by Bella Martinez
What do you tell someone when they ask you “What do you want for Christmas?” If you were me, you’d say “I don’t know, but I’ll let you know.” Well this is me getting my thoughts together and figuring out what I want for all those asking, and hopefully giving you some ideas on what you want, or want to give for Christmas as well. Happy shopping!
My ode to the Honeys, Laura Mercier’s Crème Brûlée Honey Bath is the perfect gift for a Honey like moi. I love everything about this gift, and if someone you know is in need of a little TLC and self care, I’d say this is the gift of all gifts.
Cocoa Parlor- $8
I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but when those sugary cravings creep up, there’s nothing better than some quality chocolate. The Cocoa Parlor is local to Southern California (Laguna Niguel) and one of my fave spots for sweet treats. There chocolate can be found in Whole Foods and on Amazon Fresh. This is a simple, affordable gift and one of the best in my book.
My big ticket item is this Dooney & Bourke briefcase, and to be honest, my husband meant to surprise me by getting this, but I questioned him endlessly until I figured it out. Let me just say he has great taste in gifts for me, because this bag is beautiful, and I’m in need of a new bag to carry my laptop and business essentials. Dooney & Bourke is not designer, but it’s high quality and my style. This one’s a winner in my book.
Last Christmas, I received this exact bracelet as one of my gifts from my husband, and ever since I’ve been hooked. I’m not a huge jewelry fan, but Gorjana jewelry is so dainty and beautiful that I really can’t help but want everything they make. These bracelets are especially adorable, and did I mention Gorjana is based in Laguna Beach?
Honey Mug- $20
Mugs are the way to my heart. I simply love a cute mug, and this one is too adorable. It’s large, so it fits lots of coffee, and it says “HONEY.” What more do you want from a mug?
Laura Mercier Essentials Collection- $106 (for a limited time)
My favorite makeup brand, Laura Mercier never disappoints, and this essentials collection is proof of that. This is Laura Mercier’s third edition essentials collection, and includes their new, mini Lip Glacé lipglosses and Caviar Stick Eye Colors amongst many other goodies. This is one gift I can’t wait to get my hands on.thes
Shoes, am I right ladies? Any shoes will do, but these specifically are fun, casual and I’ve been in a sneaker mood lately. As a mum of twins, all I want to wear are things that are comfortable but also super cute, and these shoes fit the bill. Go shoes!
Bombas Socks- $52 (for a limited time)
Speaking of shoes, socks. Not just adorable and high quality, Bombas Socks donates one pair of socks for each pair of socks you purchase. This gift set of socks is a thoughtful way to give back, while gifting to a sock-lover. These socks are also going fast with Bombas’ 20% off holiday sale, so get yours before they’re gone.