If you are like me, I tend to wait until the last possible moment to finish up my Christmas list. Usually the people that I shop for on-line I have done, but I always seem to have a few that need to be taken care of still. I find that most of the time it is my boyfriend, father, and any other men in my life, because I think that they will be easy, and then they tend to be impossible! Also, I like to still do stockings, but I always forget about those as well until a few days before. That being said, some of my last minute gifts for him, plus my stocking favorites for her are below!
I love a fun necklace or a great body butter for any women. If you are going more intimate, then the jewelry is the way to go. If you are trying to please anyone, this great lotion or lipgloss is the trick. For the techy, a cool phone case is perfect!
You cannot go wrong with a great cologne or some cool new luggage when it comes to the men in your life. I simply love Tom Ford and all of his scents, and this is my go to for anyone. If you are looking for something cool and simple, headphones will never disappoint. For the trendsetter, a cool kick is perfect!
Well, it is safe to say that my niece and nephew are officially teenagers, and in thinking about what they wanted, I decided it was time to do a fun gift guide for them as well. My nephew is an NFL and NBA junkie already, and when I found this bedding at Pottery Barn I knew how perfect it would be for so many teens out there. As for the teenage girl, pretty bedding and fun pajamas are definitely on the hit list, with of course cool accessories.
Check out some of my favorites sure to please any kid on the block!
One of the things I love about the holidays is being cozy at home in front of the Christmas tree and a warm fire. Nothing makes me more excited then hot cocoa, pumpkin bread, and a good old holiday movie. I always tend to purchase at least one pair of new pajamas that are perfect for this time of year, and certainly to be worn while opening up gifts on Christmas morning.
One of my favorite contemporary and casual lines The Rails just launched pajamas! These are so comfy, I cannot even begin, and they come in both short and long sleeve versions. I purchased mine at Hiptique this past week. What I love about them, is they make an amazing gift as well. They come wrapped up in the perfect little box, and anyone will enjoy these.
I also am a huge fan of cashmere sweaters during the winter. Trovata clothing available at Shopbop has a ton of gorgeous statement ones. You know me, I love a sweater with a little something on it, and this is so cute paired with the pajamas or with jeans. If you do not want to spend a ton, I recommend H&M and Nordstrom for some other great holiday sweaters.
I live in my slippers all winter long. These are from Ugg and they keep me cozy and warm on hardwood floors. Also, they are super on trend. My other favorites are a fun pair from J.Crew, they are super girly and fuzzy.
Last, if you are looking for ideas for a small gift, I love a coffee table book or candle. I mean you absolutely cannot go wrong here for anyone. Hiptique and Nordstrom’s both carry some of my favorite brands. Also for something different, check out Urban Outfitters. They have so many unique and fun gift ideas. When I am not sure, I always go with a book and candle, or a fun pair of pajamas. Everyone can use these items, and they brighten up any room and bed!
Well, not going to lie, the holidays are in full swing and my eating habits have already gotten out of control. How is it that we are only in the first week of December? When it comes to this time of year, I actually like to get ahead of the game and try new workouts that keep me focused so I have something to look forward to. I am not one to shy away from indulging, so it is super important for me to stay motivated. NOT only that, workout gear is so fun and trendy right now, that it makes for a fantastic gift for those workout buddies of yours out there. From a cool water bottle to funky leggings, check off your athleisure gift list here!
One of my favorite pieces in the winter is a “puffer” jacket or vest. I do not know anyone who doesn’t love these in the colder months, and they look just as fab with jeans and a sweater. J.Crew always has fun colors every season, like the one above. Another great gift is a simple hoodie, that you can wear to run early in the am or jet around town for errands. Zella, from Nordstrom are the perfect price and come in several colors! This grey has thumb holes, which are my favorite!
I am all about funky leggings for the trendsetter out there. These are just oh so cool, and from Nordstrom. They are my go to store along with Athleta for the coolest pieces. If you head to either of these sites now, you can get a great pair for a friend and yourself. New gear always makes you motivated. I actually wore these with a simple sweater for a casual dinner, that is why I love this athleisure trend so much!
If you are looking for the perfect gift, a S’well water bottle is good for anyone. They are cool looking and I take mine everywhere with me. If you are looking for something small, this will not disappoint workout queen out there. Of course, while treating myself, I had to pick up a pair of icy blue Nike Air Max Thea kicks. The color screams winter fun to me, and the whole look is easy and casual. Not to mention if you are in a bind, a gift card to Nike or adidas makes for a great gift as well!
Boom, the boot is back and stronger then ever. If you are looking for a sneaker for those kick lovers out there, I have you covered. From super cool to girly, you are sure to find one for everyone out there. I have long been a fan of the Nike Air Force One and these military inspired boots are outrageous and funky! If you need something unique, these are them for sure. They come in a handful of colors too!
For the retro lover, these throwback vintage inspired Nike’s are legit. They just relaunched and these are selling out quick. I love to pair mine with a simple denim and cool jacket.
For the exercise queen, these adidas iniki running shoe feels like your running on air. I love how they mold to your foot, and I literally can run, cross train, and wear them to yoga!
For the adidas originals fan, and for the more girly girl, pastel kicks are perfect. I have been wearing gazelle’s since I was young, and these baby pink pair are not only super affordable, but any girl will love these. I mean they even go with a cute dress!
If you are looking for a classic, then look no further then the checker Vans. These became an instant must have sneaker in the skate world years ago, and they have never gone out of style! Also, these too are a great affordable gift.
Last, for the cold weather, why not try the Nike Roshe two knitfly hi kick. It is made for the colder weather and is super unique. Plus it is on steep sale right now, so run and pick a pair up for the holidays!