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The Perfect Holiday Gifts for Every Girl in Your Life

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Anyone else SO excited that Christmas is just a month away??

I love everything about Christmas – the family time, the delicious food, the giving of gifts, the overall happy, grateful vibes…

Honestly, it can’t come soon enough.

But if you’re like me, there’s one thing I know you’re not ready for yet…

And that is the gift giving part.

To make our lives easier, I’ve spent (too many?) hours compiling this list of the best gifts to give the women in your life this holiday season. Whether you’re shopping for a friend, your mom, your girlfriend or your sister, you’re sure to find something in here!

I’ve separated all 50+ items on this list into different categories depending on the interests of who you’re shopping for.

You can either scroll through or click to jump to the section:


Happy shopping!

The Stylish Traveler

Passport case or Travel wallet

Every jet-setter needs a cute passport case or travel wallet! My favorite cases are these from Mon Purse and Anthropologie:

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Grainy Leather Passport Case by Mon Purse

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Paloma Passport Holder by Anthropologie

If your budget is a little higher, check out this travel wallet from The Daily Edited.

You can personalize it with her initials or name (in the font & color of your choosing) and the storage inside is perfect – there’s enough space for her boarding passes, currency, credit cards and IDs, as well as a passport holder! It comes in black, burgundy, pink and taupe.

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Travel Wallet by The Daily Edited

Skincare Set

When your jet-setting friend is on a long flight, her skin is at risk for majorly drying out. Using moisturizing skin products on board are necessary to combat flaky skin and nasty breakouts.

She’ll love this set from Caudalie – all of the products are under 3 oz. and meant to provide the maximum amount of hydration. Even better, the products are all vegan and cruelty-free!

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Natural Hydration Heroes by Caudalie

A New Suitcase

If your friend doesn’t already have super-cute luggage, here’s your opportunity to get her something she’ll love! (…though even if she does, who doesn’t need an extra carry-on??)

My favorite luggage brand at the moment is Calpak – their bags are not only durable, but also cute AF & perfect for her next trip.

Here are some of my favorites from them, including two from the new Gold Marble and Jen Atkin collections:

(note that I’m only linking carry-ons and all of these prints come in checked luggage sizes!)

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Gold Marble Carry-On by CALPAK

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Jen Atkin Carry-On by CALPAK

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Ambeur Carry-On by CALPAK

Something Comfy

Every traveler needs to fly with something cozy! Any of these items will do the trick:

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Wool & Cashmere Eye Mask and Wrap by Halogen

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Madison Fringed Wrap by Free People

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Heather Slouchy Tee by Eberjey

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Heather Cropped Pant by Eberjey

Slip-On Shoes

I’m really obsessed with a company called Everlane recently, especially their shoes. They’re super high-quality and the designs they stock are gorgeous. Your jet-setting friend will love a pair of mules from them since they’ll be super easy to slide on and off at security!

Here are some beautiful options from Everlane:

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Modern Loafer Mule by Everlane

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Boss Mule by Everlane

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Modern Penny Loafer Mule by Everlane

For an under $50 option, try one of these pairs from Zara:

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Black Leather Mules by ZARA

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Mule with Bow by ZARA

The Skincare Junkie

Drunk Elephant ‘Inspector Drunk’ Night Kit

Drunk Elephant is one of the best skincare brands out there. Give her the Inspector Drunk kit so she can sample some of their products, decide which she likes best and later buy full-size!

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‘Inspector Drunk’ Night Kit by Drunk Elephant


Mask Set

Every skincare junkie loves face masks, so what better gift to give than a set of them?

At a higher price point is the Mask Frenzy set from Peter Thomas Roth, which includes 6 of their best masks, including the 24K Gold Luxury Lift & Firm Mask, the Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel Mask and the Irish Moor Mud Purifying Mask.

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Mask Frenzy Set by Peter Thomas Roth

An under $50 option is the Mask Heroes Face Savers set from Dr. Jart. There are four sheet masks in the set, including the Pore Minimalist Black Charcoal Mask and the Micro Jet Clearing Solution Mask. There are also two of Dr. Jart’s two- step rubber masks, which would be a fun option to try!

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Mask Heroes Set by Dr. Jart


FOREO Luna Mini 2

FOREO’s Luna Mini 2 is different from the other facial cleansers on the market because 1) the silicone is much more gentle than abrasive brushes and 2) despite it being more gentle, it’s actually more effective in cleaning your skin & pores.

It has eight different intensity settings, so your gal pal can decide how intense she wants the vibrations to be. Also comes in different colors!

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Luna Mini 2 by FOREO


Facial steamer

If the girl you’re buying for is really into skincare, she will be thrilled to add a facial steamer to her arsenal. Using a facial steamer opens up pores, allowing her most coveted products to seep in better.

Higher budget option is from Dr. Dennis Gross:

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Pro Facial Steamer by Dr. Dennis Gross

Under $50 option is from NanoSteamer:

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3-in-1 Facial Steamer by NanoSteamer

At-Home Microneedling Kit

If your budget is a little higher and you’re buying for the skincare lover who has absolutely everything, go for the GloPRO Microneedling Kit.

This new product has been getting an incredible amount of positive buzz, so your friend will be excited to be one of the first to get in on the trend. Like the facial steamer, this kit opens up your pores, allowing product to soak in deeper.

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GloPro Microneedling Kit by BeautyBio


Gift card to

Every #girlboss needs impressive business cards and in my opinion, there is no better place to get them than on!

With her gift card, she can customize absolutely everything about her business cards – from the paper quality & size to the colors & fonts. She can also even add gold detail and gloss for an extra unique touch.

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Customizable Gift Cards by


I’ve used (& promptly stopped using  ?) many planners in my lifetime, but the 12-month annual planner is the only one I’ve actuallystuck with. It’s been my favorite for the last three years and has massively improved my productivity. The #girlboss in your life will very much appreciate this gift to get her on track for 2019.

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2019 Medium 12-Month Annual Planner

Rifle Paper Co. also makes planners that are laid out similar to

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Weekly 17-Month Planner by Rifle Paper Co.

Business card holder

When your #girlboss is at meetings, get her ready to impress with a beautiful holder for her business cards. The cardholders from The Daily Edited are high-quality and can be personalized with her initials:

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Envelope Cardholder by The Daily Edited

For an under $50 option (or stocking stuffer!), try this gorgeous gold one:

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Gold Business Card Holder from Amazon

An inspirational book

Every goal-oriented gal should be reading books that inspire her and teach her something new!

These are some of my favorites (all written by women!) that she is guaranteed to LOVE:

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Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

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Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

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Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

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You are a Badass by Jen Sincero


Desk accessories

Spruce up her office space!

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Codify Pencil Holder by Anthropologie

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Calendar Dry Erase Board by Anthropologie

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Monterey Pens by Anthropologie

The Fashionista

Something Leopard

Leopard is very trendy at the moment, so your fashion-loving friend definitely needs to add some leopard printed items to her closet!

Here are some options at different price points:

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Leopard Print Coat by Zara

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Leopard Loafer Flat by Steve Madden

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Leopard Print Blanket Scarf by Sole Society

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Leopard Print Clutch by Nordstrom

Shoes from BIRDIES

This brand has risen to popularity recently and for good reason. Not only do they make some of the most gorgeous shoes I have ever seen, but said shoes are actually SLIPPERS. Finally, style + true comfort are united perfectly.

Take a look around their site – they have both satin & faux fur lined shoes and a smoker & slides style. These are just two of my faves:

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The Starling in Cheetah by Birdies

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The Songbird in Ice Crystal by Birdies

Eberjey Pajamas

Every girl needs a cute PJ set. I started wearing PJ sets a couple years ago and I’m telling you – there’s just something about throwing on matching lounge wear that makes you feel like you really have your life together. ?

My favorite PJ brand is Eberjey – I own two of their sets now and have worn one every day for the last year. This Gisele set is my favorite (I have it in maroon and dusk) and it made Oprah’s Favorite Things of 2018 list!

Take a look around the website because they have a ton of styles. The Gisele set also has different combinations – long sleeves/long pants, short sleeves/long pants and short sleeves/short pants.

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Gisele PJ Set by Eberjey

Minimalist Jewelry

Dainty, hardly-there jewelry is a perfect gift!

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Antique Coin Medallion Necklace by Argento Vivo

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Small Hoop Earrings by Argento Vivo

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Cubic Zirconia Pendant Necklace by Nordstrom

Cute winter boots

Winter is far from over and your fashion loving friend could use some cute, weather-appropriate shoes to get her through the next couple of months. I love these fur-lined boots so, so much:

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Manchester Boots by Sam Edelman

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Culvert Sherpa Combat Boots by Jeffrey Campbell

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Darrah Bootie by Sam Edelman

(I found the first two recommended on Lindsay Silberman’s blog and had to pass them along!)

The Interior Design Lover


Candles are a fail-safe gift (especially when they’re Capri Blue, Diptyque or Voluspa). Plus, a girl can never have too many candles!

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Mini Candle Set by Diptyque

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Cut Glass Jar Candle by Voluspa

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Champagne Jar Candle by Capri Blue

Giftcard to buy plants

Any interior design lover will love an opportunity to grab some new plants for their apartment! Live plants are beautiful in any space and are wonderful for cleaning the air. Léon and George delivers plants nationwide and you can grab a gift card from them here.

However, if your friend lives in a New York City borough, get them a plant from My City Plants instead! My City Plants caters specifically to New Yorkers and has awesome, reliable delivery service. You can’t go wrong getting your friend one of these gorgeous, low-maintenance plants:

(if you want to buy her a different pot than what My City Plant offers, make sure you select the “grower’s plant” option)

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Sansevieria Plant by My City Plants

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ZZ Plant by My City Plants

Himalayan Salt Lamp

I recently received a salt lamp from Evolution Salt Co. and have to say it’s one of my favorite things currently in my apartment. I love it’s warm, relaxing glow.

While you’re on Evolution Salt’s website, hunt around for other presents too! Their salt is sourced directly from Pakistan and in addition to delicious, high-quality salt, they have other cute things for the home like bath salts and salt scrubs!

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Salt Lamp by Evolution Salt Co.

A cute mug

I’m a big believer that every girl should have a few unique, super cute mugs. Drinking morning coffee from a cute cup is the perfect way to kick your day of on a good start.

Here are a few I love (all from Anthropologie because they have the best mugs):

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Monogram Mug by Anthropologie

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Perasima Mug by Anthropologie

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Fauna Fete Mug by Anthropologie

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Mathilde Mug by Anthropologie

A Comfy Blanket

The perfect addition to her living room or bedroom for a cozy night in!

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Fireside Faux Fur Throw Blanket by Anthropologie



Happy shopping!! And happy holidays ?


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