Saturday, December 22, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide Series: For Him

Okay, so it's down to the wire.  There's not much time to finish up Christmas shopping with Christmas Eve being on Monday.  You've probably gotten it all taken care of but if you're scrambling to find a last minute gift for the boyfriend, husband, dad, brother, some guy in your life, this guide is for you.

A record player is a great gift for anyone who loves music, not to mention countless records will make go-to presents for years to come.

Whether it's an anniversary, birthday, or another important date, a personalized star map print will show off the constellation of the night sky on that night.
Posterhaste - Personalized Star Map

For the adventure seeker, the bucket list of big and small adventures.

Good taste in music:  check.
Good taste in drinks:  check.
These coasters are upcycled from vintage vinyl records, the perfect gift for the music guy.
Uncommon Goods - Upcycled Record Coasters

Some like it hot, and who wouldn't like to sample 7 different hot sauces!?

Chicer than a cardboard beer case and it even has a nifty bottle opener attached, bonus points if you fill it with his favorite brew before gifting!
Foster & Rye - Acacia Wood Beer Caddy

Fun printed socks have become my go-to small gift or stocking stuffer option, and how fun are these Christmas camper socks!?
The Sock Drawer - Christmas Campers Socks

The classic Clubmaster sunglasses are effortlessly cool.

The casual and trendy grey and black Adidas will quickly become his go-to sneaker,

Nothing says winter vibes and stylish lumberjack quite like a red and black buffalo plaid flannel shirt.

A good-looking utility jacket with removable sherpa lining is cozy for winter and transitional for early spring and fall!

What gift ideas do you have for a guy in your life this year!?

Photo sources:  Lucky Brand, Urban Outfitters, Posterhaste, Amazon, Target, Uncommon Goods, Express, Nordstrom Rack, Foster & Rye, The Sock Drawer

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide Series: For Her

Since everyone typically has a female in their life to shop for a Christmas gift for, she could be a girlfriend, wife, fiancé, best friend, sister, cousin, mom, this gift guide has got you covered.  Whether you choose an item from this post, or it inspires you for another, I'm happy to help you find a gift that'll show her how much she's appreciated!  Happy shopping!

Throw pillows are basically the equivalent of the adult stuffed animal.  These statement-making zodiac throw pillows by Holli Zollinger are as unique as her astrological sign.

Showcase beautiful jewelry with a hanging jewelry organizer.
Anthropologie - Hanging Jewelry Organizer

Newly engaged?  Just married?  Loves rings?  This shimmering agate adds a touch of elegance to a vanity and also helps organize jewelry.
Anthropologie - Agate Ring Holder

A beautiful marbled jewelry box to store precious treasures with care.
Urban Outfitters - Large Marbled Jewelry Box

A gift for a tween or teen, this reversible sequin tapestry is a canvas for doodles, messages, and also doubles as an insta-worthy backdrop.

Whimsical and charming plates that will make anyone smile.

She works out but loves tacos.  This workout mat tells everyone what's really on her mind.

This lip set of four hydrates lips and gives a healthy tint of color.

If she's a beauty buff, makeup and skincare sets are golden because she'll love trying different products.  The Meet The Fam Bestsellers Set from Milk Makeup will have her giddy!

The Instax Instant Camera is the photo lover must-have!

A luxurious faux fur pull-through stole scarf that takes a look from simply stylish to posh in one swoop.  

If music and festivals are her jam, the ultimate gift (oh, aside from tickets to her favorite band), is a pair of the retro Ray-Ban Round Metal frame sunglasses.  A look worn by legendary musicians, this is surely a gift that she will treasure.

For the trendy who like the classic and cozy style.

Soft and snuggle-worthy.  You can never go wrong with a cozy throw.

What do you hope to find under the tree on Christmas morning?

♥ always

Photo sources:, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Ray-Ban, Sephora, Target, West Elm

Monday, December 10, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide Series: Best Friend and Girl Boss

In search of the gift that says ILYSM for the BFF or Boss Babe in your life?  Or maybe that's the same person.  Whether you need a Secret Santa present or just a little something for someone, this gift guide has all the gift inspo you need for the bestie boss babes in your life.

Best friend:

Talk about a 90's accessory throwback.  She'll be all set for the gym (and her hair will look cute) because scrunchies have made a comeback.

She knows all your dirty little secrets (and vice versa) and that you should probably be on Santa's Naughty List.  The name of this essie polish is "Berry Naughty" which couldn't be any more fitting.

A partners in wine print is perfect for your wine-loving partner in crime.

Never Have I Ever card game that has everyone re-living awkward and embarrassing moments.  Perfect game to have on hand for a girls night because who doesn't enjoy a good laugh at their best friends' expense?

Adorable zodiac trinket trays to store sparkly treasures.
Urban Outfitters - Zodiac Catch-All Dish

Nothing says nostalgia quite like plush best friends heart shape pillow.  It's basically the new age BFF heart necklace - one half for her, one half for you.

There are obviously countless memories so an Instax photo frame is a great gift to show off the best selfies or favorite adventures between the two of you.
Urban Outfitters - Instax Multi Picture Frame

Because you clearlyyy love her to the moon and back.
Urban Outfitters - Geo Moon Light Sculpture

Girl Boss:

She's building her empire and killing the game.  This Evil Queen candle speaks for itself.
Evil Queen - Boss Babe Candle

She sets goals and gets (sh)it done!  Or maybe has a tendency to procrastinate a bit so here's a friendly reminder to knock that off.  :)

Always using her phone for everything, this simplistic marble design PopSocket makes holding a phone with one hand a breeze.

Girl Boss things.

Matte and shimmer eyeshadows, this magical travel size palette is perfect for the girl on the go.

After a long day, she's one to kick her feet up and sip on a glass of rosé.

Sometimes the IG husband or boyfriend or best friend photographer are not around and it can be incredibly difficult to get photos on your own.  The iPhone tripod is without a doubt the most useful gift a blogging girl could ask for.
Best Buy - Dynex Tripod

♥ always

Image Sources:  Urban Outfitters, Sephora, Target, Best Buy, Etsy, Evil Queen, Amazon

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide Series: Hostess and the Homebody

It's the most wonderful time of the year!  Which can also be the most stressful time of the year.  Sometimes the season requires searching for a gift for someone that "has everything" and sometimes there's searching for a gift for someone that you have absolutely no idea what to get for them.  I've compiled a series of gift giving ideas to help ease the holiday shopping stress a bit.

But before we dive into the gift-giving ideas, I have a few important things to remember:  Do not go broke trying to buy the perfect gift.  Make a budget and stick to it.  If you know what you intend to purchase, plan accordingly.  Check out what sales are happening on Black Friday, Cyber Monday (my preference because it's much less crowded and there's no line wait when shopping from home), and don't forget to support small businesses for Small Business Saturday.  Also, throughout the hustle and bustle, don't forget to be present.  Enjoy and appreciate the magic of the holidays while celebrating with family and friends.  Being present is the best present you could give...corny, I know, but so true.

The first of this gift-giving series are gift ideas for the Hostess and the Homebody.  The hostess loves to entertain and have a good time so you can definitely expect an event planned by them in the upcoming months.  The homebody enjoys being cozied up on the couch (but who doesn't in the winter months?) and would obviously rather entertain at home than go out.

Whether you need a gift for an event they're hosting, draw their name in a gift exchange, or need a little something special for someone, these gifts will direct and inspire present ideas.

The Hostess:

A thoughtful hostess gift with a swanky touch for charcuterie, fruits, and more.

The agate stone hangle adds an unexpected twist to the classic Moscow Mule mug.
Anthropologie - Agate Moscow Mule Mug

Make every day a special occasion.  The metallic gold rim dresses these glasses up while the flat bottoms are practical for everyday use.

This marble wine coaster stylishly protects counter and tabletops from condensation, rings, and drips.

Modern, minimalist, and functional coasters.

Just in case a bottle of wine needs to be preserved after its opened, this Geo Bottle Stopper Set will do just that.

Tin plates that are (almost!) too pretty to eat off of.
Biscuit Home - Tin Plates

Because Champagne is always a good idea.

Striking and illuminating prism candleholders or vases make a perfect centerpiece or statement displayed on a mantle.

A party isn't a party without some music.  These sphere wireless speakers provide style and wireless streaming capabilities.

The Homebody:

Coffee and Cardio / Wine & Weekends.  This reversible sweatshirt will go from yoga at the gym to wine and a Netflix binge on the couch.

Not only are comfortable leggings great for workout wear, but they're greater for lounging at home.

Cozy yet elegant.  This Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Robe is perfect for winter evenings at home.

Ward off the holiday season tired eyes with the BeautyBio Bright Eyes Set.

This plush pillow will persuade anyone to stay in.

A super soft and cozy fleece blanket is the ultimate wrap up and stay a while gift.

Adding greenery to the home makes a space that can be difficult to leave for any plant lady.

Hermit in the winter?  The flicker of this shimmery candle will keep her company while curled up with a book. 
Urban Outfitters - Jupiter Cande

Gifts for the home are great gifts for a homebody.  This dusty rose and grey fringe woven wall hanging blends both vintage and contemporary flair.

The title of the book says it all.

Which of these gifts would you love to find under the tree!?

♥ always

Image sources:  Modcloth, Anthropologie, West Elm, Nordstrom, Biscuit Home, Etsy, Target, Project Social T, World Market, Urban Outfitters