Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Holiday Gift Ideas

Since yesterday was the first day of Hanukkah, and Christmas is officially 8 days away, I thought I would share a few of my go-to gifts in case you are still looking for one. I focused on items that are thoughtful while still being affordable, and are still easy to order or pick-up within the next week. Happy Holidays!

For your best best friend who lives on the west coast and thankfully still believes in the art of letter writing...

Stationary & vintage stamps

My latest obsession is with vintage stamps. I've ordered from the Etsy shops Pack & Post and Verde Studio, and they always arrive less than three days later. They both have a great selection, but my personal faves are these, these, and these.

For stationary, I'm the biggest fan of Rifle Paper Co. Their Social Stationary is fun and comes in a pretty box, and I love everything about the Garance Dore collaboration. If you don't have time to order online, I've had great luck with Target's selection of stationary, and Paper Source is another great place to look if you are lucky enough to have one in your city!

For your darling co-worker who you love gabbing with about the latest Essie colors...

A bottle of nail polish & a gift certificate for a manicure

See some of my top nail colors here and here. This is a super easy thing to pick up from CVS or Target, and is one of my favorite things to give and receive.

For your best guy friend/brother/dad/boyfriend who is impossible to buy anything for...

A remote controlled helicopter

He is sure to love this more than anything you've ever given him, and at less than $20, you can't beat it. Just get him one and thank me later.
PS If you really want to win the best gift-giver award, get him two and watch him and a friend spend hours crashing them into each other.

For anyone and everyone (and especially ME)!

chocolate chocolate chocolate

I used this idea in August and brought back a ton of chocolate from Bolivia for my co-workers, family, and friends. For something you can find a little closer to home, there is nothing better than the chocolate covered pretzels from Trader Joe's. They make the perfect stocking stuffer, and I highly recommend putting them in a bowl for your holiday party.

For your mom who loves you but not until she has had her first cup of coffee in the morning...

A pretty mug so she will think of you often

Bonus points if you paint it yourself, but I also love this pretty onethis sweet one, and this funny one.

For your love who only ignores you when he is reading a good book...

One of your favorite books with sweet and funny notes written within the chapters 

Obviously this will be a more personal one, but my first thought was how I'd love to sprinkle some one-liners through all the twists and turns of Gone Girl. Have fun with it! or make it romantic. Either way, it's a big hit.


It can be stressful to find gifts for everyone you love around the holidays, but thankfully giving or sending someone a note that tells them how much you like them is often the most memorable gift of all. xx

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