Holiday Gift Guide: A Cozy Winter

Hi November! I am really unclear as to how you got here so quickly, but here you are. Cool weather, dark skies and all.

Every year, I promise myself that I will start my holiday shopping early. Please don't think I'm crazy. It's just that for my sanity (and my wallet), I find it best to spread out my gift buying over a 6 week period. You know, instead of a 2 day period on December 22nd and 23rd. Since I'm already in the spirit (and may have even let a few holiday songs play out while my iPod was on super shuffle), I thought it would be fun to start a gift guide series from now throughout Christmas. It's never too early to start getting ideas for Christmas, Hannukah, Secret Santa, yourself or even just as a bit of eye candy.

A Cozy Winter Gift Guide

Make + Model 'Folk' Nordic Slipper Sock,


When I came across these Nordic slipper socks, my heart skipped a little beat. I am always freezing my buns off in the winter, especially when it comes to my feet. I think I'd have a much happier time surviving the cold with these adorable slipper socks gracing my tootsies. And for a mere $24, I'd say they are worth every penny.


Unisex Circle Scarf in Heather Green, American Apparel


I own 2 of these scarves and they never, ever get old. I wear mine to cuddle up on the couch, on airplanes as a blanket, as a hood in the rain or snow, or simply as a big and cozy scarf on those brisk winter days. For less than $30, this is such a fabulous, multi-purpose gift. I could go for a whole closet full!


Homegrown Monogram Mug, Anthropologie


Can Anthro ever do anything wrong? I own the monogram misses tea cup and use it all the time. So chic, so fun and so personalized. I adore these newer, whimsical, almost toile-like versions. And for $8 a pop, you really cannot go wrong! Pair with a box of Stash English Breakfast Tea or a Teavana gift card, and you're good to go.


So there you have it. The first in our gift guide series! I hope you enjoyed it! If you have any theme ideas that you want me to address, please send them my way!

Question of the Day:

Do you wait til the last minute for holiday shopping, or get started early?