GIFT GUIDE: BOOKS


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GIFT GUIDE: GO FOR THE GOLD

GOLD is all the rage.  from foo dogs to staplers, here is a guide to all my go-to gold gifts.
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ornament - on sale and addl 30 % off code JINGLE

2. glitter teaspoon - perfect stocking stuffer - 20% off code HELPMESANTA
5. love my iconic adler zebra dish - 20% off code HELPMESANTA
7. TB tote bag - on sale!
9. fun gift for your fave college gal OR mom-  glitter handbag flask 
10. the harry allen gold piggy is one of the best gifts i'v ever received - so stunning! 
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11. bling ring - on sale!
12. cheese knives - great hostess gift- 30% off
13. fabulous highball glasses - 30% off - pair these with a bottle of veuve and you're "golden"
15. all that glitters candle - 20% off code: HELPMESANTA
17. sugar paper coasters - GREAT stocking stuffer - 20% off code: HELPMESANTA
18. tod's gold loafers - ahem, yes, please
20. jonathan adler holiday candle - this smells amazing and is selling out fast!
21. girl's heart of gold shirt - 30% off code JINGLE
23. my girls LOVE these tiara headbands! 30% off code JINGLE
24. this stapler would look purty on my desk - fun stocking stuffer and . . . 
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25. gold foo dogs - worship!

*hurry, today is the last day for 20% off code HELPMESANTA at one of my favorite shoppes waiting on martha

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STOCKING STUFFERS: LITTLE GIRLS

same rules apply for stocking stuffers as my GIFT GUIDE FOR LITTLE GIRLS 
i'm determined not to enter a store for the next 9 days {except for sweet treats!} so i'll be stuffing with the following - free shipping on all!
1. best water bottle evah comes in kiddo size - 30% off with code JINGLE
2. the girlies are going to love this winter charm necklace {also 30% off code JINGLE}- especially since santa is bringing them the ice skates on their list
3. Spot-it is a the perfect sized game for the stocking and obvs the frozen edition is their fave
5. It's all about the accessories. Never too many mittens and these cupcake ones are sure to be a hit. {only 12 dollar! and free shipping}
6. remember pin art?  can't resist for nostalgia purposes.
7. Princess crayons - need i say more?
8. Tapefitti keeps my girls busy for hours.
9. never too many hats either - love this hello hat for 8 dollars!
10. the perfect bow - going to use this as a ploy for them to wear ON Christmas - clearly that's why Santa put it in the stocking.
11. we love to collect ornaments over the years - thinking this lollipop one is adorbs.  {will throw in a  matching real lollipop}
13. hair ties - another thing we can't have too many of!
14. these lip gloss rings are a bad idea.  it's happening anyway.

* womp.  seems #2 is sold out - going with this rope necklace instead.

happy stuffing!
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GIFT GUIDE: FOR HER


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GIFT GUIDE: BOYS & GIRLS

{who doesn't love pandas?}
4. SIMON

GIFT GUIDE: LITTLE DUDES

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GIFT GUIDE: LITTLE GIRLS

it's so tempting to buy our kids EVERYTHING for Christmas because it's truly the most wonderful time of the year through the eyes of a child and their excitement is infectious, but when January rolls around and they are 'bored' and there's a zillion cheap toy parts laying around the party is ovah.  so our approach is to mix things that are practical {boots/slippers/sports equipment} and/or will truly stand the test of time {books/collectibles} - or just really keep them busy in a positive way.  so here we go!
{i must admit my girls are not too psyched to get clothes as presents these days.  they want that shit just to magically appear in the drawers . . . unless . . . it is sparkly!}
{these are legit on C & P's list to santa} 
LOVE the idea of matching jammies to the book!
classic game with a twist.  this will inspire family time. HF loves princesses.
7. BOO
C & P have dranken the BOO juice. at least he doesn't take up a lot of room.
these beautiful renditions of the classics are the gifts that will keep on giving.
never too young to teach our girls the importance of a healthy mind & body
love these collectible animals.
these are heinous, obvs, but the girls need their frozen fix and i'd rather have it with something practical then a toy.  they are going to go BONKERS over these.
more light-up footwear AND unicorns = happy happy girls.
sorry not sorry - we heart barbie.
better than a drum set 
did my research and "crash" and "booboo" crawford should actually be able to handle these bad boys.  in theory.

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STOCKING STUFFERS FOR HER: 10 UNDER 100

stockings aren't just for shits and giggles kicks.  this time needs to be taken seriously and used to replenish important consumables - like skincare products and candles.  i STAND BY the ones posted here as tried and true.
{take note HF - i'm out of #1, 5 & 6}

don't forget to mix it up and choose from the other stocking stuffer gift guides

except for those of you HORSEFACE that need to make up for a last minute stint to walgreen's on december 24th 2013 - you can provide one of each, please

STOCKING STUFFERS FOR HER: 50 AND UNDER


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STOCKING STUFFERS FOR HER: 20 FOR 25 & UNDER

say tuned for 3 more STOCKING STUFFER FOR HER posts . . .
10 for 50-100 dollars
and DREAM STUFFERS {ahem, yes, please}
rule of thumb is to mix it up with high/low items, and don't forget to strategically stuff.  save the best for last!

those in need of a new stocking this year check this one out!
  

4. PENS
{these are genius - for the years a new pair of UGG's isn't on Santa's list}
11. SMILE MATCHES
12. VOTIVE
{amaze packaging}
14. BEST BOOK EVAH TO KEEP TRACK OF FLEETING MOMMY MOMENTS

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STOCKING STUFFERS: DUDES

5. LEATHER SOUNDERS AKA FONCY CROAKIES
15. COMB
17. LEATHER CARD BOX *FREE GIFT WRAP AND MONOGRAMMING
18. TIE
19. I LIKE TO HIDE THE MOSTEST SPECIALEST SOMETHING IN THE BOTTOM OF THE STOCKING. THESE LOCKET CUFFLINKS ARE A FRONT RUNNER.

HAPPY STUFFING!
DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE FULL HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR DUDES HERE.

GIFT GUIDE : DUDES


here's some gift ideas for the men in your life.  
*these are all HFA (horseface approved)
except for #10 - he's "not a big frisbee guy" whatever the hell that means

1. Can't go wrong with this cashmere skull cap from mark & graham. 
2. These s'well water bottles are the absolute best!  I live for mine and now horseface wants his own.
3. This gal likes to get a little sentimental once in awhile.  No better time to update the desk pics with this beautiful leather binded frame {free shipping & monogramming!}
4. Dudes love vintage Ts - my dude happens to love the Pats, and cannot get enough of this one.
5. I'm trying to class up man town with this personalized wall-mounted opener.  There is no doubt our household will get use out of this. . . a lot.
6.  HF has been sweating the GoPro since it came out.  This is the latest and greatest model.
7. HF was all fired up for this blutooth compatible Bose speaker.  Can't wait to bitch at him for blaring his jam bands everywhere we go.  {comes in lots of cool colors}
8. Dudes love bonobos.  end of story.  
9. In my opinion, we have way too many outerwear/fleeces/jackets/bettersweaters floating around but this one is on his list this year.
10. Said frisbee.
11. Gotta love that Vans are back.
12. I just can't preach enough about FNL.  We've obvs already seen it but anyone who hasn't NEEDS to buy this for their dude.  It's life-changing and this is a great price for the complete series.  BEST. GIFT. EVAH.
13. This Kiehl's gift set is great for any man grooming needs.
14. Apparently bourbon is all the rage.  These personalized football lowball glasses are perfect for bourbon consumption during the big game.  {LAST DAY TO ORDER IS DECEMBER 10TH, ahem, TODAY}
15. I'm a huge fan of Mantry.  Check this awesome gift subscription out for the dude who has everything.

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CHRISTMAS JAMMIES FOR GIRLS

ONE OF MY FAVE HOLIDAY TRADITIONS IS GIFTING THE GIRLS NEW CHRISTMAS JAMMIES ON CHRISTMAS EVE.  LOVING ALL THESE CUTE OPTIONS.  I'M CROSSING THIS OFF THE LIST TODAY SINCE THEY ARE ALL ON SALE.  TGIBF! 
{GOING WITH THE GOLD BOWS}
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TOP 10 TUESDAY: SHOPBOP WISHLIST

SOMEONE QUICK TELL HORSEFACE TO KNOCK OUT MY CHRISTMAS LIST IN A HOT MINUTE ON SHOPBOP TODAY.  {I'LL SETTLE FOR JUST #5}
OR THESE . . .

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GIFT GUIDE: FRENCHIE LOVERS

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TOP TEN {THURSDAY?} : THANKSGIVING

here's the TOP TEN THINGS I MEANT TO POST ON TOP TEN TUESDAY IN ANTICIPATION OF THANKSGIVING and seeing as I can't get my days straight I'm slightly nervous about pulling this all together.  here's what my chaotic brain is telling me is "the plan"

1. PLACE CARDS - As much as I "wish" that I did, I just don't have it in me this year to recreate the DIY wishbones from the glorious SMP living, so i am going to buy a mix of wishbone and feather ornaments to use as napkin holders and place cards.  these will also serve as a take home favor for guests to hang on their tree for the holiday season.
2. SERVEWARE - seeing as we just moved, it's tough to find anything when we are actually looking for it.  I guarantee the carving set is buried in the furthest part of the garage so I'm tempted to buy a few gold pieces that i've been wanting anyway and using the move as an excuse. {for the thousandth time}
3. TABLE SETTING - Love the chalkboard table runner.  Going to grab one for the kids table, too.  And the gold confetti place mats are festive and disposable and will be the perfect backdrop for our china.  I need a bit of color and these serena & lily napkins are just the soft hues I am looking for {and on sale!}  also i'm obsessed with anything velvet, so warm and inviting so will be using velvet ribbon wherever i see fit.
4. COCKTAILS - obviously my favorite part of Thanksgiving is drinking spending time with loved ones.  Going to whip up these two festive cocktails this year while I let everyone else stress over the meal.
5. CENTERPIECES - I'm not messing around with anything here.  headed straight to the profesh.  sending these images to my dear flores mantilla and having her work her magic.  it's such a bountiful and beautiful time of year and I love the beauty and warmth of these arrangements.
6. FROMAGE - again, while I let everyone else sweat the meal, I will be picking out some of my fave American cheeses to nibble on while drinking spending time with loved ones. If you aren't lucky enough to have a fabulous local cheese monger like Dougie at Shubie's you can still order the bestest Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog.  delish.
7. CANDLELIGHT- is the key to warm and inviting table!  I love the mix of soft color and golds and always have my ana's striped tapers on hand.
8. MY OUTFIT - will feature elasticized waist pants, most likely in the form of fleece leggings and a super cozy relaxed sweater and my minnetonka boots.  It's all about being comphy and cozy on turkey day.  I won't even have to unbutton my pantelones when the tryptophan - cocktail combo catches up with me.  This ensemble is perfect for a quick snooze on the couch during whatever that game is that everyone watches on TV on Thanksgiving 
9. MY GIRLS' OUTFITS- want them to be cozy and comphy but also look adorbs. {no effing elsa nightgowns!}
love these from crewcuts.  and the glitter moccasins are amaze.
10.  I WILL NOT forget the most important thing to do on THANKSGIVING.
so so SO much to be thankful for. 

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YANKEE SWAP: GIFTS UNDER 20

we are so excited to be going to a december wedding this year.  the rehearsal dinner which will feature a yankee swap {with a 20 dollar limit}.  yankee swap gifts should be festive, amusing, preferably nice . . . oh and/or practical aaaand unisex, ideally all of the above - no easy task!
i so hope my mom gets the baking with my homies cookie stamps- she would love those.
merry swapping!
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BLOOMIE'S FRIENDS & FAM CON'T

feeling guilty shopping for myself so crossing some gifts off the list from the bloomie's sale
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BLOOMIE'S FRIENDS & FAM

baby, it's cold outside so i'm inside shopping the bloomingdale's friends & family sale.  i want everything.  it's a problem.  i've been on lockdown with the 'drobe allowance because of the new home but i'm calling off the spending freeze just for today. {don't tell horseface}
first i'm shopping some holiday party looks.

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GIFT GUIDE: CANDLES

party season is upon us. candles are my go-to hostess gift. {and teacher gift, and friend gift and neighbor gift, etc.}  that being said, i'm a self-proclaimed candle snob and not any piece off the home goods shelf will do.  the following are my very fave tried and true festive candles. {ahem, i LOVE receiving these as well}  
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TOP TEN TUESDAY : OSCAR DE LA RENTA & SARAH JESSICA PARKER

TOP TEN SJP & OSCAR MOMENTS





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what a gorgeous friendship