Black Friday Faves!

Happy Thanksgiving, friends!

I’m over here watching the Cowboy game in my comfy clothes VERY full but totally making room for more pie here in a bit…because…that’s what we do today, right?!  I’m going to go ahead and post my favorite Black Friday/Cyber Monday/you should buy for Christmas gifts list now so that you can refer back to it whenever you’re ready to do your shopping.

Every. Single. Time I see this, I LOL…

…every time 😉 .

This year, I’m doing things a little different.  Instead of one really long post, I rounded up my favorite things this holiday season to gift and stuck them in one great big GIFT GUIDE.  I’m trying to keep our shopping a little more concise this year 🙂 .  I just went through this list myself and so many of these items are ON SALE RIGHT NOW.  Happy shopping!

My great big list of favorite holiday gifts…

1: A Peloton!  Andrew and I love, love, love our Peloton bike and if you and/or your hubby are fitness people, I really think you’ll love it too.  We have had ours for two years now and someone uses it at least once a day.  The classes are so interactive, so tailored and customized and just plain FUN that it makes working out a lot less work.
2: Echo Dots for Kids is what we bought our three big kiddos last year and we LOVE them!!  Your kids can use them as alarm clocks, to play music, to ask questions, and you can use it as an intercom to speak to your kids whether you’re home or away or to make household announcements.  These were our favorite gifts last Christmas!
3: What did I do before my Air Pods?!  Like seriously, I feel like a fool for not having them until this last month.  I’m literally wearing them now and listening to music while I type this.  They are so easy to use, so easy to charge, just so EASY!  I love, love, love mine!
4: Our Echo Show as a great addition to our house!  We placed ours in the kitchen and it makes playing music, communicating, watching Prime shows/movies just so easy.  Really, that’s just the tip of the iceberg…it can do so much more than that!  I think this would be a great for teens, adults and/or families.
5: I love Apple Watches!!  For me, they’re a great way to stay connected while not having to be tethered to your iPhone 24/7.  If you know someone with an iPhone, an Apple Watch would be a great companion!
6:  Speaking of watches, the Garmin Jr. is still a fave gift around here too!  Ashby got one for Christmas last year after my big kids had them as well and it’s perfect for her.  She can tell time, set a timer, check her steps for the day and things like that.  It’s waterproof and doesn’t need to be charged, so she basically never has to take it off.
7:  Gizmo watches ruled our house this year!  Andrew and I bought our big kids watches and then connected them with Verizon (you do not have to have Verizon for your own cell carrier to use the watches) and now, we can text and/or call our kids any time we want (and vice versa).  We can also use the watch to check the GPS and see where our kid are AND we can “mute” the watches during school so that they’re not using them in class.  I think Ashby is a little young for one of these as you need to be able to text, but my big kids are at the perfect ages.
8: Bose speakers are such an easy way to boost sound whether you’re by the pool, at the beach or even in rooms in your house!
9: Jo Malone perfumes are some of my fave!  This mini collection here gives you several scents to try all year long.
10: This Kiehl’s set has a little bit of luxury in every bottle.  For the person you know who has everything, get them this!
11: Not a day goes by when I don’t use my T3 Curling iron!  I love how you can buy different barrels and wands to change up your style whenever you want.  I truly think this curling wand makes my hair shinier too!
12: Speaking of hair, my Revlon dryer has revolutionized how I do my hair.  I now never leave home without it!
13: The most loved toy from last Christmas at my house was hands down this Leap Frog coffee maker.  My kids play with it every single day!
14: Barrington totes just make me HAPPY!  Customize and personalize one for someone today!  I always think this is such a fun gift to give!!
15: This little MAC makeup set is great for ladies of all ages!
16: Sparkly stud earrings are always a win!!  I love the many colors these come in too.
17: A candy cane candle?  Yes, please!  What a cute hostess gift this would make!!
18: I have gifted Hunter boots so many times!  I love to pick fun colors for each person that receive them.
19: For the person who truly has everything, Saltopia Salts are a fantastic gift!!  These salts are absolutely delicious and come in so many great flavors!!
20: If someone you know loves diffusing oils, these are without a doubt my FAVORITE diffusers!
21: Speaking of diffusers, these reed diffusers are so nice in rooms where you don’t burn a candle.
22: I have been using this fun bubble bath for two weeks!  It smells lovely!!
23: Cozy pajamas in fun prints?  Yes, please!
24: I have gifted this blanket so many times!  It comes in so many fun colors and is so cozy!
25: Friends, Andrew and I cannot sleep without our My Pillows!!  Honest to goodness, we are IN LOVE with these crazy pillows 😉 .
26: Ugg slippers!!!  I have them on right this minute!!  These are THE MOST WORN ITEM IN MY CLOSET!  Gift them with pjs and you’ll be forever loved 😉 .
27: I wear this very robe every single day!  Last year, I gifted three of them to women in my life.  They wash and dry perfectly and are oh so cozy.
28: The gift of the blardigan…the world’s coziest cardigan.
29: Santa brought my kiddos these big bean bag chairs five years ago, and we still love them!  They’re big enough for adults too!
30: If you’re in the market for a new mattress, look no further than a Sleep Number.  For some reason, Andrew and I resisted for so long and then the minute we bought one, we declared it the best purchase.  Ever.  In the history of our marriage.
31: Perhaps one of our very favorite gifts from Santa are our cozy sleeping bags!!  My kids sleep in these MULTIPLE times a week!!  They are so cozy that I wish I had one too!!

Whew!  Those are my favorite holiday gifts all in one spot!  I’m off now to nap in front of the Cowboys’ game.  I hope you have a great rest of your Thanksgiving, Black Friday and weekend!  I’ll see you back here on Monday!! xo

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34 Comments

  • Reply Lynn November 28, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    Did you get your Apple 5 watch battery to last any longer?

  • Reply Katie Compton November 28, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    Hi Shay! Question about the Ugg slippers… do you buy your regular shoe size or size up? I see they are snug fitting in description but guessing they stretch? I’m putting these on my Xmas list! Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama November 29, 2019 at 6:39 am

      Yes! They are always a little snug at first but it only takes a few days to stretch them out to perfection.

  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog November 28, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving, Shay, and thank you for the comprehensive gift guide! Have a great day! ❤️✨

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

  • Reply Clare Butler November 29, 2019 at 8:27 am

    I LOVE this post! Happy shopping!!!

  • Reply Faith Murphy November 29, 2019 at 8:46 am

    What size bean bags did you buy your kids? Medium or Large?

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama November 30, 2019 at 6:10 am

      We have two of each! We love them all, but I would probably suggest the bigger ones.

  • Reply Laura LaToof-Martinez November 29, 2019 at 8:51 am

    Such a great list! Thank you! Did you buy a bed from Sleep number or use existing/something different?

  • Reply Lauren Chitwood November 29, 2019 at 9:33 am

    Hi Shay!
    What color of robes have you had? which ones do you usually gift? I love them all haha!

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama November 30, 2019 at 6:10 am

      I’ve had the navy and the white/cream. I’ve gifted both of those and purple!! Those three are my faves!

  • Reply Tiffanie November 29, 2019 at 9:53 am

    Anymore ideas from Smith? Struggling with my 10 year old and trying to avoid video games! He loves sports,etc like your son…

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama November 30, 2019 at 6:09 am

      Smith is pretty much only getting outdoor stuff this year for sports and/or snowboarding. He does want “something nerf” too! boys are hard, I think.

  • Reply Kate November 29, 2019 at 10:37 am

    Hi! Any recommendations on the salts… what’s a good go to take gift…there’s something many choices I’m a little overwhelmed 🤪

  • Reply Jen November 29, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    I’m pretty sure I’m the only person on the planet who feels this way, but i am not fan of air pods! I hate how they feel in my ear and they constantly fall out. I gave mine to my husband and I went back to over the ear Beats!
    Happy Thanksgiving, have a great weekend!!

  • Reply Shari November 29, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Saltopia has a 50% off for Cyber Sale happening. I’ve been wanting to try their stuff for a long time! Perfect gift for teachers, white elephant and ordered a few for myself!

  • Reply Michalina November 29, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    What a great guide! Thank you for sharing Shay!

  • Reply Katie Kelliher November 29, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    Hi Shay! I love your blog! You make this Cape Cod girl want to move to TX! I’ve been reading for years, and I cannot for the life of me remember the store you get the girl’s bows at? I was hoping they would be on this post!

    Thank you for blogging… you and your family are truly an inspiration!!! Happy Holidays!

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama November 30, 2019 at 6:08 am

      Awe! I’ll trade you 😉 . I just store their bows in bins! nothing fancy!! They fluff right up when I pull one out!

  • Reply Kristin Reed November 30, 2019 at 7:24 am

    Do your big kids still fit in the sleeping bags ok? Mine are 5 and 7 and just wondering.

  • Reply Jenny November 30, 2019 at 10:47 am

    Love the Ugg slippers! Do you have any suggestions for comfy men’s slippers?

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama December 1, 2019 at 5:39 am

      Andrew has these Uggs but in the mens size/style! I’ve bought them for my dad too!!

  • Reply Mom2bandb November 30, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    Which My pillow did y’all get? Is it really worth the $???

    Also – considering the Peloton for Christmas …. would love to hear more about your experience with it!

  • Reply Kim December 1, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    I’ve noticed you have a lot of different bands for your Apple watch. Do you recommend any in particular? Thanks.

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama December 2, 2019 at 5:01 am

      I only get mine from the Apple store. I bought one off of Amazon a few years ago and it broke and my watch face fell off (thankfully, I found it), but after that, I decided to stick with Apple bands.

  • Reply Katie December 4, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Which style Barrington tote do you have?

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