4 Niche Gift Basket Ideas For Adults

5 gift basket ideas for adults

I think I’ve mentioned this before, but my love language is totally gift-giving. I love shopping for loved ones and finding the perfect presents for them, and I especially love to see their faces when they open their gifts! Since I love a good thematic gift, I put together 4 gift basket ideas for adults, each with a different niche!

I don’t personally celebrate Easter, but I thought that putting together these gift baskets now would be perfect timing for the upcoming holiday! They would also make great housewarming or hostess gifts. I bought all of the baskets at Michaels, and everything inside the baskets came from Paper Source (c/o). The filling for the baskets came from Amazon (link here), and I recommend one bag of filling per basket.

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Spring is Here with This Easy Tea Party

It’s been a few months, so I think it’s high time that I share a new, fun easy tea party with you all. When Paper Source sent me their new spring catalog, I knew I had to try out some goodies! After all, I’m a big supporter of tea, spring florals, and carbs.

An Easy Tea Party with Paper Source!

Head over to the Paper Source blog to see the rest of the details and my tips for throwing a tea party! Plus, enter to win a private party at your local Paper Source with the #myPSparty contest! If you win, I’m inviting myself. ;) Contest ends March 3rd, 2017.

This easy tea party looks so fun! #Adulting, am I right?!
An easy tea party for the adult in you ;) #adulting

Shop my favorite tea party products:

All The Valentine’s Day Things

I couldn’t figure out how to put all of my Valentine’s feelings and ideas into words, so instead I made you a some visuals of all my favorite lovey-dovey things, including a mood board, a list of DIY projects, some gift ideas of all prices, and a playlist containing my favorite love songs of all time. Enjoy all of the Valentine’s Day things! xo

source // source // source // the rest are from Pinterest

Valentine's Day DIY Projects

kindle or tablet cover // arrow cookies // bouquet wrap // cheeky plant holders // floral bath salts

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

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The perfect Valentine's Day playlist for the 20-something who loves all music.Get this playlist on Spotify

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Do you have any fun plans for Valentine’s Day?

Also, last year’s Galentine’s Day Brunch and this year’s DIY Valentine project.

 

Why You Should Host a New Year’s Brunch

How to set New Year's Resolutions -- and how to keep them.

Setting the stage for a New Year is a detailed process that takes dedication and hard work. Creating New Year’s Resolutions (and sticking to them) is quite difficult in my opinion, and while it’s always exciting to think of what’s to come in the next 365 days, it can also be daunting.

While I’m fully up to the challenge, I’ve found that bouncing ideas off of people who I love and respect helps a lot in holding me accountable and creating realistic goals in the first place. For these reasons, I put together this colorful New Year’s Day Brunch!

How to set New Year's Resolutions -- and how to keep them with a fun New Year's Day BRUNCH!

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DIY Menorah Tutorial

DIY menorah tutorial–Happy Hanukkah! Tutorial by Love Always, Audrey

Happy (almost) Hannukah! I’m so excited for chocolate gelt, latkes, and lighting candles. To me, lighting the Hannukah menorah reminds me of the responsibility I have to bring more light into the world–I hope it inspires you as well!

I put together DIY instructions for you to create your own menorah! Please see directions and important safety info below! Happy Holidays!

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Holiday Gift Guide 2016 – For Your Co-Workers (under $25)

I’m a total sucker for a Secret Santa. I sign up for all games I’m invited to, regardless of my holiday budget (Is this a bad habit? Probably!). This year, I come prepared with a list of small(ish) gifts for your co-workers or Secret Santas! These also make lovely stocking stuffers (especially that chocolate bar).

Cheers to the last part of my holiday series! If you missed it, check out gifts for ladies, guys, and your parents.

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This Glossier balm dotcom has been my go-to for years. I use it on my lips, hands, cheeks; wherever needs some extra love during the harsh, dry winter. Plus, it comes in really pretty packaging!

I have these little cord-wranglers and I love them! They’re perfect for Type-A friends.

This hydrating face mist is another winter must-have! Again, such pretty packaging.

This Rifle Paper Co calendar is one I buy year after year; it looks so cute on my desk and I get compliments on it all the time!

Have a snarky friend? Give her a snarky mug.

This is my absolute favorite chocolate bar of all time. It’s not cheap — it comes with a $10 price tag, but it’s so rich and flavorful that it will (ideally) last a while. It usually takes me about a week to get through. I know, impressive, right? Anyways, it’s like Lucky Charms in a chocolate bar. YUM.

These initial Anthropologie mugs have been my go-to forever. Everybody loves them, they’re inexpensive, and they’re so versatile! One of mine is currently holding all my paintbrushes at home, and I have another that holds pens at work.

Another one of my favorite small gifts is this little Volcano candle! The scent is so strong that it gets the job done, and the recipient’s space will instantly smell like Anthropologie. Win.

For the avid traveler, how cute is this travel set?! I want one!!

And last but not least, for your friend that could use a bit of encouragement (couldn’t we all?), this bracelet will serve as a gentle reminder that you’re there for her and all her dreams.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2016 – For Your Parents

Continuing the 2016 Holiday Gift Guide series with the perfect gifts for the most important people in your life — your folks!

Is there anyone more deserving of amazing holiday gifts than your parents? I literally owe my parents my life, and while I definitely shower them with love and phone calls almost every day, I still love the idea of getting them something really nice for the holidays.

I hand-picked the best holidays gifts for parents with lots of care, and with my parents and my friends’ parents in mind. I hope you can find something for yours!

Also, if you missed it, gifts for ladies, gifts for guys, and stocking stuffers.

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This acrylic wine rack is super trendy at the moment, and I love how simple it is!

My mom is an obsessive bubble bath taker, so I picked this bath caddy to make baths even more relaxing.

These candlesticks are elegant and minimalistic! I love the way they look with the different colors, but you can mix and match sizes and colors to the receiver’s liking.

For people who love to send snail mail: this custom stamp gift set is amazing. They’ll be able to go on the Paper Source website and design their own plate, which is then mailed to them for use with the stamp! I would use it for a return address, but it’s up to them!

Diptyque candles are definitely a luxury, but they smell so good and your ‘rents will appreciate the gesture!

I love this door mat for parents who are a liiiiittle bit snarky (like mine).

I’m obsessed with my OXO Spiralizer; it’s the perfect gift for the kitchen dweller! You can also get a spiralizer cookbook to go with it!

Beaches is a coffee table book by one of my favorite photographers, Gray Malin.

This Ugg blanket is a splurge, but think of how comfy you’ll be every time you go home!

I think this pillow is just darling.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2016 – For The Guys

Continuing the 2016 Holiday Gift Guide with a men’s guide!

This gift guide was created with my guy in mind, but I have a feeling that his potential wish list isn’t much different than other men this year. Comments and links below the image!

Also, if you missed it, gifts for ladies, gifts for your parents, and stocking stuffers.

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The Bespoke Box is a subscription set that guys practically swoon over. Think of it as Birchbox for dudes, except with full-size products. Sign up for a membership for your guy here!

Idan has a MVMT watch just like this and loves it. It’s sophisticated and looks really nice on him!

The FitBit Charge HR tracks his steps and his heart rate! Perfect for the fitness junkie, or someone looking to up their game through the cold winter months.

This Bose Bluetooth speaker is perfect for traveling — a few of my friends have it and love it!

Speaking of Bose, these Bluetooth in-ear noise cancelling headphones are perfect for pretty much anyone!

Got a music-lover on your hands? This Crosley turntable set looks awesome as decor, and you can sneak some of your own records in there ;). Need some record ideas? Try this Fleetwood Mac album or this Beatles album.

This U.S. map holds bottle caps for those who love to try craft beers (and prove it).

Another MVMT watch — I seriously love these things.

This Shinola wallet is an investment for sure, but a good one. Guys will appreciate the craftsmanship and the brand itself.

This is the men’s version of my favorite Patagonia jacket, and I promise he’ll love it, too.

I bought these Ugg slippers for my Dad a few years ago, and he still wears them every day. They’re so comfy! I’ll admit that I steal them every time I’m home (my Dad has impossibly small feet, ha!).

Light Blue is Idan’s signature scent, and therefore my favorite. This set is perfect!

Holiday Gift Guide 2016 – For The Ladies

It’s beginning to feel a lot like the holidays. Lights are going up on Michigan Avenue, I’m emailing my parents about the Thanksgiving menu, and I’m making my list (and checking it twice). Something I struggle with yearly is what to buy people as gifts. While giving (and receiving) gifts is my main love language, I have a rough time every year trying to pick the perfect gifts for my loved ones. After much debating, I found quite a few lovely gifts and wanted to share with you! In the next day or so, I’ll be sharing gift ideas for men, women, parents, and your coworkers.

These are all, of course, interchangeable! The gifts for coworkers make perfect stocking stuffers, and to be perfectly honest, as a 20-something I would absolutely love to receive anything on the “parent’s” list.

I’m kicking this series off with what to buy for the ladies! These are all gifts that I either own (and love), or are on my list (seriously). Enjoy!

You can click on (most of) the products on the image itself, or you can look below the image for links as well!

Also, gifts for your parents, gifts for guys, and stocking stuffers.

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From top to bottom…

LL Bean Duck Boots are a crowd pleaser every year in Chicago.

This Breakfast At Tiffany’s-inspired eye mask will make her feel chic, even when she’s sleeping with her mouth open.

I love this Patagonia jacket — I wear it without fail every single day and am absolutely in love with it.

This unique and dainty jewelry holder is perfect for holding her unique and dainty jewelry. ;)

I have a similar version of this Lululemon gym bag, and I carry it everywhere — even if I’m not going to the gym. They’re well made and have pockets for everything you can think of! And that yoga mat strap.. perfecto.

I have this MVMT rose gold watch and love it! It’s so pretty and that price point isn’t too bad for a nice watch!

I’ve been dying to read In The Company Of Women. It’s by one of my favorite bloggers, Grace Bonney.

This little card carryer is perfect for small purses. New Year’s Eve anyone?

I adore this little love object — and what’s even better is that a portion of the funds to go St. Jude’s (an organization I love to support).

This Madewell tote is a classic, and a monogram adds a cute little charm. The perfect everyday bag!

This little FitBit Alta is on my list! I love the gold detail, and I love the health aspect even more.

If her phone is dying literally all the time like mine, this keychain is the answer to her problems. It’s a cute keychain, but it hides a portable charger. Aaaamazing.

This initial necklace has been on my list for a while! It’s the perfect statement piece.

I love this acrylic tray. I think it would be great as a side table or a bar cart! It’s versatile and so cute!

I have a version of this Ban.do planner, and it’s the girliest yes most productive planner I’ve seen. They sell out quick every year, so hurry up!

I have this Kendra Scott necklace in a different color and wear it ALL the time! It’s one of the designer’s best sellers, and I’m sure you can see why.

Isn’t this pom pom hat the cutest thing you’ve ever seen?!

I love all of Glossier’s products, and this moon mask would make the perfect stocking stuffer.

These tassel earrings are definitely on my list — they’d be a great part of a NYE outfit!

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P.S. Free holiday wallpapers, and free anti-New Year’s resolutions wallpapers