*This post is sponsored by The Shops at Montebello, as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own! Thank you for supporting the brands that support me!*
Hi babes! Happy Monday 🙂 It’s getting so close to the holiday’s which means I’m in full on gift buying mode! Over the weekend, Matt and I headed to The Shops at Montebello to knock out our gift shopping since we’re heading on vacation soon and won’t have time to shop. The Shops were all decked out in holiday decor (one of my favorite parts of the holidays) and it totally put me in the holiday spirit!
Shopping for the holiday’s can be stressful. That’s why I created this gift guide to help alleviate some of that stress for you. You’ll be all set come the holiday’s with the perfect gifts for everyone in your life. Just follow my recommendations below:
1. Personalized Gifts:
Everyone loves personalized items! Whether its a mug, a candle, a necklace etc. The easiest way to find something personalized is to find a store, like Cotton On at The Shops or Anthropologie, that always carries items with initials on them. That is why they make the perfect holiday gift! Which letter to get will depend on the personality of the person. I have the type of personality where I like having items with my first name initial on it. Others love having the initial of their last name. You can’t go wrong either way!
Another way to go about the personalized route is to go to a store like Things Remembered at The Shops. A few different times, I’ve gone into that store to get wine glasses engraved. I got it done for Matt’s mom one year and they’re now her favorite wine glasses! You can have their initials monogramed, you have have their last name put on it, you can do a lot of different things to personalize those items. Personalizing gifts shows you’ve put a lot of thought into your gift and people love that!
Every girl LOVES a good bag! Matt got me a new tote bag for my birthday and it was exactly what I needed. Plus, there is no such thing as having too many purses. You need multiple options for every occasion. I stopped by the G by Guess store at the Shops because their selection of purses was perfect! A new bag is a great holiday gift and I even snagged a new one for myself!
Do you know someone who loves to entertain? The best holiday gift to get your favorite hostess is something they can use while entertaining. Most years, I get Matt’s mom something from the Michael Aram collection at Macy’s because I am in love with all of his pieces and they’re the most gorgeous, unique, serving/entertaining pieces you can find. While we were at the Shops, we stopped at the Macy’s home store to find the perfect holiday gift for both our mom’s this year. Some great gift ideas include serving trays and barware like a new martini shaker set or Moscow mule mugs.
Accessories can make or break an outfit. That’s why they make a great holiday gift! There a few accessories that are my go to items when shipping for gifts. The first are scarves. Scarves are a simple item that you can just throw on and can change the look of the entire outfit. I love this scarf that I found at H&M at The Shops. H&M also had a great jewelry selection. Grab a fun pair of earrings or a new necklace and I promise whoever you’re gifting them too will love them!
I may or may not have a love affair with shoes! Matt always tells me that I have too many pairs but I honestly think you can never have too many. Shoes also make a great holiday gift because I’m sure we all know someone who has their eye on a new pair of shoes but just haven’t pulled the trigger yet to buy them for themselves. The Shops has a ton of great shoe stores so you can find the perfect pair to gift. I stopped at the Vans store and fell in love with these platform sneakers. They’re very on trend and I know that the person I got them for will love them as well!
Not sure what to gift your signifiant other this year? Jewelry is always a good idea. It’s what Matt usually gifts me and those gifts have never disappointed! Since he’s gifted me so many gorgeous pieces, he asked me what I wanted this year. We stopped at Kay Jewelers at The Shops so I could try and figure out what I wanted to add to my collection!
A classic item you could get would be a pair of diamond earrings. Matt got me a pair last year and I’ve literally worn them every single day since then! They match everything and will never go out of style. Another item that would make a great holiday gift is a necklace or a watch. Stay tuned to find out what I asked for as a present this year!
One of my big obsessions are candles! The 3 wick candles from Bath & Body works or the capri blue candles from Anthropologie make the perfect holiday gift. Don’t believe me? When we were at The Shops, there was insane line at Bath & Body works just to grab some holiday candles! The people who worked there recommended that you have a friend wait in line while you shop for the candles because of how long the line way!
I hope you enjoyed this holiday gift guide! What are some of your go to items when picking out holiday gifts for the people in your life?
PS – have you seen my post on the perfect holiday dress (hint its velvet)