Elegant and Inviting Holiday Celebration Essentials

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I always get a rush of excitement whenever I get a POPSUGAR Must Have Box in the mail.  Why?  Because I know I’m getting quality (and sometimes exclusive) products that I will actually use and enjoy.  November’s box is no exception.  The theme for this month’s box is togetherness.  My box was filled with elegant and inviting holiday (or any time) celebration essentials.

What I Got

When it comes to building a great looking tablescape, your table runner lays the groundwork for rest of your table decor.  This simple, fringed wine and cream colorblocked table runner gives me elegant farmhouse/country chic vibes.  It can be dressed up for the holidays, but can be dressed down for everyday use.  This table runner is hand screen printed and machine washable.

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I enjoy hosting holiday dinner parties for my family.  However, I enjoy dressing up for said dinner parties even more.  And we all know that best part of dressing up is accessorizing which is why I was stoked to see this Elaina bracelet from Kendra Scott in this month’s Must Have Box.  Not only is this bracelet beautiful, but there’s no tricky clasp to fight with.

This bracelet can be adjusted to fit your perfectly thanks to it’s unique sliding closure design.  I wish all bracelets used a sliding closure.  There’s no great jewelry struggle for people with tiny wrists than trying to find bracelets that won’t fall off our arms.  I’m looking forward to styling a holiday look to show off my Elaina bracelet and be the hostess with the mostess !

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Although my mom has never been a fan of popcorn, she made it our Christmas tradition to purchase a large tin of gourmet popcorn that was split into three different flavors.  When the Christmas movies started playing after Thanksgiving, we’d sit around the television after dinner and each enjoy handful of the flavored popcorn of our choosing.  It’s no surprise that this Toffee Butter Popcorn from Oogie Snacks is one of my top 3 favorite products from this month’s box.

Whether you’re looking for a sweet treat to send home with your holiday guest, an edible stocking stuffer or a delicious snack to enjoy while watching Christmas, this popcorn is the perfect combination of salty and sweet.  It’s also non-GMO, gluten-free, cholesterol-free, trans fat-free and contains only six ingredients (all natural)!

While we’re still on the subject of edible holiday treats, I love dressing up desserts and hors d’oeuvres using party picks.  These silver and gold star party picks from Meri Meri are perfect for Christmas.  Why?  For starters, silver and gold are totally Christmas colors.  Remember Rudolph’s Silver and Gold song from the movie?

 And of course the star shape reminds me of the North Star and how it led the three wise men to Baby Jesus.  I can’t wait to use these to decorate my BBQ meatballs this year.  Moo and I both have birthdays coming up next month and these will make great toppers for our cupcakes as well.

Putting together the perfect holiday look doesn’t stop with choosing the right outfit and jewelry.  Completing your look with the right makeup is just as important.  With this Dawn to Dusk palette from Stowaway Cosmetics, you’ll have no trouble creating a holiday party worthy smokey eye.  The best part is that this palette is compact- roughly the size of a credit card and ultra thin- to make it easy for you carry your palette in your holiday purse/clutch.

It also comes with a dual end eyeshadow brush and not one of those flimsy foam applicators.  The angled brush end is going to allow you to have more precision and control over defining your crease and adding color to those hard to reach places like the inner tear duct and water line.

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I can officially mark one item off of my Christmas and Dream Home lists.  I am a Southern girl through and through and am currently in the process of creating my dream farmhouse.  In my opinion, wire nest bowls scream Southern charm to me.  They make great fruit bowls during and after the holiday season.  You can also add in decorative ornaments to give any flat surface in your home a more festive and effortlessly elegant makeover.

Overall, I am very pleased with the offerings of this month’s box and can’t wait to see what December’s box will contain.  I’m hoping I’ll be able to cross another item off my Christmas or Dream Farmhouse list.  The products in my November box came to a total of $164.99.  As usual the products in the Must Have Box have more than paid for the box subscription itself ($39.95/month).

With Christmas being literally around the corner, I encourage you to treat yourself and/or a loved one to the December Must Have Box.   You can use promo code SHOP5 to get $5 off your first Must Have Box.

What is your favorite holiday essential?


  1. kita bryant

    December 7, 2016 at 9:20 am

    You know I am tempted to get this box so many cool things that I may need to check it out!

  2. Julia@yogawinehappiness.com

    December 8, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    I love everything in this box! I need to sign up for this!!

  3. Amanda

    December 8, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    That Kendra Scott bracelet is super cute!

  4. YUMMommy

    December 8, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    The products are always amazing in my opinion. I think what I love most about the POPSUGAR Must Have Box is that they always try include products that all-natural or have very little man made chemicals in terms of the beauty products. It's been great being introduced to some new brands that fit into my honest living lifestyle.

  5. YUMMommy

    December 8, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    Definitely treat yourself to their December box for Christmas to see how you like it!

  6. YUMMommy

    December 8, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Isn't it?! It was one of my favorite items from this box and I've already worn it several times. I'm thinking of picking up some matching ones for my mom and baby sister.

  7. Sarah K

    December 14, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    This is the cutest! You have me wanting to run to World Market like NOW! lol

  8. Stephanie Jeannot

    December 14, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    I enjoy seeing all these boxes and what is in them. Pretty cool.

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