Ya’ll it felt like Christmas this morning knowing you received my inaugural gift guide today!  I hope you love it as much as Paloma, my sidekick, and I didl. For weeks we’ve researched and designed a magazine-quality publication. Every single gift is meaningful and we’ve done a great job, I think, in covering everyone on your list. We’ve also featured two fabulous Merry Makers – Mallory Dougherty and Brittany Rico, who turned their passion for the beautiful and stylish into their livelihood.

But wait, there’s more. Follow me here and on Instagram where I will share more ideas as we curate joyful giving this holiday season. If you love being in the know before anyone else – then sign up for my Text Club. Text the word TWIST to 844-675-0483 where I share fun tips, printables, and promotions. I share no more than four texts per month.

Here’s how to use the guide:

  1. Scroll through each page of the Melissa the Merrier Gift Guide below. If you see something you like click on the photo and it will take you to the gift guide on my LiketoKnow.it with shopping links. So easy!
  2. Download the guide here to save on your phone or PC so you can access it while you are shopping. Be sure to act fast as many of the gifts we’ve sourced may sell out due to retail shortages.
  3. You can also shop the guides directly from my ShopLTK (this works on desktop or the mobile app). Here is the link: Shop HWT LTK.

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Dreaming of chilly mornings? With three fun, removable pom-poms the Chic Tweak Knit Beanie can suit your look or your vibe. And for evenings around the firepit making S’mores, you’ll reach for Dennis Basso’s Hotel Du Cobb Oversized Throw. I have several of his luxurious throws and they make great gifts.

Everyone needs a super soft set of PJs and Peace, Love, World French Terry delivers. Each set comes with fun sayings like, “I’ll see you in my dreams.” And, don’t forget about a delicious scented candle with her initial from Pottery Barn. During my recent travels to Maine, I found this set of gloves in a little boutique and they were a lifesaver. Lined with fleece they kept my hands warm during my daily walks. They also come with a matching hat. Every girl needs a cashmere sweater and JCrew has this one in 25 colors! Smell amazing as you snuggle under the covers after spritzing Juliette Has a Gun a minimal, elegant, and pure fragrance. And to complete the cozy day at home, you need a cute pair of Draper James slippers.

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Shopping for a young gal can be hard, but these fabulous gifts will be sure to spoil her. Krewe Sunglasses, Ali + Bess gold bracelet stack, a new Gucci keyring, or a pouch from Stoney Clover Lane would be a great addition to her accessories collection. If she’s into home decor, try this Jonathan Adler Glitter Jar, beautiful drinkware from Anthropologie, or a Limited Edition Nest Candle. If she just moved into her own apartment, consider gifting her a pair of Print Fresh Pajamas and Mini Uggs for cozy nights at home.

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If the man in your life loves to golf or be active, gift them with a Peter Millar Quarter Zip and matching Performance Polo with Lululemon Shorts. Add in a pair of Hoka Running Shoes that are great for working out or everyday activities.

This Putting Green is top-rated from Amazon. Throw in this Range Finder and it’s the perfect gift to up his game. AirPods are a great gift if he needs to upgrade his headphones. This Whiskey/Cigar Glass is a fun splurge he wouldn’t buy himself. A Ballpark Coffee Table Book would look amazing in his home office. Bombas Holiday Socks are the little luxuries he never knew he needed.

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If you’re shopping for a beauty lover, look no further. It’s best to gift them a splurge item they wouldn’t ordinarily buy for themselves.  Chanel perfume or bronzer would make a lavish gift. Or perhaps this Gucci bronzer with a limited-edition Charlotte Tilbury eye palette to match. For lips, this YSL red lipstick is stunning, or this Charlotte Tilbury lip kit. If they love skincare, consider La Mer (truly a splurge) or this Tatcha giftset.

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GrandMillennials love their cocktails. Set a saucy mood with luxury place cards, and add the whimsy of Caspari Happy Hour napkins when you hand out your drinks. You know Grandmillennials also brought back the popularity of the handwritten note, right? These Je T’aime Notecards from Dear Annabelle are a modern twist for sure. As you write your notes, sip tea from Tory Burch’s lettuce teapot and cup set. And, let’s not forget to do a little needlework with a personalized embroidery towel kit from Hibiscus Linens.

Grandmillennials love creature comforts and these gorgeous retro-inspired Birdies house slippers are on-trend. She can snuggle up with a collectible tin of chocolates from Louis Sherry. We know bows are the mascot of the millennial and these emerald green bow earrings from Draper James will make her eyes sparkle. And we can’t forget she’s a cat lover and needs this puzzle.

I want you to meet two Fort Worth female entrepreneurs – Brittany Rico and Mallory Dougherty with passions for beauty and creativity.

Click the pic to shop Brittany’s monogram collection.

Click the pic to shop Glitter & Gold.


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The all-new Echo Show 8 can pull up recipes, make video calls with Grandma for her gravy recipes, turn on the front porch lights, and cue up the next episode of Yellowstone quicker than you can say, spaghetti. Cutting boards for food and cheese displays are a must – how about personalizing them? Cook a big pot of soup and use the chalkboard lid on the slow-cooker so guests know what’s inside.

For the adventurous baker how about a French Tart Making Kit. And if Bundt cakes are her jam, the cake carrier, and digital cake thermometer are the perfect gift. Add a few hot cookbooks of 2021 and you’ll make the cook’s day