Friday Five

This year I'm determined to get a jump start on holiday shopping (yes, I say that every year) and so I've been doing some serious web browsing these past few weeks in preparation. But just like last year and the year before that, I'm coming up with more items for my personal wish list than gifts for the ones I love. Below are a few fun things I've found in my travels that I hope you'll like too. Just make sure someone knows what you're hoping for this year!

A gorgeous and natural skin care line made in Brooklyn teams up with Target.

This adorable clothing line debuted their home collection this week. Swoon.

Necklaces that are just as much for Mom as they are for Baby.

A book for you or for your dear friend who's about to welcome her first.

Just for fun (and for your silliest pal!).

Happy Friday!

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