When it comes to the holidays I love gifting more than most people(I was even a Christmas gift wrapping elf at a a department store one year during college!) I also used to put one of those silly antlers and red nose on my car(well back when I had a car!), nowadays I just cross my fingers and hope to catch the holiday el train at least once a year!
Today I am sharing with you what I am calling “My Holiday Gift Guide”, in all honesty this is essentially my Christmas wish list. With my Christmas obsession I get asked by a handful of friends to help them figure out their own list ideas every year, so I figured I would share!
Now don’t go crazy thinking I expect to receive even nearly this many gifts for the holidays. I love a nice surprise so I like to help my family out by providing a list stretching to many categories and price points.
Below are all items, along with links to shop, and a brief note on why it made my list!
Black Rainnes Bootie by Lucky Brand: I love the thick block heel on these booties, Lucky Brand also is great quality at an affordable price point.
Floral Sleeve Sweater: As soon as I saw the floral stitching on the sleeves of the sweater I was immediately in love.This sweater also comes in a beautiful blush color.
Sheet Masks: Sheet masks are my favorite lazy way to relax at home. All you have to do is open the package, set the mask on your face and you are instantly doing some intense work for your skin. Sheet masks also make a fabulous stocking stuffer because of the lower price point. I have included a Rubber Mask by Dr. Jart which I have heard excellent things about. Also included is a Sephora Brand mask that I have tried and loved.
The Perfect Highlighter: The BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop is my go to highlighter. This shade is a collab with my favorite youtuber Jaclyn Hill. I recieved a mini version of Champagne Pop last Christmas, and use it every single day(on the tops of my cheeks, inner corner of my eyes, and on my brow bone). I have linked the full size, which would last you virtually forever.
Holiday Lipstick Set: This Bite Beauty Lipstick Set is the perfect gift/stocking stuffer for any beauty lover. Bite products are amazing quality and are very comfortable to wear. I love the colors offered in this set!
Cozy Socks: These cozy socks from American Eagle are my favorite! There are tons of various lengths, colors, and patterns for both men and women. I love styling these with my Dr. Martens!
Wave Spray: Ouai Wave Spray has been one of my go to hair products since I tested it out this summer. It is the perfect product to throw in your hair before air drying, especially when you are trying to give your hair a break from heat tools.
An Empowering Book: Anyone who knows me knows I love consuming media that focuses on empowerment. I have a whole list of these types of books, podcasts, and articles. “Leave Your Mark” is next on my list!
Charcuterie Board: I love preparing baked goods and appetizers(still working on the whole main course thing!) At my small studio I typically only have guests over for drinks, and who doesn’t love a nice charcuterie. This board is also so pretty,I would display it on a hook in my kitchen!
Quality Denim: Quality denim will never go out of style. I have been longing for a pair of Madewell jeans for as long as I can remember. I love the 70’s touch of the button through waist. These jeans also come in a few different colors!
Faux Leather Leggings: Faux leather leggings are something every woman should have in their closet, they are so chic and so comfortable! They can be dressed up or down, and look perfect with a cozy sweater and boots. These leggings are by Spanx and are high-waisted which makes them the perfect outfit for holidays where we consume a few too many brie bites.
Neck Scarf: Neck scarves are the perfect way to amp up any outfit. My personal favorite for the winter is something in a silky material to contrast a chunky sweater!
Faux Fur Poof Beanie: Faux fur poof beanies look cute on virtually everyone! My short hair is a few inches longer this winter and I am excited to finally hop on the beanie train!
Luxurious Pajamas: Pajamas are one of my go to gifts to give. Who doesn’t need more pajamas? I love the selection at Aerie. These pants come in tons of colors. I also love these shorts and these joggers!
photo credits to: Levine Moore Photography
Happy gift giving!