Monday, November 18, 2019

Holiday Gift Guide for Him: 2019

One of the trickiest gift guides to put together--at least in this house--I enlisted the help of Matt to pick some of his favorite things, all summarized in a pretty picture, below.

1. Smokeless Firepit: This has been raved about in all corners of the internet, and I must admit, its SUPER intriguing. A smokeless firepit for the patio. S’mores, hot dogs, cozy wine nights outside, without smelling like smoke for days.  

2. G Shock Watch : It’s back, baby. This G Shock is at the top of Matt’s wish list this year.

3. Growler Set : Perfect for tailgates, or in our case, the cul de sac.

4.Crewneck Pullover: Matt already has this in blue and is wishing for the same thing in black. Looks great layered and paired with jeans or by itself with sweats.

5. Snow Joe: A huge help for tackling heavier snowfall for driveways and walkways, this machine will cut your shovel time down to minutes.

6. North Face Vest: Tried and true favorite. This is thrown on way more than a coat around here.

7. Shampoo: a great opportunity to splurge on a nicer shampoo. This one comes with amazing reviews.

8. Chukka Boots: Amazing quality, waterproof and warm. These UGGs will last for years to come.

9. Dad Jokes: I thought this would be fun for Matt and Oskar to laugh through together.

10. Bloody Knuckles Hand Cream: Being in healthcare and using hand sanitizer dozens of times a day, Matt's hands are a mess. Fragrance, paraben, dye, and phthalate free, this gets a gold star from me. Bonus: a portion of proceeds benefit U.S. Veterans.

11. Meat Thermometer : scooping this up this year to use when grilling.


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Her

'Tis the season, I don't care what anybody says. The bigger the boys get, the earlier and earlier I want to start all things Christmas because everything is just so darn magical when seen through their eyes. I've been slowly putting lists together of my favorite finds and who to give them to, naturally starting with what I know best: a holiday gift guide for her. Some of these I have, some of them I want, all of them I love. Hopefully this can give you some gifting inspo, too. You can hop back to 2018's guide if you're still short an idea or person, it's all good stuff.

1. Hunter Boots : I finally pulled the trigger on a pair for myself this year, and find myself throwing them on with just about everything now that the weather is colder. 

2. Champagne Tumblers: pretty and unbreakable, and keeps your champagne (or wine) chilled for hours.

3. Luggage Set : The set that everybody raves about in all of the sizes you’ll ever need for your travels.

4. Lipstick: Featured on the Today show as being universally flattering and a go-to for everybody.A holiday must-have.

5. Face Masks : for some moments of zen, these are always a welcome gift.

6. Disk Necklace: The prettiest layered necklace with etched disc accents.

7. UGG Slippers: The comfiest, coziest slippers you’ll ever put on your feet—I live in mine since I work from home.

8. Cold Brew Coffee Maker: Engineered to perfectly fit within your fridge shelf, this cold brew coffee maker is the best of the best with a super reasonable price tag. 

9. Hand Lettering Book: Move aside adult coloring books, hand lettering is relaxing and just downright pretty. This book will teach you all you need to know.

10. Quilted Bookbag : For hands-free trips out of the house, a bookbag is a must-have with littles, and I love this quilted pattern in black for the winter months.

11. T3 Curling Iron: the much coveted Rolls Royce of curling irons, this one comes with two interchangeable heads for bigger or smaller curls. I have the 1 1/2 inch barrel and have never used anything better.

12. Marula Oil with Jade Roller: the best gift, because it’s SO GOOD, but also a bit of a splurge. This has totally transformed my skin. Use it with the jade roller to reduce puffiness, improve elasticity, and to allow your skincare products to penetrate better.

13. Silverware: I’ve been wanting to switch over to gold silverware forever, and a new set is at the top of my wish list!





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