Holiday Gift Guides 2018

I’m a little over a week into my annual holiday - first in Mumbai and now in Dubai - and it’s been beautiful, warm & exploratory so far.  Mumbai & Dubai winters are like summers in the Bay - less pumpkin spice latte, more sugarcane juice, which I don’t mind at all! :) I’ve been sharing my travels & finds on socials and it’s been fun reading everyone’s comments and questions along the way!

Christmas came early here in Dubai this week.  It was pure joy meeting my niece & nephews after ages, and getting THE BEST hugs! Watching them tear up that wrapping and get excited about their gifts was an absolute high point

Coming to today's post! Even though I’m 8000 miles away, I wanted to partake in the holiday spirit closer to home, and share some fun gift ideas with ya as you shop for the holidays! Picks from some of my favorite shops. Gifts for the home, her, him & the kids. 3 gift guides in seasonal hues.

I enjoyed putting these together & I hope they prove useful to you (and hopefully introduce you to something new :)) as you shop for everyone on your list. Enjoy!

Wrapped my gifts in plaid wrapping paper (local shop) & blue ribbon (my mom’s closet)!

Wrapped my gifts in plaid wrapping paper (local shop) & blue ribbon (my mom’s closet)!


Blissed Out In Black & White

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  1. Plaid pajamas - cozy & stylish - for your sister or BFF. Love the pink hearts on the collar.

  2. Nothing spells luxury like Dyptique candles - for the hostess with the mostest!

  3. Jonathan Adler Muse - this gold interior votive is a stellar pick for the home

  4. Askinosie small batch dark chocolate - a great gift for the dark chocolate lover. These come recommended!

  5. Antelope gold brass sculpture - a little piece of luxury for a modern home

  6. For the adventurous woman - this monogrammed satchel by Tuckernuck - love, love, love.

  7. Steve Madden leopard mules - a comfy and stylish gift for mom!

  8. Monogrammed leather money clip - great quality for a great price

  9. Faux holiday cedar wreath - bound to be used more than once!

  10. Gold wheat picture frame - obsessed! Add a great picture & gift away.

  11. The prettiest hand-embroidered Chinese pottery napkins - classic style for someone who loves to entertain

Bold Hues

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  1. A fun-in-the-sun Moroccan heart tote - a great holiday gift, perfect for a future tropical holiday

  2. Monogrammed candy striped catchall - adorbs!

  3. Voluspa Gardenia Colonia room spray - whiffs of delight

  4. Sculptural earring by We Dream In Color - for the cool girl (she’s bound to love it)

  5. This printed scarf is STUNNING. A beautiful blend of colors, such great style.

  6. Cheeky kitchen towel - for the baker

  7. I adoooooore this pillow. That’s some stunning embroidery! And love is a mood for every season.

  8. Super sleek French steak knives - gor-jus!! .

  9. Coral sculpture - coastal chic and a graceful gift for the home

Seasonal Strokes

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  1. Hi-Bye mustard gloves - suuuuuuuuper cute teenager gift

  2. Wood carved mermaid necklace by Meri-Meri (Meri Meri makes great stuff for kids - I’m a fan!) Bought this for my niece and she loved it.

  3. Who says you can’t gift yourself something for the holidays. This camel coat by Madewell is such a classic. I recently bought a pair of Madewell jeans and found their quality to be exceptional.

  4. Love this classy tech roll up by Mark & Graham. Soft supple leather, in many seasonal colors. Monogram it! A great gift for a man on the go.

  5. I came across this Oscar de la Renta necklace on sale at Nordstrom Rack- it’s a statement piece and at a good price (for designer wear). Glam-girl gifting

  6. Funboy giant pool floats. The oversized swan is gorge! I bought my nephews the rainbow because they prefer lounging to sitting. Funboy has a variety of shapes to choose from - kids would LOVE these!

  7. Seasonal style with this window pane scarf.

  8. A rosemary topiary for the kitchen - for someone who likes pots and plants (or who loves to cook!)

  9. This super fun Print-Making kit by Kid Made Modern. Both my niece and 5-year old nephew were HOOKED. She made an abstract art piece and he a scenery. We were at it for a good 2 hours and I was surprised at how patiently they went through all the steps with me. They were really INTO it. Highly recommend!

  10. For an older child who enjoys reading, this would make for a great gift. Jane Austen’s classics, in pretty clothbound covers. Great reads AND beautiful to look at.

    Anything on this list you absolutely love? Drop me a line in the comments!