Gift Guide for the Average 40 year old Woman


So I love buying gifts for people. I love finding things that I think that the receiver will enjoy. I hope that gifts I give provide joy and don’t just add clutter to people’s lives.

On that end, I have a love/hate relationship with gift guides. I think they can feel impersonal and very generalized. But I do love when I see something on a gift guide that I didn’t know about and immediately think of someone who would love that gift.

So over the next week, I’m going to post the gifts my family is receiving this year and things that I think would be great.

Each person only receives 3 gifts in our family, so the 3 gifts are very well thought out and purposeful.

So I’m starting with me. I’m told I’m the hardest person to shop for, but honestly, I think I’m the easiest.

Here is what is on my list this year and other things I love:

White Rock Soap Gallery Candles – I love their candles and they’re not toxic. Win win. My favorite holiday set is Candy Cane but you can’t go wrong with any of them. I think a candle is a great gift for just about anyone. They burn it, enjoy it, and then they can throw it away. It doesn’t add clutter to their home and just about everyone loves candles.

Away luggage – I’m sort of obsessed with this luggage. I want a navy one soooo bad. I think the bigger carry on would be perfect for most trips.


Sabah Shoes – I’m been looking at these for over a year. I’m paralyzed by what color I want, because I want all of them! If someone wants to buy them for me, I’m happy to accept any colors in a size 9. Sabah_061318_006_grande

Leigh Breunig Necklace or Earrings or anything really – I love necklaces that you can just put on and dress up what you are wearing. Simple black v-neck t-shirt and this necklace is the perfect combo. 34F349C6-8955-479B-B224-7951BAC36517

Sarah Briggs Earrings – I have several pairs of her earrings and they’re some of my favorites. They’re lightweight and compliment just about whatever you are wearing.


Whiskey in a Teacup – This is one of the cookbooks I’ve been wanting to try. Bonus is that it is 1/2 price on amazon right now. It’s also half price at Target for Black Friday. 51fefhaHPOL._SX405_BO1,204,203,200_

MZ Wallace Quilted Tote – I would love this tote as a work, workout, life tote. I’ve moved to using a smaller purse but still sometimes need a big tote.

Rothy’s – Everyone I know raves about these shoes. I want a pair of loafers or sneakers. I love the camp loafers and the gray sneakers.

Letterboard by Felt Like Sharing – Recently, I was looking for a navy letter board. I came across Felt Like Sharing. I love all the different colors and shapes. I think the small one would be super fun on a desk.

UGG Slippers – I love the ugg slippers that look like moccasins. They look like slippers and if you happen to run to Target wearing them, you might look you are wearing regular shoes. Not that I’ve done that before or anything but I’ve heard.

Beautycounter overnight Resurfacing Peel – My favorite Beautycounter product and I didn’t already have tons of it, I would be asking for it.

Barefoot Dreams Blanket – I’ve always wanted a Barefoot Dreams blanket but I’ve never been able to bring myself to buy one for me. I need someone (cough, Jason, cough) to get me one.

I’ve So just forward this list onto whoever needs to by you gifts you actually want for Christmas and hopefully, you won’t get another blender you don’t need.

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