One word can describe this collection of gifts: cozy. Coincidentally, that's my favorite word come winter, so I was basically swooning as I unwrapped each gift. I am one of those perpetually cold people, so I have been living in the AEO Cozy Socks - as a matter of fact, I'm wearing them right now! My nephews, unfortunately, got a hold of the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Giant Candy Cane before I could hide it; but the holidays are about sharing so I'll let that one slide.
I have never tried essie's Sleek Stick before, but I am loving the print you chose, and am dying to try them out for the New Year. And The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel by Diane Setterfield? Every Christmas, by mid-afternoon, it's tradition for me to cozy up next to the tree with cocoa and a good book - this year, I'l be reading this!
As for the note cards? Girly, you. did. good. I collect note cards more than I use them, so receiving these was a welcome surprise - I love the gold detailing! Totally plan on using these in the coming year!
Thank you so much for all of the beautiful prezzies, Ashley! I'm so glad we wound up as swap partners for the second year in a row!