Welcome to the 2023 Holiday Gift Guide
A curated mix of things I love, gifts I want, and items that have come highly recommended by friends, followers, family. I gave a description of each item below to give you some context as to why it is included. There is a wide range of items from affordable finds to super luxe.
You can click pictures to purchase or on the highlighted links in the captions. Not all pictures can be clicked (like my dish collection and those gorgeous hats).
I have a few more categories I will be adding throughout the week, and will highlight black Friday deals as well!
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas season! Merry Merry!
***If there is anything particular you are looking for, feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my best to search for you!***
Gifts under $50
I love these soft printed makeup bags, durable and easy to pack. This is a thoughtful gift and I know I can always use more!
This harlem toile cocktail shaker has such a sophisticated look that would add interest to any bar!
This travel jewelry case is such a smart gift to give. It is lightweight, compact, and still fits quite a bit. The monogram also adds a thoughtful touch.
I thought these olive wood bottle stoppers would make a wonderful gift along with a bottle of your favorite wine!
This bud vase would make an easy gift. You can show up with a few freshly cut flowers and who wouldn’t love that!
This stationery is one of my top finds this year and a best seller on the blog. It is SUCH a great price and reasonable time turnaround. Would make a fabulous gift. I thought the green scene on the toile envelope liner is so interesting.
These see through and lightweight pouches are amazing for travel and everyday. Easy to clean and with an amazing $12 price tag!
This tote quickly sells out and gets restocked, but I would love this for everyday errands, gym/sports runs, travel, Lightweight, monogramed, and chic!
These precious patterns on the pot holder and oven mitt make a great gift. Pair with a cookbook for a more elevated gift!
How interesting are these tapers?! I think it would be a great gift for the person who has everything!
A slipper find for those who love extra glam and comfort. They are non slip sole, which is another perk.
One of my favorite cocktail mixes that elevates any drink. They just came out with a new flavor, Yuzu Serrano. A great gift with some cocktail glasses.
A large monogram makeup holder. A great price for a personalized gift. I love that it fits so much!
This airbrush spray is a secret weapon in my beauty routine. You spray it after you finish your makeup and your
makeup stays in perfect position. My friends and I love!
This luxurious lip balm is super hydrating and an Allure 2023 best of beauty award winner.
The black and gold combination of these earrings feels elevated and adds a bit of interest to any outfit.
A monogram cocktail napkin holder. An easy way to display on a bar or kitchen. The price is great! Monograms always give the impression that you thought ahead.
Gifts and Home
This napkin ring stopped me in my tracks! Gorgeously interesting with the bird detail. Set of 2!
I would not put my name behind something that isn’t exceptional in quality, design, and function. The Potted Boxwood collection of dinner plates, dessert/salad plates, and coffee mugs is the perfect touch of chinoiserie on fine bone china. While high-quality, they are also microwave and dishwasher safe! More details below too!
This brand of napkins and placemats is one my very favorite high in quality and style.
A wedgwood ornament makes a very bespoke and thoughtful addition to a tree.
These washcloths are specifically designed for taking-off makeup. If I have visitors, I always leave them in a guest bath so they don’t feel like they are dirtying up my white towels and linens. As a guest, I always appreciate them!
This is the ULTIMATE advent! Liberty of London is my favorite department store, and this gift is full of nothing buy high-end beauty products. If sold individually, it would retail for well over a thousand pounds.
The wedgewood advent is a gift for all ages! Unique and perfect for those who love fine things.
The Potted Boxwood Collection– Back in time for holiday gifting and tablescapes!
Fine bone china for salad/dessert plates (set of 4 ), dinner plates (set of 4), and the very popular coffee mugs (set of 2). A perfect way to add a touch of chinoiserie into a room without the gracie price tag. They also look beautiful arranged on a wall. Shipping is included!
A nice rug may seem off for a gift guide, but if you know anything about design…rugs are expensive! This website makes fabulous quality rugs and they are having one of the best sales of the year! I love this color way too.
Someone recently asked me if I thought blue and white was becoming too popular. My response is that there is just too much cheap looking blue and white porcelain. This pattern here is elevated, sophisticated, and would make a wonderful gift! Add a Trader Joe’s orchid with some moss to really make an impact.
You can’t go wrong with coffee table books. These are some the the latest that I love.
Peter Pennoyer is one of the best architects of our time. His work is exceptional and this book is a feast for the eyes.
French Blooms is full of captivating imagery and a tangible guide for flower arranging and color pairing.
A House that Made History lies beautifully on my coffee table. The interiors of the Illinois governors mansion are spectacular.
Classical Shindig is a real treat. Full of entertaining tips and tricks with tablescape inspiration and beautiful decor. Not to be missed!
I get so many compliments on my frame TV. If there is one thing that I think everyone should should try to snag on sale, it would be this. The time to buy TV is always black friday for the sales- this one is already on sale!
This rattan carafe is a chic update on serving coffee outside or at a table side breakfast.
This hand painted catch all is beautiful addition to bathroom counter or coffee table scape!
I own this rattan tray and so many of my followers went crazy for it! I keep it on my bar area. What makes this one so special is it has the option to be lined with glass! I highly recommend that!
This is one of my all time favorite coffee table books. Aerin is style icon on our generation, I linked more coffee table books below. I personally don’t think you can have enough and no man can mess up this gift- and they can buy it last minute on amazon too! ha!
This pan was given to me as a gift three years ago and I have never used anything more. It is the perfect pan– just deep enough, SO easy to clean, and with an easy spoon rest. Don’t hesitate. I am honestly considering getting rid of all my other pans.
I recently polled my audience on the best wine glasses. This brand was the most recommended. It is expensive for this set of six, but you can’t beat the weight and style. FUN FACT-This is the same brand they use at Claridge’s hotel in London!
Love these monogram cocktail napkins!
Coupe glasses that are chic and versatile for any drink!
Okay- this is the “IT” gift right now. You will see this on my upcoming Christmas tour with Maggie Griffin. It is like a keurig of cocktails. You keep different alcohols in each container and can make a plethora of cocktails from old fashions to margaritas to espresso martinis- genius! They also taste wonderful too!
A darling and stylish set of napkins.
These lamps come in array of bespoke shades and give a custom and sultry look to any space.
This set of lamps in marbro celadon porcelain is the closest to my own personal lamp sets. What I love about this site is that they always have custom and unique finds. Pro tip- don’t be afraid to bid lower! I have never paid full price.
This set of murano candlesticks would make such an interesting and elevated gift for those that love entertaining,
I own this carafe set. I feel this is an ideal hostess gift. A perfect addition to any bedside table and in a beautiful glass setting.
One of the best things I own- my duvet set! It’s one of a kind zipper technology makes it so easy to take on and off! I have the shams to match too! The weight is perfect and the cover of the duvet feels luxe and fresh. One of my new favorite finds. I will never go back to an old duvet system again. EVER!
These are my current bathroom towels. I have them monogrammed. They are soft, absorbent, and stylish.
I own this down alternative pillow. When I recently moved, I changed all my pillows to these! I get the medium since I like a more soft pillow. A friend who stayed with me remarked about how wonderful they are…I highly recommend.
My shower curtains. In 2024 I will reveal my personal home tour and you will see I have two of these shower curtains in flour with sage tassel trim. The quality is unparalleled. Having two makes it a more bespoke look into my shower tub!
Art is always tricky. I love this piece for all the color, pattern, and texture.
This woven planter adds the perfect pop of texture. For those that don’t enjoy rattan or wicker, I always think of Marella Agnelli’s quote when referring to Sid and Mercedes Bass, “It will take her another lifetime to understand wicker.” You either get it, or you don’t.
A lovely chinoiserie panel. Framed or applied directly on a wall, you can’t go wrong.
In my home
My powder bath wallpaper is one of my absolute favorite things in my new home. I did it in peel and stick too! Danika Herrick has so many beautiful patterns and can make them more custom based off of a certain color palette. It brings a smile to my face every time I look at it.
My nightstands are unbelievably well made. They have a power strip on the upper backside, which makes for easy to reach charging. The doors are soft close and lock with the key. The marble is another great touch. I will have these nightstands for the rest of my life- and I couldn’t be happier about it!
Don’t underestimate the power of a skirted table. I asked this seamstress I found on etsy to sew a skirt for a console table I found on wayfair. It allowed me to have a very custom entry look while still being able to have storage underneath.
This is the peel and stick grasscloth wallpaper I used in my study and bathroom. I can’t recommend it enough. It adds the perfect punch of color, texture, and style. It immediately warms a room. I rent- so do’t be afraid to use it!
These planters are already the perfect color and shape!
This planter is a top seller year after year. They mimic the more expensive accents of france planters. You can custom paint them for a more bespoke look.
An easy versatile planter with an amazing price point.
They way these diamond studs are cut makes them a more attainable price point without sacrificing size or quality.
This straw and leather picnic basket bag is a great price for the incredibly stylish look.
This coral stitched clutch makes a statement.
A best seller cashmere sweater. Comes in many colors.
This glasses brand is a favorite of everyone I know. Can’t speak to it personally…perfect vision over here 🙂
My best buy of 2023- these mules! They have heeled versions as well- I love the burgundy color. For $54 you can’t make a mistake. They are incredibly stylish and comfortable, without sacrificing quality.https://rstyle.me/+EmCZNFYmzA73UyRrxKXyEg
A really fabulously chic cocktail ring. Under $1,000.
These boots!! I will have worn them in my past two tours, and third one too. Despite being a higher heel, they are comfortable. I can’t stop wearing them, and I am constantly getting compliments. They make a lower heel too!
I was recently at drinks with a friend who was telling me how much she loved her favorite shirt. Turns out it is one of my favorites too, and my best friends! They come in so many colors and are flattering while adding interest.
In case you missed it, tennis bracelets are back in a major way! I really love the look of this one.
I love these lightweight sweaters so much. I have had mine for years and always gravitate back to it.
This robe is currently on sale and has such a soft turkish cotton feel. Can’t go wrong with a robe!
I own this tortoise vase. It adds the perfect touch of richness to the room.
This ring is great for stacking or on its own!
The best sunscreen hands down! It has a wonderful texture, no overpowering smell, and it clean. If there is one product that should be clean in your routine, it should be sunscreen.
The YSL envelope clutch is a timeless gift.
Love Dipitque candles, the sampler would make an amazing gift!
These flats are a classic look and also comfortable! They ring Chanel without the price tag.
Tennis bracelets are all the rage and this a great price point for a real one.
This vintage gucci pattern is neutral, yet still adds some interest. I love the pointed toe, which is very in style right now.
These are the “it” glasses that so many bloggers have been wearing this year. An interesting shape and timeless tortoise.
A great sale on this everyday watch.
These diamond studs are large with a pretty emerald cut illusion.
This bag has such an elevated look, and comes in very rich colorways.
This prada wallet is a great gift for someone with expensive and classic taste.
things I own that I have truly loved this year
This jacket is one of my best purchases of the year. I am 5’5″ so a trench can feel too long for me. This has that same look, along with the cinch waist. The cinch makes it more fitted and alluring. I will probably have this jacket for a lifetime.
Last year for Christmas, I received these leather leggings. They were worth every penny. Nothing compares to that supple leather finish and fit. A major investment, but it has met the cost per wear. #GirlMath
My suitcase! I travel a lot and this is the best carry-on. Stylish and I think it rolls way more wonderfully than an Away bag,
The best find of the year! I was visiting my friend Amberly in Atlanta and she had one these shoes. She is so stylish that I immediately purchased. This has been my best selling item the month of November. Size a half size down!
My silk pillowcase is something I use every night. While they say it helps your skin and hair, I find the main purpose to be for a cool and smooth sleep!
I own this sweater in multiple colors. It is the best cut of a sweater there is. The mock neck isn’t constraining and the lines in the sweater make your arms and waste more defined. They are my winter wardrobe staple.
I went to Aspen this August to visit friends and stumbled into a pop-up for this slipper brand. The owners tested almost every hotel and spa slipper to formulate the ideal slipper. Not sure I would ever wear another- these are that good!
If you were to see me running errands around town in a tennis skirt, jeans, or even work out pants- the probability is high that I will be wearing this pullover. Hear me out, I always thought this brand is expensive for what it is- BUT, they do basics so well. Everything washes beautifully, drapes perfectly, and I haven’t found anything that comes close. I think I can safely say, you won’t regret this purchase. I find myself drawn to it daily.
This pajama romper adds a fun flair. I now own in multiple colors. It has a little bit of sultry look, while still comfortable and flattering- a hard combination to master.
Musings 2.0 creates the most spectacular hats. All hand stitched and custom to order. My talented friends Jennifer and Sarah are true artists. One of these hats would make the most personal and fabulous gift. Send them a direct message on instagram to order. If you don’t have instagram, email me and I will connect you.
Chandler is one of my very best friends and helps find things on The Potted Boxwood!
This cable knit cashmere sweater is a great look and can be worn year after year.
This lip oil is her favorite. Super moisturizing and adds just the right pop of color.
Chandler and I both love these sneakers. They give a little height, they are lightweight, and super stylish from workout clothes to jeans.
Vests are her favorite, because they are great to thow on when the weather is in between- especially in the south!
This bag has such interesting lines and looks way more expensive than it is.
Bala bangles are a great gift for friends who love to walk and add a little arm workout to it! You can put them on your ankles too!
Chandler says this perfume smells unbelievably good. It is long lasting too.
We both love the alo airlift leggings. Need them in every color. As I type this, I am also wearing mine. Great to workout!
Chandler loves leather gloves. This slight brown plum color adds a more unique flair. Chic chic!
This is one of the newer kindles. She loves hers since it is easy to take on the go and you can Immediately download the latest new read.
If there is one thing I noticed on my recent trip to London, EVERY fabulously dressed person I saw was wearing a trench coat. Chandler loves this one because it is a perfect length.
Sunglasses that are an interesting shape and style.
This bag is versatile and a fresh shape in a beautiful color.
Great price on these everyday earrings.
Chandler LOVES these flats. Ballet flats are very in and she thinks you can’t beat this color, price, or comfort. Very highly rated.
This is one the best body lotions on the market. Buying a nice body lotion is never something you really want to buy for yourself, but it makes a great gift. You will see below that the body serum from this brand is my favorite.
“You can walk ten miles in New York City in these boots.” These boots are on Chandler’s list and mine! A woman in my bible study had them on, and my friend Amity immediately asked her about them. She said she tried on just about every heeled boot to see which was the most comfortable and these were her top pick! Stylish to boot- pun intended!
I use the this foundation and always add pump of this in my hands before I apply to my face. It gives you a subtle dewy glow without looking shiny or cheesy. I am a total convert. To be fair, I was checking out with Armani foundation at Sephora and the girl at the register told me to try Kosas instead– she was correct!
The twenty year old told me to do it! When I was staying at my friend Amity’s early this fall, her 20 year old niece was also there. She taught me the importance of this bronzer stick. Do a line tracing your cheekbone and then blend with a beauty blender- it needs to be slighlty damp. My makeup has been way more elevated since. It truly contours your face.
These lounge/sleep pants are oversized and soft. Ideal for a night inside!
My silk pillowcase again. They say they make a difference for your hair and skin!
Everything found on this page is a viral tik tok craze. It is not just for teenagers and twenty somethings, we need to pay attention too!
This deep conditioning mask smells amazing, is clean beauty, and is incredibly conditioning for your hair.=
This merit cream blush applies beautifully and comes in many different shades.
A scalp scrub that truly cleans your scalp and is worth the money. So many friends use and love this.
You leave this cryo mask on for ten minutes. It is incredibly cooling and leaves your skin feeling next level fabulous.
This is a great price point for all of these Christian Dior products. The lip oil is Chandler’s personal favorite. I love the brand CD (my initials).
Chandler says this serum should be number one on everyone’s list. It gives such a brightness to your skin and leaves it so soft.
Apparently this really works. Mix with almond milk at night and it is like a healthy hot chocolate! Yum!
Pajama and Lounge
some womens pajamas and a shoutout to the men I dated this year for these recs 😉
Christmas PJ’s from my favorite brand of pajamas.
This vest is a unique color (no navy or gray) and it is perfect for the in between of seasons or layered with a sweater underneath.
You just can’t go wrong with this sneaker brand. Love this fresh color combination.
Most men love this brand, but this shampoo in particular smells good and is great quality. A slight step-up for a man’s routine.
This is my ex boyfiend’s favorite and Chandler’s husbands favorite shirt. SO soft. It has been on my gift guide every year.
A great weekender duffle bag. A nondescript and elevated bag for quick weekends away.
This pullover is loved by so many of my friends’ husbands. It is great with jeans or dressed up with a buttom down underneath. You can’t go wrong giving this as a gift. I love this green color.
Great steak knives make a difference. A thoughtful gift, especially for a man who loves to grill.
A great suitcase and new color way for a brand that so many men flock to for luggage. Women too! You will see my personal suitcase picks below.
From pancakes to fajitas to steaks and friend rice, this grill is the gift that keeps on giving. HIGHLY recommended by most men in my world.
This golf shoe bag is nice because it keeps them contained, especialIy if they have a tendency to just leave to golf shoes in the car. Recommended by many of my golfing friends.
The price on this backgammon set it SO good and it looks incredibly elevated. A nice addition to an office or game room.
Can’t go wrong with this brand of jacket. Versatile for everyday errands to otrdoor outings.
A beloved brand of dress shirts that are great for travel since they don’t wrinkle. Breathable fabric and the blue windowpane pattern is classic.
This cooler bag is on my gift guide every year. It truly keeps things cold! Worth having one on hand!
There is not too much to describe here- pickleball is HUGE! Shop chic paddles, to bags, to apparel.
A really smart and great price on this tennis bag– great for pickleball too!
I love this pleated tennis dress. So stylish and many reviewers have multiple colors of it.
When I traveled to Africa this summer, I was able to see that my suitcase was left on the tarmac and helped Qatar locate it precisely thanks to my airtag. Everyone needs to have airtags in their luggage and handbags! Highly recommend and very necessary. Many people put them on their dog’s collars as well- connects right with your iphone.
This mug keeps your coffee warm for hours. Everyone who has one, loves it!
If you are consistent, these LED face masks really do work. A perfect gift for someone that has it all. A blue light helps zap bacteria (acne prone skin) and the red light helps with wrinkles.
This kettle is the best one on the market. I use mine all the time. Makes way less of a mess than having to boil the water or zap it in the microwave.
This is my friend Lizzie’s number one gift pick. It is an alarm the mimics the sunrise to help you wake up more naturally. Perfect for the person who has trouble waking up in the morning.
I really wanted my porch lights and living room light to come on automatically. A guy friend of mine told me I should get a smart plug. GAME CHANGER. I control my lights through an app and they come on automatically. How smart is that?!
An easy solution for a lamp that can’t reach a plug- Battery operated light bulbs! No plug required.
When I travel, I always bring a silk pillowcase since you never know what a hotel/airbnb bedding will feel like. On international flights, I also put them on top of the pillows to try to sleep better. This brand is great!
This is on my wishlist. My friend bought one and it is probably the smartest checked bag ever. It is designed like trunk, so it avoids an awkward suitcase split on a luggage rack. It fits so much and is incredibly durable. A hefty price tag.
My current carry-on. I love it!
A wonderful leather passport holder and luggage tag. Comes in great colors and is a perfect gift.
I polled my mom friends and here you have it…
A best selling activity walker with a lovely aesthetic to boot! Highly rated.
I love a sweet bubble.
Another precious outfit.
My friend Cory is very up to date on all the boy gifts. This basketball pop shot is on her son’s list and all his friend.
Washable makeup kit for a young tweens dream!
there is a lot here I like too!
My friend’s teenage daughter said this lash serum is all the rage and really works, along with these bronzing drops.
For the swifties in your life!
This ice cream maker is wildly popular. A great gift for the whole family!
White cowboy boots are such an “in” thing among college age girls. The twenty year old has and loves!