Galentine’s Gifts

Galentine’s Gifts

Happy February everyone! Today’s focus is on the girls in your life – mom, sister, girlfriend, your child’s teacher, any girl – we have brought together a list of gifts that (we think) any girl would like to get. So go ahead and email this post to your significant other, buy for yourself, or buy for someone else!

  • Personalized Stationery – We absolutely love the work the Ansley does at Ellington Paper Co! We have gotten a number of paper goods through her etsy shop and have loved each and every piece. We are so excited to team up with her for a giveaway! Head to our instagram to see how to enter to win personalize stationery! You could enter to win a custom suite of notecards, enclosure cards, and a notepad (see some of her work below)
    Lip Gloss Set – It’s no secret that we love Tarte Cosmetics – we think this gloss set would be perfect for any girl!
    Scrunchies – These scrunchies are not only beautiful but they are so gentle on your hair!
    Headband – This beautiful blush and pearl headband would easily dress up any outfit!
    Scarf – The color, the extra large size, the fringe edges… we can’t decide what we love most about this scarf!
    Sugarfina Candy Set – Who wouldn’t want this adorable candy set?!
    Fontana Candle – These non toxic candles make a great gift for anyone! Give the gift of a fresh scent and clean air!
    Clutch – This clutch (it comes in rose gold too) would make a great addition to any closet! Run fast to get this, it’s on sale AND we have a discount code for you! Type in themeridianbliss at checkout to receive free shipping
    Clay Facial Mask (amazon link here!)- Between the cold, dry weather and always wearing a mask, we know that our skin could use a little more TLC these days!
    Heart Mug – We have all the heart eyes for this darling heart mug!

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him

With Valentine’s Day just under 3 weeks away we wanted to share some gift ideas if you are shopping for a special man in your life! Since having kids, this holiday has a completely different meaning but this year we really want to show our hubs some love. See our top Valentine’s Day gifts for him below…hope this helps spark some ideas!

A new pair of sport slides!
Cashmere fringe scarf!
Soft and smooth new beanie
Can never go wrong with a quarter zip!
A jerky heart from Man Crates!
These Lululemon joggers are always a good idea
Star Wars fan? Look no further.
3 pack of Ralph Lauren boxer briefs

Buy some candy, this cute gift bag w/ tissue paper and you are all set!

TMB Gift Guide: Last minute gifts

TMB Gift Guide: Last minute gifts

Anyone else still need to pick up a couple gifts? Hoping it’s not just me! If you still need ideas for someone on your list, you are in luck! We are rounding up our top “last minute gifts” for those tricky people to shop for! Some of these are still able to be delivered by Christmas but if not, choose curbside pick up! Hope this helps!

  • Games are always a great gift-for any age! Our favorites are Sequence or Othello
  • Battery operated wine opener ….this would be my fave gift! ha!
  • An egg bite maker is the perfect gift for someone who likes to meal prep!
  • Waterproof and Bluetooth speaker, perfect for by the beach or pool!
  • Love this brand of body cream-it’s super moisturizing and perfect for the season!
  • Serving tray that is great for indoor or outdoor hosting
  • Sleek travel anywhere mug – leakproof, always a must!
  • DIY sushi kit! A fun alternative to ordering out!

TMB Gift Guide: for the hostess

TMB Gift Guide: for the hostess

Even though holiday parties may not be happening as they usually do this year, you still may be attending some type of gathering in the coming days/weeks. In which case you’ll need a gift for the hostess. If you are hunkering down at home, then you are the host… in which case you’ll need to get yourself a hostess gift! Regardless, it sounds like you will need a gift for the hostess. We have rounded up our top gifts, ranging from pretty general to more personal and varying in prices – you are sure to find a gift here that you might need!

  1. Personalized Recipe Board – add a family recipe to this board to make it a cherished family heirloom
  2. Cocktail. Napkins – how clever are these August Morgan hemstitched cotton cocktail napkins? we love them all, but these might be our favorite!
  3. Sparkling Rose Gummy Bears – gummy bears + sparkling rose – we love these treats!
  4. Hand Towel – we adore the vibrant detail and embroidery on this hand towel
  5. Marble Wine Chiller – sophisticated, classic, and practical. this wine chiller is a no brainer!
  6. Pink Grapefruit Soap & Lotion – the perfect gift set that any hostess would be thrilled to receive.
  7. Snake Plant – give the gift of clean air! not only is this plant beautiful and SO easy to take care of, it helps filter out toxins in the air
  8. Extra Virgin Olive Oil Set – this Greek olive oil set would be a luxurious gift for anyone who enjoys cooking
  9. Wine Carafe – the oak stopper on this carafe give it an upscale look without the price tag
  10. Throw Blanket – this chunky knit throw is perfect for cozy nights at home
  11. Rattan Candlestick – perfect for a centerpiece or a mantle, these candlesticks are a showstopper

TMB Gift Guide: For Caregivers

TMB Gift Guide: For Caregivers

They are the ones who watch your kids, teach your kids, care for your kids so spoiling them with gifts is definitely necessary this time of year! If you haven’t guessed it by now, today we are rounding up gifts for caregivers. This can be anyone from a nanny, teacher, daycare worker, neighbor…you get the idea!

This year we decided to put together gift bags for our caregivers. We bought these adorable gift bags and tissue paper from Target and filled them with some of our favorite things. We started with this lip set from Tarte Cosmetics. We love Tarte Cosmetics because it’s a clean brand; free of parabens and mineral oil and it’s also cruelty free. We also added this Essential Oils Shower Steamer to each bag. These make your shower feel like a spa! It’s a eucalyptus and mint scent and makes your shower feel so luxurious! Lastly, we added this face mask to each gift bag. It’s a single use mask that moisturizers, de-puffs, and diminishes dark spots. We hope these bags put a smile on their faces and make them feel special and pampered…they deserve it!

Some other ideas for caregivers and ones we have gifted in the past included:

  • This luxurious body lotion. It’s lightweight but still extremely moisturizing and perfect for this dry weather season.
  • We love this gloss and face mask from Sephora!
  • Gifting a scarf is always a safe bet and this one is a wear-with-everything scarf!
  • A travel-size organic hand sanitizer blended would be the perfect little add-on this year. We love that this one is hydrating and protective and still cleans!
  • We own this plush throw blanket in multiple colors-it’s so comfy and cozy!
  • Makeup Eraser Set: These sized-down cloths remove 100% of your makeup with just water! They last so long, too!
  • Personalized note cards with envelopes-we love this small business!
  • Visa, Target gift card, or a gift card to their favorite restaurant (that’s open for take-out!) would also be a great gift

We hope this list was helpful!!

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

Yesterday we shared a handful of items that you could gift yourself this holiday season & today is all about giving to others! It is so easy to get wrapped up in all the things that we want but it is SO important to GIVE to others. Today we are focusing on the mail carriers and delivery workers of all kinds. The amount of packages that we get is ridiculous. When we were renovating our master, our contractor even mentioned that he had never been to a house where so many packages were delivered regularly… sorry Rob!

With the amount of deliveries that people get it’s hard to thank everyone, some come everyday and some less frequently. We started making a basket for delivery workers and have added items that they can easily grab while they drop a package at our front door. While this is not a new tradition for us, what is new is the adorable sign we got this year! While ordering my Christmas Cards I saw this sweet little sign that I thought would be perfect for our gift basket set up. I was so excited when it came in the mail – it was just what I wanted. If you order now, you will receive a digital download – so it will be ready to go at an easy click of a button!

The boys helped me put the treat basket together this year. We had so much fun AND they learned an important lesson about giving back – a win, win! If you are interested in more ways to give back this holiday season – we have a post coming mid December about that, so be on the lookout!

TMB Gift Guide: for yourself

TMB Gift Guide: for yourself

We’ve heard it over and over this year, 2020 has been quite the year. And you *almost* made it through… celebrate by buying something for YOURSELF this holiday season! Whether you have adjusted to working from home, learning how to be mom & teacher, or both – you deserve a little (or big) treat. So we’ve rounded up a number of our favorite items and some that are on our wishlists. Happy shopping!

  1. Silk Pillowcase – improve your skin and my hair while you’re sleeping! I have and LOVE!
  2. T3 Products – we could talk all day about the convertible collection for curling irons and wands and the hair dryer
  3. Cashmere Sweater – such a great investment piece
  4. Silhouette Charm Necklace – the SWEETEST necklace to remember your precious babies little silhouettes, yes please!
  5. YSL Bag – this purse will never go out of style an the black hardware means it pairs with all metals easily
  6. Glycolic Acid Peel Pads – a daily at-home spa treatment that targets fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and imperfections!
  7. Mason Pearson Brush – I am obsessed with this luxurious brush! Worth. Every. Penny.
  8. Always Pan – this pan has been all the rage and we definitely want to see what all the hype is about!
  9. Dazzle Dry Nails – since purchasing this system over the summer, my nails have never not been painted – to say that I love this product is an understatement
  10. Pajama Set – I love a good pajama set and these feel like butter!

TMB Gift Guide: For Him

TMB Gift Guide: For Him

Today we are talking about one of the most important on your holiday shopping list….a gift for him. Boyfriend? Husband? Fiance´? We got you covered here!

  • Our favorite wrinkle resistant shirt from Mizzen + Main. This blue and red plaid shirt is a staple.
  • Outdoor heater would make the perfect gift-especially these days! So many outside hang outs with neighbors and friends, this is needed for the winter months!
  • For the guy who loves his deep fried food! This deep fryer would be a great gift.
  • Does your guy have a special flag or keepsakes that needs framing? Framebridge does vintage flags, golf flags, college flags, and so much more!

Other gifts to note:

  • Beard oil-for those lovely quarantined beards
  • So Labs watch-love that this is a local Chicago brand. There are limited edition pieces this gift would be ideal for watch lovers who want to switch up the norm with something a bit more funky.
  • A new winter hat: love this one or pick one with his favorite sports team!
  • A new chef knife would make a great gift for a guy who loves the kitchen!

TMB Holiday Gift Guide: For The Couple

TMB Holiday Gift Guide: For The Couple

This weeks gift guide is focusing on what to buy for a couple.. any couple! A couple that is just dating, an engaged or newly married couple, a couple with children or a couple who are empty nesters. It can be such a challenge to buy for a couple because, well, guys and girls just want different things! We have rounded up 15 gifts (at varying price ranges and interests) that we think would make any couple happy. We hope this gift guide helps you buy for your brother and his fiance .. or whatever couple you need to buy for!

  1. 1. Yeti Cooler – the perfect gift for anyone! Male, female, old, young – all would appreciate this gift.
    2. Door Mat – a personalized door mat makes a great gift, especially for new homeowners!
    3. Cheese Board – this stunning Mark & Graham cheese board would be a showstopper when hosting
    4. Fire Pit – perfect for having a small socially distance gatherings during the cold months
    5. Organic Spa Robes – who doesn’t love hotel robes? added perk, you can personalize them!
    6. Door Wreath – personalized, lamb’s-ear, & a beautiful bow – what more could you want in a door wreath?
    7. Personalized Golf Balls – any golf lovers? these personalized balls would be so fun to gift a golf loving couple
    8. Date Night – the gift of time is the best gift! Offer to babysit and treat the couple to a dinner out, sounds like a dream to this mom!
    9. Wine – a nice bottle of wine is always a great idea, don’t know their favorite – give them your favorite! Here is one of our favorite wineries!
    10. Picnic Basket – packed with everything you need for a picnic, this would be perfect to *eventually* take to Ravina (Chicago friends)
    11. Hammock – the perfect gift for the outdoorsy couple, it fits two people!
    12. Cold Brew Coffee Maker – any coffee lovers?! add in some nice coffee beans and you’ve got yourself a great gift!
    13. Beach Theme – throw this towel, this sunscreen, a beach mat, and a wet bag into this personalized beach bag and this would be a perfect gift
    14. Coffee Table Book – this one is about Chicago, but get one that is city specific for your couple!
    15. Custom Map Coasters – a creative way of holding special places close to your heart

What are some couple gift ideas that you have given (or received)?! Comment below to let us know!

TMB Holiday Gift Guide: For the Parents/In-Laws

TMB Holiday Gift Guide: For the Parents/In-Laws

This week is all about mom and dad! For me, this category can be hard because truthfully I think parents can be tough to buy for! The constant question that runs through my head is “what do they even want?!” I want their gift to be thoughtful and from the heart yet enjoyed by them! I’ve complied a list of gifts from the past, some that I have my eye on for this year, and ones that girlfriends have suggested and would really recommend of any these for the parents in your life!

Hope this guide helps you buy for the mom/dad/step-parents/in-laws in your life!