Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts I’ve Received & Loved

While a lot of the items I included on the other gift guides are things I’ve given or used, these are my top picks for gifts I’ve received and really loved. I still have all of them and use them regularly!

  1. UE Wireless Bluetooth Speaker – We love this for bringing outside with us, setting up when we’re having friends over, and more!
  2. Russell + Hazel Notepad Set – I’m definitely a pen and paper girl, so having a notepad set that’s larger than my others was a fun change up!
  3. USB Wall Outlet – We received a few of these last year and love having them installed strategically in our house! They’re a nice feature in the kitchen or bedroom where you may need to have a lot of things plugged in at once!
  4. Truffle Small Clarity Clutch – I love this little clutch for keeping things organized in my larger tote bags or for traveling.
  5. Mark & Graham Leather Tech Envelope – I’ll admit I’m a bit of a small leather goods junkie, so there’s usually something in that category on my birthday/Christmas wishlist every year. My sister gifted me this tech organizer a couple years ago and I love it! Great for travel or a daily commute – it keeps everything organized and has a place for all the things you pack up with you.
  6. Cuyana Mini Jewelry Case – The perfect size for traveling and keeping your jewelry organized!
  7. Bodum French Press – I go through phases of making French press coffee (it is so good!), so love to have this on hand for when the mood strikes.
  8. Apple Watch – I have the series 3 with GPS + Cellular and LOVE IT.
  9. Slip Silk Pillowcase – It protects your hair and can aid in keeping your skin clear.
  10. Lululemon Align Pants – The only leggings I wear, except for working out (I prefer more of an athletic, thicker legging for that!).
  11. Leather Valet Tray – This is pretty for a nightstand, entry table, or desk. It can hold all the random things that would otherwise be thrown on the table or countertop and keep things in their place!
  12. USB Charging Tower – Another handy thing to have around, I use one on my nightstand to charge my watch, phone, and headphones at the same time. This would also work well in a mudroom/catch-all room to charge all the things!
  13. Ring Video Doorbell – Mike gave this to me last Christmas after many not so subtle hints and we LOVE it. I get a lot of deliveries during the week and love to be able to check to see if I need to run to the door for a signature or not. It’s also great to check up on things while we’re away.
  14. T3 Travel Hair Dryer – If you’re in the market for a great travel hair dryer, this one should be up for consideration! Dries my hair quickly and is compact.
  15. Cuyana Zip Around Wallet – A beautiful wallet that is a classic – something the recipient can use for years to come!

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