November 13, 2015

Gift Guide: 2015

Traditionally, a lot of gifts are given this time of year. As someone who always worries about the perfect gift to give the recipient, I thought I'd post about my loves for the season and maybe even inspire a perfect gift for you!
 For the Dr Zhivago in all of us....
This faux fur headband is the perfect gift for your bffl, your aunt, or your cousin who always dresses up and loves cruelty-free fur!
What about this gold swirl confection?
(Both pieces are from Missy Empire, a recent favorite of mine) If you have a party you know a certain somebody is going to be at, might I suggest wearing this flirty ensemble? (A gift for yourself counts as a gift right?) £26 Olympia Gold Swirl Print Midi Dress
This is an absolute godsend for everyone who has ever tried to keep drinks cold....
Easier to lug around than a lumpy cooler or combination cooler/thermos bag is this watermelon-shaped cooler bag from Perfect for the beach-goer, the park-goer, or the occasional picnic-er this bag promises to keep all the essentials cold and I promise you'll have the tastiest-looking cooler in the entire place. 
Everyone needs one of these. Everyone.
Another must-have item from (lots of repeats so far....I promise they're not all from the same site) this is a portable iPhone/iPod charger. You simply juice it up at home and slip it in your bag so if you happen to be in an inconvenient charger location you can whip this baby out and power on! Candy Crush Level 99 here I come! $30 Back Me Up! Mobile Charger
For the wanderlust-afflicted in your family
A Zazzle favorite of mine, this world map watercolor passport holder is a stylish accessory without any leather, a completely cruelty-free product (as is everything on this list), or child labor (I'm pretty sure). The perfect travel accessory. 
My absolute favorite of all the Lush bath bombs...
The proof is in the pudding: the company's name is Lush! Lush has been one of my favorites for a loong time now (#tbt this post)--I love the fact that they're vegan, cruelty free, and support charitable causes. Also: their products are freaking incredible! Whoever loves to bathe in your family, and even those who don't, will adore this product!
I'm a sucker for funny stationary 
Sometimes a card is the perfect gift and I'm all for sending a funny note to someone--the note is personal and it shows you care during this joyful time. Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, everyone can relate to this card (especially here in Manila, I've heard Rudolph dance on so many rooftops since September...)
I'm all for inclusion and so is Julie Ann, the artist behind these creative cards, so she made a set of Hanukkah cards. One reads "light that shit up" under the menorah, another reads "that was some badass oil" referring, of course, to the Biblical-era story of how the oil lasted for 8 days instead of the expected 1, and the final offers the different mis-spellings of Hanukkah.
If you're licking your screen right now I don't blame you
This time of year means joy and peace and happiness (which, in theory, should be promoted all year round technically) but most of all: ooey gooey desserts! These cookies, a recipe from Zoe Sugg aka Zoella of Youtubing fame, are an Oreo and chocolate chip cookie palooza--perfect for baking for yourself or someone else!
I feel like Banksy either loves or hates this game....
The grownup's Apples to Apples game, you can't go wrong with Cards Against Humanity. The responses are funny, and the conversations spurred on are even funnier! Perfect for anyone...don't forget to pick up an expansion pack to expand the fun!

I hope this either helps you find a gift for someone else, or an addition to your own list! What are you wishing for this holiday season?


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