Every year, I like to share a few round-ups that feature gift ideas I would like to purchase for others around the holidays. In case you missed it, I kicked off this year’s LIL Holiday Gift Guides with Gift Ideas For Him.
I hope you enjoy the goodies and can even pass it onto someone who might be in need some ideas. (For the lady readers: hint, hint in reference to your boyfriend, husband, brother, etc.)
Here’s what I’ve got on my wish list this year!
• hair tie bracelet
If the woman you’re shopping for is anything like me and has hear long enough for a ponytail, she probably carries hair ties on her or (gasp!) on her wrist at all times. I saw these hair tie bracelets a few months ago, and I absolutely love the idea behind them.
While it’s practical and nice to have a hair tie within reach at all times, it isn’t always professional to accessorize with them. These bracelets are game changers and in price the price range from $45 for steel-plated to $85 for pieces that are made out of silver, gold, or rose gold. You can even get them engraved! (Pictured above.) The original jewelry company to sell these bracelets is Bittersweet, and there are more versions popping up every day. I love all of the different ways they can be styled to wear with anything!
• Hunter boots
Quality rain boots are great for those rainy, snowy, messy days. In our neck of the woods, that’s a good chunk out of the year, and I have been wanting to get a pair of Hunter rain boots for quite some time.
They come in all different shades and styles. My personal favorite is the traditional black, navy, or green. I also like the tall cuffed ones for extra snowy winter days we see in our neck of the woods. You can find them at most high-end department stores and online here, here, and here.
• NAKED eyeshadow palette
While I don’t actually own an Urban Decay NAKED eyeshadow palette, it’s been on my radar for a while now. If the person you are buying for doesn’t have one already, there’s a good chance that she has wanted one for years, too… (if she’s into makeup). People rave about them.
Many companies have come out with similar palettes, but none ever match the rich colors and quality of product. There are so many makeup tutorials out there that reference this exact palette, and if you do the math, you’re really only paying $4.50 per shadow. A $54 price tag seems like a steal for all of these shades!
If you’re on a tighter budget, check out this NAKED basics palette for $29.
• Erin Condren life planner
Add this to the list of things I’ve been coveting for years… an Erin Condren life planner!
Beyond the adorable (customizable) designs, I love that they give you the option to plan each day vertically or horizontally, and can be separated in to morning, afternoon, and night sections. The new 2016 planner features an hourly option for those who like to note important meeting times, deadlines, or details (this seems perfect for stylists, photographers, and bloggers!) to record your daily tasks and schedule. They run a bit pricier than most planners ($50+), but they’re pretty close to perfect.
• blanket scarf
You really can’t go wrong with scarves, and in my book, blanket scarves are where it’s at. I mean, you’re basically wearing a blanket around your neck. Who wouldn’t love that?
I love, love this Jewelplaid Blanket Wrap and this Lace Trip Blanket Wrap, both Betsey Johnson via Zappo’s. I’m also bookmarking this Ralph Lauren Mohair Blanket Wrap, and this Multi Stripe Blanket Scarf from Urban Outfitters. So comfy!
• Casetify phone case
I discovered Castefiy via Pinterest a few months ago, and I’m completely smitten. If you haven’t upgraded to the iPhone 6/6s yet, don’t worry. They have designs for the 5/5s and 4/4s, as well as other accessories for Apple products. Casetify offers a huge variety of designs, and my favorites are from the Shine Through collection.
They also sell cases for the Android, and you can even create a custom design.
There’s almost too many choices!
• Essie nail polish trio pack
I’ve been a fan of Essie nail polish for ages. O.P.I is a great brand, too. I love finding trio packs for myself, and think they’re a great gift that any girl on your holiday shopping list would love.
This Essie ‘New Neutrals’ trio set (pictured) is perfect for the winter season. I’m also looking at the ‘Wrapped In Color’ Cashmere trio set. The ‘Romantic Brights’ 5 piece set is also a great option for $9.99!
• initial pendant necklace
I love both the plain letter and circle engraved initial pendant necklaces, and I always think it’s adorable when I see a mother wearing the initials of her children, too. You can find a lot of different styles on Etsy, and I also like this one, this one, and this one (<- cool shape).
• the everyday legging
It’s obvious that I am a fan of leggings (welcome to Life In Leggings, ha!), and I know I’m not the only one. Whether the person you are shopping for is into yoga or not, most women would appreciate a quality pair of leggings they can wear around the house, to the gym, or even out and about while running errands.
Prints are fun, but if you’re thinking of purchasing a quality pair as a gift for someone else, a good neutral (and thick! – nobody likes see through slips), black, navy, or grey might be the way to go. Pictured is my all-time favorite pair of neutral leggings I have dressed up, down, and all around town. (I also have them in grey.)
Here are some of my other go-to leggings I have in my closet and wear on a regular basis (any time of the day, really!).
And some I still have on my wish list.
My personal favorite brands include:
• coffee or travel mug
Some kind of coffee or coffee to-go mug always sneaks its way onto my holiday gifts guides. They’re just so cozy and cute!
One year, I received a collection of coffee mugs in all different styles, and it’s one of my favorite gifts I’ve gotten yet!
I also love travel mugs. Francesca’s has and adorable collection of them. If the woman you are shopping for is a coffee or tea drinker, she’ll appreciate your gift every time she uses it!
» all the three-wick candles from Bath & Body Works
» replace their favorite perfume
» treat them to a spa service like a massage, pedicure, and/or facial
» basically anything from Anthropologie… (that store makes me swoon!)
» the same goes for Francesca’s
» full season DVDs of their favorite television series
» flannel pajamas – because who doesn’t love those? (Victoria’s Secret has a great flannel selection)
I hope this list helps you as you set out to look for thoughtful gifts for loved ones. Please feel free to share some of your gift ideas for women in the comments below.
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. The LIL Gift Guide series features items I genuinely want to share with you, and have possibly even purchased myself. Please understand, however, that affiliate links are included. As always, I truly appreciate your support! <3