Not surprisingly we’ve had gifts on the brain lately. And with last week’s season finAle of Pretty Little Liars and this week’s season premiere of Mad Men, we got to thinking: What would our favorite TV characters list on GiftSimple? Here’s our list ranging from Bones baby shower to Liz Lemon’s 40th Birthday. Let us know what you think in the comments!
1. Caroline Channing on 2 Broke Girls
She may have lost all of her money when her father went to prison, but Caroline still has expensive taste and isn’t afraid to make a statement. Her most recent birthday was a bit of a letdown - she didn’t get to see her father and Max’s party may have been the worst in TV history. Next year has to be better. Caroline wears the same necklace in almost every episode and we think it’s time for a new one. Perhaps the former Park Avenue princess would like Oscar de la Renta’s Bead-embellished bib necklace ($1,220 net-a-porter.com). It even goes with her waitress uniform (sort-of).
2. Cast of the Jersey Shore
New (shore) house? GiftSimple is a great alternative to traditional housewarming gifts. Pool contributions from friends and family towards a larger purchase you actually want, like a leather sofa or a new dining room table. But in the case of the Jersey Shore cast, we suggest a housekeeper. From the rancid “smush room,” to the clogged toilets and piles of trash, this seaside abode should be declared a hazmat zone.
3. Roger Sterling on Mad Men
While we might hope that Roger would register for a gym membership or a nicotine patch, it is unlikely (especially since the nicotine patch wasn’t invented until 1985). Roger nearly died of a massive heart attack, but continues to drink and smoke every day. In fact, has he been in scene sans liquor and cigarettes? But since GiftSimple gives you the freedom to list whatever you want, Roger should at least smoke his Lucky Strikes in style with a Caran d’Ache Black Chinese Lacquer Lighter ($2,100 carandache.ch).
4. Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan on Bones
Bones is a brilliant anthropologist but this mama-to-be has some questionable social skills. When brainstorming baby gifts for her friends, an encyclopedia and microscope were at the top of her list. Seely Booth (Bones’ baby daddy) quickly points out “Angela and Hodgins are having a baby, not a graduate student.” For her own baby shower, we think Bones would appreciate a gift that’s practical, beautiful and good for baby’s spatial recognition and cognitive development: GiftsDefine handmade mobile ($165 etsy.com).
5. Rachel Berry on Glee
When this NYC-bound diva-in-training graduates McKinley High School, we know exactly what graduation gift she’ll want: Broadway tickets! But with 40 shows currently on Broadway and an average ticket price of $80, Rachel might need some help paying for her entertainment (at least until she’s standing on a Broadway stage herself). Rachel can list a Broadway Ticket Fund ($3,200) on GiftSimple and share it with her friends and family. Then her fellow New Directions members can contribute $10, $20, as much as they want, to her gift. Good luck in NYC Rachel!
6. Emily Thorne and Daniel Grayson on Revenge
This primetime soap opera is full of secrets, lies and stolen identities; but, somehow Emily and Daniel found the time to get engaged. Their Fire & Ice engagement party may have ended with a murder, but did you see that gift table? I don’t think the happy couple needs a blender. We think Emily and Daniel would appreciate a Liberty Presidential Safe ($3,870 libertysafe.com) - perfect for hiding her Infinity Box. Daniel may seem innocent now, but I’m sure he’ll have something to hide in the safe come season 2.
7. Aria Montgomery, Spencer Hastings, Hanna Marin and Emily Fields on Pretty Little Liars
GiftSimple can be used for any occasion: birthdays, graduations, holidays, showers… even to celebrate the reveal of the boot-buying, glove-wearing, psycho stalker calling herself “A”. These girls definitely deserve a fresh start. First thing on the list - new phones! We think they’d want Apple’s iPhone 4S ($199 apple.com). When the mystery continues this summer, the girls can ask Siri for some help.
8. Liz Lemon on 30 Rock
Liz was furious when no one remembered her 40th birthday on the Live Episode. To make it up to her, we suggest the cast and crew of The Girlie Show all chip in to buy her a fantastic present. What gift would Liz Lemon want? Coach’s Madison Quilted Chevron Nylon Large Lindsay Satchel ($398 coach.com). Perfect for a woman who carries her life in her bag, and the nylon exterior will come in handy should Liz spill any coffee or hot chocolate on her new bag!