Last Minute Christmas Gifts

Christmas is right around the corner. Literally. How did it get here so fast?! If you are behind on your Christmas shopping, keep reading to get some last minute gift ideas. A ton of stores do free rush shipping the closer it gets to Christmas, so be sure to take advantage!


Gucci Wallet on a Chain

A nice little purse is a gift that someone will keep forever.

Tiffany Ring

I think Tiffany rings are great gifts, because like a nice bag, you can keep these forever.

Reformation Party Dress

Reformation has the best dresses, especially when it comes to the holiday season.

Investment Denim

Instead of buying a bunch of lower end jeans and having to replace them frequently, a few pairs of nice jeans are the way to go.

Diptyque Candle

These are always a gift suggestion from me. They are so beautiful to look at, and they smell even better.

NARS Palette

I have recently become a huge fan of NARS, and this eye palette is perfect for all of the NYE parties coming our way.

Ouai Travel Kit

This kit is great for a lot of things, but two of them are 1. trying out Ouai products if you are a newbie and 2. all of those vacays you are headed on in 2019.

Puffer Coat

If you are in the Northern Hemisphere, it is about to be winter. That means a long few months of cold weather ahead. This puffer will help ease the pain.

Noise Cancelling Headphones

Noise canceling headphones are an essential for me now. I have a small pair of earbuds that I wear to the gym, but these on ear ones are perfect for traveling.

Sugarfina Bento Box

If you haven’t had Sugarfina candy, I highly suggest you order two of whatever you buy - one for your gift receiver and one for yourself!


Make sure to keep your eye out for all of the holiday deals leading up to Christmas, and keep checking back for more from House of Hallyn! xx

Puppy Gift Guide

Anyone who knows me knows I am obsessed with my two pups. Lexie is my standard poodle and Molly is a rescue. They are both spoiled rotten and probably the cutest creatures to ever walk the Earth - I might be biased though. I love seeing them attempt to open their Christmas presents on Christmas morning. They have never been super into toys, but it is still fun picking out toys and treats for them. These are some special presents your puppy or puppy loving friend might enjoy!


Jingle Bell Collar

I love getting Christmas collars for my pups. They look so cute and festive.

Puppy Booties

We got these for my poodle when she was scratching up the door. They also double as a bit of entertainment while your pup tries to learn to walk with them on.

Ceramic Food Bowl Holder

If you want to keep your kitchen ~aesthetic~ consistent, this bowl is sure to continue a sleek and simple look.

Dog Coffee Mug

What better way to profess your love for your creature than a coffee mug?

Organic Treats

My pups love this brand. They go crazy over the chicken strips.

Reindeer Toy

We always seem to end up buying reindeer toys for my pups around Christmas time. I haven’t heard any complaints from them yet!

Pet Carrier

This is suitable for smaller puppies and even cats. It is a little more stylish than the classic dog carrier.

Christmas Sweaters

I really think my dogs get chilly in the winter, so we always dress them in sweaters. I swear they seem happy wearing outfits.

Security Camera

Now I’m sure most people would use these to secure their homes, but I would use them to see what my pups are up to when I am gone.

Coffee Table Book

If you haven’t seen The Dogist on Instagram, I highly suggest it. The pictures are so entertaining, and this is a book version.


Be sure to check out my other gift guides and my most recent posts down below!!

Traveler Gift Guide

Everyone has a traveler in their life - hey it might even be you! After living abroad in Switzerland for a year I like to think I learned quite a few tips and tricks while there. These are some products that I know I would love to receive as well as any other traveler this holiday season.

A suitcase set is a great gift. When all of your bags match, it is easier to identify them at the airport.

Bluetooth headphones - also a necessity. You don’t want to have to fumble around with cords the whole trip.

Just because you’re taking a work break doesn’t mean you can take a skin break. Travel size skincare is a perfect gift!

For trips that don’t require a suitcase. Perfect for a weekend getaway or a road trip along the coast.

A journal is a great way to keep all of your travel memories alive. That way you don’t forget all of the great moments.

This may not seem necessary, but I promise you once you start using a travel jewelry case you will never go without.

These packing cubes are a necessity. They keep all of your items organized in the most perfect way.

Instead of constantly buying water bottles, use a reusable bottle like this. It keeps your drink hot or cold too!

Traveling with a backpack rather than a purse is so convenient. It keeps your hands free to take pictures, etc.

A passport case would’ve come in handy when I was abroad. You don’t realize the wear and tear it gets.

You don’t realize how often other people mistake your luggage for their own. Utilize a luggage tag just in case!

After a long day of traveling, your eyes will definitely need some TLC. Eye patches offer a quick fix and are easy to pack.


Be sure to check out my other gift guides down below! Also, let me know what you’re buying the traveler in your life!

Entertainer Gift Guide

The holiday season seems to bring out the entertainer in everyone. Whether you are throwing a party for your family and friends or you are having a normal night at home, these are gifts that any entertainer will appreciate.


Marble Cheese Board

A marble cheese board is in almost every kitchen these days. I love this one because it is a little more unique than the standard square or rectangle board.

Seasonal Candle

I love candles. They can really be gifts year round. To make the gift seem like you put more effort into it, buy a candle that matches the occasion. For example, this Christmas candle would be perfect for a Christmas party.

Slate Serving Tray

A serving tray is a great party piece. It makes your dinner setup look polished and put together. Any entertainer would love one. Depending on the person’s style, you can find a serving tray to match their home.

Fondue Set

Okay these definitely aren’t an essential but they sure make for a fun party. We started to make fondue every Christmas Eve a few years ago, and it is so fun and so yummy. I would love to go to a fondue party!

Casserole Dish

Another essential in any home. You always need a casserole dish whether you are entertaining a crowd or not.

Dish Towel

A dish towel is a great hostess gift to bring, because it is festive for the season, but it is also an easy and inexpensive present.

Moscow Mule Mugs

These definitely aren’t an essential, but they sure do make any party a little more festive. They look especially cute when placed out with the cheese board mentioned earlier.

Marble Coasters

These make great gifts. Everyone needs coasters in their home, and these marble ones are extra nice.

Cheese Tool Set

These look great with the cheese board from earlier. You have to have cheese knives if you are going to have a party, so why not make them extra cute?

Espresso Machine

Espresso machines are great gifts, because the perfect ending to every dinner party is the perfect espresso or coffee.


Stay tuned for more gift guides coming soon!

The Avid Traveler in Your Life

For as long as I can remember, I have always been an avid traveler. I can never stay in one place for too long, and my list of dream destinations gets longer every day. If you know anyone else like me, you should consider some of these gifts for that traveler in your life.

Sunglasses are a necessity when you are traveling, because think about it - you spend most of your time walking around in the sun sightseeing and exploring a new city. Quay sunnies are some of my favorites because they are super trendy but also affordable. 

Of course you are going to want to document your memories when you are out and about. I love these polaroid cameras, because you don't have to wait until you're home to get them developed. (Plus they're totally trendy.) 

Away luggage is such an essential if you are a frequent traveler. Their luggage is definitely an investment, but it's well made, super cute, and it even charges your phone. 

If you know an international traveler, they definitely need a passport holder. I lived abroad for a year, and I wish I had owned one then. You don't realize how hard you are on your passport when you travel a lot. Now you definitely don't need this expensive of a passport holder (it is just so cute). You can find more reasonably priced holders here.

I don't know about you, but flying and traveling makes my face and eyes feel extremely puffy. I finally found a solution to the eye issue thanks to @alwaysjudging. I was watching her Instagram story one night and she was talking about her travel beauty essentials. This Kate Somerville eye balm was one that she suggested for puffy eyes, and it works absolutely beautifully. 

If you are getting on a long flight, you want to make sure you bring all of your essentials with you to your seat. This Longchamp tote is the perfect size and it even has a zipper to keep all of your belongings inside. 

My phone always seems to die so quickly when I travel, so a portable charger is a must. 

Whenever I travel, I absolutely have to have my headphones. If I can't listen to my music, the flight will drag on and on and on. I love these because they block out the noise around you, and they are also over the ear so they don't squish your ears the whole flight. 

If you are going to be making an investment in your luggage, you want to make sure it's got your name written all over it. This luggage tag is super cute and will match the aesthetic of your new Away luggage

Last but not least, comfy (but also cute) shoes are a must when traveling. I love these because they are super on trend at the moment, and you can pair them with a pair of jeans or even a casual skirt depending on your mood. 

Keep your eyes peeled for the next gift guide and be sure to check out my other guides HERE!

For The People That Like to Sweat

Whether you're planning out your New Year's Resolutions, or you're just in need of some new workout gear I've got the perfect gifts for the workout lover in your life. 

I have been seeing these legging and crop bra sets all over Instagram, and I have been dying to try them. (Shout out to @shutthekaleup for starting the Outdoor Voices obsession)

I'm a sucker for a good pair of trainers, and I've had my eyes on these Adidas ever since my dad came home with his own pair of Adidas a few months ago. 

Ok so you've got all this workout gear right? Now you need a cute bag to carry it in. I love this one from lululemon because it kind of gives some Longchamp vibes but is great for your workout clothes as well.

I love my Apple Watch, because it tells me how far I've walked, how many calories I've burned, and so much more. Smart watches are great for tracking fitness as well as assisting you on everyday tasks.

If you are always on the go even after workout classes, bringing along a jacket or sweater is not always a bad idea. I've had my eye on this lululemon number for a few months now.

If you have a friend that is into pilates (or yoga) they are probably obsessed. A.k.a. my roommate and me. You probably also have to hear about how they are always losing their pilates socks. Here is a perfect gift for that friend. 

Hydration is key during a workout. Here are some cute water bottles that are guaranteed to make you look like you know what you are doing.

Here's to the runner in your life. Running with all of the headphone cords swinging around you can be quite difficult. These bluetooth headphones are perfect for the friend who spends their cardio hours running.

Keep your eyes peeled for the next gift guide and be sure to check out my other guides HERE!