Renee’s Holiday Gift Guide

With the holiday spirit in the air, (damned if they don’t bring out those red Starbucks cups earlier and earlier every year) I thought it was time to bring you a list of the things that are ruling my wish list. I would love to hear what you are wishing for this year too!

Korres Wild Rose Foundation in WRF2

I discovered this foundation last year around this time. If you know me, you know I pretty much NEVER wear makeup. Sadly, age is starting to show with a few dark spots on my complexion. Luckily they only appear in the winter. I absolutely HATE the feel of wearing makeup, and if you put anything on my skin, I break out in all kinds of rashes. So, naturally I was skeptical when the sales lady at Sephora offered to try some on me. It was light, it didn’t smell, and it actually made my skin even smoother! Sold!

PS- Never a bad gift….a Sephora gift certificate!

Bean Boots from LL Bean in Black

This is why, despite being in New England for 6 years, I am still a Florida girl. I have not yet gotten a great pair of snow boots. Every year I try out a new pair and they fail. So why haven’t I just bought these Bean Boots? Excellent question, I have no answer. They are super cute, have a mini heel (when you are pushing 5 ft, that’s important) and are LL Bean quality. What’s not to love?

LL Bean Trail Model Rain Coat – French Blue – Small

A raincoat is something I have never been able to commit to. My “want” list is too long. It must have a great shape, not be too hot, and truly be waterproof. I was holding out for it to be yellow too, but alas I don’t think that will ever happen. This LL Bean Trail Model Rain Coat fits all of my other requirements nicely though!

Cannon G12

I know, this one is a tall order. But, this is my “wish” list, right? As a food blogger, I do my best with my little point and shoot camera, which I love. I just feel like I could really step it up if I had something like the G12 on my side!

Kitchenaid Stand Mixer in Green Apple

The hardest part in picking out a Kitchenaid appliance is choosing the color! Green apple is the way to go for me, it would match all of my Le Creuset pieces.

Calvin Klein Elita Stacked Platform Pumps in Taupe (7.5)

Narrowing this list down to only include 2 pairs of shoes was a pretty hard task. But I did it. These pumps would be the perfect replacement for my favorite reptile textured nude pumps that I have worn down to the nubs. These shoes are versatile and when all else fails, they will always match!

Tempur-Pedic Classic Pillow

Our Tempur-Pedic bed was one of the best purchases we ever made. And when we bought it, my Tempur-Pedic pillow was still in good shape. Reise decided to use it as a scratching post (yes, even though she is a dog and not a cat), and long story short, its time for new pillows. Throwing 2 of these space aged balls of comfort on the bed would provide us with sleep that could only be compared to Utopia.

So, there you have it. The items at the top of my wish list. If you add win the lottery, we will be all set! I would also like to say that I reserve the right to publish additional wish lists throughout the holiday season as the mood strikes me!

2 Replies to “Renee’s Holiday Gift Guide”

  1. I love that you included your shoe size. Too funny. Looks like a good list. I definitely agree that the more you blog, the more desirable a nice camera becomes. That said, I will say I love my DSLR over a point and shoot. Even though the lenses can add up over time it gives me so much more control. I also find that regardless of the camera, knowing your way around it really helps. I was at Foodbuzz this weekend and it was one of the things they mentioned over and over again in the photography sessions. Even if you stay with your current camera it doesn’t hurt to take a class to learn a bit more about it.

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