POST AUTHOR: GRACE
Tis' the season! It's that time to get out your holiday shopping list and start preparing for Christmas! Here are a few of my favorite things that every woman is sure to love and will make the perfect holiday present for a special lady in your life, a gal pal, or even your mother or mother-in-law.
MY TOP 10 FAVORITE ITEMS
10. SILICONED SLEEVE WINE GLASS
PRICE: $20 - 4 PACK
It's no secret, I am a wine lover and I drink it often. For any other wino in your life, these glasses are wonderful and especially perfect for the summers on the patio. A four pack only costs $20 and comes in multiple colors so you always know which glass is yours.
9. AMAZON LEGGINGS
These leggings are so soft and comfy, plus, they are Lululemon dupes. From Lululemon, they go for $98.00, or get them here through Amazon for $29.00. I'm wearing a size small in Army Green Splinter Camo for reference and will be ordering them in multiple colors. I'm actually wearing them right at now while I type this. Ha!
8. A SPA DAY AT THE GLAM ROOM
Who doesn't want to spend a day at a relaxing spa?? Treat her to a day of relaxation and pampering. I am at The Glam Room on a regular basis and get everything done here. I highly recommend their services, here's my review on their services. My favorites are The Glam Facial and the 80 minute Swedish Massage with hot stones - fantastic!
This would be a wonderful gift for any woman! Gift your wife a day away from the kiddos, or treat your gal pal to a manicure or facial, or invite mom to make it a mother/daughter spa day! Or, my favorite, surprise her with a romantic evening for two and book a couples massage.
When you check out, be sure to show them the photo below to take $20 off your first service of $50 or more.
7. EASIEST WINE OPENER
I have found, the hands down, absolute best and easiest wine opener out there. We received it as a wedding gift and let me tell you, it is a game changer. No more twisting, struggling, or hoping and praying the cork doesn't crumble. It makes opening a bottle of wine effortless and only takes a matter of seconds before it's ready to pour. Did I mention how much I love wine?
6. MEMORY FOAM SLIPPERS
When I get home from work, I quickly take off my makeup, throw on comfy clothes and put on these memory foam slippers. My mom came to visit, tried them on, and instantly requested these for Christmas! They are true to size, so husbands, go into your wife's closet and check the size of the shoes she wears most often. The good news, they're available on Amazon so if you do order the wrong size, you can easily exchange them too.
PRICE: $25 - $45
I have two all-time favorite candles that are always in my house. At least one is consistently lit, while another is stocked and ready to go in the cabinet when that one burns out. The Capri Blue Volcano and Bath & Body Works Cashmere - they smell so wonderful and are both available on Amazon.
These are so gorgeous but also simple and will satisfy any woman's taste and style. I wear these Missy Lane Jewelry earrings on-air often and always receive compliments on them. They are lightweight and my go-to whenever I'm needing minimal jewelry. They're subtle, simple and can be worn two ways (spike or kite shaped). I actually have a pair in both silver and gold - they go with every outfit and are very affordable.
3. COUPLE'S MARRIAGE BOOK
This would be such a thoughtful gift for couples. We received this as a marriage gift and have loved it, even reread it on occasion. Try the Sacred Marriage book or the Devotions for a Sacred Marriage - they both explore how God can lead you through your marriage, provide insights to build your relationship and a way to connect and grow closer to your spouse.
2. SWEATER FROM TARGET
This is on SALE right now for just $20! I bought this in a size medium and in two colors - cream and cranberry. It is so soft, cozy and oversized. I would highly recommend because it fits all body types and can be paired with just about anything from leggings to jeans or a skirt. I would suggest a size bigger than you normally wear for the cute oversized look.
1. ORCA TUMBLER
Grace used to work for Orca and sold us on these tumblers! My entire family uses these daily. They keep your drink hot or cold for hours and the ice never melts. Just about a year ago, on-air, we did a test in the dead of winter to see which mug would keep boiling water hot the longest. Six different coffee mugs, tumblers, and cups were in the competition. The Orca won, by far, keeping the water hot all morning long outside in the snow. My husband and I also use these regularly and everyone knows we bring our own cups to the party. Ha!
post author: grace
Christmas! It's the most wonderful time of the year!
But, if you are anything like me, the thought of shopping for the men in your life can cause lots of frustration. It's so much more challenging than shopping for the ladies.
BUT, I'm here to help! I've taken the liberty of gathering some great gift ideas for the men and hopefully it will help save you a lot of time!
1. The Instant Pot
If you know, you know. I have talked to so many men who absolutely love this little kitchen appliance. It's a great time saver and allows them to cook meat in very little time and with very little effort. My husband LOVES his and has been gawking over it since it arrived. This nifty little gadget starts at about $80, which is a STEAL for such an awesome gift.
2. Shower Beer Holder
This would make a great stocking stuffer AND who doesn't love a beer in the shower every now and then? I love it for those long summer days spent working in the yard. It truly is one of the best ways to relax!
3. Iphone Wireless Charger
I love the idea of a wireless charger. No more searching for missing cords. Novel idea! This just makes life so much easier and simpler. I think any guy would absolutely love this!
4. Night Runner Headlights
If your man loves to run, chances are his winter run times have had to be adjusted with the time change. I love the idea of these runner headlights for added safety when the days get shorter.
5. Whiskey Chillers
My husband loves a good glass of whiskey. The key to a good glass is a great chiller (so I've heard). I love these golf ball chillers. Your man will impress his friends every time he offers them a glass of whiskey on the rocks.
6. Leather Briefcase
If you really want to give a gift that will impress your man, get him a good leather briefcase. It will stand the test of time and your hardworking man will carry it with pride!
7. Foam Roller Water Bottle
Ok, I think this is one of the coolest inventions ever. My husband is always using the foam roller and I know he has moments when he is not near it that he could really use one. This is the perfect size and is also used as a water bottle! So cool!
8. Craft Cocktail Infusion Kit
I'm not going to lie, I have always wanted to try my hand at cocktail infusions. My husband loves making cocktails so this would be a really fun gift for him.
9. Traveler's Journal
Love to travel? This journal is perfect for documenting trips, best places to eat, sites to see, etc. It's a fun way to keep memories and be able to look back and share your travel tips with friends as well!
10. Men's Robe
I can't believe I'm finally at the age where ROBES are the bomb! I think everyone needs a great robe for home life. They are especially nice in the winter when it's chilly. Get your guy a good quality robe and I guarantee you, he will wear it all the time. I picked some of my favorites and linked them below.
There you have it! Merry Christmas!
post author: rachel
Christmas is just around the corner! Can you believe it's just 19 days away already?
It's my favorite time of year, plus it's snowing in Kansas City so it's a beautiful winter wonderland right now. Just in time for the holidays! Yay!
If you haven't finished up your Christmas shopping, now is the time. To make it easy for you, I put together a list of top ten items for her this holiday season and many of these will fit in her stocking too. Plus, in case you missed it, I added a link below to my list of five gift ideas under $50 that I put together last year and all the items are still wonderful and relevant!
1. COMFORTABLE SLIPPERS
I wear my slippers, or house shoes as some call them, every single day. Right when I walk in the door, I kick off my work shoes and instantly throw on these warm and comfortable slippers! Below are my two favorite pairs. One is pricey, but for me, I wear them all day every day so sometimes it's a good idea to invest or keep an eye out for sales.
2. spa day
You can never go wrong with a spa day! And it's no secret that The Glam Room is my all-time favorite spot for a spa day. It's located in the heart of River Market and provides several services. Treat her to a massage, a manicure or a blow out! Show the front desk or, if you're calling, mention the photo below for $20 off your first service of $50 or more. Snap up a gift card and let her relax and be pampered at The Glam Room this holiday season! âClick here to see my full review of all the services from this fabulous salon and spa.
3. urban outfitter Top
This is the most comfortable shirt I own and it can be dressed up or down and comes in lots of different colors. I have one in white and one in teal and absolutely love them both! My mom saw me in it and loved it so much that we drove right over to Urban Outfitters on the Plaza to buy her a couple of them too!
The staff at Urban Outfitters told us this is their most popular item and it always sells out, so grab one for yourself, your sister, your best friend ... every woman on your list ... while you can! And get this, it's on sale right now for just $39.99!
4. Jade Roller
I use this every morning. It helps maximize blood circulation and lymphatic drainage which helps refresh and relax my skin. In the description, it also says that it can diminish fine lines and wrinkles and minimizes pores. I have found that it has reduced puffiness around my eyes and helps me feel and look awake when I'm starting my workday long before the sun comes up!
5. Clear Bag for Game Day
This is an absolute must-have item if you are going to any stadium! It is an approved clear bag, large enough for everything you need plus a water bottle. I use this purse for every game we attend and it has been a lifesaver. It was just on sale for half price last week, so be on the lookout for it to go on sale again soon. For now, use the discount code "INSTA20" to get 20% off your order!
6. Wine aerator
If she is a wine lover like myself, I'd recommend either one of these aerators to help open up your wine and bring out the aromas and flavors. We have used both items and I think it just comes down to personal preference. You can't go wrong either way!
7. cozy WRAP
This wrap is so comfy, warm and goes with just about anything. Below you can see I'm wearing it on the left and my mom is wearing it on the right. It works for any age and any outfit! I linked the wrap, along with a few similar items in the "buy now" button below.
8. KENDRA SCOTT BRACELET
My friend Lexi gifted me this beautiful bracelet when I was a bridesmaid in her wedding a few years ago and I wear it often. It's simple enough to go with everything, but classy and elegant enough to dress up any outfit. Plus, it's on sale right now! The link below has this exact item and some similar ones too.
9. stylish sunglasses
It is such a challenge to find the perfect sunglasses. I can't tell you how many I tried on before I finally found my favorites! I got mine from The Loft a couple seasons ago, so I linked some similar finds below. Perfect for any gal!
10. CUSTOM mug/glass
Amy is such a doll and makes the cutest gifts - coffee mugs, wine glasses, t-shirts, tanks, signs, you name it - she can create it. I've ordered several items for various occasions and I've always been pleased with her quality and price. Check out her etsy page or her instagram to get ideas or reach out about a custom design.
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