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holiday gift guides

Hi Friends!

Happy Weekend!!! Holidays are just around the corner and I decided to put together a few gift guides to help you come up with some ideas of what you can get for your loved ones. Everything is linked below so it's easily accessible for you to shop.


To start off, here are a few items for her. Ranging from $18 and up. These items are perfect for a fashionista gal.

1 & 2 : Le Labo and Jo Malone are a couple of great perfume brands that have an assortment of unique scents. While full size is pricy, holiday gift packages have smaller bottles and is a great option that allows someone to try out the scents without a full commitment.

3, 4,7 & 8 : Accessories are great gifting options. I linked one of my favorite necklaces from this year (at the end of the post I listed a discount code for it :) ). It is beautiful, great for layering with other necklaces and can fit anyone's style. A collection of dainty earrings is also a safe bet for a gift. Hair accessories such as a headband featured below is another awesome option for someone who enjoys styling their hair and trying out different hair styles. And last but not least is a bandana scarf from Madewell. It can be used to accessorize a bag, an outfit, hair, etc. and great option for stocking stuffers.

5,6 & 9: Sweaters! While this is not a new gift idea, I linked a couple of cute and cozy options. Cardigans are updated version of a sweater and could also be an awesome gift variation instead of a sweater.

10: For ultimate fashionistas here is a statement skirt that incorporates animal print and sequin. Perfect for New Years celebration!

11 & 12: Some shoe options... these Golden Goose sneakers are definitely a splurge but is a great gift for someone who loves fashion. And another great option is getting a pair of booties. These are currently on sale and will go with everything.

Next category is for all the dog lovers and their pups :) An assortment of cute toys, dog bags, and stylish clothes if their pup is into it! Below the image I also tagged a dog mug and a cute "dog mom" hat. Any dog lover will love these options!

This category is a bit random BUT I feel like stocking stuffers are often left for last minute of shopping. Here are some ideas!

1 Ankle & Arm weights - great gift for someone who is making a resolution to be healthier in the new year. Also perfect for someone who works out at home (which is a case for most people this year).

2. Barefoot Dream cozy socks. They feel like butter on your skin.

3 Anthropologie is amazing when it comes to packaging. This is an adorable bar of soap. They have similar packages of lotion and other goodies that would be perfect for stocking stuffers or small gifts for coworkers/ neighbors.

4, 5, & 6 are a bit random but people will love them! USB candle lighter - great knickknack especially for a candle lover. Jason Markk is a great set for cleaning shoes. Their products work the best! And you can't have too many reusable face masks, so another good option for a stocking stuffer in 2020.

8,9 & 11 Slip sleeping mask is an amazing quality product and comes in nicely wrapped box with makes it a perfect gift/ stocking stuffer. From the same brand, there is a nice set of silky hair ties that don't leave a crease in your hair. And another awesome option is getting a pair of blue light glasses. Perfect for a person who is staring at a computer screen all day.

Up next we have a gift guide for the hostess! I loved working on this portion of the guide - lots of fun options here.

1 & 3 Pura is a fragrance diffuser. They have an amazing assortment of scents from Capri Volcano candle to Nest. You can adjust it from you app and turn it on / off while you are away. A candle is always a safe gift option. Anthropologie sells some amazing ones!

2 & 5 original board games = great gift option for someone who loves hosting. I linked a fun wine board game, here. Baking, cooking, or coffee table books are awesome neutral gifts.

4,6,7, & 9 anything for hosting such as a cool cheeseboard, beautiful wine glasses, a cake stand etc.

And last but not least is a Dyson vacuum. Of course, that's a splurge of a gift but if you are looking for something special you can't go wrong with it. Adulting = getting excited about a nice vacuum.

Gift guide for someone who is a homebody and enjoys staying in. Frankly, we all fit in this category in 2020 so thee would make nice gifts for just about anyone. Here, I included options from personalized gifts such as a throw or a mug to cozy items like UGG robe (that I gave my mom last year for Christmas and she absolutely loves it) and comfy pajamas.

Next gift guide is for a beauty queen who loves trying out new skincare, haircare, and make up. This category is perfect for gifting as a lot of items already come in special holiday gifting packages as shown below.

3 is Revlon air brush - I have heard amazing things about it and bought one for myself this year (waiting for it to arrive soon and can't wait to try it)!!

This was actually a fun gift guide to pull even though I find it more difficult to shop for guys. Maybe next year, I will ask Danny to work on this and it will be from a guy's perspective :) in addition to the ideas below, I think it's fun to give a gift of experience. Something special that you guys can do together and have sweet memories from it. For example, last year, I gave Danny a cocktail shaker and booked a mixology class for us. It was such a fun date night and now we love making cocktails together / experiment with mixing different things. A gift that keeps on giving haha!

If it feels like your guy already has everything, think about gifting an experience. It's harder to do it now during the current climate but you can book things a few months in advance and could be a nice thing to look forward to.

1 is a shoulder massager that's one of the best sellers on Amazon. If you don't believe me, just read all of the 24,000 positive reviews people have shared.

2 a vest is a good gifting item and same as 3 an UGG robe similar to the one featured above and is an amazing item.

From the weekender bag to skincare set you can't go wrong with any of these.

Last but not least, here are some options for a person who love to workout. A couple of callouts....

5 is a jacket similar to the Lululemon one but is half the price and has amazing reviews.

8 Adidas shoes also have some of the best reviews so highly recommend checking them out.

This weekend there are lots of amazing sales happening - great time to do last minute holiday shopping :)

Anthropologie - 40% off all clothing *this rarely happens*

Abercrombie - Sale up to 50% off + extra 25% off select styles

Aerie - 50% off all leggings + an extra 10% off everything

Banana Republic - entire site up to 50% off and

Express - 50% off sweaters and up to 50% off everything else; 40% off all jeans

Electric Picks - use code LAST20 for 20% off your purchase

J.Ing - up to 30% off new yoga items and more

Loft - 70% off 1 full price item + 55% off almost everything else code JINGLE

Pottery Barn - up to 30% off gifts

Ulta - $5 off $15 code 808149; 20% off any one qualifying item 851703

Tula - free sugar scrub with any purchase of $100


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