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holiday gift guide 2015

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: The Jetsetter

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1. F1 Correspondent Passport Holder Rose - $25
2. I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban Book - $17.11
3. Carry-On Cocktail Kit - $24
4. When In Doubt Vacation Sweatshirt - $62
5. Scratch Off World Map - $24
6. Gravity LA Wanderer iPhone Case - $29.99
7. Scratch Travel Journal - $28.95
8. Help I Need Help Packs - $4
9. Stella & Dot Travel Jewelry Roll - $39
10. Target Striped Weekender Bag - $24.50

Don't worry there's still time to get everyone on your list something great! And if they're anything like me and full of wanderlust, they'll love everything on this list of awesome things.  I tell myself every year that I'm going to get my gift giving list ready by Black Friday.  This way I can buy most things online, on sale and not deal with expedited shipping and ultimately save myself tons of money and stress.  But, of course, this did not happen.  I'm stuck trying to think of the best things to gift feeling like the clock is ticking.  So if you are in the same boat, hopefully my 4 awesome gift guides will help you out.

I think if you were to have all of the above, you would be set for your next trip.  You've got your travel drink mix to get your drink on in the plane, your medicines just in case, a cool scratch-off map journal to log your travels, a great read and even a really awesome bag to put it all in.

To make your holiday shopping easier, here are all my guides for every girl in your life:

For the Trendsetter
For the Hostess
For the Creative

Hope you've gotten some great ideas from these guides.  I think I had way too much fun creating them. And honestly I can't decide which I like the best.  I think i'm a little bit of a trendsetter, hostess, creative and jetsetter because I literally want everything. Happy shopping!

Yours Truly // Shannon

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: The Creative

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1. Henna Tattoos Kit - $24
2. A Beautiful Mess Photo Idea Book - $14.64
3. Music Branches Headphone Splitter - $10
4. Triangle Catch-All Dish - $8
5. Fujifilm Instax Instant Smartphone Printer - $199
6. 642 Tiny Things to Draw - $9.95
7. Mozzarella & Ricotta Kit - $25 (or Burratta & Mascarpone)
8. Poketo Olive Wood Pen - $12


And the gift giving continues.  If you need any help finding gifts for a creative person in your life, this is your guide. As a graphic designer, I can safely say, I want all of this, especially the cheese making kit, but that really has nothing to do with the fact that I'm a creative.  I could live off of cheese.  Seriously.

Also, I couldn't help it. i tried keeping this post under $35 like the trendsetter and hostess lists, but I had to include the Fujifilm Instax Instant Smartphone Printer.  Printing pictures straight from your phone is life-changing.  Alright, alright, maybe not life-changing, but you get the point.  Realistically, if you didn't have one (or your friends, who you're supposed to be buying this for), would you actually print any of the thousands of pictures stored on your phone?  Everything else is super affordable, though, so get on it!

Yours Truly // Shannon

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: The Hostess

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Holiday Gift Guide 2015 For the Hostess

1. Magical Thinking Pyramid Jewelry Stand - $24
2. Black Hexagonal Wine Rack - $23.99
3. Fireball Marshmallows - $7.95

4. Voluspa Gojo Tarocco Orange Candle - $26
5. Culinary Cheese Knives - $14.99
6. You're Like, Really Pretty Doormat - $34
7. 'Hampton' Gilded Ceramic Coasters (set of 4) - $28
8. Himalayan Rock Salt and Grater Set - $29.95
9. Sea Salt and Lavender Shea Butter Soap - $5
10. Zestt Antler Bottle Opener - $24


Second holiday gift guide is here and everything is under $35! Woohoo! I think if I had this 'you're like, really pretty' doormat, I would chuckle to myself every time I was at my door and then gain a little self-confidence at the same time.  Can you imagine leaving your house, reading your awesome doormat and just feeling that much more pretty?  It definitely beats my neighbors doormat that says, 'wipe your feet, stupid". 

Th Himalayan Rock Salt and Grater set looks so cool and a really awesome gift to any hostess.  When I was in Japan a few years ago at this crazy 9 course sushi dinner, we had to grate our own fresh wasabi from the wasabi root.  I don't even know how we had, literally, 9 courses of fresh fish, but it was heavenly.  Not only was grating our own wasabi the coolest thing ever, but for some reason freshly grated just tasted better and I don't even like spicy or wasabi.  Maybe its like fresh cracked pepper, its just better?  Regardless, this set seems like it would be a great conversation starter and fun addition to one's table.

Happy Shopping, whether its for your friends (or you)! I won't tell.

Yours Truly // Shannon

P.S. Don't forget to check out my Gift Guide for the Trendsetter while you're at it!