The 12 Prettiest Things to Buy or DIY from Blake Lively’s Gift Guide
Thanksgiving weekend definitely had its major moments, from that legendary food spread (and epic leftover meals) to Beyoncé’s wise words that may or may not have helped you make the most flawless pre-turkey toast. But what thrilled us most over the long weekend was kickstarting holiday shopping by matching everyone on our nice list with goods from perfectly curated gift guides, including one handpicked by Blake Lively for her website Preserve. As with all things Blake, her 2014 gift guide is beyond dreamy, consisting of artisan-crafted odds and ends that would wow more than just other famous moms-to-be. Alongside a selection of gifts for tots are picks for the gent in your life, for foodies and of course for her/me/you, which span multiple hats: the one when you’re in full-on hostess mode (“the Lady”) *and* the one for the times when binge watching the day away under a cozy blanket is your M.O. (“the Homebody”). Swoon with us over the 12 prettiest Preserve holiday gifts that you can buy *or* DIY this holiday — because even a gift with a Blake Lively vibe is better than zero Serena VDW under your tree.
winter coat selection this year, the main head-turners being oversized patterned cloaks. Save up for this splurge starting now, or DIY your own snuggly cape using the coziest flannel sheets you can find. (tutorial via Brit + Co)
Studio Mucci. These perfect poms are well worth the investment (especially when there’s also a giant balloon involved!) but if you’re bent on DIY-ing every last element of your bash, twist up and trim colorful tissue paper to get the look. (tutorial via Linen, Lace & Love)