Here at The BLVD, we are EXCELLENT gift givers (especially to ourselves). But when the time comes to give to someone else.... you know it's obviously a competition. Win the present giving war with this week's Lust List of too-cool accessories. These items say "I thought about this," and "Clearly, I'm really cool to have picked this out for you. Be thankful, not only for the gift, but because I'm friends with you." This is selflessness at its best.
1. Top of the list are these Frends headphones in Oil Slick. They are so pretty, I just want to walk around Manhattan with these colorful domes on my ears. They don't even have to playing music.
2. Next is the Triple C dual power bank; an external battery that can charge two devices at once, including tablets, mobile devices, iPods, speakers and more. The simple design and handcrafted wood exterior is so modern and, dare I say, debonair?
3. Then we have these iridescent leather pouches from Etienne Aigner. For the gal on the go, pouches are a life saver: they easily organize all your things so when you're switching between bags (work bag to gym bag to evening bag to weekend backpack) you know you always have what you need and aren't frantically digging through all the loose items at the bottom of your Mary Poppins-esque satchel searching for your business card holder, roll-on fragrance, or bottle of Advil. Believe me. Pouches.
4. Lastly, we have a gem of a gift (har har har). This ban.do portable speaker plugs into the headphone jack of your phone, iPod, or laptop for a Beyonce break wherever you are. The speaker can play continuously for up to 12 hrs so the party never has to end (or can at least last the whole night). And, does it even need to be said, the bright pink diamond design screams "first apartment housewarming gift." That and a bottle of wine.