It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Especially when it comes to saving a ton of money at your favorite retail stores. Browse the gift guides, and get your discount codes organized, because Thanksgiving / Black Friday / Small Business Saturday / Cyber Monday is upon us!
Step 1: Check out the pre-selected gifts at your favorite retailers and add your favorites to your shopping cart:
I went to Nordstrom last weekend (to try on bridesmaid dresses for my friend Carrie’s wedding — we ♥ the Jenny Yoo ‘Annabelle’ Convertible Tulle Column Dress BTW!) and it confirmed what I thought to be true — stay out of Nordstrom ‘til next year. There’s no time for fussing and fighting, my friends. Instead, shop Nordstrom.com in the comfort of your own home.
I’ve spent WAY to much time on their site today sorting through potential gift picks, so I figured I’d share my top picks (and potentially save you some time!).
I think we have all fantasized about a cozy weekend indoors. The snow falls lightly outside being illuminated by street lights while the fire blazes indoors. Glass of red wine in hand, snuggling on the couch with your boyfriend under a thick, hand-knit blanket… Please tell me it isn’t just me who finds themselves thinking of situations like this? Being the homebody that I am, there are quite a few gift ideas sure to make everyone happy as they spend more time indoors during the winter. Here are just a few:
1. What is better than a cup of tea on a chilly day? Add in some Netflix and you have the perfect relaxing day away from the cold. 2. I’ve basically been living in my blanket scarf since October. It’s so cozy and a perfect extra layer to wear around the house. 3. Your friend will have another reason to host a fun get together for you and your girlfriends – puzzle nights are surprisingly fun! 4. The second I get home and my shoes come off, my slippers come on. No better way to complete a cozy ensemble. 5. You know how much we love Pixie pants as an alternative to leggings! Your friend will appreciate a chic alternative to their lounging gear. 6. There is nothing I like better than lighting a candle and opening a good book. These are great because the scents are very fragrant and relaxing. 7. After you’ve had too many glasses of wine at puzzle night you can break out Apples to Apples for some more fun! 8. Slow cooker meals are so easy and will allow you to focus on making sure you get as much relaxation time as possible!
This post was brought to you by one of our best friends and an honorary JCR Girl, Laura!
It’s here (whether we’re ready or not)! In an effort to avoid shopping malls and make the holiday shopping experience as painless as possible, we’ve decided to organize a series of Gift Guides (at every price point) plus roundups of the best sales + deals at your favorite retailers.
We’ll kick things off with one of our all-time favorites, J.Crew.
If you live in a frigid climate like me, you’re likely looking for a cozy new coat with a feminine fit. Take advantage of holiday sales (Black Friday + Cyber Monday, in particular) to treat yourself to a new winter coat (or point Santa in this direction…)
The Chateau Parka
The Chateau Parka comes in six luxurious colors and is made from J.Crew’s exclusive stadium-cloth wool (from Italy’s Nello Gori mill).
No matter what climate you live in, these Gray Malin iPhone Cases will have you feeling sunkissed and summery all winter long. “You’ll be able to take a piece of the adventure along with you wherever your busy life takes you. Also, makes a great gift for your favorite jetsetter.”
And a few of our favorite handmade gift ideas (found on Etsy.com)!
Etsy is a great spot for handmade gifts for everyone on your list. Not only is the variety fantastic, but you can feel great about supporting small, independent artisans and retailers. For winter, I love cozy knit accessories. As always, I’m a big fan of anything with a monogram. These simple, chic, personalized pieces of jewelry are at the top of my list.