Gift Guides

Five Things On My Christmas Wishlist

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I shared my gift guide recently of 100 gift ideas for those you love and hope that it has been a good resource for you during this season of gift shopping! Today I am  sharing a quick list of five things on my Christmas wishlist this year. Keep reading to find out what they are…

 

CASUAL-COOL SWEATSHIRT

I love the Anine Bing brand and this sweatshirt would be one I reach for on repeat with denim or sweats

BEAUTIFUL CUTTING BOARDS

These boards would go perfectly in our new kitchen and not to mention, V useful

PERFECT FLEECE PULLOVER

I absolutely love to be cozy in the winter, especially when spending time in Idaho, so this fleece is a must

NEW POTS FOR THE NEW HOUSE

Must-have pots for home-cooked meals now that we are settled in our new home

A VERY PRACTICAL AIR FILTER

Pure air in the home is so important and these are the best filters out there

What are you wishing for this year? Let us know in the comments! 

 

 

 

 

 

Brands To Shop This Weekend

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Hey friends-

Hoping everyone had a sweet and relaxing Thanksgiving holiday spent with friends & fam! Once you have some downtime this weekend, after all the eating and fun, take a second and think about gift shopping. 🙂 All of the sales can feel overwhelming, so a good place to start is via my gift guide (100 gift ideas…!) or check out this quick list below for a few of my favorite brands that are hosting special black friday + cyber monday promos.

Special call out to The Citizenry, who have a beautiful philanthropic campaign happening right now. Read more by clicking their links.! And another call out to Nisolo! Use my unique code for 25% off site-wide! LSCRUGGS25. xo

the citizenry | branch basics | primally pure | follain | goop

hobo | nisolo | serena & lily | anthropologie | rag & bone | shopbop

100 Gift Ideas For Those You Love

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Tis’ the season for gift giving and gift guides! Rounding up 100 gifts ideas for those you love in four different categories: for her, for him, for your stocking, and for the the parents of both kiddos and pups! Keep scrolling, click to shop, and keep in mind that all cosmetic beauty/personal items listed are toxin-free! xo

 

FOR HER

1. The Clean Sweep: my 90 day guide to clean living

2. Pour Over Set: a beautiful gift for coffee lovers

3. Branch Basics: the starter kit is the perfect gift for clean cleaning all year

4. Sustainable Carry-on Suitcase:  travel well while helping the environment

5. Primally Pure Spa Kit: there is nothing better than spa night at home

6. Hobo Backpack Purse: the leather bag she’ll always reach for

7. Cuyana Jewelry Case: the perfect way to keep jewelry organized

8. Coyuchi Quilt: give the gift of cozy with this beautiful blanket

9. Everlane Scarf: chic and warm for the cold months

10. Janessa Leone Hat: for the hat-loving women out there

11. Cowboy Boots: something for the fashion-forward woman on your list

12. House Plant: the perfect lively addition to a home in a cute pot

13. Almond Cow: the best way to make nut milk at home

14. Anine Bing Sweatshirt: casual-cool with jeans and sneaks

15. Vitruvi Diffuser: for those who love essential oils

16. Portal for FaceTiming: the best way to FaceTime with loved ones

17. She Reads Truth Bible: a beautiful Bible for all women in your life

18. Revive Essential Oils: my favorite oils right now

19. Larq Water Bottle: the best way to get clean water on-the-go

20. Happily Grey Teapot: a gorgeous teapot for your home

21. Bamboo Cutting Board: looks great and works great, too

22. Grounding Mat: for sleeping or standing

23. Oura Ring: a ring that is good for your health

24. Monogrammed Catchall: a great way to organize the little things

25. Toxin-Free Skillet: for the one on your list who loves to cook

FOR HIM

1. Dopp Kit: a way to keep his personal items organized at home or away

2. Mugs: for the coffee or tea drinking guy

3. Belt: something he will wear every day

4. Travel Pouch: for small items when traveling or at home

5. Sweatpants: the best clothing item for lounging

6. Noise-Cancelling Headphones: made for those long plane rides

7. Air Pods Case: make that little white case a little cooler

8. Organic Weighted Blanket: a great gift for deep sleep

9. Sweatshirt: something to keep him cozy and comfortable

10. Leather Coasters: a very cool addition to the home for entertaining

11. Coffee Table Book: something interesting to keep on the table

12. Backpack: a good gift for guys on the go

13. Nike Sneakers: comfortable and cool sneaks he will always want to wear

14. Yoga Mat: for the yogi guys

15. Cozy Tee: a wardrobe basic he’ll wear on repeat

16. Staple White Tee: simply a must-have

17. Leather Journal: makes the best prayer journal

18. Laptop Case: a great way to keep his laptop protected

19. Weekend Bag: for travelers who need a go-to weekender

20. Grill Pan: the best gift for grill-master guys

21. House Plant: bring a little green into his office or favorite room in the house

22. Sunglasses: a must-have accessory for him

23. Golf Club: for the golf-loving guys

24. Golf Shoes: great pair of shoes to wear on the green

25. An Experience He’ll Love: whether it’s two tickets to a concert, a basketball game, a football game, a day of golfing with his friends… the list goes on!

FOR THE STOCKING

1. Rebekah Lyons Book: a must-read book to learn how to be truly refreshed and renewed

2. Dr. Cole’s Book: all about anti-inflammatory foods that will be good for your gut

3. Puracy Toiletry Travel Set: a must-have for travel

4. Follain Soap: my favorite soap

5. Essentiel Lotion: give the gift of moisturized skin

6. Stranded Dry Shampoo: my dry shampoo powder for all hair colors

7. Mosquito Repellent: so important and love this brand

8. Frother: hello, best lattes at home

9. Pique Matcha Tea: ceremonial grade matcha that I just love

10. New Morning Mercies Devotional: a must-read for daily doses of faith

11. Napkin Rings: the perfect gift for the host and hostess

12. Phone Case: a must-have for daily living

13. Painted Notebook: to keep all of your dreams and ideas

14. Bottle Opener: the perfect tool for a bar cart

15. Library of Herbs: a great gift for at-home chefs and gardeners

16. East by West Cookbook: written for those who love to be in the kitchen

17. Ceramic Sponge Holder: a useful and

18. Cozy Socks: because everyone loves a new pair of favorite socks

19. Henua Moisturizer: a product your skin will be so thankful for

20. Cutest Ornament: for the Christmas decor lovers

21. Linen Bowl Covers: my absolute favorite for storing leftovers

22. Luggage Tag: for the travelers and wanderlust seekers

23. Ilia Lipstick: my favorite lipstick right now

24. Silk Sleep Mask: for the best sleep of your life

25. Christmas Puzzle: a fun and festive game for the fam

FOR KIDDOS & PUPS

(& their parents)

 

1. Farmer’s Market Tote: the cutest play set for kids

2. Collar & Leash: calling all furry friends!

3. Elephant Dog Toy: an elephant toy your fur babe will love

4. Travel Dog Bowl: for the dogs on the go

5. Baby Hair Kit: perfect little set for new parents

6. Stroller Set: keep the stroller cozy this winter

7. Organic Crib Sheet: because organic sheets are so important

8. Cozy Robe for Mom: stay cozy mornings and night, mom…

9. Cozy Robe for Dad: …and you too, dad!

10. Organic Baby Blanket: for the sweet snuggle times

11. Organic Baby Snuggle Sack: keep your sweet babe cozy at night

12. Organic Cotton Burp Cloths: perfect cloths to use post-feeding

13. Organic Changing Pad: changing on an organic surface is a must

14. Organic Changing Pad Cover: a cover makes the messes no biggie

15. Organic Crib Mattress: help your baby’s sleep be sweet, safe, and sound

16. Primally Pure Baby Kit: a few of the essentials

17. Travel Magnet Set: a perfect toy to take in the car, on a flight, or out to eat

18. Alphabet Set: help your babe learn A-Z

19. Sleepy Moon Pillow: perfection addition to the crib

20. Organic Baby Jumpsuit: because babies in jumpsuits are the cutest

21. Kid Shopping Cart: a fun way for he or she to grocery shop

22. Feelings Book: a sweet book for the heart

23. Organic Dress: a cute choice for your little girl

24. Top Knots: the coolest type of headband around

25. Organic Teething Bib: for that teething stage

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And that’s a wrap! Happy shopping, friends. xo.

Meet Tribe Alive

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I recently discovered a sustainable brand based out of Texas with beautiful apparel, home, and accessory items and an even more beautiful heart- meet Tribe Alive. Their mission is to create ethically-made items while simultaneously empowering, inspiring, and improving the lives of female artisans from around the world. Tribe Alive partners with impoverished, talented women in Guatemala, India, Haiti and more to design the Tribe Alive collection in exchange for fair-trade wages, a safe working environment, and work that they can be proud of. I am so inspired by the cycle of creativity, love, and positivity that their design and business model represents and could not think of a better brand to partner with this holiday season. Below are a few of my favorite items from their current collection- perfect for you or that special woman in your life. xo

ONE: striped pouch | TWO: travel bag (on sale!) | THREE: pillow

FOUR: striped handle bag | FIVE: basket

thank you Tribe Alive for sponsoring this post.

 

Cuyana: Give Better

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Christmas shopping is one of my favorite activities. I enjoy it so much because it is an adventure trying to find presents that are really personal, meaningful, and high quality, yet affordable for the special ones in my life. It is not always easy, but it is such a joy when those special items are found and gifted. Cue the tears on Christmas morning!

I recently discovered the brand, Cuyana, and it is one of those finds that I wonder what I did without. I recently ordered a few goodies for myself, and I immediately fell head over heels. The PJs are perfect for a cozy Christmas Eve, their travel case with embroidery is a dream gift, and the heart cosmetics case is the absolute cutest. If you have a traveler in the fam, this gift is a must + embroider it to make it extra lovely. Not to mention, the mini bucket bag is an essential for this season + a guaranteed appreciated gift.

I so respect companies that have great initiative, and their philosophy of fewer, better things expresses the intention of investing in and giving designs that are beautiful and useful.  I also love how each piece can be considered an essential – it is not an item that can be added to clutter, but rather, it stands as a quality piece that can be a beautiful replacement. See below for more of my favorite #givebetter gifts!


THE OUTFIT:

dress (+ in blue plaid) | shoes | sunnies

images by felicia lasala 

 

Gifts For The Hostess

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You know that girlfriend, mom, aunt, or sister in your life that loves to entertain, cook, and keep a well-curated kitchen? These gifts are for her. Also, if you are headed to someone’s home over the holidays for a soiree or homey get-together, the below items make the best gifts for the hostess. Enjoy, xo.

ONE: apron | TWO: towels | THREE: matcha tea set

FOUR: candle | FIVE: french press | SIX: coasters

SEVEN: mixing bowls | EIGHT: rice cooker | NINE: wine tote

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