It’s that time of year where we start seeing ads for vacations and beaches and we’re sitting at home in our robes and nike socks realizing the warmest place we’ll be going in the near future is the laundry room. January-March is a notoriously tricky season to dress for. The weather is unpredictable, the cold weather lost it’s charm when the Christmas tree was put away and “well, I’m not seeing anyone anyway” acts as a blanket statement for wearing the same college hoodie three days in a row. I’ve got your back, friend.
As much as I’d love to join the masses in saying, “see you NEVER, 2020! I’m forgetting you ever existed!” I personally will be reflecting on last year for a long time. I learned resilience, saw flaws in desperate need of changing, welcomed our sweet third baby to the world and had more time with the people I love most in this world than ever before. It wasn’t all bad.
Did anyone feel like they purchased more things in 2020 than in the two years before it combined? Just me? We were together all. the. time. We were in our homes all. the. time. Some of us purchased things because we saw glaring needs we had ignored and some of us purchased because we suddenly “needed” a backyard sprinkler play-set and a facial steamer. Here are the 20 best purchases I made-both big and small- that made an impact last year.
I know today can be overwhelming. I personally like to get 90% of my Christmas shopping done by the end of this weekend to ensure I’m saving as much as possible. I’ve got your back. Here is the Black Friday Guide to get you through including some of my favorite Small Businesses.
Y’ALL. I hear you loud and clear. My DMs are filled to the brim with requests for this guide and the fact that you trust my men’s guides motivates me to pour a solid month into putting this together. Guys are just plain hard to shop for. I can rarely predict the thing they truly want (because gadgets and video games and random sports equipment just aren’t my genre) but I have a wide enough variety of men in my life to pull together a guide that has something for every single man on your list. Let’s. Do. This.
I may be biased, but this may be my favorite ‘Gift Guide for Her’ I’ve ever put together (see past ones here.) I made sure to focus mostly on things we all need right now rather than a full-on fancy fest, but don’t worry–I still have a little bit of fancy in store.