It’s that time of year again, the chill in the air, the smell of pine trees, the twinkling lights…the holiday gift guides! With so many products out there the thought of holiday shopping can be overwhelming. Below are a few of my favorites to get you started…
For the Adventurer:
I LOVE this mug from Wild and Wolf I even bought one for myself this past week. It’s a great reminder, at home, that there is always another adventure to be had and they also make camping mugs!
How awesome is this scratch off map from Urban Outfitters? It’s a great way to keep track of where you have been, where you want to go, and it is an instant conversation starter when people come over.
These cozy leggings from JCrew are so cute that they don’t have to be confined to the house. They come in two colors and are a best bet for any good friend.
This Clare Viver clutch is kind of a splurge but very much a dream holiday gift. If you want to kick it up a notch, you can monogram it with her initials.
For the Fashionista:
Ok yes, I am plugging my own product here, but what better way for a Fashionista to get ready for a big night out on the town, than in a glamorous super-soft Doie Lounge robe? Use the code: Sparkle for 20% off (cannot be combined with any other promotion)
I have been coveting this lipstick set by Bite Cosmetics, available at Sephora. This gift-ready collection contains four mini versions of BITE’s High Pigment Pencil in a purse-sized tin compact, perfect for travel. The collection includes Pomegranate and Rhubard, as well as the new limited-edition holiday shades Winterberry, a deep raspberry, and Sablé, a peachy nude. I will be purchasing this for myself and a few others in the very near future.
For the Kiddos:
Ok, you clearly need a playroom or back yard for this one, but I love this jetaire camper play tent from Land of Nod.
This bike from Wishbone Design Studio, is great because not only is it made from recycled carpet, but it can expand as your child grows, and is really like three bikes in one. Not to mention, it’s the most stylish kid’s bike I’ve seen.
I feel like you kind of can’t go wrong with this tool kit from Kaufmann Mercantile Inc. It has things like a brass compass, a magnesium fire starter and a stainless steel pressurized pen. What guy doesn’t get himself into a situation where he needs a steel pressurized pen? Just kidding, I don’t know what that is, but it sounds important and every man needs one.
Men love leather, and they love their computers, so this seems like a can’t lose gift, a leather computer case from Stock and Barrel (note- not recommended for hard core vegans).
Where do I even start with Heath Ceramics? They are my go-to holiday gift– from gorgeous serving bowls to elegant vases, their understated collections are on everyone’s wish list these days. If you don’t live near one of their locations, you can always order online.
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like plants, do you? I didn’t think so. A gift certificate to a local nursery is always a welcomed holiday gift. If you happen to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, check out Flora Grubb, it’s a wonderland of gorgeous plants both indoor and out.
Most importantly, give the gift of quality time with those you love this holiday season.