Winter Wish List – 14 Holiday Gift Ideas

Currently in California spending Thanksgiving with the family, while also pondering what I’ll be buying for gifts and for myself this holiday season.

You may notice with most of the items, the theme is All Things Cozy…

Here’s whats on my list:

Who doesn’t love a great coffee table book? The latest from Kelly Wearstler, iconic Interior Designer (and uber stylish mom) is chock full of gorgeous art and inspiration

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I make everyday at home just a little bit luxurious by lighting my favorite scented candles by Jo Malone. I am also a big fan of their bubble bath and perfume. Most people have a certain perfume they like to stick to which is ‘their scent’. Not me. I want everything! I love smellies! I’ve even thought about trying out some of the best pheromones perfumes too, which are supposed to be the new craze. We’ll see. All I know is I’m super easy to buy for in that respect.

Shop Jo Malone Candles

Sometimes all you need is a glam statement earring to *make* the outfit.

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Tatcha’s gold spun lip balm is as pretty as it is practical.

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Imagine slipping your feet in to these plush babies every morning.

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I’ve shared my love of this toner here before, but I have to again because it is just that good. I’m obsessed with this clinically proven Ayurvedic skincare line – I use this toner daily, as well as the Ritual Body oil.

Shop Sahajan Skincare

A teddy coat for when I have to go out but still want to *feel* like I’m in bed with a cozy blanket.

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Sipping hot tea by a cozy fireplace is probably the only reason I love winters in the midwest.

Shop Teapot

These boots are the perfect low profile combat boot that could work well with a dress or jeans.

Shop Boots (similar style under $150)

Perfume is such a wonderful gift because scent holds memories for a long time. Le Labo makes it even more special with their personalization option. Fleur D’oranger is my favorite at the moment, it is bright and fresh yet still sophisticated.

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One of the best part of being a grown-up: wearing good pajamas every night – its part of my self-care routine.

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I love the nostalgic feel I get playing a vinyl record. This player would take the classic and make a modern statement in any room.

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Jewelry always fits. This chain link piece is on trend but it is truly a classic. It can easily be worn short or long, and charms can be added for a truly unique look.

Shop Necklace

Everyone needs the perfect soft throw blanket to cuddle up with on the couch watching netlflix.

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EVEN MORE IDEAS:

Gift certificate to a spa or salon

Maid service for a house deep cleaning or Home Organizing service for any trouble areas like kitchen or closets

Set of new luxe bedsheets

Matcha Tea with Tea Set

Cookbook with a high quality olive oil

A creative experience: Painting lesson, cooking class, floral arrangement lesson, pole dancing (anything really!)

Professional photography session – do it for the ‘gram!

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Shootin’ the breeze 💨🌴
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First time back to my hometown to see my parents since Thanksgiving 2019. The kids have been so excited to see their Nanababa and Nano! The last video is what I was really missing tho…
My new favorite place in the house is definitely the sitting room off my bedroom. (See the before in my Reels) I worked with @thehavenly to turn this into my dream space. Now what used to be a pass through, is where I love to sit down after a shower and put on lotion or comb my hair, or even just curl up and read a book or listen to a guided meditation. Just a cozy and pretty space that feels intentional 💕 #havenlyambassador #interiordesign
I glow ‘cause I know what my worth is…who can name that song?? (every mom probably knows)
Thanks for all the love on my last post ❤️ I’m nursing a vulnerability hangover because I am actually a pretty private person (believe it or not) but every time I do get in my feelings and share it I end up connecting with so many of you and that makes it worth it. I know I am inspiring women to be unapologetic and to live their truth by doing so myself. That’s not a flex, enough of you dm me on the daily for me to say it with confidence. So with that- Lets go 2022! Hope this year keeps you feeling rested, hydrated, and living your best life! Also sorry and yes I’m definitely bothered by that rug flipped over in the back
Life is weird. For 2022 I’m thinking about how much I’ve personally grown. From this 21 year old girl getting married to someone I barely knew way too fast (my first marriage- also divorced within a year). That experience made me learn so much about standing up for what I wanted. Then for many years I thought I knew who I was, and soon I realized that wasn’t it either. I evolved. I struggled with my faith, particularly in 2020 when I felt attacked for my non mainstream views about Islam - interfaith marriage, LGBTQ, etc. Because of that, I lost a lot of supporters and tbh- sadly lost some friends. But I also figured out, with the sage advice from papa Shah, that there are as many opinions in the world as there are people - so me trying to change peoples opinions was pretty futile. Rather than bearing hostility to those who don’t think like me, I realized I should have empathy, and give people room to grow and learn. So I can say with sincerity that I’m finally good - with life and God and everything - and I’m proud of baby girl in this pic ❤️ Cheers to more growth and happiness next year!
You’re the best, I don’t care what everyone else says ❤️
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