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Holiday Gift Inspiration

Can you believe this week is Thanksgiving and Black Friday? This fall flew by. Most years, I have finished my holiday shopping by now. If you are like me and a bit behind this year, I've put together a few gift guides for some inspiration to get you started on your holiday shopping! I found some great hostess gifts under $25 and gifts at all price points for him, her and teens. Beware, there might be some "one for you, one for me" going on here! Happy Shopping!

Hostess Gifts Under $25

1). Kate Spade Tumbler $18. Who doesn't need a cute cup to take on the go? The polka dots are a bonus.

2). Voluspa Candle $16. I've been a long time fan of these candles and the scents of plum, cherry and powdered sugar are perfect for the holidays.

3). L'Alphabet Porcelain Tray $10. This 4" platter is perfect those freshly baked cookies you'll share with a neighbor.

4). Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels $22. Need I say anymore?

5). Kate Spade Notebooks, set of 2, $12. Luckily this is a set of 2 so you don't have to decide between the floral and stripe.

6). Era Home Picture Frame $14. I love the curves of this frame and the background is so pretty, you might not want to use a photo.

7). TOCCA Soap Trio $18. These moisturizing soaps have a hint of fragrance and are perfect for the hostess.

8). Primitives Good Tidings Pillow $18. These cute throw pillows are a festive addition to your hostesses holiday decor.

Gifts for Her

1). Kate Spade Carlisle Street Case 50% off! $63.98. Once again, the dots make this case extra special.

2). NB Handbags Tassel Keyring $8. Tassels are everywhere right now, so why not have a tassel on your keyring too?

3). Argento Vino Initial Necklace $48. This personalized necklace makes the perfect gift and you can choose between silver and gold.

4). Kendra Scott Alex Drop Earrings $55. These earrings come in a variety of colors and are perfect to add a pop of color to your outfit.

5). Barefoot Dreams Cardigan (aka The Blardigan) $90. This is definitely a splurge, but check out my post here on how versatile this piece is.

6). Love The Wine You're With Box Sign $15. This adorable box sign is the perfect accompaniment to her favorite wine.

7). WaveHooks Bathtub Wine Glass Holder $15. Speaking of wine, who wouldn't want this little gadget to keep your wine close at hand when you are taking a relaxing bath.

8). Smashbox Try It Kit $19. This would be a great gift for the girl that travels.

9). Ugg Flip Flops $79.95. Cute and cozy, these are great for the woman that is hard to shop for.

Holiday Gifts for Teens

1). Ugg Headphone Earmuffs $75. Keep your music going and your ears warm.

2). Kate Spade Nice Girl iPhone Case $40. I love this pretty case with the hashtag #daydream!

3). Tom's Classic Boucle Slipper $48.95. Keep you feet toasty in the house with this fun twist on Tom's. 

4). Nails, Nails, Nails Book $14.95. Pair it with 5).  Lulu Nail Polish Set $20, and your done!

6). BP Faux Fur Infinity Scarf $29. Transform your plain coats into Tres' Chic.

7). The Girl and The Raven book $4.99 Kindle/$12.64 Paperback. This young adult paranormal romance is complete with witches, demons and gargoyles. Read my review here and look for the sequel, The Girl and The Gargoyle to be released in January.

8). Grumpy Cat Wall Calendar $13.99. Start each day with an adorable frown.

9). BP Splash Rainboot $69.95. Pops of color will brighten any rainy day.

10). BP Charm Necklace $16.00. This cute, layered infinity necklace is a perfect stocking stuffer. 

11). Philosophy Holiday Wishes Duo $20. Christmas cookie shower gel and sugar sprinkles lip balm will keep you sweet tooth happy.

12). PJ Salvage Flannel PJ's $58. These printed flannels will keep you cozy and are fun to wear.

Holiday Gifts for Him

1). Cutter & Buck Chicago Bears Jacket $105. Show your team spirit with this lightweight jacket.

2). The North Face eTip Gloves $45. He can keep his hands warm while still using his touchscreen. 

3). Red Check Knit Scarf $20. Buffalo plaid is a fall favorite and he will be wearing this timeless piece for years to come.

4). Under Armour Tech Quarter Zip Pullover $39.99. This pullover comes in a variety of colors and is perfect for the gym or everyday.

5). Jack Black The Balm Squad 19.50. These lip balms are the ideal stocking stuffer.

6). Bose Sound True In-Ear Headphones $99.95. These headphones are an excellent choice to enjoy your tunes on-the-go or another option is this 7). Portable Bluetooth Speaker $49.95. 

8). Kiton Fragrance $58. This understated fragrance is sure to be a favorite.

9).  Ugg Slippers $99. Why should the girls be the only ones to get a pair of comfy slippers?

Do you get your holiday shopping done early or do you prefer the last minute hunt?

Thanks for stopping by and reading today!  

Linking up with these fabulous bloggers here.


  1. Wow you have some great ideas!! I love the Toms slippers and the nail art book! Thanks for the fun ideas! Susan

  2. So many great ideas here Jill!! It's to hard to choose, thanks for sharing:)

  3. Great picks! My husband loves that jack black lip balm!!!
    Melanie @

  4. OMG these are all exciting presents - thanks for the inspo!!! Have a great Thanksgiving too Jill!!


  5. Wow, so many fantastic gift ideas! I have heard great things about Voluspa candles. Candles are one of my go-to hostess gifts so I might need to test out that brand myself to see if i like it before giving them away. Hee hee. ALSO! You added Disqus! Please tell me how you like it and how difficult it was to add!

    Gina - On the Daily Express

  6. The Real ArnoldsMarch 8, 2015 at 8:46 AM

    Great pics! This holiday does seem to have come out of nowhere although I have done some shopping. All the online ordering makes it easier. I am with Gina, I'd love to hear about your Disqus experience.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  7. Carrie @ Curly Crafty MomMarch 8, 2015 at 8:46 AM

    Wow, these are all such great gift ideas... for me and for him! Luckily, I don't have any teens yet... haha ;) This has given me some great gift ideas for my husband, tho. Thanks!

  8. Mine too! It's great stuff!

  9. Thanks Rebecca! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  10. Thanks Gina! I just added Disqus over the weekend. It was easy to add and so far I like it! Responding to comments is easier.

  11. Thanks Amy! I just added it over the weekend. It only took a few minutes to install and so far it's easier to manage your comments.

  12. Thanks Carrie! Glad to help with some shopping inspiration!

  13. Love the ideas Jill! Great picks for the teens too. That can be a difficult age all around:) Have a great week!


  14. I'm not a teen by any means but love those stripey wellies! I getting more and more into candles especially in the Winter months. The wine glass holder for the bath or shower is such a good idea!

  15. I want that fur scarf! and that wine bathtub holder is too funny! I never would've thought there was something like that out there!

  16. I know, love that wine holder! I put it on my wishlist!

  17. The wellies are really cute, aren't they? I think everyone needs that wine glass holder!

  18. These are great ideas for gifts. I could definitely use some of these to start my holiday shopping. Thanks for the legwork! ~Cynthia

  19. Guys are so hard to shop for, great suggestions there. Is it silly that I didn't know UGG made flip flops #notahugefaniguess. Happy shopping. Rachel xo

  20. That headphone earmuffs are the cutest! Thanks for these tips!


  21. I love the hostess gifts. Voluspa candles are seriously the best.

  22. Some really great suggestions here! Love the flannel jammies and of course the Blardigan!

  23. I do like the dotted coffee cup!

  24. Love everything you chose. You have impeccable taste. Those hostess gifts are such a great idea. And I love and want everything "For Her", especially the purse, necklace and earrings.

    Hope all is well Jill. Wishing you & your family a Wonderful Thanksgiving!!

    Hugs <3 Ada.

  25. Adorable gift guides, love it all!

  26. You had me at "dark chocolate sea salt." YUM!


  27. Love these guides girl!! "Hostess" gifts though?... more likely to become "early christmas gifts to myself" hahaha! How cute is that KS Tumbler!?!

    Ill be posting some gift guides for babies and young kids tomorrow on the blog, you should check it out!! <3


  28. My hubs is impossible to shop for! Luckily, he picked most of the things on the list so now I know what to get him! :)

  29. Aren't they adorable? So glad you stopped by!

  30. Thanks! Yes, they have the best scents!

  31. Thanks Lana! No gift list is complete without the Blardigan!

  32. Thanks! So glad you stopped by!

  33. Polka dots make everything better!

  34. Thanks so much Ada! I'm glad you like them!

  35. Haha! I know! I'd like one of each for myself too! I'll stop by to see your gift guides tomorrow!

  36. these are great picks!

    rhea @

  37. a possible fantasyMarch 8, 2015 at 8:47 AM

    lovely ideas! i want that kate spade tumbler for myself!

    a possible fantasy

  38. Thank you Jill for linking this post up to "Bloggers WHo Have Inspired Me" today, I enjoy your posts. Rachel xo

  39. I have the same wine glass holder on my list this year! I love the striped rain boots too! They are adorable! Thanks for joining Celebrate Southern again this week dear! xoxo

  40. Thanks! That tumbler is perfect, isn't it?

  41. Love the gift guides, so helpful!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire


  42. Great round-up! You included so many excellent gift ideas!!!


  43. Thanks Tif! Now I need to get my holiday shopping done!


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