Have you ever attended a “Favorite Things” Party? I gotta say, best party ever! Each year, a girlfriend of mine invites her pals over for a festive holiday evening where we bring our favorite things of the past year to share. As we pass around and talk up our finds, I’m always amazed at all the new ideas, apps, cosmetics, books, kitchen gadgets and more that I never knew existed! I always leave feeling in the holiday spirt, manned with the best ideas. Today I’ve put together a list of 25+ favorite things to share; many are my own, and some are from my pals – all tried and true winners that would make great gifts, hostess gifts or a gift to yourself during the holiday season! Most are linked, but if not, I have provided the product you need to cut and paste and locate the best deal currently available. If I have listed something you love and your can’t locate it, feel free to drop me a line below in the comment section and I will get back to you with the information you need.
PS Feel free to print this page, circle what you like, and hand it right on over to the hubby – sometimes they need a few hints!
Best New Website Discovery
A free online Secret Santa organizer and social networking platform for gift-giving. For us busy gals on the go, Elfster makes it easy to create wish lists (kids can create their own as well!), organize a Secret Santa exchange (or a virtual baby shower!), personalized gift recommendations, and so much more!
Best of Beauty
2.Rodan and Fields Lash Boost
Three ladies brought Lash Boost to share at this weeks party so we have to talk about it! A huge fan of Lash Boost myself, I figure now is the time to share! Have you heard of Lash Boost? Sold by independent consultants, I asked my consultant and pal Suzy, to share a little blurb to pass along about this amazing product.
Keeps my lips moisturized day and night and doubles down up as a lip gloss over a brush of color. A fantastic hostess gift (HERE)
6.RODIN Luxury Body Oil
We all went crazy over the scent and feel of this luxe product. If you are looking to splurge on a special product | Nordstrom (HERE)
7.Unicorn Snot Lip Gloss
I have friends that swear by this light gloss for everyday. Once you get over the name, perhaps give it a try! At Unicorn Snot (HERE) and Amazon. A fun stocking stuffer!
Favorite Clothing and Accessories
Founded in 2006 to create beautiful collections of luxury fashion accessories for men and women, it was borne from their love of the colour black and soft earthy tones. Classic and contemporary, elegant and understated, black is timeless and universally loved. At the heart of everything they do is a passion for luxurious, natural, fabrics and a strong emphasis on customer service with a personal touch. You can view my review of the items below; cashmere poncho, leopard print scarf (great gift idea!) and chic quilted leather gloves in Girl On the Go Wears Black Head to Toe (HERE). For the full luxurious website click (HERE).
Read my reviews of these top 5 Ruby Ribbon items in Wardrobe Essentials with Built-In Shapewear (HERE) and Shapewear Reviews in Style Solutions: Feel Confident and Fabulous During the Holiday Season (HERE)
My favorites are also part of the Ruby Ribbon December Offers:
14,15.Over the Knee Boots
Basically a lycra belt with pockets, a new take on a fanny pack, great for working out. Read my reviews in Why Suffer? Curb to Cab and Other Wardrobe Solutions (HERE) | Amazon Link
An elastic slim line belt to hold up pants. Read my reviews in Why Suffer? Curb to Cab and Other Wardrobe Solutions (HERE) | Amazon link
My Top 2 Subscriptions Boxes
Subscription sample boxes that run the gamut from early pioneer Birchbox for cosmetics, to ROCKSBOX for what is described as designer jewelry, to BarkBox for dog related products, to QUINCIPLE artisanal, curated, local food products, to naturebox’s interesting, all natural snacks, are fabulous to give and to get. Two longtime favorites of mine are RocksBox and Julep (beauty)
A jewelry subscription box program. Customizable with a monthly fee that can be used as a credit to purchase items if you like. Try your first month free with my share code (HERE) and type in SUZANNEBFF65 at checkout. Read my reviews in Subscription Box Reviews: Julep, RocksBox (HERE).
A beauty box subscription box program. Customizable with the option to skip of months entirely. Sign up with my link and get a free 12 piece polish set (value $148.00) >>> HERE
Read my reviews in Subscription Box Reviews: Julep, RocksBox (HERE).
20.My Little Steamer Go Mini is great for quick touch-ups and travel. Perfect for the outfit you want to wear now or during in-between dry-cleaning trips. Within a minute, it heats up to steam and you are ready to go!
21.Bookbone – weight that keeps a book open Amazon link
22.Nespresso Aeroccino Milk Frother
On my wish list last Christmas, this is one of my favorite, most used gadgets in my home. Froths and heats up milk for coffee, tea or hot chocolate…love! Newer versions now available at Williams Sonoma and Amazon.
Peerless Coffee and Tea in Orange Spice
Make a pot in the morning and transform yourself to the spa | Available at Peerless Coffee + Tea (HERE).
Oh and that cute Girl Boss mug? Sophie and Lilli (HERE).
My Girlfriends Recommend These Books to Check Out!
24.The Japanese Lover by Isabele Allende Amazon link
25.The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin Amazon link
26.The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson Amazon
27.Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders Amazon
Whew….you are so welcome! xx
So what about that Elfster site? I was checking it out last night…so innovative! Have you tried any of these products? Do you have a favorite items from 2017 to share? Drop me a line down below, I’d love to know!
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