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Holiday Gift Guide 2020

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Holiday Gift Guide 2020

December 2, 2020

This post is in partnership with Lexington Law. All opinions remain my own. 

I’m sure you’ve heard it a thousand times by now, but this holiday season will look a lot different than previous holidays. Whether it’s less family members traveling in for the gatherings, or whether there will be less gifts due to budget restrictions, we know it won’t be quite the same. However that doesn’t mean it has to be any less fun and fulfilling. This entire year I’ve had the pleasure of working with Lexington Law, and helping you find an incredible option to help repair your credit. With everything we’ve all gone through this year, I know many of you are in a place where holiday gifts may be a bit more sparse, but with that said you can always give a practical gift to a family member you know who may be struggling with their finances and more specifically, their credit score. The power of a good credit score is infinite so giving the gift of Lexington Law, which can help a family member or friend of yours to repair their credit , helps ensure that Lexington Law fights to improve it. They have provided over 300,000 free credit reports in 2020 alone, so if you’re feeling like you’re in this alone, you certainly are not.

Home + Kitchen + Bar

Ever since we moved into our home (almost two full years now) I realized I have a lot of love for home decor. Greys, creams, off whites, tans, and various shades of brown have become the name of the game for me. Whether it’s a couch, a painting, the furniture, a rug, and so forth, everything is part of the vibe. If a new home addition doesn’t pass the vibe check, it’s not going to be added to the cart. These are some of our favorite additions to the home, which would serve as incredible gifts. While you can gift wine glasses, they are a bit tricky (I’ve already broken two) so we included some items that likely won’t break in transition to your holiday gathering.

  1. Fenton Graphite and Wood Bar Tool Set 

  2. Set of 2 Vintage Style Medium Ceramic Pots 

  3. Dyson AM09 Hot & Cool Bladeless Fan & Heater with Jet Focus

  4. Kent Wire Medium Hurricane Candle Holder

  5. Neal Rustic Industrial Metal and Wood Bar and Kitchen Serving Cart

  6. Nespresso® by Breville® BCreatista Plus Espresso Maker 

  7. 11-Bottle Graphite Wine Rack 

  8. Hatch Rocks Glass

This is a photo of Adaleta Avdic's tablescape, with a wine glass from Crate and Barrel and holiday decor on the table.

Holiday cocktail recipe

Classic Old Fashioned

Ingredients:

Dash of Angostura Bitters
1 teaspoon agave (or sugar water)
Orange peel
2 ounces bourbon whiskey of your choice
2 amaretto cherries
Cinnamon stick (optional)

Instructions:

Pump 2-3 dashes of bitters into a mixing glass

Add a teaspoon of agave (or sugar water)

Add 2 ounces of bourbon whiskey

Add 1 ice cube and stir the drink with a large spoon or mixing utensil

Add a pinch of water (~2 teaspoons)

Place a large ice cube in a whiskey glass

After stirring, pour the liquid over your large ice cube

Top with the 2 amaretto cherries

Voìla you’re ready to deal with your Aunt Karen complaining about the turkey being dry.

For Him

I don’t know about you, but gifts for men are historically the hardest. Anyone else? When it comes to men, there is always a super expensive shiny new gadget they wanted (like the new PS5) but then you know they need socks and boxers, but will most certainly groan opening that as a gift. Lucky for you, I had Aaron build a solid list of things he’s most excited about which would be the perfect gift.

  1. Cozy Earth Men's Ultra-Soft Bamboo Jogger Pant Use the code ADA50 to get 50% off. You can thank me later!

  2. Stretch SUPIMA® Cotton Boxer Brief 

  3. Worx Aerocart 8-in-1 Wheelbarrow 

  4. Minted Dopp Kit or shop their site

  5. Lululemon License to Train Men’s Hat 

  6. QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones II 

  7. Men's Gold Cup Richfield PLUSHWAVE Sneaker 

  8. High West Double Rye Whiskey

For Her

When it comes to the gifts for her, I took it upon myself to just add thighs that I absolutely love which I know would be an incredible gift for all of my girlfriends. Whether it’s a luxe candle or body wash, or even a bottle of rose, you can’t go wrong with giving these to your girls.

  1. Rifle Paper Co Clear Wildflowers Apple Airpods Case

  2. House of Want Woke Up Crossbody Bag

  3. Nécessaire The Body Wash

  4. Nest Holiday Classic Candle

  5. Rifle Paper Co Garden PaperClipfolio

  6. Chateau d'Esclans Whispering Angel Rosé Wine 

  7. SLIP Pure Silk Sleep Mask

  8. GG® Genuine Shearling Slipper

This is a photo of Adaleta Avdic's presents wrapped with silver and gold wrapping paper, underneath the Christmas tree.

Beauty

My favorite category when it comes down to it. If you want to learn more about skincare, make sure you’re following me on Instagram. I drop a lot of good tips day in and day out, on my stories and of course in-feed. Beauty brands are my favorite to review, and trust me not all products pass the vibe check.

  1. Algenist GENIUS Liquid Collagen

  2. Foreo UFO 2, Luna, masks (from Amazon or Foreo)

  3. By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Foundation

  4. Alpha Beta® Extra Strength Daily Peel

  5. PCA SKIN Creamy Cleanser

  6. Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate

  7. Tan-luxe THE BUTTER Illuminating Tanning Butter

  8. Dyson Airwrap or T3 Curling Iron 

  9. Dr Dennis Gross Facial Steamer

Fashion

After doing a thorough cleaning of my closet, I found a few of my absolute favorite brands that make perfect gifts. One of them is even a necklace I created with Sequin Jewelry last year.

  1. Monica Vinader Gold Vermeil Alta Capture and Pearl Bracelet Set

  2. *Boutique Minimaliste Annalise Ring

  3. Sequin Adaatude Love + Luck 3-Strand Talisman Necklace

  4. Steve Madden Rizza White Shoes

  5. Revolve (see the carousel widget below for all of my recent picks!)

  6. Dune Jewelry Use the code ADA15 for 15% off your order.

Ada’s Wishlist

What’s on my wishlist? I’ve had my eye on a few different pieces of jewelry (per the usual) but there’s more than just consistently bedazzling myself. Although I love a little something from Boutique Minimaliste (trust me I ordered a couple things) but here’s a few you may not have heard me mention before.

  1. Apple AirPods Pro

  2. Gucci GG Pattern Tights

  3. Quay NOOSA METAL Sunglasses

  4. MacBook Pro with the MI Chip

  5. Song of Style Arrow Heel in Nude

  6. Rouge Dior Lipstick Set: Holiday Limited Edition

  7. The Skinny Confidential Collection with Elemis

  8. Geo Fountain

Kids

For someone who doesn’t have kids, we definitely pored over the internet to find some amazing options. Aaron was even looking through mommy bloggers who review toys and showcase the latest and greatest for their kids. We definitely found some gems, and my personal favorite was the camera bundle from Fujifilm. You have to teach them early how to take those shots, know what I mean?

  1. Chia Pet® Marvel® Guardians of the Galaxy Potted Groot Decorative Planter

  2. VTech KidiZoom Creator Cam

  3. Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera Bundle

  4. LEGO Speed Champions 76895 Ferrari F8 Tributo Toy Cars

  5. Star Wars Baby Yoda 8" Plush

  6. Loki the Lion Stuffed Animal

  7. Wooden Book-Style Chess Board

  8. Animal Parade Alphabet Puzzle

  9. Fold and Go Teal Portable Baby Mat

Subscriptions

  1. Lexington Law

  2. Billie Razor 

  3. Embody

  4. Equilibria 

  5. The Method 

Make sure you take a peek at the incredible subscriptions above,, and in particular Lexington Law. Not only can it change your life (your credit score affects most major buying decisions) but it could be the gift your family member or friend needs that may help them fix their credit. To be totally honest, we’re on most of these subscriptions and I can’t live without them. The beauty of an auto payment is that I get surprises in the mail every so often, without even having to re-up or reorder which makes it a lot more manageable long-term.

This is a close up of Adaleta Avdic's iPhone displaying the Lexington Law website for credit repair.

What’s on your holiday list this year?

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This is the ULTIMATE guide, that’s for sure. And I’m loving how you tossed in my favorite cocktail recipe and some credit tips! Shop, sip, and keep a watchful eye on those finances – all at once. Great post!