The Ultimate Holiday Charcuterie Tray and Gift Guide for the Gal Who Has Everything

This post is sponsored by Nordstrom and ShopStyle. I love partnering with brands that I love and trust. Post ideas and opinions are always my own. 

 

Happy Wednesday, friends! I hope your week is off to a great start! We are moving and grooving here and I am truly trying to just savor this season, because even though it’s crazy and busy, it’s still my favorite time of the year! I love when the trees are up and twinkle lights are sparkling everywhere! These are just such happy times! I am often asked what items are on my personal wish list and I’ll be honest, I really don’t need a thing. But, it sure is fun to dream about lots of fun and pretty gifts. I was excited to chat about David Yurman today with Nordstrom, so that I could share some of my favorites from their timeless collections. It’s all so gorgeous and I wanted to share a few of their items that are on my wish list (ahem, Mr. Fancy…in case you’re reading this! ha!) Nordstrom has an awesome online selection of all things David Yurman and you’re sure to find something to add to your own wish list for sure! Do you own any David Yurman pieces? Which items are your favorite? The rings and bracelets are my favorite. I love that they can be worn everyday or dressed up for a night out!

Speaking of a night out, I love hosting holiday get-togethers and one of my favorite things to make for a wine night with friends, is a pretty little charcuterie tray! You’ve seen these in the past, because I make them a lot! Today, I’m going to show you how I made this charcuterie tray a bit more festive for the holidays and all of your holiday parties! Take a peek at this beautiful charcuterie tray and grab some inspiration for your own holiday wish list, too!

The Perfect Charcuterie Tray for the Holidays

Top Houston life and style blogger, Fancy Ashley, features her tips to prepare the perfect Charcuterie Tray for the Holidays: image of a woman holding a festive charcuterie tray Top Houston life and style blogger, Fancy Ashley, features her tips to prepare the perfect Charcuterie Tray for the Holidays: image of a woman holding a festive charcuterie tray

BRACELET // BRACELET // BRACELET // RING // SEQUIN TOP // SIMILAR BUTTON DOWN // SATIN JOGGERS // EARRINGS // SIMILAR BOARD // SIMILAR CHEESE KNIVES

Top Houston life and style blogger, Fancy Ashley, features her tips to prepare the perfect Charcuterie Tray for the Holidays: image of a woman holding a festive charcuterie tray Top Houston life and style blogger, Fancy Ashley, features her tips to prepare the perfect Charcuterie Tray for the Holidays: image of a woman holding a festive charcuterie tray

BRACELET // BRACELET // BRACELET // RING // SEQUIN TOP // SIMILAR BUTTON DOWN // SATIN JOGGERS // EARRINGS // SIMILAR BOARD // SIMILAR CHEESE KNIVES

Top Houston life and style blogger, Fancy Ashley, features her tips to prepare the perfect Charcuterie Tray for the Holidays: image of a woman holding eating a cracker Top Houston life and style blogger, Fancy Ashley, features her tips to prepare the perfect Charcuterie Tray for the Holidays: image of a woman holding a festive charcuterie tray Top Houston life and style blogger, Fancy Ashley, features her tips to prepare the perfect Charcuterie Tray for the Holidays: image of a woman holding a festive charcuterie tray

BRACELET // BRACELET // BRACELET // RING // SEQUIN TOP // SIMILAR BUTTON DOWN // SATIN JOGGERS // EARRINGS // SIMILAR BOARD // SIMILAR CHEESE KNIVES

Top Houston life and style blogger, Fancy Ashley, features her tips to prepare the perfect Charcuterie Tray for the Holidays: image of a festive charcuterie tray Top Houston life and style blogger, Fancy Ashley, features her tips to prepare the perfect Charcuterie Tray for the Holidays: image of a woman holding a festive charcuterie tray

BRACELET // BRACELET // BRACELET // RING // SEQUIN TOP // SIMILAR BUTTON DOWN // SATIN JOGGERS // EARRINGS // SIMILAR BOARD // SIMILAR CHEESE KNIVES

Top Houston life and style blogger, Fancy Ashley, features her tips to prepare the perfect Charcuterie Tray for the Holidays: image of a woman holding a festive charcuterie tray Top Houston life and style blogger, Fancy Ashley, features her tips to prepare the perfect Charcuterie Tray for the Holidays: image of a festive charcuterie tray Top Houston life and style blogger, Fancy Ashley, features her tips to prepare the perfect Charcuterie Tray for the Holidays: image of a festive charcuterie tray

BRACELET // BRACELET // BRACELET // RING // SEQUIN TOP // SIMILAR BUTTON DOWN // SATIN JOGGERS // EARRINGS // SIMILAR BOARD // SIMILAR CHEESE KNIVES

As a bonus today, I am taking my easy cheeseboard and showing you how to fancy it up for your holiday parties!

Tips for Creating the Perfect Holiday Charcuterie Tray!

Cute cheese board
Cute cheese knives
Crackers: I like to do a variety, but our favorite are Nut Thins
Fun cheeses: brie, merlot cheese, gouda, white cheddar, blue cheese, goat cheese, stilton, manchego, etc
Meats: salami, pepperoni, prosciutto
Fruit: pears, grapes, apples, dates, figs, apricots, berries
Baby gerkins: these are always yummy with cheese
Nuts: pistacios, almonds, marcona almonds (Trader Joe’s has a rosemary version that is the best!)
Fresh herbs: it makes it look fancier! it adds pizazz and it’s easy!

Other Additions to your Charcuterie Tray:

fresh olives
olive oils
crispy fava beans
vegetables: cucumbers, peppers, artichoke hearts 
honey
bread
hummus
jam
mustards
cranberries
greens

*add in holiday inspired items like cranberries, rosemary, tree trim and more. Adding even a tiny bit of red and green just gives your charcuterie tray such a fun holiday inspired look!

Now, lets get back to the gifts! Here are a few David Yurman items that I wish Santa would bring me this year and a gift guide for the gal who has everything!! These are my total wish list items from this brand and I’d love any one of these items wrapped up under the tree!

jewelry gift ideas featured by top Houston life and style blogger, Fancy Ashley

RING // BRACELET // NECKLACE RING // EARRINGS BRACELET // CUFF BRACELET // BRACELET  BRACELET // BRACELET // BRACELET // EARRINGS BRACELET // BRACELET // RING // BRACELET // RING // BRACELET

jewelry gift ideas featured by top Houston life and style blogger, Fancy Ashley

I hope this post helps get you totally inspired with your own wish list for the holidays and I hope it helps to give you tips to create this easy and fancy charcuterie tray!
These boards are always a hit at any get-together! Which item(s) are on your holiday wish list this year?

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4 Comments

  1. Heather wrote:

    Oh these bracelets! The pearl David Yurman is on my wish list too!! You look beautiful as always!!

    Posted 11.28.18
  2. Amy wrote:

    Can you please do a tutorial step by step for the charcuterie board? Maybe on Instagram? Thanks!

    Posted 11.28.18
  3. Keisha Dawson wrote:

    I like this idea too!

    Posted 11.29.18

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