We’re less than a week away from Christmas, can you believe it?! I’ve got one last person on my list to buy for (I know what I’m getting, I just haven’t picked it up yet) and then I’m done! For all my last minute Christmas shoppers: just because we’re down to the wire on shopping for the holiday, doesn’t mean you have to compromise on the quality and thought that goes into your gift purchasing left to do. Something that has definitely come with age is choosing to be more thoughtful when it comes to the gifts that I give. For those I’m close to, I try to think about their day-to-day life or favorite activities, coming up with something that they can utilize and enjoy for the year (and more!) to come. I do my best to not ask for a direct link to a product because I think half the fun of gift-giving is seeing the surprise (the good kind) on the recipient’s face when they open up the package.
Something that never goes out of style (or usefulness) is quality outerwear, winter accessories and shoes. Cole Haan has plenty of great items to choose from, some of which are up to 65% off! I’ve been wearing my City Parka and Explore Boots regularly over the last several weeks and love them. They keep me warm and protect me from the elements that are sure to happen this time of year. I wore my boots for pretty much our entire time in Chicago a few weekends ago and they were so comfortable. If you’ve got a gal left on your list to buy for and she lives in a cold climate, either of those pieces would be a great option!
If you’re looking for something a bit smaller or want to err on the side of caution, this wool and cashmere blend beanie is a winter staple that is equal parts stylish and functional. You can browse their selection of women’s gifts under $100, under $200, and their gift guides to find something she’ll love!
I used the backpack for my last couple weeks of grad school and like how low profile and slim it is. Nine times out of ten, I’m only carrying around a few things with me, so I didn’t want some big backpack that has a bunch of empty space. Plus, I always use a backpack when we travel, so I like all the pockets that this one comes with for organizing different things I’m bringing with me.
As far as the sneakers go, he likes how versatile they are – they pair well with casual outfits or more dressed up ones. He also appreciates how lightweight they are, making them comfortable to wear and walk around in. He’s got quite the collection of athletic sneakers already, so having an option that’s a step up from that was a hole in his wardrobe that he filled!
This post is sponsored by Cole Haan. All opinions are my own.