I love giving gifts. It’s so fun taking the time and shopping around to find the perfect gift for someone. In fact, I usually have more fun giving gifts than getting them! I tend to go a bit overboard so I always try to find the best deals on everything. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are definitely some of my biggest days for buying presents. I like to indulge my giftees and buy them fancy things versions of things so I especially love shopping the sales at places like Neiman Marcus Last Call. I was so excited when they partnered with Rakuten Affiliate Network to send me a Black Friday / Cyber Monday preview bonus box and I couldn’t wait to try everything out. Full disclosure: I loved this box and I am so excited to share all of the products with you, especially since they are all on super sale at Last Call right now! This Bonus Box was a wonderful mix of products- I got to try a variety of food, home, and fashion items that would all make awesome gifts this holiday season.
I don’t know about you, but I feel like food is a staple for gift giving. It’s always fun to throw some decadent snacks or my favorite seasonings in with a gift. The Sea Salt Kettle Popcorn from Neiman Marcus was everything I wanted it to be- sweet but salty and the perfect mid-afternoon snack. They have several other varieties that sound just as good. You can pick up a small bag for everyone on your list or create a mega popcorn gift with several different flavors.
I’m already a big Godiva fan but I might even be more of one after trying their Blonde Chocolate Salted Caramel Bar. This mixes their blonde chocolate with salted caramel toffee pieces for an amazing salty-sweet combo. How perfect would this be as a stocking stuffer?
I drink a lot of water and always carry a water bottle with me. This Godinger Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Bottle is a great, sleek version that looks so nice in my bag. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about drinking from a metal bottle but I love it! This keeps my water cold for up to 24 hours and will also be perfect for keep hot chocolate warm in the winter.
Fun jewelry is one of my favorite gifts to give. I love big statement pieces like these Celestial Charm Shoulder Duster Earrings from Lydell NYC. These are understated and bold at the same time- I love the dangly, sparkly charms and the long length. How perfect would these be for a holiday party?
It’s also fun to give gifts with a nice message behind them. This Roll-On Hand Beaded Bracelet from Aid Through Trade is made by women artisans in Nepal.
Beauty gifts are a must for me. I love to put together several items with a makeup bag for a cute gift. I love this Towne 9 Zippered Pouch- the cheeky catchphrase is hand-screen printed on 100% recycled cotton canvas.
Candles are so fun to give and get- as long as they smell good of course! These two wick candles from D.L. & Co. not only smell amazing but they come in pretty glass jars that look great sitting on the table. I got to try both Silver Oak and Autumn Hayride and they both smell so good- Silver Oak is very cinnamon-y and Autumn Hayride is heavy but sweet, like baked goods. They are both perfect for fall.
I have to admit- I never understood the appeal of bluetooth speakers until I got this one. The Merkury Innovations Wireless Bluetooth Speaker is perfect for playing music around the house- while I’m cooking dinner, hosting a party, or even just taking a shower. I seriously use it all the time and don’t know how I lived without it!
Cozy socks are always a great gift- in fact, I’m wearing these right now! This two-pack from Lemon would be a nice gift for anyone with feet. :)
What are your Black Friday picks?
Thanks to Rakuten Affiliate Network and Neiman Marcus Last Call for sponsoring this post!