2020 Holiday Gift Guide – Men’s Edition

I saved the hardest for last. Here is my holiday gift guide for the special men in our lives. I hope you enjoyed my kids’ gift guide and my women’s gift guide. Now, let’s get to the men.

I know men can be so hard to shop for. Every year I get the “I don’t need anything” response from Adam and I have to go on the search for gifts he’ll love. I have a long list of gift ideas this year and know you’ll love them! I’m focusing on small and local businesses and small vendors on Amazon to give them extra support this year.

First up.

Did you know you can shop VET owned businesses on Amazon? And, you get custom amazing gifts like below.

These fun gifts were recommended by a friend. Check out this Barbell Barware from Jonathan Adler.

Also in love with these cocktail coasters.

On the topic of entertaining and cocktails – You can’t go grown with a Whiskey Ball maker.

Or, this full bar set or cocktail maker.

A Chicagoan? You can pick up some Cider from Eris Brewery! They sell them at Binny’s too. Everyone loves craft beers, ciders & spirits! I can verify that the ciders are so delish! They just released a pumpkin one and it sold out immediately!

Eris Craft Cider

Does Dad love coffee? Support this small business by checking out all his Dad coffer lover gifts.

Okay moving on to self-care.

Men need to manscape right? Here’s the perfect gift to help them out.

Men also need skincare! They may not admit it but they’re stealing yours when you’re not looking. Starting Black Friday through Cyber Monday you can get up to 30% off site-wide with Rodan + Fields. Take this quiz to see what combo works best for their skin.

Got a man who likes to cook and grill? Here are some of my faves from an old staple, Crate & Barrel.

Next up, sharing some great Amazon finds your man will love.

This is a great one. I bought this garage door opener for Adam last year and he loved it. It’s compatible with most garage door systems and so convenient to be able to access from your iPhone,

Last up, let’s help our men get fit! Adam loves this weight set and every man can use some loungewear since we are home often these days.

I’ll be sharing more ideas via social media as we dive into the season. I know there are some last-minute shoppers out there! If you have a small business recommendation, don’t forget to leaves those in the comment section.

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2020 Holiday Gift Guide – Women’s Edition

I hope you enjoyed my Gift Guide – Kid’s Edition. Now, we are moving on to the ladies in our lives. Ladies, this is for you too in case you want to treat yo’ self! You deserve it! This guide features local spots, big box finds, virtual small businesses, and some incredible Etsy shops. Be sure to scroll all the way down.

I’m starting off with some local Chicago places that offer the best experiences. I don’t know about you, but nothing is better than a spa day or some pampering! Here are a few of my favorite places to check out.

Dvida Spa – Old Town Sign up for their email list to get all the latest specials on services. I love Dvida Spa because they use a combination of science, technology, and dedication to ensure the satisfaction of each client. Ask for Olga!

Fenner Plastic Surgery & Spa – Kenilworth Fenner combines pampering spa treatments with medical-grade skincare treatments that provide visible results. I recently had Emsculpt on my stomach area and am SO impressed with the results. Nikki, their esthetician, is offering 20% off treatments currently. If you’re looking for injectables, Shannon is your gal!

Flutter Lash Studio – Lincoln Park This was a recommendation from a friend. If your gal is into lash extensions, this place is the best lash studio! E-gift cards are available on their site. If you’re into natural lashes, I’m your girl for Lash Boost. I’m offering 30% off site-wide all Black Friday – Cyber Monday weekend!

Mojo Spa – Wicker Park  One of my favorite mani and pedi places in the city. Get a mani while I sip champs? Yes, please! While the spa services are on hold for now, they will be back soon. In the meantime, stop in for their handmade and crafted beauty products ranging from balms to candles to serums! My favorite is the Zero F**ks balm. Put this on your wrists and back of your neck and feel calmer in seconds! Be sure to check out all their holiday deals too!

Chicago Cryospa – Lincoln Park Another fave of mine! I’ve had several treatments done here including a Cyro facial and a fascial message and they were heaven! From now until Friday they are offering a 3 pack of cryo t-shock from $500, which is over 50% off. It’s a fat freeze to tighten and tone those stubborn areas. Yes, please!

Okay, now let’s move on to a few of my fave virtual boutiques and small businesses (local and online) for some amazing gift ideas.

Fox Trot A local staple. They offer the best curated gift bundles in all budgets.

The Always Pan Legit, the best pan in my kitchen! I waited for months to purchase as I didn’t want to spend over $100 and now it’s $50 off! Use code: SUPERSALE at check out. They sell out fast, some colors are already on back order so I would order soon!

Kitsch I’ve been obsessed with this virtual store all of 2020! I have these, The Eco-friendly Hair Towel, The Microfiber Towel Scrunchie, and the Satin Pillow Case (a must to help prevent face wrinkles!) plus some other items and the quality is outstanding. Right now they have 30% off sitewide too!

Recycled Modern  A local urban vintage, upcycled & handcrafted furniture and home decor shop in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. Check out their gift guide on their website.

The Chic Shirt Shop A fun chic streetwear/lounge wear shop! My fave is the hoodie that says “Girls just want to have funds” and the shirt that reads, “Fly Girl”.

TiffDailyBeat A wildly talented local make-up artist who has her own branded cosmetics! The lip gloss is clutch! Another favorite lip gloss is Lipsense brand as it’s long lasting and they have a wide variety of colors. If you’re interested, contact my girl Megan!

SNOB Wine Who doesn’t love wine!?

SmallFlower Apothecary Great gift selection all for under $25.

Origami Owl Jewelry. My girl Katie will take great care of you!

Now for some Etsy shops to support.

Sugar Stitches Quilt Co My friend Ledine makes the cutest hand quilted gifts & pillows. You have to check her shop out!

Posh Poeny Boutique Fun decor and trinkets.

Next up, some great finds from small vendors on Amazon!

Crate & Barrel always delivers, too.

Lastly, my Target finds.

Phew! What a selection! I hope this helps you find some special gifts for the ladies in your life. Ladies, feel free to pass this on to your spouses. If you have any more small businesses you’d like to add, be sure to leave them in the comment section for all to see.

Next post – gifts for all the special men in our lives.

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