$10.39

LOVE LIVES HERE

I’ve shared on instagram before that this is my favorite book on creating a home. It has nothing to do with how it looks, and everything to do with how it feels – how the people who walk in the doors feel. This is a special book to me and I highly recommend it to everyone.

Buy here.

 

$9.99

CRYSTAL EAR JACKETS

I have these and love them. So much so that when I lost one at the beach this summer, I immediately bought a new pair. 

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FOR HIM

 

 

$5.99

Grub Rub Seasoning

This is the best seasoning. Hands down. Our favorite way to use it? A trick we got from some friends – sprinkle it over thick bacon and bake it in the oven. It caramelizes and OMG… so good.

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$12.99

copper grill mat

My aunt recently told me about these and said they make everything you grill even more juicy and makes clean-up super easy. I’m sold!

Buy here.

 

$19.99

Pre-made Mini Cocktail

I saw these at a local liquor store and love the mini size. You could put them all in one stocking or if you have a lot of adults in the family, could divide and give everyone one or two each. If your store doesn’t have them, these mixers from Target are pretty cute.

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$8.97

Car Cleaning Wipes

Kyle has been more concerned about keeping his car clean in the last few years and while he has rags and sprays at home, these would be great to keep in the glove box while he’s on the road.

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$32

whiskey sticks

This is a product I’ve been seeing all over instagram so maybe I’m being a bit influenced, but seems like something the guys in my life would like.

Buy here.

FOR THE KIDS

 

 

$8.00

watch

 I usually include a watch in our kid’s stockings. Truthfully, they tend to break or get lost but they love them while they last and are inexpensive enough for it to not be a huge deal.

Buy here.

 

$9.99

Uno

We play Uno all the time in our house. Both our 6-year-old and 4-year-old can easily play, and our 4-year-old has the longest winning streak. The games go fast enough that we can easily fit in a round or two after dinner and before bed. Great way to work on colors and numbers, too!

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$12.99

Rubiks Cube

Fun and promotes brain development? Sign my kids up!

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$3.29

bandaids

Anyone else’s kids love bandaids and treat them like stickers? That’s how it goes in our house so these are always a hit. If Target has them in the dollar section, I always stock up.

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$5.29

Bath Bombs

My kids love bath bombs and bath color drops. They don’t last too long around our house but they are a fun treat for them.

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$11.99

cLIP-ON EARRINGS

Our daughter has been asking repeatedly for clip-on earrings so she is going to die over these!

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$7.99 (on sale!)

hat + gloves

I love including a new hat and gloves in the stocking each year for both kids and this one is too cute!

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$10.49

ella + mila nail polish

I like this nail polish for my daughter because it’s a clean product and since she sucks her thumb (we are working on that!), I don’t worry about it too much with this. It doesn’t last super long, like it claims but it’s easy enough to remove and re-apply.

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$14.99

velvet bows

I am loving the color variety of these and of course the fact that they are velvet but I also love that you get two in each color – perfect for pigtails!

Buy here.

A few other ideas I like to include are:

socks • candy • bath/shower products • underwear • new coffee mug or travel mug • travel-size cologne/purfume • lip balm • jewelry • play dough • make-up • small candles • mini liquor bottles • lottery tickets • $5 coffee gift cards

 

HAPPY SHOPPING!

 

$60

double loop knot

This handmade, stone knot would look fantastic atop of a stack of coffee table books or as a standalone on a shelf.

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$69.99

electric kettle

I have really gotten into drinking tea this year but waiting for the kettle to warm up on the stove can take a bit. Love this sleek electric kettle to shorten the time.

Buy here.

 

$129.99

concrete firepit

What better way to make memories than roasting marshmallows by the (very stylish) fire? 

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$29.98

faux fur throw

My parents snagged one of these for me last year and it is the most loved blanket in our house. It’s so soft but really large so it’s perfect for everyone to cuddle up under during movie night.

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$50

DUTCH OVEN

As beautiful as it is functional, this cast iron dutch oven comes in eight colors and is the perfect dish to make one of my favorite winter meals – Wine Braised Short Ribs with White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes.

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$4.50 each

clear glass mugs

I’ve been on the hunt for new coffee mugs and am liking the simplicity of these glass ones. The only downside is everyone will know when you go a bit more heavy on the creamer.

Buy here.

 

$38.95

clear glass mugs

I don’t own a cast iron skillet but after discovering this beer cheese dip recipe, I think I need one. This set is affordable and comes in a set of three.

Buy here.

HAPPY SHOPPING!

Today, we are looking at the birmingham place 2020 gift guide for HER.

Today’s guide is for her. I would love every single thing on this list (hint, hint, hubs.) I hope the ladies in your life do too!

For more ideas, check our other gift guides here and below.

Gifts for the Hostess

Gifts for Him

Gifts for the Kids

Gifts for the Home

 

$25

free people sunglasses

Every lady needs several pairs of sunglasses. these are a fashionable pair that will go with everything.

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$11.99

mask chain

Masks have become part of our wardrobe this year, why not make it fashionable with this mask chain?

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varies. starts around $20.

shutterfly photo book

If the lady in your life is like me, she has YEARS of photo books that need to be created but no time to do it. Shutterfly has designers who will do it for you! This extra service is FREE right now so you only pay for the printed books!

Buy here.

 

$96.50

LOUNGEWEAR

We are all home a lot these days. Make sure she’s comfy with a pajama, robe and slippers set – all 50% off right now!

Buy the pajama top here.

Buy the pajama bottoms here.

Buy the robe here.

Buy the slippers here.

 

STARTS AT $96

VIRTUAL WINE TASTING

You may know by now, I love experience gifts and if you can’t take her to wine country, bring wine country to her this year with an at-home wine tasting experience with Tres Sabores owner Julie Johnson out of St. Helenas, California. Choose from a tasting pack  and when it’s time hop on Zoom to be led through the flight.

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$39.50

10″ highrise denim

I am a big fan of J. Crew Factory‘s 10“ high-rise denim. love the button-fly detail and raw hem of this pair. To me, these definitely rival the denim I’ve purchased from Madewell for a fraction of the cost.

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$36 

BLOCK HEEL PUMP

I’ve been on the hunt for a pair of block heel pumps. They are the perfect wardrobe addition to dress up or down and look put together. She will love these.

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$34.99 ea.

stacking name rings

I got a set of these with my kid’s names a few years ago and am still obsessed. I wear them daily. 

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$9.98

make-up removing cloths

After a long day, washing your face can be the worst. These make it so easy and are the cutest.

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$27.99

NEW SOUTHERN STYLE

I recently got this book, New Southern Style by Alyssa Rosenheck, and it is gorgeous. Perfect for the design-lover in your life.

Buy here.

starts at $310/night

RIVER’S EDGE COTTAGE

Remember the fly fishing excursion she’s getting you? Well, this is where you need to stay. We stayed in The Chesapeake last March and it was the most relaxing weekend trip we’ve ever taken. No TV so we spent the weekend hiking, canoeing, hot-tubbing and even playing games. Can’t recommend enough.

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$62

stevie earrings

A former co-worker launched a new jewelry company this fall, and every single piece is gorgeous. 

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$35

LIME, FIG + TEA PERFUME

I was intrigued by Beauty Pie this year so signed up for their membership to test out some skin and beauty products. My favorite item by far was this fragrance. It smells amazing but isn’t overwhelming. Their site states it’s a scent of “fresh lemony Limes and Brazilian Orange on top, Black Tea and the nuzzly fuzz of Fig Leaves in the middle and a Cedarwood and Amber finish.”

Note: you don’t need to be a member to purchase. Members get a discount in exchange for a monthly commitment. I’d just pay the $35. It’s worth it.

Buy here.

happy shopping!

Today, we are looking at the birmingham place 2020 gift guide for him.

 

When I asked a few weeks ago who you all needed help shopping for, overwhelmingly it was the guys in your life. So, here is a monster of a gift guide for all the men on your list.

For more ideas, check our other gift guides here and below.

Gifts for the Hostess

Gifts for Her

Gifts for the Kids

Gifts for the Home

 

$129.99

airpods

If he doesn’t have AirPods, you can pretty much guarantee he is going to love these. Best prices of the year right now!

Buy here.

 

$4.95

audible subscription

Audible is awesome to have for drives, working out, and even just doing work around the house. They have a special price for the first six months right now!

Buy here.

 

starts at $34.95/mo.

beer of the month club

The gift that keeps on giving all year. Let your guy try all the beers with a new shipment each month. Maybe he will even share! Available for as few as 2 months.

Buy here.

 

$148

bike

Last year, my husband and I gave each other an experience gift and I got us bikes. Couldn’t have come at a better time. Throughout quarantine, we enjoyed evening bike rides as a family. Honestly, they’ve been so much fun and I highly recommend.

Buy here.

 

$99.99

carhartt jacket

Great reviews and a handsome look your guy will look goooood in.

Buy here.

 

$19.95

monogrammed duffel

For weekend getaways, I love this monogrammed bag. 

Buy here.

sTARTS AT $250 

fly fishing trip

This one is in Broken Bow, OK, about 3.5 hours from Tulsa and your guy is sure to love the experience. If you aren’t local, check your area for something similar. This is a great opportunity to learn something new together. (And stay tuned for my gift guide for her for the perfect place to stay to make a weekend of it!)

Buy here.

$9.99

large ice cube tray

Add that special bar vibe to his favorite at-home drink.

Buy here.

$19.99

jack black lip balm

My husband loves these lip balms and they are a must for winter.

Buy here.

$19

mixology class

I love an experience gift and this is the perfect pandemic at-home date night. You will have to buy the ingredients but the class is super affordable and a fun way to work on something together.

Buy here.

$49.99

nfl game pass

If the guy on your list lives and breathes football, this gift lets him watch and re-watch every game from this season.

Buy here.

$4.95

rocks glass

Pair this with the large ice cube tray for a nice gift set. Perfect for sipping that winter cocktail.

Buy here.

$339.94

outdoor heater

Outdoor propane heaters are the best way to prolong your time outside when it gets cold. We have one and love it. Pro tip: you can get one for less at Academy. They are currently sold out, but keep an eye out!

Buy here.

$68.30

tile

If your guy loses things a lot (I can relate), here is the solution. Put it on their keys, airpods, laptop, etc. and help them keep track.

Buy here.

$69.99

trayvax

This is the coolest wallet out there. Slim profile but holds everything they need. Can be personalized with a monogram and comes in a variety of colors and styles.

Buy here.

$16.98

workout gloves

If your guy likes to workout, help him protect his hands with these workout gloves. When you finally convince him to give you a massage, his hands won’t be so rough.

Buy here.

$54

cooler

Walmart has a line of coolers that are much less pricey than Yeti but still keep drinks cold for hours. Perfect for fishing trips, beach time, the lake, or just hanging with his buddies.

Buy here.

happy shopping!

One of my favorite things is sourcing the perfect gift for someone. Gift giving is not my love language and I’d rather give nothing than give the wrong thing, but when you get it right…such a great feeling!

With that in mind, I am putting together a few gift guides this year starting with one for the hostess. All the links are below and on my pinterest board.

Today, we are looking at the birmingham place 2020 gift guide for the hOSTESS.

Sure, our usual holiday parties, cookie exchanges, favorite things parties may not be happening at the same scale this year, but in the event you are gathering with friends or family and want to take a token of appreciation, these ideas should set you on the right track.

Check out my other holiday gift guides here and below.

Gifts for Him

Gifts for Her

Gifts for the Kids

Gifts for the Home

 

$39.95

Chop Whitewash Wood Bowl from CB2

Love this as-is with a ribbon around it or fill it with coffee or treats!

Buy here.

 

$8.95

BRUSHED GOLD COCKTAIL STIRRER from CB2

Tie this around their favorite bottle of bourbon or with a hand towel. This is the kind of gift I recommend keeping in your gift inventory for all year!

Buy here.

 

$22.46

PLATTERS AND BOARDS

This one is on my list! Great gift solo but take it up a notch but tying a pretty ribbon around it atop a wood cutting board.

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$59.99

meyer lemon tree from plants.com

I used to have a lemon tree and LOVED it until a frost got in its way. Your host(ess) is sure to love it, too. If you’re short on time, swing by your local grocery store and grab an orchid. Trader Joes always has beautiful ones in nice planters for less than $25.

Buy here.

hearth and hand cypress and pine candle

 

$15-25

CYPRESS + PINE HEARTH + HAND CANDLE

This candle smells amazing and is so easy to snag with a Target drive-up order. I may stock up before they are gone!

Buy here.

 

$19.95

williams sonoma winter pine gift set

I admit I am a bit obsessed with wintery pine scents but this is another one that doesn’t disappoint and comes in a perfect set for gifting. If pine isn’t your thing, a few other scents are available in the same set.

Buy here.

$28

balsam fir candle from the nest

If you are a Tulsa local (or if not, they ship!) you have to get to The Nest for you host gifts. These candles are in beautiful jars, smell amazing, and come beautifully gift wrapped. There are a lot of scents to pick from. Mine is, of course, Balsam Fir. 

Buy here.

$119

clean wine holiday sampler box from scout & cellar

Essentially an advent calendar, but wine. Um, ok. Kind of obsessed with this one and thing any host(ess) would love it.

Buy here.

happy shopping!