You know when you do that thing? When you hear an important date over and over (“Father’s Day is June 20th…June 20th is Father’s Day…”) and before you know it, you realize that day is now this weekend? I’ve been there. If you’re reading this, you may be there right now. Don’t worry friend, everything on this list will arrive before Sunday with enough time for you to wrap it or send it to your brother/dad/father-in-law and look like a thoughtful MVP.
Based on your emails, DM’s and comments, I know some of you out there are in a relationship with a fancy man. If he has alarms set for sneaker releases, regularly watches and reads GQ content, googles Lebron’s game day style or has says out loud,”that’s a nice suit” when watching ESPN, you’ve likely got a fancy guy on your hands. These gifts have a higher price point and are sure to feel special and exciting for the guy in your life that values that sort of thing- if that’s your thing.
Gift guides are my love language. We know this. For whatever reason, men’s gift guides are my favorite because they seem to be the most helpful. This is the first of a few gift guides-The Gift Guide For Everyone. No matter who is on your list-whether it be your husband who could use just a little more alone time or your dad who loves leisure or your brother who loves tech or your sports obsessed father-in-law…this gift guide has your back.
Last weekend, O and I snuck away to The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek for a quick staycation and it was the most beautiful, most refreshing and most special “trip.” I’m the world’s biggest advocate for a quick one-night staycation so here is a little peek into our stay as well as my guide for making the most of a getaway right in your own city.
This weekend, I made about sixty trips up and down the stairs with arms full of laundry baskets, moving boxes and optimistic carry-on suitcase after packing up three months worth of essentials for my family of five. You read that right-we.are.home. For anyone who didn’t know, our home flooded in the Texas storms so since February 15th, we’ve been living in my parent’s house. What we thought would be a one night stay turned into nearly three months and it has left me in a deeply reflective, overwhelmingly grateful state.
This Mother’s Day feels more important than others. I’m a celebratory person by nature but I can’t help but feel the weight of holidays this year. They all feel more important somehow. More necessary. My mother’s day gift guide is one of my favorite things to pull together every year and this one has something for absolutely everyone on your list (including yourself.)