Gifting with Crystal Palecek: It’s (Finally) Time to Treat Yourself

Rue magazine editor shares 12 daily gift picks for everyone on your list

 

You’ve spent the last few weeks scrambling to get all your gifts. Now the moment has come to scoop up something for yourself. For the last day of her 12 Days of Gifting, Rue magazine Editor-in-Chief Crystal Palecek shares her personal indulgences.

Crystal Palecek's Gick Picks for the Home

Seda France Candle and a Cashmere Throw
“Now, curl up with a holiday flick and a mug of hot cocoa.”

Find these gifts and more in our A Gazillion Gifts Boutique now. Then click here to see all of Crystal’s must-have gift picks.

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December 13, 2013

Gifting with Crystal Palecek: What to Get the Midnight Snacker

Rue magazine editor shares 12 daily gift picks for everyone on your list

 

That friend who can’t end the day without a chocolate fix? Rue magazine Editor-in-Chief Crystal Palecek knows just what they need.

Crystal Palecek's Gift Pick for the Snack Lover

igourmet 8-Piece Chocolate Set
“Complete their 2014 sweet supply.”

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December 12, 2013

Inspirer Picks: 4 Lifestyle Experts Share Their Sleep Essentials

The flurries are sticking. The air is chilly. But your bed? Toasty as ever. We understand the struggle of crawling out of it on winter days. Which is why stocking it with the coziest, fluffiest materials possible is a must. Here, Rue Living Inspirers reveal what they love most about their own relaxing sleep spaces.

Sleep Essentials

The Lifestyle Expert: Camille Styles
“With my jam-packed schedule, my bedroom needs to feel like a serene escape. High-thread-count sheets and ultra plush duvets mean snuggling into the covers with a good book and a cup of tea on wintry evenings.”

The Editor: Crystal Palecek
“The bedroom is typically the most personal space. It should be a stress-free haven ready to unwind in. I always invest in making my bed as comfortable as possible with quality sheets, a cashmere throw, and plenty of pillows.”

The Foodies: Merrill Stubbs & Amanda Hesser
Merrill writes, “We have a really comfortable bed with an organic cotton mattress, but my must-have bed element? My pillows. They’re the same kind you would find in a luxury hotel – heavenly.” Amanda can’t live without “feather pillows. At least four. But for sleeping? A memory-foam pillow that frames to my head.”

Visit the Rue Living page and pile up high-thread-count sheets, flannel, cashmere, and more.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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December 11, 2013

Gifting with Crystal Palecek: What to Get Your Coworkers

Rue magazine editor shares 12 daily gift picks for everyone on your list

 
You have a whole row of cubicle mates to gift. And Rue magazine Editor-in-Chief Crystal Palecek has picked a practical – and work-appropriate – present.

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Sisters Gourmet 10-Piece Baking Mix Set
“Secure your title as office favorite.”

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December 11, 2013

Gifting with Crystal Palecek: What to Get the Recent College Grad

Rue magazine editor shares 12 daily gift picks for everyone on your list

 

Any recent college grads on your gift list? Rue magazine’s editor, Crystal Palecek, suggests a must-have for new kitchens – and soon-to-be cooks.

Crystal Palecek's Gift Pick for the College Grad

WMF “Prep and Cook” 12-Piece Set
“Bonus idea? Include a bag of groceries to get them started.”

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December 10, 2013

Gifting with Crystal Palecek: What to Get the Home Chef

Rue magazine editor shares 12 daily gift picks for everyone on your list

 

Know a chef whose cookware collection is never complete? Rue magazine Editor-in-Chief Crystal Palecek suggests something practical and colorful.

Crystal Palecek's Gift Pick for the Home Chef

Rachael Ray 16-Quart Stockpot
“Say hello to hearty winter dishes – and your next dinner-party invite.”

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December 9, 2013

Gifting with Crystal Palecek: Get Something for the Whole Family

Rue magazine editor shares 12 daily gift picks for everyone on your list

 

Rue magazine Editor-in-Chief Crystal Palecek knows how to make the brood’s Friday night in extra special. For day seven of her 12 days of gifts, she recommends these chocolate-drizzled treats for your next family movie night.

Crystal Palecek's Family Gift Pick

Hampton Popcorn 6-Piece Tin Set
“Did someone say ’Elf‘?”

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December 8, 2013

Gifting with Crystal Palecek: What to Get the Tea Drinker

Rue magazine editor shares 12 daily gift picks for everyone on your list

 

Next on Crystal Palecek’s list? For day six of her 12 days of gifting, the editor-in-chief suggests something sleek for the kitchen countertop that you can also bring to the office.

Crystal Palecek Gift Pick for Tea Drinkers

Chantal Portable Electric Kettle
“Join an old friend for a pot of tea to relieve that holiday stress.”

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December 7, 2013

Gifting with Crystal Palecek: What to Get the Baker

Rue magazine editor shares 12 daily gift picks for everyone on your list

 

What to get that soon-to-be or veteran sweets expert, you ask? Rue magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Crystal Palecek, has a gift pick at the ready on day five of her 12 days of gifting.

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Joseph Joseph Baking Gift Set
“She wants to be the next Cake Boss. Be supportive.”

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December 6, 2013

Gifting with Crystal Palecek: What to Get the New Homeowner

Rue magazine editor shares 12 daily gift picks for everyone on your list

 

 Crystal Palecek, editor-in-chief of the online lifestyle magazine Rue (we’re not related, but love her all the same), chose her top 12 gift picks for every tough-to-shop-for friend. Today’s pick? Something every kitchen space craves.

Crystal Palecek Gift Pick for the New Homeowner

Boston HandyWorks Cutting Board
“Bring it over filled with cheese. Then, leave it as a housewarming gift when you go.”

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December 5, 2013