Hey, friends! I’m back today with another holiday gift guide! So far I’ve shared a roundup of Hostess Gift Ideas, a list of the 10 Best Cookbooks to Gift, and some of the best Teacher Gifts. In this post I’m focusing on the ladies in your life! From your mom to your daughter or your best friend, there’s something here for everyone on your list.
You can’t beat the convenience of online shopping, so I’ve done my best to only include items that you can purchase on the internet. Get on your coziest p.j.’s, grab a mug of coffee, and let’s get shopping!
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Necklace: My sister-in-law recently gave me some earrings and a bracelet from a little boutique near their house in Winter Park, Florida, but she said that the store’s website has even more inventory. The Impeccable Pig has so many awesome affordable pieces of jewelry — from bold statement earrings to delicate necklaces. The single pearl necklace is something that she can wear every day, but I also love this simple Lucky Horseshoe Necklace. Know a sun worshiper? This Eternal Summer necklace will remind her of her favorite season. For the ski-bunny on your list, check out this North Star necklace!
MZ Wallace Crossbody Bag: I’ve carried everything from big totes to diaper bags, backpacks to wristlets, but I always go back to my old standby — the crossbody style. They’re easy to carry because they don’t fall off of my shoulders, they keep my arms free, and they come in all shapes and sizes to accommodate your needs. The compact size of the Small Gramercy Crossbody is perfect for the gal who just wants to bring along her wallet, phone and lipstick, while the Large Downtown Crosby has pockets and space for much, much more! The Medium Sutton style is on my holiday wish list this year!
Meal Planner: For the busy mom or the working woman, meal planning is KEY! These cute pads are a simple, affordable way to jot down dinner ideas for the week ahead while also organizing a shopping list. For less than $10, you can help your favorite lady save hours in the kitchen, eliminate mealtime stress, and avoid last-minute trips to the grocery store. This is a great option, and so is this sturdier book. Perfect stocking stuffer!
Cozy Vest: From about September until May, I live in a vest almost every single day! They keep me warm, while still allowing me to move around freely — making them perfect for everything from dog walks outside to computer work indoors. I’ve got an array of colors and styles in my closet, but two of my favorites include these Insulated Quilted Barn Vests (which make any outfit look pulled together and polished), and this fleece-lined vest (that’s super warm without being too bulky)!
Hedley & Bennett Apron: For the woman who loves to whip up a good meal in the kitchen, these aprons are the ultimate in quality and design. Created by professional chefs, they have become the go-to aprons for some of the best cooks in the world. Even if your gal isn’t preparing steaks at the finest restaurants in America, you can gift her with a Hedley & Bennett apron in a style and color that suits her personality. This is a practical gift that will be enjoyed for years to come!
The Original MakeUp Eraser: This little towel is so cool, and would make the perfect stocking stuffer! It washes off all makeup with just water (including waterproof mascara, but I can’t attest to that because I don’t wear waterproof mascara). It’s so gentle on winter skin because you hardly have to scrub at all, and you don’t need any harsh cleaner. Just give it a wipe with warm water and your face is clean. LOVE this!
Handmade Jewelry from Virginia: Anyone who reads this blog regularly probably knows my love for my home state of Virginia! My friend Maggie gave me this Virginia state necklace for my birthday, but there are so many other beautiful options in this Charlottesville-based Etsy shop. The whimsical star earrings are delicate and pretty, while the pineapple necklace, simple feather necklace, or dangle earrings would also make a perfect gift!
Thread & Supply Wubby Fleece Pullover: Hands-down the warmest, softest, coziest item in my closet! Every girl I know would love to wrap herself in one of these pullovers on a Sunday afternoon. Pick out your favorite color here, and remember — it runs big, so order one size smaller than you normally would.
Beauty Bakerie “Proof is in the Pudding” Eyeshadow Palette: It’s a rare occasion when I need to dress up or put on much makeup, but when I do, this eyeshadow is my current fave. It’s smooth and silky, stays on for a long time, and comes in a variety of neutral shades that blend together and work well for both night and day. Plus, you can’t beat the tasty color names like “Salted Caramel,” “Nana Puddin’,” and “Warm Cocoa.” Great gift idea for the gal who enjoys discovering new products!
Want to pair the palette with a lip gloss? This Revlon Super Lustrous gloss in “Rosy Future” is my top pick at the moment. It’s a great sheer neutral, it doesn’t have a sticky texture or a weird taste, and (at the time I’m writing this) it’s only $3.00 on Amazon Prime! Love a bargain!
Statement Earrings: Most women wear earrings, but they’re not necessarily something that we buy for ourselves. If you know a gal who likes to dress up for a party, these fringe earrings are the perfect colorful addition to a simple black dress. For a lower-key, more subtle look, these big tortoise earrings add classy flair to any outfit! And if she prefers studs, these retro-inspired wildflower earrings are perfect.
Coffee Mugs: Whether she’s a tea drinker or a coffee aficionado, it seems like so many of my friends love collecting unique mugs. You can find some really cool pieces made by local artists in shops in your home town or on your travels, or you can always pick up cool pieces at Anthropologie. I love, love, love these Bistro Tile Mugs (or for a more affordable stocking stuffer, get a single monogrammed tile mug)! This Farmhouse Pottery Silo Mug is simple perfection, while this Hudson Mug would be perfect to pair with a tin of gourmet hot cocoa!
Beanie: Another great stocking stuffer! Beanies are stylish, practical and come in a wide variety of colors and styles to suit any of the gals on your list. I love this Winter Lined Pom Hat, as well as the beanies and headbands made by Love Your Melon (a company that supports the fight against cancer).
Slow Cooker: Instant Pots have overshadowed Crock Pots in recent years, and while I love my pressure cooker, the classic slow cooker still gets the most use in my kitchen. For a busy mom or for a lady who doesn’t like to cook, the Crock Pot is a dinnertime savior! Slow cooker recipes require so little effort to prepare everything from soups to chilis, pork chops to turkeys — and everything in between. This gourmet All-Clad slow cooker is the best of the best, and my current kitchen fave!
The Softest Blanket: True luxury right here! Nothing beats the soft, warm comfort of a giant blanket…and this one is supposedly the best. If you’re looking for a more affordable gift, the socks are pretty great, too!
Wall Calendar: Yes, many of us have gone digital with our schedules; however, there’s still something really special and convenient about glancing at a traditional wall calendar. It helps the kids know what’s coming up, and it’s a great place to mark larger events that are relevant to the whole family. I love the simple-yet-beautiful designs on this calendar (and it’s less than $15)!
Pajamas: One of my favorite gifts to give and to receive! At this time of year, I’m partial to these super-warm fleece pajamas, but these are also a great soft (and affordable) option for folks who like cooler pj’s!
Overnight Bag: If you know someone who loves to escape for weekend getaways or quick overnight business trips, a small “Weekender” Travel Bag is the perfect gift! This version comes in many different patterns and colors, includes lots of pockets (inside and out) for organizing smaller items, and would also work well as a carry-on bag for someone who’s checking a larger suitcase on a flight. So versatile!
Taste of Home Grandma’s Favorites: A Treasured Collection of 475 Recipes: I received this cookbook for my birthday last month, and I can honestly say that it has quickly become one of my very favorites. If you enjoy the recipes on my blog, then you will love this book. From biscuits and muffins to casseroles, meat loaf, and pecan pie, these are the recipes that will bring your family together around the table — and that will stand the test of time! For a larger gift, pair the book with a great cast iron skillet or a new casserole dish.
So there you go, friends! I hope that I’ve inspired a handful of holiday gift ideas for the season ahead. Enjoy!