2017 gift guide


It's that time of year when the pressure is on to buy ALL the right gifts. From kids, to husbands, to hosts of holiday parties, the enormous weight is upon our shoulders to gift that uber special item. And while we are not big on materialistic things, we do agree it is nice to give and receive during the holidays. That being said, gifting quality over quantity is our motto, and wanted to share our gift guide of all the items we believe are worthy of giving.


Nothing says 'thank you' for hosting like a well thought out gift. We like to make our gifts multi-purpose, so gifting a lovely stoneware platter or acacia serving bowl with a ready to serve appetizer is one of our favorite gifts for the host. Not only do they get an addition to their already planned meal, but a gorgeous serving piece to add to their collection to boot.




A favorite of ours to gift 'to her' are our go-to winter essentials; skin care and shoes. Might sound odd (or even offensive) but we've never met a woman that didn't want the best kin whilst wearing some serious fab shoes. And when we find these products we swear by, we can't wait to share.

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We love a good functional gift as much as the next, and our two top gift picks are nothing short of just that.  For 'him' we like to give a leather catchall/valet for the bedside table or closet for all those items that find there way in and out of his pockets. We also love the cord tacos for those millions of cords he just has to have!




Kids gifts can seem tricky, as every store is brimming with possible options for gifting. We are huge fans of bringing children back to the basics. And nothing like a deck of rainbow fredericks & mae playing cards to play a fun game of go fish, or some black and white dominos for some classic fun. For the techie child, an old school fujifilm camera to snap instant photos. 

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The holidays are full of people coming and going, but those that stay with us deserve a little more. In addition to adding a basket of necessities to their room, such as toiletries, we love to have a cozy combination of a robe and slippers from our favorite store, parachute. Not only do your guests get to enjoy the lavish spa like getaway, they can take those items with them and recreate the same feeling in their own home.

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While we are believers in the less is more movement, we do like to treat ourselves during the holiday season. And for us, nothing beats quality linens from parachute, like our favorite percale sheet sets and waffle bath towels. Not only do we feel great about these yearly purchases, it also allows us to purge old sets and donate to those in need. Win-win. And who wouldn't want high quality sound with a small footprint? Sonos is always at the top of our wish list. 

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If none of these strike your fancy and you feel like you want to burn the house to the ground because of all the clutter, we always have gift certificate options for home organization courtesy of yours truly!

What are you favorite go-to gifts for the holidays? Whatever you give, we wish you a very happy holiday season!





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