#BEAUTIFULIFEHACKS 06 – HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
It’s here! My Holiday Gift Guide video is above, with the full write-ups on each featured brand below. I hope this post sparks some great gift ideas for you, because I’m well aware of how we sometimes get stuck on what to get for people during this time of year. Make sure you stay for the bloopers at the end. Enjoy!
Framebridge is a Philadelphia based company that frames your photos in unique and beautiful ways. They have so many gorgeous styles to choose from, I can guarantee that whatever the taste of the person you’re gifting, you’ll find something that not only suits their preference, but will make them sincerely happy. It’s one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give, without having to give it too much thought, if that makes sense. You pick the photos, they do the rest. It’s that easy. They even provide the hardware you need to hang your frames. I’ve partnered up with them for the #FRAMEYOURFEED program, so if you do decide to gift someone with a Framebridge item, make sure to use code “ARNELLEFYF” to get 10% off of your purchase!
White Faux Taxidermy is a Utah based company that does beautiful, lifelike, resin replicas of the popular taxidermy items you see nowadays on Pinterest and beyond. Taxidermy has taken a trendy turn in the past couple years, but this company makes it so that no animals are harmed in the process of making such beautiful decor pieces. Animal friendly, lightning fast shipping, so many styles and colors to choose from, great customer service, and thoughtful design (they come notched and furniture padded for easy mounting) – these are wonderful pieces for your friends and family members who are stylish and love to take that stylishness into their living space as well.
You’ve seen me write about this brand so many times I might just sound redundant at this point, so I’ll keep it short and sweet. Beautiful, multi-faceted, geometric, concrete designs that make wonderful decor pieces for any home. Your friends and family members can use these beauties to hold anything from jewelry, to candles, to plants. If you know anyone who’s into the industrial, raw aesthetic that’s swept over popular social media and the interwebs, gift them one (or a few) of these pieces.
I found Young Frankk on Instagram and her designs and overall aesthetic immediately caught my eye – so minimalist, and yet each piece says so much. The items I’m featuring here are her Emimade dishes, which are handmade so each is unique and one of a kind. I’ve used these adorable, artistic pieces to display just about anything with intention. If you know an artistic soul who is into eclectic, and lives life deliberately (meaning everything down to the smallest trays they display their rings on are carefully and meticulously chosen), I highly suggest you consider these dishes or her jewelry as suitable gifts.
This one is for the ladies. This Glossier Phase One Kit makes a wonderful gift for your girlfriends, your girls that are friends, and any other women in your life. This skincare line is one that I stand behind, speaking from personal experience. Their products have done wonders for my skin, even in my transition from the LA heat to the SF chill, a climate change that can be pretty damaging to the skin. These products have not only restored moisture, but have made my skin glow after consistent use. Any lovely lady appreciates great beauty/skincare products, and it doesn’t get much better in that arena. You can literally give the gift of glowing skin.
Catch Cases not only makes awesome, graphic phone cases that are laser cut into wood and other textiles, but they also let you create your own custom case. I’ve capitalized on that in numerous occasions, both for me personally, and for when I need branded material for events that I organize. Choose from any of their well-designed graphics, or do what I did, and make it really personal. Design a custom design for someone. Or … have a friend with a website that could always use a little free and organic PR? Stick their URL and social media handles on one of these bad boys (like I did) and watch their face light up when they unwrap it on Christmas.
Everlane is one of the cleanest brands in the market today. So minimalist, so simple, and so centered around quality materials and quality clothing/accessories. Not only is their branding and clothing beautiful, but they’re a company with a message. They stand firmly behind their “radical transparency” – an MO that states that none of the business that they perform needs to be taboo, they do everything with integrity and great intention. You’re supporting an amazing company when you choose to gift someone with one of their amazing pieces like the Chunky Wool Cardigan Coat in Ivory pictured on me above. It’s like gifting a fluffy warm cloud.
Blurb Books make some of THE most thoughtful gifts for Christmas or any time of the year. If you’re looking to win Christmas this year, I suggest you consider a custom/personalized Blurb Book for your closest family and friends. They do absolutely gorgeous photo books with quality binding, quality printing, and quality materials. We live in a primarily digital world, so often times we forget the value of being able to hold a tangible memory in your hand – or in this case, a tangible book filled with multiple memories. Not only is this gift thoughtful, but it doubles as a great home accent as your favorite coffee table or nightstand book. I’m beyond excited to say I’m partnering with them to create a custom photo book of my own that will be available for purchase, so please stay tuned for that. In the meantime, design one of your own or design one as a gift. It’ll be one of your favorite things you’ve ever done, I promise.19 awesome people like this post