Help, I Need a Gift For…

It turns out that when your friends know you are starting a gifting intelligence company, you suddenly become the go-to resource for any occasion.

It’s actually pretty cool because these impromptu asks are incredibly valuable as we test and refine our methodology and algorithms.


This happened just this weekend when one of our advisors sent me a frantic note on Friday night. She said, “Bridget, I need help. I need a special gift for a friend and am totally out of ideas.”  She sent me a few notes about her friend: she likes jewelry, interior decor (modern glam), working out, cooking and loves wine. She noted that her friend is trying to develop an edgier sense of style and generally appreciates the finer things in life. My friend noted her budget was around $150, but was flexible. 


Of course I was so happy to help. “Perfect,” I replied, “Let me send you a list.” I was excited to see how close I could get to styles she would be happy to give. I was beyond thrilled when she emailed me back and said the choices were amazing – all things that she would love to give and that she never would have thought to buy without To&From’s help.


And this is really the point of To&From – helping you give gifts that you feel proud to give, that are loved when they are received and that put some discovery and fun back into the gifting process. I’ll have to wait and see what my friend chooses and how her friend likes the choice, but in the meantime I wanted to share what we chose. Maybe it will inspire you!


Many people who love to cook love to do it for others. My recommendation on these napkins is to give them in a set of 3 so there are 12 in total. Perfect for dinner parties or even family dinner (with a few to spare).

Herringbone Border Linen Napkins

When my friend noted “modern glam interior” I had to include these hurricanes from a trusted source for home decor:

Serena & Lily Scalloped Capiz Hurricane Set

This brand is testing very well with our pre-launch research, and it’s probably something that you’d think twice about buying yourself (or at least I would):

Tata Harper Revitalizing Body Oil

As we all transition to fall, a new bag is the perfect accent piece for any woman on the go. This beauty is a perfect addition for this fall’s fashion:

Rothy’s The Saddle Bag

Jewelry is always hard, but noting that the giftee was looking to add a little edge to her fashion style, we loved these three choices from designers that each have an on-trend point of view:

Gogo Rattlesnake Rib Bangle
Soko Fuliwa Cuff Bracelet

Last, but not least (and a bit out of budget), this is a favorite and I just had to include it. Perfect for a group gift!

Huichol Love Pulso Bracelet

I don’t know about you, but reading this list makes me want to shop. I hope you enjoy this list – either for your gifting needs or even for yourself!

Happy gifting,

Bridget + Kristina

Co-founders, To&From

All photos are from the respective brands included in this post. Our Gifting Intelligence™ was used to select each product. To&From may earn a commission for purchases made through our links.

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