Gifts for The Modern Jetsetter

Gift Guide for the Modern Jetsetter • Chriselle Lim on @SavvyHome

 

I know what you’re thinking: “but we barely just set back our clocks, and changed out of our Black Swan costumes“!

As a notorious last-minute gifter, I can tell you that shopping for Holiday gifts early (or at least planning them) is the key to feeling like a boss come Christmas (this applies to your professional life as well as gift-giving abilities as it turns out).

Which brings us to our first order of business: gifts for the Modern Jetsetter in your life. Why? Because we all have one: the one who’s clogging up our Instagram feed with pictures of perfectly edited packing flat-lays, airport uniforms, and passport holder + CN Traveler issue + designer carry-on shots. You know the ones: they carefully hides sensitive boarding pass information, while proudly displaying the “first class” annotation.

At any given moment, your favorite jet-setter is likely frolicking on the Amalfi coast, eating a burger at the Chiltern Firehouse, napping on the Orient Express, or taking a leisurely sail around BVI  #summerisastateofmind #wheretofindme. We love ’em, hate ’em, love to hate ’em.

Then, there’s also the travelers of the wiser generations (my parents) who travel sans #hashtag, Instagram, or even seemingly phones (“I turned it off because I was afraid of roaming!”, they exclaim). Yet they always come back with a diaporama of 3,000 unedited pictures for us all to enjoy (and we do, because a—we’re all secretly jealous, and b—the evening-long productions always involve free wine).

The single question to ask ourselves right now is: what to give these elusive worldly creatures, and more importantly: how to give it to them before they leave on Holiday break mid-November? Here’s a breakdown of my favorite jet set gifts, across all genders and generations.

 

SHOP THE GUIDE

 

Photo: Courtesy of Chriselle Lim.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from @SavvyHome

Merry Christmas from Florida! I hope you’re spending a merry and bright Christmas filled with eggnog, turkey, champagne, lobster & lots of quality family time. There really isn’t a better time of year than a lazy Christmas morning snuggled in bed with the anticipation of opening gifts, eating a big hearty brunch and celebrating with loved ones—so enjoy every minute and indulge in every little treat. Happy holidays!

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Gift Guide: Last Minute Stocking Stuffers

Gift Guide: Last Minute Stocking Stuffers that will Ship in time for Christmas • @SavvyHome

NEED A FEW LAST MINUTE STOCKING STUFFERS? HERE ARE FIVE SHOPS THAT WILL SHIP TO YOU IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS.


 

HOW TO GET YOUR DELIVERIES BY CHRISTMAS

Serena & Lily

Order by 12/23 and choose Next Business Day Shipping at checkout.

Nordstrom

Order by December 23 at 12pm EST and select Free Standard Shipping.

J.Crew

Order by December 23rd at 12pm/noon ET and choose Overnight shipping at checkout.

Target

Order by Tuesday 1:30pm CST and select Express (1-day) shipping at checkout, or choose store pickup!

Shopbop

Order by 12/23 and choose Next Day Shipping at checkout.

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My Top 5 Holiday Decorating Trends this Year

Beyond the tree, there are a million ways to bring the Christmas spirit in your home. Here are a few ridiculously easy ideas that caught my eye this year.

My Top 5 Holiday Decorating Trends this Year • Pine Garlands on  @SavvyHome

GARLANDS GALORE

Decorate with garlands of the magnolia, fir or olive branch variety. Hang them over the doorway, around the mantle or use them as a table runner. You can even hang them on your chandelier. If you’re feeling crafty, here’s a beautiful tabletop garland made out of mistletoe and Meyer lemons you can easily DIY at home.

My Top 5 Holiday Decorating Trends this Year • Fresh Greenery on  @SavvyHome

THINK SIMPLE AND FRESH

Few things make me cringe more than artificial pine greenery. Instead of reusing the same dusty greens year after year, invest in lost cost bulb flowers—like amaryllis—that will last throughout the season and hang a single mistletoe branch with a red ribbon. It’s simple, cost-effective and much prettier.

My Top 5 Holiday Decorating Trends this Year • Sheepskin Throws on  @SavvyHome

KEEP WARM

Scatter sheepskin throws everywhere. Throw them around the fireplace or on the back of dining room chairs. They’ll make them much more comfortable for long Holiday parties and make your guests feel instantly at ease.

My Top 5 Holiday Decorating Trends this Year • Wreaths Everywhere on  @SavvyHome

WREATHS EVERYWHERE

Same as garlands, add wreaths everywhere. Keep them plain: pine, magnolia, myrtle bay olive or boxwood—their round shape are visually interesting enough. Add them to the front door and hang them on your windows with a colorful bow. You can even create a wreath arrangement or make mini rosemary wreaths to decorate your place settings.

My Top 5 Holiday Decorating Trends this Year • Pillar Candles on  @SavvyHome

LIGHT IT UP

Light up pillar candles in the fireplace in lieu of a real fire and line up votives along the staircase for a magical effect. And for ambiance, light a Frasier Fir scented candle (or substitute with their diffuser for a lasting Christmas tree smell).

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