The other day Brittany casually mentioned to me that there are only 3 weekends left in December. Now if you’re anything like me you are saying “What?!” and pulling up your calendar because that just CANNOT be right. OH… but it is! With Thanksgiving seeming later this year it feels like we blinked and we are riding fast and furious into December. It’s also probably safe to assume if you’re having this moment with us that you haven’t gotten very far on your holiday shopping either. Rest assured, we have compiled our favorite gifts this year giving you the perfect gift ideas for anyone!
For the Hostess
From Ugly Christmas Sweater parties with friends to family gatherings, there is a lot of hosting happening during the month of December! Not wanting to show up empty-handed it’s always a great idea to bring a little something for the host as a thank you for putting in the effort and being so kind and hospitable for having you in their home! But the age-old question is what do I bring? We have a couple of great and easy suggestions that are thoughtful in showing your gratitude and will also put a smile on their face!
Champagne | Veuve Clicquot
For special occasions, it’s always a thoughtful touch to show up with a nice bottle of bubbly. Veuve is one of our personal favorites and is a label that tons of people know and love! If Champagne isn’t your jam you can substitute this for a lovely bottle of wine! Our suggestion is to head on over to Total Wine where the staff is extremely knowledgable and can point you in the perfect direction based on what you describe or are looking for!
Candle | Nest Fragrance Candle
The Nest candle is a fantastic and affordable hostess gift! With so many different colors and fragrances available you are sure to find one that they will enjoy! To top it all off you can find the votive sized Nest candle on Amazon for $16.00!
For Wine Lovers
One thing I can say is people who are into wine can’t get enough of it! But how can you get creative buying for friends or loved ones that find joy in wine?
Wine Club Membership | The Nice Wine Club
Give the gift that keeps on giving by thinking outside of the box! So much more than gifting a wine-related accessory, by giving someone a membership to a wine club you are gifting them an experience. For those of you that don’t know Nice Wine, they are local to Houston so not only would you be supporting local business but with the membership, your recipient would get to enjoy a more boutique experience.
Wine Chiller | Vinglace
One thing we can all agree on is that 80% of the year in Texas it is HOT HOT HOT! But when the sun is shining and you’re spending time outside nothing is better than a cold and crisp glass of wine! Whether you’re poolside or just having an outdoor meal, the Vinglace wine chiller is the perfect gift for keeping your wine cold! With matching glasses, these are amazing gifts for wine lovers who spend a lot of their time outdoors! (Trust me, I use my glass ALL the time!)
For Jewelry Lovers
Across the board, I’m confident when I say that just about every woman gets excited about jewelry! Whether it’s your wife, fiancee, mother, sister or grandma.. we all love sparkly things! (Ladies, send this blog on over to your man… hint hint!) Going back to shopping local we are sharing a couple of our favorite pieces from our very own Houston diamond girl, Lindsey Leigh Jewelry!
Necklace | Initial Necklace
If the person you’re buying for is recently married their last initial on a necklace would be the cherry on top of their Christmas! OR if you are buying for your Mom, sister or friend, the first initial of their first name is perfect for anyone! Either way, these gorgeous asymmetrical initial necklaces are not only on-trend but super versatile! Stack them with other necklaces or wear it alone as an everyday piece. We are obsessed!
Earrings | Diamonds Studs
“Oh bummer you bought me diamond earrings…” said NO WOMAN EVER! Fellas listen to me… you can’t go wrong with diamond studs. These are the earrings that get worn all the time and can be dressed up or down. The great thing about purchasing studs is you can totally customize your gift by selecting the perfect carat size. Reach out to Lindsey Leigh Jewelry to start racking up those brownie points!
For Beauty Junkies
From skin care to hair and makeup, our beauty lovers sure do enjoy pampering themselves! Below are a couple of our favorite suggestions for that person in your life!
Facial | Hydrafacial
Is there anything more refreshing than that clean and smooth feeling after a facial? Perfect for women and men, hydrafacials are an amazing way to hit the reset button on your skin! Not only relaxing but also fantastic for many skin types this is a great gift to encourage loved ones to take some time for themselves. With a location in City Center and one opening soon in River Oaks, Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center is the perfect place to book your service!
Hot Air Brush | Revlon One Step
No matter your stage of life I don’t know any woman that wouldn’t like to shave minutes off of their getting ready time! Going on my personal list, this Revlon Hot Air Brush is your blow dryer and straightener rolled into one! With rave reviews and an affordable price on Amazon for just over $40.00 this gift is one that gets us excited! If you want to splurge on that special someone then check out the Dyson Airwrap Styler!
We all know that couple that is spending their first Christmas together married! (Especially around here!) With getting married generally means moving in together or buying a new home as they enter the next phase of life! Check out our favorite gifts for the new Mr. & Mrs.
Doormat | Pottery Barn Custom Doormat
When couples are newly married it’s exciting when they decide to share the same last name! Give the gift of a customized doormat to add that extra special touch to their front door!
Address Stamp | Paper Source Custom Stamp
One thing people don’t realize they’ll get tons of use out of are address stamps! This is one of those exciting yet practical gifts that will have the recipient pleasantly surprised! With lots of different designs available, Paper Source is a great place to check out for custom address stamps!
Happy shopping and we wish everyone a very merry Christmas and happy holidays! Always remember that in the end, it isn’t the size of a gift but the thought, love, and intention behind it!