Meaningful Gift Ideas

With the holiday season approaching, you’ve probably started thinking about the gifts you’ll be giving loved ones this year. With all of the deals and sales, it’s hard not to get wrapped up in the hype of buying all of the stuff! The last few years, I’ve felt like the holidays have started to feel really transactional, and I have tried to be much more intentional with my gift giving.

This means spending a little extra time hunting for just the right thing. Sometimes it costs a little extra, sometimes it’s not super extravagant, but the gifts mean so much more than the throw blanket you picked up for $10 on Black Friday. If you’re looking for ideas for meaningful gifts, here are some of my favorites:

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6 Pretty Ways to Wrap Presents This Holiday Season

Tis the season to wrap all of the special gifts you’ve purchased for your friends and family. I believe that the gift wrap is almost as important as the gift to make it feel special and given with love. Here are some new and clever ways to make your presents look extra pretty and feel extra special this year!

  1. Monochromatic. It looks even cooler in this neutral color palette!
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2018 Holiday Gift Guide

It’s the gift-giving time of year! This time of year can bring a lot of joy, but also a lot of stress over what to give people and sticking to your budget. The hype of holiday deals can get the best of us, but I try to stay focused by writing down a list and budget for my gift giving.

I’ve also found it helps to ignore the sales and deals and give gifts that the person will truly use and enjoy. Why buy someone a bunch of stuff just because it was on sale? If you find something great that happens to be on sale, that’s an even better find!

See below for my 2018 Holiday Gift Guide of beautiful and useful gifts. I tried to pull things that were special at all price points so there is something for every budget. Happy shopping!

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