Kate Spade Secret Sale: Five Finds

Mikas Pond Lacey Wallet :: Kate Spade Surprise Sale :: as featured on Gifts with Bows #giftswithbows #GWBJust spotted my wallet on the Kate Spade Secret Sale today and wanted to share with you guys because it’s one of my favorite things (a very special birthday gift) and it’s currently more than half off. Quite a steal. And the most gorgeous shade of pink you’ve ever seen. And if you’re feeling matchy you can grab the passport holder, too.

And while I’m at it I may as well post a few other things in the shop that have caught my eye for your gift-giving inspiration!

Drop Earrings :: Kate Spade Surprise Sale :: as featured on Gifts with Bows #giftswithbows #GWBdrop earrings $68 29Southport Avenue Oden :: Kate Spade Surprise Sale :: as featured on Gifts with Bows #giftswithbows #GWBsouthport avenue oden $448 179Bamboo Bangle :: Kate Spade Surprise Sale :: as featured on Gifts with Bows #giftswithbows #GWBgold bamboo bangle $78 29Baby Bag :: Kate Spade Surprise Sale :: as featured on Gifts with Bows #giftswithbows #GWBkennedy park honey baby bag $348 149

These drop earrings have holiday party written all over them (these ones, too if you like a little color).

I have a slightly larger southport bag and it’s my go-to black bag for work. It’s a beautiful pebbled leather– it holds its shape so well for that crisp professional look. This one would be a great holiday gift for a 9-5 gal. Or this one for a more casual feel.

This polished diaper bag would be a total show stopper at any baby shower. And making a new mama feel special is no small thing.

Let me know your favorites once you check it out!

Thanksgiving Host & Hostess Gifts

Thanksgiving Gifts for the Host & Hostess :: as featured on Gifts with Bows #giftswithbows #GWBMarble Tray $39 | Wreath $89.95 | Wishbone Figurine $29 | Planter $65 | Candle $15 10.50 | Cross Back Apron $80 | Catchall $49 19.99

Preparing a Thanksgiving meal is impressive, challenging, and involves a whole lot of stress and preparation. So if your offer was declined when you suggested bringing your favorite green beans/potatoes/pie, don’t pass up the opportunity to pack a gift for the person or family hosting you (and possibly your whole family). I would venture to say that most people do not expect a gift for hosting, which makes it all the more fun to give. A lovely surprise that isn’t bound by any feeling of pressure. And it’s not that the token bottle of wine wont be welcome, it’s that you can push yourself to be just a bit more creative and bring a lot more joy.

My mother created a tradition with one of her closest friends several years ago where she leaves a wreath on her door at the start of every holiday season. Though her friend is well aware of it, Mom pretends that it’s a Christmas mystery yet to be solved. What a brilliant and doting gesture. Feel free to steal her idea (she’ll love it!) and pay it forward with someone special to you. Who doesn’t want to play elf every once in a while? Sign me up!

Christmas Countdown: 9 Gifts for the Teen Girl

Christmas Countdown :: 9 Gifts for the Teen Girl :: as featured on Gifts with Bows #giftswithbows #GWBChristmasCountdown #GWB Buffalo Check Phone Case $54 | Kate Spade Earring Set $88 | Leather Pouch $19

Gold Headphones $229.99 | Monogram Cuff $39.99 29.99 |Acrylic Frame $28.48

Marquee Letter $13 | Perfume $65 | Art Print $4.95

She’s not so impossible to shop for, right? Well I certainly was from 13 through college. Probably to the point of embarrassment. So here are a few delightfully pretty things to inspire you whether you need a $20 gift for your office intern (try monogramming this pouch) or something super special for your daughter. And whatever you choose, don’t forget to top it with an over-sized velvet bow!

Christmas Countdown: 12 Cozy Sweaters

Christmas Countdown :: 12 Cozy Sweaters :: as featured on Gifts with Bows #giftswithbows #GWBChristmasCountdown #GWBTop: Cream Turtleneck $98 | Pink V $198 | Two Horses $24.99

Middle: Fair Isle Cardigan $198 | Jeweled Neck $158 99.99 | Cream Open $79.95

Bottom: Navy Turtleneck $75 | Cream V $79.90 69.90 | Orange Striped $85 54.99

Here are a dozen sweaters that are all undeniably cozy, easy to wear and ready to be wrapped up in a bow. The great thing about giving a sweater as a gift? It is probably the most likely piece of clothing to fit your recipient without too much guess work. Easy. I have been wearing this one all fall and just received this one as a gift last week. Which one is your favorite?

Update: I found a few more that I couldn’t resist sharing. The layered detail on this one is just darling, and this dot-detailed funnel neck is adorable. And finally… for all my fringe lovers out there… this one will keep you in check, but happy all the same.

Jet Set in Jet Black

Jet Set in Jet Black :: as featured on Gifts with Bows #giftswithbows #GWBEye Mask $27 7.99| Nixon Watch $250 | Cashmere Open Sweater $288 172.80 | UGG Slippers $84.95 59.90 | iPad Case $60 | Headphones $279 | Passport Holder $45 | PJs $140 | Water Bottle $21 | Travel Bag $13

After a two-part flight with kiddos earlier this month I am definitely thinking about how to make a trip a little easier to endure. So if you’re traveling far for the holidays make it a cozy and comfortable trip with a few special amenities for the long ride home. Travel gifts are also great for the people you love who regularly hop on a plane for business. Or, if you have an anniversary trip coming up these items are a perfect add to your wishlist along with those tickets to Paris!

This sweater is 30% off with code LAYERUP right now at J. Crew, but if it’s still too pricey try this one or this one for a little less. The water bottle, eye mask and Beats headphones are all on Amazon PRIME.

A Dozen Clutches for Fall

A Dozen Clutches for Fall :: as featured on Gifts with Bows #giftswithbows #GWBROW 1: Queenie Clutch $150 | Tassel Pouch $175 105 | Metallic Envelope $139.99

ROW 2: Straw Pouch $128 43.18+ | Justine Clutch $44.95 |Claire- Pane $199 130

ROW 3: Floral Clutch $128 76.80 | Colorblock Clutch $44.95 | Berry Clutch $68

ROW 4: Finn Clutch $195 | Owls Clutch $128 | Bedford Clutch $181.56 90.78

If you’re trying to think of something super special for a gal who loves a sharp, pulled together look, a clutch is a spot on gift. And don’t be afraid of a little color punch. Whether you want to spend $20 or $200 you can find something unique that will stand out in her closet and remind her of incredibly thoughtful friend/sister/mama/(you).

Here are some of my favorites for fall. Which one do I love the most? It’s got to be a tie between this one and this one. Which one do you have your eye on? Tell me in the comments below. Then go knock a name off your holiday list!

Update: I found a few more that I think you’ll love: this one from Anthro for half off, this one on sale at J. Crew, and this sassy Vince Camuto number. Have at it!