Taking a little break from packing to say hello! I was carefully gathering all of my favorite closet and beauty things and it inspired me to share some ideas for your holiday lists this year. Things that I wear and use again and again…

Perfume is just such a mood-booster, a perfect present to open up this year! I personally love sweet, but musky scents… a few of my very favorites are Byredo Bal D’Afrique, Jo Malone London Peony & Blush Suede, and Jo Malone London Velvet Rose & Oud. Whenever I wear these, I am asked WHAT IS THAT! by whoever I come across—they are all so universally loved and I’ve actually converted many friends, family, and readers because it’s that captivating…

Another little luxury is an amazing bath oil — enter more Jo Malone London… the best. A few more things for bath time…

I’ve been preaching this for years, but if you don’t already have the Cuyana travel set, you need! I gift these every year (also as my bridesmaid gifts last year!), they’re the best and the quality is just amazing for the price. Honestly, Cuyana is an absolute go-to every year to add to my own list, but to buy for family member and friends. Who doesn’t love a fresh new leather good or a beautiful alpaca scarf?

Also, this Bobbi Brown foundation stick is highly noteworthy, too. I have been restocking for over a decade now. So good.

Other makeup bag favorites and skincare favorites here!

Closet classics are always a win on the list. Case in point, seasonally versatile pieces like this denim jacket that I’ve been wearing for years now and has remained a very favorite! I bought myself my Celine bag when I left my corporate job to focus on my blog full-time and it’s such a great investment—it has held up impeccably over the last five years…

A few brands that come top of mind that I love to browse when adding to my list: White + Warren (obsessed with their cashmere wraps and cold weather accessories), Vince for cardigans and jackets, By Far has become a favorite for boots, Agolde for denim and jackets, Bottega Veneta—especially sunglasses so good lately, Anine Bing for sweatshirts and jackets, Beyond Yoga for lounge and their space dye leggings are so cozy, Eberjey for pj sets, The Great for basic tees, and again, Celine for leather goods!

A timeless piece of jewelry or a lovely jewelry box is a great route, too! I did a whole post on my jewelry organizing system and some of my favorite places to shop for jewels here. I love this leather zip case pictured above… you can monogram, too! Always a thoughtful touch.

I hope this helps tackling your list this year! xx

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Sarah

The earrings in the 2nd picture (with the perfume), where are those from?? Need to put those on my Christmas wish list!