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GIFT GUIDE: STOCKING STUFFERS

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We have quite the ritual when it comes to Christmas morning at my family’s house. First, we all wake up extremely early (we still believe in Santa around these neck of the woods). I normally make everyone a few cups of coffee/hot cocoa, dad starts the fireplace, and momma organizes all the presents accordingly. One of my favorite things is opening our stockings, now that I am older I only ask Santa for one small gift every year and it always ends up in my stocking (isn’t that nice of him?). We wait until all the presents have been opened and the big pile of wrapping paper is picked up. Then one by one we each open our stockings.  Normally, Santa fills each of them with our favorite things, mine contains no candy (only mint gum). Yes, I know I am weird for not liking candy, but I just have never been a fan.  Instead I can find anything from Essie Nail polish to my beloved David Yurman Bracelet (a gift from a few years back). After all the presents are opened we make pancakes and cinnamon rolls while listening to our favorite Christmas Playlist.  So I want to hear from you, what are you favorite rituals when it comes to Christmas Morning?

This Gift Guide is filled with gifts from $5-$100, check them out you will be surprised at the number of deals you can find to fill anyone’s stocking!

SHOP THE GUIDE: STOCKING STUFFERS

Forever 21 Head Wrap / Lulu Frost for J.Crew Shoe Clips /Rodin Lip Balm /Essie Luxeffects Top Coat /Mini Capri Candles from Anthropologie / BanDo Bobbi Pins from Waiting on Martha / Fair Isle Socks / Lulu Frost Lucky Number Key Chain / Inslee Thank You Cards / Kate Spade Notebook Set / Cosabella Undies / Kate Spade USB drive

 

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GIFT GUIDE: FOR THE LITTLE ONES

While I do not have kids of my own yet, I do have lots of little friends I will be buying gifts for this year.  Baby and kid gifts are just too fun because there are so many great options at all different price points.  

When I was little, every year I had to pick one big item to donate to charity during Christmas. There was one year in particular I will never forget. I decided that year, my bike would be the thing I would give away. So the week before Christmas, my dad took me down to the homeless shelter and I gave my favorite pink bike with a big red bow to a little 8 year old girl.  While this may have been her only present that year, it is a memory I will have for the rest of my life and it will be something I will pass onto my kids. The second part of the story, is that year Santa I would bring me a brand new big girl bike (of course it was pink).  

GIFT GUIDE: FOR THE LITTLE ONES

HUNTER Rain Boots in Glossy Pink / Serena and Lilly Pillow / Fuddlewuddle Mouse Stuffed Animal / Play Mat / Nike Free 5.0 / J.Crew Stripe Onsies / Instagram Toy Camera / Honest Teething Ring / Olivia Book / Land of Nod Teepee / Sock Set / Sophie la Girafe 

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GIFT GUIDE: UNDER $100

 

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With Cyber Monday just a few hours away, I thought another gift guide was in order.  Since I try not to go too overboard when it comes to gifts, $100 is typically my limit when it comes to family gift exchanges. Here are a few of my top picks under $100 for everyone in your fam!

SHOP THE GUIDE: UNDER $100

FOR HER

FOR HIM

FOR THE KIDDOS

 

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GIFT GUIDE: GIFTS UNDER $50

 

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When it comes to buying gifts for friends or brothers and sisters, sometimes it it not necessary to break the bank.  I am all about gifts with a sentimental value or just something the person really wants and they maybe would not buy themselves. So here it is a full gift guide of things under $50.  Enjoy!

SHOP THE GIFT GUIDE

Bauble Bar Necklace ($42)Free Shipping and Returns! / Merci Note Cards with Envelops ($24.50)– 25% off entire purchase / Cally Slippers ($36.95) / GAP Cashmere Gloves ($49.95)– Extra 20% off purchase using GAPLOVE/ C.Wonder Cheetah Case ( $35 ) / Polka Dot Socks ($10.50) – All Happy Socks are on SALE / Inital Key Chain ($24) / POP Phone ($20) / Tory Burch Blush Brush ($48) / Deborah Lippman GIRLS Nailpolish Set ($45) / Gojana and Griffin Jewelry Roll ($45) / Classic White Converse ($44.95)

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GIFT GUIDE: BEAUTY BABE

 

Some of my favorite gifts are the practical ones. I love giving and receiving beauty products during the Holidays. Not only are they kind of expensive (for the good stuff) but it is something I really just dislike buying. My mom always spoils me with a stocking full of new nail polishes instead of candy.   Since they are small, beauty gifts seem to make the best stocking stuffers (don’t worry, I have an entire Stocking Stuffer Guide for next week with lots of great, wallet friendly ideas) and really who doesn’t love making someone feel pretty. I will definitely be spoiling myself with a few things on this list! 

SHOP THE GUIDE: BEAUTY BABE 

Mario Badescu Starter Kit / Tory Burch Parfum Spray / Dry Bar Hairdryer / Bliss Body Butter Lotion Set / J.Crew Neon Hair Ties / BB Hope in a Jar Cream / Deborah Lippman ‘Big Bang’ Set / Detox Dry Shampoo / Nars Blush-Bronzer / Aveda Hairbrush / NARS Lip Satin / Crystal Headband 

 

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Check out the other A Dash of Details Gift Guides: Gift Guide: For Her / Gift Guide: For Him / Gift Guide: In the Gym Bag 

GIFT GUIDE: FOR HIM

 

Today is the day I am sure all of you have been waiting for! The Gift Guide: For Him. More particularly the boyfriend, husband, etc.  Next week, I will be posting an enitre Gift Guide for those lucky dads, I have found they are the most difficult to shop for (Well, at lease mine is!) So without further adeu some great finds at all different price points. Make sure to browse around and hopefully you will find something good to check that man off your list! 

SHOP THE GUIDE

The Monocle Guide to Better Living / Griffin Bracelet / Nike Free Run / Daniel Wellington Watch and bands / Han Kjøbenhavn™ timeless sunglasses / Baldwin Henley Slim Jeans (these will change his life!) / iPhone knit gloves / Buffalo Check Slim Shirt / Baldwin x Gap KC Cap / ‘Zinken’ Headphones / East Dane Bracelet / Minnetonka Moccasin Slippers / Buffalo Check Scarf / Marled Socks / Sea Salt Soap 

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GIFT GUIDE: FOR THE GYM BAG

We all know a few people in our lives that love working out or even better have an extremer healthy lifestyle (that you are completely envious of),so candy and hot cocoa mugs are completely out of the picture for these healthy savvy ones.  Here are a few picks that will even make you want to go to the gym (why wait until the new year to start!) 

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Lo and Sons OMG Bag / Gap Fit Stripe Tee / Workout Socks / Magic Carpet Yoga Mat / Gap Adjustable Sports Bra / Fusion Fitness Dream Body DVD / Nike SportWatch / Jawbone Bracelet / Pure and Good Yoga Pants / Blue Print Juice Cleanse / BRK Water Bottles / Nike Flykit Lunar Shoes 

 

GIFT GUIDE: FOR THE HOSTESS

With Thanksgiving only a little over a week away, now is the perfect time to pick up a sweet gift for the host of your big meal or those upcoming Holiday parties. Whether it it be a family member or a friend, a little gift goes a long way to say how thankful you are for their hospitality.  

SHOP THE GUIDE

C.Wonder Cheese Board ($38) / Johnathan Adler Match strike ($42) / Laduree Entertaining ($39) / Pinot Water Bottle ($48) / Lip Tease Mug ($25) / Diptyque Candle Set ($84- divide and give 3 gifts!) / Coaster Set ($15) / Black Ice Stones / Pie for All Plate ($23) / It’s All Good Cook Book ($22) / #Bonappetit Platter ( $14) / Waiting on Martha Deer Wine Stopper ($8) 

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GIFT GUIDE: FOR THE JET SETTER

Do you have someone in your life that is constantly jetting off to a new city or even country multiple times a year?  With Patrick and I being apart, some of these gifts are a must for the long airplane rides ( and when I say long, I mean only 2 hours hah).  

Urban Ears / Tory Burch Tote / Warby Parker Glasses / Passport Cover / iPad Mini / Cashmere Scarf / 36 Hours- European Edition / Joie Flats / Graphic Image Luggage Tag 

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GIFT GUIDE: STOCKING STUFFERS

In our family stockings are kind of a big deal. Since none of us really like candy or chocolate, “Santa” has to get really creative in order to fill the stockings every year.  Here are a few fun gifts that I think any girl would love to recieve: 

Madewell Bow Necklace / Coach Tassle Key RingKate Spade iPhone Case / Tory Burch Jewelry Case / Essie’s Holiday Collection / J Crew Camp Socks / Diptyque Candle Set / Coal Chewing Gum (for the naughty ones) / L’Occitane Lotion / Leather Gloves / Sleep Shorts 

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