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The Entire 2018 List of Lauryn’s Favorite Things

holiday gifts guide roundup 2018 shopping christmas by the skinny confidentialAs you all know, I am VERY fucking specific. I know what I like & what I don’t like.

In order to really be a tastemaker & funnel for you guys I feel like I’ve tried 86374892 products & I’m constantly exposing myself to different things.

I want you guys to NOT have to do all the work to find the best of the best- I want to do that for you & showcase it on The Skinny Confidential.

This blog has always been ( for 9 years ) a place where you can come & know that I’ve scanned, tested & experimented with so many different items so I can bring you the best of the best to weed out what works & what doesn’t.

As the blog continues to grow, I want to make sure you guys have a yearly list for reference. I was completely inspired by ( no surprise here ) Oprah to do a list of my 107 favorite things.

Each year, I will deliver this list to you before Christmas, so you have tons of options for giving & receiving. It’ll be a resource where you guys can go & know that you’re giving ( or getting ) tried & tested items.

NONE of this is sponsored. These are all things I use all the time that are insane gems.

You’ll find everything here, from my favorite pair of sneakers that I wear every day, to my favorite white toaster, to my fave sparking water ( you know it’s grapefruit ), to what kind of pumpkin enzymes I feed Boone and Pixy. Everything in this post is TSC-approved & you can’t go wrong with any of these items.

Be sure to leave your favorite item of 2018 in the comments below. I think it would be so fun to compile a community favorite things list. Right?!

With that, let’s get into “Lauryn’s favorite things of 2018”:

+ Barefoot Dreams leopard blanket
( I also love the snow leopard. )

+ Barefoot Dreams robe

+ Animals Matters dog bed
( I like the one in white or black. )

+ Maison Du Soir pajamas

+ Discover Night pillows
( Silk pillowcases what up.)

+ Tavi Noir socks

+ Cloud Hunter silk robe

+ Restoration Hardware towels

+ fluffy, huge, plush hotel robe
( More on this here. )

+ retro tumblers

+ pink, vintage luggage

+ Capri Blue candle

+ white marble coffee warmer

+ acupressure mat
( more on why I love this here. )

+ essential oils diffuser

+ blue light glasses

+ Tools of Titans

+ Clarisonic Smart Uplift

+ caffeinated sunscreen

+ ice roller

+ tinkles

+ Larosette pimple clay

+ Kopari deodorant

+ Woo More Play coconut oil lube

+ Collosol cleansing milk

+ Glow Recipe’s Avocado Melt sleeping mask
( the watermelon one is bomb too. )

+ Vital Proteins beauty collagen

+ Laneige lip sleep mask

+ K’pure Settle Down spray

+ pure silk sleeping mask

+ Ritual Vitamins

+ Tod’s white loafers

+ Madewell black skinny jeans

+ white Yeezy’s

+ James Perse t-shirts – black & white

+ Dagne Dover big bag

+ Frankie B outfit, jacket & bottom
( I love this- I wore it in Aspen. )

+ Cotton Citizen sweatsuit, top & bottom

+ pink face mask

+ Adidas track jacket

+ Palm Angels black pants

+ Cam Jewelry zodiac necklace

+ Shady Lady big, black sunglasses

+ Alo leggings

+ Wolford bodysuit in white or black

+ Vince Camuto boot

+ black mid-calf Uggs

+ Adidas leather fanny pack

+ Smeg toaster
( I have white. )

+ Cire Trudon basil candle

+ Burn Cookbook
( parody of Mean Girls. )

+ Simple Human paper towel holder

+ True Roots cookbook by Kristin Cavallari
( she came on the podcast – listen here. )

+ electric milk frother

+ The Method Inulin
( how-to video here. )

+ Aēsop soaps
( I have Vetiver Root hand wash. )

+ Breville kettle

+ long pink lighter

+ champagne flutes
( get 4 & put them in the freezer. Adding chilled pomegranate seeds when serving is cute too. )

Any of these items can be mixed & matched then put in a cute gift bag.

+ Siete chips
( get the lime flavor – you won’t be sorry. )

+ organic cinnamon

+ organic chlorophyll

+ rainbow tumblers

+ SpinDrift grapefruit sparkling water

+ Himalayan salt

+ pink SodaStream

+ ginger peach iced tea

+ Suja juice
( love the lemon love. )

+ Siete almond flour tortillas

+ Medjool dates

+ bee pollen

+ Domaines Ott rosé

+ Rao’s Arrabiata sauce

+ GG sprinkles

+ chai tea

+ Yum Earth peach licorice

+ Enjoy Life chocolate chips

+ Topo Chico mineral water

+ Harmless Harvest coconut water

+ portable charger

+ carbon monoxide alarm

+ Alexa

+ Sonos system

+ black marble laptop case

+ Bose noise-cancelling headphones

+ laptop stand

+ Diva Light for phone

+ full size Diva Light

+ book light

+ chic backgammon set

+ rose gold scissors

+ The Grand Budapest Hotel book

+ Saint candles

+ Softy straws

+ Ello cup

+ Hydro Flask
( I have HOT PINK- check out this post for more deets. )

+ hot pink Tupperware

+ pink bike

+ time block cube

+  planner

+ chic stationary

+ Crushing It by Gary Vee

+ The Skinny Confidential book

+ red track jacket

+ Glucosamine

+ raw pumpkin for dogs

doggy dental wipes


Like I said, be sure to comment your favorite thing of 2018 below with your Instagram handle so I can stalk you guys & do a HUGE post of all your favorites.

I feel like I just birthed a baby with that list ( joking, joking, it’s a joke ). I’m off to go drink an inulin coffee out of my retro tumbler & enjoy my Capri Blue candle while listening to Xmas jazz on my Alexa.

See ya tomorrow & happy holidays,

love, lauryn

+ if you enjoyed this post, be sure to listen to the podcast on The Master List.

  1. LOVE this list!! I almost thought that you forgot WOO 😉 I would add my black MZ Wallace Metro backpack to the list – it makes the way to work or the gym so much more comfy and stylish <3

  2. Hi LAURYN,

    You have such a list of so many favorite things. I better print it all out to show the boss. I know she will love going through the list.

    Cheers Nathan…

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