Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Let's cut right to the chase - no boxes of chocolates and/or red roses for the big V-day. Who decided to put orange creme in a perfectly good chocolate?? And those flowers had better be pink, sir.

This revelation got me thinking about some other alternatives for the "classic" (overdone) gifts exchanged on February 14th.

DIY Heart Box // If you're going to go the card route, let's put a little effort into it. Loving this homemade card box that you can fill with your Valentine's favorite sweets, or maybe jewelry. Some undies? Just sayin.

Dinner at Home // Save some "dough" and create a "heartfelt" dinner right from your own kitchen! (See what I did there?) Find out how to make them here.

Pretty Robe // I don't buy red lingerie for our shop, would you like to know why? Because it reminds me of cheap Valentine's Day lingerie. There, I said it. Go the classy route and get something that won't get shoved to the back of the skivvies drawer for a year.

Sweets // Give me a standard gummy bear and I'll raise you a champagne infused boozy bear.

Vase // What does one do with long stem roses, anyway? I don't imagine they would fit in a standard vase, which would require you to cut them, which in turn would remove their precious long stems. WTF is the point of all that? 

Wine // Don't mess with a good thing.

K&E Holiday Gift Guide - The Yoga Girl

I usually land on my face when attempting crow. Yoga keeps me humble.

Kay & Edna Gift Guides - Yoga Girls

Bralette // Just in case it gets too hot in there to keep your shirt on, better make sure you're looking good underneath.

Face Wipes // Hot yoga is my favorite because it feels like a sauna. But doing yoga in a sauna is going to make you really sweaty.

Yoga Mat // I like my yoga mats to have some personality. They must also be soft enough to catch my face, so I like this one a lot.

Hair Ties // The messiest of messy buns deserve a cute companion. 

Gym Bag // Didn't quite stick that bird of paradise? No worries girl, we know you tried.

Water Bottle // This guy should keep fellow yogi's from putting their mats a little too close to yours. Spikes kind of scream "I need my space".

Leggings // The higher the waist, the bigger the brunch after you shavasana. And that's what it's really all about.

Sweater // When it's all said and done you can wrap yourself up in this blanket of cozy.


K&E Holiday Gift Guides - The Leisure Queens

You know those days when literally all you do is hang out in your bathtub whilst sipping champagne with zero responsibilities? Yeah, me neither. But a girl can dream! Welcome to arguably the very best gift guide of all. 

Kay & Edna Holiday Gift Guides - Leisure Queens

Slippers // We're bringing house shoes back.

Bubbly Rosé // Rosé? So classy. Sparkling rosé? Girl you fancy.

Robe // There actually have been days in my life when I did not get out of my robe. Granted I was also covered in spit up, but details. This one is crazy soft and I'm pretty sure with the right accessories could pass as a wrap dress. Just try it and let me know how it goes.

Bath Bomb // I don't know about you, but I like my bath's to cost at least $8 a pop. I mean, if you're only going to do it twice a year, might as well go all out right? Lucky for you, these are only $4. Winning!

Sleep Mask // Is there a small child staring at you waiting for milk at 5 a.m.? Not sure, can't see 'em.

Bralettes // I'm about 90% bralette these days, and only 10% "real" bra. File this under excellent life choices. #effyouunderwires ***if you're thinking your DD's aren't gonna fit in those tiny triangles of lace, you might be right. Try these instead. Trust.

Dry Shampoo // What used to be an every other day occurrence has turned into, shall we say, routine?

Bath Salts // Let's tack on a few more dollars to that bath. It only happens but twice a year.

Sheet Mask // It is suggested that you wear these for 20 - 30 minutes, which means you're basically incapacitated for 20 - 30 minutes. You're welcome.

K&E Holiday Gift Guides - The Homebodies

You know that pal who forgoes girl's night out for Netflix and a magnum of her favorite red? This one's for her.


Graphic Tee // If a t-shirt could be a spirit animal, mine would be this one.

Mag Subscription // Sometimes I feel a little guilty about throwing $20 worth of magazines in my cart while filing them under the "grocery budget". Who needs that kind of guilt in their lives? Not this girl.

Wine Glass // I just don't buy wine glasses with stems anymore. Because, kids.

Door Mat // Just in case your friends forget where they are.

Tea Cup // Hot toddy's were meant to be sipped with yo pink up. Keep it classy and no one will be the wiser that there's a splash or two of Jack in there.

Coffee Table Book // Dinner party next weekend? Swipe those legos off the coffee table and stack a few of these bad boys on top. Pretty and functional - win, win. Big fan of this one, and this one too.

Throw Pillows // I have a serious throw pillow addiction, but throw pillows created from fine art? Of flowers no less? Gimme.

Chunky Knit Blanket // Blanket? Very large sweater? I can't tell and I really don't care. #cozy

Trinket Tray // Minimalist I am not. I love treasures and trinkets and I really love a pretty place to put them. 


K&E Holiday Gift Guides - The Beauty Junkie

It's that (wonderful) time of year! Let's chat about all the things we'll buy for our best friends but would secretly like to keep for ourselves. #justbuytwo

Let's start with our pals who drop half of their pay checks on allll the beauty box subscriptions.


Gucci Bloom // I will admit it, at first I was only interested in this particular bottle of perfume because LOOK AT THAT COLOR. But after smelling it at my local beauty store and dousing myself in it more than what was necessary before leaving, I can say for certain that I would wear this every. single. day. 

NYX Matte Lip Cream // Goes on creamy, dries matte, stays on for hours, costs $6. Seriously.

Kristin Ess Gift Set // I don't think there is a single woman in my life who I talk to on a regular basis that I haven't expressed my love for Kristin Ess to. Her products make my hair feel super healthy, smell amazing, and are easy on the eyes. Yes, pretty pink bottle, you can sit on my shower shelf.

Smith & Cult // $18 is more than I would normally spend on nail polish, but it's Christmas people. And this is no ordinary nail polish. The application is pretty flawless - goes on smooth and covers in one coat. Plus it's pretty.

Exfolikate // A two-minute facial? Yes, please. Leaves your skin feeling super soft and flake free.

Dry Brush // Brush your bod before you hop in the shower and all of your lovely lady lumps will be feeling silky smooth, for under $5!

Lip Pot // Not the first time this little number has shown up on a favorite things list, and for good reason. Leaves your lips feeling smooth and moisturized with a nice little tingle (the good kind 😉)

Avène Cleanance Cleansing Gel // This is a new product to me, so I can't give it a personal review, but I like the idea of holiday traveling with a cleanser I can use on my face and body. Plus it's French, so fancy.

Charcoal Mask // There's something really satisfying about watching this mask pull the oil right out of your pores. It's gross but it's true.