Tag Archives: Gift Ideas

Gift Guide: A to Z Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

A is for Anthropologie & Agate.

B is for Burberry, Bombas Socks, Baublebar, Barefoot Dreams & Blanket Ladders.

C is for Candles, Corkscrews, Cheese Boards, Coffee Table Books, Cashmere Wraps, Cozy Scarves and… Carry on Cocktail Kits!

D is for Decanters, Diffusers, Diptyque Candles, Daniel Wellington & Drunk Elephant!

E is for Eberjey.

F is for Faux Fur Blankets, Fossil Zip Wallets, Framebridge & FabFitFun.

G is for Glossier, Gilded Glasses & Gray Malin.

H is for Holiday-Themed PumpsHimalayan Salt, & Hearth & Hand with Magnolia.

I is for Innovative Diffusers & iPhone Charging Bracelets.

J is for Jack Rogers.

K is for Kendra Scott & Kiehls.

L is for Lacquer Trays (with Monogram), Longchamp, Lilly Pulitzer & LUSH Soaps.

M is for Mugs, Minimergency Kits, Makeup Brush Sets, Monogrammed Things & the Make it Mine Collection by Kate Spade New York.

N is for Nike Running Shoes and Nordstrom Gift Cards (1% of all gift card sales donated to local nonprofits!)

O is for One Two Lash & Oribe Hair Products.

P is for P:rem Masks.

Q is for Quartz.

R is for Rose-scented Products, Rifle Paper Co., and Reed Diffusers.

S is for Silk Pajamas, Saint James Sailor Stripes, Sugarfina, Sink Sets & Subscription Boxes (see: Birchbox, FabFitFun, Winc).

T is for Trinket Trays, Turkish Towels, Thermal Mugs, Tassel Earrings & Thumbs Cookies!

U is for Umbrella and Urban Outfitters Vinyl.

V is for Voice-Activated Products and Vintage Designer Bags.

W is for Winky Lux, Woven Pear Socks, Waffle Bath Towels, Worker B, Wowder, & W&P Design.

X is for X-benches.

Y is for Yeti Coolers & Travel Mugs.

Z is for Zella Leggings and Z Gallerie Home Decor.

Looking for more gift ideas? Check out our Prepping for Cyber Week post OR Get to Know Glossier + Product Reviews post.

Gift Guide: Holiday Shopping 2017 – Prepping for Cyber Week

Hi all! In prep for Cyber Week (can we admit we’re excited?) wanted to share some steals, deals, and items to consider for gifting this holiday season.

First up, luxury gift picks:

Luxury-Gift-Ideas-2017-2

From left to right:

Row 1: Saint Laurent Sac de Jour / Diptyque Paris Candles / Daniel Wellington Watches

Row 2: Cuyana Sunglass Case / Chanel Flap Bag / Gucci Women’s Belt

Row 3: Dior Holiday Multi-Use Eyes and Lips PaletteDyson Supersonic™ Hair Dryer / Away Luggage

Other luxe considerations: Apple Watch Series 3 / Coravin Wine Preservation System / Yeti Coolers /  White + Warren Cashmere Travel Wraps.

Next, we’re poised to stock up on shirts, skirts, and sweaters. The following retailers typically have 30-50% off all items and we’re keeping our eyes peeled to post the official details as soon as they’re available:

When it comes to beauty, we’re all about the value gift sets. Here’s what’s catching our eye from Sephora:

And Neiman Marcus:

And if you’ve got Glossier on your wishlist (us, too!) here are our giftable recommendations:

Glossier-Gift-Picks-2017

Give the Gift of Wine

There really isn’t anything more special than a DIY’d gift. But let’s be honest, it can be hard to find classy, adult DIY options. Enter the Craft A Brew Wine Kit. Yep, you can make your own wine – what’s more adult and classy than that?! As someone who will never say no to a glass of wine, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make my own!

CAB1

The kits (which retail for $60 USD) make five bottles of wine so you’re getting a pretty good price per bottle! So, the economics of it check out. Now I’ll share some overall takeaways I have from the process itself:

  • This is not a solo project – but I think part of the fun of it is sharing the experience with someone else!
  • It was really cool to see the science behind wine making! Because you are turning juice into wine it’s going to go through a lot of chemical changes so don’t be alarmed if it looks a little weird or things are moving around.
  • After phase one you have to get the wine out of the jug and into a pan to add some more components to get your wine to the finish line. I gotta be honest, this step wasn’t fun for me. It was a little frustrating but ultimately we (my boyfriend was so kind and acted as my wine making assistant) figured it out!
  • Be sure to read the instruction manual in its entirety before starting the process. I was super excited to get to making my wine and I think if I would have read through every step it would have been beneficial.

CAB2 In the end, the wine tasted pretty good but for me it was just cool to know that I made it! I loved checking in on my wine every day to see how things were changing with it.

CAB2

The whole process takes a month so if you start soon you’ll have wine ready to go for Mother’s Day to celebrate all of the special ladies in your life and National Wine Day to celebrate well…your special love of wine. I also think it would be so fun to buy the kit and go through the wine making process with your mom or girlfriends! Here are some more of our favorite wine-centric items to mix in with your gift or girls night:

PS – thanks to Craft A Brew for sending me the pinot grigio wine making kit. All opinions are my own!

Week in Review // February 2017

Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart, Galentine’s Day with your girlfriends, or just trying to avoid the hype altogether, we’ve outlined some “sweet” ideas for treating yourself and others.

Treat-Yourself-Gift-Ideas-Nordstrom

Spending money on lavish dinners and giant bouquets of roses isn’t always money well spent. Instead, choose a little something that will make you happy for months to come (well, except those gummy bears, we all know those will be gone in a flash!).

If we had a little cash (or a Nordstrom Note to burn) we’d consider one of these pretties:
CHANEL Rouge Coco / Diptyque Scented CandleJo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Cologne‘Naked2’ Palette / ‘Naked Smoky’ PaletteSugarfina Rose All Day Rose Infused Gummy Bears

Or pretty much anything Sugarfina, for that matter! I mean seriously, how cute are these?
Sugarfina-Gummy-Lips-Roses

They’re almost too pretty to eat. Almost.
[If you’re in MN, be sure to swing by the new (permanent!) Sugarfina shop at the Mall of America near the Radisson Blu.]

And then there’s our perennial favorite, Glossier!
Glossier-Favorites

Try Glossier Haloscope,  Soothing Face Mist, Generation G, Priming Moisturizer Rich or Super Pure.

Essie-Nailpolish

Could pink nails be any more fitting for Feb? Didn’t think so! Essie has nearly every shade under the sun (and we love most all of them!).

Similarly, you may be seeking a pop of pink or rich red lip color. Here’s a sampling of our faves from The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain [Left x 3] and Clinique Chubby Sticks [right x 2].
Lipstick-Wrist-Swatch Valentines-Day-Lip-Color

Have you seen the new Clinique Chubby Crayola  Lip Crayon Box Set? Never imagined this partnership, but we don’t hate it!

If you’re looking for something nude or dark + dramatic instead, check out these new beauties from Bite Beauty @ Sephora.
BiteBeauty-Influenster
*We shared more details on these products on Instagram. They were sent to us complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster.

And a few more wildcard picks for good measure…
The-JCR-Girls-Instagram-Gift-Ideas

French Girl Organics  // Swarovski Crystalline Stardust Pens // Rose Bath Salts

P.S. We’re on the lookout for cute Valentine’s cards. Comment with suggestions, please!