What to Buy?

EEK!!  Can you BELIEVE that?

The time between Halloween and Christmas seems to fly by.  #timeflieswhenyourehavingfun

With that said, I do my best shopping RIGHT now!  ha!  I like to have as much done as I possibly can before Thanksgiving so I can sit back and enjoy the entire Christmas season.

Let’s get our SHOP ON!  I always get my best recommendations from girlfriends.  Don’t you?  You’re hanging out with a friend and they share a new recipe, movie you should watch, or a new book you just have to read.  My girlfriends give me the best recommendations on pretty much everything.  I love hearing what they’re getting their kiddos, spouses, moms, etc. for Christmas.  Usually I can get a gift idea or two out of their lists as well.  I thought it’d be fun for me to share some things the Slaughter family is asking for, hoping for, or already have and love.  Maybe it’ll give you an idea or two for someone on your list this season.  πŸ™‚

For the boys..
Animal Planet Tiger Set-Both of my boys love these Animal Planet sets.  They will play and play with them.  If you have an animal lover at your house, then I highly recommend a set or two.

Football-I don’t know about your house, but my kiddos are constantly losing footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, etc.  Nixon would be stoked about a new football.

Lion Guard-Bowen is a big fan of the new show, Lion Guard, on the Disney channel.  He’s been telling us he’d like this for his birthday for months.  Ebby Lee whispered to me one day that she thought they’d all actually play with it if we got it for him.  ha! 

Under Armour Underwear-You better believe I’m a mom who puts things they really need inside their stockings.  πŸ™‚  I splurged on this underwear for Nixon’s birthday and he loves them!  ha!  I’ve already ordered a few more pairs for his stocking.  It might be the first time ever one of my kiddos is stoked about new underwear!

Indoor Basketball-I ordered this for Nixon.  I think our entire family of five will have lots of competitions with this one.

For the girls…

Sketch It Nail Pens-Ebby Lee is loving all crafts and anything girly.  These nail pens totally fit the bill.

American Girl Ice Cream Cart-She hasn’t fully decided on one piece so I’m including one of the contenders.  Ebby Lee wants approximately eighty-five things in the American Girl catalog.  She’s working on narrowing it down.   

Fringe Cross Body-Ebby Lee is gonna flip over this purse on Christmas morning.

Bath Robe-Ebby Lee has this robe.  It’s crazy comfy, super warm, and perfect for cold winter mornings.

FurReal Friends-The toy commercials are working!  Way to go, marketing departments!  Ebby Lee has seen the commercial for these FurReal Friends one too many times.  πŸ™‚

For the moms…

Ugg Slippers-If you guys follow Shay and Sheaffer, then you’ve been reading how bossy they can be about these slippers.  Right?  I’m giving them a try and asking for a pair for Christmas.

Mophie IPhone Charger-My phone only stays charged for a quarter of the day before I need to plug it in for a while.  I’ve already mentioned to Tab that I need this charger or a new phone!

Puffer Coat-I bought this before our New York trip and am so glad I did.  The perfect fitting puffer!

Faux Fur Vest-I have a fur vest very similar to this that I layer up all winter long.  Dress it up or down and it looks great!

Faux Fur Blanket-I’ve had my eye on these blankets.  I think it’d be the perfect thing to throw on the end of our bed during the winter months.

For the dads…

Under Armour Vest-I had to TALK Tab into buying this vest last year and then it was the one article of clothing he grabbed every time.  

Michael Kors Watch-Tab has a sporty watch, but he needs a dressy to watch to wear daily to work.

Yeti-Tab is constantly losing his travel coffee cups.  It’s time Santa surprises him with a Yeti in his stocking.  πŸ˜‰

Bose Bluetooth Speaker-We use this speaker all summer long in the backyard.

Ugg Slippers-If the women’s version is as good as I’ve heard, the men’s version must be great as well.

What about you?  What’s on your Christmas list?  Do you have any great recommendations you’d love to share with your girlfriends?  We’d LOVE to hear!  XOXO

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  1. 11.15.16
    Leslie said:

    My Restoration Hardware faux fur blanket is my favorite in the entire world. It is so unbelievably comfortable and warm!!!


    • 11.15.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      It sounds fabulous!!! I hope my Santa is reading! Hahaha!

  2. 11.15.16
    Kathryn Andres said:

    Love these ideas! You were speaking to me in the ladies department! I've had a pair of Ugg slippers every year for 5+ years. You know I love a fur vest top! Oh and I just got that charger in September and love it! I'm running low on battery and no where near my charger…just flip the little switch. Yesterday I had the switch flipped all morning and didn't realize it until at lunch I still had 100%!

    • 11.15.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I'm so glad to hear about slippers! And that charger is a Christmas must! My phone dies by mid-afternoon!

  3. 11.15.16
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    I reallllllllllllllly love this list! Lots of great ideas that I know people on my list would LOVE!

    • 11.15.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Christmas snuck up on me a bit!! I needed to get to ordering!

  4. 11.15.16
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    I have got to get organized this year! I am so far behind on gift buying. Thank you for the suggestions!!!!

    • 11.15.16
      Erika Slaughter said:


  5. 11.15.16
    a little bit of emily said:

    I remember wanting ALL the things from the American Girl catalog, too. So hard to choose! I finally got a fur throw this year and am obsessed with it – it would be such a great present.

    • 11.15.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Thanks, Emily!

  6. 11.15.16
    Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam said:

    Great ideas!! I so wish I could get Matt into a vest. He refuses! All that said, this is the year of the practical Santa around our house. Yesterday, Santa ordered new lunch boxes and sheets for the kids πŸ˜‰ Haha. I'm sure some underwear and socks are next. I know 2 kiddos who need to do some major purging before Santa brings anything else in this house!

    • 11.15.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Practical Santa-I love it!!

  7. 11.15.16
    Anonymous said:

    So, somewhere in my attic, I have a few of those fir blankets from pottery barn (I stored them once it got warmer last year and haven't pulled them out yet). I'm thinking that we should totally do tradesies for your SUPER COOL soccer tent. Hahaha πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚

  8. 11.15.16
    Erika Slaughter said:

    Hahahaha!!! Hilarious! It would be a great deal for me, but I'm not sure you'd be happy with the trade. πŸ™‚

  9. 11.15.16
    Becky said:

    Is this the same Bose Sheaffer linked to the other day? I was interested in hers as well but my liketoknowit was jacked up and not pulling it up for some reason. If so thanks for linking again!

    • 11.15.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I think so. I think they use theirs a lot too!

  10. 11.15.16
    dresselfamily.blogspot.com said:

    I love to hear what others are getting.
    So for my very shiny new teenager ( how the heck do I have a teenager, she was just Ebby Lee's age last week .. waaah)
    We got her a bose wireless speaker in turquoise its so cute! And clothes… she's my fashion girl and very specific.
    My nearly 11 yr old wanted an ipod and craft things.
    My 9yr old boy.. wanted a baby brotherπŸ˜‚. .. since that is not going to be happening he will be getting lego and other stuff. By far he was my hardest this year.

  11. 11.15.16
    Unknown said:

    Hi Erica! I'm not sure if you have heard of the Amazon Echo (I believe that's the name it's a speaker who's named Alexa and she does all different things.) Well I was wondering how this Bose's speaker differs from that. My husband just recently bought the Amazon Echo, but I'm wondering if he would like this speaker as well. Thanks! Christina

  12. 11.15.16
    Lauren said:

    Like a true broke post college gal, I'm asking for RainX Windshield wipers, new tires, and new brakes.
    Oh and I put the North Face Osito 2 jacket I want in my mom's Amazon cart. Let's see if she notices ;o)

  13. 11.15.16
    Unknown said:

    I am actually using my Mophie for the fist time today!!!! My hubby said it was time as my phone is always dying towards the latter part of the day. He uses his for work/personal needs and loves it. Life saver! GET ONE!!!

  14. 11.15.16
    Lauren said:

    Those nail pens look perfect for my niece, only question being … how hard is to get off … ???

  15. 11.15.16
    Britt Hensley said:

    My goal for this week is to finish our shopping, so I can actually enjoy the holidays. This post is so helpful! Thanks!!

  16. 11.15.16
    Lindsay's Sweet World said:

    I need that phone charger TODAY!! My phone was down to 30% by 10 AM today. And I had barely even used it. So pitiful!

  17. 11.15.16
    Michelle said:

    Great list!! We have that Bose speaker and love it!! Great sound for just a little speaker. Definitely worth it. We listen to it all the time. Luckily I pretty much have all my gifts bought and already wrapped!! Lol πŸ™‚ some think I'm crazy for wrapping already, I call it smart πŸ˜‰

  18. 11.15.16
    Yolanda McLean said:

    Great list! I just bought those nail pens – she'll love them!

  19. 11.15.16
    Anonymous said:

    Love these ideas. A cozy blanket is such a perfect gift. These ones are my fave:

    And Yes to the American Girl Catalog, I used to circle everything I wanted, total it up with a calculator, show it to my parents and they'd laugh. Haha. Some things never change!

  20. 11.15.16
    Unknown said:

    I got my Ugg slippers a few years ago for Christmas and love them. You will not be disappointed!!

  21. 11.16.16
    Unknown said:

    I have a Trianium charging case that I purchased from Amazon for $40. It's the best $40 I've ever spent. It seems to be a more affordable option than others and it works flawlessly. I can't think of the last time my phone died!

  22. 11.16.16
    Unknown said:

    My husband and I both got Ugg slippers for Christmas last year. They are awesome and as great as Shay and Shaeffer describe! We're getting the Lion Guard training set here too!

  23. 11.16.16
    Megan said:

    Great lists!!! Ugg slippers are amazing!!!!!

  24. 11.16.16
    Christy said:

    I LOVE this list! Thanks for sharing all your ideas. My husband is in need of a new wallet, any suggestions on a nice one? Thanks!

  25. 11.16.16
    ReachingBeyondMediocrity said:

    I remember loving Americans Girl. I actually just got their catalog and a coupon but have no one to buy for.
    To receive 20% $100.
    I hope it works!!!