5 Ways to Add Glamour to Your Holiday Gifts

brown-gold-and-white-holler-dollar-christmas-wrap-3We’re nearing mid December, so no pressure….but, it’s time to get wrapping! Even if you’re still searching for the perfect gift, here are 5 ideas on how to dress it up and add some glamour to your wrapping. As my mother always said…the wrapping IS part of the gift!

  1. Add sparkle – nothing says “celebrate” like a little glitter
  2. Top your gift with candy – if you have some extra candy canes in the kitchen, slide one under the bow
  3. Tie on an ornament, jingle bells or the first letter of the recipient’s name
  4. Add a spring of greens, berries or pinecones
  5. Layer your ribbons, so that your gift has textural interest and depth

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images: Love Create Celebrate, The Every  Girl, Style at Home, Sugar Paper, Waiting on Martha

A Little Something Sweet

Shop-rose4_1024x1024Life just got sweeter. It all began with some champagne gummy bears. Sounds innocent enough. But, these were no ordinary bears.

I’m usually more of a dark chocolate fan, but I was completely won over by this darling box of gourmet gummy bears, with a unique “pop of champagne” taste.

Then…..I came across Yes Way, Rosé, light pink rosettes infused with Whispering Angel rosé and Rosé All Day bears, rosé infused gummy bears.

Seriously? Who is coming up with these fun, gourmet candies? Superfina, is who. Believing that kids shouldn’t be the ones to have ALL the fun, they have sourced the best artisinal candies around the globe.Screen Shot 2016-08-16 at 9.50.26 PMScreen Shot 2016-08-16 at 9.51.48 PMIf gummies aren’t your thing, there are a myriad of other sweet things. Here are just some of my faves, including the new, limited edition collaboration with Draper James, which contains 3 of Reese Witherspoon’s personal favorites: Peach Bellini Gummies, Maple Bourbon Caramels and Sugarfina Pearls. Screen Shot 2016-08-16 at 9.41.15 PMScreen Shot 2016-08-16 at 9.37.14 PM Screen Shot 2016-08-16 at 9.43.07 PM Screen Shot 2016-08-16 at 9.53.45 PM Screen Shot 2016-08-16 at 9.54.29 PM

Whether it’s a little sugar for a friend or for yourself, these candies have a way of putting a smile on your face.

Isn’t that sweet?!


images: 1st image by Waiting on Martha, others by Superfina

Pretty Paper

Haute_Papier_SS-G5_2_4x4Pretty paper makes a difference! It really does. I swear it makes writing that note…be it thank you, sympathy, congratulatory….whatever you need to address (no pun intended!) more fun if you actually have pretty paper on hand.

I’m a long time fan of Haute Papier, but these new Grand Silk Stationery boxes are new to me. I love how you can have 4 different styles of personalization, which allows you to have some stationery for almost any reason and occasion. Check out all the darling options or dream up one of your own!Haute_Papier_SS-G5_1_4x4DSC_5669 DSC_5670_4x4 Haute_Papier_SS-G2_1_4x4 Haute_Papier_SS-G2_2_4x4 Haute_Papier_SS-G8_1_4x4 Haute_Papier_SS-G8_3 Haute_Papier_SS-G14_1_4x4 Haute_Papier_SS-G14_3 Haute_Papier_SS-G15_1_4x4 Haute_Papier_SS-G15_2_4x4Pretty paper also makes a great gift for the bride or the grad. Selfishly though…I think I have to have this little collection for myself.

Time to dash off some notes!