How to Gift - Valentine's Day Edition | Seersucker Sass

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

How to Gift - Valentine's Day Edition

We all have a hidden talent, right?  I'll let you in on a little secret... Mine is gifting!  I love finding the perfect gift for someone.  I spent a year as gracious living chair in my sorority, and I had the privilege of preparing a gift basket for a national officer that was coming to visit!  I also put together most of the gift baskets where I work.  If I could make a career about of doing gift baskets, I would do it in a heartbeat!

When choosing a gift for someone, I try really hard to think about what they like.  I pay attention to what they look at while we're shopping together.  I think about their career aspirations and their personality.

One of my favorite places to shop for gifts is TJ Maxx.  You never know what you will find there!  I also love Target because they have lots of fun things and the best selection of cards ever.  I love picking up Moleskins and biographies at Barnes & Noble.

Sometimes when I'm struggling to throw something together, but I want to go all out on a gift, I go by the "One want, one need, one wear, one read" rule.

This would be the perfect gift basket for the preppy darling in your life, whether it be a Valentine's Day gift for your girlfriend or the birthday gift for your best friend.

One want: A fabulous Bourbon & Boweties bangle!
One need: You always need a pencil, right?  Check out these personalized ones from Oriental Trading!
One wear: These super adorable & festive heart earrings from Dogeared.
One read:  The perfect coffee table book by Kate Spade!

What's on the outside of a gift basket is just as important as what's on the inside!  I like to make it a part of the gift!  Some of my go-tos are photo storage boxes from Michaels  or reusable tote bags.  For this gift set, I would go with a reusable Lilly Pulitzer shopping bag!

Now that I've shared my gifting tricks with you, I'd love to hear what tricks you have up your sleeve! 
Have a happy Tuesday!



  1. I have seen the Bourbon and Bowties bangles pop up all over social media, and I'd love to have one of my own!!! :-) And of course every gal would love a Lilly tote! Great picks!

    xoxo A

    1. I hinted to my boyfriend that I really wouldn't mind having one for my birthday, so maybe I'll be rocking one in the near future! You can bet that if I do get one, there will be a blog post about it :)

      Hope you have a great weekend, A!

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