Saturday, December 8, 2012

Holiday Shopping Survival: Vol. II

If you're anything like me, you probably haven't started your holiday shopping yet. As exciting as seeing my loved ones open their gifts, finding said gifts is "for the birds" (what does that phrase even mean). Still, it's a bittersweet annual hunt to happiness. It's not that I think happiness is found in material things, not at all. As cliche as it may sound, what I find important is the thought the gift communicates. I'm not just looking for something to put under the tree, I'm looking for the perfect match between gift and receiver.

Since the Holiday Shopping Survival: Vol. I posted featured mainly sales. I thought this time I would include gift ideas.

For the:

Home Decor Enthusiast

All mercury vases and candle holders are now 30% off at

via west elm

These twisted candlesticks are currently $49.95 at, but you'll receive 20% off with promo code SGIFTS20.
via Red Envelope

Beauty Guru

It's widely known that Urban Decay's Naked Palettes are a must have in any beauty collection. But they've recently rolled out their Naked Basics Palette.

It may not seem exciting at first glance, but trust me, if you're into makeup you'll love it. The best part is that its only $27! Free shipping with purchase of $35 or more until the end of December.

The Naked and Naked 2 palettes are still available and cost $50 each. The Naked palette comes with a sample size Primer Potion, to help your eyeshadow stay put all day long and a shadow brush.

The Naked 2 palette includes a two sided shading and blending brush and a sample size lip gloss in the color Naked. Both are mainly shimmery shades.


Dean and Deluca Spice Rack is stylish and compact. The rack includes 40 tubes and costs $105-$165.

Sticky Fingers Smokehouse Barbeque Sauce. Sticky Fingers is a Southern eatery with locations throughout Tennessee, North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. This yummy barbeque sauce pack includes five different flavors. You don't need a grill to enjoy this gift!

Wine Connoisseur is now offering 25% off plus $5 shipping with promo code 25HOLIDAY. The company has a wide variety of wine samplers to choose from. The one pictured below is $35.

West Elm Banded Glassware

Cuisinart 8 Bottle Wine Cellar available at Crate and Barrel for $159

Current Sales 20% off with promo code 20GILT 25% off with one of these promo codes: FAM12 or FRIEND12

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  1. I love the Naked Palette. I'm stopping in from Sharefest. These are a great round up.

  2. Love all of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy SITS day to you!

  3. I am a huge fan of the Naked Palette. I have them and they are great! Happy Sharefest! :)


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