2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Under $25

Uhhhh, can you guys believe Christmas is actually one week from today? That can’t be right, it was like, JUST Thanksgiving last weekend. I’m serious, I don’t even remember what happened between me sitting at the table eating the damn near perfect brussel sprouts I cooked and me waking up this morning.

Unfortunately that means that this is the last of my gift guides for you this year. Well, maybe. I’m considering pulling together a procrastinator’s gift guide.  You know, some gifts that you can go pick up in an actual brick and mortar store, removing the ever dependable USPS (I’m rolling my eyes) from the equation. Has anyone else noticed a lot of your UPS or FedEx deliveries being sent to the local post office for the last leg of its journey? What’s up with that? Speaking of thatI’m thinking THAT sounds like a really great, regular feature on the blog. Thanks Keenan.

Ok but foreals, let’s get down to business because I know everyone’s got the finale of Serial to get to and we don’t wanna keep Koenig waiting. This last beauty that I’ve prepared for you is the Holiday Gift Guide for Under $25. These babies are perfect for your office secret santa, your girls’ gift exchange or a thoughtful stocking stuffer for mom or sis!
Holiday Gift Guide: Under $25

Written In The Stars Notebook $14 | Bobbi Brown Lip Stick $24 | Daily Dishonesty Book $11 | Cotton Cap $10 | Golden Wisteria Phone Case $25 | Wine Wipes $7 | Twist Scarf $20 | Dope Framed Art $25 | Sea Salt Candle $16Celebration Pencil Set $12

I know I sound like a broken record, but just in case you haven’t been keeping up, I’ve got a bunch more gift guides for you to take a look at it if you’re still riding the struggle bus coming up with gift ideas. And with only a week left, I hate to say it, but I’m probably your best bet at this point! Kidding. But am I? Ok, the here are the guides: The BFF | The Chef | The Techie | The Foodie | The Little Ones | The Coffee Addict | The Cocktail Lover | The Man | The Hostess | The Jetsetter

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: The Little Ones

I just wanna make the point that I don’t really believe in buying expensive baby clothes since they’re going to be out of it in a few months anyway.  But I feel like Christmas is a perfect time to break that rule, since there are just so many stinkin’ cute things to buy!

In this installment of gg’s, I bring you the Holiday Gift Guide for The Little Ones.  Whether it’s your own sweet babe, or your niece, nephew, godchild or just a baby that is so darn adorable it deserves a lil somethin, you’ll be sure to find something to get a giggle and a smile out of the trendy tot (or at least their mama!) with this gift guide.

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: The Little OnesI Woke Up Like This Sweatshirt $79 | Orange Cable Weave Leggings $23Chilote Child $46Striped Hooded Bunting $42 | Baby Jumpsuit in a Jar $56Mixed Brown Leather Minis $95 | | Fleece Lined Sweatshirt $26 | Cloud Tights $13 |  Bird’s Family Tree Nursery Art $80

Friendly reminder if you haven’t been following along with all of my gift guides this year, don’t worry, you can still catch up! I’m sure you’re still looking for gifts for a few more friends, hopefully I can help you out! The Chef | The Hostess | The Techie | The Foodie | The Jetsetter | The BFF | The Coffee Addict | The Cocktail Lover | The Man

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: The Man

Sometimes the hardest person to shop for is the person you know the best. In my case, that would be Max. But I find that shopping for him isn’t too difficult, I’m usually able to come up with something that he really needs or really wants. Plus it doesn’t hurt that he’s a pretty fashionable guy, so anything I’d want to see him in is usually something he’d buy himself. Easy. Peasy.

If you’re stuck finding something for your husband, boyfriend, brother or dad, take a look at some of my picks for the guys in your life in the Holiday Gift Guide for The Man. Hopefully you can discover a present they’ll really love.

2014 Holiday Gift Guide for The ManThe Time Teller $95 | Custom Map Cufflinks $50 | Hey Handsome Shave Kit $68 | J Crew Cashmere Scarf $98 | Little America Backpack $90Harry’s Shave Sets $15Chicago Blackhawks Ugly Sweater $50 | Cheddar Money Clip $68 | Rayban Classic Clubmaster $113 | Nice Parking Cards $20 | Crosley Cruiser Turntable $80 | The Single Sided Belt $45

You guys, how amazing are those Nice Parking cards? Max would go through those so fast. And that turntable would make a pretty retro piece, it comes in seven different colors AND has an aux output. And those cufflinks, you can pick two locations important to your man and they’ll make cufflinks with those exact spots! Ah-mazing. THAT is a  personalized gift! I think any guy would be happy to get any of these trendy gifts.

And if you missed any of the other gift guides you can hop right over to them now!
The Chef | The Hostess | The Foodie | The Techie | The BFF | The Jetsetter | The Cocktail Lover | The Coffee Addict


2014 Holiday Gift Guide: The Jetsetter

Happy Sunday! Hope you’re spending it doing something relaxing. I can’t believe there’s only one weekend before Christmas. Every year I tell myself I’m going to get all my shopping done early, and every year I’m running out on Christmas Eve. This year, lo and behold, I’ve only got two people left with two weeks to go!  But for those of you who aren’t doing quite as well, I want to cut to the chase for ya.  Instead of giving you guys a long description of each of my picks, I’m just gonna give it you straight and give you the direct links right below the guide that way you’re not wasting any precious ordering time reading.

Today I’m bringing you the gift guide for the jetsetter. Whether they’re constant cross country commuters (like my little sis) or always jetting off on another long weekend (like my little sis), you’ll find something that will make their travels a little bit easier…and in a few cases, trendier!

2014 Holiday Gift Guide for The JetsetterYourKarma Portable WiFi ($99) | The Twill Weekender ($95) | A Rolling Stone Water Bottle ($29.99) | Kindle Voyage ($199) | Hoodie Travel Pillow ($31.49) | york Zip Passport Continental Wallet ($195) | Saddle Passport Holder ($60) | Perfume Atomizer ($10) | Amelia Luggage Tag ($22) | Skinny Minimergency Kit ($24.00)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and don’t forget to check out last week’s gift guides if you missed ’em. The Chef | The Foodie | The Techie | The Hostess | The Coffee Addict | The BFF

Holiday Gift Guides: The Coffee Addict

Everyone has that friend who has the Starbucks gold card. Or the one who is BFF with the man working the drive thru at Dunkin. Or the one who can’t have a lucid conversation with you until they’re two cups in. The Coffee Addict is in all of our lives. Lurking. Hopefully this Holiday Gift Guide for The Coffee Addict will prove to be a help to find them that perfect present.

Holiday Gift Guide for The Coffee Addict


1. Coffee Bean Necklace
Um…hi, how friggin adorable are these necklaces? It’s safe to say that I have never seen a cuter coffee bean than this coffee bean right here. This is the absolute perfect present for the brew lover in your life.

2. Misto Box Subscription
his is another one of those subscription boxes, yes. But, it’s different in that you personalize your profile based on the notes, blends or roasts that you prefer, and expert curators find coffees that will fit perfectly to your palette. Plus Misto Box says they work with some of the best artesian roasters in the country, so everything that comes is in a box is sure to taste great.

3. Kappu Coffee Scoop and Bag Closure
As a designer, there are a lot of products that I would buy based solely on how they look. This is one of them. This scoop/clip is so simplistic and beautiful that I want to buy it for myself. But that would mean I’d need to start buying bags of coffee. I just might.

4. Grumpy Cat Grumppacino
Yes, you read that correctly. Yes, I still want to be best friends with Aubrey Plaza aka Grumpy Cat. Which is why this is on the list. But also because every now and then I like to grab a glass bottle of Starbucks Frappacino from the cooler in line at the grocery store because, nostalgia. But how funny would this to be to give to your favorite s’bucks lovin’ pal? And I bet it’s good. Plus it’s gluten free and GMO free, if you care about that kinda crap. Grump grummmmmp.

5. Cool Beans Ice Tray
alk about a cool gift! Pun intended, you’re welcome. But let’s freeze for a second and get serious. See what I did there? Ok, for real, I’m gonna spill the beans. (Heh!) This ice tray is made from super-strong, dishwasher safe silicone and is perfect for freezing your coffee into cubes so that your ice coffee is cold, not watered down. I sound like an infomercial. I’m not gonna apologize. You iced coffee cohort will love it.

6. Coffee and Like 2 People Tee
Speaking of caring about crap, please direct your attention to this perfect tee. For me, it’s more like all I care about is cheese and pasta and bread and like two people, but this is not for me.  So give this to a friend that only cares about coffee and two other people, as long as you’re sure that one of those two people is you.

7. Bodum Milk Frother
I’ll admit that I go into Starbucks and either order a passion tea or a latte. Never do I order a regular coffee and it’s because I love the froth the latte gives me. And recently, but actually a long time ago but I just recently remembered, I learned about battery operated milk frothers. These babies can froth up milk or creamer to top off the perfect cup of joe.

8. Romantic Floral Stacking Mugs
World Market is my new jam. I don’t even feel embarrased saying that. I became a member of their Members Club too, and the deals and discounts are prettay nice if I do say so myself. But these colorful stacking mugs are affordable and adorable and would make a thoughtful gift for the coffee loving friend who’s always running out of space.

I hope that you were able to cross another person off your list with this gift guide. If not, maybe you found something for yourself. And if you’re still shaking your head, you can always come back for more guides next week. I know the countdown is getting shorter and windows to order gifts are narrowing, so I’ll try my best to make sure some of these gifts are available in stores near you.