2013 Holiday Gift Guide

By Kate Riley November 26, 2013

Hello all! Today I’m so excited to be sharing this Holiday Gift Guide with you! I’ve been piecing this together for a month with the help of 20+ blogger friends who share their valuable insight, you’re not going to want to miss this!

I asked two dozen bloggers and tastemakers to join in the fun, and I’m delighted they were a part of this year’s Gift Guide published on Issuu and now available to browse, you’ll be inspired!

holiday gift guide 2013

I know you’ll recognize some familiar faces and favorite bloggers, and hopefully be introduced to some you’ve never met! Parents recommended tried and true toys for kids, tastemakers share what they bring for a host, and DIYers spill about their favorite tools, you’ll love it! 


I offer up my sincerest thanks the bloggers who participated this year, their insight makes this roundup of over 200 gift suggestions pretty epic!

Keep these thoughtful gifts in mind for all of your Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping!  I’m off to brine a bird, organize a pantry, and get beds ready for arriving guests. I’ll be back on Friday with the weekend links, until then enjoy The Guide


Have a wonderful Thanksgiving !




  1. Kate, this is such a wonderful guide! It was so much fun to see all the fantastic ideas from you and so many of my favorite bloggers. I’m not quite done with my shopping, so the guide will definitely come in handy!

  2. Oh my goodness, this is a perfect gift guide. You are one amazing person. Just putting this together was no small thing. As always, a job well done. Loved Matt’s page.

  3. Thank you so much for the help!! Everyone needs assistance with gift giving. This year I am trying to make sure everything I buy is made in the U S and I’ve found some great things on Etsy!!

  4. You just solved my “Black Friday ” problems – I don’t have to go to the mall because I have my shopping done! Thank you

  5. So many amazing ideas!! Not to mention how awesome the graphics were! I certainly see myself buying some items from that collection. Now to only make sure I don’t keep them for myself…

  6. This may be something silly and easy, which I should already know, but what I’d like to know is what you use to pull together those shots like you did in the holiday outfit post a few days ago? It is the same way bloggers/designers pull together electronic mood boards. I can’t for the life of me figure it out!

    • Mood boards can be created in several ways Crystal, a lot of people use Photoshop, I do to. If the product background is white you can use the collage function in Picasa to do your own layouts.

  7. Kate, that is AMAZING! Thank you so much. You seriously simplified my shopping list in a big way.

  8. How totally awesome! I’ve already read it twice and I’m sure I will read it again and again. I love the camper tent and the aviator headphones. Thanks Kate – you are amazing!

  9. This was wonderful Kate. Well done. I am not big on going out shopping, but love to see what is out there. Thanks!

  10. I loved this! So many great suggestions from bloggers whose tastes I trust (thanks for including me!). Really great to see your better half in there too. I always find shopping for men so difficult so really appreciated all those ideas.

  11. This is a fantastic gift guide and I really really appreciated the section for men, contributed by MEN. Thanks so much for putting this out in the world.

  12. Kate! This turned out beautiful! It was fun to take it all in and gather so many wonderful ideas. Thank you for including me along with so many other fabulous friends.

    Happy Holidays! xo!

  13. Love this, you just gave me some wonderful ideas for those that I just had no idea what to get.
    Thank you and your team for putting this together.
    Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!

  14. Well done, Kate! I enjoyed this so much and got so many great ideas while shopping from the comfort of my home on Black Friday. Thank you!

  15. Just purchased the Kate Spade salt and pepper set for a gift. Thanks so much for the inspiration! She is the hardest person to buy for and she will love it!!!!

  16. I finally had some time after the craziness of Thanksgiving to sit down and look through the guide. Amazing! I’m thrilled to be a part of it (thank you), and I’m glad for the gift ideas!

  17. Kate…

    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving break….

    Thanks for asking me to take part in your wonderful Holiday Gift Guide! The end result looks amazing and there are so many great gift ideas for all! Thanks for putting something so creative together for all of us use and enjoy!

    Wishing everyone a peaceful, creative and happy December!

    Thank you again!

    All the best, Stephen

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