December 15, 2015

Countdown to Christmas {Link Up} || Gifts for All ||

Morning, ladies! Happy last full week of 2015! Can you believe it? Christmas and 2016 is almost here, wow. For today's Countdown to Christmas I am sharing my take on a gift guide. Yes, I know there have already been a bazillion in the blog world, but I still wanted to share some gifts I enjoy and think others will enjoy as well.


I have become a Butter nail polish convert. The colors are seasonally perfect and they glide on like a dream. I swear I'm not just saying this for clicks, I LOVE the set I bought and am scouring for more on sale as we speak.

Our first Christmas together I bought Le Husband whiskey rocks and have been hard pressed to find another gift that impressed him as much as they did. He's a huge whiskey fan and will drink it neat if he doesn't have his whiskey stones. I love surprising him with great gifts and I promise if you get these for your hard liquor drinking guy he will LOVE them too.

After Amanda introduced me to Sugar Fresh lip glosses I've been suggesting them to all of my girlfriends. They come in great colors, go on smooth, aren't sticky and give you just the right amount of color. I keep three in my purse at all times [yes three] and always feel more put together with my lips done.

Coffee mugs are one of my favorite gifts to give, you can theme them to a personality and you know they will get daily or weekly use. Kate Spade has some of my favorites for my gal pals, she just makes you feel special with her designs, right?

For the workout friend in your life head to REI to snag some Thorlo running and workout socks. Yes, these socks are expensive but on sale they are straight up money. I don't run long distances in ANYTHING else than Thorlos. They are super cushy and don't feel sweaty after a long workout.

Sad as it is, phones and technology run our lives so when we can't update because of the cold we get cranky. Enter tech gloves for the techies and none techies. Personally I find the more expensive and often not as cute gloves work better than the super cute patterns. I have yet to find a pink pair that actually work, so I usually stick with a tried and true brand when giving gifts.

If you're looking for a gift that gives back, check out THIS POST by Lindsey.  She broke down a few that intrigue me and I think it's awesome to give a gift that also gives back to someone else. Thanks for sharing, girl!

Now it's your turn to link up your Christmas and holiday posts. Can't wait to read em!
Also linking up here here & here today!

31 comments:

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

So many great ideas! I got my husband whiskey rocks too and he loved them! And you can never go wrong with the Fresh balms! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

Ashley Brickner said...

Such great presents! Love a mug!

BLovedBoston said...

I got the whiskey stones for Gary a few years ago and you're right they are such a great gift...I've given them to my BIL too!! Tech gloves are just a necessity for us here up north!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Caitlin Elizabeth said...

Whiskey rocks are such a great idea! I'm with you on the coffee mugs, you can never go wrong there!

Sara Elizabeth said...

One of my sweet students got me on the Sugar Fresh band wagon a couple years ago... so I'm not judging you for having 3 in your purse!! ;)

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

You have some great ideas for gifts this year for a wide variety of people! A coffee mug is always a great idea! In fact my friend just got me one that says keep calm and blog on and I love it! And I love be idea for whiskey stones for a husband that likes scotch or whiskey! It's so easy and something they'll love!

Owen Davis @ Davis Duo said...

I absolutely love coffee mugs!! You can make them so personal and fun. There is nothing better than having your morning cup with your favorite mug :)

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

all great picks girl! i love whiskey stones - also ice molds to make spheres - another great choice! also sugar fresh lip glosses are my ultimate fav. i love including them as an extra in a gift!

xoxo cheshire kat

Katie @ Champagne and Suitcases said...

Sugar lip gloss is my absolute favorite! I always stock up on them when its time to buy!

Stang & Co. said...

Ok this is not the first I have heard of Butter nail polish..thinking I may have to give the stuff a try! And those whiskey rocks are such a great idea!

LMW said...

Get him a man crate, they have a whiskey one and I have a code if you want it..

Cara (Kindly Unspoken) said...

All of the butter nail polishes look so pretty! I loved Lindsey's post yesterday about buying gifts that give back. Hope you get some of these goodies! :)

Rebecca Jo said...

I am obsessed with coffee mugs & glad others are too :)

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Loving all these ideas! You can never have too many Butter nail polishes or KS mugs <3

Green Fashionista

Katie Elizabeth said...

I'm a recent convert to Butter London polishes, too - LOVE them and have asked for a few more for Christmas! Whiskey rocks are such a great gift, I need to pick that up for my husbands stocking!

Emily said...

Those whiskey rocks are so cool. Never tried anything like it. Fun gifts girlie!
xx Emily
Martinis & Bikinis

JumpingJE said...

The Whiskey rocks are awesome, I've never seen these ones before and know the guy or his dad would dig them!

Kristina (Ms.Modify) said...

I've never tried Butter nail polish, but I hear people swear by it! I literally always have my nails painted. I'm going to give it a try!

Ps: I linked up with you today! Yay!

Lindsay at Lindsay'sSweetWorld said...

I've never tried the Butter nail polish but I've been wanting to... I guess I need to just take the plunge!

emily @ a little bit of emily said...

This is what I get for getting behind on my blog reading and skipping some days...missing a link up. :) I am going to go fix that right now! Tech gloves are a must have...and I think I agree that the non'cute' ones definitely work better. I need to remember those whiskey rocks for my brother's birthday. I think he would definitely make use of those! And the socks, too - he's an avid runner! Thanks for sharing!

Megan @ Chicago Girl said...

Great ideas! I love stocking up on gifts-especially coffee mugs-when they are on sale. I have a gift box that I use year round for my girls and family. It is a lifesaver.
And the thorlo socks. The best. I love those:)

Jen said...

I can't believe we are so close to Christmas, it's blowing my mind.

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Not a fan of Butter nail polish, but I've used Sugar Fresh lip products for over a year now and I adore them! Ruby is my favorite but I have petal and tulip on me right now too.

alyssa said...

Those socks sound AMAZING. Will have to check them out. And I agree, coffee mugs are awesome to give and get as presents!

Emelia at Dream Big & Buy the Shoes said...

I love Butter brand nail polish too, goes on so well!

Meghan @ Me as Meghan said...

I love reading gift guides! I have heard so many good things about the Butter nail polishes..I have to try them! Also, I have the Fresh Sugar Lip treatment in Rose and I love it...its a subtle color and super hydrating at the same time.

Life As You Live It said...

I'm with you when it comes to coffee mugs for gifts! Everyone loves a fun mug! (:

Laura Darling said...

Yes, coffee mugs make such great gifts! I love getting them and giving them!

Laura Marie Keenan said...

Whiskey rocks are well loved in our house too! One can never have too many drinking accessories!

Alisha said...

Sugar Fresh --- I have heard SO many talk about it, and always want to try it but delay. It isn't sticky at all? Is it a subtle color?

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

love this! all my gifts are done, but my brother in law asked me for some ideas for his mom so i just told him butter nail polishes, as my MIL loves to paint her nails.. meanwhile, he just responded 'butter? and nail polish? what?' men. haha.