Pretty Little Things (A Holiday Wishlist)

Pretty Little Things (A Holiday Wishlist)

Gifts for everyone!
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Don't know what you want or what to give this holiday? Here are a few ideas that won't break your wallet. Any excuse to go shopping is good enough for me- I KNOW, I have a slight (okay, major) problem. But there is something special about shopping for others that makes it a completely different experience, it's a wonderful feeling. So here's a few gifts you will want to give- and receive- this holiday that will surely bring a smile to someone's face!

For Her

Girls, we are pretty easy to shop for. Give us a candle or a cute new mug and we will cry of happiness. But in case you REALLY aren't sure, here you go!

1. Pom-Pom Gifting Soap, Anthropologie ($9.00 each)

Every girl adores adorably-wrapped soap. Why? Who knows, but we LOVE IT.


2. Love, Style, Life Book, Anthropologie ($30.00)

We all enjoy a beautiful and inspiring new coffee table read now and then, but for some reason, we hate buying them ourselves. That's why they make such wonderful gifts!


3. Limited Edition Serena Applique Bra, Urban Outfitters ($39.00)

How pretty is this bra? If you love it as much as I do, your girls are going to love it even more!


4. Letters in Lights Earring Set, Anthropologie ($48.00)

A small, yet sparkly (and perfect) gift!


5. 10 Piece Brush Set, Urban Outfitters ($20.00)

Oooooh, pretty new makeup brushes. Yes, please!


For Him

Guys are SO HARD to shop for. Trust me, I LOVE shopping but when it comes time to buying gifts for my boyfriend, I freak out. He is sooooo picky. But I can assure you- even the pickiest guy will enjoy all of these toys!

1. The Unofficial Guide to Pokemon Go, Urban Outfitters ($13.95)

For the gamers out there. Let's face it, which guy do you know DOESN'T play Pokémon Go? Things we might never understand... oh well. Whoever you get this for will love it!


2. Google Home, Google.com ($129.00)

This thing is so cool. My boyfriend never uses the web to search for things anymore, he only uses Siri. This is perfect for any guy like that. Google Home will answer any of your questions and even do things for you, such as adjust your thermostat or turn off your lights! It's guaranteed to be a big hit!


3. Homemade Gin Kit, Anthropologie ($49.00)

Girls and candles are like guys and bartending. They all have this dream. Any guys who love drinking and a little bit of science will love this kit!



4. Cluse Full Black Marble, Cluse (E159)

Here's for the classy guy in desperate need of a watch. He's going to love the all black look.


5. Kelvin Tool 36, Amazon ($46.50)

Another SUPER COOL tool. Or should I say 36 tools? Yep, this baby has 36 tools ALL IN ONE. From a measuring tape to a screwdriver, this Kelvin tool has it all!

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I'm The Girl Without A 'Friend Group'

And here's why I'm OK with it

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Little things remind me all the time.

For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

SEE ALSO: To The Girls Who Float Between Friend Groups

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I'm Keeping My Christmas Tree Up All Winter And There's Nothing You Can Do About It

It's the WINTER Season... ;-)

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I think that my tree would not be considered Christmas-y if the ornaments are taken off and the lights are kept on. I think to just looks wintry. I am also keeping up decorations that say "let it snow", and I am keeping up any snowman without holly berries or presents in their hands.

The tree looks wintry in my opinion. It looks pretty with the lights and brings the room together. It gives off a warm ambiance, unlike that of fluorescent lighting.

I've taken all ornaments off except for gold snowflakes and I've left the silver tinsel garland on as well as the lights. It looks wintry to me still. I will probably be taking the whole tree down by the end of this month to prepare for Valentine's Day decorating. (Yes, I pretty much decorate my apartment for every holiday—sue me).

There's nothing like coming downstairs and seeing those lights sparkling.

Or coming inside from a dreary, rainy day outside and seeing them light up the room in a calm, warm, and comforting glow.

Or having a bad day, looking up, and seeing them shine.

It sort of makes me upset when I come downstairs and see that someone has unplugged them, to be honest.

I guess they don't see it as I do.

Pretty, twinkling lights forever!

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