Holiday Gift Guide for: HER

Hi everyone and welcome to the beginning of the holiday season here on Allison In Wonderland!  I’m so excited to be able to share my first gift guide post with you today!  Throughout the rest of the post, I’m going to be sharing some of my favorite gift ideas (of all different price ranges) for the woman in your life, whether it be your mom, your sister, a best friend, or a significant other.  I hope you enjoy!

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1.   DIY Spa Package.  This idea is so easy!  Just head to Lush (or your favorite bath and body store) and pick out a few items; you can’t go wrong!  Grab a bath bomb, a bubble bar, and your favorite lib scrub scent and you’re good to go.  She’ll love it!

2.  A baking kit and recipe box.  This idea is for the woman in your life who is always in the kitchen, making something delicious!  Rifle Paper Co. has gorgeous recipe boxes that can beautifully accompany a winter-themed baking kit!  You can find a relatively inexpensive baking kit at Target or Walmart.  All you need are some cute, festive cookie cutters and a dough roller and your girl is set!

3.  A blanket and a candle.  I have to say, this idea is the easiest (and the coziest) out of all of them!  If you know that she loves to snuggle up for movie marathons, this is the gift for her.  Find the perfect comfy blanket and a winter-scented candle and your gift is complete!

4.  Jewelry!  This one’s a given.  Most girls love getting jewelry during the holidays but make it a little funky this year!  Try to pick out items that are a bit different than things she usually gets and that will be really special to her, like this ring and earring set from High Point Supply Co.!  Another jewelry company that I absolutely love is The Makery!  Everything is handmade and her pieces are just beautiful.  Some of my favorites for the holiday season is this fern necklace, these wishbone studs, and an opal ring!  All of them are under $30 and will add so much to your holiday outfits.  If you decide to order from The Makery, enter allisoninwonderland at the checkout where it says “apply shop coupon code” to get 15% off your order!  What a deal!

5.  Letterboards!  I think this is such a neat Christmas gift!  Letterboards have really become trendy this past year and it’s the perfect gift for the interior design-minded girl.  If you purchase this board from Letterfolk, you get the board plus 290 characters (letters and numbers) so you’ll be able to write out whatever you want!  It’s the perfect apartment/home accessory!

If you purchase a candle or jewelry (or anything!) from High Point Supply Co., enter allisoninwonderland at the spot at checkout that says “enter affiliate code here” in red.  By doing this, we can give towards ending the injustice of human trafficking and shop for a cause!

That’s all for this gift guide, I hope you got some creative ideas!  I recently shared some more gift ideas on CandidlyKeri’s blog, so be sure to check out her site as well!  Next week will be a Holiday Gift Guide for: HIM, so be sure to check back if you’re looking for the perfect gift idea for the man in your life.  Have a great week!

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Beauty Babbles: LUSH + November Desktop Wallpapers

Hey guys and happy November!  Welcome to the first post in my new series; Beauty Babbles!  I’ve been wanting to dive more into the beauty part of my blog and I can’t wait to hear what you guys think!

In today’s post, I’m going to be focusing on the brand Lush!  I’ve been a Lush fan for a long time now and they’re always coming out with new products, so today, I’m going to share a little bit about a few of my favorites!

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Mask of Magnaminty Face & Body Mask + Popcorn Lip Scrub

As you can see in the photo above, the products I’m going to be zoning in on are the Mask of Magnaminty Face and Body Mask and the Popcorn Lip Scrub.  The Popcorn Lip Scrub is actually a product that’s a repurchase for me!  I first bought it about two years ago and loved it so much that I bought it again at the end of the summer!  This is truly a product that you’ll want all throughout the year.  It’s perfect for when your lips are chapped in the winter AND for when your lips are burnt in the summer!  Not that you would ever wish for either of those things to happen to you, but when it does, it’s nice to be able to treat it with a nice, yummy-scented exfoliant that gives soft, smooth lips!  Before buying this product, I’d never had a lip exfoliator and now I’ll never go back; especially since it’s under $10!  I’d say I use it about once a week and that’s all you need!

Moving on to the next product, the Magnaminty Face and Body Mask is my favorite face mask I’ve ever used!  Made up of china clay and peppermint oil, it really gets deep down into your pores and leaves you with such clean skin!  You also get a nice, cool sensation on your skin while using it, due to the peppermint oil in the ingredients.  Another reason I love it is because of how easy it is to take off!  I’ve tried other face masks where no matter how much water I splash onto my face, it won’t soften up again and then you feel like you’re damaging your skin trying to scratch the mask off with your nails!  This one isn’t like that AT ALL.  As soon as you wet it again, it comes right off and you’re left with squeaky clean skin!

That’s all for the Lush products I’m using right now, but I’m sure I’ll be getting more soon, especially with the holidays right around the corner! 🙂  To round out this post, I’ve collaborated with Candidly Keri to bring you a few beautiful November desktop wallpapers!  Keri has made 4 exclusive ones just for us!  Two of them incorporate my favorite verse, Matthew 28:20, and the other two are super cute and festive November calendar wallpapers.  I will definitely be using these this month and I’d love it if you did too!

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Let me know if you have any Lush favorites and if you’d like to see a post on them.  Also, be sure to check out Keri’s blog if you’re interested; it’s super cool!  Have a great week!