Wednesday, January 15, 2020

My Five Favorite Christmas Gifts

I don't know about y'all but I am SO NOT READY for the holidays to be over. It was Olivia's first Christmas and it was supposed to be so over the top whimsical and magical but we both got sick for a whole week before Christmas so we didn't get to do as many festive things as I would have liked and it really put a damper on things... So, I'm still watching Hallmark Christmas movies and the tree is still up, at least for tonight. And, so that I can keep reliving the Christmas magic, it's time for a ChRiStMaS bLoG pOsT! 

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Usually, Gil and I just each pick one bigger thing that we want for Christmas and buy it for ourselves, but this year, we did stockings, too, and I really loved it! I had so much fun picking out little candies, toiletries and other odds and ends for Gil. Olivia's favorite things to play with are measuring cups and spatulas so we didn't get much of anything for her besides a banana toothbrush and some bath toys. :P But I got a few items I was SUPER excited about from my parents and I'm gonna share those with you today, so, without further adieu... my five favorite Christmas gifts (in no particular order). Click the pictures to shop! 

Leopard Loopy Case
Many of my favorite Instagram influencers have this case and it was just CALLING TO ME. I got the iPhone 11 Pro for our anniversary, so I'm glad I have my gorgeous new case to keep it in pristine condition.

Wildbird Chambray Ring Sling in "Scoter"
So much of my life is spend wearing Olivia around. I love my original blue Wildbird sling SO MUCH so it made sense that I'd get a more neutral option as well. I LOVE Scoter and it's far more beautiful in person with the intricate weave pattern. 

Quip Toothbrush 
Regular toothbrushes do the trick just fine, but the Quip is just SO fun. Gil and I got them for each other as stocking stuffers. We love the timer aspect that buzzes every 30 seconds to alert you to move on to the next quadrant of your mouth. We know we're getting a really thorough clean every time we brush. Plus, they're just cool looking. 

Glass Nesting Prep Bowls
My brothers got me these amazing nesting prep bowls since they know I've been baking so much, lately. I told them how I like to set out all my ingredients beforehand so that I feel like I'm doing my own little baking show. :P I've seriously gotten SO much use out of these darn things. Such a thoughtful gift from them.

Williams Sonoma - "Essentials of Baking"
This Williams Sonoma Essentials of Baking book is INCREDIBLE. It is informative and the photography is so beautiful. I love how each recipe has a sidebar with a few ways you could spice up whatever you are baking. It would surely take a lifetime to bake everything in this book with all the variations, but I sure will try. 

Our Christmas was really lovely and relaxing and I hope yours was, too! Tell me. What were some of your favorite things about your Christmas? What about your favorite gifts you received, or gave? Let me know. 

xoxo- Rachel

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