2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Her
It’s that time of year! Hot cider and Egg Nog Lattes fill our cups. We eagerly grab for our favorite sweaters and boots in the morning. We snuggle up with a great throw at night. And…we start to do our holiday shopping.
I’m one of those women that has a very hard time coming up with gift ideas for myself. I love giving things to my children – but really struggle asking for things that are just for me. Towards that end, I wanted to come up with a gift guide that will not only help you shop for people on your list, but will maybe give you an idea or two to put on your OWN wish-list!
Without further adieu, here are my 2017 gift guide picks!
Let’s be honest for a second. Most of the mail we get is BORING. At our house, if it’s not Netflix, it’s either junk mail or a bill. (Yay…) I love the idea of giving the gift of FUN MAIL. How exciting would it be to open up a mystery box each month full of awesome goodies just for you! Here are a few of my faves:
Vellabox is an awesome CANDLE (how fun is that?!) subscription box – and let me tell you, EVERY candle I’ve received from them has smelled amazing! With boxes priced at $10, $20, and $30 monthly, there is something for every budget.
Each candle is carefully curated and beautifully packaged for you to enjoy. These are not your average candles – and not something you’ll find at the chain stores. I love how unique (and pretty!) each candle from Vellabox is. Check them out!
I am obsessed with reading. If you have a reader on your list (or are a reader yourself), consider looking into The Book(ish) Box! Each month, you’ll get a themed box that features a shirt, and 3-5 home, beauty, and fashion items. Current themes include Harry Potter and Game of Thrones!
Winc is another great company I had the pleasure of working with earlier this year, and I love the idea of gifting a delivery of wine to someone on your list! They’ll hook you up with recommendations based on your Palate Profile quiz – and you’re always free to choose the wines you’re interested in (regardless of what they recommend.) And let me tell you – getting wine in the mail – so much better than my electric bill!
I may be a tad obsessed with cookbooks. I absolutely love cookbooks that feature a picture of EVERY recipe and are full of “everyday” recipes that are kid-friendly. Here are a few of my favorites:
Celebrate Every Season with Six Sisters’ Stuff (I’ve liked every recipe of theirs I’ve ever made!)
Taste of Home: Most Requested Recipes (has 633 recipes!!!)
Everyone is talking about giving kids experiences in lieu of toys – and I would love to see that start to carry-over to adults as well. Many of us have a lot of STUFF. These are all great ideas for people that already have everything they need.
- Gift certificate to get a massage (I still have one I need to cash in!)
- Date Night in a Box! (Fill a box (or cute wire basket!) with a movie, snacks, bottle of wine, etc. This is a great idea for parents who may not be able to afford babysitters! (Aka -most parents!)
- Babysitting Vouchers! When someone offers to babysit our children, it’s one of the best things. We rarely get to go out, and having someone gift us a date- would be amazing!
- Movie tickets
- Passes to a local attraction, museum, etc.
One of my favorite parts of the day is my morning quiet time. I wake up early and enjoy 30-90 minutes alone. It’s glorious. Here are some items that help facilitate that time and make it extra special!
Cozy Waffle Throw (There’s nothing better than reading under a cozy AND stylish blanket! I LOVE this one!)
5 Year Journal (Legitimately one of my favorite things I own! I will be needing a new one this year.)
Bible Study Journal (I use this personally and love it. I’m considering giving this to friends this year!)
Fun coffee mug (I have a ton, and yet I keep buying ones with sayings that make me smile.)
Tea Kettle (There’s just something so comforting and calming about drinking tea. It quiets my soul.)
Books! Buy a friend a book that YOU love or that has been meaningful to you.