Christmas shopping is in full swing here at the Baxter household! My goal is to cross everyone off of my list at least one week before Christmas this year, but it always seems like I have a few last minute additions to add to the pile every holiday season. Recently, TJ and I have been looking for things to get our parents, and I remembered some of you asking me to present a gift guide for in-laws. It’s true – they can be hard to shop for … especially if you are just looking for a gift for your boyfriend/girlfriend’s parents and you all are not yet married.
In this post, I’ve included a huge list of gift ideas for mom, dad, mother-in-law, father-in-law, sister-in-law, & brother-in-law. Any of these gifts would make the perfect Christmas present for this group of people. I included both affordable and higher-priced items, depending on what you normally spend on these loved ones. I hope you all find this super helpful! PS – a lot of these items, TJ and I bought for our family members! 🙂
Christmas is such a special time of year – whether you are surrounded by loved ones or not – because we get to celebrate the life of our Savior, Jesus Christ. As much as I love being with family this time of year, I have to say that the most special part is getting to celebrate the birth of Jesus!
Since it’s almost December, I thought it would be the perfect time for me to share 8 ways to get in the Christmas spirit this holiday season! Let’s be real … I’ve had my Christmas tree up & decorated since November 1. But, I know that all people are not like me & that’s okay! But I hope that you all are getting into the spirit now, and if you’re not quite there yet, I hope that this post inspires you in some way to get that holiday sparkle in your eye. 🙂
Are you guys shopped out yet?? I hope not because there are TONS of amazing sales happening today online!
I wanted to share a few of my top favorites with you all + a few tips on how to grab the best deals:
1. SHOP SMART: Have your list of people that you need to buy for ready to go! Or if you are shopping for yourself, make a list of the certain pieces you are looking for. That will narrow down the sales and won’t be so overwhelming when you start shopping!
2. SHOP FAST: Days like today when there are tons of amazing deals happening, items will start selling out so quickly, and since Cyber Monday only lasts for one day, those items most likely won’t be restocked until after the sales end. If you see something you need or want, it’s best to grab it right then!
3. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FREE SHIPPING DEALS: If a retailer is offering free shipping without requiring you to spend a minimum amount, definitely take advantage of that. Don’t hesitate to make more than one purchase at a retailer since you won’t have to meet a minimum amount in order to receive free shipping.
4. HAVE FUN! Shopping is fun. Sales are fun. Enjoy the day and think about all the $$ you are saving when buying your holiday gifts on this exciting day!
Okay, but in all seriousness … Happy Thanksgiving! I’m BEYOND thankful for YOU who comes to read my blog on the daily & just to see what is going on in the world of love ‘n’ labels & Peyton haha! You guys are seriously the best.
I promised y’all that I would keep you guys up to date on my Black Friday / Cyber Week sales, and since I’m going Black Friday shopping tonight, I figured I’d go ahead and share a few of my favorite deals and ‘hot spots’ for tonight … today, I’m sharing some of my top pick from Loft, J.Crew, Asos, & T3micro. Most of these store I also shop on Black Friday here at our local outlet mall, so I’ll be in-store shopping & be sure to share any of my top picks that I find! So, stay tuned to my IG stories where I’ll be sharing everything!
It seems like the Black Friday sales begin earlier and earlier each year, amiright?? It’s just all mushing together as one big Cyber Week, but I’m not complaining! That just means that we all have more time to start shopping and pick up some of the very best deals.
I have a tradition with my mom and sister where we always go to the outlets located near our home town each year on Thanksgiving night — like 10:00p to 3:00a (yeah, we’re cray!) — so I normally don’t start my Black Friday shopping until then. However, I’ve already started this year since I’ve been rounding up all of the best deals for you guys! I can’t help but find some lots of things that I need to buy as well — either for gifts or for myself (oops!).
Before this week even started (I knew it would be crazy), I planned out my entire week of posts (blog & social) with brands and retailers that have told me about the sales and deals they will be having during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I reached out to a lot of my favorite brands and retailers so that I would know exactly which sales to share with you all (because we all know there are thousands out there right now) …
Can we even believe that Thanksgiving is literally less than a week away already? I seriously feel like it was JUST Halloween like a week ago. But here we are! And ya girl is really excited because that means we’re one step closer to Christmas (my favorite holiday). However, I won’t jump too far ahead into all of that just yet 😉 Thanksgiving is definitely one of my favorites too because it’s a season to remind us of all the amazing blessings in our life, we get to spend time with our loved ones and of course, we get to gobble ’til we wobble (literally) … calories don’t count on the holidays, right?!
I’m getting lots of questions recently for some Thanksgiving Day outfit inspiration, so I wanted to throw together this post that would hopefully be helpful to you guys when finding your OOTD that day.
Recently, I took a few polls over on Instagram (are y’all liking those? I think they’re kind of fun!) and you guys were all for a stocking stuffer gift guide, so tonight, I’m sharing all of my favorite stocking stuffer ideas!
Even though my sister and I are grown, we still get stockings at our mom’s house and at our grandparents. I personally don’t think you’re ever too old for a stocking – they are SO fun!!
I’ve included some of the best deals and sets below for boys, girls, men & women of many different ages to hopefully inspire you to make your stockings the best they’ve ever been! It’s hard to out do Santa, but we can at least try .. am I right or am I right? 😉
In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been wearing 2 particular pieces over and over for the past month or so, & I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. I wear a cabby hat at least a couple times per week (y’all know I’m a huge hat person as it is, but this style takes it to a whole new level) and then the white bootie trend? I’m all about it!
If you just scroll through my blog or my Instagram feed, you’ll probably notice several looks where I’ve styled these two must-haves many different ways. And that’s what I love most about them — you can change up the look of each with different outfits!
I’m so thrilled to be teaming up with one of my good friends and insanely talented photographer, Sarah McAffry, to kick off my first holiday gift idea for the Christmas season! If you are a young girl between the ages of 10 and 16 years old or you have a daughter, sister, cousin or friend between 10-16, this is for you! Sarah and I have come up with the perfect gift idea for this beautiful, young lady – a Becoming Session. This is a photo shoot that is all about them! It’s a total girl day all about embracing who you are, finding […]
Y’all surely know by now that I love love love Goodnight Macaroon – I’ve been buying pieces from their site for a few years now, so I’m so thrilled to be teaming up with them to show you guys some of my favorite sweaters this season! I’ve been wearing this cardigan sweater nonstop since it came in the mail (just ask my fam – they’re probably getting tired of me wearing it by now haha) & you probably remember me talking about this bright pink sweater as well in my Instagram post last week — TO DIE FOR. Their pieces are so comfortable, so chic & on-trend, extremely practical, easy to dress up or down, & super affordable all at the same time. I mean, does it really get better than that? Let’s be real, y’all.
I especially love this ivory / black cardi sweater because not only is it just really cute in general but for one, it has pockets, and it’s also so thick, cozy and comfy. There’s nothing I hate worse than being cold this time of year and trying to be stylish while I’m practically freezing to death. That’s why I always end up in sweaters like this one. With cardis like this, you’ll be able to stay warm throughout the winter months, while still being trendy and fashionable.
I also wanted to touch on this beret that I’m wearing … So many different types of hats are in this season – and as a hat guru – I’m LOVING it!!