Wednesday, November 21, 2018

{gift guide | splurge for him & for her}

Psst this board is shoppable - just click on any item to purchase!


With Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up this week I wanted to create a gift guide with those splurge worthy items that everyone adds on their list even if they know they aren't going to get it. It's fun to dream big a little on Christmas! This gift guide is coming at ya early in the season because a ton of stores have insane deals and THIS is when you want to buy that big ticket item!! Who wants to buy something full price?! Not me. I can proudly say that I wait to even buy gifts like Tory Burch boots for myself until they go on sale during the holidays because I know that will be the highest discount offered.

I took a poll on Instagram yesterday asking y'all what the most expensive thing was that you bought for yourself or for someone else - and don't regret at all! I got a lot of the same answer: designer purses/wallets, Barbour jackets, and nice jewelry! Spot on folks.

I added in some technology pieces that myself or Kyle has used constantly. I feel like technology always has incredible sales on Black Friday so this is what I would keep an eye on the most! Designer bags like Louis Vuitton probably won't go on sale but it's a classic piece that any girl will love for years to come (my LV bag was a hand me down and I treasure it)!!


Shinola Watch // You probably thought I was going to include a Rolex for a men's watch ;) I included this high end watch because I love all of the different bands, sizes, and watch face options available. The store is all American made based out of Detroit. Almost every man in my office wears one and this particular style is what Kyle wears. I can't get enough of it - I think it's so handsome and I love that it's made in the USA. There's a store in DC on 14th street where you can get it monogrammed as well.

LL Bean Boots // This gift would be great for him or for her. The leather is all hand stitched and you can buy them insulated or not! I received these as my big Christmas gift last year from Kyle and they've been amazing. Perfect for the rain or snow! They're really comfortable, super warm, and stylish all at the same time!

Delsey Hardshell Luggage // Probably the most expensive thing I own and also the most used since I travel so often. I have the 28" and the 21" carry on. Worth every. single. penny. You wouldn't believe me if I told you that the white holds up through TSA! If it gets scuffed or dirty I just use a magic eraser to buff it out. The hardshell and spinner wheels make it incredibly easy to maneuver. The inside has a buckle and a zipper cover on each side and there's a mesh pocket in the middle that comes with a travel hanger and two cloth bags. There's a TSA-approved lock on the side so stealing things out would be very difficult to do! (PS - I recommend only buying these from Macy's or Amazon because the prices can't be beat!)

Barbour Coat // This gift would be great for him or for her. Such a classic coat that will never go out of style. The wax coating on this jacket makes it waterproof and super warm - you can even zip a vest inside for additional warmth. It's highly durable and mountain man approved haha plus, there are lots of pockets.

Cashmere Scarf // Whenever somebody asks me a nice gift to give their mother-in-law, wife, or grandma my first suggestion is always cashmere. It's luxurious without breaking the bank and it's not too personal where you kind of miss the mark on a gift. I guarantee you every woman in your life would love to receive a cashmere scarf!

Front Loading Toolbox // What guy doesn't love stocking his garage with tools? Okay so that's kind of presumptuous but I received a couple of DM's from guys saying they would splurge on tools or that they'd like a new wrench set, etc. I don't know the first thing about power tools or Home Depot so this seems like a practical way for us gals to check off the tool-loving guy gift! This toolbox is handmade and hand spot welded in the USA from powder-coated steel.

Nest Hello Video Doorbell // This gift would be great for him or for her. I have a couple of friends who use this and they love being able to monitor the activity at their front door while they are away or at work. If you have a family member or friend that lives alone and they don't want to answer the door late at night they can check to see who it is. It's also a great method to prevent packages from being stolen - which is sadly becoming a thing around the holidays!

Yeti Cooler // This gift would be great for him or for her.All of my friends in Florida who own boats legit only use Yeti Coolers... it seems to be a way of life but they are hands down the most durable and best coolers on the market. They keep ice in its solid form even if it's sitting in the hot sun all day! Yeti also makes amazing tumblers, koozies, and glasses - perfect stocking stuffers (I use my tumbler for traveling to work every single day. My tea is still hot when I sit down at my desk).

Coravin Wine Preservation System // This gift would be great for him or for her.This is a solid way to impress your guests and keep your wine loving family/friend happy! This creates a tiny hole in the cork so wine can get out but no air gets in to the bottle. It helps preserve the wine so that if you only want one glass it doesn't go bad! (Side note: I've been wanting something like this for myself and have been doing a ton of research - this is the top-rated brand and system on the market.)

Tory Burch Riding Boots // I've said this in blog posts before but Tory Burch boots are worth every penny. Even my mom and grandma own a pair and wear them all Fall and Winter! The leather is amazing and the design of the shoe is incredibly comfortable.

Bose Bluetooth Speaker // This gift would be great for him or for her. Perfect for someone who loves to listen to music at all times. This size travels well and Bose is the best rated speaker on the market!

Apple AirPods // This gift would be great for him or for her. I think this is going to be the most requested item from people this year. Having your phone be hands free and no cords getting in the way is amazing. I think one of the coolest features of these AirPods is that they charge when they're popped into the case. If you need to charge the case you just keep the pods in there and plug the whole thing in! I've asked Apple fans if they stay in while you work out and everyone has said yes!

David Yurman Ring // Classic designer jewelry that she'll wear for years... I wear my bangle every single day and have had this crossover ring on my Xmas list for three years in a row now haha. I love the mix of silver and gold so that you don't have to guess which metal someone wears more!

Gucci Wallet // Women can be very particular about what style of designer bag they want (the LV Neverfull comes in so many different sizes)! I had a few people tell me their wallet was a great investment so I think it's a great gift to give if you're unsure about a purse. Gucci has been a popular designer for years and this classic black leather will be sure to wow any gift receiver. [Hi, you can give it to me!]

Canon Powershot Digital Camera // This gift would be great for him or for her. So many people document travels and day to day on their phone and then don't do anything with the photos. I've found that if I take photos on a real camera I'm more likely to edit them and then do something with it. I've been lusting after this camera for awhile because of it's size and power - perfect to travel with and a lot more advanced than just your typical point-and-shoot digital. It's not a DSLR so even the most novice photographer can step up their game!





Love Always,

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