Today’s post is making me feel like Oprah. Not because I have bajillions of dollars or celebrity influence of any kind, but because I’m giving you a peek into my absolute favorite products of 2018 – all of which I think will make amazing holiday gifts for people on your list!
My Favorite Things Gift Guide makes me feel so happy because these items are ALL things that I own or have purchased for others, and are ALL things that I love! I feel 100% confident recommending them to you. They all make perfect gifts. And, I’ve teamed up with some blogging buddies to share their favorite things gift guides, too! You’ll find links to their wish lists at the bottom of this post, with thanks to Knock It Off Kim for hosting!
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Okay, so here goes – my favorite things of 2018!
The Nutri-Bullet is my absolute favorite way to get good nutrition into my system. It makes it so so so easy to whip up delicious fruit and vegetable smoothies, which I love drinking for lunch. I pop spinach, banana, various fruits and/or seeds, and water into my Nutri-Bullet and have a tasty lunch in no time. It’s super easy to clean, too, and makes “eating” fruits and veggies a lot easier for me.
These suede slippers are like a dream with their suede upper and faux fur lining inside. My favorite part is the hard-sole bottom, so I can take Jasper the dog out in the morning while still wearing them, and, of course, the pom pom detailing! I am a total sucker for pom poms.
Having a cordless glue gun is a game changer, and having one that gets super hot and bonds all the things is even better! I adore my cordless glue gun from Ryobi and think it’s the best one on the market. I’ve used other cordless glue guns and they’re all wimpy. Don’t be a wimp.
This isn’t your grandma’s digital frame, friends! (Although it does make an amazing gift for grandma!) This frame lets specified users email photos directly to the frame and it automatically updates. With a built-in motion sensor, the frame turns on when it senses movement, and all new photos are automatically uploaded and displayed. We gave this amazing frame to my grandma for her 90th birthday and she LOVES it! Family from all over the country send new photos and her frame is constantly being updated. This is a definite hit!
I do not enjoy cooking, but something about this cookbook makes it a little more fun. Every recipe I have made turned out fantastic, and my family LOVES when I cook from this book. The stories Joanna Gaines has woven throughout the recipes make it extra special to work from. It’s filled with practical recipes that span breakfast to dessert, and I just love it so much that it sits on my counter every day.
Since I’m not a fan of cooking, I’m constantly looking for ways to shorten my time in the kitchen. The Instant Pot has done just that for me. Although there’s somewhat of a learning curve that comes with it, once you get the hang of this device that speed cooks (as well as slow cooks, sautees, and more), you will love it! It is really convenient and consistent and I am so happy to have it in my kitchen arsenal.
I’ve been traveling a lot more this year thanks to a busier work schedule, and my reusable water bottle is a must wherever I go! Staying hydrated makes me feel so much better when flying, and Rifle Paper Co. patterns make me happy. This water bottle is a winner for sure!
I call this shirt my “mullet shirt” because it’s business in the front (with the stripes), and party in the back (with the leopard). Such a fun combination! This shirt makes me happy every time I put it on.
Prior to owning this saw track, every time I used my circular saw, the cuts would be wonky and unprofessional looking. This amazing device solves that problem keeps the saw cutting straight. It is a great buy for any person who loves DIY projects!
My eight-year-old daughter enjoys watching HGTV and looking at my home decor magazines, so I bought her this activity book, which lets her punch out paper pieces and design rooms with them. She LOVES it! It has been such a great addition to our screen-free activity arsenal and would make a great gift for any child with a creative interest.
At the same time I bought my daughter the interior design book above, I bought my six-year-old son this LEGO Chain Reactions book. It lets him use the LEGOs he already has to create amazing contraptions. Some of the projects are a little advanced for his age, but kids six and older who are into LEGOs will love this creative book!
I hope these favorite things of mine from 2018 give you some help with your holiday shopping list! For even more great ideas, make sure to pop over to my friends’ favorite things posts, too! I think you’ll love their ideas as well!