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11 Best Christmas Gifts For Her Under $50

Back with another Christmas gift guide today! Are you all enjoying this series? It's been so fun for me to create this, and think of all the people in my life that would enjoy these gifts. I'm pretty much done with all of my Christmas shopping, but in creating this Christmas gifts for her list, I'm seeing things I just know I have to buy for my friends and family. I absolutely love to spoil my loved ones at Christmas time. It's a trait I learned from my parents, as they were also so good about gift giving around the Holiday.

Here are my 11 Best Christmas Gifts For Her Under $50.

11 Best Christmas Gifts For Her Under $50 by Colorado style blogger Eat Pray Wear Love
Leather Bound Journal - This is an excellent Christmas gift for anyone that enjoys writing or journals daily. These journals come in 3 different color and size options, priced between $24-$48. Shop them here.

Twig Salad Servers - These salad servers are a beautiful and unique gift for the hostess in your life. Shop them for just $39 here.

Plush Throw - I bought this blanket around Christmas time last year - you know the game..."one for me, one for you". ;) It is the softest thing ever! I cozy up in it nightly, and know it will be around for a long time. It's a great gift for almost anyone in your life, and it comes in 17 colors! Shop it here.

Cubic Zirconia Studs - Perfect for the girly, girl, these studs come in both gold and silver settings. Shop them here.

Card Case - I live for anything leopard calf hair, and this cute card case is no exception. I typically carry a wallet, but when I have small bags, it's so nice to have a card case, like this, to throw my id and credit card into. Any fashionista or organization queen is sure to love this gift. Shop it here.

Red Bucket Bag - I'm a tad bit obsessed with this one, guys. Red is surely the color of the season, and any fashionista is going to love this gift. Shop it here.

Pom Beanie - This is such a cute gift for just about any girl in your life. The faux fur pom beanie is a hit for anyone that lives in a cold weather climate. This one comes in 4 colors. Shop it here.

Yoga Mat Travel Bag - I have this and love it! It's a little over $50, but close enough to make the cut. It's a gift that the yogi in your life, typically wouldn't buy themselves, but would absolutely love. FYI, this one is not linked in the photo above because it's not on RewardStyle, but you can shop it here.

UGG Fleece Lined Socks - These chunky cable knit fleece lined socks are the cutest! And, they are made by UGG, so you know they have to be good! Shop them here.

Copper Wine Glasses - This is such a great gift for the hostess or girly girl in your live. Shop them here.

Travel Fitness Kit - I REALLY love this gift for the frequent flyer. It's so hard to sneak in a good workout, when you are traveling, and this kit makes it so easy. It comes with resistance bands, and a jump rope, making it easy to sneak in a workout wherever you are. Shop it here.


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Stuart Weitzman Over The Knee Boots Dupes

I feel like I am always on the hunt for the perfect OTK (over-the-knee) boot. It's so hard to find a good OTK boot that fits perfectly snug around your calves/thighs. Stuart Weitzman has pretty much mastered this game, which is why women are willing to pay $600+ for his boots. I had fully planned to purchase the highly coveted Stuart Weitzman over the knee boots, this year, but always find it hard pulling the trigger on designer pieces. I came across these Stuart Weitzman over-the-knee boots dupes just as I was about to order the SW's, and I am so glad I did.
Stuart Weitzman Over The Knee Boots Dupes by Colorado fashion blogger Eat Pray Wear Love
Stuart Weitzman Over The Knee Boots Dupes by Colorado fashion blogger Eat Pray Wear Love
Stuart Weitzman Over The Knee Boots Dupes by Colorado fashion blogger Eat Pray Wear Love
Stuart Weitzman Over The Knee Boots Dupes by Colorado fashion blogger Eat Pray Wear Love
 Stuart Weitzman Over The Knee Boots Dupes by Colorado fashion blogger Eat Pray Wear Love
Stuart Weitzman Over The Knee Boots Dupes by Colorado fashion blogger Eat Pray Wear Love
Stuart Weitzman Over The Knee Boots Dupes by Colorado fashion blogger Eat Pray Wear Love
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If you are also on the hunt for the perfect over-the-knee boot, look no further. These Stuart Weitzman over the knee boots dupes are amazing, guys! Such great quality and the shaft fits perfectly snug on your legs. If you are curious about sizing, I sized a half size down on these, and they fit great. I may or may not have bought them in the black color, too. Oops. ;)

They have already sold out once before, so don't wait! Scoop them up while you still can.

Everything I am wearing is either old or sold out, so I will just link to the Stuart Weitzman over the knee boots dupes below.

Happy Friday!


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9 Best Christmas Gifts For Him Under $25

There's a lifelong debate over who the more expensive sex is. And, if you have ever tried to find Christmas gifts for him under $25, it's easy to see why. You could buy me any little mug or trinket, and I'd be a happy girl. Why is it such a harder task with men? 

I'm back with another gift guide today, sharing my top picks for Christmas gifts for him, and everything is under $25. Did you catch my under $25 guide for her? Would love your feedback, as I still have a few days of gift guides ahead. If there is anything you would like to see more of, please let me know!

Now back to my 9 best Christmas gifts for Him under $25. Just click on the + sign next to each item, to shop it, or in the pink text in the comments below.

Travel Grilling Set With Insulated Cooler - This gift is perfect for the tailgater or camper, in your life. It comes with 15 accessories and an insulated cooler, and is just $23! Shop it here.

Beard Grooming Set - Chances are, you know someone who has an epic beard, and beard lovers take their beard care v seriously! This beard brush and comb set is perfect for the manly-man in your life. It's just $13, so you could also had this beard oil to the set, if you wish. Shop the grooming set here.

Music IQ game: This game is perfect for the music lover in your life,  for obvious reasons. It has over 400 questions about music ranging back to the 60's. I always feel like games are a gift for everyone, because at our holiday events, someone usually busts it out for entertainment at the end of the night. Shop it here.

Tea Bag Tea Infuser: I normally wouldn't post something like this, because it's just kind of yucky looking - but the fact is, I can't ever say the word "teabag" in a sentence without Brandon bursting into laughter, so this is undoubtedly going in his stocking, this year. Shop it here

Adidas Beanie - This works for SO MANY people in your life. Adidas is killing the game right now, and this is a great, inexpensive gift, for just about any guy. Shop it here

Herschel Wallet - Another brand that is completely killing the game right now is Herschel. And, at just $25, this wallet makes a super practicable and fashionable present. Shop it here

Worm Roller - Foam rolling is a religion in my family, so I super love gifts like these. This one is compact enough for travel, which is always an issue for athletic types. Shop it here.

Salt Lamp - This could really work for guys or gals, but it made the guy's list because I bought one for my husband earlier in the year and he loves it. It's supposed to have a number of health benefits, but what we love most is the dreamy, soft lighting it puts off. It is so perfect for your nightstand! Shop it here.

The Lego Architect Book: Lego lovers will appreciate this table book, for sure. It's a great, unique, gift for guys of all ages. Shop it here.

How are you guys liking my gifting series so far, especially these Christmas gifts for him? Would really love your feedback! Let me know in the comments below. 
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10 Best Christmas Gifts For Her Under $25

I can hardly believe it's that time of year to start sharing gift guides! Christmas will be here before you know it guys. I'm happy to report that I am 70% done with my shopping. I have a few more gifts to buy, but that's it! Woot! I love getting my shopping done early, because it relieves SO MUCH stress around the holidays. Anyone else agrees? 

If you're the type that waits til the last minute, or gets lost on what to buy, I have created several gift guides to help making your shopping season a little easier. I broke each category down by price point, and am only sharing Christmas gifts for her that I would truly buy for the people in my life. To shop the item, simply click on the + sign next to the product, on on the link in the text below the image, where I explain a little bit about why I think each product is a great Christmas gift idea.

I'll will be sharing more gift guides in the coming days, all broken down by gender and price point. I really love helping people find the perfect Christmas gifts (gifting is my love language!), so if you are looking for something (or someone) specific, let me know and I'll be happy to search for you.

Today, I'm sharing the best Christmas gifts for her under $25. I truly don't believe that you have to spend a lot of money to get a great gift, so I'm really excited about all the cute finds in today's post.

Made With A Mission Candles - These are a personal favorite of mine. These candles are actually made right here in Colorado Springs, and 49% of the profits go to a favorite local charity of mine, Springs Rescue Mission. These candles smell wonderful, and come in such beautiful packaging. They are the perfect "give back" Christmas gifts for her, for friends and family, during the Holiday season. I plan on purchasing several of them for different people in my life. Shop them here.

Might Be Bubbly Mug - This gift is perfect for the coffee lover and champagne enthusiast, alike! I really love receiving cute mugs as gifts, because they aren't always gifts you would buy for yourself. Shop this one here

Belkin Ipad Mount For Fridge - This tech savvy gift is perfect for the cook/baker in your life. I love trying out new recipes but don't love having to worry about spilling egg all over my iPad, when I'm pulling up Pinterest for a new recipe. This iPad fridge mount is the perfect solution. Shop it here

Long Tassel Scarf - I can't get enough of this style for fall/winter. I personally own several from ASOS, because you just can't beat the price. This one is a steal at just $23. Shop it here

Whirley Pop - I personally received this gift 4 years ago for Christmas, and I have used it religiously since. I love me some popcorn, and once you go stovetop, you'll never go back! I love this as a gift, because it's one of those things that people probably wouldn't think to buy themselves, if they use microwave popcorn or just pop it in a regular pan. It's a tried and true fave though, and it makes fun a fun, unique, gift for the popcorn lover in your life. This one is a little over $25, priced at $29, but it's currently 20% off with code FRIENDS. Shop it here

Prosecco Pong - This is just a really fun gift for the champagne enthusiast in your life. Again, it's one of those things someone may not buy themselves, but will totally appreciate if they love bubbly. Shop it here

Velvet Slippers - It's easy to see why these velvet slippers made my list. They are the cutest! They come in rose and silver, and are the perfect gift for the girly girl in your life. Shop them here

Women's Clutch With Crossbody Strap - I really love this gift for pretty much anyone. Yellow works so well with so many looks, so it's the perfect accent piece. Fashionistas will love it! Shop it here

Smash box Be Legendary Lipstick Minis - This holiday set is a great gift for the bold lip babe in your life. I love that they come in mini form, so they can try out different shades. Shop them here

Set of Stacking Rings - When all else fails, buy cute accessories. Stacking rings are super in right now, and this set makes for a great gift. Shop them here

Hope you enjoy this Christmas Gift for Her selection! Which is your favorite item? Let me know in the comments below!

Check back Thursday to see my gift guide for men, under $25. 



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Springs Favorites: Tiny Kitchen Company

Happy Friday friends! It's been a while since I have done one of my "Springs Favorites". If you are new to the series, I basically share all of my favorite restaurants, gyms, businesses and things to do, here in the great city of Colorado Springs. And, with Thanksgiving right around the corner, I thought it was the perfect time to share Tiny Kitchen Company with you!
Springs Favorites: Tiny Kitchen Company by popular Colorado style blogger Eat, Pray, Wear, Love
Tiny Kitchen Company was birthed from a "love for all things lost", as their website says. They make the kind of treats you would eat loads of at your granny's house - and they are just as good as granny's! Tiny Kitchen Company bakes everything from hand pies, to jams and full size pies, in her 50 sq. ft. kitchen (hence the name, "Tiny Kitchen"). I personally can't get enough of her berry handpies, but I recently tried her handmade apple pie, which uses fresh, thinly sliced apples, and it's to die for! I immediately ordered one for Thanksgiving.
Springs Favorites: Tiny Kitchen Company by popular Colorado style blogger Eat, Pray, Wear, Love
Springs Favorites: Tiny Kitchen Company by popular Colorado style blogger Eat, Pray, Wear, Love
Yes, I decided to go the route of buying pies, this year. It's always such a struggle to me to do that, as I truly love to bake. This little blog of mine was actually created when I had plenty of time to do that, and I used to share quite a bit of recipes on here. Now, between work, the blog, non-profit work and other extra-curricular activities, I find it more of a burden to bake, than I do enjoy it. In an effort to spend the Holiday season decompressing instead of over-stressing, I'm super thankful I have Tiny Kitchen's homemade pies to purchase. If you would find it beneficial to purchase your own pie from Nerissa, for either the Holidays or just whenever, you can order here.
Springs Favorites: Tiny Kitchen Company by popular Colorado style blogger Eat, Pray, Wear, Love
By the way, - if you're in town, you should stop by Coco Crafted on Monday. I'll be sharing all my blogging tips and tricks at the next Girl Crush Social Club. You can find all the info here. Hope to see you there!

Photos by: Elan Photographie Studio

Cute Fall Fashion Finds Under $50

In case you haven't noticed over on Insta, I'm digging WAY deep into the archives to post content, this week. I've been trying to take a non-stress approach to the blog, lately, and not get so caught up on creating content that I don't enjoy life. And, you may have also noticed over on Instagram, that I am definitely enjoying life. ;) We spent last week in Maui and Kauai and it was a dream! I'm working on a Maui and Kauai travel guide, so if you have any specific questions, please let me know!

The weather on the Hawaiian islands was to die for, but now that we are home, I have been quickly reminded that it's not summer weather, anymore and that I need to wear my fall fashion pieces. 

I have to say, I spend quite a bit on my fall fashion wardrobe, because it's cold about 8-9 months out of the year, here. To me, it makes sense to invest in cold weather pieces, since I wear them much more than summer-wear. Still, I've been motivated to save more money, this season (perhaps because I spent all of it on travel!) so I've been keeping my eyes peeled for budget friendly fall fashion pieces to stock up on. Below are some AMAZE fall fashion finds for under $50.


Carmel colored sweater - this hue is a dream for fall! I love this one because it's under $50, and the material is thick and reliable. I used to splurge big time on sweaters, but (for the most part) haven't found the quality to be any better than my budget-friendly finds. Shop the sweater here.

Mule Loafers - These Gucci knock-offs are only $22 and look just like the real thing! They even have the fur lined ones, too. They are the perfect grab-and-go shoe for fall.

Camel Clutch - The best way to re-work your old staples, is by adding cute new accessories. This faux leather clutch is the cutest fall accessory, and is only $29. (I think it would make an awesome Christmas gift, btw!)

Embroidered Sneakers - Another Gucci knock-off, embroidered sneakers broke out on the scene hard, this year. They have been seen priced anywhere from $100-$1000. (No thanks!) When it comes to trendy pieces, I always look for budget friendly options, because trends always inevitably go out of style. These sneakers are the perfect trendy budget friendly find, at only $29.

Oversized Glasses - Clear lenses and bold frames are such a fun fall accessory. I love these ones, and they are only $9! 

Pointed Toe Booties - Another year, another bootie trend... sigh. These pointed toe booties are super "in", right now, and it's easy to see why. I mean, so cute! I found these for just $28. Hurry though, they are selling out fast!

Stud Earrings - I find myself adding more and more jewelry to my closet, but that's because it's such a simple way to dress up any look. I love these knotted studs. 

Pom Beanie - As I mentioned in my "5 Trendy Fall Hats" post here, this trend is still going strong. I own so many, and keep adding more. This one is only $26.

Hope you guys like my cute, budget-friendly fall fashion finds. Do you like posts like this? Would you like to see more of them? Let me know!

Also, a lot of you responded that you wanted me to do gift-guides for Christmas. So far, I'm seeing that you need help shopping for in-laws, parents, the hubby and siblings. Let me know if you need me to do any other gift guides, and I'll be sure to work on them! 

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5 Trendy Fall Hats You Should Own

Good morning from Maui! I have to admit, it's hard to think about fall right now, when the weather is full on summer here. We have been having such a nice time seeing all the sites here. Have you been following along on Instagram? We are heading to Paia this morning, and then the road to Hana. I do get car sick, so I've already got my anti-nausea pill and will be sitting up front. Wish me luck!

Back to this Fall Hats look!

I am absolutely loving all fall hats, right now. Perhaps my favorite of them all, is the cadet cap (pictured on me) which also goes by a ton of names. Baker boy hat, cabby hat, newsboy cap...what do you call it? Maybe we can just call it "The Cap", how's that sound?
5 Trendy Fall Hats You Should Own by Colorado fashion blogger Eat Pray Wear Love
5 Trendy Fall Hats You Should Own by Colorado fashion blogger Eat Pray Wear Love
5 Trendy Fall Hats You Should Own by Colorado fashion blogger Eat Pray Wear Love
5 Trendy Fall Hats You Should Own by Colorado fashion blogger Eat Pray Wear Love
5 Trendy Fall Hats You Should Own by Colorado fashion blogger Eat Pray Wear Love
5 Trendy Fall Hats You Should Own by Colorado fashion blogger Eat Pray Wear Love
5 Trendy Fall Hats You Should Own by Colorado fashion blogger Eat Pray Wear Love

Here are 5 fall hats that are trending:

The Cap: You might be living under a very unfashionable rock, if you haven't seen this trend a million times, this fall. It's everywhere! Like I said above, it has a ton of names, but I think "the cap" will be what we call it around here. 

The Beret: Guys, can we talk about how cute these are? Once again, the French know what they are doing when it comes to fashion, oui?

Beanie with Faux Fur Pom: The cutest hat trend from last fall is back, and I'm so glad. Guys, I have way too many of these cute hats, but when you live in a winter wonderland, I think it's totally justifiable. I linked to a ton of budget friendly options below.


Floral Headbands: Fall florals might be my favorite florals, for their subdued tones and warm accents. These headbands allow you to sneak in summer inspired prints into your otherwise autumnal looks.


Front Knot Hat: AKA "The Turban". I have yet to rock this trend, but envy those that can pull it off. I think it's the cutest!



Have you tried any of these fall hats? Which one is your favorite?