Holiday Gift Guide + Giveaway!!

Sorry to be a little MIA lately, we were out of town at an Aggie game all weekend and then I had two days of field work down south so I’ve been a bit behind on the blog front (and a bit cold everywhere!).  But to make it up to y’all, today’s post is an awesome one… I have been soo excited to share this event with you guys and it’s finally here!  All this week, myself and 24 other blog friends are sharing gift guides and then GIVING AWAY one of the items on our guides!  Every day at 8am a handful of us will have a gift list and giveaway open for one week. All kinds of lists; things for a DIYer, things for a hunter, things for the whole family, things for friends, big-ticket things, little-ticket things, stocking stuffers, everything!  So hit up the links at the end of this post to see what the other girls have in store this week!

Holiday Gift Guide and Giveaway

My gift list is 25 things for the ladies, and everything a lady (at least a lady like me) may want for.  So girls, show this to your fam, or use it for your mom, sister, best friend… or yourself :)

***some of these are affiliate links, meaning when you click them, I make a small percentage off any purchase you make.  It’s stuff I love and doesn’t cost y’all anything, it just supports this blog a little :)



1 – Anthropologie Cardigan
Not only this one, pretty much any of them, they’re all so cute and comfy!
2 – Jewelry from Ornamental Things
Super cute earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings from super awesome folks up in super awesome Austin, Texas.  You saw me show off my necklace here and here which I seriously wear all.the.time.
3 – Gardening Gloves
It is so hard to find work/garden gloves that fit women’s hands well, and so frustrating to use ones that don’t when you can’t find any.  I found Ethel gloves (Mechanix women’s now) a few years ago and am totally spoiled now.  I have three pairs and they last forever.  
4 – Fotostrap
These straps are so soft and comfortable and what a great gift to get one monogrammed (even with her business logo!)
5 – Frye Boots
Ok, I asked for a pair of Frye riding boots for Christmas (long shot, I know) but I keep seeing the cutest booties around too, they go with anything; dresses, jeans, and shorts!




1 – Cute Cruiser Bike
Give her something to cruise around the neighborhood in style on!  Yes, Electra is THE cruiser brand to have and I have loved them for years, but there are alot of other more reasonably-priced brands that are also great.  I have a sixthreezero myself (but soooo wanted an Electra!).
2 – Gold Wing Bowl
In case there’s someone you know that hasn’t grabbed this gorgeous Nate Berkus bowl, it would make a cute gift that she can use almost anywhere.
3 – Bold Pillow Shams
Score some brownie points with these romantic statement pillow shams.  They also come in tan, pink and blue.
4 – Cozy Throw Blanket
Since the husband always grabs my cozy throws, I am always wanting to get me more and these PB cable knit and fur ones are at the top of my list.  You can’t get any better than a sweater AND fur throw!
5 – Domino Subscription
If she loves home decor, give her a little eye candy and reading material.  Actually, I need to subscribe to this myself!  Dwell is also a really beautiful mag too.



1 – Le Creuset Dutch Oven
Everything tastes better when it’s made in one of these, it’s a fact.  This is probably the best thing I registered for and it may be on the list of things I take with me when we have to evacuate for a hurricane.  
2 – Immersion Blender
Probably one of the funnest kitchen gadgets.  I use mine for soups and thought this minty blue one is really pretty, they have a ton of other colors too.
3 – Cute Apron
If she’s as messy as I am in the kitchen, clothes are common collateral damage and are sometimes total gonners from spills.  I need to get an apron and thought this one was really cute, not too hokey, not too grandma, and not to bright and crazy.
4 – Calphalon Multi-pot
This guy is also crazy versatile and can do so much for just $99.  A big stock pot for large quantities of liquids, a big strainer to boil and drain large amounts of noodles, potatoes, and veggies, and a small strainer to steam all of it too.  I use mine all the time. 
5 – Fancy Pie Dish
Pies are pretty on their own, but a pie in a fancy dish always impresses :)



1 – Monogrammed Bag
Every girl needs little bags, and you really can’t have enough.  I have the matching duffel bag of this and love the white canvas, leather, and seersucker fabric mix :)
2 – Cozy Boot Socks
My feet are freeeeezing as I type this so these are on here because every night I wish I had some!
3 – Fancy Measuring Cups
I finally got a set of really nice measuring cups like these and I completely underestimated how much better they are.  Nice and heavy and sturdy (no bending!)
4 – Corkcicle
Wine is wine but it is nice to have it chilled if possible so I use my Corkcicle all the time.  Keep it in the freezer then plop it in your bottle (after you’ve poured a glass of course)
5 – Victoria’s Secret Gift Card
Um, no explanation needed here.

Sooo, see that pretty little number up there as #2 in “For Her”?? I don’t know any lady that wouldn’t need some beautiful jewelry and y’all have heard me rave about Ornamental Things so much on here, that they have totally hooked one lucky reader up with a $50 gift card for ANYTHING on their site!!  Necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, whatever you want to pick for her or whatever your girl wants to choose for herself!



63 thoughts on “Holiday Gift Guide + Giveaway!!

  1. Oh I would love any of the Jewelry, is all gorgeous! Love all your gift guide ideas, going to have to add some to my list!

  2. You have great style! Your wish list/gift selections are superb :) And the jewelry is stunning… would love to win that!

  3. I am a bracelet lover. A girl can never have too many bracelets! I’d probably spend the whole $50 on myself if I won!

  4. OOOOOOH great gift list and great giveaway! If I won I would get the blue lighthouse necklace! Everything is beautiful!

  5. Awesome gift guide!! I love that gold wing bowl. And, I’d TOTALLY get that necklace you have as number 2!! Love it!!

    1. I have the gray Fotostrap and luuurrrve it, they’re so comfortable! And those socks better be in my stocking ;)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *