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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!

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: The Trendsetter

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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: The Trendsetter

1. Kate Spade 'Talk is Chic' Notebook - $16
2. Bando Mobile Charger - $30
3. Stella & Dot Maylee Gold Ring - $29
4. Small Amethyst Crystal - $10
5. Sugar Lip Scrub - $14
6. Various Projects #Yeswayrosé Keychain - $20
7. Brit & Co. Marbled Jewelry Tray Kit - $25
8. Hollywood Fashion Secret Emergency Kit - $7.90
9. S'well 9 oz. 'Sparking Champagne' Stainless Steel Water Bottle - $25
10. Strappy Faux Leather Clutch - $12.90


I'm so excited to bring you my first of many 2015 Holiday Gift Guides.  I really wanted to gather up ideas that were out of the box and not just your "basic" girl gift.  I did a ton of research, which basically entailed me shopping online and wanting everything.  Isn't that how it usually goes?  Anyway, I compiled this list of really awesome presents for that Trendsetter in your life.  All gifts are UNDER $30! Under $30, you say?! That's right, all super affordable and almost guaranteed to be a hit.

I think the gift I'm most excited about is the DIY Marbled Jewelry Tray Kit by Brit & Co. Maybe its because I desperately want it (hint, hint).  The kit comes in six different colors, everything from silver, to teal to magenta.  The other day my roommate was asking me about gifts to get her pre-teen age nieces.  She wanted some kind of DIY kit that wasn't too childish.  I told her about this kit and she was stoked.  So looks like this gift guide is for (almost) all ages!

Happy Shopping!

Yours Truly // Shannon