Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The Ultimate Gift Guide

It is finally the most wonderful time of the year! I love decorating the tree, wrapping presents and watching all of my favorite Christmas movies like Christmas Vacation and Home Alone. Did I mention eating all of the cookies and candy canes in sight?

However, now that I am in college, the holidays seem just a little less cheery. Between walking in blustery conditions to class and cramming for four back-to-back finals, I nearly forget to enjoy the season. To remind myself, I have been trying to listen to my favorite Christmas tunes while studying and I even put up a miniature tree in my room. 

But in just one week, finals will be over and I can finally focus on celebrating the season with my friends and family!  Here is my gift guide for all of the fabulous gals in your life (and you may want to add some of these to your own Christmas list...). 

For the lady:

Gift Guide: For the Lady
SHOP: J. Crew turtleneck // Halogen heels // American Atelier jewelry box // Kendra Scott earrings
H&M skirt // Argento Vivo monogram necklace // Voluspa candle // Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume // Nila Anthony faux fur keychain

Perfect for the girliest-girl you know, seek out sparkly accessories and candy-colored sweaters to make their holiday sweet.

For the prep:

Gift Guide: For the Prep

SHOP: Tory Burch suede riding boots // J. Crew cashmere sweater 
J. Crew Factory plaid skirt // Kiel James Patrick pearl necklace // Brooks Brothers perfume // Daniel Wellington watch // Annabel Ingall tote

You can't go wrong with any of these timeless classics — look for well-made items that will last her for years to come.

For the minimalist:

Gift Guide: For the Minimalist
SHOP: Kate Spade watch // M. Gemi suede black flats // H&M infinity scarf // Illesteva sunglasses
H&M sweater // H&M leather leggings // J. Crew Factory coat

For the coolest girl you know, stick to neutrals and clean lines, and stay away from busy patterns. Give her a gift better than Santa himself with a sharp-looking watch or black shades.  

For the explorer:

Gift Guide: For the Explorer
SHOP: H&M flannel shirt // H&M jeans // Madewell weekend bag // Timex watch
Metal marquee letter // Chup socks // Jeffrey Campbell boots

For the girl who makes every day an adventure, whether its traveling, hiking or just exploring new parts of town, give the gift of function and fashion — with durable, vintage-inspired items that can withstand her lifestyle.

For the athlete:

Gift Guide: For the Athlete
SHOP: Zella leggings // Nike vest // Lululemon backpack // Fitbit watch
Happy Plugs headphones // NutriBullet blender // Nike Roshe shoes // S'well water bottle

All of these items are perfect for the girl who doesn't need a New Year's Resolution to head to the gym. I'm especially obsessed with the S'well water bottle, which comes in a variety of stylish hues and patterns.

What are your favorite gifts to give during the holiday season?

xo, Annabeth

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