Christmas is less than three weeks away, and for those of you still looking for that perfect something for your loved one, here is my ultimate 2018 gift guide!
Finding that perfect gift for every family member and friend: it can be hard! Do they have it already? Will they use it? Can they return it if they need to? Today I’m sharing some of my favorite gifts for all kinds of people: from foodies to fashionistas! Some of these gifts are traditional items that every (insert: foodie, fashionista, homebody, or travel aficionado) should have, so if your loved one doesn’t have those items yet, they are the perfect foundation gift for them! But if they are an expert in the area, I’ve also included some other not-so-typical items that I think would make fantastic gifts this holiday season! So without any further adieu… read on!
gifts for foodies
From top left to bottom right: Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker (the only way we cook steaks these days!) | Reusable Produce Bags (I love saving so much plastic at the grocery store now, and these are easy to throw in the washer/dryer for cleaning!) | Hand Carved Wooden Spoon (my hubby is making these by hand for the holiday season, so be sure to scoop up this one-of-a-kind design for your foodie friend!) | KitchenAid Professional 6-Qt. Mixer (A must-have for any at-home chef, I love the professional mixer for its size and power. The perfect gift for that aspiring baker or chef in the family!) | Wusthof Classic 9-Piece Knife Block Set (a must-have for any kitchen!) | Nespresso Aeroccino 4 Frother (My favorite timesaver from my morning java routine) | Le Creuset Enameled Braiser (I absolutely love this cherry red color for the holidays!) | Lodge Pro-Grid Cast Iron Grill/Griddle Combo (We’ve owned this for several years now and it is the perfect breakfast powerhouse in the mornings; then it does double duty as a grill for burgers and hot dogs!) | Pressurized Craft Beer Growler (your hipster friends will love this: keeps your beer nice and carbonated for up to two weeks!)
gifts for fashionistas
From top left to bottom right: Black Suede Booties (I can’t live without my pair! They are so easy to dress up for work or down for casual outings, and keep your feet cozy warm!) | Tartan Plaid Chunky Scarf (A must-have for the winter; perfect for pairing under your winter coat or as a shawl when it’s chilly at work! <– like… always for me. 😀 ) | Sweater Shaver/Depiller (this is my favorite one – I can’t believe how many sweaters I thought were dead and gone that it was able to revive life into. [Do you want me to do a review of this sweater shaver? Let me know in the comments below!]) | Thread & Supply Wubby Fleece Pullover (you guys, I can’t even. This is the definition of comfy, although I will warn that it is dry-clean only, it’s worth it for this level of comfort when you’re lounging!) | Brixton Ashland Fisherman Cap (the new paper boy cap? I love this style for the fall and winter, and I lovvvve all those color choices!) | J.Crew Chateau Parka (a quality wool coat is a must for the cold winter months, and what better Christmas gift than this stylish wool parka version from J.Crew?) | Mark & Graham Classic Leather Gloves (these pair perfectly with any coat, and come in a variety of colors!) | Street Level Reversible Faux Leather Tote Bag (this is my favvvvorite everyday go-to bag, and it’s held up so well with all this use! A perfect gift for your fashionista friend!)
gifts for the homebody
Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay Candle (I love a good holiday scent!) | Homebody (my new favorite design book! Joanna Gaines knocked it out of the park with her latest release: it has wonderfully practical advice for designing!) | Bamboo Essential Oil Diffuser (I swear by this at night – the essential oils give a great calming effect and a beautiful scent as you drift to sleep!) | Amazon Echo (This was probably my favorite purchase of last year, and I love that it doubles as surround sound when we have several of them throughout the house! My favorite thing is to tell Alexa to play Christmas music in the whole house while I cook dinner!) | Crate & Barrel Set of 12 Appetizer Plates (the perfect gift for a host or hostess this holiday season, I absolutely love these dainty appetizer plates and the sleek storage stand that comes with them!) | Oh Christmas Tree Bubble Bath Bomb (Not only can you have Christmas explode all over your house, but you can have it explode in your bath tub too!) | Dyson Air Multiplier Tower Fan (The ultimate in fan luxury… perfect for that cousin who just can’t keep their body temperature regulated at night! Also note to husband: perfect for me!) | Old Wood Dough Bowl (My vintage dough bowl has been my single most used decor item in our house – it’s so versatile for decorating for allll the seasons!) | Michael Aram Cheese Board (we received a similar cheese board for our wedding gift, and I have been in love with it ever since! A beautiful marble cheese plate is the perfect gift to make your loved one feel special!) |
gifts for the travel aficionado
K&F Concept Travel Tripod(lightweight and perfect for fitting inside a carry-on suitcase!) | Ugg Dawson Memory Foam Travel Pillow (every traveller needs a quality travel pillow for those long flights – how cozy is this fur-lined one?) | Mark & Graham Pigskin Luggage Tag (travel in style with this matching set!) | AHA Life Silk Sleep Mask (also a necessity for flights!) | Bizond Mini Travel Steamer (I can’t live without my travel steamer, and this one is lightweight for packing, easy to fill, and heats up in less than 30 seconds!) | Rose Gold Beats by Dre Special Edition Wireless Headphones (how adorable and stylish are these?!) | Stephanie Johnson Travel Makeup Bag (this sleek travel makeup bag has lots of compartments for storage!) | 6-Piece Luggage Travel Organization Cube Set (I love these for travel because you can separate intimates from the rest of your luggage, and also separate your dirty laundry for the return trip home!) | Delsey ConnecTech 21″ Spinner Expandable Carry-On Suitcase (the ultimate in carry-on luggage, this also includes a USB charging port!)
Happy holiday gift shopping! -Sarah