1. Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him

    Valentines Day Gifts for Him

    Make sure to get the man in your life Valentine’s Day gifts he will love and use. See what’s on my mind for my hubby, brother, and dad!

    1. Sperry Top Sider Waterproof Boots $150.00 {here} ◊ 2. Savora Cocktail Shaker $39.99 {here} ◊ 3. NorthFace ThermoBall Puffer Vest $149.00 {here} ◊ 4. RFID Blocker Wallet $49.00 {here} ◊ 5. Rabbit Wine Opener $59.99 {here} ◊ 6. NIXON ‘The Time Teller’ Watch $95.00 {here} ◊ 7. Billy Reid Shirt $185.00 {here} ◊ 8. Herschel Supply Co Bag $80.00 {here}

  2. DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts

    DIY Home made Valentines Day Gifts for your friends and loved onesjpgvalentines candy bags by Fashionable Hostess

    I love to get each of my girlfriends a little gift on Valentine’s Day, so this year I decided to be a bit crafty and do something DIY! I started thinking what do girls want on Valentine’s Day… chocolate, obviously! So I found the cutest cellophane gift bags and got to work. While these are incredibly easy to assemble, it’s amazing how putting a little effort into your gift is so much more meaningful than a store-bought box of chocolates! So whether you are brainstorming a fun idea to bring people at the office, need to bring your V-day party hostess a gift, or simply want to put a smile on a single gal’s face, I have a feeling these treat bags will do the trick!

    Make Valentines Day Gifts for your friends DIYDIY Valentines Day Gifts for your friends

    To create these little Valentine’s Day treats, I started with a pack of heart cellophane bags {similar}. I then laid out a selection of red and white candies including Lindt Lindor truffles, Hershey kisses, red licorice bites, and white chocolate covered pretzels, but of course get creative with your favorites. My favorite part was the finishing touch, a set of ‘XO hangtags’ {from Chicfetti} that I used to seal the bags. And that’s it… spread Valentine’s Day cheer to friends and family. XOXO

    Cute Homemade Valentines Day Gift ideas

  3. Barware wedding Gift Ideas

    Best Barware Wedding Gifts - Trays, Ice Buckets

    So your friends are getting married and you want to get them a nice gift that you know they will actually use. Where does your mind go? Directly to the bar {don’t worry, I won’t judge!}. So what’s a classy thing to get them that they will really love and keep forever? My two go-to wedding gifts are: One, a fancy tray {Love that it has multiple uses including home décor, cheese board, or serving drinks like above} or two, an elegant ice bucket. Surprisingly the options for these items are endless, both in stores that carry them and in style. So, I decided to make life easy and narrowed your options for you – simply choose the personality below that best suits the couple! Happy shopping!

    The Traditional Couple {They love Ralph Lauren, the girl carries structured purses, and they just might summer in Nantucket}: This couple will love anything monogrammed, so I love this monogrammed dome topped cheese plate, this wooden cutting board, and this stainless-steel bar tools set. Think silver is more their style? The bride will surely love a Kate Spade nickelplate tray with glossy enamel accents. Or to match their RL Polos, this Ralph Lauren ice bucket with leather handle is incredibly sophisticated and sleek.

    The Jet Setters {Their bar cart boasts Bulleit Bourbon and Veuve Clicquot, they consider a fur throw to be the perfect bedding accessory, and you never know what glamorous locale they will be visiting next}: Go for a name brand piece like this Oscar de La Renta ice bucket or this Nambe cheese board with braid-textured handles. Or, write a card reminiscent of your last ski trip together to Aspen accompanied by this Arthur Court tray.

    The Faux-Hipsters {They hang caftans on their wall in place of art, they are going on a Safari for their honeymoon, and chances are they don’t have a registry}: Rather than the usual selection of trays, choose something unique like a faceted marble slab cheese board or a lucite serving tray. Rather than your ordinary ice bucket, choose something vintage like this one I found on Etsy, or something I have never seen before – a Michael Aram option that chills bottles while simultaneously chilling glasses.

    Anywhere in Between {aka “normal”}: Some simple and elegant options include this Reed & Barton crystal ice bucket and this Sambonet stainless-steel serving tray. Not 100% sure? I added even more shopping options below at a range of prices! Good luck!

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