Yesterday was the first of December, and so, of course, we broke out the advent calendar and put on one of many pairs of festive jammies. And while holiday time has now officially kicked off, it actually started much earlier for me. You see, my seasonal celebrations begin with the annual #MTHoliday Bash.
Last month, the Momtrends team hosted NYC friends for our yearly yuletide gathering, complete with festive food, delicious drinks, must-have gifts, blogger merriment, and loads of good cheer!
Not only did I get to mix, mingle, chit and chat, I also discovered some amazing brands that will help make giving, gifting, and entertaining a breeze this next month.
I'm literally drooling over the entertaining pieces from Nambé. They're modern, elegant, clean, and chic, but still kid-friendly--which is key for my household of wild beasts! The timeless brand has also just launched a gorgeous jewelry collection, available at Macy's. How stunning is that ring?!? (Dear Santa...) All I want for Christmas is a pretty little something and some Noble Vines wine poured in my new Nambé glasses.
Of course, my babes don't really appreciate home decor and jewelry as much as their mama (or, you know, at all). They would adore personalized books from Mabel’s Labels. I can't wait to spoil my mini lady with American Girl dolls and accessories when she's a bit older. She'll need her own collection, of course--with the traditional dolls, Wellie Wishers, cookbooks, building blocks, and more! Squeal.
Speaking of gifting to others, I'm all about personalizing the presents I give to my family and friends. I love that I can customize and print the most charming Avery labels, tags, and even ornaments in mere minutes. But when I'm sending a gift to someone far away, I always opt for a beautiful bouquet or arrangement from Teleflora. (This one is my number-one fave!)
LeSportSac has been a go-to for me for years, and their updated styles are functional and fashionable. For young girls and preteens, ivivva is the perfect pick. With high-quality fabrics and highly fabulous looks, the line is made to inspire activity and confidence in growing girls.
For my friends with newbie babies at home, I'm giving cute ornaments from Pearhead. I'm also obsessed with their photo props (see: Nicole and I looking oh-so sophisticated at the top of this post), which will most definitely be making a cameo in my annual family Christmas card. (They'll also be out on Xmas Eve... A few glasses of vino and the props tend to come out in full force!)
These are just a few highlights from the happy holiday kickoff event. (You can see all of 'em HERE.) 'Tis now officially the season... Make it a great one!
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