Gift Guide: for Her

Okay I know, I am a little late on this post. I said it would be up Friday, but then the holiday happened and I just didn’t want to step away from family and friends. So three days later, here it is. Good thing for you, it’s just in time for Cyber Monday!

Most of my gifts each year are for girls. My mom, my sisters, my friends, my cousins. There are a lot of ladies in my life but they are all so different. Here is a guide that I think you can find something for everyone on your list.

My go to gifts for my mom each year is flannel PJs and usually I pair them with a pair of gloves or slippers. I saw this Falala PJ set at a Gap store a few months ago and fell in love with them! How cute is this. And these Old Navy gloves are a great simple basic that will match every jacket my mom has.

For your girly friends, this cute little leather tassel from Michael Kors is a perfect add on to any gift, or to even put on the outside of the wrapping for some festivity. I got this lipstick by Chanel a few weeks ago in 57 Rouge Feu and I am obsessed. It stays on all night! I defiantly want to pick up a few other shades like 62 Libre and 40 La Sensuelle. Also, a pair of Steve Madden boots is also a good go to each season. I know I grab myself a pair each year. They’re a great price and last forever.

Everyone has a homebody friend. The one that would rather stay in and watch movies with candle lit and mask on. (okay, me most Friday nights) Yankee Candle is always fantastic and always has great deals around the holidays. This Mary Kay relaxation set is perfect for your girlfriend while she’s hanging out on her couch.

The techy ladies in your life would love this light weight laptop sleeve by Vera Bradley or a new Fit Bit Blaze. And she can wear her new Fit Bit while she is working out in her Old Navy compression leggings with her new Nike’s on.

I’m exhausted from all of the online shopping and holiday talk so Wednesday I’ll have a travel post back up talking about everything you need to know for a successful road trip. See you then!

Gift Guide: for Him

Everyone has that person on their list that you dread shopping for. That person who has everything you can think they may need or want. And if they don’t have something, they’ll just get it for themselves. Last year I actually told my ex that he was not allowed to purchase anything in the months of November or December because he was one of the hardest people to shop for.

Men always seem to be the hardest to shop for, so here is a quick little gift guide for the guys you need to shop for this year.

I am a big fan of the gift that keeps giving. I love me a subscription box and this shave kit from Bevel and the Beer of the Month Club are perfect for any hipster guy in your life. Yard games are also a great gift that I think a lot of people don’t think about because it’s the beginning of winter and you have to hold off on playing with it for a few months, but I think yard games are great for any season. And of coarse if you have a man that likes to work with his hands, pick up some tools to add to his collection.

Clothes are always an easy go to and a sweater from Banana Republic is always a great go to gift. This one is my favorite from this season. If your guy is still carrying around a twofold wallet, it’s time to ditch it and get a one fold wallet or this flat money clip wallet from Nordstrom. I think every guy should have a nice watch or pair of casual shoes for those nights you are going to dress up but not too fancy. And you can throw all of this into this perfect weekender, because who doesn’t need another bag!

Friday I will have my women’s gift guide up and it is really a list of items that I want this year for Christmas so friends and family, heads up! Have a wonderful holiday with your friends and family tomorrow, and for the love of God stay out of the malls! The less people that actually shop on Thursday, the stores will go back to allowing their employees to enjoy their Thanksgiving with their families.

xoxo Happy Thanksgiving!!

Gift Guide: Hostess

I have to admit, this year I am taking full advantage of barely thinking about the holidays but this year my sister and I are hosting our entire family for Christmas Eve dinner and over 40 Italians in our basement is going to be a little intense. So to not stress out about it I am going to get myself some of these little hostess gifts to make myself feel better.

My go to gift, for any party or event is always wine and this is my favorite winery in Temecula, CA. I have had my eye on these champagne flutes and are perfect for the holiday season. How festive! For your non-drinker this cute mug and cookie tray are amazing to leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve full of this William Sonoma hot cocoa. For your home decor loving hostess, these coasters from Anthropologie are too cute or a beautiful coffee table book never fails.

A party is never complete without a charcuterie board so this holiday cheese plate is perfect. My sister bought this candle from Target and I am pretty sure each and every hostess on my list will be getting one. This scent, Friendsgiving, is fitting from October through the New Year.

If you need some more holiday gift giving ideas check out my gift guides for your jet setting friends or stocking stuffers that were posted earlier this week. I am still working on next week’s gift guides for him and her. Have a great weekend! xoxo

Gift Guide: Traveler

I love to travel – in case you’re new around here. But my best friend is an insane traveler. I not so secretly want her travel life. Last week was her birthday and some of these items were on the list we were choosing from. I got this travel steamer at the beginning of the year and it’s been to Vegas, across the country, to Florida, Atlanta, and upstate Connecticut. She has defiantly gotten her use this year. Also this Rebecca Minkoff travel tag charger is too cute.

For a few small gift for any travel loving girl’s desk is this global, a cute travel journal from Urban Outfitters or these amazing travel sized candles. Who doesn’t want their hotel or Airbnb to smell like their home? Any travel girl, or New Englander, need these amazing L.L.Bean slippers. They’re perfect for inside the house, walking the dog or driving shoes for a long car ride. And they are soooo warm!

This Loft cardigan is amazing. The perfect thing for changing temperatures or a cold airplane. And my favorite git of the season. I love this Vera Bradley cosmetic case.

Another gift guide coming your way Friday  to bring to all of your upcoming holiday events.

Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

I feel like I start picking up stocking stuffers for people as early as September every year. Whenever I find a cute winter accessory, a piece of stationary for someone’s desk or basically anything that screams cozy, I grab it knowing I can gift it to someone with a gift card and call it a day. These are the gifts that add just a little extra to a gift for someone (because everyone likes opening multiple gifts no matter how tiny they are). Cozy socks, winter headbands, gloves, hats: all of my favorite gifts! These are great for both guys and girls and any age. (Full disclosure, I already have a shopping bag full of winter accessories for gifts this year.) I love all EOS products but this Organic Stick Lip Balm is my favorite.

I went into Aerie last weekend and I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised by their pajama options. So cute! And I absolutely love these shorts. For your beauty loving friends, a cute set of brushes is always a good go to or this mask by Lush. I am obsessed.

This year I have a ton of holiday content coming your way so make sure to keep your eyes pealed for a little bit of travel, home, recipes and more gift guides. See you Wednesday!