Continuing this week with more gift guides! Today I’m featuring gifts for bar and home- perfect for the hosts and foodies in your life!
Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?? I can’t believe it is only two weeks away! With that, I’m bringing back my gift guides for nearly everyone on your list. Starting today with gifts fit for the pickiest princess. But some budget friendly items mixed in too!
Summer is so much about visiting friends and celebrating the season. Chances are, you will be attending one or two parties and as any good guest who wants to be invited back a second time, you are going to need to pick out a great hostess gift. This goes beyond the obligatory bottle of wine or case of Sam’s Summer. You want something for your host/ hostess to enjoy long after the guests have left. I’ve selected a few summery gifts in a few different price points here. Everything from cute cocktail napkins to a summery coffee table book. Try to pick something you know the recipient will use- do they LOVE to garden?? Why not these cute printed gardening tools? Are they more of a grill master? How about a set of seasonings and rubs? You really can’t go wrong.
Today’s the last day of my formal gift guides (with a special surprise planned for tomorrow). I thought I would finish up by proving that you don’t need to spend a fortune to come up with a beautiful, thoughtful gift. All of these items are under 50 dollars!! So if you’re on a budget or just looking for a few extra stocking stuffers, there is still plenty to choose from.
A lot of inexpensive gifts sold during the holiday season SCREAM Christmas, so I’ve tried to include some items that aren’t just red green and silver. I’ve said before how much of a girl crush I have on Grace Coddington- her memoir hit stores recently and would be a great gift for anyone interested in fashion editorials. Also, I’m realizing as I write this how drawn I am to semi precious stones- might have something to do with my 3rd grade rock collection! But c’mon- The agate coasters are trimmed in gold, and how great is that malachite bowl???
j crew wide bangle / j crew narrow bangle / Kate Spade earrings / Jouer makeup / Deborah Lippmann / Set of 4 Agate Coasters with Gold Leaf Edge / Chic Shop Extra Small Malachite Bowl / Amethyst Quartz Votive Holder / Gold Reindeer Christmas Ornament / The Sartorialist: Closer / Grace: A Memoir / Claus Porto Mini Guest Soap S/5 Pink / Feather Collection Tray
Nick has informed me that my gift guides for guys are a bit lacking- but what can I say, not EVERYONE wants to see a gift guide full of scuba diving gear and saltwater aquarium parts (90% of Nick’s presents for the past 4 years). That being said, I think that most guys secretly dream of being Anthony Bourdain- and his book would be a great gift. And who wouldn’t love a martini shaker that also doubles as a recipe guide and drinking game all in one?! (Each die represents a different part of a drink- glass, alcohol, garnish, etc) It looks so fun- I might have to get one for myself 🙂 But if you are a guy reading this- feel free to add a comment on what you want for Christmas- you are all a mystery to shop for and us girls always appreciate new suggestions.
Jack Black ‘balm Squad™’ Lip Quad / Coach Bleecker Legacy Small Luggage Tag / Skull Candle – LA NUIT – Amber and Lavender / Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles Cookbook Strategies, Recipes, and… / Golden Nugget Christmas Ornament / Victorinox Camper Swiss Army Knife / Cigar Style / Poker / COCKTAIL DICE WITH SHAKER | Mixed Drinks & Cocktails Recipe Game |… / Brass Pyramid Pencil Sharpener / Infinite Series Bar 11 THE NIGHTCAP Cocktail Infused / Shattered Moonlight Chocolate Bar
Continuing the week with more gift guides- I hope you all have been inspired! Today I’m featuring gifts for your most athletic and artistic friends in every sort of price range.
It is often hard to shop for artists because they are SO creative- anything you give them needs to be aesthetically pleasing, well made, AND original. I love moleskin notebooks and this one is a limited edition book filled with drawings from 110 internationally renowned architects- how cool! The USA project playing cards support 54 artists from around America- each designed a different card. And of course you can’t go wrong with a print from 20×200- especially one from Jessican Craig Martin.
Colored Pencils Brass Holder Set / Random Washi Tape x 10 / by Jessica Craig-Martin 20×200 / THE USA PROJECT PLAYING CARDS | Art Cards Game Card Set |… / La Mano Dell’Architetto / The Hand of the Architect (12 x 8.5),… / La Mano Dell’Architetto / The Hand of the Architect (12 x 8.5),… / Pendant / Pantone Red / Front page / Mario Testino In Your Face
Next up are gifts for your friend who is always on the go. Although just because they are sporty- doesn’t mean they have to sacrifice the way they look or accessorize. I’m in LOVE with the Lucas Hugh stretch pants, and for those of you who hate drinking out of plastic bottles as much as I do- these glass bkr bottles have silcone sleeves protecting them for a trip to the gym. I have friends RAVING about how fun Nike Fuel bands are- and I’m not sure I buy the hype- but it might be a fun thing to do in pairs.
NIKE Vapor Jacket / Lucas Hugh stretch pants / adidas by Stella McCartney / Nike Stretch Woven Pant Men’s / Saucony Kinvara NMD Run Jacket Men’s / CS by City Sports Edge Run Top (Short Sleeve) Men’s / CS by City Sports Commuter Touch Tip Glove Men’s / Take Me With You Tote / NIKE+ FUELBAND / the bkr bottle: glass + silicone / Garmin Forerunner 210 w/ Heart Rate Monitor Women’s