Since I was a child, one thing has remained constant: I love the hustle and bustle of the holidays. From beautifully decorated trees scattered throughout shopping malls and wreaths hung on lamp posts to family outings to see The Nutcracker, I love it all.
Christmas music has always been good for my soul, and I adore the smell of sugar cookies baking in my house. And, yes, of course, there’s also the joy of buying meaningful gifts for the ones I love. But I’m often stumped on what to get them, causing me to wait until the last second to finish my shopping.
So if you’re the type who gets overwhelmed with too many gift options (in other words, a total habitual procrastinator like me) fret no more, dear Wonder Report reader. We’ve done all of the research for you. Our holiday gift guide has arrived to ensure that you wake up on Christmas morning confident and stress-free–perhaps sipping a big, steaming cup of coffee, watching the lights twinkle on your tree, and taking comfort in knowing that you totally bought, wrapped and slayed the gifting game this year.
Jessica Simpson Women’s Faux Fur Memory Foam Slippers
Who doesn’t love the stocking stuff favorite that is cozy slippers? Nearly everyone does. But with so many brands to choose from, how do you decide which pair to buy?
Enter Jessica Simpson. Complete with memory foam padding and a fur lining inside, your friend’s feet will be happy. The bottom of this slipper is geared up with ridges that prevent slipping, are complete with a sole thick enough to wear outside, and best of all, these bad boys look so much more expensive than their extremely reasonable price tag. Slipper selfie anyone?! Let’s go!
Charlotte Tilbury’s Queen of Glow Collection
If you have a makeup lover in your life, you already know that collections are the hottest thing right now. And while eyeshadow palettes are great and lip kits are lovely, collections encompass all of the things every beauty addict loves. So that’s basically like icing on a Christmas cookie.
Completely loaded with a whopping 19 products in total–a four-shade eye shadow palette, a highlighter, a collagen lip bath, a mascara, an eyeliner and much more–Charlotte Tilbury’s Queen of Glow Collection will make every day feel like Christmas. It also might make the other gift-givers green with Grinch-like envy.
Silk Eye Pillow With Lavender
As someone who suffers from stress migraines on a regular basis, I’m constantly searching for a remedy. One of my must-haves is a lavender weighted eye pillow.
For centuries, lavender has been used to relieve stress and anxiety, migraines, insomnia and mild depression. Made from a combination of flax seed and soft satin, these pillows are not only used for relieving all of the aforementioned symptoms, but their contoured design also blocks out any unwanted light. The best part? They can be warmed in the microwave for 30 seconds or put in the freezer for an hour for a spa-like treatment.
Did you know that scent is tied to memories more than any of our other senses? Whether it’s the scent of a pie baking in the oven during a family holiday gathering, or a perfume that immediately brings you back to a different place and time, scent is a bigger part of our lives than we may realize.
Can’t make it home for the holidays this year? Or, maybe you have a loved one who is in another part of the world? Give them the gift of home with a Homesick candle. These hand-poured candles are made of soy wax, and are lovingly formulated with input from residents in individual states for the most authentic memory-provoking scents.
Spanx Faux Leather Leggings
Although Spanx has become synonymous with the greatest shape-wear this world has to offer, The Wonder Report staff is more than thrilled that the brand has branched out in a multitude of ways–most specifically with their faux leather leggings. Nearly everyone loves a quality pair of leggings and, in a perfect world, they offer equal parts support, control and style.
Spanx faux leather leggings do all of the above, hugging and holding in all of the right places. (Oh, and by the way, in case you were wondering, The Wonder Report staff totally believes that leggings are 100 percent pants.)
Revlon One-step Hair Dryer and Volumizer
To say that this magical moonbeam of a hair tool has a cult following would be an understatement. It has racked up copious amounts of awards and accolades and has thousands of consumer reviews behind it. In other words, it has quickly become the end-all-be-all tool for Victoria’s Secret runway-ready hair.
As a hairstylist for the past (almost) 15 years, I assure you that this is the only hair tool anyone needs. So, once you buy it for your friend or loved one, go ahead and gift one to yourself, too. You’ll wonder how you ever lived so long without it.
QI-EU Wireless Charging Platform
I’d be lost without my phone charger, and have been known to leave multiple ones in random places around the house…just in case. So, the answer to the insane amount of wires and chargers that inevitably end up in in tangles? The QI-EU 4 in 1 wireless charger.
This fast-charging station is compatible with almost all Apple products, as well as the Samsung Galaxy S20. Complete with spaces for the user’s Iphone, Apple Watch, Airpods and Apple Pencil, you’ll be sparing your loved ones of the need to rummage through wires ever again.
Hamilton Beach Glass Electric Tea Kettle
With the cooler temperatures, very few things are as comforting as a piping hot cup of tea. Well, maybe a decadent mug of hot chocolate, but tea can be equally as lovely. Keurigs are great, but there is another option I’m loving these days: the Hamilton Beach Electric Tea Kettle.
This kettle is a faster and safer option than a traditional stovetop method. Complete with automatic shut off, its gorgeous design is the perfect accent for any elegant countertop. It lifts off its base completely to make serving a breeze. Oh, and it has super cute LED lights that let you know when the water is almost boiling. Perfecto!