Sommer’s Favorite Things for Christmas 2018

I am definitely not Oprah, however I have a Favorite things Christmas List that I want to share with my followers.  I have watched Oprah’s favorite things for years, I loved the fact that her favorite things were affordable items that people actually wanted.   Before I would buy gifts I would look at her favorite things list to pick up ideas that my family and friends may be interested in for the holiday. Along the the years I have picked up some favorite things that can be helpful to my audience.  Maybe by chance my husband, family or friends may read this list and get some ideas as to what I really like when buying me gifts.

If you are like me, you struggle to give the perfect gift.  I am always struggling with what I am buying for individuals in my life.  I like to give people things that they enjoy and will not break the bank. After much thought here are a few of my favorite things that may be helpful to your gift buying process for the holidays.    

Weekend by Burberry Perfume

It is a soft smooth fragrance that will turn heads every time you wear it.  The scent is quite elegant.   It smells fancy and expensive! I think it’s great for any time of year and most of the time you can find this on sale at Nordstrom Rack for a great deal!  You can also find it at Macys and Amazon.

Picture Book

One thing that I like to give my parents, grandparents, godparents, aunts and uncles are picture books of my son for that year.  This is more of a sentimental gift. People love pictures. It is something that they can keep forever and you can do it quite inexpensive.  If you do not mind spending a little more money I would use this app call SimplePrints. You can download the app to your phone and create the book on your phone.  An 8-inch hardcover book will cost about 35.00 which includes shipping. If you need something a little more inexpensive you can go to Download all of the pictures to their website and you can choose an 8 inch softcover book that will cost about 8.00 a book plus shipping and tax.  I never received a complaint with the picture books.

Fuzzy Socks

If you are looking for a stocking stuffer or just a quick thinking about you gift, you cannot go wrong with fuzzy socks.  You can get decorative fuzzy socks from several stores. You can get fancy and add some candy or candles to go along with the fuzzy socks.  It is a great practical gift idea.


Pajamas are a great gift no matter who receives them.  I will buy pajamas for the men in my family every year and they enjoys them.  Pajamas gives the gift of leisure and relaxation. The awesome thing about pajamas is they come in different styles, materials, colors, fabrics, patterns, etc.  You can get the warm and fuzzy for individuals that are always cold or the silk pjs for the more fancy individual.

Essential Oil Diffuser

Essential Oil Diffusers are quite a treat if you love aromatherapy.  Just add a few drops of the essential oil of your choice and you will fill your room with a delightful scent. If you like lovely scents as I do then a diffuser will be great for anyone.  

A Great Book

I love to read a great book or magazine.  Buying a great book based on the person’s interest or an awesome magazine subscription would be a lovely gift gesture for anyone.  I have a friend that is on a “ Clean Eating” kick. There is a magazine subscription that is called “Clean Eating” It cost $20.00 for a year’s worth of issues. Guess what she is getting for Christmas?  The Clean Eating magazine. That is an excellent deal for a Christmas gift.

Instant Pot

If you own an Instant Pot, chances are you love it.  If you don’t, you need to get on that purchase one because it will make your life so much easier.  If you looking to buy a gift, this will be the perfect for anyone who cooks or do not like to cook. The instant pot is a versatile all in one pot that will not disappoint.   Not only is it a slow cooker, but it also functions as an pressure cooker, rice cooker, steamer, soup maker, etc. When you consider that you can make your entire dinner with little or no clean up then it is well worth the money.  

Jimmy Choo Eau De Parfume

This perfume is a luxurious perfume that is smooth and sexy.   It is a very clean, fresh, and sweet scent.  It is a very pretty bottle.  It will definitely turn the head of your significant other when you walk by.  

Designer Handbags

What girl doesn’t like a really nice designer handbag on their arm? We all know that certain designer handbags are in the thousands, however you can purchase designer handbags on a budget.  Many stores such as TJ Maxx or Macys have sales all the time on really nice designer handbags.  You can buy the one you love a designer handbag on a budget.

Gift Cards

I know some people believe that gift cards are not thoughtful, however they really can be a thoughtful gift. For example, I know that my mom loves Macys!  She goes for every weekly sale.  I always make sure I purchase her a Macys Gift card so that she can buy whatever she likes when she goes to their weekly sales.  I love Tim Hortons.  Anyone who knows me, knows that I go there everyday to get my coffee and breakfast sandwich.  A Tim Hortons gift card is thoughtful because you have to know me in order to know that I go to Tim Hortons every morning.

Any Technology

I am a techy person.  I love my tablets, firesticks, computers, Iwatch, bluetooth speakers, etc.  Do your research on the person that you are purchasing a gift for to see if they would like a techy gift.  Also know the person’s technology limitations.  What I mean is if the person does not understand how to use technology do not go and buy the most expensive top of the line difficult piece of technology that they will never use.  Buy what you believe the person is capable of using by themselves.  Technology can be quite pricey, makes sure whatever you are buying falls within your budget.  

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