Essence of Gifting: Holiday Essentials

It’s not uncommon to need a last-minute gift this time of year–something to bring to a friend’s house for a party, a little token of appreciation and my personal favorite: Stocking stuffers. While this isn’t my official stocking stuffer gift guide, these buys are all under $25 and will make any recipient happy.



Rosebud Salve is ridiculously good for everything–chapped lips, winter skin..the list goes on. Snatch up this great deal for the three top-sellers (plus a cute tin!) for just $16. (Online exclusive)


Yeah, yeah. We all have those mornings. (Have you seen my hair today? The answer is no, because I’m wearing a hat.) $8 will snag you this Beyonce-inspired mug.

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Don’t know what to cook? Me neither, most nights. These foodie dice are GENIUS and will make the decision for you. Just $24 for the reusable gift that keeps on giving.


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If you’ve ever wondered how to make a grilled cheese with grill marks like at a restaurant, well, you put it on the grill. But in the winter, that’s not always an option. Get the grill marks, the ooey-gooey melty cheesy deliciousness and the crispy crunch on the outside…on your stove, over a campfire, or where ever else you like to cook. $24.99



Leave a pen and this book in your bathroom. No further explanation needed. $15.00

Leave a pen and this book in your bathroom. No further explanation needed. $15.00


Scandal lovers everywhere: Pair this popcorn bowl with some red wine glasses and a bottle of pinot and you’ve gifted the Olivia Pope experience. ($4.95-$19.95)



For the newlyweds. (Also available in Mrs. & Mrs. and Mr. & Mr.) $12.95


Because there’s no such thing as a bad smelling Voluspa candle (available in several other scents). $16.00

For the newborn queen. $20.00

For the newborn queen. $20.00


Good hair days never go out of style. $25.00


X's and O's and a perfect addition to any coffee table.  $24.50

X’s and O’s and a perfect addition to any coffee table. $24.50

This doesn't even need a caption. Right? $22.95

This doesn’t even need a caption. Right? $22.95

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