Thoughtful Gifting for the Holidays with Thoughtfully!

Thoughtful Gifting with Thoughtfully!

By Erin

There’s a new gifting experience much more exciting than traditional gift baskets. Thoughtfully believes that a gift should last long after the beautiful wrappings that just get torn away. A truly thoughtful gift is a story – a curated adventure that is perfect for each special individual in your life. Gift Thoughtfully to your friends and family and let them taste, see, smell, and experience the stories of Thoughtfully.

For birthdays and Christmas, I put a lot of time and thought into each gift I lovingly give. For Christmas I make a list of everyone I need to buy gifts for and what I’d like to get them. Making people smile is one of the best parts of the holiday season and when giving someone a special gift on their special day. Finding that perfect gift to give someone though is not always easy. Some people are just harder to shop for you know?  So how can you gift thoughtfully, stay within your budget, and get it all done on time, and better yet, do this all in the comfort of your own home? Shopping at home in your pajamas while enjoying a cup of coffee or wine is the best. Well at least I think so!

This is where comes into play. Thoughtfully is a company whose passion is to create a new gifting experience that’s much more exciting than traditional gift baskets. Thoughtfully gifted me with my own Birthday Cup Cake gift box, beautifully wrapped and presented. The colors of this drew me in at once, and I just loved the mug! But first…. take a look at the thoughtful packaging it comes in.


You can tell that Thoughtfully put a lot of thought into all of the littlest of details with each and every box. Every tiny detail has been thought of when packing and shipping these beautiful gift boxes. Each one comes with a little pull card at the top of the box that tells you about the theme and has a story, the Pay It Forward card, and a cute flier that creatively lets you know about all of the contents inside of your box.

What’s inside the ‘Birthday Cup Cake’ box? Take a look! Isn’t is pretty?


Such beautiful, shiny, colorful packaging and boxes! Each item was wrapped individually so nothing could break in shipment and packed in a sturdy box that lets you know it is from Thoughtfully but does not giveaway what’s inside. Everything was so bright and colorful too!

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Winter Fest OC Returns December 16th-January 1st!

Winter Fest OC!

By Erin

This is a sponsored post written by me for GigaSavvy.


We may not get any snow here in Southern California, but that does not mean there is a shortage of fun holiday adventures to go on!  Winter Fest is coming back to the OC next month, but with even more holiday experiences for all to enjoy. Located at the OC Fairgrounds, new this year is a Festival of Lights with 10 holiday themed lands, a Snow Play area with real snow blown in daily, live mini cartoon shows with meet-and-greets, World’s Largest Rocking Horse rides, an outdoor skating rink, a New Years Eve celebration, and more! *PLUS* enter for a chance to win a 4-pack of tickets to experience it all for yourself below! Even though we don’t get real snow here, doesn’t mean we cannot bring the snow to us to enjoy all the snowy winter fun with ice skating, and hot chocolate!

Here are a few things I am looking forward to most about this years Winter Fest!

Festival of Lights


*Some of the cool lights from last years Winter Fest!*

Stroll through a 2 million light illuminated pathway and explore 10 holiday themed lands that you and your family can walk through. It will be a great, memorable time for all!

Outdoor Ice Rink–*additional cost* 


It wouldn’t feel like the holidays without some ice skating fun!


homemade-tamales-e1479668035833Being a total foodie… I have to check out all the delicious holiday food and drinks on hand at Winter Fest!

Santa’s Furry Friends


You have to say hello to Rudolph and all of Santa’s other furry friends! They are so cute!

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Enjoy City Tavern’s Seasonal Winter Delights!|#FIGat7th @FIGat7th

Enjoy City Tavern’s Seasonal Winter Delights!

By Erin

Have you been enjoying the holidays? With so many seasonal and holiday goodies out there to choose from, it’s hard to decide what to get or where to go! Well, I have a few more items that you won’t want to miss out on. City Tavern located at FIGat7th in DTLA has some amazing winter and holiday food and drink delights to ring in the new year with.


FIGat7th is all decked out with pretty lights, snowflakes and a beautiful tree.


It’s been pretty chilly here in LA. Make sure you try one of these to warm up! The Winter Spice: Chai tea and vanilla bean infused spiced rum with ginger, cinnamon and cream. $10 They are amazing…. the perfect winter cocktail. Once you have had one, you might just need to get a second one. They’re just that good. 🙂


If you have a yummy Winter Spice Cocktail, then you’re going to want to have a charcuterie and cheese slate to go with it. Artisanal cured meats, farmhouse cheeses, crisps, seasonal jam, mustard and more. A very enjoyable and delicious way to sip and savor the flavors of the season.


I love my veggies, so when it was recommended to me to try the charred brussels sprouts, I was all for it! Brussels Sprouts topped with Bacon and a sweet chili glaze, made for a heavenly veggie delight!


For the holiday season, City Tavern has the grilled ham chop. A cured pork chop, corn cake, crispy poached egg, green beans, with a bourbon glaze. I loved every bite of this one. The ham was so tender and melt in your mouth good and I just love green beans and corn cake. Yum! This is a holiday treat you must try.


All of the desserts here look so tasty, but we decided on one that I’ve always loved having as a child. The pineapple-upside-down-cake. Very moist and creamy topped with lots of fresh pineapple pieces.


If you’re looking for some seasonal winter treats to sink your teeth into, make sure to stop on by to City Tavern at FIGat7th! You’ll be glad you did. Make sure to have one of those Winter Spice Cocktails for me too! 😉