Holiday Gift Guide III – For The Men

One thing that I always need help with is gift shopping for men. I’m the absolute worst at it, and that’s probably because the men in my life – those being my dad, brother, and boyfriend – all have very different tastes. One prefers clothing and watches, one is tech savvy and really likes fun gadgets, and the other could honestly care less… he’s happy with whatever he’s surprised with. I know there are men and women out there who are faced with something similar around the holidays, so I included a little bit of everything into my men’s gift guide.

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Magnetic Bottle Opener ¦ Apple TV ¦ Ray-Ban Wayfarers ¦ Dark Rum Candle ¦ Watch ¦ Plaid Button-Down Shirt ¦ Large Travel Bag and Toiletry Case ¦ Quilted Barbour Jacket ¦ Bluetooth Speaker ¦ Flask ¦ Wallet ¦ Boots

Happy shopping, and I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving with their family and friends!

xo Jenna

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Holiday Gift Guide II – For The Homebody

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We all have that one friend that would much rather stay in on the weekends and watch Netflix than go out. The kind of person that secretly does a little dance when plans are cancelled unexpectedly. You know exactly what I’m talking about! We can all be a bit of a homebody from time to time. That’s why my second gift guide is for exactly that. Honestly, you don’t have to be that kind of person to enjoy these gifts!

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Blanket scarf ¦ Pajama set ¦ Pig bookends ¦ Buffalo check throw ¦ Moccasins ¦ Clarisonic ¦ Diptyque candle ¦ Coffee mug ¦ Plaid fringe throw ¦ Bluetooth wireless headphones ¦ Pillows (cable knitgold, leopard, monogram)

I hope everyone has a great day. Hang in there, it’s almost the weekend!

xo Jenna

Birthday Wishlist

Good morning readers! My birthday has been off to a great start already (aside from spilling coffee all over the floor during class). I’m lucky enough to visit the coast for a third time this month, so I’ll spend the day celebrating with my brother in Charleston. Can’t complain about that! Tomorrow morning I have a job interview in Mt. Pleasant, so let’s hope that birthday luck carries over an extra day!

Here are a few things I’ve had on my wishlist recently that would make for great gifts (hint, hint!) or if you want to treat yourself to something special… I won’t judge you.

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1. Steve Madden wedges 2. Tory Burch Perfume 3. Mosaic iPhone case

4. Madewell Sunglasses 5. Loren Hope cuff 6. Society Social pillows (here and here)

7. Yves Saint Laurent Kiss & Blush 8. Lisi Lerch tassel earrings 9. Kelly Wynne wristlet

xo Jenna

Wanted

Aaaaand I’m back! After a week full of coursework and job applications, I’m coming at ya with my most coveted items for Spring this year.

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Lip Gloss / Floral Dress / Watch / Earrings / Face Oil / Cross-Body / Tech Case / Sandals (on sale!) / Shades / Stackable Ring Set

Obviously I’m really into blues and whites right now. The colors are so clean and perfect for warm temperatures! These goodies are definitely on the top of my shopping list. But I have to know, what are y’all lusting over this season?

xo Jenna

Cool Material “Gifts For Men That Don’t Suck”

Valentine’s Day is typically focused more on the woman – cards, candy, flowers, jewelry, dinner… you know, the usual. But what about the guys? I know this seems a little odd. Maybe it’s because I really love giving gifts no matter the occasion, but I think Valentine’s Day is the perfect reason to give your guy a little something that says “thanks for being so awesome!” or in my case, “thanks for putting up with my ridiculousness!”

I recently discovered Cool Material after helping my brother look for the perfect wedding gift for one of his long-time buddies. He wanted to find something unique, but more importantly practical. He wanted the cool factor but also something he knew his friend would actually make use of. Cool Material gifts are anything but ordinary. If you click on the “men’s gifts” tab of the website, you’ll find a list of descriptions that will take you to personalized shopping pages, depending on what you’re guy is into. Some of those include “the techie”, “the outdoorsman”, and my personal favorite “the dapper man”. Prices range from less than $50 to $1000+ and each gift is just as unique as the next! Here are a few, but there are thousands of gifts on the website, so check it out now!

The Audiophile:

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ILP Device Turntable – $100

The Outdoorsman:

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Lifestraw (Voted a Time Magazine Invention of the Year) – $25

The Man Cave:

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Man Candles II – $28

The Lush:

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Dropcatch Bottle Opener – $62

The Dapper Man:

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Komono Watches – $100

The Workaholic:

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Ninja Block (You can program this little device to do things that make your life infinitely easier, like turn your lights on and off when you’re not at home, or send you a text when someone is at your door. Pretty cool right?)  – $199

xo Jenna

*DISCLAIMER: This post was not endorsed by Cool Material. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

L&G Holiday Gift Guide IV: What I’m Wanting

For L&G’s Gift Guide IV, I decided to post a few goodies that are on my wishlist this year!

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1. Barbour Beadnell Jacket – I’m a sucker for this classic Barbour. They fit so well and go with just about everything!

2. neuLASH – I usually don’t wear a lot of makeup, but one of my favorite things to do is experiment with my eyelashes, whether that’s playing with different mascaras or eyelash curlers. I’ve never tried lash enhancers of any kind, but I’ve heard such good things about this product that it seems like it’s well worth it. Similar to Latisse but without any of the nasty side effects.

3. GiGi New York iPhone 5 Case – I love the vibrant color of this phone case next to the gold monogram! I usually don’t own hard shell cases because I’m pretty clumsy with my phone, but this one is too pretty to resist!

4. Tory Burch Glazed Leather Clutch – Oh boy, I have been eyeing this clutch for so long! It can be dressed up or down. Perfect with any outfit no doubt!

5. Loren Hope Clara Earrings – Another I’ve obsessed over for some time now. Much dressier than the studs I usually wear, but I’d find any excuse to wear these!

6. Michael Kors Runway Watch – Black and gold is a favorite combination of mine. Michael Kors does it right! I also have small wrists and this watch has a small face, so it’s perfect!

7. Chloé Eau de Parfum – Such a great scent. I’m usually a Chanel girl but I have to smell this every time I’m in the perfume section of Sephora.

8. Baublebar Tortoise Constellation Bib – Do I have a real reason to want a necklace this glam? Nope. Do I care? Absolutely not.

9. Chanel Colour Lipshine in Rouge Coco – I cannot possibly say enough good things about this lipshine. It’s the perfect combination of lipstick and lip gloss: the long-lasting wear we all want without the stickiness. I was head over heels with this little piece of heaven until I misplaced it two days after purchase. Needless to say I’d love to have it again!

10. Evelyn Henson and Design Darling Prints – My absolute favorites from both. How adorable would these look hanging above a desk? They would definitely give me a little extra motivation during late-night study sessions!

11. Kate Spade New York Skinny Mini Bow Ring – It was love at first sight when I spotted this on The College Prepster! Simple and delicate, my favorite type of jewelry!

12. Frye Melissa Boot – One of the best Frye designs in my opinion. SO incredibly versatile. This is the perfect winter boot!

xo Jenna

10 Holiday Sales You Can’t Miss!

Among all the chaos of holiday shopping for friends and family, don’t forget to treat yourself! Here are a few sales you should definitely check out:

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1. Ann Taylor – 50% your entire purchase online with the code HOLIDAY50

2. Kate Spade NY – Newly added purse and wallet sale items online

3. H&M – Up to 70% off online items

4. Piperlime – Up to 50% off online items

5. Madewell – Up to 40% off online items

6. J.Crew – 30% off entire purchase with code GIFTNOW, in stores and online

7. Tobi – 40% sitewide

8. Banana Republic – 40% off your entire online purchase

9. C. Wonder Store – Extra 40% off sale items, 30% off 3 jewelry items online

10. Nordstrom – Up to 50% off all boots online

Enjoy, and happy shopping!

xo Jenna