Nellie and Bean Gift Picks

Hello everyone, as we get to about two weeks out from Christmas, and gaining on the last day of Hanukkah, we over here at Nellie and Bean have chosen a couple things that we think are amazing picks for whoever you'll be gifting to this year! Click the number links below to shop our website right away! 

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1. The Wool Tassle Zip Clutch has proven to be a customer favorite and is a great gift idea for your sister, friend, mother, whoever! It can be paired with jeans for a casual lunch date but would also be perfect for a night out at one of your holiday festivities!

2. Our Tortoise Shell Studded Cuff has been a tried and true pick for a while now, and why not scoop one up for one of your friends, neices or sisters who hasn't gotten one yet. These cuffs are amazing and are sure to be a crowd pleaser that will bring you compliments left and right, a no brainer!

3. The Tear Drop Bangle is something perfect for your special sister, mother or whoever else you want to show that you really care about. The bangle comes in a variety of colors (you can even layer them for a look with a little more depth) and will suit anyone's style.

4. Grab these Naughty and Nice glasses for an amazing holiday hostess gift. Who wouldn't want these in their cabinets to reach for on Christmas Eve or a Grab Bag party to really have something cute and unique for their guests. These are another customer go to, so come down to the shop before they're all gone!

5. One of our personal favorites, that can be monogrammed however you like, is perfect for your special someone, your kids, your parents, etc. This lacquer frame comes in a few different colors and is an amazing gift that your loved one will really enjoy unwrapping, especially if you include a photo that they will be able to look at and relish forever!

6. This lacquer vanity box is perfect for watches, jewelry, keepsakes, etc. and comes in multiple different colors and monogramming options. This is a great gift for someone who's lacking somewhere nice to put their favorite things, or simply for someone who's looking to add a bit of preppy style to their room! 

7. If you are looking for something really special to give to your husband, boyfriend, son, (or even the preppy ladies in your life!) one of our needle point baseball caps is the way to go. We have a bunch of different colors and styles that fit everyone's taste. We've given them to a lot of the men in our lives and they never fail to impress. 

Ladies and Gents, like I said before we don't have much more time until Christmas is upon us, so come on down to Nellie and Bean where I promise you will not leave without the perfect gift for whoever you still need to buy for! Come back next week to see what the Nellie and Bean blog has in store for you!





How to Use: the Tray

Hi everyone! We're back this week with another new post, but this one is going to be a little different than the past. Today we are featuring one product from Nellie's shop and I am going to give you a couple of great ways to use it! Being that it is almost the middle of November (how?) and with Thanksgiving creeping up on us, I decided I should choose a piece that can be used for all of your entertaining whims. Whether you love turkey, hate it, or only use Thanksgiving as an excuse to eat a ton of pie ice cream, this little tray is perfect. It is small and simple but really does the trick if you are trying to spruce up your dinner table, hors d'oeuvres counter, or even dessert set up. 


 Here she is, complete with a couple of Beer glasses and Nellies cute cocktail napkins that can be monogrammed to your liking!

Here she is, complete with a couple of Beer glasses and Nellies cute cocktail napkins that can be monogrammed to your liking!

Ok so above we have the tray from Nellie's shop, along with a couple of other items that you can also find there. The first idea that Nellie and I had was to use this tray as a condiment server. Say you are having hot dogs or hamburgers for dinner. If you are entertaining, or even if you just want to fancy up your weeknight family dinner, you can pop your condiments into each of the four little bowls and your set! Ketchup, Mustard, Relish, and maybe if you're feeling extra adventurous, even a little sour kraut or mayo in the fourth bowl...

Now our second option is to use this as more of an hors d'oerves platter, something to complete your cheese plate with. All of my favorite restaurants always have a great cheese plate, complete with a little something to pair it with on your cracker of choice. I have a few ideas for what I would personally love in each of these four bowls and I will share them with're welcome.

1. Garlic Mustard (or plain dijon mustard if you prefer) ---This will go best with a nice white or yellow sharp cheddar or any other hard cheese

2. A sweet apple jelly or any other fruit jelly you might like ---This will go best with a Manchego or Gouda cheese, and really adds a sweet flavor to the bite

3. How about a little lemon or lime marmalade? This would go so well with a whole wheat cracker and a Gouda cheese. YUM. 

4. Ok last but definitely not least (or maybe least depending on your taste) we have a plum or fig butter, which you would pair with a rich bleu cheese or something else witha strong flavor. 


Finally, for my sweet toothed friends, we have the wonderful option of using this tray as a desert topping holder. When your Thanksgiving dinner is done and you have unbuttoned the button on your Seven jeans, it is time to roll out the deserts. Ok so we are going to obviously have all of the pies set out but the more important part is the ice cream. And the most important part is what you are going to put on top of your ice cream. Here's where our tray comes in. In each of the four bowls, you can put different types of sprinkles (chocolate or rainbow), hot fudge, oreo crumbles, and maybe something like caramel or even crumbled reeses peanut butter cups. 


So now that I've given you three great ways to use the tray, you should all be running down to Nellie and Bean to scoop one up before we sell out! Ill be back next week with an equally informative post on how to use one of Nellie's picks that you can easily incorporate into your home ;) Be sure to come back next week!




Nellie's Spooky Gift Picks: For the Halloween Party Hostess

Hi Everyone!

I am back on the blog as we quickly approach Halloween weekend! Hard to believe it's already Halloween right? So while your kids are out trick or treating, I hope you guys are able to fit in a couple of fun Halloween parties. Get dressed up in your best creations and get to those shindigs. The only thing you have to remember is that when going to a Halloween party, it is no different from going to any other party, and a hostess gift is a must. I am going to show you our top picks from Nellie and Bean that you have to scoop up just in time for the weekend festivities.

Gift Pick #1

 The Pumpkin serving bowl complete with "stem" knife

The Pumpkin serving bowl complete with "stem" knife

So our first gift pick is the small pumpkin serving bowl with the little stem knife that goes with it. This is such a cute idea for a hostes that she could use as soon as that same night! This is great because it goes all throughout the Halloween/Thanksgiving season and is perfect for all things fall. You could even go to your local food store and grab up a small goat cheese or whatever cheese is your favorite and pop it into a gift bag and your good to go!

Gift Pick #2

 Two pumpkin themed candle sets with an oversized "skull" match box

Two pumpkin themed candle sets with an oversized "skull" match box

Our second Halloween hostess gift pick is a couple of small pumpkin candle sets, which you can pair with our oversized match boxes that are perfect for this holiday, but again, can carry you through and add a little bit of festive style to the home. These gifts are so affordable and something that your host might not think to pick up for him or herself so it will be extra special to bring and she is sure to remember your unique gift. It just might be the key to getting your invite next year...

Gift Pick #3

 Napkin holder with fleur de lis napking weight and "Don't Drink and Fly" napkins

Napkin holder with fleur de lis napking weight and "Don't Drink and Fly" napkins

Last but certainly not least, our final gift pick for your Halloween party hostess is a fantastic napkin holder with a fleur de lis weight to sit on top. This is the gift that is perfect to pair with one of our cheeky napkin sets like this "Don't Drink and Fly" set that your hostess will surely appreciate! It is great though because you can use the napkin holder all year round and it is not holiday-specific, which is something your hostess will love! 

I hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween and make sure to check back in with our blog post next week!

Remember, don't drink and fly.....