Happy Wednesday, team!
Today is actually my 27th birthday! I’m celebrating tonight with my Mom and my sister, Jennifer, at a small wine bar in my neighborhood that has amazing food and, of course, a great wine selection. Then, this weekend, when my dad is back from his work trip to India, we’re hitting up RPM Italian, which is one of my favorite restaurants downtown. And, also this weekend, I’m having my all of my closest friends over to my place for a joint birthday/housewarming wine night—should be a good time! I know that getting older is a privilege denied to many, and I am so thankful for this last lap round around the sun. I am very excited to see what this next year has in store for me!
I wanted to continue my 2017 gift guides with stocking stuffers—these are (physically) small gifts you can actually put into a stocking or use as a standalone gift if you’re looking for something smaller—that’s not a generic gift card—for a coworker or a hostess this holiday season.
How cute are these Voluspa mini candles? I love the colors! You could give all five to one person or break up the set for a smaller gift for someone on your list. I would also pair this candle set with these antique bottled long fireplace matches—which are packaged so well that they’d be a great standalone gift, too!
For a bit more of a splurge, this Gray Malin luggage tag would be a great identifier at baggage claim and is perfect for any vacation!
Who doesn’t love a good pair of socks in their stuffing? I love these faire isle socks—would be perfect for cozying up next to a fire!
When I was at Target this weekend, I spotted these beautiful Sugar Paper LA white and gold ornaments, which would be great in a stocking or as a bow on top of a wrapped gift. Like the candles, you could easily break these up to give to multiple people or gift someone the whole set.
This Hello Lovely pouch would be perfect as a travel makeup bag or a catch all for your gals on the go. In a similar vein, I love having a smaller card wallet on-hand for going out or when I’m traveling so I don’t have to lug my huge wallet everywhere.
This sea salt soap has great packaging and, at only $8, is a steal!
For something different than your typical grocery store candy, I love these sugarfina chocolate almonds that are designed to look like olives in a martini shaker. So fun!