InStyle Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that time of year when gift-guides are out in full force! From blogs to magazines, everyone has rounded up their favorite products to help point you in the right direction when you’re out shopping for the perfect gifts. I LOVE gift guides. I’ve always been a “list person” so making a list of my favorite things comes naturally. And on the other hand, I always find the best stuff to add to my gift list, as well as my personal wish list, when I’m browsing through everyone else’s lists.

Each holiday season, I aim to get my shopping done EARLY! For me, it’s so much easier to order gifts online. No lines, no crowds, no transporting multiple shopping bags on the subway. I think I learned the hard way here. I remember back in college I was always too busy with finals to focus on my holiday shopping and I would end up being that girl racing around on Christmas Eve trying to cross everyone off of my list before the stores closed. Way, way too stressful!

In order for me to avoid rush shipping charges online and to make sure all of my gifts get to my place with ample amounts of time to spare, I now like to start earlier in the fall, instead of just a few days before the holiday. This season, I’ve already checked off quite a few friends and family members and plan to finish up most of my shopping during the upcoming holiday weekend!

Fur Vest | Necklace | Turtleneck | Bracelet | Sequin Tank | Hair Ties | Sequin Skirt | Morroccan Oil | Chunky Sweater

I’ve been loving the InStyle Boutique! Not familiar? Here are a few more deets: It is a limited-time pop-up that lives on until December 27th. (So you can do a little shopping for yourself after Christmas, too!) From over 30 designer and contemporary fashion brands, to beauty products, accessories, jewelry and watches, there is truly something for everyone on your list. I’ve rounded up some of my must-haves in the collage above. My favorite gifts (to give and get) usually involve something sparkly, whether it be a sequin top, a bracelet, or a statement necklace. Happy Shopping!

You can also enter to win a $3,000 shopping spree here! Talk about making the season bright! 😉

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  1. 11.25.13

    I agree, online shopping is the best! So much less stress and hassle and often, better selection!

  2. 11.25.13
    Samantha commented:

    I love all the sparkles and fur! Great picks!

  3. 11.25.13

    I usually try to do my Christmas shopping early, but have been failing at it this year. I need to step up my game before finals!


  4. 11.25.13

    that sequin skirt is so cute! x

    & Pretty Things

  5. 11.25.13
    Ashleigh commented:

    Love the sequin skirt and chunky sweater (looks so cozy)!
    ~Ashleigh {Dazzle by Day}

  6. 11.25.13
    Meagan commented:

    Want that vest so bad!

  7. 11.25.13
    Ally commented:

    I have been so impressed with all of the gift guides this season! And I know InStyle is always a place to trust for the best ideas 🙂

  8. 11.25.13
    Agi commented:

    Love the sequin top and skirt. Gorgeous!!!!!


  9. 11.25.13
    Rebecca commented:

    I love InStyle! That skirt it amazing!!

  10. 11.25.13
    Mel commented:

    Loving all your picks, especially that vest and sequin skirt! So pretty!

    xo Mel
    turquoise blonde