Copy of 2018 Holiday Gift Guide
All the turkey, dressing and sweet potato pie has been consumed and that means it is OFFICIALLY holiday season! If you’re like me, you’ve been in the holiday spirit for nearly 3 weeks at this point, but now that the rest of the world has caught up, it’s time for the best part of the season…GIVING! So I have rounded up my first annual Lady Out Loud Gift Guide! I tried to cover most of the bases from the man in your life, the professional lady, the cozy home body and what’s on my list this year! I did my diligence and complied these lists based on the responses I received from my family, friends, and you all! Many of these items I personally own and love (or the hubby does) So here’s a look at what you may find in a box from me!
For The Home
Home is where the heart is, and I have rounded up some of my favorites to . From cozy blankets, to modern mugs, my favorite candles and my current favorite way to brew coffee, there is something in this home-centric lineup for anyone on your list! Home gifts also make great Secret Santa or White Elephant gifts! The Roses scent from Diyptique is perfect for even the pickiest of candle lovers and my Nespresso machine is a workhorse around my house and saves so much money by not frequenting the nearest coffee shop.
For the Beauty Lover
For the person in your life that loves to pamper and can’t seem to stay away from the beauty counters! From budgets large and small, the beauty list is a favorite for stocking stuffers, or to shower someone who wouldn’t normally splurge on these items for themselves. Some highlights of this list include the BH Cosmetics brush set (an inexpensive and seriously good quality set that has lasted wash after wash), and the Fresh Beauty Black Tea mask. So, so good after a long day of work or travel.
For the professional lady:
For all the girl bosses in your life who are hustling, climbing corporate and career ladders, this list helps to make your life a bit easier. A carry-all, do everything with it tote bag is a life saver when commuting and traveling and this Tory Burch can take her from desk to Dresden and back without hesitation. And a new favorite fragrance of mine for nearly every work occasion has to be Dior J’adore. It gives that mature (but not your grandma’s musty closet) aroma.
For the Man in your Life:
Shopping for the guys in my life is my favorite part of holiday shopping but I know it proves to be a difficult task, especially when thinking of your husband or boyfriend. So I actually asked Tim to help me round up his favorite things he wears/uses every day and what he’s most wishing for this year. Some of the highlights from this list are the Seiko Dive watch (which T has worn every single day since April…no lie) that makes the perfect compliment to any man’s wardrobe, the original Bvlgari Man cologne that is incredible enticing, and the Cole Haan Zerogrands that T loves for the comfort and flexible style (casual Friday in the office, anyone?)
Jenn’s Christmas Wish List:
And just for fun, I wanted to share some of the items on my wish list this year! I have had my eye on some of these things for quite some time, but the few that I’m coveting the most include the Bandolier case (because I rarely actually carry a large purse anyway), this Timex Marlin watch to add to my automatic watch collection, and a classic whistling tea kettle to further fuel my tea addiction!