I always try to start my holiday shopping as early as possible, and this year, I was lucky enough to get a head start while visiting Ojai. I stopped by the Ojai Olive Oil Farm where I sampled nearly 20 different kinds of oil and vinegar. After finally narrowing it down, I selected a few different flavors of each to give as gifts. Now, as we approach December, I am really trying to finish all my shopping so that I’m not scrambling the whole month, as is often the case. It felt good getting a jump on things in September, so I’ve really been trying to keep up the momentum.
One thing I love about downtown Westport is that it’s easily accessible, whether by car, or train. Earlier this month, my sister and I spent a day there, and we had a great time popping into the shops, and marveling at all the beautiful christmas decorations. I of course couldn’t help but purchase a gift for myself at J.Crew, but I did also manage to pick up a few small gifts for friends and family while I was there. While the bigger stores like J.Crew, and Anthropologie are always convenient, I love that Westport has a mix of bigger brands, and smaller, more local shops. A few of my favorites include South Moon Under, Swoon, and Terrain.
Do you tend to procrastinate when it comes to buying holiday gifts, or do prefer to get your shopping done early?
Below I’ve linked my wide legged cropped jeans from Banana Republic, along with a few similar sweaters, and an adorable pair of Nine West Booties that I will definitely be putting on my wish list.