This is my ultimate gift guide for the hot mess mamas! We deserve to be spoiled, especially on the holidays for all that we do for our little nuggets and family.
These are my top gifts that I would love to get from Santa to keep me sane and allow me to be socially presentable in society.
I'm a sucker for yoga pants, but I also don't want to spend $100 on one pair. I’m a mom — I need to buy diapers and wine! So I've gone by trial and error on all yoga pants and found the love of my life, for a bargain. These babies go for $22.99 on Amazon, and you don't even need to leave your house to pick them up. Perfection! High waist, tight but comfortable, and sucks all your imperfections in.
You can never go wrong gifting a mom anything that has to do with wine. I bought my mom a wine glass that can hold an entire bottle of wine, so it was only right to buy myself one. Now this Christmas, I'm buying it for all my mom friends. Here's another Amazon buy for just $13.14. Get your drink on!
This is a perfect gift for moms because it distracts our kids and we can have a minute to pee alone. I discovered this amazing book a year ago and swear by it. It's a children's sound book that comes with a karaoke app that plays one of the most classic songs ever, and my kids are obsessed. The PERFECT Christmas gift for the kids, but mostly for us moms.
This is my savior! I feel like I always look washed out and tired which I am because my kids drive me nuts. But like any girl, I LOVE taking selfies and I'm always on Snapchat. This saves me from looking like I died two weeks ago: THE SELFIE RING LIGHT. Clips right on your phone to get you the best HD light. I also use it as a flashlight if my child decides to scream at night. Another Amazon buy — $11.95.
I’m a huge fan of Big Lots! And also a huge fan of napping! I've realized that there are A TON of hidden treasures at Big Lots for a steal. I've bought so many comfortable fuzzy throws. We can all use a good nap, and with getting a good nap in you need the perfect throw blankie. They have a ton of different patterns and sizes, but this one is my fav to nap on the couch with, and it retails for just $18.
LIP BALM 101. When I run out of the house, I have no makeup on what so ever EXCEPT my lip balm. Burt’s Bees is my favorite brand for lip balms, but I especially love their tinted lip balms. I always feel like I need some sort of color on my lips to look somewhat acceptable. And they're only about $5. STEAL.
I’m obsessed with candles because I love having my house smell like something beautiful other than dirty diapers and throw-up. There are so many amazing candle brands out there that I've fallen in love with recently, but I have to throw it back to my first love of candles: Tuberose by Henri Bendel Home. I usually buy the large candle for the home, the small travel size candle for when I have to go away and also buy the reeds for my bathroom.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST: My own goodies that I can gift to you personally!
I have my own online clothing store where I try to fit everyone's style. At the end of the day I want to be comfortable but also feel hot and sexy. That's my goal with having my own clothing shop. To feel comfy like we are wearing pajamas, but also look super-hot and fabulous. I have a ton of different items, but here is my number one look that I wear at least one a week. I’m the type of girl that wears my black yoga pants or jeans, a black tank top, and I swap out different cardigans and vests. It's basically the same outfit, but not. I don't have time to have crazy new outfits every day.
This is my Foxy Vest, which comes in all of my favorite colors. Faux fur and beyond comfortable. Retails at $59.
AND I had to add something from my Etsy shop. I'm such a craft mom and decided to open my own Etsy shop to send fans personalized goodies from me. It has become my hobby and one of my favorite things to do in my spare time. There are so many goodies to choose from that I LOVE to make for my customers, but this has to be my new favorite thing. If you follow me on Snapchat, you know I torture my kids (and you) by screaming “SHAKE WHAT YA MAMA GAVE YA!” I've decided to put that saying on everything I can think of: shirts, sweatshirts, tumblers, wine glasses and mugs. Here's my mug ($28) that all of us could use. A little humor pick-me-up in the morning that we need to down our caffeine in.