Monday, November 21, 2016

White Elephant Gift Guide (See Jane Give)

It's the end of November (in fact, today is my birthday! 32 years...young) and here in Chicago, the weather has finally turned cold which could only mean one thing: the holidays are here.  I don't know about you, but suddenly, I have a ton of presents to buy.  Nordstrom is always my one stop shop (they literally have everything) as I often have very specific things to buy.  But what about when you have a White Elephant or gift exchange with girlfriends?  Those always stumped me so I compiled a list of great gifts from Nordstrom that many would love to give just as much as they'd love to receive.

Swell bottles - my husband and I use these around the house--they're amazing!
Sugar Lip Crush Set - hands down, the best lip balm out there.  And I hate to buy it for myself because of the price tag (and doesn't that make the best kind of gift?)
Festive PJs - you need to wear SOMETHING on Christmas morning, so they might as well be fun and cozy.
The Magnolia Story - find me someone who doesn't love the Gaines; seriously, they're HGTV's perfect couple and it'd be the best coffee table book (that I'd actually read).
Knit trapper hat - because everyone needs an Uncle Eddie hat.
Cozy socks - show me someone who claims they don't love a cozy slipper sock and I'll show you a liar.  They're like clouds on your feet!
Not pictured:
Food & Beer book - the title alone is a selling point.
Marble + wood cake stand - you always need more stuff to clutter up the kitchen counter!
Sugarfina bento box - if you're really stuck on what to give, sugar always works.
Diptyque candle - C is for candle AND cliché; we all know candles for gifts are the ultimate cliché but they are the perfect gift because you hate buying them for yourself (this is my FAVORITE scent).
Plush throw - perfect for the office, home or shoulders as a chic poncho.

*Thanks to Nordstrom for partnering with this post!


  1. Happy birthday gorgeous!!!! All the best of wishes to you!

  2. Happy Birthday!! Your pjs are the cutest and thanks for the gift ideas!

  3. This is the cutest! Love the gift ideas!

    Also, Happy Birthday!!!! Xx

    Pink Champagne Problems

  4. Such a nice post dear ;)

  5. Nice white elephant ideas! If you've never played the game, check out the rules at