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All I Want For Christmas

12 December 2013

I absolutely love holiday shopping and gift giving.  I tend to go a little overboard, especially with gifts for my husband.  I'm very excited to join Hope's linky via 2nd Grade Shenanigans and share some of my gift ideas (some of which I've already hinted to my husband!)

I actually just decided that I wanted a pair of duck boots after my yearly spraying of all my suede and leather boots but I can't decide which ones & then I have to figure out sizing since in certain shoes I am a 7 and in others I am a 7 1/2 (& apparently in LLBean you go down 1-1/2)

Left to Right (Sperry, LLBean, Ugg)
My husband will definitely say that I have too many Uggs.  However, I definitely don't have any monogrammed Uggs and my current classic chestnuts have very little lining left in them.  I wear them A LOT!  I love all things monogrammed, especially now that I am married and have a new monogram, plus my feet get really really cold!  (If they made heated Uggs like ski boots I'd probably get them...)

Longchamp is by far my favorite handbag company!  They are super durable and they have a great policy in terms of replacing if it rips.  In college one of my handles ripped off and I sent it in to have it fixed.  A monogrammed Longchamp tote is something I do not have and definitely want!

I love Lilly Pulitzer & this Riley Infinity Loop Rayan Scarf has been calling my name because the periwinkle blue is my favorite color and it is covered in zebras.  In addition to loving dogs, I am partial to Safari animals because of my honeymoon in South Africa.
This is a really neat poster by Pop Chart Lab that lists all the breweries in the United States.  Such a fun, clever, and unique gift that will surely keep on giving.

This gift could either go here or under "For the Dog Lover."  Who doesn't wear ties?!  Vineyard Vines has a special Dog Lover collection.  This one in particular caught my eye because it is called "Chili Dogs" #haha

This is brilliant.  It is a speaker but all you need to do is place your smartphone on top and it amplifies the music.  No setup required.  Great gift for those are not technologically savvy. *available at Soundflow

I can't even go into detail on how amazing these Ugg Lounge Pants are that I found at Nordstrom.  I actually have them for women and last year gave the men's version to my husband the hoodie/pant set to my mom.  They will keep you very warm on those cold, snowy days.

Isn't this Kate Spade GIANT desktop eraser adorable.  I love all these punctuation symbols since we use them everyday.  Okay, maybe not the hashtag and the asterisk in the classroom, but definitely the others!
I stumbled upon May Designs Maybooks last year and I fell in love!  The covers are completely customizable with different color/style options and you can add any text to them.  The inside can be lined, plain white, grid...etc..even in a planner format.  My fingers are crossed that they come out with a grade book or teacher lesson planner option.

Fresh Sugar Treasures (available at Sephora) is a great buy!  While $50 is a lot of money to spend on lip products.  I would buy this, open it, and give one to each of my girl friends.

This was just released in some stores on 12/11 at 9pm.  Luckily for me, I ordered it from Sephora and got it one day early!  I am obsessed with the Naked 3 palette.  I have Naked 2, but I love the rose gold palette.  This is an awesome stocking stuffer for the beauty diva or anyone who likes to use warm colors for their makeup.
My phone is always running out of juice because I am always on it.  The Mighty Purse by Handbag Butler is a fusion between fashion and technology.  It is sold out online on most websites but I was lucky to find one to send as a gift to one of my closest friends.  It is a bit pricey for a stocking stuffer but for something so fashionable and so #techie, I think it is well worth the price. Plus they have a lifetime guarantee!
Recently while on Instagram someone posted a picture of their afternoon tea and it was #SPARKLY!  Literally, it had glitter in it that you can drink!  I had to figure out where it came from and how I can get it for stocking stuffers.  It is a black tea with a hint of vanilla and orange peel by David's Tea and is called Glitter & Gold.

First of all, besides periwinkle #love , green apple and royal blue (wedding colors) I am obsessed with anything rose gold!  Inkspot Workshop has some of the cutest dog themed holiday gifts and stationery!  I love that you can send in a photo of your dog and they will create a silhouette and then use that on the stationery you order.  I of course had one done of Filly and a second for my neighbor and her dog.  Below is their rose gold foiled notecards!  #perfectforthedoglover
Who doesn't want a custom figurine or stuffed animal that looks exactly like their dog?  Cuddle Clones actually use pictures to create a replica of your dog.  I think it is adorable!  Though, for $199 I wouldn't recommend letting your dog have it as their own toy, but I think it would go nicely as a classroom pet!  I've personally been eyeing the earrings.  I want to convert them into a charm for my planner.

Doesn't this Martha Stewart Dog House from Petsmart look like a doggy gingerbread house?  I would love to give/GET one of these and use it in the classroom as decoration.  Maybe have the kids decorate it to look like a gingerbread house?  I think it is adorable.  This may not be a "gift" item for a dog lover, but I had to share because it is so cute.

Alex Woo has some really adorable jewelry.  I'm in love with her paw print, dog bone and puppy necklaces.  These are great gifts for any dog lover.  They come in sterling silver, gold, and diamonds!


Happy Shopping!


  1. I want a TON that is on your list! The Longchamp bag is on my wish list for sure! I want to see the Naked 3 palette in person and swatch all the colors. I bought a bunch of makeup gift boxes and split up the goodies to give my friends!

    Fun post!

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    1. Thanks for the comment! I'm obsessed with the Naked 3 palette. For me it was a must have pre-order! Rose gold is one of my favorite colors! Longchamp is the best handbag company -- you really get a great and lasting item for the amount you pay. They just have remarkable customer service & really care about the customer (#nordstrom #longchamp)