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    Holiday Gift Guide for The Fierce Diva

    holiday gift guide -- The Quirky Pineapple

    This year, I put together a little holiday gift guide for the fierce diva in your life! A fierce diva, according to my definition, is someone that has everything they need, and can provide for themselves. So, shopping for them is generally difficult. I picked out some items that I use to harness my inner diva, as well as, some other items that I think are pretty essential! Although this person probably has everything, these items are small gifts that are nice details (:

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    1. Apple Watch with Rose Gold Case
      I’ve been eyeing this for quite some time now. An Apple Watch in Rose Gold is perfect for the fierce diva in your life who’s got a million and one things to do! It’s a great way for them to keep track of appointments on hand, incoming or missed calls, and an extra bonus to not carrying around a phone all the time. This item also comes in different colors.
    2. Timex Weekender Watch
      Not looking to spend too much on a watch, but still wanting to get something a bit nicer? A Timex watch is perfect to pull any outfit together. They also last for such a long time! I wear my Timex watch everyday, and have had it for about four years now with no problems. It ties in with all of my outfits perfectly, and always keeps me on time. Personally, I think everyone should own a watch, besides checking their phones for the time (which is rude, btw).
    3. iPhone 6/6S Case with Mirror Power Bank
      This gift is made for the busy person, who’s always on their phone and always looking good no matter what they’re doing! It’s a small mirror that also doubles as a power bank, for easy on the go charging! I may have to buy this one, wrap it up, and stick it under the tree for myself!

    4. The Giving Keys
      The Giving Keys is a company based in California. They create necklaces, earrings, and bracelets from old keys that seem to have been lost by engraving an inspirational word on them. The idea of these keys is to “pay it forward”. You can pick a key and word, wear it and draw inspiration from it. When you meet someone who may need this word more than you, you give them the key. I have a Key from one of my best friends, and it is always a constant reminder of inspiration and growth.
    5. Thermos Vacuum Insulated Tumbler
      For the coffee fueled diva, this gift is more than enough. The Thermos Vacuum Insulated Tumbler will keep your coffee hot and your cold drinks cold. It is exactly what every hard working, world changing, diva needs to carry on with the tasks for the day. I have one that I use for my hot chocolate in the morning, or iced water for hiking.
    6. Women’s Fran Mary Jane Chunky Heels
      Personally, I am just a shoe person. I love these Mary Jane Chunky Heels that can pair with something more businessy for the office or more casual for regular outings. They come in beige or black, and are made of suede. I think a good pair of heels are always necessary to pull any outfit together, and because I can’t walk in stilettos, the chunky heels keep me balanced.
    7. Double Stone Ring, Blue Opal
      This double stone ring, with a blue and white opal stone is absolutely beautiful. If you want to support small businesses, this is one of my favorite shops on Etsy. The Makery VA handmakes beautiful and simple rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. This ring is simple, chic, and can instantly add a touch of “oomph”. I’ve especially got my eye on the white opal ring, it’s been sitting in my cart for quite some time now!

      A serious case of the Mondays has taken over my Tuesday ? Got up before the sun came out and enjoyed some me time before heading into the office. I've always heard that "busy" is good and not utilizing your time means a waste of time. I've gotten so good at being busy that when I'm not filling up my schedule with "to-dos" and appointments, I feel like I'm failing. This morning's early rise, reflection time and a treat me coffee was definitely what I needed ? I thought about my future, goals and just maybe, I'm figuring "it" out ?? Take some time today to invest in YOURSELF! You deserve some loving, too ? *Disclosure: I also arrived waaaay too early at my office and couldn't actually go in for another 45min… But I used my time wisely! ??*

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    8. Custom Print from Moon River Print Co.
      I have always been in love with custom prints and handlettered pieces. The custom prints from Moon River Print Co. are breathtaking! This is also another small business, from a fellow JMU graduate! Their artwork is beautifully designed with the perfect watercolors. If you have a favorite or inspiration quote for the fierce diva in your life, contact them to get a custom print. These are great for decorating office space or even brightening up the desk.
    9. Emily Ley Simplified Planner
      Every boss babe needs a planner. It’s just how we function! If I didn’t have a planner, or at least something to record my appointments, to-do’s, and dates, I would probably be a very lost person. The Emily Ley Simplified Planner is a great investment for a busy woman. It is simple (hah! See what I did there?) and has a minimalistic design, that keeps everything clear and concise.
    10. Faux Leather Belted Tote
      A statement purse, or just a large purse is something that I think is essential to have in any closet. It’s big enough to throw almost everything you could ever need, and more! But, also has a sturdy structure to be able to make an outfit look pulled together. This faux leather belted tote is great for an everyday bag to the office or for the weekend. It also comes in an array of different colors to match any outfit! My favorite is the “Healthy Green”.
    11. Touch Screen Gloves
      When it starts getting colder, gloves are an essential accessory. I’ve been meaning to invest in a pair for a while, and these touch screen gloves are a good one! They’re sleek and stylish, but will also allow me to access my phone and use it, without taking my gloves off. Any fierce diva needs a good pair of gloves to keep their hands warm, while still being able to do things!
    12. Faux Fur Jacket
      I am in love with statement coats. This faux fur jacket is NO exception! A fur coat is fun, stylish, and can be worn in so many different outfits. I’m a strong believer in body confidence and looking/feeling good in an outfit, and if the fierce diva in your life is the same way, she will definitely appreciate this jacket.
    13. Pura Vida Bracelets
      Whoever said that too many accessories take away from a look, I’m sorry, but I’m going to have to disagree. The Pura Vida Bracelets are a great accessory that also donate to great causes. If the fierce diva in your life loves a pop of color and stacking on the accessories, these bracelets are perfect for that. You can choose from different bracelets that represent different charities, from children, women, the environmet, and more.
    14. 7 Day Ring
      If there is one thing on this list that I want for myself, it would be this ring. The 7 Day Ring is created by a woman named Salem Kassahun, who lives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The ring and its seven bands are a reminder that no matter our days, we can choose to make the most of it or choose to do nothing. Profits from the purchase of this ring go directly to Salem, covering the cost for distribution through the 7 Day Ring Project, and the rest go towards The Girl Fund to support education for girls. As a “self proclaimed” fierce diva, this ring is a reminder to seize the day, and also provides money to fight for something that I truly believe in.
    15. Macaw Clutch from Kakaw Designs
      This colorful handmade clutch is completely eye catching! Again, if you want to support small businesses, you can buy from Kakaw. Their designs are handmade leather goods that come from Guatemala. Shop through their collection and take a look at this clutch. It is definitely a great piece to spice up an  outfit!holiday gift guide -- The Quirky Pineapple

    A lot of these items really reminded me about what I think is a fierce diva. A “fierce diva” isn’t just someone who is independent, strong, and can provide for themselves. I think a “fierce diva” is someone that loves to support and help others, while also going after and chasing their own dreams.

    What items would you add to this list for the fierce diva in your life?