Holiday Gift Guide: Danny Castellano Edition

By Julia Casella

Once described as the “hot mean one,” Danny is a dreamy doctor from Staten Island who works hard and tries to show little emotion. But despite his arrogance, he has a soft, sweet side (usually brought out by Mindy) which makes him an easily lovable guy. The Danny in your life is vain, but still rugged and tough, and tries to be as old-fashioned as possible. Here, three gift suggestions for him.=&0=& is luxurious, while still avoiding the extra frills that would make it excessive. It is unscented and comes in simple, classic packaging which gives it the old-school feel Danny loves.

A workaholic needs great desk accessories. This letter opener is handsome and sturdy – just like Dr. Castellano.

Aqua di Parma Colonia is how you imagine all Italian men to smell. A clean yet musky scent, this classic is reserved for confident men.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Avon Foot Works Deluxe Pedicure Collection

This post is sponsored but all opinions herein are my own. 


Sparkle, Neely, sparkle: This is the 2013 BBJ Holiday Gift Guide. For more gift ideas, click here

This pretty purple pedicure set is a gift only Aunt Marie of Breaking Bad would appreciate more than your recipient.
It contains all a lady needs to treat her tootsies to polished perfection and comes in a pretty gift box. You’ll get Lavender Comfort Soak, Lavender Overnight Cream, Nailwear Pro+ Nail Enamel in Decadence, a Nail Tools Foot File, nail clipper, violet-vivacious toe separators, 3-way buffer and emery board in a PVC zip case.

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The Eleventh Hour Mother’s Day Gift Guide

One of my favorite on-screen mothers, “Beaches'” Leona Bloom, here with C.C. Fun fact: Lainie Kazan is so good at playing ethnic mothers, she’s done it several times, also notably in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.”

Mother’s Day is on SUNDAY, my glamberous ones. What are we GETTING for our moms? I’m still figuring out Carols gift (#late). Last year my brother and I got her an iPhone and for her birthday we got her a Kindle. There’s nothing else she needs to bring her kicking and screaming into the 21st century technology-wise, so we’re at a loss! In the meantime, some beauty-related gift ideas for the last-minute among us. 

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TATCHA’s NEW Okasan Mother’s Day Gift Set  ($135This beautifully packaged set includes an Ageless Revitalizing Eye Cream and an exclusive Japanese Green Tea from Kyoto in a collectible tin.  
Pixi Daylight Glow Collection ($28) A collection of sheer pink and gold hues for lips, lids and tips encased in a quilted pink bag at a very reasonable price point.

Clarisonic Radiance Revival Clarisonic Plus with Lancome Set ($225) Contains everything mom needs for smooth, flawless skin for face and body plus one of the best self-tanners in all the land. If your mom hasn’t been converted to the cult of Clarisonic, she’ll appreciate this inauguration.

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