Deck Their


You might think clothing & shoes aren’t the easiest gifts to give – and you’re right. Better suited for when you know the person beyond a superficial level because you know their style. I’m a rebel though – or at least I think so, so I’m going to show you a handful of items that take the guesswork out of gifting fashion & are bound to be worn until in tatters.

No gift receipt required.


PJ’s are an excellent gift choice because no matter who pretends they don’t – we all need them especially since many of us have become used to working from home & a business on the top, bedtime on the bottom situation. They’re classic and bound to be worn – can’t really go wrong just please don’t be ballsy enough to gift lingerie (unless you know it’s something someone wanted specifically). That’s kinda cringe. If my mom’s reading this then this doesn’t apply to the underwear I’m always happy to see in my stocking, thanks. Anyways – this set is made of lightweight jersey & is swing-y and plush and anyone who says no to this – well, I don’t know them.


A scarf is no longer the gift you reserve for your grandma or someone you don’t know very well. Two extremes, I know. Just saying. When it’s equal parts fashion & for protection from the elements it’s a great gift choice. Who doesn’t need a scarf? Even me who goes pantless in the dead of Winter needs one. To cover my legs with at the very least. It’s an essential item really. Plus the blanket style scarves are hugely popular and I feel this one here is going to be on a ton of different wish-lists.


I run hot but I don’t even go without slippers in 90 degree weather & that could be because my feet and hands are almost always cold & I know I’m not the only one. Females always be cold. The gift of comfort and cuteness is almost always appreciated. Really anything that adds to the hygge atmosphere when we want to be tucked in all cozy at home is welcome by most. There’s A TON of different slippers that would make great gifts but I love these not only for the fun print but because they’re easy to wear year round.


I got this for myself last year (well, the “old” one) & I love it not only for when I’m working out outdoors but for layering with a sweatsuit, button down or lounge-y look similar to the one shown here. It’s hooded, packable, plenty protection against the cold for if you’re not in like, Alpine weather and it’s also wind resistant & water repellent. More details on the website – but anyone living anywhere it gets cold in the Winter will appreciate finding this under the tree!


Pardon my ignorance but I don’t know anyone who has never made use of a t shirt. Whether it’s to sleep in, lounge in, workout in, wear as part of your outfit – just, I’d be shocked is all. I don’t need to reiterate but graphic tees are always on trend. They were the “vintage” we’re all clamoring over these days. Van Halen isn’t on the Billboard 100 right now (are they?) but they’re classic. It makes for a great gift for a VH fan and a fan of fashion. If they can’t name even one song off whichever album though? – that’s on them, not you.


You might think that a loud print like this isn’t a good gift option and hey, depending on who you’re gifting it to – maybe. But these prints are popular right now because they’re fun, nostalgic and will make you stand out no matter where you are – Aisle 5 in Target or a ski hill. I love a 1/4 zip but a 1/2 is just as easy to throw on for a little extra layering & warmth. This style comes in one other print as well.


Soft, cozy, nubby is EVERYWHERE right now & it’s perfect timing obviously. If you’re gifting to someone who you know loves a baseball cap or wearing hats then this is perfect. Not only will it keep them warm but it’ll keep them ON POINT fashion wise.


One of the easier pieces of clothing to gift are ones that don’t need to be tailored or fitted to any real specific size. Sweaters are a safe bet because they can be worn either fitted or oversized so if the recipient loves the print they’re compelled to wear it whether it fits them perfectly or not. This is a fun print – stripes are practically classic and the apres ski look is huge right now so you’re giving the the gift of being on trend whether they’re aware of it or not.


I picked this robe because Barefoot Dreams anything is insanely popular BUT there are tons of cozy, plush robes that are in abundance during the holidays so take your pick. Unless you know that the giftee hates robes & PJ’s or being warm and cozy then you know you’re going to make off with a W.


If you’re unsure about someone’s size but have a rough idea then stick to pieces that are either a little oversized (if they’re into that look) or sweaters & tops that are generally a little looser fitting. Here’s what you don’t need exact sizing for:

  • T Shirts (Graphic tees, band tees etc)
  • Knit sweaters & scarves
  • Button down over-shirts like flannels
  • PJ’s & Robes
  • Cozy Slippers & fuzzy socks
  • Sweatsuits
  • Vests & Puffers

If you aren’t sure if a print or design will be loved then – other than making sure you get a gift receipt – use the knowledge of the store employees if you’re shopping in person. They’re not just there to get you a fitting room. Most retailers will hire knowledgeable staff & product knowledge is a requirement of their training. You might not find them in places where they sell fast fashion – like, places where things have been flung off hangers and everyone looks pissed off or exhausted – but you will in most fashion retailers like Aritzia, Nordstrom, Saks, Lululemon and in outdoorsy places as well as shoe stores.

If you’re shopping online almost all retailers will provide reviews, alternatives for a specific look, and suggestions, so if you’re not savvy then those are all tools at your disposal.

I’m a firm believer in “it’s the thought that counts” & you should be grateful that someone is even gifting you to begin with so if you really do want to get something for someone & have put time and thought into it then no matter what, it will be appreciated. And if not, then they’re getting coal next year. Santa be watching your ungrateful butt. LOL.

Stay Tuned for the next Gift Guide….



Holiday Gift Guide – Beauty

Deck The Halls

But also don’t sleep on the gift giving this year because as if the past year or so wasn’t chaotic enough – SHIPPING DELAYS are the theme of most of our nightmares recently. If you like waiting at the window for the UPS truck to show up you might need to get REAL COZY.

Buuut whether you’re buying for yourself or for your girls – we got you. No matter how picky the recipient, these suggestions are sure to create the frenzied reaction they deserve. And if Santa’s reading – we wouldn’t mind finding a few of these under our tree this year either…tis the season.

*Scroll for tips on what to keep in mind when you’re gifting beauty products.


It’s hyped for a reason and if you’re looking to try a little bit of each then this set is perfect. Unless the person is allergic or sensitive to the ingredients then you can’t go wrong – sometimes having to buy ourselves hair care products is a chore so someone buying them for me is veryyyy welcome. These are great for a ton of different hair types as well & you save about $30 purchasing as a set – that’s what Ilike to hear.


Not only are Necessaire products spa quality – they also look pretty sitting in your shower & on your vanity. This affordable set has a little bit of everything – they’re best selling products for a reason. It includes 4 products – body wash, body serum, exfoliant & body lotion and if you (or your giftee) doesn’t feel like they’re getting red carpet ready after using then ya’ll are doing something wrong.


STOP IT. This is SO GOOD. 12 travel sized minis in varying shades that will probably last you FOREVER. Okay not forever because that’s gross but you know what I mean. There’s a color for everyone. You have to be willing to try something you normally wouldn’t when it comes to lip sets because although they’re selected carefully that doesn’t mean you’ll love every shade buuuuut there’s like 10 I would wear here and they’re fairly popular colors so it’s safe. Perfect for someone whose makeup personality is bold & easygoing. Oh and you don’t have to gift the whole thing to one person – these would make great stocking stuffers or additions to a gift you want to add a lil somethin more to.


This 12 eye brush set is a great option for someone you know isn’t a makeup expert (because they’d probably already have quite the collection). It’s everything you need to get whichever eye look you’re going for. It contains all the essentials AND MORE and Morphe brushes are great quality for a more affordable price.


The scent alone is enough to make you want to keep it for yourself but tis the season and all right? Let’s be honest – we’re all mostly keen to a good aesthetic and this is a GOOD AESTHETIC. You’re giving the gift of self care in the form of a gel based body wash that hydrates & smooths and makes the recipient feel like they just got out of the spa, not their shower at home.


Aesop products are not only high quality and worthy of sniffing all day long but they also deliver. The price point might be a little higher for some but rest assured knowing that whoever finds this gift wrapped under the tree or in their stocking will hold you in high regard forevermore. One of my fav scents is Rind concentrate & Ressurection – both scents that are unique and long lasting on the skin as well.


Now listen – I know I like to hype up a fragrance or a scent that my nostrils can’t contain themselves over. I KNOW. But this right here – OOF. One of the most decadent, luxe, perfectly fragrant & exquisite scents I’ve smelled in a long time. This is the newest fragrance in Ford’s line up and I apologize in advance – once you smell it you’ll be doing everything you can to get your hands on it. Palo santo wood accord, ebony wood accord, rose are it’s main notes. The only other TF fragrance I’ve felt this way about is Tobacco Vanille (although the entire collection is AMAZING). If this isn’t a scent you or the giftee would be into (who are YOU??) then you won’t have a hard time finding one that is. Available at most luxury retailers & Sephora.


A candle connisseur’s dream come true – Diptyque candles really are the epitome of luxury. This set is perfect for someone who doesn’t already have a collection built (unless they need replacing). The throw is incredible and although these are the travel size they’ll still last a long time. The set includes 5 of Diptyque’s iconic candle scents and should more than satisfy even the pickiest nose.


I received my silk pillowcase as a Christmas gift & I’ve been in love ever since. Not only does it make bedtime kinda faaahncy but it also protects your hair, prevents creasing on your face and saves you money from getting facial treatments done in the long run. You’re saving the recipient $$ and giving them a luxe present. Double whammy. And this one comes in a bunch of different colors so it’ll go with the current bed linens one might have – just up to you to find out what kind.


Hair fragrance is a thing YES. It’s perfect for hair washing days off & it comes in clutch for that post-workout. It also plays a role in layering fragrances which will almost certainly allow whatever you’re wearing to last longer & have a farther reach to the point of you having to swat people away from you. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Oh – & a multi functional product is MY JAM so this also works as a setting spray and body perfume. Oh shoot – quadruple whammy. There’s also a bunch of other scents available – I just loved this bottle for the obvious reason.

There’s 2092365027.999 various other beauty products that would have made it into this category but I had to narrow it down to 10. I do have some tips to keep in mind when gifting beauty items though – perhaps you want to put these in your pocket for later:


If you’re gifting perfume & aren’t sure if the scent will be loved then find out what they’re currently wearing & loving. You can always take that knowledge to a Sephora Beauty Advisor – or my choice, a perfumer at a luxury retailer like Nordstrom and they’ll be able to tell you exactly what scent to choose.

If you’re planning on gifting makeup to someone you don’t know well enough to already know what types of shades + formulas they like then take advantage of gift sets. There’s almost always something in a set that will be appreciated & that way if they don’t like a certain lipstick shade for example, they can always pass it on to someone who might without having to re-gift the entire thing which would SUCK.

Hair Care products are generally a pretty safe gift choice unless you know the other person to be really picky or selective about their hair. In that case – don’t bother or if you know of a multi-use, popular or best-selling product that’s highly rated no matter where you look then that’s your best bet.

Happy Gifting! And I didn’t include smaller boutiques & shops for our beauty gift guide because sometimes it’s hard to find makeup products. I also didn’t include local shops because we’re all global but this is your reminder that you can find all sorts of gifts when you shop small biz & locally. Your transactions will most definitely make a positive impact in the lives of small business owners, it’s been a rough couple of years!