Hey there!!! Happy Holiday season to you!! I cannot believe it is December 🙆 I swear... The older I get the faster and faster times flies! I love love love Chrsitmas tho! Everything about it! It is the happiest time of year, I can decorate my house with bows galore 🎀😍, and I can treat all whom I love with a gift from the heart! It makes me so happy inside to see someone's face when they open a special prize just for them! 🎁
So! I have an array of great ideas for this holiday season that I hope you'll find helpful in shopping for those you love!!
1. COFFEE/TEA ☕️
I know for me personally... I can never have too many coffee gift cards or adorable mugs! I mean both are just COZY 💁 The precious mugs I pictured above are from Anthropologie and are perfect for any girly girl!
Want something a little more travel friendly that still has a bit of bling? Check these out!!!
I mean, I can't! I love these! They are almost as adorable of the precious girl who makes them as well as hundreds of other wonderful paper whimsies! Please check out preppy paper girl! She is super talented and beautiful from the inside out!
A cozy set of pajamas with a sweet little monogram for the finishing touch is always a win in my book! And you can get get cute pj's anywhere! The cute pajama top above is very festive and from Jcrew!
3. SNEAKS 👟
As a busy mom, I am loving the "throw on my tennis shoes with my jeans and a button down" trend as I race out the door!
This little dude is "feeling" the look as well 😜 (sorry, couldn't help myself!)
The ones above are from Jcrew but you can also find some great styles at Nordstrom as well.
4. LOU AND GREY
If you follow me on Instagram you know that I am a huge fan of this new line! Again...I'm a mom and although Lela Rose is my favorite designer, her pieces aren't exactly "child friendly"! I need pieces that make me feel cute, but that I can immediately throw in the WASHING MACHINE! This precious sweater/sweatshirt pictured above is so cute and easy!
5. HANDBAGS 👛
A cute animal print bag is all the rage! The one pictures above is the perfect size and addition to any outfit!
Another option that is a solid print are these GiGi New York bags! You can also personalize these with a monogram. The cranberry color is my favorite!
6. TARTAN SCARF
In my opinion, a great scarf can make an outfit! There are some wonderful ones for amazing prices at www.accessoryconcierge.com!
Who doesn't love a great candle! I sure do!! Voluspa are my favorite! They smell devine!!
8. SYDNEY EVAN
Dainty, delicate, pieces of jewelry that are sure to become a treasured and sweet sentiment to your recipient! I adore my Sydney Evans "Mom" necklace that Brooks gave me on my first Mother's Day ☺️ I never take it off! Check out all of her wonderful pieces at sydneyevan.com
I love a group of bangles that you can go to and grab for any outfit! These Kendra Scott bangles are priced fabulously and can be worn as casual or dressy as you'd like! Kendra's Jewelry is crazy popular!
10. BOOTS 👢
Ok, ok, so I have a little problem... Well actually I have a lot of problems lol, but I LOVE boots!! I mean I LOVE boots and I LOVE jackets!! I'm not sure why but they have always been my downfall!! I added these beautiful Tory Burch boots to my collection this season and they definitely did not disappoint! They're fabulous!
Continuing on with the discussion of my weak spots when shopping is, the Jacket!! I'm telling ya! It'll get me everytime! There was a FABULOUS Yigal Azrouel jacket from last season that I have seriously dreamed about! It is stunning. The one pictured above is Michael Kors and is a very similar style at a fraction of the cost! Having a great outerwear piece that makes you feel complete whether your wearing leggings and boots or a dress and pumps is important!
12. SUNGLASSES 😎
These are always a necessity! A good sales person will be able help you choose how big of a frame to buy based on the face shape of your recipient, but in most cases a mid sized frame looks great on everyone! These pictured above are Jimmy Choo and are a fan favorite!
13. PERSONALIZED PRINT
Ok if you read my blog ( or read the crickets chirping on it when I'm too busy to post 😉) you'll remember I posted of a poem that I had written for my son.
(Side note: I have an AMAZING calligrapher! She is incredible!! )
So I decided it would be a great idea for her to beautifully write out this poem for Brooks for me to matt and frame for his nursery.
You can choose a poem or quote and do the same! This is a very thoughtful gesture for someone you love for such a reasonable cost!
14. LIFE COACH ?
An amazing gift idea for anyone special to you! The gift of your very own personal cheerleader! And not just by anyone... Bailey Heard is absolutely incredible! Her Life Coaching Style asks the right questions to spur you forward to where you want to be! She loves The Lord with all her heart and so He is the foundation of all of her supportive and encouraging techniques! I think this is such a cool concept and I promise, one small phone conversation with Bailey and you will be hooked! She's like your very own Angel 👼 In this case, a Christmas Angel! 😉 she offers two different coaching packages, 9 sessions for $1000.00 and 6 sessions for $700. 10% goes to standup2cancer.org which is an organization near and dear to Bailey and her precious daughter, Ellie.
Take a minute to watch some of Baileys story at http://www.fotolanthropy.com/agrayfaith/ You will be touched! This woman is one in a million and just might be the best gift you could give this Christmas!
Her new website will be up and running next week, but in the meantime you can reach out to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ok so that's a wrap for now!! I hope these ideas are helpful to you and of course reach out to me if you have any questions! I am so thankful for the most incredible gift of all time, Jesus!! It is because He loved us first that we can show love to one another!! I pray you have a wonderfully Blessed Christmas!