Sometime over the last few years, getting things for my home or kitchen has become nearly as exciting as getting new clothes or books. It really takes time to turn a house (or apartment) into a home and it’s fun to add your own little personal touches. I like to switch up the decor in my room from time to time and I’m slowly building up my baking tools (next on my list- a donut pan). These are a few fun gift ideas that I think many people would be happy to receive for their home and/or kitchen. I mentioned that I had a bunch of ideas for gift guides, but I think I’m aiming to do about five in total, so there might be a few more combo guides like this one. As usual, everything in this guide is under $75!
01. Lace Gold Frame 02. Metal Basket 03. Jordan Carlyle Feathered Pillow 04. Trinket Tray 05. Initial Candle 06. Faceted Vessel- Live Bright 07. Geometry Espresso Cups 08. More Please! Metallic Salad Servers 09. But First Coffee Mug (need this) 10. Ceramic Cutting Board 11. Star Cookie Cutter Set 12. Donna Hay: The New Classics 13. Ho Ho Ha Coasters 14. Emily Henry Pie Dish
It’s my favorite time of year- the holiday season! Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, I can officially get into the holiday spirit. Every year, I look forward to the parties and gatherings that happen around this time of year. Sadly, this year I’ll be missing a couple of work parties because I’m heading back to CA, but I am planning to go to my friend’s tree-trimming party this month. I wanted to round up a few dress ideas for those who’ve also got a few holiday parties on their calendar this month.
Did you all have a nice weekend? I had a very relaxing weekend- it was wonderful. I didn’t really do much of anything but it was so nice to have some alone time and just hibernate a bit. I watched a lot of TV/movies, put up some twinkle lights, made an apple pie, started working on my Christmas card list, and did a bit of reading. It felt like a taste of the Christmas break that’s coming up. Just another 2.5 weeks to get through!
Tell me: Are you hosting a holiday party this year or do you plan to attend one?
01. Jeweled Cami Dress 02. Scuba Lace Detail Dress 03. Eyelash Lace Strapless Dress 04. Delicate Lace Gathered Dress 05. Shift Dress in Geo Sequins 06. Burgundy Backless Midi Dress 07. Rose Pattern Fit & Flare Dress 08. Sequined Skater Dress
A couple of weeks ago, I shared my beauty wish list and today I have several more beauty-related gift ideas. Many of these are also on my list (you know the nail polish addict in me is heart-eyed over that Formula X set) or items that I think would make good gifts for people in my life. I also love the idea of the Sephora Favorites sets that were released for the holidays because you get to sample a bunch of great brands at a fraction of the price.
Speaking of shopping, who’s gearing up for Black Friday? I don’t plan to go to any stores (it’s way too crazy out there for me), but I will be browsing the deals online and possibly sharing some of favorite deals on twitter. I’m hoping that I can order a few things and knock a couple of gifts of my Christmas shopping list.
To those who celebrate, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and good luck to all the Black Friday shoppers. I’ll see you guys back here next week!
01. Essie Holiday Mini Nail Color Kit 02. Black Magic 24/7 Glide-On Double Ended Eye Pencil Set 03. Lipstick Cosmetic Pouch 04. Lorac PRO Palette 05. Sephora Favorites Skin Wonderland 06. Deluxe Manicure Set 07. Bite Beauty Mix N’ Mingle Lip Minis 08. Soap & Glory Hand Food Trio (this is one of my beauty favorites) 09. NARS Digital World Lip Pencil Coffret 10. Bonjour Cosmetic Bag 11. MAC Keepsakes Red Lip Bag 12. Fresh Favorites Set 13. Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics 14. Elizabeth and James Nirvana Mini Rollerball Set (I had a hard time deciding between the black and white when I picked up my rollerball. With this set you don’t have to choose!) 15. Forumla X Paint the Town (hello, hello, hello) 16. Sephora Favorites Fragrance Sampler for Her
I’m finding it hard to contain my excitement over here! If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I absolutely love this time of year. I also love putting together gift guides and today I’m kicking off my gift guide series. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing at least one gift guide per week, most likely on Wednesdays. I have so many ideas that I might end up doing more than one a week! This year I’ll be switching it up a bit and grouping them by category, but all of my picks will be budget friendly. Nothing will be over $75 and most things will be much less than that amount.
Today we’re starting with ideas for the stationery lover. I love all things paper and it’s a well-known fact that I can’t say no to a pretty notebook. If you have a friend who enjoys handwriting notes and stocking her office with pretty supplies, then I think you’ll find a few good ideas here.
I hope you enjoyed this first gift guide and let me know if there are any specific categories you want to see!
Tell me: Have you started your holiday shopping or is it too early for you to even think about it?
01. Gold Stripe File Folders 02. Lucent Brass Ruler 03. Washi Tape 04. Monogram Card Set 05. Wooden Greeting Stamp Set 06. Gold Luxe Planner 07. Idiom Pencils 08. Gold Polka Dot Notebook 09. Daily Jotter 10. On the Go Notepad 11. Silver Mini Binder 12. Passport Pocket Notebooks
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