Will and I have a tradition of giving each other one big gift, and a few smaller, stocking stuffer like gifts. Finding the perfect trinkets always turns out to be a lot of fun. I've listed a few of my favorite little gifts at different price ranges.
ONE Stationary never goes out of style. TWO Because leopard is a neutral. THREE Keep his feet warm in fair isle socks. FOUR This bow wine stopper is the perfectly feminine. FIVE Shop small this year with Rifle Paper Co & Furbish Studio. SIX Fur mittens will take her back to childhood. SEVEN Statement earrings are perfect for the holidays. EIGHT A little sparkle is always a good thing. NINE My favorite hand cream. TEN If he has a nice shoe collection, he will be thankful for these cedar shoe inserts. ELEVEN So pretty you will want to use these travel bags at home too. TWELVE For the girl who has everything. THIRTEEN An iphone battery booster is the perfect for your techy friend. FOURTEEN Too cute for words. FIFTEEN Beenies are making a comeback. SIXTEEN Just the right size for a stocking or purse.
I don't like to think of myself as a foodie, but rather as someone who enjoys a thoughtful meal. That being said, I can't deny my love for nice kitchenware. Wether you are updating classics, or investing in a great basic, the cook in your life will love any of these gifts.
ONE Ottolenghi's Jerusalem was the "it" cookbook of 2012, and I'm declaring his newest cookbook a must-have for the holidays. TWO A large wooden cutting board can really change your style of food prep; give this to a new cook. THREE These salad servers will jazz up any holiday buffet. Four A great chocolate bar can turn any bad day around. FIVE I find condiment bowls to be underrated. SIX The only knife you will ever need. SEVEN The ultimate dream team in cookware. EIGHT So much better than a bottle of wine. Add it to a gin & tonic for a refreshing floral aroma. NINE Update stemless wine glasses with a gold edge. TEN A splurge worthy champagne bucket.
I love giving baked goods as hostess gifts, but during the holidays when food is abundant, it can often go to waste. So, I've complied a list of easy go-to hostess gifts.
ONE Monogrammed linens in a spunky color show your thoughtfulness. TWO We received a cheese board as a wedding present and have loved using it because it doubles as a serving tray. THREE Voluspa candles are my favorite. They come in an array of scents, plus they burn for over 100 hours. FOUR A light blue vase can go with any season. FIVE Coffee table books are always a go to, but this one provides more than just pretty pictures. SIX You can never have too many comfy throws. SEVEN Pair this with a bottle of wine for the perfect quick gift. EIGHT Bring the after dinner coffee. NINE Pick a color scheme that compliments their home. TEN Fitting for any bedroom or bathroom.
ONE Every boy needs a good pair of boots. TWO A classic watch at a great price. THREE Update his copy with a new, revamped addition. FOUR Keep him warm all winter long in a flannel shirt. FIVE Still using the same bag from college? Splurge on a leather messenger bag that will last for years. SIX Make a gentlemen, out of your gentleman. SEVEN Honestly, his favorite booze can solve any holiday disaster. EIGHT This benefits both you, and him. NINE You can never have too many leather accessories. TEN This is his version of a facial, so give him a little luxury.
It is December second, so bring on the gift giving! Christmas shopping can be a little daunting (I haven't started yet), but if you go in with a plan it can be quit easy. Below are a few of my favorite giftable pieces for the women in your life.
ONE The perfect stripped sweater, that is as soft as it is pretty. TWO I'm all about the pendant necklace this season, and this one by Lulu Frost for J.Crew is gorgeous. THREE Keep her warm in a faux fur snood. FOUR Yes, a leopard clutch is a neutral, and can easily transition from day to night. FIVE A pastel coat is high on my wish-list. SIX A great pair of booties can last for years, and these are already a classic. SEVEN A quilted black leather watch will never go out of style. EIGHT This will be the "It" book on every style obsessed girls list. NINE Perk up your standard gloves with gold accented bows. TEN Seriously lust worthy frames.