Jun
11
2014
2


Gift Guide: Who’s Your Daddy?
Written by: WhyDid | Gift Guide

dadWe spend an awful lot of time shopping for ourselves and perusing available goods online- something I like to refer to as “market research.”  We know exactly when the next Kenzo collection drops down to the date and we can recite each color by name that the Balenciaga Velo is available in.  And while most dads are just thankful to be thought of (mom’s the one who always gets all the credit, afterall), remember to choose wisely because he knows exactly how much you spent on those engraved beer steins and he thinks it’s absolutely ridiculous.  And no, he doesn’t want another f&^#ing tie.

Not only is Father’s Day a great day to indulge dad in something that he’s been eyeing at Home Depot, it’s also an opportune time to replace his ratty socks, holey undershirts (which I take for myself), and embarrassing choices in footwear.  I may very well be purchasing the polar bear trunks from Vilebrequin for Dick, seeing as I have a childhood memory of his Speedo always going missing and my mom not having the slightest clue where it might have gone.  Must be like disappearing socks in the dryer.  Whether pops is sporty, handy, or a classic Don Draper, now’s the time to show your appreciation for those braces and his breadwinning.

fathers day gift guide

 

1. Derek Rose Lingfield Striped Cotton Pyjama Set, 2. Frescobol Carioca Wooden Hand Surfboard, 3. Illesteva Leonard Round Frame Acetate Sunglasses, 4. Maison Martin Margiela Washed Calfskin Duffel, 5. ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo Inside Out Robe, 6. Apolis Transit Issue Keychain, 7. Triple C Back Up Phone Charger, 8. Jack Spade Woody iPhone 5 Hard Case, 9. Flight 001 F1 4-in-1 Adapter, 10. Veja Transatlantico Sneakers, 11. Brooks England Leather Bound Bike Tool Kit, 12. Lotuff Leather Flap-Over iPad Case, 13. WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie x Baxter of California Grooming Set and Wash Bag, 14. Car Shoe Leather Driving Shoes, 15. Comme des Garcons Half Zip Embossed Leather Wallet

xx,

WhyDid

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May
07
2014
0


Gift Guide: Hey Ma.
Written by: WhyDid | Gift Guide

mom-daughterWith Mother’s Day being this Sunday, it’s probably time to online shop for someone other than yourself.  While breakfast in bed and a card with the outline of your hand drawn in crayon may have passed as an angsty pre-teen, it’s time to step your game up.  Basically, it boils down to buying mom something you know she probably wants, but wouldn’t dare ask for because that’s what moms do.  So, think about something indulgent, something she’s mentioned, or something you’ve seen her longingly look at.  I mean, she’s going to like the fact that you even remembered most, but picking out something other than a footbath wouldn’t hurt.

mothers-day-gifts

 

1. Madeleine Thompson Cashmere Nightdress, 2. Ippolita Pavé Diamond and Blackened Sterling Silver Number Charm, 3. Giorgio Armani Saffiano Zip Around Wallet, 4. Burberry Carolina Pebble Grain Leather Diaper Bag, 5. Anya Hindmarch Take Off/Touch Down Bag, 6. Butterscotch Blankees Personalized Block Blanket, 7. Jo Malone London Trousseau Box, 8. Eberjey Millie Lace Trimmed Jersey Robe

xx,

WhyDid

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Feb
14
2014
0


Gift Guide: First Time for Everything
Written by: WhyDid | Gift Guide

40-year-old-virginOne of the best parts about being in a relationship other than having someone to keep your feet warm is the level of intimacy that can be reached.  I’m not sure all guys understand that the longer you’re with a woman and the more she trusts you, the hotter things can (and will) get.  While I’m a firm believer that things should be steamy year round, even in the chilly winter months, it’s nice to have a day especially dedicated to pure romance.  So, have some fun with it and be thankful that you’ve got somebody to share your hopes, dreams, and dirty little secrets with.

sexy gifts

1. Vanessa Mooney Heavy Metal Chain Bra, 2. Vanessa Mooney Anarchy Double Cuff Bracelet, 3. Only Hearts Loulou Heart Bralette and Heart Hipster, 4. Rosamosario Bling Bling Love Playsuit, 5. Jennifer Meyer Je T’aime 18 Karat Gold Diamond Ring, 6. Jacquie Aiche F*ck Ring, 7. Kiki de Montparnasse Crochet Lace Bodysuit, 8. Hanky Panky Studded Heavy Metal Cuffs,  9. Hanky Panky Lelo Pleasure Set,  10. For Love & Lemons Papillon Butterfly Applique Bralette and slip, 11. L’Agent by Agent Provocateur Lolita Underwire Bra and Briefs, 12. Fleur du Mal Leather Triangle Bra

xx,

WhyDid

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Feb
12
2014
0


Gift Guide: First Kiss
Written by: WhyDid | Gift Guide

spidermanSo, you’ve made it past an awkward coffee and perhaps a painful dinner or two.  You lovebirds are well on your way to wedded bliss… or at least Applebee’s.  Okay, fine maybe The Standard.  If your relationship is starting to heat up and your loins are starting to feel the burn, you’re going to need to step your game up and a candle for Valentine’s day is not going to light her fire, but it may get you fired.  Below are some gifts totally giveable to the potential future mother of your children… or dog.

valentines gifts

 

1. L’Agent by Agent Provocateur Esthar Appliquéd Lace and Satin Eyemask, 2. Deborah Marquit Giardino di Fiori Lace Soft Cup Bra and Lace Thong,  3. Lanvin Padam Continental Flap Wallet, 4. Gorjana Taken Ring, 5. ginette_ny Be Mine Petal Studs, 6. Cosabella Panty Pack, 7.  L’Artisan Parfumer Voleur de Roses, 8. Valentino Rockstud Small Neon Leather Bracelet, 9. Jennifer Zeuner Mini Heart Bracelet with Ruby, 10. Elizabeth and James Leary Sunglasses, 11. Fleur of England Amour Silk and Lace Boudoir Bra and Bow Tie Brief, 12. Carine Gilson Silk Charmeuse Camisole and Flottant Shorty

Eating good in the neighborhood.

xx,

WhyDid

 

 

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Feb
11
2014
0


Gift Guide: First Dance
Written by: WhyDid | Gift Guide

napolean dynamite danceYes, along with finding someone cute to cuddle up with this Friday– which just so happens to be February 14th, your boo or potential object of affection will most likely be somewhat stressed about what to gift you for this Hallmark holiday.  All of this will be made exponentially harder when factoring in what is or is not appropriate based on the length of your relationship and just how hot and heavy it’s gotten between you two thus far.  If you’ve just started dating and Patti Stanger would still have you on the two drink maximum (HA!), it’s just that much more tricky.  It’s important to show interest without giving away the promise of a picket fence, perfectly trained papillon, and three adorable and well mannered children.  Ladies, print this out, press forward, casually share it on Facebook and hope that your man is smart enough to read on.

When my newly smitten best guy friend confirmed with me that he should, in fact, send flowers to the new apple of his eye for Valentine’s day, he was downright insulted when I made him assure me he wouldn’t send the standard red roses- especially those flanked with the floral equivalent of cantaloupe, baby’s breath.  I forget that his mama raised him right and he, therefore, has impeccable taste down to wearing a three piece suit to his business casual office. However, some of you “gentleman” (yeah, I’m air quoting that) could use a little bit of a stern reprimanding when it comes to gift giving for the special ladies in your life.  Therefore, I’m here to guide your ship through the rocky waters of your budding relationship to your own private island of infatuation.

Some side notes about my selections:

  • Do not give a half assed gift.  If you choose to go with a frame, put a flipping picture in it.  That’s like giving a girl a vase with no flowers or a jewelry box with no jewelry.  This type of gift will land you in more hot water than baby’s breath or store bought chocolates (just don’t).
  • The little things are the things she will remember- unless she’s a gold digging ho and, in that case, you should abort mission before she drains your bank account and your sanity.  If you give her a book, write a sweet inscription.  If you opt for a change purse, tuck a shiny, lucky penny inside for her to find.
  • Don’t overdo it.  Crotchless panties two weeks in?  Probably not.  Now, six months in is a completely different story… Pro-tip: If you give a giant, shiny, or expensive gift too early on, you’ve set yourself up for future failure.  You must always outdo yourself and you, my friend have set the bar awfully high (sorry, ladies, but you know it’s true).  As for giving a girl a ring so early on, this is a knuckle ring and it’s a pearl, not a diamond.  You’re basically giving her something to punch you in the face with should you ever foul things up.  I consider this ring a token of good faith and an indicator that you’re up on current trends.
  • Don’t bother with a card- unless you plan on writing more than just your name.

valentines present

 

1. Wildfox Lolita Sunglasses, 2. Miu Miu Croc Effect Glossed Leather Pouch, 3. Taschen Set of Two Fairy Tale Books, 4. Rodarte Rohearte T-Shirt, 5. Rablabs Obra Frame, 6. Mary Green Sleeping Beauty Eye Mask, 7. Sophie Bille Brahe Lisa Petite Pearl Knuckle Ring, 8. Bing Bang Secret Admirer Necklace, 9. Jennifer Zeuner Adored Necklace, 10. AIR by alice + olivia Drape Wrap Around Top, 11. alice + olivia Lizard Phone Pouch with Portable Charger, 12. Elle Macpherson Medina Lace and Silk Pajama Set, 13. Chan Luu Cashmere and Silk Blend Scarf, 14. Eberjey Mabel Lace Trimmed Jersey Robe

Seriously, I wish I could date myself sometimes.  Also probably why I’m such a hit at a certain W 12th Street hot spot

xx,

WhyDid

 

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