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The RLS Last Minute Gift Guide 2022

Doesn’t everyone say that this year’s last minute gift guide is the best one ever? Maybe so. But this year’s holiday gift guide may be the best one we’ve ever done, last minute or not. We want to give you details about so many items! However, the best use of your time at this late date is to stop reading, pull out your unfinished gift lists, and start clicking!

As always, self-gifting is highly encouraged! Go ahead. You deserve it!

Happy Shopping!

Lani’s Wishlist

I mean, does anything below surprise you? Fashion, rainbow, cherry blossoms, and…gourmet vegan cheese! What can I say? I’m lactose intolerant. The lavender RLS office is crying out for the Bloom Planners File Folder Set in Lavender Daydream. And maybe my family could finally stop booking plans on top of each other if we got a custom Erin Condren Acrylic Weekly Wall Calendar?

Have any of you tried products from the LeahLani skincare brand? They are supposed to smell like heaven! (Pun intended! Lani means “heavenly”.)

Clockwise from top left:
1. Damien Hirst Cherry Blossoms, $65
2. Copy + Paste Radical Sewing: Pattern-Free, Sustainable Fashions, $15
3. Erin Condren Acrylic Weekly Wall Calendar, $98
4. Rebel Cheese Vegan Cheese Club, $50-110
5. Kurt Geiger London Rainbow Faux Fur Blanket, $295
6. Crate and Barrel French Kitchen Marble Spoon Rest, $24.95
7. Bloom Planners File Folder Set in Lavender Daydream, $11.95
8. Dagne Dover Arlo Tech Organizer, $70
9. LeahLani Brightening Set, $114 $78
10. Wonder Women x Veronica Beard Carla Tee, $248

Kyle’s Wishlist

Isn’t Kyle’s vibe so fun?! I (Lani) found the It’s OK Clay Earthly Delights: Spoon Rest and Striped Mug for her list. They reminded me of Kyle immediately! I may buy her the Lego Orchid for Christmas so I can make her leave it on display in the office! And I’m pretty sure we both want everything with Kurt Geiger’s London Eye on it. A pink hat with the eye on it may possibly be on it’s way to me from my trip to NYC last week…

Clockwise from top left:
1. TNA New Cozy Fleece Mega 1/4 Zip Sweatshirt, $80
2. TNA Cozy Fleece Boyfriend Sweatpant, $60
3. Electric Picks Astrology Necklace, $88
4. Compartes Chocolate Wild Cocoa Chocolates, $59.95
5. Lego Orchid, $49.99
6. It’s OK Clay Earthly Delights: Spoon Rest, $32
7. It’s OK Clay The Finest Day: A Striped Mug, $48
8. Kurt Geiger London Olive Eye Embellished Mules, $150
9. Timberland Heritage 6-Inch Waterproof Boots, $170

Stocking Stuffers

You know the saying, “There’s an app for that?” Wick & Bar could adapt a new saying, “There’s a candle for that.” Find a candle with the most perfect, witty saying (or occasion) for anyone on your list. I would love to tell you about the one my friend Kirstin got for her mom friends last year, including lucky me. However, it is so witty that it is inappropriate to print.

I just started using the Clean Circle Bamboo Velour Skincare Pads myself. So far so good. They are super soft and seemingly well made. Hopefully they cure me of my disposable cotton pad habit!

Clockwise from top left:
1. Allure Beauty Subscription Box, price varies
2. Little Words Project “You Got This,” $25
3. It’s Okay Clay Lust for Life: Terracotta Earrings, $46
4. Travalo 5 ml Easy-Fill Perfume Atomizer, $15.99
5. Wick and Bar “Merry Christmas Y’all” 4 oz Scented Soy Candle, $9.55
6. Coucou Suzette Bird Hair Claws, $18
7. Beekman 1802 After Hours 4-Piece Tinted Lip Balm Set, $28
8. Clean Circle Bamboo Velour Skincare Pads, $22

Hygge Gifts

Let’s be honest, there are multiple items in this hygge gifts section that Kyle and I really wanted on our last minute gift lists! In fact, best employee ever/Kyle already bought me a custom lavender Fellow Carter Move Mug and Splash Guard with “Wear Your Power” printed on it. And you know she wants those blue Birkenstock Women’s Arizona Shearling Slide Sandals herself! I’m very, very tempted to buy the Pampshade Croissant Lamp for my mom, the biggest croissant lover I know.

Clockwise from top left:
1. MoMa Design Store Andrew Wyeth Jigsaw Puzzle – 1,000 pieces, $28
2. Levenger Pebbled Leather (Monogrammable!) Bookmark, $19.50
3. Fellow Carter Move Mug and Splash Guard, $35
4. Copy + Paste Introvert Time Magnet, $5
5. Vuori Halo Wide Leg Flare Pant, $98
6. Vuori Halo Performance Hoodie 2.0, $98
7. Birkenstock Women’s Arizona Shearling Slide Sandals, $210
8. Pampshade Croissant Lamp, $88
9. GOOP HOME 10″ & 12″ Frypan Set, $100.00
10. Wick and Bar Cinnamon and Vanilla 4 oz Scented Soy Candle, $9.55

Kids Gifts

Yes, I did purchase the Bun B’s Rap Coloring and Activity Book for one of my kids. The Washi Tape Shop WT Fashion Sketchbook 30 Outfits is an incredible gift for a kid with a lot of patience and fine motor skills. And the It’s Okay Clay Pocket Full of Rainbows: Wall Hanger 059 is the perfect baby present for the second (or third) kid who has everything.

Clockwise from top left:
1. Copy + Paste The Kids Road Trip Kit, $24
2. The Washi Tape Shop WT Fashion Sketchbook 30 Outfits, $29.95
3. Bas Bleu Vintage Storybook Animal Stories, $25
4. KidsKuteKreations Superhero Hooded Towel, $40+
5. Copy + Paste Bun B’s Rap Coloring and Activity Book, $13
6. Moma Crocheted Miffy and Friends Plush Toys, $40
7. It’s Okay Clay Pocket Full of Rainbows: Wall Hanger 059, $80
8. Lakeshore My First Fashion Designer, $22
9. Beekman 1802 Hello Goatie Kindness Bank, $30
10. Singing Machine Groove Mini Portable Karaoke System with Bluetooth, $50
11. Moma Smiley Lights, $150

Gifts for Animal Lovers and Their Pets

Now your dog can also be cool and boho in their own Johnny Was Holly Puffer Dog Jacket. Is your furry friend more the fabulous sort? Kurt Geiger’s London Rainbow Faux Fur Dog Coat or London Rainbow Dog Collar should satisfy their rainbow dreams. Need a good gift for your favorite animal loving human? How about the sweet book, Rescue Dog Tales packaged with their favorite Dog Breed Candle?

Clockwise from top left:
1. Bas Bleu Rescue Dog Tales, $17.95
2. Reiners Grey Bonded Leather Elephant, $280
3. Kurt Geiger London Rainbow Dog Collar, $85
4. Bas Bleu Dog Breed Candles: Corgi, $42
5. Kurt Geiger London Rainbow Faux Fur Dog Coat, $120
6. The Company Store LaCrosse™ Pet Sleeping Bag, $69
7. Johnny Was Holly Puffer Dog Jacket, $48
8. The Company Store Company Cotton™ Bone-Shaped Dog Pillow, $25

Make Her Feel Pretty

Luxury comes in many forms and price points! Make her feel pretty and special with a pair of Natori Ginza Opaque Floral Crew Socks for $16. How about The Essential Cashmere Sweater from Naadam for $75? Really want to make her see stars and have a bigger budget? It is a tough choice between the Negative Supreme Shirt + Supreme Jogger Pant and the Ferkos Fine Jewelry 14K Gold Star Diamond Ring.

Clockwise from top left:
1. Goop GOOPGENES Clean Nourishing Lip Balm Trio, $48
2. Naadam The Essential Cashmere Sweater Women’s, $75
3. Wick and Bar “This Candle Is Lit” 4 oz Scented Soy Candle, $9.55
4. Jayson Home John Derian Sticker Book, $35
5. Ferkos Fine Jewelry 14K Gold Star Diamond Ring, $375
6. Maison Miru Wish and Hope Opal Studs in Gold Vermeil, $120
7. Calpak Jewelry Case, $98 $78.40
8. Natori Ginza Opaque Floral Crew Socks, $16
9. Llani Embellished Shearling Smoking Loafer $175.00
10. Negative Supreme Shirt + Supreme Jogger Pant, $280

Men’s Gifts

These are pretty good, aren’t they??? Can you guess which ones Mr. Real Life Style might be getting this year? I’d like to tell you, but he reads this blog too! I first purchased the Born Free Organic Charcoal Detox Soap on our trip to Oregon. I’ve since bought many of their products. Mr. RLS absolutely loves the smell of the Tasha & Co Vanilla Bourbon and Sandalwood Radiance Oil. I hope they make more products with this scent!

Clockwise from top left:
1. Garrett Wade Set Of Six Ruler Pencils, $13.50
2. Born Free Organic Charcoal Detox Soap Regular price, $9
3. Moma Design Store Toyo ST-350 Tool Box, $95
4. Wick and Bar “Light After A Long Day” 4 oz Scented Soy Candle, $9.55
5. etCollete Personalized Beaded Mens Bracelet, $32.35+
6. Tasha & Co Vanilla Bourbon and Sandalwood Radiance Oil, $38
7. OTTI 7-Tool Pocket Knife | Oregon’s Mt. Hood, $28
8. Jayson Home Leather Fly Swatter, $28
9. No Shave Life OG Beard Logo Green Dad Hat, $32.99
10. Lands End Blake Shelton x Lands’ End Men’s Traditional Fit Corduroy Work Shirt, $38

Hostess Gifts

Want to get invited back for dinner? Bring some Aubi & Ramsa Ice Cream 21+ ice cream with you! Does your hostess have everything? I’m sure they will appreciate an offbeat, edible gift like Chocolate Sardines. Or a pretty smelling one like Born Free Organic Stress Relief Soap or Beekman Honeyed Grapefruit 3.5 oz 3-Pack Bar Soaps. Want to send a thank you gift to the host or hostess later? How about the It’s Okay Clay Funfetti: A Match Striker or our favorite coffee table book, Soul Atlas: A Visual Meditation With Crystals?

Clockwise from top left:
1. Goop Home Cleaning Gift Collection, $49
2. Moma Ettore Sottsass Corkscrew, $130
3. Born Free Organic Stress Relief Soap Regular price, $9
4. Bas Bleu Chocolate Sardines, $13
5. Aubi & Ramsa Pint of Lucky Brownie Ice Cream, $23
(If Aubi & Ramsa doesn’t deliver to your area, you can try Tipsy Scoop!)
6. Beekman Honeyed Grapefruit 3.5 oz 3-Pack Bar Soaps, $18
7. It’s Okay Clay Funfetti: A Match Striker, $32
8. Soul Atlas: A Visual Meditation With Crystals, $39.95

Real Life Style is a style consulting firm that teaches busy women to wear their power so they can live their lives fully and confidently. Lani Inlander and Kyle Dunphy are based in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and serve clients nationwide. We offer personal styling services, an on-demand e-course, corporate services, and training to become a personal stylist.

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(2) Comments

  1. wooohoooo! Erin Condren AND Bloom!!!

    1. We’ll see what I get! I’m also dying for some of the Bloom stickers. But do I want the holiday ones or the monthly themed stickers? So hard to decide! Did you see me holding up my new Hemlock and Oak minimal planner for you to see at the end of the Patreon Zoom today? It is lavender! I die….

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