Holiday Shopping, Black Friday + Wish List

If viewing on your phone, this post will appear different and you won’t be able to view the gift guide. I’ll fix it in the am but view on a desktop or tablet in meantime. 

I have always been a procrastinator. Now that I have a child with a birthday right after the Holidays, I’m on top of my s-h-i-t  this year. I actually already bought Tommy’s big gift, and subsequently want to give it to him early! I just can’t wait another month.
This is my first of a few gift idea/gift guide/wish list posts.

Honestly though, most people on my list get gifts that cost $100 or less. Most are around $50. Nick and I spend more on each other and sometimes I’ll go in on gifts with my siblings and spend more.

But come on… we all shop for ourselves during the biggest sale season of the year. For that reason, I’ve included items that are a bit pricey to ask someone to buy for you but perhaps you want to splurge on yourself. After all, this is the time to do so.

One affordable gift idea I love is buying someone a membership to a subscription club like Birchbox or Shades Club. Birch is just $10 a month.


Shades Club is a subscription service for sunglasses that feature on trend styles for affordable prices. As the queen of losing sunglasses, I love a good stylish pair of sunnies that doesn’t break the bank. You can gift a 1 month subscription box which will cost you $29 and get them 1 pair of sunglasses with case. Or you can spend $28/month for 4 months which will gift 4 pairs of sunglasses. You can pause your subscription to get one pair each season or get one every month. Each box is valued at $100 and designed by the guys behind Dick’s Cottons.

For everyone else on my list and my own wish list, here are my top holiday picks. From personal splurges to gifts for new moms, these are the items that I want, wanted (and bought) or think you need to buy for your friends and family.

JCrew is having 40% off all items as a heads up. Nordstroms is having a sale on certain items like Uggs, Hunter Boots and The North Face. Everything (ish) at Old Navy is 50% off tomorrow

Holiday gift guide

JCrew Pom Pom Hat / BaubleBar Tassel Earrings / JCrew Vest / Down Jacket / Deep Cleansing Face Gel / TomTom Spark 3 Cardio + Music / Bauble Bar Ring / Clarisonic Mia Fit / Dash Waffle Maker / Moving Comfort Juno Bra / New Balance Sneaks -> More items to view if on a desktop using widget above.

Lastly, I wanted to note that some of my favorite products were actually introduced to me this year through my blog including the Clarisonic Mia Fit and TomTom Mia Fit. I included them on here because I think they rock and can’t remember what life was like before them!

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