5 Days of Gift Guides: DAY 3 // Adult Kids

{If you’ve tuned in on the 5 Days of Gift Guides thus far, feel free to skip the next intro. I’m including it on each day for those of you who might be coming in at different times!}


I love gifting - I just do! My mom has always been a great gift giver, and I know this has a lot to do with my love for gifting. With this Christmas season quickly approaching, I wanted to provide some insight and inspo into gifting for all of you. I wanted to go beyond just suggestions, so check out my product descriptions below. Each of these has been carefully selected with reason and purpose.

I’ve tailored these Gift Guides based on your requests (I did a poll on Instagram a few weeks back), so when y’all see the categories, know I listened to y’all’s feedback and created these just for you! Each item in the photos below is linked below for shopping - I hope you use these and love them!

Gifting can be stressful, so my hope is that these help give you vision for your 2018 holiday gifting. I’m releasing 1 a day, so let’s get started on Day 3!

Day 3: Adult Kids

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  1. Clarisonic Mia Smart Cleanse and Blend Holiday Gift Set // $249.00. Speaking as a twenty-something adult kid who has received this as a Christmas gift in the past - there’s nothing better than receiving a semi-pricey, long-lasting tool. I LOVE my Clarisonic. If a large kit like this isn’t what you’re looking for, they do sell à la carte options like the Mia Prima Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush ($99.00). I’ve linked these options through Sephora, because they often have great specials and free samples with purchase, etc., but keep your eyes peeled, as I’ve also seen these pop up for a great price at CostCo too. Pro Tip: Beauty products & tools often have great holiday sets and discounts around this time of year that give you more bang for your buck. Facial Rollers are really popular right now in the beauty world, this Mount Lai Rose Quartz Facial Spa Set ($52.50) is a great option.

  2. Patagonia Women's Radalie Parka // $199.00. What is really awesome to receive? A nice jacket. I’ve mentioned this a few times in my guides thus far, but I’ve really grown to love a functional gift, and those make up a good bit of today’s guide. I find that investment pieces like a jacket are harder for me to pull the trigger on than most things, because it’s a chunk of change and there are a lot of options. Patagonia is my #1 outdoor lifestyle brand, and this parka is super versatile. They have fantastic customer service and warranties as well, so I like to try and purchase directly from them when possible, but if not, the rules still apply!

  3. Fiddle Leaf Fig House Plant // $99.99. First, I’ve linked this in case you need to send this from a far to your loved one, but I highly suggest purchasing in-person from a local nursery. I’m not huge on the shipping of plants, especially since fiddle leaf figs can be sensitive. Also, my fig is a great size and was $45.00 from a local nursery, so that’s the upside to purchasing locally too! And while they are sensitive, they are EASY. Key for gifting house plants: make them easy. We adult kids struggle sometimes keeping things like plants alive :) Pothos Plants and Air Plants are also great options that look cute in a home and are easy to take care of!

  4. Patagonia Men's Silent Down Shirt // $229.00. The same rules apply to this nice jacket selection for men as my description under #2 (the women’s parka). So scroll up and see :) But I love this Patagonia option for a guy, because it’s not the typical/popular jacket, it’s a bit more unique.

  5. David Yurman X Crossover Ring with 18K Gold // $295.00. Jewelry is the classic gift, but I love to include it, because I know how I’ve felt in the past receiving a piece of jewelry from my parents. It is something so, so special. David Yurman has great, reasonably priced options (You gotta filter the pricing when you search to find ‘em!). They also have great warranty/customer service to keep your jewelry looking good forever.

  6. JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth Speaker // Regular $149.95; $89.95 on Cyber Monday Sale! A bluetooth speaker is an unexpectedly great gift. This one has long battery life, is weather proof, delivers surround sound…great for travel or jams at the house. This is my favorite, but there are a lot of options out there.

  7. Instant Pot // $69.95. FOR THE LOVE OF A FUNCTIONAL GIFT! It’s so great - it’s 7 things in 1 (Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer). We love ours, and this is a great kitchen staple to have. A perfect adult-kid gift. Not too pricey, but a ton of bang for the buck.

    Another quick idea: Grab them a product made by their favorite influencer, blogger, or celeb!

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    I will see you back here tomorrow for Day 4 of the 5 Days of Gift Guides!

5 Days of Gift Guides: DAY 2 // Gifts That Give Back

{If you’ve tuned in on the 5 Days of Gift Guides thus far, feel free to skip the next intro. I’m including it on each day for those of you who might be coming in at different times!}


I love gifting - I just do! My mom has always been a great gift giver, and I know this has a lot to do with my love for gifting. With this Christmas season quickly approaching, I wanted to provide some insight and inspo into gifting for all of you. I wanted to go beyond just suggestions, so check out my product descriptions below. Each of these has been carefully selected with reason and purpose.

I’ve tailored these Gift Guides based on your requests (I did a poll on Instagram a few weeks back), so when y’all see the categories, know I listened to y’all’s feedback and created these just for you! Each item in the photos below is linked below for shopping - I hope you use these and love them!

Gifting can be stressful, so my hope is that these help give you vision for your 2018 holiday gifting. I’ll be releasing 1 a day for the next few days, so let’s get started on Day 2!

Day 2: Gifts That Give Back

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  1. Live FashionABLE Triangle Coin Pouch // $12.00. If you haven’t shopped with the ABLE company yet, you need to check it out. ABLE is a Nashville based lifestyle brand focused on ending generational poverty through providing economic opportunity for women. Their leather bags + goods are absolutely beautiful, and they have clothing, jewelry, and shoes as well! These little coin purses caught my eye as a cute stoking stuffer or to give in addition to a larger gift, like some headphones, gift card, or cash!

  2. Noonday Collection Birds of a Feather Earrings // $34.00. I have been staring at these cuties for some time now, so I thought why not include them on here for y’all! Noonday Collection supports local Artisans in vulnerable communities across the globe in an effort to promote sustainability for those communities. I have several friends who are Ambassadors for Noonday, and all of their jewelry, bags, and accessories will make you do a double-take! I could choose a handful to put on here, but I went with these cute gold-dipped feathered ones.

  3. The Sparrow Studio Leather Sequin Hoops // $32.00. The Sparrow Studio’s mission is to define women’s futures with hope that have been through unexplainable trauma in African countries. They believe people are valuable because they are image-bearers of God. Annie and her team are extra close to my heart. I love their mission, and they are some of the first to reach out to me in my blogging journey. They have tons of products I love, but these cute leather hoops really caught my eye. I own several products they currently sell, so please let me know if you’d like more recommendations.

  4. The Giving Keys Matte Black Key Necklace // $42.00. I have loved The Giving Keys’ mission for some time now. By purchasing a key, you are creating employment opportunities for people transitioning out of homelessness. Their mission is to end homelessness and Caitlin Crosby Benward and her team are seriously inspiring (she is also absolutely fabulous - check her and the business’s site out on Instagram). Each key has a different message on it. I’ve been giving different keys as gifts for several years, and their hope is that when you find someone who may need the word on your key more than you, you pass it off to them. I love this company so much!

  5. Noonday Collection Modern Leather Tote // $198.00. Similar to the Birds of a Feather Earrings, I’ve been eyeing this tote for SOME time, y’all. See my description under those earrings for why I love Noonday and their beautiful items. This bag though. Heart eyes. It’s so gorgeous, and I love the structure it has.

  6. RuMe Reusable Macro Tote // $11.95. Okay, the “gifts that give back’ gets a little loose on this one, but I’m so obsessed with RuMe (and have been for like…5 years) that I am bending the rules on this one. While these do not give back to a specific group of people or organization, reusable totes give back to the environment and support environmentally safe practices without sacrificing style. Snag one of these and fill it with little happies, or stick it in a stocking. I have two of their Macro Totes - they hold SO MUCH. Whether it’s for your grocery shopping or market tote, or even a weekender bag, I LUH THEM. I have also been using their Baggie All ($11.95 regularly - $6.00 on Sale right now) for so many years, I have no recollection of what I used before it #thatswhenyouknow. Such a great product! They are supporting a growing eco-friendly world with their bags, and I hope y’all check them out!

  7. The Sparrow Studio Guest Soap Minis // $5.00. I think these make the cutest little happy or hostess gifts; they are tiny and adorable. Check out my description under The Sparrow Studio leather earrings above for why I love their mission, beautiful items, and really just feel passionate about this company. But seriously, check out these tiny, adorable soaps.

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    What are some gifts you enjoy that give back? I would love to hear y’all’s feedback.

    I will see you back here tomorrow for Day 3 of the 5 Days of Gift Guides!

5 Days of Gift Guides: DAY 1 // For Your Guy

I love gifting - I just do! My mom has always been a great gift giver, and I know this has a lot to do with my love for gifting. With this Christmas season quickly approaching, I wanted to provide some insight and inspo into gifting for all of you. I wanted to go beyond just suggestions, so check out my product descriptions below. Each of these has been carefully selected with reason and purpose.

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