I realize I'm no Oprah, so people won't be freaking out with excitement over my list of favorites this holiday season. Nor will I be able to give one of each of the items on my list to each member of my studio audience (wait...what studio audience???). But if I can help anyone with a cool Christmas gift or two, that would make my season even brighter!
I think this little Christmas tree is whimsical and adorable! It's a great price for a thoughtful, decorative gift! I gave one to a friend last year, and have another wrapped at home for another friend this year! Last year, I found one at Cracker Barrel (I highly suggest a visit to their gift shop for unique items for any occasion), but you can also find them online, here, for example, or click below!
I am pleased to share my favorite jewelry with you: Earth Grace. Not only are all of their pieces hand-made locally, but the couple behind the company are precious! My husband knows that whenever he buys jewelry for me as a gift, this is definitely the line I love! They are continually adding gorgeous new pieces! I have shared a few of my pieces below! Click here to learn more about Earth Grace!
Games are definitely one of MY favorite things, and I think they make wonderful gifts! In particular, Kohls, Barnes & Noble & Amazon all have a TON of unique and fun games for every age and every sense of humor. I won't lie, I have played Cards Against Humanity and I had a blast! But I wouldn't recommend that as a gift for just ANYONE! That could get you into some trouble pretty fast!
Something I really love is the Table Topics line. More than a game, they are really conversation starters! And there's one for every occasion: Girls Night, Family Gatherings, Couples, Teen, Sports and even a Road Trip edition! Check out the entire line! I am giving a couple of these to family members this year. But shhh...don't tell them! Click here to see the whole lineup!
Here's another intriguing game that I picked up for a family member! I found it at Barnes & Noble, but you can also order online here!
Finding things my cats will actually play with can be a challenge. You know how it goes: they would rather play with an empty box than any toy! But I did find something for them last Christmas that they STILL love! This cat tunnel is a favorite of several of my cats. We keep it in the kitchen, and you can hear them running through it and being silly at night! Order one here!
This might seem an odd choice for a Christmas gift, but I found the book Killer Show to be absolutely riveting! For those who grew up listening to "hair bands" and going to see them in clubs, this will hit close to home. It is a very detailed account of the events leading up to the Rhode Island nightclub fire. There is detailed insight into what happened that night, as well as victims' stories and experiences. Once I started the book, I couldn't put it down! Click here to check it out!
Here's another excellent book! No matter what your political views are, you will find this book fascinating! It's about how U.S. presidents have called on their predecessors to help in a myriad of situations! You will be surprised at some of the alliances that have formed, as well as the personality clashes! Buy it here!
For the foodie in your life, you can't go wrong with gourmet popcorn from The Little Popper! Whether your loved one is a salty snacker or loves their sweets, The Little Popper has a flavor they'll love. I have binged on more than a few bags!
Their new Winter flavors include Butter Pecan Rum, Coconut Cake, Chocolate Cherry, Hot Chocolate, and Chocolate Mint. My personal favorite is the White Chocolate Peppermint! Holy cow it's DIVINE!
And if you can't decide on a flavor, you can never go wrong with the classic cheese or caramel!!
Fruitcake has a bad reputation,and there's a good reason for that: most are pretty dry and not that good. But this company will change your mind completely about fruitcake! Theirs are moist, delectable and will win over any skeptics! The ones you buy this time of year in grocery stores aren't even slightly comparable! My family was given one of their fruitcakes for Christmas years ago,and I fell in love with them! See their full lineup of treats here!
I received these Luminara Candles as a gift from my husband and I have to tell you, this is one of my favorite gifts that I've ever received! Mine are vanilla scented, and I just love the the flameless moving wicks! So cool! They also have these in tea lights and votives! They are perfect to use for special events, too! I even bought one for a friend for Christmas! Click here to see their selection. You can get them at Bed, Bath & Beyond and on Amazon as well!
I ordered my first Lovepop card for a friend's birthday in November and I can't wait to order more! These cards are special little works of art! They have a wide variety of collections: Holidays, birthdays & other occasions, trees, seasons, floral, animals & more! I gave the one below (Japanese Maple) to a friend and she LOVED it! Click here to see their full line!
The online shop Honey Bunny Boutique has SO many goodies, many of which are very inexpensive!! They have everything from earrings to leggings, hats, beanies, head wraps, caps, beaded bracelets, even Ole Miss, Ms State, Auburn and Bama jewelry!
I love my cat leggings! So soft and super comfy! And adorable! Click here to see all of their cool items!
Last year, my co-worker and buddy Kelli Karlson gave me a throw by Ellen and I don't know who loves it more, me or my cats!! Sometimes I'll have 3 cats in my lap at a time because this throw is the most comfortable ever! Kelli's pup Milli approves, too! (the one pictured below is Kelli's, while the top throw on this link is the one I have).
My co-worker Kelli just bought this purse and I am so jealous! I may have to get one for myself! The purse I have right now is also a Joy & Iman purse and it has been wonderful!
On this new one, I love that the middle compartment is a purse in itself!!! It's on clearance, too, so I don't know how long this will be available! I love the purple!! Click here to check it out!