12 Days of Chriselle, LIFESTYLE

Why I Give Back

Can you guys believe it’s officially the last day of the 12 Days of CHRIS-elle? Time flies when you’re having fun!  For today’s post, I wanted to get a little personal with you all. The team and I started the 12 Days of CHRIS-elle last year as a way to give back. To give back to YOU, my amazing readers, as a way to thank you for your continued support- and also as a way to give back to my community. Partnering with so many incredible companies and donating to so many amazing charities really has made me think about how special my position is.

Thanks to our amazing partners, we were able to donate a significant amount to the following charities: Baby2Baby, Breast Cancer Charities of America, Freedom From Hunger, Charity Water and One Tree Planted!

Since it’s the last day of the 12 Days of CHRIS-elle, I wanted to talk to you guys about the importance of dreaming big. Writing this post brings me back to 2010 (which was about 8 years ago!) when it was just me, a childlike curiosity, a big dream and my laptop. Thanks to my laptop, I was able to start The Chriselle Factor, without knowing how far it would take me. I was also able to start my YouTube Channel and learn how to edit and film my own videos. That’s why for the final giveaway for the 12 Days of CHRIS-elle, I’m giving away a new Apple Laptop!

I’m a big believer that with the right tools, hard work, and a big dream, you can really turn your dreams into reality; as cliché as that might sound.

I remember in the beginning days of my career- I was staying up until all hours of the morning and finally passing out with my laptop still on my lap. While I’m so thankful for my amazing team and all the help I get– those days were the most memorable and unforgettable.

I hope this post encourages you to go into 2018 really thinking about what you want to achieve. Long term and short term alike- never underestimate the power of your dreams. 2018 is going to be the year that you turn it all into a reality!

So thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for participating in the 12 Days of CHRIS-elle! Be sure to follow me on IG as I’ll be announcing the winner in a week! Hopefully next year we can make 12 Days bigger and better- but until then, be sure to sign up to be a part of the Factor Fam, as I’ll be doing another 12 Days giveaway there!

Don’t forget to comment on every single of the 12 Days of CHRIS-elle posts to be entered, and if you haven’t already, click the links below!

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Remember, to enter the 12 Days of CHRIS-elle all you have to do is:

1. Leave a comment down below on this post telling us what was the best holiday gift you’ve ever received!

2. Make sure you left a comment on all 12 Days of CHRIS-elle posts (linked above)!

3. We will be randomly choosing a winner at the end of the 12 days to be announced no later than one business week after. So remember to comment as much as you want!

Good luck everyone!

862 Comments
  • Inès says:

    The best gift I ever had is my dog ! I love her so much and it’s her 10th birthaday today 🙂

  • Alexia says:

    The best holiday gift I’ve received was a original picture of marilyn monroe kicking a soccer ball at the opening of a soccer game.

  • Kay says:

    Lovely congratulations to all the winners

  • Pakou Yang says:

    The best gift I’ve received and continue to receive is love from all of my friends and family members.

  • melissa vo says:

    The Chanel Boy bag in ‘So Black’, To Me, From Me. It was a big purchase, but it signified the hard word I do and rewarding myself for it. I bought it in Paris and brought it home to Sydney!

  • melissa forbes says:

    A beautiful statue of a mother holding an infant and two little girls at her feet. I had just had my third daughter 12/17/02. It is beautiful! #12DaysGiveaway

  • June C. says:

    The best gift I received was a trip to the Philippines so my bf and I could get our scuba licenses together!

  • Grace Cheung says:

    My cousin gave me a container of Lancome Visionnaire Nuit “Beauty Sleep Perfector” a couple years ago, and because you need so little of it, it’s STILL over half full, and STILL works wonders on my skin overnight! I don’t use it every night, but mostly in the winter months or about once a week in the summer to get that extra dose of moisture. It’s AMAZING and definitely one of the longest-lasting gifts I’ve received 🙂

  • Ariel says:

    My best holiday gift was my DocMarten boots, which I had wanted for the longest time! <3

    xoxo Ariel

  • Sandrine Cambie says:

    My nephew was born a little before Christmas 2 years ago and it felt like a gift to the whole family. It made Christmas that year very special and even more full of love.

  • Liz Choi says:

    Gift cards are always a holiday favorite because it gives me the liberty to buy whatever I want at my favorite stores.

  • Liz Choi says:

    Other gift favorites are cute socks because I always seem to be running out of socks!

  • Tonada says:

    The best Christmas gift I’ve ever received was a trip to Hawaii with my family. Best trip ever, was so wonderful!

  • Illy Junus says:

    The best Christmas gift I got is a set of diamond earrings and ring from my hubby

  • thuy dinh says:

    The best gift that I ever received for Christmas was marrying my best friend!:)

  • Jess says:

    I’m totally on board with Apple products! As a student, it’s such a huge necessity to be able to get all the work done!

  • Romina Munailla says:

    The best holiday gift I’ve ever recieved was having my parents surprise me last year to spend christmas with me in Milan while I was studying. I thought I was going to spend it by myself, my parents couldnt come and all my friends were flying back home so I tried to made those days before, like spending it alone wasn’t such a big deal. I was going to be ok. But I wasn’t of course, so when my extremely busy parents knocked on my door the morning of the 24th, I already knew that was going to be the best christmas ever!
    Love your blog Chris!! and this is my IG: romi__md
    and Happy Holidays!!

  • Hannah says:

    Thank you for doing the giveaways! You have such an amazing team and an amazing blog! One of the best holiday gifts I have ever received would have to be my camera. Have a happy holiday!

  • Seven, my husband proposed on Christmas night in front of all of our family. That will forever be my favorite Christmas gift!! Thank you for your awesome encouragement and great posts. I to believe that you have to dream big and follow through with your dreams no matter how crazy they may seem. It’s awesome to see the reward to all of your efforts. Congratulations Chriselle and Merry Christmas to you and yours! ❤️❤️❤️

  • Logan says:

    The best gift I ever received was my first pair of diamond earrings from my boyfriend. I’m a lucky girl!

    Xo Logan

  • Cynthia says:

    We don’t do a lot of gift-giving, but I love being with family and friends during the holidays! It is all I could wish for!

  • S. Ouanes says:

    Best Christmas gift – a flagship Cuisinart food processor…years of fun cooking!

    Wonderful Blog ! I saw you at NY Fashion Week…you were posing for pictures and kind to everyone!

  • Joyie Ching says:

    Hi Chriselle, the best gift that I’ve received so far would be the “key” necklace from my mother on my 21st birthday. Even though I don’t see her often (She works at a different state) but I wore the necklace everyday as if she’s with me during my ups and downs. Really feels like she is there to support me when I needed it the most. I wish her healthy and happy always. 🙂

  • Susan says:

    I have found as I get (ahem) a bit older, that experiences more than stuff brings longer lasting satisfaction and happiness. (Not to say that “stuff” isn’t pretty great and life-enhancing, it so is!) To my point, the best holiday gift I received was frequent flyer miles that helped me to ring in the new year with my family overseas.
    Wishing everyone much peace, joy, and time with loved ones this holiday!
    x.

  • Cindy says:

    The best gift was getting a car!

  • Lisa T says:

    the best holiday gift I received was being able to go back home for the holidays!! Living on the other side of the planet makes it hard to see family and friends so I was so excited!

  • Chrissy says:

    The best gift I have received for Christmas was a boombox and Mariah Carey CD I wanted so bad in 1994. yep!

  • Liza Layman says:

    The best Holiday gift I received is the birth of Jesus. He is the reason for the season! I am blessed many times over .

  • Grace Lee says:

    The best holiday gift I received was surprise plane tickets to London to spend Christmas with my boyfriend of 10 years! Our anniversary was also in December but we were apart – I was working in Singapore and he was working in London 🙁 so he surprised me with tickets to spend Christmas with him in magical London 😍🎄 we spent two weeks going to Christmas markets, drinking mulled wine, spending quality time together. It was perfect 😘

  • Cristina Sarinana says:

    My husband asked me to marry him a couple days before Christmas in 2011. That definitely hits my top Christmas present ever 🙂

  • Oksana says:

    The best gift I’ve ever received were flight tickets. I just love to travel!

  • Eva says:

    Hej Chriselle!
    That is a generous gift 😮 you truly are kind-hearted!
    The best gift I ever received was a sewing machine; there was a time when I was pretty broke and with it I was able to redo or even sew my own clothes.

  • Emily says:

    Really loved this post – very inspiring! The best gift for me has been spending quality time with my family!

  • Jessica Cayadi says:

    The best gift for me is this Tiffany necklace from my boyfriend!
    #12DaysGiveaway

  • Jessica Cayadi says:

    Best gift is this Tiffany necklace from my boyrfriend!

  • Candice Alvarado says:

    My favorite, most thoughtful gift is a necklace from my husband, engraved with our wedding date. It’s now my go to piece of jewelry that I wear every day!

  • Cecile Le says:

    Best gift was snowwwwwwwwwwwww 🙂

  • Judy says:

    The best holiday gift is my new iPhone plus. My phone was stolen on Xmas eve, and I lost all my memories and photos in it. My parents bought me the new iPhone plus so I can take better photos and since its big, it’s easy to do my blog work on.

  • Michelle says:

    A trip to San Fran!

  • Annie Cyrielle says:

    Years ago, my ex-boyfriend noticed all I complained about : cold, my allergies, my old laptop, my insomnia problems. So he sent me (long-distance relationship) kanguru wrap blanket and hot chocolate preparation box, some essential oils for my allergies and my insomnia and a new laptop.This attentiveness…best gift.

  • LingC says:

    When I was young our family wasn’t yet at the point we could afford presents. So my most memorable Christmas was when I got my very own brand new doll. It was a Cherry Merry Muffin and I loved it. Unfortunately so did my little sister. Suffice to say it, brat that she was, she took it and gave it a haircut and makeup using permanent colour pen. I never forgave her for that until recent years.

    Today I’m happy to be the one doing the giving back to my community. Keep up the good work Chriselle and Merry Christmas to the Cinc team. Xoxo

  • Lisa Tang says:

    my favorite holiday gift has to be the DW watch that I got from a group of close friend of mine, especially the watch goes with any kind of outfit or occasion.

  • mitsuri says:

    The best holiday gift I have ever received was going on a trip with my boyfriend. Holidays aren’t the same without snow

  • Maya Nulman says:

    My little brother was born in the holidays season, and I have waited a long time for a sibling, and he was the perfect gift!

  • Nafisa says:

    My pet dog was the best holiday gift i ever received <3

  • Jinnee says:

    Chriselle, you’re an incredible and empowering woman! Yes to dreaming big and making dreams a reality. Currently working on apps to get into grad school. Slowly but surely I’ll get there.

    The best gift I’ve ever received would have to be a DSLR camera from my parents. It was such a meaningful gift to give to a high schooler going off to college to capture all the sweet memories.

  • Carolyn Lowe says:

    The gift of knowing that a family member had cancerous cells removed successfully!

  • Nik says:

    An album full of old pics of my parents

  • Carolyn Lowe says:

    Best gift is being able to come home to spend the holidays with family!

  • Heather Brown says:

    Painting from my mother…

  • Michelle says:

    Best gift has been to spend time with family

  • Irene says:

    THIs is my favorite post yet. The best gift I received was as a child when I got my first bike. It was the best thing ever and I rode it every day for many many years

  • Julia Zhou says:

    my MCM cross body!

  • Dale Li says:

    The best holiday gift I received was a Swarovski ring from my mother. It wasn’t a surprise as I chose it myself but it was during a hard time since my father just passed away that September, I was entering college and my sister was already in college. My mom had an especially hard time because she was also dealing with an especially empty nest with no one to help her through while my sister and I were both away at the same college and had each other. During the holidays, my mom broke down and felt she was just an ATM to us, which was sad and although the ring wasn’t the happy ending to the story it still is a reminder to me that my mom is still a fragile human being and that I take her for granted a lot. As such, I guess it’s not just the best holiday gift I received but also the most meaningful and ever since my mom and I have only gotten closer as she started to develop a passion for traveling and brought me along as her travel buddy!

    xoxo

  • Camila Gastiaburu says:

    Christmas is beautiful

  • Carrie Dinsmore says:

    My favorite Christmas gift was 2 years ago when my son’s doctor told he was cancer free. The best news in the ENTIRE world!!! We were so grateful and felt so blessed.

  • Jessica Ryu says:

    The best holiday gift I received is a journal from my grandpa along with an encouraging words written by him inside. He is my inspiration- he inspired me to become a teacher, just like him! 😊

  • Emma says:

    The best holiday gift I’ve ever received was a jade bracelet from my grandma. She got it from her mother and it’s an old Chinese heirloom in our family 🙂

  • Christine says:

    the BEST Christmas gift I ever received was a david yurman cable ring with the prasiolite gem. to this day, it still has such significant meaning to me and not to mention, it is a beautiful piece of art that fits on my finger.

  • Aimée Lister says:

    The best gift I have received is a trip back to Japan to see my mother’s family and reconnect with my culture

  • Ashley says:

    I hope I can win this gift, it will definitely go to good use for my video/graphic design job. (;

  • MonicaM says:

    The best holiday gift I’ve ever received was a red coat from my (lovely) mum. It’s so warm and cozy that I still wear it despite the fact that it’s been 3 years since I received it <3

  • ANNIE SOO EOUN PARK says:

    best gift i ever received has to be my first dog ever, Sambie! (when i was in in the 3rd grade, 18 years ago!)

  • Valery says:

    My mom bought me this really cute bag that I can use for work. It can actually fit my laptop so I’m excited.

  • Lee Yee Ping says:

    To Chriselle & team,

    Thank you for this giveaway oppurtunities, just trying out for my luck, if doesn’t win anything isn’t a problem, because all the questions remind me of my childhood memories 🙂 the best gift I had is a gold ring from my mom. She passed away five years ago, and that ring is so important for me now, miss her so much.

    And wish you guys a wonderful merry x’mas filled with love.
    xoxo

  • Michelle says:

    A heart locket necklace I wear everyday that has a picture of my baby girl in it from my husband!

  • Michelle says:

    This is a gift from me to my husband and I that I just got so it’s kind of a Holiday gift but it is also a wedding gift – an acrylic engraved wedding ring box!

  • Michelle says:

    Gold dangly earrings that are to be worn on our wedding day! Sentimental, beautiful and something I’ve never owned before!

  • Michelle says:

    Gold dangly earrings that are to be worn on our wedding day!

  • Michelle says:

    A Holiday photoshoot with my baby and husband is going to be the best gift ever!

  • Michelle says:

    6 feet tall blow up Olaf has to be the best holiday gift yet!

  • Michelle says:

    My favourite gift ever has to be my baby girl whether or not it’s the Holidays even though it sounds cheesy!

  • Michelle says:

    This is not a gift for me but this is a gift for my baby girl who is 18 months old from my husband! He got her a 6 feet tall blow up Olaf because she loves Frozen so much! Just so thoughtful and I’m in love with it even though it’s not for me haha

  • Michelle says:

    My baby!!

  • Michelle says:

    The love between my baby girl and I is the best gift I’ve ever received!

  • Michelle says:

    A really nice gift my mom got me this year were my Stan Smiths!

  • Michelle says:

    My family is the best gift I’ve ever received!

  • Michelle says:

    My baby girl is the best gift I’ve ever received!

  • Michelle says:

    These gold long dangly earrings from my husband for our wedding!

  • Michelle says:

    Rose gold earrings from my mom!

  • Giada says:

    A trip to New York with my whole family for Christmas ♥️

  • Michelle says:

    The best give ever is my baby girl who is 18 months and even though she was not born during the holidays, she’s still my favourite gift and blessing ever all throughout the year!

  • Michelle says:

    The best Holiday gift I have ever received was a go pro!

  • Michelle says:

    The best gift I’ve ever received are these gold long dangly earrings to be worn on our wedding day!

  • Anu K says:

    The best gift I ever received was the most beautiful chestnut beauty armour for all my jewelry. It was the most perfect gift for a 10 year old girl, in fact its still the most perfect gift and I use it almost everyday.

  • Karla K. says:

    best holiday gift I ever received was a visit from my grandmother back 5 years ago

  • Olya says:

    Looking back to the previous 20 years of my life, I realized, that the best holiday gift for me (from my early childhood) was and still be – Travels ✨ Thanks to my Mom, that was the best gift I received almost every New Year in my childhood ❤

  • Angela says:

    The best gift I’ve been given is traveling with my family, we make such beautiful longlasting memories. Aaand the opportunity of education

  • Isabel Jorge says:

    My daughter’s kisses have always been the best present!

  • Erin L says:

    A pink photo frame I got from my sister when I was 11. I remember we went shopping for Christmas presents together and I found this pink frame that I couldn’t keep my eyes off of. I wanted it so badly but didn’t have enough money so I begged my sister to get it for me. She rejected me no matter how much I begged..even days after lol then Christmas morning came.. I had no idea but when I opened my present there it was.. my sparkly pink photo frame! Best gift and surprise ever!

  • Victoria O says:

    I think the best holiday gift I ever received was a fossilized piece of a triceratops frill! It was so exciting to open the package and I’ve always loved dinosaurs so it was extra special.

  • Alicia says:

    First of all, I need to say thank you. To see all you and your team do during the Holiday Season says a lot about you. Thanks to the 12 Days of Chriselle we have gotten to know you a bit more, but we have also learned a lot about your generous heart. You are a great role model for many and I wish you a 2018 full of amazing new opportunities and great moments to cherish and of course, to share with us. Yes, we all feel we are part of the team because of your warmth and ways of communicating with us.

    Not to lose track, I would say my favorite gift would be my grandmother. She was born on Christmas Day and celebrating her birth each year gave the Holiday an extra meaning. She was my role model, my rock and the one I learned so much from. She was strong and always said “Never give up, no matter how big your dream can be, it can be achieved. A door may close, but you can always open many more. Your dream is the beginning of a beautiful story that may have no end.”

    Thank you Chriselle for being you,

    Alicia

  • Ines says:

    I can’t really think of a gift that inspired me. I think growing up we didn’t have a lot, so my mum always said that experiences are what matters. Not brands, not gold, not fancy dresses. It’s the things that stay with us.
    That’s why I don’t exchange gifts with my boyfriend. We save up to travel and see the world. But sometimes he does buy me the ocasional rose, so I think that can be my favorite gift.

  • Audrey says:

    Tiffany rose gold earrings from husband 🙂

  • Jain Pak says:

    Best gift was probably a new phone. I needed one badly;)

  • Audrey Yao says:

    The all time best gift that I have recived is a pair of Adidas Superstars! My two best friends had saved up all their money to get me these shoes! I am so grateful for them :’)

  • Shannon Thao says:

    Hello! I have quite a large family, and we only give presents to the little ones every Christmas. To enjoy the holiday, we put together a family talent show and play family games. Of course, we have to karaoke as well. I have always looked forward to Christmas time because of this. My family is definitely the best gift I have been granted in this lifetime.

  • Kathleen Kwon says:

    The best holiday gift I have ever received was my first son David. He has been a blessing to my life.

  • francesca says:

    The best gift i’ve received was the love of my family in a difficoult moment for me.

  • Stephanie che says:

    The best gift I have ever received was the love of my family and friends. I would be nothing without them 🙂

  • Eunice says:

    The best gift I received was a night out in Seoul with my best friend. We had the best night, went to a concert, and also got a glimpse of some Christmas snow!

  • Jill says:

    A trip to Italy with my husband. 🙂

  • Jandrew says:

    A sewing machine when I was a struggling costume designer .. given by my beloved Mum .
    Jandrew
    Dress The Part
    http://www.jandrewspeaks.com

  • Ruby C says:

    Best Christmas gift was getting proposed to! I also think back at that special moment around Christmas.

  • Hsini says:

    Hi Chriselle,

    The best holiday gift I have ever received is any gifts at all. When I grew up, my family didn’t really celebrate Christmas and I would spend it at my friends house where the holidays are a big thing. Every time they had a wrapped up gift for me on Xmas day, I felt pretty lucky and excited.

    The most recent holiday gift I got was in 2016 when I bought myself a second hand Celine Trio bag.

    x

  • Liliana Li says:

    My laptop that my family rounded together to buy. It was upgraded so it could support my heavy graphics programs when I decided to study art. My family was not “supportive” when I decided to change career paths but secretly, they were all behind the scenes, banding together to find a way to nurture my interests and efforts. I was blown away by their present and it has been my biggest pillar of strength as I try to graduate and forge a career path in design, fashion and production. Even though it is running a little slow now, it makes me so warm (could be the ancient laptop on my lap too) when I work on projects using something that my family gave me, like a strong, sturdy foundation to me. To the future lucky person receiving your support, I hope you use it to forge a great path ahead of you, know that you are blessed and that there are wonderful people everywhere that support hard-work and dreams. The scale might be different but I plan to make a small effort each month this coming year to give back in some way possible so that I can make someone’s life a little different too. Keep inspiring and sharing xx

  • Deborah Chloé says:

    The best Christmas gift I’ve ever received was a Canon1100D. I got it from my mum when I had discovered my love for fashion and photography. It is symbolic for me, as it stands for my dreams and vision for my future and also of the fact that my mum always believes in me and encourages me to go for my dreams. Next year, I finally want to jump into the world of online content creators (not the least because you and your team inspired me a lot the past years!) and I am simultaneously excited and nearly peeing my pants. haha.

    I love this post, as it is very fitting to that topic and encourages me even more. Thank you, for being such a humble wonderful human being such an inspiration.

    Love from Germany,
    Deborah Chloé

  • Hye says:

    During the holiday season I treasure moments with my family more than any material thing! A happy, memorable day with my family is the best Christmas gift I could ever ask for. 🙂

  • ChaMee says:

    Christmas kiss. What is better and as priceless as a Christmas kiss from your true loved ones.

  • Virginia says:

    I honestly can’t think of one – we don’t give gifts in my family so the best thing is being able to have a meal together to celebrate. My partner has technically given me an amazing camera before too!

  • Cecile says:

    The best gift I received is to have all my love family around a table, healthy, happy and enjoy a nice simple dinner!!!

  • Camilla Lauriola says:

    Since my grandfather died, Christmas isn’t the same for me. I was extremely sad because my grandmother had to move out of where she lived in France and went to a region where there’s no snow and no Christmas spirit. She used to live in Alsace, a region in France where is tradition to make little Christmas biscuits for the family, a tradition she followed with my grandfather. For me the greatest gift I ever received was the box of biscuits that she made after my grandfather death. It reminded me of him and our Christmas all together. Now my parents and my aunts make the biscuits very year and it’s the best thing <3

  • Diane says:

    The best Christmas gift I received was the Amazon Kindle in 2007. My husband gave it to me since they had closed the library at the military base I was living in. I still read from the same Kindle every night!

  • Jonas G. says:

    I always wanted Mini Cooper. I got Lego mini version 😄 for Christmas and I love it! ❤️

  • Qiana Reed says:

    Best gift for me was my daughter Dallas. She was due on Christmas Day, but she was ready for the world on December 1st. Best Christmas ever!!!

  • Luidmyla says:

    The best Holliday gift was my little furry friend Lucifer 🐱

  • Jen says:

    The best gift has to be a starting my own blog how-to kit from my boyfriend. He knew it has been a long dream of mine to have my own personal space to share my feelings and thoughts since I love to free-write. The idea that so many people believe in me and are willing to tune into my lil’ random thoughts have been the best gifts that anyone could ever give to me. I resonate with you on how much readers mean. And I wanted to thank you Chriselle for motivating me to start my blog because you’re a huge inspiration!

  • Kata says:

    The best gift I ever received was a canon camera! I started my photography career with this gift ❤️

  • Shanna says:

    The best gift I received is to be able to spend the holiday with my family in Hawaii every year 🙂

  • Sunny says:

    Wow! It’s the 12th day already?? I thoroughly enjoyed reading your posts and am inspired by your generosity to give back to others. My favorite holiday gift was a trip to Las Vegas by my boyfriend. I started to appreciate experience-gifts over materialistic gifts a lot more because memories will last forever.
    Happy holidays, Chriselle! It was such a pleasure reading through your posts and I will continue to do so <3

  • ZHENG says:

    The best gift I ever received was a Rose Gold DW watch from my parents

  • Mouna says:

    Best gift I’ve received was a canvas print of one of the first photo shoots I’ve done when I started out photography :)! It was so thoughtful and was one of my first published shoots :)!

  • Nika says:

    Hi Chriselle ❤

    The best gift I recevied is bracelet from my boyfriend, it just remind me of him whenever I wear it. It is just perfect. ❤
    Chriselle you are so inspiring and full of motivation. I love your energy. ❤
    Happy Christmas everyone. Be safe and spread love ❤

  • Carlie Edouard says:

    Best give ever wasy closest friends’ time and love

  • juelz says:

    such an awesome and you are so inspiring.Just started my business and reading this is so encouraging

    Cheers

  • Gabrielle McLeggan says:

    Santa baby!!!!!

  • Léa says:

    A few years back my mom gave me the most beautiful notebook. She knows I really want to be an author and most times inspiration strikes when I´m out and about, so the book was perfect to take with me. It has dotted pages (which at the time I had never seen before) , which makes it perfect to not only write but also doodle on the side. Since she gave me the first one, I became quite attached to the brand and every time I fill up one with stories, she surprises me with another one. I´m on the fourth one at the moment! The MacBook would be lovely to type up the stories that piled up in my notebooks.
    Thank you for the wonderful give-away!
    Have a wonderful december,
    Léa

  • Catalina Clark says:

    I think the best gifts we receive really depending on who is gifting them—I almost lost my dad when I was only 12 so now anything and everything I get from him is special—every Christmas there is always one special gift that he personall picks out for me.

  • Susanna says:

    I remember my dad bringing a real, natural Christmas tree. It was the most beautiful and chic for me even if it was as short as me at that time (5 years old). I still feel how excited and thankful I was.

  • Nigar says:

    My best gift was a trip to 9 cities, 4 countries in 5 days ☺️

  • Danielle says:

    The best gift I’ve ever received was last year when I was able to see my boyfriend and spend my Christmas with him in the mountains and enjoy the mountain view and go to the Biltmore Estates. Definitely thr best gift so far.

  • Audrey says:

    The best gift I ever received was a blanket my grandma had made for me that she wanted to give to me when I graduated college. Sadly she has since been gone, but I still feel very close to her as I have a tangible piece of something that reminds me of her.

  • Beckie says:

    The best gift I’ve ever received is probably a Coyuchi wool blanket with a monogram on it from my boyfriend. We were relatively new in our relationship, but I needed to move to a really cold winter city for work. He bough it for me to make sure I stay warm (I’m always cold!) and to sub in for hugs and cuddles because I would be alone.

  • Lidia says:

    I think the best gifts are when you’re able to give back to others! One of the best gifts I ever got was a donation under my name to an organization that I held near and dear to my heart.

  • Giselle says:

    Best Christmas present ever: my first camera! I was in 10th grade and I balled my eyes out. I still love it to this day!

  • Kat says:

    Best present by far was a doll house I received from my parents. It was our first Christmas in the US and it held a lot of meaning because I knew how hard it was to get.

  • Megan says:

    Ah I can’t believe it’s over!
    I really admire your work ethic and what you’ve achieved. You’re one of my biggest inspirations, I’ve been following you on youtube since 2011 (the first video of yours I watched was a back to school fashion video and I was 15 going on 16) and thanks to you, I found my sense of style and have become way more chic and gained a real interest in fashion. I’m sure there are many other girls (now women) like me who will agree that you’ve given us so much. With all the skills we’ve learnt and tips and tricks from you, we’ve gained so much more like confidence, as an example. So thank you!

    As for my favourite holiday gift, I would have to say that it was a present for my whole family from my mum- tickets to go and see Hans Zimmer live in concert. It was AMAZING and I got to share the experience with my family.

  • Alice Bae says:

    A scooter on Christmas morning when I was 6 (when I still believed Santa existed)! 🎅🏻

  • Jessica Ong says:

    The best holiday gift I have ever received was a year-end beach holiday. It’s from my fiance! We chilled at the beach, party and had massages! xx

  • Darcy Friedmann says:

    My two sons are my best gifts ever!

  • Brenda Tapia says:

    I love hand made things so the best gift I ever got was a hand knitted scarf! ❤️

  • Elani says:

    The best holiday gift I have ever received is a bottle of wine from Croatia! My boyfriend and I took a trip there and he had one of the bottles we drank sent to me. It was so sweet!

    xoxo

  • Bailey Pickett says:

    My mother never had a good paying job after leaving my father, she struggled daily to keep us fed, clothed, and out of danger in our low-income neighborhood. My father would lavish me with gifts that, as a kid of about 8 were nice since I never had much. However, even at that age I knew they would never amount to the small teddy bear, craft loom set, and perfume my mother got me. As a 3rd grader, these weren’t the most popular with my age group, but I knew my mother had scraped change and saved in order to get me these gifts. That was so special to me.

  • Chloe Chapman says:

    Last Year I recieved a DSLR camera for Christmas. It was a complete surprise!! I am currently a student studying Architecure and having a good camera to take pictures of my models is really important. My parents also knew that I was going on a trip to South Korea, so they knew I could take it with me and doucument my trip with it. It was really special and an over the top gift because those cameras are extremly expensive, I am soo grateful my parents surprised me with it!!

  • Wendy says:

    Yes, 2018…a BRAND new year…NEW adventures, experiences, dreams…DREAM BIG…a great reminder …Dreams can come true!

  • Maria says:

    A Paris trip from my then boyfriend now husband. He proposed me there so he gave me also my engagement ring! We travel a lot but this trip and all the memories from that are so special to us.

  • Sydni says:

    Having my sister home for Christmas.

  • Tida says:

    You’re amazing babe!
    The best gift I have ever received (and would say I continue to receive) are the friends who welcome you in as family. The ones that always invite me over to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with them because my family isn’t really here or doesn’t really celebrate it. Without these friends, it wouldn’t be as beautiful or meaningful each year.

    Xoxo

  • NARESON says:

    Chriselle you are for far the best role model out there! This post is so inspiring
    The best gift was able to travel with the family!

  • Eloisa says:

    The best present will be my son Leo. He brings so much joy into my life

  • Tenzin says:

    The best present i got is my life and my family

    I love you chriselle for being an inspiration

  • Tenzin says:

    Chriselle reading this blog really make me want to do something that I want, i started my blog few months back but I can’t even come up with something now

    I just feel so helpless that my blog isn’t doing well and i feel more helpless thinking am not able to do anything.

    I just wished someone like you would be there to guide people like is who are lost.

  • Thuy says:

    You are so sweet! Best gift was a trip to Canada! First time out the country!! Had the best time ever being able to travel afar that year.

  • Emilia says:

    The beats holiday gift I had recibe is my dog.. my parents gave to me when I was 14 now I am 23.. I love him so much, he is for far the best I ever had ..

  • Nicoleta says:

    Best gift has to be an ipad because it was totally unexpected.

  • Karolina says:

    That would be the iPod, 10 years ago. I dreamt about having it at that time and I couldn’t believe I got it. I also love the ring I got from my love as a Christmas present, it has a very special place in my heart.

  • Minh Nguyen says:

    Best holiday gift was my son Noah. He was supposed to be a Christmas baby and we were going to spend Christmas in the hospital. But he came early so Christmas was spent home with my family. My parents and siblings were thrilled to be able to cuddle with their first grandson and nephew. I was a new mom so having that little bundle of joy was a blessing. We dressed him up in the tiniest Santa outfit.

  • Anna Maria says:

    When I was 18 years old my dad bought me an iPhone on Christmas buuut it was stolen on New Year’s Eve !!😕 And then he bought me another phone just not an iPhone 😕

  • Melissa Diamond says:

    The best gift I received was an immersion blender

  • Nasia says:

    My bunny Blanco whom I love deeply

  • Nicole says:

    The best holiday gift for me was when my husband (back then my soon-to-be boyfriend) flew all the way from the US to Taiwan to visit me in person for the first time (we had only met each other online for about 5 months at that time) during his Christmas break 14 years ago. For him to choose to come visit me during Christmas when he could have just chosen to spend time with his family was a big deal. That meant a lot to me. We’ve been married for 12 years and have three lovely children. Feeling blessed. ❤️

  • Violeta says:

    The best holiday gift I ever received was a trip! Travelling can be so inspiring

    xoxo

  • Lavinia Lascu says:

    The best holiday gift was a doll 14 years ago. It was from my parents. I remembered it was behind the bed and my parents give the challenge to find it and when I found it , I was super happy , I felt special and mommy and daddy ‘s girl. Chriselle, you’re my favourite blogger and I enjoyed every posts of you and you’re daughter Chloe is so adorable. You’re entire family ☺ If you believe me , my wish for this Christmas was a laptop. May God bless that wish 😉 xoxo, Chriselle ☺

  • Mariah says:

    I think it would be the gold personalised necklace that my partner made for me 💛

  • Helodie says:

    The best Christmas gift i ever received is when my little brother surprised me with an Apple Watch from saving up his money from his first job! I was so surprised that i cried because i couldn’t believe he would spend that much money on me. I guess i was a good big sis that year 🙂

  • Naïlah says:

    Hmmm…the best Christmas gift that i’ve ever received…? I know it may sound silly but I would have to say my iPod Classic. It was the most expensive thing I had ever asked my father to buy. He was so angry all the way to Best Buy and back home, but he just couldn’t say no to his only girl. I opened it on Christmas Day in 2003 only to find that I couldn’t use it on my 90s computer. I kept it in the box and was finally able to use it when I got my 1st laptop when I started college in 2008. I still use my iPod to this day. I know most people listen to music on their phone. And I have an iPhone so I can do so as well but I felt so bad for asking my dad to buy it so I still use it to this day. It still works and gets the job done, why would I stop using it? It’s not broken, cracked or anything.

  • Khulan Dangaasuren says:

    I really love you Chriselle
    I’ve been following you for so long and I’m also very happy and excited for this giveaway.
    The best holiday gift I’ve ever received was a bag of goodies, my mother used to buy me and my little brother.
    Now that I’m older, I stopped receiving those gifts
    Love you <3

  • Khulan says:

    I really love you Chriselle
    I’ve been following you for so long and I’m also very happy and excited for this giveaway.
    The best holiday gift I’ve ever received was a bag of goodies, my mother used to buy me and my little brother.
    Now that I’m older, I stopped receiving those gifts
    Love you <3

  • Khulsn says:

    I really love you Chriselle
    I’ve been following you for so long and I’m also very happy and excited for this giveaway.
    The best holiday gift I’ve ever received was a bag of goodies, my mother used to buy me and my little brother.
    Now that I’m older, I stopped receiving those gifts
    Love you <3

  • Joana Braz says:

    First I just want to say thank you for your kindness.
    My favorite christmas memory and present was my little dog, my parents gave it to me as a gift when I was 10 years old and that definitely changed me. I did loved him so much…

  • Sal says:

    Best holiday gift, has to be one I’ve given myself this year.. A VACATION TO PORTUGAL! #12daysgiveaway

  • Arlene says:

    Best holiday gift I received is actually going to be this year as my sister has already gifted me a trip to Miami! It’s a way to stay warm and away from the cold weather!

  • Betzaida says:

    I’m glad you’ve grown a lot in the blogosphere and that you can donate to so many charities. I hope to grow as much as you! ❤ ❤ ❤

    When I was 5 years old I received the best Christmas present from some uncles who lived abroad. They gave me a beautiful doll, which I still have.

    XOXO

  • Ana Rita Ferreira says:

    It was my mp3 🙂 good memories!

  • Ana Rita Ferreira says:

    My mp3. it was a long wait to receive it!

  • Lauren says:

    surprise visit from family 🙂

  • Rupal Lopes says:

    The best holiday gift I have received is a windows 10 laptop from my husband, to help me start studying Computer Science again after a gap of 6 years.
    At the age of 34 and mom to a beautiful 6 year old daughter, I am currently studying and working towards making a career for myself as a software programmer . xxx

  • KAYLA says:

    Necklace from my boyfriend aka my first love.

  • stefani says:

    Best gift I ever had , was a heart shaped neckless from my boyfriend…as cliche as it sounds, it meant a lot to me , since we are on a distance relationship..but a year ago I lost it ,and I don’t have another one

  • Laura R. says:

    The best holiday gift I received was a bag full of chocolat and candy when I was a little girl. My family don’t celebrate christmas, they say it’s because of their religion, so me and my siblings never had the chance to make a christmas tree or receive gifts. But one day my parents saw that me and my sister were a little sad because of that lack of celebration, so they made a bag full of sweets for each of us and put beside our beds while we were sleeping. When we woke up we coudn’t believe our eyes, it was the best, and only, christmas gift we ever received.

  • Marie says:

    The best gift I ever received is a beautiful necklace from my boyfriend. Every time I wear it, it reminds me of him.

  • Lana says:

    Best ever Xmass gift was when my Rhodesian Ridgeback girl gave birth to a 11 beautiful puppies. It was the cutest and warmest Xmass ever – we were all at home taking care of them together just watching the puppies and taking care of their mother. It can be hard to understand but there is something in the puppies that spreads calmness and mindfulness and feeling of pure unmaterialistic joy.

  • Lauren B says:

    I’d say one of my fav gifts was a Barbie dream house my Dad gave me when I was a little girl. That was a pretty extravagant gift for my family and my father was my world so I cherished it until I was waaaay too old to even play with it anymore, I never wanted to let it go!

    • Lauren says:

      This last post for 12 days of Chriselle really struck a chord with me. I’ve always been the type of person to have dreams as big as my mind could fathom yet these last few years I’ve felt so defeated and those dreams of mine somehow became just that… Dreams. I know it may seem silly but I feel like winning this computer would be the jumpstart I need to believe in myself again and know that anything I set my mind to is attainable, not just some wish. So I can get this show on the road as they say.

  • Sarah Traurig says:

    The best present I received was an old family heirloom from my great grandmother. This heirloom was a ring and shaped like a snowflake. She was a very simplistic woman and loved her family more than anything and made sure that everyone was well taken care of. As she passed, this was the last present I received and it reminds me of her every christmas when I wear it.

  • Chara says:

    A pair of shoes that i really wanted by my mum!She is the best!!😁😁

  • Sally Huynh says:

    Wow, I can’t believe its only been 7 years. I feel like I’ve been following your journey since forever. You are one of the few YouTubers I watch consistently. Your fashion is inspiring but usually quite out of range for me but what I love watching the most is how your personality and values shine through the screen. Your love of your family is just so pure and you’re such a genuine soul. Thank you!
    In terms of standout present, I don’t think anything in particular comes to mind. For me, it really is the experience of the whole holiday vibe. Being Buddhist, I feel genuinely blessed when anyone gets me a present, no matter what it is because I know they went out of their way to think of me and get me something when they didn’t have to.

  • Sarahblanchi says:

    It Was à Nintendo ds and I was 10 years old !!

  • Cathline says:

    my family doesnt really do exchange gifts. but for once, i remember when i was still 5th grade i think, i ask my mom that why we never buy gifts for each other. it’s just that i want to receive gifts like the others. just when on the day of christmas, my mom gave me a bag, which is very hype during that time. i remember i really want to have that bag, but my mom never buy them for me. and on christmas day i was surprised and cried. thus i really treasure that bag, cause of her heart.

  • Bibi says:

    The best gift I ever got was my mom giving me a simple painting she made. It was during a very hard time for us so we had to make our own gifts on a budget. But her dedication and resilience blew me away.

  • Alexandra C. says:

    the best holiday gift was having my family around the tree for Christmas and sharing a meal with them.

    #12DaysGiveaway

  • Yulia 🙃 says:

    Actually nothing really creative. But for me the best one. It was a kitten 😍 For a really really long time I was asking my mom to get a pet but she always refuses me. So this present was really unexpected and unique for me because I really love him💓My cat- Moti💓 So much love and warmth from this little creature ❤️

  • See says:

    My family. We all live in different cities so during Christmas time, we all come together to celebrate the holiday.

  • Victoria Ngo says:

    The best holiday gift I’ve received was a skateboard. Kind of funny considering I used it only once and then misplaced it somewhere. But, by receiving it, I knew that my dad believed that I could try new things, supported my wants on a whim, and noticed the little things about me since I never outright said I wanted that skateboard.

  • Katharine says:

    The best gift I’ve ever received was a journal from my boyfriend. We were long distance at the time, and he wasn’t good at keeping in touch so I had all kinds of insecurities. He knew I kept a journal and I was running out of pages so he got me a new one, and the first twenty or so pages were filled with entries from him. It might seem like a cheesy gift, but because I knew how much he disliked writing I really appreciated it. From that moment on, every time I doubted his love for me when we were separated, I would turn back and reread those first pages. It was a thoughtful gift and it really touched me. Now we are happy and finally living in the same city!
    Happy holidays Chriselle!

    Best wishes,
    Kathy

  • Jane Lee says:

    I only have my family in Australia. Being a Korean-Australian, I couldn’t see my grandparents very often. I was jealous of my other Australian friends who could just see their grandparents every weekend. The biggest gift I’ve ever received was this year when I got home from school, amazingly, my grandparents welcomed me home! It was so unbelievable and I was in so much shock. I’m so glad my parents surprised me with the biggest blessing and gift for my 18th birthday.

  • Jayden S. says:

    The best gift i ever received was a study abroad to France for the summer. I have studied the French language and culture for years and was so eager to visit the country itself. My mom and grandma surprised me one Christmas and planned the whole thing for me. I got to live with a host family in the South of France and attend a university for the summer. It was the most amazing experience and I hope to go back some day!

  • Susan says:

    The best holiday gift I’ve ever received was a trip with my family to Dubai. I love to visit other countries with them and experience new things together, making memories. 😊

  • Charlene says:

    Hello Chriselle and team,

    My favourite Christmas gift is watching my dad cuddling and reading a book to my 6mo son. The relationship between a grandparent and a grandchild is just so different than the one between a parent and a child. They made my heart grew five sizes.

  • Amy says:

    The best holiday gift I have ever received was news that I was going to be a God Mother! My best friend is finally pregnant after years of trying! They wanted to wait till Christmas to tell me but she couldn’t wait any longer and of course I couldn’t hold back the tears!

  • Linda Y says:

    A black leather coach purse my mom gave me in high school, it was the first not to mention nicest gift my frugile mom ever got me

  • Yoldine says:

    Even though we observe the holidays my family and I don’t exchange gifts during Christmas time. There’s no real reason behind it, at least not to my knowledge, it’s just never been something that we’ve done. Although, we will give ‘presents’ to each other during random times of the year. It’s slightly off-key I know. So I can’t say that I have a favorite holiday gift. However, for my birthday this year, my mother did go out of her way to buy me the 32 gig iPhone, which is the first iPhone I’ve ever had; not to mention the best phone I’ve ever owned.

  • Ellise Kim says:

    The best holiday gift I’ve received is a round trip ticket to go home to see my family. We live across the country and my mom sent me plane tickets so that I could come home for the holidays. I always refuse to buy myself the plane tickets over the holidays because they are so expensive.

  • Parishi says:

    The Best Holiday Gift I’ve ever received is a sculpture of Lord Buddha!!! I got it last Holiday Season and I love it!!

    All of my friends had decided to gift it to me. It is such an amazing price of Art and Devotion. It’s all blue and dusted golden.

    PS – I feel really proud, Chriselle, that you thought of doing a donation. It is a big thing to do such an act. I hope people prosper of your donation as you have donated to the people in need.

    Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year In Advance To All!!!

    XO, Parishi

  • Ivana says:

    Best holiday gift was a book from my mom about culture and traditional costumes and dances from place where my family is from.

  • Esther says:

    WOW. Best gift I’ve received is a plane ticket! It’s not always easy with family and friends far away and the plane ticket allowed to see my loved ones when I wasn’t able to pay for it myself. Nothing like the best people in your life.

  • Phui Man Lo says:

    Hi Chriselle and the team,

    The best gift I ever received was the visit of my boyfriend while I was studying abroad in Paris, it meant so much to me that he came to see me.

  • Karen Young says:

    The best Christmas gift I’ve ever got was a David Yurman cuff that I’d once had but lost and never had gotten around to replacing as they were/are so darn expensive. My boyfriend listened to my story I told him one day, I showed him it at a Nordstrom counter and he surprised me with it 2 years later. He’s the best!

  • Ines says:

    Hi Chriselle,
    Thank you for the amazing content you’ ve been posting during the 12 days of CHRIS-elle!
    My favourite Christmas gift so far has been an emerald ring which belonged to my grandma.

  • Piper Livingston says:

    I have to say the best Christmas present I received was broadway tickets and a weekend in New York doing my favorite things! Such a memorable experience. Thank you for all your hard work in your content! Such a admireable woman in the industry xoxo much love

  • Alicia gan says:

    How time flies!! Another 14 days and is Christmas, your instastory bring me joy. The fact that you post everyday, my data is almost finished but it was so worth watching it cause you make me smile.

    Smile is the best present I’ve ever received xoxo

  • Alicia gan says:

    For you to do this little giveaways mean so much to us and we appreaciate that you care about your followers and fans. I love giving just like you and their smile is the best present I’ve ever received every year! Always smile, Chriselle! xoxo

  • Britt says:

    My favorite gift was a jade bracelet my grandma gave me for luck at all times when I finished college.

  • Monalisa Pardosi says:

    The best holiday gift I received would have to be a ticket to Hawaii on New Years and it was my first time going with my family for my cousins wedding, it was supposed to be a surprise, I really miss the island and need to go back and explore other islands (: 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

  • Cinderella says:

    Dear Chriselle,
    the best gift I ever resievt was a self made, Hand made – bigger than I was – Barbie house. It had all the rooms you Need in Your house, even a washing kitchen.
    Happy Holidays to you and your Family.
    Thank you
    Cinderella

  • Hello Chriselle! I normally don’t join things like this but since I love you, here I am. Lol Happy 8 lucky years!

    Exactly a year ago I met a guy who became the love of my life. The holiday season made us closer and made us fall in love with each other. This year, we’re celebrating the yuletide season as husband and wife. Yay! He’s the best gift ever.
    Btw, you and Allen are my couple goals and I hope we’ll have our Chloe Victoria too in the future.
    Happy holidays to you, your family and team. God bless.

  • Patrycja says:

    I think the best gift that I remember even now was a machine that I got when I was about 4-5 I believe. It let you record your own words and then play it. It got attached microphone and it was in “Barbie” theme. I loved it! I was interviewing everybody during the Christmas dinner and its incredible souvenir.

  • Einat basteker says:

    my engagement ring

  • Bogie says:

    A kiss from loved ones

  • Soua Moua says:

    The best gift I have ever received was when my bf bought us tickets to Hawaii as a graduation gift. It was my second time traveling in my life and first time going to Hawaii. It was such a good way to destress and relax from the long years of schooling I had done.

  • Julie H. says:

    Handmade gifts from my kids are always so special! #12daysgiveaway

  • Julie H. says:

    Spending time with family is the best gift during the holidays!

  • Bolormaa says:

    Our family does not have a tradition of gifting. But my sister once gave me the perfect gold/bronze pleather bomber by jeremy scot, that still elevates any outfit.
    Loving it for he 7th year.
    A good gift is what you keep forever

  • Ana Maria C says:

    The best holiday gift is my family and the time we spend together. ❤️

  • Piia says:

    I love when I get handmade stuff made by lovely humans. I used to hate handmade sweaters that my grandmother knitted for me every Christmas, but now, give me all the handmade goodies and knits.
    Happy Holidays!!

  • Kristin says:

    My baby sister!! It was the best present in the whole world!

  • Sena says:

    Best holiday gift ever was adopting a family friends dog into our family! She brought me so much joy for 11 years and loved her ever so dearly!

  • Lala says:

    Best gift I’ve ever recieved until now it wasn’t something expensive, it was just a DIY story book with wishes from my little sister, she did it so well, so much humor and art in it.. just priceless when it comes to something that is given from a true heart, especially when you realise your little one is all grown up!! One day I hope Chloe will give you something as priceless as a gift from my sister that I still love the most!

  • Giulia Passaro says:

    Dear Chriselle,

    Thank you for being such an inspiration and for the words in this post… I’m about to finish college and enter the crazy world of adulthood and I am a bit scared, but I don’t want my fears to stop me from dreaming big.
    The best holiday gift I have received it was an iPod classic when I was 12… It was so classy and elegant and truly a surprise!!

    Xoxo

  • Bhup says:

    Your journey is truly inspirational!!
    Best holiday gift ever was getting married during the holidays. It’s not technically a gift but that has given me so much more to celebrate and be thankful for during the holidays :-))

  • Julie Park says:

    The best holiday gift I received was a Chanel lip stain and black beautiful Michael Kors heels… my parents got it for me in preparation to start my first job and go on my first business trip! I was so touched!
    It was actually supposed to be a surprise for this Christmas, but my parents gave it to me last week since 12/4 was my first day of working!!!
    (Getting a job for me was also a huge present in itself! What’s crazier is that I loveee it! I get to travel and event plan for huge events and have an awesome team. I’m so blessed and I’m ready to learn and grow in many ways!)

  • Ana says:

    The best holiday gift I had was a camera. The best one ever because thanks to that I have a lot of captured memories 🙂

  • Tania Franco says:

    You are truly inspiring! Having a new laptop would change my life, I’m currently saving up for one right now so this would be a dream come true. The best Christmas present I ever recieved was my son’s wish list for Santa where he asked Santa for a pretty green dress for mommy, along with everything else he wanted. I still have the letter and it warms my heart every time I read it!

    Much Love,
    Tania
    http://inspiremyfancy.blogspot.com/

  • Elle says:

    The best gift I’ve ever received was a snow globe with little white deer from my mom. I remember eying it all the time at the store! My mom would always give little early Christmas presents and that was one of them. I remember always being memorialized by the pink sparkles when I would shake it, could watch it for hours! It’s one of my favorite things to bring out for the holidays, always keep it on my night stand. Oh! And the snow globe brand name is, Simply Shappy Chic😉

    Ps. Thank you, for writing this post I definitely needed those positive words about following your dreams❤️ You’re definitely proof of sticking with it and following your passion it will become a reality! Thank you again, for all that you’ve done and continue to do❤️

  • Jessica Esteves says:

    Hi Chriselle!
    The best gift I got was a first aid kit! When I was younger, I was really into playing doctor and taking care of people. I wanted to be prepared in case someone got hurt.
    I hope you have an amazing Christmas filled with love.

  • Kim says:

    The best gift i received were concert tickets to see Bruno Mars.

  • Paul says:

    always beautiful and your giving back makes you stunningly beautiful

  • Juliet V says:

    I’ve always been better at giving and never really asked for anything on holidays except for items I need (candles, scarves, some makeup). I know it may sound cheesy but the best gift I’ve ever received are memories. Christmas 2005- best Christmas EVER! Most epic family & friends gathering we had and especially because my mom (missing her everyday) was a big highlight that year. Christmas 2015- first Christmas my daughter was old enough to unwrap presents and the excitement on her face. THIS year, my daughter’s understanding of Christmas and hearing her SAY “I love Christmas mommy!” THESE are the gifts I cherish.

  • Grace Kim says:

    The best holiday gift I ever received…was a classic gold casio watch…my first watch I ever owned and it changed my life! Stayed on my phone less, learned the importance of accessories, found that it was a necessity at work and mostly, made some amazing memories traveling with it!

  • Megan says:

    Thank you for doing 12 days of CHRIS-elle. Love the charities you’ve been able to donate to!
    The best holiday gift I ever received was when my mom gifted me her high school class ring. It’s a piece of her and so unique. It fits perfectly, so I never take it off.

  • Quymy says:

    The best gifts are my girls!

  • Jessica says:

    the best gift I’ve received is a pearl necklace from my grandma #12DaysGiveaway

  • Jessica W says:

    The best gift I will be getting for this Christmas is to spend time with my dad! I live with my husband alone in LA, while the rest of our family members are in Asia. This Christmas, my dad will be visiting and spending Christmas with us. I can’t wait to spend some quality time with him and show him all the festive decor around the city.

  • Candi Chen says:

    Best gift I’ve ever received would have to be a necklace gifted from my mom and the sentiment behind it :]

  • Elizabeth says:

    Thank you so much for this great giveaway, Chriselle, but most importantly, thank you so much for sharing such a great and inspirational message! 🙂 Definitely one of the best ways to leave 2017 and start 2018 <3 And one of the best holiday gifts I ever received with a watch from my boyfriend because of the meaning behind it, that our love will be like time itself and will go on forever!

    XO, Elizabeth
    http://clothestoyouuu.com/

  • Ellie Lee says:

    My favourite holiday gift was a Nespresso machine from my then boyfriend and now husband. He knew much I wanted one and I had no idea he got it for me! It was such a surprise to see it under the Christmas tree at home!!!!

    It was more of the thoughtfulness and surprise that made it so memorable!

  • michelle says:

    Best girft would have to be this very nice watch i got as my 16th birthday present! Love you Chriselle

  • Rayleen Patton says:

    The best gift i ever received was a cruise to Mexico from my mother for Christmas. She sent my sister and I on Valentines Day weekend. The weekend was about love, so it was great to spend time with my sister.

  • Nikki says:

    Probably getting to spend the day with family is the best gift I live far from my family so being with them is a gift. Love you long time follower so proud of you!

  • Lian C says:

    My best gift I ever received was a plane ticket to see my family back home!! Really missed them when you’re half way across the globe and tickets aren’t always the friendliest prices.

  • Angelina says:

    The best gift that I have ever received and that I receive every year is the blessing to spend time with my loved ones and be able to share the Christmas joy with them 🙂

  • Nicole Begay says:

    A hair straightener! I’ve had it for years now and still use it to this day! But seeing my kids open their Christmas gifts is the best gift of all!!

  • Hanna says:

    My favorite holiday gift was a surgery knot tying board because it was extremely exciting getting to learn about various surgical knot techniques, but more importantly the gift itself symbolized my parents utmost support for pursuing my passion as a future physician.

  • Keyruth says:

    It was a pair of shoes that I’ve been eyeing on for months at a shopping mall. That’s the best present ever

  • Frances says:

    You are so inspirational! I’ve been following you ever since I saw your collab with Michelle Pham and ever since then I started following you on all your social media channels! Thanks for being so real and sharing with all of us your struggles and good moments with us! The best holiday present I ever was a purse that I have been eyeing from my boyfriend!

  • Vishaka Santosh says:

    To be perfectly honest, the best gift I’ve ever received was some guiltless rest!

  • Yamile says:

    Best holiday gift I have ever received: that karaoke machine when I was 9 years old

  • Alice says:

    Best gift was finding out that I was going to have a baby brother!

  • P Kap says:

    Best gift ever was a green sweater (my favorite color) my son purchased for me with his own money when he was in middle school. He asked his Grandmother to take him shopping and he picked it out himself and even wrapped it himself!
    Thank you for doing this and making us think of all the things we can and should be thankful for!

  • Grace says:

    My husband got me a wallet bc my old was falling apart.

  • Elle says:

    This post is so beautiful! Dreams are scary to chase but so worth it in the end, so glad you chased your dream and can now set an example to those of us who are just starting out!

    My favourite gift would definitely be a camera. I’ve always been really arty, so I used to paint and draw a lot and then taking photos all the time on my parents phones. I became obsessed with documenting, and capturing the world around us. So my parents surprised me for Christmas with my own little camera. A few years on and I’ve had paid clients, I’ve had incredible opportunities to photograph different people and places and now I’m about to go study a creative course at University.
    Such a simple gift, that has impacted my life in so many ways

    Elle xx

  • Tiffany says:

    My best holiday gift was an Iphone. I haven’t change my phone for so long and my mom suddenly bought me one yeay!

    Thank you Chriselle for doing this Giveaway. At first I participated in this 12 days giveaway because I was interested in the gifts. However, after a few comments that I wrote, I realize that it was more than just the gifts. Answering your questions had reminded me of old memories that I missed. It also made me realize that I’ve learned and experienced so much things in 2017 and I am grateful for that:) So thank you again!!

  • Nicole Wong says:

    The best gift I ever received was unexpected support from my mother when I finally mustered up the courage to tell her I was depressed.

  • Katie X. says:

    Hey Chriselle!
    Thank you for all you do! Whenever I needed fashion, business tips, and relationship advice, I always turn to your videos!
    The best holiday gift I’ve ever received (going to be cheesy), but the love from my parents. Growing up, my parents didn’t really give gifts, but they always showed their love and support towards my brother and me. We always went out to eat DimSum on Christmas, followed by a dinner party at my Aunt’s house :). #12DaysGiveaway

  • Olga Pinkoson says:

    Best Christmas gift when my son was born on Christmas Eve 1993. I can’t think anything in the world more amazing than the gift of motherhood.

  • Lan Nguyen says:

    My fav Christmas present was last year when all of my sisters came and stayed at my house. We wore matching pajamas and exchanged secret Santa presents. It was the best 😁. I haven’t seen them all together in one place in a very long time.

  • michelle says:

    The best holiday gift I ever received was actually not for me, but when my husband tracked down this Taiwanese delicacy for my grandpa!

  • Fani says:

    Hey !
    I really loved the story 💕
    My favorite gift was all these years celebrated Christmas with my family 💕
    Because know that I’m far from home I appreciate things much more !

  • Lili says:

    I love how every year, because they know I love them so much, my parents put a jar of capers in my stocking. It’s probably not the most extravagant, expensive, unique, or interesting thing I’ve gotten but every year it puts a smile on my face and reminds me that some things will always stay constant.

  • Brenda says:

    My favorite holiday gift was my first iPod. It revolutionized how we listen to music!

  • Jaimie L says:

    My favorite holiday gift I’ve received would be all the gifts I’ve received! It’s hard to choose just one! If it’s a non materialistic gift, I would say being able to eat dinner with my family and celebrate Christmas together! I eat with my family all the time but it’s extra special during the holidays because of the spirit and the fact we’re able to spend the holidays together.

  • Emily says:

    The best holiday gift I received were diamond earrings from my fiancé

  • Danielle Manalili says:

    The best gift I have ever received was an amazing leather jacket from my boyfriend.

  • Phuong says:

    The best gift I ever got was a Laneige skincare set that kickstarted my skincare regimen, which I didn’t really have prior, and now I have a new healthy habit to take care of my skin for years to come! Happy holidays!

  • Eunice C says:

    The best gift I’ve received would be a Tiffany’s promise ring from my boyfriend (now husband) 8 years ago when we were in a long distance relationship while he was in the army.

  • Jenny says:

    Thank you, Chriselle and team for this giveaway opportunity! Your hard work and thoughtfulness is definitely appreciated!
    The best gift I ever received were barstools for my kitchen! 😉

  • Grace says:

    My favorite gift was getting to see my niece after she wa born!

  • Kara Simone says:

    I love your story! As a new blogger, I look up to you. I’m glad you decided to share how you got your start. #12daysofchriselle
    – Kara

  • Kara Simone says:

    I love your story! As a new blogger, I look up to you. I’m glad you decided to share how you got your start. #12daysofchriselle

  • jessica chiang says:

    i’m a practical kind of gal, so “best” holiday gift would have to be $$$ that went towards paying down my student debt!

  • Barbara says:

    As unexpected a it may sound, my favourite Christmas gift was a mug I got over a decade ago in university. I’ll never forget how surprised and inwardly pleased I was when I received it 😊

  • Katie X. says:

    Hey Chriselle!
    Thank you for all you do! Whenever I needed fashion, business tips, and relationship advice, I always turn to your videos!
    The best holiday gift I’ve ever received (going to be cheesy), but the love from my parents. Growing up, my parents didn’t really give gifts, but they always showed their love and support towards my brother and me. We always went out to eat DimSum on Christmas, followed by a dinner party at my Aunt’s house :).

  • Ab says:

    a mixtape 🙂

  • Hannah Kim says:

    Favorite holiday gift was a duffel bag… seems random but it was more of a gesture gift because my s/o wanted me to visit them more ^_^

  • Georgia says:

    The best holiday present I’ve ever received was my first born, my beautiful daughter, Christina. She will be 20 this year!

  • Sharon Moh says:

    The best Christmas gift I received was the smile on my brother’s face when I gave him his puppy three years ago. It was one of the most best days of his life where he was purely happy and I was so happy that I was a part of that

  • Dorin says:

    The Santa outfit my mom made for me so I can be Santa and gave gifts to all my neighbors when I was a kid!

  • Nicole Ocariza says:

    The best holiday gift I have received was postcards from my friends and family. I loved the personal notes and pictures of them because it made me know that they were thinking of me and my family.

  • Jaeha says:

    Love you chriselle! Thanks for always being such an inspiration ♡

    My favorite gift was a wrist watch I received from my mom as a christmas present!

  • Pak to says:

    Over the years I have been so blessed to have received so many wonderful gifts. One that really always sticks out to me is my first Christmas in America. My step father made sure it was the most special for us and it was the first time we had presents wrapped under the tree, ornaments and all of that. I remember that year I got an Anastasia doll and a braclet making kit. Best Christmas a 10 year old could ever ask for!!!

  • SC says:

    My favorite gift ever was a Christmas trip to Hawaii as a family when I was in college. Those were some great memories! ❤️

  • Tara says:

    The best present I have ever received is a basket of ingredients to make a Christmas dinner during a time when I didn’t have as much. It was so thoughtful and I was so grateful. I’ll never forget that kindness.

  • Teresa says:

    Last Christmas I received a Louis Vuitton bag! I got it as a birthday/Christmas/graduation gift and it became my work bag ☺️

  • Vy Nguyen says:

    The best holiday present I ever received was my dog/baby, 8ball. He was the best gift I could have ever asked for in life. He was my the first thing I saw every day and slept with at night for ten years. I lost him this past year due to a brain tumor. After treatments upon treatments, he was finally too tired and had to let go. It was the most devastating thing in my life because he was truly the most consistent happiness in my life for a decade. He gave me so much comfort and joy in life. He would have turned eleven on December 17. I am still so grateful that I was able to have ten precious years with him. I couldn’t have asked for a better furry baby. Being able to give back is truly such a humble experience. I feel so blessed in this life of mine that I hope I can return all of it back one day. My parents have always taught us that to be truly successful is to be able to give back. They never ask of us for anything yet have always given us everything. They haven’t spoiled us but they have taught us the value of every dollar given and earned. It would be an honor to be the one to give someone’s best holiday gift to one day.

  • Sooyon says:

    Marmot down jacket!

  • Sarah Morin says:

    It’s so hard to pick the best gift I’ve ever received. I honestly think that health and family/friends are the best gift but if I had to pick a material thing… my David Yurman bracelet given to me by my husband. <3

  • Michelle W says:

    The best holiday gift I have ever received was a huge homemade Christmas feast with all my favourite foods.

  • Stephany says:

    Best gift, my family was on the road on Christmas Eve I was around 7 my younger sister was 5 and older brother 10. My dad wa a truck driver at the time and we had gone with him so we wouldn’t be alone. We assumed we wouldn’t be getting any gifts since as much as they tried to hid it we new our parents were working hard to provide the best they could for us. But we stoped at Walmart for some snack and just ended up looking around the whole store that night. Little did we know that that next morning when we were finally home we would wake up to find out living room full of all the toys we pointed out at the store. It was the best Christmas ever.

  • Nancy V says:

    Hi Chriselle!

    The best holiday gift I received was from my fiancé last year. He gifted me a medium sized brown leather journal with writing inside. For a year he filled each page one by one writing something that he loved about me or a kind act that I did that day. I don’t think I ever cried so hard when I realized what he had written.

    Happy Holidays!

  • Johnson Jen says:

    My super nintendo that my parents saved up money for to get me. #12DaysGiveaway

  • Midori says:

    The best Christmas gift I received was the time I spent with my good friends over Christmas time. We have become a part with the reason 4 years ago, but I always treasured the time spent with them. Good laugh and gifts exchange remains in my heart forever.

  • Rita says:

    The best gift I’ve ever received during the holidays was a nice leather jacket from my BF… it meant a lot personally because during the first year we dated, he bought me a pleather jacket I really wanted and I wore that sh-t for like, 7 years, until it ripped! I didn’t care about the no name brand or the material, I just really loved it but my boyfriend was like, you need a new jacket and got me one because he felt bad for me haha

  • Malee says:

    A favorite holiday gift is the precious time spent with my husband. Merry Christmas Chriselle! Thanks you for giving and sharing your story.

  • Shelsea says:

    The best holiday gift would have to be books. My mother knows I’m such an avid reader one Christmas all I asked for was books and she got me all of them. Some would think too many haha.

  • Nancy nguyen says:

    The best gift I ever received was a beautiful MK gold watch with diamonds from my bf.

  • K Teneile says:

    My best Christmas gift – my husband who celebrates his birthday on Christmas Day

  • Angelyn says:

    My favorote Christmas gift was the gift of marrying my sweet husband. He is amazing, and i love him so much! We are celebrating 6 years this year! Yeah for love, for gratitude, and for giving back. Life is so beautiful!

  • Eunice says:

    The best holiday gift I ever received was a roundtrip plane ticket to South Korea so that I could study abroad for spring semester.

  • Jess N says:

    An engagement ring!

  • Denise says:

    best holiday gift.. my first iPhone last year ….which I use every day….LOVE!!!

  • Chanel says:

    The best holiday gift I have ever received is a tossup between peace and growth. Both are things that I have definitely noticed in myself and I’m loving it!

  • Chanelle Pat says:

    The best Christmas present was from my dad when I was around 8 Year’s old. It was my very first puppy miko, I named him from a character from Pochahontas. He was the most adorable little lapso apso.

  • Rachel says:

    The best gift I ever recieved was money from my uncle. It was completely unexpected and emotional and he gave the same amount to all of his 8 nieces and nephews. I was able to put some toward my honeymoon and student loans. I will never forget that and will always be grateful for his generosity.

  • Jin says:

    The best present I’ve received is a family vacation during my medical school days. Much needed break from studying! Can’t believe 12 days is over Chriselle! LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog, your youtube, and your instagram. I always look forward to watch your instagram and see Chloe grow up. Time flies!
    Happy holiday to the CINC team!!! (Since I’ve a doctor), hope everyone will have a safe and healthy year ahead!

  • Lucy says:

    The best holiday gifts I revived was when i told my family what I needed and they bought it for me what I wanted. Every year we put out a list of things we need or want, and we share it with the family. When Christmas is here we always get what we needed

  • Maggie Kan says:

    My most memorable gift that I got for Christmas has to be this big box of children’s make-up my parents got for me when I was a kid. They had this strange idea that Santa brought presents to your door on the night of Christmas instead of putting them under your tree, so they told me and my brother that they heard a knock at the door and when we opened it there were wrapped gifts!
    We lived in a small apartment so I actually had seen what the present was already but I really appreciated the effort my parents put into surprising me and my brother when we were younger. I will always remember that Christmas!

  • Soo says:

    Best holiday gift is the thoughtful homemade ones (like cookies).

  • Cheryl Celeste says:

    The best holiday gift I’ve ever received is definitely TIME with family. As cliche it may sound, IT IS one of the gifts that many of us rarely get. I’ve been working out of my hometown for 2 years plus & I always struggling with annual leave approval because there are just too many people celebrate Christmas in my department. And yeah, TIME.

    P/s: Yay! It’s the 12th day! Really hope I am the lucky winner!!! I love everything from Day 1 to 12! Merry Christmas Chriselle! May God bless you & your family always ♥️

  • Maria says:

    The best holiday gift I’ve ever received was a pair of simple cz earrings from my then boyfriend 10 years ago. He is now my husband!

  • Ariuntuya says:

    the best I ever got must be a set of earrings from Swarovski xx

  • Chitowngal says:

    Best give I’ve ever received. Hard one to pin down as it seems to change for me as I get older. I appreciate the homemade gifts I receive from the kids. The one that I remember the most as a child is the new comforter and cloud like think pink blanket that my mom and grandmother made me. It really felt like I was sleeping in a very warm cloud!

  • Vy Jen says:

    The best holiday gift I got from my husband (boyfriend a few years back). I was living up north by myself in a small apartment and he got me my first ‘real’ Christmas tree. He knew growing up my family and I either had a ‘fake’ Christmas tree or no tree at all. I was so grateful to have that first experience with him and just how thoughtful he was (is). One of the many reasons why I’m married to him today. 🙂
    🙂#12DaysGiveaway

  • Yessenia alyousef says:

    The best holiday gift I have received was actually a brand new set of cooking pans. I never imagined that something like that will make me so happy but cooking is my passion and my husband knows it. Now it is time to start testing them out as I got my xmass gift early this year.

  • Heather says:

    Beautiful and so inspiring!!

    The best holiday gift I ever received was my puppy Luna!

    xoxo
    Heather

  • Nabil Pimentel says:

    Best gift I’ve ever received was a gorgeous Marc Jacobs watch from my fiancée!

  • ELYSSA says:

    Hi Chriselle! The best gift I’ve ever received is being able to fly home for the holidays. My family is split across three continents so any time I’m able to see my mom and sister is a true treat! #12daysgiveaway

  • Sophie Timm says:

    Day 12 of #12daysGiveaway
    The best gift I ever received was a gold ring that my dad gave to my mom, but even better than the ring was the note attached to it. I now wear the ring every day and always remember the special words that my parents wrote.

  • Johana Lopez says:

    My favorite holiday gift was given to me when I was 6. I really wanted a porcelain doll but I didn’t think my dad would get it from me. On Christmas Day he surprised me with the most gorgeous porcelain doll, the doll came with a beatific Christmas velvet outfit. I have always treasured this gift and when I would play with my doll I was always careful to leave her in good condition. I’m 24 years old now and I still have that doll.

  • Elizabeth alcala says:

    The best holiday gift i ever received was a bike when i was 6years old!. It was brand new..i loved it…❤❤❤

  • Taquiena Boston says:

    I’ve collected angels since I was a child, and over the years I’ve focused on finding unique angels from diverse cultures. My sister, who used to make cloth dolls, had a period when she made cloth angel ornaments that she sold at her workplace holiday craft market. My hope was to have a collection of my sister’s multicultural angel ornaments, but then she decided it was too much work for the return on time and materials so she stopped making them. One year she made a special angel for me that is reminiscent of Mexican Indigenous women from Diego Rivera’s mural paintings. She even used actual feathers instead of cloth wings. It is one of my favorites in my angel collection.

  • Marie-Lou Meyer says:

    The best holiday gift I received would have to be the early one I got from my mom this year – My grandmother passed away in October, and I couldn’t make it back to the Philippines for the services… I received the necklace my grandfather gave to my grandmother. I wish they were here today to tell me the story behind it, but it definitely represents Love and Family. Looking forward to spending time with my nearest and dearest this holiday season!

  • Lingda says:

    Hi Chriselle and team! Happy 12th day of Chriselle! The best holiday gift I received was the gift of time with my loved ones. They truly mean the world to me. xoxo

  • Vivian Hernandez says:

    The best gift I’ve ever received was a painting that my best friend made for me, every time I see it it reminds me of her and since she’s recently moved it’s made it even more precious to me.

  • Vy Jen says:

    The best holiday gift I got from my husband (boyfriend a few years back). I was living up north by myself in a small apartment and he got me my first ‘real’ Christmas tree. He knew growing up my family and I either had a ‘fake’ Christmas tree or no tree at all. I was so grateful to have that first experience with him and just how thoughtful he was (is). One of the many reasons why I’m married to him today. 🙂

  • Gina Blades says:

    My engagement ring 💍 and proposal was my favorite holiday gift. 🎄🎅🏻☃️❄️

  • Kathy says:

    All gifts given to me by my friends and family have all been great. xD

  • Tamera says:

    One of the best gifts I have ever received, was a plane ticket home for the holidays. Being a student is stressful and trying to figure out ways to make it home during the holiday season is tough. Flights are more expensive, traveling by car/bus is more dangerous from the snow. When someone got my a plane ticket it really made my whole year, being able to spend the time with my family and friends without a financial burden was amazing.

  • Laura says:

    I’m about to receive the best holiday gift: my baby is going to be born on December 27th 🙂 I’m sure no other gift would ever beat this in my holidays to come ❤️

  • Christine says:

    The best holiday gift I’ve received is the iPhone X this year! My sister surprised me and my other sister with this gift and what makes this the best gift is not only the value of the phone and all that but the thought of her wanting to give us something this nice and it was just a surprise which made it nicer.

  • Amanda Kim says:

    Best gift is being an aunt to my two smart and loving nieces…they were both born around the holidays and I am so lucky to be around, literally upstairs, to see them grow up to be beautiful young ladies…

  • Crystal Lee says:

    The best Christmas present was in 2013, when my dad fell into a coma after a heart attack in the beginning of my winter break of my sophomore year in college. I went back to Colorado to visit him and my mom for the holidays when we received news that he was in the Cardiac ICU undergoing induced hypothermia to try to preserve his brain functions. We were in the hospital for 10 days and one day after Christmas, he miraculously woke up, having no brain damage. The nurses and doctors told us it was a Christmas miracle and that he had a very low chance of full recovery. He is fully recovered now and every Christmas I am so grateful that he is alive and well with us since that holiday season.

  • Monica lee says:

    My favourite present was a pair of snow pants when i was 6. I loved to go tobogganning and that day my family i put on our snow pants and played all day in the snow and made ovaltine after. Best presents are the ones with memories

  • Jenny L says:

    The best holiday gift I’ve ever received was my first Kate Spade bag my husband got for me 5 years ago and every year since then he still keeps surprising me with one 😘😘

  • Nguyen Thuy Chi says:

    Oh no its the last day of the 12 Days os Chriselle. I believe in Buddha so Christmas are not our official holiday but students like us are know as the new generation so we learn from Western. I remembered that I’ve got a candy cane from my classmate. Just a small thing but I really happy and eat so well haha.
    Thank you so much for give away the good things to us and wish you, your family and your team have a happiness holiday season!

  • Kattia says:

    Hello! so so happy for this last gift! I really need one about now. One of my best gifts for Christmas is my Dog Louie! He actually came to our home late Nov 2008. On Christmas morning that year, when we were opening our gifts, he learned hiw to go up the stairs, and we all were so surprise to see him up looking at us around the tree. It was such a beautiful morning full of laughter and love. He is now 9 yesrs old and Christmas is his favorite time of the year as he always looks for his presents under the tree.

  • Shio Eer says:

    The best gift was given to me by myself for my 21st birthday. It was a two weeks trip to Taiwan! It was my first time having long-ish holiday and also my first time visiting the country. I had a blast there and my friends and I also got to attend our favorite band’s concert! Their concert tickets are always sold out, so we’re really lucky! :’)

  • Christina says:

    Hi Chriselle! I can’t remember the best gift that I have received, I think all the presents are special: from hadmade postcard til the gold earrings.
    I hope that the winner will be a good person! Good luck!

  • YooBin Kim says:

    My family was never big on gifts, so the best holiday gift I have ever received was…the FIRST peaceful holiday season. As a kid, my parents did not have a very good marriage, and they’d always have big fights around Thanksgivings and Christmas, but as a I grew much older their marriage was also slowly mended. So I suppose also their healed marriage

  • Linda says:

    My cartier love ring that I’m getting engraved with the date of our wedding anniversary!

  • Elaine Baho says:

    Thank you Chriselle for being so inspirational, informative, and supportive. Thank you for all the hard work you’ve put in to bring us all the wonderful insights of day to day living, NY/Paris Fashion Shows, being a wife, a mom, a daughter and a Friend.

    I want to say that the best present I’ve ever gotten would be my son Justin and my daughter Caitlin. They are my world. I would do anything for them. I guess I can say, the best present is to be a mom to my beautiful children. I am honored and blessed. I love seeing the time you spent with Chloe and it brings me back to when my kids were younger. They are the cutest at that age. Enjoy every minute of it, it does fly by. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a happy 2018!!!

  • YooBin Kim says:

    The best holiday I’ve ever received was a trip to Cancun for the very first time with family!!

  • Vivian Rojas says:

    Best holiday gift I have ever received was the news that my mother was cancer free! Praise God

  • Jerlin says:

    Hey Chriselle,

    Thanks so much for holding this giveaway and being such an inspiration! I’m at the point of starting out my career and really respect you and how far you’ve come 🙂

    The best holiday gift I’ve ever received was a trip to Europe and spending winter there, it was truly an amazing experience ❤️

    Best,
    Jerlin x

  • Lilly Ngai says:

    Hi Chriselle!

    My greatest gift would have been a car for my 16th birthday. I never ask for anything gift wise but my parents gave me a car knowing that I would need to drive around once I got my license and it was just so nice for them to support me that way. However, because I do not ask for anything, I would say another one would be just spending time with family because as I get older, there is less time to spend with family like how it used to be.

  • Carey Elder says:

    That’s a tough one! I’d have to say my wedding shoes. Given as a gift from my then fiancé, now husband!

  • Linda says:

    The best gift I’ve received was last Christmas. My Daughter & Family drove from California to Calgary, Alberta to spend the holidays with us. We hadn’t seen our grandsons & Daughter for awhile & it was so much fun getting all the food, baking & shopping done in expectationiof their arrival. Miss them so much
    They have since just relocated to Nashville & won’t be home this year

  • Vivian says:

    Your all white look is so cute for xmas!

    Vivian | LIVE IN LOVE
    IG | @viviyunn_

    ~

  • Sue Huang says:

    My favorite holiday gift was when I was able to take my family on a cruise and spend the holidays on the seas. We had so much fun and had so many wonderful memories!

  • Courtney says:

    The best Christmas gift I ever received was probably my first designer handbag by Rebecca minkoff. I was so excited when I opened it and it’s refinery a great first black bag to have in your closet. My moms the best! ❤️

  • Maria says:

    A trip to chile to meet my husbands family

  • Mysee Joy Lor says:

    The best gift I’ve ever received for Christmas is a mixtape I received from my husband when we were dating. It reminded me how simple life can be, yet still so wonderful and beautiful without all of the extra. I listened to that mixtape constantly the following year. We even used some songs for our wedding, too.

  • Crystal says:

    Favorite gift would have to be when my parents took my whole family to the Dominican Republic two years ago!

  • Christina C. says:

    The best holiday gift I’ve ever received was a rolling pin. It was from my then boyfriend, now hubby. I’ve been using it every year to bake our annual gingerbread cookies. I love our own traditions!

  • Michelle Le says:

    Hi! I can’t think of the best gift I ever had… But, it would be nice to have a new laptop 😉

  • Jenn says:

    I can’t remember any Christmas gifts from the past but, having lost loved ones, the best gift is the time I get to spend with my family.

  • Lin Su says:

    looking at other people’s comments makes me bubble inside. feeling there are people everywhere in the world sharing the same moment
    the best gift is always from my mom , ever year she would buy me a pyjama and a pair of socks.

  • María José says:

    Hi Chriselle!!!
    Best holiday gift I’ve ever received was a trip to New York, i am from Chile so it was a dream come true, and i have the best memories of that amazing trip.🙌🏻✨

  • Christy says:

    Hello! My favourite gift for Christmas was actually a card from my brother. It meant so much to me as I was living abroad for a period of time and I did not get to spend time with my family for Christmas as it was too costly to fly back home. My brother was a person with little words, thus as he wrote me a card with all his heartfelt words, I couldnt have been more thankful and touched. That was one Christmas that I will never forget! Family always comes first and I spent 2 hours facetiming with my family, eating my salad while they were having roasts for dinner but it was that moment where i felt that no matter what the distance, we are always together 🙂 This laptop will mean the world to me, I do really want to start a career on blogging and fashion styling just like you. You inspire me so much Chriselle and I hope one day, I can be successful just like how you are! Thank you so much and Happy early Christmas 🙂 <3

  • Jenny Mito says:

    Thank you so much for doing such a gracious giveaway! You are so good to your followers and it is greatly appreciated.
    The best holiday gift I received is a trip to Mexico from my boyfriend. I got to meet his family that lives there, experience his culture first hand, fall deeper in love with the food, formed a special bond with his abuelita, went from having 0 aunts to 10, and see the beauty of the people and history of Mexico. It was So special to me because I got to see a part of his world that he holds dear to his heart.

  • Pascale Daquin says:

    I honestly don’t have a favorite Christmas gift, I know, it’s kinda hard to believe. My favorite gift in general that I have ever received is my daughter! She’s 23 now and she’s very inspiring.

  • Mary says:

    The best gifts are the smiles on others faces when you give something sentimental or something they would never expect!

  • Julia k says:

    I would have to say my baby kitten!!

  • Ju K says:

    Best holiday gift I’ve ever received was a trip to Hawaii to visit my mom. Thank you for the twelve days of chriselle!

  • Nemesia Alex says:

    My best gift is seeing the film that I have created all together, seeing my kids joy.

  • Nemesia Alex says:

    I believe it ! Hard work and just having a dream setting goals and faith just makes it all happen!
    The best gift I’ve had is love and seeing the family that I’ve created with my kids and the incense and joy they transmit.

  • Monica S. says:

    My favorite Christmas would have to be my first sewing machine. I prefer to use it over any other one today just because I learned and struggled with it so much!

  • Angela C says:

    The best holiday gift I ever received was quality time with my dad (after almost 10 years of not speaking to each other)

  • Christine Rolon says:

    The best holiday gift I received was a trip to San Fran from my honey where he proposed 🙂

  • Mindy says:

    Chriselle, you are such an inspiration. I love this post.

    The best Christmas gift I received was help wotwars my dog. I was able to get my pup and he is the best thing that’s happened to me. I love him so much.

  • Yujin says:

    My best holiday gift ever is the gift of health that I get to spend my first Christmas with my husband as newlyweds 🙂

  • Minori says:

    Thank you Chriselle for coming up with such a great way to not only show us readers appreciation but, to give back! You’re such an inspiration and so selfless, #GirlPower for the win! 👯
    The best holiday I ever received was my navy Chanel Boyfriend wallet on chain. 😍👜

  • Janet says:

    Thank you so much, Chriselle! You are such an inspiration!

    My favorite holiday gift is anything my husband gets me — he’s always so thoughtful, from practical kitchen gadgets to beautiful jewelry I wear every day.

  • Melanie Herrera says:

    AS this is the last post… 😢 this has been so much fun. Thank you for doing this for all of us. I would have to say my best gift Holiday gift was that I got into Fashion Design school at FIT in NYC. It was a dream come true. I now enjoy being a mom of 2 and sewing them clothes on my off time. They now come frost!

  • Naomi says:

    My mother gifted me a delicate diamond ring a couple of years ago for Christmas and it has to be one of my most worn pieces and one of my favorite gifts of all time ❤️

  • Michaela says:

    The best holiday gift I have ever received is a dainty gold necklace with the initials of my family engraved on it. My mum designed it herself. I wear it all day, every day.🙌🏽💝💎🙆🏽✨🎀

    Happy holidays to you and your loved ones and thank you for the fun-filled 12 days with all the inspirational posts!

  • Angelina Choi says:

    The best holiday gift I’ve ever received is my camera! It’s traveled with me on so many adventures and helped me capture memories that I look back on often.

  • Jackelin Chong says:

    The best holiday gift I’ve received was a cellphone!

  • One of my favorite and best Xmas give I have received is from my fiancé, he literally screenshotted every picture of my ig that has family and people I care about and turn it into a big picture of me . I love it bc you can’t really seee what’s inside the picture unless your willing to look close .

  • Angelina says:

    The best holiday gift I’ve ever received is my camera! It’s traveled with me on so many adventures and helped me capture memories that I look back on often.

  • Veronica says:

    The best gift i ever recieved was a trip to Paris and Rome from my parents for graduation. I am so thankful they help me travel the world and have so many unforgettable experiences! 🙂 Xx

  • Aphro says:

    Thank you for your post Chriselle, you’re an inspiration !
    The best gift I’ve received was a plain ticket to Portugal from my boyfriend. It was still the first year of us being together and I really didn’t expect him to go this big and to know me so well already! And of course the trip itself was awesome too!

    #12DaysGiveaway

  • Kate Oona says:

    The best Christmas present I ever got was The Talking Dollhouse from the 90s. I was like 5 and I vividly remember the pure adrenaline of seeing that beautiful house sitting in the middle of the living room.

  • Christie says:

    Thank you for writing this post! I think this is exactly what I needed to hear to motivate me and push me to do what I really want to do in life. For the longest time, I feel like I’ve been fighting with my passions and my desires to do something more enjoyable. I’ve been working as a planner, sitting at a desk from 9-5, just living such a stable and comfortable life… and I learned that this is not me! But I kept going with it because I needed the finances to support my family. As I approached the end of 2017, different opportunities arose and I took that as a sign that maybe I’ll be okay doing something else? Your post has inspired me to enter 2018 with a new approach … to not be scared to let go of this comfortable lifestyle and be free! So thank you!!

    The best holiday present I ever received was a straightener from my brother. It’s such a small and insignificant present, and being a high school student back then, I took it for granted. After over 8 years of using it, the straightener finally broke a few weeks ago. It took me 8 years to realize that this was the best present I’ve ever received because I learned that he put so much thought and would go around asking all my friends and family about what I needed at the time. We don’t have a close relationship, so finding that out was very surprising and so touching. He’s actually been doing this for years, and I recently found out about this. He’s been my secret Santa. So I guess in a way, my brother is the greatest holiday gift to me 🙂

  • Kimberly says:

    The best holiday gift I ever received was a surprise video call from my grandma – I hadn’t even known she could! It turns out she’d practiced until she could get it right just so she could talk to me. I was in another country for work and it immediately made me feel both at home and miss home.

  • Holly says:

    I would have to say early Christmas present from my husband. A new I phone that I just received. Now I can take better pictures. lol!

  • Michelle says:

    The best holiday gift I’ve ever received was a handmade bracelet from a friend

  • Justina says:

    best holiday gift would be my parents. every time when i’m home, im wishing that i could always be able to have them near me bcoz we live so far away. as every year comes and every cheer keeps them going strong, i pray for their health and always thank God that they were always the best gift. happy holidays to you and your family Chriselle 🙂 #12DaysofGiveaway #12DayofChriselle

    happy holidays everyone

  • Cami says:

    My favorite gift was from my kids. The cards they make at school…full of Christmas cut outs that are glued on. They were so proud to present them to me.

  • Chloe Then says:

    The best gift that I’ve ever received is the birth of Christ, essentially what Christmas is all about! Although unlike many other twenty one year olds that may be striving for more secular possessions, I’ve realised that even in this crazy rat race, it’s important to hold true to your beliefs and values. My faith has taught me to be a better and stronger woman in spite of the many challenges and curveballs life has thrown at me. And I’m very thankful to have had such a solid foundation as I learn to navigate through life’s journey 🙂

  • Amy L says:

    Hi Chriselle! I’m so thankful that eight years ago you dreamed about chrisellefactor! It’s been so uplifting and fun to read :). My favorite holiday gift would probably have to be a gift I got at a white elephant exchange a couple years back. It was a water heater which sounds very hum drum but it legit got me through college late nights with tea and ramen #12DaysGiveaway

  • Teresa says:

    My favorite gift were toys when I was younger. Now that I’m older, we just buy our own presents so the gift is being with family.

  • Jamie Kwan says:

    One year, I received a Pandora bracelet from my aunt, and my boyfriend noticed and got a sweet heart-shaped charm with a gem of my favorite color. Both were so thoughtful, and they were beautiful pieces that I could wear everyday. #12DaysGiveaway

  • Lid says:

    The greatest gift i have ever received was my brother coming home for the holidays.

  • Bernadette Galloway says:

    Hi Chriselle,

    The best Christmas gift I received was when my husband and sold our company three years ago. Your right anything is possible when you work hard, believe in your dreams.

    Happy Holidays,
    Bernadette

  • Mariana Isaac says:

    My favorite gift I’ve received so far is that my family is healthy. That is it. Is the first time in years I won’t spend Christmas with them, and it’s been devastating, but after my father battled cancer the most important thing for me at this point is that my family is healthy. That was my biggest wish as is my biggest gift. As you say Chriselle, I believe that if you work hard a dream big you can get the biggest rewards you’ve ever think of!

    Thanks for inspiring me every day!

    Mariana

  • Trudy says:

    The best gift I’ve ever received, is my mom. We’ve through so much together, that she is precious to me (even when we get on each other’s nerves). If God had not given her to me there’s no way I’d exist or be the person I am now. She’s sacrificed everything for my well being.

  • Jenn says:

    The best gift I received was a pair of earrings from my husband.

  • An Nguyen says:

    The best gift I have received is I just found out that I’m pregnant. I also just graduate from nurse practitioner school yesterday and I have my laptop since 2009, we were going to get me a new laptop but having just to find out that I’m pregnant this would have to wait. I hope to find a job soon so it will be less stressful but other than that I’m grateful to be a mom again. We have a two years old and excited that she will get to be a big sister now!

  • Kat M says:

    The best gift I ever received was to see Adele in concert.

  • Thalyta N says:

    The best holiday I received was moved with my mom and brother for the city my dad used to work. (At that point, he went home just on the weekends and we worked travelling a lot). It was so special to me because I’m really close to my father.

    My mom always say to me “More important that you receive is you give back”. She say that to me today, indeed. It’s amazing that you are able to see that some people just need someone who believe in them to make things happen. This is so special because if you give a macbook or a letter who came as a desire from your heart, worth it.
    Happy Holidays for your beautiful family and your team!

  • Yeng says:

    Best Christmas gift ever was a surprise visit from my husband
    #12DaysGiveaway

  • Hillary Southwick says:

    While I’m grateful for each and every Christmas, I will always have a special spot in my heart for Christmas 2015. All of my family woke up in their Christmas pajamas, and we sat in a circle about to open gifts and enjoy my mom’s famous cinnamon rolls. I dont even remember a gift from that year that I can think of now, but it was my dad’s last Christmas before getting diagnosed with brain cancer. We were all laughing so much as usual, and really excited about an upcoming family trip to Barbados (it was our second family vacation ever and I was 25). I will forever cherish that day and sometimes if I close my eyes, I can see it all over again. I’m so sad we don’t get to celebrate Christmas with my dad again, but I’m forever grateful for the memories I have and to me, I wouldnt choose any other gift.

  • Emma says:

    Ah, the best gift was my toy kitchen I got as a kid!!!

  • Jessanne B says:

    I think one of my favorite Christmas gifts is a gold locket from my dad.

  • Audy says:

    Probably our rescue dog Spot! He’s turned out to be one awesome dog, and such a joy to our house and to his fellow brother, Max!

  • Rachel says:

    Best gift I’ve ever received was a plane ticket to Korea to see my dad about 4 years ago!

  • Minh Thu Truong says:

    Can we talk about how you are such an inspiration to all the women out here?!??? Been following you since day 1 and see how you’ve grown as a blogger and business woman is amazing. I love reading your blogs and watching you live your best life! You’ve inspired me to go back to my country and start a business of my own. Thank you for that. Will always be following Chriselle.

  • Natalia says:

    You are really amazing and such an inspiration to me, your 12 days have been so much fun and whoever wins the prize will be so lucky! I honestly don’t have just one gift that means that much to me, but just to be able to fly home and be with my family whenever that’s possible is the best christmas present I could ask for.
    Thank you!!! #12DaysofChriselle #12DaysGiveaway

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  • Probably the best holiday gift I ever recieved was my mother’s jewelry box. My father kept it safe until I was 16 when it’s traditionally passed down to the next generation!

  • Sabrina SAN MARTIN says:

    Thank you so much for this giveaway !!!!!!

    My favorite gift was a bag from my parents, but i know my mum choose the bag, she so into fashion and one of her favorite accesorize is bag so she wants to buy me my first gerard darel TAT

  • Galuh M. says:

    I haven’t had a proper Christmas with my family since my freshmen year of uni because I’m studying abroad in Japan, but last year’s Christmas has got to be the most special in Japan! My boyfriend insist we celebrate our little Christmas in Tokyo Disneyland and even though it wasn’t the traditional family gathering gifts by the chirstmas tree, it felt so so magical ✨💝

  • Samriddhi Gurung says:

    Thank you for sharing your personal story with us and inspiring us through it as well. I just hope the receiver of this giveaway makes the best use of it.
    Thank you for being so kind.
    The best gift I received for the holidays was the gold chain from my granny.

  • As cliche as it may sound, as I get older I must honestly say that the best gift that I have received for the holidays is being able to wake up in the morning, know that I have the freedom to make my own decisions and be happy regardless of any circumstances. Gifts are great, but moments and experiences are even better!!! #12DaysGiveaway

  • Emma Ricupero says:

    The best gift I’ve even received was my Nikon digital camera. I love it and it’s take some of the best photos!

  • Saphrin says:

    This is almost embarrassing to admit but our massive smart TV is perfect for endlessly binging episodes of Chopped or reruns of Gilmore Girls & I love it way more than I should! 🙈😂 xo

  • Michelle says:

    The best Holiday gift I’ve received was my Polaroid camera!

    – Michelle 🙂

  • kirsten says:

    #dreambig has always been my motto… and yoi have been a huge boost me to do so.
    I opened my own event Agency @whatifevents 3 years ago after giving my heart and soul to a commercil entity I knew it was time to spread my wings and fly… my Mac and me set our minds to it and created whatif now in Hk and shanghai! Never give update! Know what you want and surround yourself with the right energy and people!

  • Maria Duran says:

    Hi Chriselle, just wanted to say thank you for your words they truly mean a lot and really encourage me to pursue my dreams and keep fighting, the best holiday gift I’ve ever received was a fairy bedding that my mom gifted to me because I love fairies it has always been a reminder for to keep things magical and never lose that thought

  • Lydia says:

    The best holiday gift I got was my boyfriend brought me to DisneyLand. He booked the flight and everything and we flew from the east the LA. He did not say anything about this trip to me before. I am very thankful have such amazing boyfriend! #12DaysGiveaway

  • Chinh says:

    In 2012, I finished my last round of chemo for breast cancer. That was the best Christmas gift I’ve ever gotten.

  • Romima says:

    Thanks for your constant inspiration ! You give us courage to achieve our dreams!

  • Michelle says:

    My family and I don’t really celebrate Christmas anymore since we’re not really young kids still. So I’d have to say the best holiday gift was our road trip when I was 12. We did the whole traditional Christmas feast but it was just amazing to be among loved ones and really getting into the holiday spirit.

  • Gricelda Romo says:

    Material wise, nothing stands out. Looking back on the holidays, there aren’t really memorable gifts. But the thing that is memorable is the time spent with my family together, surrounded by the holiday decorations and the different smells of home cooked meals! This would be my greatest gift. To have another day, another year, along side the people I love. Just because of the fact that I get to with my family and friends, a home and food to eat, is a privelage that many do not have and I AM GRAREFUL FOR THIS. ❤️⭐️

  • Nou Elizabeth Thao says:

    The best gift I ever got was a white pair of off brand payless Adidas shoes. I always wanted a pair like everyone at school but I knew my parents couldn’t afford it so when I got the off brand one I was still super excited and never cared less about the brand but more importantly that I got a brand new pair of shoes at the age of 10.

  • Hannah Kim says:

    Best holiday gift I received was help paying off some loans 😭

  • Rachel says:

    I think my best Christmas gift was that a few years ago, before I started working my parents actually got me a Tiffany necklace because they know I love Tiffany. I was so touched!!!

  • Abagayil says:

    I would say when my parents got me an American Girl doll when I was little, or when they got me filming lights for my YouTube channel.

  • Helena says:

    The best gift I’ve ever gotten was my first quality stethoscope. Best thing ever for a nurse!!

  • As cliche as it may sound, as I get older I must honestly say that the best gift that I have received for the holidays is being able to wake up in the morning, know that I have the freedom to make my own decisions and be happy regardless of any circumstances. Gifts are great, but moments and experiences are even better!!!

  • Julia says:

    Till now, my favorite Christmas gift is having a dinner with my amazing family and friends and I believe family could get together is the most important.

  • Vivi De Jesus says:

    The best holiday gift this year is a gift of life! I am 10 weeks pregnant!!! After having a miscarriage on our first baby my husband and I waited for right time to come because it was so hard for us to lost our angel. This pregnacy was the toughest as I had two episodes of bleeding and lost the other twin (yes, I started carrying twins) it was so emotional but I’m glad the other baby is growing healthy. I also thank God for giving me a very patient and supportive husband especially now that I am on bed rest. It’s such a coincidence because my husband was supposed to get me a new laptop for thanksgiving but I said we should just save it for rainy days since I left my job due to high risk pregnancy but no regrets! I’ve always wanted to be a mom and I know that this pregnancy journey will be all worth it.

  • Angela L says:

    The best holiday gift I received was my first puppy ♡

  • Sarra Elsherbini says:

    Best gift ive ever recieved was a recipe book from my mom !

  • Jenn says:

    My best Xmas gift is the pillow with my godson photo on it. LOVED.

  • Yen says:

    The best give I ever received is the engagement ring. Really like your post so inspiring. I hope that I have the courage to fulfill my dream like you do. Thanks for sharing your love and storey to us Love you 😘

  • Melanie says:

    A trip to vegas

  • Jisu says:

    My husband and I got married last year in June but we have been separated since as we are working out issues with our visa. I currently live in Seoul and just waiting to be reunited with my husband who lives in Philadelphia. But for Christmas this year, we will be reunited in Toronto and will try to work out a different way to be with each other. So this Christmas gift of being able to spend time together is the best gift I have received 🙂

    Xoxo

  • Helen Le says:

    The best holiday gift was time. Time to spend time with my cousins who i barely get to see in the year.

  • Michelle says:

    A trip to California!

  • Karen says:

    A break from school to return to the comforts of loved ones, home and familiarity.

  • Catherine Lu says:

    Best holiday gift ever was when I saw my cousins reaction of her receiving my painting. I spent three days painting a portrait of her dog which died from a car accident. The joyful tears received by Her was the greatest gift of all.

  • Fionna says:

    I got an iPad for Christmas and it wa such a thoughtful gift because it was meant to help further my goals. I’m very thankful that I was gifted it because I’m currently in a financial mess so there was no way I’d be getting one for myself.

  • Nhung says:

    The best holiday gift I received was probably plane tickets to visit my family in the mid west

  • juliezeneth says:

    my mom and dad got me a super cute book one christmas where they wrote little things they appreciated of me…my cutest moments… it was so sweet

  • Janice Fung-Torres says:

    Best Christmas gift ever is actually this year (even though it’s not Christmas yet) but I found out Im pregnant with my 2nd baby!

  • Nicole says:

    The best holiday gift our family received was our precious kitty Momo! We were grieving the loss of our special tuxedo cat Olly when we met him. It was love at first sight! he is such a lovable goof and we can’t imagine life without him.

  • Cameron says:

    The best and most memorable gift still has got to be the Christmas cake I got from Santa (my parents). I can’t ever forget that.
    xx

  • Emma says:

    I got to say when I was in Paris and went to Disneyland Paris this year. A very memorable birthday. Looking so chic as always, Chriselle! ❤️❤️❤️ Emma

  • Angela says:

    The best gift was a chocolate machine when i was 10 years old

  • Mya tran says:

    IPhone 6!

  • Emily Brown says:

    My favorite Christmas gift was collector porcelain Barbie dolls that my mom got for my sister and I. She always put them in the same Christmas gift bag that was painted with ballerinas and I would immediately know I what I was getting!

    Thank you for being so inspiring and for giving back and inspiring others, I really enjoy and appreciate everything you do!

  • Lydia says:

    The best holiday gift I got was my boyfriend brought me to DisneyLand. He booked the flight and everything and we flew from the east the LA. He did not say anything about this trip to me before. I am very thankful have such amazing boyfriend!

  • Kelly says:

    My favorite gift I recieved is a Sony camera from my husband. Thanks Chriselle for all your inspiration on fashion and life in general!!!

  • Catalina Ricardez says:

    THE best give ever that I received was a ticket plane to visit my family back in Mexico. I thought I wouldn’t make it that year to visit them and already was 2 years without seeing them. My sister passed away 10 years ago on Christmas Eve. For couple years we couldn’t even think about celebrating the holidays because it was painful and hard to think about the family enjoying a day when a love one parted away. But now we have learnt to use these days to remember and make the peace as a family, also celebrating not each one of us as life has granted us other year. Blessing to you and your family.

  • Gwendolyn Hodges says:

    The best Christmas gift 🎁 I ever received is a marriage proposal from my husband 18 yrs. ago!

  • Estelle says:

    I simply hope to win this for my teen Son which I m very happy to hv despite the failed marriage . He is the Biggest blessing in my life . Christmas is the time for me and him to reflect on what had been achieved for the year
    I hope he can see the marvel of a MacBook and create something for himself in the near future

  • Mya Tran says:

    An iPhone 6!

  • Mariel says:

    The best holiday gift I’ve received has been from this year. I got an early Christmas gift/belated housewarming gift from my boyfriend, which was an old school baby blue vinyl player. I’ve been wanting one since high school and he surprised me with one this week! The best presents to me are the ones that are the most thoughtful no matter how big or small.

  • Meg says:

    Hands down the best gift I’ve ever received was a kitten 3 years ago! Animals are the gift that keeps on giving 🙂

  • Ying Tze says:

    I can’t recall a very significant gift as I usually get little gifts across the year. Yet each year, I think the most precious gift we can receive and give each other is the gift of love and time. Spending quality time with family and friends is so important to me and I make every effort to do that, regardless of how tight my schedule may be.
    Dear Chriselle, I’ve only started following you about a year ago and being 1 out of a million instagram followers you have, I just wanted to say you inspire me everyday with your creativity and dedication in your work. I may be a little biased, but I truly enjoy your sharing and instastories, esp. those with Cloclo!
    Merry Christmas to you & your family!🎅🏻🎄 (your factor fam & followers too!)

  • Esther says:

    My daughter a few weeks before Christmas❤️

  • Ashley says:

    The best holiday gift i ever received was a bunch of makeup from my friends. They have it to me for Christmas and it was such a good holiday get-together!

  • Yee yan says:

    The best gift I’ve ever received was a bar of chocolate from a dear friend. I dont have a lot of friends organise gift exchange event until recent year when we all started to do simple planning. I am happy to give at the same time receive some of the sweet gifts from my secret santas. Its finally the 12th day. This 12 days has been really down for ms as life suddenly become so challenging and uncertain. I was not happy with uncertainty but reading your post giving me some idea on why I dont push myself harder and challenge myself? So I guess one day I will be fine and thankful for the challenge that make me a better and stronger person.

    Thanks for the posts this 12 days filling my morning Chriselle.

    Happy holiday to you, your family and your team.

  • G. Preston says:

    The best Christmas gift, if you can call it that was the birth of my beautiful nephews. They have been by far the biggest and most wonderful blessing of all.

  • catherine says:

    HI Chriselle & your wonderful Cinc Team! The best gift I have ever received was marrying my hubby because he’s my best friend! We got married earlier this year so this will be our first Christmas together as a married couple! Anyway thank you for letting all of us share with you & keep up the great work! Merry Christmas~ Love, Catherine

  • Nicolle Sibrián says:

    My best present was a book my mommy gave me as a child. It was “How to become a millionaire in 10 days”.

  • Taylor says:

    The best holiday gift I’ve ever received was a giant wooden barn that I could use to play with my toy horses during my phase of being obsessed with horses. I still have it in my closet at home! I can’t bring myself to donate it or give it away because I love it so much still.

  • Poonam says:

    It was the Spice Girls first album on cassette, which was also my first cassette ever. I still remember holding it in my hands with pride (smile from ear to ear!) and noticing the smooth glide of the case as it opened. At that point in time, 8 year old me was everything Spice Girls and I had just been given the coolest gift ever. Period.

  • Stephanie Ho says:

    The best holiday gift I’ve ever received is to attend a concert with bunch of my bffs last year. It was so much fun and full of happy memory

  • Catherine Recinos says:

    The best gift I have received was last year when my whole family was together,enjoying each other company and having a great time . It took my back when to my childhood.

  • Angelina J says:

    I would have to say my favorite gift that my parents bought me was a beautiful rose gold watch and a set of comfy pjs. Such a random pairing but they wanted me to have a professional piece as I started preparing for graduate school and something comfy to wear whenever I needed a moment of relaxation.

  • Sophia Mellein says:

    I was given a puppy once when I was a kid. I was so happy!!

  • Yeana Chung says:

    The best gift I got was an iPhone 5. It was my first smartphone and it has opened so many doors for me!

  • Morgan R. says:

    One of my favorite gifts was receiving an Addy American Girl Doll when I was a little girl.

  • Sarah Davies says:

    Most precious gift was my dream acoustic guitar. I had no money and I never thought I’d be able to own it. Woke up one christmas morning and my sister had bought me my dream guitar. I love my eonni ❤

  • Katherine Lim says:

    A JBL speaker from my boyfriend. It was something I always wanted as I love a good sound system that is portable 🙂

  • Crystal says:

    The best holiday gift that I’ve received was a dainty necklace from my boyfriend. It’s a crescent moon with two little hearts sitting on it, and the engraving reads “♥ U 2 the moon and back.” ♡

  • Chloé Jeun says:

    Thank you for the 12 days of CHRIS-elle, all the ideas you shared are (or are going to be) helpful.
    I hope you the best.
    It’s not yet but for me it is since December 1st so… Merry Christmas !
    From a French young student who admires you.
    xoxo

  • The best holiday gift I have ever received was last year and was my fossil q watch. I love it and it helps me navigate through my day by receving notifications from my phone.

  • Jenn Wong says:

    In 2004, my boyfriend (at the time) bought us our dog for Christmas. He was a rescue puppy, just 3 months old. He was one of the best things that happened to me as he thought my how to love and take care of something else, other than myself. Fast forward to 2015, after our dog passed away, we welcomed our baby girl to this world right on Christmas Day. I can’t pinpoint which Christmas present is better than the other but I doubt anything can ever top these two in my books. Both were (and are) amazing!!!

  • Chloé Jeun says:

    Hello Chriselle~
    The best holiday gift was a piano from my mum. I said I wanted to play piano again and she surprised me by buying one (even if it was really expensive). She really is the most amazing and strongest woman I know so I hope I will win the laptop to give it to my mum (and if not, I’m already saving money to buy her one so at the end she will get one anyway) and I also hope one day i will be a successful woman like you to buy her dream house in the countryside in Korea. All my comments look like it’s a child who wrote them lol but I guess I wanna show the world that I have the best mum someone can ask for.
    xoxo

  • LTeeCee says:

    My favorite gift I receive every year is actually the card my husband writes that accompany whatever he ends up giving me. They’re always so heartfelt and make me grateful for all that I have.

  • Pramila G says:

    The best thing I received for Christmas is a Concert ticket !!!

  • Maxi says:

    Hi Chriselle 🙂
    This is my first time commenting on your blog even though I have been following you for years now! You were the first fashion blogger I ever followed and this way you kind of encouraged me to start my own blog! 😉
    The best gift I ever received were my bunnies when I was six years old. My mother got them while I was at a friends house and I still remember how excited and happy I was when I saw two little baby bunnies in the living room. Unfortunately they have died a few years ago … and I miss them so much!
    Merry christmas & a happy new year from Vienna, Austria

  • Nhi says:

    The best Christmas gift I ever received was a trip to Iceland from my then-boyfriend two yesrs ago which we weren’t able to have yet because of several reasons but I love that cause I was so surprised, it was the perfect gift i loved it and it is something we’re still looking forward to do together 💕

  • Sylvia says:

    The best gifts I receive every year are our family Christmas cards we write to one another.

  • Carmen says:

    I am very grateful for the life that I have so whenever I get a chance to give back I do and don’t just wait till the holidays – wish you can do this other times of the year too and not for the readers but for the giving to the charities.

  • Milena Berestko says:

    The best holiday gift was an old poetry book I received form my best friend:))

  • Mirela says:

    The best gift that I ever received was a trip to Verona. My boyfriend surprised me for Christmas two years ago. It was magical. Verona is so romantic 💕

    P.S Thank you for the things that you are doing. It is so inspiring!! Keep going 💪🏻

  • Christine Railton says:

    The best holiday gift I got was the E Z bake oven when I was a kid. I wanted it for so long and finally one Christmas, I got it!!! So fun!

  • Kim says:

    The best gift I ever received is having my husband with me on each and every Christmas, some people don’t even get that while some take it for granted. Having your loved ones next to you is the best thing you could ever get.

    Happy holidays to you, your family and your team. Wish you all the best always and I look forward to bigger and better things from you and your team in 2018! 🙂

  • Gabriela Garcia Avelar says:

    The best holiday gift I ever received was a complete week of family time❤️ I really value time spent with friends and family and it’s not always possible with the day to day responsibilities.. So I truly cherish the holidays bc it’s valuable and guaranteed time with family❤️❤️😊

    Thanks for giving back to us Chriselle😘 absolutely love following along your adventures! You have the cutest family and are genuinely so lucky❤️❤️😘

  • Annie Liu says:

    The best gift I ever received was a puppy!

  • Alicia gan says:

    You’ve been amazing Chriselle!! Thank you so much for the amazing journey ❤️

    The best Christmas gift I’ve ever gotten was a lot of smiles. I love giving gifts to others because it makes me happy to see them smile when they tear open the presents. That’s the best Christmas gift I get every year! Xoxo

    Stay chic Chriselle!

  • Sarah says:

    The best holiday gift I received was the chance to spend Christmas with my boyfriend and his family!

  • Allison says:

    The best holiday gift I received was the first Backstreet Boys album when I was 8. At the time, my mom wanted me to start listening to music, so she gave me that one and the NSYNC album. But because I fell in love with BSB music, it became more of a gift that kept on giving. I have been to a ton of their shows with my mom and other friends and family members. This past year I took my mom to their show in Vegas and it was really great to share something together and have wonderful girls nights together!

  • Melina says:

    The best gift that I’ve received is a watch placed in a Christmas stocking from my mum! It was a surprise as it is placed in a Christmas stocking hanged on the window grill. So it’s my first ever Christmas gift in a stocking 😍

  • Kelsey says:

    Hi!

    I really appreciate and am inspired by this post!! I never know where to start or how to go about the process/ staying positive through it all. It’s incredible that you’ve reached so many people and share much with all of us!

    My favorite gift that I received was a necklace from “Santa”. I was the last hold out of my friends who believed in Santa. So while my friends and friends’ parents tried persuading me Santa was fake, I received this beautiful necklace, my first item of jewelry (I was 8) and continued believing! Unfortunately a few years later our house was burglarized and my necklace stolen, but it’s always been a special present to me. 🙂

    Thank you!!!

  • Julia Jun says:

    Hi Chriselle!
    I actually think the best holiday gift was when my friend went through 5 hours of public transportation to visit me. She knew I was having a tough time and didn’t think twice to come see me the cheer me up.

    Thanks for doing the 12 days of CHRIS-elle! Definitely enjoyed the daily posts 🙂

  • Danielle says:

    The best and most memorable Christmas gift I ever received was from my dad when I was a teen – a trip for two to see my favorite performer at the time!

  • Elin Roberts says:

    Made a typo in my name on my entry 😳 At least I got my email right

  • Elaine Kwan says:

    Best gift I ever received was a watch from my parents during Christmas when I was about 16. It was special because it was my first proper watch and also the end of school which symbolises the next phase of life #12DaysGiveaway

  • Elin Robertd says:

    My sister lived n Belgium for a few years and sent us lots of chocolates ✌🏻

  • Renu says:

    Best gift I have received has been the chance to go to a good school when I was young, thanks to my very understanding and supporting parents. I didn’t understand the importance back then but I do now and I’m forever grateful to them. back home where women are still considered inferior to men and thus women do not get equal opportunities as men, my parents never discriminated me because I am a girl,

  • Perrine says:

    The best holiday gift I’ve received was from my parents when I was around 15. It was a very simple sketccbook. I was so touched by thoughtfulness of my parents, they’ve seen me drawing for suh a long time ! I just felt encourage in my passion, like if they finally agree to let me go in art srudy. I still treasure this first sketchbook and I’m now un m’y third year of design study !
    Best gift are sometimes the smaller one!
    Happy hollidays !
    (Sorry for my bad english, I’m french )

  • Rachel C says:

    My favorite Christmas gift I ever received was a white Swarovski watch. I wore it for three years and to this day, it is still on my wrist.

  • Stacey Doolan says:

    I’ve had so many amazing gifts, I really do get spoilt but I do remember when I was a kid receiving a bubbly baby doll from my grandma. I can still remember the excitement I had seeing her for the first time I, I took that doll absolutely everywhere with me. Also I’ve really enjoyed all the posts over the last 12 days. You and the team are so creative and clever, give yourselves a pat on the back and a champers.
    xo

  • Alexandra says:

    Best gift I could think of is my family, my amazing friends, my Andrew 😊 who looks after in every moment. The ability of being able to pay back to the world and to do so, in any ways is a gift as well.

    That’s so kind of you to have #12 daygiveaway with so many nice products and to share your experience.

    Hope you have an wonderful Christmas!

    And Thank you 😊

  • Vanessa says:

    My favorite gift was an antique pearl necklace my parents gave me around 10 years ago. I still love wearing it as it makes any outfit just a little more special and me.

  • Christian says:

    Hi Chriselle! Your dreams has transformed tremendously and I only hope to become on the same wavelength as you one day! The biggest gift I ever received was purchasing my 1st house last year! My husband and I went through a strenuous 9 month process ( which even included us staying with my mother & little sister for 4 mths after our apartment lease was up) but closed Dec.23rd! It was a rewarding feeling at the end, realizing all of the hard work and time ( years actually) my husband & I put in for this moment!

  • Daniela C. says:

    The best holiday gift I’ve ever received – my little brother!

  • Alex says:

    Omg honestly my best Xmas gift ever was a MacBook 7 years ago😭 I’m in desperate need of a new one🙏🙏🙏

  • Jenny says:

    My favorite holiday gift would have to be the tradition me and my girls have set near Christmas. We all get dolled up and head out to dinner and exchange gifts there, but I love the quality time we get because we don’t see each other as often anymore.

  • Sophia says:

    A humidifier from my boyfriend last year! I’ve been using it every day and it’s helped me with my dry skin so much

  • Christine Cao says:

    The best gift I received is a new pair of adidas tennis shoes

  • Ada Paulina says:

    The best gift I ever received was from my parents and they gave me a trip with my cousin for one month. I partied with strangers, learned to how to snowboard and meet a lot of good.

  • Saerom says:

    The best Christmas gift I’ve received is coming to America. I was eight years old but it was the best decision my parents have made for me and I am forever grateful. Funny story: I didnt know it didnt snow in California and when I arrived in mid-December, I thought I was in another world because it was so hot! I got to go to the pool everyday and it is forever my favorite childhood memory.

  • Summer Diaz says:

    My favorite holiday gift i have received would have to be my first iPad which was about 8 years ago, so it has since expired.

  • Jamie says:

    Thank you for all these lovely posts the last 12 days! I think the best holiday gift I ever received was my NutriBullet a few years back! It was something that I had always wanted, and it helped me to start adding healthy food into my diet!

  • Angeliki IOAKEIMOPOULOU says:

    I don’t know really… many.. too many.. but as a kid it that beautiful doll that I got from my grandfather! It was my first male doll and I gave him the name of my grandfather. I still got him.

  • Stephanie Figueroa says:

    The best gift so far has been my parents buying their first home! Especially it hold a lot of meaning to my mom, she deserved it. 😊 “Te quiero mami”

  • Christina says:

    My best holiday gift was the first gift my boyfriend got me for our first Christmas: a grey scarf…cashmere and silk, asymmetrical… I wore it every day the past two winters

  • Esther says:

    The best holiday gift I received were a pair of Disneyland tickets.

  • Michelle says:

    Best Christmas gift ever was my first Christmas as a mom!

  • Taïsha says:

    Best holiday gift was for sure that MK bag I got from my mom – and didn’t ask for! My first designer bag 🙂

  • Amanda Murphy says:

    After years of trying to conceive, 3 Christmas ago, we found out that we will be having our baby girl. It was the best Christmas feeling her grow and now watching her grow up in front of me. Motherhood has been the best Christmas present ever.

    Merry Christmas Chriselle and your beautiful family!

  • JANUARY ROQUE says:

    Best birthday gift i ever got was my cotillon party my parents threw for me on my 18th birthday! All my family, loved ones and friends were there. We wore fancy formal dresses, danced the cotillon, filled our tummies with food and drank and partied the night away!

  • Meagan says:

    The best holiday gift i ever recieved was a princess ring from my mum ☺️ It’s a nice little piece of jewellry i can always carry around with me that reminds me of her

  • Joyce Chen says:

    The best holiday gift I’ve received was a spontaneous road trip planned by two of my childhood friends! I was so touched by the effort and thoughtfulness of my friends. Years later I still treasure the quality time together and memories made.

  • Smriti Shankar says:

    My first Christmas with my then-boyfriend, now-husband was so great. We both were away for the holidays to visit our families in 2 different parts of the world. When I got back I came home to a fully decorated house and mini Christmas tree with presents underneath it. He had the most thoughtful gifts under the tree including some where he truly splurged on. My favorite and most memorable gift was a 12 pack of the cutest most SNUGGLIEST SOCKS. Yes Socks!! Here is the story. I was a student back then paying off my Masters degree by working part time jobs and I had very little to spend on myself. This was also my first winter ever so I was not prepared and had torn and really thin socks. The Dolce and Gabanna perfume was amazing too but nothing beats the SOCKS!!

  • Maria says:

    OH and I forgot to tell you about my gift … well my favorite by far was a pair of boots that my mom gave me ..I don’t know why but every time I wear them I feel super safe ..maybe just because she gave them to me 🤭❤️

  • Anna says:

    I truly believe in giving back! Cause and effect is something I believe in – everything happens for a reason and is a result of he actions we take! So if we help people and give back to society, you will never know, one day when you need help the most, people will help you….
    The best holiday present I received is my Harry Potter books – I love the series to bits and can read them again and again x
    Happy holidays to you and your family
    Lots of love from Melbourne Australia
    Anna xx

  • Maria says:

    “I’m a big believer that with the right tools, hard work, and a big dream, you can really turn your dreams into reality; as cliché as that might sound.” This is not cliche but the pure truth. I’m 20 years old and I’m writing articles in online s magazines and the most times it’s hard for me to work because I don’t have the right tools but I keep trying cause I want to do something good! And I really need to tell you that you are a very good person and also congrats to your team for your job ! Keep going you’re doing great xoxo 💋

  • Justine says:

    The best christmas I ever received was from my friends during our first year of college, when we were all super broke. In collaboration with my birthday (which is in December) they gave me an advent calendar, where they bought a bunch of stuff from the pharmacy (so like magazines/candy/drugstore makeup) and would hand deliver them me everyday until we all left for home. They knew I loved all things beauty and fashion and made sure to incorporate that as much as possible. I was incredibly grateful and although in price it wasn’t luxury, it was a really an original and heartwarming gift.

  • Natasha says:

    my favorite present would have to be a snow globe I received from my grandma , she got it from Russia and it held sentimental value to her so I was touched that she wanted to give it to me !

  • Samantha Cambeis says:

    Hey Chriselle, I just love when successful people (such as yourself 😉) talk about their humble beginnings. I think it’s so important to remember all the work you had to put in to get to where you are now. For Christmas last year my sister got me a ring light and that was my favorite gift ever, because it’s allowed me to take higher quality makeup photos and that’s so important to me. My dream is to make videos on beauty and lifestyle, health and fitness. I don’t even own a laptop because mine broke last year, so I haven’t even been able to edit any videos or photos. It is my dream to have a MacBook. Have a very very Merry Christmas with your beautiful family, Chriselle. Thank you!!!

  • Ivy Liu says:

    The best gifts I was able to receive are:
    1. Health – people often times take health for granted. After seeing some of my family members & friends get sick this year, I’ve lesrned to really appreciate and take care of my body – being able to walk, dance, exercise, is simply the best gift anyone can ask for!

    2. My Loved ones – the success and fulfillment that my loved ones were able to achieve in their own unique way – whether it be starting a new job, getting out of a toxic relationship, or starting to cook wholesome meals!

  • Jen Z says:

    Happy 12 days of Chriselle!! The best Christmas gift I ever received was a Kate Spade bag I had been eyeing for awhile and a pandora bracelet!

  • Karen H says:

    The best holiday gift I ever received was a vinyl player. I had mentioned it a few times to my boyfriend and didn’t expect him to actually remember all those times I hinted it to him. Now people get me different vinyls for different occasions. Great gift for me and easy for them!

  • Cameron says:

    The best and most memorable gift still has got to be the Christmas cake I got from Santa (my parents). I can’t ever forget that.
    xx

  • Andrea says:

    My favorite Christmas gift ever has been a trip to Spain! ❤️

  • joolee says:

    the best gift was not really getting anything and just being able to spend time with my family. 🙂

    #12DaysGiveaway
    #12daysofCHRISelle

  • Tina says:

    The best holiday gift I’ve ever received was when my boyfriend put together a 12 days of Christmas thing for me. It was pretty fun to see what each day was.

  • Kristine Chao says:

    Chriselle!
    The best christmas gift I ever received were tickets to the Adele concert! It was so amazing and left me in complete shock! Thank you so much for the 12 days of chriselle, I loved reading every post! #12DaysGiveaway

  • Rachel says:

    The best gift I have received for Christmas was my first smart phone back in 2011! I got my Samsung Galaxy SII and even though it doesn’t compare to the phones that we use these days, it completely changed how I was interacting with my friends and family and getting work done! It was so nice to be connected and updated in the palm of my hand instead of having to lug around a laptop or signing onto my social media on a desktop!

  • Kristine Chao says:

    Chriselle!
    The best christmas gift I ever received were tickets to the Adele concert! It was so amazing and left me in complete shock! Thank you so much for the 12 days of chriselle, I loved reading every post!

  • Rene says:

    The best Christmas gift I received was a trip to South Korea! Going back to the motherland and celebrating the holidays with my extended family, especially my Grandma, was such a valuable experience.

  • Lina Zimmer says:

    The greatest Gift of all are all the beautiful souls I proudly call my loved ones.
    Thank you so much!
    ~ Lina

  • Gabriele says:

    The best gifts I’ve gotten were always experiences – like the opportunity to travel and spend the holidays in Mexico:)

  • Barnadette Robinson says:

    Hi Chriselle. Happy 12 days. First and foremost I would like to thank you for the opportunity to participate in this amazing holiday giveaway. A friend recommended that I follow your page and I’m so glad that I listened to her. I’ve been following you for awhile now and I love your posts and the content, and your vlogs are so interesting and insightful. You’re such an inspiration. Your journey to your success is an inspiring one. Your gratitude towards helping others and giving back motivates me. Thank you for your contributions to several charities throughout your giveaway. I’ve always believed in random acts of kindness since my childhood years. And it has continued with me into my adult years. Your story helps me to be more determined to continue write more as it is a passion of mine. My best friend and mentor has had several books published and she encourages me daily to not give up on my dreams of completing my first book.

    The best gift that I ever received was a family bible that once belonged to my great great great grandmother and it was passed down through my family and updated with new arrivals and departures of loved ones to and from my family. It’s very special to me as it represents my families history. I love books so that’s makes it mean even more. I look forward to 2018 working towards my ultimate goal of more writing and getting my first book completed.

  • Catalina Largacha says:

    Favorite Christmas present was without a doubt my proposal. A bit cheesy, but loved it! Surprise come back to the country for my love. Invited everyone to the airport… and I was the only one who didn’t know the surprise wasn’t for him but for me.

  • Sabina Osvar says:

    Best gift was actually an early one this year, my parents got my husband a plane ticket to come for the holidays ❤️

  • Romane says:

    Hey!

    The best present I ever received was when I had my camera a few years ago. It made me discover how much I love photography, and that I want to find time to do that, it’s a huge part of my life now!

    Xx
    R

  • Ashleigh says:

    The best Christmas gift I ever received was an all expenses paid cruise with my family. This was really special to me because it was the first time my mom, sister and I traveled together for vacation, and the first real vacation my mom has had in over 15 years! #12DaysGiveaway

  • Tanja Jakovoska says:

    My camera that i get from my boyfriend so I can make sweet memories every day!

  • Prune says:

    The best gift I received was a ticket concert to see Daft Punk ❤️🎁🤞

  • Elisa K. says:

    My mom never did stockings for Christmas because she didn’t know it was a thing. (Korean ah jumma problems) But one year, I bought my family stockings and we put fun stuff in there and it was the best Christmas ever. 🙂

  • Rorie says:

    I will never forget the Christmas where my sister told me she wanted me to be godmother when her baby was born. The whole thing was set up so cutely: my gift was a little gilded mirror (“for the fairest”) to hang on my wall, and when I went to put it in my room, I found a little wand with a note asking “Will you be my fairy godmother?” tied to the handle. I’ll never have children of my own, so it means a lot to me that my sisters want me to be a very active presence in their children’s lives.

  • Samantha Law says:

    Hi Chriselle,

    The best holiday gift I’ve ever received was a stand mixer from my fiance! I love to bake and cook so it was the perfect gift for me!

  • sandra s says:

    The best holiday present that I received was a family trip to Disney! Nothing better than family time in the most magical place.

  • Leonor Faria says:

    I remember this one Christmas as if it was yesterday! I was around 5/6 years old. My grandad was usually Santa! Me and my sister were his only grandaughters (he passed away unfortunatelly). He used to go “to the bathroom” everytime Santa came to my house! I remember that night I realized it was him…. I mean, Santa is NOT that skinny! I was very happy! Not because of the gifts…. that were always very cool! But because I realized he really loved us and wanted us to believe and be happy kids. Now he’s not here, it warms my heart to know that. And that is for sure the best gift I have ever had… My Grandad! <3

  • Alexis Jess says:

    I think the best gift I ever got was a handmade scrapbook filled with family pictures including pics of great and great great (and beyond !) relatives I never met and baby pics of me as well as pic of my parents when they were young. I cried one page in. It was a very touching and irreplaceable gift.

  • Quynh Tan says:

    Happy holiday to Chriselle and your wonderful team❤️ Thank you for always being an amazing person and giving us chances joining your give away this year. My family and I just immigrated from Vietnam 2 years ago. In Vietnam, we actually did not celebrate Chirstmas, therefore I haven’t had Christmas’s gift since I was young. Last year, I was diagnosed that I have cancer at the age of 22, so I think the best present that I have ever received so far is to be cured and to be treated here in the United States. I’m thankful for everything that I have, thankful for getting to see Chriselle and CloClo everyday on Instagram, watching your videos on Youtube. It cheers me up and specially gives me more energy to fight with the toughy battle named cancer. Thank you so much and I wish you, your family, your team and everyone all the best, always be happy in life and have a wonderful holiday❤️ Sending you much loveee and hugs!

  • Rabia says:

    The best gift I have received was from my mom! She got me a camera I had been wanting because she knew I was interested in photography.

  • Ylenia says:

    The best gift I got was last year’s gift. My boyfriend’s sister got us our dream trip to Zermatt (Switzerland) so that we could accomplish our number one dream, arriving to the top of the Matterhorn.

  • Nikolina says:

    My family doesnt do gifts for holidays, we give each other gifts on random occasions, and best gift i ever received was camera-canon with which i am able to explore my photo artistic side, or maybe it was brushes for painting and canvas…i cant decide… 😀 xoxo

  • Arlene says:

    My first pair of Diamond Earring from my Mom (who has now gone to be with the Lord) I adore them!

  • Karen says:

    Gear for running, snowboarding and yoga. I am very active! I love that I can put these to good use and will last me a long time.

  • Jessica says:

    My necklace from my mom!

  • Lizbeth says:

    The best holiday gift I’ve ever received is a journal that had pages filled with supportive and encouraging messages, writing has been a great way to release my emotions for me and especially during the holiday season when it feels like I’m going non stop, and like the day doesn’t have enough time I have to release what I’m feeling!
    Thank you for being so generous and kind to your supporters Chriselle, you are so bad ass and beautiful. I have not had an easy time lately and have been stressing so much about financial security, as well as what I should study for as a career (I’m a college student) being able to read beauty/wellness posts has been really distracting and good for me at this time! 🙂

  • Jane says:

    My best holiday gift is a wrist watch from my husband 2 years ago

  • Roseann says:

    You give me so much hope that with hard work and effort, everything will turn out alright <3 Thanks for 12 Days of CHRIS-elle! My favorite holiday gift is probably getting to see my family. My family doesn't really celebrate the holidays so I can't say an exact physical gift. I think this year is going to be extra special because I'll be able to see my brother who I haven't seen in 4 years!

  • Sheri says:

    My favorite gift was believe it or not a gym membership. I try to go every morning & when I do I feel so good it sets the tone for the whole day. I feel so accomplished before 9 am!

  • Elin Roberts says:

    Candy direct from Belgium ✌🏻

  • Nikki says:

    Growing up in the Philippines, gifts were never really a huge part of the holidays. Christmas was all about spending time together and sharing laughter and lots and LOTS of food with everyone. Those memories would be some of the best gifts I’ve ever gotten for Christmas 🙂

  • Ashley says:

    Best holiday gift I’ve received was a DSLR camera!

  • Hiba says:

    Favorite gift ever was a thoughtful pair of fuzzy socks and a face mask because I love masking!

  • Desi says:

    The best holiday gift I received was a stiffed beat with diamong engajent ring hiddin in the hat of the bear. I was in the hospital when I got this, so you can imagine how happy I was!

  • Mulu Assefa says:

    My favorite and best gift was that my parents decided to have more children after me. I am thankful always and forever for my family ❤️ Happy holidays!

  • Jenna says:

    My all time favourite gift is from my mom. She took her pearl necklace that her mother-in-law gave her and took 4 pearls and Made 2 pairs of earrings, one for my sister and one for me. I wear them everyday, they are so special!!!

  • Julia Jun says:

    Hi Chriselle!
    Best holiday gift was an Anne Klein watch from my Dad. He never got be gifts before and was awful at picking things out for me, but that year he asked my sister for help and picked one out. The thought meant more than the gift itself.
    Thanks for the 12 days posts!!

  • Tyfannia says:

    Hey Chris!

    My 3rd Christmas dating my man. We are always apart at this time of the year, as our families do not live in the same city.

    He offered me a CAMERA 📷, my very first !!!
    What a joy, I bursted into tears. He gave it earlier to my little sisters so she could put the package under my momma’s house tree, best gift and surprise ever. 💚

  • Carrie says:

    The best gift I received was a surprise Christmas visit from my long distance boyfriend (now fiancé). He booked a last minute ticket to fly from Switzerland all the way to South Africa to be with me for Christmas in 2015. We had just said our final goodbyes, not knowing when we would see each other again… 🙁 He booked this surprise and flew back to me ONE WEEK after he had just arrived back home in Switzerland. We meet each other for the first time a week prior on a Tinder date in South Africa! Guess he couldn’t stay away from me – that was the sweetest and best gift!! 🙂

  • Stephanie tran says:

    The best gift i ever Received was my brother coming home from the marines for my birthday

  • Kat says:

    Hi chriselle!
    I grew up in the third world right next to a slum so the idea of Santa or presents or even a Christmas tree was foreign. There’s even a song that says “cheese and bread for Christmas is enough” and it was actually enough for us to have as long as we had family.
    I remember hanging up socks and leaving Santa a note and never getting anything back and my mom would always say cuz Santa didn’t flew our way or maybe he didn’t see my sock.
    But every year, i would ask for a Christmas tree. I never got it, until i was 13. My dad hauled this 4 feet’s plastic tree he got from the market. It didn’t have lights, we didn’t have ornaments. But it was the brightest most beautiful tree I’ve ever seen. I remember sitting around it and just staring at it. I remember feeling so happy and content. And i would smile every time i walk by it. I felt like the luckiest girl.
    It was the best Christmas present i have ever had. I’ll never forget that tree.
    Now, living in Canada i am able to make every Christmas tree that i have extra bright and extra big and extra beautiful but never forgetting that shiny 4 foot unlit Christmas tree that i had.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  • Madeline Cox says:

    The best gift I’ve ever received is my dog Olive! Hands down a gift that keeps on giving ❤️

  • Kelly Taliancich says:

    The best gift I’ve ever received was a ring with my initials on it from my father. I love rings so it was very special to me

  • Lauren Trueman says:

    The best gift I’ve ever received was a family trip to Florida, it was amazing to spend time with the people I loved away from work and stress.

  • Heather says:

    The best holiday gift I’ve ever recieved was an iPad with my name engraved on it from my dad in 2011! I was a freshman in high school and I loved it so much! I remember facetiming my friends for hours on it and it holds a lot of memories for me 📱🎄

  • Tiffany Nguyen says:

    Can’t believe it’s already over! Thank you so much for always giving back and being a great role model. My favorite holiday present was a laptop from my parents that I received years ago when I was starting high school (many, many years ago… like 15 years ago!). That was a really special present because I had been going to the library to finish up my homework so this really meant a lot since I know they saved and got me the best they could.

  • Michelle Yeung says:

    The best gift I had was a flight ticket from my parents. They secretly bought me a flight ticket to fly home for Christmas ❤️❤️❤️

  • Phuong Bui says:

    My best Christmass present is celebrating the holidays with my mom this year. Since I was little we spent every Christmass together. Family is so so important for us but last year she was living in Vietnam for a while and as I live in Belgium, I missed her so so much. It’s very cliché but it’s true: you really realize what you need when you don’t have it anymore. So I couldn’t be happier to spend Christmass with my mom this year! She’s means everything to me. X

  • Sofia solis says:

    When i was about 2 years old , my mom ask me what i want for christmas and i said a sister . My mom was like no way hahaha . That year i receive a barbie or something not a sister. The next year when she ask me the same question i said the same thing. My mom wrote a letter to santa every year with all the things i want for christmas including a sister. The years pass and when i was 7 my mom told me , this year you are going to receive the gift you always wanted . I was the happiest girl alive , I’m going to remember that day for the rest of my life. I thank God because he gave me the best gift in the world ,My little sister , she is the best thing that ever happen to me. I love her more than anything in this world.

  • Aleen Markarian says:

    The best gift was my husband “boyfriend” at the time taking me to NewYork it was freezing but the best trip ever!

  • Martha says:

    One of the best gifts I have received is mundo bicicle!, because I really enjoy going out on it, it’s really funny and also meme me feel inspired because of seeing the sky wile cycling.
    #12DaysGiveaway
    Also thank you for sharing!, your words helped me to get inspired for reaching all my goals this next year.

  • Fang Yeh says:

    My parents owned a restaurant for more than 20 years. Every year we had to work during Christmas. The best present ever was the first year after my parents quitted the restaurant and we could finally celebrate Christmas together. We still celebrate it every year together!

  • Truc Trieu says:

    I was an immigrant from Vietnam and Vietnamese don’t celebrate Christmas like Americans. I’ve only been in the U.S for 2 years and to be honest all I received is clothing and shoes. But it doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate it. To me, the best holiday gift I’ve ever received is the time I have with my family. They’re the most important person in my life and I am blessed to have them by my side.
    Anddddddddd Happy 12th day!!!! You are the sweetest person, most warm-hearted mom, fashion icon to me. Thank you for doing such in incredible work like this giveaway. I wish you a delightful holidays with your happiest family. 고맙습니다. 사랑해
    xoxo
    Truc

  • Jovana says:

    The best gift ever is the one who made me the person I am today. The discovery of talent for writing enriches me that every year, to those who I love the most in the world, I give a part of myself and my soul. My love for words gives me endlessly belief that this one life is so worth living.

    Wish you the best

  • Julia says:

    The best holiday I was fortunate to receive was a coffee mug that featured an automatic stirring mechanism! This was an incredibly thoughtful and special gift because at the time I had broken my hand and had difficulty doing day-to-day tasks like stirring my coffee!

  • Léna says:

    So very generous of you Chriselle. I need to work on my dream too ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Can’t wait to hear back from you. And be able to give back myself. I think it’s so important

  • Jovana says:

    The best gift ever is the one who made me the person I am today. The discovery of talent for writing enriches me that every year, to those who I love the most in the world, I give a part of myself and my soul. My love for words gives me endlessly belief that this one and only life is worth living.

    Wish you the best ❤

  • Madeline Goode says:

    I can’t believe it’s the last day! You are so innovative and great to do this, ensuring that charities also benefit- a unique element.
    Honestly, stand out gifts don’t come to mind! More so the memories, like my mom making Santa footprints with baby powder, the joy every morning and watching the home movies of us on Christmas mornings when we were little. Lighting the Hanukkah candles while feeling calm singing, then eating delicious brisket. Doing those special things and creating those experiences are really what we remember.
    <3

  • Beatrice says:

    Hi from Italy Chriselle!! The best gift I received was a ticket for Justin Bieber concert in Bologna!! I was so exited 🙂

  • Mika says:

    Best gift I have ever received was watercolor back in the day! It was special because it gave me the power to create things <3

  • Aimee says:

    Best holiday gift was vacationing with my whole family to Asia!
    #12daysgiveaway

  • Marta Sancho says:

    The best gift I’ve ever had was when my parents told me that I was going to have a brother/sister. They told me that on Christmas and a few months later we’ll have a girl!!!
    I love my little sis.

  • ANA says:

    Best gift i ever received was last year! i got one of my ears operated because I was going completely deaf and is hard for me to explain the joy I felt when by hearing the little noises I was forgotten that existed! No other gift like being healthy!

    Lot of love. ❤ Ana

  • Julia says:

    The best holiday gift I received was a coffee mug that had an automatic stirring mechanism! This was an incredibly special and thoughtful gift because at the time I had broken my hand and had difficulty doing day-to-day simple tasks, like stirring my coffee!

  • Elisa says:

    The best gift ive ever had was a ticket to go visit my parents in cambodia from canada 🙂

  • Jessica L says:

    The older I get, the more I appreciate time spent with my family. That’s truly the greatest gift. Being together every year at this time is more meaningful to me than material things.

  • Jennifer says:

    Flight tickets home to visit family!!

  • Vanessa says:

    The best gift for me is to be with the persons that I love every year 😍 And with my mom that is my best friend
    I really hope to have a wonderful family just like yours and be successful woman and strong just like you are thank you so much 😘

  • Kathy says:

    The best holiday gift I’ve ever received was a bracelet from my then boyfriend and now hubby!

  • Monique says:

    Best gift having my partner who is in the military posted back in the same city

  • Miriam C says:

    The best holiday gift i received was able to spend Christmas with my family as we live in different countries.

  • Asmaa says:

    The best gift i ever had is my health . Only those who loose it know its real value . So i thank god everyday for being healthy, for having a family who loves and support me everyday to reach my goals. May god bless our families . May god bless yours . ❤

  • Paola says:

    Hello! #12daysGiveaway
    The best gift I’ve ever received was a trip with ny best friend!! Wenhad a lot of fun.

  • Mariana says:

    My best Christmas gift is being able to spend the holidays with my family every year. Happy holidays!

  • Ilianna says:

    Hello Chriselle!
    Wishing you and all your friends Happy X’Mas!

    My best X’Mas gift was 2 years ago.
    It was just a moment , a picture I captured , a picture in my mind of strength , unity, hapiness , calm and love , me pregnant on my twin girls and my hubby!

    This picture joins me in every difficult situation and result always is positive!

    Ilianna

  • Cindy says:

    The best Christmas gift I received is from none other than my parents. We have a big family so every year they gift me with a personalized card and some money. Although its not a lot, its the thought that goes into it. They tell us each year that they’re not going to give us anything, but each year they continue to gift us with a a simple yet meaningful gift. To others, its nothing special but to me its a gift full of love. To read the card and know that their love and hard work is all in this card is the best gift one can receive.

  • April says:

    Best holiday gift was when I had enough money to afford to purchase my very own car!

  • Victoria says:

    The best gift I ever received was for my 18th birthday. My mom had created an entire 2 big books of photos documenting me from when I was born to my 18th birthday. It was the most personal, special gift, made with so much love and care. It was a very emotional moment.

  • Tatum Dorrell says:

    the best holiday gift i’ve ever received was from the universe: an extra christmas/holiday season spent with my dad while he was battling cancer, a fight he’d lose before the following christmas. special moments!

  • Kate says:

    The best gift I ever received for the holidays is a watch from my mother. She knew I had been after it for years and it was so special when I opened it up. I think it’s always nice to know that someone notices you and understands you. My mother is that person and she has always done everything she could to show me her love. That’s why that gift in particular stood out to me – because I know that she loves to give and that she loves to express that in gifts.

  • Naomie sykes says:

    A walt disney trip ❤️ when I was younger it was my ultimate dream I was sooooo happy

  • Helen says:

    The best holiday gift (actual gift gift) I’ve ever received is probably a a cute totebag and muji pens from my favorite people.

  • Sofia says:

    I can’t believe it’s already the end of 12 days of Chriselle ! Can’t wait for next year haha
    The best gift I have ever received is a Celine bag: it was literally a dream becoming true thanks to my wonderful parents.
    Thank you for the giveaways and for giving back,
    I wish a very merry christmas to you and to all the CINCTeam members.

  • Hannah says:

    This is amazing! I would have to say my favorite holiday gift I’ve ever received is probably my first camera as a middle school student! I got it after accidentally deleting all the family vacation photos!

  • Alison says:

    The best holiday gift I’ve received was an embroidery kit! Since being in college, I’ve felt like I didn’t have as many opportunities to be creative, especially being a science major and not having as much time in my hands. I can’t wait to make patches and decorate clothes with some cool embroidery!

  • Liz says:

    I have been so lucky to receive a ton of amazing presents over the years. Due primarily to the fact that I got it last year, one of the most amazing gifts I received was a Burberry scarf! I have always admired them and to finally receive one was such an incredible surprise!

  • Rebecca A says:

    Wow! So nice to read a bit about why you do everything you do, nice to feel like we know you a little more and congrats on being able to support those incredible causes! The best gift I ever received was a teddy rabbit from my Grandad the year before he passed away, 24 years ago now. It may not have been the best present at the time but now it’s my keepsake from the most generous loving man I ever knew 🙂 x

  • Elizabeth says:

    The best holiday gift I ever received was a Swarovski pen from my sister! Thank you so much for this amazing #12DaysGiveaway Chriselle and for the amazing contributions you have made!

  • Justine says:

    The best holiday gift I’ve every received was big fuzzy emerald-colored blanket from my parents the Christmas before I left for college.
    Now that I’m living away from home, I love cozying up in it; it’s so useful and it always reminds me of home. <3

    I've absolutely been loving these CHRIS-elle! I love reading all of the articles and getting a personal point of view!

  • Christina Feyertag says:

    The best gift for me is, that I get to celebrate Christmas with my family every year! I am so thankful for those people! And it will always be the best present, that they healthy and that I get to spend time with them!

  • Mikala says:

    The best gift isn’t really a gift but being able to spend it with my mom is the greatest gift I can have on Christmas as she’s my best friend and someone who I can lean on so spending the day with her being an annoying daughter is always wonderful haha

  • Thuy says:

    The best holiday gift I ever received was probably a trip to go to Vietnam. Experiencing the city of Saigon, meeting family members sfor the first time, and being able to immerse myself in the culture (all the traditions and delicious cuisine) really opened my eyes and made me grateful to be a Vietnamese-American.

  • Shinia says:

    Such a genuine post – thanks Chriselle! My favourite Christmas gift ever received was a collection of photos of me as a child and growing up until my senior year in high school. It is amazing to see how fast time flies by. Best wishes for an amazing 2018!

  • Danielle Bonner says:

    I really loved your 12-Posts Chriselle.
    Sad to see them go!
    Thank you for sharing and taking the time to post such amazing holiday inspiration and content!

    Honestly, I enjoy giving gifts even more than receiving them.
    Listening over time to what people talk about, desire and/or need and selecting something that you know they will cherish is a priceless feeling.

    My favorite Christmas gift would be when I was a very little girl and I received my Easy Bake Oven and/or the time I received my huffy 10-speed bike.
    The huffy was even more of an amazing gift as it brought an additional feeling of joy to my spirit.
    I would ride it for hours and explore my neighborhood (West Mt. Airy ~ Chestnut Hill, Phila PA).
    Great memories!

    Happy Holiday to everyone!
    Be safe & enjoy!

  • mayette cn says:

    the best gift that i have received this year has been a letter from one of my bestfriends. we can not underestimate the little things that we normally do on a daily basis. we always think that it is just our ROUTINE doing something, not even realizing the impact it has on somebody else’s life. my bestfriend had a painful path about two years ago and i helped her spiritually go through it and not even realizing the impact it had on her and her family. when she wrote me this year, she had said that a spiritual friend is like no other. that i have taught her how to be brave and resilient, to be kind and understanding, to be patient, to have more faith in God and most of all, to love unconditionally! i read and reread her letter and each time i did, i cried.i did not realize that although i was just doing my regular routine helping a good friend, it has transformed her into somebody better. now i do not even have to read that letter since i have memorized it and want that shared in this post.

    you just do not know whose life you will be able to touch by just the simple things you do so the next time you see a friend in need, give it your best shot! after all, this is the season to give:))

  • Grace says:

    My favorite gift was a quartz candle holder i got from my late brother. The last gift I ever got from him so its super special to me!

  • Sierra says:

    The best gift I ever got was a pair of shoes! In high school I asked my mom for a pair of expensive floral print shoes. She ended up getting them for me but said she was hesitant to do so because she thought they were ugly and didn’t think I’d actually wear them. I had those bad boys for over a decade until they were falling apart!

  • Karen says:

    The best holiday gift I received was from my youngest sister. She’s 8 and she loves making crafts. She decorated a christmas box and filled it with letters, oragami, crafts and chocolates.

  • Wenxin says:

    Hi Chriselle, I just would like to say a big THANK YOU to you personally. I came across your YouTube channel more than a year ago, and been following it since. You have been so inspiring to me, not only to my dressing style, but also as a person. I just watched your latest vlog actually, and one thing really moved me was, when you said, when you were doing the team bonding exercise, when you reach the top, you were scared also but you natural instinct was to help others. I know it probably was a trivial sentence from your perspective, but it really moved me. I also think helping others and being able to give is so important, and is such a beautiful thing to do. I wish I could do more of it, so I decided as one of my goals for next year, is to “give little help to others” everyday.
    Anyway, really just wanna express my gratitude and finally, happy Xmas! & wish u the best for 2018 with more joy and success!

  • Liliya says:

    My parents were never spent too much on gifts during Christmas, because we have a big family. Nonetheless my favorite gift a the designer coat that my dad bought me.

  • Eline says:

    Hi Chriselle
    Thank you for all inspiration and amazing words.
    It’s really hard to follow our dream I’m in that position now I you are a such inspiration.
    The best gift I’ve ever receive was a Barbie house, me and my sisters played so much.

    Merry Christmas

  • Amanda says:

    The best Christmas present I received was being able to spend time with all my family members because we live a part from each other the holidays are the one time we all get to see each other. While I did receive monetary gifts in the long run they didn’t give me that happy feeling that I get when I think back to the time I got to spend with family.

  • Jennifer says:

    Aw! Very sincere and heart warming post. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  • LINDA NANCY YI says:

    THE BEST GIFT I EVER RECEIVED WAS A PLAN TICKET TO GO SEE MY FAMILY FOR THE HOLIDAYS!! HOLIDAY FLIGHTS ARE NO JOKE AND SOMEONE WAS ABLE TO PAY FOR MY FLIGHT SO I CAN SPEND THE HOLIDAYS WITH THE LOVED ONES.

  • Eline says:

    Hi Chriselle
    Thank you for all inspiration and amazing words.
    It’s really hard to follow our dream I’m in that position now I you are a such inspiration.
    The best gift I’ve ever receive was a Barbie house, me and my sisters played so much.

    Merry Christmas

  • Jodie says:

    one of the best gifts ive ever received was a gucci watch and a necklace from my mom – holds special meaning to me and i always think of her when i wear them 🙂 thank you chriselle for your amazing posts in the last 12 days!!

  • Alana says:

    WOW WOW WOW! What an amazing giveaway! (I’ve been eyeing a new laptop to help push me to get my jewelry company up and running properly. Gotta dream big for sure!) best giveaway by far!!!

    I think the most precious gift I have is necklace given to my by my grandmother before she passed. It was a gift that my grandfather had given her from his travels to Peru. I still have the card she wrote to me about it. My family doesn’t have many heirloom jewels so it’s that much more special.

  • I think the best gift I ever received for Christmas was the opportunity to go on a vacation with my two sibling and my mom last year. Even though, this was technically a gift my siblings and I surprised our mom with, it was such a special gift to spend time right before the holidays in Costa Rica just the 4 of us. We grew up not having much, and we had never been on a true beach vacation as a family so it was so magical and truly something I will never forget. There’s no greater gift than giving back to those you love… (especially your mother). Happy holidays everyone! <3

  • Astrid says:

    I think one of the best gifts I have received is a gold necklace I got from my mother, which she got from her mother. I wear it almost every day.

    Really inspiring post.
    xx
    Astrid

  • Xynthia says:

    Thanks for the 12 posts Chriselle. I find that the presents you give stay with you so much longer than those you receive. The anticipation before gifting and seeing the smile and gratitude on other people’s faces is so much more rewarding than anything else. And the best of all is when you can gift an experience rather than a thing. Hugs

  • Carolina Kim says:

    My favorite gift was a 3 day trip to Milan from my hubby with the hubby. 😊

  • Sona says:

    I can’t believe it’s already been the 12 days!

    The best holiday gift I ever received was… probably not something materialistic at all to be honest. I think it was just spending time with my family overseas because it’s so rare to really have time off to do that – and those memories last way longer than anything materialistic.

    xx

  • Megi says:

    The biggest barbie house ever 🙂

  • Sarah Pho says:

    My favorite gift would be a wooden canvas my boyfriend got for me engraved with a creative quote. I was going through counselling that year and digging into my artistic side was what helped me to relieve stress and do something to uplift myself. The gift was sentimental, meaningful, and full of love.

  • Sarita Rossi says:

    An emerald and diamond ring from my late husband.

  • Regina c says:

    Thank you for sharing and donating…it’s an amazing feeling to be able to give to others. The best holiday gift I received was signing our home a few days before the holidays and to be able to celebrate it with all my family and friends!

  • Lindsay says:

    hello, my favorite gift i’ve received is my beats or my favorite madewell purse! happy holidays!

  • Diana says:

    The best holiday gift I’ve ever received was a GG Marmont matelassé mini bag!

  • Olivia says:

    The best holiday gift I’ve ever received was from my boyfriend and it was a private cooking lesson for the two of us. I love cooking and even though he’s not so enthusiastic about it we had so much fun together!

  • Binh says:

    The best holiday gift I received a computer back in 7th grade. I would spend so much time figuring out how this powerful machine works which I love so much that I’m currently studying Computer Science! This is my last year in college, I can’t wait to start a career in the tech industry! it’s very true sometimes you need the right tool to start your dream!

  • Isabel G says:

    The best holiday gift I have received was to get engaged with the love of my life 💕

  • Dolors Vidal says:

    An engagement ring from my husband 💍

  • Kasandra says:

    The most memorable and favorite Christmas gift was a family holiday to Disneyland, especially as a child. I still cherish those memories and can’t wait to one day do the same with my own family and maybe with my parents in tow

  • The best holiday gift I’ve ever received was a bunch of books from grandpa. He always knew what made me happy.

    Thank you for inspiring so many girls and women . It’s not easy being in the creative space , I appreciate that you shared a bit of your journey, this post is beautiful and heartfelt.@

  • Andrea says:

    Happy 12th day of CHRIS-elle!

    My favorite holiday gift I’ve received was a dainty, white gold, bow necklace with pave diamonds from my then fiancé for Christmas 2015. I was saving my money to buy the necklace myself, but he surprised me with it as well as a Kate Spade wallet and purse! He out did himself that year!

  • Nadia says:

    The best holiday gift I got was the Naked 3 palette 🙂 it just came out that’s year and it was so special my hubby (boyfriend then ) surprised me with the gift. I still use it!
    Such a great giveaway inspiring others 🙂 I always wanted to share more and give helpful tips but I still feel shy and I guess not confident enough..hope I can overcome the fear soon. Thank your chriselle for your posts!

    #12DaysGiveaway

  • Thank you for this post! It’s the extra boost I needed to continue to make my big dreams come true! The best gift I’ve received has been a camera because I have been able to capture my life moments and as well as others it sounds cheesy but it’s those photos we remember our lives

  • Best gift I received thus far is a surprise camping trip from my boyfriend. Nothing better than to get away from the loud city and just eat good food while all bundled up in a tent together and hike around the forest for inspiration and charge the spiritual mind.

  • SH Lee says:

    The best gift I received was a personalized gift from my friend. She knew I was going through a tough time, so she made me a box of spa and relaxation products!

  • Gaolee Moua says:

    Awe. Such a wonderful post. The best holiday gift that I got was finding out that I’m going to have a second baby. I’m so blessed this year already with my one year baby girl. And to find out before this year end, I can’t be happy enough with joys and blessing. I’m so excited for 2018 have for me and my family. Good luck to everyone that enter your 12 days of giveaways. Love you, Chriselle!!!

  • The best gift I have ever received is being able to spend the holidays with my family. ❤️❤️

  • Ashley says:

    The best gift i’ve received is the current 2010 Macbook Pro I am currently using. BUT, it is definitely crashing with all the video edit and graphic design that I do.
    Hopefully, I can win this MacBook! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Wendy says:

    My best holiday gift was being able to fly home to see my family and friends!

  • Wendy wong says:

    Wow! It’s already 12 days!! Seriously don’t feel the day passes by soooo fast n the Christmas is just around the corner.. hopefully I will the the lucky one for this 12 days giveaway..

  • Klaudia says:

    The best and ultimate gift is spending the time with my family, I never take it for granted. But the ultimate gift I got and loved dearly was my Louis Vuitton Neverfull, after dreaming about it for so long I was finally able to get it ❤️

  • Marilyn says:

    the best holiday gift was a watch! and i hope it’ll become this laptop you are giving away – that would be so memorable actually! happy holidays!

  • Ana says:

    I favorite gift I’ve ever received is being a mother of two healthy and fun kids! This time of the year, really makes me reflect on all the blessing I have and I’ll forver be grateful to God, for allowing me to know what motherly love really is! I know cheesy, right?! But my hurt hurts with love and happiness every time I see/ hear my babies smile and laugh. I could not ask for more!

    Happy holidays to you and your beautiful family/ team. You are a true inspiration! XoXo

  • Hi, well the best holiday gift I ever get now that I come to think about ir was a Crayola camera kit. Its was red, it had lots of crayola markers, and a photo album. Probably that´s were I decided I love to take pictures.

  • A says:

    The best gift that I have received is celebrating the holidays with my friends and family with good food and fun:)

  • Isabell says:

    Thank you for being so motivating! You’re a role-model and I love that you are encouraging and inspiring others!
    I can’t quite tell what my favourite gift was since some of the most beautiful things I was given were moments, not things. Though my mother gifted me a Michael Kors Ring last year which I really, really loved. Also all the Christmas’s spent with my dad before he lost his battle with cancer were a gift, all the laugh’s shared, all the hugs and good conversations. All of those were probably my favourite gifts!

  • Amy says:

    It’s amazing that you’re using you social platforms to help donate to charities and raise awareness!!
    The greatest holiday gift I’ve ever received is actually an experience. I’m more than greatful that I’m now in a place in my life where I can buy presents for my younger siblings, because growing up in a family of Chinese background, my parents never celebrated Christmas and did the whole family dinner and presents thing. I remember wishing and wanting to experience a Christmas celebration as a kid, and now I’m blessed that I could give my younger siblings that experience.

  • Anita Amponsah says:

    I guess the best Christmas gift I got was an iPhone 😇

  • Thayne Dibble says:

    Thank you for this post! Best holiday gift I received was the first gift I received from my husband back when we first met. It was a necklace with my birthstone surrounded by tiny diamonds. It was probably out my husband’s price range at the time, but he is always super thoughtful and generous with his gifts. xox

  • Olga says:

    My favorite holiday gift I’ve ever received as cheezy as it sounds was my husband ❤️ My First holiday with him was the best gift I’ve ever received!

  • Busi says:

    Growing up we didn’t really celebrate Christmas with gifts. My mom would always make us a nice meal and if we could afford it, you would get a new outfit for Christmas but it wasn’t wrapped, because you went to the store with her to pick it.

    So my first Christmas in America with my sister and brother in law was my favourite. The gifts were pajamas, socks and a book, but they were all wrapped and placed under a tree and that was by far the best Christmas I’ve ever had.

    It was fun to spend time opening the presents and then drinking hot chocolate and having breakfast together.

  • anne says:

    The greatest gift that i recieved knowing i got my approval my homeland security regarding with my visa and finally being with my second family here in the states when i was a child i always dream of seeing a real snow lol i know its not fun to some but im looking forward to it this year.
    I was really amaze how inspirng you are i would say being a mom might be hard but you still managed to do both seeing/reading your story makes me realize how much effort you put to be great MOM and at the same time an inspiration to us your readers.THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS AND WE ARE EXCITED

  • Dorothy says:

    The best holiday gift I received was my first mp3 player when I was in junior high. My dad bought be a Zune (do these even exist anymore and do people even know what this is???) and it got me hooked on listening to so much music. It became such an integral part of my life 🙂

  • Chelsea says:

    Best gift ever was a plane ticket home to my family so I could spend the holidays with them :))

  • Angela Gangmei says:

    The best holiday gift would be the time that I’ve got to spent Christmas with my family, which I’m going to miss this year. Just being grateful for giving us another year of togetherness.

  • Amanda Tran says:

    The best holiday gift I received was the hand-painted mug my mom made me last year.

  • Olivia Baker says:

    Wow this is such a generous gift, Chriselle! My favorite Christmas gift I ever received was a trip to Dublin, Ireland. Exploring a new city in a new country was such an amazing way to spend the holidays. Experiences make great gifts.

  • Boka says:

    My favourite gift was a pair of All Star white sneakers 🙂

  • Jennifer says:

    Thanks for sharing your story and dream! One of the things I want the most in 2018 is discovering my passion and having the courage to pursue that. Dreaming big is so important!

    My favorite holiday gift was a bag I got from my bf at the time. He was really worried because his style is so different from mine and put a lot of thought into the gift/asked my friends for their opinion on if I would like it. And i loved it!

  • Yanitsa says:

    Every gift is special in one way or another because no matter how big or small it is, it’s the thought that counts. Being thoughtful and giving the gift with love is what is most important. I love receiving gifts, but giving them is what I love even more. I love making the people I love smile and happy!

  • Amalya says:

    The best gift I had received during the New Year was a little puppy. I was waiting for that to hallen, but I did not know that my parents were about to give me that😍🎄☃️☃️🎉🌠

  • Tinisha says:

    I love to read about people’s journeys. Struggle and challenge make success so much sweeter. My favorite holiday gift is always having my family to spend the holidays with and never having to spend it alone.

  • Stella says:

    When my mom got my sister & I a trampoline I was the happiest I can remember ever being when receiving a gift. We had been asking for a trampoline leading up to Christmas but my mom insisted it would never happen; trampolines were unsafe & too expensive. But the morning of Christmas I opened up a present wrapped in a shoe box & it had a letter that said “bouncy, bouncy, go look outside!” I ran to the backyard & there was a trampoline! I was so excited- that was 20 years ago & I still think about it.

  • Boka says:

    Thank you for being so great, open, honest and for talking about small and precious things that make our lives great <3

  • Candice Yoo says:

    My favorite gift was a Disneyland ticket! I hadn’t been back since grade school.

  • Evelyn Chai says:

    Damnn, these gifts just keep getting better adn better. Best holiday gift I’ve received was the Kitchenaid mixer I got from my bf – completely a surprise and I didn’t even know he was considering the comments I would make randomly

  • Ada says:

    My degree 😂 I graduated on the 21st December last year!

  • Thalyta N says:

    My favorite gift was moved for the city that my father was working with my mom and brother. He used to work traveling a lot and he made a surprise at 2008 christmas. It was my best gift because we are close as family again. Nothing better than get who you love close to you.

    P.S. Chriselle it’s amazing what you are doing for us, your readers. It’s just not a gift, it´s something to encourage us to do what we dream. It’s so nice to see that you are able to believe, inspired and give a chance to people realize their dreams. You have a good heart. I wish healthy, joy, peace and love for your beautiful family and your team. Happy Holidays!!!!

  • Gloria says:

    So upset that this us the last day:( but so thankful for this inspiring post<3 thank you for giving such great and touching words! It is truly inspirational and you are such a wonder person! Love what you do! Definitely going to keep reaching for my dreams:) xoxo

  • Katelyn says:

    Tickets to a Coldplay Concert !

  • Chew Zi Qi says:

    Happy day 12!! Congratulations on coming so far and I’m so glad to have been following you since the beginning!! I remember the first video I’ve seen of yours is on how to wear a belt in many ways and that’s where I started caring more about what I wear and how I wear them. I can’t thank you enough for inspiring me to have a sense of style which made me the confident self that I am today! Thank you so much for always being the encouraging and motivating big sister figure that I see on YouTube every week. ❤️The best holiday gift that I had or will ever have is just time with my family. I used to want many things for holiday gifts but since I’ve been staying away from my family all I ask for is to spend time with them and that’s the most precious thing for me. ❤️

  • Jayce Ann says:

    It’s my birthday today and happy birthday to all today’s celebrants. The best holiday gift I ever receive was a ticket back home to the Philippines and get to spend my birthday and Christmas there. My husband gave it to me. He’s the most best gift from God I ever received.

    Thank you Chriselle for this opportunity. And God bless you and your family and your team. Merry Christmas 🎄🎉🍾🥂🎉

  • Mine Celik says:

    The best gift I received was my dad returning home from his business trip. I get to see him twice every year, during summer and Christmas holidays. So whenever he returns, he himself is the best gift I can possibly get. #12DaysGiveaway

  • Caitlin pham says:

    The best gift I’ve ever received was a trip to New York during Xmas time….it was my first time to New York and it as the perefect season, I was able to see new York with all its holiday decorations and snow! It really was a winter wonderland dream!

  • Christiana La says:

    My favorite gift was a trip to Vietnam with my family!

  • Muna says:

    Being a national of Yemen that’s studying in London, I’ve been separated from my family due to war. I’ve lost my father and my uncle a year ago after being separate for 3 years. Just when I thought that I won’t get see my mum, God blesses me to reunited with her after 3 and a half years.. the best gift in my life, let alone the holidays! I love and appreciate her more than life itself ❤️

  • LYNN NG says:

    My best holiday gift would be a whole box of makeup from Sephora on the day I lost my cellphone and it was from my long-distance boyfriend whom I’m going to marry in less than 20 days! 🙂

  • Poppy Mongkolsin says:

    Hi Beautiful! Happy Day 12 of Chriselle 🙂 I love this whole giving back thing, I think it’s a great way to celebrate the holidays!
    The best holiday gift I’ve recieved was probably a Pandora Ring, it’s so meaningful to me because it’s a promise ring. I wear it everyday and I love it!

  • Aisha says:

    Thank you for doing this giveaway and give back. One of the biggest thing for me is needing a laptop to help accelerate some of my actions in achieving my dreams! Currently working had on getting better at capturing through photographs Children. To be fair, we’ve always just celebrated family for the holiday and so perhaps the best holiday gift was visiting Europe and meeting the rest of my family there for Christmas

  • Aisha says:

    Thank you for doing this giveaway and give back. One of the biggest thing for me is needing a laptop to help accelerate some of my actions in achieving my dreams! Currently working had on getting better at capturing through photographs Children.

  • Shayna Weiss says:

    Best holiday gift I’ve ever received is a charm bracelet from my mom, which I’ve had for years and still wear 🙂

  • Christine says:

    The best hokdiay gift I ever received was this fuzzy blue Guess sweater my grandmother saved to buy for me when I was in high school. I knew she didn’t have a lot of money so I appreciated it even more. I think about her a lot when it comes to holiday season.

  • Y Chan says:

    The best holiday gift I received was 2 years ago when I discovered I was expecting my first child!

  • Dickey says:

    Best holiday gift ever was to see my Dad for the first time, my parents are separated so I saw him only when I was 19, December 2012 ! Amazing feeling , we celebrated Christmas and New Years together!
    You’re such a genuine person Chriselle , u inspire me to dream big and to have faith in my dreams!

  • Liz Choi says:

    The best holiday gift I’ve received are these cute Ralph Lauren riding boots that I got from my sister.

  • Ee says:

    We are not big on Christmas gifts. but the best present that is useful to me now is a pair of Christmas socks. It definitely help for the cold weather during the winter, and it’s cute. #12DaysGiveaway

  • Isabella says:

    The best holiday gift I ever received was this delicate necklace with a small Eiffel Tower charm from my aunt. It meant the world to me because it represented how hard I had worked in order to travel to France the following year during spring break. I was only 16 and showing my parents that I could work hard towards my goals was a matter of pride to me because I wanted them to know that I could do anything I wanted to. The fact that the trip was 2 years ago seems crazy and I have managed to pay my own way to New York as well. That necklace meant so much to me because it felt like a validation of all my hard work.

  • Katie L says:

    Best gift was a dyson vacuum for my recently purchased home! Who knew a vacuum could be so exciting!

  • Courtney says:

    The best Christmas gift I ever received was a beautiful Tiffany ring from my parents! You’re awesome Chriselle! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  • Kelly G. says:

    Oh the places you go with a laptop and a dream! So very glad you started your dream. Your Instagram, blog, and YouTube channel are part of my daily media visits-Thank youfor all the great content! My favorite present was a box of old photos of my dad that I thought were missing-the best!

  • Colleen Morash says:

    The best holiday gift I have ever received was my son returning home after 6 months away working! When he surprised me and walked through that door, I couldn’t speak. I held him so tight and my heart that was missing a piece , filled up again! This was the first time we had ever been apart. This was the best gift ever!!!

  • Jennifer says:

    The best Christmas gift I ever received was my dog. From a young age, this little puppy taught me the value in helping and caring for others. This has inspired me to pursue a medical degree and continue helping people- from simple tasks to the most advance way possible. Thank you for shining on light on the importance of passion. Your posts inspire me often! Happy Holidays!

  • Eden B says:

    My absolute favorite gift I have received was a camera back when I was 12. It was a tiny canon power shot that was probably around $50-$100. That is what sparked my interest in photography, and because of that small gift, I have since then created my own business of photography and have never looked back. It’s the smallest things that have the greatest rewards!

  • sonya J says:

    Best gift was a necklace from my boyfriend

  • Ella says:

    12 Days – time flies when you´re having fun! And what an inspirational last post.
    Ok super cheesy but my best holiday gift was meeting my boy friend two years ago. We met during the holiday and it changed may life so much, I cannot even tell.

  • Pat Schwab says:

    The cards and gifts my kids made me when they were young. Their excitement when I opened these handmade gifts was what makes them so special.

  • Desireé says:

    The best holiday gift I ever received was actually last week from myself ! I finally saved up enough money to buy myself a great camera. Can’t wait to start using it to blog & vlog!

  • Carmen says:

    This is an amazing giveaway and such a beautiful and honest post Chriselle! 💕 The best Christmas present I’ve ever got was a trip to London with my sister! Time is just the most precious thing you can give!
    Merry merry Christmas to you, your family and the whole team Chriselle!
    xxx, Carmen – http://carmitive.com

  • Annie S says:

    Can’t believe its the last day of the 12 Days of CHRIS-elle! I’ve enjoyed all the posts! The best holiday give I received was a charm bracelet from my hubby and my daughter! They both picked a charm that reminded them of me. <3

  • Kc says:

    The best gift I ever received was when I was in middle school and my parents bought me a laptop for Christmas. It really helped me realize that I wanted to do something in the computer science field

  • eunice says:

    best holiday gift was a family heirloom necklace! Nothing better than a personal gift with so much history 🙂

  • Shadai says:

    The best holiday gift I have received was when I was beginning my career as a makeup artist and this was when the first Naked pallets came out. So I got a new naked pallets from Santa ❤️

  • Chi-I Gloria Lee says:

    #12DaysGiveaway Thank you so much for doing this Chriselle!
    The best gift I ever got for Christmas was a trip to Hokkaido! What a beautiful place during winter! #12DaysGiveaway

  • Lia Schon says:

    You always inspire me, but this post? Totally got the right spot for me! As I recently started my own little blog, I can totally relate. Major respect for you and your success, you deserve it!
    My favorite Christmas present? My dog! Last Christmas I got my first ever dog, named Oscar, which is something I dreamed about for years! I love him so so much, I can’t believe it’s almost been a year..

  • Vickie says:

    Wow! A laptop! That is amazing! The best gift I have received was a surprise visit from my sister over the holidays.

  • Eleni says:

    the best gift was a maxi fur i received from my husband!!!

  • Kelsey says:

    The best holiday gift I ever received was money from my grandmother to help fund my trip to Australia a few years ago! Her gift really helped me get there 🙂

  • Fara Saathoff says:

    The best holiday gift I’ve ever received is probably the holiday pajamas my mom picked out for me every year. Wearing them for the rest of the winter always kept the holiday spirit and memories alive a little longer.

  • Anna says:

    Hi the best gift I received was a Polaroid to capture pictures!

  • Lisa says:

    Hello Chriselle,
    First of all, I have to thank you for all of your hard work & let me tell you: IT IS WORTH IT!
    I hope you can see that you have a supportive community here ❤️

    The best x-mas present I’ve ever received has to be a sweater from my daddy. It is not the most fashionable nor the most flattering one I have, but I have to say that the most important thing is that my dad had thought about me when buying this sweater ☺️ In chinese we say “心意到了就行了” which means that it’s thought that counts. And I’m all about that! A present for someone doesn’t has to be walletdraining at all 🙂

  • Jess says:

    My mom took one of the diamonds from her original wedding set and made it into a nose ring. I’m not a big jewelry person, but i always wear my nose ring so this was very special and specific to me!

  • Lauren K says:

    The best gift I’ve ever gotten was while I was living in Korea teaching English, my Mom sent me a package of American food that I missed. The gift made me cry so hard. I didn’t realize miss the good that much, but I loved that my family put together this special package for me. I was able to share all of the food with my korean friends. Such a special gift.