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15 Thing to Blow Your Christmas Money On

holidayYou just spend a crap load of money on everyone else this holiday season, now it’s time to treat yo’self.

A Harry Potter adult coloring book and some colored pencils to make it all purdy.

While you’re at it, get this pencil holder for all your colored pencils.

A mini set of Charlotte Tilbury’s best-selling lipsticks.

These tiny heart earrings.

New year, new planner. This Rifle Paper Co. one is adorbs!

Did you know your smartphone is disgusting? Sanitize that joint, it’s flu season.

Okay, I am obsessed with these fancy coloring books. This one is inspired by top fashion designers.

These ‘Moscow Mule” copper mugs because they are so cute.

A bath mat that tells you the truth about yourself.

You need this faux leather jacket.

A snuggly throw. You can’t watch Netflix all day with an uncomfortable blanket, people.

A sassy (but truthful) mug.

Or THIS planner. Omg love, love, love.

A mini doughnut maker.

Now this is a selfie mirror.


Perfectly Pink Presents

pink gift guideI am in upstate NY this week, so I am not doing outfit posts. I am just not ready for freezing cold, snowy shoots just yet. But I AM ready to talk about holiday gifting. This week is all about last minute gifts! Sure, Christmas is next week — but you can still get great gifts now. Thank goodness for overnight shipping, amiright?? This first gift guide is all about the greatest color ever — pink.

  1. iPhone Case  | 2. Drop Earrings | 3. essie polish in ‘fiji’ | 4. Heart Mug | 5. Frame | 6. Trinket Dish | 7. Thermos | 8. Dark pink drop earrings  | 9. Pillow


Gift Guide For The Person Who’s Impossible to Shop For

We all have one. The person on your list that is IMPOSSIBLE to shop for. The key with hard-to-shop-for gift recipients is to find something unique, useful, and memorable. Here are some ideas.

holiday gift guide

  • A Game of Thrones coloring book. I wonder if there will be as much gratuitous nudity in the coloring book. That could be awkward — but still amazing!
  • These wine glasses are unique and beautiful. I love the rose gold option the best.
  • These hashtag coasters are #awesome.
  • Everyone should have beautiful personalized notecards.
  • These notebooks are the cutest, and also super useful.
  • If there’s one thing UGG knows, it’s how to make something snuggly. Good thing they made these throw blankets. Could you imagine snuggling up with one of these on a cold winter’s day?
  • Speaking of snuggling. Who doesn’t love hot chocolate? This is a cute gifting option. I love the little mug scarf!

A Dress A Day Till Christmas Day: This dress is basic — and by basic I mean basically amazing. It’s perfect for a New Year’s party. Paired with a jean jacket it is perfect for a casual holiday party, and with a blazer you could wear it to your work holiday party.

The Perfect Gift Guide for Your Jewelry Obsessed Besties

Okay I WAS going to wait until after Thanksgiving to start gift guiding. Then I didn’t. So let the gift guides begin! As you can see from the photo below, Hannah is really excited to talk about gift guides. They are her favorite.

mommy and baby holiday

A classic gold ring is the perfect gift for your very best friend. Give one to her and keep one for yourself. It’s like chic friendship bracelets (except rings and super cute).

For your astrology obsessed friend, these zodiac rings are super cute and beautiful on!

This is my favorite Etsy shop to buy jewelry. The options are endless for unique, dainty, beautiful gifts.

Pearls and sparkles make this any girl’s dream necklace.

These tinsel drop earrings are perfect for the party gal on your holiday list.

Help your jewelry loving friend get organized with this giraffe trinket dish.

For your friend who’s always changing her mind, get her ‘jewelry‘ that turns heads but is totally not permanent.

A Dress A Day Till Christmas Day: Is it possible to have too many swing dresses? I don’t think so. This dress comes in black and red and is only $58!

10 Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts That Aren’t Wine

Thanksgiving is next week, you guys. Many of us our going to someone else’s home for The Big Feast. I’ve never cooked Thanksgiving dinner myself, but my mom has — let me tell you, it looks hard. So if you’re going over to someone’s house for dinner, bring a gift for the cook. She or he deserves it.

Also here is a picture of me and Hannah because she’s cuter than a picture of a Turkey.

preppy style

Here are some fun hostess gift ideas that aren’t boring. Not that wine is boring. It’s delish. It’s just that, you can do better — especially on a major holiday:

  • A cute ornament for the Christmas tree is sure to make your hostess smile.
  • Everyone needs a mobile phone charger. Goodness knows these iPhone batteries can’t hold a charge worth a darn. This one is as cute as it is practical.
  • A witty mug filled with luxe tea bags is a simple gift anyone would love.
  • Every girl needs cute sticky notes, amiright?
  • A jewelry dish is an essential item, and therefore a perfect hostess gift. Women should have a trinket dish in every room. I think I would lose a lot less bobby pins and earrings if I had a jewelry dish in every room.
  • Whether it’s a old sorority shirt, a shirt from your favorite concert, or some other special tee, everyone has an old tshirt they love. With this kit they can turn that tee into a lampshade. When I write it out it sounds kind of dumb. It’s actually really, really cool and would make a perfect gift for a crafty girlfriend or neighbor who’s cooking you a turkey dinner.
  • Flowers are always a great gift. Bring them in a cute vase so your host remembers the gift even after the flowers wilt.
  • For an extra special hostess gift, give the ultimate in home fragrance with a Jo Malone candle.
  • A pair of festive studs are perfect to help your host celebrate the season.
  • Pom-pom hats are all the rage this winter, and are surprisingly flattering on most face shapes. A cozy pom beanie in a neutral color is a great gift.

A Dress A Day Till Christmas Day: A good sweater dress is hard to find. They are either too bulky or don’t feel quite luxe enough for a special occasion. This one is a great combo of both warmth and unique details that make it feel fancy.

Your last minute Valentine's Gift Guide

Valentine's DayValentine’s Day is this weekend. Personally, I think Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to just send flowers to yourself and move on.

However, if you want to give a small gift to friend or lovah, but you accidentally/on purpose put it off until the last minute. I have compiled a few great last minute gifts that are sure to please:

If you feel like giving something sweet, but don’t want to spend all darn day in the kitchen because Netflix is waiting:

Blooms! (I happen to love flowers. I think they are a great gift for any occasion. But they are especially special on Valentine’s Day)

The Perfect Accessory:

Happy almost Valentine’s Day! I love all of you :)

A Very Etsy Holiday

In case you didn’t know. You can basically get anything that is cool and worthwhile on Etsy. This is a fact. So I have compiled 25 gift ideas, all from Etsy, to help make you the most popular gift-giver ever this holiday season.

Etsy Holiday Gift Guide

For the girl who’s house proud:

For your friend who loves a good piece of unique jewelry:

For those girls who are weirdly obsessed with winter, and somehow always look cute despite the cold:

For pretties who love paper:

For the (moderate) nature lover:

I took the picture above in Williamsburg, Va.

A gift for your Mister!

hook and albertI recently collaborated with the lovely folks at hook + ALBERT to create a mini gift guide for men. Seriously, ladies, there is some great stuff on this site in terms of gifts for gents. Just a tip, hook + ALBERT socks are the best of the best and your man will love you forever and ever, amen if you buy him a pair. Also, gents check this shop out, I think any man could find something to love on hook+ALBERT.


Oh, and here is a surprise!! When you find something you like you can get 20% OFF using the code CLARABELLE from now until Jan 31st!! YAY!