2014 Stocking Stuffers for Her

A gift guide full of great stocking stuffer ideas for the women in your life!

As promised, here is the ladies edition of stocking stuffer ideas! To me, a great stocking is both practical and thoughtful, with room for a funny gag gift here and there.  Here are my top picks for the ladies in your life!

1. A tablet stand to prop up her Ipad in the kitchen when she is reading recipes or watching TV on it. 

2. A new bottle of perfume in a lovely light floral scent to remind her of the impending Spring. 

3. Kitchen tools to feed her cooking and baking addiction.

4. Or these, for when she gets her Southern Belle on.

5. Reindeer Noses, because no stocking is complete without a sweet treat.

6. Beautiful measuring spoons. 

7. A new razor. 

8. A cute bottle stopper

9. New socks

10. Fun new makeup, just in time to help her get glam for New Years.

11. Cocktail Chit Chat Cards to spark great conversation at your next party. 

12. A pretty bauble for the tip of her stocking, like these lovely Kate Spade pearl earrings

This sums up The Gallivant's gift guides for this year! For inspiration on what to get your guy for don't miss this post and this post, and for more inspiration on gifts for gals be sure to check out this post

A few quick thoughts on gift giving....Gifting is a really fun part of Christmas time, especially for someone like me whose love language is totally giving gifts to the people they love. That being said, it is so easy to get sucked into the materialism vortex and forget the what this season is all about, as well as the spirit behind gifting in the first place. While I obviously had fun putting together our gift guides, I don't at all think that we need to spend loads of money at this time of year on gifts. To me, a meaningful gift simply says, "I love you so I thought of you, and this is something I hope will bring you joy." A gift like that doesn't need to be expensive at all--it could be a letter to someone you love about how much they mean to you, a stocking full of reasons why someone makes you laugh and brings joy to your life, an album filled with sweet memories that you share with the person you love. Get creative and have fun with it! Last year John painted the two bedrooms in the apartment that we were about to move into as my Christmas present and now whenever I sit at our desk, or wake up in our lovely Palladian Blue bedroom I think of that sweet and simple act and it means the world. At the end of the day, Christmas isn't about the gifts and Santa--it is about the birth of Jesus--and He is always enough

Merry merry,

Emily

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My 2014 Christmas Wish List

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Happy December! It is the full-fledged holiday season and I know that I am not the only one with holiday shopping on the brain...John and I got most of our shopping done for our families on Monday night, and are now tackling our lists for each other. (Mostly me for him, my big present is already on the way as Amazon has an amazing deal going on right now!)

What is on your Christmas list this year? Here are the things which have been catching my eye in the past few months...

1. & 5. My new camera is on the way, equipped with it's kit lens, but I would love to add these lenses to my kit as well. Both are super practical for the kind of photography I do, and the canon pancake lens would be amazing on the smaller body of the SLi. I used to have the 50 mm with my old camera, but alas, that perished with the camera body. It was my most beloved lens, so I would love to replace it. 

2.  I have recently been trying out the Bobbi Brown skincare line, and have fallen in love with it. The lavender used throughout the line is perfect for my sensitive skin, and the creamy cleanser and moisturizer are hydrating, which has been a lifesaver over the past few weeks as the weather has gotten colder. The tonic also smells heavenly, and has really helped to even out my skin-tone. If you have sensitive combination skin like I do than definitely check this line out. 

3. This cookbook. And this baking bible

4. Loving this adorable cross-body purse for Winter, especially with the free monogramming.

6. I just adore these cool double pearl earrings. They have been getting serious hype since fashion week, and I am all about them. Classy with a twist. 

7. I have talked about my love for the UK before, and the british edition of Country Living is holding me over until the next time I can get over there. I pick it up at Barnes and Noble every month, but a subscription would be amazing. If you like living magazines you will love this one--it is full of amazing recipes, home and garden tips, and lots of fun articles about stuff going on around the UK. 

8. I love everything Lara Casey stands for, and her power sheets look like an amazing tool. 

What is catching your eye this season? I would love to hear! 

xoxo,

Emily

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