Christmas Eve Cocktails

If you’re lucky enough to have the day off today, you’re probably scrambling around putting the finishing touches on everything before the big night. But why don’t you take a moment for yourself, grab a drink, put on some tunes and chill out with some festive bevy recipes.

Happy Holidays everyone, and have a wonderful Christmas eve & day! xo G&M

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Clockwise: Caffé Di Alpi // Peppermint White Russian // Pear Ginger Bellini // Cran-Rosemary Sparkler

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For The Guy in Your Life Gift Guide

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Alright people, the days are counting down, and if you’re celebrating Hanukkah, then you’re already well submerged in that holiday cheer. So let’s bust through these last few work days, and pick out a gift or two that you know the dude in your life will love. These choices should all be easy to find, and hopefully won’t involve any expedited 2-day shipping charges!

Gap Fair Isle Scarf // Crate & Barrel Decanter // Old Navy Vest // Stolen Riches Shoe Laces // JCrew Factory Umbrella // Old Navy Backpack // Kindle // Jambox Mini Speaker // JCrew Factory Tie Travel Case

Gift Guide for Dads

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Oh, Dads. How they love their snacks and fine leather goods. Picking things for them can sometimes be a challenge, because they’re really good at the whole “wow, this is great!” and then never ever use it routine. When it comes to your Pop, you sort of need to channel into their psyche. Sounds absurd, but hey, it works. You gotta think about what they do, when they do it, and their level of commitment to such hobbies (something tells me that most guys aren’t too intense about their skin care routine, and likely won’t be using that men’s Clarisonic). Hence we have lots of gifts involving good eats, cool gear, and leisurely activities.

The History of Jazz book // Trapper Hat // Wireless Bike Meter // Williams-Sonoma Popcorn Kit // Classic Timex Watch // Dartboard // Leather Travel Tag  // Harry & David Dip Samplers // Key Chain

 

Happy Weekend!

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Before we jump into all gift-guides-all-the-time, enjoy one of the last December Friday’s before full holiday panic ensues. That being said, go out and find the perfect holiday party dress, and decorate your halls (tiny apartment…) — become one with the holiday spirit, because it’s not going away! But most importantly, have a wonderful weekend friends 🙂 xo G&M

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