10 Unique Gift Ideas For All You Last Minute Christmas Shoppers Out There

Christmas is one week away! And if you’re still struggling to find that something special for your someone special, then I’m here to help you out with this list of unique gift ideas.

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  1. Something Handmade

Give her something that was made by hand! This beautiful Round Wicker Rattan Bag, by Papadaan, is only $22 and was made with love by local Indonesian artisans. I absolutely adore this bag and even though it looks a little summery, I’ve been using it throughout the winter with this little black scarf tied around it for contrast. I highly recommend this gift for any handbag lover out there. It’s made with quality and the fact that it’s handmade makes it unique.

2. Something For NYE

Do you have a fancy event planned for NYE together? Gift her something that she can use that night. Say for example, a pair of heels? These White Leather Heels by Forever Soles, are made with the highest quality, as they’re actually bridal shoes! Now, I’m not a bride but I do love using these shoes for other semi-formal events because the minimalist white design goes with almost every dress that I own. I'm usually a size 7 in heels and these heels are very true to size.

3. Something Geeky But Useful

Does the person you’re shopping for love Harry Potter? Then totally geek out with these Hogwarts-themed coasters! Concrete and Copper Co. makes these awesome concrete and cork coasters that are completely customizable. So if your person is not a fan of the wizarding world then you could go with just about anything else. These coasters are beautiful made and surprisingly light weight considering they are made of concrete. And they are only $26! They make the perfect gift!

4. Something For Work

Is your gal a hardworking healthcare professional? If yes, then purchase her a set of the most comfortable and fashionable scrubs out there! Medelita is the place to shop for scrubs. Featured above is their Horizon Scrub Top, which features a flattering neckline, a countered waist, and four pockets. And as you can see, Medelita can customize your top with your name and a logo! I've paired the top with their Delta Scrub Pants. These bottoms have all the pockets you'd ever need -- two in the front with zippers, and another four angled pockets on the sides (perfect for your cell phone)! These are my all time favorite scrubs. In fact, I have another set coming in the mail soon!

5. Something Homey

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You can never go wrong with giving someone a candle! But be unique and give her a candle that has meaning behind it like these B.A.R.E Soaps candles featured above. B.A.R.E Soaps is an American bath and body company that uses their proceeds to help support a soap recycling workshop in India. They pay women fair wages to recycle used hotel soap to be redistributed to slum children. Their products both candles and soaps are all natural and 100% American made using sustainable sources, including rainforest-alliance-certified palm oil. For a full review on their soap products visit this older BTFL blog post.

6. Something Radiant

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If you’re looking for a romantic gift, consider gifting her a sensual fragrance. Take for example the Bella Blanca scent by Oscar de la Renta. It’s like taking a breath of fresh air while floating on a white rose petal cloud. Featured above is the 3.4 oz bottle found at Macy’s. You can also find the smaller 1 oz bottle at Ulta!

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7. Something Personalized

Does your man have an Apple Watch? If so, he needs a Casetify band. Casetify is my favorite apple-watch-band company because they offer an enormous variety of quality bands. And now, they’re offering a customizable one! That means you can choose 1-3 colors and have it monogramed. This gives you complete freedom to tailor the accessory to match his personal style!

8-10. Something For A Fashionable Fella

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A fashion-forward man can never have too many socks am I right?! These fun floral socks by Psycho Bunny make an incredible stocking stuffer. They’re soft, warm, and most importantly trendy! If he’s a little more on the sporty size, think about giving him a baseball cap instead. I’m a huge fan of this classic navy baseball cap by Psycho Bunny, featured above. Last but certainly not least, is the gift of.. a magazine subscription! Bill really enjoys reading Esquire, so I highly recommend that one. As Esquire says, “GET THE ULTIMATE LIFESTYLE GUIDE FOR THE SOPHISTICATED MAN.”

I hope that this list helps in gift shopping for your loved ones this holiday season! HAPPY SHOPPING!

Yours,

Priscilla

Two Low-Key NYE Looks For People Who Hate Dressing Up

On NYE it's almost expected for you go all out with some shimmery, glittery, or shinny ensemble right? Well getting all decked out in say a sequin bandage dress isn't everyone's cup of tea. And I totally get that, which is why I've put together two "low-key" NYE outfits to help give you some inspiration!

 

Look #1 - A "Dressy" Affair

Outfit Details

Sweater // Dress (similar) // Boots // Earrings // Bracelet

If you're headed out for a night on the town this NYE, a silver metallic dress is a pretty standard choice.  But again, not everyone wants to get decked out, so I put together this alternative look. Using a light pink satin dress get's you a similar but more muted "metallic" affect. This Lauren Conrad dress that I snagged from Kohl's is no longer available, but I'm linking a similar one here. As for my shimmer, I'm sporting the Sasha Sweater, from Peridot Boutique. It might be hard to tell, but this fluffy blush colored sweater features some metallic silver accents, for a subtle but very appropriate NYE look. 

 

Look #2 - Keeping It Casual

Outfit Details

Coat // Top // Jeans (similar) // Boots // Bag

My second look is definitely on the causal side, for those of you who have more laid back NYE plans. The NYE vibe in this outfit is pretty subtle, relying mostly on this Pleated Metallic Tank, from Peridot Boutique. I've played down this classic NYE shimmer even more by pairing it with simple black jeans, as well as two of my favorite Zaful purchases -- this waterfall coat and these maroon boots!

I hope these two looks will help inspire your very own "low-key" NYE looks. If you're still in search for a NYE outfit, I highly suggest checking out the rest of the Peridot Boutique and Zaful collections, both of which feature a great variety of fabulous pieces. Wishing everyone the happiest of holidays!

 

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Yours,

Priscilla