Gift Guide for the Men in Your Life

Yesterday, I shared some gift ideas for the women in your life. Today, it's all about the guys. Whether it's your dad, brother, brother-in-law, grandpa, or uncle, these gifts would (hopefully!) apply to all.

1. Tech Gloves: These are great for any guy to keep their hands warm while texting, Instagramming, or checking email.
2. Bar Tools Set: Make sure his bar is well equipped with this standard pack of tools.
3. iPhone Wallet: The perfect gift to keep him organized.
4. The Wolf of Wall Street DVD: What guy didn't love this movie?
5. Happy Socks: For a little spring in his step!
6. Favorite Sports Team T-Shirt: In a distressed knit, so he can wear his pride on his sleeve, literally. For my guy, it'd be the Pats.
7. Beats by Dre Earbuds: For music on the go.
8. Cards Against Humanity: This game is fun and funny.

Tomorrow's gift guide will be for the babies!


Gift Guide for the Women in Your Life

Leading into the biggest shopping days of the season, I thought I'd do a gift guide this year based on the most important women, men, and babies in your life. There are so many gift guides out there but hopefully you find something you like to gift for that special someone this holiday season from my lists. Today is for the ladies! Whether it's your mom, sister, sister-in-law, grandma, or best gal pal, these gifts would apply to all.

1. RMS Living Luminizer: I just got and love this highlighting product, so I will be gifting to all the ladies in my life this year.
2. Initial Card Case: By Kate Spade, this is an inexpensive but luxe-looking card case can be used as a wallet for a night out or for holding biz cards.
3. S'Well Bottle: These bottles come in a variety of colors and patterns to fit every personality.
4. Darling Magazine Subscription: This unique magazine promotes "the art of being a woman" with thoughtful stories and beautiful photography.
5. Essie Winter 2014 Mini Four-Pack: This selection of nail polishes will take her well past the holidays.
6. Small Bar Earrings: The price is right on these dainty, on-trend earrings via Catbird.
7. Sparking Rose: Who doesn't love a little festive bubbly?
8. A Beautiful Hand Creme: I love the rose smelling one by Aerin.

Stay tuned for the guys gift guide tomorrow!


Friday Faves of the Month

I am doing Friday Faves for November a little early as I have some gift guides scheduled for next week, then taking the week off from blogging. As my links indicate below, I definitely have party planning and holiday get-togethers on the mind! I hope you enjoy your pre-turkey day weekend!

Image cut/cropped via RIFLE PAPER Co.



Collage: Red Buffalo Check

As the temperature drops and the holidays are right around the corner, I am drawn to cozy, warm things right now, like a new pair of Uggs to keep my toes toasty and a red buffalo check shirt to dress up and down.

DIY banner | Warm Wishes card | holiday table setting | winter bride | lodge | buffalo plaid nail art



Where to Shop in Boston for Small Business Saturday: Part 3

I've shared Part 1 and Part 2 of where to shop for Small Business Saturday in Boston - it's November 29! Part 3 is really outside Boston, so here are a few stores in the suburbs and beyond that I love.

A Pocketful of Posies: I wrote about this store earlier this year. Owner Kristin has a great selection of home, beauty, jewelry, etc. gifts for you or someone special.

Nest: This home decor store is worth the trip to Dedham.

Folklorica: This jewelry store in Newton Centre carries high and low pieces, featuring brands like Chan Luu, Elizabeth & James, and Alexis Bitter.

Crompton Collective: A "mall" of antique and local, hand-made vendors. There are always new items to find.

LoPort Arts: I could spend hours in this Hyannis store. The owner Jesse also has an interior design business.

Portobello Road: This store is an Edgartown gem, featuring books, cards, home decor, and lots of John Derian. I shared an Insta last month.

Milly & Grace: An adorable, feminine shop on Nantucket with brands like Free People and Rebecca Taylor.

Hope you enjoyed this series and don't forget to Shop Small on November 29!

Photo snapshots via: A Pocketful of Posies Facebook, Nest website, Folklorica Facebook, Crompton Collective Facebook, LoPort Arts Facebook, Portobello Road Facebook, Milly & Grace Facebook