If you’re like me, it’s always a mad dash to check everyone off my list for holiday gifts. Sure, I’ve picked up things here and there in the months leading up to December, but it seems there are always those people that are tough to shop for. Whether it’s your mom or dad, boss or best friend, or that special someone (human or pet), I’ve got you covered with this detailed holiday gift guide. Happy shopping!


  1. A glitzy collection of nail polishes in brights, bolds, and metallics that are sure to compliment her holiday looks (‘Formula X In The City,’ $18.25 on sale)
  2. One of Italian artist Piero Fornasetti’s many chic candles in an earthy scent that’s perfect for the holidays (Fornasetti ‘Bacio-Otto’ Lidded Candle, $175)
  3. A monogrammed pompom keychain to give her handbag extra style (Mark and Graham Pompom Keychain in Navy, $49)
  4. An intoxicating, floral fragrance designed to “attract others and also change the energy frequency of the people and environment around you” (Charlotte Tillbury ‘Scent of a Dream’ Fragrance, $74-$130)
  5. A glam choker for holiday parties (Bauble Bar’s ‘Andra’ Choker, $68)
  6. A felt hat with a cool color combination (BR’s Short Brim Felt Hat in ‘Smoke Gray,’ $78)



  1. A monogrammed, wooden watch box for the organized man to safely store his timepieces (Mark and Graham Wood Watch Box, $129)
  2. A sleek iPhone case that also charges his phone (Mophie Juice Pack, $59.95-$149.95)
  3. Go from office-ready to casual, after-work drinks with this tie/sock/pocket square gift set (The Tie Bar Large Style Box in Navy/Pink, $99)
  4. The ultimate guide for men from Esquire answers questions ranging from life to style (Esquire The Biggest Black Book Ever, $17.71)
  5. A candle that smells like his favorite cologne (Malin & Goetz ‘Vetiver’ Candle, $52)
  6. Beard grooming, cologne, and skincare essentials delivered to his door every month (Birchbox Man, $60-$110)



  1. A gourmet spice collection to experiment with in the kitchen (Williams-Sonoma 22 Vial Spice Block Set, $179.95)
  2. Ina Garten’s newest cookbook dedicated to perhaps her biggest inspiration – her husband (Cooking for Jeffery: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook, $21.42)
  3. A rattan cart that’s perfect for trips to the Farmer’s Market (French Market Cart, $189)
  4. A homemade bacon kit for the DIY foodie (Sur La Table DIY Bacon Kit, $19.95)
  5. An adorable pomegranate ornament (Sur La Table Pomegranate Glass Ornament, $6.96 on sale)
  6. Sweet socks for the sweets-lover (Living Royal ‘Stacked Donut Ankle Socks,’ $8)



  1. A boho-chic clutch (Lovestitch Beaded Flat Pouch, $35)
  2. A turquoise necklace to make a statement (Bauble Bar’s ‘Capri’ Amulet, $68)
  3. Vegan perfume oil fragrance that smells amazing (Kai Perfume Oil, $48)
  4. A Moroccan wedding blanket to add to the bed (Moroccan Wedding Blanket, $350)
  5. Add these herbal supplements to almond milk, tea, or even water to enhance her beauty, brain, body, sexual energy, sleep and spirit (Moon Dusts, $30)



  1. The ultimate thermos for their camping trip hot chocolate (Vaccuum Insulated Travel French Press, $35)
  2. A colorful headband to liven up her hiking attire (‘Rough Around the Edges’ Thick Gray/White, $18)
  3. A Swiss Army knife with all the right hookups (Swiss Army ‘Huntsman’ Knife, $38)
  4. Cool coffee table books detailing places to camp and hike in their lifetime (Fifty Places to Camp Before You Die, $17.32; Fifty Places to Hike Before You Die, $17.32)
  5. A cozy sleeping bag that can withstand the coldest of temperatures and packs light (The North Face ‘Aleutian 0’ Sleeping Bag, $129)
  6. They can secure a bottle of wine on their next biking adventure (Fyxation Leather Bicycle Wine Carrier in Brown, $39.95)
  7. Drink from the streams safely with this powerful device (Katadyn ‘Vario’ Water Purifier, $94.95)
  8. Camp in style with this old-school-looking lantern (V & O 200-30060 Camping Lantern 12″ in Blue, $14.15)



  1. A silk pillowcase to extend the life of her blowouts and other hairdos (Slumber Party Silk Pillowcase, $45)
  2. A marble print suitcase that won’t be difficult to find in baggage claim (Calpack Milk Marble Astyll Carry-On, $125)
  3. This hoodie-meets-neck pillow will be their saving grace during those red eye flights (Memory Foam Travel HoodiePillow in Heather Gray, $29.95)
  4. A hot toddy kit for the plane trip home after the holidays (The Hot Toddy, $24)



  1. A festive flannel shirt that can be dressed up or down (BR’s Grant-Fit Luxe Flannel Large Tartan Shirt, $69.50)
  2. A cozy Carhartt beanie for the cold weather to come (Men’s Acrylic Watch Hat in Black/White, $9.99)
  3. A cologne that smells like his favorite, worn leather jacket (Fossil ‘1954’ for Men Cologne Spray, $60)
  4. The Eagles greatest hits for his easy-listening pleasure (Eagles Selected Works 1972-1999, $29.82)
  5. Ugg slippers for lounging around the house (Ugg ‘Byron’ Slipper in Chesnut, $139.95)
  6. A lip balm stocking stuffer that fights the dryness winter brings (Jack Black’s The Stick Natural Lip Balm with Fresh Mint, $7.50)
  7. Something to keep his beer ice-cold and coffee hot (Yeti Rambler Stainless Steel Tumbler 20 oz., $29.99)



  1. An interior design book for those who love classic home decor (Beautiful hardcover, $35.34)
  2. The hands-down best candle for their home in mercury glass (Giant Capri Blue Mercury Glass Candle, $88)
  3. A stylish pack of matches to go with the candle (Petite Matchboxes, Lt. Blue/White, $18)
  4. Hand signals to add some fun to a bookshelf (3-piece Hand Sign Sculpture Set, $82.95 on sale)
  5. The most intriguing cookie jar (Jonathan Adler ‘Secrets’ Canister, $128)
  6. A boxwood topiary that’ll last for years and can be festive-fied with a big, red ribbon (Smith & Hawken Large Boxwood Topiary, $19.99 on sale)



  1. An evening clutch that will hold her essentials and compliment your LBD (H&M ‘Rigid’ Clutch Bag, $34.99)
  2. A burgundy bowtie for the most stylish (and frugal) gentleman in the room (Topman Burgundy Knitted Bow Tie, $4 on sale)
  3. A bottle of rosé champagne to liven up the party (Veuve Clicquot Brut Rosé NV, $59.99)
  4. Glitzy pumps that’ll turn heads on the dance floor (Kate Spade NY ‘Baneera’ Glitter Pump, $328)
  5. An old-school travel speaker for classic party thrills (Marshall ‘Stockwell’ Travel Speaker with Case, $187.50 on sale)
  6. A cool camera to snap instant Instagram-style pics (Fujifilm Instax 8 Instant Camera in White, $70)
  7. The shade of Mac lipstick that has been called “the color that looks good on everyone” (MAC Lipstick in ‘Rebel,’ $17)



  1. A unisex fragrance inspired by the great novels of Hemingway and Fitzgerald (Commodity ‘Book,’ $26-$105)
  2. Agate bookends to add interest to their shelves (Z Gallerie Agate Bookends, $99.95)
  3. A tablet to read those favorites anywhere (Nook Tablet 7″, $49.99)
  4. Interesting reads like the non-fiction Outliers or page-turner The Woman in Cabin 10 for those who love a classic paperback or hardcover (Outliers: The Story of Success paperback, $10.62; The Woman in Cabin 10 hardcover, $15.66)
  5. A large mug for their tea or coffee (The Created Co. ‘Coffee First’ Mug, $14)
  6. Candles that evoke the favorite smells of famous authors (Paddywax Library Collection, $21 each)



  1. A chic whiskey decanter set with glasses  (American Atelier ‘Daphne’ Decanter & Whiskey Glasses, $40.20 on sale)
  2. An adorable cake server (Mud Pie ‘Just Here for Dessert’ Server in Silver, $17)
  3. The coolest cheese board that mixes wood with marble (Thirstystone Marble & Wood Oval Serving Board, $49.99)
  4. A fondue maker to inspire a fabulous fondue party (Swissmar Zürich 3-in-1 Electric Fondue Set, $99.99)
  5. Holiday coasters with a sweet Southern saying (Draper James Wreath Coaster Set, $35)



  1. An impressive set of Jordan Winery’s Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon (2014 Jordan Chardonnay and 2012 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon in Gift Box, $95)
  2. That cult-favorite candle all the celebrities rave about (Diptyque ‘Baies/Berries’ Scented Candle, $32-$62)
  3. Holiday Parisian macarons to satisfy a sweet-tooth (Winter Luster Macarons, $65)
  4. Tickets to their favorite sporting event or a gift certificate to a fine restaurant in the area
  5. A soft cashmere scarf in a punchy color for her (Nordstrom Tissue Weight Wool & Cashmere Scarf in ‘Purple Passion,’ $99)
  6. An indoor snake plant for their office (Sansevieria Zeylanica in Pot, $24.19)



  1. A hotel tag keychain from the hotel in The Shining (Overlook Hotel Vintage Style Hotel Tag, $6)
  2. Fifty Warner Brothers best films of all time (Best of Warner Bros. 50 Film Collection, $199.35)
  3. A projector for screenings in the comfort of their backyard (Brookstone Pocket Projector, $149.99)
  4. Movie snack essentials that aren’t the usual Redvines (Dean and Deluca ‘Movie Night,’ $60)
  5. Wall art from the first film (A Trip to the Moon Retro Poster, $7-$53.30)



  1. A fun wine bottle chew toy (Tuffy’s Silly Squeakers Wine Bottle, $7.32)
  2. A treat shooter to make playtime even more fun (FinePet Snack Launcher, $12.99)
  3. Luxe shampoo for the pampered pooch (Aesop ‘Animal’ Wash, $39 for 17 fl. oz)
  4. Copper food and water bowls for a cool aesthetic (Copper Pet Bowl with Gray Non-Skid Base, $7.99)
  5. Adorable movie-night themed chew toys (Movie Night Dog Toy Pack, $6.99)
  6. A cat hammock for that lazy furball (Jobar Reversible Animal Print Hanging Cat Hammock, $30.96)
  7. A dangling mistletoe toy to add to kitty’s playtime (‘Kiss the Cat’ Holiday Cat Wand Toy, $2.99)



  1. A pair of walkie-talkies for top-secret missions, hide-and-seek, and other kid fun (Motorola MH230R Radio Pack, $64.99)
  2. The cutest teepee for the playroom (Land of Nod Blue Dip-Dye Teepee, $119 on sale)
  3. Precious, monogrammed bunny hats for the toddler (Knit Bunny Hat, $39)
  4. A stylish pair of kicks for the coolest kid on the block (Adidas Superstar Foundation Unisex Shoes in White, $70)
  5. Fun emoji knee-high socks (Emoji Knee High Socks, $15)
  6. A light-up Darth Vader alarm clock for the Star Wars fanatic (Bulb Botz ‘Star Wars – Darth Vader’ Light-Up Alarm Clock, $29.99)
  7. A board game that’s like Clue for a new era (Suspicion Board Game, $19.99)
  8. A microphone that plugs into the iPhone for the ultimate karaoke experience (IK Multimedia iRig Handheld Microphone, $56.85)
  9. The best Christmas stories by the great children’s book author and illustrator (Jan Brett’s Christmas Treasury hardcover, $40.91)


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