Remember when Oprah would air an “Oprah’s Favorite Things” episode each year? The people who happened to be in the studio audience that day would leave with a fabulous haul of gifts.
I was inspired by Black Friday to craft a list of my own favorite things from the past year. Just… without the freebies. 🙂 If only!
Perhaps one of these items will give you gift inspiration for yourself or someone on your list.
Key ring by O-Venture. $55 I recently received this key ring as a birthday gift from my sisters and I love it. If I’m carrying a load to or from my car, I slip the ring over my wrist, which frees up a hand. Best of all, it’s now very easy to find my keys in my purse.
Colorful Keurig. $70 Earlier this year, I spotted this turquoise Keurig on sale at Target and fell into instant (and lasting) infatuation with it. It brightens up the coffee/tea bar corner of my kitchen.
See’s Chocolates. If you know me, you know that I adore chocolate. The best of the best, in my opinion, is See’s Chocolates. They’re AMAZING. This silver box assortment is perfectly delicious but if you wanted to give a friend or co-worker chocolates for Christmas, See’s also has several holiday-themed assortments to choose from.
Tom’s Shoes. $55 My most comfortable high heeled pair of shoes, hands down. They’re so cute and they wear astonishingly well. Plus, the company donates a % of the money you spend to help people in need.
Winter Candle. $24.50 (Bath & Body Works constantly offers specials and coupons) I’m devoted to this scent. I’ve purchased one every winter for years. I can’t get enough of it! It’s a blend of orange, fir, and cloves and it’s yummy yummy yummy.
Solar Defense. $48 My favorite “beauty” product of the year! After you smooth on this 30spf sunscreen, it tints to match your natural skin tone, thus it functions as a light foundation. It’s smooth and airy and flattering. This is what I reach for most days of the week.
Audible. Did you know that you can give a membership to Audible as a gift? If interested, go to audible.com and click “Browse” in the navigation bar. Then click “Gift Memberships” in the right-hand column. I’ve become a huge fan of audio books. If you have someone on your list who A) loves books or B) spends quite a bit of time in the car or C) has difficulty reading in print or finding time in their schedule to read in print, then this might be just the gift for them. My Audible membership has allowed me to double the number of books I read each year and made my time in the car lots more fun.
The Voxer App. Free. I included Voxer on this list because it’s one of my favorite things and because it’s a gift you can give yourself. Voxer allows you to converse with people who live all over the place via voice messages. You can talk back and forth one-on-one or create a group thread and talk to several friends at once. Speaking your thoughts is both faster and more personal than texting or emailing them. It’s also more schedule-friendly than talking on the phone because each party can listen and respond to their voxes when they have time. I’m not much of a phone-talker, but I’m crazy about Voxer.
What are some of YOUR favorite things of 2017?