2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Shipping delays, supply chain shortages, Kyle Rittenhouse’s “crying” face? It’s enough to suck the holiday cheer right outta the room am I right? Well fear not, my lovely readers! For today I bring you a few odds and ends truly worthy of the season. Let’s get started.

Makeup/Beauty

Outlaw Soap

Why do products from Outlaw Soaps make such great gifts? Could it be the catchy names and funny packaging? The amazing smells? Or maybe the fact that each package always comes with STICKERS?!

Whatever the reason, Outlaw Soap has you covered. Their products are all-natural, cruelty-free and use sustainable and eco-friendly ingredients and packaging.

Some of my favorites include –

August and Monroe Calm Cream

This vitamin B3 gel moisturizer makes a perfect holiday gift due to the cold weather and it’s universally favorable formula. This stuff is lightweight, good for sensitive skin, vegan, fragrance-free and did I mention it feels amazing on the skin? It truly lives up to it’s name with addition of hyaluronic acid, niacinimide, and oats.

EcoLips Candy Cane Lip Balm

This wouldn’t be a true gift guide if I did not include one of my all-time favorite lip balms! EcoLips products are certified organic, gluten-free, and cruelty free. The packaging for this candy cane lip balm is actually made of plants and is 100% plastic-free! How amazing is that? Plus, the sweet peppermint vanilla flavor is perfection. I will be throwing these in everyone’s stockings this year.

Origins Ginger Body Souffle

This body cream is heaven. Anytime I see the word “whipped” in a body product, I know I am game to try it out. This stuff is lightweight, yet super moisturizing and does not leave behind a greasy finish. The scent is amazing and it has a lovely sensation when applying.

Home

Mollygrams Watercolor Alphabet Art

Guys. These customizable watercolor pieces from Mollygram are just too perfect. The above pictured name print for my daughter was done in the “woodland” theme, but she has several to choose from. I might need to order the Garden Party Alphabet print next!

I would also like to mention that these prints come pre-framed, are packaged very securely, and come with pre-installed hanging hardware.

Dyson Stick Vaccum

Yes I posed in my sweats, in the kitchen, with my Dyson stick vaccum. And listen, I know these are expensive. But hand to God, I use this thing at least once or twice a day. It is BY FAR the best money we’ve ever spent. It is lightweight, has great suction and does not have a CORD! Would make the greatest gift for LITERALLY anyone. Definitely get the version with all of the attachments, because I have used every single one. I would kiss the inventor of this vacuum if I could, it is that good.

Barefoot Dreams Throw Blanket

Again we have an expensive item that is worth every single penny. The only loophole to that cost being that from time to time, they do sell these at Nordstrom Rack for a significantly reduced price. This is BY FAR the softest, most luxurious material I have ever felt and when I picture heaven, I picture Barefoot Dreams. The perfect gift for someone who appreciates luxury!

Touch Control Egg Night Light

We got one of these when Clara was younger, for those late night-time nursing sessions. It is so perfect, providing just enough light so you’re not banging around in the dark. The light is totally customizable – it can be brightened or darkened or made warm or cool toned. Plus, it is controlled by touch! It comes with a little charging station and lasts a very long time between charges (7+ hours or so). This also makes a great gift for anyone who gets up frequently in the night for any reason. The low light and portability makes it so practical.

Fashion

Sincerely Silver Necklaces

These dainty, yet strong and durable nameplate necklaces are the perfect gift! Sincerely Silver offers lots of customizable options in sterling silver, gold and rose gold and the quality is wonderful. My favorite of the bunch has to be this rose gold “Natalie” necklace which is subtle and would look so cute layered!

Nike Blazer Low ’77 Sneakers

I have a pair of the original black Nike Blazers and they are easily my favorite sneaker. Comfy, stylish and they go with everything! This version is even cuter with a slight platform. These also come in several color variations.

North Face Cragmont Fleece Jacket

I MEAN. These colors? Rarely do I recommend items that can be purchased at Dicks or REI – but this jacket is an exception. The fleece is super soft and the relaxed fit means you can easily layer. Such a great gift for anyone in the PNW.

Misc.

Heirloom Video Books

The Heirloom video books are basically the perfect gift for our parents, grandparents or anyone who might enjoy the nostalgia of a photo album, but integrated with video. Heirloom makes it super easy to purchase, create and send a book without leaving your computer.

Here’s how the box will look when it gets shipped out to your loved one:

Click here to learn more about these awesome and unique video books.

Bedfellow Sleep Mask

Perfect for anyone with an affinity for naps, a frequent flier, or the wrinkle-conscious – this sleep mask has customizable memory foam cups that feel like little angel hugs. The design means no pressure on your eyes and a total leak-free seal, keeping things totally blacked out.

I also love that come in a little silk bag, perfect for throwing in a suitcase.

Mirthemp CBD Roll-On Pain Gel

A perfect gift for anyone over the age of 30 and/or works from home! I have a few different CBD topicals and this one is among my favorites. I especially love the addition of menthol. I tend to wake up with neck and upper back pain at least once a month and I love reaching for this to provide relief. I also love that it is roll-on and I don’t have to get up to wash my hands after using it.

*Some of the items above were sent to me complimentary for review. All opinions are my own.

Outlaw Soaps Review

Howdy partners!

You may ask why I am using such language but you see, after receiving a package from Outlaw Soaps, it is basically impossible to not let out a “yippee-ki-yay!”. Or a “git along little doggie”. Or to just grab your child’s stick horse and begin riding it around the living room.

And that is because this company is doing everything right. Everything from the packaging, to the scintillating scents, to the attention to detail has been perfectly curated for a super fun time. ALSO – All of their stuff is made in the USA, is cruelty free and made of super high-quality ingredients that are 95% natural.

I am so happy that the lovely folks at Outlaw Soaps sent me over a few products to try out.

Bonus points if you can spot the tiny rubber chicken they sent!

As soon as I opened the box I knew I was in for a treat.  If the aroma itself wasn’t enough, check out their packaging! So unique and just plain FUN, there is no other way of sayin’ it!

Their scents range from, “Fire in the Hole” which boasts notes of black powder, whiskey, sagebrush and excitement, to “Calamity Jane” which features clove, orange, cinnamon and whiskey. My favorite might be, “Lust in the Dust” which has notes of sagebrush, sandalwood and campfire.

I MEAN. How fun is this!?

I can also confirm that this stuff smells just as good as you think! David used the Lust in the Dust Body Wash ($14) after playing basketball in 95 degree heat for a couple of hours and lemme just say – the man smelled GOOD. Like, he smelled like what I think Pierce Brosnan probably smells like (anyone?).

I have not opened the Calamity Jane Body Lotion, ($15) but based on the scent alone I am beyond excited to bust this out during the holidays!

This handmade bar soap in the scent Home on the Range ($10) might have my heart.  The fragrance combines juicy blackberries, sun-dried laundry and fresh-cut grass. Holy hell it is good!

I also received the Calamity Jane milled bar soap ($5) as well as this great big mug ($12) that I have been thoroughly enjoying my morning cup of joe with.

This brand also makes products like natural deodorant (which I would be very interested in trying out!), hand soap, colognes and beard care. I am beyond impressed with these products, and with this company. I would highly recommend everything we have tried out and if you know me, watch out because you may be getting some Outlaw for Christmas!

Giddy up!

*This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own.