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Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are just around the corner so you know what that means… and no, not gaining ten pounds (you’re better than that). I don’t know about you, but I love giving gifts! It gives me a chance to show people how grateful I am for them, and lets me put a little thought and creativity into it.

With that being said, sometimes gift-giving involves a little too much thinking, and we find ourselves stuck on what to get our family and friends. Hopefully my 2017 Holiday Gift Guide helps you out a little bit!

For Your Sister or Best Friends

I don’t know how you & your friends roll, but I always get my closest friends a Christmas gift. I think they deserve a little more than that shot I buy them (along with everyone else) at the bar when I have one too many beers and think my credit card has no limit. Check out these ideas below.

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Bikini: Casa Bikini – Cap: Private Party – Oils: Bali Body – Sunglasses: Quay

Bikinis are always a great idea, especially here in Miami! We can always use anything beach related down here, including caps, tanning oils, and sun glasses.

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I’m always raving about staying hydrated, so help your friend who doesn’t drink enough water start drinking more [water]! S’well has the hottest water bottles that keep your water cold as long as you have it in there.

 

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Baublebar earrings

Trendy accessories are always fun! Shop for someone who loves accessories & surprise them with trendy tassel earrings, classic Kate Spade stone earrings, or a useful choker!

For Your Mom

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I gave my mom a Longchamp backpack last year for Christmas, and she absolutely loved it. She uses it for things from long days at the mall, to traveling! It’s comfortable, stylish, and convenient.

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Candles are always a great gift. Who doesn’t love candles?! I’ve recently fallen in love with Voluspa candles. They last long, smell strong enough to fill the whole room with the scent without overwhelming you, and are affordable. Shop them anywhere from Nordstrom to local boutiques.

For Everyone Else

I can’t sit here and name every person you have a relationship and what to get them. Well I can, but I won’t. Below is a list of gift ideas you can give to whoever (aunts, uncles, bosses, that girl in your accounting class that gives you her study guides, ex boyfriend, neighbor, etc).

  1. Graphic tee
  2. Fujifilm Instax
  3. Daniel Wellington watch
  4. Skin care products (idea)
  5. Jewelry (check out Baublebar earrings!)
  6. Sweater
  7. Cookbook
  8. Game (not monopoly, more like Cards Against Humanity)
  9. Calvin Klein undergarments (I’m basic in #mycalvins)
  10. Herschel backpack (shop)
  11. Workout clothes (shop my favorite brand here)
  12. Purse
  13. Vinyl
  14. Cardholder
  15. Pajamas (men & women)
  16. Wine bottle
  17. Concert tickets
  18. For Him: Kiehl’s Starter Kit (shop)
  19. For Him: Bose Soundlink Bluetooth Speaker
  20. For Him: cologne 
  21. For Him: joggers 
  22. Stocking Stuffer: trendy phone case (Sonix)
  23. Stocking Stuffer: furry socks
  24. Stocking Stuffer: book (on my list: check it out)
  25. Stocking Stuffer: Sugarfina gummy bears (shop)

I could probably go on, and on, on gift ideas. There are so many things we don’t think about that would make great gifts! My favorite thing to do is go online and look at the Holiday sections of my favorite stores. They have the best ideas, divided by price & style! Feel free to share this and add some ideas in the comment section below.

Let’s not forget the true meaning of the holidays, and let’s give back to those in need on top of shopping for our loved ones.

Happy Holidays!

Nicki G.

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Love Yourself 2017

Just a quick reminder to always love yourself first. Until we realize that that’s the key to even beginning to finding happiness, we won’t be happy. If someone is bringing you down, cut them out. If someone is loving and supporting you- hang out with them more. A lot of us are too young to be wasting energy on people/things who don’t deserve it. Even if you aren’t young- don’t worry it’s never too late. The year is more than half way over and there’s no reason to keep wasting it on shit that isn’t worth it. YOU are worth it & we need to always remember our worth. Love with all your might and if someone doesn’t appreciate it, their loss. Save it for someone who will cherish it with everything they have.

Rant over, but I know some of us need the reminder.

LOVE always,

Nicki G.