I tried my best to include a variety of ideas and a range of price points and hope something pops out at you for someone you care about this holiday season!
And just in case you missed my two previous gift guides, here they are if you’d like to check them out:
PBF Gift Guide 2019: For Her
I am a major list maker and the Daily Page Notepad is actually on my personal wish list this year! As someone who loves beginning my day by writing down my daily to-dos I love the way this notepad gets right to the point and helps you think through your must-dos, appointments, meals, workouts, etc. If you know someone who always has some kind of a list going, I think this notepad would likely be a welcomed gift!
Dainty Jewelry + Jewelry Dish
A new piece of dainty jewelry is always a welcomed gift, especially when paired with a beautiful little jewelry dish. Etsy is my go-to for things like this, with so many options available that you’re sure to find something your loved one will treasure. Some personal favorites include this hexagon necklace (an unexpected twist on the typical initial jewelry), this gold tubular necklace (perfect for layering), this open minimalist ring, this personalized dainty ring, this Morse Code necklace, this rustic zodiac constellation ring dish or this pretty blush pink and gold ring dish and this ring dish for couples.
Cutting Board or Cookie Platter Engraved/Printed with a Family Recipe
This was my Mother’s Day gift for my mom and Aunt Laurie this year and it was a huge hit! I had my grandmother’s hand-written sugar cookie recipe (our family’s favorite!) printed onto a cookie platter and hope that every time this cookie platter is used, they think of Mimi. I love this is a practical gift someone will use regularly that also feels sentimental.
Personalized Pet-Related Present
I love gifts that incorporate a beloved pet into the mix! My aunt gave me a hand-painted ornament of Sadie and it makes me smile every year when I hang it on our Christmas tree. Etsy has a ton of options from beautiful portraits to gorgeous food and water bowls and more.
Pet Favorites: Custom Pet Ornament / Illustrated Pet Magnet / Embroidered Pet Portrait / Custom Pet Figurine / His + Hers + Dog Leash Key Holder / Ceramic Dog Bowl
Is it just me or does buying luggage for yourself kind of stink? And yet, somehow, receiving luggage as a gift is kind of awesome? I’m not sure how that works out, but if you know someone in your life who travels a bunch whose carry-on or duffel bag could use a little updating, consider gifting her with a new piece of luggage for the holidays.
Luggage Favorites: Bric’s Carry-On with USB Port / Samsonite Freeform Carry-On (love the white and the mint green) / Marc & Graham Carry-On /
Duffel Bag Favorites: Dagne Dover Carryall (love the way this one slides onto a carry-on luggage handle) / Herschel Supply Co. Duffel Bag (we’ve loved bags by this brand for years — always high quality at decent prices)
Whether you’re hoping to gift someone with a headband to use for sweaty workouts or a cute scrunchie to pull her hair back without headaches, there is a hair accessory out there for just about everyone and ever occasion. As someone who wears her hair up nearly every day, I like having a variety of barrettes, headbands, hair ties, etc. on hand to make me feel a little more put together when I want to throw my hair back and run and I have a feeling I’m not alone in this thought! Bonus: Pair it with her favorite hair-care products, a new styling tool, etc. (I still maintain that this is the best hair dryer ever!)
Hair Accessory Favorites: Top Knot Headband (I have this one and love it), LOFT Resin Bobby Pin Set (pretty and delicate ), Tortoiseshell Barrette (so classy), Assorted Barrettes (great Amazon find — lots of styles and colors and perfect for a variety of occasions), Teleties (my fav!), Black + Leopard Scrunchie 2-Pack, Satin Mini Bow Scrunchie, lululemon Uplifting Scrunchie
All Things Cozy (Sleep + Lounge)
With the holidays popping up during a very chilly time of year, I’m all about gifting all the cozy things to loved ones! Some ideas: Weighted blankets, silk pillowcases, slippers, pajamas, joggers, sherpa pullovers, fuzzy socks and more!
Weighted blankets are all the rage and while they’ve always intrigued me, I was gifted one by Dozeology a few months ago and I’m now a total believer. Yes, Ryan may laugh at me when I hurl my 15-pound blanket over my body before bed but I find it so relaxing and totally buy into the hype that the added pressure from weighted blankets encourage a deeper, more restful sleep. It’s amazing! I also love my silk pillowcase (thought help prevent fine lines and wrinkles and result in smoother, less frizzy hair in the morning) and even bring it with me when I travel.
Cozy Favorites for Nighttime/Sleep: Dozeology Weighted Blanket / 100% Pure Silk Pillowcase / Anthropologie Knit Sherpa Slippers (beautify and cozy!) / Nordstrom Moonlight Pajamas (you can’t go wrong with these classic pjs) / Sherpa Bootie Slipper (Impulse buy for myself from Target and they’re so comfy. Great price point and easy to wash, too!) / Memory Foam Slippers (a $23 Amazon find with great reviews) / How cute are these Fa La La pajamas!? / This Anthropologie robe is just gorgeous
Cozy Favorites to Wear: GAP Softspun Joggers (I am completely obsessed with these and now have them in two colors — they sell out all the time, so check back often. I’ve also seen them on the GAP Factory website.) / Barefoot Dreams Hooded Cardigan (So warm and cozy! Perfect for lounging around the house when you don’t want to wear a robe in the middle of the day) / Fleece Pullover (this is the affordable find that blew up all over Amazon last year and for good reason!) / Half-Zip Sweatshirt (beautiful color options) / Sherpa Pullover Sweater (I’ve been living in mine since I ordered it earlier this fall) / Cozy High Butter Socks
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- Book (check out this post and this post for recommendations)
- Daily Harvest Gift Card (for the woman who wants to eat healthy but doesn’t have much time to meal prep)
- Customized Family Mugs
- Spa Treatment (massage, facial, mani/pedi, etc.)
- Family Names Throw Pillow
- Date Night In (a great gift for homebodies who love to cook)
- Tickets to a concert, musical, play, sporting event, etc.
- Hand Lettering 101 (for the woman with an interest in modern calligraphy)
- Scripture Note Cards (verses to put special places to help give encouragement and strength)
- Madewell Low Top Sneakers (perfect for the woman who values comfort and style)
- Photo Printer (because who doesn’t have a million photos on their phones and yet all picture frames around the house are filled with seriously outdated pics)
- Bird Feeder (we gave my mother-in-law a unique bird feeder for her beautiful garden last year and it seemed to be a hit!)
- Cookbook (find my go-tos here: My Favorite Cookbooks)
- Travel Jewelry Case
- Long Distance Friendship Lamp (such a cool idea to gift to a far-away family member)
Disclaimer: None of the items in my gift guides are sponsored, however affiliate links are included. Thank you so, so much for your support!
I got the hand lettering 101 book last year and need to get back on that. My sister and I both got them and what she can letter is amazing! It’s my new year’s skill learning goal.
Also, can you take a look at the link for the date night in? I didn’t know if this was just a suggestion or if there really is a place that puts together date nights for at home! The link currently takes me to some comfy looking socks 🙂
so glad that book worked so well for your sister — it seems awesome!! and here’s the link to the book: https://amzn.to/2YwSPDt so sorry it was not correct the first time! ah!
Paige Cassandra Flamm says
These are awesome gift ideas! I love that delicate gold necklace!
thank you! hope it helps you with your holiday shopping!
Love these ideas, Julie. The LOFT topknot headband you linked is on major sale- like 60% off. Thank you for posting it! 🙂
I love your gift guide! I really love statement jewelry for certain occasions, but dainty jewelry is just so stunning and pretty. I love all of the things you listed. You definitely put a great deal of work into this gift guide! A sweet girl I know creates sustainable accessories from fabric that would otherwise be thrown away. Even though I have a pixie haircut, I ordered a scrunchie to wear as a bracelet. 🙂 She’s also going to make me a neck scarf. I wanted to share in case anyone was interested in her current products. https://www.shopsustainableaccessories.com/
I hope you have a great day!