Hope you had a very Happy Thanksgiving! You should have heard from me earlier, but Miss Martha Stewart here decided that she would test a fancy New York Times cornbread stuffing/dressing recipe last Thursday. Apparently, your brain does not recognize when a skillet comes out of a 450 degree oven and onto a stove. So I gave myself a a very lovely second degree burn on two fingers- ouch! It made typing very problematic!
Anyway, I am in the sunshine state for a bit of a rest and ready to share all sorts of lovely gifts that are on my list this year. Some are tried and true favorites of mine, others are fresh and exciting. From friends to parents to kids to puppies to those special someones, there is something chic for everyone on your list! I know I have plenty more to add in a Part Two gift guide, but I would hate for you to miss the good deals today (many below are having black Friday sales). Happy shopping!
But first, a glimpse of my thanksgiving tablescape from yesterday:
For Home & For Her
Love, Perry Greene is nothing but love. Her bags are beyond chic, a timeless staple to any wardrobe, and unlike anything your showy neighbor has in her closet. Get the them while they are still fresh and pre- department store prices. The leather is unlinke anything, not to metion her pony hair bags…Click link or even email me!
Amazing hand towels from The Loveliest– their beautifully appointed monograms are just as incredible. Easy to purchase and ship!
Goop just created it’s first fragrance. It is free of any harmful chemicals (even the candle). That is why I am liking it! The fragrance has wintery and woodsy notes (which often smells better than sweet and vanilla).
I think these are fool-proof gifts from Mark & Graham. Who doesn’t like a fresh monogrammed key ring. That’s right, everyone loves it.
Self- aerating wine glasses we discovered on our trip to Napa this fall. Yes, it is a thing and yes, it really does work. I have some stemless that I adore.
Lunya makes washable cashmere– you heard me right. I am so ready for a set of that to continue to thrive in my love of lounging.
Fabulous and very chicly mongrammed items from Cece DuPraz.
One of my best friends just told me about this line and I have fallen in love. Oversized sweaters and capes perfect with jeans and leggings. I live off this look in the winter.
I really, really love this line, French Girl. Everything they make is beyond. You can buy from amazon or anthro- either way, clean products with even better scents. This lip polish left my lips flawless (ad sans the chemical taste).
I am sort of obsessed with oversized night shirts. Jasmine & Will washes well, and can keep you uniquely yours with a selection of classic monograms.
For all you cooks out there, this is it. The one thing you need. I also find it very gorgeous. White, Le Creuset, Gold knob. It is great to cook in, but looks even better just sitting on top of the stove (which is how I like most cookware now that I have a blistering burn..f%*&- ouch!).
I know someone who is always complaining about her neck. Like non-stop. Doesn’t want to get anymore work done (I swear I am not spilling the beans or revealing identity). Because of her constant obsession I am now obsessive with creams on my neck. Anyway, this is apparently going to reverse it, and then I will apparently be the genius grandchild…and I just gave it away. Worth a shot!
I really love everything Inslee does, but her phone cases are the next level. You know it is good when I want to make wallpaper out of it
So, these jeans are apparently stain repellent. If you know me, you know I love white jeans. I grew up in Florida so they were a year round staple. Sadly, I throw out many white jeans after a summer. For while I am polished in many areas, spilling wine and food is not one of them. If this is my saving grace, and they are from Old Navy, bring on the red wine ASAP.
I don’t care who you are, where you’re from (insert Backstreet Boys…”as long as you love me”). No. Seriously, these T3 rollers are the best. I constantly get checked by TSA because I have rollers that are “high of heat.” That is just code for the fact they work. I love the new redesign. They have my stamp of approval.
Wine.com, because why not? OR you could give from some of my favorite vineyards:
Dukes Family Vineyards
My Trader Joe’s Go To (seriously tastes expensive and is so yummy everyday. Sorry for the link- TJ’s doesn’t link to their wines)
Who doesn’t love some fun, plush, and chic pillows to throw into the mix. I adore these from Shop The Manor
I love mi golindrina. The line is handcrafted in Mexico and based in Dallas. Beautifully embroidered tops and dresses.
Smathers & Branson needlepoint belt. Not biased at all with the mustang. #PonyUp
Peter Millar is probably one of the best boy brands. While I know nothing about men and clothes or boys and clothes, I do know that my very picky dad LOVES this line (I think all his casual loafers are this brand too). It is soft and very well crafted.
What guy wouldn’t like a high quality razor delivered to his door? Harry’s razors are probably the one Christmas gift that keeps on giving very month.
Did you know three of my friends are expecting babies in March?! Well, this is what I want to give, I want credit for their cute newborn photos. Because let’s be honest, this would be your swaddling clothes of choice. Beaufort Bonnet Company does right every time.
Okay- this pillow is just really sweet. I hate kitchy kids stuff- this is classic, precious, and thoughtful.
Personalized hairbrushes from LB Orginals. A great gift for young girls! Couldn’t think of a better stocking stuffer!
I posted these last year and they are back for a reason. How cute! Kids to college would appreciate bluetooth speakers to play their music. Heck, I want these too.
Also- if you haven’t felt them you need to buy them, Me & Re makes the BEST blankets. I swear I am responsible for a majority of the blanket business…pssstttt pass it on
My Emmie gets a Bark Box every month and she knows when it arrives. It is such a highlight for her and a great convenience to me. It always comes with treats, bones, and toys to occupy her and save me from running to the overpriced pet store.
They make ones for cats too… I can’t speak to this- but this cat seems pretty smitten.
That’s A Wrap
When Mark D. Sikes Makes Wrapping Paper
When Bunny Williams Makes Wrapping Paper