Williams & Sonoma has decked the halls but my shopping list is a little short...

Holiday Gift Guide 2013

Williams & Sonoma has decked the halls but my shopping list is a little short...
Williams & Sonoma has decked the halls but my shopping list is a little short…

With the holidays right around the corner and the time to shop decreasing with every cup of tea I drink, it’s time for me to start planning out what to give each special person in my life. My mom still insists that I submit a wish list to her every year but what do you buy for the person who says they “have it all”? Well, if there’s one thing I love more than wintry cups of tea, it’s giving creative gifts and I’ve included my top five gift ideas for some of the people on your shopping list.

Check them out if you’re needing some shopping inspiration for everything from stocking stuffers to “Secret Santa” surprises!

Dad

For the coffee connoisseur!
For the coffee connoisseur (a la DIYopolis)!

D.I.Y. coffee mug: Directions here.

Other ideas: Music compilation-You can make it at home and decorate the CD’s yourself!)/ Pajamas-Because who doesn’t want to be cozy?!/ Slippers-The perfect accessory for weekend football games at home!/ Tickets-Memories to be made at a later date!

Mom

She was your first friend so you should probably introduce her to your "best friend".
She was your first friend so you should probably introduce her to your “best friend”. (A la James Allen or this trio at Target.)

“Diamond” studs: If she shines as a mom, a little sparkle will help accentuate it!

Other ideas: Exotic skin accessories (Or go faux!)/ fur (Like this throw for her favorite chair!)/ A picture of you/ tea

Sister

For the sibling that warms your heart, make sure her hands are warm!
For the sibling that warms your heart, make sure her hands are warm this season!

Gloves: Like these!

Other ideas: Havianas flip flops /“Investment” Bag/ “mad money” to spend on something she’s been saving for/nail polish (In seasonal shades like deep red, gold, and emerald!)

Brother

You know that one pair he wears like, every single day? Give them a friend (and he'll have some variety)!
You know that one pair he wears like, every single day? Give them a friend (and he’ll have some variety)!

Jeans: Read more about men and their jeans here!

Other ideas: Loungewear from Paxton 1345/ a festive red sweater/ Classy stripes/ a sophisticated watch

“Significant Other”

Memories: The gifts that keep on giving!
Memories: The gifts that keep on giving! (A la AllWomenStalk)

Memories: Gifts like this area great way to spoil your sweetie and have a great time!

Other ideas: Yoga or workout gear/ A magazine subscription for some light reading/ A fancy tie/ Travel adventures for both of you!

Best Friend

For the fiercest friend in the (urban) jungle...
For the fiercest friend in the (urban) jungle… (A la FGM)

Animal print: (FGM has some great looks that inspire animal print styling and gifts here.)

Other ideas: Bangles/ “Drinks-for-two” (a.k.a. Girls’ Night Out just for you!)/ feisty fishnets/ Hobo bag

Boss

Does your office run on [insert favorite coffee vendor here]? Stock up for the holidays! (A la BHealthyBmore)
Does your office run on [insert favorite coffee vendor here]? Stock up for the holidays! (A la BHealthyBmore)

Coffee

Other ideas: Chocolatehomemade sweetsmonogrammed stationeryquality champagne

“Secret Santa”

A classic gift for a classic holiday tradition!
A classic gift for a classic holiday tradition! (A la Velvet Lady Vintage)

Perfume

Other ideas:Red lipsticksarongturqouise jewelryumbrella

What kinds of things will you be shopping for this season? Who’s the hardest to surprise when it comes to holiday gifts? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook. Happy shopping!

xo, Vanessa

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Vanessa M. Gatlin

-Blogger, dancer, fashionista -Self proclaimed "political junkie" with a strong interest in international affairs -2011 graduate of Emmanuel College in Boston

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