Ever notice how I never post about babies and kids here on the blog? That’s cuz I know nothing about them! I’m an only child and my friends are just now starting to have kids, so it feels a bit like I’ve been removed from thats world. But now my best friend is pregnant (with twins, nonetheless) and I’m about to attend my first baby shower next month…. and I had no idea what to give. Yes, there are always gift registries which are supremely helpful, but I like to go rogue and get really cute stuff that no one thinks of. I sort of fell down a rabbit hole searching for baby shower gift ideas, so I wanted to share my findings with you — especially if you’re like me and still so clueless about kids!
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.
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).
image source: Mullein & Sparrow bath salts from Anthropologie
While I was recovering from my broken leg this year, I discovered a new pastime that I have continued to this day: beauty YouTube. I am not someone who wears lots of makeup in my day-to-day life, but I have found myself so obsessed with this niche! For me, it goes beyond skincare and I have become addicted to seeing how these amazing YouTubers put on makeup, connect with their audiences, and share tips. It’s really quite amazing. So with them in mind, I’ve curated these perfect presents for the beauty addict in your life! Continue reading “perfect presents for the beauty addict”