Christmas Gift Guide: For Him (+ a Giveaway with Droolbox!)

// 1. Nashville Field Guide by Wildsam // 2. Stainless Steel and Soapstone Whiskey Stones by HomEco // 3. Cherry Twin Wallet by Droolbox // 4. Long Branch Wingtip Boots by Allen Edmonds // 5. Pro-V1 Golf Balls by Titleist // 6. Diamonds by Johnnyswim // 7. Aeronaut 45 Backpack by Tom Bihn // 8. Hammock by Eagles Nest Outfitters // 9. 175g Ultra Sport Star Disc by Discraft //

I really love this men's gift guide this year. Like, I kind of want half the stuff on it. But have no fear, this entire list was husband scrutinized and approved. I hope you have the happiest time shopping for that dude in your world.

Now Win Something for HIM.
I couldn't be more excited about this giveaway, because the maker is a good friend of mine and the product is just plain excellent. All the men in my family have been using this Droolbox Twin Wallet for years, so I know from experience that it's reliant in quality and unmatched in style. The simple design consists of reclaimed cherry wood and recycled bicycle inner tube components to keep cards and cash secure. And Droolbox offers laser engraving, so when I got Stevie's, I threw his initials on there too. For funsies.

I'm excited to partner with Droolbox to give away one of these Twin Cherrywood Wallets! Follow the prompts on the Rafflecopter below to enter the giveaway! (Hint hint, don't forget to leave a blog comment, I think people have been forgetting to do that with my giveaways :) Winner will be notified on Dec. 17. Also, Droolbox is offering a $5-off promo with the code OY5OFF (shipping within the U.S. is always free), so make sure to snag one with this great deal just in time for Christmas. Ah, I love presents. And promo codes. And super trendy men's wallets made in America by ridiculously cool people :) Get yours! Happy gifting!

Christmas Gift Guide: For Her (+ a Giveaway with Papermoss!)

1. "Love is Strong as Death" Hand-Lettered Print by Jenny Highsmith // 2. Mercury Glass Volcano Candle by Capri Blue // 3. Watercolor Postcard Calendar by Papermoss (see below for giveaway opportunity!) // 4. Golden Peach Moonstone Ring by Sundance // 5. Staub Coq Au Vin in Basil// 6. Cava Linear Post Earrings by Anthropologie // 7. Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella // 8. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond the Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert // 9. Roses de Chloe

It's that special time of year again! Gift shopping is one of my all-time favorite things to do, and this year has been no exception. It's just so much fun finding the perfect gift for the perfect person. I've compiled a few things I'm currently favoring for that special gal in your life - be it your mom, sister or best friend - I know there is something here that she would LOVE.

Because - PRESENTS!
Okay friends, I want you to take a good long look at this gorgeous watercolor calendar, a collaboration of genius from Papermoss and Nantucket v. Hamptons. When trimmed, each month's artwork becomes a lovely post card. I love the cheeky, summery New England charm of each month's art. This could not make a sweeter hostess gift or Christmas gift (hint hint, Stevie), so make sure to snatch one up before they are gone! P.S. - you can also have the added benefit of bragging about your "small business shopping", which is not only all the rage, it's really how you find the most unique gifts.

Printed on luxe 130lb paper with an eggshell finish, each 5x6.5” month features a one-of-a-kind watercolor that when trimmed turns into a 3.5x5" postcard. Mini magnet included to display each month.

Printed on luxe 130lb paper with an eggshell finish, each 5x6.5” month features a one-of-a-kind watercolor that when trimmed turns into a 3.5x5" postcard. Mini magnet included to display each month.

I've teamed up with Emily at Papermoss (the most luxurious paper products you ever did see) to give away one of these 2016 "Lovers of Summer" Postcard Calendars to one of you! All you have to do is enter using the Rafflecopter below. Follow all the prompts to enter, and the winner will be contacted one week from today. Good luck, and happy gifting!

Noel: For the Laughing Littles

Christmas Gift Guide: For the Laughing Littles

Christmas Gift Guide: For the Laughing Littles by knhale on Polyvore // 1. Anthropologie The Secret Garden // 2. Anthropologie Paris Puzzle // 3. Anthropologie USA Wooden Blocks // 4. Land of Nod Animal Stack Growth Chart // 5. Anthropologie Louis the Lion // 6. The Highline Park in the Sky Onesie // 7. Minnetonka Moccasin Fringe Bootie // 8. Land of Nod Monaco Mach 2 Racer // 9. Abe's Market Zoe B Organic Sleepy Hat // 10. Anthropologie Maps Book // 11. Amazon "This is New York" Book  // 12. Anthropologie The Complete Peter Rabbit Collection // 13. Anthropologie All Aboard Train Puzzle //

For the Laughing Littles.

I am ridiculously blessed with nieces and nephews aplenty. They're so much fun to shop for at Christmas time! I love seeing their reactions as they awkwardly tear open the wrapping paper and discover the colorful new addition to their toy family. Their faces cannot tell a lie - they either love a gift or are immediately bored with it. Makes my heart laugh. I do my best to gift books and puzzles, because for some reason I want to be that aunt. This year I came across so many sweet gifts that I couldn't not share some of them. I hope this helps as you hunt for some last-minute kiddo presents. Kids have the magical power of containing MUCH of the Christmas spirit without even realizing it - we should all honor that joy on Christmas morning!

For the Littles (and their sparkling Christmas morning faces),

Noel: Gift Guide For the Dapper Lad

Christmas Gift Guide: For the Dapper Light

Christmas Gift Guide: For the Dapper Light by knhale // 1. Allen Edmonds Shaker Heights Plain-toe Butcher Lace-up Men's Dress Boot // 2. Leatherman Juice C2 Tool // 3. Terrain Buffalo Plaid Trapper Hat // 4. Sundance Sojourner Socks // 5. Sundance Magnetic BBQ Tool Light // 6. Banana Republic Slim-Fit Checkered Luxe-brushed Twill Shirt // 7. Stanley Flask // 8. Terrain Boulder Mug // 9. Steinbeck Centennial Boxed Set  // 10. Williams Sonoma Agate Rimmed Coasters // 11. Terrain Popcorn Popper //

For the Dapper Lad.

He's your guy. And you want to get him something spectacular, but... he's a guy. Which means you can hardly read his mind and you're sure that he cannot read yours. So how to surprise him with something truly wonderful?

In my experience, gift shopping for men at Christmastime is the greatest challenge. Inheriting about a zillion brothers made me acutely aware of how little I actually know about the hobbies of the opposite sex. Over the years, I've learned a bit of bro talk (okay, not really), and had a bit more insight into the dude world. It's extremely different from the fluffy feminine gifts I like to buy. However, I've come to love gift shopping for my dad(s), brothers, and of course my husband. The above items could outfit and impress a range of different kinds of men, and I know that they would be a smashing success. How? Trial and error, my friends. Trial and error. So go ahead, reap from the benefits of some tried-and-true surefire GRAND Christmas gifts that your strong, funny, manly man will absolutely love.

Happy Gifting!

Noel: Gift Guide For the Traveling Soul

Christmas Gift Guide: For the Traveling Soul

Christmas Gift Guide: For the Traveling Soul by knhale // 1. Moma Vintage New York Post Cards // 2. Piperlime Spun by Subtle Luxury Infinity Chunky Sweater Knit Scarf // 3. St. Helena Global Salt Trio // 4. The New York Times 36 Hours in Asia & Oceania // 5. Anthropologie Love Note Cuff // 6. Paula Scher Highline Map Poster // 7. Piperlime Pim & Larkin Eiffel Tower Stud Earrings // 8. Sundance Fleece-lined Handwarmers // 9. Frye Company Carson Lace Ups // 10. Anthropologie Patchworked Socks // 11. Urban Outfitters Lomography Camera //

For the Traveling Soul.

We all have a friend like this. The curious, half-wild dreamer who is always up for a road trip, a day trip, a hiking trip, any kind of adventure. Always snapping photos, circling destinations on a map, with a stocked car ready for an endless day away. I am actually glad to say that I have more than a few friends like this, and quite a few family members, too. I love people who LOVE to travel, because they are always armed with eclectic stories, odd recipes and a bounty of enticing photos to share. But even more importantly, my friends who are traveling fiends maintain a gracious open mind that is enviable. Not bogged down by the bible belt's staggering insulation or the political trends of the moment, these folks are peaceful, easy to please, fast to laugh and even faster to encourage.

These traveling buddies are capable and composed, yet completely vulnerable and allow me to peel back their layers, ask tough questions and examine their experiences for myself. What a lucky girl I am. To be more of a traveling soul, well, that's my goal. And I've got such great role models to look to.

I believe you will find that any of the above gifts will add a little sparkle to your friends' lifelong voyage. So go ahead, give them a little something special that tells them you believe in their courageous journey, too.