Gift Guide: Subscription Boxes

Some people are practically impossible to shop for. When you ask them what they want they can't even give you a few ideas. Makes shopping super difficult, right? Trust me, I have had a few of these this year. Even though I was able to get my shopping done if it happens again I might go the route of the subscription box. I have given these a few times in the past and they were always a hit. Here are some of my favorites (some I have tried, and some I really want to).

BarkBox- This is perfect for the pet or pet lover in your life. Subscriptions start at $35 for one month.

Birchbox- Always a go to for the person in your life that is into hair, makeup, and skincare. This subscription box is super affordable (starting at $10 a month) and the samples they provide are top notch. Don't forget they have subscription boxes available for men too.

Dollar Shave Club- This is perfect for the man in your life! Razors are expensive and having fresh ones sent to you all the time would make anyone feel pampered. Packages start at 3 months for $55.

BuddiBox- This box is perfect for the yogi in your life. This gift box has deluxe samples and full-size yoga products starting at $34.95 + $5 shipping a month.

Do you have a favorite subscription box that you have given or received in the past? Please share!

Gift Guide: The Wannabe Chef

We all know someone that loves to cook. Why not treat them with great gifts they can use and enjoy in the kitchen. Hey, if they are happy in the kitchen maybe they'll make you something extra delicious. That's always what I aim for anyway!

Deco Dot Tea Kettle by Kate Spade New York- $50

Not only is this tea kettle adorable (I can't get enough of polka-dots) but on the whistle it is engraved with: whistle while you work. I mean how cute it that? Then again, when is something by Kate Spade not cute? NEVER!

Sweet Cupcake Hostess Apron available at Stone Flower- $29.95

One thing every cook needs is an apron. What is even better than a regular old apron? One as cute as this! Cooking should be all about having fun in the kitchen...starting with your apron.

Set of 5 Baker Nesting Bowls available at Crate & Barrel- $39.95

We actually have bowls similar to this. Ours too are from Crate & Barrel and have lasted us for just shy of a decade...and we use them all the time. When the ones that we have finally break we most certainly will buy another set like this from Crate & Barrel. They hold up!

Le Creuset Signature Cast-Iron Round Dutch Oven, 3 1/2 Quart available at Williams-Sonoma- currently on sale for $169.95

If you cook a lot and don't own a Dutch oven you are seriously missing out. From soup to bread, you can use this for just about anything! And at a price like this you better get one while you can.

Gift Guide: The Drama Queen

Everyone has someone in their family that is a natural performer. It doesn't matter if they are majoring in theater, starring in a Broadway show, or directing the play at the local community theater...these gifts are perfect for them!

The Woody Allen Collection, Set 1 available on Amazon- $69.97

William Shakespeare Cookie Cutter available on Etsy- $6.50

Dot Line Color Clapboard available at B&H- $19.99


Tickets to an acting class, Broadway show, or local theater.

Gift Guide: Beauty

I actually really love doing Christmas shopping...most of the time. It's when I get stuck and don't know what to get someone that I start to stress out and it then becomes so not fun. I've managed to finish up 90% of my shopping already (woohoo!) and I'm hoping to get it all done soon so I can sit back and relax. Who needs stress at the holidays? Amirite?

I thought I'd help take some of the shopping stress out of your life by putting together some handy gift guides. Today, we're starting with beauty gifts.

Pink Grapefruit Puree Body Lotion available at The Body Shop- on sale for $7.80

Bliss Triple Oxygen Clarify Protect Revitalize Trio- on sale for $136

Happy shopping!!!