Thursday, November 13, 2014

My Holiday Survival Kit + Man Crates


It's getting to be that time of year again! Whew this year has really flown by! Nonetheless it's time to get in the spirit and prepare yourself for this holiday season! It seems that each year, the holidays start earlier and earlier! Radio stations are already playing Christmas music and stockings are already being sold in stores. Whew that seems a little soon but with Thanksgiving right around the corner, it's time to start thinking about these things! 

The holiday season is full of dinners, parties and gift-giving gatherings! My Holiday Survival Kit is full of all the things that I need for these occasions! All of these items serve dual purposes during this festive time so let's start at the top!

Scarves // For me, scarves serve a dual purpose. First off, they are a great way to accessorize a simple black dress for a holiday gathering or dress up a pair of jeans for less formal occasions. Secondly, scarves are such an easy gift! A nice scarf is one of my favorite gifts to get. They are something that I love having but wouldn't personally pay to have myself. If you're struggling to find a gift for your best friend stop by J.Crew and she'll be thrilled!

Bottle of Wine // With holiday party invitations coming in the mail as we speak, go ahead and stock up on a few bottles of red wine. Bring a bottle over for dinner as a simple thank you. Additionally, this is a super easy last minute gift for a friend. Tie a ribbon around it and attach a card and you're good to go! 

Red Lipstick // Holiday parties call for red lips! Get in the winter mood with a darker shade than you typically wear! A bold red lipstick is also a great stocking stuffer!

Riding Boots // While these are a big-ticket item as a gift they're a great piece to have during this season. They are a classic touch with a cozy sweater dress but also the perfect boots to tuck jeans into and pick out your next Christmas tree!

Holiday Cards // As you know, I'm a sucker for stationary and Rifle Paper Co. is always my go-to. Attach one of these one-of-a-kind whimsical cards to spruce up your wrapping paper or send one of these to your family members in another state!

If someone sent me this Holiday Survival Kit I would be a happy camper! Now you know what to give your girl friends for gifts this season however, what do you do for the guys in your life?! In comes, Man Crates! This is one of the best ideas I've seen in a while! {Check out their website here!} Man Crates sends your guy a themed gift basket of your choosing however, here's the catch - he has to open it with a crowbar! How awesome is that?! Pick any theme from Poker, to GrillMaster, to Whiskey Barware, to the Clean Shave Crate! This idea is fantastic and perfect for those guys that are impossible to buy for! Head over to their website and pick out your favorite crate for you dad, brother or significant other!

What's in your Holiday Survival Kit?
Emily


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