While we’re certainly giddy about what 2009 may hold, we’re reflecting on some of the best finds from 2008 and the most treasured gifts given and received over the holidays.
Topping that list?
Tamara Shopsin’s 5 Year Diary.
A brilliant idea, the well-designed diary lets you keep track of your life with just a few lines every day for five years (which makes it easy to jot a few lines each day — no pressure to dig deep!). Each page is devoted to one day of the year and is subdivided into five sections, so that as time goes by, you can read your past entries while writing new ones (i.e., on one single page, you’ll have entries for January 7, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013). A great way to look back and see how you celebrated your birthdays, anniversaries or just random Tuesdays.
We’ve given this gift to new moms, husbands, sisters, best friends and it’s been a hit each time and become a treasured possession for all.
Clothbound with a red ribbon bookmark, it’s designed so that you can start it on any day of the year, even on a leap year. Bonus: In the back, there’s a spot to record books you’ve read and places you’ve traveled to.
In a nutshell, we love it — and with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we can’t think of a sweeter gift.
Plus, we found it for nearly $10 less than you can nab it elsewhere.