In my family, we have a rule – Christmas lists are to be submitted by Thanksgiving. Now that the turkey has been eaten and naps have been taken, I’m submitting my list to my family members as I watch the national dog show. To stay accountable, I thought it might be fun to share it as a blog post. While we all like to think we’re special, deep down I know I have a lot in common with typical millennial women. So whether you’re trying to complete your own list or shop for a millennial woman, I hope that you find this to be helpful.
I think it goes without saying, but I definitely do not expect to receive everything on this list. I am also one of those weird people that enjoys really practical gifts. (Last year I asked my dad for tires… welcome to your late 20’s, y’all.)
Luggage I travel a lot for work. I have been borrowing my mom’s suitcases for the past three years, but when we embarked on our tour of college visits across the Northeast, it became apparent that we were going to need a little more luggage between the three of us. My dad introduced me to carbon luggage… it’s lighter, which is not only great for my lack of upper body strength, but also means I can pack more stuff.
Ruffle front mini skirt I’m really feeling powder blue lately. How beautiful is this skirt?!
Not a Perfume travel bottle I received a sample in this month’s PLAY! box, and I immediately fell in love. I already own three fragrances, so while I’d love to have a giant bottle of this, I really can’t justify it.
Hunter boots Every time it rains, I catch myself wishing I had a pair of Hunters. I also think these will be great for work, especially groundbreaking events and walking around in gravel.
Yale ball cap My brother committed to run track at Yale, and I am slowly building my Yale wardrobe.
Juicer I had no idea how affordable a juicer could be! I drink a lot of beet juice and having my own juicer could definitely help save some money.
MAC nude lips gift set I have slowly run out of lip products over the course of the year. This is a really good price for lip liner, lipstick, and lip gloss.
Books are always a favorite Christmas gift! I usually ask for a stack for Christmas and read them through the year. Last year I asked for different leadership and business books. But 2019 is my “year of me,” and I plan on reading a lot of fun, happy books. I’m currently eyeing, My Year of Rest and Relaxation, This Will Only Hurt a Little, and When Life Gives You Lululemons.
Lodge Cast-Iron I’m convinced my mom can make anything in a cast-iron skillet, and that anything cooked in a skillet just tastes better. I received a small skillet as a gift at a conference, but I’d like to have one a bit larger, as well. As any good Southern woman will tell you, there’s no such thing as too much cast iron. (PS – These are manufactured in Tennessee!)
Clinique blackhead extractor My pores are a nightmare. I’m really hoping this helps!
My mom is the queen of stocking stuffers. I don’t know how she did it, but she filled giant stockings for my brother and I each year… and wrapped every piece! There was plenty of candy and our favorite snacks, office supplies, skin care/hair care/hygiene products… you name it! Here are some favorites:
- Kopari Deo (c/o) – The best natural deodorant I have ever used. It smells good, it feels good, and unlike other natural deos, it works all of the time.
- L’ Oreal Lash Paradise mascara – I use the mascara and the primer. This set is a really good deal, you save $7!
- Wet Brush – I used to have a stash of these, and I’ve slowly worked my way through them. Time to pick up another one!
- Chapstick Naturals – My mom, brother, and I are obsessed with with this chapstick. Hands down, the best around. The Sweet Papaya is the best.
- MakeUp Eraser – I love that this product eliminates waste!
- Whitening toothpaste – Again, I love practical gifts. I use this without any other whitening products, and I’m pleased with the results.
- Fan brush – I don’t own one of these yet.
- Kristin Ess products -I love the detangler, and I really want to try the air dry creme and braid powder. Her products are affordable and smell incredible.
What’s on your Christmas list this year? And how was your Thanksgiving?