Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Small Ways to Get in the Holiday Spirit

I am just about done with all of my Christmas shopping and have been seriously in the Christmas mood lately (can we just skip finals please?). I know especially when you are away from home during the season it can be hard to feel in the spirit without your family here to celebrate with you - so I put together a little list of small things you can do to instantly serve as a pick me up and put you in the Holiday spirit.

  1. Lighting a holiday scented candle // I especially love the Bath and Body Works candles. I'm currently burning Winter and Holiday (not available online, similar).
  2. Holiday-themed manicure // and for the untalented nail artist like myself, you can't go wrong with candy apple red!
  3. PINK Black Friday phone case // I was seriously so excited to find the last one of these at Victoria's Secret (it lights up!!) It's no longer available online, so rush out to your local VS and see if they still have them - you won't be disappointed! 
  4. Starbucks Holiday Menu // peppermint mochas are some of my favorites this time of year
  5. Easy DIY decorations // this video  has some great ideas and you can't go wrong with the Target dollar section
  6. Sequins // I don't know what it is about sequins but they just scream the season to me. I wore this skirt to work yesterday and got so many complements on it.
  7. Making your list and checking it twice // buying and especially wrapping Christmas presents to me really puts me in the Christmas mood - I'm a big believer that giving is better than receiving
  8. ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas movies // It officially started yesterday! A few of my favorites include How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Elf, and Santa Claus is Comin' to Town. You can see the whole schedule here
  9. Your Favorite Holiday Candy // for my boyfriend that would be the Chocolate Oranges that come out this time of year - I really love candy canes!
  10. Christmas PJs // whether you're wearing them on Christmas morning or lounging around on a lazy Sunday PJs always seem to get me in the spirit. Dorothy at Prep In Your Step recently did a really great guide (see here) to some matching sets and I have my eye on this pair at Victoria's Secret.
What little things get you in the Holiday spirit? Let me know!



  1. Loveee this time of year! Great list girl! I saw that phone case the other day and definitely need to go get one for myself!!

    Sugar & Something

  2. I wish that I had my Christmas shopping done... I haven't even started! Loving those polishes and PJs!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass