Ten Lords A-Leaping

“Hey, hon? Merry Christmas. Here are ten other dudes.”

Either the True Love was pretty secure in his relationship (after all, he did BUY ALL THE BIRDS), or he made some assumptions about the fact that the lords liked leaping.

If the lordly gentleman in your life is a husband, father, brother, boyfriend, gay boyfriend, or even a Time Lord (“bow ties are cool”), then there’s something for him today. Get your man shopping on. (Oh, and the Sonic Screwdriver is a working TV remote. And I want it for myself.)

Tenth Day of Christmas

“May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace,
The gladness of Christmas give you hope,
The warmth of Christmas grant you love.”

Nine Ladies Dancing

I personally think this is one of the more magical gifts. Imagine opening your door to find a troupe of dancers there, just to perform for you. If you can’t get a bunch of ballerinas, the next best thing is a whole ton of ballet flats, like these.

The Ninth Day of Christmas

J.Crew glitter ballet flat / Brooks Brothers leather flat / J.Crew suede wedge / Steve Madden pointy flat / Alfani cap toe flat / Lucky Brand ballerina flat / ASOS ankle strap ballet flat / Ballerina flat shoes / Old Navy skimmers shoes

“Roses are reddish
Violets are bluish
If it weren’t for Christmas
We’d all be Jewish.”
~Benny Hill

Eight Maids A-Milking

And now we begin the human trafficking portion of the song. I like to think that, with his proclivity for giving farm animals, maybe the True Love gave her some cows for her birthday. Some big ol’ Jerseys with blue ribbons around their necks. One for every year of her life. Because he likes counting stuff. And the maids were a follow-up, after she was exasperated with her “gift” and all the work it made for her. You know, maybe.

Since no one gives milkmaids any more, my gift guide is instead all about the milk-white accessories. The long Aspinall gloves are my favey fave.

Eighth Day of Christmas

La Bagagerie tote handbag / BCBG Max Azria / Levi’s levi s / LOFT knitted scarve / Aspinal of London long opera glove / Wet Seal knit beret / 2b tweed hat / Vintage eyewear

“When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things – not the great occasions – give off the greatest glow of happiness.” ~Bob Hope

Seven Swans A-Swimming

We’ll skip my daily rant on birds, and their relevance as romantic gifts. I’ll just let it suffice to say that the birds in my neighborhood leave me gifts all the time. On the windshield of my car. Romantic.

Those seven swans–they’re swimming. I imagine that the True Love also gave the girl a body of water. Maybe a kiddie pool. But I think that he’s more of a lake man. Or a MOAT! In the spirit of swimming swans, today’s theme is watercolors!

The Seventh Day of Christmas

JS by Jessica round toe high heels / Nixon water resistant watch / Alexis Bittar earrings / Charlotte Russe long scarve / American Apparel logo sunglasses / Tech accessory

“At Christmas play and make good cheer,
For Christmas comes but once a year.”
~Thomas Tusser

Six Geese A-Laying

And…we’re back to the birds. Seriously, did the girl receiving all the twelve days gifts have a farm? I haven’t got any geese gifts for you (since this isn’t the 90’s, and you don’t need to have a goose in a pinafore).

But in case you do...

But in case you do…

What a goose needs, instead of a pinafore, is a nest for those eggs. So how about some nest-like jewelry? Whether it’s a literal nest with eggs, or a more abstract nest-like tangle of jewelry wire, these nests will suit your picky present-receivers.

Six Geese A-Laying

“It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes or bags!”… Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! “Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas… perhaps… means a little bit more!” ~Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Five Golden Rings

This day of Christmas is bespoke for the accessories blogger. I mean, what girl wouldn’t love ONE golden ring, let alone five? Way to go, True Love. I see how you earned that title.

Fifth Day of Christmas

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!” ~Hamilton Wright Mabie

Three French Hens

More birds? Might as well get some feather accessories for your third day of Christmas!

And since they’re French hens, all the accessories are CLASSY. (I am kind of in love with that scarf and want to get it for myself, since my mother is opposed to skulls as fashion.)

Third Day of Christmas

BP. / Jessica Simpson / Banana Republic

“At Christmas, all roads lead home.” ~Marjorie Holmes

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

Happy December! For many of us, it’s time to start thinking about gifts for friends and loved ones. And who does gifts better than the “true love” from the song–you know, “On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…”

In the spirit of that true love (can I find a guy like that? Only with less of an avian fetish?) I have a twelve days of Christmas gift guide. Each day I’ll be giving gift suggestions to go with each day in the song lyrics. Some will be traditional, some not (too many birds! Seriously! You can’t just have bird gifts). And, fun fact, even though the twelve days of Christmas actually occur AFTER Christmas (Christmas to Epiphany), I’ll be doing it on the front end of the month, so you have time enough to get your gift.

So, only one gift idea today, and it’s quite literal. An adorable Partridge in a Pear tree necklace from Etsy seller Shanana.

First day of Christmas

“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.” ~Roy L. Smith