Holiday Gift Guide | Gifts For Him

I don’t know about the rest of you ladies but when it comes to buying Christmas gifts for men, I find myself stumped more often than not.

Take my husband for instance.  Whenever I ask him what he wants for Christmas, his typical response is “whatever you get me is great.” What’s a girl to do with that?  And just how many sweaters does one man need?

Then there’s my brother.  He is a ‘techie’ and loves electronics and computer stuff but if he wants something, he buys it for himself.  When Christmas rolls around, I’m left clueless as to what to get him.

So in honor of all the hard-to-buy-for-men out there, here are some great gift ideas I think will garner a big hug on Christmas morning.



Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts For Him by ConfettiStyle


Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts For Him by ConfettiStyle

Gift Guide:  Gifts For Him

1 //  I love when a man wears a suit and takes the time to add a pocket square.  It’s such a simple detail that adds so much style.  This 5 pc. Hankerchief Set comes in a 20 different pattern and color sets and is just $12.99!

2 //  Another fashion staple I think every man should own in a set of cuff links.  This monogrammed pair of Brass Cuff Links is classic and timeless.  $40.00

3 //  I shared my husbands review of Harry’s shaving products earlier this year so this gift suggestion comes from the both of us.  Limited Edition Storm Gray Shave Set–$30.00

4 //  We received the Amazon Echo from my techie brother a couple of years ago and we love it.  There are so many cool features beyond playing music and getting a daily news update.  Snag is baby while it’s currently on sale at Amazon. $79.99 (affiliate link)

5 //  I bought my hubby this a few Christmas’ ago and this Breville Panini Press & Grill has become his favorite kitchen tool.  He loves to cook steaks on it or grill sandwiches on the weekend.  $129.95

6 // This just might be one of the coolest gifts your guy will ever receive.  And if he’s a football fan, he’ll love this Heated Stadium Seat.  It’s cordless, lightweight, and portable so he can take it anywhere. And the rechargeable heating system provides up to six hours of heat so he can stay comfy in the cold. $61.95  p.s.  this might be a one for him, one for you kind of gift if you’re a football fan too.

7 // When it comes to water bottles with a masculine look, the Swell Teakwood Water Bottle wins hands down.  And I love that you can have it personalized with a monogram too! $35.00 + $10 for monogram

8 // This is for the man who does a lot of traveling and hates to iron.  The Harvey Tie Roll holds several ties and keeps them wrinkle-free when traveling. $99 + $9.50 to monogram

9 //  This is the perfect watch for a summer vacation or for casual outfits.  The Ryder Nylon Watch is available in two colors. $99.00

10 //  My husband is obsessive about his shoes so this will make a great gift he can throw in his briefcase or keep in the car.  It’s also great for traveling.  Portable Shoe Shine Kit–$20.00

11//  Anything with retro styling is popular theses days.  If the men in your life love photography, the Fujifilm Digital Camera is a great compact camera they’ll love taking everywhere.  The FUJIFILM is the first X-Series camera with a touchscreen display that rotates 180 degrees.  $699.00.

So there you have it…my top picks for men’s gifts this Christmas.

If you have a hard-to-buy-for-guy in your life, leave me a comment and let me know what Santa is bringing him this year.

And if you want to add a little something DIY to his wrapped gift, check out my easy DIY Leather Gift Tag tutorial here.

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide | Gifts Under $50

Valentine's Day Gift Guide by ConfettiStyle--Gifts Under $50

I love Valentine’s Day. It’s not only a day to celebrate with your special someone but it’s another day when you can show your family and friends how much they are loved. In honor of Valentine’s Day I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite things to help your find that perfect gift.  Whether you’re shopping for mom, dad, hubby or friends this gift list has you covered. And even better, all the items are under $50!


Valentine's Day Gift Guide by ConfettiStyle--Gifts Under $50

Valentine’s Day Gifts For Her

one // For someone who loves to lounge around on the weekends but wants to do it in style.  And who doesn’t love animal prints?

two //  This colorful and whimsical clutch, with a cute pom pom detail is perfect for an evening out or a weekend shopping.

three // Because a girl can never have too many pairs of cute earrings.  And these would be perfect for a Valentine’s date night.

four // Always on the perfect tote bag for work, weekends and travel.  This is a good one!

five // I love the bright and bold floral pattern on this oversized scarf.  This is a great piece to transition for winter to spring.

six // A fun floral art piece to brighten up someones home during the dull winter months.  It’s the perfect size for a bookshelf, bathroom wall or as part of galley wall arrangement.

seven // I’m currently buying this candle in my office and all I can say about the scent is ‘amazing’!  And there’s a hand cream, room spray and soap available in the same scent.

eight // And if you’re giving a candle as a gift, why not throw in these adorable matches.

Valentine's Day Gift Guide by ConfettiStyle--Gifts Under $50

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him

one // Order these chic monogram beer glasses today and let him celebrate Valentine’s Day early while watching the Super Bowl!

two // The man in your life will surely stand out at the office with the embossed document holder.  Available in black or brown.

three // Stylish plus wallet are not two words that usually go hand in hand when it comes to mens wallets.  This one has it all and I love that it is compact.

four // If he’s into fitness and health and being the best he can be, he’ll love a subscription to Men’s Health magazine.

five //  These headphones are sleek and sexy and are perfect when he wants to watch the game in silence.

six // If your guy is a fashionista like mine, he’ll love the look and style of this watch.  And you won’t believe the price!

seven // He’ll enjoy walking the dog if you get him this bluetooth cap.


Check back tomorrow to see the adorable Valentine’s Day cards I designed just for you. You’ll be able to download and print them for free!

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

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Most of the time when I feature a gift guide, especially a Valentine’s Day Gift Guide, I feature gifts for her and gifts for him.  This time around I’m changing things up and doing a gift guide that features gifts for anyone you love, regardless of their gender.

I thought it was going to be challenging to find gifts to fit this feature but once I started checking out my favorite sites I came up with some pretty awesome gift ideas, several of which I snapped up myself.

Happy shopping!


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A little something sweet is always a good thing for Valentine’s Day and this Assorted Cookie Set is just about as sweet as you can get.  And I love that they come in their own gift box so all the work is done for you.
If there’s a music lover in your life I highly recommend the Soundlink Mini II Bluetooth Speaker.  I was gifted one of these for Christmas and it’s amazing.  The sound quality is fantastic and I love that you can move it from room to room without the hassle of cords and plugs.
If a movie night at home is your favorite way to celebrate Valentine’s Day then these Popcorn Bowls will add as special touch to the evening.  This is another item we own and use all the time.  It just makes eating popcorn more fun.
Because everyday should be a celebration, I think these Acrylic Stemless Champagne Flutes (monogrammed of course) are a perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.  And when the occasion doesn’t call for champagne, I’d use these glasses for beer or mixed drinks.
This chic Wooden Tape Measure is a fun piece to drop in a handbag or stash in the glove compartment of the car.
I love how unique this Bookbinder’s Wood Journal is and think it’s a great gift to take to the office, keep at home or use on the go to jot down notes and ideas.  Think about pairing this with a nice writing pen for the perfect gift set.
Inspire the ones you love with this awesome book, It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be.  This little gem of a book is filled with bits of wisdom and inspirational quotes and makes a great gift for teenagers as well as adults.  While you’re at it, pick up a copy for yourself too!
We all want our loved ones to stay healthy so give them a Fit Bit Charge to make tracking their activity easy and fun. I love mine and it keeps me motivated to get up from the desk and get my 10,000 steps in.
This Moscow Mule Mug is a more stylish version of the traditional mug and is perfect for that morning cup of coffee, afternoon cup of tea or hot cocoa in the evening.  This is another buy one for them, buy one for you gifts.

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Spoil someone with the adorable Fish Candy Bowl filled with their favorite candy treat.
With lots of cold days ahead, I think a Luxury Plush Robe is the perfect way to say ‘I Love You’ for Valentine’s Day.  And, you can’t beat the sale price.
I’m all about a fondue party and with this Cast Iron Fondue Set you can have a party every night.  This is definitely something kids and adults will love.
I’m a soap and lotion fanatic and this Belgian Linen Soap and Lotion Duo is one of the best around. And it’s on sale.
If I didn’t already own a great water bottle, I’d definitely have either one of these S’well Hydration Bottles on my gift list. The shimmer bottle comes in great colors so you won’t lose track of it and the teak wood  and noir zebra bottles are just plain cool.
Yet another way to pamper someone on Valentine’s Day…Hand Salve Gift Set in 4 fabulous scents.

I hope you enjoyed this Valentine’s Day Gift Guide and find something special for the one’s you love.

I’ll have some fun Valentine’s gift wrap ideas for your next week so stay tuned.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers to WOW!

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One of my favorite parts of holiday gift giving is finding unique and fun stocking stuffers to fill Christmas stocking for my family. With only 12 days left before Christmas, I’ve been surfing the web and shopping the aisles to find items that I know will bring a smile on Christmas morning.

Just for you, here’s my round-up of practical, personal, fun and useful stocking stuffers ranging from $4.99 to $49.00!

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Honey Jar  $7.95  ♦  Travel Jewelry Case $19.95   ♦  Monogram Stickers 20/$5.25

Imprinted Pencils 6/$10.50 ♦  Watercolor Garden Agenda Notebook $23.00  ♦ Scented Candle $12.99

Faux Suede Gloves $12.90 ♦ Handbag Organizer $19.99

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Leather Panel Gloves $14.90 ♦ Roll Up Travel Charger $29.00 ♦ Thermos Insulated Water Bottle (the best ever) $24.99

Buffalo Check Dopp Kit $14.99 ♦ Brass Money Clip $20.00 ♦ Men’s Valet Tray $9.99

iPhone Zoom Lens & TriPod $22.00 ♦ Men’s Grooming Kit $12.99

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix $14.99 ♦ Sonic Toothbrush (a great travel piece) $11.99

Power Bank Charger $23.99 ♦ Mini Tape Gun $4.99

Self Inking Address Stamp $39.00 ♦ Leather iPhone Case $49.00


Happy Shopping!


Holiday Gift Guide: Fashion Gifts


Clothing is one of the most gifted items at Christmas but that doesn’t mean you have to gift a basic sweater, a simple pair of gloves or a bundle of basic socks.  Why not gift fashion with ultimate style.  Here’s my His & Her Fashion Gift Guide and every item is $50 or less!

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Plaid and Ponchos are two of the hottest fashion trends this winter and this Plaid Poncho is chic in every way. $38.00
These Stone Drop Hoop Earrings are definitely a one for them, one for me gift items.  Available in 5 stone colors $46.80
This Reversible Faux Leather Tote w/Wristlet may just be the perfect handbag and it’s available in 6 color options. $48.00
Need a great gift under $10 then this Giant Birds Hill Tribe Clutch is a winner!  Only $6.99 and available in a ton of pattern/color options.
Layered or along, with jeans or slacks, this Jacquard Check Pullover Sweater is red-hot. $29.99
I adore this Pearl Snowdrop Keychain and think it would make a beautiful bag charm too!  $48.00
This Faux Fur Hand Warmer is such a chic way to keep your hands warm. $29.00  available in 6 fur colors
Because every girl needs a few statement necklaces in their wardrobe.  This Tribal Inspired Layered Necklace is such a fabulous look at it’s only $13.90.
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Help him keep warm and cozy with this Luxury Plush Robe. $49.00
The perfect gift for all the men in your life Leather iPhone Slip Wallet $39-$42 available in 4 colors
The perfect go with anything Plaid Woven Scarf.  $35.00
You may want to get him one in every colors–1/4 Zip Sweater Vest. $29.70 available in 7 colors
For those times when a baseball hat is just too casual–Flecked Tweed Fedora $35.00
He’ll love this classic Silver Plate Personalized Pocket Watch for years to come. $45.00
Put a little pep in his step with Happy Socks. $12.00 per pair

Happy gifting!


The Art of Gift Giving for Valentine’s Day

Hello there!

Ok, I have to start this post with a disclaimer before I give you advice on the art of gifting for Valentines.   I’m here to say that I am no marriage expert but… after 23 years of marriage and 23+ years of Valentine’s Gifts, I do feel like I have the credentials to share a few tips on gifting for this special occasion.

The tips I’m sharing are one’s that I think result in the most memorable and most heart-felt gifts that someone can give to the person they love but are in no way meant to be the end-all, be-all for giving a Valentines gift.












p.s.  To make you own 52 Reasons card pack, checkout how Hannah made hers!

p.s.s  In case you’re wondering, my hubby is a great gift giver!


I’ll be back tomorrow to show you my handmade Valentine’s Cards!

Gifting 101: A few gifts you should be buying NOW for Christmas

I’ve always tried to stay one step ahead when it comes to holiday gift giving.  I usually take advantage of the after-Christmas sales and pick up a few gift items for the coming year. January is a great month to begin creating a gift list and checking out stores for sales.  Several of my favorite stores have amazing clearance events going on right now and there are some fabulous items to be had.  I’ve rounded up a few of my faves in case you want to get a jump on your 2015 holiday shopping.


Mark and Graham is one of  my favorite online shops and when it comes to monogrammed accessories, they have some amazing items to choose from.  All of their monogrammed items make great gifts for Christmas or any other gift giving occasion for that matter.


Gift shopping for men is always a challenge.  This Leather Credit Card Case–($19.99) is a great buy and makes the perfect gift men {and women}.  And if you have someone graduating this year, it’s a great grad gift too.
A classic like this Monogrammed Weekender–($119.99) is a gift that will last a lifetime.
Who wouldn’t love this Leather iPad Envelope–($59.00).  Available in 9 colors.
  I’m all about zippered pouches that I can fill with essentials and throw in a larger handbag–so many uses for an item like this.  Striped Zip Pouches-($34.99-$35.00)


 If I’m out shopping the day after Christmas, Pottery Barn is one of the stores I always go to.  I love finding holiday ornaments, tabletop items and textiles on sale.  Here are a few items that I think are worth adding to your gift closet.


How fun is this Globe Ice Bucket–($54.99).  Because it has a chalkboard exterior it can be used for any occasion and when not in use as an ice bucket, I think it would make a pretty cute nut or candy bowl.
Luxury at a great price.  Faux Oversized Mohair Throw ($39.99-$55.00)
These Alphabet Tags-($3.99) are just adorable and their classic design means you can use them now until Christmas.  And don’t forget that tags like them can also be used a napkin rings, wine bottle tags or as holiday ornaments.


Crate and Barrel is also a store worth shopping after the holidays.  Here are a few decorative items that are definitely worth buying.



If you’re looking for a unique gift for someone who loves to decorate I highly recommend these Brass Letter Art pieces.  They are a great buy at $9.97 each and are available in letters and numbers.
January is a great month to pick up seasonal candles and these Branch Taper Candles are definitely a stylish steal.  $2.97
Stocking up on wrapping paper after the holidays can save you a lot of money when Christmas rolls around next year. I love the elegant style and color of this Lacy Snowflake Wrapping Paper and love the price even more–$3.58!
When it comes to setting a holiday table, you can never go wrong with classic white dinnerware.  This Nordic Plate ($2.47) is really pretty and has a design that will work from fall through Christmas.


There are lots of deals to be had right now when shopping the after Christmas sales so start making that list of checking it twice.  Christmas is only 339 days away.

For more gifting ideas, read all about my essentials for a well stocked gift closet here.

Happy Shopping!


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