gift guide | for the ladies

this year has been so different when it has come time for the holidays.. having toddlers has been more fun than i ever could have imagined and we are at a point that truly, having twins has meant double the joy. this year for christmas is unlike one we’ve ever had and zach and i have decided not to do gifts because of the season of life we’re in. we cheers each month when we pay our van payment, and honestly, we couldn’t be happier with where we are.
everyone else needs a list though, so i certainly didn’t have too difficult of a time coming up with a few ideas to share with all the mama’s in my life…and i’ve had so much fun buying for all the women in my life… friends, sisters, mama’s. i just love giving gifts and thinking about all the people i love in my life. it’s definitely a time i wish i had a money i could buy everyone a present to feel loved!!

gift guide for the ladiesthis first item is one i have had on my list since i knew i was going to be a mama… and it’s still going on there. a quality diaper bag… a leather beauty that you never would guess housed diapers, snacks, milk cups, books and more. if i had to beg for one thing…this would be it!! lily jade bags are beautiful and so well made…  any gal would be lucky to unwrap such a beautiful gift!

Stitch Fix manages to make it onto every single list i create and for good reason. this personal styling service has become one of the only ways that clothes wind up in my closet at this stage in life and i’m still wearing items from my first fix nearly 4 years ago!! these folks have made it so easy for anyone giving gifts with the ease of gift cards! while i don’t normally jump on board with gift cards, giving the gift of a personal styling service doesn’t get much better than this! easy for any girlfriend, mama, sister, and anyone else that may be hard to shop for!

if you have been around for long you know i have such a love for this small shop and while the girls have rocked out their jesus saves, bro tees, i feel totally left out! this crew neck sweat shirt is actually an old style but they have so so so many adorable styles…it’s for sure on my list!!

have you seen all the buzz for blowouts lately?! so, here in good ol’ dayton, ohio, we sometimes can be behind on the style trends, but let me tell you. this place has been on my go-to list for quite a few months and i am SO excited to try it!! a gift card for a little pampering is just what every single lady could use… no cuts, no colors (although this salon offers it all!!), but time to sit and have someone play with your hair, style it beautifully and last for a couple of days…yes, yes, yes!! if you’re local, jungle red salon is your one-stop for nails, lashes, hair and more.. you better believe this is on my list!!

i don’t know if i fully appreciated sneaks until i became a mama, but to be honest, i haven’t bought myself an everyday pair of shoes since i was in college. it’s time… i just need to bite the bullet and these are beyond adorable. cute enough to wear with my mom hem yoga pants and a hoodie.. and still look like i put a little bit of effort into my daily routine. i’ve heard so many things about toms sneakers and i’m dying to try them!

i’m a sucker for a good pair of jams and these look so so comfy and cozy… i need each color!! pink blush has become a go-to brand where i know i can find quality and a good deal. they are always having sales so follow along on instagram and Facebook so you don’t miss out!

personalized jewelry has to be on my top list of must-haves since becoming a mama and i couldn’t be more in love with my cross bar necklace from lisa leonard designs.  being able to wear the girls’ birthstones around my neck is one of my favorite things…this would be perfect for any mama, grandma, aunt, etc. this year they have THE most adorable ornaments and there is something so special about gifting someone a personalized ornament…something they will cherish year after year. you can’t go wrong with a gift like this..even the hardest of shoppers will appreciate these thoughtful gifts. for the dog mama. for grandma. for your sister. your best friend. for the mama with kids away at college.

this mug popped up on my etsy suggestions and i’ve been in love with it ever since!!! it’s a daily reminder i could use and nothing better than filling up a cup of joy in a beautiful mug. so so cute and who doesn’t need a coffee mug?! just enough grace for today…

alright ladies, what’s on your list?! i love hearing what everyone is wishing for this time of year!



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4 thoughts on “gift guide | for the ladies

  1. Thanks for the great suggestions and I’ve forwarded several of your ideas (along with your blog link) to about five folks today. Creative and unique ideas! ??

  2. Have you seen the Toms sneakers in any store for trying-on purposes? I’m on the look out for a nice looking pair of sneakers that are comfortable, but I would love to try them on before buying.

    1. Yes!! I’ve seen them at DSW!!! They take some breaking in but run a little small I think!! They are my go to… so so comfy!!

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