You know when you walk into a store for the first time and you get all giddy (and worried for your wallet) because every. single. thing. seems like it was handpicked for you? That was basically my feels when I stepped foot into the Vancouver location (on Burrard right near Alberni, for my fellow Vancouverites) of Papyrus last week. I’d seen the store online before, but had no idea there was a location in downtown Vancouver that I could actually go in and shop at!
Anyways- I went into Papyrus with the intentions of scouting out some gift ideas for a Girl Boss gift guide, and honestly? It couldn’t have been any easier to find the most perfect items for this gift guide! Without further ado…
Most of us creative #girlbosses thrive off an inspiring workspace. I like to surround myself with pretty things (flowers, a gallery wall of prints, little gold and white knickknacks because I’m cliché like that, a bulletin board of quotes… you know the drill) as it helps to keep me feeling happy and inspired throughout a long work day. I know that when I have a messy office and a cluttered desk, my brain is often all over the place, too, so I try to keep my workspace clean and gorgeous! This Embrace Messy Hair plaque is a super cute addition to my desk. And let’s be real… pretty sure every work-at-home girl boss I know is going to work with messy hair. ;)
After a long day of hard work, who doesn’t want to unwind with a delicious coconut milk mango scented bath set? I can’t get enough of this scent, oh my gosh. In this gorgeous gift box (which I’ll be saving for who knows what, because it’s WAY too gorgeous of a design to throw out) is a bubble bath, body souffle and candle. You know I’ll be pouring a the tub after finishing this post!
Black & White Floral Thank You Notes, $12.95 for 20
What better way to say thank you to a client or business you’ve been working with than with these gorgeous floral thank you cards?! I fell in love with them the second I saw them. If the gold foil didn’t sell you at first sight, then click through the link above to Papyrus and check out the inside of the envelopes that come with. OBSESSED.
Some days are rough as a girl boss, and sometimes you just need a little kick in the butt to push through and keep working towards your dreams. I like to keep inspirational quotes around for these days, and this notepad is the perfect way to do so! I love the bright green shade and I never say no to gold foil anything.
The Kate Spade planners sold out FAST last year (and took forever to come back in stock anywhere), so if you think you want one this year, definitely don’t hesitate! This one is gorgeous inside and out. Every girl boss needs a planner to keep on top of everything, and I don’t know about you, but I’m much more inclined to use a planner if it’s nice looking AND functional! PS – keep reading… I may just be giving one away.
Every girl boss needs all the little bits and bobs at her desk for times of need, so why not have them look pretty while they’re sitting around waiting to be used? This “tackle box” (such a cute name, haha) has gold bow paperclips and pushpins, striped washi tape, binder clips, sticky notes, polka dotted pencils, an eraser and even a pencil sharpener.
Papyrus is an awesome one-stop-shop for gift giving this holiday season- seriously, I’m in love. If you don’t have a Papyrus store local to you, check them out online. Until Tuesday, Dec 15th, the whole site is 20% off, so everything I’ve listed above is even cheaper… don’t miss it for last minute gifts. They also currently have free shipping with NO minimum using code MERRY. I think this expires on the 15th too, so go quick! In addition to great gift ideas, they also have the cutest wrapping paper and tons of gorgeous cards and gift bags, so you can cover everything on your shopping list in one place.
Now, I’m sure you saw me mention the word giveaway somewhere along the line. My favorite lady and long-time friend, Ashley from A Party Of Four, have teamed up to start 2016 off right for one lucky reader with a New Year, New You giveaway! Here’s what’s up for grabs:
- large ‘Favorite Things’ 2016 Kate Spade planner
- $75 Sephora e-gift card
- Vita Liberata Self Tanning Night Moisture Mask
- Vita Liberata Self Tanning Gradual Lotion
- 2 shades of Sephora Collection Gift-a-Gloss
- Benefit The POREfessional Face Primer and License to Blot sample set
This giveaway is open to residents of the US or Canada only. Due to Sephora e-gift card restrictions, in the event of a Canadian winner being drawn, the $75 gift card will be replaced with a $75 Paypal cash prize. Winner will be contacted via email. Mobile users, click the “New Year, New You!” link to enter.
Good luck! xoxo