I have seen so many holiday gift guides floating around and I thought it would be really fun to share with you the ACTUAL presents that I am giving my family for Christmas. (My Mom, an avid reader of my blog, has been instructed not to read this blog post). I thought this would be a fun way for y’all to get to know me and my family and possibly get a few holiday gift ideas for yourself!
My Mom and I both love the actress Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls and Parenthood are two of our all-time favorite shows). Last year, my mom recommended to me this book that Lauren Graham wrote. It is Fiction and absolutely ADORABLE. It was so well-written and quirky and we loved it. Apparently so did everyone else because it is now a New York Times Bestseller. So, when I saw that Lauren Graham released a biography I knew it would be the perfect gift for my Mom!
Also, I recently discovered this hydrating lip tint from Clarins that I am completely in love with. Seriously. Thank you to my friend Jaime of Girl Loves Gloss for recommending this to me! My mom enjoys makeup, but she is not someone who is makeup obsessed or wears a ton of crazy colors. So, I thought she would enjoy the shade 06 Rosewood Shimmer (a perfect “My Lips But Better” color).
My little sister is pregnant with her first baby (yay!). So, when I saw that one of my friend’s from college who is HILARIOUS (seriously, she posts the funniest Facebook statuses about being a Mom) wrote a book about motherhood .. I knew I had to get it for my sister.
I also thought it would be cute to buy her a 2017 planner to keep up with her doctor’s appointments. I have been using a Sugar Paper Planner from Target (and loving it) so I am going to get her one of those.
My sister is not a huge makeup-wearer. However, she does wear minimal makeup to her job. So, I thought it would be nice to get her a makeup remover. I am trying to decide between either this one from IT Cosmetics (which is my personal favorite) or the MakeUp Eraser. I am leaning towards the MakeUp Eraser because I think it is quick and convenient and will come in handy when she is (a) pregnant and (b) taking care of a newborn and is too tired to remove her makeup!
My dad is incredibly hard to shop for but I have found the perfect gift for him! He loves unwinding most nights with a cold Miller Lite so I am going to buy him this Yeti colster that keeps your drinks cold. My husband owns two and uses them all the time.
I am really excited because I have found the PERFECT holiday gift for my husband. He is someone who LOVES to blare music no matter what he is doing. Decorating the tree, organizing the garage, cooking… he is blaring music. I found this bluetooth speaker from Bose. It gets great reviews, syncs to Spotify (what my husband listens to) and connects wirelessly to your phone or laptop.
I hope this post helps you with ideas of holiday gifts for your loved ones! I will also be posting MY Christmas wish list that I sent to my family so stay tuned!