Holiday Prep

It’s never too early to begin preparing for the festive holiday season or shopping for holiday gifts for friends and family. If you are anything like me, I like to plan out holiday gifts in advance, especially when I know I am going to be busy or traveling leading up to the holiday season. While the holidays can be one of the most wonderful times of the year, shopping for gifts can sometimes be stressful regardless of the time of year. I realize I don’t always share where I like to shop for some of my favorite products for close friends and family, so for this holiday season, I am sharing that one of these destinations is none other than Neiman Marcus.

From fashion for gifting cozy sweaters or beauty for gifting a delicate fragrance, Neiman Marcus always has everything I am looking for when it comes to looking for the right gift. With a large online presence as well as numerous stores across the US (and international shipping for those who are abroad), Neiman Marcus always has everything I’m looking for when it comes to finding the right gift. Neiman Marcus is a store I turn to year-round for last minute outfits, the perfect gift idea, or even for home decor shopping. They are home to many of my favorite brands such as Jo Malone London, Diptyque, Veronica Beard, Dior, and even the Gal Meets Glam collection, among many others, so when it comes to holiday prep, I prefer to shop at my favorite spots that offer much in return. With that said, for this holiday season, I am excited to be shopping with Neiman Marcus as an InCircle member.

If you have ever considered applying for a credit card and looking to get great benefits in return, getting started with Neiman Marcus is a perfect choice for you. Signing up for a new credit card can be daunting for first timers (trust me, I know that feeling very well!), which is why choosing the right card matters. So as I share the reasons why applying for the Neiman Marcus credit card during the holiday season is the perfect time to do so, keep in mind that being an InCircle member will truly benefit and sweeten the deal. After all, receiving good rewards is one factor into applying for a credit card, right?



From now until December 31, you will earn 5,000 InCircle Points when you open an account with Neiman Marcus and make a same-day purchase in store or online. Why does this matter? As you shop as an InCircle member, you will earn 2 points for nearly every dollar spent, and when you reach 10,000 points, you receive a $100 point card that can be used towards something for yourself. Eyeing a new pair of shoes? Hoping to snatch a new crossbody bag? Dying to wear that faux fur coat all winter long? The possibilities are endless.


With 5,000 points already in my account from signing up and purchasing an item that same day, I am already halfway towards a $100 point card. One benefit for those who are Circle Two and above with InCircle is Day of Choosing. This means on one day of your choice during the year, you can earn double points for nearly every dollar you spend at Neiman Marcus online or in-store. The more points, the better! What better time to take advantage of such a reward during the holiday season, when you’ll be purchasing gifts for friends and family as well as a holiday outfit for yourself?


This is another big reward for me, especially since I will be in Hong Kong during the holiday season. As an InCircle member, I’ll be able to shop for gifts online for my friends and family from overseas and have them shipped in gorgeous Neiman Marcus silver packaging with colorful bows. This makes holiday shopping for friends and family much, much easier. InCircle members’ free gift packaging reward for those in Circle 3+ also applies to items purchased in store, so if I need a last minute gift before heading to a Friendsgiving dinner or a birthday party, I’ll be able to arrive with a perfectly wrapped gift with zero hassle involved.

So what kinds of gifts will I be searching for? I love gifting candles and fragrances to my mom, sister, and closest girlfriends. In fact, it’s become somewhat of a tradition each year now, and Neiman Marcus carries the scent brands I love the most, including Nest, Jo Malone London, and Diptyque. For my friends that recently bought a new house, I am thrilled that Neiman Marcus sells Royal Copenhagen (my Danish blood is excited about this!) so I can send them gorgeous hand-painted porcelain for their new home. And of course for my beau, a cozy cardigan to help keep bundled in the cooler months is always a welcome gift.

Being an InCircle member makes my holiday prep much smoother and stress-free, which certainly helps during one of the busiest times of the year. Click here to sign up for the Neiman Marcus credit card as a gift to yourself this holiday season.



Outfit 1: Veronica Beard top, Veronica Beard pants, Fendi bag
Outfit 2: IRO dress, Jimmy Choo heels


Thank you to Neiman Marcus for sponsoring this post.

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  1. Alison

    Hi Alyssa,
    I wonder why you haven’t posted the blog about visiting Taiwan ?
    Lots of love, XOXO