Happy Monday everyone! Thanksgiving is just a few days away which means FOUR FRIDAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!

To help you get control on your shopping…and on your rising panic!…I have put together a fantastic little gift guide for you. As merry as the idea of shopping seems, I do not love malls, nor do I get an insane rush over trampling over other people at 3 o’clock in the morning to take advantage of Black Friday Sales.

As usual I have provided the links to each fabulous item below…and so many of them can be found on Amazon! Wahoo!

Some of these items are self explanatory, however many I love so much I had to gush about them a bit. Whether you read through or start clicking immediately (ahem Courtney Burkholder. And Dawn Stacy) I hope this guide takes away some of your stress and brings back to you the joy that comes from giving. Happy Monday before Cyber Monday!

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Bodum French Press $40.02 // Reversible Houndstooth Blanket Scarf $26 // Harney Tea Hot Cinnamon Spice $6.99 // Ugg Blanket $98 // Nest Candle $38 // Faux Fur Slippers $19 // Faux Fur Bluetooth Earmuffs $49

The Bodum French Press is by far the Coffee Emperor of all French Presses. I use mine every morning. And let’s not forget that cherry red is about the happiest color on the planet–one sip from this cheerful little coffee maker will have your friends facing every day of winter with a smile.

If you aren’t a coffee gal and prefer hot tea, I hope this is not the first time you are hearing about Harney Tea. THE MOST FLAVORFUL TEA IN THE WORLD. My favorite neighbor Laura and I split an enormous shipment several times a year. The Hot Cinnamon Spice is my favorite for Winter. You won’t believe how delicious it is!

An Ugg blanket? Um yes.

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Custom Pet Silhouette  $29 // Evelyn Henson City Map Prints starting at $26.50 // Gold Ampersand $18 // Jonathan Adler Zebra Tray in Gold $32 and Black and White $25 // Set of 2 Kate Spade Journals $28 //Bathroom Guest Book $12.15

How darling are these pet silhouettes??? I had one made for my in-laws a few years ago. She has all of her kid’s silhouettes on the wall from when they were children, and I thought it would be hysterical to add the family pet, their dachshund Belle. You simply take a profile picture of your pet and email it to this Etsy vender. She emails you a proof which can be printed at home.

I gave my sister in laws the Jonathan Adler Zebra Trays last year for Christmas…and I still love them! Like literally, I LOVE THEM! It’s a tiny zebra rug for your jewelry! How fancy!

Evelyn Henson is an artist I was introduced to via Instagram. She draws whimsical little characters and sells both originals and prints on her website. Her playful city maps are such a fun addition to a home or office. Both European and Stateside favorite destinations are available, and highlight each city’s most treasured attractions. Dallas is shown above, but I have my eye on Fort Worth and Florence as well, both places I have called home at different parts of my life. #hometowngirl

I actually have a Bathroom Guestbook in our pool bath and I’ll tell you it is always a hit! The sign-in sheets are complete with questions like Did you look in the cabinets? and How long did you spend gazing at yourself in the mirror? This would be a funny little stocking stuffer or white elephant gift.

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  Dove Gray Westwood Scarf $59 //Black Westwood Scarf $59 // Evelyn Henson Merry Merry Wrapping Paper $16.50 // Kate Spade Glitter Sneaker $95 // Evelyn Henson Martinis and Mistletoe print starts at $26.50  //  Cupcakes and Cashmere Metallic Shift Dress $115 // Starburst Ear Jacket $49 // Kate Spade New York Holiday Gift Tags $14

 This Merry Merry wrapping paper is precious. The Martinis and Mistletoe print would be such an unexpected and appreciated gift for your favorite Christmas hostesses!

Starburst Ear Jacket…they’re gorgeous and under $50. Need I say more?

Glittery Keds by Kate Spade!!!! If someone out there wants to buy these for me I’m a size 9.5.

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Copper Mugs with Pitcher $119.95// Tech Gloves $34.99 // Monograms for the Home $31.18  // The Knockoff $15.97 //  lipstick flask $10 // Tory Burch Reversible Logo Belt $129 // Punch Bowl Set $104.99

Yes punchbowls are back. I’ve told you this! This entire set is just over $100 and looks beautiful with colorful punch and fruit.

Colorful Tech Gloves lined with 100% genuine Italian cashmere and made of the softest lambskin in the world! Only $34.99. Are you serious??

My bestie gave me The Knockoff to read…and I’m loving it!

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Ray Ban Sunglasses $200 // The Perfectly Groomed Gentleman $14 // Driving Loafers $89.95// Cuisinart Griddler $79.95 // Two Prong Wine Opener $24.95 // Smart Digital Meat Thermometer $15.99 // Juicy Power Charging Station $45.99 // Short Lightening to USB cable $6.99

These little griddlers are awesome! I know this doesn’t seem like a typical dude gift, but I’ll tell you I bought one for Brian (and his father!) a couple of years ago and they both LOVE it! Although we have never cooked hamburgers on it like you see above, Brian loves to make gourmet paninis and grilled cheese sandwiches on it–the perfect easy dinner for this time of year. They are easy to clean and takes the pressure off you come meal time.

This 7 device charging station looks to be a real life saver! Don’t forget to add the short lightening to USB cords!

And just in case you LOVE glass ornaments like me, here are some of my favorites from Nordstrom this year:

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1.) Sushi 2.) Kate Spade dots//Kate Spade stripe//Kate Spade falala 3.) Chocolate Covered Strawberry 4.) Ladybug 5.)Chinese Take Out 6.)Dradle 7.)Suitcase 8.) Gummy Bears

9.)Flamingo 10.) Lipstick

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All ornaments at Nordstrom

Happy Shopping and Ho Ho Ho!

 -ciao for now-

lauren

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