Gifts for Fashion Enthusiasts

Using a capsule wardrobe this fall has reinvigorated my love for those little ways to elevate an outfit, from a fabulous accessory to a statement lip color, so when planning this week’s gift guides, I knew I had to dedicate one to the fashion-loving gals! I tried to keep in mind that it can be hard to shop for someone who has a really specific sense of style, so I stuck with either classic pieces, or fun accents she would love, but may not necessarily splurge on for herself.

gifts for the fashion enthusiast1. Chambray button down: A must-have for any capsule wardrobe (and closet in general)!
2. The Essie Winter 2015 collection: I can’t even begin to choose a favorite shade from this season’s “apres-ski”-inspired collection–perfect for stylish stocking stuffers.
3. A Rocksbox membership: An ongoing gift for any accessory-loving gal! P.S. Use the code LISABFF596 for a free month of membership for yourself, too :)
4. Polka dot watch: It was love at first sight when I saw this watch on Instagram–adorable!
5. Gold jewelry stand: An elegant way to display her favorite baubles.
6. Lipstick: Schiap is the BEST hot pink lipstick–I wear it at least once a week! Heatwave is next on my list.
7. Pave link bracelet: A classic bracelet that’s just right for work, holiday parties, and everything in between.
8. Perfume: One of my favorite fresh, floral scents in a bottle that begs to be displayed.
9. Cosmetics bag: A darling way to organize her must-have makeup on the go.
10. Scalloped ankle booties: Does it get cuter than this? These booties would go with everything and work all the way through spring.
11. Hot pink pencil set: A charming addition to any girly girl’s desk.

More gift guides:
Gifts for hosting enthusiasts
Gifts for fitness enthusiasts

Gifts for Fitness Enthusiasts

Thank you so much for your excitement over this week of gift ideas! Today’s guide was inspired by my relatively newfound love of living a healthy lifestyle. When I graduated from college, I realized just how little I really knew about fitness and nutrition–it was a rude awakening to realize I had gained a few pounds simply going from walking around a campus all the time to sitting at a desk all day. I still have many more fitness goals that I’m working toward, but over the past two years or so, I’ve really enjoyed making healthy eating and exercise a more regular part of my life. I have to admit, a tiny part of that is because it’s a good reason to invest in cute workout gear, and if you’re shopping for a fitness enthusiast, I hope you love these ideas!

gifts for the fitness enthusiast
1. Mint hoodie: A top-rated staple for both chilly weather workouts and casual weekends.
2. Rose gold headphones: A pop of metallic for listening to her favorite motivational playlist (also comes in tons of other fun colors).
3. Sport ponytail holders: Set of five ponytail holders that won’t tear her hair–a great stocking stuffer!
4. Vasanti Brighten Up exfoliating scrub: My very favorite post-workout face wash–a tiny bit goes a long way, and I’m completely convinced it helps keep me from breaking out. 100% vegan and paraben-free.
5. Pastel running socks: Socks that are as cute as they are functional.
6. “I Like the Way You Work It” water bottle: Because a cute water bottle is the best hydration trick :)
7. Workout shorts: Super soft shorts in the cutest patterns–this gingham and navy pair is my current favorite.
8. “Sweat Smile Repeat” sweatshirt: A cozy, slouchy sweatshirt for post-workout brunches.
9. Fitbit Flex in slate: A fitness tracker in a color that complements (but doesn’t look matchy-matchy) with most outfits. This is the color I have and I love it!
10. ClassPass gift card: The perfect stocking stuffer for a girl who loves to mix up her workouts.
11. Monogrammed yoga bag: The cutest yoga bag that carries everything she needs before, during, and after class.
12. Pretty Delicious: A friend recommended this healthy eating cookbook–she’s loved every recipe!

More gift ideas:
Gifts for hosting enthusiasts

Gifts for Hosting Enthusiasts

I have been so looking forward to this week! Over the past few years, I’ve relied a ton on gift ideas from my favorite bloggers to choose the perfect items for my family and friends, and knew I wanted to (hopefully!) create that same resource for y’all this year. At first, I wasn’t sure how to frame these guides–to be honest, I sometimes have a hard time defining exactly what Something Pretty is about, and I try to put it in a box. Recently, I realized that I’m thankful for the opportunity to explore all kinds of things that I love on my blog, and I know that y’all have tons of interests too! That said, every day this week, I’ll be sharing some of my very favorite gift ideas for women who share five of my different passions: hosting, fitness, fashion, home, and travel. They include some of my go-to products, as well as a handful of the things on my own Christmas list, and things I’ll be picking up to gift to family and friends. I hope you love them as much as I do!

First up: gifts for the girl who will embrace any excuse to celebrate, keeps a fully stocked (and accessorized) bar cart, is both a gracious hostess and guest, and loves nothing more than opening her home to old and new friends.

gifts for the hosting enthusiast1. Kate Spade coffee table book: I can’t wait to add this new book to my Kate Spade coffee table book collection–it’s all about entertaining!
2. Rose gold bottle opener: A cheeky and useful addition to a bar cart.
3. Geometric vase: A midcentury modern vase to hold frequent floral hostess gifts.
4. Tassel wine glass charms:  A stylish way to keep wine glasses organized.
5. Minimalist candle: A New York-inspired scent in a simple design that won’t clash with her home decor.
6. Weekly planner: I just started using this planner and love it for seeing my weeks at a glance and planning dinners and to dos. The gold pineapple design is an added bonus!
7. Floral initial stationery: One of the sweetest stationery sets I’ve ever seen!
8. Elderflower and Rose presse: Natural soda that looks gorgeous on a bar cart and tastes delicious mixed with gin or vodka.
9. Pineapple serving dish: A hospitality-inspired piece that holds anything from fruit to keys.
10. Mint wireless speakers: Cute, convenient speakers that she can move from the kitchen to the dining room.

Two Years Ago

Two years ago this Saturday, my boyfriend led me away from my first magazine launch party to give me a letter from my mom. When I opened it, I read that I had my parents’ blessing to say yes to the question Dave was about to ask…


I love you, Dave! I’m so blessed to have been your friend, girlfriend, fiancée, and now, best of all, your wife.

P.S. Thank you to Callie Davis of Nancy Ray Photography for capturing these magical moments–we cherish these pictures so much!

P.P.S. Come back on Monday for the start of a full week of posts! :)

Christmas Cards for Newlyweds

As you may have seen in my November goals, I’m hoping to finish all my Christmas shopping before December 1. While I keep to a pretty strict no-Christmas-music-or-movies-till-after-Thanksgiving rule, I believe it’s completely worth it to get any potentially time-consuming holiday tasks done ASAP in order to protect that short and sweet time with family as much as possible. Along with gift brainstorming and shopping, new to my list this year is sending out Christmas cards!

Getting Christmas cards in the mail has always been one of my favorite things about the holidays–my family keeps all the cards we receive in a special basket, and for as long as I can remember, I’ve always loved digging into the basket to read newsletters (especially from one family friend whose newsletter is always particularly amusing) and see pictures of how families we know have grown. It feels like such a rite of passage to be choosing my own Christmas card for mine and Dave’s tiny family, and it fills my heart to think of my very own card landing in my parents’ basket! As my friend Emily put it, this is mine and Dave’s year for the “Christmas card jackpot” thanks to our gorgeous wedding photos by Ryan Ray, and when it came to choosing a card design that does our photos justice, Minted was the first place I turned. We chose Minted for our save the dates, so it feels a little sentimental to be using their cards for our first married Christmas too, and I love that they have an entire section dedicated to “Newly Married” designs. Here are a few of my favorites! (This isn’t the photo we’re using on our real cards because I don’t want to spoil the surprise for anyone on my mailing list, but mocking these up almost convinced me to switch it!)

christmas cards for newlyweds

1. Married & Merry | 2. Everlasting Joy | 3. Holiday Wishes | 4. The New | 5. Cheers from the Newlyweds | 6. Married Christmas | 7. Just Merried

So fun, don’t you think? Minted’s selection never disappoints–they work with independent designers around the world to make sure they’re always offering fresh, unique designs, and I’m a sucker for their customizability (is that a word? Y’all know what I mean). Since my handwriting is less than stellar, I’m also definitely planning to take advantage of their envelope addressing service! Prettier envelopes + less time on my part = win win :)

Do you send holiday cards? How about a newsletter? I’d love to hear what your traditions are!

P.S. Minted is currently offering 20% off of foil-pressed products, including cards and art! We used one of their foil options for our save the dates and they were even more gorgeous in person. For foil-pressed Christmas cards, I love this, this, and this!