My Favorites from the 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

Last week was a BIG WEEK! I launched the gift guide on Monday and then announced our joyous news on Tuesday. Thank you again for all of your love and support (on both fronts!). We really appreciate this amazing community and we don’t take your generous spirits for granted.

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I’m so excited for Thanksgiving this week because we have so much to be grateful for. Last year’s holiday season was really, really hard for us. It was difficult to plaster on a smile and go to family gatherings and holiday parties. This year will be much happier and I’m so thankful for that. Baby Finn is so loved already.

Now that Thanksgiving is upon us, it’s time to get started on your holiday shopping. I’m hopeful that the gift guide has been a useful resource for you already. I’ve already gotten a chunk of my holiday shopping done using this guide! There truly is something for everyone in there!

Shop The 2019 Gift Guide

All you need to do is press the OPEN button in the bottom right corner of the image above and the Gift Guide will appear as a full-screen, interactive guide. Then you can flip through the pages (just like a magazine!!) and when you click on the item you love, you will land on the exact website of this product so you can easily get all the details to pick it up later or buy it online right then and there. Or you simply click here and it will go to a new browser for you to shop there!

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Here are some of my favorites from our holiday gift guide that I’ll be giving to our loved ones this season. I chose a favorite from every page of the guide, so there is something for everyone.

Fur Throw Blanket

Finn’s mom bought us this blanket for Christmas a few years back and it quickly became the most coveted blanket in our house. It’s huge, super heavy, and instantly relaxes your entire body.

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Commute Clutch

My sister, Liz, told me about this product for the gift guide. She (and all of her friends!) have this clutch and use it constantly for traveling and as a small purse. Plus, love that it can be personalized.

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Joy Necklace

I’m all about giving gifts that make you feel good. These necklaces come in a bunch of happy sayings and I adore how delicate they are on your neck. Bonus points, proceeds benefit the non-profit Girls Inc.

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My Wool Coat

I’ve had this coat and I know I’ve raved about it for years, but guys it’s that good! I even convinced my mom to get it in camel this year and she is equally obsessed.

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Drill and Bit Set

Whenever anyone asks me what tools they need in their toolbox, I always recommend buying a drill! Every homeowner should have one and this one is a favorite. Make sure you get the one with the drill bits (they’ll come in handy for every project).

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My First Christmas Onesie

I am so tempted to buy this for Baby Finn, but I’ll have to wait another year! How sweet is this for your little one (or maybe your grandchild)? I adore it!

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Gold Slippers

I have these exact same slippers in the leopard pattern and I wear them as house shoes They’re cozy, cute, and you don’t have to throw on shoes when opening the door for a package.

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Sleigh All Day Mug

In the winter, I drink hot chocolate pretty much every single night. We always swap out our regular white mugs for holiday mugs and this one is too cute! Paired with some hot cocoa it makes for the perfect gift for just about anyone.

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Relative Insanity

We are a game family and I’ve heard rave reviews about this one! It’s kinda like the PG version of Cards Against Humanity. A great gift for parents, siblings, or other family members!

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New Home Ornament

I just might have to scoop this one up to commemorate our first Christmas at our Finn Fixer Upper. Get this for your bestie who just moved or newly married friends.

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Lululemon Shirt

Finn and my brothers all own lots of clothing from Lululemon because it’s such high-quality and it lasts and lasts. Finn added this shirt to his arsenal this year and raves about it.

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Best Year Ever Calendar

We all need a reminder that 2020 is going to be the best year ever! A great gift for a friend, coworker, or even yourself. Why not jazz up your home office with this cute calendar?

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Magna Tiles Set

My 4-year old nephew is obsessed with these tiles (and has been for years!). He can spend hours creating intricate buildings and houses. A fun and creative game that helps kids learn!

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Gifts under the tree at Christmas

I have so many 2019 gift guide favorites that I could go on and on. I know there are already some great deals happening because it’s Thanksgiving week, so now is the time to get a start on your holiday shopping! That’s my plan over the next week…cross every name off my list!


The Year of Casey

Hey there!

I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m married to Finn & mom to Rory and Ellis. Together we’re creating our dream home in Chicago, one DIY project at a time.