Spoiling me is entirely optional- it sounds cheesy but I really love just spending time with you. I’m including ideas for trifles and baubles not so much because I expect you to bring me a gift but because you can get a real sense of someone’s personality from what they like. That aside if you simply MUST, well, I won’t stop you, and I have a very effusive style of thanks;)
If you want to bring along something for us to share, I love fruit or cheese, and don’t much care for chocolate. I prefer drier wines (Albarino, Pinot Blanc, Cotes Du Rhones- please though not Chardonnay) or a pilsner, and if I’m at a nice bar I like take a Manhattan on the rocks.
For a gift from afar, or if you want me to get to muse over just the right thing, gift cards are a great way to go. Amazon, Net-a-Porter, REI, heck- an Uber gift card doesn’t ever go to waste. I have wish list filled out *here* and *here*. You will learn that I have a near pathological interest in black tights, lush bedding and plants. I have a plant thing guys! I really like them. And they get bigger! So you need bigger pots. I’m also a big fan of kitchen nonsense and diving kit.
If you’re thinking that you’d like to be there for the unwrapping I dearly love lingerie, and could list so many treasured makers. La Perla, Stella McCartney and Mimi Holliday are my favorites, but I have pieces by AP, Huit, Aubade, Wolford . . . Please don’t hesitate to ask if you’d like to see a variety. I’m a 34C and I take a large knicker because I hate being pinched:)
More wild card things that while less sexy are dearest to my heart? Are all about movement, adventure. I love being out on the water, and am a moderately OK sailor and an excellent swimmer. I love ballet and theater, and there are always tickets I am considering. Flying lessons, sailing courses, kayaking, backpacking, biking a new country- my most treasured possessions are (cheese/cliche alert but it’s true!) memories. I want to make more of them.