While I’m not quite ready to go into full “holiday” shopping mode (can we get through Thanksgiving first, please??), I can’t deny that the sprinkling of holiday themed gifts throughout stores have been catching my eye. I personally still have a few weeks before I actually start shopping for gifts, however, I popped into Vera Bradley recently and they’ve started to curate their holiday collections and it’s all so cute and cozy!

Vera Bradley Saddle CreekParis Plaid Plush Throw Blanket, $60

Not every piece is holiday-themed, however, the pieces that are are quite cute and a perfect way to eaaaase into the season if you were trying to get a head start on things. They still have some of their traditional pieces in stock (like this gorgeous travel bag in Olive Leaf), so don’t worry if you aren’t ready to ease into holiday either, lol.

Vera Bradley Saddle CreekWeekender Travel Bag, $175

With that being said the preppy plaids, snow globes collection and festive friends collections are available now to shop in-store if you DO want to jump on them. They are unbelievably darling and I want everything!

Vera Bradley Saddle Creek

Vera Tote Bar, $120

Vera Bradley Saddle Creek

Festive Friends Cosmetic Bag, $50

Vera Bradley Saddle Creek

Large Snow Globes Ceramic Mug, $16

Be forewarned; a little birdie told me that quantities are very limited with their holiday collections and they are already starting to sell through, so don’t wait too long to nab them. These are honestly some of the cutest items to give as gifts (or keep for yourself)!

Vera Bradley
7615 W Farmington Blvd
Suite 12
Germantown, TN 38138

Photography: Kim Thomas
Models: Caitlin + Yamile

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School is now in session! Growing up, one of my favorite parts of preparing to head back to school was picking out cute school supplies. Up until college, I would always receive a supply list of specifics that I would need (there’s nothing like a fresh pack of Crayola Crayons!), but even still, the goal was to find products that were functional, but also really, really cute.

Back to School Supplies

2021-2022 Wild Poppy Large Planner, $30

I’m no longer in school, but I still love to peruse the back to school section in stores like Paper Source and Vera Bradley. Things have evolved so much over the years, so you can now pick out products based on your chosen theme or aesthetic that would work in any home office or classroom as well. Not only can you find the essentials for the classroom, but they’re also great sources for cute coffee mugs, productivity planners, and even gift items for the favorite teachers in your life.

Crush Goals Cards

Crush Goals Cards, $15

If you’re a paper, pen, and product junkie like me, here are some cute school supplies that will get you excited to head back to school or refresh your personal home office stash!

2021-2022 Jade Floral Monthly Planner Bundle

2021-2022 Jade Floral Monthly Planner Bundle, $44

Sports Girls Tumbler

Sports Girls Tumbler, $33

Utility Backpack Utility Backpack, $95

Marguerite Spiral Journal

Marguerite Spiral Journal, $18

Ceramic Mug

Ceramic Mug, $13

Sarasa Clip Pastel Set

Sarasa Clip Pastel Set, $20

Lunch Bunch Bag

Lunch Bunch Bag, $40

Hydrangea Weekly Desk Pad

Hydrangea Weekly Desk Pad, $13

First World Problems Pencils

First World Problems Pencils, $7

Pocket FoldersPocket Folders, $11

Gold 15 Laptop Sleeve

Gold 15 Laptop Sleeve, $35

Gel Pens

Gel Pens, $15


Don’t forget your Popsockets!

Back to School SuppliesVera Bradley PopSockets ($13 and up)


All products featured can be found at Paper Source and Vera Bradley, both retailers at The Shops of Saddle Creek!