I own a lot of these items – so they are tested by yours truly. I do this Christmas wishlist every year and thought this year I’d kick off my holiday gift guides with these personal picks. (pssst, you can check out my shop section here featuring all my current gift guides.)
PS – This post look a little different? Introducing my new gift guide structure that Hanna from Gadabout and I designed up together: a beautiful curation of what I’m currently eyeing, wishing for, or wearing — and now am able to put all in one place. Just click each thumbnail to shop my picks, and click the drop down arrow on the homepage to see more!
Calpak Luggage Set – one of my favorite luggage sets to date. The quality exceeds the pricetag when it comes to your return on investment, as most luggage gets beat up the minute it sets sail on the plane. I’ve been impressed with how these have held up (all things considered) and feel that the rose gold covers scratches well.
Audio-Technica Record Player – not something I own, but you betchya, it’s on my Christmas list. I love the idea of a record player for the hostess – entertaining with a record player feels so quintessentially retro and cozy.
Chanel Mademoiselle Perfume – my scent since I can even remember (high school maybe?). It’s a classic feminine scent that is never too much and never grows old. I swear by it and always have a bottle on my vanity. I promise this is a perfect gift to give (cough: boyfriends) or to ask for.
Larsson and Jennings Watch – Minimal, classic, sleek, chic. My favorite accessory and can make any outfit.
Breville Barista Express – For all my coffee snobs, this seemingly expensive espresso barista is worth every penny. The machine has easily become my morning-routine addiction (comes with a latte frother), taught me all about espresso, and saved me lots of dollars from not buying expensive lattes everyday.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 8+ – The girliest gift; print out pics instantly (adorable for instagramming) when hanging with the girls.
Elchim Classic 2001 Dryer – Enter one of my favorite investments this year. After learning how important hair drying is when it comes to getting volume, I started using this baby (recommended by my hairdresser) and have never looked back. Some hair dryers can be *too hot* for your hair, and can overheat and kill your hair. This one’s set just right.
Faux Fur Throw – the pom poms speak for themselves. Just darling.
The Pom Pom Pillow – one of my favorite pillows and set at a $20 price point a la Target. Enough said.
Copper Wine Glasses – Need I say more? You betchya, these babies are on my list. Precious.
Marble Tic-Tac-Toe for the Hostess – This adorable (and glam) game is definitely on my Christmas wishlist for playing games when girls come over. This game perfectly embellishes wine nights, movie nights, any kind of hostessing, and it’s chic!
The Vegan Street Level Tote – I own 4 of these. And use all of them, daily, since I’m constantly transporting so much to and fro my office. Best. Christmas. Gift. Ever.
Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette – I’ve heard wonderful things about this palette. The price tag is hefty but I bet this baby lasts for quite some time.
Steve Madden Over the Knee Boots (ON SALE!) – the most wearable pair of over-the-knee boots I ever did own. Also comfortable too! A closet staple in my wardrobe.
Jawbone JAMBOX Bluetooth Speaker – my favorite bluetooth speaker system that I use on the daily. I had a hard time finding this one since it seems to be has discontinued, but I swear by mine.
Kendra Scott Naomi Ring – my favorite double ring, I’ve owned this gem since I worked at Kendra Scott 4 or 5 years ago and it’s still as on-trend, fashionable, sparkly and darling as ever.
See more of my gift suggestions for all your loved ones on my Shop page!
XO – Jessi