Monday, December 1, 2014

gift guide : items I own and love

Do you ever look at gift guides, see something that catches your eye, but don't get it because you don't know anyone who actually has it and likes it? This happens to me all the time. I love looking at gift guides from other bloggers, but 99% of the time the items they're listing aren't things they own, or when they are, they received them "care off".  Today I'm sharing 9 items that I own, use, and love that would make great gifts to give or receive.

mini state necklace - I am totally obsessed with Mississippi and I want everyone to know it. This tiny necklace is a great way to show my Magnolia State pride (except when people are dumb and think it's Alabama....) I have the tortoise, but it also comes in fun bright colors like hot pink and emerald
tassel earrings  - These are one of my favorite pair of statement earrings. The gold and crystal make them very versatile and they make me feel like something out of The Great Gatsby
reusable cup with straw - I use one of these every single day at work. Wether it's going to work, class, or just running errands in your car I promise this is one gift that will get a ton of use. This Lilly print is fun and bright and adding a monogram makes it extra special.
watch - Okay so I realize this is by far the most expensive item on this gift guide, but I promise it is 1000% worth the price. I've worn this watch every day since I got it for Christmas in 2011, making it price per wear a very inexpensive item. It's a timeless and elegant addition you won't regret.
Alex and Ani bracelet  - I mentioned my love for these when I shared my wish list, but I love it so much I had to share again. I have my zodiac sign and a St. Anthony bangle; with their wide variety I know you'll find one to fit any personality. The initial and birthstone ones are really popular and the sorority ones would make a great gift for a sorority sister.
arrow earrings - These have become my go-to everyday simple earrings. The shape is more exciting than your usual square or circle and the pop of color is just plain fun, but they also come in white and black if you want something a little more neutral
drusy necklace - I think this might be my favorite necklace of all time. It's perfect for layering with other pieces or to wear alone; it's sparkly but not overwhelming. I have it in multi but the gold one is beautiful too
glitter wine glass - If you're my friend on snapchat you know how much I love this. I bought this with a giftcard I won in a giveaway over summer and I can't even tell you how much use it's gotten. Add a monogram and a bottle of wine and this is a perfect gift for any girl friend
pajama pants - most comfy pajama pants ever! I don't like to sleep in pants because I have to sleep under so many blankets, but these are the best for relaxing on lazy mornings or for curling up on the couch at night. I currently own the pink/gray leopard print but I have a feeling I'll be purchasing a second pair before winter is over

What items do you own and love that would make great gifts?

PS: most of these items are on sale today for Cyber Monday! So go shop them now

1 comment:

  1. I feel like you are constantly on point with your blog post and I SO admire that! Looking at gift guides on different blogs it is rare that the blogger actually owns the items. Its hard to recommend something without actually having it so you can give your honest opinion. I've actually gifted those wine tumblers many times and they always go over super well!!

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