It is my first holiday gift guide of 2021! I know it is only October but considering your replies from my Instagram stories, most of you are kick-starting your holiday shopping this month. And I’m not going to lie, I’m kinda freaking out hearing all of the rumors about more than normal shipping delays, price increases, etc. So I figured, it’s better to put these out too early than too late.
I did take into consideration your replies from my questions to you all on Instagram. That being said, keep an eye out for gift guides requested by you later on; a small business gift guide, in-laws gift guide, gifts for him, and more! But for today, we’re starting with gifts geared toward the ladies – broken up into smaller categories for different interests and gift types. Enjoy!
For Beauty Lovers
Can I make a holiday gift guide without Makeup Eraser? Probably not. I love the 7-day sets and this one is such a vibe.
I’ve seen so many good things about this lip shade, this set, and Charlotte Tilbury in general. This is a great gift under $50 for any beauty lover!
Later on, I mention the Dyson Air Wrap. While I have one and I love it, I understand it isn’t in the budget for many people. I’ve had the Revlon for about 3 years now, and it is a great tool as well – especially for the price! While it isn’t as fast and doesn’t have the same options as the Dyson, overall it is great and I’d recommend it.
Sephora offers these amazing perfume sets each holiday season! You get a variety of scents to try and each box comes with a voucher that can be traded in for a full size bottle of one of the scents. It’s truly an amazing deal! They also have this set for women as well with different scents for a few dollars less.
Silk pillowcases have so many benefits for both the hair and skin, making them the perfect gift for beauty lovers. Slip offers a ton of color options as well.
Grant got me this for my birthday in January and I love it! I am not going to lie, it takes a while to get a hang of – and if you hair doesn’t hold curl well this isn’t the best for curls. But regardless of all of that, it truly dries my hair faster and I’ve found valuable uses for all of the attachments!
For Hostesses & Homemakers
Dash sells so many cute mini kitchen appliances. They have fun shaped waffle makers, a mini pie maker, donut maker, and so much more! How fun would a waffle bowl maker be? The perfect piece to use for an ice cream bar or just a post-dinner treat.
What a classy gift for the one who loves to host and make up a fun cocktail! I especially love the holder it comes with – a great price point for such a nice gift.
This gorgeous board is available in both white and gray marble. It can also be personalized with a monogram, initial, or family name. Personalizing a gift is such a nice touch, in my opinion.
What is more perfect for the home-lover than a luxurious candle? While this is a high price point, I think the best gifts are those someone wouldn’t buy themselves. While this set is from Nordstrom (who has free shipping and excellent customer service), Sephora offers a mini candle collection with 5 scents for $90. Either set would also be great to purchase and divide up in multiple gifts!
There are so many fabulous luxury blankets out there, but I rarely see people talking about Unhide. This is honestly the coziest blanket I’ve ever owned – it is worth every penny! It comes in a few colors and would make a fabulous gift.
Mom and Dad, if you’re reading this, take this as my Christmas wish list! But all joking aside, I couldn’t come across this and not include it. The only thing that could make this better is if it were brass or gold. But I still might need to get this regardless. They also sell the bar tool set and the shaker separately.
This book series came out this year and is perfect for fashion lovers. These are essentially a smaller version of a coffee table book, filled with pictures and text. I believe there are 5 books in the series, but unfortunately the box set is sold out. But thankfully they are all sold individually. This is a great gift for a fashion lover at an affordable price point!
This is another amazing luxury fashion book find – an Hermes pop-up book. Watch some of Hermes’ iconic scarf books come to life! Such a fun coffee table book and perfect for a fashionista. Right now Hermes’ site only has it in French and Japanese in stock (but check this link since that might change), but I linked it above on Amazon in English.
Who doesn’t want a new cozy pair of pajamas for Christmas? These ones from Nordstrom are so classic, at a great price point, and come in a variety of color options. If you want some more inspiration for cozy pajamas that would make a great gift, check out this blog post!
Jonathan Adler is a designer that may not be super mainstream, but has the most unique pieces. I love that the brand is classic yet trendy. And this glass set with the patterns and colors used is a great example of that. This would be great for the fashion lover that also loves the home, and they can be used for a variety of things.
If you’ve been here a while you’ve heard me talk about Sarah Flint – I seriously cannot get enough of these shoes. Treat your fashionista to an incredibly comfortable, high-quality, luxury shoe – handmade in Italy in the same factories as Hermes and Louboutin. There are so many style options in a variety of colors to suit every style. Get $50 off with code SARAHFLINT-BAJAYMEK. See my more in-depth review here.
If you’re looking for a luxury jewelry product to gift this year, may I suggest a piece from David Yurman. This specific piece has been popular for years now; it has really stood the test of time in my opinion, which is exactly what you want in a luxury piece. I love the mix of metals and the fact it can go with a variety of fashion styles – classic to trendy.
Stoney Clover has really gained some traction this year, and there are so many great gift ideas from them! But if you’re on more of a budget, consider one of these fun luggage tags that you can totally personalize. Not only are there tons of fun colors, but the customization you can do with patches is virtually endless. Pro tip: shorten the processing time by simply purchasing the patches rather than “customizing” a product. Customized pieces have the patches sewn on, making them having a 4 week processing time. If you order a patch it comes with a high-quality adhesive back that can be applied yourself.
I originally found this brand through an Instagram ad, and I’m obsessed! They have charms for dozens of cities and countries all over the world, and they’re available in both silver and gold. Of course, I had to share the Palm Beach one here that I’ve had my eye on.
If you’re looking for a home gift for your favorite jet-setter, an Assouline coffee table book may be the perfect thing! They have countless books about a variety of destinations. They’re visually stunning and truly a collectors item.
I purchased one of these for myself in the spring and I love it! It has made traveling with cosmetics and toiletries so much easier. I love that it is hard shell, so you can easily store bottles and delicate items and feel confident that they will not break. Plus, there are a ton of compartments and straps to secure your products.
This backpack is perfect for the traveler since it is collapsable, making it easy to pack. Plus the colors and style are very classic/neutral, so it matches just about everything. Additionally, the canvas material makes it very durable.
Barrington Gifts is the ultimate destination for personalized bags, travel accessories, and more! I treated myself to one of their cabin bags in the spring and I love it! The quality is great, it fits a ton, and I loved that I could customize it. They have dozens of patterns, color options, and personalization options – you can even choose your leather color. Even if this duffle is priced too high for your budget, check their site for other options. I also love that you can even customize items geared more toward men or kids. There is really something for everyone!
Well, that is all for the first gift guide of 2021! I am so proud of it and truly love the pieces I chose to share with you all. I hope this inspires you while you’re shopping this year, or if you’re stuck on what to ask for yourself. Be sure to subscribe to my email list down below to be notified when I post next; you don’t want to miss the guides coming up!