Affordable Gift Ideas for everyone on your holiday shopping list
simple & festive entertaining recipes pg 12
holiday favorites FOR BEAUTY, HOME, & WARDROBE
WELLESEY & KING
2018 ultimate holiday gift guide
welcome. WELCOME TO THE 2018 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE!
The holidays are meant to be the most magical time of the year, but sometimes the stress of preparation and holiday shopping can cause us to forget just how truly special this season can be. As you prepare for the month ahead, use this curated selection of handpicked gifts, easy entertaining recipes, and DIY wrapping ideas to guide you through a smooth, relaxed, and enjoyable holiday season with those you treasure most! GET EVEN MORE IDEAS AT WWW.WELLESLEYANDKING.COM
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FAVORITES FOR HER FEATURED GIFT: CUYANA LEATHER TRAVEL CASE SET
FAVORITES FOR HIM FEATURE: BEAUTIFY YOUR GIFT WRAPPING
FOR THE LITTLE ONE HOLIDAY FAVORITE: J.CREW CHATEAU PARKA
FOR THE HOSTESS FEATURE: EASY ENTERTAINING RECIPES
FOR THE BEAUTY LOVER FEATURED GIFT: T3 WHIRL TRIO STYLING WAND
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FOR THE HOME HOLIDAY FAVORITE: TARGET HOME DECOR
FOR THE TRAVELER HOLIDAY FAVORITE: M.A.C. LIPSTICK
FOR THE CO-WORKER FEATURE: EDIBLE GIFT IDEAS
STOCKING STUFFERS UNDER $25 HOLIDAY FAVORITE: ANTHROPOLOGIE CANDLES
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FAVORITES FOR HER
$225 A STAPLE FASHION WATCH An oversized watch is always an on-trend gift.
$78 COZY PJs Gift her with a quality pair of pajamas to curl up on during the holidays-especially great if she's traveling!
$58 INITIAL NECKLACE
A great option for a personalized gift idea!
COZY SLIPPERS Can be worn indoors or outdoors--well worth the splurge!
$128 THE ALL-IN-ONE
Use it as a mini crossbody, wristlet, or wallet--AND it protects your cards with RFID protection.
MORE THAN A PAIR OF GLOVES Cashmere lined leather tech gloves are a treat for any woman!
$20 $49 A TIMELESS BLANKET SCARF Comes in several neutral colors plus, it can be monogrammed for an added touch.
A SOFT SCENT One of my all-time favorite scents--a very soft floral that's not at all overpowering.
featured gift: cuyanaÂ leather travel caseÂ set $110, CUYANA.COM
The perfect companion for holiday travel, or for everyday use on your vanity or desk at work. Monogramming available, set comes in 11 color options.
FAVORITES FOR HIM
GO-WITHEVERYTHING BOOTS A classic and comfortable option he can wear with anything.
$60 DESIGNER TIE He'll feel like a stud in these affordable Versace ties in tons of colors and styles.
WOOL TECH GLOVES
WIRELESS EARUBDS & CHARGING CASE
Available in brown and grey, to keep him warm while he works.
An all-in-one gift idea he'll get a ton of use out of!
$120 MASCULINE SLIPPERS Great for wearing around the house or taking out the trash. Complete with a sturdy, rubber sole.
$29 CATCHALL Give a home to his wallet, watch, keys and loose change.
$20 WORKOUT UNDERWEAR These are on Arnie's list EVERY year--always an essential!
$179 OUTWEAR FOR LIFE But seriously... this vest is ethically made and guaranteed for life. Double win!
beautify your gift wrapping TOP IT WITH A HOLIDAY ORNAMENT
ADD A PERSONALIZED PHOTO PRINT
LAYER RIBBONS OF DIFFERENT TEXTURES
Tying an ornament into your wrapping is a pretty way to give any gift that special touch--plus it serves double-duty as a meaningful addition to the special something inside. ($5, containerstore.com)
Adding a personalized photo print is yet another way to create wrapping that doubles as an added gift. I love these square prints from Artifact Uprising for adding onto my holiday gifts.
Adding layers of ribbon in a variety of colors and textures will make your gifts look like a work of art. This is perfect for a hostess gift, co-worker, or your kids' school teachers to thank them with a little something extra!
FOR THE LITTLE ONE
2-IN-1 OTTOMAN AND SIDE TABLE Keep toys hidden away in style with this sleek storage piece.
$60 NIGHT LIGHT & SOUND MACHINE Help soothe your little one with this two-in-one night light and sound machine.
$17 BOWTIE ONESIE Your little man will look too cute in this bow-tie onesie for holiday festivities.
$499 RETRO KITCHEN SET The kids will love it because it looks as real as Mom & Dad's!
FIRE 7 TABLET
FIRE STATION SET
Perfectly portable and kid proof with its protective cover.
$27 CLEANING SET The cutest and compact cleaning set by Melissa and Doug is perfect for learning about chores!
My nephews got these last year and they were a major hit!
$20 FAUX FUR VEST Dress your little one in a stylish and warm faux fur vest--also perfect for holiday photos!
holiday favorite: j.crew chateau parka $365, JCREW.COM
A super warm, but not too bulky winter parka. This beauty has been a personal favorite of mine for several years--which explains why J.Crew continues to bring it back season after season. Available in extended sizing (petite and tall) and 7 different colors.
$48 THE PRETTIEST RECIPE STAND
FOR THE HOSTESS
Props up a tablet or cookbook while preparing your favorite dish.
$19 MARBLE CHEESE SLICER Comes in handy for wine & cheese nights, and looks pretty, too!
This extra long serving board makes a statement. Use it to serve breads, fruits, desserts, and more!
One of my all-time favorite holiday scents-it's like Christmas in a jar.
$40 COASTER SET Function meets art in these beautiful, heavyduty coasters.
$40 ALMOND CROISSANTS Thank your hostess with an edible gift of delicious almond croissants. Shipped frozen so you can bake and eat fresh when ready!
$24 $38 MARBLE WINE VALET Give your wine a home with this valet stand-holds your bottle and comes with a pretty stopper.
Â A MODERN VASE Fill this with a winter bouquet of flowers for a beautiful centerpiece.
easy entertaining recipes TWO-INGREDIENT CRANBERRY SPRITZER Mix together one bottle of champagne with 6 ounces of cranberry juice. Pour into glasses. Top with fresh canberries and a sprig of fresh rosemary.
FESTIVE KALE SALAD Mix kale, broccoli slaw, radicchio, roasted sunflower seeds, dried red cherries, dried blueberries, and slivered almonds. Serve with a tangy coleslaw or vinaigrette dressing.
EASY MEAT & CHEESE PLATE WITH ROSEMARY SPRIGS Choose 1 hard, 1 soft, and 1 spreadable cheese. Add in fresh grapes, dried cranberries or apricots, salted almonds, rolled prosciutto, and crackers Add a small jar of pitted olives. Place fresh rosemary sprigs on perimeter of your serving dish to garnish.
FOR THE BEAUTY LOVER $24 THE BEST PALETTE
$19 GEL POLISH SET
35 gorgeous shades of beautifully blendable shadows.
These gel polish sets comes in a variety of classic colors, and the gel topcoat provides long-lasting shine!
$90 A BEAUTIFUL COSMETIC BAG Perfect for traveling, or just for storing go-to beauty products.
$199 DEEP CLEANSING BRUSH Gives you the deepest clean when removing dirt and oil.
$10 VELVET HAIR BOW A pretty and festive touch to your classic ponytail.
$63 JADE ROLLER The latest trend in beauty: reduces puffiness, improves fine lines , evens skin tone and tightens pores.
$54 OVERNIGHT FIRMING MASK Beautify while you sleep in this mask that firms skin and reduces fine lines.
$75 PERSONAL MICRODERM TOOL A tried-and-true favorite for creating smooth, rejuvenated skin.
featured gift: t3 whirl trio interchangeable styling wand $270, NORDSTROM.COM
This styling wand comes with three separate attachments, so that you can create a variety of looks this holiday season. From tight curls, to loose waves--you'll be sorry you didn't purchase it sooner!
FOR THE HOME $50 PRETTIEST FRENCH PRESS Makes mornings at home feel like a fancy getaway with the perfect brew.
$40 COFFEE TABLE BOOK A conversation starter with practical tips for creating your dream home.
$18 REINDEER WREATH HOOK A festive way to showcase a holiday greens--bonus if you gift it with a fresh wreath.
$37 CLEVER WELCOME MAT Invite your guests in with this humorous floor mat that also sends a subtle message. Great for new homeowners!
A COZY THROW A luxuriously cozy throw in a neutral color, plus it's machine washable!
$250 ALL-IN-ONE SLOW COOKER One of our personal favorite kitchen tools-brown and steam right in the slow cooker!
$140 ESPRESSO MAKER & MILK FROTHER A life-changer for coffeelovers. Make your favorite espresso drinks in minutes.
$88 GIANT CANDLE An iconic and longstanding fan favorite that will last long after the holidays!
holiday favorite: target home decor starting at $10, TARGET.COM
Target is a treasure trove for finding affordable holiday decor. I love to pick up a few simple pieces and layer them together for a subtle, modern look.
FOR THE TRAVELER
$35 THE BUCKET LIST A book of must-try adventures, big and small.
$55 MONOGRAMMED LUGGAGE TAG Comes in 11 different color options AND free gift wrap!
SUPER SLIM ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH
WORLD MAP NECKLACE This necklace is a reminder that the world is your oyster!
Easily the most compact electric toothbrush on the market--a personal favorite!
$159 TRAVEL STYLING SET Hairdryer, straightener, and styling wand in easy compact sizes are a travel must-have.
$18 SHOE TRAVEL BAG SET & CASE Available in 3 colors to protect your clothes while traveling.
$255 $178 GRAND TRAVELER Comes in 7 different color options, is machine washable, slides onto your luggage, and folds up flat for easy storage.
CHARGING LUGGAGE A sleek luggage design with bluetooth capability that can charge your devices on the go.
holiday favorite: mac lipsticksÂ $19, MACYS.COM
MAC cosmetics has long been a favorite of mine, especially when it comes to bold, holiday shades. My personal favorites this time of year: Film Noir, Dare You, and Ruby Woo.
FOR THE CO-WORKER
PRETTY PEN SET Am I the only one who loves to have a pretty set of pens at the ready?
$20 CHIC CARD HOLDER Never lose track of business cards with this chic holder that doubles as a compact!
$13 ACADEMIC PLANNER
Great option for students!
LABEL MAKER Give me all the labels-perfect for the organizer in your life!
$8 COMPACT LUNCH TOTE
$15 MODERN STAPLER Because who doesn't want a pretty pop of color on their desk?
My personal favorite lunch tote--fully lined, easy to clean, and folds flat for easy storage.
$68 FILING SET An all-in-one set, great for those who work from home or generally love to stay organized.
$11 DAY DESIGNER The best of Day Designer planners at an affordable price point!
edible gift ideas Gifting food is one of my favorite ways to spread holiday cheer. Be it freshly made scones, a tray of unbaked cinnamon rolls, toasted pecans, or a loaf of homemade sweet bread, thereâ€™s something so fun in putting tender love and care into a gift for someone you love. In my opinion, the wrapping is just as special as the food youâ€™re preparing. Create a memorable gift with a personalized stamp, a decorative tin, or a simple rope bow tied around a mason jar. Those receiving your gifts are sure to feel appreciated when they see the extra thought and effort that went into your homemade gift.
TRIED & TRUE EDIBLE GIFTS A loaf of holiday bread, wrapped in a tea towel, and tied with a bow or fresh sprig of rosemary. A batch of unbaked cinnamon rolls, topped with carefully handwritten directions. Cinnamon sugar roasted pecans in a festive tin. Peppermint bark with swirled milk and white chocolate packaged in clear bags with a personalized tag.
$15 STYLISH KEY RING A fun and unique gift idea with a purpose!
$6 PEARL SHEET MASK The perfect way to treat yourself, and these smell amazing, too!
MAGNETIC PHONE MOUNT We get so much use out of these! Such a functional gift at a totally affordable price point.
$7 SOCKS WITH PERSONALITY
$13 NEUTRAL SNOW HAT Just as great for her as it is for him! These look cool on everyone, and come in handy in frigid winter weather!
$24 LIP TREATMENT Intense hydration for winter lips, plus a slight flush that flatters all skin tones.
Help your man show off his personality with a pair of fun socks in his stocking!
$12 $19 MERCURY CANDLE They smell so good you'll be stocking up for yourself, too!
RICH HAND CREAM So necessary for the dry, cracked hands during the winter months. You will adore the thick, velvety feel of this hand cream.
holiday favorite: anthropologie candles $10-$30, ANTHROPOLOGIE.COM
Anthropologie candles continue to top the list when it comes to best holiday scents (and all year 'round for that matter). Plus, their beautiful jars will blend seamlessly with your other holiday decor, to create a festive, cozy vibe. Perfect for you or as a gift!
happiest holidays. This year marks Arnie's and my last Christmas a family of two. We are so excited to see what the new year brings but, for now, are enjoying the holidays with just each other. Whatever good awaits you and yours, I wish you the best now and into 2019!