The gift giving season is quickly approaching and I’m excited to share some of my favorite finds!  I tried to put together a few things that would be universally loved by all of the babes in your life.

One of my favorite things on earth is chocolate.  I eat it almost daily in one form or another- nibs, protein mix, squares (I mean bars) of it.  It’s one of my food groups, and I’m always on the hunt for something new to try.  Compartes is a really fun brand that has been in my rotation lately.  They have creative flavor combinations like donuts & coffee, and caramelized popcorn milk chocolate.  Right now you can get some limited edition holiday products like gingerbread or cinnamon bun truffles.  I just ordered their organic extra dark hot cocoa mix to sip on this winter.

I am SO picky when it comes to perfume.  I don’t like anything that smells edible- sweet, vanilla, or too flowery.  I definitely lean towards a more masculine scent, but nothing too over powering or aftershave-ish.  OK, see what I mean?  It’s really hard for me to find one that I can wear regularly without getting a headache or growing bored of it.  My Burberry smells absolutely amazing and comes in a gorgeous holiday edition bottle with flecks of gold in it.  I LOVE all things gold.  This perfume and I were meant to be, and I think it will be loved by all the picky people it’s gifted to.

On a trip to NYC with my Mom a couple of years ago I needed a pair of socks, and she had an extra pair that happened to be cashmere, and I happened to never return them. 🙂 I’m telling you, if you haven’t tried cashmere socks you need a pair.  The difference in comfort is actually notable.  They are so cozy, and feel like you’re doing something luxurious for yourself when you put them on.  Every babe could appreciate a little cashmere in her life.

I’m a huge water drinker (chugger) so I like anything that makes it easier for me to get my liters in every day.  This Swell water bottle has a wide enough mouth to fit ice cubes or fruit in it, and keeps liquids cold for up to 24 hours/warm for 12 hours.  They come in a 17 oz. and 25 0z. size, and a ton of different colors/designs.  I love the gold, shocking right?  Swell  also donates a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each bottle to UNICEF to help provide clean drinking water to children worldwide.  A gift that gives back- YES.

This YSL vinyl cream lip stain is the perfect holiday red.  It’s velvety, long wearing, and not sticky or clumpy like some lip stains can be.  Aside from being a great quality product, they are offering complimentary engraving right now, so you can personalize it as a gift with a name or message- Ooh la la. 😉  I ordered one and will be featuring it on the blog somewhere soon!

If you’re like me and always forget to charge your phone before you head out the door then this clutch from Banana Republic is for you.  It comes in a couple of different colors and has a hidden rechargeable battery that can power your phone while you’re on the go.  Chic and smart.  Gotta love a multi-purpose gift!

I haven’t read Paulo Coelho’s The Spy yet because it’s only available on pre-order right now.  It will be released Nov. 22 just in time to order it as a holiday gift.  I’m a huge fan of his work, and you can find more about it here along with some other good reads.  I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of his newest book, and I’m betting it will make any literature lover you know, happy too.

Have fun holiday shopping with a little help from The Gold Script!


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