2015 Holiday Gift Guide


Keeping in mind that the Christmas season is all about giving and receiving, we've put together a 2015 Holiday Gift Guide that features a variety of items all priced at $25 and under. Not only are they affordable, but these items are essential to every woman's life. An added bonus, is that each of these items is small enough to fit into a stocking too!

So whether you're looking for ideas of what to put on your own wishlist or you're on the hunt for the perfect present for a friend or family member, you can't go wrong with these suggestions.

2 MugsI mean, who doesn't love a good mug?! Nowadays there are so many to choose from. Some feature inspirational quotes, while others are printed with cute graphics. Some are made for hot drinks on-the-go, while others are made to be sipped from home. With a little perusing, you'll be sure to find one that perfectly fits your personality.

We found these three: Francesca's | Starbucks | Target

3 JournalsA journal for the journey. Everyone is on a journey in life, and us women usually like to document it! From diary entries to letters to notes and more, journals are so handy -- so why not make it cute?

Barnes & Noble has the absolute best selection of journals around, including this set of Vintage Blossom ones.

Urban Outfitters has a selection of stationary as well, and this Feather Notebook is a favorite!

4 CandlesThe best thing about candles is that it's like the gift that keeps on giving! Seriously, it can change the mood and atmosphere of a whole room, over and over and over again ... until it burns out, of course.

What you may not know is that the Dollar Tree sells Skittle-scented candles (best idea ever). If you thought you loved eating Skittles, wait 'til their scent fills the room. (We are not responsible if this gift makes you hungry though!)

On the other hand, Bath & Body Works is the go-to for all things scent-related. From body wash, to lotion, to candles, they have it all -- both in quantity AND quality. The Vanilla Bean Noel candle is timeless. While it is fitting for the holidays, it is one of those scents that never gets old.

5 LotionLotion -- it's a triple threat that helps you smell good, look good, and feel good. It helps alleviate dry, rough, and itchy skin, so say goodbye to those days and hello to an array of scented lotions.

As mentioned before, Bath & Body Works is the ideal place to shop for scents, and this Warm Vanilla Sugar gift set includes lotion, body wash, and hand sanitizer for a great value.

Ulta, on the other hand, is the prime place for all cosmetic-related shopping. Their OPI Body Lotion set comes with 6 different scents. This set will accommodate anyone, whether they just want to switch scents daily, or try a bunch out until they find the one they love best.

6 WalletThe secret to buying wallets: purchase a wallet that's cheap enough, so that once you've bought it you'll still have money left over to keep in it. That's why we searched for two versatile and affordable wallet options from Charming Charlie & Forever 21. These wallets are available in neutral colors, so that they can match with any purse.

7 JewelryBig necklaces and graphic-faced watches are so in this year. Why spend loads of money on ever-changing accessory trends?

Wal-Mart can help you make a statement with a necklace like this bold Pearl Cluster one.  They have a great selection of statement necklaces ranging from $5-$15. You'll be sure to find an accessory as unique as you or a friend.

Charlotte Russe and Rue 21 both have an assortment of watches, each one featuring a different face. This Flower Garden watch is just $7! By searching "watch" in their search-bar, you'll find a large variety ranging from quotes, to patterns, to pictures and more!

After reading our Holiday Gift Guide, we hope you've been inspired for both wish-list making and gift-giving!

Anthropologie Stocking Stuffers Under $30


Walking into Anthropologie is like entering into a live version of Pinterest! Everything from the mannequins to the home décor displays are all elaborately styled to a "T". There’s nothing like grabbing a latte and spending an hour perusing this beautifully designed store full of girly treasures. So why not stock up on stocking stuffers while your getting your style fix? Here are 6 gift ideas under $30 that you can pick up the next time your at your “happy place”! Easy peasy! 1. What girl wouldn't want to use this tinted lip treatment? The case is darling. $12

2. EVERYONE needs a calendar, why not get them a stylish one? Once you're done with it, you can cut out the pictures and frame them. It's the gift that keeps on giving! $20

3. This candle has a wonderful scent and just like the calendar, once you're done with it you can re-purpose it and use it as a pretty container to house whatever you fancy. $18

4. Corral your jewelry in this adorable giraffe trinket tray. It's always nice to have a place to display your favorite accessories. $16

5. Monogrammed gifts are always nice because they have a personalized feel to them. This journal is both decorative and practical. $25

6. You might as well add a snazzy monogrammed mug into the mix! Enjoy a cup of coffee as you journal away. Click here to see more mug options along with the limited edition of this Anthropologie mug. $8

I hope this helps make your Christmas shopping a little easier this year! It's always nice to be able to walk into one store and find several items to check off your list.

Happy Shopping!


6 Holiday Gift Sets For The Makeup Lover


December has officially arrived and you know what that means…its time to start making our Christmas shopping lists! For all of my fellow makeup lovers out there I’ve rounded up 6 holiday value sets that are a steal! Whether you choose to purchase these sets as gifts or for yourselves, this is the time of year to get the deals. 1. Lash Stash is the ideal gift for the girl who is always on the hunt for the perfect mascara. YSL, Lancome, and Benefit are just a few of the brands you will find in this 11 piece kit. $45 ($118 value)

2. The Nars Digital World Lip Pencil Coffret is a limited edition 5 piece set that is apart of the Laced with Edge Holiday 2014 Collection. These matte and satin lip colors are essential shades that will carry you through the Winter months. $49 ($96 value)

3. The Makeup Forever HD Complexion Starter Kit is a 4 piece set that includes face primer, foundation, setting powder, and a kabuki brush. This kit contains everything needed to achieve a flawless foundation look. $79 ($114 value)

4. The Beauty Closet includes 21 beauty products that the Sephora staff reaches for themselves on a daily basis. Anastasia Beverly Hills, Laura Mercier, Becca, and Hourglass are just a few of the brands that you will find in this kit. This set is excellent for the girl who loves to try the latest and greatest beauty products. $99 ($298 value)

5. The Give Me More Lip set is a 17 piece lip sampler that is the perfect gift for the lipstick lover. It includes  glosses, lipsticks, liners, treatments, tars, liquids, balms, and creams in an assortment of red, pink, nude, and berry shades. $59 ($192 value)

6. The Benefit Advent Calendar is the way to try out all of the beauty products that you have been eyeing from this line. It is also a wonderful gift to give someone who loves Benefit or wants to get more into makeup. This set includes 24 beauty essentials and is a steal at $99. ($150 value)

What holiday sets do YOU have your eyes on this year?


Happy Shopping!


Holiday Gift Guide: Fashion Editor's Picks


Gold and white is a match made in heaven in my opinion. I love the fresh and feminine feel that it gives to my home. Here are some accessories that are on my holiday wish list this year. 1. Good Morning Beautiful Mug, $10.00

2. Chevron Glasses, $48.00 (set of 4)

3. Kate Spade Phone Case, $29.00

4. Gold Pig Bookends, $29.00

5. Diptyque Candle, $60.00

6. Gold Flatware, $29.00


What's on your holiday wish list? Let us know in the comments below!


Happy Styling,