Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

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Love is in the air, can you feel it? It’s time for our Valentine’s Day gift guide! Short and sweet– from self-love, to pet-love, and everything in between.

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New Love

Congratulations, you’re in love! Maybe you’ve told him/her, maybe you haven’t, but you’re sure you want to kick it up a notch, take it to the next level. These “My Place” and “Your Place” keychains, from Box Fox are the perfect way to say “let’s do this,” without going over the top. Chocolates and jewelry are predictable– this gift says so much more. Nothing says “love,” like trusting someone in your place when you aren’t home.

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Friend Love

Have a friend who might need a little pick-me-up, or a friend who you just want to thank for her love and friendship? You can’t go wrong with a girly, super-luxe, robe (in pink!).  These robes are unbelievably soft and made in Los Angeles with the highest quality fabrics. This glamorous gift fits most bodies, comes in sizes XS-XL, and looks stunning on both short and tall frames.

 

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Self Love

Treat yourself! Give yourself the ultimate gift of love, balance, and well being with a Reiki session. Replenish your energy and restore balance with the healing energy of love. If you are unfamiliar with Reiki, you can learn more about it here. Ready to spoil yourself? Make an appointment with Nicole Montano here.

 

Photo: Barkbox

Pet Love

I’ll admit it. Sometimes I stop by my sister’s house under the guise that I want to say a “quick hello” to her, but I really just want a little snuggle with her dog! Don’t get me wrong, I do want to see my sister and her family, but I’m just obsessed with that happy little fluff ball that meets me at the door. Do you have a pet that you love? Surprise your furry friend with Barkbox, a themed monthly subscription box filled with toys and treats.

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Romantic Love

I’m of the mindset that “experience” gifts are often the most valuable gifts of all. A couples massage is not only romantic, it’s relaxing and will take you both to a “blissed out” happy place that will carry on throughout the night. This is also a great last-minute gift, as gift certificates are often available if you will be doing the massage at a later date.

 

Love to all and Happy Valentine’s Day!

xx

Sara

{ Holiday Gift Guide }

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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:

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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!

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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.

For Her:

Jcrew Leggins

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.

Clare V Clutch

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:

Doie Lounge Tabitha Robe

 

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)

Bite Lip Colors

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:

Jet Air Camper Play TentOk, you clearly need a playroom or back yard for this one, but I love this jetaire camper play tent from Land of Nod.

wishbone-bike-recycled-edition-5This 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.

For Him:

EDC KitI 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.

Leather CaseMen 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).

For Anyone:

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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.

PlantsI 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.

xx

Sara

Napa Nuptials

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There are so many details that go into planning a wedding – it is easy to get overwhelmed by all the options. When thinking about how I wanted to thank my bridal party for standing up with me for such an important day in my life, I wanted something elegant, beautiful and high-quality. I searched long and hard for bridal party robes that were appropriate for this one special occasion but also with a quality and modern style that would make them a treasured item well beyond the wedding day. As soon as I came across Doie, I knew it was exactly what I had been looking for. The quality is truly wonderful – it exceeded my expectations. Not only does it photograph beautifully but it is really a gift that you and your bridal party will cherish. I love my robe and wear it nearly every day, and my bridesmaids kept thanking me for a gift they actually liked and could use.

Sara was just wonderful to work with – she made the whole process so easy which only made the joy of opening up my beautifully packaged Doie box that much sweeter. Thanks so much, Sara, for helping to make our wedding all the more pretty and polished! 

~ Rosanna V. married, 09.07.2014, Napa CA

{July Giveaways}

To celebrate “wedding season,” we are giving away robes all month long! If you missed our giveaway with Green Bride Guide and have yet to enter our contest with Style Me Pretty (going on until August 1st). Head on over the Emmaline Bride, for another change to win.

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Cute & Stylish

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I was referred to Sara at Doie by my good friend Ashley, who got married in Ottawa a couple of years ago. She said that they were so soft and comfortable to wear, and that the quality was amazing. Well, Ash was right, and working with Sara was easy and effortless- she was so helpful with any questions about sizing or colours. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

These robes were absolutely the perfect gifts for my bridesmaids (and Mom)! I wanted to give them something unique that they could enjoy many times over, for years to come, not just for one day. All of the girls loved their bridesmaid robes! I felt so blessed that we were all together the morning of my wedding day. We had so much fun! We looked so cute and stylish while drinking our champagne, and getting our hair and makeup done in our bridesmaid robes. It’s a day I will never forget and everytime I wear my robe, it truly reminds me of one of the best days of my life!

~ Natalie S. married August 30, 2014, in Winnipeg, Canada

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