Hello lovelies! With just about two more weeks until Christmas Day, time is running out to shop online and since I’m ALL ABOUT never stepping foot in the crowded, crazy mall during this season, it’s time to bang it out!! If you’re still shopping too, here are a few last minute recommendations for the ladies and gents on your list that you can still get shipped in time! (Lots of these are great for college aged kids by the way!)
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Sterling Silver Earrings | I *love* Etsy for unique handcrafted gifts. I gave these to my girlfriends and they are so pretty in real life. Celtic knots are symbolic of many things but most have no beginning and end, representing unending love (and friendship).
Silver Spoon Rings | My daughter bought one of these for her thumb and when I swooned over it, she sent me my own (very sweet with her limited college budget!) It’s tough to guess a ring size for someone else but you can exchange it for another size. I wear mine on my right ring finger.
Down To Earth by Lauren Liess | A pretty book for your design obsessed friend.
Elements of Family Style by Erin Gates | This book is just as lovely as Erin’s first book.
Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker | This little speaker is so great to clip onto a bag for the beach or pool!
Passport Holder & Luggage Tag | Perfect for your stylish traveler, and also the colorful luggage tag makes finding the bag on the carousel a little easier.
Toiletry Bag | A nice size and I love a toiletry bag that has a hook for hanging on the back of a hotel door.
CC Cableknit Touchscreen Gloves | I love this brand, so many colors (I have these metallic black ones) and the quality is really nice. Love the blush pink color! (I just gifted myself this hat which is so warm for taking the puppy out into our snowy yard 17 times a day!)
Leopard Print Belt | A leopard belt is a must have! Great for work or with a pair of jeans and a sweater. Note that this is sized to be worn below the waist; if you want to wear it at the waist size down.
Burts Bees Gift Set | A very kind friend sent this set to me this fall and I really like all the products. I am prone to horrible cracks in my skin by my nails once the cold weather hits and both the Hand Salve and the Res-Q Ointment are amazing at treating them!!
Patagonia 1/4 Zip Sweater | Such nice quality and a classic that everyone likes.
Patagonia Knit Hat | Ditto on above!
Skincare Set | I am constantly encouraging my 21 and 17 year old boys to take better care of their skin (as opposed to their sister who has more products that an Ulta store!) I like this brand and they have so many great gift sets for the holidays this year.
Weekender Backpack | This backpack came highly recommended for fitting in overhead compartments on airlines all across the US and Europe. If you have a traveler to buy for this is a fantastic carry-on bag with a laptop sleeve, accessible pockets for a boarding pass and snacks, and plenty of room for a weekend’s worth of clothes.
Herschel Toiletry Bag | Durable and simple.
Herschel Wallet | One of my boys has this RFID wallet – it is nice quality and doesn’t look like Dad’s wallet 🙂
LL Bean Wicked Good Slippers or Moccasins| Everyone’s favorite slippers!
Etched Marathon Route Pint Glass | I’ve mentioned the Urban Map Glasses in previous years’ gift guides – I’ve given Mark a few and they are fun to collect (I wish they had more cities!) This is another great version for the marathon runner in your life!
Travel Hammock | This is such a great and affordable gift for the adventurer on your list! These hammocks are easy to sling up to trees on a hike and I love that this one comes with the straps and binary clips and you don’t have to buy them separately. Lightweight to throw in a backpack for a day outdoors – I bought one for my son who goes to college in Themiddleofnowhere, Vermont!
Leather Cord Snaps | Such a clever little idea for something that drives me nuts – long cords all tangled up. This set comes with 5 short and 5 long leather snaps in various colors and would be great stocking stuffers for everyone in your family.
Acrylic Arm Rest Tray (Custom Sizable!) | I know this one sounds so weird but I bought one for Mark and he seriously loves it!! The arms of our Chesterfield sofa in our family room seem to be higher than every slim side table I try next to it, and Mark was always wishing he had a place for his drink right next to him. I saw some of these arm rest caddy things but none were that aesthetically pleasing, until I found a clear one! It gives him a sturdy place for a drink but doesn’t make me cringe to have it in the room!
PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer & Universal Charger | Have you heard of these UV light sanitizers that were on Live With Kelly & Ryan this week, as well as Shark Tank and The Discovery Channel? First of all I had no idea how truly germy and gross phones were, second, I love that this device can charge your phone while it’s sanitizing it.
I hope these ideas are helpful as you finish your holiday shopping! For more check out these guides as well!
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