Last-Minute Gifts

Is your holiday shopping wrapped up by Thanksgiving, or do you wait to hear the reindeer on the roof to buy that final gift?  Since most of us get down to the wire for at least one gift, here are a few ideas I shared on behalf of Teleflora, Blue Nile, SheaMoisture, Boots No7 Men, Target, Joseph Carr Wine, Barone Fini Wines and Wonderful Almonds and Pistachios on several TV shows.

Creative, Affordable Gift Ideas

Gadgets and expensive electronics grab the headlines, but you can find fun and creative holiday gifts that are also affordable.  Here are a few ideas I shared on behalf of Bed Bath and Beyond, The Vermont Country Store, Stella & Max, AHeirloomOmaha Steaks, Blue Nile, Personal Creations, Skechers and Shutterfly on several TV segments. 

Mastrad Mini Macaron Kit from Bed Bath and Beyond

Hai Karate Aftershave and Flannel Sleepwear from The Vermont Country Store

Clutches, Wristlets and Crossbody Bags from Stella & Max

Garnet Halo Stud Earrings and Swiss Blue Topaz and White Sapphire Ring from Blue Nile

Customized State Cutting Boards from AHeirloom

The Tasteful Gift from Omaha Steaks

Personalized Stockings from Personal Creations

Kids' Light-Up Shoes from Skechers

"Family Yearbook" Photo Book from Shutterfly


* Photos courtesy of Bed Bath & Beyond, The Vermont Country Store, and AHeirloom.

Holiday Floral Gifts

If you're looking for gifts for friends and family or a fabulous hostess gift, check out these ideas I shared for Teleflora this morning on "The Daily Buzz."  Not only do these include gorgeous flowers, but each stylish container has a second life as a candy dish, floral vase or centerpiece. 

I especially love the Radko ornament vases, and use them in our holiday decor each year.  If you stop by, you can always find them filled with holiday Hershey's kisses! 

"Flat-to-Fab" in Seconds

Holiday decorating doesn't get any easier than this.  Not only do these "pop-up" Christmas trees go from flat-to-fab in just seconds, but they are pre-lit and fully decorated! Just fluff the tree a bit and add a few of your own ornaments if you like.

This is an easy way to add holiday cheer to several rooms without spending hours setting up and decorating trees.  I think this is also a great option for an elderly relative or friend who is unable to set up a larger tree.

See these and other easy decor ideas I shared for BrylaneHome today on "The Daily Buzz."*


Pop-Up Christmas Trees

Shimmer Branches

Set of 3 Pre-Lit Mini Wreaths

Golden Ceramic Dinnerware

Gold-Plated Flatware

Maple Leaf Placemats

Genoa Jacquard Table Linens

* Use the code "BHDAILYBUZZ" and get 20 percent off your highest-priced item through December 31 (restrictions apply).

** Photos left and right courtesy of BrylaneHome.

"Kick Off" Your Tailgate with Style

I've seen - and sampled - a lot of sweet treats, but these Football Berries are my new favorite gift.

While our family football loyalties are divided among several SEC schools, I think we can all agree these are a perfect tailgate dessert! 

Check out these and other yummy gift ideas I shared for Shari's Berries on "Lowcountry Live!" on ABC Charleston.   

* Photos courtesy of Shari's Berries.