I am so freakin' excited about this post!! This is a twist on one of my favorite blog posts we do all year. Usually, I ask on Insta "What are you asking for this year for the holidays?". We are still 100% doing that blog post but I thought it would be so helpful as gift-givers to ask...
"What is the best product you received this year as a gift OR that you bought for yourself?"
Essentially, I wanted to know what the thing you would tell your best friend she had to get was because you loved it so dang much. I ended up getting hundreds (like over 700 responses) on what you considered your best gift/buy of the year was.
I couldn't link them all BUT a lot of them were overlaps so I am taking the most popular products that was sent in. Every year we do a Christmas giveaway on Instagram during December and usually it's my favorite products. I thought it would be fun to switch it up this year and do giveaways with the most popular products you all said (I'll be testing them out before to make sure they are BSL approved).
THE BEST, BEST, BEST PRODUCTS BSL READERS GOT IN 2021:
BSL Readers Best Products of 2021:
1. Lululemon Fanny Pack
This was by far the most popular item said. I was kind of surprised by this!! I love it too but I didn't know you all loved it that much. I've had one for a few years and need to bring it out.
2. Sephora Perfume Gift Set
I've wanted this for years so it makes sense why so many of you love it!! I think this is such a great gift to ask for OR give. You can't go wrong!
4. Beis Work Bag
Can't talk enough about how much I love this thing! I got this at the beginning of this year and I throw this thing around like no ones business. It has held up SO well! Like impressively well. Highly recommend!
5. SKIMS Robe
I think this is going to be one of the items on my Christmas list this year! So many of you said it was the best and really comfy.
8. Dyson Air Wrap
I used the Revlon brush (above) for years and loved it. For my birthday, I upgraded to the Dyson Air Wrap. She is ~expensive~ but holy crap, my hair has never looked better. It's sold out everywhere. I would order it someplace (Ulta, Sephora, etc) and would get an email two days later that they can't fulfill it. I ended up buying it on the actual Dyson.com website!
9. Ring Sets
I finally feel like I've figured out my go-to rings. I never take these off. Like, literally only took them off once to get an X-ray since I got them in March! They're a very good price which makes it even more amazing.
I basically feel put-together all the time from the jewelry I never take off.
11. NailBoo Dip Kit
I am very intrigued by this because I had never heard of it but at least 5 of you said this was the best thing you've bought this year. I'm all for an at-home mani! I'll report back what I think but I am pretty positive this will be INSTA GIVEAWAY gift!
14. The Best Smelling Perfume Ever
This one is bias and no one besides me said this (haha) but I swear by this perfume. If you get over the ugly white puff (I take it off), the bottle isn't actually that bad.
And it doesn't even matter how the bottle looks because the smell is so dang good. It's my go-to perfume that I wear daily.
15. Comfy Lounge Wear
You just can't go wrong with some comfy clothing. As for the BSL team, the fan favorite place to go for comfy clothing is Aritzia.
16. Experiences: Golf Lessons, Parts of Vacation, Massage Gift Card
Didn't know what pic to use for this so here is ben and I on vacation ahaha. But, I really do think this is such a fun gift idea! The gift that keeps on giving.
17. Caraway Pan Set
Shelby was just showing me yesterday that she wanted these and then I go to the question box and these were everywhere!! They really are cute and are the perfect amount of having the pans you need without having extra.
18. Malin + Goetz Clarifying Clay Mask
I've heard great things about this!
19. Wood Alarm Clock
This is another one that I am personally adding in. For the last couple of months, I've been using this as my alarm clock and leaving my phone in the kitchen. I used to sit on my phone for hours before going to bed and it was a total waste of valuable sleeping (or reading time). Life-changing!
21. Hoka Tennis Shoes
I'm going to be honest...I don't understand this one. These are so ugly to me! But SO many of you said that this was your best purchase of the year!!
Am I missing something?! Are they the most comfortable tennis shoe you've ever worn?!
25. Billie Razors
Ever since a million and two influencers promoted Billie Razors, I've wanted to try it. Is it really better than other Razors?! I guess so since this is some of your favorite products of the year.
26. BEIS Workout Bag
Anything BEIS I just automatically assume is the best.
28. Power Soft Joggers from Old Navy
These look very comfy and love that they are extremely budget friendly.
29. Outdoor Voices Exercise Dress
This has been on my "want" list all summer!
30. Le Labo Hand Lotion
Can't vouge for the smell of this but the packaging Is .
34. Uncommon James Skincare
Love Kristin and her brand! I've heard amazing things about her skincare products.
37. APL Tennis Shoes
The next pair of tennis shoes that I am getting is 100% APL's. Think they're really cute.
38. Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish
I hear people rave about this product weekly!!
41. Buff Bunny Game Changer Tote
I love my work bag but now that I am seeing this I think its genius!! The lunch section at the bottom of the bag?! So smart!!