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What To Get Your Parents for Christmas

Shop Gifts for Parents 2015 on @SavvyHome

It’s never easy finding the perfect gift for mom or dad. 1) They already have everything 2) They know what they like/want 3) Their gift to you is probably going to be 100% better than yours to them. The pressure is really on. But all is not lost—here are a few things that they’ll surely enjoy: special editions of their favorite books, upgraded travel accessories, warm gloves, a cheeky engraved flask.

 

SHOP GIFTS FOR PARENTS

Tan Otomi Bed Cover | Tory Sport Performance Visor | Adam Hunter STND White Marble iPhone Base | Fictional Hotel Notepads

 

Photo: Courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar

Checking In With Some News!

Checking In with Some News!

Oh hey! I feel like I’ve been absent around here lately! Miss me? If you follow me on social media, you might already have an idea of the news I have to share with you today. A few weeks ago, I accepted the role of Contributing Editor at MyDomaine. Eeek! I’m now responsible (along with a super-talented rockstar team of gals—and guy) for the home décor content and curated boutiques on MyDomaine. Hence the slight disappearing act.

To be completely honest, I’m still pinching myself that I get to do this for work every day. Being an editor is something that I always aspired to, and it’s now a reality. And I’m loving every minute of it. The past two weeks have taught me the true meaning of “do something you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”. Even though I’m a little tired from putting in long hours across all projects, I feel more happy and accomplished than, possibly ever. I’ve been a part of the blogger network at MyDomaine since its launch in 2012, and I’ve seen the site grow to become one of the most influential sources in home décor for millennials today. It makes me so proud and humbled to join the MyDomaine team to help drive this inspiring content to millions every day.

In the past year, I have thought a lot about what the next step of my career should be. Savvy Home is, and always will be my passion project. I feel so lucky that I’ve been able to make a career out of it (so don’t worry, Savvy Home isn’t going anywhere)! With that said, I also knew that it was time to take the next step: I wanted to be part of something bigger, but didn’t necessarily want to lead it. Despite my slight workaholic tendencies (my friends will attest) I knew that scaling my company (or starting a new one) would mean putting my social life on hold for a few years, something I wasn’t prepared to do at 29. Even though I might have to scale back around here a bit, I’m determined to put in the overtime to keep bringing you great content on a weekly basis.

Savvy Home turning five last month meant a lot because I was also turning the page into this new chapter. I never could have dreamed of being in this position at MyDomaine if it wasn’t for Savvy Home and all of your support since the early days. So I want to give you all a big thank you! For giving me the motivation to build Savvy Home into what it is today; for inspiring me to create original content for all of you! I’m so in love with this little community that we have built here over the past five years. And I can’t wait to bring Savvy Home into its next chapter.

Sometimes I might miss a post or two, please be patient. One thing is for sure, whether on Savvy Home or MyDomaine I’ll never stop inspiring you to create a home you’ll love, to give you my best tips, to forecast trends and give you shopping insights, or to discuss how we—the millennial generation—are transforming the way we live. I hope you’ll stay along for the ride! Lastly, if you occasionally miss me around here, you can always check out what I’ve been up to on MyDomaine. Here are a few stories I’ve been working on so far…

 

12 Downright Dreamy Rooms for Cozy Weekend Lounging

20 Thoughtful Gifts Perfect for Mom

Trend Alert: Exposed Wires

This is Happening: Feminine Minimalism

xo Gabby

 

Photo: MyDomaine

What Women Really Want for Christmas

What Women Really Want for Christmas • Shop Gifts for Women on @SavvyHome

 

Shop these failproof gifts for women, and you’ll win at gift giving, guaranteed.

 

Ok, world peace would be great. But while we figure out how to give world peace as a Christmas present, here are some gifts that women in your life will really enjoy. Side note: I came across a list on The List App (are you on it? It’s great! Add me @savvyhome) by Hillary Kerr (@hillarykerr), co-founder of WhoWhatWear. She debunked what people actually like to receive a Christmas gifts (myself included) in the following order:

 

Inside jokes

A thoughtful reminder of a good time you shared.

Upgrades of everyday essentials

Don’t get a face wash or acne cream. But a luxe mask or bath oil? Yes!

Stalk their social

You’d be surprised how much you can find out about a woman by looking at her Pinterest feed.

Pay attention

Take notes throughout the year.

When in doubt, monogram

Always.

 

SHOP GIFTS FOR WOMEN

Looking for even more ideas? Shop gift guides for the modern jet-setter, the host with the most, the 21st century gentleman, or the mom of the year.

Photo: Courtesy of H&M.

 

Gifts for the 21st Century Gentleman

Holiday Gift Guide for Men • 2015 on @SavvyHome

 

The modern gentleman has many interests, from wine, to traveling, to music or art. He takes good care of his appearance, from his shoes to his beard. He appreciates the finer things in life: whiskey, backgammon, champagne. He takes pride in his home. We might think he’s hard to buy for, but it’s not the case. Just pick a gift that reflects one of his interests, upgrade his everyday essentials, get him a thoughtful home gift, or treat him to a classic (a bottle of scotch accompanied by clever whiskey stones never fails).

 

Shop our Gift Guide for Men

 

Photo: Courtesy of Mr. Porter.