I have realized over the last few years that gift giving and receiving is one of my love languages. I adore the holiday season for a plethora of reasons, but a big one is thinking, planning, shopping, wrapping, then finally watching the receiver open their special item. When I receive a gift, my excitement doesn’t come from the monetary value of the item, but the thought and care that giver puts into the gift.
Last year was my first holiday season as “a blogger”, and I was so interested to learn how items were chosen, linked, and presented to their followers. After some keen observation, this year I’m excited to incorporate my research with my own style, findings, and flair. Some of the items below are my ideas, but lots were given by you when I put the “questions” box on my Instagram stories last week – to which I say THANK YOU to those that participated. The items within each section are of various price points and go from $-$$$, if you see something that doesn’t match your spending intentions, keep scrolling through the sections!
(for the sake of full disclosure, the items listed below are linked by an affiliate program that gives me a small commission when something sells, but nothing has been sponsored to have a product included in this list)
For the girl who loves little luxuries –
I personally think one of the most special gifts to receive for a holiday is something you already have or use, but in an upgraded or luxurious version of it! Here are a few items of upgraded luxury from various price points:
For the jet-setter –
From all of my travels, I now know what works for me and the items I like to bring on board in order make my journey as comfortable as possible. While each person obviously has their own way of doing things, there are a few essentials that any traveler needs to have!
For the girl that setting up a new home –
I know so many people that are setting up new apartments with friends or significant others, and the one thing I keep hearing is their surprise of the amount of time, money, and energy that it takes to curate the space to meet their lifestyle and taste. Any bit of help from friends or family members to help them along would be such a help!
For the girl that loves all things beauty –
You might not know this, but I love, love, L O V E a great gift set, and beauty brands amp up their sets especially for the holidays. Whether it’s an added-on version of something she already uses and loves, or a brand or product that would be brand new, there are so many options that would totally fit her style:
For the fashionista –
To quote Lady Sybil Crawley, “Is there anything more thrilling than a new frock?!” From personal experience, I think not! 😂 Every girl who loves fashion, would probably looooove to unwrap a gorgeous dress, or any piece of trend on Christmas morning. In the past, I’ve even received a dress as a gift before Christmas day so I can wear it to parties during the season … food for thought!
For the accessory-lover –
During the winter months, I shift my style focus to accessories and outer layers to make a statement, because often you’re so covered up! From coats, to shoes, to bags, jewelry, and so much more, this section has loads of ideas that your girl will love and wear all winter long!
For the techie –
Companies always plan to roll out their new and/or improved gadget around the holidays! I’m not the biggest techie ever, BUT I do think it’s so exciting to open up a new technological *something* that is the talk of the season!
For the woman you want to splurge on –
I’m sure it’s obvious that this was the section I had the most fun creating and searching for 😏. While it’s not always necessary or possible to completely splurge on the person you’re shopping for, it’s always nice to fantasize once in a while. Have a look through and get inspired, maybe one Christmas you’ll open up a box with a huge surprise inside!
Thanks again to my friends and followers that contributed and helped me come up with some of these ideas! I had so much fun creating this list, and was also personally helpful in brainstorming a few ideas for the women in my life for this upcoming season!