Last Weekend I hosted the kick-off event to the gifting season- The Neiman Marcus Annual Holiday Blogger Bash.
Myself and 40 Las Vegas Influencers gathered together for some creative cocktails, delish breakfast bites and a private viewing of Neiman Marcus’ Crazy Good Gifts!
The Neiman Marcus Mariposa Cafe crafted some perfect holiday cocktails for us including a Bloody Mary garnished with Bacon flavored cotton candy, an Espresso Martini topped with Frosted Donut flavored cotton candy and a Bellini adorned with Birthday Cake cotton candy.
The best part is YOU can buy these yummy cotton candy flavors at Neiman Marcus and make these drinks at HOME!
After we stuffed our faces- oh my gosh the food was so good- we moved on to the gifting tables which were divided by categories: Epicurean, Kids, Mixers, Tech and Beauty.
I put together a recap of my favorites to help get you started on your holiday gifting!
The epicurean treats were CRAZY GOOD! Seriously deez nuts WERE something to write home about.
Each with a flavor packed punch they would be great for gifting in a basket paired with an artisenal beer or wine- my faves were the Bloody Mary Cashews!
The sweets were delish too. Everything from flavored popcorns, to chocolate covered pretzels, chewy pralines and rum soaked cakes!
One of my favorite finds was the Asobu Personal Cold Brew System.
Here is why it’s CRAZY GOOD!
You can brew your own cold brew anywhere. No electricity required. You just add coffee grounds and cold water then let it steep (preferably overnight). The coffee will then “brew” in the upper clear part of the device and then when ready you hit the orange button and the coffee will be dispensed into the carafe on the bottom. Then remove the brewer portion add the lid to the caraf and you are off with a delish perfect cold brew in hand!
Everyone went CRAZY for this one in my InstaStories. Smeg x Dolce & Gabbana Sicily is my Love Toaster
Italian-based SMEG is known for thier ’50s-retro-looking appliances designed in collaboration with some of the world’s top architects. For holiday 2018 they teamed up with Iconic Italian Fashion designers Dolce & Gabbana to create the Sicily Is My Love collection, a series of SMEG products finished with classic Sicilian icons and images – from citrus fruit and bright red cherries to sailboats and acanthus leaves. This is definitely the chicest toaster I have ever seen!
Have a budding social media manager in the family? They will LOVE these Nico and Veronia Snapchat Spectacles.
Just press the button to take a 10-second video from your perspective. Press again to keep recording. Press and hold to snap a photo. When your phone’s nearby, Spectacles sync wirelessly with Snapchat. Share your favorite moments with friends in circular, square, or widescreen format on your favorite platform, including Snapchat, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, iMessage, and more.
Consult the Fashion Oracles.
Are you suffering from creative block? Struggling to make a difficult OOTD decision? Find out what Anna Wintour, Tom Ford or Karl Lagerfeld would do. The set contains 50 fashion icon cards each with the oracles’ advice on life, work, or inspiration to help make any obstacle becomes surmountable.
-Full disclosure, I bought 5 sets of these they are so amazing! Great gift idea for fashionable friends.
Ok so technically this is a kids gift… but that didn’t stop me from putting these retro skates on and taking a few laps around the event.
The Kids Pulse Light Up Skates and a Roller Disco Queen’s Dream. As you skate the rechargeable LED lights in the outsole flash through six different flashing modes in seven different colors! Available in both silver and gold in Junior sizes 1-8. Yaas!
You can find all of these CRAZY GOOD GIFTS and more at Neiman Marcus and NeimanMarcus.com