Maryana Vestic

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Maryana Vestic is a Brooklyn-based writer, editor, and food photographer with a background in entertainment Business Affairs. She studied film at NYU, Irish Theatre Studies at Trinity College Dublin, and has an MFA in Creative Writing Nonfiction from The New School. She’s been published for personal essays and edited with Teachers & Writers Magazine. She creates content for her food blog called The Storied Spoon and contributes freelance writing, photography, and recipe development for various blogs and commercial clients. She loves cooking, baking, hiking, and horror films, as well as running a local baking business in Brooklyn with her boyfriend.

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Mothers Day Gift Baskets

37 of the Best Mother’s Day Gift Boxes (Treat Her Like the Queen She Is)

Funny White Elephant Gifts

55 Cute & Funny White Elephant Gift Ideas

Fathers Day Gifts For Husbands

43 Top Father’s Day Gift Ideas For Husbands (Fun, Cool, & Easy)

Valentines Day Gifts For Friends

53 Unique Valentine’s Day Gifts For Friends (Fun, Practical, & Personalized)

Christmas Gifts For Grandpas

50 Thoughtful Christmas Gift Ideas For Grandpas (Fun, Practical, & Customized)

Christmas Gifts For Teachers

47 Cool Christmas Gifts For Teachers (2022 List)

Christmas Gifts For Girlfriend

65 Unique Girlfriend Christmas Gifts

Valentines Day Gifts For Her

63 Cute Valentine’s Day Gifts For Her (2022 List)

Unique Christmas Gifts

75 Top Unique Christmas Gifts (2022 Guide)

White Elephant Gifts Under $20

37 Unique White Elephant Gift Ideas Under $20

Personal Christmas Gifts

47 Top Personal Christmas Gifts (2022 List)

First Valentine Gift For Boyfriend

57 Fun First Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Boyfriends (Creative, Crafty, & Original)

Christian Fathers Day Gifts

25 Cool Christian Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Fathers Day Gift For Grandpa

47 Great Father’s Day Gift Ideas For Grandpas (Unique, Useful, & Customized)

Christmas Gifts For Wife

67 Perfect Christmas Gifts For Wives (2022 Guide)

Inexpensive Christmas Gifts

55 Thoughtful Cheap Xmas Gifts

White Elephant Gifts Under $10

37 Cool $10 White Elephant Gifts

Christmas Gifts For Him

80 Creative Christmas Gift Ideas For Him

Funny Valentines Day Gifts

35 Unique Gag Valentine’s Day Gifts

Cheap Valentines Day Gifts

53 Thoughtful But Cheap Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas (Fun, Cute, & Meaningful)

Christmas Gifts For Grandmas

61 Sassy Grandma Christmas Gifts

Step Dad Fathers Day Gifts

35 Fun Father’s Day Gift Ideas For Stepdads (Unique, Useful, & Creative Gifts)

Cool Gadgets For Men

37 Latest Cool Gadgets For Men (2022 Picks)

Christmas Gifts For Neighbors

37 Unique Christmas Gifts For Neighbors (2022 Ideas)

Baby Gifts

53 Cute Baby Gift Ideas

Tech Gifts For Men

57 Cool Tech Gifts For Men (2022 Guide)

Easter Gifts For Adults

53 Unique Easter Baskets For Adult

White Elephant Gifts Under $30

37 Classic White Elephant Gifts Under $30 (2022 Picks)

Gag Gifts

40 Funny Gag Gifts (2022 List)

Christmas Gift Baskets

35 Gourmet Christmas Gift Basket Ideas (Fun, Festive, & Unique)

Christmas Gifts For Friends

43 Fun Christmas Gift Ideas For Friends (Cute, Simple, & Sentimental)

Gifts For Grandma

65 Cute Gifts For Grandmas (2022 List)

Personalized Fathers Day Gifts

47 Fun Personalized Father’s Day Gifts (2022 List)

Mothers Day Gifts

65 Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gifts

Christmas Gifts For Moms

63 Special Christmas Gift Ideas For Moms (Unique, Cool, & Customized)

Gifts For Women Who Have Everything

57 Cool Gift Ideas For Women Who Have Everything (Unique, Useful, & Trendy)

Gifts For Sister

63 Special Gift Ideas For Sisters (Fun, Unique, & Useful)

Christmas Gifts For Husbands

63 Creative Christmas Gift Ideas For Husbands (Fun, Practical, & Personalized)

Gifts For Grandpa

50 Cool Gifts For Grandpas (2022 List)

Gifts For Dogs

60 Popular Gift Ideas For Dogs

Last Minute Christmas Gifts

43 Cute Last-Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

Teacher Christmas Gifts

30 Cute Christmas Gifts For Teachers (Easy, Unique, & Uncommon)

Useful Christmas Gifts

47 Special Useful Gifts For Christmas (Cool, Fun, & Functional)

Gifts For Brother

60 Fun Gift Ideas For Brothers (Useful, Unique, & Personalized)

Stocking Stuffers For Women

73 Small Stocking Stuffer Ideas For Women

Diy Gifts For Boyfriend

37 Top DIY Presents For Boyfriends (Cute, Crafty, & Meaningful)

Gifts For Moms Who Have Everything

55 Cool Gift Ideas For Moms Who Have Everything

Stocking Stuffers For Teens

51 Cool Teen Stocking Stuffers (Unique, Practical, & Personalized)

Unique Christmas Gifts For Her

67 Creative Unique Christmas Gifts For Her (2022 Guide)

Diy Christmas Gifts

75 Heartfelt DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

Gifts For Men Who Have Everything

57 Special Gifts For Men Who Have Everything (2022 List)

Easter Gifts For Toddlers

37 Easy Easter Gift Ideas For Toddlers

Grandma Mothers Day Gifts

40 Versatile Mother’s Day Gift Ideas For Grandmas

First Mothers Day Gifts

41 Special First Mother’s Day Gifts (2022 List)

Anniversary Gifts For Girlfriend

40 Fun Anniversary Gifts For Girlfriends (2022 Guide)

Cheap Fathers Day Gifts

55 Cool Cheap Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Boyfriend Birthday Gifts

67 Top Birthday Gifts For Boyfriends (Fun, Practical, & Personalized)

Christmas Gifts For Dads

67 Cool Christmas Gifts For Dads (2022 List)

Christmas Food Gifts

53 Festive Christmas Food Gifts (2022 Guide)

Secret Santa Gifts

50 Cool Secret Santa Gifts (2022 List)

Christmas Candy Gifts

30 Classic Candy Christmas Gifts (Unique, Delightful, & Delicious)

Last Minute Diy Mothers Day Gifts

43 Easy Last-Minute DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Geek Gifts

47 Fun Gifts For Geeks (Optimal, Offbeat, & Enjoyable)

Gifts For Families

47 Meaningful Gift Ideas For Families

Gift Baskets For Men

30 Best Gift Basket Ideas For Men

Personalized Gifts For Mom

43 Meaningful Custom Mom Gifts (Special, Sweet, & Unique Gifts)

Birthday Gifts For Him

73 Best Birthday Gifts For Him (2022 List)


35 Perfectly Funny Gifts For Dads (Unique, Useful, & Personalized Gifts)

Easter Gifts For Teens

40 Creative Easter Gift Ideas For Teens

Mothers Day Gifts From Son

43 Origianl Mother’s Day Gifts From Sons (To Make Sure Her Day Is Special!)

Birthday Gifts For Dads

83 Best Birthday Gift Ideas For Dads

gifts for sisters in law

40 Fun Gifts For Sisters-In-Law (2022 List)

Birthday Gifts For Her

63 Fun Birthday Gifts For Her (2022 Guide)

Bridesmaid Gifts

53 Creative Bridesmaid Gifts (2022 Guide & Ideas)

Anniversary Gifts For Husband

35 Cool Husband Anniversary Gifts (Practical, Personalized, & Fun Gifts)

Wedding Gifts

35 Perfect Wedding Gifts (2022 List & Ideas)

Gift Boxes For Women

35 Best Gift Box Ideas For Her (Fun, Affordable, & Girly Gifts)

Gifts For 30 Year Old Men

45 Top 30th Birthday Gift Ideas For Him (Unique, Useful, & Personalized Gifts)

Romantic Gifts For Him

53 Sweet Romantic Gifts For Men (Unique, Creative, & Heartfelt Gifts)

Gifts For Elderly Mom

43 Cool Gifts For Senior Moms (Cute, Practical, & Personalized Gifts)

Gifts For Female Coworkers

43 Perfect Female Co-worker Gifts (Thoughtful, Practical, & Personal Gifts)

Luxury Gifts For Women

70 Classy Expensive Gifts For Women (Practical, Cool, & Trendy Gifts)

Gifts For Teachers

43 Best Teacher Gift Ideas

Wine Gifts

43 Creative Wine Gift Ideas

Sympathy Gifts

27 Best Sympathy Gift Ideas

Gift Ideas For Couples

43 Perfect Gift Ideas For Couples (2022 Guide)

Gifts For Nurses

43 Unique Gift Ideas For Nurses

Gifts For Mother In Law

55 Unique Gifts For Mothers-In-Law (2022 Ideas)

Gifts For Dads Who Wants Nothing

53 Cool Gifts For Dads Who Have Everything

Gifts For 20 Year Old Women

45 Best Gifts For 20-Year-Old Women (2022 Picks)


63 Creative Mom Birthday Gifts (Fun, Practical, & Personalized Gifts)

Tech Gifts For Women

57 Hot Tech Gifts For Women (2022 List & Ideas)

Gifts For New Moms

55 Creative Gift Ideas For New Moms (Cool, Useful, & Personalized Gifts)

Gifts for Senior Women

55 Best Gifts For Senior Women (2022 List)

Gift Baskets for Women

37 Cool Gift Baskets For Her (Cute, Gourmet, & Luxury Gifts)

gifts for music lovers

40 Best Music Gifts (Cool, Creative, & Personal Gifts)

gifts for pregnant women

45 Unique Gift Ideas For Pregnant Women

Retirement Gifts For Women

53 Meaningful Retirement Gifts For Her (Cool, Practical, & Memorable Gifts)

Handmade Gifts For Men

37 Cool Handmade Gift Ideas For Him (Cool, Creative, and Meaningful Gifts)

8Th Grade Graduation Gifts

25 Best 8th Grade Graduation Gifts (2022 Guide)

Retirement Gifts For Men

50 Popular Retirement Gifts For Him (Thoughtful, Practical, & Personalized Gifts)

Baby Yoda Gifts

35 Fun Baby Yoda Gifts (2022 Grogu Picks)

gifts for college girls

57 Cool Gifts For College Girls (2022 Ideas & Guide)

hostess gifts

47 Creative Hostess Gift Ideas

gifts for photographers

57 Unique Photography Gifts

gifts for cyclists

45 Cool Gifts For Cyclists (2022 Ideas)

gifts for cooks

43 Unique Cooking Gift Ideas (Cool, Unusual, & Personalized Gifts)

gifts for college guys

57 Great Gifts For College Men (Fun, Practical, & Personalized Gifts)

stress relief gifts

47 Calming Stress Relief Gifts (2022 List)

gifts for male coworkers

45 Cool Gifts For Male Coworkers (2022 Picks)

gifts for artists

43 Unique Gift Ideas For Artists

thank you gift ideas

37 Awesome Thank You Gifts (2022 Picks)

bridal shower gifts

40 Top Bridal Shower Gifts (2022 Picks & Ideas)

romantic gifts for your girlfriend

60 Creative Girlfriend Gift Ideas

engagement gifts

50 Perfect Engagement Gift Ideas

gifts for pregnant friends

47 Best Gifts For Pregnant Friends (2022 Picks)

10-year anniversary gifts

40 Ultimate 10-Year Anniversary Gift Ideas (Unique, Personal, & Unusual Gifts)

9-year anniversary gifts

45 Unique 9-Year Anniversary Gifts (2022 Guide)

40th anniversary gifts

40 Modern 40th Anniversary Gift Ideas

Baby shower gifts for mom

60 Top Baby Shower Gifts For The Mom

Gift Ideas For Teens

80 Fun Gift Ideas For Teen Girls (Unique, Cool, & Personalized Gifts)

sweet 16 gifts

50 Cool Sweet 16 Gifts (2022 Picks)

gifts for 1-year-old boys

60 Popular Gift Ideas For 1-Year-Old Boys

gifts for 80-year-old women

50 Best Gifts For 80-Year-Old Women (2022 List)

fitness gifts for men

55 Best Fitness Gifts For Men (2022 Picks)

gifts for men in their 20s

50 Top Gift Ideas For Men In Their 20s

50th birthday gifts for women

60 Unique 50th Birthday Gifts For Women (2022 Guide)

gifts for 11-year-old girls

50 Best Gifts For 11-Year-Old Girls (2022 List)

gifts for 40-year-old women

45 Best Gift Ideas For 40-Year-Old Women

25 year anniversary gifts

40 Best 25-Year Anniversary Gifts (2022 List)

gifts for 15-year-old boys

50 Best Gifts For 15-Year-Old Boys (2022 Guide)

marvel gifts for men

55 Unique Marvel Gift Ideas For Men

2nd anniversary gifts 

40 Creative 2-Year Anniversary Gifts (Traditional, Unique, & Cute Gifts)

gifts for 17-year-old boys

50 Entertaining Gift Ideas For 17-Year-Old Boys

gifts for 6-year-old boys

50 Popular Gift Ideas For 6-Year-Old Boys

disney gifts for women

40 Cute Disney Gifts For Women (2022 Picks)

gifts for 3-year-old boys

60 Top Gifts For 3-Year-Old Boys (2022 Guide)

tech gifts for mom

35 Best Tech Gift Ideas For Moms

gifts for 12-year-old girls

60 Unique Gift Ideas For 12-Year-Old Girls

gifts for 9-year-old boys

60 Cool Gift Ideas For 9-Year-Old Boys

gifts for 14-year-old boys

55 Awesome Gifts For 14-Year-Old Boys (2022 Guide)

gifts for 13-year-old boys

55 Perfect Gift Ideas For 13-Year-Old Boys

gifts for 1-year-old girls

50 Cute Gift Ideas For 1-Year-Old Girls

sentimental gifts for men

40 Special & Sentimental Gifts For Men (2022 Picks)

gifts for 6-year-old girls

50 Perfect Toys For 6-Year-Old Girls (Playful, Educational, & Fun Gifts)

gifts for 8-year-old boys

55 Best Gifts For 8-Year-Old Boys (2022 List)

gifts for tween girls

50 Fun Gifts For Preteen Girls (Unique, Practical, & Personalized Gifts)

gifts for 2-year-old girls

50 Cool Gift Ideas For 2-Year-Old Girls

gifts for 8-year-old girls

55 Best Gift Ideas For 8-Year-Old Girls (2022 Ideas)

gifts for 5 year old girls

40 Unique Gifts For 5-Year-Old Girls (2022 Picks)

gifts for 15-year-old girls

57 Top Gift Ideas For 15-Year-Old Girls

Gifts For 4 Year Old Girls

55 Cute Gift Ideas For 4-Year-Old Girls

Gifts For Tween Boys

40 Cool Presents For Tween Boys (Creative, Personalized, & Fun Gifts)

50th birthday gifts for men

50 Cool 50-Year-Old Birthday Gifts For Men (Creative, Custom, & Special Gifts)

Gifts For 20 Year Old Men

40 Awesome Gifts For 20-Year-Old Men (2022 Picks)

Personalized Gifts For Dad

30 Creative Personalized Gift Ideas For Dads

kitchen gifts for moms

30 Useful Kitchen Gift Ideas For Moms

gifts for a 70-year-old woman

50 Creative Gifts For a 70-Year-Old Woman (Who Has Everything)

golf gifts for women

30 Unique Golf Gifts For Women (2022 List)

21st birthday gifts

40 Unique 21st Birthday Gifts in 2022 (For Guys & Girls)

Gift Ideas For 60 Year Old Men

50 Excellent Gift Ideas For 60 Year Old Men (That Will Make Him Smile)

Golf gifts For Dads

40 Perfect Golf Gifts For Dads (2022 Top Picks)


40 Thoughtful 7-Year-Anniversary Gifts (2022 Picks)


30 Unique Gift Ideas For Stay At Home Moms

Anniversary Gift Ideas For Friend

35 Unique Anniversary Gifts For Friends (2022 Ideas)

45 Year Anniversary Gift Ideas

30 Meaningful 45 Year Anniversary Gifts

Flower Girl Gift Ideas

30 Cute Flower Girl Gift Ideas (That Will Have Her Tossing Petals Like A Pro)

30 Year Anniversary Gift Ideas

30 Romantic 30 Year Anniversary Gifts in 2022 (Unique Ideas)

Groomsmen Gift Ideas

75 Epic Best Man Gift Ideas (Thoughtful & Cool Thank You Gifts)

Baseball Gift Ideas

50 Unique Baseball Gifts in 2022 (That’ll Hit A Homerun)

Owl Gift Ideas

40 Unique Owl Gifts in 2022 (For Mom, Kids & Babies Too!)

First Communion Gift Ideas

40 Best First Communion Gifts (For Girls and Boys)

Man Cave Gift Ideas

50 Cool Man Cave Gifts in 2022 (Epic Gadgets & Accessories)

Horse Gift Ideas

40 Perfect Gift Ideas For Horse Lovers

Gifts Ideas For People Who Are Always Cold

35 Best Gift Ideas For People Who Are Always Cold

Quinceanera Gift Ideas

30 Perfect Quinceañera Gifts

Gift Ideas For Anime Lovers

50 Awesome Anime Gifts (For The Anime Fans Who Love It!)

Gift Ideas For Truck Drivers

35 Cool Gifts For Truckers (Who Travel Those Long & Winding Roads)

Gift Ideas For Pilots

50 Unique Gifts For Pilots (And Airplane Enthusiasts)

Maid Of Honor Gift Ideas

50 Unique Maid Of Honor Gifts to Say Thank You (2022 Gift Guide)

Gift Ideas For Knitters

33 of the Best Gift Ideas for Knitters

Star Wars Gift Ideas

50 Awesome Gifts For Star Wars Fans (Who Think They Have Everything)

Gift Ideas For New Dads

50 Cool Gifts for New Dads (Proud Papas Will Love)

Get Well Gift Ideas For Men

45 Best Get Well Gifts for Men (Help Him Feel Better)

Gift Ideas For Men With Beards

45 Awesome Gifts For Men With Beards (aka Dudes With Whiskers)

Cooking Gift Ideas For Men

50 Perfect Cooking Gift Ideas For Men