And just like that, gift guide season is upon us! Would you believe that I’m already about halfway done with my Christmas shopping? Yep, I’m kind of a crazy person in that regard, but I find that I’m so much less stressed out when I properly plan ahead. Last year, things got so busy at work that everyone in my family ended up just getting BaubleBar jewelry and pajamas from J.Crew. As much as my nearest and dearest loved their new PJs and baubles (who doesn’t!?) I wanted to be more thoughtful this year. Since my shopping is (almost) done, now I can focus my attention on helping you shop. I’ve prepared twelve gift guides that will be coming your way over the next four weeks, so get ready! (And tell me in the comments if there’s something you are looking for in specific… I’ll do my best to help you!) If I sound overly excited, I apologize… gift guides are my favorite posts to write.
I always start my gift guides with hostess gifts as we all have holiday parties and Friendsgivings and all sorts of fun things with friends… these are my favorite things to gift. My personal go-to for these sorts of shindigs is usually a luxe candle. Right now, my favorite candles are from Byredo (Ambre Japonais is heaven), but Byredo candles are a little pricy. So I’m thinking maybe my girlfriends will be getting extra luxe Byredo hand creams instead. That packaging.
I also love giving pretty ornaments (Kate Spade and Nordstrom have the best ornaments in my opinion.) And for something really unique + fun, Furbish and Lulu & Georgia carry my favorite little gifts. Lastly… when in doubt? This wine/cheese set is always a good idea.
PS – be sure to check out my hostess gift Pinboard for even more gift ideas!
More great hostess gifts… all under $30!