Gifts

Wedding Gift Idea:Tree Ornaments

Newlyweds look forward to starting new traditions. Help them get started on their first Christmas together by giving them ornaments to trim their tree.

Personalize their first Christmas via JillAllenDesign

 

A bit of whimsy never goes amiss. Try this deer head Christmas ornament via NeimanMarcus.com

 

World travelers? Find them a unique ornament from a special place they've traveled like this ornament from east Africa, via Ornaments4Orphans.com

 

Unique Bridesmaids’ Gifts

They’ve gone above and beyond to make sure your wedding will be a wonderful celebration. Now, it’s time to thank your attendants with these not-so-standard gifts.

 

Color-Me-Floral Compact viaBHLDN

 

Compare different wines with this mini bottle kit via Dry Creek Vineyard

Travel Humidifier

Occasionally, the climate control in a hotel room can leave a lot to be desired. Ideally, staying at a hotel should feel like a comfortable home-away-from-home. This travel humidifier could be a genius solution to creating a more comfortable climate on the road. It would make a great gift, too, for travelers in your life.

travel humidifier via Amazon

Craft Beer Hostess Gift

I can’t take credit for this idea which I found on Pinterest. Wouldn’t this make for a great hostess gift for a BBQ or a craft or microbrew beer fan? Galvanized bucket. Craft beers. Two pint glasses. Optional ice. Done!

 

craft beer hostess gift via Pinterest

Unique Groomsmen Gifts

It is always nice to show the people who have been there for you throughout the wedding process a little thanks when your day has come. The easiest way to do this is give your bridesmaids and groomsmen a small gift as a token of your appreciation for their support. Your bridesmaids will always love a little piece of jewelry to remind them of your day, but what do you get the groomsmen? Real Simple came up with a list of unique groomsmen gifts and here are a couple of my favorites.

Turf Coaster Set

This is the perfect gift for the groomsmen who love to play golf. The coasters covered in grass looking turf will keep his coffee table ring-free while sticking with his sporty style!

Barrel Aged Cocktail Kit

This is another great groomsmen gift for the guys who like to party. This set comes with the bottle, honeycomb staves and instructions on how to make his own personalized drink!

Delicious Champagne Punch

I had a small soiree at my house last night and served appetizers and a selection of desserts. I always try to offer a special cocktail in addition to wine, water, and nonalcoholic beverages. Last night, I was inspired to do a champagne punch to complement the menu and found this delicious recipe on Epicurious. It does pack a wallop, but it is really festive and tasty. It would be beautiful served in this silver-banded punch bowl from Williams-Sonoma.

Silver-rimmed punch bowl from Williams-Sonoma

DIY Valentine’s Day Crafts

Even though it seems like it was just New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day is around the corner. While it is always sweet to give your Valentine a box of chocolates or a heartfelt card, there are tons of other small DIY crafts that make thoughtful and fun gifts! Below are two of my favorite but there are plenty more to choose from on Martha Stewart’s website.

Heart Shaped Soap

Remember those conversation heart candies that you used to give your Valentines when we were kids? These heart shaped soaps are the grown up version. They require a few ingredients and time to make, but your Valentine is guaranteed to love the thought and effort you put in!

Message in a Bottle

This message in a bottle idea is easy to pull off. All you really need is a clear, empty wine bottle, markers and a few heart decorations. Then write your love letter on a pretty piece of paper and slip it in the bottle. It may seem simple but your Valentine will love this fun and quirky gift!

Great Holiday Gifts for the College Woman

Sometimes the hardest holiday gifts to pick out are for the college-aged girl. The gifs below are guaranteed to put a smile on her face this holiday season!

 

Jennifer Zeuner Gabby Ring

This gorgeous, gold vermeil evil eye ring is the perfect holiday gift for a young woman! It will be a go-to accessory taking her from casual outfits for class to date night.

 

Kate Spade Glitterball Ipad Sleeve

This is the perfect stocking stuffer for the college woman. This Kate Spade sparkly sleeve will brighten her day every time she pulls out her iPad in the library!

 

Vintage Havana Star Knit Sweater

This cute Vintage Havana sweater found at Cusp is a great holiday gift for the fashion forward girl! The big star graphic is on trend and the neutral colors make it an easy item to incorporate into all different outfits!