18 November 2019

Look No further: 15 perfect gift ideas

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Look no further: 15 gift ideas

I’m so excited to share with you some of my personal all-time favorite things!  Since we’re in the gift giving season, I call them “gift ideas,” but really, why not also treat yourselves before the holidays? I own all of these myself, and they are either practical or bring a little joy every single day. After touring a favorite Portland spot called Providore Fine Foods, I was reminded of how exciting it is to discover new things.  So, my hope is that you will be inspired to either buy yourself a little something special, or cross some gift giving off your list!

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One // Blue and White Chinese Jars –  These are sprinkled all over my house, and they make us all so happy!  They look beautiful when empty, but they are often filled with branches or flowers cut from my garden, or a seasonal plant.  These jars are everywhere lately, but several of my own come from Wisteria. If you aren’t into blue and white, they have solid white and those are equally as beautiful.

Two // Cashmere Blanket – A true luxury, these cashmere blankets from Williams Sonoma Home will get plenty of use around your house. Super soft and available in the prettiest colors, they’re perfect for accessorizing and even better for snuggling up! Sometimes you can even find them on sale.

Three // Rose Hand Soap – I used to drive across town to purchase this soap, way before the Amazon years 😊  So, imagine my surprise when my favorite retailer started carrying this line of hand soaps!  I love the rose (partly due to the pretty pink writing) but all the scents are really nice. Pick one and I’m sure you’ll love it.  And, you can find refills on Amazon!

Four // Candles – You might be getting tired of how much I talk about candles, but they’re truly my little indulgence.  Favorites include Santal 26, Baies, and Jo Malone.  Oh, and I just tried this one by Boy Smells … you will love it!

Five // Italy – I’ve been collecting coffee table books for years. When I spotted this book on Italy while roaming around Anthropologie, I knew it was coming home with me.  Gray Malin is an incredible photographer, and this book will have you dreaming of the Amalfi Coast. On the opening page, Gray is standing against the cutest VW bug that he borrowed from Hotel Poseidon, the charming hotel where we stayed in Posiitano. You can buy the book here too. Read more here!


More gift favorites!

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Six // Bra and Panties – The Natori Feathers bra is the number one seller for a good reason.  It’s a little sexy, works with every top you own, and comes in several really pretty colors.  Pick up a matching Natori thong, and you’ll feel good under all your beautiful clothes!  And, if you’re in the gifting mode, most everyone loves new bras and panties.

Seven // Charlotte Tilbury Kidman’s Kiss – This is my every day lipstick, and I always get compliments! Try it with a Chanel gloss for just the right amount of shine.

Eight // AG Denim Jacket – I can’t imagine a wardrobe without a great denim jacket. This one is soft, super comfy due to a little stretch, and an absolute must-have for anyone, any age!

Nine // Santal 33 Perfume – Another absolute favorite, and something I wear most every day.  Since it’s unisex, your favorite guy can wear it too.  It’s the perfect gift for someone special …. or for yourself.  Don’t forget the lotion, it’s pretty amazing too.

Ten // Gucci Sunglasses – If you’ve followed me for awhile, you may have noticed I’m wearing these sunglasses in most photos.  I try branching out to other styles, but these are always the ones I end up wearing. There’s something about black sunnies that add extra glamour to every outfit!


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Eleven // Poppy Finch Necklace – I haven’t taken mine off in months! This necklace makes the perfect gift.  The chain is really sparkly, and it’s pretty with everything.

Twelve // Tissue Weight Cashmere Scarf – I recommend everyone own one of these scarves. It’s thin enough to take traveling, (perfect for the flight) and no matter the season, it adds just the right amount of warmth on chilly days. Pick a new color, or stick with the basic black.  You can’t go wrong!

Thirteen // Pottery Barn Flameless Candles – I’ve written about these candles before because this is something EVERYONE should own!  I’m not suggesting they should replace votive candles.  I’m suggesting that you  incorporate these with real candles, perhaps up on mantles or in hard to reach spots, and I promise … no one will know they aren’t real!  AND they come with a remote.

Fourteen // Mother Dazzler Jeans – If you purchase one pair of jeans — either for yourself or as a gift — let it be Mother ‘”Dazzler” jeans. They are a flattering fit on everyone, and are a slim straight leg style which is quite fashionable at the moment. These are now available in several washes too!

Fifteen // Packing Cubes – I shouldn’t have saved these for last, because they are SO GOOD!  As a matter of fact, they’re kind of life changing. It’s crazy how much fits in each cube, and how organized you will feel when traveling. Try these for your next trip.  I also purchased these from Amazon for my kids!


Thank you for reading! xo

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