The Southern Dreaming Gift Guide: My Top Picks

Hey there lovelies! This year, Christmas requires an extra element of planning for me and my husband since my due date is only THREE days after Christmas. Yes, you read that right. December 28. And as you know, babies don’t always come on their projected due dates, so we have been getting ready for Christmas for a few weeks already. 

Now as for me, I love Christmas shopping. I get a thrill when I get the perfect gift idea, and then another thrill when I find a great deal on what I’ve been searching for. I LIVE for gift giving around the holidays and insist on watching the person unwrap whatever I’ve given them. But I know everyone doesn’t feel that way. So, after a few of my girlfriends telling me their husbands or boyfriends had no clue what to get them, I came up with the idea for a gift guide. So here is a quick break-down of what you will see scrolling through this article: it’s broken up into 3 sections (Beauty, Fashion, and Lifestyle), and has all the best deals I’ve found in these categories on the most swoon-worthy items! Have fun perusing,  and I hope this helps your man find the perfect gift you’ll love! 

BEAUTY 

The Morhpe 35F Palette 

If your girl loves neutral or dramatic eye looks, this palette is one of the best on the market right now in terms of quality, color, and price. It comes with a whopping 28 shades of highly pigmented eye shadow, and has colors that look good with ANY skin tone or eye color. She will love it, I promise. 
Find it here at Ulta for $24


NARSissist Wanted Velvet Lip Glide Set

I’ve tried these personally and I LOVE them. They don’t dry out your lips, but have fully pigmented color. They are so perfectly smooth and neutral, it doesn’t really matter your skin tone or color, they look amazing. If your girl is into lip colors, not even necessarily super bold ones, she will love this set. (Also, it’s a GREAT price point!)
Click here to purchase from Ulta at $29.00.

Lush Face Masks

Lush Face Masks are some of my very favorite, price point friendly masking options. They are handmade with natural, fresh ingredients and oh my they work. These would make great stocking stuffers. 
Shop them here at the Lush site (between $10-$14).


InfinitiPro by Conair 1-in. Rainbow Titanium Flat Iron

I have this flat iron and it is AH-MAZING. The titanium plates protect your hair better than the ceramic, and it is the perfect length and width for curling. It’s currently on sale for $39.99 and I would re-purchase this straightener 100 times over. It is a STEAL. 
Shop it here from Khol’s at 39.99
p.s. ALWAYS make sure to look at the top brow of the site because there is usually an extra 10 or 20 percent off! 

Fashion


SO® Quince Women’s Knee High Boots

These boots are the perfect blend of classic and on trend. The slightly distressed leather, paired with the straps, and the classic shape would go with anything. Not to mention, the price point is great. They also have them in black, and a number of other boots for the same price. 
Click here to shop the boots (23.99)


Nike Flex Contact Women’s Running Shoes

Whether you’re into the gym, or just a fabulous pair of sneakers, these are to die for. I have them in just the solid blush, but I love the faded look they came out with this year. One thing I’ve found is that Khol’s has GREAT prices on shoes. This line from Nike is super comfortable and supportive as well. 
Shop them at Khol’s for $56.25.

Diamond Hoop Earrings 

I know so far we’ve stayed under the $100 price point, but I’m adding these in case you are going big this Christmas. These hoops are a dream. The diamonds are set apart from one another just perfectly, and are about as classic and perfect as you can get. For the diamond quality and carat weight, this is a great price as well. These are a staple piece of jewelry she can wear with anything, forever. 
Shop these diamond hoops from Zales for 599.99.


Le Vian Morganite Ring 1/4 ct tw Diamonds 14K Strawberry Gold

I had to include a Le Vian piece in this gift guide because I have had so many of my subscribers ask for one to be included. After looking through all the collection this year, this was by far my favorite offering from the Le Vian Collection. While the ticket is around the $500 mark, it is a great value considering the carat weight and design. The warmth of the morganite goes so well with the chocolate diamonds! 
If your girl loves the Le Vian, this is a win. Shop it from Kay’s for 495.60 here. 

Lifestyle

2018 – 2019 Bookbound Day Designer Monthly Weekly Planner – Blushing

It is my firm belief that everyone needs a good planner. I’ve personally used this very same planner in 2017 in tiffany blue, but I love this one Target has in blush. The months, weeks, and days are laid out smartly and it’s made very well. 
Shop this planner from Target for 19.99.

A Subscription Service Customized to her, here are my top choices: 

BoxyCharm, in my opinion, is by FAR the best beauty subscription service. For $21 per month, she gets 4-5 FULL SIZE, high-end products. YES! 
Shop BoxyCharm here. 
If she loves listening to her books this is a really cost-effective subscription. It’s usually around $15 per month, but they are running a special for $6.95 for 3 months. 
Shop Audible here. 

I hope these suggestions have been helpful in finding some great gifts for your lady (or ladies treating themselves!). Keep a watch out for my Men’s Holiday Gift Guide coming in the next week! 

Sweet dreams and safe travels friends! 

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