Gifts for Em

12 December 2016

In looking back over five years of writing these wish list posts (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), I feel so lucky that I’ve been able to check many marvelous things off my list! It may have taken five years for some of them (ahem, I’m looking at you, pretty puff vest), but still :) As has become something of a tradition, here are a few things I wouldn’t mind receiving this year — here’s hoping they’ll inspire your gifting or getting!

gifts for em

A. How to Celebrate Everything | Not only do I think it’s a perfect gift to give, but I’d love to receive a copy myself! Jenny is a gal after my own heart.
B. Skipper printed popover | I have heard nothing but fabulous things about Lilly’s popovers, and I think these colors would make me smile every time I pulled them on!
C. Bean boots | I haven’t had a pair of winter boots since we moved to the South, but I think it’s time to restock. It doesn’t get better than these.
D. Platinum Navajo sandals | My beloved Jacks finally bit the dust after almost four years of near-daily wear… so I’d like to replace them with exactly the same thing :)
E. Wicked good slippers | Ditto to the above. I wore my last pair of moccs into the ground and have finally conceded that it might be time to replace them. Again, it doesn’t get better than these guys.
F. The Livegiving Home | I just listened to an interview with Sally this week and she seems so wonderful! Would love to learn more from her.
G. Letter board | These things are like the Tickle Me Elmo of Christmas 2016 – constantly desired, constantly out of stock. I will get one eventually :)
H. A canoe | No, I don’t expect to get a canoe this Christmas (they are shockingly expensive!). However, I do think it would be so fun to have one for family adventures for years to come — so something to save for! (And then probably buy from Craigslist :))
I. Barrette | Since I am notoriously bad at doing anything with my hair, I’m hoping this pretty accessory might help glam up even the most basic of styles.
J. Throw pillows | Ever since we got a (kind of wild) new living room rug, I’ve wanted to tone down our patterned couch pillows. I think these pale blue velvet ones would be perfect, and the price is incredible!

What’s on the top of your list this year? I always get inspiration from what others are wishing for!

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December 12, 2016 8:00 am

I hope Santa brings you a Lilly popover because I know you would love it!! In the category of celebration books, I have my eye on our girl Darcy’s new book :)

December 12, 2016 9:54 am
Reply to  Lisa

I got a copy at Engage and though I haven’t read the whole thing yet, it looks really cute!! Will lend you when I’m done, although I think it would be a good one to buy :)

December 12, 2016 8:43 am

Both of those books look delightful and are wonderful gift ideas!! (I wouldn’t mind reading them myself!) I also have Bean boots on my (and Jordan’s) list! ;) At the top of my list is probably a fixed up roof though – ha!

December 12, 2016 9:55 am
Reply to  Robyn

And for good reason!! Hope Santa/the insurance company comes through :)

December 12, 2016 9:00 am

Team Lilly popover! :) I got one last fall and have worn it so much! It worked a really long time for me while pregnant, too.. but I will say I was very pleased once it had a bit more wiggle room, haha!

December 12, 2016 11:23 am

I recently received the wicked good mocs for my birthday and they are without a doubt the best slippers I’ve ever owned! I know they will last for years to come. A letter board is on my wishlist as well! It would be such a great way to incorporate our favorite Scriptures and quotes into our home. :)

December 12, 2016 1:43 pm

Em! Your gift lists/wish lists always get me thinking differently about how to gift (especially for Philip with your men’s list this year!). I love your slipper pick but have to plug Glerups. Best slippers we’ve ever tried. I have the pair that falls just below the ankle and Philip has the booty (sp?) . Anyway, thanks for the inspiration!

December 12, 2016 3:15 pm

More than one item is coincidentally on my list! ?

December 13, 2016 9:44 am

new house plants from my friend The Zen Succulent and some really nice new King pillows for my bedroom. ha. just realized i’ve become a homebody!

December 13, 2016 1:37 pm

I’ve had my Bean boots for over 20 years and they still look good! I have a couple of books I’d like….Habitat by Lauren Liess and a new purse.

Katie O'Connor
December 22, 2016 9:32 am

Ordered the How To Celebrate Everything for my newlywed sister in law based off your recommendation. Hoping she likes it :).