Surviving Not Thriving is pretty much our life motto. We each have 2 kids, a husband, and work every waking hour of the day.
Needless to say, we are on a daily obstacle course and barely dragging ourselves over the finish line.
So we wanted to put together a gift guide that highlighted all the things we pack into our lives to get us through.
[ THE ] CHAMPAGNE IS BASICALLY SPARKLING WATER GIFT GUIDE
Well that sentence really stands alone, doesn’t it? Champagne is key to daily survival and is pretty much the only thriving moment of the day. Yes, I’ve sipped on a glass while reading a bedtime story to my children. You haven’t?
1. Champagne Bottle Serving Tray | Rosanna
2. Super Fun! Champagne Flute | Easy Tiger
3. Piper-Heidsieck Brut NV
4. Champagne Round Bar Cart | Pier 1
5. POP FIZZ CLINK! Temporary Tattoos | Love And Lion
6. Champagne & Bubbly Bears | Sugarfina
7. Pink Champagne Print | Mr. Kate
8. Champagne Champion Sweatshirt | Dream Scene
9. Champagne Diet Sweatshirt | Junk Food
10. No Champagne No Gain Sweatshirt | Brunette The Label
11. Finer Things Coin Purse | Kate Spade
12. Crisp Champagne Scented Candle | Volupsa
13. Champagne Bottle Keychain | Kate Spade
[ THE ] LOWBAR LIFESTYLE GIFT GUIDE
We strive to survive and not thrive, so we set the bar very low. Diet, exercise, parenting, sleep…. the bar is so low we barely need to step over it to receive a self-congratulatory pat on the back.
PILATES UPDATE: I’m still going and still mostly hating it.
1. Calm Soaking Salts | Herbivore Botanicals
2. KIND Bars Variety Pack | Amazon
3. Breville VertuoPlus Deluxe Coffee & Espresso Maker | Nespresso
4. Electric Corkscrew | Rabbit
5. I Did My Best Gym Bag | Ban.Do
6. Faux Potted Trailing Succulent | West Elm
7. Insulated Travel Wine Cup | Swig
8. Living My Best Life Tee | Private Party
9. High Waist Moto Leggings | Alo Yoga
10. Bb Color Stick | Bumble And Bumble
11. Greens Dietary Supplement | 8G
12. Magic Fairy Dolls | The Land of Nod
13. World’s Smallest Vacuum | Westminster
[ THE ] TRAVEL DAY GIFT GUIDE
WE ARE ALWAYS TRAVELING. Always. Sometimes we wake up and forget what city we are in. And one of the only ways we make it work, is to have our essentials on-hand. And priority boarding. And champagne.
1. Tasseled iPhone USB Cord | Anthropologie
2. Available For Weekends Getaway Luggage Tag | Ban. Do
3. Gashu Cord Taco | Fashionable
4. Memory Foam Travel Pillow | HoodiePillow
5. 5-Piece Packing Cubes | CALPAK
6. 20-inch Rolling Spinner Carry On | CALPAK
7. Quiet Comfort Wireless Headphones | Bose
8. Baby Buttercup Travel Blowdryer | DryBar
9. The Champagne Carry Set | W&P Designs
10. TSA Travel Bottle & Jar Set | Target
11. Pill Box | Mark & Graham
12. Fleet Jacket | Madewell
13. Mamuye Leather Tote | Fashionable
[ THE ] ROYGBIV GIFT GUIDE
Rainbow everything, always, and often. It makes us happy and provides a little bit of zen during our crazy days. It’s also one of our signature organizing styles, so we incorporate it whenever possible.
1. Rainbow Smile Planter | Urban Outfitters
2. Rainbow Platform Smoking Slippers | Soludos
3. Andie Striped Sports Bra | The Upside
4. Braided Lightning Cord | Le Cord
5. Rainbow Neon Light | SunnyLife
6. Rainbow Climber Earrings | Anthropologie
7. Lazy Susan Art Caddy | The Land of Nod
8. Pantone Notebook Set | Urban Outfitters
9. Pastel Bamboo Nesting Bowls | Uncommon Goods
10. Drips Of Color Art Print | Minted
11. Rainbow iPhone Case | Ban.Do
12. Rainbow Faux Christmas Tree | Urban Outfitters
13. Rainbow Pitcher | MoMa Design Store
14. Turkish Towel | MAYDE
[ THE ] NOT A BEAUTY BLOGGER GIFT GUIDE
We ain’t getting any younger, and clearly have little time to sleep and take care of ourselves. This results in a consistent Sephora spiral once a month to stock-up on under eye concealer so we don’t look like The Walking Dead.
HOWEVER, we always give the disclaimer that we are NOT beauty bloggers. This is just a list of what we use.
1. ExfoliKate Daily Foaming Wash | Kate Somerville
2. Lapis Balancing Facial Oil | Herbivore Botanicals
3. Auto Correct Contour Cream | Sunday Riley
4. One-Step Correct Primer | Stila
5. Orgasm Blush | NARS
6. Under Eye Corrector | Bobbi Brown
7. Mat Velvet Foundation | Make Up For Ever
8. Perversion Mascara | Urban Decay
9. Liquid Matte Lip Stain in Rouge Tatouage | YSL
10. Texturizing Hairspray | Ouai
11. Subversion Lash Primer | Urban Decay
12. Addict Glow Color Balm in Coral Glow | Dior
13. Cotton Sheet Mask | Dr. Jart
Happy Holidays! Xo Clea and Joanna