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Neiman Marcus Redefining The Way We Do Holidays

Let the the ho ho ho holiday season begin!

The holiday rush will be here before you know it, so getting your gifting done early this year to avoid shipping and manufacturing delays is definitely the move right now.

But where do you start? Gift gathering can be overwhelming.  What should I buy, what would they like? It can be tough coming up with ideas. Take a deep breath and read on. I have some AMAZING gift ideas ahead and not to fret- I will be here all season long dropping my top gift recommends to help make your holiday season as smooth as a sleigh ride with Santa.

Now dasher! Now dancer..

Here we go!

Neiman Marcus has THREE exciting new things happening this season that redefine gifting, wrapping and giving back.

That’s right!  Neiman Marcus redefining the way we do holidays!

To make your holiday shopping the easiest and most convenient experience yet, Neiman Marcus launched a luxurious Gift Suite that is an IRL wonderland of gifting ideas. Packed full of the most unique gifts and hottest trends the Gift Suite is even divided into gifts categories! So easy it’s like someone did the shopping for you!

Here are some of my top picks from the The Gift Suite..

Francis Kurkdjian Candles

Francis Kurkdijian Holiday Candles.

From one of my favorite perfumers these are next level holiday scents that transport you to a winter stroll in a snowy forest, to a charming storybook gingerbread house, promising sweet treats and childhood delights and to a holiday market to savor a juicy, generously caramel-coated candy apple. Available individually or as a set its a fragrant gift of an olfactory fantasy.

El Arroyo Puzzle

El Arroyo “I’d Rather Be Someone’s Shot of Tequila than everyone’s Cup of Tea” Puzzle.

Since 1975, El Arroyo has been serving up Tex-Mex with a side of laughs on their famous marquee sign that stands on the corner of West 5th and Campbell in Austin, Texas. The Last Queso Stop Before a Bunch of Yoga Studios – over the years they have covered every food pun imaginable while never forgetting witty commentary on current events. Now you can gift one of their iconic signs made from recycled paper in puzzle form!

wine handbag

Wine Bottle Carrying Clutch.

Holiday Mic drop.  Nobody’s Going to know… lol. What better way to carry your wine or champs than in a discreet (lol) clutch! It’s also a really adorbs way to wrap a boozy gift.

Byredo Hair Perfume

Byredo Hair Perfume.

One of the hottest trends in beauty, each hair perfume combines one of BYREDO’s signature scents with a unique silicone and polymer formula to create a light, invisible veil designed to leave the hair nourished and luminous whilst divinely scented.

Jonathan Adler Decanters

Jonathan Adler Decanters.

Serve up booze in the chicest wittiest way possible. The Whiskey one is currently Center Stage on my home bar cart.

Holiday Lights Set

Holiday Lights Cups.

This is one of my holiday staples. I buy them every year to serve up holiday cocktails for the adults and hot cocoa for the littles. Fun and festove they put a smile on everyone’s face.

It isn’t just the perfect Gift that Neiman Marcus has to offer this season….

They have also given their iconic gift boxes a sleek matte black modern redesign which includes  a luxurious magnetic closure. GORGEOUS. No wrapping necessary!

PLUS they have created an easy way to make a difference and give back this season.

Neiman Marcus has partnered with The Give Back Box to help you donate to someone in need this season while lessening  your fashion environmental  footprint.

It’s so easy!

Pack a box with gently used clothing, accessories and shoes.

Scan the QR code on the paper that was included in your order or given to you by your sales associate.

Print the free shipping label.

Then drop off your box to UPS or FEDex.

The Give Back Box will redirect your donation to a local charity. Or you can choose the charity you want.

There you go.  Three ways Neiman Marcus is redefining the way we do holidays!

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Farmhouse Chic Easter Gift DIY

Farmhouse Chic Easter Gift DIY

Just because we are all stuck at home doesn’t mean you shouldn’t expect a visit from the Easter bunny.

It’s time to get out that glue gun and grab a few supplies from around the house to create the ultimate Panier de Paques (because Easter Basket sounds so much more luxe in French right?). The perfect Farmhouse Chic Easter Gift DIY.

The kids can even help with this one and make little gifts for each other or for your neighbors.

I love things with a modern farmhouse feel, they deliver a sense of laid back luxe.  Farmhouse Style is unique and approachable plus it’s totally on-trend. Classic farmhouse style evokes feelings of warmth and comfort. Traditional without being fussy, think crafty but make it fashion. It’s all about using what’s around you and elevating it to create something chic.

My gifts were crafted for adults, but you could tailor them toward kids by filling them with candy filled eggs, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, chocolate Easter bunnies or homemade treats.

The items in your gift don’t have to be crazy expensive- in fact they shouldn’t be.  They should evoke a sense of low key sophistication and style without breaking the bank. Every great Easter basket should have three key ingredients: something luxe but whimsical, a fancy self-care treat and a dash of tradition.

Farmhouse Chic Easter Gift DIY


When I was little the Easter bunny always put bubbles in my basket.  They always remind me of Easter so when I discovered the grown-up version created by master perfumer Francis Kurkdjian I lost my mind! Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s Perfumed Bubbles are one of my go-to whimsy packed gifts and totally PERFECT for Easter. Part perfume, part playground they are fun, unexpected and oh so chic.  You can purchase them individually or buy a box of four and then split them up. (available at Neiman Marcus)

Farmhouse Chic Easter Gift DIY

Self Care

Patchology makes these cute little Mood Patch Eye Gel Kits which are infused with tea and essential oils to brighten your skin and your outlook.  Not only do these feel wonderful they are also little works of herbiary art.  Each patch has a sprinkling of confetti like leaves pressed into them. (available at Neiman Marcus)

Farmhouse Chic Easter Gift DIY


Easter baskets originated with ancient farming rituals where farmers would bring seedlings in baskets to temples to be blessed with hopes of having a bountiful harvest.  Whether you’re religious or not, you can honor this springtime tradition of rebirth and new beginnings by including seeds in your Easter gift or even a plantable card.

Modern Sprout makes these cutest little Seed Poppers which are inspired by traditional English crackers. Each popper includes 4-6 clay balls featuring organic, non-GMO seeds, confetti, and instructions!

Now it’s time to make it festive- here is the part where you need the glue gun..

Farmhouse Chic Easter Gift DIY

All you need are a few things you probably already have laying around the house:

Farmhouse Chic Easter Gift DIY

Farmhouse Chic Easter Gift DIY

STEP ONE: While the bag is still closed, cut “bunny ears” by cutting a deep V shape at the top of the paper bag.

Farmhouse Chic Easter Gift DIY

STEP TWO: Open the bag and hot glue the pom pom or cotton ball towards the bottom of the bag to make a bunny tail.. Press it in place until it cools.

Farmhouse Chic Easter Gift DIY

STEP THREE: Add a small amount of Shredded Paper Easter Grass or a bit of Tissue Paper.

Farmhouse Chic Easter Gift DIY

STEP FOUR: Fill your bag with the Easter goodies.

Farmhouse Chic Easter Gift DIY

Farmhouse Chic Easter Gift DIY

STEP FIVE: Now, tie your bag at the base of the ears with twine and add your gift tag. Arrange the ears so that they look like bunny ears.

There you have it, a Farmhouse Chic Easter Gift DIY that’s  sure to be a chic hippity hoppin’ hit.

In case you don’t have all the supplies at home here is a link where you can grab them (without leaving the house):

Easter DIY