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Holiday Gift Guide: For Him

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Let's be honest, guys are so hard to shop for. For a true male perspective, my husband Mike took over the gift guide for him - adding his personal favorites from his wish list/things he already owns. 

1. Nike 'Flyknit Lunar 3' Running Shoe, $150 - I pretty much live in Nike's. These are lightweight for everyday gym training, have enough support for running, and can be worn out with jeans.  

2. Slim Card Case Wallet, $46 - Simplicity is everything to me; less is always more. I'm over the whole big wallet and not being able to sit down so a card case is perfect. 

3. Duffel Bag, $80 - Backpacks aren't convienient to bring to the gym. This duffel is perfect because I can bring everything to workout and my outfit for work. Plus, it's a good weekender bag for quick trip. 

4. Dress Socks, $15 - I love Ted Baker and Happy Socks as dress socks. These still allow you to have fun with your socks when dressing up. 

5. Tumi Travel Kit, $95 - Veronica got me this Tumi dopp kit years ago and I still use it. She got it monogrammed with my initials in the Tumi red. It fits all my travel essentials and perfect for all my trips. 

6. Powerbeats2 Wireless Headphones, $199 - A good pair of headphones are crucial for the gym and for work. 

7. Beer Kit, $51 - This is for a beer lover, like myself. 

8. Whiskey Rocks, $40 - This is a great gift for a scotch drinker. These stainless steel cubes avoid watering down the drink. The come with tongs so you don't have to use your fingers. These would also be great to chill down a glass of wine. Cheers!

9. Chanel Cologne, $64 - I've been wearing this cologne for years now and love it. It's not an overpowering cologne and smells great. 

10. Ted Baker Full Zip Sweatshirt, $195 - This is probably one of my best purchases lately, we scooped it up during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I get compliments on it whenever I wear it. It's great to layer with, totally worth the price tag. 

Want more gift ideas for the men in your life? Leave a comment below and Mike and I will answer! xox

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Holiday Gift Guide: For The Fitness Lover

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I've rounded up some of my favorite holiday gifts for the fitness guru. Whether you're shopping for the casual walker, runner, diehard CrossFitter or class addict (ahem!), I've broken down my favorites.

Zella 'Live Free' Long Sleeve Tee, $36 - I just love the open back feature of this tee. It's perfect to wear to the gym, but also cute enough to wear out!

2. Nike Sneakers, $86 - I bought these sneakers during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and am so happy with my purchase! These sneakers aren't only cute but they're so comfortable because the top of the shoe is so soft.  have them in black but they also come in grey and olive (since you're asking...I totally love the olive and black ;-). 

3. Ear Warmers with Headphones, $35 - I had one of those "why didn't I think of that" moments when I saw these ear warmer headphones. I cannot stand when I'm on a walk or run and my ears are literally frozen...problem solved!

4. Zella Mesh Sports Bra, $29 - I had one of those "why didn't I think of that" moments when I saw these ear warmer headphones. I cannot stand when I'm on a walk or run and my ears are literally frozen...problem solved!

5. Yoga Mat, $20 - Every yogi needs a good yoga mat! 

6. Barre So Hard Tank, $12 - If you know someone that does Pure Barre or any other Barre classes then they need this tank! 

7. Athleta Criss-Cross Black Capri, $69 - These add a fun and edgy look to your plain-jane black workout leggings. 

8. Athleta Stripe Capri$64 - I've had my eye on these black and white stripped capris for a while now. I think they're just so cute with those Nike's. 

9. Vitamix, $299-$699 - Yes, this is a pricey gift but it will pay off (I promise!). Every fitness lover (or anyone for that matter) should own a Vitamix; they're so perfect to make smoothies, soups, frozen desserts, etc. 

10. S'well Water Bottle, $25 - I've been eying these water bottles for over a year now - they come in different colors and sizes (9oz, 17oz, and 25oz). They're not only good looking but keep your cold drinks cold for up to 25 hours and hot drinks hot for up to 12 hours. Oh and let's not forget that the 25oz can fit a whole bottle of wine (for after workouts of course!).

11. Nature Box Snacks, $20 - A fun gift would be a subscription box to Nature Box. They deliver carefully sourced and nutritionist-approved foods right to your door. Each snack contains wholesome ingredients - with no artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors. Your first order is only $10, then it's $20 thereafter. 

12. Zella Wrap Around Cardigan, $68 - I love how chic and versatile this cardigan. It can be casual as a cover up to the gym or over leggings or jeans.


Holiday Gift Guide: For The Travel Babe

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Today’s gift guide is for the jet setting ladies (may be you?!) in your life. Whether your friend is a world traveler or just loves a quick getaway, these gifts make traveling easier. So without further ado, here are my 12 gift suggestions for the travel babe…

1. Portable Fabric Steamer, $15 - This little steamer is a lifesaver and only $30!! Whether you're on the road or not, this portable steamer so easy to stick on your bag. I bought this and it's literally changed my travel game. I just stick it in my bag and quickly steam my clothes after their all wrinkled from traveling. Total can thank me later! 

2. S'well Water Bottle, $25 - I've been eying these water bottles for over a year now - they come in different colors and sizes (9oz, 17oz, and 25oz). They're not only good looking but keep your cold drinks cold for up to 25 hours and hot drinks hot for up to 12 hours. Oh and let's not forget that the 25oz can fit a whole bottle of wine!

3. Sole Society Weekender Bag, $84 - Let me just preface by saying that my husband thought this was WAY more expensive than it is. This is the perfect weekend bag - large enough for 2-3 days of travel and perfectly chic. I've had my eye on it for a while! 

4. Frends Rose Gold Headphones, $199 - These headphones are super chic, comfortable when you wear them, and the audio quality is great. You can also change the covers, which is perfect for that girl that likes a little change every once in a while. 

5. Sleeping Deluxe Set, $99 - This is perfect for those overnight flights, with a rejuvenating eye mask and pillowcases to help minimize appearance of aging and keeping skin youthful.

6. Passport Case, $67 - This passport case is handcrafted and made from super quality leather. It comes in so many different colors and you can monogram it. 

7. Metallic Mini Makeup Bag, $15 - Bringing your whole makeup bag on a trip just isn't feasible, which is why I usually take only what I need and put it into a mini makeup bag.

8. Personalized Bag Tags, $25 - Nowadays everyone has the same bag and it's tough to figure out which one is yours at baggage claim. I love these personalize luggage tags that come in different colors. This would be a perfect gift for a newlywed off to their honeymoon or sending your daughter off to college. 

9. Oversized Tote Bag, $70 - I only travel with an oversized purse/tote because it's so easy to just throw everything into. I love this snake-embossed tote, it's large enough and super chic.

10. Personalize Striped Jewelry Roll, $48 - There's nothing more annoying that getting ready and having to spend 20 minutes detangling your necklaces - been there, done that! I love this jewelry roll from Bauble Bar to help keep jewelry organized; the inside is black an white stripes and you can engrave the gold zipper tabs with an initial.

11. Comfy Socks, $16 - My feet always get so cold up in the air, so I love being able to put on a cozy pair of socks to keep my feet warm. 

12. Shiseido Eye Mask, $63 - An eye mask will help bring moisture to your eyes while in flight, which helps keep your under eye area looking fresh and alive. 

Holiday Gift Guide: For The Beauty Lover

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Everyone has a beauty guru in her life (your sister, best friend, mom, or even you). It's that girl that's on top of her beauty game, wears that bold lip color that no else else can, and is the first person you look to when you're looking for a beauty product or want to geek our with. (If you don't have one of those friends then I highly suggest you get one...ahhhemm!) Lucky for you, I'm that beauty guru and have pulled together some of my favorite beauty products for you to give this holiday season that she's sure to love!

1. Formula X Bottle Service Nail Polish Set - Okay how adorable is this packaging - a perfect gift for a nail polish lover!

2. Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb - I've talked about this perfume on here before and so many of you either raved about it or said you were saving up because its on the pricey side, so I thought it would be the perfect Christmas gift!

3. Mason Pearson Bristle Hair Brush - If your beauty guru is a hair buff, then she will love this brush. Everyone has has this brush raves about it, personally I don't see the point in spending that much money on a brush but then again I'm not a hair guru. This is definitely a gift that will last for years and years. 

4. Becca Cosmetics Pressed Highlighter Trio - This is a very limited edition product by Becca (coming soon for the holidays) and you're beauty guru will love it because it has some of the best highlighters for your face. In fact, one of the colors "pearl" is exclusive to this trio. Make sure you're following on Facebook and will make sure to let you know when this comes out :) 

5. NARS Cheek Palette - This is a great all in one palette of blush, bronzer and contour that your guru will love - after all, every guru love versatility! 

6. Chi Pro Hair Dryer - Everyone needs a really good hair dryer and this is it! Ever since I got this hair dryer 2 years ago I've been hooked and even got some friends hooked (sorry I'm not sorry!). Honestly, I've never been able to get rid of frizz and dry my hair straight (without using more hot tools) if it wasn't for this hair dryer. It's also on sale right now for less than $100!!

7. Sigma Brush Cleaning Glove - A beauty guru takes care of her brushes, which means regular cleanings which is takes time. This glove makes it easy to clean makeup brushes with the different textures without damaging the delicate fibers of the brush. This has been on my list and also comes in black, pink and purple. 

8. Sigma Brush Set - Having a good makeup brush set makes all the difference in applying makeup. This si a great set with standard brushes that everyone should have in their makeup collection. 

9. Clarisonic - Every guru needs a Clarisonic. If she doesn't have one then she needs one because it will change her life. 

10. Manicure Set - Every girl (and guy) should own a proper manicure set with nail clippers, cuticle trimmer, nail scissors, nippers, etc. 

11. Kat Von D Contour Palette - A highlight and contour palette is a perfect gift! It's one that's actually on my wish list as well because I've been wanting to try this palette so figured it would be a great present...I mean who wouldn't love a good highlight and contour palette.!?!

12. Deborah Lippmann Undressed Nail Polish Set - So I'm giving you two nail polish sets because you cannot ever go wrong with nail polish. The first set (#1) has a bit more color, while this one is more opaque (don't say I didn't give you options :-))


Holiday Gift Guide: For The Home

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The holiday season is here (we'll sort of!). I love getting all my holiday shopping done early so that I'm not having to scramble to find gifts and pay extra for shipping last minute. I love giving gifts but sometimes I have a hard time trying to figure out what to get people. Clearly I'm not the only one on this struggle boat so I've created a gift guide for basically everyone to help you in your holiday shopping. Over the next few weeks, I'll be sharing my gift guides for her, him,  best, friend, wine lover, mom, dad, etc. The debut of the first holiday give guide of the season is for the home! Let the holiday shopping being! 

I've pulled together some of my favorite gives to give for the home. I love a personalizing a gift for someone because it makes it more special, whether it's monograming something or putting a first initial on a mug. You can shop all of my holiday gifts for the home below and stay tuned for tomorrow's gift guide.