Last week, Brittany shared her holiday wish list with you featuring fabulous items from Etsy. I have a few trendy and not-so-trendy little items that have caught my eye this holiday season, but I can't shop for myself without thinking of my mini-me. My mini-me is my 2 year old niece Sydney. She is the sun of our family. She lights up every room, and never fails to make us insanely happy. Lucky for me, she looks just like me and people often mistake her for my daughter. We have the same hair color, face shape, and smile. We have other things in common too. For example, we both enjoy musicals, reading, and eating dessert before dinner. We also have the uncanny ability to make a clean room look like a tornado hit it in about 30 seconds. This season when I'm dropping hints to my husband here are few things I'll be wishing for, and a few things I would love to get Syd the Kid:
A book for me: Occasions by Kate Spade. Kate Spade is my favorite designer. I love her simple and whimsical styles, and this petite book infuses those styles in party planning ideas for all occasions- big and small. It's the perfect addition to my library, and may be perfect for someone on your list as well!
A book for Sydney: Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans. This book was my favorite as a child, and I have a hunch she would love it too. Madeline is about a brave little French girl who lives in a convent. My mom lived in a convent in Canada as a child, so this story would be sweet for Sydney to associate with her grandma.
Stationery for me: Cecily Blue by Whitney English. I've had my eye on this sweet note cards since we added them to the site. I love the varying shades of blue.
Stationery for Sydney: Pink Bubbles by Whitney English. These bright note cards are perfect for any little girl and I know Sydney will love them. She can also use them as thank you cards when she celebrates her third birthday in January.
Shoes for me:
Diamonte Suede Platform Peep Toes by J.Crew. These Italian shoes really are irresistible. They are a little pricey, so I think I may just get these if I've been REALLY good. So, not likely.
Shoes for Sydney: Fabric Ballet Flats from J.Crew. These are also a little bit of a splurge but they're an adorable jumping off point for holiday shoe shopping inspiration. At the young age of two, Sydney's favorite toy is my heels so I think she would appreciate a fine pair of shoes under the tree this year.
Something sweet for me: Walk on Air Enamel Bracelet from Kate Spade. I just adore this bangle! It's perfect for any girly-girl in your life who likes things sweet and simple.
Something sweet for Sydney: Oatmeal Bear from Pottery Barn Kids. This cuddly bear is perfect for any little one and as an added bonus, $10.00 of the purchase price benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Top it off for me: Red Sequin Heart Headband from ban.do. I love unique headbands and Sydney loves borrowing them from me, so this would be a gift we could share.
Top it off for Sydney: Glimmer Pom Pom Hat from J.Crew. This would be adorable and warm for Christmas and the remainder of the winter season.
Crafty for me: Pencils with Swarovski Crystals. These pencils are so cool looking, and
would look amazing on my desk. They would make the perfect gift for any
of your creative friends or family members.
Crafty for Sydney: Play Doh 24 Pack. It's incredible to see what someone so little can do with some big ideas and a bunch of mushy Play Doh. This is one of our favorite activities and these colorful containers would make great stocking stuffers.
Thanks for reading about a few of my favorite things! What is on your wish list this year? Stay tuned next week for Antoinette's holiday wish list!