I know it feels a bit early to be thinking about Christmas, but I don’t think it’s ever too early to start thinking about gifts. For me, I try to get through finals and then worry about it, but then I always feel pressed for time. Thinking about gifts early makes sure you’re giving great gifts, and makes sure you have time for them to ship to you, and that the items aren’t sold out!! So, I put together a gift guide, and wanted to help make your holiday shopping experience as painless as possible.
Stocking stuffers are a fun part of Christmas because you can give your loved ones a little something extra! I also think stocking stuffer ideas can double as small gifts for people in our life that you want to show a little love and appreciation to!
My top picks for stocking stuffers are:EcoTools Lovely Looks: Glamorous Glow Set • EcoTools ; Kate Spade New York Eat Cake For Breakfast Phone Charger for iPhone®5 and 5s • Kate Spade ; slip Silk Eye Mask ; Vivid Leather Earbud Case ; Library of Flowers Linden Luminary, 5 oz. • Library of Flowers ; Philosophy Pure Grace Perfumed Body Spritz 8 Oz. • philosophy ; tarte Amazonian butter lipstick • Tarte ; Gingham Cosmetics Case ; Women’s Italian Leather Classic Gloves, Jewel-Toned ; Ribbed hat with faux-fur pom-pom • J.Crew; BaubleBar ‘Flamenco’ Drop Earrings • BaubleBar ; Leather Zip Wristlet ; Fossil Rfid Passport Case • Fossil ; Cable over-the-knee socks (2-pack) • Gap ; CB Gift That’s All ‘Live Fearlessly’ Ceramic Trinket Tray
Here are some bigger gifts for the people you feel confident spending a little more on. I typically go big for my mom, sister, brother-in-law, and dad.
My top picks for slightly larger gifts: Philosophy Fresh Cream Body Experience
Navy Watch Plaid Cosmetics Case
Starbucks® VerismoTM 600 Brewer
Beats by Dr. Dre Gold Beats Solo 3 On-Ear Wireless Headphones
Women’s Patagonia Nano Puffy Jacket
Jo Malone London Orange Blossom Cologne, 1.0 oz. NM Beauty Award Winner 2015
Kate Spade New York ‘cecilia’ Embellished Kitty Loafer
Tory Burch Jolie Leather Riding Boots
Black Watch flannel pajama set
Katahdin Polartec Fleece Top Misses Regular
Bose ® SoundTouch ® 10 Wireless Music System
Sweet Water Decor Boss Lady Mug
Blanket Scarf, Plaid
I like to go especially crazy for my mom. She and I are so close (think Lorelai and Rory without the Season 6 crazy), and so I always want to show her how much I appreciate her during the holidays. I’m so excited to return to California, and a big part of being home for the holidays is how special my mom insists on making them.
For mom: Leather Handle Boat and Tote
Ray-Ban Round Monochromatic Clubmaster® Sunglasses, Black/Green
Tory Burch all around zip wallet
Burberry Check Wool & Cashmere Scarf
Aerie Power Naps Sleep Mask
stila ‘eyes are the window TM – soul’ eyeshadow palette
Short Leather Stacked Heel Booties
Nike Flex Experience Run 4 Premium Women’s Running Shoes
Nike FS Lite Run 3 Womens Running Shoes
The Essential Brush Collection
‘Good Mom’ Ceramic Mug
The Emily & Meritt Scallop Statement Pinboard, Linen Ground with Gold Frame
New Friends can be tricky to buy for, but I think it’s also important to recognize, to some degree, that you’re excited to have the new friendship! Here are some small, or larger, ways to show you care.
Buying for men can be even trickier. I think men are the hardest to shop for because they, at least the men I know, never want anything! But, there are ways to show you care that are both cute and practical. My worst fear is I’ll buy something, and it’ll sit in the dark corners of their closet.
What gifts are you giving this season?