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25 Days of Great Gifting Day 4

Sid and Ann Mashburn

BY // 12.04.14
SID AND ANN MASHBURN
Sid and Ann Mashburn

The Mashburns know a thing or two about what people want. The dynamic duo’s namesake Houston shops, their second set of boutiques outside their hometown of Atlanta, has gained cult-status for being a go-to place for stylish men’s and women’s fashion, accessories and more. Here, a few items for the holidays they’ll be giving. 

What is your favorite thing about the holiday season?

Sid: More people, more love, more happiness… not so much in the sense of more stuff, but more good vibes and generosity. I really just love the atmosphere of helping people make their holiday great – there are a lot of gifting dilemmas. People come in, we get to connect & share & they leave with their problem solved and a smile on their face. Ann and I usually work in the shops on Christmas Eve and love the last-minute pace and spirit…

Ann: family – the best thing Sid and I ever did was have a big family. Christmas morning is so fantastic. We are pretty militant about one present at a time, slowly, in order from youngest to oldest, so we go around and around and really stretch out the morning until a very late breakfast. All of the sisters get really into the gift selection and are so silly and thoughtful so it’s mostly a lot of laughing and enjoying each other.

What is the worst gift someone has given you?

Sid AND Ann: we are so excited to get anything that we both racked our brains trying to think of something – painted rocks? even the worst gift with the hopeful heart of the giver kind of kills us….

Who is the hardest person to shop for each year?

Sid: Ann

Ann: Sid

What’s your motto for the holidays?

Ann: Start late finish first.

Sid: love and happiness.. again… which is my favorite motto always.

Home, chic home.

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