7 Great Christmas Ideas For Yourself This Holiday Season

Are you someone who doesn’t want to think about Christmas until after Thanksgiving, or are you ready to go on Nov. 1? Truthfully, I’m a mix of both. We don’t usually decorate until the end of November, but I love Christmas shopping for myself and for other people. As I’ve gotten older, my Christmas list has gotten a bit more practical. I’m hard to gift for, mainly because I come up with good Christmas ideas for myself and get them! I thought it’d be fun to share some of the highlights — both the fun and extremely mundane.

If you’re not sure what you want this holiday season, hopefully my list helps — and be sure to check out last year’s!

1. Philips 3200 Series Fully Automatic Espresso Machine w/ LatteGo

I’ll never be the person who drinks all of their coffee at home — it simply isn’t in the cards for me. I definitely want to upgrade our current coffee machine, though. We got it on sale four years ago, and it just isn’t what it used to be. I saw someone on social media recommend this machine, and I’ve been drooling over it since. Fingers crossed that it goes on sale on Black Friday! SHOP HERE. 

2. Ninja Foodi 6-in-1 10-qt. XL 2-Basket Air Fryer with DualZone Technology & Smart Cook System

Our air fryer broke in the move to our new house, and we’ve been struggling without it — so many of the recipes we love require air fryers. It hasn’t been a priority to replace it, but I’m finally starting to think about it, especially because so many kid-friendly meals can be made in air fryers. I read a ton of reviews, and this is the one that I’m pretty sure I’m going for. SHOP HERE.

3. 14k Solid Gold Station Choker Necklace

One of my many toxic traits: I don’t take off my jewelry when I sleep or shower. My whole life, it’s been survival of the fittest, and I just accepted that my pieces would tarnish. I’m tired of wearing necklaces out after a few months, so I plan to invest in a solid 14K gold necklace this year. There are so many incredible options, but I’ve fallen in love with this one from Etsy. SHOP HERE.

4. Castlery Brighton Oval Dining Table

We’ve needed a new dining table since we moved into our house, but other purchases took precedence. We’re finally at the point where we’re ready to get something that fits our style now — our current table is rustic farmhouse, and we are not. There are so many incredible furniture brands with reasonably priced furniture, and this one from Castlery is sticking out to me. SHOP HERE.

5. SAMSUNG 55-Inch Class Crystal 4K UHD TV

This is one of those things Vagner and I are considering a joint gift. He’s wanted a television in our bedroom for years, and I’ve always resisted — we get enough screen time as it is! Lately, though, all that I want to do after a long day of work and parenting is lay in bed and watch reality TV in peace. Once this TV goes on sale, it’ll be ours! SHOP HERE.

6. NEST New York Holiday Candle

I’m a sucker for a good, subtle candle. Overpowering scents give me a headache, so I tend to spring for the candles that smell good without overtaking an entire room. Y’all already know how much I love Hotel Lobby Candle, so it’s a given I’ll be shopping them this winter. Another favorite is NEST — this holiday candle is everything I need it to be. SHOP HERE.

7. Summersalt Luxe Cashmere Blend Button Crewneck

Y’all already know how much I’ve been loving cozy sweaters, and I’m looking forward to treating myself and indulging in a few more. This beauty from Summersalt is at the top of the list — their cashmere blend is so soft and light enough that I can wear it whenever it’s not blazing hot out. It’s in stock in sizes up to 2X as well. SHOP HERE.



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