Unwrapped: Christmas 2017 Gift Haul

Posted January 30, 2018 by shooting in Product Review / 43 Comments

Well, I’m just making it but I’m finally sharing some of the fun gifts that I got this past Christmas for my Unwrapped! link-up. Did you make a post sharing the fun things you got for the holidays? Feel free to link up while it’s open, or leave a link in the comments below and I’ll come visit you!

Let’s start with this little pink penguin! It’s so cute- and soft! My sister gave me this. She also bought tickets for me and her to see a Cincinnati Cyclones game (local hockey team) and we went this past Saturday – more on that tomorrow!

My sister also gave me these cute day of the week socks. I have all seven, but the above photo shows you Thursday and Friday! Finally, she got me a gift card to a local restaurant we both love called Taste of Belgium – we still need to go!

My mom and dad gave me quite a few fun Christmas gifts, so I’ll just share some here. I got this awesome messy bun beanie (your bun or ponytail can stick out of the hole on top so you don’t have to keep your hair down to wear the hat). I really wanted one of these, so I’m so excited about it. Isn’t it cute?

I’m actually wearing one of the brown invisibobbles in my hair in the above photo. These are awesome!

I’m a huge fan of Garth Brooks so I got the Garth Brooks: The Anthology Part 1 and I must read it soon! I’m so excited to add this to my Garth collection.

Another amazing gift I got was this book light. As you can see in the above photo, it looks a bit like a book when it’s closed (well, maybe you can’t tell too much here – but believe me!)

To use the light, open the book and connect the back and front (it’s a magnet) and voila! Your open book is actually a book light. I love this so much! And in case you’re wondering, there is a plug and a way to charge it!

Finally, I got this Too Faced eyeshadow kit. I’m not the biggest makeup person, but I was dying to get this, and I have to thank my parents for gifting it to me for Christmas.

You open up the little clutch and there is a small mirror, a tube of Better Than Sex Mascara, and the Best Year Ever eyeshadow palette.

Open up the palette and see all the pretty colors!! I’m so excited to experiment with this!

One of the things that I just LOVED about this kit is that there is a mini 2018 planner in the clutch, so you have your planner and your makeup with you at all times. It even comes with a page of cute stickers you can use!

I love all the little facts and holidays pinpointed in the planner. If you’ve been reading my blog, you know I have multiple planners already so I haven’t started using this one yet, but I WILL figure out some way to utilize it since it’s just so cute.


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And there you have it! Just some of the awesome gifts that I was given this Christmas. I also got some chocolate, sparkling grape juice, Old Navy gift card, Star Wars shirt, movie theater gift card, lotion, and more. I’m lucky to have some great people in my life. Now, if you’re interested in some of the items I mentioned above (and other things that I got for Christmas), please use the widget below to learn more. Not all are the exact items I got, but I wanted to show some variety! Affiliate links: any clicks or purchases give me a small percent!

43 responses to “Unwrapped: Christmas 2017 Gift Haul

  1. RO

    Wow! So many nice and unique things, and I love them all Lauren. It’s so wonderful when people understand who you are and provide that perfect gift! Happy Tuesday and Hugs…RO

  2. That book light is so cool. – what a lovely gift.
    My favourite is the Two Faced eyeshadow kit! To combine make up and an organiser (and stickers!!) Love it!

  3. The little penguin is so cute! I love the socks as well and new makeup is always a fun treat for a gift! Christmas seems like it was so far away now, January has been such a long month!

  4. The Kate Spade socks you got me are AH-MAZING. I wear them literally all of the time. I wash them daily so I can rotate. And you know I ate all of those cookies. Alone. In my closet. Ha!

    • shooting

      haha as you should eat your cookies! There are too many people in your house that can steal them! And yay, I’m glad you like the socks. I’m such a sock person. πŸ™‚

  5. Oh my goodness Lauren, that book light is divine! Does it give off enough light to read by or is it more decorative? I need to get one of those beanies for winter too Lauren, it looks absolutely adorable on you. I wear my hair up in a messy bun and you can’t really wear anything with it. Such a brilliant idea. Thank you so much for sharing, will be checking for local stockists <3

    • Yes, you need to find a hat like mine! It’s handy and I wear it all the time because it’s freezing. Honestly, I didn’t even know they existed until a few months ago. haha As for the book light, I haven’t read it by it YET but it does seem to give off quite a bit of a light if it’s right next to you.


  6. That book light is amazing! I love it. These look like such thoughtful gifts. I got a ton of yoga stuff this Christmas and it makes my heart so happy.

  7. You got some great stuff! I LOVE getting socks. One of my friends introduced me to a fun idea: a sock box. You start purchasing socks at the beginning of the year – one pair for each month (usually themed, like snow in January and hearts for February, etc.) Then you put them all in a box and give them as a holiday gift. It’s such a fun thing to give and get!

  8. Wow, your got some great stuff! Love that your sis got you tickets to ice hockey- giving experiences is my favorite gift to give and receive! I was actually trying to get that hat for one of my nieces but they were sold out! Also, I’m in love with that Too Faced Kit. I’m not a big makeup person either, but I like the mostly neutral colors and- the planner! I actually just tried a sample of the Better Than Sex mascara and it’s my new favorite so that’s cool too haha. Going to search for it!

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    • A lot of gifts I give people are experiences, so it’s fun to get them too! I hope you can find the Too Faced Kit! It’s really fun, and that’s awesome you already like the mascara. I’m sure you’d love it then. πŸ™‚ AW, I hope you can find the hat for your niece elsewhere. A lot of places make them!


  9. I really love that bun beanie! I would totally use that. My hair is always up in a wet bun when I drop the kids off at school in the morning and some mornings its so cold for wet hair! Oops! Lol!


  10. That little penguin is adorable! πŸ™‚ That restaurant sounds yummy. Not sure I’ve ever had Belgian food. I keep seeing that book light on Amazon and I know eventually I’ll cave and buy it. LOL You really received some wonderful gifts!

  11. Oh wow, such lovely gifts!! The book light is SO unique, and such a great gift for someone who loves to read. The hat is so clever too! I never wear hats because I rarely have the gumption to wear my hair down, talk about a great solution. And I hope you and your sister enjoy your meal together, that sounds really fun! Thanks for sharing these with us πŸ™‚

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