November 22, 2017

2017 Holiday Gift Guide + Giveaway!

Hello friends, I hope you are all well! Today I am going to share a new type of post with you, and I hope you enjoy it! With the holiday season quickly approaching, I’m going to share some gift ideas that I might have my eye on, and that I think would make great gifts! I’ll separate items into three categories: stocking stuffers( $19.99 and under), mid-range spends ($20-$99), and splurges ($100+). Just click on the description that’s in green to see the product online. Also make sure to check out the giveaway at the bottom of the post! Okay, let’s get started!

2017 Holiday Gift guide

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stocking stuffers ($19.99 and under)

2017 holiday gift guide

  1. Mug $12– A mug is such a cute gift! Especially a witty one. You could even put some hot chocolate mix inside, or tea! My family has quite a few mugs from Chapters, and I think they are very reasonably priced!
  2. Mini Nutella jar $1.25– This tiny little jar is SO CUTE! I personally love getting something sweet in my stocking, plus I love Nutella so I don’t think you can go wrong here!
  3. Hand Cream $6– Winter dries out my hands, so hand cream is a nice gift! Of course there are many brands out there that vary in price, but a small bottle would make a nice addition to a stocking! I specifically love this line from Bath and Body Works, it really soaks into your hands without being greasy!
  4. Sephora Face Mask $8– These masks come in a large variety, and a fairly inexpensive but a nice way to treat someone! You could probably find a less expensive one at your local drugstore, but I’ve used a few of these and enjoyed them!
  5. Jot Your Though Notebook $9– as a notebook hoarder, I just see a pretty notebook, and feel like it would be such a thoughtful gift to give to someone! This one is nice and small, so someone could carry it with them!
  6. (not pictured) Fun Shaped bottle opener $5– If you have someone on your list that likes novelty items, why not buy them a fun shaped bottle opener? Th done I’ve linked is in the shape of a playing card!

mid range spends ($20-99)

2017 Holiday Gift Guide

  1. Reading Socks $34.50– these things are SO COMFY! I just picture a cold winter day, snuggling up with these on my feet and reading a good book. And they have so many designs since I got my first pair a few years ago. They are expensive, but so worth it, especially if you have cold feet like I do!
  2. Holiday Scented Candle $30– Spending so much time inside in the winter can get boring, so spice up the smell of your house with a candle! Pick up a holiday scent, or go more neutral. These candles from Chapters are so pretty! I love all of the metallics in different scents!
  3. Lush Holiday Set– If you know someone who likes to take baths to relax or unwind, it would make such a nice gift! You could purchase some individually for a stocking stuffer as well! I’ve linked a holiday set, because look at that snowman!
  4. Harry Potter Blu-ray set $78– I’ve had my eye on this set for years. I have all of the movies on either DVD or Blu-Ray, but I’d love to own the box set, and it’s on sale right now!
  5. Disney Monopoly– This version has the movies as the spaces, and it looks really cool! I have the Disney Parks version of Monopoly, but I definitely want to add this version to my collection as well! I have about 3 different versions of Monopoly, so I feel like I should say I collect them or something!

splurges ($100+)

2017 Holiday Gift Guide

  1. Sonos wireless speakers $249– There are many different brands of wireless speakers, but Ethan and I have our eyes on the Sonos ones for when we move into our house. We like the idea of having a couple around the house just to put Spotify on in the background. Portable ones can be less expensive as well if you want to be able to take it wherever you go!
  2. Beats by Dre wireless headphones $118.95– This is a gift that would be nice for someone who listens to music a lot, and who doesn’t like getting tangled in the cords! I hope to get a pair someday, and with some less expensive options on the market I might pick some up! I hate running with the Apple earbuds that get in my way!
  3. Clarisonic Mia 2 $219.00– While defintely a splurge, I think this would make such a nice gift for a girlfriend, sister, mother, anyone really! Even something like washing your face can become pampering!
  4. Disney Lego Cinderella Castle $549.95– Totally a dream of mine. It’s very expensive and I don’t know what I would do with it, but I can dream. For a Disney and Lego lover, this would make a fun gift!
  5. Garmin Forerunner 35 running watch $199.99– This is something that is on my list *cough*Ethan*cough* and is the model I have read the most on. It’s basically a FitBit but better because of the GPS function which is what I want in a running watch. Obviously there are tons of different brands out there that range in price, but it is a thoughtful gift for someone who it into fitness or wants to get more into fitness!



I also thought it would be nice to do a giveaway today! I’m giving away 2 of the Erin Condren Jot Your Thought journals! (Number 5 in the stocking stuffers category!) They would make a great gift, or you can keep it for yourself! This giveaway is open internationally, and will run for one week’s time, ending at 11:59 on November 28th, 2017. If you are under the age of 18 please ask parental permission before entering.

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I hope you enjoyed my holiday gift guide today! Let me know if you would like to see more posts like these in the future! Thank you so much for reading, and good luck in the giveaway! Also, you may want to check out the blog on Saturday… just saying 😉



  1. Kelsey…these are great ideas…I know a certain someone…or two who would love a few of these items! Another great blog. 🙂

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