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Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers Under $30

23 Dec

By Whitney

Last chance for gifts you guys!!  I threw together some of my favorites that are under $30 that can be stocking stuffers or little gifts to get someone.   So many fun little sussies on here and  none of them break the bank.  Cheers to last minute shopping!
Holiday Gift Guide - Stocking Stuffers



Cockwise from top left:  Tartan Christmas Poppers – $30 // New York Jackie:  Pictures From Her Life in the City – $20 // American Flag Key Fob – $29 // BaubleBar Pastel Pebble Strand – $15 (was $44) //  C.O. Bigelow Hand Treatment – $16 // The Grid Mini Foam Roller (NEED) – $25 // Bar10Der Bar Tool – $30 // Lilly Pulitzer Acrylic Stemless Wine Glasses (perfect for a beach house!) – $20 //  Kate Spade Gem Eraser Set (these are just too cute) – $16 // Baggu Nylon Tote – $7 // Emi jay headbands – $6 each // Hanukkah Sunglasses – $13 // Nordstrom Plus Faux Fur Slippers  – $24 // Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark Hot Chocolate (mmmm) – $16 // “Cocktail Party” Conversation Starters – $25 //  Sugar Paper Notebook – $18 // Wax Seal Kit – $15 // Henri Bendel Bow Ornament  – $24  //  Bathtub Wine Glass Holder (this is for real) – $15 // BaubleBar Gemini Pearl Ring (I have this and love it) – $28 // Adrienne Landau Rabbit Fur Earmuffs – $25 // Ban.Do Backup Charger (I know, I posted this before, but my phone dies so much these days I think this is being purchases asap) –  $30 // Williams Sonoma Vintage Cheese Knife Set – $30 //  Swedish Sea Salt Soap – $7 //Henri Bendel Travel Candle (tons of scents) – $15


Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty Version

15 Dec

By Whitney

Every girl loves a beauty product.  I don’t care how low maintenance you claim to be, no one wants wrinkles and no one wants to look at raggedy nails.   There are so many great beauty sets out there this season (a lot have sold out online so check out your Nordstroms asap) and there are a lot of great one off products to get someone that will be appreciated.  No one says “I don’t like” to a Chanel face.

Holiday Gift Guide - Beauty


Clockwise from top left:  Creme de la Mer Cream (treat yo’self) – $160 // Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick Trio (these tiny lipsticks have bows on them) – $39 // Deborah Lippman Set (perfect stocking stuffer) – $30 // Chanel Quadra Eyshadow Set (we love these and they come in lots of colors) – $61 // MAC Keepsakes Brush Set (MAC travel brushes are the best) – $53 // Nars Roman Holiday Set (lipstick, nailpolish and cheek stain) – $49 // Alexis Bittar for Sephora Liquid Gold Beauty Brush (or try the set; these brushes are works of art) – $58 // Christian Louboutin Nudes Nail Color – $50 (each) // Molton Brown Pink Pepperpod Cracker (Lauren and my favorite MB scent) – $25 // Chanel Glossimer Trio – $90 // Laura Mercier Hand Cream Set (my fav hand cream) – $27 // Kiehl’s Bath and Shower Gel (it’s a great idea to get someone giant version of a product they love.  In my case, grapefruit Kiehl’s body wash) – $25 // Molton Brown Bath & Body Treasures  – $60 // Henri Bendel 4 Piece Cosmetics Case – $98 // Lauren Conrad Beauty Book – $10 // Aerin Beauty Rose Hand & Body Creme (such a pretty bottle!) – $36 /// Tata Harper Daily Essentials Set (great way to try this amaze brand) – $68 // Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Snowflake Bottle (my fav scent in a gorge bottle) – $120

Holiday Gift Guide: Under $50

10 Dec

By Whitney

Lots of different types of gifts on this one but all (except one that snuck in there) are under $50 and won’t break the bank.  These are perfect items that keep your budgets on track but will all be appreciated!!
holiday gift guide - under $50

Clockwise from top left:  Angora Fluff Mukluk Slippers  – $50 // Mark and Graham Monogrammed Melamine Tray (comes in a ton of different colors and options) – $44 // Jonathan Adler Glitter Canister (so many fun things could go in here!) – $88 (woops) // JCrew plaid flannel sleep shorts – $36 // Gorjana Alphabet Necklace – $50 // Chuck Taylor Shoreline Sneakers – $45 // Anthropologie Faux Fur Cuff Gloves (if you want something more cozy) – $48 // CWonder Buffalo Check Cheese Knife Set – $38 // JCrew Gold Elephant Tee (you guys know my love of elephants) – $42 //  Tom Ford Nailpolish – $32 // Rebecca Minkoff Sunglasses Case (this is perfect instead of one of those giant hard cases that take up half your purse) – $50 // JCrew Plaid Shearling Cuff Slippers – $45 // Deepa Gurnari Beaded Braid Headband – $38 // Happy Plugs Earbuds – $30 //Kate Spade “Fancy Another?” Tray – $50 // Topshop Polka Dot Gloves (so Princess Kate) – $48 //Ban.Do backup iphone charger (this isn’t exciting but it’s so useful it’s an awesome gift) – $30 // Kate Spade Sailor Knot Studs (Hi, I’m a classic earring that will be worn everyday in silver/gold/rose) – $36 // Deer Plush Blankets (in lots of colors) – $38 // Dreamer Henley Pajamas (in tons of colors) – $40.  Two Henri Bendel gifts that didn’t make the collage:   Henri Bendel Classic Medium Cosmetics Bag (it’s on here because I use mine everyday and it was one of the best gifts I’ve ever received) – $48 // Henri Bendel Louie Key Fob (my mom got me this and I love it. It’s substantial enough to find but not big enough for people to see it and be like, “woah what on earth do you keep your keys on?”) – $48

Holiday Gift Guide: For Him

9 Dec


By Whitney

The toughest people on my gift list are always the men in my life.  I know you can always go with the Bose headphones or some other electronic (the iPhone 6 is always tempting since it actually fits into a dude’s hands) but I tried to get a little bit creative and find some things that are practical.   My dad was really pumped with his drone (truth) for his bday this year so really, you know them best.  Inside scoop on PP for Wednesday – gifts under $50!Holiday Gift Guide - Men


Clockwise from top left:  3-in-1 game set (I’m cold, I’d be pumped to play backgammon tonight) – $100 // Johnnie Walker Blue Bottle (that you can ENGRAVE!) – $230 // Rancourt Horsebit Loafer – $340 // Lacoste Henley Set – $209 // Hey Handsome Shaving Kit -$68  // Ray Ban Classic Wayfarers – $130 //Golf Courses: Fairways of the World Book – $109 //  Cole Haan Howland Penny Loafers (I love these too) – $100 // American Flag Needlepoint Cufflinks (I usually am not a cuff link fan but I adore these) – $55 // Lands End Monogrammed Plaid Wool Scarf (I love all of the colors) – $30 // Barbour Liddesdale Jacket (men just look so handsome in this jacket) – $190 // Harry’s Truman Shave Set (I’ve heard only great things) – $25 // Breville Mini Toaster Oven (I realize this is a really random thing on this list but let me just say, my parents got me this and I am literally obsessed. IT IS AMAZING AND IT IS A TOASTER.) – $150 // Blue Claw Weekender Bag (in olive or navy) – $375 // Fish’s Eddy Mug – $17 // Philips Sonicaire DiamondClean Toothbrush (apparently this is the greatest toothbrush of all time so we all should get involved) – $190 // Vineyard Vines Jersey 1/4 Zip  (a repeat from last year but every guy loves this) – $98.50

2014 Holiday Correspondence

3 Dec

By  Whitney

As you are all aware, I love a holiday card.  I love stationery in general but there’s nothing that makes me happier than when I sit down with Christmas music and champs and write out my holiday cards to my loved ones.  Who doesn’t love a pretty piece of snail mail???  Here are some fun ones, cute for xmas, new years, hannukah, any holiday you wish you celebrate.

holiday Cards

Top Row:  Papyrus Present Christmas Cards (it’s literally a present that is a card – set of 10) – $25 // Ugly Sweater Cards (set of 10) – $13.50 // 9th Letter Press Red Foil Bow Card – $5 // Flamingos in Winter (I mean these are so adorable and PB perfect -set of 8) – $29

Bottom Row:  Paper Source “Oy To The World” (set of 10) – $12.50 // Sugar Paper “Oh What Fun” (set of 6)- $28 // Wild Ink Vintage Ornaments (love these – set of 8) – $18 // Papyrus Glitter Knit Hat & Mittens (set of 12) – $15


Holiday Gift Guide – Under $100

2 Dec

By Whitney

My favorite time of year is officially here.  I have had my Christmas music on repeat, put lights up on my balcony and am about to decorate the tree this week!!  That also means it’s gift buying season and this is my fav part of writing a shopping blog.  Holiday gift guides are coming your way (stay tuned because there are lots of subjects from hostesses to gents to tots and lots of different price ranges) and today marks the first one.  Gifts under $100.


Holiday Gift Guide - Under $100

Clockwise from top left:  Marble Cheese Board – $98 // Cashmere Fingerless Gloves – $88 //Kate Spade Glitter Sneakers (in more fun colors here)- $80 // Mark and Graham Rocha Ring – $80 //  Pottery Barn Sherpa Robe (monogram this cozy number) – $75  // Kate Spade Camden Slippers – $85 // Sara Chloe Eva Engraved Pendant – $98 // Champagne Flutes – $80 // Cosabella 4 Piece Set – $80 // Pendleton Appetizer Plates – $62 // Henri Bendel Laundry Bags (one of my go-to gifts and now comes in a cute makeup bag)- $58 // JCrew Holiday Lights Pajamas (too too cute for xmas morning) – $87 // Iomoi Small Classic Monogrammed Tote (might be my fav thing on here) – $98 // Jonathan Adler Pig Ring Bowl – $88 // Warby Parkers (send a gift card, everyone loves these) – $95 // Hyannis Overnight Bag – $75 // Gerard Yosca Blue Drop Earrings – $100 // Pineapple Fruit Planter – $90 //  Monogrammed Stainless Steel Wine Cooler – $98 // Nixon Time Teller Watch (in all classic colors) – $95

Holiday Sparkle – Shoes Edition

10 Nov


By Whitney

Holiday collections are in full force and it’s my favorite time to shop.  So many dresses and fun shiny things to pick from but let’s start from the bottom up with your feetsies.  Kate Spade, as always, has a holiday collection that is swoon-worthy and her shoes are no exception.  Go get some sparkle!!!

Holiday Sparkle Shoes

Top Row:  MICHAEL  Michael Kors Yvonne Bootie – $190 // Kate Spade Lissie Heels – $350 // Jeffrey Campbell Dulce Heel –  $190

Bottom Row:  Tory Burch Mariel Sandal – $395 // Ted Baker Azaural Pump – $240 // Kate Spade Lovely Pump – $350

Last Minute Beauty Gifts

20 Dec

By Whitney

I’ve had a lot of last minute gift requests from men for the women in the life.  Way to leave it to the last minute, boys.  I personally think the best places to hit up when you are crunched for Christmas time are Sephora and Nordstroms.  The gift sets for beauty are just great this year and I am loving all of the below.   There are lots of options out there.  Try the Drybar gift for the hair obsessed, every girl loves a manicure (no matter how makeup adverse you think a woman is) and the amount of eye colors in some of these sets is awesome!

Holiday Beauty Sets

Top Row: Ciate Mini Mani Month Set – $58 // Drybar Blow Out in a Box (this includes an AMAZING hairdryer) – $200 // Color Basics Palette (tons of shadows, blushes and lip color) – $25 // BareMinerals Eyeshadow Set – $79

Bottom Row:  Kiehl’s Greatest Hits Gift Set (wrapped and ready to go!) – $45 // Laura Mercier “Line and Define” Eye Pencil Collection (perfect for an eyeliner junky like me) – $45 // Sephora Fragrance Sampler – $65 // Deborah Lippman Big Bang Set (or try this smaller sparkly version of this A+ polish brand) – $78

Holiday Gifts Under $30

10 Dec


By Whitney

I always find the gifts that are the most challenging are the small ticket items and stocking stuffers that you want to get just right.  These are never easy to find but hopefully our lists thus far are helping you out.  Some options from previous posts include the adorable giraffe trinket dish and I’m loving the holiday version of Anthro’s classic monogram mug.

Holiday Gifts Under $30


Clockwise from top left:  Anthro Polka dot potholders – $14 // Mint Julep Vase (I have this and use it for my pretty colored pens in at my desk) – $25  // Baublebar Ice Potpourri Earrings – $30 // Ruffled Camp Socks (these are too cute with your winter boots and leggings) – $18 // Clingnancourt Pony Holders (so sweet!) – $24 for set // Snowflake Ornament – $12 // Kate Spade Bow Push Pins (I need these for my cube!) – $24 // Trinket Tray – $18 // Christmas Photo Props (these are so great for a holiday party) – $15 // Diptyque “Baies” Candle – $28 // Henri Bendel Matches – $6 // Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies (these are the besttttt) – $20 // CB2 Pig Bookends (a repeat from last year’s list but too cute to not list again) – $30 // Links Laundry Bag (when it’s cute, maybe you won’t dread doing laundry as much) – $25 // JCrew Screen Towelettes – $6 // Umbrella Ring Dish – $8 // Kate Spade “Stowaway” Box – $30 // Kai hand cream (Lauren’s fav beauty scent)  -$19 // JCrew Pearl Bobby Pins – $12.50


Lauren’s Gift Guide – # 1

9 Dec

by Lauren

I’m calling this gift guide #1 because I know we are going to come up with many more ideas and will keep you posted throughout this wonderful holiday season.  For now – a few things off of the cuff!


MZ Wallace Quilted Tote

I have no idea what this fabric is, but I love it.



Office or home, a nice topiary is a welcome addition.


Smathers & Branson Key Ring

A really easy-breezy gift idea!


I am a total sucker for a good coffee table book – this one is next on my list.


Anything from the Ralph Lauren Royalty Bar Set is a great gift (low ball glasses, goblets, or champagne flutes) – all are a great addition to a bar set up.


Snake Opener

I just received this amazing serpent bottle opener as a gift – it’s stunning.  I highly recommend this as a great holiday surprise.


Who doesn’t love a great set of PJs?  Three J NYC is chic but cozy.  A huge thank you to Whitney for my most recent PJs!


I absolutely have to agree with Whitney – Nest Fragrances makes the best holiday candle.


I’m not even joking, the Molton Brown Pink Pepperpod scent is insane – you at LEAST need the body wash (and it makes a great gift).