The holidays are coming up fast! Wasn’t it July 4th ten minutes ago? If you celebrate Chanukah you’re in even more trouble, but don’t worry I’ve got you covered with the ten most happening gifts of 2018. I can’t promise you all of these gifts will be cheap, cause that’s not really my style but aren’t the holidays all about sticking everything on a credit card and paying your mortgage/rent a month late?
- The Canon – EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera with EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Zoom Lens
I actually received this camera as a birthday present and I’m not really sure how I functioned without it. The Canon is a great entry camera for new bloggers, like myself and people who want to have fun with photography. The camera is very light weight and actually has Wi-Fi connectivity to your phone! The pictures actually transfer right from the camera to your phone! How cool is that? Aside from professional pictures, it’s a social media maven’s best friend when it comes to selfies, fast moving moments and filters.
- Jabra Elite 65t Headphones
My husband has not removed these from his ears since he got them. They’re noise canceling, wireless, and water resistant. Perfect for working out or running. The case serves as a a charger, so not only do they hold a charge for about five hours but you also gain great sound quality and comfort.
- The Instant Pot
I’m on my second IP, so I can’t exactly warrant the purchase of the new Pioneer Woman inspired IP but I sure do want it. I started off with the Bluetooth 6qt version and it made dinner a snap. I never worried about meat left in the freezer or last minute meals. I purchased the 8qt version last year because I needed the bigger pot, since I cook in it almost every night and like to have enough food left over for lunches the next day. If you don’t have an IP as one of your kitchen staples you’re really missing out.
- Loopy Phone Case https://www.loopycases.com/
This is the best phone case ever. I’m on my third or fourth, but just because I have upgraded my phone. I’ve turned family members and friends into fans of this case, which coined the phrase, “Stop the Drop.” The phone case itself is sturdy and comfortable in the palm of your hand and has the added coolness of a loop, which keeps the phone virtually attached to your finger, thus keeping the phone on your hand and off of the floor. The patterns and colors are stylish and fun. Great gift or stocking stuffer. Plus, you can buy extra assorted colored loops!
- ADORNIA Jewelry https://www.adornia.com/
Delicate, beautiful pieces which are affordable and fun. Bracelets have cheeky empowering expressions, such as Nasty, Bae or Boss. I love the lariat Love and Faith necklaces and the fact that the designer supports women’s charities makes this a go to collection you can buy for a young lady as well as your sassy mom.
- William Sonoma Chilling Wands https://www.williams-sonoma.com/
The discovery of chilling wands took way too long. They’re essentially a weighty spoon, which sinks to the bottom of your wine glass, wine Yeti or whatever cup you may use on a desperate day. The wand is housed in your freezer at all times, so it’s ready to go at a moments notice and your wine is chilled to perfection and the best part? It stays chilled! You’re welcome!
- 23andMe https://www.23andme.com
My parents bought this for me last Chanukah and I loved it. Unfortunately, my ancestry has always been extremely straight forward and clear. I was really hoping for a big reveal. My results were not surprising at all, except for the 1% Native American part. My husband, however could benefit from this as he believes himself to be a conglomerate of European countries but isn’t sure which ones. I’m dying to know HIS heritage! This is a great gift for the person who has everything!
- Kitchen Aid Cold Brew Coffee Maker
Life changing. If you love strong iced coffee, you must treat yourself to a cold brew coffee maker. You’ll save a ton of money by making your own coffee, and you’ll actually come to prefer your own coffee once you get the hang of making it. No more pouring hot water over ice or storing hot coffee in the fridge. Throw in some coffee ice cubes and you’re in heaven.
- Bloom Daily Planners
Calling all Bloggers and dreamers. I love this planner because it helps you set goals, has a vision board (see mine above), tons of note space and plenty of room for appointments, and your 100-day plan. They’re affordable and pretty.
My kids love this newest game system from Nintendo. Did I mention they are 27 and 15? It’s a great gift for all ages and unlike previous systems, there are many games available. There are throwback games your child may have played before and want to rediscover as well as fan favorites such as Mario, Pokémon and Zelda. Kids can use it as a handheld or play games on the big screen. I like the myriad of games available for young children too; games which don’t require a bunch of violence and blood to have fun. The Switch is a great family gift for the kiddos, if you’re looking for that one big ticket item!
What’s the gift you’re dying to share with a family member or friend? What are your thoughts for Black Friday? Tell us the deals in the comment section!
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