It’s been a crazy few weeks for me, what with moving to a new home and trying to get settled in before Christmas so Santa can find a path to the tree. So, in lieu of holiday gift guides this year, I’m making a list of stuff I’d be happy to receive. If nothing else, this will make things a little easier for my husband, and maybe some of you will find ideas for your loved ones or for yourself (feel free to send a link to people buying gifts for you). And if you need ideas for dudes or kids or just additional gifts ideas for the women in your lives, check out the numerous gift guides from years past that I wrote when I wasn’t supervising renovations, unpacking, and helping a first-grader with Common Core math homework (oh my God, if you don’t know, consider yourself lucky).
I have a bathtub now that I don’t have to share with my kids, which is such a luxury I want to cry. But I don’t cry. Instead, I soak in the tub and shave my legs in peace and it is bliss. Bliss, I tell you. This year, I would love all those bath products that people think are too generic to give as gifts to someone you’re close to. I want the generic bath products, like a bath bomb (this one is currently 25% off with code FRIENDS), calming bath salts, some invigorating body wash, my fave washcloths, and a cool caddy to put it all on (including a glass of wine).
Ooh, and I need a good book to read in the bath, too. I especially love memoirs and this one seems right for closing out 2017.
Last year, Drew gifted me with a subscription to Vellabox and once a month, all year long, I got high quality candles hand-poured by artisans, combined with some little gift (tea, chocolate truffles, bath salts) in a cute package. There are three different monthly value subscriptions available at 3-, 6-, and 12-month options.
These sheets, because we need some new ones and I heard these are like butter, but not so greasy.
This is my favorite brand of skin care products and I’d be happy with anything Eminence (my friend, who’s an esthetician, uses this line almost exclusively), but I think I’d especially like to try this.
My hands are constantly dry in the winter, so I like to have hand lotion in every coat pocket and tote bag I carry around. This is a favorite.
All of this stuff would be extra nice, but, you know, all I really want for the holidays this year is for this nightmare to be over. Come on, Mueller — we’re counting on you!!