Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Gift Guide

When I say Christmas snuck up on me this year, that would mean I realized on Friday that I should probably request some time off from work for the next week.

It also means I was at the mall this weekend with no less than 975,000 other Atlantians.
I had so many fun gift lists to post about this year but, seeing as Christmas snuck up on me.....I'll cut to the chase:

Snap You're Fab Lip Gloss Set ($96 Value)

I'm 99% sure my purse eats my lip gloss, so this would be an amazing gift for someone like me who likes needs to always have a tube handy. Crimson lips for a night out or a soft pink lip for a casual morning of're set!


an amazing coffee table book

For the COUPLE:
Ever notice how when you get a "couples gift"'s usually really for the woman? I'm just saying.....I don't know too many guys that enjoy a nicely-patterned tea towel or monogrammed throw for the couch. I love giving couples themed gifts that they can both really enjoy:

Movie Theatre Gift Card in a basket filled with Yummy Sneak-In Treats

Tickets to an Improv Show 

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What grandparent doesn't adore pictures of their kids and grandkids? I recently discovered these canvas gallery wraps and cannot wait to order some for my gallery wall. Color or black and white....they really make a statement.

For your BESTIE:
Lately, when it comes to best friend gifts I love giving "activity stuff"....because what's a better gift than making memories with your friends?
Blowouts +  Concert Tickets
Mani/Pedi + a little bling to polish it off

For Your MAN:
I'm going to be practical here and say Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 but should your guy be one of the two men on earth to not already own this are some oher goodies to fill his stocking with:

Entourage Seasons 1-8 Box Set (ok, maybe this is a little for you too) :)

Burberry Chronograph Bracelet Watch
Burberry Chronographic Watch (holy crap, this watch is sexy!)

DIESEL® 'Wittor' Trim Fit Peacoat

Merry Shopping Muffins!


dottie said...

I love that watch!

Bethany said...

Thanks so much for the encouragment! It means a lot! I am so grateful that I have stumbled upon your blog, among the others, and can't wait to get to know you better!

Christmas shopping for me consisted of a lot of internet browsing! I order everything because I cannot stand crowds!

I love your ideas! That ring is AWESOME! <3

Lauren said...

This is such a cute gift guide! :) You did a great job!

J and A said...

That is the game my hubs wants! And I love that watch too. I never thought of a canvas for my parents...totally need to do that.

Shannon said...

I'm obsessed with canvas prints, but they are so pricey and you can't swap out the picture (like in a frame). But alas, I still have them all over my house.

Just a Jersey Girl said...

love that watch

Rissy said...

I have sold about 6 of those Diesel jackets.. and let me just say... it looks AWESOME! the way it is cut just hugs the male form perfectly.

Ashley! you are a gift giving connoisseur! I am so impressed. I especially loved all the couple gifts ideas.

The mall is getting MAJOR crazy! and if I didn't work there, it'd be the last place I'd be. Online shopping anyone?

Chelsea said...

Wow, I think you might seriously have some of the best gift ideas I've seen this season! I love SO many of them... might have to keep them in mind for next year too! :)

Sam {} said...

the watch and the coat are perfect!! my purse also eats my lipglos...or i just get bored and buy a shade just barely different...either way i want this big set!

lori said...

great ideas!! i loveee that men's watch... i am pinning it, and it may have to be the hub's valentines gift since im already finished with his christmas :)

Corey @ Learning Patience said...

um...LOVING that watch! seriously - nice call!

xoxo from Trinidad

Sarah said...

Ok, can we be besties?! Not just because I want all of those amazing gifts....obviously ;) Thanks for the ideas pretty lady!

Rebecca said...

love the phone cases!

Alyssa said...

Love your gift ideas!!

Married...with a Pup said...

Ohh, love your choices! Hope you get your time off girl!

Alex said...

ooo I want those lip glasses!

Ashley Slater said...

your taste is flawless! and I wish I lived in atlanta so we could go get blowouts together. ughhhhhhhhhhhhh.

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

great gift guide! i'm digging that watch!

Anonymous said...

Love the phone cases. I too am a slacker and will be last minute shopping this week and weekend.

Young and Fabulous said...

i love the word glamazon!!!!

ive rally grown to love smashbox and their products! especially this shimmer powder called orgasm. or maybe i just like the name hahah

the couples gift is ALWAYS for the woman hahah so true ashley sooo true!

that watch really is a sexy beast. I kinda want for myself! in pink tho hahah


erin rae mac said...

LOVE the gallery wrap photos. So cute. And I seriously bought that watch for my husband this Christmas!!! He is obsessed and the guys on his hockey team are jealous. I did good this year!! :o)

Brigette Olmos-Arreola said...

I just found your blog:
1. I wish I'd found it sooner.
2. Love this guide especially the girlfriends and couples suggestions!
3. I also had that realization and turned in my time off request on Thursday.


Michaela said...

What a great gift guide, Ash! Love the girlfriend gifts!

Punctuation Mark said...

even i would appreciate a collection of the entourage DVD's

Superficial Sanctuary said...

Box set of Entourage, genius! Too bad he has it....but seriously, such a smart gift idea!!

I need to get myself one of those monogrammed cases, too cute!

meme-and-he said...

I would love that coffee table book. great picks! and hope you get some good time off from work!

Sandy a la Mode said...

canvas gallery wraps are such a great idea for grandparents!! pictures are always a timeless gift!!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

i love the watch...thanks for the great finds!