My Favorite Things Gift Giving Guide

This year we’re all trying to find the little things that bring us joy. Being able to see and chat with friends and family by way of technology, putting our Christmas trees up in November or maybe even October, or finding the perfect pair of slippers to wear while in quarantine. Embrace the things that bring you joy or make you smile no matter how big or small they are. Below are a few small things that are currently bringing me joy to help you during this gift-giving time of year. They may be perfect for someone on your list or maybe even yourself. Don’t worry, I won’t tell.

1. Ugg Ansley Water Resistant Slipper in Gray

After wearing out my $20 slippers I decided it was time to invest in an upgrade that would hold up. Let’s face it, I’m not wearing real shoes around the house much these days! A little bit of research turned up this option – Ugg’s Ansley Water Resistant Slippers. I love that I can
wear them in and out of the house and they are SO cozy with their shearling liner. Highly recommend if you need a new pair!

2. Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer Hot Air Brush

This thing truly revolutionized my hair drying and styling and was hands down one of my favorite quarantine purchases of 2020! I love it so much that I’ve bought it as a gift for every woman in my family. My blow out is done in about 10 minutes flat!

3. Soft Bamboo Pajama Set

I call these my “rich lady pajamas” because well, they make me feel like a million bucks! The bamboo material is so soft and keeps me cool on warm nights and warm on cool nights. I’ve ordered these in several colors and patterns.

4. Nike React Infinity Running Shoes

Running shoes are a necessary evil for me. Now that we’re doing our OrangeTheory workouts at home three times a week, I go through a couple of pairs a year. Craig got me this pair for my birthday and they were the comfiest pair of shoes I’ve ever worn out of the box. No break-in time required! They cushion SO well.

5. AE Leggings Offline High Waisted Crackle Legging

By now you’re probably familiar with the tragic story of how I accidentally donated my Spanx faux leather leggings when we moved. I took a chance and ordered this “dupe” as a replacement and it was love at first wear! The price is just right and I actually love the length and fit better than Spanx.

6. IT Girl Beauty Book Palette

I’m a TOTAL sucker for a good beauty palette and this one does not disappoint! The colors are subtle and perfect for everyday wear but you can also create some bolder looks from it too.

7. IT CC+ Cream Illumination with SPF 50

My ride or die deserted island product. What more can I say? I wear it every day and it actually makes my skin look better and improves it at the same time.

8. Time and Tru Packable Puffer Jacket in White (7 colors)

In need of a new puffer jacket, I took a chance on this one after stumbling across in on a trip to Walmart. It’s lightweight but super warm at the same time. My daughter loved mine so much that she got one too. Oh and it comes in 7 colors!

9. Fabletics Workout Gear

Move over Lululemon! My favorite athletic wear brand is still Fabletics. Their pieces hold up SO well wash after wash and I just love the colors and patterns.

10. Kindle Oasis

For serious readers only! My son bought me this for my birthday as an upgrade to my previous Kindle Paperwhite (fun story, he inherited my Paperwhite so maybe this was a strategic purchase?) This is a daily use item for me and one that I appreciate every time I pull it out. The battery lasts forever and it’s waterproof for those poolside or beachside reads.