Gift Guide for Her (Mom, Sister, SIL, BFF)

Get ready for gift giving season now! To help out, we’ve rounded up 5 top gifts for her. You know, the ladies in your life, like your mom, your BFF, your sister, your sister-in-law, your aunts. You get the idea. According to consumer guru, Clark Howard, it’s more important than ever to shop early. Avoid higher shipping fees as the season merrily rolls along, and avoid possible out of stock issues due to the pandemic. This week also kicks off the shopping season with Amazon Prime Days and Target deals. If you’re not an Amazon prime member, take a look at the program details here.

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Gift giving season is almost here.

Let’s make mask wearing a bit prettier and handier with this mask necklace from Lucy Inspired. Lucy is a talented jewelry maker, dear friend, and you might recognize her from “Beach Flip” on HGTV.

Genuine brown leather necklace with a cute vintage-style key charm

Since I’m wearing less lipstick these days, I’ve focused on my hands and nails. What lady wouldn’t love this London Butter Little Luxuries set? Four beautiful shades to match your holiday moods, and not something I would buy for myself. A thoughtful gift indeed!

We will travel again, even if it’s a car trip, and to celebrate that give her a new, shiny, pretty travel mug from NYC’s Effie’s Papers? Choose from any number of designs of these thermal double-walled mugs.

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Tantalizing travel mugs by Effie’s Papers

Darlings Fine Things always has the best gifts! Natural stone necklaces, “Zara“, features a 30” antique gold plated chain. Available in (photo) Jasper, Snowflake Obsidian, Quartz, Green Aventurine, Rose Quartz, Dalmatian Jasper, Amethyst, Amazonite, Black Onyx.

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Who doesn’t love a new necklace?

This stylish, hard working leather tote bag is a smart addition to any ladies wardrobe. ย It stands open upright so you can see what’s in there, holds a 13″ laptop and tons more, and it is easy to clean. ย Lots of fashion colors to choose from too! ย 

Simple, classic style, this leather tote is a thoughtful gift.

Make your list, check it twice and happy shopping! Next up, gift guide for grandchildren and a gift guide of consumable (gifts that get used up) gifts. Cheers!

Pinspiring… Office Concepts

Pinterest offers us a wealth of inspiration with just the click of a mouse and sometimes possibly a simply keyword search. We turn to Pinterest to find inspiration not only in our work for steve mckenzie’s, but also in our personal lives.

With over 100 boards we pin to, we thought it was time to share a bit of that Pinspiration with you – our fabulous blog readers! Our “Pinspiring” posts will feature a board we’re currently loving, some of our favorite images from that pinboard and why it’s working for us.

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First up, is our “Office Concepts” Pinterest board. With the start of a new year, many people are looking to become better organized, and for many, a beautiful office space may be just the ticket for a more manageable life. Check out some of our current favorite office design Pinspirations:

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From these inspiring images, and from our other pins on our “Office Concepts” board, you’ll note some similarities. Neutral colors abound, natural/textural elements almost always play a part, while fantastic lighting and lots of storage are must-haves. Also, smart, yet stylish seating plays a role in these designs.

All of those are fantastic takeaways as we work with clients to create organized and stylish office spaces for them. If you’re looking to create a successful office space, please reach out to the steve mckenzie’s design team to learn how we may be able to work together!