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Happy Holidays Wish List 2018

Happy holiday season my friends! If you’ve been around here long enough you know I am all about simplifying this time of year and making it as stress free as possible, including doing 90% of my Christmas shopping online! Are you with me?? With that in mind today I’m joining my friends Kris of Driven By Decor, Jennifer of Dimples & Tangles and Pam of Simple Details with a supersized round of My Five Favorites – our third annual holiday wish lists. I genuinely love checking out these posts each year! I can’t tell you how many things I have bought for my friends and family (and okay, myself!) after reading their fun lists! What’s better than recommendations from your girlfriends, right?

 

This year we are SO happy to have Megan from Honey We’re Home to guest host along with us! Megan started her blog years ago to share home projects and today she also writes about fashion and fitness. Megan’s Instagram is a fun daily dose of style and she also hosts fitness challenges and shares actionable ways to have a healthy and happy lifestyle. I love Megan’s 5 Fitness Goals To Reset and Recharge Your Body and Mind (I need that right about now!) and don’t miss her pretty home tour too!

Thank you so much for joining us Megan!!


Let’s dive into the list, shall we? Some of these items I already own and love, some I’ve bought as Christmas gifts this season, and a few I’m hoping Santa might leave under the tree!

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Jewelry Organizers

I found two similar wall mounted glass cases for hanging my necklaces and bracelets at Marshalls, and love them so much that I’ve been scouring Marshalls/TJMaxx/Homegoods for more to give as gifts ever since, to no avail. Just this week I found this linen and brass jewelry wall case at Tarjay, and snatched it up for one of my fave girls on my shopping list! I stacked my two on a narrow wall in our bedroom and it’s not only functional, but pretty too.

A wall mounted jewelry organizer has brass nails for hanging necklaces and bracelets.

I see similar versions of this gold and glass jewelry box at Marshalls Boutique all the time, but this isn’t a bad price especially if you have the Target card that gives you 5% off plus free shipping.

A gold and glass jewelry box is pretty and functional.


Personalized Yeti Tumblers

Did you know that Yeti drinkware can be personalized? The tumblers can be etched or appliqued with logos and monograms. The Yeti store can customize their products but they won’t arrive until after Christmas, so check out these Etsy sellers who might be able to get them to you sooner.

KPH Gifts

Shop Carlys Customs


Hair Tools

I bought this inexpensive curling iron on the recommendation of a hair stylist who uses it herself at home. The 1.5″ size is perfect for beachy waves and since I’m an 80s big hair girl I love the traditional iron with a clamp vs. a curling wand.

I also love the round brush with a metal barrel that dries hair quickly.

Curling Iron • Round Brush

 


Cashmere Anything

Seriously – anything cashmere is the perfect gift in my book!! Soft, warm and luxurious – I will take all the cashmere things thank you very much!

I bought this teal one below!

Cardigan • Hoodie Sweater • Topper in Teal • Topper in Flint

 


BareMinerals Makeup

My daughter asked for BareMinerals foundation for Christmas a couple years ago and I thought it was kind of pricy for a teenager, but after trying Hannah’s makeup myself I am completely smitten with this line! The foundation really does give a flawless but natural finish. I have always had naturally dark circles under my eyes and this cream concealer is my all time favorite, worth every penny. If my eyes look really tired (ummm that would be today since I stayed up late last night writing this post!) I use a brush to tap the “Well Rested” powder over the concealer, and also use it on the inner eye, blending it onto the top lid – it really is an instant eye brightener.

I got a couple BareMineral products for my mom because I know she wouldn’t spend the money on herself and I’m 100% sure she is going to love them.

16 Hour Concealer • Well Rested Eye Brightener • Foundation


Warm Socks

My sister-in-law gave these Ugg Fair Isle fleece lined socks to me last year and they are aaaaamazing……they will keep your loved one’s tootsies warm on the coldest winter night!!! This style is last year’s model but I found them brand new on eBay from a reputable seller. I once bought Ugg boots on eBay that turned out to be fake, so always make sure the seller you are buying from is highly rated!

Ugg fleece lined fair isle socks are so amazingly warm and cozy for winter.

A few more cozy and cute socks for everyone on your list….

 


Wallets

I bought a similar Kate Spade wallet on sale this summer and it is SUCH a huge organizational upgrade to what I was using before! It has space for 14 cards, cash and coins. Mine has the softest pebble leather and just such a great quality. A really nice gift to give or receive.

You can find discounted Kate Spade wallets in other styles at Macy’sShopBop, even Amazon. Also, check your local outlet mall – the one near me has a Kate Spade store and I’m betting you have one near you too.

I also love this “Hobo” style soft leather wallet that keeps cards and cash organized and can double as a clutch. The red is so cute for the holidays!


Long Wearing Nail Polish

With a home improvement project constantly in the works around here my nails take such a beating, and I have tried all sorts of polishes that are supposed to be super resilient and last for a week or more. I read about this brand, CND Vinylux, and gave it a try, and I really like it. I got about 5 days out of it before it started to chip a bit and it comes right off with regular polish remover, versus getting a gel polish at the nail salon that lasts for a long time but is difficult to remove and seems to damage my nails.

CND Vinylux “Lilac Eclipse”CND Vinylux Top Coat


Books

French Country Cottage by Courtney Allison

Courtney Allison writes a blog by the same name and is a spectacular stylist and interior photographer. Her romantic style is so beautiful.

 

Once Upon A Chef by Jennifer Segal

My favorite ever caesar salad dressing hails from this chef, blogger and author, along with a few other great recipes, and I was so excited to see her book had been published!

 

Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

I’m currently reading and enjoying this.


I hope this list gave you some food for thought on gift giving this season. If you’re looking for gifts for a DIYer, I’ve got you covered there too!

 

I’m looking forward to seeing what these ladies came up with for their holiday wish lists, be sure to check them out for many more ideas!

Driven By Decor

Dimples & Tangles 

Simple Details

Honey We’re Home

 

Have a wonderful day – I’m so glad you stopped by!

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Kim

Thursday 29th of November 2018

Michaels also seeks the glass and gold boxes in three different sizes. They’re priced reasonably when you use a coupon.

Lisa

Wednesday 9th of January 2019

Ahh good to know Kim! Thanks for sharing, I'll keep an eye out for them!

Pam @ Simple Details

Wednesday 28th of November 2018

Oh, what a fun list! I need a new wallet badly, and there is a KS outlet near me! I've been looking for a year (what on earth is wrong with me!) but there are so many different styles and I didn't want to make a mistake. Completely agree about cashmere, I think the funnel neck is calling my name! :)

Lisa

Wednesday 9th of January 2019

The gift guides were so much fun to read, I love seeing what was on everyone's lists Pam! I must say my KS wallet is divine...I love it. The one I have is leather nubuck and is so soft and really nice quality! I highly recommend.

Sarah Sofia Knepp

Wednesday 28th of November 2018

Great book suggestions & cashmere sweater! Need the long lasting nail polish. BTW, love the new logo & look of your website Lisa! Xoxo, Sarah

Debbie - MountainMama

Wednesday 28th of November 2018

Great list, Lisa!! Just a warning about that polish, I love it too....and have it in a bunch of colors. But I'm pretty sure it destroyed my nails. I was using it exlusively for a while and after a bit my nails were getting weaker and weaker - they've just now started to get strong again. I'd be interested to hear if you have the same experience. It stinks because I really did like it - perhaps it's unrelated but since I stopped using it my nails have grown in strong and healthy again.

Lisa

Wednesday 9th of January 2019

Hi Debbie! That stinks about the polish! I don't wear it consistently enough to notice if it weakens my nails and after your experience I'll definitely use it on rotation with other polishes to avoid that! Gel polish at the nail salon definitely has that affect on my nails - they break so easily after I have it removed; I've stopped getting them entirely but for vacations or special occasions it's nice to have nails that last for a few days! Thanks for sharing your experience with me!!