December 13, 2021

I can’t believe we are even talking about Christmas because it seems like it was just August last week. But it is, in fact, that time of year and inevitably comes with questions from family and friends asking me what I want. I much prefer to give gifts than receive, especially because I tend to just buy what I want for myself! But here is a list of some of Sarah and my favorite things we can’t live without in case you’re looking for inspiration for yourself or a loved one!

Lisa’s Favorite Things

  • Zak tumbler** **- $9.99 - I only drink enough water when it is cold and easily accessible. These Zak tumblers come in lots of fun colors, keep drinks cold all day (and overnight on my nightstand!), and look good as is or covered in your favorite stickers!

  • Cozy’s blanket - $48 - We live in Arizona, and this blanket is the perfect weight for year round warmth (even if it’s just because the A/C is cranked up!). They are buttery soft and come in dozens of designs and sizes. I love to bring the cactus design as a thank you gift when I stay with friends/family out of town.

  • Elevated Craft Hybrid Cocktail Shaker - $69.99 - I love cocktails, but have a tricky time finding one that is easy to clean and doesn’t leak. This shaker not only meets both of those criteria, but also has built in measurement lines to I don’t need anything but the shaker to make the perfect drink.

  • Le Creuset 8-Qt. Dutch Oven - $299.95 - This one is for sure a splurge, but I have an unhealthy relationship with my kitchen and not only love food, but love when it’s prepared/served in a beautiful dish. I get a new one every year or two, and these are heirloom pieces that I’ll pass down to the kids someday.

  • GE Countertop Nugget Ice Maker - $408 - Do you have a QT store around you? They have THE BEST ice for fountain sodas. We don’t use this for everyday, but break it out for parties and family get togethers.

Sarah’s Favorite Things

  • Light for my desktop - $39.09 - The lighting in my office is terrible (dark and yellowish) and with all the Zoom calls this little beauty helps to make me look brighter on screen.

  • Bracelet from Little Words - $20 - I love to stack bracelets and there is nothing better than seeing a positive message all day long! Plus I love the mission of this company.

  • Lancome Idole mascara - $26 - Lash extensions are the best but I don’t miss the maintenance and I’m allergic to the glue, so this is by far the best mascara I have found to make my lashes lengthened and thick!

  • Spanx leggings - $98 - What’s better than a pair of leggings? Leggings that help to flatten and smooth! I am obsessed with suede and leather leggings.

  • Pink Floyd Sweatshirt - $45.50 - the best thing to come out of 2020 was embracing sweats. This is one of my favorite sweatshirts because it’s super comfy and I like the length - especially when paired with leggings.

We’d love to know some of your must have, or just most wanted, items! Drop your favorite gift ideas in the comments below!