Experience One-Stop Holiday Shopping: Experience JANE

Jane Holiday Gift Guide

Have you started thinking about your Christmas shopping list yet? Some of you may have already started, but the rest of us are just starting to gear up and get organized. If you need a place to find affordable Christmas presents for everyone in the family, Jane is a great place to start. In this little gift guide, I’m sharing a few of my own recent purchases from Jane, as well as some items I’m thinking of picking up for people on my list. Keep in mind that Jane is a flash sale site, so you may not find these exact items; but you can always find cute, on-trend items that won’t bust your budget.

Disclaimer: Shopping via the affiliate links in this post may result in my earning a small commission at no cost to you. As always, all opinions expressed here are 100% my own. I only share products and brands I love and think you will, too.

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Ideas for Mom, Sisters, and Fashionista Friends

Here are a few cuuuuute women’s fashion pieces I’ve found over the past few months at Jane!

Jane cardigan leopard booties

Items from Jane: Buffalo plaid infinity scarf, yellow cardigan, and leopard-print booties

Jane Sweater Weather Scarf

Items from Jane: Buffalo plaid infinity scarf, “Sweater Weather” sweatshirt

Items from Jane: Buffalo plaid infinity scarf, metallic teardrop earrings, leather earrings, and wood earrings (all very lightweight and comfortable — a must for me!)

 

Ideas for Dads, Hubbies, and Brothers

Here are a few ideas guys would love. I may or may not be snapping up a few of those LED Beanies as I write this post…. 🙂

Shown here you see the LED Beanie (even has an on/off switch to control 4 lights!), Wallet Ninja Multi Tool – I actually bought these for my 2 older sons awhile back. Super handy! Jane also has tons of tees in every theme imaginable: matching father/son tees, holiday tees, The Office tees, Christian tees, and everything in between. These uncle tees are pretty fun. Then they even have grooming items like beard balm. [Photos from Jane.com]

 

Ideas for Kids & Babies

There’s something for everyone! Here are just a few ideas for the littles. They also have quite a few kids’ clothing items, but I just focused mostly on toys here.

I love toys that pique kids’ imaginations: this menu set would be fun for kids who like to cook and/or pretend, these mermaid leggings are totally fabulous, and the wooden sensory box would be great for littler ones who love playing in the sand, etc. And I found a couple of other toys my boys would have loved when they were younger: the felt and wood slingshot set (this would’ve been a hot item with my kiddos), a boxing set, and a wooden magnetic fishing set. [Photos from Jane.com]

 

Ideas for the Home

People always appreciate gifts to spruce up their home around the holidays. Some of these would make great gifts for teachers, mail carriers, garbage collectors, or anyone else. Oh, and if you have furbabies, they have items for pets, too.

They had a lavender candle & bath bomb set, a wood yard dice game (I actually bought this for my parents last summer and it’s really cool!), these fun personalized “ugly sweater” ornaments, and this electric salt/pepper grinder (I could use one of these!).  [Photos from Jane.com]

 

Every time I go browse around at Jane.com it gives me more ideas. In fact, just browsing around looking for gifts to include in this post resulted in a few purchases and a few people checked off of my Christmas list. Happy shopping!

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Wax Buffalo Giveaway – Scents of the Seasons

Wax Buffalo Candle Giveaway

Don’t you love all of the smells associated with fall and winter holidays? Whether it’s pumpkin spice, cinnamon, clove, pine, or cranberry, those scents of the seasons bring an extra layer of sensory goodness that only comes around in November and December. Once Halloween’s over, I can’t wait to break out all of the Thanksgiving and Christmas “smells.” Candles are my favorite way to bring in those holiday scents: there’s just something about the warm, flickering glow of a flame that brings calm and a sense of peace. To help kick off the season, I’ve partnered with Wax Buffalo Pure Soy Candle Co. to host a giveaway! More details on that below.

Wax Buffalo Autumn Candle

 

Do warmth, coziness, and joy have scents? Why yes, I think they do. Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved to light scented candles. However, in recent years I had switched to wax melts because I was worried about the harmful chemicals and pollutants that can be released by conventional candles. Also, when my boys were younger it made me nervous to have open flames in areas where there might also be flying Nerf darts, pillows, balls, not to mention little curious hands. Wax melts smell nice, but you still don’t have that warm, glowy flickering candlelight. Now my boys are older, so I’m not as worried about the open flames, but I still don’t like the idea of burning traditional candles because of the toxins, so soy candles are a much better option.

 

Wax Buffalo candles are American-made and hand-poured (Alicia, the owner, started the company in her kitchen in Nebraska!), using pure essential oils for scents. And, Alicia’s a Midwest girl, which makes me love the company even more. She grew up in Kansas City and lived in Chicago before moving to Nebraska. To celebrate her Midwest maker pride, she even has a special collection of Midwest-themed candles:

Wax Buffalo was kind enough to send me a Cinnamon + Clove  candle to try. It smells AMAZING! It’s spicy, yet subtle, and the cinnamon-to-clove ratio is perfect. It really puts me in the mood to get a fire going in the fireplace, grab a book, and cozy up on the couch on a snowy day. The jars are so cute — they’re amber colored glass with a white stamped lid. On each of the jars is a white “X.” I love the natural, minimalist style, and they look great with my decor. I’ve been moving the candle around to see how it looks, and basically it looks great everywhere! Right now it’s on my stove, sending the amazing scent wafting throughout the entire house.

Wax Buffalo Cinnamon Clove

On my fireplace mantle

 

Wax Buffalo Cinnamon Clove Candle

On a side table in my living room

 

GIVEAWAY

Wax Buffalo has graciously offered to give one lucky Everyday Teacher Style follower a Wax Buffalo pure soy candle!

How to enter:

You can enter on Instagram or Facebook, or both if you would like to enter more than once!

Instagram:

  • Follow both @everydayteacherstyle and @waxbuffalo Instagram accounts.
  • Like this post on Instagram.
  • Tag as many friends as you want for extra entries. Make sure each tag is a separate comment on the post.

 

Facebook

  • Like and follow both Everyday Teacher Style and Wax Buffalo Facebook pages.
  • Like this post on Facebook.
  • Tag as many friends as you want for extra entries. Make sure each tag is a separate comment on the photo.
  • Get a bonus entry by sharing the post (be sure to set it to public so I can see it).

 

The giveaway will be open from Saturday, 11/3, through Tuesday, 11/6, at 10:00 p.m., CST. The winner will be chosen at random from the entries. Good luck, friends!

 

PROMO CODE: Get 20% OFF with JENNY20

Aaaaand, because you might want to shop Wax Buffalo’s amazing selection whether or not you win the free candle, I’m gonna hook you up with a sweet discount. Use promo code JENNY20 to get 20% off of your order at Wax Buffalo! I plan to order a few more candles soon: I’m telling myself I want to get Christmas gifts for a few people on my list, but truthfully I plan to pick up another candle or two for myself as well. 🙂

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Stitch Fix #47: This Is Me

Stitch Fix Madewell Leopard Aerosmith

Stitch Fix review time, y’all! This one was one of my favorites yet. My stylist, Jan, absolutely nailed my style with these cute, casual pieces.

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Most likely you’ve heard of Stitch Fix before, but in case you haven’t, it’s a styling service where you fill out a detailed questionnaire, pay a $20 styling fee, and an amazing stylist like Jen sends you 5 pieces to try on at home. Yep, you don’t have to get outside where it’s so “people-y” and you can still try on cute clothes to see if you want to buy them. If you’re like me and don’t have a lot of time to shop, whether in person or online for that matter, Stitch Fix is a great option to keep your style up to date at a budget you set in advance. You can arrange to have Fixes sent as often (or not often) as you want, and you can also set up just a one-time Fix every now and then without any subscription.  Check out the goodies I received this time!

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1. Berry Jewelry ‘Coriander’ Statement Necklace ($38.00)

Stitch Fix Berry Jewelry Necklace Coriander

I had been thinking lately I haven’t been wearing many necklaces this fall. One look at this and I changed that pretty fast. This necklace looks just as good with a graphic tee as it does with a date-night dress.

Verdict: Kept it

 

2. Chaser ‘Loxi’ Vintage Aerosmith Band Tee ($54.00)

Stitch Fix Chaser Aerosmith Band Tee

This.Tee.Is.So.Soft! I will admit that the $54 price tag was pretty excessive for a t-shirt, but once I tried it on and saw how flattering the cut was and how soft the material was, I really, really wanted to keep it. I Googled around a bit and couldn’t find anything like it, so I did end up buying it. Don’t tell anyone I spend over $50 for a t-shirt. :-/

Verdict: Kept it

 

3. Sophie Rue ‘Demeter’ Cardigan ($48)

Stitch Fix Sophie Rue Demeter Cardigan

It’s hard to take a nice photo of a cardigan, so this photo doesn’t do it justice. This cardi hits just above the knee and it’s really soft. I loved that the cut was simple, and when you wear this cardi, the outfit underneath it takes center stage. It’s as cozy as a robe — oh, so comfy. I already have a long black cardigan, but I like this one way better than the one I have. If I hadn’t just spent $54 on a t-shirt, I definitely would have gotten this cardigan and donated the not-as-good one hanging in my closest.

Verdict: Sent it back

 

4. Madewell Garment Dyed Button Front High Rise Skinny Jean ($135)

Madewell High Rise Skinny Tan Jeans

This color, right? It makes me think of salted caramel. I had never tried any Madewell jeans before this Fix, but once I tried these on, I immediately knew why everyone else raves about them: Madewell just knows how to make jeans that fit comfortably and look amazing. And for me this price tag was high, but I decided these jeans were worth the investment.

Verdict: Kept them

 

5. J.Crew Mercantile ‘Montie’ Graphic Tee ($32.50)

Stitch Fix J Crew Mercantile Frenchie Tee

Isn’t this tee just the cutest? The sunnies on the Frenchie are shimmery gold, too. The color is kind of a very pale light blue-green, not white, so it’s not your typical graphic tee. I really liked this, and like the Chaser tee, the fit and feel were amazing. However, you have to draw the line somewhere and I had already spent more than I had planned on this Stitch Fix. But I really would have loved wearing this cutie.

Verdict: Sent it back

 

This Fix

My style is definitely casual, comfy, and slightly trendy. The type of pieces Jan sent in this Stitch Fix all fit this pattern. I love how I could take any one of these pieces and dress it up or down, mixing in a dress and heels or even joggers. The graphic tees both look amazing with blazers, and the blue-gold-black-tan color scheme is right up my alley. I really would have loved to keep all 5 of these items, and if I had, I’d have gotten a 25% discount on my order. My budget for this month’s Stitch Fix was $100 and I blew way over it, so now I get to cut back other places for a while (see ya, Starbucks and this month’s mani-pedi).

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Don’t these items all look so cute together? The leopard shoes were mine (shop them here), and leopard print just seems to be made for these other colors and styles. That’s good, because lately it seems like I don’t leave the house unless I’m wearing something leopard. 😀

 

Stay tuned for another Stitch Fix Kids review coming up in the next few weeks!

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