Gifted and Talented

Birthdays. Mother’s Day. Graduation. There’s a lot going on this time of year. And if you’re on my list, you may or may not be seeing something similar in the near future. Just saying. (You should probably stop reading now, Mom.)

It’s not coming out until August, but there’s no law against IOUs. Julia Blake’s (aka Julia Kelly) CHANGING THE PLAY is only $1.99 on pre-order right now. So maybe also pick up one of these while you’re at it. (I loved my paperwhite--why did I ever get a Voyager?)

Word on the street: you can get the ban.do rose agenda monogrammed this year! I'm also fond of the upbeat reminder that YOU'RE KILLING IT. 

And if you’re grabbing one of the ban.do beauties to give someone, you should probably also grab one my favorite multipacks of pens. The Le Pen (quite unfortunate moniker these days) or the Staedtler Fineliner are glorious felt-tipped pens. I love them. (Yes, I still love my FLAIR PENS. But sometimes you need a thin profile.) Also, make sure you aren’t greedy like I am. The super multipacks of the Staedtlers don’t come in the fabulous plastic carrying case. So stick with the 20-something and not the 36 or 48. 

Now that I'm putting this together, I realize it's basically a list of everything you should get me. #SorryNotSorry. 

Sugar Paper

You know I love pretty paperie. And graduation is a super great time to give stationery. (Thank you notes make especially good gifts, don't you think? There’s no excuse not to get one in return that way.) Sugar Paper is all about millennial pink, but these stellar cards on a gorgeous dove grey are my favorite. Now if they’d only make them in rose gold foil...

And while you're at Sugar Paper...take a look at this pretty little doo-dad. My mom keeps a well-stocked desk, but I think her stamp dispenser is a lame plastic one—we might be changing that this year.

The best gift you’ll ever get is amazing skin and non-hurty joints. Lindsay Emory got us all on the collagen train, and I adore her for it. If giving a jar of powdered bovine…stuff...isn’t your idea of a great gift, well, order some for yourself. Your marionette lines will thank you.

Oh, and grab a giant bottle of this while you’re at it. (Don’t let that gorgeous blue tint scare you. It really does sink in beautifully.) Retinol can be scary, but this is so nice on my super oily and sensitive skin. Have a college grad in your life? Give her the gift of stopping the clock. She'll thank you in 15 years. 

But what's a gift edit without a gift for you, eh? Remember, our HBIC Nation philosophy is that everyone should get free stickers if they want them. So head on over and claim your free stickers. And, if you're so inclined, grab up a super rad tee or tank for HBIC livin. 15% off during launch week (ends 5.11.17).