Buying gifts for the ladies on your list can be a daunting task since everyone has a different style and taste. Whether it’s a mother-in-law, sister, mom, cousin, BFF or sister-in-law, we all want to get them a great gift that will put a smile on their face and be something they enjoy. In this gift guide, I’m including some great holiday picks for the “gal pal” on your list (at a variety of price points!) that I think would automatically put you on the nice list :)!
Many of us will be attending holiday parties over the coming weeks into the new year, and it’s always nice to bring a little something for the hostess with the mostest. Or, maybe you have a friend or sister who’s just bought a house and is focusing on decorating and filling it with all her favorite things. Either way, this gift guide will help you find the perfect gift for them whether your budget is $25 or $100!
Let me start off by saying that I am SO excited to be writing this post! I’ve been staying quiet on social around this because I wanted to test out all the products for a few weeks before sharing my thoughts. I have been interested in trying Drunk Elephant skincare for a while now. Not only because of the reviews I’ve read praising the efficacy of the products, but because it falls within the clean beauty skincare category.
If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know that I did not want to buy a whole new maternity wardrobe for this pregnancy. I was able to get away with wearing my regular clothes up until around 18-19 weeks. That’s when it started to become uncomfortable with pants mostly. But every woman is different (can’t stress that enough!) when it comes to this, so it’s important to have some solid, reliable maternity pieces once the time comes.
For a long time, I felt like sneakers should only be worn to the gym with athletic gear. I was never really into Converse or Vans so an everyday sneaker didn’t fit into my style. But as I’ve gotten older and sneaker styles have become more transitional to everyday wear, they are some of my favorite pieces of footwear.
Isn’t it great how styles or patterns make a comeback? I love how tortoise shell accessories are big this season! I’ve honestly been keeping the trend alive all these years with sunglasses, glasses and hair clips because I have always loved the look. It’s such a nice alternative to the usual black, especially for someone who could literally dress in all black everyday.
How fun is it to shop for baby clothes? Ever since we found out we were having a girl, I’ve been building her little wardrobe. I feel like a baby stylist and am having so much fun with it. I wanted to make sure she had enough for her first 3 months, and some other pieces for 3-6 since we don’t know how big she will be in the beginning.
We’ve reached the eight month mark! Crazy to think that we could have our baby girl with us as early as six weeks from now. Regressing a bit to the first trimester symptoms and feeling very fatigued (can you tell by my tired eyes?). But so, so excited to meet our girl and expand our little family.
Before I left for studying abroad in Italy, everyone told me I had to come back with awesome leather goods. The one item everyone recommended purchasing was a leather jacket. I was a broke college student at the time, so didn’t end up getting one my first time around and regretted it. Then I went back in 2011 and was determined to find the perfect one to add to my wardrobe.
So as I’ve been adding pieces to my maternity wardrobe, I’ve realized that not all maternity jeans are created equal. There are definitely a ton more options out there than years ago. However, many didn’t fit my style taste or lacked in quality. I only have three pairs of maternity jeans because I felt that was good enough to get me through the 9 months (and after). These solid dark wash, a light wash pair (now sold out but similar here), and now my favorite maternity jeans in black.