I got SO many questions while we were in Manhattan during Christmas asking if I could do a Christmas in NYC guide. While I wasn’t originally planning on it, I figured that I better get one up since so many people asked for it. (Especially while it was fresh on my mind.) I still had all of the spots that we mapped out saved in my notes section on my phone. So, instead of waiting until next holiday season to post it, I went ahead and got it up today and included some of the photos from our trip!
This was not a blog-related trip – spending Christmas in NYC has been something we have always wanted to do. And with baby on the way, this was probably one of our last opportunities! It was one of the BEST trips that me and Jordan have gone on together. I highly recommend trying to make it to New York City for Christmas at least once! So, I’m sharing a list of every single holiday activity we checked off our list in today’s post.
I can’t think of a better occasion for “me time” than right after the holidays. There is something so calming and therapeutic about indulging in a skincare ritual. And since Christmas and New Year parties come with an influx of stress, early mornings and late nights, I am sure I am not alone in these sentiments. I thought I would share my favorite indulgent skincare products from Colleen Rothschild, which make amazing gift ideas for every girl needing pampering on your list. If you’re ready to give a present that makes your loved ones glow, scroll ahead!
UPDATE: The Colleen Rothschild team is generously offering 20% off regular-priced products with code KRYSTAL20 just in time for holiday gifting!!
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Every single year, I have at least one person tell me (including Jordan) that I’m a difficult person to gift because I already have “everything.” And every year, I’m like “NO WAY, I can think of a million practical things that I could use!” SO I decided that it might be helpful to share what’s on my wishlist in case you’re searching for gifts for the girl who has everything too. I split the gift ideas up into different categories, so even if it’s not exactly what you’re looking for, you might get an idea just by skimming through!
The person with everything likely needs a way to keep it all organized. I discovered these acrylic organizerslast year – and since have ordered at least six of them. (Both for myself and as gifts for friends.) They are high quality and much less expensive than many others that I’ve thought about purchasing. Literally, these have single-handedly saved my makeup bag and skincare drawers. They can be used for any and everything!
Leave it to Kendra Scott to create the most beautiful jewelry organizer! This one is actually on my own wishlist to help me wrangle up all of my loose earrings and rings that I leave on my dresser. There are also a number of smaller boxes and organizers available in their Home section!
If your girl who has everything is also a girl who travels everywhere, she’s likely in need of updating some of her travel accessories. I recently saw these gold travel organizers that are perfect for organizing a suitcase. OR what about laundry bags for separating all of the worn clothes for easy washing once at home? If you’re looking to splurge, one of my all-time FAVORITE travel bags is this one by MZ Wallace!!
If there’s one thing that I’m always running out of – DRY SHAMPOO. Every girl needs her own stockpile of dry shampoo, and how awesome would it be to open a box full of dry shampoos from different brands so that you could try multiple kinds? Think Drybar, LivingProof, Moroccanoil, Eva NYC, even budget-friendly Batiste. This is a stocking stuffer gift I dream of!!
Okay give me a chance to explain. I know shampoo and conditioner might sound like a lame gift, BUT if it’s a nicer brand that offers specialized hair care benefits, it’s actually an awesome gift. Think of formulas for color-treated hair, deep conditioners, and even purple-shampoos for blondes. I’m constantly going through hair products! Brands like Oribé, Kerastase, Moroccanoil, and Alterna are high on my list of favorites!
Lash or Brow Serum/Services
This one is huge and maybe even a little splurge-worthy. I use a lash and eyebrow growth serum every single day. (I’ve talked about them before on here. I have used Neulash and Neubrow, and I’m now trying LashFood and BrowFood which has more natural ingredients.) In addition to this, every once in a while I will get my eyebrows tinted too. A gift card for brow or lash services would be AH-mazing y’all.
ANY Personal Services
Speaking of services… If you have someone hard to shop for, think about the personal services they get often, like a nail salon or hair salon gift card. OR if they are interested in skincare enhancements, visit their dermatologist or aesthetician for a gift card to use on their next visit!
One of our biggest expenses every month is eating out! Try to think of restaurants or food services that you know this person would enjoy. What about a meal delivery service? I personally have been dying to try out the Daily Harvest smoothies. A month membership to Graze would be perfect for people who love to snack. Or if you’re crafty, you can make your own gift basic with the person’s favorite snacks/candy/drinks!
What are your go-to gift ideas for the girl who has everything? I’d love to hear more!
Although we don’t normally experience frigid weather here in Louisiana, the temperatures definitely drop during winter nights and mornings – it was 36 degrees this morning! (Just enough to make me want to hibernate until I can feel spring in the air again!) Cozying up in the wintertime means an abundance of hot tea – or chocolate, seasonal candles, Netflix, and of course some cozy and equally comfy pajamas that double up as loungewear. This season, you can catch me in my new Jockey pajamas, snuggled up in a thick blanket – perhaps a tray of sugar cookies – when I’m just staying in at home. If this sounds like an ideal winter day to you, read on to get the best holiday pajamas for your Netflix binge!
I can’t believe that it’s already December and that means Christmas is just around the corner. If you’re still scrambling to find a thoughtful gift for your mom, sister or best friend, I have the perfect one in mind. I don’t think there’s anything better than a relaxing pair of PJs on a cold winter day, which is why pajama sets make such amazing holiday gifts. Soma, one of my favorite lingerie destinations, makes the comfiest pajamas I own. So as we countdown the days of December, I wanted to highlight my favorite pieces from their sleepwear and intimate collections that are going to make the coziest holiday gift this season. To be honest, these are on my own wish list too!