2013 Holiday Gift Guide

November 26, 2013

Hello all! Today I’m so excited to be sharing this Holiday Gift Guide with you! I’ve been piecing this together for a month with the help of 20+ blogger friends who share their valuable insight, you’re not going to want to miss this!

I asked two dozen bloggers and tastemakers to join in the fun, and I’m delighted they were a part of this year’s Gift Guide published on Issuu and now available to browse, you’ll be inspired!

holiday gift guide 2013

I know you’ll recognize some familiar faces and favorite bloggers, and hopefully be introduced to some you’ve never met! Parents recommended tried and true toys for kids, tastemakers share what they bring for a host, and DIYers spill about their favorite tools, you’ll love it! 


I offer up my sincerest thanks the bloggers who participated this year, their insight makes this roundup of over 200 gift suggestions pretty epic!

Keep these thoughtful gifts in mind for all of your Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping!  I’m off to brine a bird, organize a pantry, and get beds ready for arriving guests. I’ll be back on Friday with the weekend links, until then enjoy The Guide


Have a wonderful Thanksgiving !




39 Responses to “2013 Holiday Gift Guide”

  1. This is PHENOMENAL!!!

  2. Lucy says:

    I love love love this! Thank you for posting this!

  3. kristy says:

    best gift guide i’ve seen in a long time! nicely done!

  4. Seriously, this is one well done gift guide! It’s nice to see all the familiar bloggers too!

  5. Helena Dias says:

    Great suggestions. You thought of everyone

  6. Kate, this is such a wonderful guide! It was so much fun to see all the fantastic ideas from you and so many of my favorite bloggers. I’m not quite done with my shopping, so the guide will definitely come in handy!

  7. Emily Clark says:

    Uh, coolest gift guide ever :) This is so slick! I loved seeing everyone’s suggestions. Thanks for including me in such a great group!

  8. Elizabeth H says:

    Oh my goodness, this is a perfect gift guide. You are one amazing person. Just putting this together was no small thing. As always, a job well done. Loved Matt’s page.

  9. NancyV908 says:

    Thank you so much! I pinned so many of these ideas!

  10. Beth Ann says:

    This is the such a great list!! thanks so much for doing this! :)

  11. Marisa Franca says:

    Thank you so much for the help!! Everyone needs assistance with gift giving. This year I am trying to make sure everything I buy is made in the U S and I’ve found some great things on Etsy!!

  12. beautiful gift guide, so professional. Lots of love went into this one. Shared.

  13. Melissa Carter says:

    You just solved my “Black Friday ” problems – I don’t have to go to the mall because I have my shopping done! Thank you

  14. So many amazing ideas!! Not to mention how awesome the graphics were! I certainly see myself buying some items from that collection. Now to only make sure I don’t keep them for myself…

  15. This may be something silly and easy, which I should already know, but what I’d like to know is what you use to pull together those shots like you did in the holiday outfit post a few days ago? It is the same way bloggers/designers pull together electronic mood boards. I can’t for the life of me figure it out!

  16. Jennifer says:

    Kate, that is AMAZING! Thank you so much. You seriously simplified my shopping list in a big way.

  17. Rugger says:

    How totally awesome! I’ve already read it twice and I’m sure I will read it again and again. I love the camper tent and the aviator headphones. Thanks Kate – you are amazing!

  18. Joy Cooper says:

    This was wonderful Kate. Well done. I am not big on going out shopping, but love to see what is out there. Thanks!

  19. CentsationalGirl says:

    Mood boards can be created in several ways Crystal, a lot of people use Photoshop, I do to. If the product background is white you can use the collage function in Picasa to do your own layouts.

  20. Mandy Rose says:

    This is fantastic!! Thanks for sharing!

  21. I loved this! So many great suggestions from bloggers whose tastes I trust (thanks for including me!). Really great to see your better half in there too. I always find shopping for men so difficult so really appreciated all those ideas.

  22. Niki says:

    This is a fantastic gift guide and I really really appreciated the section for men, contributed by MEN. Thanks so much for putting this out in the world.

  23. Jen says:

    Kate! This turned out beautiful! It was fun to take it all in and gather so many wonderful ideas. Thank you for including me along with so many other fabulous friends.

    Happy Holidays! xo!

  24. Nanakate says:

    Love this, you just gave me some wonderful ideas for those that I just had no idea what to get.
    Thank you and your team for putting this together.
    Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!

  25. Cindy says:

    Really, really well done. I got some great ideas! Thanks for this gift!

  26. Cindy says:

    Loved this! Great seeing some men giving their ideas as well! Wonderful idea!

  27. That black and white umbrella was already on my holiday list. Sure, I have an umbrella already. Two, even. But that awesome pattern and my favorite classic color scheme just screams ME!

  28. This is actually a great guide, thanks for sharing! :)

  29. Pat F. says:

    Well done, Kate! I enjoyed this so much and got so many great ideas while shopping from the comfort of my home on Black Friday. Thank you!

  30. Heather says:

    LOVE this!! So many great ideas! :) And I love seeing Thirty-One products make the list too! I sell Thirty-One and have several Organizing Totes that I use all the time! We also have a special right now where you can get some cute items for only $5 – http://www.mythirtyone.com/trendy31

  31. Love these ideas! Thanks for sharing!!! =)

  32. Diana Kotecki says:

    Just purchased the Kate Spade salt and pepper set for a gift. Thanks so much for the inspiration! She is the hardest person to buy for and she will love it!!!!

  33. Nicole says:

    I finally had some time after the craziness of Thanksgiving to sit down and look through the guide. Amazing! I’m thrilled to be a part of it (thank you), and I’m glad for the gift ideas!

  34. Kate…

    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving break….

    Thanks for asking me to take part in your wonderful Holiday Gift Guide! The end result looks amazing and there are so many great gift ideas for all! Thanks for putting something so creative together for all of us use and enjoy!

    Wishing everyone a peaceful, creative and happy December!

    Thank you again!

    All the best, Stephen

  35. Wowser! Awesome, awesome gift guide. Thank you so much for putting it together and making it so pretty and so easy to read to boot!

  36. P.S. and I just ordered the Plow & Hearth adjustable floor chair and a SlideBelt as gifts. So I’ve already used it, not just pinned from it like I have been known to in the past. Thank you again.

  37. This gift guide is amazing, Kate! And now I want to gift myself with many of the items you featured! Happy holidays!

  38. Kate, Thanks for the gift guide. And thanks for putting it up.

  39. Beautifully done! What a great resource!

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