Merry Christmas Eve, friends! I hope you guys have the most wonderful holiday surrounded by loved ones. With family visiting this time of year, I’ve booked a few larger airbnbs lately and have gotten lots of requests for the listings! We lucked out with both rentals – one in Hudson, NY (see below) and one in the Boston area (I’ll share this listing after we check out) – as they’ve been clean, comfortable spaces with well-stocked kitchens that are great to cook in. I posted a couple of our family recipes in my Instagram story “Cooking” highlights, so definitely check them out if you’re looking for comfort dishes like soups and congee to warm up with!
The BP sweater I’m wearing here has been a favorite to lounge in lately and would also make a super cozy gift. True to its name, the material is very soft and fluffy, and the petite-friendly length is on the shorter side. The overall silhouette has a slouchy chic cut to it with slight dolman style sleeves. I wanted petite jogger pants and these Gibson ones fit well (I would actually go a size up for a looser fit, in hindsight) but note these are lightweight and did pill on me after a few wears. They are lounge at-home instead of wearing outdoors pants, so my search continues for thicker petite-friendly jogger pants that can be worn out in athleisure outfits – suggestions are welcome!
For my fellow last-minute shoppers, I’m partnering with Nordstrom to share about their buy online, pick up in store service which I rely on for same-day gifts! Just browse their website and filter for stock at your closest store. Our local store also has curbside pickup service, so I text once we’re in the parking lot and they bring the order right out to your car (this is glorious when a sleeping baby in the backseat is involved!). Some of my tried and true gifts from Nordstrom under $100 include:
- For mom, MIL or sister: Ugg water resistant slippers, on sale (another sale style; I usually go half size up)
- For anyone needing something cozy: can’t tell you how many times I’ve gifted this Bobeau fleece cardigan (wearing it as I type!)
- For music lovers: Bose micro bluetooth speaker
- For your guy: Topman bomber jacket (I gifted Nick a prior year version – see his fit review for this year’s!)
- For colleagues: Sugarfina gift sets are always a hit
Here are a few more photos of the Hudson home we rented. This was a nicely restored house in a rustic style with modern touches, and had plenty of bedrooms to accommodate our group. It was about a 10 minute walk to the central Warren Street – we would’ve liked to be a little closer, but we walked there each day with the stroller and it wasn’t bad!
Thank you to Nordstrom for partnering on this post.