Okay, maybe I lied. Maybe these gifts won’t get you invited back to the party next year but since gift giving is less about you and more about the person you are giving it to, we can all agree that these are surely gifts that will make your hosts feel thought of and loved.

I’ve chosen some items that I think any host would love and I hope you find some things that you think your friends and family will love to.

These items aren’t budget breakers and will leave a little money in your pockets to save or buy more gifts for others. Okay, maybe some things for you too!

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  1. marble cutting board | 17 2. glass s + p shaker set | 31 3. salad servers | 23

4. balsam + eucalyptus candle | 16 5. jewelry dish | 22 6.marble bowls w/ wood base | 29

7. ceramic bowl set | 33 8. host: a modern guide | 21 9. leather card holder | 25

I sure hope you find something up there that fits perfectly for the host of your next gathering! I really feel like the art of gifting is quickly fading away so I like to take just about any opportunity I can to give to the people putting all the energy into opening up their homes and since we seem to be getting away from that tradition, you’re sure to put a smile on your host’s face with any gift you choose!


baublebar earring crawlers | 12

mini genevieve hoop earring | 15

nylon fanny pack | 22

everlane gift card | 25

set of 6 drinking glasses | 30

set of 3 brass taper candles | 35

thymes frasier fir candle | 28

wabi sabi welcome coffee table book | 16

I’d love to hear what looks fun to you from the lists above! Happy shopping!

xo , K

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Hello, friends!

I am so excited to share some specially curated items with you today that I know you guys are going to love not for sharing with friends and family but maybe you’ll even find a little something for yourself or to add to your wishlist as we approach one of the busiest holiday seasons of the year.

To make things just a little easier for you, I’ve done some of the heavy lifting for you by providing each of you with some of my favorite items from some of my favorite brands and places to shop.

It was difficult for me to narrow it down to only a few categories but below you’ll find some of my faves in home, for him and her, for kitchen and entertaining and for families. I sure hope you find some things that you like and, even better, that you feel you or someone you love, just won’t be able to live without.

As you read and shop below, you can click on the links under each of the listed images to go directly to the product of your interest. Many of the products you will see below are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission from your purchase but does not affect your purchase price. As always I am so thankful for your support in many ways around here and this is just one of the ways I can support my family while doing what I love and also continue to create meaningful content for each of you! THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING ME!


Of course I’m beginning here with gifts for the home because it’s just so stinking fun to decorate and just happens to be one of my favorite areas to gift. Of special mention below (while ALL of them are my faves) are the throw (top left) and the diffuser. Throws are an easy gift as they can serve so any purposes in the home and I’m all about my oils and diffusers right now for not only making our home smell scrumptious but for fighting nasty colds and germs throughout the season.

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stone + beam throw | safavieh tunisia area rug | leather pouf

viturvi diffuser | ceramic planter w/ wood stand | boy smells redwood

loloi pillow | graphic accent pillow | j. adler blush rug


Okay, maybe I lied. Give me all the fun products and gadgets and decor for the kitchen. I know you guys are with me. I absolutely adore anything in my home that gives me the opportunity to add a bit of flair and personality and from the items below, the vintage wall basket and those striped linen napkins. My goodness, guys. You’re probably thinking OMG I have enough linens. I just need you to know there’s no such thing. The striped ones below and somewhat of a staple and can go with just about any tabletop decor or design. They have quickly become some of my faves. I even love taking this beyond the table to our bathroom. I love the idea of placing napkins such as these in a basket on the counter in a bathroom and having them at the ready for guests to use and toss into a separate basket after each use.


wooden condiment cup | cheese knives set | wall basket

reusable market tote | linen dinner napkins | ceramic teapot in artichoke

mango wood serving board | pedra serving platter | vintage ceramic bowl


I’m pretty sure Larry wil get all of this for Christmas. (surprise Larry!) This one was so fun to make as I absolutely adore shopping for friends but I LOVE shopping for my mister. Two of my favorites here are the docking station because it’s handmade and something you won’t see everyday. It’s perfect for a nightstand if you have space for it there or for the top of a dresser in a bedroom or closet. Second fave would be that Le Labo scent set. These are OUR favorite scents. I love that Le Labo is natural and made from some the highest quality oils. You best believe they are all worth the price (a little more on the expensive side) and the bonus…they’re for both male and female. Don’t tell Larry but when I buy them for him…they’re really for me too. Shhhh…


steak knives set | woolrich wool blanket | mens’ ugg slipper

le labo set | brixton mens’ hat | wooden handmade docking station

chelsea boots | brass key ring | knife sharpener


OMG. This may sound crazy but this list was harder for me, friends. I’m not sure why but it could have SOMETHING to do with the fact that us girls have so much to choose from and most of us are always buying for ourselves. Just me?

Pics from this list: the Aritzia blanket scarf and the Honest Beauty facial oil. The blanket scarves I’ve literally not been able to live without over the past couple of years. They’ve been wrapped around me only, me + my kids at sports events and even served as comfort on the grass, as the name states, as a blanket when I’ve forgotten to pack one. It’s a staple as far as I’m concerned and I’m also slightly obsessed with facial oils over the year. I’ve seen a real difference in my complexion since I decided to begin using them and this one from Honest is one of the best.

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kanken mini backpack | honest facial oil | facial cleanser

le labo travel set | black crescent necklace | kimono robe

adidas sneaker | wool blanket scarf | jade facial roller

These lists are by no means exhaustive but I hope you find something that you love or that you know friends and family will love. Thanks for letting me share some of my favorite things with you all!

Be sure and follow along today on Instagram for some additional gift ideas in my stories and head on over to my friends’ blogs today and throughout the week to see what they are suggesting for those special finds for the special ones in your lives:


Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick

Christy and Amy at 11 Magnolia Lane

Chris at Just a Girl

Brooke at All Things Thrifty

Carmel at Our Fifth House


Laura at Inspiration for Moms

Beth at Home Stories A to Z

Mysha at Remington Avenue

Liz at Naptime Decorator

Alma at Almafied

Courtney at A Thoughtful Place


Rhoda at Southern Hospitality

Sheila at Maison de Cinq

Yuni at Love Your Abode

Jordan at House Becomes Home

Traci at Beneath Your Heart