After receiving close to 200 entries, the holiday gift guide contest is now closed crowning four amazing winners. Accepting the challenge to curate a holiday-inspired collection for all to shop, the following people created something pretty special that was hard to forget. As we all are still shopping around for that perfect gift, it’s always good to have a gift guide at our fingertips. So without further adieu, here are the winners who will each receive a $250 holiday shopping credit on Luvocracy.
Great picks for hard to shop for friends and family
Sleek and functional gift options
Gifts for the geek and eclectic
A lovely collection of gifts for the entire family
Congrats to the winners!
Did you survive Thanksgiving or are you still in a food coma? Hopefully you did as we are now gearing up for what many consider to be the biggest holiday of the year. Christmas is a time of family, friendship and reflection on one’s life – it also happens to be a time for giving and receiving some pretty amazing gifts. While I am more than certain you probably have your list of gift ideas ready there are those little items you should not overlook, stocking stuffers.
A good stocking stuffer can get a person super excited for what’s to come. Whether you save them for Christmas Day or allow your household to open them early, they are simply a “thinking of you” that can go a long way. You can choose stocking stuffers that are unique to the recipients like a gag gift or something they could really use, the choice is up to you. Below are some gift ideas to get you started on your journey.
cookie basket, jacks
goat’s milk soap, leather shoe care kit, moulin roty
beer savers, bath and body collection
main image credit: click here
Have your little ones started bugging you with their super long list of things they want for the holidays? I hope your pockets are prepared for their little hearts’ desires! When it comes to gifting our children presents there are tons of options us parents have to consider. Do we want to give them a toy, game or something they can wear to keep warm throughout the winter months? That choice will be up to you as you know what’s best for your child, but wouldn’t it be helpful to know of some recommendations to get those ideas flowing in your head?
Here are some holiday gift ideas for children you might want to consider. Hopefully you will find something that sparks your interest to make your search more effortless. Dare to think outside of the box.
melody mix, make your own robot
kids mini trampoline, kids tent, sneaky snacky squirrel game
musical band, imagine wagon
main image: alphabet zoo rock & stack pull toy
There are no words to describe all of the “fabulousness” that is about to transpire this holiday season! One of the few times of year where everyone seems to let their design inhibitions take over, I absolutely love seeing what people come up with when it comes to decorating their homes for the holidays. Some will go all out like the Griswolds in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (a bit blinding but nonetheless creative) while others may want something more subtle.
Regardless of the decorating approach you take, there are no right or wrong answers – do what makes you feel good and showcases your abode the best. As Luvocracy has tons of holiday options for the home, you are going to have quite the fun with your shopping endeavors. Here are some holiday home decor pieces to get you started.
holiday magnolia wreath, charlie brown lonely christmas tree, stag head bookend set, ”joy” decorative decor, linen wine bags, gilded pinecones
main image credit: Starry String Lights, Restoration Hardware
Guess what? Thanksgiving is almost here! I can just taste the food which is making me yearn for turkey and gravy, ham, macaroni and cheese, apple pie and anything else people plan to cook. What do you plan to whip up for Turkey Day?
One thing that I do know is that you will spend more time preparing your meal than eating as it’s just that kind of holiday. Because of this you are going to need some kitchen gadgets to help make your job a wee bit easier – and I’m not just talking about the usual suspects, but those that are unique to say the least. Here are some cooking tools you might want to consider for Thanksgiving.
slip-on silicone pour spout, pluck
corn kerneler, pot clip, herb shears
mocubo cutting board, twist whisk 2-in-1 silicone whisk
main image credit: Kristie Wells
Is anyone else getting extremely giddy over thoughts of Thanksgiving? I know I am, thinking about all of that delicious food, awesome drinks and much needed quality time with loved ones. In fact I dare say that Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, second to Christmas of course.
One of the reasons I adore Thanksgiving is because of the endless options of table styles one can create to make the perfect statement. Some may opt for a rustic table full of seasonal finds while others pull out all the stops with luxe serveware and materials.
Are you starting to feel overwhelmed with all of the possibilities? Just take a deep breath as there is no right or wrong way. In fact, here are some pointers to setting a Thanksgiving table that you can add to as you see fit.
- Create a floral statement. Flowers are a must for the Thanksgiving as they create life and add great texture to the table. Have fun creating your own that you can store in a traditional vase or alternative container like a pitcher (The Flower Recipe Book).
- Get creative with serveware. There are certain items that are better for guests to serve themselves. This could be an appetizer while you are checking on the main course or small bites should they arrive early. Slate boards for example are really eye catching as you can even use chalk to list available menu items (Slate Cheese Board).
- Good flatware. If you have been waiting to break out your formal flatware this is the time. Thanksgiving is not the holiday to show off mix-match sets so do invest in good flatware. Believe it or not there are some affordable sets out there that look fabulous without breaking the bank (Rose Gold Flatware).
- Add illumination. This is not a mandatory requirement but does allow for one heck of a Thanksgiving table. Add tealights or candles in other forms to cast a warm glow during your meal (Birch Bark Candle).
- Ready your serveware. Of course you are going to need dishes like plates and bowls for people to use – that’s a given, but don’t forget your serveware as it’s an extra set of hands for your edibles, and even makes for wonderful mini displays (Cocoa Scape Serveware).
- Don’t forget your table textiles and covers. As you would expect with people eating on your table, things can get a little messy to say the least. There will probably be a spill or two along with an unforseen amount of crumbs. Be sure to lay down a table runner or something that can help keep your area clean. It’s also a good idea to get a few placemats – they look fancy and are very functional (Blueprint Paper Placemats).
main image credit via HGTV
As the weather continues to get colder it’s probably a good idea to invest in a good coat or jacket. After all the last thing anyone wants is to dash outside during a blustery day only to come home with an unwanted cold.
Thankfully there are so many options when it comes to outerwear that makes life a little more manageable. Some people enjoy knee-length staples while others search for something a bit more hip. Regardless of your choice, you should choose outerwear that will get you through the fall and winter seasons. Sometimes you get lucky with a single coat while other times you need two separate items (hey – all the more shopping right?). Here are some coat styles you may want to consider for your closet.
Classic & Elegant
wool cape, london coat
lab coat, mango coat
Hip & Trendy
metallic woolen cape, short coat
back pleat military coat, atlantis coat
blue coat, double breasted overcoat
trench coat, cooper wool coat
main image: bow-gathered waist coat