the guy gift guide

whoaaaaaa, it’s december! happy holidays, peeps! as promised, the other half of the gift guide. hopefully this will spark some inspiration for all the guys you may be shopping for this year.

this vest from patagonia is one that will surely be worn 100 different ways. it’s perfect under a ski coat for extra warmth, over a flannel during the changing fall seasons, and even looks classy over a dress shirt with slacks. i promise you there is nothing about this vest that your guy won’t like. my dad wears his all the time – including while visiting me at the hospital!IMG_1810

please try to find one person who doesn’t enjoy a cup of coffee or tea in the morning. half the time it’s just the ritual that people love, but, let’s be real, 90% of the time everyone needs a caffeinated pick-me-up. these mugs are the ultimate best – they keep your drink cold for almost 24 hours but will also keep it hot for almost 12! get him one of these mugs with a gift card to their favorite coffee shop and they’ll be thinking about you all day long.Screen Shot 2017-12-07 at 11.04.53 AM.png

there’s nothing worse than a pocket full of keys on one keyring that doesn’t fit nicely in a pocket. [luckily for women, we get the choice to throw said keys in a huge*ss bag]. most of the guys i know have keys to their house, their car, and then sometimes to an office, and maybe even a mailbox. needless to say, it’s a lot of keys that get in the way. this little gadget is the solution to the problem. what i especially love, is that it can be customized to the exact number of keys that you own. it’s sleek and will fit in any pocket they decide to throw it in. Screen Shot 2017-12-07 at 11.30.07 AM.png

i stumbled upon these [what look like] amazingly comfortable sweats from jcrew and i can’t help but want them for myself. there’s nothing better than coming home after a long day at work and being able to unwind in something comfortable. the best part about these is that they’re a fine line of comfort and style – if he has to leave the house in them, he won’t look like the schmuck wearing his favorite sweats outside. 😀Screen Shot 2017-12-07 at 11.38.46 AM.png

i hope you get a bit of holiday shopping inspiration from these ideas – if you have any others, please send them along!

saint valentine’s gift guide

heyooooo, happy tuesday, folks. here we are, a week away, from valentine’s day. and here i am, to help you get through the holiday in one piece. here are some amazing ideas if you’re into the gift giving part of the holiday… and if you’re not, well, you can still spoil yourself. right….?

for the ladies: 

this initial necklace from vrai&oro. it’s simple and elegant. it can be worn alone or layered with some other bling. it comes in silver, gold or rose gold. it also comes in two separate lengths, 16 or 18 inches. and for those of you who are just like me, you’ll need this chart for reference.

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this amazingly adorable card. there really isn’t anything like a handwritten note. if all you do is write a nice card, you’re in the clear – trust me. Screen Shot 2017-02-07 at 10.35.15 PM.png

this entertaining set from heath ceramics. heath has some of the best dinnerware, mugs and serveware. their pieces are timeless, albeit pricey. this entertaining set has 3 separate sized platters and 4 cute cocktail napkins – perfect for a girls night or small dinner party. Screen Shot 2017-02-07 at 11.06.32 PM.png

this vince camuto perfume. i actually bought this for myself the other day and i found it at nordstrom rack. they had a smaller bottle AND a roller ball version which i, personally, love because it’s a great way to try out a new scent without breaking the bank. Screen Shot 2017-02-07 at 11.16.27 PM.png

for the guys: 

this coffee mug. nothing says, ‘i love you’ (or even ‘i like you’) like a receptacle to hold your coffee in and he’ll think of you every time he fills it. and better yet, get him a coffee subscription or gift card to go with it.

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this pocket knife. it’s a classic and he’ll feel quite BA when he carries it. it definitely won’t break the bank either. and yes, i have already told you to buy this in my guy gift guide – so if you haven’t, now is your second chance. don’t miss out. Screen Shot 2017-02-07 at 10.48.17 PM.png

these hestra leather driving gloves. nothing will keep his hands warmer during the winter months. they’re stylish and, i mean, they look amazingly soft. here is a little reference article to help keep your gloves in tip-top shape.

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this everlane cashmere sweater. everlane has the best prices for cashmere and they don’t skimp on quality. you’ll never stop hugging the guy when he’s wearing this thing.

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regardless if your valentine is your long time significant other, your mom, or your best girlfriend i hope this guide gives you all the inspiration you need to spoil them.