I thought it would be fun to do a new gift guide series with 10 of my favorite things from the past year. These are all things I would definitely buy for friends and family — because I absolutely love them! The gifts are at various price points so you can mix and match or get them as standalone gifts.
–Nespresso Inissia Espresso Machine and Aeroccino: I absolutely love making my own almond milk lattes with my Nespresso. I just pop in a pod, make the espresso, then put the almond milk in the frother. I think mine are better than the ones I get out for $4 or more.
–Fresh Gift Set: Fresh has changed my skin. They sent me the Soy Face Cleanser, Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream, Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask, and body wash, and Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask. I love everything and would love to try every single thing Fresh makes. My skin has never looked better. I would get the Best of Bundle gift set for the ladies in my life because it has some of the products I’ve used and loved.
–Capri Blue Jar Candle: This is my favorite candle ever. I’ve been using it since college and give it to people as gifts all the time. Who doesn’t love candles? It’s a perfect little gift.
–Monogram Mug: This is another favorite gift. I use one of my “E” mugs to hold my pens at my desk. This is a great friend gift or co-worker gift.
–Trestique Set: They sent me a Trestique Set earlier this year and absolutely love their makeup. The two-in-one tools all have the makeup on one and end the applicator like a brush on the other. You can toss it in your gym bag and purse to get ready without having to carry around a huge makeup bag.
–Venus ET Fleur: I love having fresh flowers at home but it gets expensive to buy flowers each week. Venus ET Fleur roses last an entire year! The team sent me a set and the flowers smell great, are vibrant, and make me smile every single day! I’d get this for my mom or sister!
–Flapjacks Designer Keyboard Cover: I get compliments on my colorful keyboard cover almost every day. It’s a great conversation starter and keeps my keys safe from coffee spills. It’s a perfect SFW gift for a co-worker.
–Framebridge: I love sentimental gifts. My best friend from college got one of my favorite pictures of the two of us framed and I cherish it! You can frame pictures or even items like pendants. It makes quality framing simple and less expensive. It’s perfect for friends, family, or newlyweds!
–Runkeeper Subscription: I love Runkeeper so much! It helped me train for a half-marathon and I’m using it to train for the next one. It’s a perfect gift for a runner (or aspiring runner)!
–bkr water bottle: I carry my water bottle around with me everywhere. bkr sent me a few of them and it’s one thing you’ll always find in my purse. I like the glass bottle because it doesn’t get smelly like aluminum water bottles do sometimes.
–Bose soundproof headphones: I’ve had the same pair since junior year of college so I think it’s time for an upgrade. Soundproof headphones are an essential for working in coffee shops, coworking spots, or even watching Netflix in bed.
–Lilly Pulitzer planner: Now I can’t believe I didn’t use it all year. I love writing down all my to-do’s and get-togethers! This is a great gift for your work BFF.
–L.L. Bean Slippers: Everyone will love a cozy pair of slippers. I wear mine whenever I’m in the apartment. I’d get these for my mom or dad!
What were some of your favorite things this year?