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2019 Gift Guides: For Christmas My favorite goodies & gift ideas!

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It is officially the third and FINAL gift guide of 2019…so bittersweet!!! This week I’ve shared my favorite 2019 gift options for HER and for CREATIVES…and today I’m mixing it up! Last year, I did a gift guide for the HOME…but I am living with my family this year and don’t have a home of my own to decorate. But, I DO still have a TON of favorite holiday and Christmas-related products…so today’s guide will be gifts for CHRISTMAS! These are things that are holiday-specific and can be given before it’s officially Christmas to celebrate the season, or given to a Christmas lover to use for next year!!

These gift guides include things I have sourced from my Instagram DMs, my most frequently asked questions and some of my own favorites things! They are of varying price points (some would make great stocking stuffers, while some would be a much larger gift!) but my hope is that you can find some things you LOVE to buy for a loved one, or to add to your own wish list this year! *Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, meaning I make a small commission if you purchase the item from that link. But, I never share items with you that I don’t personally use and recommend – so it’s just an added bonus 😉

Thymes Fraiser Fur Christmas Candles

If you haven’t already heard of these or smelt one…you are missing out!!! I have this scent in candles, diffusers AND car fresheners…THAT is how much I love it!!! It’s seriously a MUST for the holiday season in our house!!!

Lindsey Letter Christmas Prints

I have two GIANT canvases of Lindsey’s Christmas prints – one for above my fireplace and one for my kitchen! They are just so beautiful, festive and high quality! She also has TONS of options for all different styles and aesthetics.

Simply Jessica Marie Holiday Collection 

Jessica was also featured in my “For Her” guide earlier this week, but she deserves another feature for this holiday-specific post!! Each year, she launches a holiday collection that I am OBSESSED with. From ornaments to prints to tea towels – I think I have at least one piece in every category! THIS towel hangs as a statement piece in our kitchen!!

Flocked Christmas Tree

Ya’ll, this is a PRICEY tree. But with good reason!!! They actually used to have a more affordable version that I had in my home last year, but it’s no longer available. I know the price is steep, but the QUALITY of this tree and how realistic the flock looks makes it worth it! It’s just so dreamy and a total statement piece.

Pottery Barn Tree Skirt

I looooveee this faux fur tree skirt! It looks so high end but without a crazy price tag.

William Sonoma Ginger Jar Ornaments

One of my FAVE tree ornaments of all time! They were some of the only Christmas decor I packed up to bring with me to Charleston!

Pottery Barn Stockings 

The cutest cable-knit stockings that are super chunky! I loved how cozy these felt in my house!!!

Rachel Allene Christmas Mugs

Rachel is another AMAZING online shop owner who launches a holiday collection each year – and I’m OBSESSED with her mugs and tees! THIS is one of my faves!!!

Loren Hope Betty Bow Earrings

My FAVVEEE statement earrings to wear around the holidays! We all know I love a pop of aqua, and these earrings make the perfect holiday statement without having to ONLY be worn around the holidays!

Garnett Hill Candy Cane Sheets 

This may seem like a silly thing to include, but I love these sheets so much that I sleep with them year-round!!! They are SO soft, cozy and warm – and make any bedroom feel SUPER festive!!!

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Hope’s Holiday Home Tour 2018 

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I'm Hope Taylor, an international Senior Portrait and Wedding Photographer based in Charleston, SC. I'm also an educator, international speaker, and the host of multiple sold-out workshops each year!



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