Gifts for Em

12 December 2017

Hi friends! Argh, I was hoping to have written a couple posts between my goals post and this one — so much good stuff to talk about in December! But, life calls, and here we are :) My family arrives for an early Christmas celebration today (YAY!!), so I’m not sure how much time I’ll have for another post until next week — but hopefully we’ll be able to catch up then, because I still want to talk about generosity, how I’ve done on my 2017 focal areas, our Christmas cards, and our home’s Christmas decor. Plus, of course, there will be my annual year-in-review post post-Christmas!

But today, I thought I’d share a few things on my personal Christmas wish list. I was so honored when my friend Victoria gave me a sweet gift guide shout-out last week. If you’re still shopping, hopefully you’ll find something fitting here or on a previous guide!

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Your Favorite Kids

gifts for em

A Patagonia | The time has come for a new fluffy fleece. I think I like this one, but I haven’t tried it on in person yet! Anyone have personal experience with this model?
Colorful magnets | You can never have too many! Love these colors. Perfect stocking stuffer :)
A Christmas pyramid | This is totally a sentimental pick! My family had one of these growing up and they bring me right back to sitting around our kitchen table at Christmas. Full disclosure: my parents have already gifted this to me and June is OBSESSED :)
Salad serving bowl | A big salad bowl is one thing we missed out on from our wedding registry. I’d love one for bigger friend gatherings or family dinner parties!
Liberty spreaders | These could not be sweeter! I wish they had better reviews, though!
Holiday plate | Future cookies for Santa plate? :) Every family needs a few Christmas plates, yes?
Bamboo dish rack | I feel like this would be kind of a strange gift, but I really love this to clean up our counter a bit, so it’s going on the list!
More plates | If I collect anything, it’s probably china, and I’d love to add these beauties to the crew.
Blush napkins | We use cloth napkins every night, and I’d love to add these into the rotation!
Gift stickers | My preferred present palette – hard to find!
Scalloped baskets | I think these would be just as fitting in an adult space as a kiddo one! I’m not sure yet where I’d use them, but I know I would find the perfect spot :)

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, 2017 9:11 am

I have that model of Patagonia and really like it, especially for bundling this time of year! Definitely fits the bill of soft, cozy fleece!

December 12, 2017 11:13 am
Reply to  Abigail

Ahh, so glad to hear it! :)

Ana Rocha
December 12, 2017 9:59 am

I have that Patagonia and it’s wonderful, but I do regret not sizing up because the sleeves are a little short on me!
And I was about to buy those Liberty spreaders as a present, but the reviews stopped me, as well. Such a shame!

December 12, 2017 11:13 am
Reply to  Ana Rocha

Good to know!

Kelly Strawberry
December 12, 2017 10:22 am

I have never heard of a Christmas pyramid, but I am very intrigued.

December 12, 2017 11:14 am

They are a German tradition! The candles make the tiers go around in circles :) You can see it in action next week!!

December 12, 2017 10:44 am

I have that exact same Patagonia (color too!) and I love it! My sister loved it so much too that I bought her one for Christmas this year! :) I got a Small and it’s a perfect comfy fit!

December 12, 2017 11:14 am
Reply to  Robyn

Ahh, what a recommendation! Glad to hear it!

December 12, 2017 1:38 pm

I’m so glad your pyramid is a good one! I long for one, but have been nervous about them ever since Marg had bad luck last year. I find myself wanting Christmas decor that reminds me of stuff from my childhood, holiday nostalgia is real.

December 12, 2017 3:12 pm

I have that Patagonia, and it is so lovely that I bought a second! I have a purple one and a light green one and they are so fluffy, comfy, and a flattering fit! And perfect for when it’s freezing! Would recommend :)

December 19, 2017 10:31 am

I have that exact Patagonia and love it! Wore it to the Holiday express at Pullen Park the other night and didn’t even need a coat ????????