Holiday Gift Guide | (Blogging) Girls´ Essentials + GIVEAWAY




Let´s end this week of HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDES on a high note with absolute essentials for (blogging) girls and a fun giveaway all in the name of AUSTRIA´s BLOGGER ADVENT CALENDAR, ´kay?!


But more about that goodie later, for now let us focus on the fact that this guide would also work perfectly as my personal wish list. Coffee, socks and cute stationery – damn, I can be such a blogger cliché, ha!


1 | MAKE-UP CLUTCH  the cutest of them all. I love the reasonable size and the rose gold bit and one can never have to many, right?!


2 | LIVE IT UP – CHERRY RED LIPSTICK  what a name and what a fun shade to wear, don´t you think?! I´ve been on the hunt for the perfect red for a while now and can´t wait to try BareMinerals´ Marvelous Moxie Lipsticks. Maybe we have a winner soon?


3 | BUT FIRST, COFFEE TUMBLER  do I really need to explain this? As a true java junkie, I squealed when I first spotted this around the web. Needless to say, it soon will be mine :)


4 | RESTORATIVE EYE CREAM  I already hinted on my new-found love for Tata Harper Skincare this week. A sample of their only eye cream was quenched for every last bit. It´s just unbelievable and I decided to break the bank treat myself by ordering it online. Hello, upcoming I woke up like this – selfies!


5 | DVF – THE WOMAN I WANTED TO BE  a true fashion icon and role model, Diane von Furstenberg shares her insights on womanhood, success, her story and life in general. The next book on my ever-growing list of must-reads!


6 | A SENTENCE A DAY JOURNAL (GIVEAWAY!)  this is definitely a favorite and as I just received my personal order in the mail I am psyched to share the love with one of you sweet readers, because yes, I ordered TWO journals – more on that later.


7 | FLYING PIG  this is totally random but what´s not to love? It´s a ceramic pig with golden wings! You´re welcome.


8 | DESIGN LOVE PLANNER  I am still anxiously awaiting the arrival of yet another goodie (I´ve been definitely on the nice-list this year!) and I told you all about it in my PLANNERS FOR 2015 roundup. It´s love!


9 | OLD NAVY GRAPHIC TEE´s  whenever I am in the US, I can´t wait to raid Old Navy for new t-shirts. Thankfully these days I have my personal shopper located in Chicago who is eager to do that for me (Hi, Nina :) Holy Chic!


10 | CUTE WINTER SOCKS  an extra pair of socks never hurt nobody, am I right? I like to layer them during winter and these seem to be warm and soft and nice to look at. Can anyone relate?


11 | KELLY MOORE (CAMERA) BAG  eggplant is my shade of choice since I am stalking it on the web for a couple of weeks now. Since I don´t like those normal camera bags and can´t be bothered to carry around more than I already do, Kelly Moore bags are a total game changer and let you combine the benefits of a camera bag with your daily purse necessities.


12 | AROUND THE WORLD ON 12 TABLES CALENDAR  this is a recent find with cute illustrations and a different twist on the calendar concept. If you´re still looking for a gift for that person, who truly has it all – this might be your call!


13 | I LOVE YOU BLOGS AND COFFEE PRINT  this print has been on my wish list for quite some time now and would make a brilliant addition to my totally hypothetical home office. Just sayin´.



– G I V E A W A Y –


The A SENTENCE A DAY JOURNAL is a new twist on those typical diaries. You will just note one sentence every day – so much easier than managing a real diary right? – and continue to do so for three years, if you like.  The fun part is that it works as a little reminder, and so you will exactly know what you thought/experienced/laughed at the year before on that exact date – in only one sentence. Are you in?



I found that fascinating and was quick to order one since I wanted to write an actual diary for some time now but usually would stop only few weeks in…. so this might be a way even I will manage follow through.





2. Leave a comment with your wishlist essentials (and don´t forget a valid email address).




The giveaway will be open throughout Europe (sorry, international readers!) for 24h and ends at midnight today.



The winner will receive the original kikki.k A Sentence A Day Journal plus a cute kikki.k ballpoint pen chosen by me and a $10 gift card for the kikki.k online shop!



The winner will be chosen at random tomorrow, December 20th, and will be announced via Facebook and contacted via email.


G o o d  l u c k !



And make sure to hop over to Corinna of WINGSAREGOLDEN to snag a very green giveaway today. Tomorrow it´s time for SANDRA and TINA to open their advent calendars for you to win!



(Holiday Gift Guide courtesy of Spunkyrella; Layout by Noor AlQahtani
Planner images via kikki.K)




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    1. Clara! London would be on my wishlist too and a nice calendar is always a great way to start the new year! Good luck!

  1. My wishlist essentials: Lots of books for those cold winter evenings. Also a new umbrella, a watch and some care products from Origins and Lush.

  2. Auf meiner Wunschliste steht im Moment ein Kindle + Hülle und sonst bekomme ich für meine Londonreise im Februar Tickets für die Harry Potter Studio Tour und das König der Löwen Musical, und das sind ja wohl die besten Geschenke überhaupt :))

  3. My list is so long, I can’t even sum it up! haha
    But let’s choose the three most important ones:
    1. make up brushes
    2. flashes for my canon camera
    3. a tripod for my camera
    and of course (my 4th one) the ‘A Sentence A Day Journal’ :D

  4. Wow! So ein cooles Give-away!
    Auf meiner Christmas-Wishlist stehen heuer:
    – ein “Couch”-Abo
    – 1 oder 2 (oder 3 oder 4) schöne Kochbücher
    – eine Espresso-Maschine (keine Ausrede mehr für schlechten Cafe) ;)

    Ich wünsch dir jetzt schon mal frohe Weihnachten, liebe Martie!

  5. – concert tickets
    – netbook (but I doubt that someone will give it to me^^)
    – happy socks
    – books and books ;)
    have a nice weekend!

  6. Heho! :)
    My wishlist essentials:
    – Amanda Palmer’s new books
    – tickets for the Rugby World Cup in London (!!!) :D
    – always useful: nice underwear!

    Greetings and I wish you wonderful christmas days,
    Tami :)

  7. Da ich nie mit dem Tagebuchschreiben hinterhergekommen bin , wäre der Gewinn suüer für mich geeignete! :)
    Liebe Grüße

  8. Halloo :)
    der Gewinn sieht so hübsch aus – kann man auch immer brauchen!

    Auf meiner Wishlist steht eine neue Tasche (trage meine schon seit etlichen Jahren herum) und Fitfood von Fitnessguru ;-)

    Liebe Grüße,
    Cludy (auf FB: Cludy Buranics)

  9. I fabulous new couch is tops on my wishlist! My Christmas list is filled with condo-related items, of course. I’d also love first class round trip tickets from Chicago to Vienna! :)

  10. Tolle Idee mit dem every day one sentence! :)
    Würde mich freuen,dies zu gewinnen. Meine Wish Essentials sind Bücher! Denn Bücher kann jeder gebrauchen :)
    Liebe Grüße

  11. Früher hab ich regelmäßig Tagebuch geführt, leider finde ich einfach nicht mehr die Zeit dazu. Vielleicht würde mich sowas wieder in die Routine bringen.

    glg Sandra

  12. So ein Tagebuch würde ich uheimlich gerne benutzen! Zu meinen wishlist essentials gehören gefütterte, warme Stiefel und Zoeva Pinsel. :)

    LG, Alina