The Absolut Best Gift Ever

As much as I love shopping, sometimes finding a good gift for someone can be somewhat of a struggle. Especially when it’s for the office Secret Santa or Yankee Swap with friends. You want to get something that almost anyone would love to get. Something so unique that it’ll be talked about for years to come. 

This holiday season, I’m gifting Absolut Elyx. The best gift ever! And, even better, it comes in a musical tin that when opened plays “La Vie en Rose”.  A song that is so magical, it reminds you of the holidays but can be played throughout the year. It has been a favorite of mine ever since the final season of How I Met Your Mother. I am so excited it’s the song I can share, along with my favorite vodka!

If you’re thinking of gifting it someone special, and want to give a little something more, pair it with the copper mule mugs, a personal favorite of mine. I use them to drink my favorite vodka drink! 

Vodka Cranberry

1 2/3 Parts Absolut Elyx

5 Parts Cranberry Juice

1 Lime Wheel

Pour over ice.

Vodka Cranberry isn’t exactly the most seasonally appropriate drink, but I make it work by swapping out the traditional lime garnish for cinnamon sticks.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Elyx Copper Collection, available for purchase in the Elyx Boutique! I know I’ve been eyeing things for friends, as well as a few for myself. 

My Valentine’s Day Wish List

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As thoughtful as the manfriend is, he isn’t always the best at picking out gifts for me. He nails it with roses, champagne, and dinner. And you can’t really go wrong with jewelry.

But, this year I’ve come up with a Valentine’s Day wish list of things that I would not hate him one little bit for getting me.

  1. Allbird Women’s Wool Runners | From what I’ve heard they are the softest, most comfortable sneakers ever. I don’t own a ton of sneakers, but these I want.
  2. ILY Couture Jamie Sunglasses | I never did get the Prada sunglasses I’d been pining over. Well these are basically the same thing and don’t cost a ton. So much so, that I may have ordered myself a pair and picked up an extra to giveaway a little later this month!
  3. Sugarfina Sugar Lips | I don’t really like chocolate, but gummy candies are totally my jam.
  4. Michael Kors x Fujifilm Instax Camera | Confession: I have two Instax cameras already. One I got because I couldn’t find the first one. But, this one make my heart sing and I would gladly upgrade.
  5. Gold-Tone Chain-Link Camera Strap | What is a camera without a strap? Even if I didn’t get the Michael Kors x Fujifilm camera, if I could use the strap on one of my other Instax cameras, I’d be one happy girl.
  6. Daniel Wellington Classic Bristol Watch | I already have this watch, but I wear it all the time and wouldn’t object to getting a second or a different color band.
  7. Mark and Graham Daily Leather Tote | A nice everyday tote that zips is something I’ve been wanting. If it comes monogrammed, even better.
  8. ILY Couture Kiss Kiss Embroidered Tee| Festive graphic tees are a thing that get me almost every single time.
  9. Mark and Graham Concourse Checked Spinner | After my recent trip to Palm Springs for Alt Summit, I became painfully aware that I need to invest in new, quality luggage. Did I mention that it’s even better if it comes monogrammed?
  10. Ariel Gordon Love Knot Ring | For those of you that don’t know the manfriend and I have been together for almost 9 years. Of those nine, we’ve been engaged for 8. I don’t wear a ring, and we don’t have any plans to get hitched any time soon. I don’t need or want a new ring, but if he gave me a simple understated one, I’d wear it.
  11. Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick | I don’t blog about makeup as much, but I still wear makeup, give me a lipstick, lipgloss, mascara, a gift card to Ulta or Sephora…
  12. Comme des Garçons® Low-Top Sneakers | Much like a festive t-shirt, fun shoes speak to my heart, and these are a blogger’s dream!
  13. Sugarfina Champagne Bears | If gummy candies are my jam, Sugarfina’s Champagne Bears are my everything. Maybe something to add to that giveaway I mentioned?
  14. Drinique Champagne Flute | Speaking of champagne, it’d be nice to have something nice to drink it out of.

What are you hoping to get for Valentine’s Day? Keep in mind there is nothing wrong with showing yourself a little love!

 

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14 His and Hers Valentines Day Gift Ideas

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Valentine’s Day is this weekend and the manfriend and I made plans in Boston. Gift exchange isn’t really a big deal to us, but I think that’s mostly because we both always forget until the last minute to come up with Valentine’s Day gift ideas.

I’m sure we aren’t the only ones, so here is my Valentine’s Day gift to you!

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Her

A bouquet of fresh flowers and jewelry are pretty standard, making them practical makes them amazing. Flowers in a mug? It can be used in the office for coffee. Dainty jewelry? A simple necklace or bracelet will go with more outfits and can be worn pretty much everyday.

Seven LUSH goodies in one set? I may end up getting this for myself. Gift the ultimate at home spa experience. Or if you’ve booked a hotel room, bring this along and make it even more luxurious!

And to pack? A heart duffel bag. Because, who doesn’t love to travel?

These Steve Madden shoes are on my personal wish list, so I couldn’t not add them to a V-Day themed gift guide.

Chocolate isn’t the way to my heart, but Melted Chocolate? A totally different story.
Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Him

Shopping for guys is something a lot of people find hard, but it really just comes down to knowing what your guy’s interests are.

For instance, the manfriend is a gamer. He also needs a new headset. See what I did there?

We are both a little nerdy, so seeing Deadpool (which happens to come out in theaters just before Valentine’s Day) is a must! And so is buying his favorite candy.

Does he have a favorite sport? A cologne he always wears?

Then, there’s the stuff that everyone wants. Apple watches are pretty nifty and if you can afford to invest, then why not for the one you love? If not, I’m sure he could alway use a new pair of boxers.

xx

VII Last Minute Gift Ideas for Star Wars Fans

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Whether you love Star Wars or hate it, the force is strong with this franchise. Especially in light of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens release and the chances are that you know someone who is far far beyond obsessed.

So, should you find yourself trying to think of a gift for any Star Wars fan in your life, do not look any further. These are the gifts you’re looking for…

Star Wars Gift Ideas

12 Days of Christmas Wish Lists: Holiday Spirit Wish List

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The 12 Days of Christmas Wish Lists has come to an end. So, I wanted to leave you with something to get you into the holiday spirit.

A holiday spirit wish list!

Honestly, this is really just the result of eating one to many Christmas cookies…

Holiday Spirit Wish List

Eugenia Kim Rain Fur Pom Pom Beanie Hat | $175

H&M Sleeveless Peplum Top | $50

H&M Velvet Tank Top | $13

Speak Wines | $25

J. Crew Chateau Parka | $365

Threshold Character Nutcracker | $10

H&M Sequined Sweater | $20

Essie Winter 2015 Nail Color in Altitude Attitude | $9

Keds x Kate Spade New York Champion Glitter | $80

Threshold 5 Piece Izon Flatware Set | $20

12 Days of Christmas Wish Lists: Fit Life Wish List

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Happy New Year! No, not yet?

Well it’s coming.

Every now and again I swear up and down that I’m going to work on my fitness. The truth is I’m just not about that fit life.

But, maybe if I had some workout motivation, I could try a little harder…

Fit Life Wish List

Emi Jay Namast’ay in Bed Muscle Tee | $38

EXP Core Strappy Sports Bra | $40

Nike Studio Wrap Training Shoe | $55

Emi Jay Flexx Neoprene Headbands North Shore Two Pack  | $8

Oyster My Blend Personal Blender | $25

Indoor Cycling Bike | $200

Hypersonic Sonar Tight | $84

Gurus Sandals in Granite Grey | $30

bkr Glass Water Bottle in Lola | $45

Nike Victory Gym Tote | $100

12 Days of Christmas Wish Lists: Mindy Kaling Wish List

Because today is my birthday and Mindy Kaling is my spirit animal.

You could always make a Wreath Witherspoon, get a subscription to Hulu or something, but you really can’t go wrong with anything related to Mindy!

Mindy Kaling Wish List

Questions I Ask When I Want to Talk About Myself | $11

The Wine Rack | $30

The Mindy Project Mugs | $15

Flamingo Bedhead Pajamas | $69

Disgust Pillowbuddy | $13

Inside Out DVD | $22

The Mindy Project Throw Pillow | $22

The Mindy Project Stemless Wine Glass Set | $16

LookHUMAN Beyonce Pad Thai Tank | $27

Why Not Me? | $16

12 Days of Christmas Wish Lists: Coffee Lovers Wish List

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Some days when I wake up, I just can’t even.

I need coffee to function.

And since I know I’m not the only one, this coffee wish list is for all my fellow coffee lovers.

Coffee Lovers Wish List

Starbuck Frappuccino Vanilla Coffee | $6

Iced Coffee Swirl Tank | $25

Krazy Namesake Straw | $5

Origami Owl Expresso Charm | $5

Origami Owl To Go Coffee Cup Charm | $5

Starbucks Gift Card | $25

Keurig K10 Mini Plus Brewing System | $80

Dunkin’ Donuts One Pound French Vanilla Ground Coffee | $9

Dunkin’ Donuts Gift Card | $5

But First, Coffee Thermal Mug | $14

12 Days of Christmas Wish Lists: Drugstore Wish List

You may probably be thinking that this list is another beauty wish list.

Technically, you’re not wrong. But everything on this wish list can be picked up at your local drugstore.

Convenient, right?
Drugstore Wish List

EOS Lip Balm | $4

Bioré Self Heating One Minute Mask | $8

St. Ives Apricot Scrub | $2

Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque | $33

Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Eye Cream | $18

Simple Cleansing Micellar Water | $8

L’Oreal Paris Advanced Care Nutrigloss Shine Elixir Treatment | $6

It’s a 10 Leave-In Plus Keratin | $10

Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque | $4

EcoTools Bamboo Loofah Brush | $6

12 Days of Christmas Wish Lists: Home Wish List

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Home really is where the heart is.

And since that’s the case, I heart all of the things in this home wish list and think they would really help to make any house feel more like a home.

Home Wish List

Canvas Home Dauville Bud Vase and Pebble Dish | $34

Urban Outfitters Reclaimed Wood Chalkboard | $39

Heritage Hill Glass Jar with Lid | $20

Crosley Radio Cruiser Turntable | $80

Moroccan Leather Pouf | $153

Plaj Texada Stone Washed Blanket Throw | $100

Have a Gneiss Day Coaster Set | $45

Room Essentials Uholstered Office Chair | $70

Cupcakes and Cashmere at Home | $20

Diptyque Baies Scented Candle | $60