Top 5 Cool Gifts For Moms In 2017

Mother is often the most important word in people's lives. While both parents deserve respect and love, society often gives an extra note of thanks to all mothers who work hard for the well-being of their children. They're the people who give birth to us and shape our preliminary thoughts and ideas. Even though mother's day is the best time to give your mom a gift, a gift is always appreciated at any time of the year. With that being said, here are the top 5 cool gifts for moms in 2017. Knock Knock What I Love About Mom Fill In The Love JournalGifts that are handmade have the most appeal. They carry a personal touch and flavor that can't be replaced. While there are many pre-made items such as cards and frames that are available in stores today, none of them can produce the kind of … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Gift Guide

I love all the pink puffy heart parts of Valentine's Day. The red decor.  The candy.  The pop of color in an otherwise dull winter.  Long ago, when I was in high school I created my own valentines and gave them out to my friends to help brighten their day. Now, I just hope that I don't eat all the chocolate that comes into my house via the kids. BUT, I felt we needed to address the V-Day Gift Guide sitch. This gift guide isn't about you or is it? Gift giving is about what the gift receiver wants. Honestly, Valentine's Day for guys? It's kind of a joke. It's lame. They don't care about shaving sets or candy.  Another pair of heart-printed whatever?  Nope. So, file this under racy and check out my picks from, a lingerie site that caters to a wide variety of tastes and … [Read more...]

The TMC Holiday Gift Guide

I did it again. I created a TMC Holiday Gift Guide.  You've been warned. There are no gift ideas here for the man in your life. Why? Because quite frankly every time I look at one of those guides or show one to H he says, "This is all stuff I would never want and never need. I want a snowblower or running gear, not shaving accessories. I swear to God, Vicky, if I see another toiletry bag as a gift I'm going to shiv someone." #twopeasinapod   Let's start with the kids gift guide, shall we?   Holiday Gift Guide for Kids by victoriamason featuring paper placemats Mega Bloks American Girl Isabelle Ballet Recital/Exploding Kittens: A Card Game About Kittens and Explosions and Sometimes Goats/American Girl Wellie Wisher (Willa shown)/Carter's Pajamas/Seedling Snow … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Ideas from Shopbop & SALE

I am a huge fan of the site Shopbop. With the holidays here I knew I had to narrow down some gift ideas and it is the perfect place to shop for friends and family.   Shopbop Holiday Gift Guide by victoriamason featuring mens black shoes Marc Jacobs Double Neoprene Commuter Case/Le Specs Half Moon Magic Sunglasses/Gift Boutique The Master Plan Notebook/White Warren Cashmere Gloves/Rebecca Minkoff 'Leo' Clutch/Sugarfina Yes Way Rose Candy Bento Box/Madewell Buffalo Check Trouser Socks/Books with Style Icons of Women's Style/Gift Boutique Assorted Set of 4 Champagne Flutes/Flight 001 Aero Pack/Sorel Dude Moccasins Shopbop is having it's BUY MORE, SAVE MORE Sale Nov. 22 (6:30 AM EST)- Nov. 28 (11:59 PM PST) Use Code GOBIG16 . Remember what I said about friends and family? … [Read more...]

Feeling Festive

There's a lot of buying going on this year. I can just feel it. Does it have you feeling festive? As for myself, an almost exclusively online shopper, I have actually been in an unprecedented amount of stores this year. Is this way of shopping coming back? I don't know. When I think about why I'm browsing in a store versus clicking through an online shop it usually has to do with deals. Am I splurging or looking for the ultimate find? The purchase that is almost a needle in a haystack sort of find that leads to posts like this one: Splurge vs. Steal.   Holiday Splurge vs. Steal by victoriamason featuring a chain strap purse LET'S SHOP Charlotte Short Dress (SOLD OUT) (similar) (similar)/House of Fraser Lace Skater Dress (similar) Pearl Front to Back Earrings/Tresor Paris … [Read more...]

The American Girl Gift Guide

Every year my girls and I put together a collection of our favorite items to create the American Girl gift guide. This year is no different. Just like I would get into a flurry of excitement when the big Sears catalog would arrive each Christmas, my girls do the same thing with the holiday American Girl doll catalog.  Each one spends hours, sometimes days, looking over each item and deciding if she should mark it with her initial.  This year, the littlest one circled everything and freaked out when anyone else wanted the same toy. She was convinced only one person could have each gift. Our picks for the 2015 holiday season are a mix of accessories and clothing and broken down by age.  This was the first year I noticed a shift in what my oldest daughter daughter wanted and I had to … [Read more...]

The BFF Gift Guide & Giveaway

Yes indeed the holidays are here. The Christmas tree is up in our house, two actually, and I'm all out of ideas and budget for decorating the place. I'm not however out of gift guides or giveaways! Check out my latest finds with the bestie in mind.     BFF Gift Guide by victoriamason  1.ecoTools Four-Piece Beautiful Complextion Set/ecoTools Festive & Flawless Face Set 2.Butter London Patent Shine 10x Nail Lacquer Collection 3.Women's Joules Roxie Faux Fur Scarf 4. You've Got Mail Red Envelope Clutch 5. Kate Spade New York Small Square Glitter Stud Earrings 6. Cheeky Teacup 7. Love with Food Seed Funded Subscription Box 8. Brunch Shirt Bloodies for Breakfast Funny Yoga Shirt 9. Levtex 'Best Friend' Pillow 10. 'Like a Boss' Mug 11. TOCCA Holiday Candele da … [Read more...]

Holiday Pet Gift Guide

Pet Gift Guide by victoriamason  1. Martha Stewart Pets 2-Pack Tutu Mice Toy 2. Look Who's Happy Dog Treats Beef Jerky/Chicken with Pumpkin Spice (*Diesel favorite) 3. No Stink Dog Collar 4. Whisker City Floating Fish Cat Bowl 5. BoneBone Bacon Dog Bone (*Diesel favorite) 6. Whisker City Pet Holiday Cat Hat 7. Grain Free Cat Treats by House Cat 8. Miracle Dogs-Rescue Stories  9. Dogwarm, USA Dog Coats (Clipper Coat Shown) (*Diesel favorite) *Diesel favorites are products used by my dog, Diesel, the rescue Doberman.  Each one is in regular and preferred use. … [Read more...]

The Circle of Warmth

Saturday may have been "Small Business Saturday" but I don't let rules own me!  This season I'm trying to give experiences over mindless gifts I found a good deal on, donate in friends names and to shop local.  Why not share a great gift that gives back to those in need?  To me, that is both a beautiful thought and gift that really keeps on giving. Enter StyleCable, an online marketplace with one-of-a-kind jewelry and clothing handcrafted by independent designers based in DC, my little city!  With about 20 vendors to choose from you can find something for everyone on your list.  You can shop social too! What's my favorite item from StyleCable?  The Circle of Warmth Scarf from their scarf line! The Circle of Warmth scarf comes in burgundy, denim or black (shown). Why is it so great … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

One of my favorite pictures of my mother and I.  Coming out to support me at yet another race. Right between H's birthday and mine sits Mother's Day. I feel like if I don't get a jump on it while I'm planning his birthday then nothing will be available and no matter how wonderful or totally unique a gift is there won't be time to ship it to my own mother or his for Mother's Day. Which is May 10th this year in case you were also banking on having a lot more time just like me.  "I made these for you Mommy!"  While flowers are nice and will always work in a pinch I like to find something that is more personal, creative and offers value to the world and not just the recipient. Homemade wins hands down.  But what if you aren't the crafty sort? I found that just like I do over the … [Read more...]