Tuesday, November 28, 2017

His & Hers Holiday Gift Guides 2017

It's hard to believe December will be here in just a matter of days.  That means I have to actually start Christmas shopping.  If you're in the same boat as me and in need of some ideas for that "him" or "her" in your life...or if you just need some fun ideas for yourself....I created these gift guides just for you!  Hopefully this will help make your shopping a little easier this holiday season!
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First up, stocking stuffers for HIM.  

1.  HD Dash Cam - because, well, you never know.  And coming in under $30, these make a great, albeit, random stocking stuffer!

2.  Jack Black Comfort & Joy Duo - great gift set for the guy who likes his hands & lips to stay soft during the cold winter months (unless you live in south Texas.  Where's our winter weather?!  Seriously!)

3.  Taco Tee - I have yet to meet a man who doesn't love tacos and the Paris Texas Co. carries my favorite, soft tees proclaiming love for the world's best breakfast fare.

4.  Gourmet Hot Sauce Sampler - for the guy who loves putting Cholula on EVERYTHING (cough, Mr. Spouse, cough), this is a great step-up!

5.  Jason Mark Sneaker Cleaning Kit - know a guy who likes to keep his sneakers looking like he just took them out of the box?!  This is the gift for him!

6.  Analog Leather Band Wrist Watch - I love mens watches that are inexpensive, but don't look it.  This one fits the bill.

7.  The Right Tool - This is an all-in-one credit card tool that's not only functional, but looks pretty cool, too.

8.  Universal Socket Grip - speaking of tools, this is a great one for your guy to have on hand and apparently lots of people feel the same way because this one is a best seller!

9.  Magnetic Stress Relief Desk Toy -  what's that saying?!  Idle hands are the devil's playground?  This stress relief desk toy is sure to cure that.

10. Groomerang - not only do I love the clever name of this product, but I also love that this is a tool to help both groom and shape your favorite guy's facial hair.  I konw what I'm putting in Mr. Spouse's stocking this year!

11.  Retro Vinyl Record Coasters - These speak for themselves.  SO fun!

12.  Multipurpose Grill Mat - These mats are AWESOME and right now they're being offered at a deep discount!!!  If you know a guy who loves to grill, put these on the list.

 13.  Fidget Cube - Say what you will about fidget toys, but I know several men...and women (cough, ME, cough) who could benefit from a little structured fidgeting every now and then!

14.  Shampoo Scalp Massage Brush - as if we need to give them a reason to prolong their showers, right?!  These scalp brushes...as random as they are...are AMAZING. 

Now onto the "big" stuff...

1.  Patagonia Men's Better Sweater 1/4 Zip Fleece - I used to balk at spending more than $50 on sweater type clothing...especially living here in Texas.  HOWEVER, there is something to be said for dishing out a little extra for quality items.  Patagonia is where it's at.  I love all of their men's AND women's outerwear and this one is perfect for us here in the south (anywhere, really).  Great quality, good looking, and lasts forever!

2.  Sperry Duck Boots - I LOVE these.  Waterproof and comfortable.  And good looking, too.

3.  North Face Denali E-Tip Gloves - these gloves are perfect for the guy who likes to keep his phalanges warm, but also needs access to his technology.  Bonus that they aren't fancy & keep well!

4.  Fulton & Roark Solid Cologne - this is one of my favorite men's products this year.  Inside of this trendy tin can is cologne in solid form...almost like a balm.  Smells amazing and can even be carried in his pocket for the guy who likes to smell delicious all day long.  Lots of scent options available.

5.  Skagen Men's Ancher Grey IP Mesh Bracelet Watch  - definitely pricier than the stocking stuffer option, but this watch is great!  Versatile and different than what I'm used to seeing out there.  

6.  Tan Suede Backpack - for the guy who likes to carry a backpack and look trendy/chic at the same time.  LOVE this option.

7.  Wooden Universal Docking Station - this docking station is handcrafted and doubles as a valet/catch all.  You can also have it personalized!  I love handcrafted items and this one is beautiful.

8.  Herringbone Henley - love this soft tee and the fact that it's on sale makes it even better.

9.  Fan Chest - know a guy who's crazy about a sports team?!  Check out Fan Chest!  These curated boxes contain lots of goodies any sports fan would love.

10.  Roku Express - I can think of several men in my life who need this little gadget!  If you know a guy without a smart tv, this reasonably priced Roku stick gives any TV streaming capabilities.  GREAT gift!!!

11.  Otter Wax Leather Care Kit - this leather care kit is perfect for any guy on your list!

12.  Personalized Gold Cufflinks - Oh, how I love this cufflink set.  These would be awesome for your guy or maybe even an older relative.  And just looking far into the future, I could see how these would also be great for kids or grandkids to inherit (cue the tears).

13.  JCrew Crewneck Sweater - LOVE this sweater and the fact that it's 40% off right now.  This would be great paired with a collared button down & distressed jeans, but also looks great as is!

14. Bluetooth Transmitter -  this gadget has the capacity to give any device bluetooth streaming ability.  What guy wouldn't love that?!

15.  Stealth EDC Kit - Great for the guy on the go who likes to be prepared.  This little keychain kit includes a bottle opener, phone charger (both apple and android available), screwkeys, and keysmart.  

16.  Men's 574 Retro Sport Casual Sneakers - I have a bit of an obsession with New Balance tennis shoes for men and women.  This Retro version is my absolute favorite for guys.  Casual and sporty.  They look great dressed down or paired with a nice shirt and jeans.  LOVE these.

17.  Echo Spot - this gadget won't be released until Dec. 19th, but I'm pretty sure I'll be ordering one for Mr. Spouse anyway.  Instead of just being voice activated (like Google Home or Alexa), the Echo Spot has a screen allowing the user to view weather forecasts, music lyrics, see who's calling, and MORE!

18.  Bluetooth Tracking Tag - I can think of someone who needs this handy device for everything he owns ;)

Okay ladies!  Now it's our turn!  Here are some of my favorite stocking stuffers for 2017.

1.  Tile Style Anything Finder - speaking from the perspective of a person who would lose her head if it wasn't attached to her neck, I can say that this is a MUST have item.  I need them in bulk.

2.  Personalized Keychains - okay, is this a random gift?  Because let me tell you.  This ENTIRE Etsy store has just shot up the list to my most favorite!  I absolutely LOVE these keychains for any lady in your life.  While you're checking these out, browse through everything else that's offered.  You'll be sure to find something you'd love to give AND receive!

3.  Air Vent Mount - Okay.  Put the phones down in the car and place them somewhere safe.  Please.  This trendy air vent mount should be reason enough alone to put the phones down while we're driving!

4.  Gold Cactus Bottle Opener - know a lady who's fallen head over heels with this year's cactus craze?!  This is the bottle opener for them!

5.  Gold Cactus Bottle Stopper - this would be a great gift paired with the bottle opener,a personalized wine glass, and a bottle of wine!

6.  Silicone Wine Glasses - What these glasses lack in appearance they make up for in practicality.  There's nothing worse than a broken wine glass and red merlot all over your carpet.  Prevent that with these!

7.  Voluspa Candle Set - a set of three 11 oz. candles for the ladies who love things that smell good.

8.  Crayoligraphy Gift Set - know a lady who loves to letter or someone who's recently started to dabble in the art?!  This calligraphy set from Crayola would make the best gift!!!  

9.  Clip-On Selfie Ring Light - up your selfie game with this clip-on light guaranteed to enhance every snap of the shutter.  Move over, Kim K.  It's our turn to shine.

10.  Travel Size Poo-Pourri - okay, so scoff at this all you want, but ladies.  Let's be real.  In an emergency situation, you'd want to have this on hand.  And the travel size makes it perfect to carry around in your purse totally undetected :)   

 11.  Rose Gold Diamond Pop Socket - diamonds are a girl's best friend.  Show-off your love for the most adored gemstone with this fun pop socket.

12.  Wine Wipes - know a lady who loves wine, but after a few sips gets "wine smile"?!  Grab her a set of these to keep those pearly whites white!

All of these "big" gift items are under $100 with the exception of two.  Some I already own and love, and the rest I'd REALLY like to have (hint, hint Mr. Spouse).

1.  AEO Soft & Sexy Plush Drop-Shoulder Sweatshirt - Y'all.  This sweatshirt is everything.  I LIVE in mine.  Soft doesn't even begin to describe it.  I have the camo (pictured above) and this red.  I kid you not when I tell you I want the whole collection.  They're really that cozy!  I typically wear a small, but sized up to the M in the camo so that I could wear it with leggings (I'm 5'3", so this did the trick!).  I have a SM in the red and LOVE the way it looks with jeans.  This is my favorite sweatshirt of the year!

2.  Lash Boost - I know a lot of you are probably eyerolling at this one, but hear me out.  I was getting eyelash extensions for a while (which I loved!!!!), but I developed an allergy to the glue and had to say goodbye to them.  I was left without eyelashes and was desperate to grow them out (#firstworldproblems).  A few friends suggested Lash Boost and I begrudgingly gave it a try.  Now I can't be without it!  My lashes are longer and fuller than ever and this little tube lasts at least 6 months.  Best investment ever!!!  

3.  New Balance 311 Jogger - like I said earlier, I have a New Balance obsession and these wine colored kicks have been a favorite of mine this year.  The color is called "supernova red", but they're definitely more maroon/burgundy/wine.

4. Black Tourmaline Druzy Cuff - I love druzy anything and this cuff is just dainty and perfect.  Makes a statement without being too "in your face".

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6. Steve Madden Trace-L Mule - Leopard will always be my favorite neutral and these mules would be perfect dressed up or dressed down.  They're at the top of my list!

7.  TOMS Dodoma 201 Blonde Tortoise Sunglasses - Back in the Spring I bought I pair of TOMS sunglasses which I LOVED.  My husband did NOT.  Needless to say, he was really happy when I left them in Vegas over the summer.  Boo.  I wanted to replace them, but he wasn't having it.  SO, he gifted these to me so that I wouldn't be tempted to replace the others, LOL.  And y'all, I have to say that I'm SO glad he went this route instead of the other.  These are AMAZING.  Classic look, too, which I love.

8.  Josie B Doormat - These are my favorite doormats and I'm asking Santa to gift me with one this Christmas!!!  I'm not sure he'll oblige with this particular one, so I have a few on the list from which he can choose ;)

9.  Patterned Fuzzy Knit Cardigan - oh you guys.  These cardigans (insert all the heart eyes here).  Because I'm old and gaining weight in all the wrong places, I had NO idea Hollister was even around.  I thought it disappeared with my size 26 waistline.  They're definitely still around and making the CUTEST clothes!  I'm certain I can only fit into the tops, so when I found these cardigans I about fell out.  I have the leopard print (now sold out) and it's AMAZING.  I usually wear a small, but I should've sized down to the XS (it runs about one size bigger).  That to be said, I do love the "slightly oversized" look and it's cozy as all get out.  The buffalo plaid would be my next choice, but there's also a camo version that I keep eyeing.  And right now they're only $25!!!!!

10.  Burt's Bees Cotton Pajamas - I love pajamas and I always ask for a new pair each Christmas.  I typically won't splurge on PJ's for myself throughout the year...it's always college tees and 15 year old scroungy pj pants.  These are adorable and on my list!

11.  Sole Society Janine Satchel - While I do prefer crossbodys, this satchel is stunning.  I'm typically a "smaller is better" kind of person when it comes to purses, but I would LOVE to have this one!  This particular color is Sandstone (neutral enough to wear with everything), but it also comes in black and midnight blue.

12.  Sephora Favorites Nude Lip Kit - aaahhhh!!!  Give me ALL the nudes, please!  This is such a great gift set at such a great price!

13.  Lucky Brand  Druzy Cuff Bracelet - Again with the druzy, but I think this is stunning.  Simple and casual, but eye-catching, too!  And I really love the style.

14.  Patagonia Hooded Waffle Tunic - Remember how I felt about the AEO soft sweatshirts earlier?! That's exactly how I feel about this tunic, too!  This is such a versatile piece.  It runs true to size and covers all your lower lady parts :)  I have this exact one and wear it with leggings and my new balance sneakers.  My favorite part about this is the thumb holes...random!  But seriously.  It's great to wear on it's own or even over a base layer.  Looks great with a vest, too.  It's comfy and cute...really flattering fit!  It also comes in cream and blue.  This is one of my most favorite pieces in my closet!

15.  Lomography Lomo'Instant Milano Camera + 3 lenses - this instant camera isn't only adorable, but it's also perfectly practical for the girl who likes to snap memories. It comes with 3 interchangable lenses so you're covered in any kind of shooting scenario.

16.  Gianni Bini Suede Brewsten Tassel Mules - I don't have these, but they're on my list. I tried them on in store the other day and they are SO cute!  I'm always weird about mules.  Some look really cute off, but they're awful on and vice versa.  These look cute off AND on the foot (and they're true to size).  Right now the guilded gray & blush mules are permanently reduced to less than $50.  The guilded gray (pictured) is really more of a bone color in person.  The other colors....black and sugar cookie...are regularly priced at $80.  Cute and comfortable. I kind of want them in every color.  

17.  Large Initial Necklace  - my sweet sister-in-law was wearing one of these over the summer and it's been on my list ever since seeing her wear it!!!  LOVE these.

18.  Sherpa Lined Slippers - I was gifted this pair last month and y'all...they are every bit as comfortable as the more expensive sherpa lined slippers on the market.  THANK YOU, OLD NAVY!  While you might not be able to find this style online, you'll definitley see them in store.  They've been on sale for $10, but they're worth the regular price of $20, IMO.  I wear these ALL.THE.TIME.  Just be prepared because they make your feet pretty stinkin' hot! (stinkin' being the operative word, lol)

19.  Martha Stewart Buffalo Check Sweater Knit Blanket - I'm a sucker for cozy blanket and Martha Stewart makes some of my favorites.  I absolutely LOVE this black and white buffalo check blanket and this one, too, is on my list.  I've seen this as inexpensive as $35 this season, but no lower than that.  One thing I've learned about her blankets is that when they're finally clearanced out, they're gone.  Crossing my fingers for this one!

20.  Betsy Pittard Quatrefoil Hoops - I get asked about these earrings everytime I wear them. This is one of my favorite pairs because they're extremely lightweight (so much so that I have to check to make sure they're still in!) and verstile.  I can wear them dressed up or even casually running errands.  

There are still some GREAT deals being offered online with some of these retailers, so if you're interested, grab them while you can still get a discount!  Hope these lists help you this holiday season!

1 comment:

  1. ALWAYS LOVE your gift guides! You should do a teacher gift guide
    Starbucks and Target gift cards. ;)