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Daphine Bush Holiday Gift Guide For Your WFH Bestie

Our Holiday Gift Guides Series conclude this week with Daphine Bush from @simplydaph who has done us the favor of putting together her top picks for your bestie, who is currently working from home. 


Hey good people! I know many of you are scrambling trying to find gifts for loved ones and those closest to you. 2020 has been quite a year right? Well, we still have a few weeks left, and getting the perfect gifts for those you love will give you a sense of joy! 

When you think of a “best friend” what comes to mind? It can be described as many things. To some, it could refer to a sibling or a family member, to others it could be a bond with someone that exceeds even the closest family members. Let’s be real, many of our best friends are literally like part of our actual family soooooo I think we should start gifting them like it. 

A lot of you are inquiring about gift guides and since most of our besties are working from home, I’m sharing my “WFH Bestie Gift Guide.” 

I have picked out my favorite items for a typical best friend and compiled them into this blog post in hopes that I can make suggestions that will make this task a bit easier for you. I tried to cover every type of BFF, from the friend that has it all to the one that has the greatest need. 

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It’s finally the winter season, so I’m alllll about staying cozy, especially while working from home.

You’ve got to think: meetings, zoom calls, lots of time at the crib, so I wanted to provide gift ideas that she will need/use on a daily basis.

Going with a theme like “cozy finds,” which would probably include items like cool printed or soft pajamas, fab sneakers, a monogrammed plush robe, fun fuzzy socks, or a nice pair of fur house slippers. I like to think about pieces that my bestie will need and actually get good use out of! 

Crissy’s long socks: These fun knee-high socks will definitely make a great addition to your custom cozy gift package for your friend. These socks are super soft and will go perfectly with my next cozy recommendation for your WFH bestie!  

I know most of us like to wear socks in our boots! So now that you got the perfect socks, let’s talk about my faves for boots this winter. I’m talking about the Blowfish Malibu Rauly boot, available via Zappos!

These are my absolute obsession right now! So cute, so unique, and perfect for the season! The Rauly boot is a comfortable combat boot featuring zipper and buckle detailing as well as functional laces for a perfect fit. I adore these boots because they are so fashionable and on-trend and such a great price! They come in 3 colors as well. My faves are the taupe! 

You can snag these now on Zappos for $69.99.

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I’m also loving these cute velvet PLAY sneakers from Blowfish Malibu, also available via Zappos.

These are another great cozy find for your bestie while she’s working from home! The Play sneaker is so unique and so comfy. Your bestie can throw these on with a pair of jeans and a cute lightweight sweater. They come in several other colors as well.

Shop the Play sneaker now on Zappos, available for $39.99.

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The Urban Biscotti Minky Couture plush blanket: To finish off your cozy themed gifts, feel free to add in a cute hat or blanket/scarf which is perfect for that casual friend who just wants to be comfortable all the time. This is one of my favorite throw blankets.

A soft beanie and throw blanket, or a beautiful cashmere scarf, will always be well received. Think about it, have you ever been disappointed to open up a box and see a cashmere anything? 

Voluspa candles: Now, if you want to be more personalized, you can purchase scented candles or something with their initials engraved in them. While I understand these types of gifts can be pricier, it will leave a lasting impression on those receiving them. I particularly love Voluspa candles! My all-time fave is the Japanese Plum scent. If you’re into scents like me, you’ll want a few for yourself, I’m sure of it. 

Nespresso Vertuo Plus Deluxe Espresso and Coffee maker Bundle:  Y’all, this will put a smile on ANYONE’S face! Especially someone working from home, and it’s currently on major sale! Retails for $249 and is only $171 right now! This is good if you’re dealing with a coffee drinker! Yes, the price tag is a bit more than the average gift price but it will save your bestie money in the long run. No more door dashing coffee from the local cafe while in-between zoom calls. She can brew her own and make it just like she wants it! 

A perfect mug: Now that you’ve got the coffee maker, she needs an amazing mug! I like to give gifts with some sentimental value and mugs can always be funny or heartfelt. And a good price! Every time she uses this, there’s a good chance you and your awesomeness will come to mind. 

This wraps up my gift guide of ideas for your bestie who is working from home. Let me know what you think, and if you have any other suggestions, feel free to let us know!


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Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Vegan Styles

It’s all about our vegan styles in this holiday gift guide.

We’re making a list and checking it twice for all of our vegan shoe styles! A holiday gift list, that is. We are obsessed with our current Fall and Winter collection and think they would make the perfect holiday gift. Whether you are looking for a gift for your mom on the go, best friend in the city, or your adventurous sister, we have you covered. So below are the styles I recommend for all of your fashionable friends and family this holiday season.

Berkeley

We love a good wedge for the holidays! Introducing Berkeley, by Blowfish Malibu, a super functional wedged ankle bootie. The Berkeley bootie is perfect for the city girl in your life and features a walkable wedge heel, zipper detailing, and a rouched upper. Clearly, she is going to love these booties because they will pair with everything in her closet. From dinner downtown to running errands on the westside, the Berkeley bootie is the ultimate stylish shoe for every day.

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Fruit

Freshly picked for autumn is Fruit by Blowfish Malibu, the perfect gift for the girl on the go. This low-rise sneaker features a pre-distressed upper with topstitching, terry cloth lining, slip-on entry, decorative laces, and a decorative zipper. Plus, Fruit offers an ultra-comfortable super foam insole. She can pair these cuties with a denim jacket and leisure pants for a laidback California look.

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Lama

We love a comfortable heeled boot and Lama may be our new favorite! (And we may want a pair for ourselves this holiday!) If you are searching for a gift for a practical yet fashionable gal, look no further. Featuring a faux leather-wrapped stack heel, a memory foam insole, and braided detailing, Lama is a style that will go with everything in her winter wardrobe. This is a boot that will bring her style to new heights and allows her to embrace the comfort she craves when she’s on her feet all day. Furthermore, she can pair these booties with skinny jeans and an oversized jumper for that classic California girl look.

Play

Searching for a gift for the fun girl in your life? She can be ultra playful this winter in Blowfish Malibu’s hottest sneaker, Play. This style is inspired by effortless California vibes and features a pre-distressed, unlaced look with an elastic inside for easy on and off. In addition, everyone will be able to spot that these are Blowfish Malibu by our signature branded eyelets. The Play sneaker is perfect for all of her casual fall and winter looks.

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Radiki-SHR

Inspired by the winter loving California girl, Blowfish Malibu’s Radiki SHR is a comfortable and cool new boot. A perfect gift for the adventurous gal in your life, this lug sole boot features decorative faux leather straps with buckles, and branded buttons. And an added bonus? The inside lining is covered with a super cozy faux shearling! So she can fold down the top of the boot to show off this great design feature, or wear all the way up for added warmth. She can wear them with her favorite leggings and hoodie for an effortless, on-trend look this winter.

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Violah

Blowfish Malibu’s Violah silhouette is a deconstructed bootie designed to be very soft and to have a very relaxed, California vibe. Featuring a stacked leather wrapped block heel and an inside zipper for easy on/easy off, Violah is an carefree style that will add a relaxed cool-girl vibe to any ensemble this winter. So surprise her with these cool-girl boots!

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We’d love to see you and your favorite Blowfish Malibu vegan shoes! So make sure to tag us for a chance to be featured @blowfishmalibu.

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New Year, New Shoes

New year, new you. Err… I mean, new shoes! 

2019 is just around the corner, and what better way to kick off a new year than with some fresh footwear? Here are some of our top picks to help you put your best foot forward in 2019!

Vianna

We’re massive fans of this Western inspired bootie. Partner them with your favorite pair of denim and a leather jacket for a look that’s easy and effortless this January.

Koto SHR

We’re heading into the most rainy part of the year, so it’s essential that you have the gear to keep you cozy and warm while the weather outside is dismal. Koto SHR is a water-resistant shearling lined sneaker that will keep you both comfortable and dry at the same time.

Rider

Rider is hands down one of our favorite pairs of boots this season. Chunky, yet on-trend, Rider is the kind of boot that can go with everything in your closet. Whether you pair them with leggings or your trusted pair of skinny jeans, round out the look with a vintage tee and oversized sweater.

Batik

We’re ALL about adding a little bit of height to your every day look, which is why Batik is a no-brainer when it comes to ankle booties. A low profile silhouette with a wedge heel to give your outfit a boost, Batik can easily be worn day or night in 2019.

Playwire

The weather may be gloomy, but that doesn’t mean your outfit has to be. Enter Playwire: a metallic take on our favorite Play sneaker, which will help you stand out from the crowd. Pair with an all black ensemble to really let your shoes do the talking.

Mondo

Mondo is easily one of our favorite sneakers for day-to-day running around, so it’s no surprise that these made our list of must-haves for the new year. Both comfortable and functional, these are a stylish additional to any girl’s wardrobe.

Viejo

A high boot is essential for any cold weather season, and Viejo is a spectacular choice for any look. Highly reviewed by everyone who wears it, Viejo will help you ride into the warmer months with ease.

Marley

Marley will forever be our go-to sneaker, and we are obsessed with this winter floral pattern for the season. The weather outside may be dreary, but that doesn’t mean your outfit needs to be!

Which new shoe is your favorite! Let us know by tagging us on Instagram!

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Holiday Giveaway: Win a Pair of Boots!

Enter our Holiday giveaway for your chance to win a pair of knee-high Dundee boots!

’Tis the season for giving! We have teamed up with one of our favorite bloggers, Krychele Valenzuela of @carnationsandlace to give you (yes, you!) a chance to win a pair of the gorgeous knee-high boots, Dundee. The Dundee boot is an essential holiday boot we promise you will be wearing all winter long! Simple and laid-back, Dundee is the cool girl’s favorite style. This knee-high boot features a faux stacked block heel, ruched upper, and inside zipper for easy on and off. Pair these with your favorite tights, holiday dress, or skinny jeans for a classic cold weather look. Ladies, what are you waiting for? Enter now!

Entering is easy!

  1. Follow both @blowfishmalibu AND @carnationsandlace on Instagram.
  2. Tag two friends in the comments of the contest announcement post on @carnationsandlace.

Enter now – you could be the lucky winner! Good luck and happy holidays.

The giveaway will run until December 8, 2017 at 10am MST.

We will contact the winner via Instagram.
* US applicants only.

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