The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide

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Happy Thanksgiving Friends!  If you need a break from the fam or from eating to do a little shopping, then I have you covered!  I have rounded up as much as I can for you between family time and cooking in this complete Christmas gift guide!  I will continue to add and update as I come across great deals!  Happy shopping!

The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide

Old Navy

40% off your entire purchase.  Here are a few pieces I have and a few that I have my eye on.  They have super cute slippers right now for kiddos to!


Currently lots of door buster deals, and I’m sharing a few here!  They are also offering free shipping through the end of the year.


Up to 60% now through CYBER MONDAY!  This is a great time to stock up on the things you’ve had your eye on that might be more than you normally want to spend.  I’ve rounded up some of the items I own from here, as well as pieces that I don’t have but would make great gifts or for you!


Nordstrom Rack

Up to 60% off and FREE SHIPPING all weekend long.


Get 25% off your purchase with code DEALWITHIT!  It includes some of their amazing denim too!


Ever Skin

If you haven’t tried Ever Skin yet, now is your chance!  SO many great deals this weekend.  All of these would make great options for the beauty lover on your list!  Ever is a relatively new skin care and make up line that uses good for you ingredients with PROVEN results! I’m new to using their products but there are already several that I’m loving, all linked for you below!

20% off $200 or more (code:  CHEERS20)

15% off $150 or more (code:  CHEERS15)

%10 off $100 or more (code:  CHEERS10)

Guys, this one is a no brainer!  Grab it for your mom, wife, or sister and you’re already done with the shopping!  It comes with a staple pair of Stella and Dot earrings!

Emily from Emmy Lou Styles shares her top Black Friday 2018 picks from Ever Skin. |  | The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide featured by top Missouri life and style blogger, Emmy Lou Styles: shine on gift set

Shine on giftset


Ever’s Lavish Body Butter had a 2,000 person waitlist when it came out a couple of years ago.  Your dry winter skin will thank you if you put this on after your shower!  It’s thick, but not greasy and the scent is fresh and subtle!  This little set is the perfect stocking stuffer!

Emily from Emmy Lou Styles shares her fave finds from Ever Skin a Stella and Dot brand. | The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide featured by top Missouri life and style blogger, Emmy Lou Styles: Ever mini polish set

Mini Polish / Mini Lavish Set

If you’re looking for a great facial oil that isn’t greasy and works wonders, you MUST try the Overnight Facial by Ever.

Emily from Emmy Lou Styles shares her favorite Ever Skin products including the Overnight Facial. |  | The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide featured by top Missouri life and style blogger, Emmy Lou Styles: Ever mini polish set: Ever Overnight Facial

Overnight Facial

A great neutral plumping lip gloss for all skin tones!  This would make a great stocking stuffer!

Emily from Emmy Lou Styles shares her favorite finds from Ever Skin. |  | The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide featured by top Missouri life and style blogger, Emmy Lou Styles: Ever mini polish set: Flash lip gloss

Flash Lip Gloss


JCrew is currently running 50% off your entire purchase with code TGIF!  I have really been loving their stuff lately.  I snagged a couple of things recently that I think you will love too – all linked for you below!

JCrew Factory

JCrew Factory is currently . 40-50% off now thru 11/26!  So many great pieces for the ENTIRE fam.  Use code:  ADD2CART

Forever 21

Save an extra 50% off sale items right now!


Currently 25% off EVERYTHING with code EPIC!



20% off + Free shipping! Use code: 3240 . This is your holiday outfit HQ for your littles (and you too)!  So many great inexpensive coordinating and matching pieces for your littles!


Get 30% off your ENTIRE purchase this weekend!  This is a great place to look for unique gifts for the coworkers, teachers, and friends on your list!

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A Gift Guide For Him

When I decided to do this blog post, I thought what better way to write it than to go right to the source!  If you have followed me on IG for awhile now, you know my hubs occasionally makes an appearance on my stories with his #dadstyles so he was more than willing to give me his two cents on his fave gadgets and gizmos.  This guy researches things for endless amounts of time before making a decision, so you can trust that a lot of thought went into these purchases before he ever made them!  I hope they alleviate some stress and give you more time back in your life while shopping for all the men in your lives!

A gift guide for all of the men on your shopping list!

Cast Iron Skillet

Why I love it – “It will never wear out. Dry it and put some oil on it when you’re done using it and it will last forever. Super versatile – cooktop, oven, put it on the grill. Favorite things to do with it – cast iron chicken legs, sear and bake steaks, and make jumbo chocolate chip cookies.”

Emily from Emmy Lou Styles shares popular gifts for the guys in your life with this cast iron skillet.

Cast Iron Skilet

Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker

Why I love it – “You literally cannot overcook a steak. Uses a water bath to bring your food to the exact right temperature and then it stays there. Can sit in the bath for hours before you eat.”

Emily from Emmy Lou Styles shares a gift guide for guys featuring the Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker

Sous Vide


Pelican Elite Soft Cooler

Emily from Emmy Lou Styles shares a gift guide for guys which includes the Pelican Elite Soft Cooler.


Why I love – “It’s basically a yeti with a better color scheme- black. Fits a case of cans and plenty of ice (or ice packs) easily.”

Carhartt Legacy Gear Bag 23 inch

Why it’s awesome – “It’s super strong nylon, like having a leather bag that’ll last your lifetime at a fraction of the cost. Roomy enough to pack everything I needed for a three day weekend. Can carry it on.”

Emily from Emmy Lou Styles shares her gift guide for the guy in your life featuring this Carhartt Legacy Gear Bag

Carhartt Bag

OGIO Renegade RSS Day Pack

Why I love it – “Super comfortable on the shoulders. This was our day bag in Europe. Has a compartment where your laptop can go that’s totally safe.”

Emily from Emmy Lou Styles shares her gift ideas for guys including this OGIO Renegade Backpack



Arctic Ice Chillin Brew Series

Why I love it – “It’s way different than ice. Add to your cooler with ice and the ice will last waaaaaay longer.”

Emily from Emmy Lou Styles shares her holiday gift guide for guys featuring the chillin brew for his cooler.

Artic Ice 

iPhone Charger, Anker PowerLine

Why I love it:  “We’ve had every type of fake Apple charge cable under the sun. This one is the best.”

Emily from Emmy Lou Styles shares unique gift ideas for guys including this phone charging cable by Anker.

Charging Cable

All-new Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – Smart speaker with Alexa

Why I love it:  “We play music on this thing every morning. And the kids love telling it to tell jokes.”

Emily from Emmy Lou Styles shares her gift guide for guys which includes the Amazon Echo Dot.

Amazon Echo Dot

AYL Silicone Cooking Gloves

Why I love it:  “I’m a gadget guy. This is like potholders on steroids. But I can also use when handling raw meats etc. Then you just wash your hands with the gloves on like you’d wash your actual hands.”




Emily from Emmy Lou Styles shares her gift guide for guys which includes these AYL oven gloves.

Oven Gloves

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Women’s Sleepwear Giftables


The older I get, the more I want matching soft and cozy PJ’s.  And with the holidays upon us, I thought it was only appropriate to do a round up of some cute and cozy sleepwear to include on your wish list OR to buy for others.

You can always count on Old Navy to have bright and fun / festive Christmas Jammies.  I snagged these for myself for the holiday season.










Old Navy Thermal Sleep Sets // Under $20 for the set right now!

Thermal Graphic Tee

Patterned Thermal Sleep Leggings


I love Target’s Gilligan O’malley brand PJ’s.  They are soft and hold up pretty well for the price.

Gilligan O’Malley Pajama Set $12

So last Christmas the hubs + kids got me the SOFTEST PJ’s that I own.  The brand is Shimera (purchased from Nordstrom Rack) and seriously they are the softest thing I own.  I don’t have this set shown below, but I promise you they are soft.

Shimera Easy Knit Pajama Set via Nordstrom Rack // $40


Another fave of mine are the Make+Model fleece joggers at Nordstrom.  These are SO comfy.  Several colors on sale now!

Make+Model Fleece Joggers via Nordstrom

And last but not least, did you know that Sam Edelman also carries amazing pajamas besides shoes??  Well, it’s true!  I own this cute bird print but there are a few other options on sale right now too.  These would be under $30!

Sam Edelman PJ Short Set

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Black Friday Sales

Happy Thanksgiving Friends! Nothing special about this post other than me telling YOU what retailers are running so far for the weekend so that YOU can shop from the comfort of your home!

I have created a Black Friday Sales tab here on my site for you to easily shop!  I will be updating it periodically in the coming days as more retailers begin running offers!
How I can help:
  1.  Tune in on my Insta Stories (@emmyloustyles) – for some real time updates all weekend long 🙂
  2. Visit my blog often and navigate to the “Black Friday Sales” tab – I will try to update throughout the weekend.
  3. e-mail me with any questions (
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  Here are a few sales to get you going!
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Target Toddler Faves

We all know Target has insanely cute kids clothes, and since I can’t get enough of said insanely cute kids clothes I thought I’d share my current faves with all of you!

We always buy our kids an outfit to open on Xmas morning in addition to all of the toys, and perhaps some of you do the same.  I can also assure you that if you don’t have kids and are buying for people who do have kids, the parents would FOR SURE appreciate clothes in place of toys for their kiddos.  I’ve included my favorite boy and girl items.  Enjoy!

Let’s start with PJ’s.  You can never have too many of these!  Layla is almost 4 and is super into My Little Pony right now (as most 4 y/o’s are).  I don’t love characters plastered on everything, but on pajamas you can’t resist.  Henry is 15 months and his fave book is Brown Bear Brown Bear – how perfect are these?!  They also have a Goodnight Moon version and a Where the Wild Things Are – FYI.










Brown Bear Brown Bear Pajamas / / My Little Pony Pajamas

The Cat & Jack graphic tees say the cutest most meaningful things and have cute prints too.  These are perfect for daycare and super cheap!

Be Kind Graphic Tee // Bee Strong Tee

Outerwear is another thing little ones always seem to need.  Fluctuating temps call for different levels of layers!  Can we just admire this vintage looking vest for a minute?!

  Zip Up Sherpa Hoodie / / Sherpa Puffer Vest / / Plaid Dress Coat 

Alright, so “fancy” clothes aren’t something kids need a ton of, but they are always so fun to buy!  Layla has this mustard dress and it looks so cute paired with those tights (check my IG feed).

Yellow Dress with navy bow / / Cat & Jack Polka Dot Tights / / Red+Pink plaid flutter sleeve dress / / Red Pom Pom Flats

This adorable plaid blazer is only $20!  And the plaid pants are so great too (just not all together at once) haha.  A simple solid v-neck sweater would look so cute with those pants.

Plaid Pants / / Red Sweater / / Plaid Blazer


Happy Shopping, friends!


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