Gift Guide for the Gals
First off, HAPPY THANKSGIVING! My favorite holiday has arrived! Cheers to turkey, mashed taters, family, friends, and enjoying a delicious meal while relishing in what we’re all so thankful for this year.
I know most ladies don’t need help trying to think of things they’d like to have during the holiday season. BUT I wanted to add maybe a couple more ideas to their lists. Whether you’re looking for ideas for yourself, your sister, your bestie, or your favorite neighbor, I hope that you can find a couple of lovelies here.
My in-laws gave me this for Christmas, and I’ve looooved it ever since! It hasn’t stretched out, faded, or pilled. It’s one of the most comfortable cardigans I’ve ever had. I honestly wouldn’t mind another color because it comes in 8 different ones!
Gimme allllllll the comfort. This gorgeous throw comes in 17 different colors, so you can get the one for your gal that’s closest to her heart. Or at least her color scheme. BONUS: it’s machine washable.
A great stocking stuffer ($24) for the ladies who love their lips. I’m slightly obsessed with this line because my lips used to always get chapped + cracked + peel when I used Burt’s or EOS or any other brand of lip treatment. This is the first one I’ve used that’s actually helped nourish my lips. It comes in 11 different shades, but the Sugar Nude is a great baseline tint.
I mean, really? Wine + State Pride? It’s always a good idea.
Cathy’s Concepts Home State Wine Glasses (4 for $52)
Volupsa Maison Travel Tin Candles (4 for $32)
I love giving candles as gifts because they tend to be items that are more of a ‘luxury’ than things we’ll buy for ourselves. These are just travel candles, but they do the job just fine for the price! This brand is a great brand for girly candles that make ya feel all fancy-pearls-and-heels even if you’re in your bunny slippers and fuzzy robe.
Bath bombs are a fantastic gift if your lady loves to take baths. Or even if she doesn’t, she probably will after she has these lovelies. My favorite bath bombs actually come from Whole Foods, but these guys from Amazon have awesome reviews, too. They fizz + dissolve away in your bath to give off spectacular scents. Most of them have some kind of benefit for your body, too (detox, relax, stress relief, etc.).
Oliver Rocket Bath Bombs (6 for $22)
I’ve heard RAVE reviews about this line, particularly this mask. It’s on my own Wish List, and it would be an awesome stocking stuffer for the gal in your life (or for you).
I know not everyone is down with Essential Oils, but if they are, this is a fantastic diffuser. We have this exact one in our kitchen, and it’s lasted for over a year now (we run in twice daily). You can’t beat the price, and the benefits of essential oils can’t be beat either. If you think I’m crazy, check out this post, and then you’ll think I’m even crazier.
I know, I know… these are ‘sooooo last year’, BUT just in case you or your gal don’t have a pair of these ladies, you should remedy that this year. I know $150 is slightly insane to spend on rain boots, but these will last you a lifetime. I scuffed mine up trying to retrieve trash from a build site near our home (definitely face planted in the mud – it wasn’t pretty). I just used a little buffing cleaner and voila! Good as new. These come in a ton of colors, too.
I’d say my ‘thumb’ was more faint yellow-green than green, but I always love a good planter. These are pretty chic and adorable though, and perfect for your lady’s desktop. You can plant succulents, air plants, or even faux plants to give off that chic-but-still-green-thumb vibe you’re going for.
I have two of these that I’ve gotten as gifts, and I couldn’t live without them. I carry one in my purse and one in the diaper bag because well… Golden Retriever hair is relentless. The spin open + close so they fit discreetly wherever you need them and come in handy in all kinds of situations. They’d be a great stocking stuffer!
A good nail polish set is always a good idea, too. Butter London put together some of their best colors as a gift set, and I’m pretty sure I’d wear all of these colors at once if I could. The case they come in is adorable, too.
Butter London Playing Favorites Nail Set (6 for $36)
Along those same lines, a basecoat + topcoat aren’t a bad gift idea either! Butter London redesigned their formulas so that your [or your lady’s] nails will stay stronger + last longer than before.
Not exactly sure that the ‘Vegan’ part of this title matters to you, but this bag is really adorable. It comes in two colors, and it even comes with a removable insert that can double as a clutch (with a strap itself). Super cute!
Twine & Twig Necklaces
I’ve just recently discovered this line, and I can’t stop obsessing over each piece. Twine & Twig is such a unique shop full of gorgeous pieces made from natural materials. A few of these are on my Christmas List this year – I’m just crossing my fingers I’m off the ‘Naughty’ List.
Gray Layer Necklace Set ($115)
Tassel Horse Hair Necklace ($145)
I have three of these myself that I rotate between. Silk pillowcases are a great gift because they keep your skin + hair a little purtier as you sleep. Traditional cotton pillowcases are a little harsher causing your hair to break easier during your ZZZ time. The silk doesn’t get hot, so there’s no fear of sweating your way through Dreamland. I actually got them as a gift from a local boutique that I’m IN LOVE WITH (Magpie’s Gifts). If you don’t live in Houston, here are a couple of options with varying prices but great reviews:
Drybar Slumber Party Silk Pillowcase ($45) – Nordstrom
Alaska Bear Silk PIllowcase ($19) – Amazon
The BEST tea EVER! Okay, that’s just my opinion. But, this tea is delicious and super comforting. It has a not-too-sweet flavor that comes at the end of your cup that warms your belly and your soul. This is a perfect stocking stuffer or gift for a teacher/co-worker/friend/me. Seriously, feel free to send me some. I’m almost out.
Gotta love a good bunch of cute lookin’ socks. This collection is called the 12 Days of Socks from the Red Dot Boutique [Target] – I love that name btw. Just learned it from my friend, and I literally said, “Waiiiit. What store is that?” They also have a Star Wars, DC Comics, and Winter set of socks.
Target 12 Days of Socks ($15)
I’m not the greatest when it comes to wearing an eye mask, but I’m starting to realize the benefits of one. This one has a ton of rave review on Nordstrom, so it’s gotta be pretty handy. It’s meant to reduce the appearance of wrinkles + fine lines, but I’d be happy with it blocking out any light in the room completely (like the glow from a football game, let’s say…).
I’d love to know some of your favorite gift ideas for the gals in your life! [Or maybe what you’re hoping Santa will bring you this year.]
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