2019 Holiday Gift Guide

2019 Holiday Gift Guide

It’s December, and not just December 1st it’s like the second week of December, which means we’re only a little over 2 weeks till Christmas. That means…. this year’s almost over, this decade’s almost over and my gift guide for the holidays is really behind! Has anyone else felt like this November and December have felt super rushed? *slowly raises hand*

With a later Thanksgiving on the calendar, my birthday, a trip to New York and work commitments, it’s no surprise I’m late to the gift guide party, but hey, I’ve shown up fashionably late.

This year I’m focusing on some of my favorite pieces and go-to’s for my personal style and home that I think would be perfect gifts. I’ve been loving monochromic looks so much this year, I  decided to wrap them all in shades of rainbow for a chic twist.

For the well groomed

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We’re in the age of skin routines and serums, and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. Although I’m not the as savvy as most, I  never turn down a good product. Hair products from Jack Henry and Allure by Chanel are my favorite grooming must-haves.

For the stylish shopper

 

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Uniqlo was my go-to for refreshing my wardrobe this year and it’s home to the perfect closet staple, without breaking the bank. Layering this monochromatic pieces will keep them warm all winter.

For the new home owner 

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Coffee table books have always been an easy and affordable way to add easy decor to a new space. Every area of interest or celebrity has a coffee table book now, so it won’t be hard to find the perfect one for your loved one. Some favorites include The Andy Warhol Diaries and Appetizer.

For the entertainer 

 

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As a lover all of things dinner party, charcuterie boards and other serveware pieces are always a welcome present. Stores like World Market and Anthropologie have a wide selection of designs. Don’t forget to add the small knives and cutlery to complete the gift.

For the cozy homebody 

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A candle for Christmas…. groundbreaking I know, but who doesn’t love a candle?! My new favorite sent for the home is Otto by Malin+Goetz. Although a bit of splurge, it’s well worth it to me, and you’ll know it’s a gift they’ll love and use, daily!

The good news is that there’s still time to shop local, online or let’s face it, Amazon Priming your gifts! Hopefully these ideas get you going in the right direction. My advice is to go with something that they’ll use. There are so many gifts out there that will never be used and be sitting in a drawer come January!

Keep out for my holiday posts coming soon!

Happy Holiday Shopping,

TW

All Wrapped Up

All Wrapped Up

Under a week till Christmas, where did the time go? Last week I  shared my gift guide and as promised, today’s post features my all time favorite part of gifting, the wrapping! Choosing my wrapping paper theme is year is a serious highlight of my holiday season and I’ve come to learn that a lot of people are just as into it as I am.

As long as I’ve been able to, I’ve chosen a theme each year to get everyone excited about what’s under the tree. Buying a prepackaged bundle of wrapping paper at Target is simply not acceptable.

This year, because my family will be coming to Chicago for the first time for Christmas, I  went with a “Home for the holidays” idea, since Chicago is home for me. I  loved this bright pastel paper that I  snagged from Foursided, my favorite Chicago shop. It comes from this adorable online shop. Typically I  choose at least 2 papers to offset, but this year, I went with a classic bold red. To tie everything together, I used the same white yarns and adorable little wreaths, like these, as a part of my gift tags.

It’s all in the details for me, and the smallest little trinket makes a small gift, all the better. The best places to find easy and affordable gift wrapping needs are Target and The Container Store, while boutique shops and places like Papersource, Rifle Paper and even art supply stores, make for ideal wrapping paper options.

After each year, I  love remembering all of the themes from the past years, so here’s a bit of a trip down memory lane.

Lumberjack Christmas

Loved how those chalkboard style stickers worked with the buffalo print. Brown craft paper is such an easy and trend friendly option, it works with every

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Scandinavian Christmas: 

Call it my love of IKEA, but this theme was so much fun! Tucking in real greenery with was easy and festive.

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Candy Land

I  found that fun printed paper and felt like this was a unique twist on Candy Land, with bold colors and pom pom accessories.

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Feliz Navidad 

Right after the new year, I found these adorable Christmas piñtas , and it was a great jumping off point for last year’s theme. The chartreuse paper was an expected but bright choice!

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This Year: Home for the Holidays 

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What’s your wrap game like? Are you as into themes as I am? Hoping you’ve finished all of your shopping and now get to start putting the final touches on your gifts before the 25th!

-TW

 

 

 

 

 

Gifted: Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Gifted: Holiday Gift Guide 2018

A personal favorite post from last year was my holiday gift guide! I  loved sharing what I  was giving last year and the feedback, so I’ve decided to play Santa Claus once again and return with another gift guide for this year!

Although Christmas gift shopping might make my wallet bleed, the idea of finding the perfect gift is worth the financial damage. With that said, I like to mix highs and lows, as most of my gift suggestions are under $30. All of my suggestions are still available to ship well before the 25th. Here’s what will be under my tree this year:

To help them keep time

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Last year I  featured Chicago timepiece company, Wolfpoint, and they still made my list this year too! I  get numerous compliments on my watch from them, and with so many classic styles available, it’s a great gift to pass onto others. The Aberdeen style is shown!   (Under $160)

To help them stay warm 

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Let’s face it, it’s cold out there! I’ve been trying to stock up on all of my cold weather accessories as the temperatures drop and the snow starts to fall. Gloves, scarves and hats like this one from King & Fifth is an easy and affordable option in lots of colors that work perfectly with any winter look. (Under $25)

To help them stay tidy

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As someone who wears glasses, I  typically throw them on the nearest surface and then forget about where I’ve placed them until I  wear them next. When doing some early holiday shopping, I  stumbled on this monogrammed catchall from Mark & Graham. It’s not only adorable but also so affordable for gift giving. I  swear by this website and even bought myself one, pictured, as it was 20% off with free shipping.  (Under $20)

To help them remember home

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This is a bit of cheat because I was gifted this from a close friend and their family, but it was too cute not to include! It seems like everyone has a little bit of hometown pride whether it be through sports, high school or even their zip code. These adorable glasses have 813, my area code for home in Tampa, and the make an excellent gift. Every time I’ll drink from it, I’ll think of home!  (Under $15 each)

To help them looking good

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Even thought I’ve never been someone who loves products for my face or hair, that may change thanks to Jack Henry. I  was introduced to them last year and LOVE their pomades for my hair! They work perfectly with my hair texture, and now they’ve launched a sea salt spray, face toner and deodorant that I’m excited to try. They just launched new packaging too, which I  love!  (Each under $30)

Gifting should be personalized and well thought out, don’t just buy something to buy something. If there’s one thing I love more than the reactions when people open gifts from me, it’s the wrapping paper they’re decorated with! I’ll be posting a holiday gifting post featuring my weird obsession with all things wrapping very soon! What are you gifting this year?

-TW

 

 

Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is fast approaching, seriously, I can count the weeks left till I  head home for Christmas on one hand! Since I’ve had some travel sprinkled throughout the last two months of the year, I’ve made it a point to get all of my holiday shopping done earlier this year! Take a look at what I’m gifting this year from some great places, big and small!

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For the Sports Fan: Designs by Patterson, created by couple Matt & Anna, creates unique stipple art of your favorite sports team’s stadiums. For the baseball lover in your life, in my case, my grandfather, this Yankee Stadium print will be perfect. Check out their Etsy shop for over 50 unique products and receive 10% off when you use the promo code WITTSTYLE at checkout until 12/6.  (Under $25)

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For the Traveler: If you follow me on Instagram, or know me personally, you’ve seen or heard me rave about the Wildsam Field Guides on my travels. These guide books are so well done, mixing facts about your destination with personal stories and maps for every kind of traveler. They’re fun to collect too. (Under $20)

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For the One Running Late: Watches are a great gift because everyone can always use a new one! I found Wolfpoint Chicago, an up and coming watch company that I’m partnering with this holiday season. After 20 years in the industry, Wolfpoint is dedicating its efforts to establishing itself as the premiere watch of Chicago. With a beautiful look and price friendly, I believe that’s possible. (Under $150)

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For the Fashion Lover: La Matera, an artisan leather company, reached out this holiday season to work together on Instagram and I’m loving what they sent over! The woven print stands out in my closet and works great with just about any pair of pants. Check out more from their website, including the Paloma Belt pictured above. You can use bakertw10 for 10% off your order until December 31st. (Under $150)

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For the Artist: Pennants are popping up everywhere these days! Whether in a boutique or at home, I’m seeing them created in great colors with cute sayings. I  reached out to Than and Chandler, another artistic couple, about creating some pennants this year. This Midwest mini pennant is a great stocking stuffer. Check out more of what they make on their Instagram page. (Under $20)

I love all of the gifts I’m giving out this year because they blend personal sentiment and quality materials perfectly. It’s been fantastic working with local and small businesses to create this guide. Can’t wait to see everyone unwrap their gifts this year!

Best of luck on your holiday shopping,

-TW