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Waiting on Martha’s Holiday Gift Guide No. Two

Everything to Gift this season + A Major Giveaway You Don't Want to Miss
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The Holiday Gift Guide, including the perfect skillet, a coffee subscription and at home calligraphy set!

If you missed yesterday’s big news, you’re in for a treat this week here on Waiting on Martha!  We’re sharing a handful of holiday gift guides this year, and including a MAJOR giveaway with EACH to truly celebrate the season with all of you.  Today, my friends, marks Gift Guide Number Two. 

Since we’re sharing everything we’re planning on gifting this year (the what, the to who, and the why we’re gifting it), we thought it would be fun to give it all away, too.  One lucky winner will receive everything you see in this picture! That’s right…one lucky winner will be picked for each gift guide! 

So what are you waiting for?!  Get all the details from everything in Gift Guide Number Two below, and of course the giveaway entry form widget.  We couldn’t have done this one without our generous friends at Williams-Sonoma, Thimblepress, Mark & Graham, Inkspot Workshop, Smithey Ironware, Oui Shave, Waiting On Martha Home, and Drift Away Coffee!  

Be sure to read about all of the products included below, who we’re gifting each one to, and of course enter via Rafflecopter. Good luck, good luck and let’s cheers to a great start to gift guide season!   Truly, MKR

P.S. Don’t forget to enter yesterday’s giveaway (Gift Guide Number One) HERE. xo 

Maybelle Calligraphy Set

Mark & Graham, $199

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Mark & Graham gives us a gorgeous handmade, wooden keepsake box with the basics to get your creative juices flowing to master calligraphy at home. This calligraphy set includes a wood pen with steel nib, three extra nibs, wood pen rest, miniature ink vial, 1 oz. bottle of black sumi ink with dropper, practice booklet, letterpress alphabet sheet.

We’d gift this to a friend who’s in a creative rut.

*Giveaway winner will receive one calligraphy set. 

Leather Bound World Travel Journal

Mark & Graham, $70

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Perfect for the jetsetter (or local wanderer!), this leather travel journal includes pages for journaling, full-color maps of major cities, world weather info, international dialing codes and more.

We’d gift this to the person in our life who has the most frequent flyer miles.

*Giveaway winner will receive one journal, customized and monogrammed if desired. 

Copper Measuring Cups, Set of 4

Williams-Sonoma, $39.95

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We’re big fans of these elegant measuring cups that instantly elevate your kitchen routine.  The copper offers a heavy-duty construction with low-maintenance finish, and the sturdy stainless steel means you won’t be replacing these anytime soon. The set includes 1 cup, 1/4 cup, 1/3 cup and 1/2 cup. 

We’d gift this to the baker in our life.

*Giveaway winner will receive one set of measuring cups. 

Chocolate & Wine Pairing Kit

Williams-Sonoma, $19.95

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Celebrate two of our favorite things (wine and chocolate) with handcrafted chocolate bars that have been made to perfectly pair with different wines. An easy stocking stuffer, and a simple gift for just about anyone on your list!

We’d gift this to the person who always has a glass of wine in their hand and orders dessert first.

*Giveaway winner will receive kit of four 2 oz. bars. 

CinnaMint No. 7 Chewing Sticks

Waiting on Martha Home, $7.50

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These all natural, premium batch cinnamon toothpicks have a subtle hint of mint, creating a sweet sensation while chewing. Chewing sticks are an American tradition, and prove to be a great stocking stuffer for the boys.

We’d gift this to the man in our life.

*Giveaway winner will receive two bottles of chewing sticks. 

No. 10 Cast Iron Skillet

Smithey Iron, $160

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As any Southerner will tell you, true Dixie cooking is done with cast iron. What’s destined to become an heirloom houseware, this No. 10 cast iron skillet by Charlestons’s Smithey Iron is US made and crafted with care. 

We’d gift this to the Southern chef.

*Giveaway winner will receive one skillet. 

Blood Orange Himalayan Salt Body Scrub, Aftershave Toner, Bikini Body Ingrown Relief Serum, & Lavan Shave Oil

Oui Shave, $92

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Oui Shave is seriously changing the shaving game with luxurious, all natural products that your skin will love.  We rounded up four of our favorite essentials from the brand (a body scrub, an aftershave, ingrown serum and shave oil), so you can start enjoying shaving once and for all, too. 

We’d gift this to our bestie who eats organic, but doesn’t wear patchouli.

*Giveaway will will receive all four products.

Love Taco Matches, Set of 3

Inkspot Workshop, $9

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Taco Tuesday (our favorite day of the week) just got better; just grab your margarita and you’re set. These orange matchboxes are stamped with ♥ TACOS in sparkly gold foil and couldn’t be cuter. 

We’d gift this to our work buddy.

*Giveaway winner will receive a set of 3 matchboxes. 

The Prayer Partner

Thimblepress, $32

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The Prayer Partner is a great way to keep track of the blessings in your life.  The journal provides easy spaces to fill in (even if you only have five minutes!) your thoughts, desires, dreams and prayers, along with prayers and bible verses to help inspire you on your path.  It’s simply a stunning book (188 pages!) with 20 art prints included. 

We’d gift this to our Mom or MIL, (Mother In Law).

*Giveaway winner will receive one journal. 

3-Month Coffee Subscription

Drift Away Coffee, $48

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We think a life upgrade comes in the form of a freshly roasted coffee subscription, delivered straight to your doorstep!  Drift Away Coffee offers great subscription plans (customizable and flexible for your lifestyle) that would make anyone smile this holiday.  

We’d gift this to the coffee lover in our life who prefers local the pour over method to red cups.

*Giveaway winner receives one 3-month coffee subscription. 

PLEASE NOTE: Giveaway items will be shipped directly from each retailer. xo 

Photography, Rustic White for Waiting on Martha

Waiting on Martha’s Holiday Gift Guide No. One

Stop What You're Doing and Enter This Giveaway
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Waiting on Martha Holiday gift guide: Part I

It’s that time of year, friends, and oh do we have some MAJOR goodness in store for you!  We’re kicking off a round of five, that’s right…FIVE holiday gift guides and giveaways this month to celebrate the season.  

Over the next week we’ll be sharing everything we’re planning on gifting this year; the what, the to who, and the why we’re gifting it, plus we’re giving it all away!! That’s right we’re giving it all away to one lucky winner!  Almost everything you see in this picture, customized in colors, sizes and selects, just for one lucky, lucky winner!  Well technically 5 lucky winners since we’re doing five guides. 

Anyway, check out all the details from Gift Guide Number One below, and of course the giveaway entry form widget.  A big thanks to our generous friends at Simply Framed, Williams-Sonoma, Mark & Graham, Ashley Brooke Designs, Emily Ley, One Love Organics, Thimble Press and Daily Harvest for making all of our giveaway dreams come true!  Without further adieu, I invite you to check out all of the products below (with shoppable links if you just can’t wait until the giveaway is through!). Good luck, good luck and let’s cheers to a great start to gift guide season!   Truly, MKR

Grace, Not Perfection

Emily Ley, $12

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It’s an inspirational book that encourages women to simplify and prioritize. Designed with EL’s stunning signature aesthetic, this book gives us tangible ways to simplify our lives to give space to what matters most. 

We’d gift this to a friend, sister, cousin, or coworker who does it all. 

*Giveaway winner will receive a copy. 

Framed Picture

Simply Framed, $65+

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Simply Framed helps make gifting a whole lot easier this holiday season. Simply send in your art, pick your frame, and receive your custom framed piece, ready to hang on the gallery wall! 

We’d gift art to one of those they’ve-got-everything people on our list!

Receive a 10% discount on your custom framing project with code WAITMARTH10. xo 

Skin Dew & Vitamin E Eye Balm

One Love Organics, $58 and $49

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Easily two of our favorite products by One Love Organics, the Skin Dew and Vitamin E Eye Balm are true essentials for your everyday skincare routine. See the difference of all natural products on your skin and tell us you’re not in love, too!!!

We’d gift these to our beauty-obsessed bestie or mother. 

*Giveaway winner will receive both products. 

Cosmetics Case

Mark & Graham, $79

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An everyday must-have, this gorgeous leather cosmetic case is perfect for keeping makeup, coins and small items in your bag while you run around town…and even better when going wheels-up on your next vacay! 

We’d gift these to a sister, friend (or any jet-setter!). 

*Giveaway winner will receive a customized cosmetic bag with color of their choice. 

Alphabet Cookie Stamp Set

Williams-Sonoma, $19.95

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Customized cookies are perfect for holiday gifting (and noshing!).  This stamp set makes it easy to whip up monograms and festive sayings. 

We’d include these in a gift basket for a coworker, neighbor or relative.

*Giveaway winner will receive one cookie stamp set. 

6 pack Ready-to-Blend Smoothies

Daily Harvest, $47.94

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These irresistibly easy and delicious ready-to-blend smoothies are a freezer staple for Team WOM. Not only do they taste amazing, they’re packed with all the good stuff we need to be fueled for the day. 

We’d gift these to a health-conscious bestie.

*Giveaway winner will receive six smoothies of choice. 

Pima Cotton Pajamas

LAKE, $68-115

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Quite possibly THE softest pajamas around, LAKE gives us reason to stay in bed all day long.  Classic prints in separates, shorts sets and pants sets have us living in LAKE all year ’round. 

We’d gift these to a sister or mother to enjoy our Christmas morning movie marathon!

*Giveaway winner will receive a pajamas set of their choice. 

Mr. Handsome Coffee Mug

Ashley Brooke Designs, $23

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It’s hard to deny just how cute this mug is for the Mr. by our friend Ashley Brooke.  We’d go so far as to say it’ll ensure a smile every morning! 

We’d gift this to our favorite husband!

*Giveaway winner will receive one mug. 

The Day Dreamer

Thimble Press, $48

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This planner is more than just a planner; it’s a place to track ideas, notes, to-do lists, inspiration, and the random things that fill up any day. It’s the the perfect companion for those of us who also use an online calendar to schedule their lives. It’s the perfect place to be creative, plan and explore!

We’d gift this to a fellow dreamer, hustler and shaker. 

*Giveaway winner will receive one planner.

Fancy Pencil Set

Ashley Brooke Designs, $15

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In bright and bold colors with cheeky sayings, these Fancy pencils are a true desk essential.

We’d be sure to gift these to a coworker, friend or teacher. 

*Giveaway winner will receive one set of pencils. 

PLEASE NOTE: Giveaway items will be shipped directly from each retailer. xo 

Photography, Rustic White for Waiting on Martha

3 DIY Ideas for Adult Easter Baskets

Gorgeous Adult Easter Baskets You Won't Want to Share
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Looking back on Easter as a child, I remember how excited I was to dig through my Easter basket.  Full of chocolate bunnies, malt ball Easter eggs, Peeps, golden coins, and my favorite Cadbury Eggs.  My Easter basket would be empty in a matter of hours.  If you were lucky, I’d negotiate an Easter egg trade with you, but for the most part I knew I wanted it all to myself.

Remembering the joy it brought me on Easter Sunday, I knew I wanted to recreate just that for grown ups.  Why should the kids get all of the fun?  So as I set out to build the best adult Easter baskets around, I collected items that I, as a grown up, would want to keep all to myself as well…mini champagne bottles, jamskey lime fruit tart, truffle-filled Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies (yes, still!).  And to make the adult Easter baskets truly a celebration of our blessings, I wanted them to include some of my favorite signs of spring. Terracotta pots of fresh daffodils and hydrangeas look so sweet tucked into the grapevine and moss covered baskets, along with fresh, potted basil, oregano, and few additional growing kits to keep my indoor herb garden going strong was everything.  

Tell me friends, what else would you have in your adult Easter baskets?  If you say $250 to Juliska, then you’re in luck.  Enter to win our generous giveaway all week long right here.  I know I’d love a few more of these in my Easter basket!  Truly, MKR

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AS PICTURED: Moss covered basket | Grapevine baskets | Mini champagne bottle (similar here) | Chocolate bunnies | Chocolate truffle-filled Easter eggs | Speckled Easter eggs (similar here

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