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2019 Gift Guide

This is half a gift guide, half a start your new year off right guide. Some of these are my personal favorite things, others are on a wish list!

Click the photo of each product for where to buy!

I’ll start with one of my favorite books of the year:

This is the perfect book to begin a new year. I was inspired throughout this book as I read it and plan to re-read it this January! A perfect gift idea!

Just a very small glimpse of some of the things I hi-lighted in this amazing book:

“Beige is a desaturated yellow-a yellow with all the joy sucked out of it”

“colors do not clash, they vibrate”

“bright color operates like a stimulant, a shot of caffeine for they eyes”

I fell in love with this perfume in the store and the more I wear it, the more I love it! It LASTS which is important to me and it’s just a fun floral+ sweet smelling scent.

Some other Kate Spades that I loved are ‘walk on air’ and ‘in full bloom’

I love the artwork by Lindsay Letters. It’s all so unique and beautiful +I love supporting her family. Read more about their story on her website and check out all of her prints and creative art!

I love a good henley and this one comes in ALL.the.colors!


This camera is just fun!! It does not come with film so buy that separate and read about the modes before you dive in. It’s super easy to figure out making it great for kids too! I can’t wait to use this on our trip to Disney!

I had a hydra facial earlier this year and they suggested I begin using a vitamin C serum. I LOVE this stuff. I’m on my second bottle and use it day and night!

I can’t and don’t live without this magic in a bottle. Curl cream is my go to for bouncy fresh curls.

These are still my favorite black pants/leggings.


Pair tthe above with these stylish, easy, comfy shoes! I love this brand and how they have a pattern for ALL! I love everything from these cheetah print to the red to the natural khaki!


I love this candle brand, especially this ‘snow day’ scent! Maybe I’m hoping it works and we get another epic snow day down south!

This is the coffee co we found and fell in love with on our spring trip to Savannah! Lots of really cool and patriotic gear +the BEST coffee around!-Ps..their black friday sale begins 11/22!


I LOVE a good hat and I believe everyone can pull them off, you just have to find the right one! This site gives more than enough options, so try one!


Shutterfly/tinyprints PHOTO GIFTS! They have thought of everything you can possibly slap a photo onto! Check them out!

I don’t think you can ever have too many cozy blankets. I love this neutral color and also the rose and gray one!

As I make this list on a soggy rainy day, I can’t help but think of cute boots as a must have. I LOVE the look of these black ones with a touch of brown!

In a world of electronic calendars, I’m still a sucker for a good old fashioned paper planner and have used these since about 2014!! There are so many options to make these personal to you from the cover to adding a folder pocket, to starting your weeks on a sunday or a monday!

I have been on the hunt for a reasonably priced watch that also tracks my steps but also is stylish! I have settled on this one and can’t beleive it’s under $50! This is on my wishlist and at $35, it would make a great gift!

Rose Quartz Face Roller! Your face will thank you 🙂

Plan ahead for next years family or newborn photography shoot with Tickled Blue Photography!


These are a few of the books on my ‘to read’ list for the new year!

Now, ways to GIVE BACK for 2019!

If you’re fortunate enough to receive and give gifts this season, consider some of these organizations to give back to:

The Joy of Sox!-Giving socks to the homeless

Samaritan’s Purse-Collection week Nov. 18-25!

Scholastic Pajama +book drive-Give the gift of a bedtime story and Pj’s to a child who needs it

Cards for hospitalized kids-simple and I LOVE this one! Brighten someones day with just your art!

Amazon Smile-If you shop on amazon, you can pick a charity to donate a portion of your purchases to!


That’s a start, but here’s a link to many many more ideas. Look around and find the right giving back opportunity for your own self or family!

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