Christmas Gift Guide

Buying gifts at Christmas can be both fulfilling, and unfortunately draining. Sometimes it’s incredibly stressful to try to pick out just the right gift for just the right person. So I’ve put together a little gift guide that will hopefully help!

For the woman in your life:

Maybe you’re looking for your sister,Mom, girlfriend, wife, in-law? Here’s a few things I think she’ll be sure to love!

  • Smaller Inexpensive Gift

It’s no secret how I feel about Dalmatian spots, and you can’t go wrong with Kate Spade. This cute ring dish would look good on any girl’s bedside table. What’s great about this gift, it’s good for any age!

Kate Spade Flamingo Dot Ring Dish $30

  • The Middle Price Range Gift

If you’ve ever used any Origins skincare products, then you know just how awesome this gift is. This is the 12 Joys of Origins gift set. This is a $70 set that’s contents is worth $170, a truly great deal! I’ve never used an Origins product I didn’t absolutely love! They smell great, and always leave your skin feeling amazing! This set includes some of their best products, and a couple that are only seasonal, so it’s a steal.

Origins 12 Joys of Origins Gift Set $70

  • The More Expensive Gift

This luxurious robe is from Anthropologie. This pretty robe would make any gal feel special! It’s not only mega soft and cozy, it’s machine washable which is always a plus in my books.

Anthropologie’s Reversible Sherpa Robe $138

For the Man in your life:

Whether it be your dad, brother, husband, or boyfriend, here are some ideas I think any man would like!

  • Smaller Inexpensive Gift

I don’t know a man in my life that doesn’t enjoy some good hot sauce. This make your own hot sauce from Uncommon Goods seems like the perfect gift for the adventurous man in your life (because what man isn’t?)

Make Your Own Hot Sauce Gift $34.95

  • The Middle Price Range Gift

My husband says every man needs a good clipper set, and this seems like a really great one. I found this Braun Men’s Set at Kohl’s, it has 7 different attachments (my husband also says the nose trimmer is a must!)

Braun Men’s 9-in-1 Multi Grooming Kit $69.99

  • The More Expensive Gift

This wool pullover from Stormy Kromer is a high quality, warm sweater. One Cute Cowboy swears by his, and has almost worn it ragged. It’s worth every penny, but does run on the smaller side when you’re looking for your man’s size!

Stormy Kromer’s The Wool Pullover for Him $139.99

For the Kid in your Life

It can be hard to buy for kids because it seems like their interests are constantly changing. I tried to find some good, common-ground gifts for any kid!

  • Smaller Inexpensive Gift

I’m a big advocate for board games and family time. Scattergories is hands-down my favorite board game! It makes you think quick on your feet and really use your brain. I think it’s good for kids to be challenged in a fun way, and these three games are perfect for that!

Scattergories $10.88Jenga $7.47Jumanji $19.99

  • The Middle Price Range Gift

When I was a kid, I loved getting mail! What better gift than something that gives all-year round, a kids magazine subscription! There’s something for just about any kid.

Highlight Magazine $39.96/1Year

Ranger Rick Magazine $19.99/1Year

Sport’s Illustrated Kids $19.99/1Year

  • The More Expensive Gift

This Teepee styled kids hammock/pod would have been a dream to me as a kid! What kid doesn’t love to have their own little space, plus being outside!?! Seems like an easy win/win to me.

Teardrop Tree Hammock $137.99

Here are also some specific ideas for…

The Naturalist

I can’t speak highly enough of Young Living Oils. I’ve been a customer of theirs for over 3 years and I can honestly say I use them daily. What greater gift then giving your loved one a membership to Young Living and starting them out right with one of our many starter kits. My favorite is the Dewdrop Diffuser Kit. It comes with their very own diffuse (right now this kit will actually come with the new, beautiful Dessert Diffuser pictured above) along with 10 of our most popular oils, along with samples. Once you get them their kit, they’d then be a Young Living Customer and get their oils at a lower retail price instead of buying at whole sale. I could go on and on, and would love to answer any questions any of you have about Young Living or oils in general! 🙂

Young Living Membership (Started Kit) $160

The Beauty Lover

It’s no secret Rodan + Fields is one of the most popular, advanced, and best skincare regimens you can buy and truly invest in your skin. I can’t imagine a beauty fanatic that doesn’t want this gift set of R+F’s Eyelash Boost & Eye Complex Gift Set, along with a dazzling eyelash curler! Impress your beauty product fanatic with the best!

Rodan + Fields Lash Boost Set $198*

The High-Techy

I can’t imagine what tech-lover wouldn’t love this iPhone printer. Your phone pops right into it and prints whatever picture you choose instantly! How fun would that be?! I think this is a great gift!

Prynt Pocket $149.99

The Outdoorsman

This is the perfect multi-tool for your favorite outdoorsman. It has 9 different uses and can fit in your pocket!

PEYOND Camping Axe Hammer Multitool $14.99

The Potter Fan

When Pendleton and Harry Potter collaborate, there’s no way you can go wrong! This scarf is high quality wool (aka:warm), and beautifully made. Surprise your Potter-head with this amazing gift!

Pendleton’s Harry Potter House Muffler $79.50

The Fashionista

Every Fashionista has a signature pair of sunglasses and these Warby Parker’s are some of my favorites! They’re the perfect tortoise color and have polarized, no-scratch lenses. Warby Parker’s are known as durable, classic sunglasses.

Warby Parker Haskell Sunglasses $98

There’s some of my best gift ideas for this Christmas, I hope this little gift guide has been helpful!

*ASpottedHeart

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Winter Essentials ❄️

I’ve mentioned a few times on here how my skin is dry and sensitive. Winter months only make these two conditions worse. I’ve learned the more conscious I am during  the winter months of keeping it moisturized and taking care of my skin, the better it goes. (Seems like pretty easy stuff right?) Well this winter I’ve tried several new products and I have ended up really loving, and becoming a believer in some of them! Today I’d like to share them with you.


My face gets super dry during the colder months. One of the causes is with having animals I’m outside…a lot! I received  one of those face mask/Bane-looking things for Christmas so that’s definitely helped protect my face and lips from the elements; but the one thing I’ve been using religiously since the first of December is my Origins Three Part Harmony Nourishing Cream. I use this once in the morning before my make-up and once in the evening after taking my make-up off. It goes on like a dream and makes my skin feel supple and smooth. Not to mention the smell! Oh, it smells divine! It has an orangey hint to it  that just makes you feel like what you’re putting on your skin is pure goodness. It’s suppose to help renew, repair, and radiance. I really like this one!


Sometimes even though my Origins cream is a-ma-zing, I still get dry patches right on the apples of my cheeks and sometimes the tip of my nose. This is where Wildcrafted comes into play. This is only available through Perfectly Posh Consultants. (Here is mine.) This is a really nice and clean face balm, made of coconut and olive oils combined with oils from Northern California. It only takes a small amount and soaks in quickly. If you’ve never tried the Perfectly Posh products,  they have some really great, natural, skin care items.

My husband and I have come to LOVE this stuff. It’s Watkin’s Daily Moisturizing Lotion in the Coriander & Cedar scent. It’s a very pleasant scent that I really enjoy. It’s a gentle lotion, but works really well. Riley even uses it on his face. I  usually use it on my hands and feet, morning and night, but lately I’ve been using it as my all-over lotion. It just really provides the moisture and protection I need. The Watkins brand has been around since 1868, I think it’s safe to say they have good, quality products.

If you’ve been with me for awhile, you might remember my Detox Bath post. Taking baths is a great way for me to relax and also help my immune system out. I talked about Dr. Teal’s Epsom salts before, but after finding this Dr.Teal’s Ultra Moisturizing Mineral Soak, not only are those baths helping my immunity, but it’s helping give my overall skin a boost in hydration and elasticity. It’s secret is its alvacado oil that’s infused into the salts. One thing I really like about this salt is it’s not as course as some of the other epsom salts, it almost has a powdery feeling to it so it dissolves quickly in the bath. This has become a bath-time must at my house.

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Lastly,this isn’t really a “winter essential,” but I got this as a free gift at Origins and I must say, it’s the best free gift I’ve ever gotten! This is Origins Plantscription Anti-Aging Eye CreamI wish I had a before picture so I could show you how much this has not only brightened the look of my eyes, but made my eyes look less tired even on my sleepiest of days. I apply it morning and night and  love the way it smoothly goes onto my skin. I have very sensitive eyes, and this stuff hasn’t bothered them one bit. What I really love about the Origins brand is their products are plant-based, their slogan is: Powered by Nature. Proven by Science. I love that I can go onto their site and look up the plant ingredients and it tells what the ingredient is, how it’s used, and what of their products it’s in, what other sites do that? (Maybe there are others, but hey, don’t burst my bubble.);)                                                   I suppose the thing is, I trust the Origins brand on my sensitive skin.

That’s a wrap on what I’m using this winter. What products help your body and skin stay hydrated and well in the winter months? Have you tried any of these products? I always love hearing from my readers, so leave me a comment below if you’d like! 🙂

*A Spotted Heart