November 15, 2018

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I'm Hayley — helping moms do more in every aspect of their life. Mom of 3, entrepreneur, and homeschooler!

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I can’t believe Christmas is almost here!! With the arrival of our second baby, the holiday season is made that much more joyful. Seriously, children bring out the magic in holidays! I rounded up a few gift guides in today’s post for her, him, children, and gifts under $100 to help give you inspiration for what to buy and to share what I picked up this year! Nordstrom has been my go-to one stop shop for Christmas gifts for years. The main reason I buy pretty much all my gifts from Nordstrom is because their customer service is amazing, they have free shipping/ returns so I can send things to my sister who lives in another state and friends who don’t live close by (plus gift boxing), and they have every kind of present for different interests across hi/low price points.

For Children

Elf On A Shelf – I’ve been dying to get one of these for Annabelle ever since she was born, but felt she was a little too young her first year of life to understand. This is the cutest concept ever and brings a little bit more magic into the Christmas season! I know parents have different traditions with this little guy, but what we’re going to do is 12 days before Christmas hid the Elf around the house at night doing something “naughty” (i.e. getting into “snow” aka a bag of flour and spilling it over, eating all the cookies for Santa, etc.). In the morning our children will look all over the house to find what the Elf has been up to the night before! He also comes with a book explaining his story and I think it’s the perfect gift for children!!

Christmas Outfits – I picked this up for baby #2 and this dress for Annabelle for our Christmas card and they are both so adorable!! They have the best quality clothing and the little fur vest is so soft. I also love this outfit for Annabelle and this set for a boy!

Bath Toys – What kid doesn’t need a new set of bath toys?! Lately we’ve been needing to make bath time more entertaining as she’s going through a phase of refusing to take a bath so I picked these up (no holes in the bottom!) and she loves their colored tutus!

Activity Table – These are perfect, especially for toddlers, because the two that we have had so far have entertained Annabelle for the last two years!

For Her

2019 Planner – Planners are by far my favorite gifts to give because they aren’t always something people think of and when you receive a nice quality planner it’s always a treat! This one from Anthropologie is perfect to keep your life organized.

Goals Planner – Going along with the planner concept, I’m obsessed with this Goals book!! It helps you manage existing goals and create a life plan that gets you to where you want to go. Perfect for any girl bosses in your life.

Gloves – These are great especially if you don’t live in extremely cold weather like we are about to in Southern California. I love the tan leather and faux fur!

Laptop Backpack – This is a gift that would be perfect for the on-the-go lady that wants to be stylish yet functional!

Cozy Pajamas – Who doesn’t love cozy pajamas? These have a classic flannel pattern, are super soft, and still look great!

For Him

North Face Jacket & Patagonia Pull Over – One of my favorite things to gift the men in my life is a well made sweater or jacket for the wintertime because it’s one of those things that they would probably never splurge on themselves, but wear for 10 years! I picked these two up for Doug and one for my Dad and friend.

Tech Backpack – Doug has been toting around a diaper backpack for the last year so I thought it was time for him to upgrade! This one was the most affordable with the highest quality I could find. I love how it has leather and a ton of compartments for all this electronics while still looking sleek and not too bulky.

Penny Loafers – These are so perfect for any man in your life! The fact that they are slip are makes them so easy to wear around the house or out with jeans and a nice top. Doug’s already obsessed!

Slippers – Every man needs a pair of slippers. Doug was so tired of putting on his tennis shoes every time he has to step outside for a quick second, so I picked him up some of these.

Under $100

Nordstrom has so many amazing gift ideas that are affordable, here are some of my favorite!

Sneakers (Her & Him)

Plush ‘Hotel’ Robe

Monogram Cutting Board

Faux Fur Throw

Gifts To Give Back

If you’re looking for some great last minute stocking stuffers, but don’t want to give something boring, these are some great options. I especially love the Capri Candle, it’s one of the best smelling ones I’ve ever owned!


Personalized Mug

Capri Candle

Fuzzy Socks


*This Collaboration was sponsored by Nordstrom and Shopping Links

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  1. Kelsey says:

    Where did you get the Annabelle bag? Super cute!

  2. Lewis says:

    That’s a cute dress for Anabelle. Most stylish baby this christmas!

  3. Casey says:

    Hi! She got the bag from my shop… Correct link :)… 🙂

  4. Sofia says:

    Great ideas Hayley. The Anabelle bag is super cute. Congratulations on the new baby!!!

  5. Haley says:

    I can wait to have kids someday so I can do Elf on the shelve for them.

  6. Megan Jayne says:

    These are great gift ideas thanks Hayley! Congratulations on baby Scarlett. I’m looking forward to more updates on 2 under 2 🙂 I just found out I’m pregnant with baby no 2 & there will be a 20 month age gap between my daughter and our second child eeek slightly nervous haha

  7. Alexzandria says:

    Your baby is so adorable! and Sweet blog!

  8. Alexandria says:

    Adorable dress of the baby.

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