Fantabulous Friday Finds: Gifts edition


Ok so clearly I didn’t think things through when I decided to start this blog.  Well I did, but at the time I didn’t know that I was going to decide to put myself on project status and get in shape.  When I decided to get in shape, I knew I’d be giving up my mornings. What I didn’t realize, is I’d also be giving up my afternoons too.  Oh don’t get me wrong, it’s not because I am busy--it’s because I am dead, figuratively speaking. I just don’t have the energy nor the brain cells left to write.  I am not kidding when I say my shoulders are too tired to even type, or blow dry my hair.

I wanted to finish my gift giving list that I started a couple weeks ago.  I got really good feedback on the last list and I am so glad y’all found it helpful.  So let’s get into round 2.

Gifts under $100

There’s not much I love more than tartan, which means a good tartan throw is a must for me.  I don’t think you can have too many. This is a theory I have personally tested. I don’t know how many I have, but I know its more than 5.  Of course the best place to get these is in England, but if a trip over the pond is not in the cards. Order this one from Amazon. Pendleton makes great stuff that lasts for years.


If you want something from over the pond, there are options out there for that too but probably not for under $100.  The currency discrepancy makes this virtually impossible.


A  personalized option is this monogrammed cake plate with dome from Horchow.  Who wouldn’t love this in their kitchen? 30 percent off right now.


For the wine lover, you can buy one of the wine bottle chillers from Vinglace.  It’s like a yeti cup for your wine bottle. I gave one of these to my sister-in-law, she said she was going to put a decal on it that read, “Mommy’s sippy cup.” You can also have these personalized.

And Last But Not Least

And last but not least is the one I am most proud to bring you.  My brother is so very talented. He literally can do anything with his hands.  He makes the most beautiful cutting boards you have ever seen. I know what you are thinking, “but I can get a personalized cutting board from a number of online sources.  Well not like this you can’t. His are special. I have one I bought from Williams Sonoma that I gave $150. It is not even half as nice. His are made from a special maple that he has to source from a special vendor.  It is absolutely beautiful. Then if you really want to buy yourself, I mean someone else, a nice gift, you can have it monogrammed. The options are pretty much endless. One of my personal favorites is the laurel wreath, but then that’s the logo I use on everything at Covenant Farms.  Other favorite options he offers are: the Pagoda, the greek key, the Tree of Life, or your house. Yes he can do that too. If you don’t want to cut on the side with the design, have him center the design on the back so you can rest it on an easel on your countertop. I am telling you, this will be a family heirloom, your kids will fight over.  So buy two. Note—he is not a photographer. I am telling you the pictures do not do this justice. The inlay can be done in any color. My personal favorite combo is the maple and abalone.

Well I guess that about does it for this edition Fantabulous Friday Finds: Gifts edition.  If you have any great suggestions, please comment and give us some more ideas!


Lady Benton


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