Alison’s Favorites – Gift Giving Guide

It’s that time of year for the GYPO annual gift-giving guides! We’re sharing them a little earlier than we normally do but that’s because we’re finding people are trying to finish up their shopping lists as soon as possible allowing for more time to relax as we approach the holidays. So who are you shopping for this year? Below are some of my favorite things and hopefully they’ll help you cross some people off your list!

1. Marc Fisher Women’s Matter Block Heel Booties

White boots are everywhere this fall so I treated myself to these pair by Marc Fisher. I’m not ashamed to admit that I love them even more than I thought! While this particular pair isn’t stark white, they still make a fresh, crisp addition to any outfit. See how I paired these up on last month’s Pretty Fix!

2. Brook & York Willow Layering Set

Monogrammed items are having their moment and if you live down south, it’s never not having a moment. I love the layered look of this necklace paired with the on-trend chain links and monogrammed medallion is not overwhelming. This necklace is available in both gold and silver with multiple fonts available for your initials. Items ship 24 hours from order ensuring they’ll make it in time.

3. Seint Makeup Palette

While I’ve heard a lot about Seint makeup, I’ve never really made the plunge to check it out until I started watching Colette VanPaemel. Then had the honor of talking with her, which you can check out HERE, and seeing how she puts this makeup to work for her is amazing! As we get older I’m learning that cream makeup pairs better with my skin and I love the idea of having all my makeup in one place.

4. UGG® Ansley Water Resistant Slipper

I know this was on my list last year but they are just too good and too comfy for me to not mention them again. After years of spending $20 or so for slippers that never lasted beyond a season, I decided to make the investment and I’m so happy I did! My slippers look just as good as the day I got them and I anticipate enjoying them for many more years!

5. Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug

This is seriously one of the best gifts I’ve ever received! The Ember Temperature control mug keeps my coffee hot all morning long! It comes in two sizes, 10oz and 14oz plus they offer a travel mug. Each mug has a battery to keep your mug hot for hours or use the coaster for all-day temperature control. They even have fun metallic shades available.


This new Apple watch band from Alison + Aubrey has got to be my favorite! The chunky chains are right on trend and the black leather band gives it a fun edge. This watchband is easily interchangeable plus you can size it by removing links to ensure a perfect fit!

7. Olay Retinol 24 Max Night Face Moisturizer

This nighttime moisturizer makes my face feel amazing in the morning plus it’s gentle and fragrance-free for my sensitive skin. It’s great for the summer but especially for heading into the dryer months. This is my go-to nighttime face cream and the perfect stocking stuffer!

8. Brookstone® Manual Lever Wine Opener

When it’s been a long week, this tool makes getting to my wine so much easier! It has a built-in label cutter, a coated carbon steel corkscrew, and an ergonomic metal level and grip handles. This tool ensures I don’t ruin the cork and it stores nicely in my kitchen drawer.

9. Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit 2 Running Shoe in Leopard

If you’ve followed me for any time then you know how much I love my Nike running shoes and you know my love for leopard. These shoes are as if Nike was listening to me! My two favorite things combined into one! They are so comfortable and I feel very stylish when I’m working out.

10. Eight Piece Packing Cubes for Travel

For that person who’s always on the go, packing cubes have been an absolute game-changer for me! No longer are my clothes messy and unorganized when I open my suitcase. I know exactly where things are and they help me plan my outfits and what I’m going to take whenever I travel.

Bonus: The Ultimate Book of Outfit Formulas

For the woman who has a closet full of clothes but nothing to wear. I was that woman, I was in a clothing rut and the effect coming out of that rut has had on my life is indescribable. I want that for every woman! I want them to feel comfortable and confident no matter what! I believe every woman should feel fabulous in what they wear which is why I wrote this book. It’s the perfect gift for any woman on your list who deserves to feel her very best!