Hello friends and welcome to the December My Five Favorites series with Jennifer from Dimples & Tangles, Kris from Driven by Decor, Pam from Simple Details and yours truly. This month we thought we’d share gift guides focusing on what we ourselves would love to receive, in case you’re in the market for gifts for the best ladies in your life.
It was so much fun making our lists and checking them twice that we decided to supersize them today!
We’re thrilled to be joined by Courtney of A Thoughtful Place, designer and entertainer extraordinaire!
Courtney always has tons of ideas to make life beautiful and we’re so happy she is guest hosting with us to share her holiday wish list too! Be sure to pay her a visit and check out her favorites.
I tried to mix up this list and give you a bit of this and that. Here are a few lovely things it wouldn’t kill me to own, and maybe you’d enjoy one or two of these as well 🙂
• ONE •
In The Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice From Over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs by Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge ($20)
Design and bad a$$ successful women. I need this book.
• TWO •
Rose Gold Tassel Necklace ($30+)
This Etsy shop is owned by a wonderful local jewelry maker, Marcia, from whom I’ve bought a few gifts over the years. Most of the jewelry is inexpensive and fun and I love all the rose gold pieces she currently has!
• THREE •
Leather Wrap Bracelet ($24)
Perfect for your friend or sister because it’s always fun to get some new baubles isn’t it?
• FOUR •
Cashmere Waterfall Cardigan ($80) – updated for 2017 and similar to what’s pictured!
A cashmere cardi is a must for us cold-weather girls and this one has a pretty drape.
• FIVE •
Sorel Joan of Arctic Boots (updated for 2017 – grey is on on sale for $135)
I’m desperately hoping Santa leaves these under the tree this year! I hear from everyone that they are super warm, and look so cute with jeans. I’m afraid my daughter will be stealing them from me left and right. >>>>Santa was good to me and left these under the tree last year, and I love them as much as I hoped I would! They are so warm and cute!
• SIX •
Luxe Faux Fur Taupe Leopard Throw (2017: throws and blankets on sale starting at $33!)
So pretty and cozy!
• SEVEN •
Monogrammed Overnight Bag (2017: on sale for 42.50!)
So many cute patterns and styles of bags to choose from in this Etsy shop!
• EIGHT •
A good black bag is like the LBD – so versatile. Love that this bag is lightweight canvas but also waterproof, and it gets good reviews for durability.
• NINE •
Kate Spade Nylon Leopard Lyla Weekender Bag (2017: on final sale for $164!)
Can you tell I’m in the market for a chic, sturdy overnight bag? This one is a bit of a splurge but it’s the kind of thing you’d have for years. There’s a black and white stripe and solid black version too!
• TEN •
Perfect for holding your important things like sunnies and Burts Bees in your car or bag!
• ELEVEN •
Brass Geo Terrarium ($20-40)
Include some soil or rocks and a few cute succulents and this would make a fun little project for the recipient. Read my quick tutorial on how to put together your own terrarium here!
• TWELVE •
Felted Soap ($10.75)
I just ordered myself one of these as an early Christmas present! The felt is naturally anti-microbial, and the soap lasts much longer but lathers really well with the wool casing. When the soap runs out, you can make a hole in the felt and put a new bar inside; the felt heals itself when used. Plus they are so pretty aren’t they?!
• THIRTEEN •
I’m obsessed with Minted’s selection of prints!
• FOURTEEN •
I mean who wouldn’t love a pretty landscape??
Check out the beautiful watercolor landscape I put in our newly remodeled bathroom, here!
• FIFTEEN •
Shearling Socks ($20+)
I saved my very favorite for last!! My son gave me these last year (he went shopping with his girlfriend and they did a great job!….thanks Peter and Caroline!) Honestly these socks are amazing! I wear them all the time over my skinny jeans in the winter when we’re at home reading the Sunday paper and having a fire, they are SO COZY, COMFY and CUTE! I think they’d be too thick to wear with boots, but are perfect to curl up on the couch in.
Peter found them at Marshalls – I haven’t seen them there since but located them online for you (see the link above)!
I hope this little list gives you some ideas for your fave ladies! Hop over to check out what my co-hosts are dreaming of!
Jennifer from Dimples & Tangles,
Kris from Driven by Decor,
Pam from Simple Details
and Courtney from A Thoughtful Place
Thanks for stopping by!
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