Holiday Gift Guide 2018

I love the idea of gifting even though I know for the fact that I am a horrible gifter when it comes to birthdays and celebrations. I don’t really keep track or have anything written down, and I always wait until the last minutes and stress over everything. When the holiday and Christmas roll near, I am extremely stressed. I would scroll and browse for so much stuff, and then I’d get distracted and most of the time end up buying something for myself instead. I feel like it is so much easier to shop for myself, and who else feels the same way? I know! So this year, I am trying to be better at this and thinking ahead on what to buy in advance. I enjoy watching and browsing through other people’s Gift Guide as well as making my own. So for today’s blog post, I’m sharing my picks and suggestions on things and brands that you should check it out that are worth it to gift yourself and every loved one in your life. Hope it’s helpful, as always!

I use Ebates to earn some cash back while shopping online on most of my favorite shops. You should definitely sign up since it’s free: HERE! I installed the Ebates button on my web user’s tab as it would notify cashback percentage every time. Super helpful, so you should definitely integrate it before checking out something. Some links below are affiliate links via RewardStyle, and some aren’t simply because these companies aren’t affiliated with RewardStyle.



My boyfriend really wants the Ultraboost All Terrain sneakers in black from Adidas (they’re not on sale, but the woman ones are, hah!), so I might just surprise him for Christmas with a pair, who knows! I also want to include some of his favorite things that he owns and share them to you guys: these wool runners from Allbirds, this classic Bose headphone, this portable iPhone charger which saved so many phones’ battery lives over countless hiking and travel trips. The only downside is that it is kind of big, so it gets annoying to carry around unless you have an actual backpack. He also loves his Jcrew shirts. They are doing the 50% off sale this Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend which is such an amazing deal. Get your man some solids, plaids, or floral options as I’m sure there is one for everybody. I’m also eyeing a pair of white Common Projects myself and for him to match. I think any of these would make a great gift for a man or the men in your life.


Jewelry is always a special gift to someone you love and to yourself. Get 10% off your first order if you use this link and come shop MEJURI with me: HERE.

Brands I love are Glossier, Outdoor Voices, and Everlane. Shop my absolutely recommended picks below:

Get $20 off your first Outdoor Voices purchase, here.

REALISATION PAR is my go-to brand for for silk tops and dresses.

I love ARITZIA’s pants and sweaters. They don’t do huge sales, and their return policy kinda sucks. But if you’re into investing in quality pieces and can be able to take care, Aritizia is a place to go as they will last you for years.

Try SOKO GLAM if you’re into Korean beauty. I’ve made some orders using their 30% discount code, products below, so I’m so excited to try them out!


PENDLETON blanket (queen size), a LE CRUISET dutch oven to cook literally anything with (We do have one at home, and it’s a fail-safe and cult favorite!), the iconic STENDIG calendar (we also have this one at home for 2018, and we’ll be buying the 2019!). Get a really nice knife for some special cooking occasions. We have this SHUN knife and love using it for fish.

CB2 has these amazing gold home decor pieces that are not only functional but so chic as displays. I’d love to receive any of these myself as well as my boyfriend.


Create a photo album, calendar, or gorgeous prints to display in your home with ARTIFACT UPRISING. I have this wood block at home and loved the papers are so thick and high-quality.

Get your bestie a DELSEY suitcase. I have the gray one, super durable, and it’s an international carry-on size.

Gift them pottery! THE GENERAL STORE is one of my favorites for mugs and bowls, cute and unique. TOTOKAELO has high-end stuff, definitely worth checking out if your budget is a bit higher for that special someone.


This is my favorite category to make. I went through my Amazon order history and browsed around the web for the bests of the best items I’d personally love to gift others and gift myself. Amazon is the best place to go if you’re the last minute gifter, like me. Enjoy!


Plants. Candles. Good red wines. Anything from THE FRANKIE SHOP, TOTEME, or NANUSHKA.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed my Gift Guide this year and a peek at what I’m currently into. Happy shopping and I will see you tomorrow on our weekly Wednesday blog post! Have a lovely day!style and senses signature stay inspired


An Trieu

Currently based in Seattle, Style & Senses is my digital life and style journal of all things that inspire my senses and beyond. Hope you stay inspired, as always! - An Trieu.

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