Shopping for those girlies in your life, in my opinion, is the most fun! I love finding that great accessory or piece of clothing I think they need or great make-up and skincare for them to test out. I seriously love buying gifts for my gal pals, and it’s always so hard to narrow down what to get. There are years my grandma knitted scarves for all of my friends in custom colors I picked for them according to their style, candles and cards, my favorite make-up choices, gift cards to special date nights with their boo… I LOVE tailoring gift ideas for people.
Below you will find my top favorite current items and things I have on my own Christmas wish list. I first and foremost love supporting smaller shops, so I have a couple of my favorites (including The Cake Shop… duh) for you to gander through.
All photos by Cottonwood Road Photography for The Cake by Hannah
My Outfit Details
Boutique Skincare: I have been using A’del Natural Cosmetics for about 6 months now, and I love it. I wear their cream foundation and powder every day. They just did a huge rebrand and launched their very own skincare line. After three weeks of using it consistently, my skin is GLOWING (and it’s NOT just because I am pregnant). In fact, sleep has been minimal, so I can assure you I am not glowing because of pregnancy. My skin tone is more even, and so soft to the touch. And, everything is natural! I feel great putting it on my skin, and I know my little chunker who I will be kissing non-stop in the coming days will be just fine touching my skin and breathing in what I have on.
Young Living: I have mentioned them throughout my pregnancy, and though I am not your diffuse them all hours of the day kind of oils user, I do believe in Essential Oils and have the whole starter kit. (c/o of my momma!) I started using them for my anxiety attacks last winter and have slowly added to my collection until my mom just finally sent me the whole starter kit. She is incredibly knowledgable of them and has an amazing team of women she leads who also believe wholeheartedly in these and can teach you anything you could ever want to know! This would make for a GREAT gift. It’s pretty (sorry, but I am all about aesthetics), you get a diffuser, and it is filled with the top 11 most used oils. (Lavender and peppermint are my go-to ones from it!) The best way to get the starter kit is by signing up and ordering your whole kit here. Then type in 2289666 for the enroller and sponsor IDs!
Staying Stylish by Candace Cameron Bure: I had the opportunity to team up with Zondervan and get Candace’s brand new book, Staying Stylish, before anybody else. It’s SO CUTE, first of all- it makes for a great coffee table book. And, it’s packed full of fun stylish tips, health and fitness tips, and so much more!
Shop Small Items:
The Cake Shop