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.


Holiday Gift Guide | Hostess Gifts

 This time of year is super busy with holiday gatherings and parties, and chances are you’ve got a party or two to attend.  I don’t want you to show up empty handed so check out my Hostess Gift Guide.  I’ve searched high and low to round-up twelve awesome gifts to bring the hostess as a little thank you!

P.S. Some of these gifts are also perfect to wrap up and put under the tree for family or friends to open on Christmas morning. 

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Holiday Gift Wrapping Workshop with Steve McKenzie’s

Holiday Gift Wrapping Workshop with ConfettiStyle

It’s no secret that one of my passions is gift wrapping.  What you may not know is that I also love to share my passion by teaching others how to wrap gifts with style and flair!

Creative Holiday Gift Wrapping–Beyond The Basics!

 I’m excited to be partnering with Steve McKenzie’s for another holiday workshop on Saturday, Dec. 2nd.  Creative Gift Wrapping–Beyond The Basics is back by popular demand and is going to be bigger and better than ever.  Join me where you’ll learn new ways to give your holiday gifts a little extra pizzazz.   In addition to sharing essential gift wrapping tips, I’ll demonstrate some fun ideas you can incorporate into all your holiday gift giving.  Workshop attendees are invited to bring 1 small boxed gift to wrap in a fun and creative way.

Holiday Gift Wrapping Workshop with ConfettiStyle

Holiday Gift Wrapping Workshop with ConfettiStyle

 

I hope to see you at Steve McKenzie’s for a morning of holiday cheer and inspiration.  Click the Eventbrite link to register and reserve your spot today!

 

The Perfect Father’s Day Gift and DIY Leather Gift Tags

Father's Day Gift Idea and DIY Leather Gift Tag

Father’s Day is this Sunday and in case you’re still looking for that special gift,  I wanted to share a bit more about one of the products featured in my Father’s Day Gift Guide. And I’ve got some gift wrap inspiration to share with you today too!

Shopping for dad (and men in general) can be tough. Unique men’s gifts are hard to come by.  I was recently introduced to Harry’s, an online shop for men’s shaving and grooming products. The fine folks at Harry’s sent a few products for my husband to try and after using them he gave the products two-thumbs up.

Since my hubby is a member of the FMWH Club (aka–fine men without hair) and uses a razor to shave his head and his face, I decide to do a little Q & A with him to share why he love the Harry’s products.

Harry's--Men's Shaving Products--Father's Day Gift Idea

 

Me:  How does the Harry’s razor compare to the drugstore razors you typically buy?

Him:  The first thing I noticed about the razor was the multiple blades on the razor head.  Multiple razors mean you’ll get a close, smooth shave.  I also liked the cushioned handle which felt good in my hand.

Harry's--Men's Shaving Products--Father's Day Gift Idea

Me:  What did you think about the products included in the Winston Set?

Him:  I liked the combination of items in the set and that the packaging and graphics were simple and not fussy.

fyi–the Winston Set comes with a 4 oz. Foaming Shave Gel, Razor, 3 Blade Cartridges and a Blade Cover, all for $25.

Harry's--Men's Shaving Products--Father's Day Gift Idea

Me:  I know you like a shave cream that lathers good, how did Harry’s Foaming Shave Gel and Shave Cream compare to other products you’ve use?

Him:  It only took a dime size amount of Harry’s shave gel to get a good lather.  The consistency of the gel was great for shaving my head and helped to prevent nicks from the blade.  I used the  Shave Cream on my face and liked how easy it was to move the blade around my face and neck.

note:  Harry’s blades were specifically designed for face shaving but they can be used on the head, especially for seasoned shavers like those in the FMWH Club.

Harry's--Men's Shaving Products--Father's Day Gift Idea

Harry's--Men's Shaving Products

Me:  You like to put aftershave on your face and head once you’ve shaved so what did you think of Harry’s Post Shave Balm?

Him:  Typically post shave products make my head sting when I put them.  There was a little sting with Harry’s shave balm but it had a cooling effect on my skin.  And it didn’t leave my head or face dried out and tight like other products.

Harry's--Men's Shaving Products

Me:  The last product you tired was the Face Lotion?  What did you think of it?

Him:  I don’t like heavy products on my face so Harry’s was good because it wasn’t heavy or oily.

Harry's--Men's Shaving Products

Now that you know what my hubby thought of the Harry’s products, let me tell you something I loved about it. I loved the way the products smelled.  All of the items have a fresh, clean scent which lasted throughout the day.

Harry’s products are sold exclusively through their e-commerce site and their New York barber shop, Harry’s Corner Shop.  Selling online allows them to offer high-quality shaving products at prices well below their competition.  And Harry’s has a great subscription plan which will deliver blades and products directly to your door based on how often someone shaves.  This is a great service since most men don’t like shopping.

Now that we’ve got your Father’s Day gift covered, here’s how to make you own DIY Leather Gift Tag to use with your gift wrap.

DIY Leather Gift Tag by ConfettiStyle

I love paper gift tags but lately I’ve been making my own  fabric tags.

DIY Leather Gift Tag by ConfettiStyle--Father's Day Gift Wrap

Fabric gift tags are super easy to make and all you need to make your own is a few inexpensive supplies.

Supplies:

DIY Leather Gift Tag by ConfettiStyle

How to make fabric gift tags:

  1. Place fabric face side down and trace the outline of the paper tag on to the back of the fabric.
  2. Punch a hole in the fabric using the hole it the paper tag as a guide.
  3. Cut out the fabric tag.
  4. Cover the shipping tag with adhesive glue and attach the fabric to the tag.
  5. Attach the grommet in the tag hole.
  6. Write a message on the back of the tag and you’re ready to wrap your gift.

tip: You can leave the front of your tags plain or add an embellishment like an adhesive monogram that you can pick up at the craft store.

DIY Leather Gift Tag by ConfettiStyle--Father's Day Gift Wrap

marble wrapping paper (from Sam Flax) // grey plaid ribbon // black velvet ribbon //  dot wrapping paper (from Michaels)

DIY Leather Gift Tag by ConfettiStyle--Father's Day Gift Wrap

ball chain connector

DIY Leather Gift Tag by ConfettiStyle

 

Thanks for stopping by today.  You can shop the entire Harry’s product line here.

 

 

disclaimer:  We received products from Harry’s in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All opinons and photos are my own and my husband says he would highly recommend Harry’s products for the men in your life.

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Favorites Of The Week | Inspiration For Spring

Happy weekend friends.  Enjoy a few favorites from the week.

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FAVORITES POSTS

Have you ever wanted to try upholstering walls?  I love the idea and was this how-to tutorial on One Kings Lane.  They make it look easy and the end result is fabulous.

I’m sure most of you are familiar with Etsy, the marketplace for vintage and handmade item. Etsy just made the whole concept of handmade and DIY more fun with the introduction of  Etsy Studio.  Etsy Studio is a marketplace for DIY supplies and projects. All of the unique materials, parts and components you need to create one-of-a kind items will now be shopable at one place. I’m super excited and can’t wait to try some of the projects featured on their site like this gorgeous clutch.  And I’m going to make my own version of this tassel necklace–so cute!

Such a beautiful home tour.

FAVORITE PINS

Love how the Ikea Expedit bookshelf was used to create this simple but chic cocktail station.

If you follow me on Pinterest you may have noticed that I’ve been pinning lots of images of boxed flower arrangements like these.  I think this is such a unique gift giving idea.

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FAVORITE PRODUCTS

A little something pretty for your kitchen from Anthropologie. 

Lots of cute new arrivals at H and M Home, including this blue and white bathroom rug.

And this round glass vase is another favorite.

These personalized necklaces are just some of the cute items I spotted in JillMakes Etsy shop.  

Single Initial Personalized Necklace

Round Acrylic Initial Necklace

Gift Wrap Inspiration: Pleated Paper Valentines Wrap

Pleated Paper Valentine's Gift Wrap by ConfettiStyle

Whew!  We made it to Friday.  I have had a jammed packed week and I’m glad the weekend is upon us.  Even though I have some work to catch up on this weekend, I also plan to enjoy some down time and watch all the festivities surrounding the Super Bowl.  And yes I’ll be rooting on the Falcons!

I’ve got a fun and easy gift wrap inspiration post for your today, just in time for all your Valentine’s Day gift giving.

Because I wrap a lot of gifts during the year, I am always experimenting with different ways to manipulate the paper to give my gifts some flair.  For my Valentines wrap this year I decided to do a little pleat treatment with my paper.

Pleated Paper Valentine's Gift Wrap by ConfettiStyle

It’s really easy to pleat gift wrap.  To start, determine the amount of paper you’ll need to wrap your box and add about 8″.  The extra paper will allow you to create multiple pleats in your paper and still be able to wrap your box.  You’ll be creating your pleats horizontally across the width of the paper.

The first pleat I made was pretty deep (about 3 1/2″) and I’ll explain why in a minute.

Pleated Paper Valentine's Gift Wrap by ConfettiStyle

Once you’ve made your first pleat, continue pleating your paper with small folds.  You want to create enough pleats so they stand out on your gift.

Pleated Paper Valentine's Gift Wrap by ConfettiStyle

Once all your pleats are made, turn your paper over and tape the pleats down on each edge of the paper.  This will hold the pleats in place.

And now all you have to do is wrap your gift.

Pleated Paper Valentine's Gift Wrap by ConfettiStyle

The reason I made the first pleat extra deep was to create a pocket that could hold a Valentine’s Day card.  Pretty clever, right?!

The pocket can also hold money, a photo or a sweet treat like a chocolate heart.

You can find the free printableValentine’s Day cards I designed here.

Pleated Paper Valentines Wrap by ConfettiStyle

I added bows and ribbon to complete my Valentines wrap and just love the way the packages look.

Pink Pom Pom Ribbon // White Ruffle Edge Ribbon

Pleated Paper Valentines Wrap by ConfettiStyle

 Similar Heart Gift Wrap  // Similar Pink Damask Gift Wrap

Pleated Paper Valentines Wrap by ConfettiStyle

I wrapped these Valentine’s Day gifts with extra love because they are headed off to my moms house.

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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!

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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.

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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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Holiday Spiced Tea–Reindeer Recipes Blog Hop

I’m  back with the final post in the Reindeer Recipes holiday blog hop.   A big thank you and hug goes out to Heather of Totally Tailgates for creating such a fun blog hop.

I hope you’ve enjoy the fabulous recipes, cocktail inspiration and beautiful holiday tablescapes as much as I have.  Be sure to stop by and visit my fellow bloggers to see what fabulous inspiration they are sharing today–you’re going to love it! (links at the end of the post).  If you’re coming over from Positively Southern, welcome.  Isn’t Tamyra’s New Years tablescape just beautiful? 

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I mentioned in my first Reindeer Recipes post that unlike many of the other bloggers in the blog hop, I am not a cook.  In fact, I can think of about 5,ooo other things I’d rather do than cook.  So the cocktail recipe and the mini cheese boards I shared in previous posts have something in common with today post.  They are all quick, easy holiday ideas that don’t involve cooking 🙂

If you’re in need of a last minute holiday gift, I’ve got a gift that anyone will love–Holiday Spiced Tea.  Not only is this a super easy to make but it is sure to bring back lots of childhood memories at Christmas time.

Holiday Spiced Tea Recipe by ConfettiStyle

Holiday Spiced Tea Recipe by ConfettiStylep.s.  depending on the gift recipient, you could also add a small bottle of Rum to make it a Holiday Spice & Spiked Tea!

Once you’ve made a batch of spiced tea, place it in an air tight jar and add a holiday tag to the front of the jar.

Holiday Spiced Tea Recipe by ConfettiStyle


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Don’t forget to pick up a pretty tea-cup to go along with your spiced tea gift and wrap it all up in a pretty box.

tip:  Spiced Tea makes a great gift for teacher’s, co-workers and all your blog friends. 

Holiday Spiced Tea Recipe by ConfettiStyle

boxwood wreath // ribbon 

Holiday Spiced Tea Recipe by ConfettiStyle

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope today’s post helps you check one more thing off your holiday gift list.

The next stop on the Reindeer train is M. Jones Style.  What a fun and easy recipe Marsha created.

Now it’s time to head over to see what the other Reindeer Recipe bloggers have to share…

Tamyra @ Positively Southern
Marsha @ M. Jones Style
Gwynn @Swirls Of Flavor
Lisa @Clutter Cafe
Brittany @Brittany’s Pantry
Pat @Life At Lydia’s House
Heather @Totally Tailgates

 

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