Holiday Gift Guide

This Holiday Season Garden of Glam will be dedicated to making your lives a whole lot easier!  With the help of other bloggers, fashionistas, chefs & DC stars I have compiled a thorough and accessible holiday gift guide.  I absolutely love this time of year, not only because there are twinkle lights on every tree and “Love Actually” is always on TV and Christmas carols are played on the radio, but also because there is extra cheer in the air as everyone gets in the Holiday Spirit.  With that said, this can also be a stressful time of year.  I normally drive myself absolutely insane trying to find the perfect gift for loved ones and spend weeks scouring the internet, malls, and stores in search of THE gift.  So I would like to help you out this year and hopefully save you some of the stress that inevitably comes with this magical season.  Each day Garden of Glam will host a different contributor who was kind enough to share their wish list and gift list with me (and you) in an attempt to inspire and ease your holiday shopping.  So sit back and relax and let Garden of Glam act as your compass as you navigate your way through this holiday season.

Day One of the Garden of Glam Holiday Gift Guide: Meaghan (District Sparkle)

Meaghan is the ultra fabulous blogger behind District Sparkle and G.L.A.M. (Giving Labels a Meaning).  G.L.A.M., which Meaghan is the founder of and yours truly is the Director of Operations of, is an organization that uses fashion as a way to raise money for local child advocacy groups.  G.L.A.M.’s Inaugural Fashion Event raised money for CASA DC, a non profit that works with children in the foster care system, by bringing together local vendors and fashionistas.  Stay tuned for details for the next G.L.A.M. event!


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The Palma Leather Crossbody Camera Satchel by Ona.  I’ve been searching high & low for a classic camera bag for my new treasure & the palma. 

This bag is so chic and the perfect present for any blogger, photographer or camera ready user that is sick of the bulky old camera bag.

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Found here

Sequin Sleeve Blouse by Ark & Co.  I’ve never met a sparkle I didn’t like & this Ark & Co blouse is no exception.

I love this blouse and it is perfect for the holiday season! It can be dressed down with jeans or up with a high waisted skirt.  It has just the right amount of bling for the day to night transition. The blouse is an excellent gift for a girlfriend, friend or family member.


Found here

Found here

Emily Shuman’s new release: Cupcakes & Cashmere (the book).  While Emily is a favorite fashion blogger of mine, she’s also super crafty & creative in the kitchen. Her latest book shares great secrets for entertaining, amazingly glam fashion advice & the pictures are absolutely stunning. Blogger or not, I highly recommend this chic coffee table book for your girlfriends this holiday season.

So much inspiration can be found on Emily’s blog Cupcakes & Cashmere, and her book is a compilation of her best posts & work with special extras that are great for the DIY aficionados.  Cupcakes & Cashmere is the perfect present for a friend, girlfriend, co-worker or sister.

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