As of today, we're officially two weeks away from Christmas. If you're anything like me you're beginning to realize you've (once again) missed the boat on starting your shopping early, and should probably get down to business.
When I give someone a present, I like to find something thoughtful and meaningful. Something that resonates with who that person is or my relationship with them - because it's the thought that counts, right? So, in the spirit of thoughtful gifting, I put together a gift guide with twelve gifting ideas for every type of person you know!
- For the Creative: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
I fell in love with Elizabeth Gilbert's words and view on life after reading Eat, Pray, Love, many years ago, and I'm happy to say her latest book, Big Magic, does not disappoint! This book is a discussion on creativity: where it comes from, how to use it, and how to not be afraid of it. In typical Liz Gilbert fashion, she effortlessly breaks down the intangible and leaves her readers inspired. Got a creative companion? This is the gift for them!
- For the Travel Buddy: Coordinates Collection
Have you recently taken an amazing trip with your bestie, family, or love? Wouldn't it be nice to create a fashionable cuff bracelet or plated necklace for them with the coordinates of the place you visited together? Well, thank your lucky stars for the people over at Coordinates Collection because they are allowing you to do just that!
- For the Accessory Addict: Golden Alphabet Trinket Tray
You know those people who have everything and make gifting impossible? Give them somewhere to put their stuff like this golden trinket tray, personalized with their first initial. Perfect for holding all their rings and things!
- For the Philanthropist: Freely Clothing
Let the do-gooder in your life know their gift this year is also helping a greater cause because 10% of every Freely Clothing purchase goes towards funding someone's social mission. They have adorable tops that promote the importance of giving and being kind. Also, Freely Clothing is being especially kind to all of you by offering 10% off purchases, until 12/18/15, with the code FREELY10!!
- For the Dreamer: The Holstee Manifesto Poster
I bought this poster in 2011 and it's hung in bedroom ever since. The black text, on this 18x24 poster, has become my mantra. I read it whenever I need some motivation or a pep talk about going after my dreams. Buy this for a dreamer - they will be grateful!
- For the Boo: The Art of Shaving 'Lexington Collection' Shave Set
I bought this for my boo this past Valentine's Day, and he loved it - highly recommend the Sandalwood scent! Also, if you have an Art of Shaving location nearby, adding a gift certificate for a shave is a nice touch!
- For the Fashionista: 'The Little Dictionary of Fashion' by Christian Dior
If you have a fashionista friend the obvious gift might be clothes, but take it from this fashionista - we're typically a little picky with our taste, which makes gifting garb a gamble. Instead, opt for this book. Dior's expertise explains the fundamentals of fashion, while doubling as a chic addition to the coffee table.
- For the Parents: Tweed Wolf Hand Crafted Photo Book
We all know what parents love most are their kids. Although being their child already makes you the gift that keeps on giving, I don't recommend putting a bow on your head and sitting under the tree. What I DO recommend is putting a bow on the next best thing - a handcrafted photo book of your family from Tweed Wolf. Their designers will select your best photos, edit them so they print beautifully, layout your custom album, and ship it directly from their studio to your front door. They also offer gift cards in case you missed the holiday deadline!
- For the Work Bestie Who Gets You: "There's a Chance This is Vodka" Coffee Mug
Let's face it: we spend more time with our co-workers than most of the people we're closest to. They listen to you complain, are always down for a post-work cocktail, and are pretty much the only reason you remain sane between the hours of 9 - 5, which is why they deserve a little something. The "There's a Chance This is Vodka" coffee mug, comes with a "There's a Chance This is Whiskey" mug. It's perfect, I know.
- For the Girl Going Through It: The Little Words Project
Let's face it, life is a series of up and downs. Sometimes things are really great, and other times you might feel like you want to take permanent residence under your covers. So what do you get the girl who's just not feeling the holidays this year? The Little Words Project has got you covered! The Little Words project is a pay-it-forward movement in the shape of a friendship bracelet. The bracelets are made with fine-cut crystals, interwoven with a word (i.e hope, love, believe, peace, fearless). Give her a bracelet with the word she needs most - the idea is to wear it for as long as it resonates, and then pass it to someone else who might need it more. Also, each of these bracelets can be tracked so she can watch as it travels from wrist to wrist! Sharing is caring, people and The Little Words Project is sharing 10% off, exclusively to my readers, when you use the code TGriep!
- For the Beauty Babe: Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit
I was given this kit for Christmas last year and I swear by it! It's guaranteed to be adored by the beauty babe in your life!
- For the Happy Hour Homie Who Wants to Make a Difference: Absolut Elyx Gift Set
You know that person you drink with who always talks about how they're going to save the world? Now they can contribute to saving the world, WHILE drinking. Crazy, I know. Absolut Elyx, the self-proclaimed world's first true sipping vodka, has partnered with Water For People. Every Elyx Pineapple Gift Set sold helps provide one month's supply (560 liters) of safe drinking water to someone in need.