A Stocking Stuffed of Our Favorite Things

*Ladies! You make Christmas stockings all the more enjoyable! We have now closed comments and will post our 13 winners as soon as possible. (P.S. I’m out of the office today so this time you might have to be a bit more patient. Grin.) We love y’all. Happy Friday!

About 30 minutes ago I returned to my office laughing to myself after a birthday lunch for one of my co-workers. Lunches are a big deal around LPM in general, but throw a birthday lunch in there and you’ll never want to work anywhere ever again. Besides the food, the main event at any gathering is the words. Oh my, y’all, the words. We can easily toss around 20,000 words between 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM on any given day. It is both fun and overwhelming at times. Me, the sanguine, is actually fairly quiet, believe it or not.

I’m tickled though because, I don’t know if you’ve ever worked with 14 women, but we like to play copycat. For instance, one of us could fall in love with a certain moisturizer overnight and by the next week, we’re all using the same moisturizer and the same eyeliner. I guess you might say we trust each other’s opinions. Today was one of those days; except we talked extensively about television series we all need to watch. Riveting, you guys.

I’m sharing all of this with you because of what we’ve planned for today! It happens to fall along the lines of things we love and never shut up about.

Because today, we’re giving away our staff favorite things! The things we go on and on about and claim it’s the best things we ever discovered! We get a little partial and enthusiastic about our worldly goods every now and then. (Well, maybe a lot.)

(If you’ve ever seen an episode of Oprah’s Favorite Things back in the day, imagine that and then scale it down by 100. Unfortunately, we won’t be giving away any cars today, but who would turn down a few stocking stuffers?)

Admit it, we all love giveaways around here, but there’s something about giving away objects you love. Hence why sometimes we give away food or books. So, I surveyed the staff here at LPM and told them all to send me a favorite thing, something they either use or think about on a daily basis. After I collected the emails and studied them, I took myself shopping, and with much glee, I might add to purchase every item for you, our dear Siestas.

Today, TEN of you will win a stocking stuffed full of LPM’s very favorite things! Y’all, I’ll unashamedly admit that I want this stocking for myself. It is just so fun!

The beauty of this post is that it will double as an idea post for stocking stuffers you may be looking for yourself.

Without further ado, (in my best sing song voice) these are a few of our favorite things…

1. Bath and Body Works Fresh Balsam Fragrance Bulbs (plug in) from Diane
The best part about a plug-in is that once you’ve exhausted a certain smell, you can buy a new one, and they’re a lot cheaper than buying a new candle each time.

2. L’oreal Voluminous Mascara from KMac
Yes, we are serious about mascara around here. Well, most of us anyway. I’m looking forward to trying this myself.

3. Tazo Green Tea (with Lemongrass and Spearmint) from Kimberly
Have no fear, we are mainly coffee guzzlers around here, but some delicious hot tea is good for the soul.

4. Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer in Peony from Jennifer
If you’re looking for a chap stick with a little hint of color, this is your best friend.

5. Trader Joe’s Nourish All in One Facial Cleanser from Linda
If you don’t live near a Trader Joe’s, beg the Lord to show favor on your city to build one. It’s a treasure, to say the least. But, do not be anxious if you’re not near one, you can find a ton of stuff online. Thank you, Internet.

6. Trader Joes Kitchen Soap from Sabrina
Shall I repeat myself? Pray yourself a Trader Joe’s near you.

7. Daily Light Devotional by Anne Grahm Lotz from Nancy
I’ve yet to use this devotional, but all of my coworkers sing its praises. I’ll be purchasing my own asap. As our beloved teacher tells us all the time, it’s good to study under other authors and teachers. Be wise, but be free!

8. See’s Chocolate Covered Almond Clusters from Evangeline
Who would say no to See’s candy? I can’t help you if you do. Grin.

9. Philosophy Hands of Hope Hand and Cuticle Cream from Sherry
Philosophy has an entire line-up of wonderfully named products, from skin care to bubble bath. Purity, Amazing Grace, Miracle Worker. It’s all very fancy and nice, but is so worth every penny, if you’re into that kind of thing.

10. Essie Nail Polish from Lindsee
I think I may be repeating myself here, but for a girl who loves to paint her fingers and toes, I favor Essie polish. My current favorite winter color is, Ladylike. The name alone sold me.

11. Boot Socks from Beth
Just today Beth wore the cutest pair of boot socks you’ve ever seen. If I’d of had half a mind, I would have taken a picture for you. But for you who wear boots, this is the trend right now. Plus, they keep your legs and feet warm. Score!

And for a bonus, THREE grand prize winners will receive one:

12. Barefoot Contessa Cookbook from Susan
For a New York Time’s best seller, I have no doubt you might fall in love with your kitchen all over again.

Ladies, the fun is all yours now! Just make sure when you comment to leave your first and last name, as that will help us out when we announce the winners. Also in your comment, consider sharing your favorite thing with us. The more the merrier! We’ll leave the post up for at least 24 hours and post the winners this weekend. Okay, y’all, fire away!

Just a brief look at the winnings. (They’re not the prettiest giveaway pictures we’ve posted, but you get the idea. I had to spend more time shopping than photographing!)


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  1. 1251

    Merry Christmas!!! My favorite things…well, I love books and music (especially Christmas music!)!!! I also am so excited bc I bought the Pioneer Woman’s latest cookbook and can’t wait to try it out!!!

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    Michelle O'Neal says:

    I also love love love Tazo Zen Green Tea with lemongrass and spearmint. It’s awesome!!!

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    Juliet wilkinson says:

    I love
    Glitter anything, as long as its not loose, (because somehow it gets to my eye!)
    Boots, cozy, cute socks and I can read a cookbook like a romance novel-
    I just read The Handmaiden and the Carpenter by Elizabeth Berg and while it is not heavy theology, it was successful at drawing me into the Birth Story of Christ and reminded me of God’s Way being “different” than the ways of man which of course led me to ponder my most favoritist thing-

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    LINDA HORN says:

    LOVE Lindt chocolate truffles. Chocolate lovers delight if you dont have Sees chocolates near by.

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    Deena Collins says:

    Two of my favorite things 🙂 Gevalia mocha flavored coffee with amaretto flavored Nestle Coffee-mate. Yummy!!

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    Connie Watt says:

    Merry Christmas to you all! Sally Hansen’s ointment for dry feet tops my favorites list.

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    Karen Stowe says:

    These are good, but hands-down, my favorite stocking stuffer is Moose Munch Dark Chocolate bars from Harry and David. Absolutely the best chocolate EVER!

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    Valerie McFarland says:

    Oh, I LOVE the favorite things idea!!! This is so much fun:) Merry Christmas to all you guys at LPM!!! Thanks for all you do:)

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    Connie Harris says:

    Looks Fabulous!!

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    Cindy Wood says:

    I never know what brand of what to try. Thanks for the great ideas!

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    Cindy Moore says:

    Bless you all for what you do all year and Merry Christmas for the stocking give-away! Thank you!!

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    Sandy McEarchern says:

    I absolutely LOVE the fun you gals have over there! Right now, I’d say my favorite thing is Vanicream lotion. I wish they made it scented! We’re in a deep freeze here in Minnesota and this soothes and smooths all that dry skin! Ahhh. . . a very blessed Christmas to you all!

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    Keri says:

    Hello! My favorite thing….Peppermint Bark from Williams Sonoma. Yum!!!

    Keri Jenkins

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    Glenda Wray Jennings says:

    These are a few of my favorite things…..:)

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    Sarah Farish says:

    “Morning & Evening” devotional book by Charles Spurgeon. Also on a lighter note, wool socks! (I’m from Chicago).

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    Alicia keys says:

    Coffee from electric city coffee is my favorite roast!

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    sarah withers says:

    I am a philosphy girl!!! Would love a stocking full of goodies and I am in need of a good cook book…hehehe

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    Kim Murphy says:

    My Favorite Things: 1. My Fireplace 2. My Laura Ashley quilt 3. Lamplight 4. A cup of Earl Grey tea 5. Downton Abbey 6. Blue Bell Peppermint Ice Cream

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    Janet, Simpsonville says:

    Everything sounds great! Thank you for your generosity to the Siestas. Wishing all of you at LPM a Very Merry Christmas!

  20. 1270
    Angela Weber says:

    My fav is the simple urban decay Naked Basics eyeshadow pallet. Love the matte neutral colors that give a natural look.

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    Sara Moore says:

    This is an awesome giveaway. My favorite thing right now is my Christmas tree. It is so pretty and bright and I only get to enjoy it for a short time each year so I treasure it.

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    DeAnn says:

    DeAnn LaMaine. Merry Christmas!

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    Jill Aulsbrook says:

    My favorite thing is throwing flour in my kitchen while baking chocolate and apple pies with my family. The end result of warm pie (and a messy kitchen) is a close second! Wouldn’t trade those smiles for anything!

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    Carol Reid says:

    My favorite thing right now is drinking a cup of coffee and reading on my iPad The Women of Christmas by Liz Curtis Higgs in front of the fire place! Oh yes and one of my favorite new things is to go to a painting party and paint a picture with a bunch of other ladies it so much fun. I was lucky last week and won 2 free seats to paint on Monday night maybe I will be lucky and win one if these adorable stockings!

    Merry Christmas!

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    ULCARDSFAN says:

    Linda Peel
    Lexington, KY

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    Tina Noel says:

    Love me some stocking stuffers!

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    Jill forbes says:

    Smart Wool socks and a pashmina… That’s about as winter as we get in Charleston, SC… They are a must!!

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    Diane Ringenberg says:

    Truffled Walnuts from Whole Foods! Looking forward to trying some new things from this list.

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    Mickey Spindler says:

    Sounds like so much fun! I don’t really have a favorite but lots of yours sound like they could be! Merry Christmas!

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    Lyli @3-D Lessons for Life says:

    I read the Daily Light. It was originally written by Samuel Bagstet(I think that’s the right name), & Anne Graham Lotz repackaged it. — Apaatently this is what all the Graham’s read for their quiet time as kids. When I learned that, I purchased the book immediately.

    Recently though, I discovered that the whole book is available as an app for my iPhone. LOVE IT!

    Had to share the love!

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    Delynn Montgomery says:

    My favorite thing? The weekend of the 21st ALL of my husband’s family will be together for the first time in “who knows how many years”. His parents, all 3 siblings and spouses, 5 grandchildren with spouses, 3 single grands, and 12 great grands + #13 on the way. 🙂 And just because of so much love to share we add 2 more who would be alone otherwise. Grand total 36 of us all under one roof. It will be loud and boisterous but ooey, gooey with love.
    And then there’s chocolate … I love See’s too but you haven’t really lived until you’ve had Christopher Elbows chocolates. As pleasing to the eye as to the tongue.

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    Glenda says:

    Your stocking give away looks wonderful. I would love to win it. God bless all of you!

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    Jennifer Hart says:

    Millionaire candy! MERRY CHRISTMAS Y’ALL!!

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    Susan Hawk says:

    EOS lip balm is at the top of my list right now. Vaseline Healthy Hand and Nail is also wonderful for the winter dry skin

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    Chris Jordan says:

    My favorite thing this time of year are the peppermint brownie cake pops from Starbucks

    Thank you for your ministry. Your posts draw me to Jesus.

    Wishing His blessing upon you always. Merry Christmas

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    Sarah Ann Corbin says:

    I love Tazo Refresh hot tea! It has the slightest hint of mint and it is indeed refreshing!

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    LeeAnn Toner says:

    LeeAnn Toner Princeton, Tx

    Love Starbucks hot chocolate this time of year
    … I could drink it all year long, but the summer
    months in Texas won’t allow it… 🙂

    Love all y’all

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    Susan Cutshaw says:

    Love your idea.I had fun just reading it and gleaned several ideas from it. I have three daughter-in-laws and one daughter so who are very busy raising my 12 grandchildren and I might add one one the way end of January.I like finding current ideas to treat them. An idea I like and seems to be popular now is the chalk board signs. I don’t have a brand name but saw some at Michaels. They are great for writing a quick note on or inspirational scripture. I made myself one by spraying the glass in a crackled picture frame with chalkboard paint. and currently I have written on it, “Divine Expectations Live Wonderstruck”. Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas.

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    Cathy Lewis says:

    Thank you for the ideas – and my stocking stuffer would have to be any and all coffees!

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    Gayle says:

    Essie nail polish!

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    Allison Mills says:

    This time of year I love a Gingerbread Latte (or ten) from Starbucks, Hershey Cherry Cordial Kisses and Cranberry Eggnog cupcakes, which I had the pleasure of sampling recently for the first time. Merry Christmas!

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    Rachel Todd says:

    Purity Made Simple facial cleanser by Philosophy

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    Becky says:

    Becky Stephens. I have long thick and naturally curly hair. I saw a post by Big Mama (Melanie from Sparkly Green Earings) last year about a hair product for blow drying hair like mine. straight. I have 4 and 5 year old boys who are not down with me taking an hour to blow dry my hair. This product is a game changer. Kenra platinum blow dry spray. Has cut my drying time in half y’all! That is a big deal around here. It is not cheap but it is worth every penny:)

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    Barbara Mackey-Zeigler says:

    I love sharing with ladies! We all have such wonderful ideas! My favorite thing…Chocolate of any kind, especially dark chocolate! Hugs!

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    Donna R. says:

    Oh what a wonderful list!! I’m heading to Trader Joe’s TODAY! 🙂

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    Michelle Bianchi says:

    Thank you ladies for doing this! Y’all truly are sweet 🙂 Merry Christmas and blessings loves!
    Michelle Bianchi

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    Melanie Ceynar says:

    Stocking stuffers is one of our favorite parts of the day! Stocked full of things we love but don’t necessarily buy during the year as well as necessities: cream soda, smell good soap, cracker jacks,hairspray, fun dish towels, anything goes!

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    Lisa Ragsdale says:

    Oh how fun!After raising 3 boys, I finally have daughters (in-law) and I love giving them girly things! These are great!

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    Ronnie Wood says:

    How fun! I love the color of the stocking, and enjoy seeing other ladies favorite things. I never go to Trader Joe’s but will be checking it out soon. Merry Christmas!

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    Linda Totman says:

    I’m planning a My Favorite Things get together with some friends in either January or February and am really looking forward to blessing others. Your favorite things is on a much bigger scale though. It’s so much fun to be the giver! One of my favorite things is the Cinnamon and Clove Buds candle from Bath and Body a Works.