I am not sure how it started, but I have always had a thing for watches. I guess it started when I was younger and my grandmother would give me a different one every year for Christmas. I never asked for them, but it was her thing that the girls got a new fashion watch every year. By the time I was 16 I had more than I knew what to do with, much less wear. Over the years they have stopped working and gotten worn out but I still wear a watch every day! I have a smaller collection but it is made up of quality time pieces like this one from JORD. I have been eyeing these guys and their amazing wood watches for years and have been totally obsessed with all of their styles which is why I am so excited to share my new watch and this giveaway with all of you!
I know I know I preach all the time about how I believe in one holiday at a time and you are probably thinking “Thanksgiving is next, wtf is she posting Christmas gifts for?!” Well, I would say that I’m also a believer in smart shopping and getting the best deals without being trampled by the masses. I am proud to say that although my friends and neighbors have decorated, my house is still void of anything relating to jolly old Saint Nick and I intend to keep it that way until November 25th. But, I digress, back to my “smart shopping” because that’s what we all care about right?! I am starting a series of Holiday gift guides and (obvi) today is the first installment. For you smart shoppers on a budget, all the gorgeous items below can be purchased for under $50. There are so many cute things to choose from and some items with serious value (see Jo Malone set and Bauble Bar Earring Duo) and some with amazing philanthropic values / incentives like Headbands of Hope (read about their mission here). Everything is linked below and all available online but if you are needing some gifts sooner or just want to get your list conquered earlier, you can stop by the Southern Christmas Show here in Charlotte (tix here) and visit all the amazing booths they have spread across three buildings at the Park Expo. Be sure you stop by Headbands of Hope with this coupon to get $5 off your purchase of $30 or more. I picked up some headbands for myself from Jess and her awesome team at their cute booth (#3226) to style for holiday parties and Christmas cards.
These are all items that I would love to get and feel confident in giving to my inner circle so I hope they help inspire you this year and make your shopping trips a little easier!
Headbands of Hope Golden Pine Headband // Bauble Bar Mini Gem Pinata Tassel Duo // Headbands of Hope Star Hair Clip // H&M Cable Knit Turtleneck Sweater // Express Faux Fur Ear Muff // ModCloth Map Necklace // Nordstrom Faux Leather Mini Tote // Smith & Cult Nail Polish // Jo Malone Gift Set // Steve Madden Plaid Scarf