With Love
From Kat

With Love
From Kat

My 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Venice, CA

Happy Monday!  I had so much fun putting up my tree and decorating my place for Christmas last week. You may remember my NYC Christmas decor from years past!  I switched things up a bit this year and did an all white/bohemian decor vibe to fit with my California beach house.  I’ve never had a white tree before and love how light and airy this one looks!  I didn’t want to spend a fortune on a tree skirt (they’re oddly expensive!!!) so I threw a plaid scarf around the base.  I got my stockings here and my ornaments here.  I wanted to condense all of my gift guides this year and instead focus on things I genuinely LOVE and would be happy to give or receive.  Without further ado….my 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for her!

  1.  Candlesbut not just any candles!
    Who doesn’t love candles? Over the years, I have become quite the candle connoisseur LOLLLL and these ones are my favorites and make the chicest gift for any gal; Diptyque Vanille or Votive candle set, Atelier Cologne Santal Carmin, and Byredo Bibliotheque.
  2.  Perfume
    Perfume can be tricky since everyone has different preferences, BUT I’ve tested my fair share over the years and always take note of which ones my girlfriends borrow when they come over.  Here are the winners; Diptyque Eau Duelle (my signature scent), Aerin Tuberose Le Soir (for anyone obsessed with roses), and Byredo Gypsy Water (every “it” girl has this on her nighstand.)
  3. Cosmetic Bags
    I always get so many questions about my cosmetic bags!  I use this fun printed one from St. Frank in all sizes, this leather monogrammed one from Cuyana (also a great bridesmaid gift), and this ikat one from Madeline Weinrib.
  4. Jewelry
    I rotate between 3 jewelry designers; Julie Vos who makes these gorgeous gold coin earrings and pendant necklace, Chupi who makes this unique star sign necklace (fun for someone who is into astrology!), and Missoma who makes the dainty gold necklaces I always layer.
  5. Scarves
    I just bought this Rag & Bone scarf for my sister and had to get one for myself too!  The J.Crew scarf selection is on major sale right now and a scarf + pair of leather gloves from there would make such a lovely gift!
  6. Fedora
    I just did some serious damage at my favorite hat shop…Janessa Leone.  This is the hat I was wearing in my instagram post for those of you asking!  You can never have too many hats and these flatter everyone ;)
  7. Monogrammed Leather Travel Accessories
    Get your mom, sister, or bestie a personalized passport holder, luggage tag, or datebook from my collection with Gigi New York!  They come in tons of different colors and are beautiful mixed and matched together.  
  8. Crossbody Bag
    Take advantage of Gigi’s Cyber Monday sale and get 35% off the crossbody bag I designed!  I wear mine as a clutch at night, on my shoulder during the day, and as a crossbody to run errands.  Even more splurgeworthy bags…my go-to Mansur Gavriel bucket bag, or this classic Gucci.
  9. Gift Sets + Stocking Stuffers
    Sometimes gift sets can be cheesy right?  And they can feel impersonal – sooooo I’ve narrowed down the best ones here!  I love this Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk set and I love making my own gift set using a combo of luxury products from Tocca, Voluspa, and Herbivore.  For stocking stuffers – get your gal this Deborah Lippman trio nail polish pack, my fave everyday YSL eyeshadow palette (in Saharienne), or this Fresh lip balm kit
  10. Coffee Table Books
    I can’t get enough coffee table books.  I love the Chanel book setHumans of New York, Love Style Life by Garance Dore, any Ina Garten cookbook, and statement books like this Tom Ford one.


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Balsam Hill tree (also love this one)  |  Ornaments  |  Scarf (tree skirt)  |  Console
Stockings  |  Vince shirt  |  Naked Cashmere pants (similar)  |  Moccasins

Jessica Alexander Photography

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  • Natali says:

    Such a lovely photos and a great gift guide!


    November 27, 2017 | Reply
  • Tess Felber says:

    Your tree is so cute! One of my favorite gifts to give and receive is coffee table books- so classic!
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

    November 27, 2017 | Reply
  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Just a parfait classy gift guide! ♥️♥️

    🍂🍃LA BIJOUX BELLA 🍂🍃| by mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

    November 27, 2017 | Reply
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  • Brooke says:

    All of your suggestions are so curated and gorgeous! Excited to match your gift guide to my veryyy long list of gifts I have to buy this year for family and friends! Thanks Kat!!

    Brooke du jour

    November 27, 2017 | Reply
  • Rach says:

    Thanks for sharing your gift guide! Got so many gift ideas!


    November 27, 2017 | Reply
  • Michelle says:

    Loving your wrapping paper game! So pretty.

    November 27, 2017 | Reply
  • samantha says:

    Love this gift giving guide!

    November 28, 2017 | Reply
  • Teresa Beltran says:

    Great gift ideas, even some for myself ;) Happy Holidays Kat & Charlie

    November 28, 2017 | Reply
  • LOUisa says:

    Love your blog and your style. Not sure if I missed it but where is your console table from? And your kitchen stools

    December 2, 2017 | Reply
  • Katie says:

    Kat! Love love love your style! Would you mind sharing where you got your Media/Tv console? It’s exactly what I’ve been a searching for! Thank you!!

    December 4, 2017 | Reply
    • Katie replied:

      Nevermind I see you answered someone else already:) thanks again!

      December 4, 2017 | Reply
  • Jessica says:

    Great gifts and the wrapping if fabulous. I have the Cuyana travel cases and love them to pieces. They fit perfectly every thing I need for my weekly travel. The large one goes in my suitcase and the small in my backpack or shoulder bag.

    December 5, 2017 | Reply
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    This is such a great list. I got my sisters the scented Sydney Hale candles and some of the geometric, decorative candles from here:


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