Gift Guide No. 3: For the Homebody

no. 1: Rosanna ‘Stripes’ Coffee Mug // no. 2: Diptyque Figuier Candle  // no. 3: Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment  // no. 4: The Year of Cozy  // no. 5: Bodum Copper French Press // no. 6: Sleepyhead Thermal Pajamas  // no. 7: Herbivore Botanicals Calm Bath Salts  // no. 8: Slip Silk Sleep Mask // no. 9: Kate Spade Escape the Ordinary Journal // no. 10: Cuddle Up Faux Fur Throw Blanket

What could be better than a gift that makes you feel right at home? Many of the things included in this guide are ones I wouldn’t think to buy myself when out shopping for myself. I received this Kate Spade ‘Escape the Ordinary’ journal as a wedding gift and absolutely love it. A personal goal of mine is to journal daily; by writing down my thoughts/experiences/frustrations helps increase growth and awareness. I’ve never been a big bath person, but I’ve found that the simple act of drawing a hot bath creates a serene and peaceful moment for myself. These bath salts from Herbivore Botanicals are nutrient rich and detoxifying…not to mention under $20!

A snuggly blanket, sleep mask, comfy pajama set and scented candle are all basic home necessities. I take my skin routine very seriously, especially during the winter. Not only does my skin take a beating from the high winds and blustery cold we get in Chicago, but my lips get very chapped. To battle this, I recommend exfoliating and applying Fresh Sugar Tinted Treatment – my favorite shade is nude.

Corey and I gifted ourselves the Bodum French Press and can’t recommend it enough. While a Keurig is convenient during the weekly grind, it’s nice to use the French Press to brew our own cup.

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