Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him

Dave and I decided to forgo Valentine’s Day gifts this year, since that cash is better off in a savings account for our trip to Europe. (And, to be honest, I’m really looking forward to our low-key evening of beer, video games, and a heart-shaped pizza.) If you’re still looking for the perfect gift for your sweetie, here are a few ideas that Dave would approve of:

  1. A handsome wool-blend sweater
  2. A versatile everyday watch with a selection of nato straps (I like this all-American version)
  3. Bourbon
  4. A rugged laptop bag that doubles as his day bag on trips (This might be selfish. I hate nothing more than having to carry everything when we’re sightseeing!) 
  5. The Complete Beer Course
  6. An apothecary shaving mug (which would look chic on your vanity filled with lipsticks)
  7. Luxe shaving supplies from Mercer + James (I just discovered this great online shop. Take 30% off your purchase through the end of February with the code BAUBLES30.)
  8. City map glasses with one of your favorite destinations
  9. A denim dopp kit
  10. Sphere ice cube molds (I gave a set to Dave for Christmas. Love ‘em.)
  11. A new pair of sunglasses
  12. The best bottle opener on the go
  13. A pair of heart and arrow boxer shorts 
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Valentine’s Day Gifts for You

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Valentine’s Day is a lovely excuse to treat yourself to something unapologetically feminine, preferably in pink. A jolt of orange makes the romantic shade irresistible. (Remember to enter to win that Chloe + Isabel necklace featured above. The giveaway ends this week!)

1. Tory Burch, $325 // 2. Sugar Paper, $18 // 3. High Street Market, $89 // 4. Alice + Olivia, $240 // 5. Chloe + Isabel, $50 // 6. Steve Madden, $38 // 7. Tory Burch, $165 // 8. Stella McCartney, $70 // 9. Stella McCartney, $35 // 10. Lulu & Georgia, $100/set of two // 11. Coach, $358 // 12. Ariel Gordon, $161 // 13. Jane Pope, $210

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Win It! $50 to Tres Jewellery

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When I first came across Très Jewellery, it reminded me of a well-traveled friend who collects bits and baubles from far-flung destinations. The shop pulls together a collection of gems from unique designers around the globe, including artisans from the U.S., the Netherlands, Israel and Thailand, among others. Consider it your go-to resource for a truly unique gift—and one person will even take home a $50 gift certificate and free shipping. Enter below!  

Shop It: 1. Centarus Ring, €159 // 2. Origami Ring, €35 // 3. Aqua Swan Necklace, €115 // 4. Tassel Bracelet with Nautical Wheel Charm, €39 // 5. Tiny Cherry Blossom Necklace, €29 // 6. Mexican Geometry Cube Earrings, €49 // 7. Stud Olive Leaf Earrings, €74 // 8. Lucky Coin Pendant, €30 //  9. Unity Ring, €125

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Win it! $50 to Frippery Vintage

When my grandfather passed away, my mom inherited her mother’s costume jewelry that had long been forgotten (Grandma Vivian had passed away years prior when I was just three years old). I remember spending hours pouring over each rhinestone-encrusted bauble and delicately laying out my favorites to add to my own collection—with mom’s permission, of course. (She didn’t mind.) And with that, my love of jewelry was ignited.

I still have a soft spot for vintage gems and can barely leave an antique store empty-handed, so you can imagine my delight when I discovered Frippery Vintage. It’s by far one of the most thoughtfully curated vintage shops out there with a retail location in Huntsville, Texas and a fab online store.

They’re giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky B&B reader this week! We can all use a little more sparkle during the holidays, right? Good luck! 

Shop It: 1. Pretty in Pink ’50s Gold Bracelet, $56 // 2. White Bead Tassel Necklace, $46 // 3. Blue Rhinestone Half Flower Earrings, $66 // 4. Yellow Rhinestone ’50s Statement Earrings, $86 // 5. Bamboo Pendant Necklace, $68 // 6. Gold Filigree Covered Pearl Link Necklace, $46 // 7. Milk Glass and Rhinestone Brooch, $126 // 8. ’50s Rhinestone Earrings, $86 // 9. Pink and Purple Rhinestone Earrings, $86 // 10. White Enamel Bangle, $26

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Win It! XNY Watch from Seiko

It’s time (pun!) for another giveaway! Seiko is giving away a watch from its XNY collection. Both fashion-forward and affordable, XNY watches are a perfect fit for any guy or girl and are also available at Macy’s (the women’s line is here). 

One lucky reader will win the XNY watch in the festive red and gold color combination. The watch retails for $120. Enter below! 

Shop It: 1. Gold Chronograph with White Leather Strap, $135 // 2. Gold Bracelet Style, $135 // 3. Gold with Pink Face, $135 // 4. Gold with Crystal Border, $150 // 5. Silver Bracelet Style, $125 // 6. Gold with Red Face - no longer available online, enter to win it below! // 7. Silver Chronograph with Pink Hand, $135 // 8. White Chronograph with Gold Detail, $135 // 9. Gold with Crystal Markers, $125 // 10. Gold with Purple Leather Strap, $95 // 11. Silver with Crystal Border, $135

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U.S. entries only, please. By entering this giveaway, you will be added to Seiko’s mailing list. You may unsubscribe at any time. 

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Win It! Stud Earrings from Hattie Sparks

Countless mid-century modern goodies, a myriad of colorful baubles and one insanely cute chevron dress are all in one adorable store: Hattie Sparks. The New Orleans-based lifestyle brand is a one-stop shop for the colorful lady on your shopping list this year!

Hattie Sparks is giving away a pair of garnet-hued quartz earrings by Margaret Elizabeth with a retail value of $55! Good luck!

Shop It: 1. Glasses Case, $42 // 2. Candle, $38 // 3. Dress, $55 // 4. Spoon Rest, $38 // 5. Pillow, $75 // 6. Earrings, $68 // 7. Studs, sold out—enter to win them below! // 8. Bowl, $100 // 9. Tray, $24 // 10. Salt & Pepper Shakers, $48 

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Win it! $75 to Brilliant Imports

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I’m thrilled to kick off December with a week of holiday giveaways—and I’m especially excited to introduce you to today’s sponsor: Brilliant Imports. The shop is filled with handcrafted items from artisans around the globe. Personally, I’m all about the beaded pendant from Bali. Wouldn’t it look lovely with a breezy summer dress?

One lucky reader will win a $75 gift certificate to Brilliant Imports. The entry form is below. Good luck! 

Shop It: 1. Beaded Pendant, $110 // 2. Aluminum Ornaments, $10 each // 3. Cushions, $30 each // 4. Aluminum Nesting Trays, $40 // 5. Vase, $130 // 6. Parakeets, $45 // 7. Bracelet, $62 //  8. Ring, $59 // 9. Elephant, $15 // 10. Buffalo Skull, $545 // 11. Beaded Necklace, $39 // 12. Teak Table, $225

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Holiday Gift Guide: Under $25

Delving into my stocking is one of my favorite holiday traditions—the little trinkets are so darn cute! Here are some of my favorites this year for her, for him or just for yourself. (I’ve got dibs on the ski mug and I’m hoping Santa pulls through with some Milka Snow Bites.)

1. The Soap & Paper Factory, $9 // 2. Z Gallerie, $20 // 3. Z Gallerie, $25 // 4. C. Wonder, $12 // 5. Richer Poorer, $9 // 6. Bauble Bar, $18 // 7. Uncommon Goods, $22 // 8. Lulu & Georgia, $18 // 9. Estee Lauder, $20 // 10. Scrappy’s Bitters, $23 // 11. Izola, $18 // 12. Estee Lauder, $20 // 13. Design Darling, $20 // 14. Pim + Larkin, $19 // 15. Penguin phrase books in French, German, Italian or Spanish, $8 each // 16. Pinch Provisions, $16

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Holiday Gift Guide: Men

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you’re celebrating the holiday with your nearest and dearest with Black Friday deals on the back burner. However, when the men slip into their post-football, post-turkey tryptophan haze, it’s the perfect time to check off your shopping list. I rounded up a few products that Dave endorses, but a bottle of bourbon is always appreciated if none of these strikes your man’s fancy. 

1. Z Gallerie, $20 each // 2. Kaufmann Mercantile, $219 // 3. Gant, $147 // 4. Nike, $70 // 5. Nike, $149 // 6. Kent Wang, $45 // 7. Kiehl’s, $42 // 8. Jack Spade, $10 // 9. Hook + Albert, $25 // 10. 3sixteen, $220 // 11. Smathers & Branson, $65 // 12. Daneson, $5 // 13. Crown & Buckle, $12 // 14. Makr, $11 // 15. Stanley, $75

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Holiday Gift Guide: The Culinary Cutie

Sure, Santa may get a lot of credit when Christmas rolls around, but the biggest holiday hero is the one who tirelessly puts the finishing touches on everything from appetizers to dessert—and doesn’t mind one bit. Give the culinary cutie in your life something she truly wants: a secret weapon to up the entertaining ante. I’ve heard fabulous things about those salt and pepper mills…

1. Sucre Sucre, $8 // 2. West Elm, $32 // 3. Le Creuset, $120 // 4. Marimekko, $69 // 5. High Street Market, $22 // 6. JCP, $75 set of four // 7. Mark & Graham, $39 // 8. Williams-Sonoma, $8 // 9. White Whale, $48 // 10. L’econome, $48 // 11. The Kinfolk Table, $35 // 12. Crate & Barrel, $25 each // 13. Grandiflora, $28 set of two

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