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All I Want For Christmas {2017 Favorites Gift Guide}

The most wonderful time of year has arrived! I love everything about the holiday season… I especially love the fact that I’m winning Christmas this year. Can I get a fist bump?

2017 Christmas Gift Guide

Ooo, or maybe one of those mid-air chest bumps?

My Christmas gift list is 95% complete (like whoa!). My house is decorated, including the outdoor lights and window wreaths, and it’s on the schedule to pick out our tree next week and have everyone over to help decorate.

I’m kicking some serious holiday ass!

Now all I have to do is kick back and relax with a Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate in hand (served up in a holiday-themed mug, of course) and binge-watch Gilmore the Merrier. #Winning

One of my favorite activities is reading the plethora of gift guides strewn across the Interweb. I love discovering new creatives, small businesses, and unique items. Here are some of my tried and true favorites:

1. Portland Leather Wrap Journal: This high-quality journal is a stunner. You can customize each journal to reflect the personality of the recipient. I’m currently using my journal to keep an ongoing record of the books I read. It’s a gift that will be cherished for a lifetime.

2. Little Brick House: This company has the prettiest line of leather and vegan leather goods. I’m currently obsessed with this black plaid clutch.

3. Burnish: I discovered this gorgeous line of minimalist jewelry last year and have been hooked ever since. While I love their entire line, this pair of Hammered Gold Drop Earrings have my heart. They add the perfect amount of bling and go with just about every outfit.

4. Candelles: These all-natural soy candles are hand-poured in Pennsylvania. I discovered these amazing candles on Instagram and it has been love at first burn. Kelley and CJ create some wickedly delicious smelling candles. My current favorite is Pomegranate Cider.

5. Skechers BOBS: Calling all dog lovers… These Dream Doodle BOBS are comfort at its cutest. I wear my BOBS on the daily. The adorable puppy print attract the attention of just about every stranger, and their memory-foam insole are cushy and lush. Standing for 8 hours is no biggie when I’m rockin’ my BOBS.

6. Sawyer Ceramics: Everything…absolutely everything Jonathan creates is stunning, but I’m especially fond of his French Butter Keeper. My mom kept questioning my request last year after adding it to my Christmas list. I guess she found it odd that I wanted a butter dish for Christmas, but ended up being my favorite gift and most cherished possession.

Leave some love. It makes me happy!