His & Her Valentines Day Gift Guide

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For Her 

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For Him

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Hello, hello! Valentine’s Day is exactly one week away, and if you haven’t started thinking about what you would like to get your loved one, then today is the day! I have loved Valentines Day for as long as I can remember. Boyfriend or no boyfriend, I’ve always enjoyed the day. It’s probably because my birthday is three days after (lol) but none-the-less, growing up, my parents would always get me flowers on Valentine’s and it would make me feel super loved.

Lucky me, Colton loves celebrating Valentine’s Day too! As you guys read last year, when it comes to gifts, Colton and I usually exchange Valentine’s Baskets. It’s a super fun tradition we started our first year dating and have kept going. If baskets are not your thing though, no worries, I’ve got you covered!  

– For Her –

These Kate Spade Knot Earrings are beautiful, this Rebecca Minkoff Heart Shaped Purse is absolutely adorable and this dainty heart ring would literally be the sweetest gift. If you’re in a long distance relationship, then this key chain will bring the lady in your life to tears and if you’re thinking about dropping the big bucks, then you can never go wrong with David Yurman!  I also really love these pink sneakers!! They are definitely on my wish list!

– For Him –

If your guy needs a new briefcase, then this case would be perfect! I love how trendy it is. I think this mug is literally so hilarious (here is the dating version!) and will probably be getting it for Colton (ha!). Then you can never go wrong with nice cologne as a gift, Burberry is Colton’s absolute favorite! If you’re wanting to get sentimental, then this notebook is the way to go. Inside, on each different page, write all of the things you love about him and give it to him as a gift. I promise it will put a smile on his face! If he is in dire need of a new wallet, then this one is beautiful and priced well. Then last but not least, this henley will be his new favorite item in his closet. These Bonobo Henley’s are so soft and comfortable. I have bought them for both Colton and my Dad and they both love them! 

What are some of you Valentine’s Day gift ideas?! I’d love to hear them!

xo,

Lauren

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Gift Guide For Your Dad

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Good Morning!! 

My goodness what a week it has been and it is not even Friday yet. Today  I am showing  probably one of your last gift guides! Are ya’ll over them? I know I am. But at the same time, I do have to say, building these guides have tremendously helped me with buying gifts this year. 

I mean think about it, I pretty much had to do a lot of research and go through each and every top site, to bring the best gifts to you all. Which in return, helped me buy all of my gifts! Especially gifts for the ones who didn’t put anything on there list. I’m talking to you Dad!

Any who, this is the first year (in like ever!) that I have pretty much finished all of my Christmas shopping a whole week before Christmas. Colton and I are notorious for Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve. So I am really proud of myself this year. I have a few little last minute gifts to buy today, but then I’m done! Another thing that really helped me get all of my shopping done this year, was the fact that I bought everything online. Amazon Prime, you mah best friend. Not only was it just convenient to online shop, but it help me not make impulse purchases or over buy. In the past when Christmas shopping, I would go in with a list, then completely ignore it and over buy. 

Despite my Dad not having anything on his list (well besides a vacation 😉 ), I know everything above is something that any Dad would love. A Bonobos button down is always a solid choice. My Dad and Colton both LOVE Bonobos. They sell Bonobos at Nordstrom’s, but I prefer to buy them directly through their online store. The actual online site has way more sizes, colors and also offers slim or regular fit. 

These noise canceling earphones are perfect for the Dad that works on the go. This Burberry Wallet is absolutely beautiful (My sister and I split buying this for my Dad last year!), this battery charging cell phone case is perfect for the Dad who never charges his phone and this cologne smells so incredibly good! 

If your Dad is a big golfer like Colton and I’s Dads are, then he will love this Nikon Cool Shot. It’s a Golf Laser Rangefinder that is supposed to be really cool. Then I added these personalized golfballs to the list because someone got these for Colton’s Papo last year and he absolutely loved them! Except his has had face on them – lol! They were absolutely hysterical! Then these Ugg slippers are literally the most comfortable things in the world!

Any ways, like a I said, everything on this list is something your Dad will love! If you are like me and are planning on doing mostly online shopping this year, I wouldn’t do it any later than Monday! Most of the online stores says “Order by Monday to receive it on Christmas” but I for one, hate cutting it close, so I’ll probably put my last order in, Friday by the latest! 

Don’t forget to check out my other gift guides

xo,

Lauren

Christmas Gift Guide For Your Mom

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See, I told you all there would be a Gift Guide today – lol! 

I’m not sure about you guys, but I am really really close to my mom. I know I have told you guys this a million times before but she is definitely my best friend. I love buying gifts for her, because she rarely buys gifts for herself. So I love getting to spoil her a little bit. 

When putting this list together, I definitely had my mother in mind. So hopefully all of our mothers are a like – ha! First things first, I thought about what she likes and what she has. My mother loves to entertain & cook, she loves to read and she loves her baths. She only wears night shirts like #1, she is obsessed with her Daniel Wellington Watch (check out post here!) and one thing I have learned over the years is that I can never go wrong with Kendra Scott

So if our moms are anything alike, then she will love anything from this list above too! I bought this electric wine bottle opener for my mom on her Birthday and she loved it! These slippers are honestly the softest thing ever and are perfect if your mom has hardwood floors. A Fitbit is a perfect gift if your mom is trying to get a little healthier for 2017 and I think that bath caddy’s are the coolest things ever! I mean, it literally combines all of my moms favorite things in one – lol! 

Last years Christmas Gift Guide for my Mom was pretty solid too and are still great gifts!

You can check that post out here!

xo,

Lauren 

Stocking Stuffers

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Happy Friday my loves! Cheers to another weekend! 

I’m keeping it short and sweet today 🙂

We have Colton’s companies Christmas Party tonight, a friends housewarming / Christmas party tomorrow night before Lights in the Heights, and then possibly another Christmas party Sunday. I came down with a really terrible cold // flu bug Wednesday so I am really hoping I will start feeling better soon! 

Stocking stuffers are one of my favorites parts of Christmas morning.  I love stocking stuffers because they are easy little gifts, that do not cost an arm and a leg. They are the little gifts that we get pumped for because they aren’t the stereotypical gifts from your list.  My Dad has always been really good at stuffing stockings. I’m talking little fun gifts literally overflowing out of the stockings.

Last year, Colton put my favorite matt red lipstick (#8) in my stocking and I was so excited to get it! A gift card is something you can never go wrong with, this passport holder would be perfect for the jet setter in your life and I just bought these socks (4) and holy cow they are soft! 

Also, if you haven’t seen the tab above on the menu bar, click the Holiday Shop Tab to find all of my Christmas Guides and Christmas Goodies

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Have a great weekend! 

xo,

Lauren