The 12 Days of Gift Guides… Day 9: The Artist

I’m hoping for the sake of sanity that you’re pretty far along with your holiday shopping at this point. If you’re not, however, don’t scramble for the panic button just yet. I’ve got a few more gift ideas coming your way and today it’s all about the artist. I think it’s so much fun to shop for people who really appreciate art and design, and I kind of took that idea and ran with it! Check out my favorite artsy finds…

 

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If you have any favorites, feel free to share them in the comments section! :)

And maybe you’ve got some classic prepsters on your list with absolutely no idea of what get for them? Well hold tight, ol’ sport! Tomorrow I’ve got you covered.

Until then!

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The 12 Days of Holiday Shopping… Day 8: The Old Soul

This gift guide is right up my alley. Whether we’re talking about my favorite vintage earrings or the costumes in a period film, I’ve always loved anything that is of a different era. If you have a couple of like-minded old souls on your shopping list and still have no idea what to get them, here are a few of my favorite vintage-esque gift ideas. Enjoy!…

 

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I’ll take one of everything here, please.

 

And dear readers take note: the 12 Days train isn’t making a stop anytime soon! I’ve got awesome gifts for the artist coming your way, so stay tuned! :)

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The 12 Days of Holiday Gift Guides… Day 7: The Athlete

A true fitness fiend can never have enough equipment and gadgets to support their healthy habits. So why not be a true enabler by gifting them with some of the best gear this season? Whether you’re shopping for a gym rat or just your friend who hates to change out of their yoga pants (who said that?), here are some of my favorite stay fit gifts…

 

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Have a fitness find that would make a great gift? Feel free to share it in the comments!

 

And if you have a vintage-loving old soul on your list, make sure to check back tomorrow for my favorite gift guide of all!

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The 12 Days of Holiday Gift Guides… Day 6: The Homebody

Ooh, I looooove today’s gift guides so much I feel cozy just looking at them! One of my favorite things ever is the moment in my day when I change from my normal human shoes to my ridiculous furry slippers and crawl under a blanket. I love it so much that the second I transform into my “inside” persona, I can literally feel my brain switch to its happiest place. And the funny thing about it all is that as much as I love being in this comfort zone, my lounge clothes are some of the rattiest specimens the world will never see. I think when you’re trying to stay on a budget, it’s just too hard to rationalize spending on things like eye masks or bath truffles when they certainly can’t be considered necessities. That’s why I’m crazy about the idea of giving really luxe comfort items as gifts. They’re so relaxing and yet also entirely indulgent, and really isn’t that exactly what a great gift should be?

 

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So now I really need to know, would you ever buy your guy a onesie? I’m voting yes, if only for my own comedic entertainment. Tell me what you think in the comments!

And tomorrow we’re switching gears and talking gift ideas for the athletes, so don’t miss it!

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The 12 Days of Holiday Gift Guides… Day 5: The Animal Lover

Have you ever seen that e-card that says something like, “My favorite thing about people is their pets”? Well, I’ve got a few people on my shopping list that would 100% side with the e-card in the whole people v. animals dispute. And if you do, too, you’re in luck because today I have some awesome gift ideas for pets and proud pet owners alike. Let’s dig in!…

 

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I’m no animal expert myself, but I do hope you were able to get some good ideas from these gift guides. And if you have any favorites, please share with me in the comments section! :)

Still need some more gift ideas? Hey, girl, gifters gotta gift. That’s why I’ve got you covered, and in the next 24 hours I’ll be hitting you with the coziest, most comfortable gift guide around.

Until then!

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The 12 Days of Holiday Gift Guides… Day 4: The Entertainer

Today’s gift guide is all about the hosts and hostesses who know how to have the perfect dinner party, who make holidays like arbor day an all out fête, and who, overall, just make your life a whole lot more fun. Here are some of my favorite gift ideas to thank the people in your life who help make every day worth celebrating!

 

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I’m OBSESSED with those snakeskin s’mores- they’d make a great gift for just about anyone! What’s your favorite host/hostess gift idea?

 

Check back in tomorrow to see my top picks for animal lovers!

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The 12 Days of Holiday Gift Guides… Day 3: The Techie

Tech-savvy friends can be difficult to shop for, because it takes a lot to keep up with their ever-growing list of gadgets. And I admit, this area of shopping can be a bit tricky for me, too. So I’ve scoured expert gift guides to put together some of the newest, most stylish tech goodies on the market this year. Here are some of my faves that your techie is sure to love.

 

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Aren’t some of these just completely amazing? I love seeing the crazy new things the geniuses of the world invent every year. Like that amazing smart ring, that looks like a cocktail ring but will glow or vibrate to alert you of the incoming notifications you choose. So you can put your phone out of sight at events, but still get those important updates from your boss/sitter/whoever you choose. Or how about the 3D printing pen? I still can’t believe things like 3D printing not only exist, but are accessible for the masses. It blows my mind!

What are your favorites? Make sure to share them in the comments section.

And stay tuned for tomorrow, because I’ve got gifts for the hosts with the most in your life!

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The 12 Days of Holiday Gift Guides… Day 2: The Free Spirit

Do you have a friend that would rather be looking at daisies than checking her news feed? That can give an impassioned argument on the importance of listening to vinyl? That swaps out Advil for healing crystals? Well then, good reader, today is for you. Here are my favorite pics for the bohemian gods/goddesses in your life…

 

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I have to say, this might be one of my favorites. I will just forever love all things bohemian. How about you?

What’s your favorite free-spirited pick?

And if you’re jonesin’ for some more gift ideas, make sure to visit tomorrow, where we’ll be doing a complete 180 into Techie territory. Until then!

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The 12 Days of Holiday Gift Guides… Day 1: The Trendsetter

You guys, I LIVE for holiday shopping. To me, there’s nothing better than the challenge of trying to find the perfect present for someone- something that shows how much you care about them and that also celebrates their unique personality.

But perhaps you like holiday shopping a little less than I do or maybe you have a few people on your list that are just leaving you stumped. Well, I hope in that case, that I am here to help! The next 12 days will feature a new his and hers gift guide every day by personality type to help get the gift-giving ideas flowing!

Today’s gift guide is for the Trendsetter: The forward-thinking, fashion-loving, style risk-taker in your life. I think these people can be a little intimidating, because if you’re not following trends to the minute, how can you know what they might like? But really, they can also be the most fun! Here, some of my favorite ideas for the style star in your life…

 

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I love the idea of giving fashion-lovers a really luxe designer brand in an affordable way, like the Oscar de la Renta Heart Stud Earrings or the Maison Martin Margiela Adress Book Key Ring. And when in doubt, fast-fashion mega-brands like Topshop or Zara are sure to turn up some inexpensive gems.

 

Can you see the trendsetters in your life loving these gifts?

 

Make sure to check back tomorrow for Day 2: The Free Spirit!

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Top 10 Tuesday… Handle It

Growing up I lived for a good top handle bag. If it was ladylike, it evoked memories of my grandmother in her old black and white photos, and if it was trendy (okay, and tacky), it would make me feel like Cher in Clueless. But the post-millennium fashion era hasn’t been too kind to the handle, focusing instead on the giant boho shoulder bags of the Paris/Lindsey era and the long crossbody straps and chic clutches of the past several years. Luckily for me, fashion cycles and the top handle bag has made it’s comeback in a big way. Here, the top 10 designer bags topping my wishlist (emphasis on wishlist, because these babies are not cheap). But hey, we can all dream a little, right? Enjoy the eyeball feast…

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Beautiful, right? And no need to fret over the price tags. You can find some good bargain bags here, here, and here.

Until next time!

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