Holiday Gifts 2020: My Favorite Things

Kicking off my holiday gift guides with my favorite things of the year! I hope this list inspires you for your gift giving. These are all things I truly love and am excited to share with you. I’ll include gift codes where I can so check the notes for those.

Also, be sure to check out more inspiration from a group of bloggers who are all sharing their favorites too! See the bottom of this post for their links. There are lots of good things!

Let’s start with something that is perfect for 2020…

1. Cozy Earth Pajamas & Sheets

My Cozy Earth loungewear are the softest and coziest things I own. Since we are all spending more time at home in comfy clothes, this tops my list for gifts this year. It’s also one of Oprah’s favorites!

Cozy Earth was very generous this year to offer my readers HALF OFF their orders for clothing and bedding.

Link to shop: Cozy Earth, save 50% with code SHININGONDESIGN50 

2. Lodge Slippers

These slippers are so cozy and they sell out almost every year. Mine (shown above) are last years color but they have two great color options this year. It’s a treat to slip these on every morning.

Link to shop: Slippers (use code EARLY for 50% off)

3. Gallery Frame

I LOVE these gallery frames that hold so many memories. The frame has a beautiful finish to it and the design has a collected feel while still holding many photos. This frame and mat are custom so you can tweak the sizes and colors if needed. All details are below to order.

We have a trio of these frames in our hallway that hold nostalgic family photos. Everything from baby pics, grandparents weddings, to travel pictures.. It would make a really special gift to fill it with special photos too!

Link for details: Custom Gallery Frame (use code HOLIDAY10 for $10 off)

4. Roomba

My mom bought this for us two Christmases ago and it is by far one of the BEST gifts we have ever received (definitely one of the most used gifts too!). We have one on our main level and we use it almost daily.

Link to shop: iRobot Roomba

5. Custom Jacket from Mira Couture

This is my all time favorite thing on this list!! Working with Mira Couture in Chicago to create a custom jacket (with Chanel fabric!) was like a dream come true. It has been a crazy year so I haven’t been able to wear it very often but it’s something I will have forever.

If you want to give someone something really special, you can gift a gift certificate towards a custom dress or jacket. Julie, the owner, is a the sweetest so feel free to reach out to her if you have questions (or price suggestions for gift cards!). I can’t wait to share more details on this with you. It was such a fun experience to have this made just for me and it would make a wonderful gift!

Book your appointment or call for gift certificate: Mira Couture 312.255.1699

6. Zyia Leggings

These leggings feel like butter, wash really well and are flattering. My go to leggings used to be my Lululemon’s but these are now my favorite! My friend started sharing her love for this brand about a year ago and I finally bought my first pair a couple months ago after Danny was born. They have been my go-to leggings since. They are so comfortable, flattering and I love the deep pockets!

Link to shop: SHOP ZYIA ( send me a message after you place your order and we’ll reimburse you for you shipping cost!)

This red coat is also from Zyia. It is warm and the red color is perfect for the holiday season.

The leggings I have are the Black Pocket Light n Tight High Rise 7/8 24″ and the coat is the Red Aspen Coat. SHOP ZYIA

7. Cream Leather Boots

I get compliments on these all the time and they hold up very well for being such a light color. They are very comfortable, warm and also come in black.

Link to shop: Cream leather Boots

8. Rattan Placemats

These rattan placemats are an oldie but a goodie. They add a pretty pattern and texture to any tablescape. I’ll always love them!

Link to shop: Rattan Placemats

9. My Third and Main

My Third and Main is a local company, owned by two moms, that have the cutest gift boxes and home decor subscriptions. They find the best things from local makers, can ship anywhere in the USA and their boxes are so well done. It makes your gift look so personal and beautiful!

Link to shop: My Third and Main (Use code SHININGONDESIGN10 for 10% off πŸŽ‰)

PS. the coffee mug and Santa pillow in the top picture are both from My Third and Main. I have their items throughout my home and have loved everything!!

10. Etu Charcuterie Boards

Etu’s charcuterie boards are durable, stylish and very functional. I use them all the time to prep meals, serve snack boards and they are currently hung in our kitchen so they double as a decoration.

Link to shop: Etu Boards (black friday sale is on now!)

11. Holiday Pajamas

These are our family’s favorite pajamas. Festive, cute and great quality. The kids get so excited when we all match πŸ™‚

Link to order: Dear Deer Pajamas (the kids sets are currently on sale for $29)

12. Hair Dryer

This has over 100,000 reviews on Amazon and now I know why! I started using this a couple months ago and have been raving about it since. I like to dry my hair quick and this not only dries it fast, but gives it volume too.

Link to order: Revlon Hair Dryer Brush (normally $60, on sale for $40!!!)

13. Reel Subscription

I thought I’d end this list with a very practical and perfect gift for 2020! A subscription service for toilet paper!

With the shortages this year, this is not only a great idea to have on subscription but it’s also environmentally friendly, sustainably sourced (made from bamboo) and a quality product. We’ve been so happy with it that we are starting their paper towel subscription next month too!

Link to order: Reel Toilet Paper

I’ll be sharing Eric’s favorite things plus our kids favorites soon too! Be sure to check out the links below to see everyone in the blog hop’s favorites too. Hope you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving ~

Samantha Regan

Green With Decor – My favorite things 2020
Charleston Crafted – My favorite things 2020
construction2style – Our favorite finds 2020
Bright Green Door – My favorite things 2020
Average But Inspired – My favorite things 2020
House by Hoff – My favorite things 2020
Kayla Simone Home – My favorite things 2020 gift guide
Lovely Etc. – Favorite things gift guide
Simple Nature Decor – Favorite 2020 holiday gift ideas for kids
White Cottage Home & Living – My favorite things 2020
Shining on Design – My favorite things 2020
Sincerely Sara Meadows – My favorite things 2020
Houseful of Handmade – My favorite things 2020
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This is our Bliss – My favorite things 2020

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  1. 11.24.20
    Kati said:

    only in 2020 would a toilet paper subscription is a great gift idea πŸ™‚

    • 12.7.20

      I know!! It’s so practical and convenient to have on subscription. I wish I had thought of it!!

  2. 11.24.20
    Bre said:

    STOP IT! I had no idea there was a toilet paper subscription – hahahaha!!! Next, I have to tell you that I have that hairdryer brush thing, and it is great, I agree! I have curly hair so I rarely use it, but when I need to straighten it works great. So nice to see your fantastic ideas – thanks for putting together such a great list!

    • 12.7.20

      I know!! It’s so convenient to have on subscription. I’m glad you love the hair tool too!!

  3. 11.24.20
    Maria said:

    What a classy choice of gifts! I have always wanted to get a Roomba, love the idea of getting a custom jacket. I know where to come for that.

    • 12.7.20

      Thank you!! The Roomba is the best. Definitely let me know if you make it to Mira Couture!