloon for iPods + other portable devices {black, pink, lime, yellow} $45

The North Face Etip Glove, for working phone in warmth! $40 {Ladies, Men}

Tiffany Playing Cards $30

Soundtrack Pick | Soul Kitchen

This offbeat German comedy has a soundtrack full of jazz, funk + fun. BIG party music. iTunes $11.99

One-of-a-Kind Farmhouse Finds
from Etsy

Raw Linen Table Runner $24

10 Bakelite-Handled Knives in Silver Cup $29

Vintage Pie Basket $35

Vintage Stoneware Mixing Bowl $23

More Ideas For House + Home

Georgia O'Keefe Irish Soda Bread Recipe-Printed Large Napkins {set of four} $54

Cast-Iron Casserole with White Enamel Interior from MOMA $290

Lemnos Plywood Wall Clock by Mori Toyoshi $80

Harrison Howard Looking Glass Needlepoint Canvas from Art Needlepoint $92

Early 1900's Bohemian Club SF, Serving Piece {charming owl logo!} $170

Chakra Roti Cushion by John Robshaw $115 + insert $45

Photographs by emerging talent, Homer Parkes. $300 - $500 depending on size. Contact + photos.

Brahms Mount Coral Herringbone Throw $225

Large Green Leopard Bowl from Waylande Gregory Studios for Vivre $995

Elephant India Note Cards 5 x 7 {10 cards/envelopes} $27.50

Ceramic Elephant from Z Gallerie $49.95

Beauty, perhaps?

Are you Maui or Maine? Guaranteed and made with love. Roll on $45, Spray $110

100% Natural for everything Goe Oil $27

Tammy Fender Bulgarian Lavender Body Oil for hydrated, beautiful skin. Personal favorite! $65

Britt Beautiful Skin Brushing System $36

Burt's Bees Holiday Lip Shimmer Trio $9.64 Don't leave home without it!


Tailored Coach Morgan Blazer $398

Coach Poppy Cuff Watch in Silver $298

Artisan Hooded Mittens from Sundance $28

A swell gift - Stand-Up Paddle Boards, starting at $999

Toddland Moustache Wallet from Urban Outfitters $24

Boys + Girls

Every kid's pick for music, video, games, chat, and more! iPodtouch starting at $229

Syder Boys Glow Ski Hat $19

Roberta Freymann Pouch Set in Monkey Pink $60

Watercolor Sets by Grumbacher from Blick $22 - $44

Tees for a cause, Dolphin Rescue Tee in pink + blue $20

BOdeBo Scarf Multi $52

Buffalo Check for boys in cozy Shearling Trapper Hat from Barneys New York $82

Adorable boys Buffalo Shearling Check Vest from Barneys New York $198

For Baby

Cozy Beekman 1802 Heirloom Baby Bundle {blue, pink, white, yellow} $218


LA Plates Puppy + Kitty Mats $18

Mog Plate from Reform School Rules $34

For Love

Maybe a trip to Cap Rocat, the sexy new twenty-two-suite retreat on Mallorca?

And More Love

Because of my love for my dachshund Billy, I want to include Dachshund Rescue of North America on my list again, this year. I wish you and your families the happiest of holidays, and I hope My Dog-Eared Pages Gift Guide added a little sparkle to your holiday shopping. Cheers! oxo


  1. Barb,
    Well I think you pretty much covered it!
    I LOVE all your pics.
    I loved last years too!
    xo Lisa

  2. Thanks Lisa! I loved your trip to Carloftis Gardens and that picture of Gracie!!! oxo

  3. What an awesome, comprehensive list! Definitely want some of these for myself. Merry Christmas, Barbara!

  4. Thanks Casey!! For me it's truly the year for books. I'm reading "Wait for Me" now... and "The Finest Rooms in America" is on my holiday wish-list!! ; ) oxo

  5. check on the whole lot, I have scaled down my list this year,which has always been over the top- I still think we will all be pretty happy when the time comes to open, a great compilation-all the books please.

  6. pgt... I would love the Masonry weekend bag filled with books! But I must say... every time I see the Oscar de la Renta ad for Lee Jofa fabrics, I swoon over the zig-zag skirt!!

  7. Really love your picks! So happy to find a blogger who shares my love of elephants. Happy holidays!

  8. Thanks Mackenzie! Happy holidays to you too.
    ; )

  9. What an amazing gift guide! I am so honored to be included. Thank you so much!

    Barbara, now you have me making a list of "wants" from this most wonderful list.

    Thanks again and happy holidays!


  10. Of course, Lynn! It's ALWAYS a treat to visit Paris Hotel Boutique ; )

  11. Wow - what a fabulous and wide ranging compendium of many items I've not seen elsewhere - truly something for everyone! You are right - so many books this year - and I forgot to put the Mitford on my wish list - thank you for the reminder!!

  12. Hi quintessence, thank you for stopping in and most definitely add the Mitford book to your list. You will love it! I've loved your recent posts about The Bishop's Wife! ; )

  13. Seriously - I just added a million things to my must/lust list..whew!! That table runner & casserole, the leopard plate - swwwoooon!


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