Happy Friday! You may have gathered from Tuesday’s post that this hasn’t been my best week ever so I’m pretty excited to have a weekend where I can unwind and press the reset button. My mom is coming to visit and we don’t have any big plans besides a little wedding planning so it should be a good one!

Before we delve into today’s post, I wanted to share a happy update on my lost luggage situation! Because I paid by credit card (maybe the one time I should be happy I never carry cash!), I had a receipt with the cab driver’s medallion number and the Taxi & Limousine Commission was able to reach out to the driver with my cell phone number. He contacted me on Wednesday and yesterday afternoon he was able to meet my sister Reilly in front of the theater where she works to do the hand-off! I am so happy to have my suitcase back but even more grateful to the cab driver, my sister, the TLC, the NYPD, and so many of you for your positive vibes during this whole saga! 😘

Moving on to the good stuff… One of you snapchatted me (@designdarling if you’re so inclined!) asking for gift ideas under $25. There are so many little gifts to remember this time of year, whether it’s something for your boss, your coworkers, your book club, your cleaning lady… you get the gist. Maybe you need a few stocking stuffers to add to the mix. All fifteen of the gifts in today’s gift guide are under $25 and are all things I’d be delighted to receive this holiday season. I hope they help more than one of you, too!


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I love giving and receiving any kind of paper goods because they always feel like a fun little indulgence I don’t usually buy myself and you can never have too many cute notebooks. I also love the idea of gifting a motivational art print or something pretty for above a bar cart. And when in doubt, a candle and a cute set of matches always make a great gift. Happy weekend!

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  1. YEAH for found luggage! I love this post but the tassel key chain is $49? I guess it was on sale at one point? Just wondering (cause I really want it)

  2. Getting a receipt is always a good thing with cabbies as I’ve heard of similar happy outcomes with lost luggage/items. (It’s more common than one would think! There was a great piece about it in either the Times or The New Yorker about it a few years ago.) Paying with the app would be a good backup as well…just in case.

    Truly happy that you found your luggage! Hopefully it’s a sign of an upswing/happier things to come 🙂