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‘Tis the Season | Manolo for the Big Girl

‘Tis the Season

I’m excited. Are you excited? Because I’m excited.

A few weeks ago I had an idea that instead of doing a one-size-fits-all holiday shopping list, I’d take every weekday from now until Christmas to do a gift profile on a particular “type” of person, with gift prices varying from the most expensive item –later today we’ll profile The Classicist along with an Hermès Kelly Bag– to extremely inexpensive, e.g., a tortoiseshell natural bristle “spare” toothbrush for The Ladies’ Man later next month.

Each profile will have four carefully-selected gift suggestions –I consulted a sex therapist for the Sex Kitten post, a known Don Juan for the Ladies Man, and plus-size runners for the Athena Athlete post– and each item is available for purchase online.

Here’s a preview list: I’ll be adding live links as they go up (one a day) so click back here often!

The Classicist
The Preppy Girl
The Glamazon
The Misunderstood Genius
The Anglomaniac
The Athena Athlete
The Ladies’ Man
The Lovable Geek
The French Foodie
The Jackie O Wannabe
The Punk Rawk Girl

The Sex Kitten
The Cool Kid
The Southern Belle
The Professional Dipsomaniac
The Pin Up Queen
The Fashion Maven
The Ecochic Chick
The Bollywood Hopeful
The Animal Lover
The Femme Fatale

10 Responses to “‘Tis the Season”

  1. marvel November 26, 2010 at 1:50 pm #

    I’m excited! Though that might be the leftover sugar high from yesterday’s repast. But no, I think I’m excited. A blog post from Plumcake to look forward to every day for the next month!!!!! Yay!

  2. EV November 26, 2010 at 3:36 pm #

    Finally, a gift guide that will actually be useful!

    I mean, have you SEEN the NY Times gift guides this year? They really and truly suggested this “carry on coat” thing as a gift for a frequent flier. It’s basically a long trench coat with many, many pockets of different sizes. You stuff all your carry on items in to said coat, and then walk around the airport looking like a lumpy flasher with fourteen differently shaped bombs strapped to your body.

  3. Ali November 26, 2010 at 3:50 pm #

    What about The Slightly Metrosexual Boardgame/Videogame Geek?

  4. La Petite Acadienne November 26, 2010 at 6:55 pm #

    Good lord, woman — I hope you have a fainting couch handy, because you’ll deserve quite the rest after this!

  5. Frances November 26, 2010 at 9:19 pm #

    *best Prince Humperdinck voice*

    If the Bollywood Hopeful profile is less than satisfactory, I will be very put out.

    Seriously, Plum, thank you SO much. I live with an Athena Athlete and am at a total loss for what to get her for Xmas. She’s wearing a hat made of fur pelts right now.

  6. Lexi November 27, 2010 at 11:16 pm #

    Great idea! Love it!

  7. Manuela Owens November 28, 2010 at 4:07 pm #

    Wait, I need The Bohemian on that list!

  8. Jophiel November 30, 2010 at 11:08 am #

    Dear Miss Plum,

    Ran across this and immediately thought of you. Here’s a possible source for the Anglomaniac: http://www.edeandravenscroft.co.uk/.


  9. theDiva November 30, 2010 at 2:58 pm #

    I love it. But where, oh where, is The Post-Menopausal But Aging Gracefully?

  10. theDiva November 30, 2010 at 2:59 pm #

    (corrigendum: Aging Gracefully, I HOPE.)