Our 2019 Holiday Wish Lists


As an adult, it feels a little weird to put a wish list together. Finn and I typically save and buy items for ourselves if we really really want them, but our family members are always asking what we want for Christmas. Instead of saying, “Oh, I don’t need anything” or “Whatever you think”, we try to make it a little easier on them and offer some specific gift ideas. It’s a win-win for everyone. They have an easier time shopping and we get items we actually want and need.Our 2019 holiday wish lists

But I always have to sit down and really think about what I want to put on my list. What do I need? What would be something nice that I probably wouldn’t buy for myself? Those are the items that we both try to put on our 2019 holiday wish lists.

I figured I would share my Christmas list, but I also asked Finn to share his if you’re still looking for gifts for the men in your life.

Casey’s Wish ListCasey's holiday wish list

So this pregnancy is making my Christmas list a little different this year because I really can’t buy any clothing. But for Finn, that’s pretty much all he ever wants for the holidays! I thought about putting some baby items on my Christmas list, but I will have a baby shower in the spring and I still have a lot of research I need to do for that! So these are items that are just for me.




The Story of You

I know I said no baby items, but this is definitely one I do want. I love the simple elegance of this “Story of You” baby book. Plus, I’m hopeful that I would actually fill it out and keep up with it (because I doubt I would be able to if starting from scratch with a scrapbook!).

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Apple Watch Band

I get tons of compliments on my brown leather watch band (it’s the best!). But I would love to change things up with this gold one for a bolder look.

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Finn’s Wish List

Finn's 2019 holiday wish lists

I am always focused on getting new high quality and versatile items. This time of year, I am also searching for things that help keep me warm and comfortable (Chicago Winters are brutal!). As you can see below, I like to stay well-fed and hydrated too.




Kiehl’s Eye Cream

I love a lot of Kiehl’s products, but this is my number one recommended choice for men. It is easy to use, super effective, and helps you look and feel more refreshed in the morning.

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Pizza Stone

Helps get a crispier crust on homemade pizza, plus I use it for leftovers in the oven. Take the extra few minutes to reheat them on this and it will taste like it was just delivered. Trust me!

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Men’s Gloves

I have very cold hands and feet, so I am always looking for quality gloves in the Chicago winter. Leather ends up being the warmest choice for me, especially when it is lined with Merino wool like these are.

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Shop The 2019 Gift Guide

And as always, be sure to check out our holiday gift guide for more shopping ideas!

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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The Year of Casey

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I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m a Chicago gal teaching you how to design, DIY, and maintain your home…by yourself! Learn more about me right here.

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