Although we’re only a few days into December, I’m in full holiday mode over here. To be honest, I’ve been in the holiday spirit for a few weeks. I actually put up my decorations a day or two before Thanksgiving because I just couldn’t wait. I decided against a tree this year but did add twinkle lights and a few fun decorations to my mantle.
Aside from the decor, there’s just so many things that I enjoy about the holidays; I love all the traditions, the cheerful vibe that is everywhere you go and being able to celebrate it all with friends and family. However, let’s not forget all the food! I’m really looking forward to eating all the delicious traditional Mexican food my family cooks up this time of year like tamales and buñuelos.
Although I love the holidays, I know that it can be stressful to find gifts for everybody on your list. That is why today I’m sharing this holiday gift guide, which will hopefully put you on the right track towards finding a gift for all the awesome woman in your life.
Holiday Gift Guide for the Girl
When it comes to finding the perfect gift for the special women in my life, I try to pick something that fits their aesthetic and that they will use often and cherish for a long time. One example of that is this winter candle from Anthropologie; If you’re anything like me and enjoy filling your home with holiday scents, then you’ll love this gift. What I like about this candle is that you can repurpose the container and use it as a planter once you’ve burnt the candle all the way down.
I also like gifts that seem to be made specifically for that person like these monogram mugs. These mugs definitely check off all the criteria I mentioned above and make it seem like you put in extra effort into finding a gift that is unique to the recipient, without having to try too hard.
When it comes to gifts that the women in my life will use often, I think going for something practical is key. For example, this S’well water bottle is something they can use daily and is super cute. I think accessories like this beanie or this scarf, also make a great practical gift, especially if they fit the season.
I hope you find this gift guide useful and that it helps you find the perfect gift for the amazing women in your life. I’m planning to put together a few more gift guides this season, so check back soon for more gift ideas.
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Hello friends! Today I’m going to be talking about a few of my Portland fall style staples. Now that I’m entering my 3rd year in the Pacific Northwest, I’m finally gaining a better sense of what items are a must in my wardrobe. I’ve had this knit sweater coat since before I moved up here and it continues to be in heavy rotation. The style and color are both classic and versatile, and I love myself a piece that doubles as a blanket. The oversized and drapey fit gives it a nice shape. In addition, the warm color makes it easy to transition pieces like this floral top into the fall season.
Although these boots are a recent purchase from earlier this year, I can’t imagine my life without them. On top of being cute, they are extremely functional when the temperatures start to drop. I tell everybody that asks me about them that the reason they are so amazing is that they double as a second pair of pants. I’d recommend them if you’re starting to feel like you could use an extra layer of clothes.
I hope all of you in the States had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I was lucky enough to have my sister visit me in Portland and had an amazing time. It was fun doing things around Portland that I usually can’t drag other people to do with me. We went to yoga, visited the Kennedy School soaking pool, and dined at a few great restaurants. We also went on an epic bar crawl. We visited a very fun tiki bar called Hale Pele and managed to get a seat at the Multnomah Whiskey Library. Let me know if you’d love to see some type of Portland city guide here in the future!