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Fashion / Holiday

25 Days of Great Gifting Day 8

Bailey McCarthy

BY // 12.08.14
Designer Bailey McCarthy and her family
Designer Bailey McCarthy and her family

Bailey McCarthy is a design blogger (see Peppermint Bliss) store owner (see Biscuit) and decorator. Her colorful, whimsical and preppy decor ideas are brilliantly happy – it is no wonder she has been featured in decor mags galore. For Bailey, the holidays bring to mind warmth, thus here are her Warm & Toasty picks for a joyful gifting season.

What is your favorite thing about the holiday season?

That delicious smells, cozy time, and booziness become high priorities. Also, I am experiencing my first Christmas with a three year old child who totally gets it, and I highly recommend it. If you have access to a toddler, Christmas with them.

What is the worst gift someone has given you?

My high-school boyfriend gave me a pen. I was hoping for jewelry, or a promise of his undying love – not something that said “welcome to the firm!”

Who is the hardest person to shop for each year? 

Holiday Gifting

  • Loeffler Randall - Shoes
  • Bond No 9 - Perfume
  • Cle Du Peau - Lip Gloss
  • Cotton Club
  • Museum of Fine Arts Houston
  • Wayne Smith
  • Cotton Club
  • Mariquite Masterson
  • Loeffler Randall - Clutch
  • Cle Du Peau - Nail Polish
  • Asher Gallery
  • Mariquite Masterson
  • Wayne Smith
  • Elaine Turner - GiGi Flats
  • Oscar De La Renta - Clutch
  • Bond No 9 - Candle
  • Elaine Turner - Felicia Stole in Magenta
  • Oscar De La Renta - Earrings

My mom! I always think I nail it because she is so sweet and always acts excited, but then this year I stumbled upon a gift closet stocked with my past efforts. Womp Womp. I am determined to give her something she won’t want to re-gift this year!

Here – Bailey’s Picks:

1. Camo Duffle 2. Orb Copper Jigger 3. Buffalo Check I-Phone Case 4. Book  5. Gorham Flatware Set 6. DS & Durga Shaving Tonic 7. Cartier Ring 8. Marshmallow Roaster 9. Christmas Memories Book 10. Clare V Clutch 11. Artisan S’mores Kit 12. Children’s Slippers

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