It's finally here! I've spent the last month and a half preparing content for this holiday gift guide and I am beyond excited to share it with you.
In this Holiday gift guide, you'll find a brief description of each of the 18 businesses below along with gift suggestions. Read carefully and you'll find out when the giveaways are happening for those who are participating in that.
*This holiday gift guide post is sponsored by all of the local businesses you will find below. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
G Michael Salon
If you've been following me, you probably knew that G Michael Salon would be in this gift guide. I collaborate with their team on a variety of projects and truly just love them and the relationship I've built. Their salon has a very upscale, cool vibe and their blowouts come with a hand and arm massage using Oribe lotion, of course. Treat someone special to services at G Michael with a gift card or give the gift of amazing Oribe products from them. Stay tuned for their giveaway with me on December 23rd. I can assure you, you won't want to miss it.
Magnolia Boutique is an online only retailer with some of the best pieces! I know some of their models personally and every time I've worked with this company, they are just so kind and genuine. The cardigan I am featuring is an easy gift for anyone on your list. It comes in a variety of colors and you could pair it with a cozy blanket scarf just like I did. This is definitely a place to check out for mom, sister, daughter, girlfriends, etc. You really can't go wrong with any of their items (clearly since I've styled a variety from them). Use the code CYBER30 today for 30% off and you'll receive the beanie I'm wearing with a purchase over $50.
The Mae is located close to Butler and next door to Cafe Patachou so I was in love already. In talking with the owner, Korie, I learned that The Mae is so much more than just a salon. Korie believes in utilizing inner beauty to shine through the outside. She realized that she wanted to be in this industry when she understood that she could make people feel good. The Mae is a B-corporation which means they are a for-profit company that gives back every quarter focusing on women's empowerment. Korie believes in "changing the world, one head of hair at a time." You will find Ambre blends, essential oils, great products, and above all a truly positive atmosphere at The Mae. A gift card from them would be on my wish list. Stay tuned for a giveaway on December 14th.
I first learned about Lesley Jane when I was invited to an influencer event in October. Little did I know what a great partnership that would turn into. Lesley is this trendy, chic, kind woman with the desire to bring something different to Zionsville and the Indy area with unique brands you won't find at other local boutiques. Along side her is Meryl who is just as sophisticated and shares Lesley's vision. They have brands that are exclusive to Indiana, plus other designers that just bring something different to the "boutique" table. Their holiday dresses are lovely, as Mer would say and you really need to check them out. You can use my code TRENDYLJB20 for 20% off in store and online. A gift card for the fashionista in your life would be perfect. Stay tuned for their giveaway with me on December 1st.
One of Indy's premiere jewelers is none other than Reis Nichols. You hear the holiday commercials about jewelry gifting for the holidays, and Reis Nichols would truly be my go to for these momentous pieces. They have some of the most amazing collections brought in by their elite jewelry buyers. Details on what I'm wearing are shown below.
Armenta Old World Crivelli Earrings: Blackened sterling silver and 18K yellow gold Old World crivelli fringe chandelier earrings featuring 36 round cut champagne diamonds weighing .14 ctw and two pear-shaped white sapphires.
Armenta Old World Crivelli Fringe Tassel Necklace: Blackened sterling silver and 18K yellow gold Old World crivelli fringe tassel necklace featuring ten champagne diamonds weighing .06 ctw. The necklace is adjustable from 28-30" in length.
Armenta Old World Pave Ring: One blackened sterling silver Old World pave scroll ring. The ring features bezel set color change garnet, white sapphires, and champagne diamonds.
Mizuki Pearl & Diamond Leather Necklace/Wrap Bracelet: 14K yellow gold and black leather pearl and diamond necklace. This necklace can be converted into a wrap bracelet.
*Some of the above images were taken by Mandy (@mandyhafner).
St. Elmo's Steak House
I can recall numerous family celebrations at St. Elmo's, always including stories from my dad about Harry and Izzy sitting at the bar of this infamous Indy restaurant. The atmosphere is this upscale, old-age Indy vibe complete with Hoosier hospitality. Gift cards to St. Elmo's are great for couples who you know just deserve a nice date night. Or if you're like our family, then cocktail sauce is a staple item at your holiday gatherings and you could take that as your contribution to the party! Check out their other two restaurants: Harry and Izzy's and Burger Study.
Closet Candy Boutique
Honestly, their name couldn't be anymore perfect. Each time I bring home a new CCB piece, I think my closet actually looks a little happier. If you want basic pieces that never go out of style, CCB is for you. They also have trendy pieces (like this black jacket) that can be worn so many ways. Their staff is seriously awesome and Chris, President and CEO, is so down-to-earth and all around cool. They just opened a store front in Clay Terrace this year. Their pieces are very affordable which I definitely appreciate. You can use my code TRENDYCCB to shop anytime.
The Standard Threads
I started working with The Standard Threads a little over a month ago and my collaborations with them have been wonderful. I've loved my pieces each time and the package always comes with a handwritten thank you note which I think goes a long way. Check them out for the girls in your life who love their basics and use my code TRENDYIN15 at checkout. My giveaway with them will be on December 5th.
The Voom Room
Located on Indy's west side in Speedway, The Voom Room combines edgy and urban in this full service salon. It's located right off Main Street which means you'll drive by the Speedway to get there, so they were cool before I walked in the door because I love the Indy 500. They have an esthetician on site, products for purchase, and awesome hair services. I'm going back for the holiday spice facial soon and seriously can't wait. Check them out for gift cards to pamper your loved ones or products like the Lavender Mint gift set I'll be giving away on December 4th. Make sure to check them out in December for Bubbly Friday's complete with champagne and airbrush makeup if you choose for just $35.
Sweet Olive and Company
Sweet Olive started as a salon in Franklin about 2 years ago. They added the boutique side and since then have opened 3 other boutique only locations (click here for all locations in Indy). Sweet Olive has the perfect pieces for almost any age woman in your life. They have a somewhat southern inspired styled, but also have cute gifts like handmade mugs and wine glasses. One of the owners and I went to high school together and shared many memories in show choir. Use the code TRENDYININDY15 to shop anytime. I'll be doing a giveaway with them on December 17th.
Imagine a bridal store with beautiful dresses, great service, great prices, and the ability to take the dress with you on the same day. LUXEredux is a retailer that offers sample gowns from well-known designers that many brides might find more affordable than a traditional bridal store. The gowns at LUXEredux are also available in an online inventory so that brides can shop across the US. I did a styled photoshoot with them recently and visited their location in Indy so I can attest to just how beautiful their selection is. Know someone getting married? A gift card would be perfect. Even if they don't find their dress at LUXEredux, this retailer offers beautiful bridal accessories. Stay tuned for my giveaway on Sunday, December 3rd.
Suite Little Muse/Suite Escape Beauty
This quaint salon/boutique will always hold a special place in my heart as they were one of my first collaborations when I started this journey. Their space is located downtown Fishers and it's just adorable. Suite Little Muse is actually a boutique located within Suite Escape Beauty. It's kind of a one-stop-shop for your holiday shopping if you're looking to give the gift of fashion and beauty. Their owner Kylee is such a sweetheart which always make my experience there so fun. They have some pretty cool gift sets that I would suggest checking out as pictured above. On the boutique side, they have some great pieces that are budget friendly (click here, here, and here). I will be giving away a gift set and free haircut on December 6th.
My happy place. Shred415 is one of those places where I can compete with myself, push myself, get away from my phone, and focus on my physical (and sometimes mental) health for one whole hour. All of the instructors at Shred rock and are 100% motivating the entire time. This is not your average gym, that's for sure. You might think it's kind of funny to give someone a gym membership for Christmas, but if someone paid for mine even for just one month, I know I would be thankful. If you want to read more on my personal experience with Shred, click here.
Brick Street Boutique
Located on Indy's southside in downtown Franklin, Brick Street Boutique has something for every kind of style. They definitely have a rustic vibe going on, but you'll also find some Free People favorites in the mix. Brick Street is so much more than just clothing. They have purses, jewelry, candles, and other items that make great gifts. Stay tuned for a giveaway with them on December 10th.
Sloane Jewelry Design
I've wanted to work with Sloane for some time now so I'm glad the timing finally worked out for us. Sloane Jewelry Design features handcrafted pieces that are made here in Indianapolis. You can find her pieces in various stores throughout the United States which I think is just the coolest. Her designs combine elements of simple-uniqueness to create statement pieces you can wear any time. I'm featuring a necklace here that is made with 14 carat gold fill and opal (so stunning). Sloane's pricing is extremely affordable making her pieces perfect for stocking stuffers or tree gifts. My giveaway will be on December 7th.
Trisha Fish- YoungLiving
Trisha and I have known each other since 2016 when she did my first ever lash extensions. Since then, she has reshaped my brows and helped me find YoungLiving oils. These oils have now become a part of my daily life. I love that they are a natural way to aid with the everyday aches and pains, illnesses, and just overall healthy living. Trish is kind of an oil rockstar (and brow rock star, too), but you should definitely reach out to her with questions on these. I'm thinking about getting my mom the starter kit for Christmas and that's a gift that keeps on giving! This giveaway is happening on November 30th.
LipSense- Sarah Eyrich
If you've been living under a rock this last year, then maybe you haven't heard about this lip-changing (haha) product. In all seriousness, LipSense is pretty cool in the way it stays all day and doesn't even come off on my water bottle or coffee mug (or when I blow my nose 35 times a day from being sick)! I'm wearing the color Plum and am truly just in love. Contact Sarah on Instagram or Facebook for more details. The beauty lover in your life would be so excited to find LipSense in their stocking.
I first partnered with Hoosier Proud for this post in February. They have the best Indy gear! You can get vintage Butler Apparel (and other schools like IU and Purdue) at Hoosier Proud's website. Tees from them make the perfect gift for college students, Indiana lovers, and Hoosiers of all kinds.
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Indy is FILLED with local businesses that make this city all that it is. Shop local for the holidays this year. Always feel free to reach out if you need a recommendation from this Holiday Gift Guide. If I don't have one, I am sure I can find someone that does.