Holiday Must-Haves

Breath in and smell that sweet peppermint and balsam fir-saturated air–it’s Christmas time, my friends! Whether you’re reading this on December 1 or December 24, I’m guessing you’re looking for a little Christmas present inspiration.

In the age of consumerism, we are constantly–and I mean constantly–bombarded with the latest and greatest deals that seem to change by the second. It’s overwhelming. Do yourself a favor and turn off the television for a second. Throw out your coupon clippings you spent all evening trying to sort, recycle that darn department store catalog and don’t even try searching “last-minute presents for your second cousin” on Google. Do yourself a favor and remove all the excess noise and distractions. Believe it or not, the more options you give yourself, the harder it’s going to be to make a decision.

Below are five gifts that I have carefully chosen to be a part of this year’s must-have gift guide. They are, what you may consider, essentials–things you either can’t live without or didn’t know you needed. That, my friends, is the perfect kind of present. 

1. The Messenger in Havana Brown, $495, Colsen Keane Custom Leather Goods

2. Luna and Stella Locket Flower Locket, $325, LunaAndStella.com

3. Airpods, $159, Apple.com

4. Sugarwish, $18.50-$168, Sugarwish.com

5. Charlotte GPS Coordinates Print, $4 for an instant download, Paper & Wit via Etsy