Last spring, my son achieved his MBA and has since been trying to make it in the world as a business professional. He moved to a city with lots of job potential and has been doing everything he could to land a good one. Finally, he did! Just last week he called to tell me he’d be working for SoAndSo & SoAndSo, making a more-than-decent salary and wouldn’t have to worry about borrowing another month’s rent. I asked him what he wants for Christmas, and said he he needs some things to help maintain his professional image. So I have been doing some research on things to get him.
Because he lives in a big city now (paying an excruciating amount for a shoebox size apartment), he’ll need a good laundry bag for toting to and from the laundromat:
His overpriced and cramped (but ideally located) apartment is also lacking a closet, so he’ll need a garment rack to hang his clothes. This one is perfect because it has two levels and built in shelves for shoes, sweaters, jeans, etc:
To save him some money on dry cleaning (did I mention the overpriced city apartment???), a pants press will come in handy.
A tutorial on how to use it may also come in handy, I’d better give it a try then show him how to operate it.
And speaking of freshly pressed slacks, a pant trolley will be helpful for keeping them hanging neat and tidily. I wouldn’t want him spend time pressing his slacks, if they’re just going to get wrinkled again with all the other clothes.
And last but not least, like every professional man, my son needs a suit valet. It will help keep him organized and on time in the morning, and maybe even allow him those few extra minutes of sleep I know he loves so much.
Now, I know that there is much more to being a successful business person, but as a mom the least I can do is help my son keep a sharp image as part of his success. If you too like any of these items, here’s how you can find them. Happy holidays folks!
1. Laundry Bag: Laundry Carry Pack with Coin Pouch by Homz
2. Garment Rack: Double Rod Closet by Whitmor
3. Pant Presser: Deluxe Digital Fabric Steam Press by Vornado Air
4. Slack Rack: Rolling Pant Trolley
5. Valet Stand: Walnut Designer Valet by Richards Homewares