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

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:

3 thoughts on “The Dress A Day Dozen Gift Guide: #6 Fancy Umbrella

  1. 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!


  2. 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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