1 – Eastfork Pottery Mug
There’s a reason this handmade cult favorite mug from the Asheville pottery studio started the hashtag #themug. It’s a legend. I collect them and named mine after the characters of Little Women. You’ll never use another mug after you sip coffee from this baby.
2 – Bluetooth Headphones
I love a good comfy headphone that goes over my head. These are less than $30, and the battery lasts forever (I use mine for runs and workouts and can’t remember the last time I charged them).
3 – Scentbird Subscription
My friend Brooke got me on to Scentbird. You fill out a scent profile, detailing what you’re looking for in a fragrance, and then you choose from suggestions for your monthly shipment–the perfect little curated bottles of brand-name fragrances. $15/month–super fun.
4 – Salutation Joggers
2020 brought us the love of The Jogger, and it’s here to stay. I’m obsessed with Athleta joggers, and these Salutation ones are a closet staple—comfy, flattering and versatile.
5 – Beach Umbrella and Beach Blanket
This was a 2021 splurge for me with some gift money, but I love it so much. It makes going to the beach so much more fun, and since we live by the beach and go there so often, it’s a worthwhile investment. Every time I set it up, I smile and think, “I’m so glad I bought this.” (You’ll need a sand anchor for the umbrella.)
6 – Rosebud Ankle Socks
I love a drawer full of pretty socks. These ones are my favorite and look so cute peeking out of oxfords.
7 –Pura Diffuser
A great way to add favorite candle scents to your home without burning candles. We have one in our living room and bathroom—and scents and intensity are all controlled with the Pura app. I love the Barr Original Scent or the scent from the famous Capri Blue Volcano candle—a great way for your home to have a “signature scent.”
8 – Lore Pemberton Print
I want to climb into every piece of art Lore Pemberton creates, and I’d hang every one of her prints in my home. This one hangs in my kitchen in the winter, and I have my eye on this one for Nella’s room. Pick out a print to gift now, and buy it next week when Lore’s shop reopens.
9 – No Cure for Being Human
Tearing through this book—definitely one to gift the women in my life so we can talk about it.
10 – Dip Chiller with Ice Base
I’ve always hated how dip and salsa get warm after they’ve been sitting out on veggie trays and platters when I’m entertaining. This serving set is genius—fill the bottom with ice and rest the dip bowl on top. Cold dip all night!
11 – Le Labo Santal 33 Laundry Detergent
I save this for special laundry loads and hand washing delicates—it’s incredible. Less expensive than the perfume (one of my favorite scents) but just as effective because the scent soaks into the fabric and lasts weeks. Laundry’s never been so delightful.
13 – Aira Facial Steamer
Level up self care and turn any bathroom into a spa with this 5-star reviewed facial steamer. I put a few drops of essential oil in mine (the essential oil cup is included), turn it on, close my eyes, and I’m instantly transformed—not to mention my skin is prepped to absorb skin care products better.
14 – Lisa Leonard Stackable Rings
A classic sure-to-be-loved gift for any woman. I have a stack with my kids’ names engraved on them.
15 – Peepers Reading Glasses
Best reading glasses ever. Now that I’m over 40, I have them everywhere—a pair in the bathroom, in my car, on my nightstand. So many styles to choose from (Center Stage is my favorite). You can also buy them without magnification—cute enough to wear just for looks.
16 – Liberty Floral Cocktail Napkins
I receive compliments on these every time I slide them under a drink. So pretty—and they wash up beautifully (I don’t put them in the dryer).
17 – Brooks Running Shoes
I’ve had so many different brands of running shoes. These ones are my favorite.
18 – Hand Press Juicer
Living in Florida, we go through a lot of citrus. This makes juicing limes, lemons and grapefruits so much easier! We use ours so much, I keep it out on the counter.
19 – Heart Earrings
These are my go to earrings that go with every outfit—and under $10!
20 – Sacred Lotus Journal
A friend gave this to me as a gift, and it’s the prettiest journal I’ve ever owned.
21 – Sleek Candle Lighter
I use candles so often, I like to leave lighters out; but most lighters are not decor-worthy. This sleek rose gold-colored lighter is the exception, pretty enough to leave on your coffee table or nightstand.
22 – Laurel Mercantile Scotsman Candle
This candle was a gift, and the first time I lit it, I was all “Oh. My. God. What is that scent?” It’s Black Pepper & Mandarin, it’s intoxicating, and I’ve since bought it three more times.
23 – Midwest Sweatshirt
For all the Midwest women in your life—cozy and cute.
24 – Soma Satin Pajamas
These are the nicest pajamas I own—that silky fabric with a little bit of weight so they feel completely luxurious.
25 – Lustered Coupe Glasses
My favorite way to sip a fancy drink—in old fashioned coupe glasses. This set of 4 is a bar cart staple.
26 – Walker Family Goods States Duffel Bag
Best duffel bag ever. We took these to Michigan this summer—they’re as good-looking as they are functional and durable.
27 – Halo Band
Perfect gift for the workout woman—I had a Fitbit, and I like this better. It connects with the Halo app and tracks all my movements and fitness information. Plus, the app has so many good guided workouts and runs.
28 – Makeup Bag
I’ve gone through a lot of makeup bags until I found this one. It holds everything, and is so well organized with multiple pockets and zippers.
29 – Wine Opener Kit
Friends don’t let friends struggle with corkscrew openers.
30 – L.L. Bean Wicked Good Moccasins
Cozy months call for the best slippers ever. I love my L.L. Bean moccs!
31 – L.L. Bean Extra Large Personalized Tote Bag
Another classic foolproof gift. Mine was a gift, and I use it for everything—beach, travel, overnight trips, etc. I bought one for our teachers this year too.
32 – Echo Show 10
We use our Echo Show for everything and I don’t know what we did without it (it also displays all our old photos throughout the day).
34 – Weathered Leather Crossbody
I bought this after I saw my friend’s and fell in love. It’s the perfect everyday bag and less than $45!
35 – Milk Frother
Who needs Starbucks when you can make your own fancy coffee drinks at home? I use my milk frothier every day—it takes my coffee to a whole new level.
36 – Olive & June Complete Manicure System
I switched over to Olive & June polish after several of the girls in my family raved about it. This complete manicure system contains everything a girl needs to transform her nails.
37 – Remote Control Battery Operated Taper Candles
One of my most frequently gushed about products on Instagram. I love the look of taper candles but hate the mess they make with drips (plus they don’t last long). These remote controlled ones look so real (best ones I’ve seen) and turn on and of with a simple click.
38 – Timberland Hiking Boots
My fave hiking boots out there, and you don’t even have to go hiking to wear them—they’re cute enough to wear as your staple winter boot for all outfits.
39 – Oxford Pennant
No matter who you’re shopping for, there’s an Oxford Pennant to represent everything they love. We’re obsessed with Oxford—we have their pennants and banners all over our house.
40 – Pom Pom Cardigan
The cutest cardigan in all the land—goes with everything and sure to elicit “Where did you get that cardigan?” requests.
41 – Margarita Glasses
My sister introduced me to these—the chicest margarita glasses, slightly restructured from the traditional bowl-and-stem type to make them eye catching.
42 – Library of Flowers Bubble Bath
Luxury bath items are always a great pick for women who are hard to shop for. This bubble bath is exquisite. Did you hear that, Santa?
43 – Personalized Clear Acrylic Dry Erase Calendar
Any mom balancing multiple schedules and responsibilities appreciates a nice calendar, but the large display ones don’t often fit with our aesthetic. This sleek modern one is perfection.
44 – Cabin Porn Inside
Give me all the cozy cabin eye candy for the winter months. Looking through this coffee table book always makes me happy.
45 – C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Balm
All our family members love this lip balm—it’s in all the Cryderman family stockings.
46 – Vivi & Bette Earrings
Obsessed with everything my friend Brooke makes. Vivi & Bette earrings are the perfect statement piece to level up any outfit.
47 – Free People Sunglasses
I’m not responsible enough to have expensive designer sunglasses, so Free People is my go-to. I love all their styles, and they run around $20 a pair.
48 – Herschel Beanie
I wear mine for all trips to colder weather—comes in multiple colors and does double duty for adding style and keeping me warm.
49 – Auric Blends Love Roller
Another cult favorite in our family—smells divine; sweet and musky. I keep one in my car, Lainey wears this scent now, and it’s getting dropped in both of our stockings because Santa knows what we like.
51 – Charging Bracelet
This is genius—a simple sleek bracelet that can be used to charge your phone if you’re ever stuck with no battery power.
53 – Flour Sack Kitchen Towels
A gift any woman can use. We have these, and I love them—super soft.
54 – The Original Dig & Co Camp Blanket
My friend Nici makes these, and so much time and thought went into the design and materials. It’s the classic timeless blanket you want for picnics, camping or a cozy night at home. Move over Pendleton, the Dig & Co blanket is here.
55 – Justina Blakeney Stripe Kaya Tumblers
I’ve had my eye on these stunning tumblers for our dinner table.
56 – Burt’s Bees Lip & Cheek Stain
My sister’s addicted to this and got me hooked—the perfect stain for a natural flushed look and doubles as lip color.
57 – West Elm Totem Vases
Not your grandmother’s vase, these totem vases are a statement piece for any bookshelf or table.
58 – Cream Whipper
It’s the season of hot cocoa, and we want real whipped cream for our hocho nights. Be your own barista with a cream whipper. All you have to do is add heavy whipping cream and the amount of sweetener you want, pop in a charger and whip away!
59 – Madewell Lugsole Loafer
Classic and chic. I love the lugsole on these!
60 – Threshold Sheets
These feel like luxury linens at an awesome price. We have several sets in our home.
I feel like such a grown-up every time I send a note on my personalized stationery. Lainey asked for some for Christmas this year.
62 – Madewell Ribbed Turtleneck
Every winter wardrobe needs a timeless black turtleneck. This one is lightweight, structured and looks amazing with everything.
63 – Best Affordable Backpack
This is my secret best backpack find—that vintage campy look I love, durable and functional. We have three in our home (scroll through the color options to see all the styles—so many!).
64 – Farm (get) Fresh Massage & Body Oil
My friend Nici sells this in her shop. She sent me a package with a bunch of goodies, and I quickly became obsessed with this—smells amazing.
65 – Soma High Leg Vanishing Edge Underwear
Once I discovered these, I threw out all my other underwear. I love them! They don’t budge, and even with leggings, you can’t see panty lines.
66 – Hillhouse Paz Top
The Hillhouse nap dress is a cult favorite that sells out every time a new one releases. Love that they have a shirt version of it—so pretty and can be work casual or dressed up.