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Holiday Gift Guide 2020

This year’s big gift guide is full of all of my favorite things – items I love, items I’ve gifted and even items on my own wishlist for Santa. More than ever, there are a lot of cozy items for staying home and versatile items for all your loved ones in 2020.

I recommend shopping early for shipping times and checking back often as I will try to keep this post updated with new sales throughout the holiday season.

 Be sure to send along this post to Santa or drop a hint if you see something you love too!

 I know 2020 has been a difficult and very different year for many (myself included) but I hope you are able to set aside some time to celebrate and enjoy, even if it may look a little different this year.

As always, thank you for all your support when you shop and use my links. 

Holiday Gift Guide 2020

  1. Hill House Ellie Nap Dress: This year’s biggest hit for staying home. It’s perfect for all the new moms in your life too. The Swiss Dot white Ellie dresses are lovely to sleep in too! Right now, you can always receive $20 OFF your purchase with my link here.

2. LumiSpa Cleansing Device: Any skincare junkie will love this to wash their face!

3.  ToteSavvy Tote or Diaper Bag Insert: For the mom-to-be or new mom, love this organizer for her favorite tote. It comes in a few colors and is on SALE for $20 OFF. They have a larger deluxe size on sale too.

4. Night Silk Face Mask: Because it’s 2020 and silk is best for the maskne.

5. Giftcard to Cherry: If you’re shopping for someone local to Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston or Austin, a giftcard to Cherry for a mobile mani-pedi is the perfect gift. They can use code: BANNC for $10 OFF their first service. There is a great sale on mani-pedi packs right now as well.

6. Equilibria CBD Calm Set: This particular set from Equilibria has CBD bath salts, oil and cream and just sold out but there is a similar one here that is just as great!

7. Nespresso Advent Calendar: For all the coffee lovers in your life!

8. Winc Wine Box or Subscription: Winc is a great idea to send to those you might be not able to see this year for 40% off or 4 bottles for $39 + Free Shipping HERE or you can gift monthly subscription boxes too.

9. Hill House Clean Laundry Candle: Such a beautiful candle and gift box! They have a few scents but this one is great for year round. Again, you can always receive $20 OFF your purchase  of $100 or more with my link here 

10. Hydracy Water Bottle: This is a great gift for all the fitness lovers in your life. It tracks your water intake each day and pops open with a click of the button. You can use code BAC for 15% OFF this bottle and anything else.


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11. Fab Fit Fun Winter Box: The winter box is full of some amazing FULL sized products that can be customized and is perfect to gift at $49 for a $200+ value. Use code BANNC.

12. Barrington St. Anne Tote: This is the best tote from Dallas-based Barrington! It can be customized in 100s of ways and monogramed.

13. Pura Device & Fragrances: A Pura device for the home would be the prefect gift for just about anyone. You can use code BRITTNEYANN for 15% OFF devices and one-time fragrance purchases plus they have some great gift sets right now too. Nordstrom also has some sets here.

14. Jordan Winery Gift Set: Jordan is always a favorite spot to visit in California and is a nice way to support CA vineyards after all the fires this year.  I highly recommend sending one of their gift sets.

15. Away Mini Travel Kit: For those who may have to travel soon, this kit from Away is perfect. Plus you can get $20 OFF with my link here.

16. Mostess Boxes: Another way to shop small and support a local Texas business would be to gift one of these boxes. Mostess has the most adorable curated items for all your favorite hostess and cocktail lovers. Right now, they’re having a sale up to 50% off too.

17. Sid Mashburn Mocassin Loafers: For the men in your life – these loafers are a classic, go with everything and I’m told they’re very comfortable too. Right now, they have a buy more, save more SALE and these are $50 OFF!

18. French Lavender Candle: Another way to shop small and support a local Florida business!  My cousin has so many of my favorite candles in her shop online.

19. A Bottle of Veuve Clicquot: When in doubt, send a celebration! Apps like Drizly and others make it easy to send a bottle to your favorite bubbly lover or to toast for a virtual holiday season.

20. Hadley LLC Tweed Headband:  This is another pick from my cousin’s store. I love all her headbands here and they would make perfect stocking stuffers too.

21. Hempathy Body Lotion: Vogue has called Hempathy the perfect companion to all your favorite skincare brands and I could not agree more. This would be such a nice pampering gift to give someone and you can get 15% OFF your first purchase.

22. Away Bigger Carry On Suitcase with Pocket & Battery: For the travel lover in your life, who might be missing their skymiles and adventures this year –  this is the best gift there could be! Both the bigger carry on and the pocket version are great. You can use my link for $20 off. They are also having a great sale on sets right now. 


Holiday Gift Guide 2020

23. Pack of Raffia Headbands: The perfect Amazon stocking stuffer pack of headbands for under $13.

24. Nest Holiday Ornament Candle: Another stocking stuffer or hostess idea is this adorable mini Nest candle.

25. Skincare Mini Fridge: If you have a skincare obsessed one in your life, look no further than this mini fridge for all their favorite products.

26. Barefoot Dreams Baby Socks: For all the new babies, I love love these socks! They come in 3 color packs.

27. Lake Pajamas – The best PJs to gift (or ask for) and they now have various colors x styles on sale t00.

28. Tula Eye Balm Gift Set – Tula is known for its eye balms so this gift set is a great value ($90) and you can get 15% off with BRITTNEYANN

29. Wine Decanter: For the wine lovers in your life – another great gift.

30. American Royals & American Royals II Majesty Books: These are easily my favorite books I’ve read lately. For all your book lovers who enjoy the royals and DC, this set would be perfect to gift. The author is also from Texas!

31. Slip Silk Scrunchies: Another nice stocking stuffer or gift exchange idea.

32. Sleeping Lip Mask: This is a great pampering gift for anyone too and if you’re looking for a make up gift – this Charlotte Tilbury set now comes in a mini version.

33. Filson Passport & Card Case: I gifted this a few years ago and it was a big hit. It’s great for the men in your life and easy to personalize. Amazon also had a few available.

34. Barefoot Dreams Baby Blanket: Another recommendation for new babies!

35. Men’s Leather Shearling Lined Slippers: These are the best men’s slippers! They’re more expensive but last for years. Pro tip: if the size you need is backordered, reserve at a store and call them – they can ship to you!


Holiday Gift Guide 2020

36. Ocean Mist and Sea Salt Candle: This is a great option for a scent that is not overwhelming and would be pleasing for anyone. Of course, you can shop more classics here.

37. Silk Eye Mask: For the traveling and staying home – this silk eye mask is a splurge that many will not buy for themselves (which is my favorite type of gift!).

38. Always Pan: For all the chefs and newlyweds in your life, the pan that has been everywhere this year! Pair it with one of my favorite classic aprons and you’re all set for a kitchen gift.

39. Nécessaire Body Wash: I can’t even tell you how many people I am gifting one of these scents too – it’s great (and clean) for everyone!

40. Women’s Barefoot Dreams Slippers: With more cozy in mind this year, these would be nice slippers for mom or grandma too.

41. Nécessaire Exfoliator: Along with the body wash, this would be nice to gift too, I love the Eucalyptus one for an at-home spa experience.

42. Wanderlust Blocks Set: Aunt BAC highly approves of these wanderlust blocks for all those future travelers. There are also other cities from around the world that you can shop from this local Dallas company too (15% OFF right now).

43. Monogram Passport Case – Another idea for your favorite traveler are these customized passport cases. They have a few colors and are on sale right now for $24.

44. Record Player :For the musical men and women in your life, this record player comes in a few colors and is the perfect size. Pick up a few of their favorite artists on record too!

45. Freedom Moses Sandals: These sandals live up to the hype! A neutral color would be nice to gift – I have the gold and love them.

46. Name Bracelet: Another idea for a mom to be or mom. This company is also small and local to Texas.

47. Leather Airpod Case Holder: I picked these up for my dad a few years ago and he loves them. If you’re gifting anyone airpods this year, be sure to grab a case.

48. Magazine Subscriptions: One of my favorite stocking stuffers that keeps on giving is gifting Magazine Subscriptions (Southern Living and Travel + Leisure are a few favorites) and with Amazon you can get some great deals starting at only $5!

49. Men’s Filson Travel Dopp Kit: Another classic for all the men in your life that will last for years and travels to come.


Holiday Gift Guide 2020

50. Dr. Zenovia Moisturizer: With winter coming, this is a great gift and highly recommend all her products for maskne this year too.

51. On Cloud Running Shoe: This one is on my list this year! Great for fitness lovers and for all those long walks.

52. LEEF CBD Soap: Stocking stuffer that comes in a variety of scents.

53. Gray Malin Italy Book: Another pick for your travel lover’s coffee table along with the Escape or the Beaches books.

54. Barefoot Dreams Unisex Robe: I have gifted this to ladies and men and it’s a classic!

55.  Skincare: The Ultimate No-Nonsense Guide Book: Also on my list this year!

56.  Barbour Classic Scarf: For your Barbour jacket lovers, the perfect scarf.

57. Leopard Raffia Headband: Another pick from a small and local Texas business – this is the year of the headband.

58. Facial Steamer :I have talked about this on stories but this is perfect for those you have no idea what to get and who love to pamper themselves. It’s also nice for this year when spa and facial visits are missing. It’s a great price under $50.

59. Custom Photo Ornament: For the grandparents!

60. Men’s Workout Shorts: These are the best men’s shorts from Lululemon, they have pockets and are for working out or swim. I like the black and navy classics.

61. Beautycounter Hand Softening Set: Beautycounter gift sets are a great idea for your sister, mom, grandma, best friend and more – this hand luxury set is also quite fitting for this year.

62.  Jo Malone Perfume Gift Set: This perfume set is great to break up for stockings and gift exchanges but also nice to gift so that someone can try a few scents as Jo Malone’s are meant for layering. This set includes 2 of my favorites too and is on SALE for 15% OFF right now.

63. Heart Coffee Mug Set – For your coffee and tea lovers.

Holiday Gift Guide 2020


64. Barefoot Dreams Blanket: A classic for anyone and a great at-home splurge too!

65. Gray Malin Kids Book: I love these books for kids!

66. Men’s Barbour Jacket: This is my rec for a classic men’s jacket! Tuckernuck is also having an amazing buy more, save more sale from 20%-30% OFF with code: BIGSALE.

67. Rewined Rosé Candle: Another favorite candle to gift – made from old wine bottles and handpoured in Charleston.

68. Cashmere Lounge Set: Hoodie Pullover and Joggers: The coziest set as we head into winter! Summersalt is having so many great sales these last few weeks. They have gifts with purchase, $20 OFF, free shipping and more surprises + bundles each day. Their new fleeces and PJ sets are great options too.

69. Fuzzy Nonslip Slippers: For an affordable Amazon find, these are the perfect gift. They have memory foam and are super comfortable. Many slipper options this year but that is 2020!

70. Wine Simple Book: More for the wine lovers or those who are new to drinking wine. Pair this with a bottle.

71. Drybar Blowdryer Gift Set: This particular set sold out but there is a similar one here on SALE for 15% OFF right now. It is a classic H&T rec every year and I would also recommend this brush blowdryer (it blows the Revlon version away!).

72. Diamond Initial Necklace: Kendra Scott’s fine jewelry line is one of my favorites. This initial necklace would be great for any woman in your life and new moms too. I also am loving all their new engraving options.

73. Silk Pillow Case: Another option that most won’t buy themselves and great for hair and skincare.

74. Truffle Travel Toiletry Case: These toiletry cases are more expensive but very durable and TSA-approved. They come in a few colors and another travel gift option.

75. Lululemon Align Workout Top: If you know a fitness or athleisure lover that is align legging obsessed, this new top is the perfect companion!

76. Bala Workout Weights: These are a must-have for all the fitness lovers and year of the virtual workout. If you need them sooner, there are some options here and here.

77. Tula Eye Masks: Another Tula pick this holiday season. I just stocked up myself for stocking stuffers for my sisters and stepmom.  You can get 15% off with code BRITTNEYANN

Holiday Gift Guide 2020

78.  Byredo Candle: A splurge for all the candle snobs!

79. Hydrating Sheet Mask: The best sheet masks for $6! I stocked up on these for stockings too.

80. Golden Goose Sneakers:  Another splurge but I love love this gold/silver combo and they go with everything.

81. Derma-E Brightening Eye Patches: Love these clean eye patches to gift too.

82. Restoring Hand Cream: Another 2020 item with all the hand sanitizer, this luxury hand cream would be great for mom or grandma.

83. HRH Royal Style Book – For the royal lovers!

84. Birdie Fur Slippers: My last slipper idea – these are selling out fast but they have many other styles here.

85. Mini NuFace: The Number One seller on H&T this year should be number one on your list to gift or ask for! It’s currently 15% OFF here too. I saved a video on my Instagram profile if you missed it.

86. Men’s Outdoor Voices Shirts: Best men’s shirts for working out or casual wear.

87. Pearl Face Mask Chain: Because it’s 2020 and everyone needs a cute mask chain for work and errands. Also from a local favorite.

88. Simplified Daily Planner: Simplified is having a sale on their 2021 planners and they have many different styles.

89. Diptyque Candle Gift Set:  These holiday sets are also a great rec for a candle lover.

Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Holiday Gift Guide 2020

90. Lele Sadoughi Face Masks: From the brand that makes the nicest hair accessories, these masks are some of the best made. There is a set of 3 on sale here and a few more patterns on sale here.

91. Gingham Baby Hooded Towels: These baby towels monogrammed are also a favorite to gift.

92. Charlotte Tilbury Mini Bronze and Contour Duo: This is such a great price for this duo for a stocking stuffer, gift exchange or small gift. I use the large size and it’s normally $68 so under $30 is a steal and it’s the best of the best IMO.

93. Hand Soap & Lotion + Candle Set: I bought this Gardenia set for my grandma. It’s also a lovely hostess gift and great for a guest bathroom.

94.  Drybar’s Double Shot Brush Blowdryer: This is a perfect gift for someone who has everything! I have one for myself and gifted it too. Not to be cheesy but it blows the Revlon version away, doesn’t get too hot, smooths and styles your hair and is worth the splurge. Sephora also has it if you prefer to shop there.

95. Men’s Medium Duffel Bag: Another classic men’s item! This is the perfect size.

96. Luxe Hair Towel Wrap: Great for everyone and there is waffle option here.

97. Williams-Sonoma Classic Apron: This apron is a classic and perfect addition to a kitchen-related gift. I love all of the colors and have a few myself. French blue is also nice!

98. Portable Baby Mat: This portable baby mat is an Aunt BAC pick this year. It’s foldable, easy to carry and can be personalized.

99. Kids Toy Straw Basket: One more pick from Aunt BAC to carry around all the toys!

100. Lululemon Belt Bag: And last but not least – A great price for a Lululemon pick at under $40. I wear mine hiking, on walks and while traveling sometimes. It clips around your waist or shoulder and has convenient pockets.

Merry Everything and Happy Shopping!

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Holiday season.

Gift Guide: My Christmas Wishlist

To kickoff gift guide season, I thought I would share a variety of items on my own “wishlist”. You know, just in case anyone needs any ideas, of course. 

I’ve also included a few of my favorite must-have’s so shop for your loved ones, yourself or send this post as a hint. Stay tuned for more fun guides later this week.


1. Drybar Travel Sized Kit — 2. New Apple TV — 3. Nail Lacquer — 4. Apple Watch

5. Pavé Diamond Ring — 6. Throw Blanket — 7. Ear Muffs — 8. Night Face Cream

9. Gold Ball Earrings — 10. Quilted Jacket — 11. Favorite Book — 12. Google Home

13. Black Tassel Earrings + Gold Heels  — 14. Sunnies — 15. Watch — 16. Rose Gold Purse

17. Wine Phone Case — 18. Blanket Scarf — 19. Brush Set — 20. Pavé Diamond Earrings

21. Nespresso Machine + Milk Frother — 22. Wine Glasses — 23. Gold Coasters

24. Faux Leather Leggings — 25. Christmas Tree Phone Case — 26. Workout Jacket

27. Gold Slippers — 28. Ruffled Sweater — 29. Plaid PJ Pants — 30. Favorite Mascara —

31. Pom Hat — 32. Tote Bag — 33. Perfume Gift Set — 34. Plaid Puffer Vest — 35. Leggings

 Merry Merry & Happy Shopping!

SkinnyGirl Protein + Green Smoothie Recipe

I’ve posted about these SkinnyGirl protein shakes before but today I’m sharing a recipe that you can make with them to add a little more protein to your day.

I’m partial to the Vanilla Bean Sunday flavor (also comes in Chocolate Brownie) and have also added it to my coffee as creamer before too!

However, this green smoothie is quite fitting before a morning work out or just to start your day otherwise with protein. My good friend, Tessa, helped me with this one as she’s a fitness and nutrition guru extraordinaire. I find that it keeps me full before and after a workout and works for an afternoon snack too as I know I have trouble getting in enough protein into my diet each day.



Skinnygirl Protein Shakes and Bars

If you’ve been following me along on social media lately, you might of noticed a few new products in my daily routine – Skinnygirl protein shakes and the newly reformulated protein snack bars!


The shakes come in two flavors – rich brownie chocolate and vanilla bean sundae. Both flavors are delicious to drink, only 80 calories, no sugar, low in fat and they are gluten free (super important for me!). Each bottle also provides 12 grams of protein. I’m partial to the vanilla bean one but that is also coming from the girl who prefers vanilla ice cream and cake to chocolate so there is no surprise there.

Besides tasting delicious, I have found that these are perfect pre and post workout for me. Like a lot of women, I often have a hard time getting enough protein from my daily diet alone. The average woman needs about 45 grams a day and these shakes are the perfect supplement in addition to healthy eating.

When keeping an active lifestyle and wanting to stay fit and strong – this is extremely important as well. Protein helps with muscle recovery, growth and prevents soreness. The fact that these shakes taste like dessert also makes it easy to grab one and drink on the way to a barre or spin class or after for me.

I’ve also been snacking more on Skinnygirl Protein Tasty Nutrition Bars – these are the same SG bars you might have already grown to love (like myself) but they have been reformulated to pack in more protein with less calories. Each bar has 150 calories and 10 grams of protein – they are also gluten free and have no artificial flavors or sweeteners. From Dark Chocolate Almond (with coconut), Chocolate Peanut Butter (with sea salt), Lemon Swirl and Dark Chocolate Pretzel – you really cannot go wrong.

I normally keep one or two of these bars in my bag throughout the day – sometimes I will end up eating one for breakfast or also on the way to a workout class or just an afternoon snack. Incorporating one in the morning helps to keep you full throughout the day (one other benefit of protein). Because I am gluten free – I like to always have one on hand in case I am out and there is not a GF friendly option I can eat.

Some other benefits of a healthy protein diet are that it helps to boost metabolism and maintain a healthy weight. I will notice that if I’m not getting enough daily, my muscles will not look as toned and I don’t feel as energetic either.

As you can see, I am absolutely obsessed with these new products and they have just launched at Walmart nationwide and are coming to other retailers soon. So obsessed that I have decided to host a giveaway for my readers so that you can try them both for yourself!

Be sure to enter below and tell me what you think!

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Skinnygirl Savvy Snackers Giveaway!

It’s no secret here on H&T that I love Skinnygirl snacks!

I’ve posted about them before as they are my go-to bars for road trips and before (and after) barre classes too. I also love the banana oatmeal dark chocolate one for breakfast – or at any time of the day for that matter.

However, what’s even better is that Skinnygirl Tasty Nutrition Bars just came out with new flavors. There’s now Lemon Swirl, Dark Chocolate Almond with Coconut and my personal new favorite – Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein (yum!).

And the best part? They’re gluten free for yours truly and don’t taste like it! They actually taste GOOD (which is hard to find in the GF world, trust me). They’re high in protein and fiber + low in calories. The absolute perfect snack on the go for those of us running around all day.

You can order them at or find them at your local Target too. H&T readers also receive 10% off all online orders with promo code HOSTING1.

If you haven’t tried them yourself, be sure to enter below for a chance to win a package with all 3 new flavors! Good Luck!

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{Skinnygirl is a partner of H&T. This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.}