Holiday Favorite Things Gift Guide 2017: I am excited to share some of my favorite things I will be giving as gifts this year.
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I am sharing 12 of my favorite things to give as gifts for Christmas this year. You can snag everything on this list for less than $100.
1 // Boca Terry Robes
Earlier this year, my husband and I spent the weekend at the Bass Pro Shop in Memphis, TN – the big pyramid Bass Pro with a stunning hotel. Every room had Boca Terry Robes with a plush microterry lining for the hotel guests. Hands down, this is the softest, cuddliest bathrobe I’ve ever wrapped myself up in, and I had to order one for myself as soon as we got back home. Anyone on your gift-giving list will be in snuggles heaven with this robe.
On a recent trip to Chicago, the hostess at one of the restaurants we dined in was wearing the most gorgeous necklace called Third Eye Pinecones. It was unusual in a beautiful way. Her necklace was an organic handcrafted piece of jewelry from the world’s densest pinecone called the Knobcone Pine. The pinecones are sustainably wild-gathered in the Santa Cruz Mountains. For every order the company receives, they plant multiple trees. This piece of jewelry is definitely on my giving list this year, especially knowing the company is environmentally responsible.
If you have been following my blog, you know I’m a big fan of Clinique beauty products. I bought the Take the Day Off Makeup Remover for a video to help raise money for the Breast Cancer Foundation. After continuing to use this makeup remover, I will never use anything else. It simply melts your makeup right off your face, and leaves your skin feeling buttery soft. It’s also under $30 for the large jar and lasts a really long time. Since it’s my new favorite makeup remover, all of my squad will be seeing this under the tree this year.
4 // Sea Bags
These unique bags, totes, and accessories are made in the USA from recycled sails. The sails are collected through a network of boaters, and every bag from Sea Bags is uniquely handmade from real sails that have been sailed. Because the company uses real sails, no two bags will be the same. I adore these bags and also love that the company is environmentally friendly.
5 // Lush
If you have not heard of Lush fresh handmade products, read on because you are in for a treat. Their products include the most incredible smelling bath bombs, soaps, bubble bars, lotions, and so much more. My favorite: bath bombs! They are full of essential oils, fizz, amazing scents, and bright fun colors. Lush products are handmade from fresh ingredients and the company prides itself on protecting people, animals, and the planet.
6 // Tile Mate
I gave this Tile Mate to a friend as a gift, and she has been amazed at how many times she has used it. Tile Mate is a small device attached to a set of keys, a remote control, placed in a wallet, or placed on anything else you can dream of, and it is connected to a smartphone via Bluetooth. In the event you can’t find your keys, wallet, remote, or whatever you have attached the Tile Mate to, you simply use your phone to make the Tile Mate ring. You can even use your phone to map where your Tile Mate is located. This gadget has been a lifesaver for my friend multiple times.
7 // BarkBox
If someone on your holiday shopping list is a dog lover, this BarkBox makes an ideal gift. It’s a monthly subscription filled with delicious dog treats and dog toys. I buy this for my in-laws every year, and they have said their sweet doggie knows every time one arrives and gets so excited as they open the box.
This portable, lightweight Smart Battery Charger is powerful enough to jump-start a car battery. I bought my husband one of these and he absolutely loves it. He has used it to jump-start our lawnmower, and it’s small enough for him to carry in his truck or boat. This is the perfect gift for someone on the road a lot, or for someone you don’t want to get stranded on the side of the road.
9 // Instant Pot
If you have been following my blog for a while, you know the Instant Pot is my new favorite kitchen gadget. I have boiled a whole chicken in 25 minutes, cooked a delicious beef stew in 20 minutes, and cooked a whole spaghetti squash in 10 minutes. If someone on your giving list loves quick healthy meals, the Instant Pot is a terrific gift idea.
These personalized children’s storybooks are so much fun for small children. I have bought my nieces and nephews these books in the past, and they love seeing their name as one of the main characters. Although there are many stories to choose from, my favorites are the Christmas books.
11 // Nickel and Suede
I love these unique leather earrings, because they are so chic, very lightweight, and can be dressed up or dressed down. They come in a variety of colors, textures, shapes, and sizes. They are also very affordable and would make a great stocking stuffer. This is another gift my squad can expect under the tree this year.
12 // Mary Meyer Baby Mat
This soft, plush baby mat is a gift I give to everyone I know who has a baby. It washes and wears very well, is super soft, and is the perfect size to use from baby to toddler. Not only is this a perfect baby mat, but the head of the animal is a pillow, which is perfect for a toddle-sized child to lay down on and snuggle up. Of course the dog mat is my favorite, but there are a variety of lovable animal friends to choose from.
What are some of you favorite things to give as gifts for the holidays? Happy holiday shopping! XOXO