Gift Guide: Her & Home

It will be here before you know it. The tree will come up, the garland will be added, the lights will be lit, the presents will be open, the chaos will be here very soon. It is a shame that a time that calls for great joy and rejoicing makes us all crazy and frantic. Well, not to worry friends, I am here to help. I even did a little research, calling upon some of my very close friends to tell me their favorite purchases of the season. This is basically a glorified list of everything I want (family take note)  and everything I have. This list could very easily be endless….. I am sure I will have follow up posts in the weeks ahead. Honestly, it would be 500 pages if I didn’t cut it off somewhere. As always, look at last years gift guide for some inspiration as well!

Today, I am featuring all things for her and for the home. Each day this week I will be showcasing fabulous gifts for a certain person (or pup) on your list. Happy Shopping!!


Spread chic

Inslee Calendar

Inslee makes a phenomenal calendar. Can’t help but love a little blue and white wonder.


Buy your exclusive Dana Mahnke ornament for The Potted Boxwood while they still last!!

NEST Candles

It isn’t the holidays without a Nest holiday candle. Period. End of Discussion.

Paper Source NotepadsPaper Source Personalized Notepads

Paper Source makes affordable and easy personalized note pads. You really can’t ever have too many notepads.

August Morgan Cocktail Napkins 2August Morgan Cocktail Napkins 3

August Morgan Cocktail NapkinsAugust Morgan Cocktail Napkins 4

Are these not the most whimsy and adorable cocktail napkins you have ever seen. I would post all of them if I could! By August Morgan

Mrs John L Strong Lions Head Gift Tag

Mrs. John L. Strong makes the most sophisticated gift tags perfect for any type of gift. I adore the lion’s head.

Swell Python Water Bottle

I am obsessed with my S’well. it keeps things cold for 24 hours and hot for 12. My ice from the morning is still in tact by the end of the day. From work to my workout, it is the ideal gift for anyone of any age. It also works well with my essential oils….

Young Living Essential Oils

Speaking of essential oils, I  may have become a bit obsessed. I heard about these from a friend who then told me all about the amazing benefits of essential oils. Instantly, I sleep better with a mix of the lavender and R.C. oil. I must tell you, the lavender is a true french lavender. I infuse lemon and tangerine in my water for energy, as well as a multitude of other benefits. Young Living are the only type of essential oils to buy, since they are in the purest form and have a very admirable reputation.

Marble Condiment Board via Williams Sonoma

Marble condiment tray from Wiliams Sonoma. White marble always looks good in any kitchen. No one can turn this down.

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Don’t forget about the Pop- Up Shop! There are still select items left straight from Asian estate sales into your home.



Simply adorned


Piko Long Sleeve Top

I live in these daily. Piko is made from the softest organic cotton, in a variety of colors, with a flattering fit. Tight in the arms (to make you look skinny minny) with a flowy drape. They feel incredible.

Poppy London Fur Hat Poppy London Fur Hood Jacket

As seen on Ladies Of London (I either just discouraged you or made an instant sell). Very reasonable fur lined jackets and caps. Can’t help but love a fur pom that gives even the best top knot crazy competition.

Newport Slicker from Monkees

I am sure you all have seen the competitive and pricier look of this jacket, but my favorite North Carolina boutique, Monkee’s,  carries similar and well made versions of the jacket. Perfect for a rainy and windy day, not to mention incredibly stylish.


Always travel first class

Steamline Luggage

I WANT NOW. Don’t get me wrong, I love my Brics. This is a whole other level of chic. I feel like I would automatically  become a snobbier traveler (which would be REALLY hard to do) with this Steamline Luggage.  This just screams- get out of my way I am cute and important.

Monogram Home Weekender Bag

Can you ever have too many weekender tote bags? The answer is no. So the answer to this purchase is a resounding yes. From The Monogrammed Home

Charmajesty Boudouir Love PillowCharmajesty Boudouir Pillows

Charmajesty boudoir pillows are a perfect duffle bag accompaniment for any long car ride or long haul flight. If you are like my mother, you will even pack them in the suitcase to  avoid potential hotel bugs (if you think you can get them, you are clearly at the wrong hotel).

Tally Ho Roll-Up Jewelry Case via Bobbins

Why lug a big box of jewelry when you can wrap it up in a timelessly monogrammed pouch. Honestly, every item on the Bobbins website is worthy of a purchase. Good quality and great taste.


Frontgate Cashmere Jersey Travel Set

My friend who works corporately at an airline, swears by this. I trust her completely since she has the enviable position of jet setting at a moments notice. Who wouldn’t love a cashmere jersey travel set under the tree. It is worthy of planning a trip. From Frontgate




Countertime nourishing-cleansing-balm

I complimented a friend on their good skin, then I started using it. Two days later I received two compliments on my skin. I think I am on to something here. It is safe, it is effective, and it feels ridiculously refreshing. From Beauty Counter

Dr Macrene 37 foundation

I can’t say I know much about this. I am trusting the Wall Street Journal, Science, and my Neiman Marcus sales people. Apparently it causes miracles, which for the hefty price tag…it should. At the same time, makeup is never too expensive if it works right. From Dr. Macrene


The only reason I look awake in the morning….Also, a must have facial for all of my Dallasites. By Renee Rouleau


Always invest, never detest


Society Social Gourd Lamp

Blue and White Gourd Lamp from Society Social. My newest bedside addition.

Shades of Light Fretwork Lantern

I discovered this gem online and really think you can’t beat the price for the look. Perfect in a dining room, hallway, or powder room. From Shades of Light

Evo Sleep Mattress

I am pretty devout to my tempurpedic, but I recently discovered this mattress which is made of all natural materials and feels just as heavenly  (if not better- AND a 1/3 of the price!). By Evo Sleep

Horchow Neiman Marcus Monogram Sheets

Horchow is having a monogram sale! I have had lots of sheets by lots of different brands. I really love Charisma. They wash beautifully and get softer with age.