Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My top 10 Christmas gifts of 2011

Like many of you, Christmas is my favorite time of the year. Not so much because I get gifts, but I LOVE giving gifts. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. I go a little overboard sometimes (like my dad's gift basket that I'll show you later this week!). But, my mom goes way over the top. She told me this year is the worst (best?) yet. I'll have to take a pic so you can see just how spoiled I am. But, I put together this list of some of the best things I've found this year (and some of which I've even bought. Shhh!!).
1. Super cute ceramic owl figurine on Etsy. Choose from all these colors.
2. I love personalized gifts the most. Custom pet silhouettes from Red Envelope.
3. Don't tell, but I got this Infmetry romantic star projector for David. I can't wait!!
4. A personalized mug from Anthropologie is much more fun to drink from.
5. I don't need a new camera, but I love the design of this Urban Outfitters one.
6. These 6 handpainted frames for only $35 on Etsy.
7. I saved these state cutting boards in my favorites on Etsy to give to my mother-in-law in one day. Well, now she sees it. ;-)
8. These are the best marshmallows from Williams-Sonoma. A store I always must go into.
9. Kitty Crayons from Etsy. Something to buy my friends who have children.
10. I want this West Elm jewelry tree for myself. This is the nicest one I've ever seen!


  1. Wonderful gifts! I love the state cutting board! And the custom pet silhouette? Brilliant!

  2. I really want one of those mugs!

  3. i love all of these! those owls are adorable.

  4. I want #2, I'm giving #4, I want #5, I'm making #8 and I want #10! Ha! Great list. I love the owls too.

  5. Yay to after Christmas shopping for ourselves! :-)

    Lol, Lauren! Ooo I've never made marshmallows. I bet that'd be fun.

  6. Lovely. I haven't really thought too much about shopping yet. Hmm. Think I should start?

  7. What a great group of gifts. Sigh, I'm with Noreen, I've barely scratched the service on the shopping thang. Can you come shop for me? Yes, please share your dad's basket; Would love to see.

  8. Lol, yes you guys should start! :-) We just finished the day before yesterday. I bought almost everything online and went to the mall once, yuck. I'm really happy to not have to worry about it and relax for a few days!

  9. michelle, you are so organised! i am impressed! the mugs are beautiful. are they samantha robinson for anthropologie? she is an australian ceramacist. your list is divine!

  10. Thanks Leah! I'm good at faking organization, lol! Yes, they are Samantha Robinson for Anthropologie! :-)