The Anyone Gift Guide + $250 Giveaway | Gina Chong
Guys, have I told you lately how much I adore the Bay Area? Yesterday I was at an outlet mall nearby us and discovered all these stores I didn't even know existed there. I texted my husband telling him I hope we never have to move, haha. Obviously there are a million more things I love about the Bay than the shopping, but....the shopping is pretty amazing ;)

Today I'm collabing with the awesome Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, CA. This shopping center has about everything: luxe brands like Stella McCartney, staples like J.Crew, delicious shops like LA's famous Pressed Juicery, etc. My favorite discoveries were that they have a Sprinkles Bakery (the only one in Northern California), Muji, a Japanese store I adore, and Marimekko, which I thought was Japanese at first but it's actually Finnish and they carry the most amazing home designs.

Another shop that sticks out is Glassybaby. If you haven't heard of them,'s hard to sum up their amazing story in only a few sentences, but they essentially create hand blown glass votives that are meaningful in a multitude of ways. The company was created by a mother suffering through her third cancer diagnosis, and is built around easing the suffering of others. Ten percent of each Glassybaby sale is donated to a specific cause. For example, proceeds from the grateful red votive are donated to the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, just right next door to the Stanford Shopping Center. So Glassybaby makes both beautiful, quality gifts as well as meaningful ones, and they are apparently very fun to collect too.

Today you get a chance to start your own collection of Glassybaby's with this giveaway! They are giving away one free grateful red votive, along with Stanford Shopping Center who is giving away a $250 gift card! Just in time for some last-minute Christmas shopping, yay! Below I put together a gift guide inspired by the shops at Stanford. They are all things I honestly think would be great gifts for just about anyone, and most of them even work whether your recipient is a guy or a gal. So check it out below, and make sure you enter the giveaway!

*You obviously have to be able to physically shop at Stanford Shopping Center to use the gift card, so this giveaway is open to all my fellow Bay Area residents. Good luck!

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1. For people with phones: Stella McCartney gold lips iPhone case. Also love this shark one.
2. For people who say thank you: Kate Spade Thank You cards. Male-friendly version here.
3. For people who write: an awesome leather-bound notebook.
4. For people who send letters: a package of beautiful Marimekko postcards.

5. For people who cook: the prettiest little apron. Love this fun Pike-in-a-pocket one too.
6. For people with feelings: Glassybaby
7. For people who listen to music: Bluetooth Bose speaker.
8. For men who shave: The Art of Shaving gift set.

9. For people who get cold: a non-frumpy sweatshirt. Guy version here.
10. For people who sleep: classy pajamas. Guy version here.
11. For people with names: monogrammed cosmetic bags. Dopp kits for guys here.
12. For people who like to smell nice: Marc Jacobs roller gift set. Guy version here.

13. For people who like to eat really delicious cake: Sprinkles cupcake mix.
14. For people who eat fruits and veggies, and those who should: a juice subscription or juice cleanse from Pressed Juicery.
15. For people who like chocolate: Godiva. Enough said.
16. For people who like hot chocolate: make your own hot chocolate gift with snowman marshmallows, gourmet hot chocolate, and a monogrammed mug.

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  1. Glassybaby sounds awesome..! And it's really cute! Ooh, I was totally eyeing up that JCrew sweatshirt..!

    1. You should enter the giveaway and then plan a trip to San Francisco if you win! ;)

  2. Wow, Glassybaby sounds like such an amazing company. I love hearing about places like that. Hahah I would also end up with the J Crew sweatshirt! I love the details on the shoulders.

    1. Oh my goodness I love a fancy sweatshirt, it means I can wear it every day and not feel that frumpy ^^

  3. I absolutely love your selection!

  4. This gift guide is perfect! I'm loving the super cute lip iphone case and the beautiful sweatshirt! Also it sounds like I need to take a trip to the Stanford Shopping Center some day...I want to check out Muji! Thanks for sharing! :)

  5. Such a great gift guide; you have so many awesome ideas here! Anyone who knows me well, know that I surely wouldn't mind receiving a box of chocolate :) But that cell phone case has my name written all over it, totally want! I hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead, lovely!



  6. I love all of these picks, especially the adorable apron and the beautiful Glassybaby votives. What a great story too! Love how you categorized everything... "for people who like to eat really delicious cake" made me laugh. Who doesn't? :)

  7. What a great giveaway and what an ever better gift guide!!
    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

  8. I really love that adorable apron! Such a good price, too. The lips phone cover is so much fun.


  9. Such a great and versatile gift guide! Hope you have a great weekend, Gina!

    Wishes & Reality

  10. Ooh loving these ideas. Awesome gifts for the holidays!

    Enclothed Cognition

  11. Hope I win! Hope you have a great weekend! xo


  12. Thanks for the comments and love the post

  13. Nice tips! Lovely photos ♡

    Have a nice day xx Love from Slovakia ~

  14. Cute gift ideas! Love the journals! Stores with anything paper related are so dangerous for me - I love them way too much haha. I don't even know how many journals I have purchased to date; ironically, I never finish one. I think I'm just addicted to the possibilities that lie in the empty sheets lol.

    xo, mikéla /

  15. Amazing!
    Have a nice week!
    Photographer Gil Zetbase

  16. It sounds like you have a lot of great shopping near by! Glass baby also sounds like an amazing brand! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

  17. love the wide range you've tackled with this gift guide! :D

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

  18. Well now I need to live in the Bay Area you make it sound perfect :)
    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

  19. wow, that are really amazing gift ideas :)

  20. Godiva chocolates are perfection.
    I love the pajamas set as well.
    Cool gifts!

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  21. Looks like a nice giveaway, Gina!! Too bad I don't live in the Bay Area :(

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  22. I love that first iPhone case! So chic!!! <3

    Have a great day!


  23. I'm genuinely disappointed I don't live around that area now haha, what a fabulous giveaway! You've featured some gorgeous gift ideas, particularly the Daisy by Marc Jacobs gift set and box of chocolates :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

  24. Great gift guide. Gemma xx

  25. Amazing gift guide! I love everything you've picked <3

    I entered your giveaway, I'm originally from the Bay Area and often go back to visit my family there! Thanks for hosting the giveaway <3

  26. yes yes stationery!! :) I love those sweet little marshmallow snowmen too. How cute are they?!?!?! XO -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

    1. I know right?? Haha they make me so happy looking at them


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