My Favorite Christmas Gifts EVER!

 Alas, we've come to our last gift guide of 2015!  This is a list of all my favorite things, and I hope you can use it to fill any last minute gift needs!  In case you missed our big news yesterday, we got our Christmas gift early with the news of a baby girl on the way!  Enjoy! 

Everything I own by Le Creuset is amazing, and I really cannot recommend the brand more. The soup pot is a great way to enter into the brand at a lower price point and see if you like it. I listed the dutch oven above because it's my all time favorite product :)

I listed these Turkish-T throws on last year's gift guide but thought they deserved another feature.  The are very affordable and so soft.  I like that they are not cashmere, so you don't have to be so afraid of ruining them.  I have the middle blue throw, and it's my favorite way to curl up on the couch.  The Price point is also perfect.

Ever since I've been pregnant my nose is on high alert for any unpleasant smells. Although our house usually smells fine, I was so ready to get the trees in this year so it would have that permanent holiday smell.  This defuser gives it the extra kick it needs to become a holiday wonderland, and it makes a perfect hostess gift!  I love all the Nest Products, so you could always choose one that's not holiday specific.

My favorite candle ever!  I co-hosted a baby shower earlier this year, and the homeowner had these candles everywhere.  They smelled heavenly.  Locally they are available at Ace Hardware by the WPF Houston's.

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I fall more in love with my Circle + Hide watch every day.  It's the perfect weight and feels super expensive.  You can also switch out bands according to your mood.  Read the blog post to learn more about the owner.

Love these Warby Parker Sunglasses!  They are so flattering.  I scratched my pair and they sent me a new one no charge, which is amazing customer service!

I think Audible is one of the best gifts you can give.  I love audiobooks and listen to them all the time. You can give a subscription as a gift or Audible Credits!  The books play through an app on your phone, so you can take them anywhere.

Jimmy got Apple TV a few years ago for his birthday, and it changed the way we watch TV.  My dad and Missy recently got the upgraded version, and they've made it voice activated so it's not as annoying to search for shows or movies.

I'm a sucker for the Sephora checkout line products.  My skin was feeling a little dry the other day, so I picked this up when I was getting some makeup.  I've gotten at least 3 complements on my skin... now maybe that's because of the pregnancy or maybe it's people being nice, but I think it's the lotion. ;)  It also smells nice.

I'm a big water drinker, especially when I'm pregnant.  I can go through 3-4 cups a night.  This is so great to have on the bedside with a lid and straw, and it makes for fewer trips to the sink for refills... but many MORE trips to the bathroom.  I imagine this will come in handy after the baby is born as well :)

I love these candles from Anthropologie, and they are so festive for the season!

Laura and I discovered these candles at World Market this Spring when we were planning Ben's surprise party, and now we're obsessed.  I've had a lot of people come into the house and pick them up to smell them.  They are amazed when I tell them how cheap they are, $15!  Laura and I buy them in bulk.  They burn for a really long time and would be great for co workers.

Most people I know have these Anthropologie mugs, but I think that's because they are so awesome.  We got them as wedding presents, and they are my favorite mugs.  If you need a stocking stuffer I really recommend these.

I've never actually used one of these, but I've heard great things about S'well bottles.  I am a member of this Facebook group, and from what I can tell this is the number one present to get or give this year. Apparently they keep anything super cold... even wine.  I know you can buy them locally at Huff Harrington Home or online.

People ask me all the time for recommendations on lenses.  This is my all time favorite.  It is cheap and SUPER LIGHT.  It can make almost any Canon camera into a point and shoot.  I use it a lot when taking photos for the blog.

I LOVE Framebridge.  I recently redid part of my office and wanted a few framed photos (gold frames on the left).  You can send them artwork to frame or choose photos from Instagram.  The service is very easy and the price is reasonable.  These arrived very quickly, and I am a fan for life.

I've written previously about how much I love Twine & Twig.  They recently came out with this "slim" option (the leather strap is thinner), and I really like it.  I'd love to get one of these for Christmas.  Hint hint. 


Merry Christmas!!!

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