Photo: Jamar Stephens

Photo: Jamar Stephens

Afiya Francisco is a Style Expert, television and fashion personality, speaker, and brand ambassador. The Style House is a multimedia platform designed to help women approach their personal style with confidence, simplicity & joy. 

Beautiful Things: Happy Holidays! A Winner is Announced, Tommy Smythe visits the Style House

snow_lane Congrats to Beth who is the winner of the $25 eBay gift certificate. Good luck finishing up that list!

"Unfortunately, I still have to get presents for two friends, 3 kids, my sister, brother and sister-in-law. Yikes".

For the rest, design expert extraordinaire Tommy Smythe has weighed in with his top five last-minute gift giving ideas. Stylish, inexpensive and easy to do, what more could one ask for?

The Style House wishes you and yours a safe, healthy and happy holiday season! See you in the New Year dahlins!

  1. A bottle of wine wrapped in a vintage magazine (look for them on eBay or thrift stores)
  2. Something homemade or home baked in creative packaging, like a mini food processor (The Style House says: visit for tips)
  3. Nostalgic gifts from eBay like an Etch-a-Sketch or Rubik’s cube
  4. A vintage postcard (from a nostalgic city) in a beautiful silver frame
  5. Candles


Etch-a-Sketch image by Jeff Gagliardi

Beautiful Things: Auld Lang Syne

Gift Guide: Last Minute Gift Ideas & Win a Gift Certificate