Black Benak's Holiday 2015 Gift Guide

The holidays are here and the shopping frenzy has begun. Sometimes finding the right gift guide is just as hard as finding the right gift.  We decided to make a life a little easier and combine all of our favorite gifts onto one list; we even threw in a couple of holiday tips for good measure.

Happy Shopping! 


For the Hostess:

-Tea Tower
We love the idea of a tea tower during the holidays to keep your gracious host prepared for all of those out of town guests

-Anthropologie Fir & Firewood Candle
This candle smells like the perfect dose of Christmas without being overdone and who doesn't appreciate a candle during the season of constant entertaining?

A chalkboard cheeseboard is a fun addition to any party!

Holiday Tip #1: Instead of struggling to wrap garland perfectly around your staircase banister, run it down the length of your table and use it as a centerpiece.


For the Jetsetter:

-Dry Bar "Escape Plan" Travel Set
Dry Bar products are our absolute favorite and traveling with them sounds delightful.

-Reversible Faux Leather Tote & Wristlet
Every girl can use an extra tote in her life and this one comes in a variety of gorgeous neutrals she could pair with any outfit.

-Sonoma Lavender Neck Pillow
We all know no one really enjoys traveling but if we had one of Nordstrom's limited edition lavender neck pillows we would not be complaining.

-Laundress Travel Pack
It's hard to keep your clothes looking fresh when traveling but this little pack helps you remove stains, keep creases away and includes a bag for dirty clothes!

Holiday Tip #2: This tip goes out to all the over packers out there- pack your bags, then take 30% back out.  You’re life will be so much easier if you can lighten your load. Don’t forget to sign up for TSA Precheck so you can get through security as quickly as possible! 


For the Glamour Girl:

-A Book of Masks
We love the idea of masks for everything from under eye to laugh lines all in one package.

-Silk Pillowcases
Prevents bed head, facial lines and wrinkles and comes in beautiful colors. Sign us up!

-Rosewater Facial Spray
Whether your skin is dry or you need an afternoon pick me up, the rosewater facial spray with cure what ails you without messing up your make up!


For the Guys:

- Carry-On Cocktail Kit
The best way to get through a long flight? A good cocktail.

-Mophie Case
Keeping your phone charged without having to think about it sounds like a great gift to us!

-Bluetooth Earphones
No tangle, no awkwardly long cord and great sound. Meet your new best friend.

Holiday Tip #3:  Holding a Secret Santa or drawing names is a much easier way to give gifts within large families (or groups of friends) without the stress of having to buy something to everyone. One awesome gift and you're done!

Posted on December 16, 2015 .