Upcoming News: IHOD Holiday Gift Guide - Advertise + Nominate

I am giddy excited to share with you all a sneak preview of this year's Holiday Gift Guide!
Now, I will have you know, although we are crazy about the Christmas season at our house, we try our best to wait till after Thanksgiving to haul out the holly. However, the goal of this guide is to promote handmade and small business artists and shops, so I like to launch the gift guide before you all go spend  your money on Black Friday;)

This year, I have a spectacular all star line up of guest contributors sharing their DIY, Recipe, and Styling tutorials to help encourage you to make your Christmas a personal one. I am almost finished curating the themed spreads that will cover everyone on your list this year. There are some ridiculously cool finds I can't wait to share!

{photo by: Andrea Dozier, Styling: Caitlin Buck}

Here is where you come in. I have a few spots left for product features, so I want you to nominate your favorite shops or send me your favorite finds for little ones, girlfriends, men, and family members. I am not officially taking submissions due to the time constraint, but please feel free to leave your suggestions, nominations, and leads in the comment section below! (Tip: white backgrounds for products and high quality images needed.)

Also, there are advertising options in the gift guide with three size options available at affordable rates (starting at $40). If you think your shop or business would be a great fit for the guide, please email me for the advertisement information with the title "Holiday Gift Guide Ad Inquiry," with a link to your site included in the email. You can view last years guide here. The projected viewings for this years guide will is a noteable one!

Can't wait to share. The launch will be November 12th! Thanks for all your support. 
Love, Anna


  1. I'm so excited for your gift guide, Anna!

  2. I'm about to release my Winter Line of hair accessories over at Veritas Designs and would love to be featured! (duh)
    I have just put up a few sneak pictures of my new looks for affordable prices (stocking stuffers?) for moms, babies, and girls, and I would love it if you could check them out and see if they're a good fit.

  3. Lots of colorful gift ideas for girlfriends, moms, & sisters! http://www.etsy.com/shop/kluster Thanks, Anna!

  4. This is so fun! I loved what you did last year and can't wait to see more from you this year. Everything will be lovely I'm sure! If you need any more DIY's, don't hesitate to ask me :) xoxo

  5. So excited! Loved your gift guide last year. If you are still in need of nominations, I would like to dominate my friends who own a handmade jewelry, paper, and goods shop called Noon. They have there locations and also sell online- really gorgeous designs! http://www.noondesignshop.com/

  6. As a new(er) follower of your blog I'm so excited to see what you have in store for this series!!! Any help is good help right? :]
    I make budget friendly handmade statement jewelry so I'm all for appreciating others handmade goods too! Here's the link to my boutique www.ohheychrisi.etsy.com
    stay fabulous.

  7. tasidesigns.com- beautiful handmade silver and gold jewelry with all natural gemstones. They also make some unique jewelry with ancient and antique beads from all over the world. The gift guide looks amazing!

  8. for the snail mail fan: http://www.etsy.com/listing/89759488/assorted-cards The artist/creator is just as precious as the cards! Cant wait to see the gift guide!

  9. I'm so excited for your Holiday guide! Can't wait to see what you come up with.

  10. Can't wait to see what you assemble this year! I am sure it will blow all of us away. xoxo

  11. So fab Anna, can't wait to see it! Hugs for a fab day!

  12. yes! can't wait to see it! so helpful when christmas shopping!

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  14. I love all your ideas diy, outfit .....
    is for me, daily visit.
    I would like to ask a favor if you live near a TJ Maxx or HomeGoods.
    I wonder if you've seen an extra virgin olive oil called ORO DE LA VEGA

    thank you!
    Greetings from Spain!

  15. I loved last year's gift guide! I ordered etsy prints for my older stepkids and they both loved them. Super fun, can't wait!

  16. Hi Anna!
    I want to nominate my friend, Kerrie Balma, and her wonderful company, Woodenhive. Kerrie makes a variety of hand-stamped items from antique silverplate pieces she finds at estate sales and such. She has a beautiful garland that spells out "Merry Christmas" - it's made from flattened teaspoons and ribbon (amazing!!). You can view her website at www.woodenhive.com. Let me know what you think (I customized the e-commerce site for her and took the photos so can send you what you might need). Thanks so much! kathy

  17. I can't wait to see your perfectly and carefully curated gift guide! The graphic for it is beautiful.

    As soon as I read that you are looking for suggestions Ohhh Lulu came to mind. It is an exquisite handmade lingerie etsy shop. I am so in love with all the pieces. http://www.etsy.com/shop/ohhhlulu

  18. My friend makes lovely hand stamped metals, jewelry, canvas paintings, etc. I have to recommend her shoppe - Littlepaintedpolkadots.com

    My favorite item in the shop right now is a ribbon cuff with a personalized metal tag. It's quite beautiful and right on trend.

    The shoppe has great options for men, women, and children.


  19. I can't wait to see your fantastic holiday gift guide! I've become a recent reader of yours and absolutely adore your blog! This past July I opened up an ecommerce gift boutique where one can find affordable gifts, gorgeous paper, beautiful home decor, festive seasonal decor, personalized/monogrammed items, and everything you would need to entertain in style. I have high res images and most of the products are on a white background. The link to the shop is www.shopwaitingonmartha.com and my email is waitingonmartha@gmail.com.

    Waiting On Martha

  20. AH Anna I am so excited for this! Can't wait!!!! xox

  21. Hi Anna! These silver and gold intertwined chain bracelets are simple, trendy and chic all at the same time! Perfect for girlfriends at a holiday gift exchange.



    LOVE your blog & style! xo

  22. You know me, I'm super excited for the DIY segments. I can't wait Anna! Happy Holidays (even if it is a bit early)!! :)

  23. Looking forward to your holiday gift guide and I would love to be featured. My shop features handcafted necklaces made from vintage furniture hardward and findings. I also make designer clipboards and office acessories, pedestal cake and dessert plate.

  24. What about some reversible recycled fabric coasters for entertaining?!

  25. Hi Anna,
    Please consider my jewelry. You can view my shop here- www.kerrieyeung.etsy.com. Thank you so much.

  26. Yay! Love your gift guides. I have a great recommendation/nomination! Maddy Nash custom clutch purses - graphic fabrics and leather materials, fold over and metal clasp styles. They're different because you can customize what fabrics you use where, etc - but also include a special, personal message on a tag inside. It's a great way to add a personal tough to a gift for a fashionista. :)


  27. Hey Anna! I'm excited to see the gift guide for this year!! Love your aesthetic!

    If you are interested and still have space- Crafts and Love would love being a part of your gift guide! I just launched a Fall/Winter collection, and have quite a few new pieces as well, including a cute little gold heart charm necklace that you might like!

    Check it out here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/113730299/love-stamped-heart-gold-charm-necklace
    And the whole new collection here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/craftsandlove?section_id=12301346

    Let me know if you have any questions, etc.! I'd love to talk to you about being in the gift guide!
    Crafts and Love Jewelry

  28. Hi Anna,
    Ooh excited for your gift guide! Can I nominate myself? I'm an illustrator and just launched a new line of custom portraits. They make a wonderful keepsake and are just perfect for giving on Christmas.
    Here's my shop:

  29. always love your gift guides!! can't wait!

    Sandy a la Mode

  30. sounds great! For the gourmand, check out my friends new shop on etsy - etsy.com/shop/wildcraftapothecary - salt blends, teas, and raw chocolates are all amazing and I think she'll be adding more soon. Also check out oliviaroyale on etsy which has amazing and cozy crocheted hats and cowls for when winter cometh.


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