This is a different kind of gift guide. I decided to do a list of my favorite things (some fashion related, some not) that I use throughout the year. Once again, if you’re going to spend your money on gifts, you want them to be tried and true, and these items are.
Last year, I did an entire post solely on Barefoot Dreams items. If you’ve ever owned anything by Barefoot Dreams, then you know why. I have two Barefoot Dreams sweaters, which I like to call my “house sweaters”, that I wear nonstop, and I recently purchased this jumpsuit. I have also worn it nonstop, just ask my neighbors who stand out at the bus stop with me – ha! If there was one gift I could recommend that I know will be a winner, it’s anything by Barefoot Dreams.
What better to wear with your Barefoot Dreams than these comfy and unbelievably stylish slippers? Right now, my slippers are my old UGGS and truthfully, there’s nothing stylish about worn out UGG boots as slippers. I’m in major need of an upgrade, and these caught my eye immediately and are the perfect replacement.
I didn’t realize this about myself, but I am a candle loving fool. There’s nothing that gets me going more, whether it’s doing the dishes or other mundane activities, than lighting a candle. It brings life into the room by adding scent, a little flicker, and ambiance. All that to say, if you have a candle lover in your life (like a mother-in-law or mom), how much would they love this Diptyque candle assortment? They could choose the scent depending on their mood, and what candle lover wouldn’t want to do that? My favorite Diptyque scent is Base and Figuere, but I’d love to choose from all of those scent options! My cousin recently gave her daughter’s teachers a Christmas candle, and I can’t think of a more perfect teacher gift. My favorite Christmas candles are the ones that smell like Christmas Trees, like my current favorite from Nest. A candle really is a perfect gift for anyone.
Jewelry’s always a fun Christmas gift to receive. This ‘Love necklace‘ is one of my favorites. It’s a secret code necklace, and when it’s spun, it spells out the word love. I’ve worn it a ton, and it always adds a fun little something to my outfit. Then I ran across these earrings, and I just love them. They’re different and pretty and an edgy take on the pave diamond earring look. They would be perfect for New Years.
Recently my original Kindle from 10 years ago broke. I knew there were new versions out, but I had become attached to my original Kindle and was worried that a backlit Kindle would keep me up at night. However, after going 1 day with a broken Kindle, I knew I couldn’t make it without one. So I read all the reviews and apprehensively ordered the Kindle Paper White, even though it was backlit. It promised to not have the blue light that effects your sleep, and it’s safe to say that it doesn’t keep me up at night- ha! There’s no glare, and it adjusts it’s lighting automatically based on your environment. So this serves as a reminder to ask for a Kindle, and if you’re tired of the book light, the Paper White is the way to go.
Can I just rename this device the mom printer? I am seriously about to go out and buy this for one of my son’s school projects that’s due on Thursday. You send pictures from your phone and it prints right then and there. How much more fun would projects, dinner parties (a picture would make a fun party favor), or play dates be with this fun printer. Heck, I might even change my family pictures in my house more than every 5 years- ha!
I have 4 of these coasters in my house. I keep buying more because every other coaster I buy doesn’t measure up to my Marye Kelley coasters. Heres why: they are big, therefore any size drink will fit. There are also perfect as a wine bottle coaster. If you have white marble counter tops, you know how important a coaster like this can be. They have a substantial lip, so there really is no sweating anywhere on your surface, and it makes it easy to put your drink back in the dark in the middle of the night. For me, it also stands as a catchall on my nightstand for my earrings and chapstick.
This is another great stocking stuffer or girlfriend gift. Recently, I’ve been giving my girlfriends this eyelash curler for their birthdays. It curls eyelashes like no other. I have had this eyelash curler since high school. They make the rubber strip out of strong silicon, so you don’t end up with the middle divet that cuts or pinches your eyelashes. Trust me on this one… just trust me.
Have you ever seen a more perfect stocking stuffer? These are my favorite footies that I wear with my booties, fashion sneaks, and flats. They are the first footies I’ve worn that actually stay on my feet, even after multiple wears. I had 6 pairs and now I only can find 2 pairs, which is why I will be asking for these for Christmas.
For splurge gifts for her/you, stay tuned for my final gift guide!