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Gift guide for your girls – $50.00 or less.

This is my favourite gift guide category and I feel it’s probably one of the most relevant to many of you. This category is for your Secret Santa exchange, your girl friends, your awesome co-worker that you can actually tolerate, and even those girls that seem to have everything.

When it comes to this category, I love to shop at either Chapter or Indigo. They always have what I’m looking for and even the things I didn’t know I was looking for but can’t imagine not leaving with.

Here is my round up of the 2020 gift guide for your girls at $50.00 or less.

home body

Number one on my wish list this year, Home Body by Joanna Gaines. I think if I could have one person’s life for ever, it would be Joanna Gaines!

Fraiche Food.jpg

I am obsessed with the Fraiche Food Full Hearts cookbook and the fact that it is all either vegan or vegetarian recipes. It’s on sale right now for 50% off at Chapters and Indigo!

love & lore tas

The Love & Lore passport cover and luggage tag are the perfect accessory for your jet-setting girls! The stunning faux croc leather finish is so chic!

love & lemons

Hi! My name is Becca and I have a cookbook obsession! But actually though, Love & Lemons is back with their second cookbook and this one is all about plants! This is also on sale right now for 27% off! Hurry!

maglonia table

Is there anyone out there who isn’t in love with Joanna Gaines? I had Magnolia Table on pre-order and I absolutely love it and obsess over it! Right now it is on sale for less than $30.00! I really really really want her new book, Home Body!

wine

A happy mom means a happy household! This is the cutest gift set for those mamma’s out there and at less than $20.00 that leaves room for a happy wallet!

let me feed you

This is my last cookbook recommendation, I promise! Let Me Feed You is all about easy and comfortable cooking! This would go perfectly with a cute new spatula set or even a new set of oven mitts!

Happy shopping!

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XOXO.

B.

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Winter wardrobe breakdown.

I know – it’s winter, you don’t have to tell me, I know it. We have winter every year and I should be used to the frigid temperatures, the blowing snow and the patches of black ice everywhere but I’m just over it all by now and it’s hardly started.

Winter to me is the season for great fitting skinny jeans with a little wiggle room to accommodate all the festive eating, chunky oversized sweaters that you just want to snuggle in and really, really warm socks. I don’t know if it’s a Canadian thing or just a me thing but if we’re going out in the winter I’m usually rocking my Sorel winter boots and then once we reach our destination I change into a cuter pair of shoes for the evening.

I’ve put together some of my favourite winter time outfits for you below and linked as much as I can for you. Stay warm out there dolls!

winter outfit 1

From top to bottom and left to right:
Brown knit turtleneck sweater – h&m . Light beige oversized melange sweater – h&m . Grey melange knit stand-up-collar sweater – h&m . Articles of society Sarah ankle jeggings – Nordstrom . 8″ toothpick jean in vista wash – J.Crew . Jamie high waist skinny jeans – Topshop . Dark pecan Sadie boots in suede – J.Crew . The remi mule – Madewell . Halogen Abbi block heel booties – Nordstrom .

This is the same sweater from above, just styled a different way. Neutrals with a little print action! I’m really picky about clothing with animal prints and I was on the hunt for the perfect pair of neutral snakeskin booties. 

winter outfit 2

From top to bottom and left to right:

Just ride moto jacket (vegan leather) – BB Dakota . Grey melange knit stand-up-collar sweater – h&m . Denim blue Vintage slim high ankle jean – h &m . Dolce Vita Nilani ankle boot .

Simple and natural. The perfect outfit combo for drinking wine at home by the fireplace with your boo or going out with your girls. The sweater and necklace are all under $50.00 making the perfect holiday gift for your girls also! These are really old jeans I have but I have linked an affordable and similar pair.

winter outfit 3

Grey melange knit wool-blend sweater – h&m . Denim blue Vintage slim high ankle jean – h &m . True black the frances loafer mule in leather . Initial charm necklace .

The great thing about quality pieces is you can mix and match them effortlessly!

Until next time lovely humans- I’ll be here snuggling in my sweaters.

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XOXO.

B.

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2019 Gift guide for bosses and coworkers.

It’s officially gift guide season!!

How crazy is it that I’m making these already?? But ready or not we’re already approaching the end of November and the holidays are going to be here in a minute!

To get things started, today is all about ideas for your boss and coworkers. These can be some of the hardest people to shop for because you don’t want it to be too personal but you don’t want to be too impersonal either. There’s a balance and I think all of these gift ideas strike that balance pretty perfectly! I have also linked each item so you can find them quickly.

I would say it’s a toss up between what gets used more in our office – the printer or the coffeemaker. When I first started with my company about 2.5 years ago I brought in one of my favourite mugs and used it daily for the first few weeks. Until, I accidentally left it in the kitchen one day and it now lives in my bosses office. We share a laugh every time I catch him drinking from it and he complements me on my mug choice but deep down I am outraged and want it back. This year for the holidays, I’m getting him an initial mug and claiming mine back! If your work place revolves around the Keurig like ours does, mugs are the best gift.

anthro mug

These initial mugs are the Anthropology Monogram Mugs for $10.00

You simply can’t gift a mug and not supply them with anything to fill their shiny new mug with, that’s just not right. Nothing pairs better with a new mug than a monthly loose leaf tea subscription box. Tea Sparrow has options for 1 month, 3 month and 6 month boxes so you’ll be able to find one within your budget. Plus. if you use the code: LiveLaughLearn at checkout you’ll automatically receive a 20% discount off your purchase. I have been living off the Pina Colada tea right now while trying to convince myself it’s not actually snowing out my window!

tea sparrow

Nothing says Happy Holidays like a bottle of wine… or a couple bottles of wine if you work with my co-workers. Elevate your wine gift giving ritual and accompany it with a beautiful and well crafted bottle stopper. There are so many great styles and options to choose from. Right now I have my eyes set on this one from Nordstrom.

NORDSTROM AT HOME Monogram Marble Bottle Stopper, Main, color, WHITE/ GOLD B

Everyone loves a good candle. To me, a candle should do two things – one, obviously smell nice. Two, it should be beautiful and complement your decor. If you’ve been watching my Insta stories recently you’re aware of my white pumpkin obsession from DW Candles. If and when I ever get sick of burning this one I have the midnight rose & cedar and the white birch & musk lined up and ready to go. DW Candles are my absolute favourite in terms of scents and styles and anyone would be happy to receive one as a gift, guaranteed.

white pump candle

More and more people are being conscious of what they put into the bodies and their spending habits and are bringing their own lunches to work. This 3 piece stainless steel lunch box set is from Anthropology is perfect for any co-worker who brings their lunch!

lunch box

 

What is on your shopping list this year for your bosses and coworkers?

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XOXO.

B.