Admittedly… I have not been on top of my game this holiday season. Somehow I got so caught up in work that I barely made time to get my holiday shopping down, which really has me in a pinch. If you find yourself in the same boat, I have one tip: Amazon Prime (also, #notsponsored). According to the site, if you order by Friday Dec. 22, you’ll receive the gifts by the 24th, so you’ve got a couple days. In the interest of helping out any slackers out there like me, here’s my quick, down and dirty last-minute holiday shopping guide for Amazon that will definitely make it look like you put tons of thought into your list.
Is it just me, or has the holiday season really snuck up on us this year? Virtually every person I know has been amazed (and a little dismayed) at the fact that it’s already less than two weeks until Christmas — I mean, isn’t that crazy?! If you’re like me, you’ve waited until the very last minute to book your flights and you haven’t quite checked everyone’s name off your gift list yet.
And that’s where this DIY comes in. We wanted to whip together something that looks beautiful, feels luxurious and can easily be assembled in no time, which makes it perfect for bringing along as a last-minute hostess gift or wrapping up in a hurry when your significant other tells you that his or her mother is coming to town for a surprise holiday visit. Thankfully, our lovely friend Rebecca over at Hillockburn Farm sent us over these skin-saving recipes.
What? What’s that you say? Oh, you’re way ahead of schedule and you had your shopping done months ago? Well, good for you. Why don’t you treat yourself to a coffee sugar scrub or a matcha and charcoal mask for being so darn ahead of the game (and then maybe you could come over and help me wrap? I’ll make cocktails!).
So here’s the thing about this gift guide: it’s not the most glamorous. Instead these presents for small spaces provide much needed storage and organization into a tiny home. My theory is that instead of giving a gift that adds to the clutter of a small home, why not give something that is actually functional? With that in mind (and my own tiny bungalow), here are some perfect presents for small spaces:
image source: raw edge porcelain bowls from Terrain
Do you guys cook a lot? I’m sure you know someone who does! I am definitely someone I’d classify as a home cook. I prepare pretty much all of our meals and really take pleasure in doing so. Today’s gift guide is all about the perfect presents for the home cook — but unexpected, really unique gifts. You know, something that he or she may not already have!
image source: gilded monogram DOF glass from Anthropologie
I’m a lady who loves her cocktails. Any time I’m entertaining, you’ll find me playing home bartender, serving up delicious cocktails with fun ingredients. Chances are, you know someone like this who absolutely loves the art of mixology and boasts a fully stocked bar cart. Without further ado, here are my picks for perfect presents for the home bartender!
image source: cat lady socks from Nordstrom
Every year this is my faaavorite gift guide to share: the cat lady guide! As a self-proclaimed cat lady, I can’t help myself when I see cat-themed gifts out there… I pretty much always end up splurging on something for myself. Without further ado, here are my favorite perfect presents for the cat lady in your life (or yourself, let’s be honest here).
Crystals are having a moment — and why shouldn’t they? Whether or not you believe in their healing and restorative properties, we can all agree that they sure are pretty to look at. Joanna keeps a lovely collection of crystals scattered around her tiny bungalow (and she just wrote this gift guide for the self-care lovers among us), so it seemed perfectly natural to dust her Christmas tree with some crystals as well.
But I had to dress them up a bit first. I wanted to add some luxe details while maintaining the bohemian charm of the crystals, so I wrapped some rose-gold wire around them and finished them off with a dusting of gold leaf — because if you can’t be a little extra during the holidays, when can you?