Looking for a gift for yourself? This holiday gift guide lists all of my tried-and-true gifts that I have received and why I think you will love them too. Check out the MomAdvice Favorite Things list for a great gift for any lady in your life!
I have enjoyed putting together our holiday gift guides SO MUCH this year. To close out the shopping guides, I wanted to share with you what topped *my* favorite things this year.
A few of these were acquired more recently, but most of these items are things that I use use daily in our home.
I love a good gift guide with a personal testimonial, don’t you?
Of course, I have a few items on my wish list (that I don’t own) too so I’ll share that with you at the end!
2019 MomAdvice Favorite Things List
I was such a big fan of my UGG slippers and wore them so much that I completely wore them out.
I participate in a lot of Facebook groups for my chronic pain and went through an entire list of recommendations for the best slippers for people with joint pain.
So many people raved about the ABEO Halifax Slippers so I thought I’d give them a try for my next house slippers.
I have to say, I’ll never go back to the UGG slippers again.
The biggest difference is the orthotic support that has been built into these. These slippers actually feel like they are holding and supporting each part of my foot.
I, honestly, didn’t know what I had been missing until I put these on my feet.
Although this is a pricier item on the list, these are worth every dang dollar.
If I could, I would be wrapped in sherpa for the entire winter. My favorite thing, in fact, is a sherpa sleep robe that I snagged from Walmart last year.
Sadly, they didn’t bring the exact jacket back, but they did bring along this nice substitute.
If you weren’t able to snag that sleep robe, I found a sherpa blanket that comes in a close second place to my favorite garment.
There is rarely a year that I’m not giving (or getting) a blanket and these sherpa blankets are my pick for cozy winter comfort.
They are surprisingly lightweight, feel like a warm hygge hug, and will cost you just, $8.88.
I am sure you had to guess that there would be a couple of great bookish gifts that made the list.
Honestly, Scribd is one of my absolute favorite things and is a monthly membership that I would have a REALLY hard time giving up.
Scribd is best described as Netflix for book-lovers. Instead of charging per book, Scribd offers an unlimited membership at one flat rate.
There is an unbelievable selection of audiobooks and books that you can check out.
Not only do I love it for all my reads, but they also have other great features like subscriptions to magazines and you can even get sheet music on their platform.
All of that is a mere, $8.99 a month!
Keep in mind, this service does not work with the Kindle, but will work with your tablet or phone!
I have never been very good at the whole holding a blow dryer and a brush at the same time thing. I bow down to hairdressers who have mastered this coordination.
Years ago I discovered this Conair Infiniti Pro Spin Air Brush and it has been a game changer.
This brush spins in both directions, with a simple button push! It comes with two different size brush options that you can use, depending on your hair length.
People usually ask me if I’ve been to one of those fancy blow dry bars when I use this because you get that perfect shiny bounce.
Unfortunately for others, I have to jump into my infomercial for this gadget when I get asked about my hair.
I am laughing that this made the list after all the controversy with the Peloton commercial.
Honestly, some of us really DO want exercise equipment for Christmas.
While I would love a fancy spin bike, we don’t have the space or the funds to designate to one of those.
Instead, I opted for this inexpensive foldable bike and pair it with the Cyclecast app for my workouts.
This folds so easily and takes up very little space in our home.
Pairing it with an Apple gift card (check out this discount spot) would definitely make a great gift.
I have to say that one of my favorite gifts I’ve received is this incredible full body bath pillow.
This is, honestly, a plush cushion and it has durable suction cups that help hold it in place.
I believe this gift pairs awfully well with a bath tray, a good book, and a bottle of wine.
The biggest question I get asked is how to keep it clean.
This has a little hook at the top that you can hang it, after your bath and it dries quickly. The fabric is mildew resistant though so you don’t have to worry about the mold issue, especially if you properly let it air dry.
It also can be put right in your washer on a gentle cycle, to make sure the germs are really gone.
They even provide a laundry bag for you to roll it into, to prevent the suctions from getting stuck in your washer.
Five stars- highly recommend.
I am leaving Mr. Rogers here instead of my pick for President….just to keep you clicking.
In all seriousness, I discovered a local potter (Rothshank Artworks) that makes incredible political pottery and had to have a mug of our Mayor Pete.
Yay, South Bend!
I am completely aware that these are expensive, but they are one of those one-of-a-kind gifts that you will treasure forever. The workmanship is just unbelievable.
Sipping coffee in this beautiful piece makes me so dang happy and has been one of my favorite finds this year.
This year I discovered just how much I love shaker stitch sweaters.
My obsession started with this sweater (that has almost sold out), but there is a new shaker stitch sweater in town that I’m excited to wear this winter.
This chevron sweater comes in so many fun colors, is made with a breathable cotton yarn, and has that adorable puffer sleeve that is so trendy right now.
I found that this runs true to size, but if you are between sizes, I would go up one.
The best part? It is under $13 and feels VERY high end.
Anytime I wear my Keysocks, I get questions about them. I am obsessed with these no-show socks because they don’t fall off.
I prefer the kind that go to your knees, because it adds a double layer of warmth, but they also now make these in short lengths too.
If you love a good pair of ballet flats or booties, you will definitely want to add these to your wish list.
I don’t even remember how I stumbled upon the flip pillow, but I’m SO glad that I did.
Honestly, if you read a lot in bed, this is one gift that I think you will absolutely love.
The way this pillow is made, it allows you to position it in ten different ways, offering incredible neck and back support.
It comes without a cover so be sure to buy one if you want to keep it clean.
Not a reader?
It also makes a great couch potato pillow too for those Netflix binges.
I am obsessed with fleece leggings in the winter and love to wear big oversized sweaters with them in the winter.
If you can believe it, my favorite fleece leggings are $10 for TWO pairs.
These are lightly fleece lined, come in tons of colors, and are high waisted.
Keep in mind, they do not have compression in them, but they do hold their shape.
My one caveat with these is that they run REALLY small.
Size up two sizes for a comfortable fit for winter.
Can you tell I live in Indiana by my choices? #socold
The Origami company offers products that are a small space lover’s best friend.
Everything is high quality and FOLDABLE.
I REALLY needed a kitchen island, but I REALLY didn’t want to pay for a kitchen remodel.
My Origami Entertaining Cart has become my new best friend when I entertain and one of my favorite gifts.
This island folds completely flat and can be stowed in a corner until I need an extra counter space.
Although this might not be beneficial to you, it has been a BIG help with food photography.
I am able to put my surfaces on top and style dishes really easily, thanks to these little wheels.
Honestly, anything from this company would be a win in your home.
I got a Corala Weighted Blanket and now I refuse to sleep without it. This blanket has transformed my sleep (and my husband’s).
The reason I am highlighting this one is because it comes with TWO duvet covers- a warm fleece one (for winter) and a linen one (for summer).
While there are a lot of blankets that are cheaper, I’ve yet to find one so cleverly designed and beautifully made.
This queen size blanket settles my body down at night and is wide enough to share with my husband.
It is weird how calm it makes you feel when you are under it. Restless sleepers really would benefit from this purchase.
I, personally, love that the covers can be removed and washed on this version.
The box itself was just as beautiful and we use it for storing all of my clutches/purses in my closet now.
What Made My Wish List?
The Matte Makeup Organizer
Stack ‘N Cook Stackable Inserts
LED Book Light
PowerLix Milk Frother
Cozy Puffer Sleeve Sweater
Sagely Smart Pill Organizer
Yarn Boss Yarn Bag
Blue Light Blocking Glasses
Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker
Looking for more great gift ideas? Check out this year’s gift guides!
I hope that this inspires your gift-giving this year! Let me know if you got anything and what you thought!
Honest truth: I am always thankful to be a part of ANYONE’S holiday!
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