A Few Gift Ideas for Yourself + Post Christmas Sales Roundup

December 26, 2018

2018 Gift Ideas for Yourself

The last few years I’ve had fun doing one final gift guide post-Christmas with a few ideas to gift yourself as all the sales once again start up or just to treat yourself. For those celebrating, did you have a good Christmas? Mine was wonderful and I’m happy to have a few more days in Colorado before I head back to New York this weekend. I’ve also included some post-Christmas sales below to shop!

2018 Gift Ideas for Yourself

AWAY Bigger Carry On:

I am constantly being asked how I like my AWAY luggage and I am always singing its praises. Upgrade your luggage for 2019 travels and beyond with their Bigger Carry On and see your packing woes say farewell. It fits so much, is super light and the charger in-bag is just so handy. I can’t recommend their luggage enough.

M.Gemi Stellato Flats:

These are my go-to flats and I’m always traveling with them because of how comfortable they are. They’re super chic so you won’t sacrifice style for comfort.

Apple Airpods:

I’m finally jumping on the bandwagon with these and am excited to be using them in my daily life in NYC.

Dyson Hair Dryer:

While I love my T3 hairdryer, I have heard great things about the Dyson blow dryer and recently used my BFF’s when I was staying at her house and it is indeed powerful + quiet and my hair was dried super fast.

La Mer Set:

Upgrade your skin to start the year out on the right foot. This set will save you $50 and give you the OG holy grail moisturizer to transform your skin.

The Daily Edited Box Bag:

This is one of my most carried bags. I absolutely love the shape and am always getting compliments on it. I had mine personalized with a simple M in gold and love that it comes with a strap should you want to wear it as a crossbody (seen here.)

Eberjey PJ Set:

Treat yourself to new jammies. These are my all time favorites.


This was one of the most popular items I blogged about this year and I understand why! It’s gorgeous and the price is right.

HP Sprocket Printer:

I love the sound of this mini printer that makes printing your photos easy.  Maybe if I had one then I would actually print and frame more photos?!

BBG / Sweat with Kayla Itsines:

You guys have heard me talk about my great experience with BBG (still need to do a recap post when I come up for air in 2019!) but I think this is a great gift to yourself. I am starting 2.0 next month and after about 6 weeks of not doing it, call me crazy, but I think I’m ready to dive back in and see more results in my body.

Apple Watch:

I like my watches to be simple but man, do I know a lot of people that love their Apple Watches. Start your year off right by having one on you wrist if you’ve been eying one.

Aquis Hair Towel:

I blogged about this towel here. Then several of my girlfriends got them. Then my sister asked for one for Christmas. And now I can’t stop hearing about how great this towel is. And with good reason! It really does dry your hair faster and absorbs more water. It’s so handy for this blow dry-loathing lady.

Cuyana Tote:

Upgrade your tote game with a beautiful new tote to carry every day. (They’re great for travel, too!)

Rebecca Minkoff Chevron Quilted Bag:

This is a timeless style that’ll look good with most everything you wear. I love that it can be dressed up or dressed down depending on the ocassion.

iHome Vanity Mirror:

I love the look of this handy vanity mirror with lights. Thinking I need to upgrade my own with something like this!

Stone & Strand Diamond Necklace:

This was actually on my personal Christmas list as I love its delicacy and it goes with my minimalist jewelry collection.

Bobbi Brown Nude Eye Shadow Palette:

I love her eye shadows soooo much and this one is dreamy. Perfect for every day with the option to also use it at nighttime for more glam looks.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette:

This palette is gorgeous. I got it last holiday season and often reach for it. They make the prettiest bronzers and blushes and these powders make doing your makeup super easy.

Everlane Day Glove Flat:

Treat your feet with this practical pair of shoes that feels like a second skin.

Customizable Market Tote:

I love the Apolis brand market totes and always am using it in the summer. Now you can customize what yours says and I think this is such a fun gift!

Brooklinen Sheets and/or Towels:

There’s nothing better than new linens or big, fluffy bath towels and Brooklinen makes my favorites. You’ll be happy you invested in them all year round.

Kosas Lipstick:

Sweater Stone:

Give all those sweaters you spent hard earned money on some TLC with this sweater stone. A practical gift to yourself.

Tory Burch Travel Flats:

These shoes have been popular for over a decade and with good reason. They’re comfortable yet chic and this pair are made to travel easily.

Winc Wine Tasting Kit:

Buy one of these kits and then plan a night with your girlfriends to brighten up a cold winter night. I love that this is meant to be educational yet fun!

Post Christmas Sales Roundup

Also some post-Christmas sales worth shopping just went live!

p.s. the most popular items on wit & whimsy this year and things I loved in 2017.

comments +

  1. Kelly says:

    Love this list— great ideas. I definitely snagged a few of these items for Xmas and will add a few more per your suggestions! Happiest Holidays!!

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