Wives, moms, sisters, grandmas, and our dearest friends could use a little spoiling. This list is all about the mantra – beautiful and useful. I chose only gifts that fit both categories, and I hope you’ll discover lots of treats you’d love to wrap up and give.
And rather than your hubby going it alone on Christmas Eve at a crowded mall, email a link to this post over to him so he can pick a completely lovely surprise for you this year that you’re sure to love. Merry Christmas, friends!
GIFTS FOR HER
1 // PURSE
My dad always does this sweet thing by picking out a new purse for my mom for Christmas. She’s super practical about shopping, and it never fails that he chooses a fancier one than she would ever have splurged on herself. I love that. After buying two purses from ABLE, I can never go back. Not only are their bags gorgeous without being flashy and durable enough to last years of daily use, but they employ and create consistent income for women to overcome generational poverty. I’m a fan.
2 // CASHMERE
If you had to pick one luxury gift from this list, I think this is the one. Cashmere is warmer than wool but with less bulk. So, she’ll get a sweater that’s flattering AND keeps the chill away. (note: these fit true to size)
3 // CANDLE
The ultimate way to get back at the cold dreariness of winter? Lighting a candle.
And for more fun, a Candlefish Candle Making Kit.
4 // SHOES
High quality shoes can upgrade any outfit and the sizing is a lot easier to manage than most clothes.
5 // BOOKS + MAGAZINES
You all know what a fan of the library I am, so to be honest I don’t buy a ton of books or magazines. Whether buying or gifting, the ones I pick are true keepers. Magazines haven’t been my thing lately, until I came across the gorgeous and ad-free, Driftless: Midwest Adventuring. I’ll be sharing more about it in an upcoming post, but a subscription would be a perfect gift for any woman on your list. These are some all-time favorites, worth a spot on your shelf.
6 // PAJAMAS
When it starts to get really cold, pajamas get a lot of use at our house. If you (or someone you love) are still wearing those old college tees to bed, do her a favor and combine beauty + function.
7 // CREAMS
It’s such a girly thing, but gifting some creams and potions is a luxury. I have learned, like the French, to value skin care even higher than makeup. Opening a gift packed with pampering products is a simple way of telling someone that you see how much they care for others and appreciate them.
8 // WINTER GEAR
When I am warm, I am a much happier and adventurous person in the winter months. It’s simply a matter of having the proper gear. Get her outfitted.
9 // JEWELRY
A few simple gold pieces can elevate any outfit. If you want to super simplify your shopping, go to Natalie Borton’s shop for impeccable, handcrafted pieces for every woman on your list.
My picks: Amelia Tassel, Camille, Dylan and Jenna necklaces
You could also one-stop-shop at ABLE and grab jewelry instead of a purse. Their line is simple, modern, and delicate.
Thanks so much for reading, sharing and shopping the gift guides! I’ve double checked the links on last year’s gift guide for her and the Mother’s Day guide in case you need a couple more ideas. Keep a lookout for the stocking stuffers for her, coming soon.