Holiday Gift Ideas & Outfits
Posted on 20 December 2016
MM Holiday Series Part Three
Who hasn't started their holiday shopping? Me! I am going to attempt to actually get my shopping done today. But we'll see; something always seems to come up! I can't wait to hit up all of my favorite downtown shops for homemade soaps, unique olive oils, locally sourced and blended spices, and of course the independently owned bookstore across the street. Don't forget to shop local this year. It makes a huge difference for those owners and for your local economy!
Now that I've finally made my list, it's time to get to shopping. I don’t know why it is that each year the choices are so hard for me (I just hope I don’t give anyone the same thing that I gave them last year!). Inevitably, at any December gathering of friends, co-workers, or family, there is some sort of gifting involved, whether it’s a Secret Santa or White Elephant gift exchange. Then the question becomes: What gift can I give that’s the perfect blend of affordable and unique? A fun piece of jewelry, cute top, or interesting scarf usually is the perfect thing for such gift exchanges. We want to help take some of the stress out of shopping this year, by showing you some of our favorite pieces and gifts.
Our Tagua necklaces and earrings are hot sellers this year! Originating in Ecuador, these nuts are hand carved and dyed by a local maker and her family. All of our Tagua jewelry is super lightweight and each piece is unique, making this a perfect gift for just about any woman in your life. Looking for more than a piece a of jewelry? Try pairing with our Alpaca scarves (also from Ecuador) and our Wool Felt Hats for a unique, pulled-together look.
Here you can see some more versions of the popular Tagua jewelry, like the multi-colored mini beads seen on Liz! We all love the beautiful Alpaca Ruanas from Ecuador that can be worn as a beautiful shawl or scarf. We also have a fun selection of reversible totes like this Olive Croc Suede Reversible Tote (bottom left). Another great gift option this year are our Herschel Supply Co bags, clutches, and wallets, like the Herschel Carter Clutch (top right).
And of course, you can't go wrong with one of our many totes or purses! We particularly love the Herschel Market Tote (top right) and the Herschel Auden Tote (bottom right) for all-purpose work, school, running errand totes.
I don't know about y'all, but I need to be comfortable when shopping. I hate messing with tons of layers, uncomfortable pants, or annoying purses. Going in and out of stores, in and out of weather, as I shop for the perfect gifts is hard for me. Maybe it's because I'm a southern girl in Colorado who is still not completely comfortable wearing jackets, scarves, and mittens all the time! Easy, layered outfits that look chic and are comfortable, and that I can adjust as I go in from the cold to warm shops are just what I need. Below are some of the looks that are inspiring me to get out in the chilly temperatures and finish my shopping.
Happy shopping and happy holidays! Let us know if we can help you in any way with your last minute shopping!