Sometimes, with the busyness of the holiday season, I find myself using the word "surviving" quite a bit. When I think about my Holiday Survival Kit, a few key things come to mind.
one // Wine
I used to not be a wine drinker at all, but not anymore! I'm no wine connoisseur, but I have found the few that I like and I so enjoy time spent with friends and family enjoying a glass of wine. Friends are home for the holidays and I love nothing more than meeting at a bar after work or together at each others home for a drink and to laugh and catch up.
I love pajamas and especially Christmas pajamas. I just got a new pair from Old Navy when I was Black Friday shopping and I got a sweet pair of slippers from Target that I seriously live in when I'm at home. As soon as I get home from work everyday I jump into a good pair of pajamas! PJs are definitely a necessity at my house!
I feel like this one doesn't need much of an explanation. I am such a lover of boots! They keep your feet nice and toasty when it's frigid out and they truly look great with just about any outfit. They're also so easy to throw on with leggings and a great tunic or poncho...speaking of ponchos, I am ALL about them this winter. I have one from Forever 21 that I practically live in! (Thanks to Caitlin at Southern Curls and Pearls featuring it on her blog and catching my eye!)
Another no brainer! Almost every weekend when I'm out and about, you'll find me in a fun hat a little jacket or poncho and a big cozy scarf. Scarves add so much to any outfit and they are my go-to on the weekends! Sometimes I get home and just leave them on because they keep my neck so warm, ha!
When I say I live in hats on the weekend, I totally mean it. I'm such a hat girl. I think they are so fun and bring such a pop of sass and attitude to an outfit. Not to mention, bad hair day? Boom, put a hat on.
Not on the above list but absolutely worth mentioning are a good cup of coffee and hot chocolate, a cute mug to drink said coffee and hot chocolate, lots of cookies, brownies and Christmas sweets, a stellar lip color for holiday celebrations, a house decorated from top to bottom with Christmas decor, a wonderful scented candle from Bath and Body Works, a fire going in the fireplace and a warm blanket to snuggle under while watching Christmas movies by the light of the tree. There's quite a few things I would like to pack in my Holiday Survival Kit ;)
When thinking about my Holiday Survival Kit, I can't help but think about what would be in Josh's. Y'all know how much I love my man, so every time I'm thinking of something for myself, I'm also thinking of him! Thankfully, he is pretty easy to shop for around the holidays because as soon as Christmas is over, he is preparing his list for the next year, ha! But, sometimes I do get stumped on what to get him for our "surprise" gift that we do every year. That's why I'm so glad I recently found Man Crates. I'll let them do the explaining with their manifesto:
"We say 'no' to ugly neckties, cologne samplers and executive trinkets. We don't save wrapping paper, we don't do ribbons.We ship bragworthy gifts for guys. Gifts that you can't wait to arrive because you know the recipient will love opening them.Gifts that people gather round at the office, people following the sounds of wood being torn from wood by the included, laser-engraved crowbar.We are Man Crates, and we deliver awesome gifts for men."
I would love the Personalized Bar Crate for Josh. I'm fairly certain he would be all sorts of excited for that to be under the tree. There's also a Super Retro Gamer Crate that he'd probably flip over, too. At a loss for the men in your life? Husband? Dad? Brother? Grandpa? Man Crates is sure to have something to tickle their fancy. Everyone deserves a crate full of their favorite stuff, right? ;)
I hope you're all enjoying the holiday season and eating lots of yummy sweets and drinking lots of yummy things!