2017 Holiday Gift Guide

This year’s annual holiday gift guide is HERE! Check out these 10 gift ideas for anyone on your list.

It’s officially the most wonderful time of the year!

This year, I got into the holiday spirit a little early. Usually I’m a strict nothing-Christmas-until-after-Thanksgiving person, but this year I couldn’t help myself. My roommate and I were both out of town for Thanksgiving, and it just sounded so nice to come home after a long week off to a decorated apartment. So our tree was up before Thanksgiving and I’ve already made a dent in my balsam candles. I’m even almost done with my Christmas shopping. Which, WHAT? (Last year, I was picking up last-minute gifts for my mom ON CHRISTMAS EVE. So this is huge.)

My second annual gift guide is full of my current favorites, along with a few items I’ve been lusting after.

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How to Plan the Perfect Holiday Party: 5 Party-Planning Tips

Throw the perfect holiday party this year! 

One of the best parts about the holidays is all of the holiday parties. Three years ago, my roommates Marie and Bridgit and I hosted our first annual Secret Santa “Friendsmas” party. Rather than shopping for everyone, we figured a secret Santa would be fun and easy and the perfect excuse to get all of our girlfriends together for the holidays.

When Marie and I moved into a new apartment last year, we decided to keep the tradition going and are hosting our closest pals for the third time this year.

It’s one of my most favorite traditions of the year, and as it’s grown, we’ve definitely learned a few things along the way. So this year, I’m sharing my best tips for hosting the perfect holiday party!

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