Holly Jolly Gift Guide Week

Welcome to a week full of gift guides here on Wear + Where + Well!

As I mentioned yesterday, we are thrilled to bring you a new gift ideas each day this week! These items have been thoughtfully selected for the Wear + Where + Well reader’s gift giving needs.

The schedule this week:

  1. Monday: Gifts for the jet setter
  2. Tuesday: Gifts for the hostess
  3. Wednesday: Gifts for him
  4. Thursday: Gifts for her
  5. Friday: Stocking stuffers and gifts all under $100

Click directly on any of the items in the guide to shop the item. Or keep reading for more info and text links.

Remember to come back every day for more gift ideas!

Top 10 Gifts for the Hostess

  1. Kusmi Tea collection : For the tea lover in your life, this beautiful collection contains 15 different blends. From the detox blend to the strawberry green tea flavor, there is sure to be something to suit every tea mood.
  2. Monograms for the Home by Kimberly Whitman : Who doesn’t love a great monogrammed piece? For creative ideas for incorporating these timeless elements into home decor, Kimberly Schlegel Whitman’s book is a great resource. It’s wonderfully written with beautiful imagery.
  3. Nest Fragrances holiday candle : If I were to rank these gifts in order of how many I give each year, this would certainly top the list! With the perfect blend of pomegranate, orange, cinnamon, vanilla, pine, and more, this candle captures the aroma of the holidays perfectly. Not only will you find me gifting these all season, but I’ll be burning them all around my house as well. This large version sits atop the coffee table, continually lit all season.
  4. Jonathan Adler lacquered frame : Picture frames are always welcomed gifts. After a year of making memories, your hostess will surely have new photos just waiting to be framed. This particular frame balances modern and classic style beautifully with a neutral palette of ivory and brass.
  5. Mark & Graham linen satin stitch coasters : I purchased these linen cocktail napkins for myself a few years ago and couldn’t love them any more than I do! Make this gift extra personal by customizing the color, the monogram letter, and even the monogram type. Be sure to order asap to ensure timely delivery.
  6. Missoni ‘apothia’ candle : While your hostess will certainly appreciate burning the Nest candle during the holidays, perhaps you want to think beyond the holidays. If so, consider this Missoni candle. With signature Missoni patterns, the candle is as stylish as it is fragrant. It is sure to make a chic statement, well after the holidays.
  7. Swarovski coffee table book by Rizzoli : Is there any time of year when bling is more acceptable than the holidays? I think not! Add some bling to your hostess’s coffee table in a sophisticated way with this Swarovski coffee table book.
  8. Lollia relax foaming bubble bath : We could all use a little relaxation during this harried time of year, especially the woman who hosts a holiday soiree. Help her find that relaxation with this luxurious bubble bath that comes in a wine bottle. This has been a personal favorite of mine for years.
  9. Jonathan Adler metallic porcelain zebra dish : For a glam accent that anyone can use, consider this zebra mini dish. Whether used as a soap dish, a jewelry tray, or anything else, this multi-purpose piece is sure to find a use in your hostess’s home.
  10. Jonathan Adler ‘Jackson’ porcelain coasters : I don’t know about you, but I’m constantly reaching for a coaster to protect various tabletops at home. Help your hostess protect her surfaces in a bold and bright way with these Jackson Pollack inspired splattered coasters.

Details of My Look

Henry Holland x Dree Hemingway sweater exclusive to MATCHESFASHION benefiting Save The Children | Tamara Mellon leather fringe skirt (similar on sale here) | Aquazzura wild thing suede fringed sandals (also available here) | Dannijo doma cuff (similar here and here) | OPI Coca-Cola red nail polish

Are you attending a lot of holiday parties this year? What do you usually give as hostess gifts? I’d love to hear your ideas!

Thanks as always for stopping by. Have a great day!


Photos by Justin James Photography

Scene styling by Cake and Confetti

Graphic design by Ashley Cardoza


  1. Ally says:

    Beautiful gift guide Carrie! Love that fringe skirt! 🙂

    Xo Ally


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch, Ally! Happy holidays.

  2. Sydney says:

    Carrie your skirt is the most amazing item I’ve ever seen!!! I love this outfit and I love the fun backdrop!! Totally loved watching this come together on your snap chat!!! I am so excited about your holiday posts!! My mom and I always talk about out favourite things from your posts since I live on campus away from home to go to school! You create the perfect mom and daughter chats <3

    1. Carrie says:

      Sydney – that made my day! What a nice thing to read. Thank you for sharing that with me. 😀

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Hanna! Have a great day.

  3. Sheri says:

    Very pretty guide. Sophie (my daughter) loves the Nest candle.

    Are you back from London?

    1. Carrie says:

      Oh yes – the Nest candle is my absolute favorite!

  4. Such a bold interesting fringe skirt to rock! So edgy and killing it.


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much! I really appreciate you saying that. Have a great day.

  5. bella b says:

    Great ideas carrie!

    xoxoBella | http://xoxobella.com

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, Bella! I appreciate every single comment from you. Xo

  6. Lauren says:

    I am a big fan of tea, so that would definitely be a hit at my house!

    Fizz and Frosting

    1. Carrie says:

      Yes! Same here. Thanks for stopping by, Lauren.

  7. Stephanie says:

    Ahh love this holiday post!! Really gets me excited for Christmas especially seeing your photos. Love the Jolly sweater!!

    Sartorial Diner

    1. Carrie says:

      Ah, thanks so much, Stephanie! Yes, isn’t it fun? I couldn’t resist the Jolly. 🙂

  8. Thanks for including Monograms for the Home! So thrilled to be a part of such a fab list! xo

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