As a kid I was obsessed with making my Christmas list every year. I’d decorate it, which usually included one too many stars, number my wishes in order of preference and scotch tape it (heavily) to the refrigerator right at eye level. Next I’d turn on the charm and go overdrive on chores for the parents—and Santa, I was a believer for far too long. I was good. But the older I got the more I realized that there’s something undeniably fun about hunting for the perfect gift for someone. And the reward is so much bigger. Especially when you really nail it. It’s almost more thrilling than receiving a gift because you get to watch the surprise unfold.
To celebrate the holidays I’ll be doing a giveaway every Tuesday (starting today!) through mid December. Although this is a special kind of series because the winner gets the best of both worlds. For each giveaway one lucky reader will get one gift for themselves and one to give someone during the holidays—get it? Give & get! I’ve teamed up with some amazing brands so be sure to check back and enter! Ho ho ho.