These are a few of my favorite things... {gifts for friends & family}

The third and final installment of the Favorite Things Link-Up!

For me, it's always hard thinking of gift ideas for my immediate family and friends. The gifts listed below are good but I'm most excited to scroll through other peeps who have linked up to get the scoop on some other goodies out there.

  1. Velvet Crate. I think these little packages are prefect for your mom, sister, or girlfriend if you're just not sure what to get them. They have several different categories of crates filled with goodies and it's shipped directly to the gift-getter. 
  2. Justin lost his wedding band (I think it's a thing - everyone I talk to seems to mention their own husband has lost his ring at one time or another...) well over a year ago. He works outside and after a day of wading through creek beds with cold, wet hands his ring fell off and he didn't notice until it was too late. One of these QALO silicone rings will be the perfect replacement - for now anyway. He can wear it to work without worrying about losing it; they are so affordable, he may even get two under the tree this year. I'd like to get him an actual wedding band someday - I really loved the ring he lost - but for now this will definitely work.
  3. I haven't actually tried Candelles but I've heard nothing but good things about them from other bloggers and Instagrammers.
  4. Everyone needs a good serving tray, right? Right. I hit up the new West Elm store here in Kansas City a few weekends ago and they had quite a few good looking trays to choose from. I'm kind of loving the clear acrylic ones.
  5. This is a good gift idea for the hairy man in your life - the Dollar Shave Club. Justin's already a member and for $1 a month, he gets a set of razors sent to him every 30 days or so. You can even splurge and get the fancy razor which will still only cost $9 a month. Can't beat that.
  6. I love tote bags. The end.


  1. Love the gold dipped bag. I posted one similar on my favorites under $100 this morning too!!

    1. Love your list! West Elm is hitting the mark with these bags for sure! :)

  2. HI Mackenzie! Thank you for including VelvetCrate on your list!

  3. I love the idea of velvetcrate, such a great pick, lady! And that bag is fabulous!

  4. The silicone rings, so smart! I have a friend with a super active husband (who actually had to get his wring cut off in the ER once) and this would be great for her.

    Also, love the dollar shave club idea for my husband ... soooo smart!

  5. Joey lost his wedding ring too!! Maybe we need that. I didn't have to go very far to try to come up with ideas for him for Christmas. Thanks deary!