2019 edit – thanks for stopping by! I recently released a Holiday Magazine which includes 12 gift guides to cover everyone on your shopping list. Enjoy Xo
And it’s the first day of November! Where did this year go?! I’m not complaining because the holidays are my most favorite time of the year. You may have seen on Instagram stories earlier this week that our new Christmas tree was delivered!
I’ve been eyeing a lightly flocked Balsam Hill tree for years. S always told me once we had a house, we could get one. Well here we are hehe!
Growing up we always put up our Christmas tree the afternoon of Thanksgiving and even then, my dad complained it was too early. He now thinks I’m insane for always putting up mine the first weekend of November, but it’s become a little tradition.
S, Muenster and I put on some Buble, light a balsam candle and decorate the tree. This year will be even more fun since it’s our first Christmas in our house!
All this to day, my first holiday gift guide of the season is live! EEP. I held back the reins until it was officially November.
I wanted to start with the Holiday Guide Guide for the Hostess because each of these gifts are super universal. Whether your bestie is hosting a Friendsgiving, your grandmother is having you over for Christmas or your headed to a coworker’s holiday party – each gift is very universal, thoughtful and useful!
In addition to the visual collage, I feature a few of my favorite picks below! To shop, click the ‘SHOP’ button next to each item or via the widget below.
Any gift guide requests? Someone you’re shopping for that you struggle with each year? Tell me in the comments below! Xo MindySOAP & LOTION SET: SHOP
GOLD PICTURE FRAME: SHOP
LEMON CALENDAR: SHOP
GORG CHEESEBOARD: SHOP
BAR CART BOOK: SHOP
MONOGRAM COASTER: SHOP
FUZZY BUTTER SOCKS: SHOP
OATMEAL COOKIE CANDLE: SHOP
FIRST HOME ORNAMENT: SHOP
PROSECCO TEA CUP: SHOP
SLIP SILK PILLOWCASE: SHOP
GOLD VASE: SHOP
LEMON RECIPES BOX: SHOP
MILK + HONEY LIP BUTTER: SHOP
GLITZY SLIPPERS: SHOP
BRIGHTENING FACE OIL: SHOP
POM POM THROW: SHOP
BARR CO SOAP & LOTION SET
Last time I visited this retailer, I grabbed two of these to have on hand this holiday season for quick gifts to have on hand. They come in three scents – honeysuckle, original and lemon verbena. All three smell wonderful, but honeysuckle ultimately won my sniff test!
This would be such a treat for any hostess! In addition to home goods, I think pampering goods are such a treat to give. This silk pillow case is the gift that keeps on giving. It’s a daily luxury, reduces causing wrinkles like other cases and is much more gentle on your hair while sleeping.
RECIPE OR MIXOLOGY BOOKS
You can’t go wrong with recipe or mixology books! I love keeping books like this on my bar cart for drink ideas when friends come over. It’s such a cute and affordable gift.
When our besties hosted us in NC a couple years ago, I brought them four of these agate coaster set [on sale today!] and two of these mugs. They are not only cute, but both are useful! SHOP NOW→
OATMEAL COOKIE CANDLE
And you just can’t go wrong with a bottle of wine or a candle! This Oatmeal cookie Candle is hands down the most amazing smelling treat on earth. They have seven other scents that are so yummy too like espresso, pumpkin, apricot and fig.
Another little luxury – butter socks. S stuffs these into my stocking each year and they are such a treat. You can grab these for 3 for $25 or $10 each. If your hostess is a little goofy, these $5 ones are great too! SHOP NOW→
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