Ideas for the ladies in your life! Gifts ideas from custom tote bags to fun sneakers.
I love love love making gift guides for ladies. It’s probably the easiest guide I make each year since I just compile my own Christmas list or a list of things I own and LOVE. This year, it’s mostly the latter – I’m sharing things I purchased in 2020 that made this crazy year a bit better. And they’re sure to make your favorite lady happy! – ha!
My top picks this year are this leather laptop sleeve. It’s beautiful, timeless and useful — and it’s something most people wouldn’t buy for themselves but love having. And second, is this Dyson Hairdryer. It’s the BEST efficient hairdryer I’ve ever used and it dries my hair SO fast. That’s saying something since I have really thick hair. I highly recommend it.
I wanted to make sure I published this post early this year so that you can start your shopping early if that’s your style. When I shop early, I enjoy it so much more and can focus more on enjoying the holiday season.
Gift Guide for Her
I’m always drawn to leather because it’s timeless and ages so well. You can have this sleeve monogrammed with initials or a name in gold too and it’s really subtle and pretty. This is great for someone who takes her laptop out with her daily. The sleeve is thin and minimal and fits perfectly in a bag. I love the brown color and the pale pink option.
These are my three favorite shades, and I think every woman should have them. The shades are Wild Berry, Lilac Shimmer, and Iris Shimmer. This comes as a set and the holiday packaging is really pretty. (Read my review of Beautycounter lip glosses here.)
If she doesn’t already have these, she needs them. I’ve worn mine thin! I wear them around the house since they have great arch support, and then when the weather gets warm, I wear them out!
4.) Dyson Hairdryer
This hair dryer is one of the best investments I’ve ever made. I have really thick hair and it dries it SO much faster than my older hair dryer. (See my hair curling tutorial here!)
I love this color, and again, I love the gorgeous leather! It comes in six different colors. This would make a great addition to any tote bag or makeup bag for a trip. You can also have this monogrammed in gold. The blue is backordered, but the other colors are not!
I love the design of this turtleneck. I’ve only heard amazing things, and it’s also made with sustainable yarn which makes me happy. This is a perfect piece for dressing up with jeans and flats or down with leggings. This is on my personal wishlist!
My favorite purchase of 2020! This bag is completely customizable and SO durable. Read my review here. I also have their travel toiletry kit and weekender bag (that I took with me to the hospital for labor!). You can have them all monogrammed. I gave my mom and mother in law Barrington bags for Mother’s Day and they both use their bags all the time! You can’t go wrong with these.
8.) Align Leggings
Practically the whole world agrees that these are the best leggings of all time. They come in tons of colors, and Lululemon stuff is made so well and lasts forever.
9.) Instant Pot
If the woman in your life loves to cook, an Instant Pot is the next tool for her kitchen. You can make anything in these, and it makes dinner SO easy. You can even find cookbooks dedicated to just Instant Pots.
10.) Thrive Mascara
The world is freaking out about this mascara and so am I. Trust me, and just buy it. This makes a great stocking stuffer or put it in the cosmetic case (linked below) with other fun makeup, like the glosses in #2 and this face palette. (Need more holiday ideas for makeup junkies? Read this post.)
11.) Patagonia Nano-Puff
This is my most worn piece of clothing in my whole closet once the temperatures drop. It’s great for layering under heavier coats, but it’s also really warm on its own.
12.) Everlane Sneakers
These are priced SO well, and they are so cute! I love how minimal they are, and that they’re made sustainably.
This is bigger and more organized than the toiletry pouch I linked above. It’s a great option for longer trips, or if your lady likes to travel with a lot of makeup (I’m guilty of this myself!). Since it’s not real leather, it’s a little easier to clean.
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