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The 13 Items I Am Purchasing for Cyber Monday

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While the deals have been happening for a few days now, I spent all of my time with family and friends over Thanksgiving week and tried to stay in the moment. With the kids back in school today, I am back to my computer to work – and I am considering some timely holiday shopping to be top on my list today with Cyber Monday deals!

I ebb and flow between how organized I am when it comes to my holiday shopping, but since having kids, I have been a big document maker and planner. This way I am able to share it with Vlad and keep a tally of the items for the kids and other family members along with pricing so I can keep a budget going.

A large portion of my shopping will be done today, and these are the 13 items on my list I am purchasing that are all part of Cyber Monday deals!

Bottega Veneta Medium Andiamo Bag

Bottega Veneta Andiamo Bag 1

Premiere designer brands are rarely included in these deals, but when I tell you, I audibly mouthed ‘no way’ when I saw Bottega Veneta included in the Neiman Marcus gift card event.

You need to spend $5,000 to receive the top-tier gift card back, which is $1,250, and the new and highly coveted Andiamo is part of the promotion! Grab anything else for $100 more, and you will get the highest gift card amount back.

Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream

Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream

For the beauty lovers in my life, I am gifting this cream. It is light yet incredibly hydrating and quickly became a go-to in my skincare routine. I love a luxe beauty gift myself, and I love to gift it as well!

Wonderland Scene Monogram Letter

anthropology wonderland scene monogram

These decorative letters remind me of the Christmas Markets in Europe, and I purchased an M and a V for both of our kiddos!

I can not wait to light these up and make their rooms feel extra cozy and in the holiday spirit.

Ralph’s Coffee Barista Polo Bear Mug

Ralphs Coffee Barista Polo Bear Mug

When Vlad and I were just in NYC for a quick work trip, we went to Ralph’s Coffee 3 times in 2 days (there are different outposts in NYC, including a cute truck right by Rockefeller Center).

I am a sucker for a holiday-themed mug, and this combines the quintessentially iconic Polo Bear with a seasonal theme and makes for a great gift for any coffee or tea drinker in your life!

I got two for our house that I will make my kids hot cocoa in and bought 4 more to gift to others on my list (I also grabbed this cute tea for myself and one for my mom!). This is part of the Spend $125, get 40% off at Ralph Lauren right now, so it’s a great deal!

Tod’s T Timeless Crossbody Bag

T Timeless Crossbody Bag in Leather Micro

There is a private Tod’s sale happening right now, and here is the link for you all to access everything! I am not making this purchase for myself, but this is a gift I am giving a Swiftie lover in my life!

Many people messaged me about the bag after Taylor Swift was seen with a similar Tod’s bag. I love that Tod’s still flies under the radar, and this bag is also under the $1,000 mark.

Vince Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater

Vince Cashmere Sweater

I only buy clothing for my immediate family as gifts, and my mom, my sister, and I love Vince! This is a super cozy sweater and comes in different colors.

Plus, it’s 40% off!

Stanley The Stay-Chill Pitcher

Stanley The Stay Chill Classic Pitcher Hammertone 64OZ

I must admit, I am not part of the Stanley mania and extreme brand loyalty, but it’s pretty insane to watch. I see second and third-graders at Millie’s school who say they must have a Stanley Cup, which extends through adults.

There are some great colors, and I like this for my fellow Florida and warm-weather people. I always need to refill drinks for us by the pool and when kids come over to play, and having a sturdy pitcher that will keep water cold is a must, so I really like this as an option!

Stems Classic Rib Socks

Stems Classic Rib Socks 2 Pack Offering

I know I am getting old when I decide to gift people socks, but honestly, a nice pair of socks is now a wardrobe must. With the focus on sneakers or loafers and the socks you pair with them, I don’t feel as bad giving socks as a gift!

Ganni Mohair Gradient Scarf

GANNI Mohair Gradient Scarf

I love gifting accessories, from bags to jewelry to socks (apparently) to scarves. This means I don’t have to worry about items not fitting, and if I know the color and style is something the person will like, it should be a win! I love the color scheme of this scarf, plus it’s super cozy!

Playmobil Ferrari SF90 Stradale

Playmobil Ferrari SF90 Stradale

Since Vlad grew up in Europe, his love for Playmobil runs strong. I can also tell you that it is worth every penny as it holds up incredibly well, and whenever we go to his home, our son still plays with Vlad’s childhood Playmobil toys.

We are a big F1 family, and Vaughn loves any and all fast cars, so this is the perfect gift for him!

Tangle Teezer Mini Detangling Hairbrush

Tangle Teezer Mini Ultimate Detangling Hairbrush

I’ve purchased many different hairbrushes since having Millie, who has incredibly curly hair. I never want to snag her hair and have found this brush a great option! This is a nice stocking stuffer for older children, but also makes for a good gift (plus it’s under $10!).

Bloomingdale’s Diamond Paperclip Necklace in White and Rose Gold

bloomingdales Diamond Paperclip Necklace in 14K White Rose Gold 0.70 ct. t.w. 100 Exclusive

So, this is something I am adding to my cart for myself!

I have a friend who has a beautiful paperclip necklace that I have always admired. This necklace was already marked down and is now being given Bloomingdale’s CYBER treatment, which means an additional 25% off. Find me a better deal than this!

The Best Electronic Foot File

Pritech Electric Feet Callus Removers Rechargeable

Nothing about this is glamorous, but guess what? It works so well! I bought this for myself a few months ago, and Vlad wound up becoming obsessed with how well it works.

This electric foot file is a great gift for the friends and family in your life who like to take time to make their feet feel baby-soft! The price is great, and I bought a handful to gift!


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Vlad Dusil
Vlad Dusil
7 months ago

As someone who uses minimalist, uncushioned footwear, the foot file has been an absolute game changer for my smooth heels.

I will say though that it is important to clean the roller heads regularly and even lubricate the metal pins that hold the roller in place. With time, the rollers gain a lot of friction, which makes the motor work harder and drains the battery quickly.

7 months ago
Reply to  Vlad Dusil

You guys sold me on this one. Go figure – I come to read about handbags and end up buying a foot roller 🤣

7 months ago

I looked up my initial for the woodland letters. Yeah…another thing to add to my list along with a Ralph Lauren mug.

7 months ago

The BV Andiamo bag is beautiful. However, IMO, the shoulder strap is simply too thin for wearing when the bag is fully loaded. Unless a bag is strictly for special occasions or very limited use, I want it to be practical as well as visually appealing.

7 months ago

Megs/Vlad: Off topic, sort of, but I love coffee and how does Ralph’s coffee rate? I’m asking since I was in San Antonio and discovered Merit Coffee. My favorite is the Chocolate Almond Brown Sugar which is exquisite, full of robust flavor. So, when anyone mentions coffee I am interested! Thx!

Vlad Dusil
Vlad Dusil
7 months ago
Reply to  Annie

I can’t talk to Megs’ tea, but my cappuccino with regular whole milk was delicious. It wasn’t a Julius Meinl (which is my all time fave roaster) but still quite decent!

7 months ago
Reply to  Vlad Dusil

Oh so agree about Julius Meinl! We go (by train) to Vienna every year and I buy at least a half dozen packages of whole beans on each trip directly from their store.