Celebrating the holidays often means traveling long distances to stay with faraway friends and family. It’s great to catch up with loved ones over wine and coffee and reminisce about past holidays all while making new memories. Even if you’re not exchanging gifts with your fab holiday hostess (or host), I’m a strong believer in giving them a special hostess gift to say thank you for their holiday hospitality.
If you haven’t already started, it’s time to get your holiday shopping on! The sooner you check off everyone on your list the sooner you can enjoy a warm cup of hot cocoa while watching your favorite Christmas special.
My Christmas mornings have always begun with finding tiny treasures in my stocking. It was the only thing we were allowed to open before my parents woke up. So I figured I’d begin the first of my many holiday gift guides this season with my favorite stocking stuffers.
This time last year, I roped my boyfriend into creating the ultimate gift guide for men. This year, I’ve had no such luck in getting him to put together another gift guide. Since us girls need all the help we can get when it comes to shopping for the mysterious men in our lives, I decided to put together my own gift guide for guys. Here’s a few Aspiring Socialite-approved gift ideas for every budget.
P.S. – If the guy you’re shopping for is a sports fan, you can’t go wrong with tickets to see his favorite team play. It’s something you can do together and if they’re not that good this year, tickets may actually be affordable. You can find the best deals on StubHub.
When it comes to finding the perfect gift for those hard to shop for people on your list, gift sets are always the way to go. Not only are they easily gift wrapped, the lucky recipient gets more than one gift to enjoy. When I don’t know someone’s size or exactly what they want for the holidays, I often look to gift sets. It’s important to look for one that fits their personality and interests. If they’re super girly, go for the Betsey Johnson 7 Piece Leopard Gift Set or the Blossom Manicure Gift Set. If they’re more spiritual and reserved, opt for the 50 Years of Creation Candles Gift Set or the Nest Fragrances Luxury Gift Set. Though gift sets are popular gift items in the perfume category, I don’t recommend gifting perfume unless you know it’s a fragrance they want and use.
Without further ado, here are my favorite gift sets of this holiday season. There’s at least one for every price range.
Ever since I started college in upstate New York, I’ve been proud to call the state of New York my home. So when I came across these state pendant necklaces, it was great to see that there were pendants for every budget and every state. Not only are these necklaces excellent ways to show your state pride, they also make perfect going away gifts.