Tuesday, December 2, 2014

holiday gift guide 3

While it's sometimes appropriate to spend big bucks, I typically keep it casual when it comes to friends and holiday gifting. There are certain little things a girl always needs (like long-lasting top coat—with Deborah Lippmann's, I'm chip-free for a week!), and it's always nice not to spend my own money on those "essentials." If you feel your present needs a little extra oomph, pair up a couple of smaller items to make something simple (and potentially anti-climactic) into a fun little experience that not everyone who cruises through Crate & Barrel can pick up: fill a cheeky mug with hot chocolate and gourmet grounds or loop pretty hair ties around a bottle of dry shampoo for hair-emergency mornings. It shows extra effort and creativity—which she'll enjoy—because after all, it's the thought that counts.

fly in style: 1 | Travel Sleep Mask 2 | Travel Brush Set
a hot drink for a night in: 3 | Metallic Latte Mug 4 | Wine & Cider Mulling Spices
if she's skipping the salon: 5 | Mini Mani Kit 6 | Addicted to Speed Top Coat
 for the homebody OR frequent party host: 7 | Mohawk Match Strike 8 | diptyque Tubereuse Candle
because she'll need a snack while catching up on correspondence (these almonds are to-die!): 
beauty editor faves: 11 | NARS Lipstick in Heat Wave 12 | Jouer Luminizing Tint
bar cart essentials (there are times when the cork will just not go back in the bottle!):
17 | Champagne Glasses 18 | Monogram Bottle Stopper
for when she oversleeps: 19 | Detox Dry Shampoo 20 | Elastic Hair Tie Pack
the prettiest pop of color on cold winter days: 21 | Cashmere Gloves
socks for now, sandals for later: 22 | Copper Birkenstocks 23 | Colorblock Trouser Socks

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