This is a list of some of our family’s favorite things from 2018.
Happy Thanksgiving Eve, friends! Today, I get to share a fun gift guide with you as part of a fun blog hop. Thanks to my sweet friend, Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for hosting this round up with some of my favorite bloggers. If you’re looking to find that gift for a special person in your life, I hope this list gives you some ideas. Here’s our family’s list of favorite things from 2018!
FOR THE HOME
Peel and Stick Wallpaper
After reading a bunch of my recent posts, I’m sure it’s no big news that I’ve become slightly obsessed with peel and stick wallpaper. This product has become a decor obsession! You can find this wallpaper in my family room wall, bookcase, little nook and foyer. I’m about to share a completely new dining room reveal with you all very soon with crazy bold but awesome peel and stick wallpaper.
Most Versatile Table
The Everett foyer table will always be one of my favorite purchases. Until this Saturday, you can order this for 40% off. That’s a steal! I also still love these marble and gold lamps. They are my favorite lamps in our home. They look chic, classy and are neutral enough to go in any room.
Let There Be Light!
Best Tasting Tea on the Planet
I discovered this tea months ago at a Starbucks inside Barnes and Noble and I’ve been hooked ever since. My friends are now all addicted to it as well. I love cinnamon anything but this hot cinnamon spice tea has the most delicious flavor and it’s sweet without any sugar. I drink it every day and it’s my favorite hot drink of choice. This would make a great gift for that tea drinker. All my coffee lover friends love this tea too.
Spanx Moto Leggings Looking So Fly
My friend, Jennifer bought me these amazing Spanx leggings for my birthday this past year. We were shopping one day and I was admiring them but not the price. She remembered and got them for my birthday and I legit cried because of how thoughtful she was. I brought them to Italy and have been wearing them ever since. They are super comfortable, flattering and have an edge to them. Spanx sells a variety of styles and I will be sporting these till I’m 90 as long as my bum fits in them.
Black Nikes Saving My Life
I’m wearing my favorite tennis shoes in this photo during the LaZBoy event. I live in these shoes and and they saved my life when I did the Design Dash competition. I also wore them throughout my Italy vacation.
Best Jean Jacket EVER!
This distressed jean jacket goes everywhere with me. I never travel without it because it practically goes with every outfit but also because it has these great pockets. The inside long pockets hold everything from my wallet, passport, keys and phone. It’s so awesome! I also love the distressing on it. The jacket also comes down longer and has a great fit. This is a perfect gift for yourself, daughter, mom or friend. It’s also a great layering piece. It’s currently 40% off and that’s the best deal I’ve seen yet!
Miracle Make-up Sponge
Have you heard of Beauty Blender? It’s basically a make-up sponge applicator that blends foundation, powder and concealer. Instead of paying a ton of money for the real thing, I found these and they work amazing. Granted, I haven’t used the the real brand but the reviews on these are so good and it works the foundation onto my face so much better than my fingers. These are cheap and such a great idea for those ladies in your life who use make up.
Make Your Stomach Flat Jeans
If you’re looking for jeans that feel uber comfortable, are flattering and tuck in your belly with the high waist, these were made for you. After buying these for my birthday, I find myself reaching for them again and again over any other pair I own. They are an investment but they feel so great on. Here’s a tip on how to get them cheaper. Bring an old pair of jeans that you want to donate to their store and you’ll immediately receive $20 off a new pair. I also used my birthday coupon on top and got an extra $20 off on top of that. Right now, they are having a black friday sale of for 25% off everything. Now is the time to scoop up a pair!
These are by far my favorite t-shirts and I live in them all summer long. The fit is great and runs a bit large. I wear an XXsmall and they are so soft and comfortable. Plus, they are perfect for when I’m doing DIY!
I love dressing them up with a nice pair of jeans and jacket. These are currently 25% off for Black Friday. I just snatched up another color.
I asked my husband what his favorite things were from 2018 and this what he compiled.
Jimmy loves these mesh sneakers because he can wear them to work. If you have sweaty feet, this breathes well and is super comfortable. It looks casual but formal enough for work. They are versatile and have a nice sporty look. The best part is that they are only around $30.
TaoTronics Ear Buds
Jimmy highly recommends these ear buds. They are durable bluetooth headphones and he loves to use them while running. They are water proof and the microphone quality is pretty good. They cost $35 so they are definitely a great price for the product. The battery stopped charging after 3 months and the company replaced them for free because it came with a one year warranty. A+ on customer service.
My husband loves a good pair of jogger pants and these have awesome reviews. These are comfortable, have a bunch of pockets and is super warm with the fleece. They are perfect for lounging, exercising and football watching.
Active Wear Pants
We discovered these pants earlier this year after Jimmy lost a lot of weight. He was in need of some new work and casual pants and these fit the bill. These look great on, are comfortable and are stay very cool. He wears them to work with those mesh shoes above. He’s all about versatility so he can dress these up or wear them casually to any event. They are currently 40% off so they are a great deal!
My sister told me about this product and it basically uses water to draw on the highly absorbent surface. It’s similar to the Boogie Board which my kids have and love. I think this could make a great gift to an adult too.
If you’re needing a gift idea for a teen, this Fire 7 tablet is a great idea. My oldest daughter loves to read and we’re thinking about getting her a reading device since she can reread a bunch of books all on this electronic.
When we left for Italy, I made a little treasure hunt for my kids with gifts hidden around the home. I’m not really big on gifts but since this was a long trip and we were going to be away for a while, I wanted to let them know that we were thinking of them. One of the gifts I left were these cute Squishmallow stuffed animals. I left a note saying they could hug these whenever they missed us. They are so soft and my kids love them so much and sleep with them every night. My nieces just got one from grandma and they love them so much too.
Non Toxic Girls Nail Polish
My youngest daughter is really into nail polish and we love using this chemical free brand after my brother and sister in law sent them on her birthday. These are non toxic so you don’t have to worry about the harsh chemicals on their little fingers. This makes the perfect gift for that little girl who loves getting her nails painted.
My son loves this Nerf blaster and plays with it with his cousins who live next door. It’s pretty inexpensive and makes a great gift for kids who are really into Nerf products.
Well, those are our favorite things from 2018. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and get to fill your bellies with lots of delicious food. If you remember I would love for you to please continue voting every day for my room design over at La-Z-Boy. You will also have a chance to win a $15,000 room makeover!
Now go check the rest of the fun blog hop for their favorite things and gift guides.
Let all that you do be done in Love. 1 Corinthians 16:14
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