The Dress A Day Dozen Gift Guide: #6 Fancy Umbrella

by Erin on December 14, 2010

Thanks for all the fish! There will be blue skies ...

As everyone knows, the perfect gift is something that the recipient wants, but wouldn't buy for her- or himself. And fancy umbrellas fall into this category. Everyone loves them (like the ones above from Modcloth, $27.99 and $37.99) but nobody wants to buy them, because umbrellas are #1 on Family Feud responses list under "Items You Often Lose." 

Umbrellas are also good "I don't know you very well, but I like you enough to give you a present" gifts, if you stay away from the overly cutesy (nothing anthropomorphized) or the overly branded (no sports logos).

[And we're still on the fundraising drive/Secret Lives poll:]


If we reach $1200 in donations by December 25, I will write a new "secret lives" story, that will include the top-two vote-getters below:

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sheila / out of the ashes collectibles December 14, 2010 at 8:30 am

Oh fine – just love them but I live in Arizona! Sigh

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Holly December 14, 2010 at 10:14 am

You’ve got my number today. I really need an umbrella. Most of mine break here in the windy city! Of course, I probably won’t need one again until April, but I’d love to find one under my tree this year!

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Elizabethdx December 15, 2010 at 2:43 pm

That umbrella with clouds looks like a copy of a better design by Tibor Kalman. You can get the real one at the Museum of Modern Art shop, online or in person in NYC. (I would know — I’ve lost and bought about five of them!)

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