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Danielle's Holiday gift guide

Hey there! It's that wonderful time of the year when we get to exchange gifts with our loved ones. But, I know how overwhelming it can be to choose the perfect gift for everyone on your list. That's why I've put together a list of my all-time favorite things! These are my personal go-to items that I absolutely love gifting to my friends, family, hostesses, and teachers. And the best part? I've got all the links for you, so you can easily shop for them without any stress. Trust me, the best gifts are the ones that make you want to keep them for yourself! So, go ahead and enjoy a Merry Christmas and happy shopping!

Oh my goodness, you have to try these chocolates! They are seriously my absolute favorite. I always make a trip to the Godiva store to get the larger truffles - they come in the cutest gold box! And around the holidays, they have these amazing gift boxes with a variety of chocolate oysters. Plus, they also offer a pack of 6 individually wrapped chocolates that are perfect for giving as stocking stuffers or hostess gifts. Trust me, everyone will love them!

Don't you just love gift sets? I sure do! This one in particular is amazing. It includes my favorite hair products that smell absolutely divine. Want to know the secret to having youthful hair? It's all in the Gold Lust Shampoo and Conditioner. The shampoo will make your hair look and feel healthier than ever before, and the conditioner will repair any damage caused by your daily styling. And, the best part is that you only need one drop of Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil to seal in shine before heat styling on wet hair. On dry hair, it'll add luster, softness, and smoothness. And, the limited-edition box featuring original artwork by Louis Barthélemy is just the cherry on top. Perfect for gifting and collecting!

Isn't it wonderful when a gift has a personal touch to it? I absolutely adore the ring I received as a gift, which has the names of my two kids engraved on it. I wear it every day and it just brings a smile to my face. There are five different metal finishes. You can even choose to get a ring with up to three names engraved on it. And if you have more than three names to engrave, don't worry! They have small stackable rings that look super cute. If rings aren't your jam, Mint & Lily also offers monogrammed necklaces, earrings, bracelets and anklets. How cool is that?

So, I'm someone who's always had super sensitive skin, but I gotta tell you, a few years back I tried Beautycounter skincare products and it's been a complete game-changer! I've never had better skin! Their entire collection is so luxurious and clean, and I just love gifting anything from Beautycounter! They've got some amazing holiday gift sets at the moment, but I thought I'd share with you my everyday skincare routine favorites.

And hey, if you don't have a consultant yet, I highly recommend Michelle Skinner from Woodbury, Minnesota. She's one of the founding members and also the one who introduced me to the brand.... I've been a fan ever since! You just pop in the name as your brand advocate at checkout.

My favorite style of leggings always changes, but the brand Lulu Lemon never does! If you know, you know. :) I've tried all the "dupes," but they just don't cut it. My hubby owns the gym Altius in Stillwater, MN, and I go to the adult classes three times a week. I love working out, but sometimes these classes can be pretty intense, and I need leggings that can hold up. I love these leggings so much that I have a few pairs that I don't wear to the gym, I keep them as my "nice" ones. I know, I know...I'm not the only one who does that, right? Haha!

Guess what? My husband's gym, Altius, is now a partner with Lulu and sells their items at the gym! Isn't that exciting? If you happen to live in the Stillwater area and need some last-minute gifts, why not stop by Altius?

I never leave my house without wearing my hat! It's a staple in my wardrobe and everyone in our team agrees. If you want to be an honorary member of our team, submit your request for pick-up today! We are located in downtown Stillwater, MN on Main Street.

I'm a huge fan of Yeti products, and I've got to say, their camp mug is my go-to for gift giving. Most people already have the tall travel-size rambler, but this one is perfect for enjoying a hot cup of coffee at home or work. It's got a handle and feels just like a regular coffee mug, but it keeps your coffee piping hot for hours! I love personalizing it with the recipient's name, especially when I'm gifting it to my kids' teachers. That way, nobody will accidentally grab it in the teacher's lounge. It's such a thoughtful and practical gift that everyone will love!

We have Carpe Noctem Candle Company on every single gift list, and for good reason! Carpe Noctem Candle Co was founded in 2020, during a time when the world was closed and time for hobbies was prevalent. From what started as a business in the kitchen, quickly made its way to Main Street in Stillwater. This candle shop is right down the road from our offices, and their candles make their way into many client's gifts!

They always have amazing seasonal scents, but this No. 14 is from their Studio Collection, which is offered year-round, and this one is my favorite.

Top: Eucalyptus, Mountain Air, Lemon Peel

Heart: Crisp Apple, Juniper, Fir Balsam

Base: Cinnamon, Pine Wood, Musk

They also have these amazing candle making classes where you can concoct your own scent. It's a fun and creative way to make a unique and thoughtful gift for someone special. Trust me, giving an experience is always a great idea!

What's a good gift list without a book suggestion? I just had to share with you how amazing this series I'm currently reading is! I'm practically glued to the book and can't put it down. I absolutely love getting lost in a good book series, whether it's Twilight, Outlander, Hunger Games, or Bridgerton. It's so much fun to follow the characters and their stories through multiple books.

Oh, and I have to give all the credit to my sister-in-law Nicolle! She's incredible at knowing which book series are about to become the next big thing. Honestly, she's told me about every popular series before they even hit the shelves! She could totally be a book critic.

I just had to share with you guys how much I adore these slippers! They are my absolute favorite and I wear them every day at home. They are so warm and cozy, I can't imagine being without them. I honestly think they would make the perfect gift for anyone. My kids are always trying to steal them from me and have been begging for their own pair. I've tried to get them cheaper versions from Target, but I'm thinking I might just splurge and get them the real deal this year. These slippers are just too good to pass up! Trust me, there's nothing better than having a cozy pair of slippers to wear around the house, and these are the best!

So, I have a bit of a confession to make - I've got a pretty big head! And as you can imagine, finding the perfect hat or pair of sunglasses can be a real struggle. But guess what? I found these awesome aviator-style sunglasses that have a larger frame, and they actually fit me comfortably! Plus, they come in 9 different colors, so I can switch it up depending on my mood. I'm such a fan of Quay sunglasses in general - they're stylish, great quality, and affordable too!

Hey pickleball enthusiasts, where are you at? I just wanted to share with you all my latest purchase from Enchanté, one of my favorite boutiques in Stillwater, MN. This adorable bag is perfect for carrying all my pickleball gear and it's definitely a conversation starter on the court. And guess what, I also snagged a cute pickleball sweater from Enchanté to complete my look!

The chic charm of this color block cotton throw blanket will effortlessly elevate your living room. Cozy up on your sofa with this blanket and drape it over the back when you're done. You can't go wrong wherever you toss this throw!

I hope you found something that caught your eye on my list of FAVORITES. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and happy shopping!


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