Simple Gifting

by Cynthia Sin-Yi Cheng
December 16, 2009

5 simple gift ideas for holidays or anytime:


Apple One to OneCynthia Sin-Yi Cheng

Apple One-to-One Personal Trainer ($99 for a full year)

Apple Store
103 Prince St
New York, NY 10012
@ Greene St

Who: For anyone with a Mac computer or iPhone.
Why: Best way ever to learn everything you ever wanted to know about Apple products. Educational, therapeutic & streamlines life and business. I’m there once a week!


Paul Smith black toothbrushCynthia Sin-Yi Cheng

Paul Smith Signature Embossed Black Toothbrush ($12)

Paul Smith
108 5th Ave
@ 16th St
New York, NY 10011

Who: For the stylish minimalist in your life who pays attention to the details.
Why: I’m visual & vain. I always buy black toothbrushes since my bathroom’s color scheme is white with black and silver accents. It adds understated flair where you least expect it!

Preserve Toothbrush Subscription ($11 for 1 year)
Who: For your most frenzied friends.
Why: Help them keep up with a fresh, 100% recycled toothbrush delivered every three months. Inexpensive and easy, recipients can even recycle this thoughtful gift by dropping it off at Whole Foods.


Princess Hyacinth (The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated)

Princess Hyacinth (The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated) by Florence Parry Heide, Illustrated by Lane Smith ($18)

Books of Wonder
18 W 18th St
(5th & 6th Aves)
New York, NY 10011

Who: Kids from 4-8 & adults with a sense of wonderment
Why: I collect children’s books and Lane Smith is an illustrator who I follow closely. His latest work is quirky, elegant and cheerful.

The Curious Garden Book Cover

The Curious Garden by Peter Brown ($12)

Kid O
123 W 10th St
(Greenwich & 6th Ave)
New York, NY 10011

Who: For lovers of New York City young and old
Why: Like a fantasy version of how The High Line came to be, Brown’s enchanting book tells the tale of how a young boy brings more than just a park back to life.


Comments (1)

Erika from The Pastry Chef At Home

Dec 16, 12:43 PM

Must have that uber cool black toothbrush!

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