Get a Head Start on Gifting: Our Buyers Lend a Hand

Believe it or not, the holiday season is upon us (but don’t panic just yet). This year, stay on top of your gifting game with a little help from our merchants. They’ve scoured the market for all things indulgent so you can check off wish lists with ease. Below, three Rue buyers offer advice on giving luxe items.

Luxe Holiday Gifts

When Gifting Jewelry
“One is never enough. Grab multiples so she can play with layering.” – Ceire N., Women’s Jewelry Buyer

When Gifting Cashmere
“Choose an oversized silhouette to add something cozy yet classic to her closet.” – Maureen G., Merchandising Vice President

When Gifting for the Home
“Use festive ribbon to tie your favorite recipe to the lid of a copper pot, then fill it with ingredients for a personal touch.” – Valerie M., Living Buyer

Our The Handpicked Holiday Gift Shop: Luxe Edition Boutique opened Wednesday, October 15, at 3PM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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October 15, 2014

Show Her the Love: Valentine’s Day Gifts for Every Kind of Romance

Small and thoughtful? Or a grand and sparkling gesture? This year, take all the guesswork out of Valentine’s Day gifting with these relationship-appropriate suggestions.

 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Her from Rue La La

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January 20, 2014

Become a Present Pro: 4 Original Gift-Wrapping Ideas

The decorations are in place. The presents are purchased – well, almost. Next up? The glorious stage of wrapping. For some of us, that’s the not-so-fun part. But for our Assistant Stylist, Emma L.? It’s a beloved holiday task. She even asks other people if they need any help wrapping theirs. (I’m totally taking her up on it.)

If you’re lacking talent in the wrapping department, here are some of Emma’s tricks to adding a bit more personality to any present, even if you usually default to the gift bag.

Gift-Wrapping Tips from Rue La La

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December 18, 2013

Our Gift Pick of the Day: XOXO Throw Pillows

For the couple who loves sweet pillow talk

XOXO Pillows

Personalized World “XOXO” Decorative Pillows
Whether they’re about to move in to their first place together or are just picky about their home’s color palette (you can’t go wrong with neutrals), your closest couple-friends will delight in displaying these playful pillows on their bed or scattering them around on their armchairs and couch. Sending them long distance? Even better. Hugs and kisses included.

Our A Gazillion Gifts Boutique is now open.

Goof-Proof Gifting Reason #4: Extended holiday returns. Purchase now. Return through January 15.

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November 26, 2013

Our Gift Pick of the Day: Smartphone “Juice Pack”

For the phone-obsessed friend who always runs out of power

mophie Juice Pack

mophie “Juice Pack” for the HTC One 
Considering the texting, emailing, Instagramming, Facebooking, Tumblr viewing, picture taking, moviemaking, and tweeting with which our culture is currently obsessed, the life of a smartphone battery isn’t always an easy (or long) one. Exhibit A: The friend whose phone always powers down in the middle of an actual call to make plans. The solution? A portable power pack that charges his phone with the flick of a switch, so you can live out those fun plans together and not have to watch them unfold online.

Our A Gazillion Gifts Boutique is now open.

Goof-Proof Gifting Reason #2: The Rue Gift Card. Give style in seconds. Gift it.

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November 19, 2013

Should I Give Out Holiday Gifts at Work?

Rue's resident etiquette expert weighs in on your most pressing questions

While this issue may not be quite as delicate or tricky as actual politics, office gift giving can certainly feel just as dangerously diplomatic. Before you venture into office-relations waters, here’s a checklist of important factors to remember.

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November 14, 2013

Our Gift Pick of the Day: Leather Messenger Bag

For the husband who's climbing the corporate ladder

Cole Haan Messenger crop

Cole Haan “Hudson II” Leather Messenger Bag
Everyone says that, in relationships, it’s best not to try to change your man (or woman). But when it comes to his fashion sense? A little nudge never hurts, especially regarding his work wardrobe. The fastest route to a look that says professional without being professorial is a clean-lined crossbody bag in luxe leather. He’ll carry everything from his laptop to his most sacred files – and himself – with a whole new kind of confidence. And he’ll have you to thank for it.

Our A Gazillion Gifts Boutique is now open.

Goof-Proof Gifting Reason #1: Free returns. For everyone on your gift list. Learn more.

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November 14, 2013

Inside Rue: Associate Gift Picks

 

Meet Sam, a Manager of Partner Marketing here at Rue. She’s the point person for some of our very important partners, and she makes sure everyone is happy on both ends (and that our marketing looks awesome, of course). Check out the gifts she’s picked for those lucky enough to make her list.

For my husband: “He’s been hinting around for a new watch and this could be the one. I also think that it will look great on my wrist as well!”

For my sister: “She’s an avid reader and adores her Kindle. This cover will be perfect for her.”

For my son: “He’s 14 months old, and reading stories with him before bed is the best time of my day. This was one of my favorite books growing up and I know that he would love it, too.”

Find all these gifts (and lots, lots more) in our Get Gifty: Our Holiday Gift Shop Boutique, open now.

By Anna Kuchinsky, Staff Writer

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December 21, 2012

Signed, Rue: Our Very Own Branded Boutique

 

You asked, now we’re answering. An entire line of Rue-branded style is here for the taking – and giving. From calendars (like this one) to coffee mugs, iPad® cases, cheeky onesies, and more, gift your favorites some Rue love – and you can be sure they’ll keep you in mind come next 11AM.

Check out all of our Rue-branded events in our Get Gifty: Very Rue Gifts Boutique, now open.


December 20, 2012

All Wrapped Up: Show Us Your #VeryRueGift

 

                                                                                         Photo courtesy of Member Carla Renee Blumenthal

One of our favorite things about the holidays? Getting creative with our wrapping. Whether it’s with fun paper, metallic bows, or some classic twine, personalizing your wrapping – or your Rue boxes – is one of the best parts of the gift-giving season.

In honor of holiday creativity (and those exceptionally skilled at wrapping presents), we want to see your best-dressed Rue gifts! Send us a photo of the wrapped gifts you’re giving with the hashtag #VeryRueGift – you can leave them here in the comments, tweet us at @RueLaLa, post them to our Facebook wall, or even tag us on Instagram. We’ll share an album of our favorite ones after December 25.

So go ahead – prove you know just as much about wrapping gifts as you do buying them.


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December 20, 2012