The St Armands Designs Fall Gift Guide: Tortoise shell Clutch + Statement Earrings, Ginger Jars, Cozy Ponchos + More

Tortoiseshell Clutch and Ginger Jar Statement Earrings


November has always been one of my favorite months. As the early cold fronts being to arrive, we are starting to think about cozy outfits, potlucks, and Thanksgiving. We even just got back from a legit chilly football weekend in Gainesville (UF Homecoming) and it was absolutely perfect! I wore my booties, poncho and a scarf and wasn't I finally feel fully committed to Fall :) 

To celebrate November, we've put together our November Gift Guide to give y'all some easy and affordable ideas for the upcoming gifting season...or to treat yourself before the Holiday rush sets in! 

  1. My Favorite Coffee Table Book

  2. Fun Holiday Statement Earrings in Tortoiseshell, Bon Bon & Ginger Jar motifs!

  3. Pumpkin Pie Cookie Cutters for the perfect crust!

  4. Our new gray Tortoiseshell Clutch 

  5. Ginger Jar Gifting Tags

  6. Fabulous custom Monogrammed Stainless Steel Mugs

  7. A bargain Ginger Jar to add to your collection

  8. Ponchos...we can never have too many!

  9. Needlepoint Hats for casual fall mornings

  10. Luxe custom monogrammed cocktail napkins

  11. Jade Rollers!!

(1) My Favorite Fall Coffee Table Book

I love using coffee table books to add pops of pattern and color to our living room. While Living with Pattern by Rebecca Atwood is in the mix all year round (it's an Amazon #1 Bestseller after all!), the spotty cover is especially perfect layered with Fall candles or a white pumpkins. The black and white cover will also play well with Christmas decor! Pick it up here.

(2) Fun Holiday Statement Earrings 

Tortoiseshell statement earringsGinger Jar Fan Tassel Earrings

I'm super excited to bring back our metallic "lido" Bon Bons statement earrings for the Holiday season! They are lightweight and perfect for Thanksgiving or an office holiday party. I've also included this Fall's bestselling tortoise geometric earrings (available in Classic Brown Tortoiseshell and Blonde Spotty Tortoiseshell) and our all-time bestselling blue and white "ginger jar" statement earrings. All earring purchases include a gift box for easy wrapping!

(3) "Cookie Cutters" for your Pumpkin Pie

 Pumpkin Pie Crust Cookie CuttersPumkin Pie Crust Cookie Cutters

Step up your Pumpkin Pie game with these fun Pie Crust Cutters - Bonus, they are under $10 and ship free!

(4) A Classic Neutral: The Tortoiseshell Clutch

Gray Tortoiseshell Clutch Gray Tortoiseshell Clutch

We've always been obsessed with classic tortoiseshell, so we are beyond excited about the newest addition to our handbag lineup. Our gray tortoise shell evening bag is made of custom-sourced acrylic in our favorite "blonde spotty tortoise" pattern. Best of all, it's big enough to fit the large iPhone...because that's all that really matters, right?!

Pair our tortoiseshell bag with a fun blouse and skinny black pants or suede leggings for festive office happy hours :) It also plays well with velvet and jewel toned dresses for a night out!

(5) Ginger Jar Gifting Tags by Sequins and Lipstick

Ginger Jar Gift Tags

Since blue and white really does go with everything, check out our friend Tammy's Etsy Shop for these adorable customized foil stamped gift tags. Use them for office gifts, hostess gifts, little Thanksgiving goodies and of course, Christmas! They'll match all your favorite gift wraps....we love palms + ginger jars for summer and tartans/plaid with ginger jars for winter! They come in sets of 50 :) She also has fabulous customized stationary, coozies, acrylic trays and more!

(6) Monogramed Stainless Steel Coffee Mug by Erin Haines Design Co.

Pink Monogram Stainless Steel Coffee Mug

Because we love a great monogram! These personalized stainless steel coffee mugs by our friends @erinhainesdesignco come in a variety of color and monogram options! They are available during her weekly Instagram sales or you can DM or email Erin ( to place an order. Mine is coming soon in solid Navy with a white monogram and I seriously cannot wait! Pair the mug with some yummy k-cups for your coffee loving friends and co-workers.

(7) Ceramic Ginger Jars

Ceramic Handpainted Ginger Jar

Because you can always use another Ginger Jar, right? This reproduction has a fun pattern and looks a bit different then the standard ones we all see from Homegoods ;) Pick it up here for under $30 with free shipping here. This brand had a few other realistic looking reproductions at reasonable prices for all you blue and white lovers :)

(8) A Cozy Poncho

Gray Buffalo Plaid Poncho Serape

Just ordered this poncho for fall (it had great reviews!) and can't wait to pair it with over-the-knee boots + our easy metallic bon bon statement earrings! Best of all, its under $35!

(9) Harding Lane Needlepoint Hat

Turquoise American Flag HatAmerican Flag Ball Cap

The perfect casual hat for running errands or walking the furbabies on a cool fall morning (just add coffee!)...available in shop (they are at the Vinings) and online here from our Atlanta-based friends @shopwaitingonmartha

 (10) Monogrammed Cocktail Napkins by Lumina Embroidery

Monogram Navy Cocktail Napkin

I was lucky enough to meet the sweet ladies from Leland, North Carolina-based Lumina Embroidery through Instagram a few years back. They have been huge cheerleaders of our business and I am lucky to call them friends! I am loving the fun monogram on these navy cocktail napkins...they would be great for small holiday get-togethers. I've also ordered a few pairs of PJ pants from this shop and they are the absolute best! The monograms are big and have a luxe feeling. Plus, they have a bunch of color and font options :) You can also send in items (towels, Columbias, etc) from all over the country for custom monogram work. Orders can be placed on Etsy or you can contact Sarah on Etsy or Instagram (@luminaembroidery) with questions!

 (11) Last but not least....Jade Rollers!

 Turquoise Jade Roller How to Use

Okay, so I'm really excited about this one! I had seen jade rollers pop up here and there but never thought much of them. Then I watched a random youtube video and I couldn't stop thinking them! So, I asked for feedback on my Instagram stories and got a bunch of good information then pulled the trigger that night :) I went with this $15 jade roller off Amazon and I really like it!

How to use a Jade Roller: It's easy! You basically just put it in the freezer then roll it under your eyes and over your face to depuff. While it hasn't turned back the clock ten years, it does de-puff my eyes and  (most importantly!) it is super relaxing. My fiancé loves it too!

Also, the one I linked has a large jade stone and the color is gorgeous (the stone looked smaller and kind've blah on some of the cheaper options, so it went with this one). So far, it seems to be pretty good quality and it comes with a little box and pouch...I've just been sticking the whole box in the freezer and it gets super cold :) For the price, this one would be a good stocking stuffer or white elephant gift!