Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Christmas Gifts 2015

I love giving presents to my family. I spend a lot of time thinking about the perfect gift for each person, and I love to see their faces when they open them. For me though? I don’t ever have much of a Christmas list, and even I think it’s hard to come up with what I might want. But I was very pleased this year to receive some really useful items, as well as something off of my clothing wish list.
1. Garlic Press - I HATE mincing garlic. It always leaves my hands smelling like garlic for the rest of the day. My sister recently bought one for herself, and then one for me. I whipped it out to try for one of my mom’s sauce recipes, and it works like a charm!
2. Boscia Sake Eye Masks - Another gift from my sister. I’ve yet to try this, but I’m excited to! I’ve tried a hydrogel mask before, and it was very hydrating. 
3. Stacking Egg Measuring Cups - Last thing from my sister - At home, what I use to measure is a Starbucks mug that I know holds 12 oz, and I eyeball it. These are much needed, and look so cute in the kitchen.
4. Everlane Silk Sleeveless in Slate - My mom has started to shop at Everlane ever since I introduced her to the brand. I actually have this shirt in a dusty rose color, and have been wanting to add another one in this same color!
5. Sony MDR-V6 Studio Headphones - My boyfriend got me these for Christmas and I’ve been using them every time I’m at a computer. I’ve only ever used iPhone headphones, so these are a huge upgrade. I’m not an audiophile by any means, but listening to music or podcasts with these are a joy.
As for how my family received my own gifts to them -

It turns out the Petra Market tote that I got my mom overwhelmed her frame. I agreed - it’s very large on a 5’2” frame, in my opinion. If you’re into that oversized look, I definitely recommend it! The leather is buttery smooth, and doesn't seem like it would scratch easily. The hardware is very pretty and understated. Overall, a very luxurious bag that looks like it'll age very well. Anyway, we’re exchanging for the Petra Magazine tote in Camel, which hopefully she’ll like!

I also decided to get my brother tickets to Bulls vs. Celtics at home, which we are going to next week with my boyfriend! Should be a fun thing to do to ease back into the work week after the holidays.

Did you get anything interesting for Christmas?



  1. I like those egg measuring cups! Happy new year P! :)

    1. Thanks! Happy new year, Kristina :)