Dear GGGs, a friend shared this amazing gift guide with me and I had to pass along the goodness! It’s the To & From Holiday Guide—a digital mag created by style mavens Katie Anderson and Meg Biram, who brought together dozens of fellow top lifestyle bloggers to curate picks for fab, creative gifts this season. Here it is for your perusal (and soon-to-be obsession!). Amazing, right?
I checked in with the ladies to learn how they came up with this collaboration.
What sparked the idea for the guide?
Katie: Giving and receiving gifts is definitely my love language. I’m constantly on the hunt for unique products and brands that people I know will love. However, I know that not everyone feels that way. So many of my friends and family get really stressed out around the holidays and are overwhelmed with all the gifts they need to purchase. A lot of bloggers put together holiday gift guides, but I wanted to create something that is comprehensive, easy to browse and appealed to everyone.
Katie, you said you knew you needed partner to make it happen— why? And how did you know Meg would be the perfect fit?
Katie: This was definitely a two-person job. Not only is it more fun to collaborate with a partner, but it always seems to make the end product better. Meg and I had become friends through blogging and I’ve always loved her style. I also knew that she had experience in graphic design and magazine production. I can’t imagine having done it with anyone else. It was a no-brainer.
How did you cajole the bloggers to participate?
Meg: Both being bloggers we know what types of projects bloggers like to participate in. Everyone is busy before the holidays so we wanted to make it really easy for them to participate. Even though it may not seem like blogging is a small community, it actually is, and all of the participating bloggers know that they can call on us at any time for anything. It’s important to support each other.
So, what item in the guide are each of you most coveting?
Meg: My wishlist is on page 6 & 7. It’s really hard to pick one from that!
Katie: That is a tough question! Luckily I know that my friends and family are using my wishlist (page 4 & 5) to shop for me this year. I am hoping several of those items, including a Wacom Bamboo Tablet, end up under my tree.