Time is marching on and we’re about a month from the holidays. Maybe some of you earlybirds have finished your shopping? Maybe others haven’t started yet. And most of us are somewhere in the middle.
In addition to getting our shopping done, there’s so much else going on at this time of year: entertaining at home, going to parties, doing some shopping for ourselves to make sure we’re ready for the holidays. The stores are crazy busy. The roads are clogged with traffic. More and more I rely on online retailers. Easy peasy.
So to make things easier for me and for you, Fashion Flash, the group of over 40 women lifestyle bloggers I belong to, has partnered with the shopping network, Evine, and we’ve put together a Gift Guide for inspiration. Each week one of our members has been posting her guide and hosting a giveaway for one of the fashion, beauty, fitness or lifestyle gifts in the guide.
This week, it’s is my turn! I’m excited to introduce you to Evine, if you – like me – weren’t already familiar with it. I have been blown away by the diversity of their offerings and by the quality of their products and brands. And I’m super excited to share my holiday gift picks with you! #evinepartner
Let’s get started!
I redecorated my dining room a few years ago to brighten up what had been a dark space. I replaced the dark wallpaper with a beautiful 18th century style floral pattern on a pale green background. It’s so bright and airy now, and it goes much better with my floral china. When I set my dining room table, I always like to have a pitcher or two with water on the table. So I chose the beautiful crystalline Newbury pitcher from Marquis by Waterford.
Marquis is Waterford’s more affordable line that makes stylish entertaining attainable for just about everyone. It’s cut glass that you don’t have to “save for best”.
In fact, I think this stunning cut glass pitcher makes a lovely gift. At 36 ounces, it’s large enough to hold water for a party of 6-8. If you’re hosting a Christmas morning brunch, the Newbury pitcher would be fabulous filled with fresh orange juice, or how about mimosas? And when I’m not using it for a dinner party, I can use it as a vase.
Typically, the Marquis by Waterford Newbury crystalline pitcher is priced at about $89, but I noticed it’s on sale now for $38.73 – I cannot tell you what an amazing deal that is! Don’t pass this one up! Grab one for yourself and at least one for a gift!
As you probably know, I’m all about red and all shades of red. These days I’m sporting the incredible Madi Claire Arabella satchel. Madi Claire, known for its MC logo, is a brand that has been on my Wish List for ages, so I’m thrilled to have the chance to own one of their beautiful faux leather bags that’s perfect for vegans or for anyone who appreciates stylish accessories.
The Arabella satchel has a quilted burgundy faux leather body accented with red crocodile embossing and silver hardware. It couldn’t be more perfect for me since I adore red and I prefer silver hardware. Plus, it’s a really good size (12-1/2″L x 6″W x 10-1/2″H) so it holds a lot! Though I prefer to use it as a satchel style purse (it has two 6″ drop handles), it comes with a removable shoulder strap that’s especially handy when my hands are full. It sits nicely on silver feet when I’m not carrying it.
It has a ring on the each side where I can hang my keys for easy access. Inside, the lining has the MC logo. There’s a roomy zippered compartment as well as pen/pencil holders inside the bag, and two good size slip pockets that are perfect for my new large iPhone 7Plus.
In addition to the more secure interior pockets, there’s a large zip pocket on the back that’s especially great for keeping documents when navigating security at the airport as well as a phone pocket that will fit most tablet phones (though my iPhone 7Plus is slightly too wide when in its protective case).
The Madi Claire Arabella Satchel comes in two other shades, Brown and Bone, if Burgundy doesn’t suit you or your giftee. It’s priced at $112.50, and I think it’s well worth it. The Arabella is so well made, it will last for years. And the classic styling is timeless perfection.
Continuing my red love fest, I want to show you the gorgeous crimson suede faux fur lined gloves from Pamela McCoy.
OMG, I love the color, the amazing softness of the suede as well as the faux fur lining, and the longer length that’ll keep both my hands and wrists toasty warm as the temperature plunges this winter!
In addition to the red shade that I chose, these fabulous gloves also come in Black and Cognac. For me, the Crimson is the perfect bright accessory to pair with my black peacoat as well as my black, white and red purse on a gloomy winter day. The gloves come in four sizes from small to extra-large to suit everyone.
The regular price of the Pamela McCoy Suede Leather Faux Fur Lined Long Gloves is $51.75, but they are on sale now for $24.64. Seriously, you cannot pass up these gloves!! Buy a pair for yourself and another for a gift. You’ll be glad you did!
I hope you like my Evine Holiday Gift Picks as much as I do. And to make the holiday season a little brighter, Evine is generously hosting a GIVEAWAY on my blog. We’re giving away one pair of the Crimson Red Pamela McCoy Suede Leather Faux Fur Lined Long Gloves in Size Medium to one lucky U.S. reader of Never Say Die Beauty! To enter, please tell me in the comments what you’re hoping to receive this holiday season, and then complete your entry on the Rafflecopter widget. (see the Giveaway rules below for the specifics!).
To sweeten the deal even further, Evine wants everyone to be a winner, so they’re generously offering my readers *15% off with no minimum purchase, using code FASHIONFLASH15–good until 12/31/16! In addition to my Holiday Gift Picks, there are about a million other great gifts to choose from. So hop over to the Evine website and take a look! #evinepartner
*15% off offer valid 7:00am ET, November 22, 2016 until 11:59pm ET, December 31, 2016. May not be applied to previous purchases or combined with any other offer. Discount does not apply to shipping & handling or sales tax. If the coupon is used to initiate an AutoDelivery program, it will only be applied to the first shipment, additional shipments will be at full AutoDelivery pricing. Not valid on Waterford, Electronics including tablets, computers or cell phones or items offered by Evine’s paid programming partners. Discount will be applied at checkout. No cash value or credit back. Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted, or if sold or transferred. Evine reserves the right to end this promotion at any time and to substitute or cancel orders when unexpected coupon system errors occur or in the case of abuse, misuse or fraud.
The fab Pamela McCoy Suede Leather Gloves will be awarded to one lucky NSDB reader. The giveaway is limited to U.S. residents, age 18+, where permitted by law, and it will run till Wednesday, December 7 2016 at 12:00AM EDT. So the last full day is Tuesday, December 6.
Hopefully by now, you know the drill. You MUST LEAVE A COMMENT on this blogpost about what’s on your Holiday Wish List. One entry per household. The comment is mandatory. And you must record that you did it on the Rafflecopter widget below. Extras that you can do to earn more points are:
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If you do any of the above extras, you are entitled to more points. But YOU MUST CLICK OFF THOSE OPTIONS on the Rafflecopter widget.
If you don’t already subscribe to Never Say Die Beauty via email and you want to and plan to stick around for more than just the length of the giveaway, the signup is on the homepage of the blog in the upper right hand side, or use the popup. 🙂
To recap, this giveaway is open to US residents age 18 or older. Void in states where prohibited. The winner will be selected by a random drawing via the Rafflecopter widget when the giveaway ends on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 12:00AM EDT (so the last full day is Tuesday, December 6), and the winner will be notified by me via email. You have 48 hours to get back to me, if not a new winner will be selected. The winner will provide me with her/his mailing address, and Evine will mail your prize to you as soon as possible. We are not responsible for loss or damage in shipping. In other words, if it’s lost or damaged in shipping, we will be sad, but there is no replacement.
Thank you for entering and good luck!