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Can you believe it’s time to start seeing gift guides? I have already bought a few gifts, and I thought you ladies might be like me and prefer to shop now before the rush, and everything is picked over. Another thing I do when I go shopping is I end up buying items for myself.

This year I’m making a wish list for Joe, and I’m adding several things to the list so he can pick the gift he wants to purchase for me. By making this list for him, I take the work out of his job, and I am sure to get a gift I like. Plus, instead of buying the gift myself, this way I have an element of surprise. I think this will be a lot of fun, and I’m going to get him to make a list for me too.

The gift guide I’m sharing with you today are items I own and love. This guide was created with YOU in mind, not with gifting to others. Of course, you can still gift any of the items to someone, but I want to take care of my gurls, and I want YOUR Christmas to be special.

I thought a little Christmas music might put you in the mood.


1 – The Brahmin Finley Small Croc Embossed Leather Satchel is gorgeous; I LOVE the quality and workmanship of this special bag. It looks and feels luxurious!

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is styling one sweater from Nordstrom three ways 42

Mauve Funnel Neck Wool Blend Sweater (med) || Pebbled Leather Bag ||  Perfect Pant Skinny Pants (med)

2 – I love my Michele Two-Tone Watch. This watch can be worn with dressy or casual outfits, so I know I’ll get my money’s worth since I’ll wear it all the time.

5 – David Yurman Cable Loop Bracelet. This bracelet makes me feel special. It is easy to put on since it has a hinge closure. I’m putting this pair of earrings on my wish list to match my bracelet.

6 – Rechargeable LED Flashlight with 5000mAh Battery and a Lumintrail USB Wall Plug. I know what you’re thinking…”you go from an expensive bracelet to a flashlight, what the heck?!?” You probably don’t think a powerful flashlight is a luxury gift, but it is one of my favorite purchases, and I can’t live without it. I love that it is rechargeable (the charge lasts a long time), but it is the powerful light and the small size that I love. Now that they are back in stock, I’m buying another one to keep in my car for emergencies. 

7 – Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer with flyaway attachment in Vinca blue and Rosé. I NEVER thought I would say that this hair dryer was worth the money, but it was!  This is going to be my DIL’s Christmas present, so I hope she isn’t reading this.

9 – I’m sure you’re not surprised to see my 18kt Gold Vermeil Cross Necklace on my favorites list. I wear this cross daily; I even shower and sleep in it, so you know it is durable. However, I am wanting a larger cross, so I’m going to put this necklace on my wish list. It looks larger, but until you see it in person, you just don’t know.

10-The Adeline Earrings are costly, but I think they look luxe, so they made the list. I have the matching Adeline Link Necklace, and they look perfect together. The combo would make a fantastic gift for you or someone else on your list.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is showing her Tory Burch handbag

11-Fleming Leather Convertible Shoulder Bag. I love so much about this bag! The lambskin leather is soft and beautiful. The gold chain is convertible and can be worn in several different ways. Plus, I love the large black tassel and that I can carry it with jeans or a fancy dress.

I’ll be having more gift guides for you in the coming weeks. If you struggle with buying gifts for someone, leave me a comment.

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