Over the next few weeks, we will all be showered with our fair share of gifts. There will be sweaters and scarves and possibly even some socks, oh my! Now that we have Parker, though, we're being much more conscious of the way we give gifts. I want the things we give her to be meaningful and thoughtful and sparse. There’s no reason she needs a tree full of presents, when we all know her favorite thing on Christmas morning will likely be the paper! This year, Target has partnered with Toms to make sure that the gifts we give come packaged with extra meaning. For every Toms + Target limited edition gift that is purchased, shoes, a blanket or a meal will be given to those in need. One-forOne. For all.
When I think about the gift that has the most meaning to me, it’s this vintage watch that Aaron gave me on our first Christmas after we started dating. It’s from a watch store in LA that I frequent often for clients and I had my eye on it for a while. I don’t even remember mentioning it, but I must have in passing, because he called the store owner in October and made sure that he didn’t sell it to anyone else. When I opened it on Christmas Eve, I couldn’t believe my eyes! Even as I stare at it now, it’s a reminder of those early years of our relationship and how far we’ve journeyed together in the last six years. This watch, though, is over 70 years old. Can you imagine the journeys it's been on? My hope is that Aaron and I can journey together for just as long.
What gift has the most meaning to you? Have you perused the Toms + Target collection yet? It’s understated, chic, and thoughtful-- the best possible combination.
Photography by Mary Costa
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