Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Handbag gift ideas holidays 2016


From top left: Chloe Drew (hot IT bag) / black mini bag / metallic camera style bag / Pierce Bag (current IT bag) / black tote (under $50!!) / blue tote bag (hot designer under $200!!) / black and gold studded tote / drawstring bucket bag (classic IT bag)

Christmas shopping is here! In order to ease the pain of holiday shopping, and in order to avoid the crazy crowds at the stores, I have assembled the perfect handbag gift ideas for the handbag fan on your Christmas shopping list. Welcome to my handbag gift guide 2016!

Handbags make great holiday gifts. Who wouldn’t love a purse for Christmas, Hanukkah, or any holiday this season? I know I would love to see a handbag under the Christmas tree this year!! (if my hubby is reading this-anything Gucci will do-especially this one) 😉

When gifting a handbag this holiday season, you don’t want to buy something which is too avant-garde or “out there.” It is best to err on the conservative side when giving the gift of a handbag. I would recommend picking something which is classic, and easy to wear on a daily basis.

I scoured the web for the perfect classic, and wearable handbags, which are not only on trend, they will make perfect gifts! Love it!

My absolute favorite handbag gift ideas are featured above in the shoppable picture. If you like something, feel free to click on it and you will be taken to a shop where you can buy it! Or, if nothing tickles your fancy above, I have curated plenty of fabulous handbags for the gift giving season into the shopping widget below. I hope you love them! The handbag fan you are shopping for sure will!

Happy shopping, and have a great holiday season!

Holiday Gift Guide Beauty


Beauty gift ideas from top left: manicure set / bronzer set / winter nail polish set / hairdryer (current IT beauty item) / make-up kit and trunk / nail polish gift set / Chi hair care gift set / McQueen fragrance gift set (amazing value-one of my favorite scents!) / body fragrance gift set / oval make-up brush set (current IT item in beauty)

Beauty gifts for Christmas, Hanukkah, and the holiday season are always a winner. I love to give, and to receive, beauty sets such as this amazing nail polish set, this HOT make-up brush set, or this hairdryer; which is on my list of must-have for 2017.

If you are shopping for a fabulous beauty fan, nail polish fan, never fear, my beauty gift guide is here!

I have curated the most fabulous gifts in the world of beauty for Christmas, Hanukkah, and any holiday you may be celebrating this gift-giving season into this post. The five best types of beauty gifts have been separated out below, in order to allow you to shop for a specific beauty present.

This is what beauty fans like to receive! You might even see something for yourself too. I know I have!

Happy shopping and giving!

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Happy Holidays!


Cathy Gift Guide for the holiday season

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Pictured: A little gift for me! Love this bracelet, it is timeless. I love wearing it; and since it is turquoise, it is perfect to wear now and into next year! You can find it online here.

The holidays are here! This means it is the perfect time to shop for that special someone. One of my favorite gifts to give to my family members, and best friends, is jewelry.  There are so many jewelry stores online, and offline; it can make jewelry shopping daunting. Where does one start? Thankfully, there is a fabulous online jewelry shop, which also has a home shopping channel on TV, that is filled with jewelry in all price ranges named Love that!

Pictured: How fabulous is this Moissanite Fire™ necklace! My daughter loves how it sparkles. This necklace will make a fabulous gift this holiday season for that special someone, you can find it online here. is an amazing one-stop-shop for holiday gift shopping. They have everything you could possibly want to find from affordable costume jewelry, up through estate-worthy pieces you would want to pass along to your grand-kids. It is like jewelry heaven!

While department stores, and many boutiques, offer jewelry choices; they tend to be limited. Therefore, I prefer to check out They have so many choices; there is something for everyone on my holiday gift list, including gifts for me too! Love!

Pictured: How fabulous are these earrings! I have been wearing them almost every day this season. They would make a great gift for the Fashionista on your list! You can find them online here. Similar gold studs can be found online here.

I have already started picking out pieces for myself, but I need to get serious about shopping for my loved ones! In the layout below, I have featured my favorite jewelry pieces to give this Christmas, and holiday season. These are in addition to the three featured in photographs throughout this post. They will make the perfect gifts for my cousins, my Mom, and my BFF’s! Shhh, don’t tell them you got a sneak peek. It is supposed to be a surprise when they open the boxes!

My favorites pictured from top left: tanzanite bypass ring / amethyst hoops / jadeite pendant / garnet tennis bracelet / artisan tanzanite and silver ring / Kunzite ring / three-stone amethyst ring / amethyst solitaire ring / Tanzanite ring / garnet cluster ring / volcanic quartz and silver ring / rutilated quartz pendant has so many fabulous jewelry items which are both on trend, and classic. Here are a few for under $100 which will make great gifts this holiday season.

Gifts under $100 pictured from top left: fringe clutch / silver hoops / three-stone kyanite ring / canary diamond simulant ring / Raiders cufflinks / ruby ring / silver dangle earrings / yellow diamond simulant tennis bracelet / 49ers cufflinks / red bead bracelet / diamond simulant tennis necklace / watch set / jewelry box

There are also so many fabulous luxury items at Here are my favorite luxurious jewelry pieces from the shop; psst-you can tell my hubby to check these out now! 😉

Luxury gifts pictured from top left: champagne diamond ring / tsavorite tennis bracelet / diamond eternity band / diamond hoop earrings / ruby earrings / tanzanite ring / rutilated quartz pendant / Tahitian pearl ring / emerald ring / artisan pink opal necklace / diamond cocktail ring / Tahitian pearl necklace

My daughters absolutely love jewelry too. just so happens to have a huge selection of jewelry for children too. Below are my favorites; my daughters might find a few under the tree this Christmas!

Children’s gifts pictured from top left: heart earrings / bow bangle / music notes ring / puppy stud earrings / teapot necklace / crown ring / watch / treble clef stud earrings / flower ring / flower earrings / cupcake stud earrings / small hoop earrings

This is the best time of year to start your holiday shopping. I always try to be done before Thanksgiving, then I can enjoy all the holiday parties, and concentrate on having fun! You can find more fabulous gift items from online by visiting

Happy shopping, and Happy Holidays!

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