Editor’s Note: This post is sponsored as I was sent several complimentary items featured and all are marked as “c/o” throughout the post. All editorial and opinions are my own.
So happy to share this fun round-up of holiday finds for inspiring your gift-giving and decorating this year. I’ve included a mix of classic, no-fail gifts for bridesmaids and family as well as some inspiring holiday decor pieces that will instantly add warmth and coziness to your home. Hope you enjoy!
The art of letterpress is an understated luxury and gifting a set of monogrammed letterpress cards makes for a generously kind present. Ornament Letterpress was lovely to work with and the brand offers a pleasing variety of styles and colors to complement varying tastes. I adore the classic blue and white stationery set I chose and have already enjoyed writing a thank you to a friend. The cards are thick and sumptuous and the detailing is precise. Highly recommend.
This topper feels festive and flirty yet still reserved which is just what I aim to achieve during the holidays. The ostrich feathers give it just the right amount of panache and it’s versatile enough to wear over jeans or a shimmery dress. I think this topper would make wonderful bridesmaids’ gifts for a holiday wedding. They’d look lovely over winter white or tartan plaid dresses. Make sure to check out the entire selection at navyBLEU – the shop is dedicated to stylish navy pieces which immediately spoke to my heart.
Beauty Products (c/o) Babe Lash
My favorite stocking stuffers for ladies are always beauty related and the line-up from Babe Lash offers a great mash-up from which to choose. As you can probably guess from the name, they cater to lashes and offer an impressive selection including Enriching Mascara (c/o) – fueled with peptides for long and defined lashes; Essential Serum (c/o) and Enhancing Conditioner – both of which help to achieve lush and beautiful lashes over time. They also offer Defining Brow Créme (c/o) – a matte pomade that helps to shape and define brows. Who doesn’t enjoy receiving a few fun beauty products on Christmas morning? Perfect gifts for bridesmaids, besties and moms alike.
These beauties celebrate the holidays in a classically refined way – the perfect gift for moms and mothers-in-laws in my opinion. The cards’ thickness and velvety feel set these cards apart. They are perfect for holiday thank yous and correspondence.
Nothing ushers in the holidays quite like a crisp tartan pattern and these pillow covers instantly add a dose of cozy to the home. I’ve been enjoying rotating them between our sofas in the living room and the guestroom bed (perhaps I need to order a few more, haha). I also love that by just ordering pillow covers, I can easily switch out the covers after the holidays and storage is a snap because they fold flat. Christin, the shop proprietress, consistently replied to my messages within minutes, which made communicating effortless. The pillow cases shipped quickly, are well made and I look forward to using them for many holidays to come.
This is the first year we’re planning on going to a Christmas tree farm as a family to cut our own tree so I wanted to make sure I had a tree skirt and stand before we go on our tree hunting mission. I love the classic simplicity of this red burlap skirt and the piping reminds me of a candy cane. I think the red will add a nice pop of color against the Christmas tree but not take away from the beauty of the tree – perfect!
Do you have a special family painting or piece of artwork that needs a frame? If so, I think the simple task of getting that item framed and gifting it to a family member can be a much appreciated gift. You may recall that we recently had a custom commissioned painting of our son done by Jordan Connelly. I knew we needed to find a frame for the beautiful artwork but I was having trouble finding one that perfectly complemented the painting yet didn’t detract from the painting. I’m so happy I finally found one that looks lovely on www.dickblick.com. I wasn’t sure at first which size and depth to order so I e-mailed customer service at Blick and promptly heard back with suggestions and tips that ultimately helped me to choose the right frame. I really appreciated the personal help and recommend it if you’re questioning which frame you want to purchase. And I’m so looking forward to “revealing” this newly-framed piece of art to my husband this holiday.
Another beauty product that is a no-fail gift – eye cream! This lightweight yet hydrating cream includes matcha green tea, squalane, peptides and probiotics which target puffiness, dark circles and fine lines. And the ornament-style packaging makes it perfect for a stocking stuffer.
Photography and styling by Sarah Darcy of Classic Bride blog.