Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Christina Lea Loves Gift Guide {Something for Everyone}

'Tis the season for gift guides.  This is one of my favorite posts to put together.  I love finding items that are either on my list, I'm giving someone or I'd like to give someone.  It helps out the following year to look back at what was on the lists and it's always fun to take a look back and see some things I wanted. December is my favorite month for posts because of all the holiday fun and I didn't want to take up too many days with this so today I bring you… a little something for everyone! I picked my own personal favorite categories of things I love to do {travel, monograms, pups, home decor} and of course had to share a little general of for the lady and the gent.

I've got a couple more themes to go and will begin sharing them as an addition to my usual Friday post for the next few Fridays until Christmas.  Next up, my most favorite - a Lilly Pulitzer gift guide and an under $35 guide for neighbors, friends, coworkers, secret santa, etc.  I've got my themes set mostly but if there's a certain guide you'd like to see, share below!

Other 2015 Gift Guides… 
stocking stuffers {under $25, under $50 and splurge}
for the wine lover

For the Jetsetter…
Who doesn't love to travel? I'm a sucker for cute travel items but I feel like not everyone is so they make a great gift because it might be something you might not usually buy yourself.  I've gifted a jewelry roll before and I think it's the perfect gift as are the travel accessory items.  The neck pillow may have just been added to my list because it's too adorable (and limited addition!).  I love keeping my items separate in a suitcase so the travel bags are perfect.  When packing my bathroom bag I try to keep it as light as possible which usually means eliminating perfume - travel sizes make a cute gift and are really useful.
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For the Monogram Lover… 
My favorite!! Whenever giving a gift - Holiday or non-holiday, my fist thought is always monogram.  It puts an extra spin on things - you know it'll be unique.  Monogrammed uggs, yes please! I'm eyeing that blanket for my office as well as just about everything on this list.  Putting together a bag of little monogram things makes the perfect gift, in my opinion.  (I tried to pick not the usual but I did include the necklace I always wear because I'm always asked where to get it).

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For the Home (or parents, siblings, etc.)… 
You know your getting older when you've got home items on your Christmas list.  And when you find the cutest home items to give.  Flannel sheets and a nice wooden cutting board top mine and Derek's "home items" Santa list this year.  Everyone's grabbing recipes from Pinterest so a cookbook holder just for the iPad is fabulous.  The home state drink coasters are so unique to me and let's face it, who doesn't want a mexican cookbook?!
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For the Dog Lover (and the pup)… 
With the newest member of the Sotherden family about to celebrate her first Christmas, how could I leave out the puppies and dog lovers.  Our family dog,  Nash, always gets his own stocking full of goodies each year and Stella will be no different.  It's also not unusual for some dog gifts for the humans to appear under the tree.


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For Any Leading Lady…
What lady doesn't love shopping for a lady? My favorite! Unless it's my mom or one of my closet friends I try to stick to general gift ideas.  Gift sets are fantastic, things like wallets and makeup cases always work (possibly with a gift card inside?!) and scarves, purses, gloves and candles are a go to for me.   I added in the Christmas pajamas because I can't seem to get enough of cozy pi's this year and the clarisonic because I'm finally eyeing one - better late than never, right?!

Additional ideas I love are gift cards {presented in a nice way}, massages/facials, rain/snowboots, any kind of jewelry {perhaps another guide coming soon}, and the list could go on and on.

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For Him… 
I used to have no idea what to get for my dad, brother, husband but as the years go on, I seem to have TOO many ideas on my list.  There are always such fun ways to surprise them.  Derek can't get enough of his Beats and we did Bose speakers for a few men last year that were a huge hit.  The personalized beer items add a fun little touch and the whiskey ball ice cube would get a lot of use here.
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'Tis the season

In the spirit of spreading cheer, don't forget to enter this Lilly Pulitzer giveaway {with goodies including a gift card, wine tote, wine coaster and acrylic wine glass  set}.  Lots of luck! 

Linking up with Jenn & Jessi for "What's Hap-pinning Wednesday"

31 comments:

  1. Looks like you hit everyone, lady! Great ideas, the air popper is genius, we love ours!

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  2. SO many great ideas here!! The jet setter one is full of them great for anyone with some upcoming trips!! I'm always a sucker for a great tie to gift to Gary - he gets one or three a year haha! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. Oh my goodness, I will definitely be coming back to this list for ideas for the people I love! I saw those cute christmas tree sheets this weekend and totally wanted to snag them for us haha

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  4. Ok all of these are amazing! I seriously want at least 3 things from like every list haha! I even want that beer flight kit from the for him section! Definitely stealing some of these ideas for my gift buying this year! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  5. These are great lists!! I just about died laughing at the toilet paper slash iPad holder!!

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  6. seriously amazing job with all these gifts girl! i want everything in the home, jetsetter and leading lady lists! i am def using these for some gift buying this year!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  7. Fabulous ideas!!!! Thank you SO much for sharing!! I struggle so much to find things for people so this will come in handy!! :-)

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  8. I think you covered all bases, great picks!

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  9. I have the sole society mason bag and i'm obsessed - waited forever on the waitlist for it last year, so worth it!! the shoe compartment is the best. using it as my carry on for punta cana on SATURDAY!!! xo Jacqui

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  10. I will take one of everything! Just great ideas, all of them! I have spotted a few that might need to be added to my wishlist! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. I love gift guides! This one is especially awesome, you were so thorough! I always have so much trouble figuring out gifts for the guys in my life, but I definitely have inspiration after reading this!

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  12. These are all so great! Haha I am dying over the toilet paper ipad holder. Crazy!

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  13. Ok, the ipad holder with the toilet paper thingy just totally cracked me up!! Of course, I love all your pics! Great post!

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  14. Great gift guide! I love looking through these this time of year to help inspire ideas for friends & family!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  15. Wow - these are such AWESOME ideas! I'm going to pass these on to my hubby! LOL Thanks for sharing! :)

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  16. I love the home ideas - I always look for things like these for Yankee Swaps. Plus, Mike never tells me what his dad wants, so I always find something fun but also useful. Also, ALL THE MONOGRAMS, PLEASE. That gold bangle is amazing and I had NO IDEA Toms would monogram for you!

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  17. So many great ideas! You are so on top of things! I love these lists!

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  18. BEST post I've seen all day! Excellent picks! Thanks for linking up! xo

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  19. Love that monogram list... I pretty much always get each of my girlfriends something monogrammed for birthdays and Christmas so these are great ideas!

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  20. I love everything on the monogram list! I would monogram everything if it were acceptable haha!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  21. Such amazing gift guides, lady! I can't get enough of all the dog/dog lover items - I can hardly believe that it's Finn's second Christmas with us, so he will get spoiled (as usual). I'm definitely scooping up some of the beer stuff for my father and brother-in-law, too. They'll love it.

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  22. This is brilliant! I am def saving this post to come back to when I start my Christmas shopping! You have some great ideas! Great job!

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  23. anything monogramed in my book is a win! great post!

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  24. Dang girl you've got some amazing gift ideas!! I'll take one of everything ;)

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  25. Your gift guides are amazing!! It's like you read my mind. The neck pillow is such a great one. I always wish I had one when I'm flying and I never buy one. :)

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  26. Um, I want it all? Such good picks girl!

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  27. So many great things, where do I start? lol The Graphic Jersey Pajamas look sooo comfortable and the red or green set is perfect for the holidays. I'm all for the jetsetter gifts. My neck pillow is my travel buddy when I remember to bring her...the Sonoma one looks so soft and comfortable.

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  28. That YSL compact is perfect for my mom!!! Thanks for the tip, lady!!

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  29. So many wonderful gift ideas! I especially love the ornament of your puppy dog and the holder for your iPad that goes in the kitchen! I got my husband that for our 5 year anniversary and we use it all the time!

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  30. Christina, these are awesome suggestions! I'm totally using some of these ideas :)

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  31. This is the best Christmas round up I've seen! Something for everyone and of course, I want one of everything!!

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