The holidays are by far my favorite time of the year. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year is hands down my favorite Christmas song. Miracle on 34th Street is (and will forever be) my favorite Christmas movie. And my favorite beverage (this time of year) is hot chocolate with a MOUNTAIN of whipped cream. 🙂
Are you sensing a theme here???
Every year, I round up the things I’ve loved + adored + coveted all year and share them on the blog for all to cheer! (No, really, this has been one of my most popular December posts every year for the last 2 years!!)
So I’m back again with my (much-anticipated) favorite things gift guide 2016!!!
FAVORITE THINGS GIFT GUIDE 2016
J.Crew Excursion Quilted Down Vest – Every year, J.Crew releases these in a slew of neutral, classic colors as well as fun pops of color and the female population goes WILD!!! They’re such a classic statement piece that I firmly believe EVERYONE needs one (or more) in their closet. (I have 4 and counting…)
Kate Spade Cameron Street Lane – Oh man, I feel like I’m cheating on my beloved Cedar Street Maise by sharing this bag with you. But I can’t help it; I love it!!! I love how cute and petite it is and that shade of pink (called pink confetti) is perfect!!!
You Got This Mug – You all know I LOVE cute coffee mugs, especially ones from Ashley Brooke Designs. (Half of my mug collection is made up of ABD mugs!!) So when she released You Got This and Don’t Panic earlier this year, you know my heart eyes were out in full force! I LOVE the combo of hot pink and gold foil and think it would make drinking coffee in pj’s totally fancy!!
bareMinerals Be Beautiful Ready Face and Eye Palette – I may or may not have very subtly put this bareMinerals palette into my mom’s basket during the Sephora VIB sale and told her it would make the perfect stocking stuffer!!! 😉
Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones – The most coveted headphones ever (at least for me). I occasionally borrow my mom’s pair and love how well they block out noise + distractions, the actual sound quality, and the fact that it feels like 2 pillows sitting on my ears instead of something jammed up inside them.
OPI Breakfast at Tiffany’s Collection – When I first heard OPI was coming out with a Tiffany’s collection, I figured it was going to be fifty shades of Tiffany Blue and sparkly. Much to my surprise and delight, the collection is based on the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s and features an array of pretty colors including this romantic raspberry pink and glittery dawn pink. The second I saw this manicure I knew I HAD to have them. (I’m planning to replicate this mani for New Year’s and CAN’T WAIT!!!)
T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i Hair Dryer – This hair dryer truly changed my life (and my morning routine) this year. Drying my hair is my least favorite activity in the morning, but I have to do it because second-day hair is a once-in-a-blue-moon thing for me. But this hair dryer is MAGICAL!!! It has cut my drying time down to 10 minutes (from 30 minutes) and my straightening time down to 12-15 minutes (from 20-25 minutes).
J.Crew Factory Statement Necklace – I wear this statement necklace more than any of my other statement necklaces combined. Long sleeves, short sleeves, solids, stripes, and graphic tees—it literally looks good with EVERYTHING!!!
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo – On the days when I can actually get away with second-day hair (about once a week, if I’m lucky) I immediately reach for this stuff. It’s the BEST dry shampoo I’ve tried!! I love that it actually CLEANS your hair and smells SO GOOD!!!
Sugar Paper LA for Target Office Supplies – Is anyone else OBSESSED with Sugar Paper’s new line of office supplies for Target?! I buy something EVERY TIME!!! The tape dispenser, the stapler, the washi tape, the sticky notes… Lord held me if they come out with anything else!!!
Sugar Paper LA for Target Business Card Holder – This was my most recent Sugar Paper purchase. Isn’t it adorable?! I love the scalloped edge and how fancy it look sitting on my desk!! 😉
Things To Do Tumbler – Another one of my favorite Ashley Brooke Designs’ products!! I actually have 3 of her tumblers and love filling them up with lemon slices, water, and giant ice cubes every day. They make water go from dull to darling like that!!!
Simplified Planner – I firmly believe EVERY WOMAN needs an amazing planner in her life. If you’re looking for a recommendation, the Simplified Planner is without a doubt mine. (You can read more about Why I Switched to the Simplified Planner + How to Make Friends With Your Day Planner.)
There you have it…
My very favorite things of 2016!!
What were some of your favorite things this year?
Disclaimer: I was not paid or approached in any way to write about these brands or products. All opinions expressed here are simply because I truly and whole-heartedly LOVE them. A few of these links are affiliate links.