style spotter: the lazy travelers’ 2014 holiday gift guide + giveaway! [NOW CLOSED]

the-romantic-the-winoNow that friendsgiving has come and gone (and we can’t WAIT to tell you all about it!), we are officially in full on holiday mode: Christmas movies, music, cookies, and decorations are taking over our lives. Most important? Buying up gifts for our nearest and dearests! Naturally, we’ve assembled our second annual holiday gift guide, chock full of things we adore.

The very best part? This year, we’re giving away some of our faves, including a winter wonderland weekend getaway! But let’s not get ahead of ourselves just yet. At the end of this post, we’ll tell you all about how you can win one of four fabulous prizes.

Without further ado, here are the things we’re loving, needing, giving, and… getting? Who knows, we’ve been pretty good this year!

LTholidays Gift Guide

The Inn at Hastings Park - Winter Weekend Giveaway copy

1. Stuart Weitzman Equine Boots, $750 // Let’s be honest, here: no winter is complete without a new pair of brown riding boots. They’re perfect to dress up or down, and are regularly toted around with us on our travels. This also means that we need a new pair almost every year. This season, we’ve got our eyes on these babies from Stuart Weitzman (insert tongue-wagging emojii here). And! Lucky for Santa, Stuart Weitzman’s Fall/Winter sale begins today!

2. FEED x West Elm Wine Crate, $99 // Now that we’ve settled into our newest apartments, we’re pretty obsessed with decorating. Mainly, where on earth do we keep the wine?! We’re long-time fans of both West Elm and Lauren Bush Lauren’s social business, FEED. So when we learned that they paired up to create this beauty, we were sold.

The very, very best part?? One wine crate purchase provides 47 meals to Americans in need. FEED has put together a little gift guide of their own, complete with more FEED + west elm items, so be sure to check it out.

Christmas Giveaway3. 1-Year Gift of SmugMug, $40/year // Recently, the romantic was invited to a photography workshop hosted by Nikon and SmugMug. Along with taking some fancy snaps of the holiday decor on Regent Street, she also learned about SmugMug’s photosharing services. We are both now, obviously, completely obsessed.

We have since put together our own site. We’re excited to continue to upload our favorite travel photos all to one, easily shareable place. Starting at only $40/year for unlimited storage, it’s the perfect gift for the photographer in your family. Plus, it’s an instant cure for the constant “can you send me those photos???” question.

++ One reader will win the Gift of SmugMug, and receive one free yearlong subscription. ++

Christmas Giveaway4. Pinrose Petal Packs, $20 // We first heard of Pinrose from our friend Francesca at The Working Mom’s Travels, and have since spotted our new must-have travel item in Martha Stewart Living and on Refinery 29. If you’re like us, packing can be a real freaking nightmare. Adding a delicate bottle of perfume is a disaster waiting to happen. Pinrose’s petal packs are easily packable (and we know this for a fact, because the wino packed ’em for #LTlondontown!) and allow you to bring multiple scents on one trip. Or, if you’re not afraid to commit to just one bottle, you can take their online test! It’s an easy way to find out which scent matches your personality best. We both got Merry Maker, in case you were wondering, and this weekend, the romantic successfully sported Sugar Bandit. Success all around!

++ Three lovely readers will win a Sample Starter Kit, featuring 7 of Pinrose’s scents! ++

5. kate spade new york Boxed Glitter Stud Earrings, $38 // Gold glitter earrings? Sign us up. These are sure to glisten like the new-fallen snow, and give the luster of mid-day to your champagne below. …See what we did there?

6. Jonathan Adler Holiday Hearth Candle, $38 // We’re not lying when we say that this is, hands down, the very best scented Christmas candle out there and perfectly festive in red and gold. Perfect for stuffing stockings.

7. Pajamas All Day Son T-Shirt, $44 // When you’re too lazy to even tell people how lazy you’re feeling. Need we say more?Christmas Giveaway

8. Arteis & Co. Brut Rosé 2007, $62.50 // There’s nothing we’d rather see under the tree more than a bottle of bubbles, and after the romantic was introduced to this label during her year in France, this one would make us happier than all the rest. Though it’s perfect for toasting on New Year’s, we recommend leaving it for Santa, along with some freshly baked cookies. Because seriously guys, milk is overrated.

++ Because we love you almost as we love champagne, one lucky reader will win a bottle of Artéis & Co! Please note that the winner of this item must be 21 or older, and reside in Europe or select states in the USA. Due to shipping limitations, residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and West Virginia are not eligible. ++

Christmas Giveaway9. A Boden Shopping Spree, $25+ // Often, we hear misguided advice that giving gift cards isn’t personal, but we disagree! As two girls who love to shop (um, clearly), we adore when we’re given the gift of a guiltless splurge — especially to a store that we’re known for loving! Lately, we’ve had our eye on the winter line at Boden, possibly because of their British roots and our growing love for all things England. Ok, fine, definitely because of those things. Drop a $25 into his or her stocking, or watch their face light up with $250! But don’t get mad if you’re suddenly ignored while your lucky little shopper gets sucked into the  how-to videos and other goodies on the site…

++ One lucky winner will win a $100 gift card to a Boden shopping spree of their own! Pay it forward or splurge on yourself, we approve either way. Please note that the winner of this item must reside in the United States. ++

10. #thewino‘s pick :: Faceted Glass Vanity Box, $14 // With her past professional life devoted to accessories, the wino has an absurd amount of bangles, baubles, and trinkets lying around her apartment. It’d be impossible to find a way to organize them all, but storing her jewelry in glass containers like this would make finding the right piece a whole lot easier in the morning!

11. #theromantic’s pick :: Ted Baker ISBELL Crosshatch shopper, $250 // This might be a little bit more of a splurge item, but now that she’s an honorary Londoner, the romantic is officially in love with all things Ted Baker. Plus, the good old Longchamp is looking a little tired after a year of zipping around Europe, so this is the perfect occasional stand-in.

And now… for our GRAND prize…Christmas Giveaway

12. A Night at the Inn at Hastings Park, $255/night for a deluxe room // It wouldn’t be a Lazy Travelers’ holiday without the gift of travel! We loved our stay at the Inn at Hastings Park so much that it was our inaugural #LTSelects feature. Though we visited Lexington during the summer, we would adore a return to scenic New England this winter, where you can cozy up next to the fireplace in the Inn’s guest rooms and dine on local seasonal delicacies at Artistry on the Green.

++ One reader will be treated by our friends at the Inn to one complimentary overnight stay (breakfast included). And, because it’s the season of giving, they’re offering ALL of our readers a 15% discount off rooms booked from January 1st through February 28th, 2015 (excluding Valentine’s Day weekend). Use code LT-HOL when booking. ++

Now, the important stuff!

enter to win


HOW TO ENTER: Leave a comment below naming which gift you would most love to give or receive this season.

FOR EXTRA ENTRIES!: Share this post on Twitter or a pic of your favorite item on Instagram, and use the hashtag #LTholidays. We’ll keep tabs, and all shares will count as one extra entry in the giveaway. And don’t forget to follow & tag @lazytravelers!

Winners will be selected randomly, announced on our Facebook page on December 15, and contacted directly.


the romantic & the wino




  1. whitney
    December 1, 2014 / 14:16

    I want 4,5,8,10, and 11. Or just all of them, let’s be honest. Can’t wait to read all about London! Any George sightings?

  2. December 1, 2014 / 15:29

    I’d love to win the bottle of champagne.

  3. December 1, 2014 / 16:53

    HOLY SMOKES! These are all wonderful ideas and your give aways are perfect, natch. While I’d love to win any of the above, my faves are the Boden shopping spree or the stay at the Inn at Hastings Park. Can I sway the drawing in my favor with some baked goods? Or by being your free Napa Valley guide? Fingers crossed! 🙂
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  4. December 1, 2014 / 18:13

    Boden shopping spree for the WIN! Oh, all the things I could do with that gift card 😉 Happy Holidays, ya’ll!

  5. December 1, 2014 / 18:15

    Let’s not kid ourselves…I’d be happy with all of these (!) but I’d love to try out SmugMug. I never seem to have a good place to find all my photos 🙂
    Becky recently posted..Holiday Gift Ideas for TravelersMy Profile

  6. alicia
    December 1, 2014 / 18:32

    Ted Baker ISBELL Crosshatch shopper…. can always use a handbag! 😀

  7. Kelly D
    December 1, 2014 / 20:42

    I would like to receive boots. The Stuart Weitzman boots sound nice.

  8. Breezyred
    December 2, 2014 / 11:09

    A Boden shopping spree? Yes, please!

  9. Devin
    December 3, 2014 / 18:15

    Ummmmm Boden pleaseeeeeee

  10. shaunie
    December 3, 2014 / 21:48

    I would love the Bodens if I were chosen

  11. Michelle
    December 4, 2014 / 09:16

    You know I’m all about the boots!

  12. Jenn
    December 4, 2014 / 09:17

    This guide is perfection! I would love to gift my mom the Arteis & Co. Brut Rosé as she’s a Rosé lover (#RoséAllDay). As a hardcore Anglophile, I’d love to win the Boden shopping spree. Thanks for a great giveaway!
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  13. Penny Williams
    December 4, 2014 / 14:37

    The boots would be a perfect addition. All great gifting options. Cheers.

  14. kris
    December 4, 2014 / 14:52

    They are all fabulous, but I must choose the champagne to toast with my mom in law’s bday!

  15. Calli
    December 4, 2014 / 22:26

    I would love to get a boden shopping spree!

  16. Eloquence
    December 7, 2014 / 15:34

    I’d love the Boden gift card!

  17. December 8, 2014 / 12:37

    Took me about a second to decide which gift I would most like to receive. Ok, ok, I would love any of them, but most of all the Stuart Weitzman Equine Boots. I love Stuart Weitzman and I am also on the lookout for a lovely pair of boots. Fantastic gift guide post btw!

    • December 8, 2014 / 12:43

      ohhh why thank you! we’re lusting after those boots too… they might be our christmas present to ourselves!

  18. December 8, 2014 / 12:40

    I started using SmugMug this year as well, and quite enjoy the concept. Love how you put your galleries together!

  19. December 9, 2014 / 13:49

    I really want the Stuart Weitzman Equine Boots OR the Arteis & Co. Brut Rosé 2007. Thank you very much for such a fab list

  20. Lauren Smith
    December 9, 2014 / 14:03

    Um.. where do I begin!? All of the above, please! But, if I HAD to choose… bottle of bubbly! (That obvi would be for me). However, because it’s Christmas time, I would give the gift of #3, SmugMug. What an awesome idea! I have a ton of friends who would enjoy that for sure!

  21. Eva
    December 9, 2014 / 14:18

    I’d love to give my daughter the Boden gift card for a Christmas gift. Thanks!!

  22. Christie
    December 10, 2014 / 22:24

    What wonderful gift ideas! Soo many decisions..I would absolutely love an adventure to New England and a one night stay at the Hastings Inn!

    Happy Holidays 🙂

  23. Jill
    December 10, 2014 / 22:40

    Happy holidays to you! I think sparkly earrings would be my pick. (They would go great with my sparkly shoes).

  24. Jessica Christine
    December 11, 2014 / 06:10

    Hi Lazy Travelers,

    First off, you have a wonderful blog. I’m new at blogging, so bare with me. I love the Ted Baker Isbell Crosshatch Shopper, it is absolutely gorgeous!! I am a romantic of all things beautiful, and love to travel as well. Whoever wins the items on your giveaway, will be some lucky women.

    Continue to inspire : )

  25. December 11, 2014 / 13:23

    This list is wonderful because I want so many things on it! I’m really loving the Smug Mug giveaway because I so need something like this to organize and share my photos! The primrose petal packs sound fabulous too, and of course who wouldn’t want to stay at a cozy New England Inn this winter?! I’ll stick with the Smug Mug if you’re making me pick just one! Great list!!!
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    • December 11, 2014 / 13:26

      psh, we didn’t pick just one so we’d never make you pick either 😉 everyone who comments is entered to win any of the prizes, we just like to hear what people are most excited about! xoxo
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  26. Courtney Sanders
    December 11, 2014 / 17:01

    You two have put together a fabulous list, I could give all of these items away for Christmas gifts! If I had to pick just one though I would pick the champagne, nothing helps celebrate the holidays better than a good bottle of bubbly :).

  27. Bec- from mytravelswithmymum
    December 14, 2014 / 08:04

    Kate Spade earrings are always wonderful And The primrose petal pack sound interesting

  28. December 14, 2014 / 08:15

    What a gorgeous list! They would ALL be great gifts to give or receive! I adore the west elm crate…and the bottle of bubbly would fit in it nicely 😉
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  29. Lindsay M
    December 14, 2014 / 09:36

    I mean, who wouldn’t love a Boden gc right before the holidays?! happy christmas, ladies 🙂 wino-see you soon! romantic-see you in January!

  30. Kelsey
    December 14, 2014 / 13:54

    I would drink a glass (or three) of bubbly everyday if my wallet permitted me to do so. So for me, I would love to receive a bottle of the Brut Rosé. Sharing is caring, so I promise to divide it fairly between myself and some loved ones!

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