SHOP SCENTSY

Hi y’all and welcome back to Alex in Asheville! It’s been a while since you’ve been a while since you’ve seen me on the blog, but I haven’t gone anywhere!

Without further ado, let me introduce to you my favorite thing ever – Scentsy! Are you looking at a loss as to what to get those hard to shop for people in your life? Look no further! I have you covered! Scentsy is your answer!

WHAT IS SCENTSY?

Scentsy is a direct selling company and international leader in home and personal fragrance, offering stylish, innovative and customizable products designed to Warm the Heart, Enliven the Senses and Inspire the Soul. Scentsy products are sold by a network of Scentsy Consultants in 11 countries.

WHAT DOES SCENTSY SELL?

The Scentsy Diffuser instantly fills the air with world-class fragrant all-natural and essential Scentsy Oils, while Scentsy’s flagship product line of scented, wax Scentsy Bars heated in handcrafted warmers provides a safe, personal alternative to traditional candles. Additional product lines include on-the-go fragrances, laundry care, inventive cleaning solutions and luxurious personal care products for women, men and kids — all featuring exclusive Scentsy fragrance.

WHAT ARE WICKLESS CANDLES?

A wickless candle is a highly fragrant wax bar that is warmed to release fragrance into the air. Because the wax is gently warmed rather than burned, it can hold more fragrance oil than a traditional candle. And because there is no flame, there is no smoke or soot. Scentsy wickless candles — Scentsy Bars — are a safer alternative to traditional candles.

HOW CAN I BUY SCENTSY PRODUCTS?

To place an order or host a party, contact your Scentsy Consultant. If you don’t have a Consultant, click the “Find a Consultant” link at the top of the page to locate one near you! The best way to shop Scentsy products is by hosting a party. Your Consultant brings fragrance testers, display products and everything else you need. You just invite your friends over to experience Scentsy and have some fun! The best part? As the Host, you can earn Host Rewards — free and half-price products — for the sales placed at your party.

Scentsy has so much more than wax warmers and melts, which are all amazing, btw. There are essential oils and diffusers, Scentsy Go & Pods, a Scentsy Body line, Scentsy Buddies, Scentsy Clean and Scentsy Laundry. These gifts make the BEST hostess gifts, teacher gifts or a just-because for yourself! Check out my website below and see for yourself! Also, you get the option to shop from your couch and to beat the mall crowds. It’s a win-win for me!

SHOP WITH ME TODAY: http://alexbridges.scentsy.us

XO,

TOP MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS

When it comes to our moms, we want to give them our best because we know they always gave their best to us. Unfortunately, time and life can get in the way of getting the best Mother’s Day gift. With that being said, I took the time to pick out the best (and easiest) Mother’s Day Gift Ideas. All of these Mother’s Day gift ideas are sure to warm her heart.

1. START WITH A CUTE BASKET

For the basket, you can’t go wrong with a traditional wicker or straw one. Alternatively, you can use a cute storage basket that she can reuse year-round!

1 // Woven Storage Basket 2 // Seagrass Basket 3 // Woven Rattan Basket with Lid

2. ADD HER FAVORITE FOOD ITEMS AND SNACKS

We all have our favorite food items and surprising her with some of hers would make her day! Does she have a hard-to-find favorite? Make sure to go the extra mile and throw it in her basket. Does she have a favorite drink? If she likes chocolate (who doesn’t?!), make sure to go for the good stuff like a Godiva sampler box.

1 // Variety Snack Box 2 // Godiva Chocolate 3 // Gourmet Cheese Basket (Pair with Wine)

3. ADD SPA & SELF CARE ITEMS

Luxurious spa and/or self-care items are a great way to show mom that she deserves to be cared for and pampered! Now is the time to get her that luxury spa or sampler set that she wouldn’t normally get herself. Safe bets are Jo Malon’s heavenly scented candles, rose scented soap petals, or luxury skincare sample sets from Nordstrom or Sephora. If your mom is like mine, she would also really enjoy a mani and pedi, so do something that they would like.

1 // Young Living Diffuser 2 // Essie Nail Polish 3 // Bath Bomb Set

4. ADD “BEST MOM” ITEMS

Hving a “Best Mom” or “I Love Mom” or anything with the word “Mom” on it is almost mandatory for gift baskets! Here are a few ones!

1 // Peas in a Pod Bracelet 2 // Alex and Ani Mom Bracelet

5. DON’T FORGET THE FLOWERS!

Fresh cut flowers from the garden would be ideal, but find a bouquet at a local florist or put together a faux bouquet. You could also make a wreath for her to hang on her door, so be creative!

BONUS POINTS: JEWELRY

Every mom appreciates jewelry as a token of appreciation, so get to shopping!

When putting together gifts for your mom, think out side of the box. It doesn’t have to be something necessarily extravagant.

What are you planning to gift your mom or that special someone in your life for Mother’s Day? Are you planning to buy something or make your gift? Let’s chat in the comments below!

XO,

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10 EASTER GIFTS THAT AREN’T CHOCOLATE

If you haven’t realized it yet, Easter will be here in less than a month. Let me repeat – Easter is less than twenty-three days away, y’all. With that being said, I have put together a little gift guide for that special somebody or those kiddos in your life. Get to shopping and hiding those Easter eggs around the house!

FOR THE KIDS

1 // Peter Rabbit Plush + Book 2 // Footed One-Piece Bunny Romper 3 // Large Easter Canvas Tote 4 // Easter with Max & Ruby DVD 5 // Crayola Egg Crayons and Markers 6 // Unfinished Wooden Easter Wooden Cutouts

FOR THE ADULTS

Let’s all admit – we as adults still like to receive Easter baskets. I know I do! With that being said, I have listed some of what would be some of my favorite gifts that would be awesome to give or receive. Make sure to sneak a few mini bottles in your Easter egg hunt to have a little more fun.

1 // Bunny Cupcake Dish 2 // Yankee Candle Bunny Cake 3 // Rae Dunn Snuggle Bunny Mug 4 // Rose Gold Bunny Ring Holder 5 // 8 Piece Easter Cookie Cutter Set 6 // Bunny Soap 7 // Peeking Bunny Ears Easter Wreath Bow 8 // Scratch Tickets

What have been some of your favorite Easter gifts that you’ve both given and received? Let’s chat in the comments below!

XO,

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GIFTS FOR THE HOSTESS

While our holiday parties look a little different this year, that doesn’t mean you should show up empty-handed. For those of you attending a socially distanced gathering or dreadfully attending a festive Zoom session, I have carefully picked out a handful of gifts that are better than booze (almost). Click through for thoughtful kitchen wares, chic home goods and other options that are bound to make your hostess smile.

After the Pinterest guide, you will find the links to each of the products. Most gift ideas are around $24-$35 and under, because I really wanted to keep everything reasonably priced and perfect for any budget.

When I was on the hunt to find these amazing gift options, I went with brands and products that I know and love. If it’s something that I personally don’t have, I was sure to do my research to make that I’m only recommending the best of the best!

1 // Stemless Wine Glasses 2 // Bottle Opener 3 // Kitchen Towel 4 // Cocktail Barware Set 5 // Candle 6 // Marble Serving Tray 7 // Faux Fur Blanket 8 // Wine & Reusable Wine bag 9 // Marble & Wood Coasters 10 // Floral Vase 11 // Teapot with Infuser 12 // Moleskin Journal 13 // Velvet Jewelry Box 14 // Succulent Plant Pots

Keep in mind that your hostess gift doesn’t have to be anything that breaks the bank. Have fun picking out a gift and be thoughtful. Remember that it can be something big or little and as long as it comes from heart, you are set!

What are some of your favorite items in this guide?! Do you have any others you’d recommend? Let’s chat in the comments! If you end up purchasing something, I’d love to know!

Stay classy and don’t do anything I wouldn’t do…

XO,

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GIFT GUIDES FOR MEN

Finding the perfect gift for the men in your life isn’t easy. Before settling for yet another boring gift (cue the ties), take some time to really think about what the guy you’re shopping for would love to unwrap. This list of gifts for men, which is full of thoughtful ideas to match any budget, takes care of any guy on your shopping list — grandpa, dad, son, husband, boyfriend, brother, friend and so on. 

While you can’t go wrong with classic options (a trusty pair of socks), these unique gift ideas range from personalized picks to Amazon’s best-selling finds (freezable beer glasses).

BEARD KIT

For those men in your life who have facial hair, I would highly recommend looking into purchasing a beard kit. Included in the beard kits are shampoo, balm, oil, comb, boars hair brush, stainless steel scissors and storage bag. A clean beard is a happy beard!

BEER BOTTLE MAP

For those beer drinkers in your life, what could be better than a beer bottle map? I got Chandler this a few years ago and he loved it! There are also state options as well, which gives you plenty of options to fit the beer caps. With the map of the USA, it would be great for that special someone who travels and checks off breweries as they go. If your spouse is more of a wine connoisseur, there are also wine cork options as well.

FOUNTAIN PEN

My dad is a huge guru when it comes fountain pens. Pens can be more of a personal /, but surprise that special man in your life with a fountain pen. They glide across the page with no effort at all!

HAT

Swap out his dingy high school cap for this vintage-inspired option that looks more sophisticated without sacrificing comfort. Carharts offer plenty of styles and colors that offers you plenty of options when picking out one for that man in your life.

SOCKS

How can you go wrong with socks? My husband personally LOVES Happy Socks, so pick out a customized pair or look out into getting a box that have three + pairs. Look for one with patterns, solids or some of both.

REUSABLE CUP

His nightcap will survive his next camping trip thanks to this insulated cup. He can also use it in the morning to guarantee a warm cup of coffee, even if it’s freezing outside.

Both Yetis and Hydroflasks are great options in keeping water cold and coffee hot. I, personally, have both and love them equally. They both offer plenty of color and size options for that special person in your life. Get to shopping to find that perfect cup!

What have been some of your favorite gifts to give your spouse, boyfriend or brothers for friends? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Shopping!

XO,

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