The 5 Things I Love to Gift Matthew for the Holidays

December 11, 2018


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One of the things I love about the holidays is gifting my friends and family. It’s an opportunity to celebrate together and also surprise them with something that made me think of them.

Every year I always look forward to gifting two people in particular – Matthew and my mom. Both are fun to gift for different reasons. I love gifting Matthew because he rarely buys anything for himself so it feels special to pick something out for him that I’ll think he will like. Here are 5 Things I love to Gift Matthew for the Holidays:

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The 5 Things I Love to Gift Matthew for the Holidays

  1. A VERSATILE SWEATER- Since Matthew is a big fan of classic and comfortable style, I tend to look for items from brands like Polo by Ralph Lauren. I love when Matthew wears sweaters so I knew I’d have to pick up a few classic styles for him. It’s so versatile and can actually be worn any season, but it’s the perfect layering piece for winter. Just add a fun printed scarf like this one. Which brings me to…
  2. A PRINTED SCARF- Guys don’t wear scarves enough in my opinion but I think they’re so handy. And I’m not just saying that because usually he lets me wear it when I’m feeling cold. P.S. This one is reversible!
  3. AN EVERYDAY BUTTON-UP- Since Matthew is a huge flannel guy I couldn’t resist this work shirt. The material is so thick and warm and I think the brown suede elbow patches are the perfect detail. Matthew loves cool touches like that so I knew he’d be a fan immediately. A guy can never have too much flannel. And those are Matthew’s words!
  4. A PAIR OF GLOVES- Other go-to’s for Matthew include gloves {Ralph Lauren has so many good glove options!} or a beanie.
  5. A CASHMERE BEANIE- Beanies are one of my yearly go-tos because somehow that guy misplaces them all too often. It might have to do with Augustine pulling it off Matthew so he can wear it himself. See photo below!

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My mom happens to be a HUGE RL fan so I was excited to get my holiday shopping done in one fell swoop! My mom is one of the easiest people to shop for mainly because I understand her style pretty well. She too loves classic pieces, textured pieces, lovely details, and lots of neutrals. Shopping for her sometimes feels like shopping for myself and it’s kind of a win-win that we’re both the same size. I tested out some of my Christmas options for her and let’s just say I will definitely be borrowing all of them!

I knew immediately that my mom would love a high-quality coat. Other gifts she always loves are a new pair of gloves and this brown cashmere pair is tech-friendly which is perfect since she’s become quite the texter. ILY too, Mom! 😘 Sweaters are another great go-to for my Mom and I especially love how soft and luxurious the Polo Ralph Lauren ones are. This heather gray crewneck is perfect for everyday wear and it would be great to layer with if you lived somewhere colder.

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Who are your favorite people to gift? Do you have any good go-to items you know they always love? I’d love to hear them below!!


on Matthew: classic sweater options . flannel work shirt . cute hat options . cozy glove options . scarf .

on Mara: chic coat options . turtleneck . pants . heather crewneck sweater . black pleated skirt . luxe sweater options . plaid maxi dress . booties . bag . gloves . scarf .


DISCLOSURE: Thank you to Polo Ralph Lauren for partnering with me on this post! All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own. Thanks so much for supporting my sponsors.

photos by Priscilla Frey