This is a BIG birthday year- the big 3-0. Since my birthday is five days before Christmas, the two events naturally blend together. Which is usually fine. But this year has been absolutely nuts, and I plan to actually shop for MYSELF as a treat. Help me decide which items in the list below I should get! Plus, if this sparks joy for anyone else to purchase a gift for themselves or someone else, my job is done. Enjoy!
Summer door wreath. In Eugene’s culture, wreaths signal death. And to hang that on our front door? He wasn’t a fan. But I reassured him that in the states that wreaths are also meant to be front stoop decor as well. I’ve purchased a few seasonal wreaths & have yet to get one for the summer.
String lights for camping. My sister, Maggie, has the cutest string lights in her tent. Therefore I need them. Hanging flashlights from our tent roof just isn’t cutting it anymore.
Freestanding fan. We live in an almost 100-year-old home. The HVAC system is nice but doesn’t always reach the top level. On hot summer nights, sometimes it gets a little uncomfortable. Time to upgrade the summer sleeping situation.
A La Kitchen
Champagne bucket. Anna x Tattinger- a dream collab. I’d like to elevate my champagne drinking experience. Right now I’ve been placing bottles in cute vases with ice packs at the bottom. It works. But because I know it’s fake it just feels weird? Let’s get the real thing.
Nice wine glasses. Right now our wine glasses are all hand-me-downs… would be amazing to have our own set.
Ice cream attachment for my Kitchen-Aid mixer. Need I say more?
Bar set. Time to up my cocktail game! What I would do for a strainer.
Candle snuffer and candle wick cutter. Can never have too many.
Olive and June Poppy Manicure Tool: Never got to buying this tool since it was on my wish list last year. And every time I give myself a manicure, I have a minute of grief for not buying this thing already. I’ve always been decent with at-home manicures but something about the pandemic has me making the most of spa-like moments at home. This small tool will make at-home manicures a breeze.
Gold taper candle holders: This still remains on the list from last year. Currently, we only have clear taper candle holders from our wedding, but I wish we had some height. These will give height and elegance to our dining room table.
Capri BLUE Volcano Candle & Diffuser Oil: The best scent. Ever. Ideal gift for anyone unsure of what to get someone. What girl doesn’t love this scent?! Still have never owned the candle. I have the diffuser oil & want to stock up because it’s so good. Fingers crossed.
Jenga. Recently Eugene & I have had the biggest craving for slowing down in life. Especially on the weekends. We were gifted the Hygge game, which has been a game changer for get togethers. So much so that we want more things like it.
[Main image taken in Lake Louise in Canada.]