Holiday gift shopping guide. We are at the door step of the magical time of the year where the house gets all decked out. Children come home from college. Families are coming together. Friends gathering are filling our calendars. Your shopping list gets bigger and bigger.
With all the happiness around us, one thing that is taunting even at the best of times, Christmas shopping. Picking the right gift can be stressful and when you have the impossible person on your list to buy for, the stress level rises. No matter how much you love shopping and you can make it a day with your special shopping partner in crime, bumping and weaving your way thru crowds, can be tiresome.
I am not a shopper thus walking aimlessly up and down a mall is not my cup of tea, but shipping on line, well that is a gift to me. I get all excited to receive in my inbox all those wonderful ideas guides. Even more so when I can do it in the comfort of my home.
Officially Christmas holiday gift shopping start with Black Friday, this Friday. How about starting a bit early getting into the spirit of giving? I have assembled a quick gift guide of all my favorite items that I love.
For The Home Decorator:
Kendra Scott 14K Rose Gold Plated Rectangle Stone Slab 4\”x6\” Frame • Kendra Scott • $195
There is something magical about pictures frames, they encapsulate a memory in time. A beautiful frame is the perfect addition to any side tables, bookshelf.
Voluspa Japanese Plum Bloom Scalloped Candle & Diffuser Gift Set. • Voluspa • $45
Candle and concentrated oil diffuser set. Japanese Plum Bloom – notes of Plum Bloom Petals and Leaves, Ripe Plum Fruit, and Crushed Currants. Proprietary coconut wax blend with 100% natural wick. Burn time is approximately 50 hours for the candle and 4-6 months for diffuser. No animal testing. Free of parabens, phthalates, and sulfates.
For The Traveller:
BEIS Passport and Luggage Tag Set in Cream. Croc embossed faux leather and PVC exterior with poly lining. Top zip closure. Passport holder with card slips. Includes luggage tag slot. Nothing like being organized during your trip.
Rimowa’s super light CabIn Essential Lite luggage is elegant down to the smallest detail. Perfect for the quick get away.
C by Bloomingdale’s Cashmere Travel Wrap – 100% Exclusive • Bloomingdale’s • $198
Nothing feels a wonder as cashmere near your skin. A must piece on every woman closet. From an elegant dinner to a long trip, this wrap will keep you warm and elegant at the same time.
Bottega Veneta Men’s Small Woven Leather Card Case • Bottega Veneta • $260
Slim leather card case in luxe signature woven leather. Top slip pocket Two front card slots Two back card slots. A great alternative to the wallet for a night out.
Streamlined cold-weather parka with coyote fur-trimmed hood Attached fur-trimmed drawstring hood Long sleeves Covered zip-front placket Two chest flap pockets Two waist flap pockets One side arm flap pockets Rib-knit cuffs.
For The Little One:
Nothing softer and loving than a small stuffed giraffe. My son carried his around for years and small enough to travel well too.
All the ingredients for inventive fun are in this 11-piece wooden cake-mixing set from Melissa & Doug. There’s the realistic-looking mixer with a dial to “increase” the speed and wooden ingredients like an egg and butter that can be “cut apart” with the child-friendly wooden knife. Plus, following the included pound cake recipe–cutting, cracking and blending.
I hope you enjoyed some of the above suggestions. Happy shopping!!