(A word of warning: This holiday gift guide is for mature audiences only!)
We all have one.
Hell, we may even BE one?!
You know, your favorite gal who tells it like it is. No holds barred. Lays it all out there… with a few F-bombs thrown in for good measure. She likes her conversation kicked up a notch (or twenty) with some verbal heat. But, you know her best and behind that sassy and crassy exterior lies a big ball of sentimental mush, who will tear up and thank you profusely for thinking of her this season.
THIS individual’s list of vices just happen to include green juice and boutique fitness classes.
If you know someone who’s constantly on the hunt for their next endorphin high (exercise related, of course) and whose idea of “dressing up” includes their very favorite pair of LULULEMON LEGGINGS and DESIGNER SNEAKERS, then this guide is a MUST READ.
…and so it begins: a new holiday season and a whole new slew of gift guides!
This year, I’ll be posting a fresh weekly gift guide (perhaps with a bonus edition or two!) to help keep your holiday shopping on track and on budget.
I should totally add the title: “Santa’s Project Manager, North Pole Inc.” to my resume! Right?!
Between now and Christmas, I’ll be covering all sorts of gifting quandaries from finding that perfect gift for the person who has everything, to last minute gift ideas for that individual you completely overlooked #GiftingFail. BUT before I get too far ahead of myself, let’s chat about what to get the person who hates to leave their home when it’s cold outside (raises hand proudly!) — a.k.a. The Homebody.
Father’s Day is this Sunday and I’ve been working hard to put together a unique gift guide for those of you who like to keep it exciting and perhaps wait until the last minute to score that gift for dad. Dad’s are especially tough to buy for. With this Father’s Day gift guide, I promise you that THIS year you’ll be cruising into the big day stress-free, nary a cliché Father’s Day tie in sight.
Mother’s Day is just over 2 weeks away (May 14th)… You know, in case you were wondering.
As a mom myself, I think I just may be able to offer some valuable insights into unique gift ideas that any mom would love to receive. I’ve compiled a Mother’s Day Gift Guide (a.k.a. my own personal wish list) to help get you started and on your way to scoring mom the best Mother’s Day gift yet!
Finding unique gifts for the kids (big and small) is probably the hardest part of holiday gifting. It starts off pretty straightforward when kids are young, but as they get older, our once sweet children become the most difficult parties to please! Ugh, and don’t get me started on those moody, temperamental, too-cool-for-school tweens — challenging, to put it mildly.
We’re back! THIS time, Santa’s sleigh is full of gifts for the guys in your life!
Buying for the gents can be tricky, but I think I’ve got you covered with some of my favorite go-tos, as well as some out-of-the-box ideas. Again, I grouped the gift options into 4 themes — The Boss, The Traveler, The Homebody and The Entertainer to make your selection process as efficient and easy as possible.
Today we’re kicking off of the THD 2016 Holiday Gift Guide series! All this week, I’ll be sharing all of my favorite gift ideas for that special someone in your life. Oh, and don’t worry, there just might be a goody in there for you, too.
For every ultra-organized, I-finished-my-holiday-shopping-in-October holiday shopper, there exists a classic procrastinator. Whether a busy schedule, a loathing for shopping, or just a lack of gifting inspiration is to blame — a procrastinator exists in all of our lives.
Who knows!? It may just be you!
It’s not too late to go from gifting zero to gifting hero will my handy-dandy guide to last-minute holiday gift ideas. They’re inexpensive, provide instant gratification and most don’t even require real pants or a trip off the couch to purchase! Best of all, they’re all unique and special enough to let the know the gift recipient you care… which is kind of the point.
Yes, many people already participate in Netflix’s streaming TV and movie services, but surprisingly, there are still many who don’t. Whether for financial reasons, or simply an aversion to technology I guarantee there are friend and family in your life who have not taken part in the “Netflix + Chill” phenomenon. For you parents of young children — Netflix is also a godsend when it comes to on-the-road entertainment for the kiddies!
ELECTRONIC GIFT CARDS FOR NETFLIX can be purchased in any denomination between $25-100 via a secure Amazon check out. Print out or e-mail a copy to the lucky recipient along with a box of microwave popcorn and pajama pants for a holiday gift that will help them decompress after all of the festivities are over.
I need to give my very smart husband credit for this one… he signed us up forAMAZON PRIME last year and my life is changed. Unlimited Amazon 2-day shipping, commercial-free streaming music, unlimited electronic photo storage services, instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows with Prime Video… just to name a few.
About 80% of my holiday shopping was done via AMAZON PRIME during Cyber Week… and IT. WAS. AWESOME. At $99 for a year of Prime Services, it’s not the least expensive when it comes to gifts, but oh so worth it!
Ok, so if your gift recipient is all about the tunes, a PREMIUM SPOTIFY MUSIC SUBSCRIPTION will allow them to get an ad-free, unlimited library of music on-the-go. High definition sound and the ability to listen to your music when there is no phone service (just download to listen while on plane, train, or a cellular-free zone!) are just a few of the perks.
You can select an eGift card ranging from $9.99 for a 1-month subscription, all of the way up to $119.88 for 12-months of premium music services — get your card HERE.
Although we’ve definitely entered the digital age, I know most people still like to sit down with a magazine from time to time. Did you know that you could order a magazine subscription for a major discount on AMAZON? Seriously, what CAN’T you buy on Amazon!?
Some of my favorites like REAL SIMPLE, IN STYLE and DWELL can be purchased at a fraction of their retail price. We’re talking $1 or less per issue in most cases!
Pick up a hard copy at the grocery store check out line, tie on a nice gift tag with a copy of the subscription certificate and you’ve just scored a holiday gift home run.
Subscription boxes are those monthly club memberships that arrive at your doorstep with tons of treats inside. Now, the type of treats really depends on the gift recipient and their hobbies and interests. Some of the subscriptions I’ve personally purchased for friends and family (BOTH male and female), include:
BIRCHBOX (a beauty focused company that is offering 20% off their yearly subscriptions!), DOLLAR SHAVE CLUB (sends a monthly delivery of razors), DIVE BAR T-SHIRTS (sends your giftee a different authentic t-shirt from America’s most interesting and unusual dive bars you’ve never heard of!), MURRAY’S CHEESE (choose a 4,6, or 12 month option of glorious cheese!), BLUE BOTTLE COFFEE (one of my favorite purveyors and roasters of gourmet coffee)…
What I love the most about this gift idea is that your recipient will be reminded of you and your thoughtfulness for months to come… and maybe if you’re lucky, you can share in the bounty they receive!
Have you guys used CLASS PASS yet? It’s technically an aggregator of boutique workout facilities, studios and gyms across numerous large cities worldwide. Sorry, Cleveland — only Columbus is currently online at this time! For a $79 monthly fee, you can gift your loved one an open membership to countless classes in their geographic location of choice. It’s the perfect gift for the person who loves to try new workouts and mix it up — which as you know, can get pretty pricey.
For those of us not living in a CLASS PASS city, most boutique studios DO have a gift card option. The gift of good health is priceless and perhaps this is the encouragement your recipient needs to start a new workout regimen or continue on their path to wellness. Throw in a cute water bottle like this BKR or SWELL one and it’s a thoughtful gift any person would be lucky to receive!
A GIFT-CERTICATE FOR THD STYLING SERVICES!
OK, so clearly I have to do a bit of self promotion here… The Heart’s Delight offers STYLING SERVICES(for both personal style and interiors!), as well as my best-selling 3-HOUR Closet Style-In! If you’re interested in gifting the gift of style this season, or just looking for a fresh new look in 2016 for yourself, shoot me a note via my CONTACT FORM and I’d be happy to hook you up with a digital certificate!