Gift guide: Recent favorites!

It’s getting to be that time of year where I’m knee-deep in Christmas shopping.  While I’m still sorting out ideas of what to get for my coworkers, my friends, my mom, and my boyfriend, I thought I’d try to provide some inspiration for you by listing a few of the things that I’ve been obsessed with lately.

Don’t worry, this post isn’t sponsored by anybody and the only thing I get if you purchase anything from these links is the satisfaction of helping.


This 2018 planner from Paper Source. I love planners.  I love writing everything down that needs to be done and then checking it off.  I need to write down the ARCs I have and when the reviews are due by.  I like to keep track of how much I liked and disliked the books that I’ve read so that I don’t post three straight weeks of negative reviews.  I need some help keeping track of my reading challenges.  Not only is this planner super cute, but it’s also super functional and I can’t wait to use it.

Of course, I just paid $32.95 + tax in the store but it’s on sale for $24.71 on the Paper Source website.


These food stickers from Hobby Lobby.  I actually don’t shop at Hobby Lobby very often (or ever) since I have an ideological opposition to the way they choose to run their business (but hey, that’s for a different post) but my mom got me these adorable stickers and they are just. so. cute.  There’s actually a sticker that says I wish I was full of tacos instead of emotions and isn’t that the truth.


I actually bought this Lush Charity Pot quite awhile ago, and then it got shuffled in with other cosmetics that I never really use and I only just found it earlier this week.  Um, it smells so good.  Like, if you told me that you were giving me a “delicately floral perfume of ylang-ylang and rosewood oils” I would probably think that you were crazy, but it is amazing.  It’s also really nicely hydrating, and the best part is that 100% of the purchase price benefits a different charity.  (They’re labeled so you know who you’re supporting.)  Mine supports the Garden State Equality Education Fund, which is an LGBT organization here in New Jersey.

So, there you have it!  Three great gift ideas for different people in your life.  (Or for yourself.)  I hope this helped at least a little bit, and I’ll try to keep this going to give you more ideas as the season rolls along.

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