W&D Holiday Gift Guide: Kate's 13 Favorite Things from 2019


It’s our final gift guide of the holiday season, friends! Just in time for those quickly approaching shipping deadlines and that one person (or five people?) on your list whose gift you haven’t picked out yet.

In today’s roundup, I’m sharing my favorite thirteen things from the past year. If you’re a regular Wit & Delight follower, it’s likely you’ve heard me talk about these items in the past—they’re all tried and true pieces I’ve tested and love. From an herb garden to a turtleneck I often find myself wearing multiple times a week to an application that completely changed how I manage a key aspect of my work life, these are the items I can’t (okay, wouldn’t want to) live without.

View all of our past 2019 gift guides here. If you want more gifting inspiration, be sure to check out our Kate Loves page or our Amazon site.

As someone who doesn’t have a lot of time to get ready in the morning, I’m a big fan of any product that does double duty. This lip and cheek stain fits the bill, and there are nine beautiful colors to choose from.

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I love these beautiful and functional baskets from one of my favorite brands, The Citizenry. I like to keep extra pillows and blankets on hand at all times, and these baskets are the perfect place to store them.

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Having PLANN has allowed me to completely organize my Instagram life, saving me tons of time in the process. This is a perfect gift for a business owner who’s looking to plan their social media schedule in advance with ease.

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Vrai creates stunning jewelry pieces in tasteful designs that can be worn every day, year-round. While at the high end of most budgets, this stunning infinity band is a keepsake that will last a lifetime.

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Made of non-toxic vegan soy wax, this candle comes in four colors and makes an amazing gift. My favorite part is that the ceramic vessel is designed to have many lives, either as another candle, a vase, or something else entirely.

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This is the perfect keepsake item for any family. We’ve made several this year, and my kids love reading them together before bed.

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This milk peel has had a big impact on my skin lately. It gently exfoliates and resurfaces, and I see a noticeable improvement in the texture and tone of my skin whenever I use it. Would highly recommend!

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These boots are beautiful and super well-made. They go with almost any outfit, AND, as an added bonus, they’re water-resistant and made with rubber soles to stand up to the cold, wet weather that’s ahead.

GIVEAWAY ALERT: Nisolo is giving away an item for both you and a friend this holiday season. Learn more here.

While you are browsing their site, use code: WD25 to receive 25% off your purchase until 1/4/2020

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I’ve sung this turtleneck’s praises too many times to count. I own it in multiple colors and wear it *all* the time. It’s a wardrobe staple for me, all winter long.

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Incredible comfortable right out of the box. I’ve owned several Article sofas over the years, and each one has been amazingly comfortable, durable, and beautiful. For anyone looking to purchase a sofa this holiday season, this is the place to go. (Winnie not included.)

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People ask me how we keep our floors so clean and this is the answer. I can’t say enough about the Roomba. Ours is named Carl, and we rely on him to clean up messes (and dog hair!) almost daily.

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For someone who loves to cook with fresh herbs year-round, this is a gamechanger. I have the one shown above, and there’s a smaller version available, too!

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I’ve scored a few amazing items through The RealReal this year, and it’s a resource I almost always check before buying new clothing items these days. Let your giftee find the piece that suits them best with a gift card to the site!

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Want even more holiday gift ideas? Be sure to check out our Kate Loves page and our Amazon shop.

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BY Kate Arends - December 11, 2019

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December 12, 2019 11:24 am

Kate! Stop the buying and conspicuous consumption! You are like a dope dealer pushing the drug of “Buying to make you feel better” to lonely lost troubled young women yuppies and wanna be hipsters who in may cases are raked with massive credit card debt. Free yourself and others! Stop shopping and buying! Go skiing and snowshoeing. You will feel much better after exercising.

December 12, 2019 9:44 pm

Hi! It looks like the Nisolo discount code doesn’t work? Help! Thanks!!

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