Here we go…a “gift guide from the gals” that my girls put together. Filled with all kinds of ideas to help us get all situated for Christmas. I’ve had lots of requests for ideas from these girls after they did a great list last year too.
Let’s start with Abby’s list:
ABBY Jane’s favorite things:
I was influenced to buy this case off Instagram because I thought it was cute and different.
When it arrived I was pleasantly surprised that it’s functional and feels great in my hand too.
It has kept it in shape the last 6 months too!
If I could only put one gift on here it would be this one. My body completely changed after giving birth and I was on a hunt to find jeans I felt comfortable and stylish in. These are the perfect amount of loose without being shapeless. You can size up or down based on how you want them to fit.
This candle is on my list. I have heard only the best things and I love that it’s a non-toxic option.
I love to get a fun calendar every year. You can ask my family- I look for any excuse to write down even the smallest event in my life. A calendar is a small way to romanticize your day to day life.
For no makeup girlies this is an amazing boost of hydration with a light bronzing effect. If you’re going for the full face look this is an amazing base before layering foundation. Utah winters call for some extra bronzing and hydration and this is the way to get it!
While this seems random- It is absolutely on my list and such a cute gift. Every person could use a darling little rug in the kitchen, bathroom, or by the front door. It is an authentic gift since it’s not on every other gift guide! So cute.
In keeping with the ‘elevated household’ theme I am in love with these chic towels. Listen, I was gifted towels one year and I know they don’t carry a lot of pizzaz but I used those cozy towels everyday and was so grateful I got them! Worth the investment!
This is just one of the many amazing products from the brand Caraway! We have the cheapest plastic food containers and I would love to get ones that are non-toxic and last!
Plus they come in the cutest colors.
After I had Murphy I was determined to get to the gym everyday but none of my old workout clothes fit anymore. Workout clothes are so expensive and I like to save where I can! Love these tops and if you don’t believe me just look at the reviews.
I recently started making sourdough and this was a must. There are a million dutch ovens out there over $500 and thankfully I found this one for $50 and it gets the job done!
This may be a bit of a niche gift but this kit has truly made all the difference for me in my bread making journey. If you know someone or you yourself have been wanting to give sourdough a go, take this as your sign! Bread is so fun to make and is so simple with some great tools!
I attended a sourdough making course and the teacher said this is the best cook book!
It’s on my list!
I have to give all the credit on these to my sister Kate. After expressing I didn’t know how to style a pair of shoes she told me to look no further. These are amazing quality and the perfect length!
I have since purchased and repurchased!
I wanted a fun mirror to put in our extra bedroom without breaking the bank.
This was exactly what I was looking for and it’s surprisingly great quality.
I am a simple skincare girl. Right now I am just using this with a hydrating lotion and its amazing. You can trust me- I live in one of the coldest/driest states and this helps remove dry skin and has clean ingredients!
Postpartum hair loss hit me hard. I had used this scalp serum before I was pregnant to help my scalp through Utah’s dry winters but I never knew how amazing it was until I experienced hair loss. Cherry on top is that it smells amazing too!
I’d like to consider this a middle ground to the Revlon Blow Dry Brush and the Dyson Air Wrap.
The Revlon brush has been frying my hair and drying out my scalp but the
Dyson Air Wrap is out of my budget. This looks perfect!
I don’t go get my nails done but my natural nails need a little something. I love this polish.
It’s very sheer so it can be layered. it’s the perfect color!
We have been putting our butter in a cereal bowl so this would be a stylish upgrade.
One of my silly goals in 2023 was to complete a puzzle. I am very impatient and not into puzzles by nature but this pattern was just too cute and was such a fun challenge.
I have been very acne prone postpartum and this face wash has saved me.
The best news is that it works and it’s under $20.
These were one of my splurges last year and I’ve loved pulling them out again this year.
They are still comfortable as ever and held up amazing in the snow.
I love an elevated basic and this is one of my favorite smells. The body wash would be magical.
I may or may not have just ordered these for my upcoming birthday. I go nuts for high quality pjs and I haven’t found any that come close to Eberjay! Plus this color is so amazing.
I have been dying to go get my teeth whitened but know
I’ll probably end up just doing strips. These have amazing reviews.
This is my big splurge item this year. I have been in apartments for over 5 years and probably will be for a while longer and the hard water is so damaging on my hair and skin. There is so much crazy stuff in our water and my hair/skin can use all the help it can get.
I have been eyeing the perfect overalls for a while and believe these to be it!
Wellesley Jade’s Favorite Things:
I am a sucker for a bag, especially any BAGGU bag. Mine is light purple & I wear it all the time it’s apart of my personality now. I love this navy one so much too.
I don’t know why it’s called a Duck bag but this tote I love. Use it when I work from coffee shops or parks & it carries my laptop, iPad, snacks, water all so nice.
I bought this bag & another in black for Carson & I right before we left on externships. I did not realize how much we were going to use and love them. It holds allllll our bathroom things, is waterproof lining & was so easy to just unfold & hang in the bathroom on all our stops. Super great for anyone that travels a lot!
Ok ok, I am still a Stanley stan but I do want this water bottle. It has a push button to open the lid & you can either pour it into your mouth or sip it cause there is a straw too. I just like that you don’t have to touch the drinking part with your hands at all & its cute & multiuse. Idk, it’s on my list & I have heard raving reviews.
We got Shawni the Our Place pan this last year, but Abby & her both say that the non-stick doesn’t last long. We have heard a lot of positive things about Caraway pan. It’s just as cute & seems to have a better resistance to stick, etc.
Ok yes maybe a random gift but their olive oil bottles & branding are so cute & make cooking
fun & easy. Pair with a cute cook book & BAM, gift for the chef.
I want fun cook books in my house & to be able to play with more of other peoples ideas! Something like flipping through a cookbook instead of googling just makes me feel better lol.
I don’t even care if the craze is ending, I love my Sambas & got these ones for
better price here on amazon. My go to shoe everyday.
I think I posted these last year because I love them so much. & they are on major sale..Carson uses mine whenever he can get his hands on them so I may be getting him some this year haha.
Great sunscreen that smells so good. If you can’t tell I am swayed by cute branding. Bought for the branding & stayed for the products haha.
They also have this sunscreen that looks like whipped cream & its just so fun I mean cmon!
I love versed & have used all these products. A little bundle is a great gift!!
The BEST self tanner I have used. I have tried a handful of others & this one looks so much more natural for me personally. It’s super easy with the mist sprayer, I just squirt it on the brush & apply to my face & neck. I have the body one too which is a foam onto the brush. Never leaves any streakiness since it is spray with brush. Anyways, i LOVE it & you can use ELLE10 for a discount as well!
I’ve been getting bombarded with importance of taking care of the area around your eyes recently & found these for so cheap, lol I will be purchasing. Stocking stuffer slay.
I am really trying to start expanding my art/art history book collection. I LOVE having art books around for inspiration & people love to flip through them when they see them too. This is sorta a kids book, and there is a collection with other artists too! Just trying to spread the Art History love to all & Yayoi Kusama is a super cool lady.
Carson & my favorite novel. It’s so good we listened to it in one day haha.
My favorite “self help” book. It’s so so good, & if you haven’t read it already I would highly suggest!
Ok I was taking a picture of the cover of this book in the store & this guy was like you should read that first page. I read it & I was hooked haha. Went home & ordered it to start reading.
I think amazon lets you sample & read that first page. 🙂
Of course I have to shout out Springer Pets. I love them & have worked with them. I believe they have the best pet products for all the pet parents out there! They have bottles, walk bags, collars, etc. If not for the products, go look at all the cute design from yours truly. <3
And last but certainly not least:
Grace Anne’s Favorite Things:
I have a lot to say about hair and I have tried everything in the hair realm so
you will be getting lots of my favorite hair products that I truly swear by.
My absolute favorite shampoo ever. I have a hard time ever straying from it
because it makes my hair feel the best and it smells amazing. The conditioner is my favorite too.
I am your girl when it comes to curly hair and I have a routine I do that I love. I use this curl cream and the next two products every time I wash my hair. I’m convinced that even if you think
you don’t have curly hair, using these products will give you some curl.
While my hair is still super wet, I get a dollop of this and scrunch it into my hair.
This stuff also smells AMAZING.
The next step of my routine is spraying this throughout my hair and scrunching again.
This holds the curls and also smells amazing.
This is the last step that ties it all together and gives more waves. If you can’t tell, I am passionate about my hair routine haha I have tried so many things throughout my
life and nothing has worked quite like these products.
This product is amazing and really gives the best wavy look and is so nice and easy to use.
If you ever don’t want to use heat but want good curls, this is for you.
I also swear by this stuff and use it every time I was my hair. It works so well and smells so good.
Heat protectant is so important to use before using heat and this one works super well!
Okay this stuff is truly amazing. I just started using it and it has changed the game. It makes my hair so much less frizzy and prevents my ends from breaking and I swear it cures my split ends.
These really helped my hair grow longer and it helped a lot with my skin and nails!
I truly don’t know what I did before these. I hate hate hate normal hairties and they always leave creases in my hair but these are magical in every way.
I don’t know what it is about the brush and the shape of it but it works wonders. I have tried the regular Wet Brushes and like them but this one is detangles so much better I love it.
I have the Wet Brush and this one. I love this brush for slicked back hairstyles.
It helps get all the bumps and flyaways out.
My most favorite body wash that I will never stray from. Smells amazing.
This stuff has worked wonders on my skin.
I love this stuff so much. It smells so good and lasts all day.
I am in love with this lotion. I will continue buying it forever. It works so well and smells so good.
I love this scent but all of their scents are amazing.
I think someone else linked tanning drops but these are my personal favorite.
I just mix the drops in with my moisturizer at night and feel glowy and tan in the morning.
This bottle also lasts forever. I’ve had mine for a year and it’s only halfway used!
I love this stuff and use it almost everyday. It is light coverage but makes you look dewy.
I always mix this in with my “Halo Glow” and it gives me
the perfect tan to add to the dewy and glowiness
Moving onto running, I recently got into running so I have found some things that I love and want to share. One being these shoes. They are the perfect amount of cushion.
I trained and ran my half marathon in these shoes!
I have loved this vest for longer runs. It has so many pockets and a space if you want to add a water bag on the back. It can fit everything I need in it, even my phone!
A classic. Super good for chafing!
I love these and really everything CRZ Yoga. They have the best workout clothes.
I am very passionate about the pens I use and have tried all kinds. They are truly the best.
It would feel wrong not to add them to this list.
Air-popped popcorn is my favorite snack and this makes it SO easy and delish!
Some kernels to go with the popper. You’ll want a large container!
Such a good and cute laptop case and it comes with a pouch for chargers or pens/pencils.
This is so random but I am obsessed with this stuff right now.
It is just so satisfying and makes me want to do the dishes.
I know Elle put a different water bottle on here but I love and always will love my Stanley.
I’ve had mine for over a year and it still works perfect. I also just love this
style where its easy to carry or throw in a backpack.
Other gift lists filled with ideas:
- The Girls’ List from Last Year
- My Favorite Things this Year
- Gift Guide for Men
- Our Favorite Family Games
Sending out all our love!
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