11+ Gift Ideas to Show You Care

Anyone have gift fatigue after the holidays? I know I have my hand up! It can be so hard to find the perfect gift to show you care about your friend, loved one, co-worker, acquaintance, family member… the list goes on. 

Gift ideas that show you care
Disclosure: Thanks to Tokki for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own!

The older I get, the more gifts I seem to give. From birthdays to housewarmings, weddings, bridal showers, and holidays, there are so many occasions where a gift is required. Because of this, I’ve established a few tricks to give gifts that put a smile on my loved ones’ faces every time. Plus, I promise you’ll love shopping for and picking out these gifts just as much as you’ll love their reaction!

Gifts to Show You Care

Additionally, why not pick a gift wrap that shows how much you care? I recently discovered Tokki, a Seattle-based sustainable gifting brand that creates eco-friendly, beautiful, and reusable gift wraps. Since most gift wrap is not recyclable (that is because often it is laminated, sparkly, textured, or overly color-saturated), Tokki was created to reduce the waste when gifting. Even better? Tokki donates 10% of all profits, and each Tokki Wrap style is dedicated to a nonprofit that benefits from its sales.

Today, I thought I’d share some of my gift-giving secrets with you and highlight 11 easy gift ideas that show you care!

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Allume Review: How to Save Time Shopping with a Virtual Stylist

Between my birthday, my friend’s Bachelorette Party, Galentine’s Day and Valentine’s Day, it’s been a busy month of fun commitments with friends. The only problem? So many events mean A LOT of special outfits and not a lot of spare time to shop.

What’s a girl to do?

Allume Review for this new personal styling service
Disclosure: While this post is not sponsored, I was able to try out Allume complimentary. This post also contains affiliate links. That means if you sign up with Allume, I will make a small commission at no cost to you. All opinions are my own!

Allume Review: How to Save Time Shopping with a Virtual Stylist

Give Allume a try, of course! If you haven’t heard of Allume, then you’re missing out. It’s a 1:1 styling service with a real, live stylist that you can chat with. While styling boxes are fun, actually receiving something you’re sure to like is vital when you have an important event coming up. Especially if you don’t have the time to shop or haven’t found just the right piece!

Today, I’ll be sharing my Allume review, how it works, who it’s for, and the Lookbook that my personal stylist created for me! If you’ve heard enough and want to check it out, use code RIGBY50 for 50% off your styling fee, making it $10 instead of $20.

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5 Easy Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas for an At-Home Date Night

What do you have planned for Valentine’s Day this year? If you’re like me and are all about that stay-at-home date night life, then this post is for you! After all, while getting dressed up and going out with your significant other can be a lot of fun, making a reservation far in advance for an overpriced special menu often isn’t.

Valentines Meal Ideas

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Bertolli®.

Valentines Day Dinner Ideas

That’s exactly why I wanted to round up 5 super easy Valentines Day dinner ideas for you! While I love eating at home, cooking is not something I’m the best at. The good news is that these recipes are foolproof because they’re all made with Rosa Sauce, combining Bertolli® Traditional Marinara Sauce and Bertolli® Alfredo With Aged Parmesan Cheese!

Made with juicy tomatoes, Italian herbs, fresh cream, aged Parmesan cheese, and fresh garlic, only Bertolli Marinara and Alfredo Sauces are made the Tuscan Way! Each Bertolli Sauce is made with a few simple ingredients cooked lightly with olive oil creating layers of flavors. Just enter your zip code here to find out where to buy the sauce near you!

If you’re ready to pick a recipe to make this year a Valentine’s Day meal at home, then just keep reading!

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Making Sustainable “New Year, New You” Goals for 2020

I’ve never been one to consider myself the athletic type. Growing up, I wasn’t particularly good or bad at any sport. In elementary school, I played basketball and took swimming lessons. In middle school, I joined the swim team. By high school, I realized I just wasn’t loving the sports life and decided to put more of my efforts into creative endeavors like art.

Adidas Women's Golf Outfit

Disclosure: Thanks to adidas for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own!

For years, I’ve struggled to find a sport or athletic activity that I really connect with. I’ve tried cycling, running, barre, yoga, and joined a gym. For whatever reason, none of these things have stuck despite countless attempts at making New Year’s resolutions. Last year, however, Dave encouraged me to take up golf. I brushed him off over and over again, but he persisted.

Finally, to shut him up, I offered to take a golf lesson with him. Surprisingly, I didn’t hate it. So I went back. And then again, and again.

While I’m definitely no Tiger Woods, and will likely never be a great golfer, it has got me out of my athletic comfort zone. I’m using muscles that rarely get used in my day-to-day activities of typing, taking photos, and spending too much time on my phone. I’m getting more exercise and also trying new things, like visiting the driving range. I won’t lie; having an excuse to shop for women’s golf gear has been fun, too. I mean, after all, how cute are golf dresses and skorts?!

This year, I purposely made no New Years’ resolutions. Instead, I want to do more things that challenge and push me outside of my comfort zone, keep up and establish more healthy habits, and work on decluttering areas of my life that don’t bring me joy.

Today, I thought I’d share how I’m skipping the idea of “new year, new you” and instead of making sustainable changes that fit into my everyday routine!

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How I Stay on Trend By Renting from Haverdash

The start of a new year means hitting the refresh button. I know many of you have made New Year’s resolutions, but does that extend to your closet, too? If you’re anything like me, then you’re trying to cut the clutter and reduce the overwhelm which extends to my wardrobe, too.

Haverdash Review // Wearing Modcloth Mock Neck Woven Floral Dress

Disclosure: Thanks to Haverdash for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own!

In 2018, I was first introduced to the concept of renting my wardrobe. And then in 2019, I met Haverdash. Haverdash is a newer clothing rental subscription service providing unlimited access to the latest looks from boutique brands like 1.State, cupcakes and cashmere, French Connection, BB Dakota, Comune, J.O.A., and many, many more. I love keeping up with the trends and mixing up my wardrobe, but I can’t tell you how many times I’ve purchased something to only wear it once or to find it hanging in my closet with the tags still on it. 

While I have worked to reduce these bad habits, renting my wardrobe helps me eliminate this problem completely. By borrowing the trend first, I can see if I actually like the style and try it with the rest of my wardrobe. It’s kind of like the revolving closet from Clueless that so many of us dreamed about when we were younger. (Who am I kidding, I still dream about this!)

If kicking off the New Year by renting a wardrobe with the help of Haverdash sounds up your alley, then read on for all of the details!

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