Hi babes! My Mother’s Day Gift Guide was a hit with all of you so I wanted to bring back a little gift guide series for the holiday shopping season! If you missed my Mother’s Day post you can check it out here, I shared a lot of ideas for the ladies in your life (or yourself 🙂 ), all of which would still be great gift options this time of year.
And below is my new holiday gift guide including all the things I’m loving right now. You’ll find options in several categories, but covering lots of travel, home, and gifts for people on the go! #momlife 🙂 I hope you find something you love for yourself or someone on your list, happy shopping!
First up are these clear travel cases. I love that they’re clear because they’re perfect for air travel — say goodbye to putting all of your 3 oz. bottles in a Ziploc 🙂 I also like them for everyday use because the shape allows everything to lay flat and the clear sides allow you to see the contents quickly and easily. They come in a variety of neutral colors (gimme all the neutrals!) which would coordinate well with other existing makeup / travel accessories. Also, something unique about this brand is that they have entire sections on their website dedicated to clear bags that are TSA and Stadium compliant.
Next up is this weekender by Cuyana. They make such beautiful pieces, I have their makeup bags (featured in the Mother’s Day Gift Guide post here) and I love them. I’ve been eyeing this weekender because with a kiddo we’re never going ANYWHERE empty handed 🙂 That seems to be especially true during the holidays when we’re spending a lot of time at families’ homes, so having an easy bag to pack sleepover baby essentials (along with a few things for mom and dad) makes the holiday juggle a little more manageable.
Next up is the Hydro Flask. I bought one of these a few months ago and love it! I use it mostly for water, but it will also keep drinks hot/warm longer. I do want to mention that they have a wide mouth option that offers a reusable straw cap (the regular mouth version doesn’t) and I’m wishing mine worked with that cap. And for those mamas out there, they make one for the kiddos that has a flip-straw on the cap for easy access/drinking and less spills.
Next up is this luggage piece I’ve been eyeing! I’m in desperate need of a smaller piece of luggage. My hubby bought us a few pieces years ago, but they’re GIANT (insert picture of me lugging a piece of luggage half my size onto the Amtrak to Chicago.) This brand offers several sizes and they have so many extras — think ejectable battery to charge your phone, hidden laundry bag, leather luggage tag, and spinner wheels.
A fan favorite! This candle not only looks pretty but has the scent to back it up. If this one isn’t for you, the brand offers other scent options as well. The one pictured is the large, black 3-wick option and it’s PRIC-ey(!!) but I love it if it works for your budget. I’m also loving this little gift set, which I thought would be great if you want to try a few different scents. I also love the idea of dividing them up to use as hostess or teacher gifts. This time of year I’m always on the hunt for hostess gifts and this a nice change-up from my go-to bottle of wine or champagne. Here are the standard single-wick white and black options as well which are a little more budget-friendly than the large, 3-wick.
With prepping for a new home I’ve had my eye on lots of kitchen and entertaining pieces. I love the serving boards by this brand. They look pretty setup as a cheese board or on display behind your stove. I love the softness that the wood tones bring to the room, and it’s a universal look that would work in any kitchen.
I came to the realization a few months ago that children = scratched sunglasses, so I found these Chloe dupes on Amazon for $13 and they’ve been great, and I don’t cringe if they hit the ground while I’m loading/unloading the car or if V wants to “wear” them 🙂 They come in several color combinations and the wider plastic arms/temples hug your face/head so they’re less likely to fall off when bending over, etc. And you can’t beat the price!
I love this concept, it’s an insulated chiller for your wine bottle! I like the sleek design and think it’s pretty enough to keep tableside so you could skip the cooler/wine bucket, or avoid going back and forth to the fridge. This would be great for outdoor entertaining during the warmer months, could be a good portable option for outdoor events/concerts, or poolside! Given its shape and that the bottle is enclosed, I would worry less about broken glass which is an added bonus for those warm-weather parties!
I love to hear from you guys so if you already own and love or are planning on purchasing any of the items above, leave a comment below! We’re in the thick of the holiday “juggle” around here and have been packing/moving out of our house (so life is CRA-zy, what’s new?), but I want to do a series of these guides with Kids and Men’s gift options as well. Be on the lookout for those on the blog in the coming weeks! And leave a comment below if you’d be interested in some stocking stuffer inspo too because I have some ideas!