TSLL Holiday Gift Guide 2016
Friday November 25, 2016

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The holiday shopping season is upon us, and while there will be endless items to pick from, choosing just the right gift for that certain someone on your list takes time and careful thought.

This year, TSLL’s Holiday Gift Guide is full of a wide array of gifts from gourmet food products to unique gifts for the traveler as well as Francophile inspired stationery. Each carefully chosen and gathered over the last few months, simply click on the link below the image to shop. While some items are affiliates of mine, most are not, and are plain and simple quality items I thought you and your loved ones might enjoy based on their predilections. After all, while it is the thought that counts, a thoughtful gift delivers a powerful message to the receiver. Lastly, since it is the holidays here on the blog, special discounts are available for TSLL items and the book.

Over the weekend I will be sharing more promo codes from the around the web you may want to use for your shopping, so be sure to stop back by, and don’t forget to shop locally this Saturday.  Enjoy perusing and happy holidays!


Home, Hosts & Tea Lovers

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~Simon Pearce lead-free glass ice buckets. One is fewer than $40 and the others at retail prices, but aren’t they stunning?

Retro Design Lovers

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~LEFF Amsterdam copper 24-hour flip clock by Envin Termaat, other finishes available here~

Style Star

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~Angela Roi luxury handbags at an affordable price and thoughtfully made, vegan~

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~Citizen watches new designs for both men and women are simple, top quality and beautiful. Having personally chosen the Drive (middle design), I am loving the design, and its easy transition from day to evening.~

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~Araks silk pajamas: blush top, blush bottom, navy camisole & short set and white cotton pajama top and bottom~


Francophile Finds

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~local Bend shoppers, stop into Nicole Michelle Decor to find  your French home accessories and the book Ma Vie a Paris, an exclusive for this hard to find item. And receive a free Austin Press candle with your purchase over $100. Below are a few pics of the shop as I explored it on Wednesday. Many new and festive decor ideas as well as signed copies of TSLL book!~

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~From American expat living in France, blogger Diane of Oui in France just released her new high quality Francophile t-shirts. With three exclusive illustrations from a local French artist and made of 100% soft-tee cotton, the $24.99 price tag is a sweet deal. Shop and learn more here.

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~the long-standing original maker of the Breton top, Saint James. Shop endless styles and colors here. Above are a few of my favorites from northern France.~

~Maree Breton Striped Sweater in navy (other colors available)

~Garde Cote III, nautical striped sport top (other colors available)

~Bonnets Rayes striped knit beanie (other colors available)

~Phare Multico boat neck striped 3/4 sleeve tunic


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~Clairsonsic’s new Mia Fit (smaller, travel-friendly and just as effective). I had the opportunity to use this compact facial cleanser, and it is much more to my preference as it takes up less space in my cabinet, gets the job done and done well (multiple colors are available). 

Busy & Organized

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~Inslee has partnered up with Nicole + Chloe to offer her new day planner. Available in four different colors, for $178, receive the leather binder, the pages for the entire year, monthly calendar pages and weekly planning pages.~

~Just want planning pages with Inslee’s custom illustrations seen here on TSLL? Click here to shop both Classic and Compact sizes, all ready for 2017

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~The classic Stendig wall calendar  (one of my go-to planning tools; my 2017 is already ready to go)~

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~Always Paris boxed blank notecards with Dominique Corbasson’s illustrations of the City of Light~


TSLL Shop (limited time discount for the holidays!)

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~Everything in TSLL Shop: Notepads, Planning Pages for the new year (compact and classic sizes) and capsule menu planning notepads and downloads are 20% off through Monday December 28th. Simply enter TSLLHOLIDAY20 to save on the gifts for your loved ones and your upcoming start to a new year.~

Foodies & Chefs

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~As someone who enjoys staying in vacation rentals, I have found that bringing along my favorite knife is important if I want to have a pleasurable cooking experience. Yep, I am one of those people who likes to cook on vacation. I know. But if you have a cook in the family or a loved one who as well travels with their knives, Boldric one buckle leather knife bag (two colors available) is an affordable, but quality gift they will appreciate.~

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~Maille fresh mustards is offering a decadently delicious flavoring of their classic mustard: the best-selling Black Truffle and Chablis mustard (black jar) and for a limited time the Black Truffle cep and Chablis mustard (beige jar). Having had the opportunity taste both of them, you will certainly smell the truffle and it will heighten a simple everyday vinaigrette, a traditional mustard sauce or spread and anything else in which you want to intensify the flavor (perhaps this recipe is something you could add it too?). 

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~for the thoughtful, conscientious shopper, give them a 100% cotton shopping bag to take to the market. La Coursière offers these netted cotton bags in a variety of colors, and they are larger than you might think. Look closely at the proportions in the image of the shopper. Shop the bags here.~

Book Lovers

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~The New York Times: 36 Hours Europe, 2nd Edition

~Cooking for Jeffrey: A Barefoot Contessa cookbook

~The Daily Show (The Book): An Oral History

~Swing Time by Zadie Smith

~Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

~The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines

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~Old Age: A Beginner’s Guide by Michael Kinsley

~Seinfeldia: How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

~The Bookshop on the Corner: A Novel by Jenny Colgan

~Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine

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~Through Monday November 28th, purchase signed copies of TSLL book which lays the groundwork for cultivating your very own simply luxurious life. No code necessary to receive 15%. Simply click here. If you would like me to add an individualized note, just add it on the page of purchase. You can also pick up signed copies locally in Bend at Roundabout Book Shop and Nicole Michelle Decor. ~

Music Lover

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~Crosley Retro 1960’s Dansette Bermuda Turntable~


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~for the techy traveler, Mark & Graham’s lux leather travel envelope has room for your iPad, your phone and all the cords as well as the basics: passport, credit cards and writing utensils. Available in three colors, shop it here.~


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~A cork globe (large or small) for the travelers in your life. Map out your next itinerary, keep track of where you’ve ventured to as well as where you hope to go for your next adventure.~

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~Passport cases: Bon Voyage, Personalized embossed leather passport holder, and Fossil leather passport case.

Holiday Hits

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~Simply Christmas by Leslie Odom Jr. (from the original cast of Hamilton)

~Behold by Lauren Daigle (jazz/blues – truly beautiful and retro)

~Pentatonix (2016)

~Glow by Brett Elderedge

~To Celebrate Christmas by Jennifer Nettles (from SugarLand)

Wishing you a wonderful holiday shopping season! Be sure to check out all of the Black Friday and into Cyber Monday deals, discounts and promo codes here.

~You can always check out my favorite picks in Decor, Books, Kitchen, Capsule Wardrobe Style Items and more in TSLL Shop.

14 thoughts on “TSLL Holiday Gift Guide 2016

  1. Shannon thank you for sharing these lovely ideas. I especially love the Christmas albums you selected as I’m always looking for new Christmas music to add to my holiday playlist. Never heard of Leslie Odom Jr. but so enjoyed listening to this album and I will be downloading it later today – a smooth voice.
    Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. Nice to see that you included Angela Roi vegan handbags in your gift guide. I purchased the Sunday Tote II a year ago and couldn’t be happier with the quality of my bag. Handbags don’t have to be made of leather to be luxurious and great quality.

  3. One of the best gift guides! Really unique and thoughtful. Thanks for all the great ideas and for the quality posts you do so regularly!

  4. Thank you, Shannon! I’ve been putting together a gift guide for my blog, as well, so I know that this is no small task!? Your items are thoughtfully chosen and sure to please! As always, you never steer us wrong 😉 Have a lovely holiday season!

  5. Shannon, thank you very much for the thoughtful gift list and ideas!!! I appreciate knowing that the list is full of items that are high quality, current and useful!!!!

  6. While I have very little Christmas shopping to do, I do like the Maille for myself. I spent last weekend reading The Bookshop on the Corner and enjoyed every moment.

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