Holiday Gift Guide For Her + Giveaway!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Sometimes I think back to the good times when I was younger and subsisted off Christmas gifts of crafting tools, Nintendo DS games, and my aunt's annual B&N gift card (s/o to all my gamer nerds in the house). But then again, now we have the good days when Amazon is taking over our lives offers deals that war with my brick-and-mortar-bookstore-loyal heart.

Though my gift flow's been thinning over the years, the shift from tangible gifts to the intangible has been natural - now it's more about the warmth of the season and the presence of loved ones. Also most definitely the aroma of those caramelized baked pecans ohhhhh yes lord.

I like this progressive system. I like how less gifting leads to more thought, including when someone wraps diarrhea pills into their white elephant gift (man, genius). My bank mint account likes how it finds a sweet spot of quality and affordability.

For your best friends, sisters, cousins, girlfriends, moms, or any acquaintance of the female specimen - I've curated an assortment of things and such that will hopefully delight her heart.
HOLD
1. Chemex Cream & Sugar Set, $39 - Think Chemex is hip? Let's talk hipper.
2. 3-Piece Metal Trivet Set, $19.95 - Oh the prettys!
3. Stainless Steel Taco Holder $13 - Taco night, effortlessly elevated.

DRINK
4. Soup MugSoup Mug^2, $9-11 - We already have too many mugs, so make the next one special.
5. Copper Tumbler, Copper Moscow Mule Mug, $19 - Because copper is always a class act and always a win.
6. Glass Tea Bottle, $25 - Functionality & style on-the-go.
7. Stumptown x Mast Brothers, $27 - Homemade mochas + invite me over.

CARRY
8. Leather CardholderSeamless Card CaseEverlane Card Case Wallet, $40-65 - Sheaths to arm the urban city girl.
9. Ombre Foldover Clutch, $38
10. Monogrammed: Madewell Bags + Clutches, West Elm Leather Zipper Case, prices vary - Just a reminder Madewell has a 15% student discount.
11. Stone + Cloth Benson Backpack, $49.50 after discount

KEEP 
(My fav section - nothing like celebrating the beauty of the written word and the printed picture.)
12. Darling MagazineCherry Bombe, Life & Thyme, Kinfolk, DriftCereal $15+ -
You can often find discounted earlier editions at retailers like Anthropologie. Specialty coffee shops often sell these too (Weekend Coffee in Dallas has a great selection.).
13. Monogrammed Minted Stationary (Cyber Monday sale extended) - Fun fact: I went to a dinner gathering hosted by Minted's CEO Mariam and she's awesome.
14. Artifact Uprising Photo Goods - Because pictures, need I say more?
15. Appointed Paper Goods - Perfect cover-all notebook, done.

Andddd now for the exciting part:
I will be giving away an edition of Darling Magazine ($20 retail value + sold out online)! 
Enter your FB/email on the widget by Tues 12/8 11:59pm EST to enter - Leave a comment on the most meaningful gift you've received and feel free to submit extra entries through the additional methods. Winner will be chosen at random and notified Wednesday 12/9. 

Congrats to Cristal for winning! Stoked to know you've heard about Darling - hope you enjoy! :)

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20 comments:

  1. I once received big care package from my family around my birthday. It included warm clothes for the winter, food, and some notes. My brother wrote on a piece of copy paper "Happy Birthday" and it just made me cry because I really missed my family. This is really cheesy, but the simplest things can touch your heart.

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  2. This is me commenting! Go Vicky, you're so cool!

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    1. Ooo girl, just tryna be as cool as you!

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  3. Wowowooww can I have all these things please?

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  4. this is literally perfect

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  5. The most meaningful gift I've ever received was my very first peacoat jacket my little brother got me for Christmas. He though I would need it because it'd be colder at Georgetown than it was in Vegas.

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    1. Oh my goodness that's so sweet - yeah, you could definitely put it to good use over here. Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. I got a sewing machine. It's made me able to give people thoughtful gifts. It's kind of the gift that keeps on giving!

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    1. Ahhh those are the best kinds of gifts - thanks for sharing MaryAnne! :)

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  7. The most meaningful gift I ever received was when my fiance had surprised me with a gift at my bachelorette party. It was completely unexpected. The gift was a perfume that I used to wear on the regular during my A&M days wayyyyy before we even started dating. I couldn't believe he remembered the scent AND remembered that I ran out of it!

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    1. Cristal I miss you and your joyfulness! And man that sounds like #relationshipgoals haha, +1 to David. Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  8. You're literally so cute and your blog is darling.

    Not commenting for the giveaway but just to say hi and say that I love your style ☺️

    -Jennie

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    1. Ahhh thanks Jennie! So encouraging to hear :)

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  9. Awesome website Vicky! Maybe Ill get my sister these gifts...

    -Jason J

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    1. Thanks Jason! You should def do it - I think she'd be really happy :)

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  10. My most meaningful gift has been being listened to and understood by my friends. I know that one is abstract! I just had to say that one though.

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