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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE #3: Karrie’s Wishlist

Knit Your Love Cardigan, $69.90: You guys. Go to the website and look at the pics of girls who’ve bought this sweater and how cute they look in it. Sweaters like this make it ok that winter is on its way!

Oaui Travel Kit, $35: Ouai hair products are the most amazing smelling products that make your hair feel soooooo healthy and soft. This handy little travel kit gives you a handful of their products to check out. Trust me on this: You’ll love ‘em.

 

“Years of Flowers” one-piece swimsuit, $23.99: How cute is this suit?! This past summer when one-pieces became in style, yours truly jumped on that bandwagon HARD CORE. And with this bathing suit, I totally feel like you can still look cute and sexy without showing the calamitous results of your 5-month-long winter binge…

 

 

“Edge” champagne glasses, $12.95 each: I first spotted these on a TV show – probably Real Housewives of Atlanta – and I loved how elegant they looked.

 

“Giselle” pajamas, $115: It just wouldn’t be Christmas without me asking for a pair of comfy, cozy pjs.

 

Julie Beanie with Raccoon Fur, $59: I’m well aware that pom pom hats are this season’s equivalent of black leggings and UGGs. Aka, the wardrobe of a basic b*tch. They’re everywhere. But they’re SO cute! So hand me my pumpkin spice latte and let’s go somewhere wintery so I can wear this adorbs hat.

 

KitchenAid Copper Stand Mixer, $479: Indeed this is more $ than anyone should ever spend on a mixer, but just look how pretty it is! A few weeks ago we had our kitchen photographed for a mag (!!!) and the stylist added this mixer to our kitchen. They had to pry that thing out of my cold fingers when they were leaving, I loved it so much.

Sole Society Finger Gore Bootie in Ombre Blue, $69.97: These are a great way to bring a tiny, subtle pop of color into your wardrobe, but they’re still neutral enough to wear with a LOT of things.

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer, $399.99: File this under “Who dafuq you think you are, putting a $400 blowdryer on your wish list?” Guilty. But if wanting a blowdryer that dries my hair in 10 min while leaving it silky smooth is wrong, well, I don’t want to be right.

These two books, “Letterman: The Last Gentleman” and “A Gentleman in Moscow” have been on my list of books to read for a few months. Letterman is a TV god IMO (and hails from Indiana, sup), and I’ve heard from several people that A Gentleman in Moscow is an absolute must-read. Santy, be a doll and hook this girl up!

 

Rebecca Minkoff Love Chevron Quilt Leather Crossbody, $137:  The perfect crossbody purse, hands down.

Zara Long Blazer, $69.90: I literally stopped a girl last weekend wearing this blazer and made her tell me here she got it. It looked FIERCE on. With jeans and a white tee under? Done.

LumaBella Keratin Dual Touch Hair Straightener, $89: My hairdresser once told me I had 8 heads of hair on one head. Combine that with my super nappy naturally curly hair and I’m in desperate need of a good hair straightener, like this one!

UGG Ansley Water Resistant Slipper, $99.95: These look remarkably soft, plus, I love this part of the description on the website: “…is made from water-resistant suede so you can wear it on errands as well as around the house or around campus.”

Warm Your Heart Cable Knit Cardigan, $52.43: Show me a cardigan inspired by Grandma that I don’t love and I’ll give you a million dollars.

 

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE #2: For the Guys

Men’s Chevron Down Vest, $87.97 | 50% OFF TODAY WITH CODE FRIDAY, PIN 2565: Because we’re all into retro these days. And this looks like it’s straight outta Stranger Things.

Tickets to his pipe dream concert, because we firmly believe you’ll never regret it when you spend on experience. Case & Point: a few months back, Steph nabbed tickets to see Tom Petty at the Hollywood Bowl (the afternoon of the concert) to surprise Chris with when his flight landed that night… it was a last minute, “when in doubt, ‘what the hell?’ is always the right answer” kind of move. The concert was amazing, it was the one show C had always wanted to see but had never made it to, and it ended up being his last concert: Tom Petty died the following Monday. Shows to go ya… life is short. Buy the damn tickets.

UGG Ansley Slippers, $100: Because the best part of the day in the Winter is coming home from work and putting these on.

Shinola Large Carryall, $1295: Because he’ll have this sexy beast forever. It almost looks like it was handed down from his cool AF gramps… and his gramps was Cary Grant. It’s the perfect, classic carryall.

New Wayfarers, Ray Ban, on sale for $112: Nothin like a new twist on the old faithful.

Skeem Matches, $12.42: We realize it’s a mother-loving jar of matches, but that’s why it’s something you gift someone; because they’d never really buy it for themselves but these vintage-looking match jars look so cool wherever you put em that we swear he’ll appreciate it.

Leatherman Wave 17-in-1 Multi-Tool, $89.95: Because we secretly want one of these too. These are INSANELY handy, if you’ve never been around a dude who carries one.

Let’s Kick This Day In The Dick Mug, $22: BAHAHHAhahahahahahahhahahaha.

One Year On A Bike, From Amsterdam to Singapore, $60 | 40% OFF PLUS FREE SHIPPING WITH CODE THANKU: Because he’s never too old for adventure, and also – this will look pimp on the coffee table.

Altimeter Table Clock, $85: Because it’s cool and timeless, and he needs one for his nightstand anyway.

Darn Tough Vermont for J.Crew Triple Stripe Socks, $30: Because dudes always, always, always, always need (and secretly like getting) socks.

Rabbit RBT Decanter, $99.95 | FREE SHIPPING: Because a well-appointed bar is a staple in any guy’s domain.  Plus he needs something to let the wine breathe while he whips you up bolognese.

Crosley Portable 3-Speed Turntable, $59.95: Because what’s old is new again. And everything sounds better on vinyl.

Trask Brady Chukka Boot, $265: Because dudes are forever on the hunt for that happy medium between the dress shoes they wear with suits and the New Balances they wear to the dive bar. Prices vary by color, but bourbon (shown) is pretty bad a$$.

Hestra Gloves, Price Varies: File this under what he really wants. I tried these on the other day and let out a little moan. They are INSANELY cozy and so, so warm. Crème de la crème of mens gloves, ski gloves, outdoor gloves, etc. Oodles of noodles of options for whatever he’s doing outside this Winter.

Exercise Resistance Bands, $30.39: For some reason guys really, really like working out their arms. Maybe because they do 20 push-ups and all of a sudden are totally swole. We ain’t mad. These resistance bands are perfect for home or for travel, as they can easily be tucked away in a suitcase.

J Crew Leather Case with Cardholder, $28:

Turo, price varies: Chances are your man hasn’t heard of this service yet (mine hadn’t, and he’s a massive car lover). Picture AirBNB, but for any car of your choice. It’d be kinda sick to gift him a day in his favorite car.

Amola bacon salt, $19.95 – There’ve been studies that show that if you have a winky dink, it’s required that you like bacon. And we couldn’t have a Gift Guide For the Guys without one item that included bacon. This bacon salt’s supposed to reign supreme. Per their website: “Our bacon salt sets a new standard as we use real heritage breed pork in our salt to provide that authentic flavour and texture.” Tasty!

Johnnie-O Dopp Kit, $98 – If your bf/husband/Dad doesn’t have a dopp kit, get him one. This isn’t something you think about getting them, and yet they’ll love this and use it all of the time.

Bose QuietComfort Noise Canceling Headphones in White, $269 – Bose noise canceling headphones are the Cadillac of headphones. And this white version is the Cadillac of the Cadillacs. Which means, they’re like the Ferrari of headphones. Ok, I’ll stop. But really – these are worth every. single. penny. He’ll love them.

Tom Ford “Oud Wood” Cologne, $230: Because some guys’ gifts should be gifts for the women, too, right? And this cologne, made with “exotic rose wood, cardamom, a smoky blend of rare our wood, sandalwood, vetiver, tonic bean and amber”, is juuuuuuuust what the doctor ordered, thank YOU.

UGG Duffield Soft Throw Blanket, $97.95 – Imagine the feeling you get when you dip your snaggled feet into a nice, soft pair of UGGs. Now imagine that same feeling, except all over your body. That’s how your guy’s gonna feel when he gets to watch 7 hours of football ensconced in this ultra-cozy throw.

Melted Whiskey Glasses, $23.99 for set of 4: These whiskey glasses are designed to give the appearance of motion and offer finger-friendly grooves. Or, they just look like a whiskey glass after having had 6 glasses of whiskey. Same diff. Super cool and unique.

Blantons 93 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, $119.99: Because they need something to fill the above whiskey glass, and this bourbon, aged in a barrel, will do just the trick.

Shiloh Shawl Pullover, $165: Because it’s not a Covet Living Gift Guide for the Guys without a DILF sweater, comprendes?

Reclaimed Barnwood Framed Vintage Nautical Map, prices vary: We’re not saying guys are a bit clueless when it comes to pimping out their place, but we’re not NOT saying they couldn’t use a little help. This Etsy site has boatloads of awesome vintage maps, framed in barnwood, that’d look very cool in your guys’ home.

Fleece Robe, $39.99: Because your guy deserves being super comfy walking around their palace in this plush, extremely soft micro fleece robe. Very reasonably priced too.

“Tacos: Recipes and Provocations” Cookbook, $21.54: Because the best cookbooks are accessible, easy to follow, and include mouthwateringly delicious recipes. This cookbook is all of the above and has super interesting variations on tacos: Saffron, beet, pistachio, chicken (trust us, they are incredible).

Happy shopping!

xoxo,