Holiday gifts: Katie O'Malley Maloney

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Christmas 1989 was a banner year for young Katie O.

Gifts and giving are on most everyone's mind this month. So we thought we'd ask a few people to share some thoughts on presents, past and present.

Today, we've asked Katie O'Malley Maloney to talk about her favorite gifts. Katie is the woman behind Katie O' Weddings & Events, an event planning and coordination firm in Troy.

What gifts would you like to get this year?

After a full year of planning and coordinating weddings I would love the gift of time. Time to spend with my family, friends, and loved ones. If this happens to take place on a tropical beach in the sunshine with an umbrella in my drink that is even better.

In addition to time, I wouldn't mind if a few of these items fell into my stocking: I adore my masseuse at Complexions in Albany (a gift certificate is fine, not Anthony in my stocking!), treats from Bake For You and sparkly baubles from Lola accessory boutique.

What gifts would you like to give this year?

I would like to give the same as I wish to receive. The winter/holiday time is a little less crazy for me and I love to fill up my calendar with dinners with friends, weekend getaways to see family who I have not been able to spend quality time with. I also enjoy spending time with my amazing husband binge watching House of Cards, Downton Abbey or Orange in the New Black from the couch!
 
What charity or cause do you want to support?

I am lucky enough to support the Thomas Patrick Morrison Foundation all year long. This season I am especially excited to pick up a beautiful "Chavez for Charity Bracelet" at Crabtree & Evelyn in Stuyvesant Plaza -- 25 percent of the gross proceeds go directly to support the foundation and local families in need. My husband and I also love to support Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer and Adopt A Family.
 
What is your most memorable gift from childhood, holiday or otherwise?

Hands down, Christmas 1989... under the tree that year I found three amazing gifts that would be make any 11-year-old girl go crazy. In order of importance: black leather gloves, a Pink Jelly SWATCH phone, and tickets in the 2nd ROW for the ever popular and amazing New Kids on the Block. It was a Christmas miracle!

More holiday gifts:
+Elizabeth Zunon
+Sean Rowe
+ Heather LaVine
+ Lecco Morris

photo: Elario Photography

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