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 Mansur Gavriel handbag is so beautiful and classic. I saw this while window shopping in New York City…and regret not buying it. It’s made in italy from calfskin leather and the quality is amazing. Its lined with suede and has a drawstring closure, top carry handle and a removable adjustable shoulder strap. It’s available in black and a camel color called desert.


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 have two recommendations that I love! This Chloe crossbody bag is so classic and under this price point. It’s a great size and goes with everything. This toy puffer bag from YSL is a little more of a splurge but so stunning. I have it in two colorways and would say it’s one of my most used bags.


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.


This travel cup is so good! It keeps your drinks cold all day and also can keep hot beverages hot. It comes in many colors and the best part is that they fit in your car cup holder perfectly. You can’t go wrong with this gift!


This is one of my favorite beauty products that I’ve used for years. It’s amazing. It’s meant as a sleeping mask for your lips but I actually use it all day. It comes in many tints and scents and has a beautiful shine.


I saw this Bottega Veneta bag on my trip to NYC and I love it so much.  The woven suede 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 are in the market for a luxury designer purchase this is the one I have my eye on.


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. What makes it so good is the bumper around the edge which keeps it from touching your eyelids and eyelashes while you sleep. Plus it doesn’t let any light in at all. Even if you have never used a sleeping mask before you have to try this. I promise you will be a believer in them after this.


This pullover might be one of my favorite Target finds to date. It’s so plush and warm and cozy! Plus the monochrome look is always a go to for me.  It comes in several color options and in extended sizing.


This ring is so beautiful. I love the texture on it and the color of the gold. I’ve had my eye on this since it launched. I bought it, wrapped it…and put it under the tree.


MZ Wallace bags are so good and the quality is amazing! I love using their totes for everyday use and especially when I travel. They are easily packable and are large enough to hold your laptop and all your everyday or travel essentials. This one and this one are my two favorites.


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 few color options.


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.


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 can’t begin to tell you how much I love this face cream. It’s amazing! Especially if you have dry skin. This rich cream comes in a few sizes which helps with the cost but I promise this is 100% worth the splurge. It’s one I can’t live without.


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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