2018 Holiday Gift Guide: For Her
Black Friday is here. Well, it feels like it’s been here for a while with shops putting their Black Friday sales starting earlier and earlier online. Nevertheless, we’re now officially past Thanksgiving and straight into the craziness of the holidays. I’ve been known to be one heck of a good gift giver (thank you, thank you) so to help you out with some ideas this year I’ve compiled a bunch of holiday gift guides with some of my favorite gifts to give (and receive). So without further adieu, here are a few of my favorite gift ideas for that lady in your life. Whether she likes cozy comfy, sassy mugs, or needs an inspirational book on how to be a bad ass lady boss, I’ve got a bunch of great gift ideas for her.
JCrew Polartec® fleece half-zip pullover jacket This Polartec pullover is AMAZING. I just got one for myself last week and have not taken it off since I put it on. I sized up in this just so I can layer it on in the cold Boston winter, but it seems to fit pretty true to size. They have this pullover one in five colors, but if a pullover isn’t your thing they have a similar style jacket in full-zip. Jcrew has been doing a lot of 40% off sales recently, which I was able to snag this fleece with that discount code. If you’re related to me, there’s a good chance you’re getting one of these for Christmas this year. They also have a cute kid’s Sherpa jacket if you want to dress up the whole fam in fleece this year.
Tory Burch Robinson Leather Passport Continental Wallet: A bit of a splurge but this is the best wallet I have ever owned, and it came in real handy when I was frequently flying and couldn’t have my backpack, purse and carry-on out when I boarded the plane. It has a full zip around and even a little wrist strap which makes it uber convenient for throwing it in your bigger purse, or just bringing your wallet when you’re out running errands. I’ve had mine for over a year and its still in pristine condition albeit being given a beating with how much I take it in and out of different bags.
Barefoot DreamsCozyChic Lite® Circle Cardigan: This is my go-to gift for new mamas or people who live in the north. It has the best reviews, is SO soft and super flattering. It comes in 9 different colors, and has the best feature of a cardigan: it covers your butt. Which means you can officially wear leggings as pants. Barefoot Dreams is often super discounted on QVC according to some bloggers I follow on Instagram, so if you can’t find a good Black Friday deal with this on Nordstrom, you can price hunt on QVC as well. Apparently the Barefoot Dreams blankets are also just as soft and a super great gift as well.
Outdoor Voices TechSweat Leggings: Move over Lulu Lemon, there is a new athleisure player in town and I’m obsessed. They recently opened an Outdoor Voices storefront in the Seaport in Boston, and I LOVE their TechSweat leggings and crop tops which I use as bras under tanks. They give 20% off discounts with a valid student ID in the store, but also run some great online promotions where you can get a top and bottom for $95. They use realistic looking models in their product shots which helps you feel comfortable that something is going to look good on you no matter what size you are. I have been on an OV gift giving kick recently with the men’s sweatpants and women’s fleece pullover.
LLBean Wicked Good Moccasins: My dad would be so proud that I linked to something from LL Bean in this post. While I used to love the Ugg slippers, you cannot go wrong with the LLBean price point and quality. These sheepskin moccasins are so comfy cozy and have a reinforced sole so you can go take the trash out or get the mail without having to change out of your slippers.
Rewined Candle: This is my favorite hostess gift to give at the holidays (or anytime really). These candles are usually made out of old wine glasses and come in boozy flavors. This spiked cider is my go-to scent for the holidays. I love that they have a new style with some of the candles that are in cute wooden holders instead of the traditional glass wine bottle.
Essential Oil Diffuser: I’m not an essential oils person usually, but I do have this diffuser on my nightstand and usually put a few drops of lavender in it before going to bed. It’s got some calming colored light options and I do feel like it helps set the mood in my bedroom to be calming as I’m getting ready for bed.
Rise and Shine Mug: I have been a big fan of all things Emily McDowell for years now. Her cards are some of the funniest around, and if you know me personally then you’ve probably received some of her cards from me. I personally own several of her mugs and always give these as gifts around the holidays. The Shine Bright and It’s Too Early to Say Things are some of my favorite mugs to enjoy my Boston coffee in each morning.
Blanket Scarf: I own about five Sole Society blanket scarves already, and am looking to add to my collection now that I’m back living in Boston. These are great for everyday use in the cold, but totally come in handy when traveling and you need to bundle up on a train or plane. Once I mastered wrapping the scarf without choking myself, I became a huge believer in blanket scarves. If it’s friggin cold at work you can totally wrap this around you and still look stylish. Fashion AND Function. No better combo.
Pottery Barn Sherpa Blanket: I have given this blanket many times as a gift and even own the buffalo check myself. This is my go-to-tv-watching-at-night snuggle up comfy cozy blanket. It comes in four colors, but I love the red/black check for the winter. It’s great quality and PB is always running great holiday sales so you can usually snag this for around $50.
How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men’s Feelings: This book was just released and it is the best. It’s more relatable for any female than we want it to be, but it’s worth a few good laughs. If you know a bad ass lady boss in corporate America, this is a must read.
UGG Fleece Lined Socks: Another gift I’ve given before, and wouldn’t mind receiving this year (hint hint) now that I’m back in frigid temps. I know people roll their eyes at the boots with the fur, but it gets COLD in Boston (and other parts of the world) so a good pair of fleece socks is a necessity.