Samantha E. checking in… I am here to reassure you this holiday will be just as special as previous years. We are all on a mission to stay cozy and cute so I have pulled together four key items you will love to bring home this holiday season. Most importantly all can be found at some of our favorite stores!


Fun and festive pajamas! GAP has all the holiday pj’s for the season. This is perfect for you and the family or gifting to a friend. I ended up bringing home the GAP Love pj’s as they are the softest fabric I have ever owned. Shhhh…these will be my Christmas day all day pj’s! 

Pajama Shirt & Pants, $39.95-$44.95, GAP

Obsessed with Cozy pj’s already? Check out these that are now on my holiday wish list: 

Flannel PJ Set, $69.99, GAP

Ribbed Top & Joggers in Modal, $39.95-$44.95, GAP


To finish off my cozy feel I had to grab a pair of these cute Santa socks. These are the best stocking stuffers for the family!  Who doesn’t love fuzzy socks?? Grab a pair for a friend while you are at it! 

Cozy Socks, $6.99, GAP


Holiday Candles! If you are anything like me or my friends, you need the home to feel festive for the holidays. Candles are my all-time favorite for creating that vibe. I visited South Moon Under and the Voluspa brand came highly recommended for the holidays. Fun fact, I played all the holiday tunes while burning my candle to get me in the spirit. This candle is such a great gift idea, you can’t go wrong with giving the gift of candles. 

Gilt Pomander & Hinoki Seasonal Candle, $12.99, South Moon Under


Warm up this season with some delicious steamy hot chocolate — the best part is topping it off with yummy marshmallows! (MY FAVE) I went with the Classic & Dark Hot Chocolate Sampler set from Williams Sonoma as it gives me the variety I love.  Williams Sonoma has lots of hot chocolate and marshmallow options to give you nothing but cozy holiday feels. If you would like to have some fun with the little ones check out the Hot Chocolate Sticks…thank me later! 🙂

I love everything personalized for myself and for gifts for friends so I did a double back to Williams Sonoma to get the gold monogram mug to give my hot chocolate some glam. 

Classic & Double Dark Hot Chocolate Sampler, $34.95–$65.95, Williams Sonoma
Hot Chocolate Stir Sticks, $13.95–$25.95, Williams Sonoma
Gold Monogram Mug, $12.95, Williams Sonoma

Cheers to many more ways to stay cozy this holiday season!!!

Samantha E is a creative Washingtonian consultant with a keen eye for details. After growing up in Arkansas she ventured to North Carolina where she earned her bachelor’s in business administration from Bennett College for Women. Samantha then moved to the district to pursue her professional career in business development, she started the Samantha E brand and blog as a creative outlet along the way. She has an extensive background in visual imagery and brand story consulting with a passion for helping others show up in the most visionary way. Samantha E’s value lies in the ability to collaborate with clients to create a breathtaking story for people and brands. She has worked in retail and the personal styling world for major brands like Banana Republic, Gap and Trunk Club. When she is not creating content over on Samantha E  you’ll find her on IG at S.E.COLE, eating her way through different cities, exploring the outdoors and cooking yummy meals at home.