Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide

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If you are like me this year you are buying some (or all) of your gifts last minute. The time between Thanksgiving and now has been a total blur and the December Bender is in FULL swing. Don’t worry, I’ve decided to throw together a list of some of my favorite items that are perfect for friends or family, and I guess your significant other, although I can’t confirm that since I don’t have one of those. Regardless, I either own or really want these items so take my advice and just go ahead and fire up that Amazon Prime account. You’ve got 10 days.

Cold Weather Gifts

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Knit Hat with Fur Pom

My bro-in-law gave me this hat last year and I love it. 1. Because I love anything with fur and 2. Because it’s super cute and I don’t look ridiculous trying to stay warm on my walk to work. Also, excellent news is that it’s only $14!! I may even buy myself another color this year. The fur is detachable, too in case you need to toss it in the wash.

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Hunter boot socks 

Obviously these are only useful for someone WITH Hunter boots but a great gift for those who have them. Sure Hunter rain boots are fine most of the year but honestly when it’s cold they don’t exactly hold any warmth. I’ve asked my Mom for these for the past 3 years. Let’s see if she finally gets them for me this year.

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Faux Fur Scarf

I have a huge obsession with fur so I just purchased this for myself. Toss this under a plain coat and you just stepped your style game up big time. And guess what, it’s under $20. Yessss of course it is faux fur. But don’t be fooled its still super soft and looks cute.

For the Home

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NEST Holiday Candle 

I really can’t get enough of this candle. From the festive af box to the spot on Christmas scent it’s an awesome gift for just about anyone. This is also one of the strongest smelling candles I’ve ever owned.

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Paris in Color Book

This is a perfect coffee table book for your Francophile friend or just someone with OCD. I own this book and just looking at the cover brings me joy.

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PureSteam Standing Fabric Steamer

My friend has this steamer and after using it once I had to have one. I asked for it for Christmas and honestly I think it’s what I am most excited about. Not only is this one of the most practical gifts you can buy someone but you’ll be contributing to their well-being by making it much easier for them to leave the house wrinkle-free.

Marble Wood Square Charceuterie Platter 

I don’t know if there anything I love more than a good cheese board. They are one of my favorite things to make when I have a few friends over or if I’m hosting a big party. You really can’t go wrong with this super on-trend marble and wood platter from Crate & Barrel. It’s also on sale right now for less than $25.

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 What’s a Hostess To Do

A friend gave me this book for my birthday and I am OBSESSED. For one it’s a cute coffee table book and it has actual useful tips. Definitely grab this one for your favorite party host.

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VonShef Bar Tools Set

I love anything gold and have been wanting to spruce up my bar cart. I came across this set on amazon and I must say, it’s got it all. This is a great gift for your fancy drinking friends/family members or for the host who loves to have it all.

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Gold Pineapple Tumbler with Straw

I mean who doesn’t love these things?! I honestly can’t say I’d ever dare to stand the bottom on the leaves like some restaurants do but this tumbler would be a hit at any party. Or if you’re just alone at home drinking a cocktail, whatever.

For the Traveler

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Longchamp Le Plaige Expandable Duffle 

Some of y’all may have already seen my travel style post on this bag but I’ve got to reiterate how much I love it. I impulsively bought it while I was in Paris and it’s my favorite thing to travel with now. Not only is it chic af it fits A LOT of stuff. The long shoulder strap makes it easy to carry when I’ve over packed (which is all the time) and it fits easily in even the smaller airplane overheads. This gift is a bit of a splurge but is definitely a piece that will last a really long time. Nordstrom has a range of colors and is still guaranteeing free Christmas Eve delivery so don’t waste anymore time.

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Passport Cover

While you’re buying that travel bag go ahead and snag this $11 passport holder for your globetrotting friend. There are actually a million different styles out there but I appreciated the price tag on this one. You could also go all out and get the matching luggage tag, too! So generous.

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Longchamp Boxford Garment Bag

Also a bit of a splurge but this bag is perfect for your guys who travel a lot. The extra pocket is perfect for ties, etc. I mean, I would also totally use this bag but my first thought was a men’s gift just because so many of their suit jackets or button down shirts would be better off in this bag than folded in a suitcase.

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Delsey Luggage Chatelet Hard Case 24 Inch Suitcase

I am actually just really loving this suitcase and have been heavily contemplating buying it for myself. The hard case is super durable and the design is extremely chic and on trend. I NEED IT. You could also grab the 21 inch carry on for the frequent flyers.

For the Person who loves their technology

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Powerbeats3 Wireless 

I’m sure some of you are wondering why I’d suggest these over the very cordless/wireless ear buds. Well, my ears are strange and no other headphones stay in my ears… that’s why. But honestly I LOVE these headphones. They are comfortable, loud, reliable and good quality. I enjoy my phone not being physically connected to my headphones so when I’m rolling around on the floor at the gym pretending to “stretch” I am not concerned with the cord choking me while I am at it. I also find the price pretty reasonable.

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I mean, need I say more? I know they get a bad rep but the popsocket was a game changer for me. Haven’t dropped my phone on my face while laying in bed ever since I got one.  Pop sock and [don’t] drop it.

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Amazon Echo Dot

Anyone who listens to music, podcasts, audible books (or lives alone) would love this. This tiny voice-activated speaker aka “Alexa” can play music, control smart home devices, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, read the news, set alarms, read audiobooks from Audible, control Amazon Video on Fire TV, and more. Amazon has them on sale now for only $30!

Beauty Gifts

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Facial Cooling Roller

A friend of mine has this and it sounds amazing. We all need a little help after a night of overindulging and this roller sounds perfect for puffy eyes, skin, etc.Gift guide

Peter Thomas Roth Maskoholic Gift Set

So many masks to choose from! Great, you dont have to. This sampler gift set will have your beauty buffs glowing, literally. I’ve been using PTR’s drench products and I’m a big believer. Hopefully this set shows up under my tree for Christmas.

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AQUIS Lisse Luxe Hair Towel

This is awesome gift for all my ladies out there. I love having this light, soft towel to wrap my hair up after I shower. It’s very gentle and absorbs the water from my hair quickly, making it easier to blow dry. Plus the chevron print is really cute.

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