One of my favorite requests to receive from friends and family is my help finding a gift for someone special. Over the years I’ve been asked to put together Easter baskets and I thought I’d share some of my favorite things to include for a non-food/candy basket for grown up girls! These photos are of a ‘mock’ basket of ideas that include gifts I have personally received that would be perfect to give for Easter! (Of course, I’m keeping all of these items, but you get the idea!)
I love seasonally packaged makeup like this darling bunny shaped Lipsmacker! Bonus: It also smells and tastes amazing! The Anastasia Beverly Hills highlight palette is a new beauty release and very hot right now. All the cool girls are going to be trying to get their hands on this one for Spring! Bath bombs are another currently trending item. Try to find some in fresh Spring colors like these from Forever21, Urban Outfitters or Etsy.
This fun-sized-Instagram-worthy Instax camera is one of my favorite things I ever received in a brand PR package and it makes the perfect gift! You can pick one up from here or here. If you know her size consider some athletic gear like a Fitbit watch strap or a pair of trainers. I don’t know any girl who doesn’t love a fresh new pair of gym kicks! These pale pink ones by Nike are comfy and chic!
Mugs are one of the easiest gifts to find and give. There are always cute ones for ever season at places like Target and Michael’s. This pink and gold “I Get You” mug is from TJMaxx and was gifted to me on Valentine’s Day by a dear friend.
The basket and filling is the easiest part. Choose something a little ‘nicer’ than your typical dollar-bin straw version and opt for a metal style in silver or gold. This one was only $5 from HomeGoods and I picked up the squiggle shred from the greeting card section of the drugstore.
You can always tuck a few seasonally shaped chocolates somewhere in the basket, just to make it quintessentially Easter, but it’s not a requirement! I tried to make this whole process as simple as possible, so if you have a husband/boyfriend or someone who isn’t super creative with Seasonal gifting to worry about, send this link their way! Hopefully they’ll be pointed in the right direction and be inspired!
Even more than my birthday and Christmas I love Valentine’s Day! It’s the one day of the year you can be beyond romantic and sappy and no one can make fun of you! You can wear pink and red and dress up without anyone thinking it’s odd or asking you, “why?” Chocolate calories don’t count and people are just sweeter. ❤️ I love giving gifts on Valentine’s Day but I also don’t hate receiving them! Here are 6 things that would make my little heart go pitter-patter if handed on the 14th!
A retro inspired card from Rifle Paper Co. containing sweet nothings and declarations of undying love, A blush velvet cross body bag like this or this one, My favorite YSL cologne, A 50’s fashion inspired faux fur leopard coat, Overnight macaron delivery from ‘Lette, Roses that last a year from Venus et Fleur (pink roses please in case my husband is reading! #subtlehint) 😍
What’s on your fantasy Valentine’s Day wish list?
I don’t want give away any surprises, but I have to admit I snagged a few things from this list to gift my BFF for this Galentine’s Day, so you know I’m serious when I tell you I love these picks! Do you exchange Valentine’s Day gifts with your bestie or just your significant other? I’d love to hear about your special V-Day traditions!
While I may not have new, never-before-thought-of-co-worker gift ideas for the Holidays, I wanted to do something a bit less expected than ornaments or boxes of candy. This year I handmade a few items and tried to personalize the gift for each individual on my list 🙂
This years gift ideas included:
- Handmade beaded headband
- Handmade velvet cross choker
- Tee with handmade glitter silhouette (I used an image from social media of my co-worker’s sweet dog and created the glitter iron-on!)
- Adult coloring book + colored pencils
- Hand cream + facial refreshing spray
- Graphic Socks
- Graphic Tie
- Wine bottle accessories (instead of gifting wine, and inevitably choosing the wrong kind!)
- Cozy mug with hot chocolate mix
- Gift cards (when in doubt let them choose what they really want!)
I don’t usually have the time to put this much planning into Christmas for anyone, but I wanted to do something fun because I don’t know how many Christmases I get to have with this particular group of people before we move away from Nashville, and I will miss all of them so much!
Gift boxes shown from Sugar Paper LA for Target, grosgrain ribbon from Amazon, poppers & wrapping paper from HomeGoods.
Do you like to gift all of your co-workers the same thing (so everyone feels equal!) or purchase individual gifts depending on the person (with the hope you know them as well as you think you do!)
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By this week in the gift-buying game you’re probably burnt out on the crowds and lines, however, (thankfully!) there’s still over a week to place online orders without paying for rush shipping! I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite gifts that are crowd-pleasing items almost anyone would love to receive!
Merry Christmas and happy shopping!