Who else loves the holidays as much as I do?! I love the smell of Pumpkin Spice Lattes, the lights glittered all around the city, and the abundance of joy and love.
It is an exciting time of year to give and receive. I love surprising friends and family with gifts, and seeing their glowing faces when they open their presents.
It can be frustrating to think of great gifts to give friends and family year after year, so I have put together a Holiday Gift Guide with 6 of my favorites this year.
Holiday Gift Guide
1. JORD Watches
We are all constantly rushing from home to work to the gym to social events and business dinners. One of my most prized accessories is a watch because it keeps me on time! I choose JORD as my watch of choice for this guide because it is stylish, modern, customizable, and timeless. JORD creates all natural wood watches of women and men with 13 different kinds of wood. I love that JORD emphasizes that their watches are made for people who “don’t just have somewhere to be, they have somewhere to go.”
We are busy, working people hustling to make it happen and who doesn’t love a beautiful watch on their wrist that keeps them punctual. I got a JORD watch (link to my specific watch) recently after stalking their Instagram, and I adore how it can be both casual and formal! As soon as I put the watch on, I received so many compliments. The watch was styled specifically for my wrist, and you can request online for them to engrave a personal message on the back of the watch and the box it comes in (perfect Christmas gift for the people you love with a message!)
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I spend almost everyday of the week wearing athletic wear; partly because I am a dancer and training to be a group fitness trainer, but also because I am obsessed with athletic wear. Who doesn’t love to a cute pair of leggings with a comfy sweater? The great thing about athletic or athleisure wear now is that you can wear it for any purpose! Of course it is perfect for the gym and Barre class, but it is also great to go grocery shopping or a relaxing day with friends. I personally love Fabletics VIP program because the clothes are affordable, super cute, and comfortable!
And guess what! There is ALWAYS a sale or free shipping! There was just a 50% off sale for Black Friday and Cyber Monday (perfect time to get Christmas gifts). You do get a little spoiled with the outfits because now I love to have my bra or shirt matching my leggings, and they make the perfect Instagram photo!
We all need a sneaker that goes with everything! Something that you can quickly throw on, and it’s cute. I love my all white Reebok Classics (they also have a sparkly silver back) because they are comfortable and they never go out of style. I can wear them for a casual look or even pair it with a cute semi-formal romper and not look out of place. You can wear this sneaker any season of the year (even in the summer for thosedays your toe nails are not done).
Interested in getting something other than the classics? Here is 50% off for the Green Monday sale between (12/10-12/11) with the code GREEN
4. iPhone X
The iPhone X is clearly not the most affordable gift (I still have the 6s), but have you seen the CAMERA! This phone is definitely on my wish list this year. The camera is AMAZING! As a blogger or Influencer, it is so important to have a good camera. I have thought about investing in a good camera so I can take my own photos, but I prefer to have a really great phone because it can do it all. I fell in love with Portrait mode on the 7Plus, but now the iPhone X also has Portrait Mode Selfies and different studio quality lightning effects on the back camera. If it’s within the budget, I would say invest in the iPhone X or the iPhone 8. However, don’t break your pockets, trying to get the latest phone. Long term financial stability is better than the instant gratification of a material object.
5. Hair Products- Kinky Tresses and Long Aid Naturals
Where are my fellow natural hair sistas? It is important to keep our hair moisturized during the cold weather. So, if you know anyone with natural hair, get them some amazing hair products. I suggest L.A. Naturals or Kinky Tresses because they both are made with natural ingredients and they keep my hair so soft and moisturized. Trust me, your girlfriend or mother will be thanking you because you got them something practical that they can actually use daily. Fragrances are such a popular gift during the holidays, so why not get some hair products too.
Have someone who is always busy or loves organization? Get them a 2018 planner! I live by planners because I like to manually write down and see what I have to do. I have a small gold planner now from Papyrus, and I love it. It’s cute, so I like using it and it keeps me on top of everything. Some people prefer to keep everything on their phones, but some of us are still old school (coming from a 21 year old, HA!)
I hope these 6 things gift ideas help you give the people you love something that they will cherish like the JORD watch or use daily like the hair care.
Remember, this time of year is about giving and spreading love, take the time to reflect on what you are thankful for in 2017 and how you can make 2018 even better!
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