WHAT TO BUY..with your gift cards


Hope you’re having a great week before the new year!  I loved helping my insta story viewers with this gift card Q&A. I thought it would be helpful to have this all in one place for you to refer back to when needed. I love to recommend my tried and true products that I know you’ll love along with a few designer splurges. Also, see below to see what I bought myself for Christmas…



This is definitely a splurge item but so worth it in my opinion. You could also save it for special occasions. I wear mine daily and have never received so many compliments. It also comes in several sizes which can help with the cost.



These sandals are so good and really comfy. I have them in the color bone but plan to pick up the black colorway with a gift card I received. They come in many color options. These are great with athleisure or just around the house. 



I absolutely love my Bottega Veneta bag.  The woven material is so luxurious and you can tell this bag is very good quality. I love the knotted detail in the handle and the subtle pattern. If you’re in the market for a luxury designer purchase I would check this one out. Also, linking a more affordable option here.



This Primrose mirror from Anthropologie is so beautiful in person and comes in multiple sizes. Mine is the 7ft in gold. Also, linking the other mirror I have in my bedroom plus a budget friendly option. 



This candle has been one of my favorites for years. The jar is so pretty and I love the volcano scent. It’s light and smells like citrus. It’s so refreshing and would make a great addition to any home.



Linking a few splurge worthy items that I would buy with a Saks gift card. I own a few of these and they’re great designer pieces you’ll get so much use out of.



I love matching with my mini and these pj’s were so cute. I’m wearing them in a size small. I also linked my boots for you.



These sneakers are one of my go to’s. They are so comfortable and feel like you’re walking on clouds. They can easily be worn all day. I love pairing them with athleisure. I have them in a cream colorway and also in black. They fit true to size.



I got myself an early Christmas gift/anniversary gift when we were in Greece. I had my eye on this bag for soooo long… and I’m so glad I waited because it made the purchase even more special. (& now I’m a huge fan of euro pricing on designer pieces.) This bag is so beautiful, the leather is super soft & it’s on the larger size. It’s slouchy but has a bit of structure at the same time.



These are hands down one of my favorite leggings. They come in over 18 color options and 3 lengths. I love the 25″ personally. They are so comfortable and have great stretch. I love the high rise cut too. For reference, I’m just shy of 5’7 and wear the size 4, length 25″.



I would definitely splurge on something designer like a handbag or boots. Linking a few of my favorites for you.



I’m loving this pretty cropped teddy fleece jacket from Target. It’s so plush and warm and cozy! It comes in several color options and in extended sizing. Perfect for a chilly morning.


This puffer jacket is so good and so is the quality. You’re going to love the price and it comes in several color options as well. 


This tee is so good. I own it in a few colors. It’s the perfect fit and a bit cropped. The best part is that it’s only $10.



I have shared this eye sleeping mask many times. But it has been the biggest game changer. I sleep so much better when I have this on and I never travel without it.



These joggers have been one of my favorites for years. The fabric is amazing and buttery soft They’re great for athleisure and for travel looks. They come in several color options too. For reference I’m just shy of 5’7. These joggers come in standard and long lengths and I prefer the long version.



Linking a few of the beauty items I use all of the time and love that are under $100



These noise cancelling headphones are such a game changer. I love traveling with them. They make it so much easier to relax. I also love wearing these around the house while I do chores. It helps me stay on task without distractions. These also come in a silver color option.



I own and love this one. It’s worth the splurge in my opinion. It’s also easily packable and can fit a laptop.



These amazon sets are so cozy and stylish and are some of my favorites. They’re great for lounging around the house.



Linking a few of my favorites. I love the fit, fabric and they’re flattering. Perfect for traveling or to wear with athleisure style.



I can’t live without these headphones. They are great for focusing on work when in a crazy household or for traveling. Also, this coffee machine is great for the coffee lover.



Linking my most worn and loved designer sunglasses here. They’re timeless and go with everything. 



This phone case looks and feels expensive but it’s under $30! I love mine.



This is a must if you have a dog. It’s so convenient and powerful. I use mine every day. 



Lining some of. my go to travel items from amazon. Including this amazing suitcase.



I found the best pair of fleece lined leggings to keep you warm! They are so comfy and don’t make you feel bulky at all.  They also have a high waist and have such a flattering fit. Disclosure…I did notice all the bad reviews about these leggings pilling. However, I have not seen anything like that so far…fingers crossed.



$100 Nordstrom I love my silk pillowcase and couldn’t go without it. It’s so good for your skin and your hair and I consider it part of my beauty regimine. It comes in 2 sizes and several color options so you can get one that looks good with your bedding. 



I absolutely love these wine glasses. They are so beautiful and are perfect for entertaining. They really elevate your tablescape as well. You can get a set of 6 for under $100.


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