Gifts For Men

Gifts For Men

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Today I wanted to share my top picks for gifts for men. Whether it’s a significant other, brother, brother-in-law, or father, I think all of my picks work. Somehow, most of my picks ended up with a travel theme, but alas, travel materials are something most of the men I know don’t buy for themselves, so would be great gifts, especially if you have travel planned in the new year! When I need gifts for men, I got to Mark and Graham or Kiel James Patrick, pretty much exclusively. Continue reading “Gifts For Men”

Gifts for the Home/Hostess

Gifts for the Home/Hostess

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Are you heading home for the holidays or attending a series of holiday parties? You’ll need the perfect gift for your hostess. Are you interested in giving someone a gift for their home? Then this is the gift guide for you! I love home decor and I think a simple home decor item can be the perfect gift for hostesses or a parent or sibling. Continue reading “Gifts for the Home/Hostess”

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and you still have plenty of time to get something for the special someone in your life. If you’re single, you can get a Galentine’s Day gift for your favorite gal pal(s)! I wanted to share my top picks for Valentine’s Day inspired gifts.

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Winking Beanie | Heart Wallet |Silk Scarf | Calvin Klein Set | KJP stripe bracelet | KJP Pearl bracelet | Lips Phone Case | Pink Phone Case | Hearts Phone Case | Ted Baker Cosmetic Bag | Burberry Heart Scarf | Love Potion Travel Mug | Chloe Love Perfume | Pink Lipstick | Red Lipstick | Red Nail Polish | Red Glitter Studs 

Some of the items I included are bigger splurges for longer relationships, and others are small ways to show you care! I believe you should show the people in your life that you care about them everyday, but on Valentine’s Day, you can do a little something extra!

Callie leigh

Gift Guide: Christmas 2016

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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.CrewBaubleBar ‘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
Herringbone Weekender
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

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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
Leather gloves
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

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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.

Boston, Massachusetts Calligraphy Map Art Print
J.Crew ‘Edie’ Ruffle Top
Argento Vivo Personalized Large 3-Initial Letter Monogram Necklace
Artisan Crafted Majolica Ceramic Bird Mugs (Pair), ‘Owl Hospitality’
Plaid Flannel Fringe Scarf for Men
Kate Spade New York – Ready Set Bow Bangle Bracelet
Cable crewneck sweater with ruffle sleeves

Screen Shot 2016-11-08 at 1.35.22 PM.pngBuying 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.

Waxed Canvas Laptop Sleeve
Leather bottoms-up flask
Wool-blend tech gloves
Classic Gift Set
Bean’s Cuffed Beanie Men’s
Heavyweight flannel shirt
Men’s Tek Gear® Fleece Crew Sweatshirt

What gifts are you giving this season?

Callie leigh

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas


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Mother’s Day is coming up soon, and so I wanted to put together a quick gift guide for all the mother’s you need to get something for. Before I share my ideas for gifts, however, I wanted to share a few thoughts about my own mother. I don’t really get to see her on Mother’s Day anymore because of school, but I always call her and try to get her something nice. My mom and I are best friends (think Lorelei and Rory, Gilmore Girls fans!). We have an open, honest relationship and we genuinely love spending time together. Most of my coming summer will be spent with my mom before I move across the country, so I’m looking forward to that! I love her dearly, and know that the coming months will be extra special! Okay, on to the gift guide:

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Cravings Cookbook for the mom who loves to cook | Flats for the mom always running errands | Chunky Floral Necklace for the mom who is always positive | Beach Bag for the mom who loves summer | Baseball Cap for the mom who walks the neighborhood | Tory Burch Wristlet for the mom who is your style icon | Kate Spade candle for the mom who loves her home | Tory Burch iPhone case for the mom always making appointments | Tory Burch perfume for the mom who doesn’t treat herself!

My favorite color for spring is Blush! A lot of the above items come in other colors, but I love the blush color, and so does my mom! Hope this helps inspire your Mother’s Day shopping, and that the mother in your life appreciates the gift!


Callie leigh

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: Gentlemen

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When I’m in a relationship, my favorite part of Valentine’s Day is getting a cute gift for my beau. I wanted to compile my top picks for the men this year, even though I’m not buying for anyone.Screen Shot 2016-01-26 at 3.40.54 PM.png

Daniel Wellington Watch | Harding Lane Baseball Cap | Patagonia Pullover | Comfy Socks | A Good Read | A Shaving Kit | A Fitbit | A Nautical Wallet | Wine Opener/Bottle Opener | Razor | Record Player

What are your favorite picks for men? What’re you buying your guy?

Callie leigh

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: Ladies

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It’s been a bit of a whirlwind of Jan Term… I didn’t even realize that January was almost over until last weekend. But, with February comes Valentine’s Day. I wanted to gather up my favorite gift ideas for her. I like Valentine’s Day gifts, and sometimes I get something small for my friends to show them I appreciate them. Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be just about couples… you can also show your love for your friends or family!
Anyway, below are my top picks for gifts for her.
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Kate Spade Purse | Bobbi Brown blush | J. Crew PJs set | Pearl Necklace | Pearl Earrings | Monogram Bracelet | Patagonia Pullover | Kate Spade Journal | Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment (seriously the BEST) | Daily Leather Zip Pouch | Weekender | Swell Water Bottle | Pink iPhone Case

What are your favorite picks for V-Day gifts?

Callie leigh

Gifting Guide: Sister / Best Friend

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The most fun and hardest people to shop for are my sister and best friends. We all have really different tastes, so it’s hard to find something I know they will love. I always have fun shopping for them, however, because I get to look for things that aren’t necessarily my personal style, but I still really love. I also see it as a challenge, and I love a good challenge. I’ve put together a little gifting guide with items that I think are the perfect gift, whether big or small, for your best friend or sister! Some combination of the gifts would be even greater!My Screen Shot 2015-11-21 at 8.59.01 PM

My Top Picks:

Pom Pom Hat: A cute pom-pom hat is not only a cute gift, but it is practical too. If you live somewhere cold, a good beanie is a must. This gift will be useful on a daily or weekly basis!

Leather Gloves: I love a good pair of gloves. Though I live where we don’t really need gloves, I still really want to a good pair of leather gloves at some point!

Monogram Mug: I love this gold mug. It encompasses the holiday spirit, but can be used for morning coffee year-around. I think a mug is a great gift if you don’t want to do something too big, but still want to give something nice.

A good sweater in a warm, vibrant color | Sturdy coat in a velvety cream | Festive and Comfy Socks | A pom-pom beanie | Duck Boots (because they’re adorable) | Red beanie just in time for the end of the holiday season | Cozy Scarf | Coffee Table Book about Coffee | Beautiful and Simple necklace | Red Hot clutch | Monogram mug in GOLD | Sparkly Gold Slippers | Camel leather gloves | Tartan Sleep Mask | Cream Bucket Bag | Frasier Fir Candle (smells literally like Christmas)

What’s your go-to gift for a sibling or friend?

Callie leigh

Father’s Day Gift Guide

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As you probably know, Father’s Day is coming up quickly. I wanted to share a quick gift guide to help with any Father’s Day gift needs for people who, like me, wait until the week before to buy gifts. My dad is seriously tough to shop for. He never requests anything, but also doesn’t have anything that he really really wants (except maybe a bag to crush in to use for martinis). Having some kind of gift guide or idea board helps me formulate ideas!
father's day gift guide Tom Ford Sunglasses | Polo | Button Down | Board Shorts | Cologne | Watch | Belt

What’re you getting the father in your life?

Callie leigh