Okay, ladies and gents. Let’s get real. Sometimes, at Christmas time, you get a lot of junk you don’t need, and you’d rather people buy you things that you’d REALLY love. (Or cash or gift cards ‘cause those babies always fit.)

I hear you! To that end, I’ve gathered a list of the best 10 things I’ve bought (for myself) in the last year, and I want to pass this list along to you so you can do your research, make note of your favorite items, and slip them a lil’ note about what might suit your fancy. (They'll thank you for making their life easier this year.)


Note: all of these items are easily available on Amazon.com (with the exception the undies! Yes - I just said undies. Stop laughing!)

1. Book "Big Magic" by Elizabeth Gilbert

Just READ IT! Curiosity, creativity, inspiration - how to get it, how to keep it going, and how it all works. Brilliant!

2. One With Nature Dead Sea Mud Soap Bar

Holy soft skin, Batman. BEST SOAP EVER. That is all.

3. COVERGIRL Clump Crusher Extensions by LashBlast Mascara in Very Black

The is BY FAR the best mascara I've ever tried (and I've tried many). Hints: Don't go for the waterproof kind (it stings!), and I highly recommend the "very black". Apply 3-4 coats to get the full effect!

4. Viwenni® Women's Summer Striped Sleeveless Wear to Work Casual Party Pencil Dress

I would wear this dress EVERY DAY if I could. I adore it so much that I bought it in a few different colors. It's incredibly comfy, washable, and easy to dress up and down in all seasons if you throw on a jacket, leggings, boots, or a cardigan.

5. Akery Women's Floral Chiffon Kimono Cardigan Blouse

Each time I rock this, someone mentions how much they love it! I own many kimono cardigans (it miiiiight be a bit of a personal problem - let's move on...) This one is the perfect length to wear with leggings and has 3/4 sleeves (which I love)!

6. GownTown Women's Stretchy Slim Fit Midi Pencil Skirt

This skirt is EVERYTHING! Simple, classic, and looks great on almost every body type. Perfect for both work and play!

7. Bali One Smooth U Hipkini

Now, I've always assumed that no one would ever want underwear for Christmas, but THESE UNDERWEAR ARE DIFFERENT, my friends. As a woman with a curvy figure, it's not easy to find skivvies that fit right, and these suckers are the bees knees! They're a great fabric, (stretchy yet breathable) and they stay in place in the right places. They're a must have!

8. Spiralizer 5-Blade Vegetable Slicer

If you're a "healthy eater", you've gotta have a Spiralizer! This piece of equipment has brought my cooking skills to a whole new level. Pasta? Who needs pasta?! I can make spiralized veggies, y'all!

9. Photive CYREN Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with Built in Speakerphone 8-hour Rechargeable Battery

I love this little speaker! It's got some serious power, and it's tiny, portable, sturdy, and inexpensive.

10. Sharpie Flip Chart Markers, Bullet Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count

I mean, who doesn't love the perfect chart marker? For graphic facilitation or general doodling and dreaming, there's nothing better to use than these smooth, bright markers. Love 'em!

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