2019 Gift Guide: A Few of My Favorite Things


I feel like a broken record, but I can’t believe it’s already time to start Christmas shopping again. Where did this year go? I feel like we just watched the ball drop and now 2019 is almost over. Time is flying! The holidays are right around the corner, and with that, comes the joy (and stress) of trying to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

As I get older, it seems like it gets harder and harder to come up with gifts ideas. Most adults I know, including myself, buy the things they need, and within reason, the luxuries they allow themselves. Every year I get more and more excited to receive practical gifts. I guess that’s part of adulting.

In an effort to add a little fun to your holiday shopping and maybe spark an idea or two for someone on your list, I put together a gift guide of some of my favorite things as well as some things I’d love to find under my tree on Christmas morning. I’ve included something for everyone – from the world traveler to the fashionista – and at various price points.

Happy shopping!

For the Beauty Guru

Fancy Skin Care


Ole Henrikson Let’s Get Luminous Brightening Set – $38

I’ve been using this set for over a week and I feel like it really works to brighten skin. You get to try a serum, moisturizer, and eye cream for $38 and the product lasts a long time because you only need to use a little. Check out the other Sephora Gifts Sets from well-known brands. There is something for everyone!

For the Fashionista   

Shoes Too Pretty Not to Wear


J.Crew Elsie Mary Jane Satin Mules with Jewel Buckle – $298

The perfect party shoe! They would add a pop of color to any LBD.

Something Really Snazzy


Emerson Fry Balloon Mod Top – $188

Give me all the sequins! And those sleeves? Yes, please!

Trendy Accessories


J.Crew Velvet Hair Tie – $22.50

The finishing touch for any outfit.


J.Crew Leopard Turban Knot Headband – $29.50

Leopard print is everywhere this year. This is perfect for your friend who follows all the trends. Plus this is a neutral and will go with any outfit.

For the World Traveler

Fun Travel Shoes


Keds x Rifle Paper Co. Kickstart Garden Party Sneakers – $69.95

I’ve been stalking this collaboration. Every print is so whimsical and fun! I wish I had these for my travels abroad. They’re a step above your typical sneaker.

A Giant Scarf in a Bold Print


Delaney Plaid Fringed Scarf – $58

A reason to look forward to the cold weather.

For the Foodie

A New Cookbook to Add to the Collection


Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking – $13.73

We’ve been watching the Netflix series and especially love the “Fat” episode in Italy. I would love to learn more from Samin Nosrat.

A Kitchen Classic


Le Creuset Dutch Oven, 7.25 qt. – $385

We just received our very own Le Creuset as a wedding gift and have been using it to host one-pot meals for our friends.

For the Homebody

Pajamas That Are Something Other Than a T-Shirt and Sweatpants


Target Striped PJ Set – $29.99

I own these and they are so soft and cozy! Target has the best PJ game.

A Candle That Smells Like Her Favorite Store


Anthropologie Capri Blue Volcano Iridescent Jar Candle – $30

Because let’s just be honest, we all want to live at Anthropologie.

Really Warm, Really Soft Sweater


Everlane Oversized Alpaca Crew – $95

I not only need this because it looks incredibly soft and cozy, but because Everlane is an awesome sustainable clothing brand doing right by this world.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s