Okay everyone... It's that time of year. AGAIN. IT'S THE HOLIDAY SEASON and I couldn't be MORE excited! It's my favorite time of the year. I love everything about this season; the food, the weather, parties, traveling, gift shopping, eggnog, sweaters, and Christmas music. If I could, I would start listening to Christmas music in June. But socially it's not acceptable until the week of Thanksgiving, so I will stick with that so I don't look like a crazy person.
ANYWAYS.... Today I'm sharing with you some of my favorite stocking stuffers for this year from Nordstrom! If you don't do stockings (which I grew up not doing them until I started dating Cory), these are perfect small gifts to give someone and/or for a gift exchange party. Also, I'm sharing some of my favorite items for gift wrapping.
These are some beautiful cards made from Kate Spade. Love the design, and the envelopes that come with it. The box includes 10 cards, which is perfect for sending out any holiday greetings to friends and family.
Here's another fun card for the season. This is the Pike Street Press 'Christmas Tree Wagon' Letterpress Card. The design is so fun, and the card was handmade in Seattle. Another perfect card to write a greeting to someone!
I love anything that's gold. When I saw these gold pens made by Kate Spade, I just had to get them. These are great for writing in cards, and the pack comes with six! You can even pair it with a journal and put it in someones stocking!
I'm a sucker for candles. Honestly, I have way too many in my house to even use. They are the perfect gift to give to someone, and great for stocking stuffers! This one is called Replica-Jazz Club by Maison Martin Margiela. I'm OBSESSED with this scent. It's a mixture of heady cocktails, woody notes of cigars, and honey. Perfect masculine/fresh scent. (NOTE: Candle does not come with red ribbon. I added that myself).
Here's another great stocking stuffer for people over legal age of drinking! This is the best cocktail book. It's full of tons of amazing and tasty craft cocktail recipes! I know that if I got this as a gift, I would be excited!
Here's another fun gift to give someone who's a frequent flyer (and again, over the legal drinking age)! It's a small, carry on size cocktail kit! This mini cocktail kit is perfect for making an Old Fashioned. (The bronze one below is for Moscow Mules.) The kit comes with a linen coaster, bitters, cane sugar, and a silver bar spoon. They're super compact to fit in a carry on!
Another great thing to add into stockings are these C.O. Bigelow Rose Salve Lip Balm that comes in a trio! So you get three! We have a lot of people in our family, so buying packs of items works perfect for stockings. This Rose Salve Lip Balm is a perfect, classic lip balm that is amazing and is my favorite! You can also use it on your face, cuticles, elbows, and knees. It also lasts forever. It's a perfect stocking stuffer!
I love wrapping my gifts different each year. This year, I will be using this awesome, new Knot & Bow 'Tags & Twine' Gift Wrapping Kit. It's an awesome kit with a simple and rustic look. Also, has 100 yards of twine so you will have plenty to use! Knot & Bow is also a rad company you should definitely check out.
Secondly, I love wrapping paper. There's something about wrapping your gift in a pretty paper that makes gift giving so much more fun. And who like's using bags anyways?! Ripping open a present decorated and wrapped with paper is so much more fun on Christmas morning than opening a bag (just my opinion)! This year, I will be wrapping my presents (for under the tree and in stockings) with this 'Stone Wrap' Holiday Gift Wrap from Gemma E Sosso. I love the plaid print, and will pair well with the gift tags and gold twine.
Lastly, I love adding the perfect decorative touch to my gifts. This is the Winward Holly Berry Branch! It's a glitter dusted, snowy holly leaf branch. The holly leaves are burlap and also have a fun texture, giving it a unique and rustic look. This piece can be used for all of your holiday decor- on your tree, wreaths, in the stocking, on your presents, you name it! The glitter and snow does flake off, but it makes the area look like it was dusted with snow. I'm loving this piece!
Now that I have shown you some of Nordstrom's AMAZING holiday gift-giving and decor, make sure to go check out their page! You can shop stocking stuffers, wrapping ideas, decor, gifts for the special person, the parents, the kids, and everyone you will be giving a gift to this season. I know this is where I will be getting all of my gifts for people this year!
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I hope you all have a wonderful and amazing holiday season! I will be posting more gift-giving ideas here soon. So stay tuned for that!