What Our Team Really Wants for the Holidays

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Let's get one thing out of the way: This is a post of wants, not needs. It's a list of the items we'd never buy ourselves, but would be thrilled to receive if, say, a fairy godmother came down to grant us three gifts this holiday season. So our team set aside price and dove into the things we really want this holiday season (Santa, take note). Don't forget to tell us your wish list in the comments! 

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1. Slow Juicer ($500): Jonah and I opted against a registry for our wedding (instead, we're asking that friends contribute to our land loan fund, if they feel so inclined!), but there are still a few shameless William Sonoma-type things I would love to be the proud owner of. Ever since we bought our automatic pasta maker (which I would leave Jonah at the altar for if it was legal), my desire for a juicer has increased tenfold so I can press vegetables like spinach and beets to make flavorful and colorful pasta! Maybe in this imaginary juicer-owning world I'd even get into celery juice! Anything is possible when you have a juicer. 

2. BodyStone with Crystal Inside ($65): I've become addicted to these Stones ever since discovering them two years ago, and am lucky enough to call Kate, the founder and a fellow Wellesley alum, a friend now! Her stones smell so good, feel luxurious, and are one of my favorite parts of my routine. Her latest iteration has a crystal inside, which feels like the much-improved grownup version of a Kinder Egg. 

3. Apple Watch Series 5 + Cellular ($499): I've been circling the idea of an Apple Watch for years, but haven't bit quite yet because I definitely don't need one. Not even close. But it would solve a lot of little annoyances. Outside of work, the main reason I carry a phone is just in case I get a text or call (Apple watch!), I love tracking runs and workout classes but hate the bulkiness of a phone on my arm (Apple watch!), and I often miss calls when my phone is in my purse at work (Apple watch!). I also have a fun habit of forgetting my phone in restaurants, workout studios, and my car—but not when it's strapped to my wrist! 

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1. Apparis Faux Fur Coat ($340): As much as I love the Aspen coat, my favorite winter coats are always black and furry. I love how this jacket has a hood for unexpected rain or snow and is the perfect length to cover any mini dress or skirt and keep me warm while still being flattering. I'd pair this with a black sweater dress, knit hat, tights, and heeled booties for the ultimate chic winter look. (This one on the Shop is a close second favorite, minus the hood—it's insanely soft, and half the price!)

2. Personalized Jewelry Round ($34): There's never been a moment when I didn't love a monogram, and unlike so many bridal script monograms, this jewelry round is bold and modern. I'm having a hard time picking between the pink, lavender, and gray but know that any of the three will look great with my new initials (and tons of our shop earrings) for travel! 

3. Doen Piper Mini Dress ($202): When I went to the Doen sample sale last month, I swore to myself that I had satisfied my addiction and wouldn't purchase anything else for a while. This dress is just too good though, so I guess I'll have to ask Santa (or my family) for it. I love how romantic and simple this mini dress is, with its puff sleeves and simple flare. I'll wear this on my honeymoon throughout Portugal and France with a straw hat and sneakers for touring. 

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1. Stagg EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle ($149): I already own a kettle, but I didn't treat it as well as I should have. Typically, I turn on my stove and leave my water to boil as I wash my face and brush my teeth in the morning before beginning the pour-over process, but I've accidentally left it on a little too long and the handle has melted. I'd love to start fresh with this set, to ensure I have a bit more control over my morning coffee ritual.

2. THE GREAT Bubble Sweatshirt ($215) and Cropped Sweatpants with Wildflower Embroidery ($195): FINE. I've been influenced. Emily wears these sweatsuits pretty frequently, and I officially would kill for one. I love this gorgeous green (it would make my eyes pop!) and the whole look would work for a winter binge-watching session on the couch or a weekend trip to my local farmers market.

3. Pineapple Collaborative Olive Oil ($28): Would I normally spend nearly $30 on olive oil for myself? Absolutely not. But that's what would make this such a great gift–and the packaging is so good, I'll be leaving it out on my counter.

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1. Cuyana Large Leather Backpack ($425): My current work bag has gotten a little tired looking lately, and this backpack would be the perfect replacement—it would hold my computer, lip balm, snacks, plus it has plenty of pockets for more snacks! Meaning I could walk with my arms free, eat, and look chic all at the same time.

2. Casper Memory-Foam Dog Bed ($150): My dog hasn't written his letter to Santa Paws yet, but I imagine he has the good taste to request this soft, snuggly bed from Casper (I have the human version and I love it!). Now all I need are tiny, linen dog sheets so our beds can match.

3. Sephora Favorites Holiday Perfume Sampler ($65): I buy this gift every year for my husband (the cologne version) because it's like a gift and a game all in one! So this year, I want to play too—try all the samples, and once you choose the scent you like best, take in the voucher into Sephora for a full-size bottle! I'm enamored by the process, but it's also such a great gift for the person that's hard to buy for (myself included).

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1. Converse High Tops ($85): I own several pairs of Converse, but I could always use a new, clean pair. The updated Chuck Taylor High Tops are super attractive, and their vintage look is different from any pair I own. Converse added in extra comfort to these, too, which is great because traditional Converse are flat and need a lot of wearing in. Worth the $35 price increase!

2. ZonLi Weighted Blanket ($139): Every year I get something cozy; super fluffy socks, a blanket with sleeves (a.k.a., a Snuggie), a heated blanket. The building where I live was built in the 1920s, so it is always cold in the winter (yes, even in L.A.!). This year I want to add a weighted blanket to my cozy coterie.

3. Kitchenaid Stand Mixer ($279): While this may not be a stretch to some, I usually never put anything over $100 on my Christmas list! This is a kitchen essential that I would use often, so I think it's time to put it on my list. I cook a lot, and this will help me be more adventurous in the kitchen.

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1.  Jeffrey Campbell Cowboy Boots ($235): I have always wanted cowboy boots and now that they're having a moment I want them more than ever—specifically these Jeffrey Campbell boots in black.

2. UGG Shearling Slippers ($120): I love a cozy slipper more than anything and I always use my mom's when I'm home. So this year instead of always taking hers, I want a pair of my own! These classic UGG Slippers are all that I need to stay warm and cozy this holiday season.

3. Furbo Dog Camera ($169): Because I often leave my dog Canela at home alone, I'd like to get the Furbo treat-dispensing camera so I can make sure she's being a good girl and still getting some love while I'm at work! 

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