My Christmas Wish list: Gift Ideas for 2021

Check out my Christmas Wish List for some unique gift ideas for your friends and family this Holiday!


Fa la la la la – I’m so excited to share my Christmas Wish list with you this year! If you need unique, fun, awesome gift ideas for your friends and family this year – I got you in this post!!

Ready to get started? Grab yourself a coffee and let’s go!

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My Christmas Wish List

My Christmas Wishlist - unique holiday gift ideas for your friends and family.

From top to bottom! Here we go.

When you need one pot that can saute, boil, crisp, bake, braise, roast, steam, strain, pour, and serve – enter, the Perfect Pot. This is the same pot that keeps selling out over and over again (good reviews for it are plentiful). If you have a cook in the family, they will love this awesome pot that comes in four different matte colors. This is one you want to keep out on your cooktop!

Other features:

  • The most slippery nontoxic, nonstick ceramic coating made without potentially toxic materials like PFOAs, PTFEs, other PFAs, lead, cadmium, toxic metals, and nanoparticles
  • Only weighs 4.5 lbs!
  • Compatible with all cooktops, even induction
  • Oven safe up to 425 degrees
  • Replaces 8 cookware products

Shop the Perfect Pot here.

Winc Wine Subscription

My Christmas Wish list: Gift Ideas for 2021 - Check out my Christmas Wish List for some unique gift ideas for your friends and family this Holiday!

Do you love wine? How about four bottles of wine? How about wine perfectly tailored to your palate that shows up at your door every month? Then you will love Winc Wines.

Whether you (or a loved one) prefer red, white, or rose – you can hand-select the perfect wines. Or, have Winc choose for you based on a 10-minute quiz (that’s actually enjoyable to take).

Voted “the best wine subscription” by Business Insider, and featured by Forbes and numerous other publications. Oh, and even loved by celebrities. This one is a winner!

Shop Winc Wine Subscription here.

Need more subscription ideas? Check out the best home decor subscription boxes here.

The Best Cleansing Balms (Farmacy and Elemis)

Have you guys heard of cleansing balms? If not, then you need to. And here’s why.

These cleansing balms are seriously good for your skin and don’t even require water! They melt away stubborn makeup, creams, dirt, and grime with a simple wipe down. And they feel oh so good on your skin.

My Christmas Wish list: Gift Ideas for 2021 - Check out my Christmas Wish List for some unique gift ideas for your friends and family this Holiday!

These are my top two picks and while they are more expensive than your Cerave face wash (I get it, that was my go-to, too), your skin will thank you and who doesn’t want gorgeous skin?

This is like a facial every night – do it! And please watch the videos on these, it’s mesmerizing.

Shop Elemis here.

Shop Farmacy here.

I want to have more picnics. I want to pack up a basket of goodies, go to a beautiful park on a sunny day, and just immerse myself in nature. Life gets so busy with kid activities, work, and other obligations – when do we ever take the time to sit down on a cozy blanket and eat good food and drink good wine with our family and friends? Even if it’s just in your own backyard, there is something about having a picnic that forces us to slow down for a moment.

My Christmas Wish list: Gift Ideas for 2021 - Check out my Christmas Wish List for some unique gift ideas for your friends and family this Holiday!

Of course, we need a good blanket and a good picnic basket, no?

I’ve been eyeing up this beauty of a picnic basket for a while now. Individually handmade, with a cooler for keeping drinks and food cold (and fits a champagne bottle!), and with a lid that can be used as a cheeseboard. This thing is so gorgeous it might make me want to picnic every day!

Shop the Picnic Basket here.

Authentic Mexican Blanket

authentic mexican blanket
Authentic Mexican Blanket

And the blanket? Well, of course, it’s this beautiful authentic Mexican blanket. And you have to go straight to the source for these. This one is crafted by skilled artisans in Mexico in a region known for making these handmade blankets. It’s indoor/outdoor and a perfect blend of materials for durability and softness. It screams lay on me!

Shop the Mexican Blanket here.

I’ve legit had these Thursday boots on my wishlist for two years. I’ll describe these the way the website does: high-quality footwear for an honest price. And it seriously lives up to the hype. I’m eyeing up the Duchess or the Knockout, because a little heel never hurt anyone.

They also have men’s boots – worth a look for a loved one or friend who loves beautiful footwear.

Shop Thursday Boots here.

Shopping for a weighted blanket is a bit like trying to pick a new hard seltzer from the grocery store on a Friday night. Just overwhelming with the number of options, colors, brands, etc. And unlike the seltzers, weighted blankets cost a lot more so the stakes are high when choosing a good brand.

This one from Walmart has good reviews, is ridiculously soft, and relatively inexpensive compared to other brands. It has a soft sherpa side as well as a velvet side, so you get to choose. While there aren’t many studies yet if these blankets actually work, some people swear by them for a deeper sleep and less anxiety. And I’m all about a deeper sleep and feeling hugged.

Shop the Walmart Weighted Blanket here.

This is a beautiful, inspiring lifestyle book by one of my favorite muses; Jenni Kayne. I just love her style, and you’ll love this book too. It’s also very pretty on your side tables and coffee tables.

Shop Pacific Natural here.

Need more book inspiration? I’ve got the best coffee table books for you here. (picks for art lovers, home lovers, fashion lovers, animal lovers, and more!)

Apple Watch

My Christmas Wish list: Gift Ideas for 2021 - Check out my Christmas Wish List for some unique gift ideas for your friends and family this Holiday!
Apple Watchband available at Strawberry Avocados

I love the Apple Watch because it gets me off my phone (ie social media). It’s also really handy when you are exercising, running errands, or putzing about the house because it will buzz your wrist when you have a message. Annoying? A little bit, but with two young kids at school I need to be on top of my messages throughout the day just in case. And I’m not one to carry my phone every place I go around the house.

My Christmas Wish list: Gift Ideas for 2021 - Check out my Christmas Wish List for some unique gift ideas for your friends and family this Holiday!

One of the best features? It has a ping feature for finding your phone. Genius! I don’t know about you but I constantly lay my phone in the weirdest of places (drawers, shelves, the FLOOR?). One simple ping and I found it. Easy!

Plus, now you can get a really cute watch band for it. 🙂

Shop the Apple Watch here.

Custom Pet Portrait

My Christmas Wish list: Gift Ideas for 2021 - Check out my Christmas Wish List for some unique gift ideas for your friends and family this Holiday!

Ok. If you have a dog or cat, then you want a custom pet portrait. I’m not forcing you here, but I am telling you that you will want a pet portrait at some point. Our pup Sasha, who is now 10 years old, is so important to us. She’s part of our family, our 3rd baby!

What better way to keep her in our hearts and minds than with a beautiful pet portrait from Paint Your Life. I LOVE this website. You can choose your medium (oil, pastel, charcoal, etc.) and your artist, and then they get to work.

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This is a painting!

This is the perfect gift for someone with a sentimental fur baby in their life. Warning; they might cry when they open it.

Shop Paint Your Life Portraits here.

The Wand for Wine Drinkers

My Christmas Wish list: Gift Ideas for 2021 - Check out my Christmas Wish List for some unique gift ideas for your friends and family this Holiday!

I’ve always loved wine. Maybe it’s my Italian heritage. But I do find the older I get, the more headaches I get from wine. It’s not like when I was 25. If you are in the same boat – I found the solution!!

It’s called … The Wand. This is a one-use wine purifier that’ lets you have your wine without the icky side effects. If you’ve ever suffered from reactions like congestion, red cheeks, and a headache – it’s probably the sulfites and histamines in the wine that’s doing it. The Wand removes those!

It’s simple, just stir this bad boy in your drink and enjoy. Works on all wines without changing the flavor. Also brings dead wines (the ones that oxidized) back to life. It’s also BPA-free, no chemicals, and 100% made in the USA. This is perfect for your wine buddies! Also available on Amazon (with almost 7k amazing reviews!)

Shop The Wand here.

Cozy Wool Stegmann Clogs

My Christmas Wish list: Gift Ideas for 2021 - Check out my Christmas Wish List for some unique gift ideas for your friends and family this Holiday!

If you want little clouds around your feet then you need Stegmann Clogs. I love the story behind these shoes as well. Stegmann clogs have been making high-quality, beautiful footwear for 130 years. They use a special wool that supports farmers and rare breeds of sheep, all part of their Species Preservation Initiative.

stegmann clogs - holiday gift guide

These are the type of shoes that you can throw on to pick up the kids at the bus stop, grab lunch with your friends, a cozy dinner night out at neighbors – I mean, basically anywhere. They scream Fall and are oh so cozy you might think you forgot to take off your slippers.

Shop the Stegmann Clogs here.

With this self-sustaining herb garden, all you need to do is put in the garden pods and watch them grow. Then, have access to fresh, homegrown herbs all year long!

Click and Grow has several different varieties of herb gardens, I prefer the small one for storage sake. I think my kids would really enjoy this as well; watching their plants grow! And this is not just for herbs; you can also grow vegetables, flowers, even tea leaves to make your own tea!

Shop the Click & Grow Herb Garden here.

That about rounds up this Christmas Wish List this year. I hope this helps you guys find a gift for someone special (or you!) I’ve got plenty more ideas for your home, heart, and holiday coming up – so be sure to subscribe here so you don’t miss a future post.

Xo, Karen