I was asked this question and at first I was like would anyone want to know that. First let me say that this is not a blog to get a thang! I am good. Nor is this blog to help or aid my husband in any of his gift giving endeavors. He already gives the most amazing gifts and listens to me when I talk. Not only that I have kindly made him a little cheat sheet a few weeks ago.
So for me I am a creature of habit and a creature of comfort. I like the things that I have been eyeing all year-long over trendier items. If the item is in trend it has to align with something I was already thinking. Last year I wanted a laptop so I could bring more content and I got that. I would have been super happy with that alone. Laptops ain’t cheap but the investment into my blog made it feel like it was a good idea. It was. My husband as he always does went above and beyond. Shout out to Marques for always thinking of me.
This year I made a list all year-long of things I wanted. I got some of the items myself. Like for instance I wanted some Daisy Perfume by Marc Jacobs. One my most recent girls trip I got a bottle. I had been eyeing it and made the decision of why not. So that is how I like to enjoy holiday gifts. I really make a list of all the things that mom guilt has told me to wait on and get them at the end of the year if I haven’t done so during the year.
So things like new clothes or specific pieces that I may had my eye on. I like things that are about comfort and will cost me less money down the line. For instance gift cards to go to Soul Cycle sessions. Gift cards are never a tacky thing for me. I shop like I am rich after Christmas and you can’t tell me a thing. So for some its an issue with me never. I love stores like Starbucks, Target, Ulta, etc Anything where I can get what I want and not what someone things I want is always a nice thing. One year I got over $350.00 in gift cards and you couldn’t wipe the smile in my face. I felt like I was a shopping goddess and I had a lot of things that lasted.
I love things that like gift cards to nail salons or facials. Anything where I can zone out and make an excuse to increase me time. When I go I make it my business to leave the little folks behind with their dad of course and I over extend my me time to the fullest. Like walk every aisle with coffee really slow type of shopping. I don’t even like going to stores unless it’s after the holidays. Other than that I get my typing fingers ready so I can make sure that I get the good deals too.
This Christmas I am still in the comfort business. Anything soft like a new throw pillow, pajamas that feel great, beauty products, etc I love.
The holidays aren’t about getting but if I am going to get I like it to feel like it’s the end of the year comfort party, but honestly the events of the holidays are what I really enjoy most. This time is magical I plan on taking it in gifts or not!