mens ugg trainers Best gifts may be unexpected ones
NEW YORK Have you ever said you through clenched teeth? The gift in that nicely wrapped box was so not what you wanted: comfy clothes instead of designer duds, or a kitchen gadget instead of a shiny piece of jewelry.
Sometimes, though, the best gifts are the ones you use, and, frankly, most of us probably wear hoodies more than haute couture.
With a closet full of beautiful boots and gravity defying heels, flat foot, furry Uggs weren at the top of celebrity stylist designer Rachel Zoe shopping list. They were OK for other people she might even have suggested them but she didn see them fitting into her closet until someone gave her a pair.
you put them on, you can go back, Zoe says. my house, it now the family at home shoe. I wear them all the time. My son has 10 pairs and my husband has 10 pairs.
Morgan has almost unlimited access to the pretty things on so many gift lists. Her mother, however, thought her daily necessities were too scattered. She didn know it at the time, Morgan admits, but mom was right.
Morgan received another love it later gift, this one from her husband. He gave her flat bottomed pizza scissors.
from my husband, this was at the level of receiving a vacuum. I thought, this is what we come to? Morgan says. it awesome! Frietchen, a shopping expert who is advising TJ Maxx and Marshall this year on their gift giving programs, says a gift is something you wouldn get for yourself. And the best way to know you given a successful gift, she says, is if the receiver becomes an evangelist for it.
Adam Glassman, creative director at O, The Oprah magazine, was never at risk of buying the Patagonia fleece sweatpants his brother got for him a few years ago. in my life did I think I need sweatpants, but I live in them, he gushes. I come home from work, they are my go to item. I wear them more than any other clothes in my closet. only gift he might treasure more is the Eddie Bauer silk long johns his other brother gave him, something else he didn think he needed or wanted.
was the Tom Ford, the Gucci? Glassman says with a laugh.
But after a few winters of layering the long johns under his more fashionable pieces, he now buying them as gifts for other people.
And Shellhammer says it OK to be playful and show a little sense of humour when giving a gift. You be surprised how many positive comments the website has received about a hedgehog dish brush, he says. just gives you that crack of a smile. Berger says the Yumaki toothbrush his business partner gave him is a present he always remember and appreciate. And, it something he uses every day.
His partner was trying to make a point as he and Berger recently launched a men undergarment and socks business called Mack Weldon that also is courting customers with the idea of basics, Berger explains.