The first gift guide of the season is officially up! I have included a mix of things on my wish list + a few of my favorite gifts I have received over the years! Some are practical, some are on major sale & others are products I can't live without! You can shop any of the items by clicking the name located under the image! Happy holidays & happy shopping!
The cutest, most comfy slippers EVER! My Ugg slippers are my go to shoe, especially in the morning when I take Duke out & grab my morning coffee! My feet are always chilly & love sliding my slippers on the minute I get home! Makes the perfect gift for anyone!
HANDS DOWN THE BEST SMELLING CANDLE EVER! I am candle obsessed (ask Dane) and this candle is ALWAYS on my Christmas list, because I cannot get enough! I have to remind myself not to stock pile them (oops). Even better, it's not super girly! So the hubby, fiancé, or boyfriend won't mind it!
I started noticing "hybrid" watches being advertised in late Fall. It wasn't until Dane surprised me with the CUTEST rose gold & black Hybrid Kate Spade watch that I understood the benefit of a Hybrid watch vs. a smart watch! I still love my Apple watch (especially for workouts) but I often times felt unprofessional while wearing it during showings, buyers meetings etc. But hated that I missed important phone calls & messages when I didn't wear it! This watch is the best of both worlds! Professional looking, yet it vibrates when you receive messages or phone calls! This is a must have!
I am loving Quay Sunglasses right now! The price point allows you to pick different styles for different occasions without breaking the bank! This pair of aviators has an iridescent lens that looks good on all skin tones!
Bombay Hair 25MM ROSE GOLD CURLING WAND $65 (50% off right now!)
Once again, on my wish list!! Wands give your hair the perfect curl! I've tried my fair share of different wands, & am currently just using my curling iron barrel (in hopes this one shows up under the tree!) but the reviews & other users say it's amazing! I love the color & the price point makes it even better! Be sure to catch it while it's still 50% off!
If you haven't heard of Love Your Melon, you must visit their website! I first ran across this company in college & immediately fell in love with it's philanthropic side! They donate 50% of their profits to children with cancer + have the cutest beanies! (my fav is the pom beanie!) Finally a beanie that isn't itchy & I can literally wear all day!! I get so many compliments! We gifted these to all the girls on Dane's side of the family & they were a hit!
I love supporting small businesses in anyway I can, especially when they are local! I stumbled across Inspire KC, a handcrafted jewelry company specializing in the cute teardrop shaped leather earrings you've been seeing around! I loved their unique patterns & endless options! I have begun picking out different patterns for the women in my family, it's fun finding ones that match their personality!
If you haven't tried these on, you have no idea what you are missing! I had no idea leggings could be so "buttery"! They are my go to pant for traveling, working out, sleeping, okay basically I wear them everyday! They are thick enough to wear with Tunics, long shirts, etc. as pants but are not restricting! They have a high waist & are the most flattering legging I've owned! This is one of the "you get what you pay for cases", trust me it's worth it!
This falls under the "practical" category I was talking about earlier! Winter is super rough on our skin & lips, drying them out, & leaving them cracked! Sugar is the best moisturizer & exfoliator I have ever used & I was excited to see this set available! These include pigmented colors, so you can replace your daily lipstick with one of these fun colors so your lips will stay moisturized all season! (Great stocking stuffer too!)
This is for sure on my list this year! Over a $277 value, the blow dryer alone is $195 so the rest comes for free! It may seem silly to ask for a blow dryer for Christmas, but I love practical gifts & I use my blow dryer everyday (whether its for me or Duke haha). I was first introduced to Dry Bar when listening to the popular podcast "How I Built This" ! The CEO was a small business who drove around giving Blowouts (washing, blow drying, round brushing, styling) to local moms, eventually opened her own salons & now owns a multimillion dollar business with the BEST products! I was not one to spend time on my hair till I started using everything in this kit, because it makes it so easy!
You can never have too many throws! Especially ones with poms on them! As we start to get rolling with construction on our first home, I can't help but to start designing room decor in my head! We want our home to feel cozy & inviting! These throws are perfect for lounging on the couch or finishing up a few last minute things for work from bed ( as I'm doing right now!)
This could be a great gift for him or her! Now, I have enough water bottles to supply a small army ( my excuse is that I drink a lot of water) but really I just love finding water bottles with new technologies! This one comes in so many different colors, keeps your hot drinks hot and your cold drinks cold & I love the straw & lid! It's much more sturdy than a Camelback & I feel comfortable taking it to the gym because its easy to grab a quick drink in between exercises! They come in tons of different shapes & sizes to choose from!
I have this & love this! It's super easy to dress this vest up or down & sometimes I throw it over my gym attire for a little extra warmth on the cold mornings! It comes in 4 different colors & is under $100! I sized up because I knew I would be wearing it over sweatshirts & thick shirts for winter! I love the white (but knew I would somehow spill something on it!).
I was so excited to find these Kate Spade Earrings on MAJOR SALE, under $25! They would make the best stocking stuffer & everyday earring! I wear my studs EVERYDAY & am always looking for new ones to switch back & forth & I think I found them!
Welp, that wraps up the first gift guide of the season! Stay tuned for more coming throughout the month! As always, let me know if you have any questions or want to know more about one of the products I reviewed! Happy shopping ya'll!