I'm not sure exactly when I became obsessed with Oprah's Christmas list. I think the daydream of scoring a ticket to her "Favorite Things" show began in the late 90s and every year I remember being so envious of the women in the audience taking home everything from high-end bedding to top of the line refrigerators. While Oprah may have impeccable taste, it definitely comes with a price. Buying one of each item on her 2017 list would cost you around $14,000!

For those of you with a slightly smaller budget, I've rounded up a Christmas list that won't break the bank. I'm happy to present (drumroll please!) Nicole's Favorite Things!


Hapa's Mamas, $25 - $35
I have been ordering pants for Cooper from Hapa's Mama's for a couple of years now. They are the cutest, comfy pants with fun on the bum! I first found her on Instagram right before Cooper's first birthday and I ordered a custom order baseball bum pant to go with his Cubs themed party. They were a hit! Then I bought a pumpkin, turkey, and now reindeer pair! She makes a limited amount of each seasonal style, so you have to snag them quickly or reach out for a custom order. Find it HERE!

Nicole Hanks

Fawn Design Bag, $159
This bag and I have been attached at hip since my toddler was born. It's labeled as a diaper bag, but makes a great tote for every day. It features 10 pockets - including a zipper pocket, an interior key ring to help you keep track of your keys, and interior and exterior faux leather that wipes clean easily. I own it in gray, but love the caramel brown tone as well! Find it HERE!

Nicole Hanks

The Personalized Plate, $12.50-$35.00
I've been gushing about these super cute plates a lot lately. They make the most thoughtful hostess gifts, are great for kids meals, and are durable and easy to clean. I love them so much that I just ordered my son two more for the holidays! Find it HERE!

Hearth & Hand by Magnolia Pajamas, $12.99-$24.99
You guys, I think I speak for all of us when I say I want to be best friends with Chip & Joanna Gaines. I fell in love with their adorable family on HGTV and this year I'm totally fan-girling over their new Target line! You can find a good number of pieces in my house. One of my favorite things in their collection is their green plaid pjs for the holidays. They look so warm and snuggly and perfect for Christmas morning AND they come in sizes for the whole family! Find it HERE!


Mask of Magnaminty, $14.95
It seems like masks have become more and more popular this year. I've tried a fair few, but this one from Lush is my all time favorite. This fresh, minty mask will leave your skin feeling tingly and exfoliated without drying it out. It also calms redness! And did I mention you can use it on your whole body?! Find it HERE!


Simplified Planner, $58
As a busy, working mom this planner is one thing I can't live without. This planner's beautiful, minimalistic design will help you get organized and stay on track. It comes in multiple colors, but I am digging this gold pineapple motif! Find it HERE!