We all have the friends who’s dogs are the center of their lives. They’re obsessed with talking about, spending time with and spoiling their furry friends. And who wouldn’t be? They’re adorable and have been super good this year. Therefore, dogs deserve just as many Christmas gifts as their owners.
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.
The best way to prepare for the holidays is by finding out what’s hot for the season. Between shopping, entertaining and finding the perfect dress for that Christmas party or New Year’s Eve soiree, the holidays can often be more stressful than jolly. Luckily, I got the scoop on everything that’s hot this holiday at the Celebrate in Style event hosted by Single Edition Media and InStyle Magazine at the The Glasshouses in Chelsea. With braids, red lips, bold eyes, bejeweled sweaters and pieces that transition perfectly from day to night all on trend for Holiday 2014, it’s going to be an excellent holiday season! After the event, it was great to come home with Rap Protein Gummies, Beautiful Textures hair products, Alassis Candles, holiday home accessories from Balsam Hill and much more. Here are just a few of my fav picks for the 2014 holiday.
No holiday get-together is complete without wine. As an avid white wine drinker, I’m now a big fan of Brancott Estate’s Flight Song Wine in Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc. Not only do they have a smooth finish, they’re also crafted to be 20% less calories. Happy Holidays to me!
As a vegetarian, I’ve recently become a huge fan of Gardein and their line of delicious meatless foods. Choosing not to eat meat can often make you feel left out over the holidays, especially on Thanksgiving. But, Gardein’s meatless choices are so tasty that even meat lovers will flock to them. With less fat and calories than their meat-filled counterparts, they’ll satisfy dieters too. Serve Gardein at your next holiday party and you’ll make everyone happy.
A birdcage at the bar
According to the Creative Director of Bulova Watches, winter white is going to be hot for women’s watches this holiday season. After seeing this stunning watch, I can see why.
Want to shine at your next holiday party? Jergens BB Body Cream hydrates, smoothes and illuminates skin to the fullest.
The classic Red Door fragrance by Elizabeth Arden has been modernized making it the perfect holiday gift.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, but the opinions are all my own.
From drizzled chocolate over fresh fruit to a delicious wine and cheese combination, food-centric themed gift baskets will please even the most discerning foodie’s palette. So get the food lover in your life tastes and flavors they’ll remember all season long with one of these fabulous gourmet gift baskets:
The Chocolate Lover’s Basket: We all have a chocolate lover in the family, maybe several. Chocolate dipped strawberries with rich Belgian chocolate will cure any sweet tooth. For a sweet, but savory flavor, enjoy berries dipped in Belgian chocolate and encrusted with peanuts. For a sweet and salty bite, there’s Heath toffee and chocolate.
For the New Yorker Who Moved Away: Nothing says NYC better than a basket from Zabar’s. Filled with bagels, lox, sweet cinnamon rugelach, cream cheese, and mustard, this basket is sure to please even the most homesick New Yorker. Ask them to add a bag of their signature coffee to bring back the smell of the city to your loved one.
The DIY Luxe Picnic Food Basket: If you have the time, gift baskets are super fun to make yourself and who doesn’t love a good picnic theme even if it’s below freezing outside. If you’re making a picnic gift basket for someone with kids, choose kid-friendly food favorites such as juice boxes, mozzarella cheese sticks, animal crackers, s’mores supplies, vegetable crisps, and kale chips. If it’s just the adults, fill the basket with sparkling water, trail mix, dark chocolate squares, aged cheeses, sesame seed crackers, sparkling wine singles, and caviar.
The Deluxe New York Experience: New York is recognized for the latest trends and local tastes. The New York Treasures Box brings signature New York culinary style to any doorstep across America. Pickles and salsa from Brooklyn will pair excellently with Yancey’s Fancy cheese from the Finger Lakes.