Holiday Gift ideas


Being a "stylist, personal shopper, blogger" you would think I would be all about telling you what to buy. Around the holidays it is hard not to get carried away with all the sales and cute holiday items - all of which have you going over your holiday budget. This holiday season don't over extend yourself. The holidays should be about getting to see and spend time with your friends and family. Versus running around stressed and broke trying to ensure everyone has a gift they don't need. Less is more. Below are my holiday gift ideas that I believe get used and enjoyed, not donated. Kitchen Aid Artisan Mini- This model is 20% smaller and 25% lighter. Great for the city dweller. It made the list because it's on my list! A wonderful gift for someone who likes to cook & bake in smaller batches. So many attachments, so many possibilities for future add-on gifts.

Angel Hair Necklace- Jewelry that can be worn everyday is my type of jewelry. I am a  big fan of Catbird, and own several pieces that I never take off. If you are looking for jewelry to make someone feel special - a bracelet, ring, earrings, or necklace - anything from Catbird will make your fashion forward friend smile.

YSL Volupte' tint-in-oil -Pricey to say the least and worth every penny. This is a lip tint that both smells and feels delicious on your lips, leaving only a hint of color. I love it and can be purchased at Sephora {I like buying cosmetics at Sephora because they take returns with out hassling}

Amazon Echo- My husband is fixated with it. If your tech-ie doesn't owe it, they want to.

Skin Care- This is something that everyone should do for themselves but most don't. Taking care of your skin can be expensive. I have had companies send me free stuff and my skin really does show and feel the difference. My sister sell's Rodan + Fields and I actually use it.  The gift of skincare is for the person who takes care of everybody else instead of themselves. [show_shopthepost_widget id="2215487"]

Polaroid + extra film- For the tween that loves snapchap. This is a Polaroid for the savvy, and its compatible with your smartphone. You can do many tricks like adding graphics to the photo.

Stendig Calendar- This giant calendar lives in my office. Makes a great white elephant gift and is so big it is impossible not to use. It is the type of gift that people will buy it for themselves year after year.

Away Travel- I am obsessed with my new carry-on! If you know someone that is particularly organized (like myself) or travels often, this luggage is going to make that person enjoy packing (because really who likes packing?). I am ga-ga over all the compartments. I have the bigger of the two carry-on options. Away travel comes in a different sizes and colors.