‘Tis the season for giving! I love to give fun, personal gifts even more than I love receiving them. I always put a lot of thought and care into choosing gifts for all of my loved ones, and I’ve rounded up some of my favorite things this season that are perfect for your best friend, your boyfriend (or husband & guy friends!), and of course Mum. The best part? All of these gifts are under $300 (most under $150)! Click to shop my holiday gift guide list below.
For Your BFF:
Bucket bag by Rebecca Minkoff, Initial stud earrings by Tai, Eyeshadow palette by Tom Ford, Monogrammed mug from Anthropologie, NARS Pure Matte lipstick in Volga, Gold bracelet by Laura Whitmore, Flats by Steve Madden, Front Roe by Louise Roe, Pom pom beanie from Nordstrom, Stationary by Lulu and Georgia
Your best friend has most likely seen you through bad breakups, questionable hairstyle choices, and if you’re like me – even a transatlantic move to another country. She definitely deserves a fabulous gift that is special and unique, just like her. Items like initial stud earrings or monogrammed mugs are easily personalized, as are fun makeup sets and lipstick – just pick the colors based on her personality (this Tom Ford eyeshadow set and NARS lipstick are so rich and glam for winter and New Years). For the fashionista BFF, my style guide Front Roe is full of tips on fashion and life – perfect for ringing in her New Years resolutions.
For Your Boyfriend:
“Heck Yes” print from Urban Outfitters, Flannel by Stüssy, Leather passport holder from J Crew Factory, Leather cap from Nordstrom, Anchor bracelet by Miansai, Black candle by Diptyque, Weekender bag by Everlane, Scarf by REVOLVE, Shave kit from CB2, Wool sneakers by Sperry for J Crew
Whether you’re shopping for someone you’re newly dating, your longtime love, or even your husband, these gifts are cool enough for any man in your life. I love that guys are so into fashion these days, and they really do appreciate clothing pieces, accessories and home items that suit their style. Go for a classic flannel for winter, or a cool cap or scarf. One of my fave items is this classic canvas weekender bag with leather trim – it’ll definitely give him a good excuse to whisk you off on a weekend getaway. Avoid generic items like gift cards, and show him you care by choosing a gift that is tailored towards his personal tastes.
La Vie En Fleur box by Mark and Graham, Olive wood rustic cutting board by West Elm, Cable knit throw by Pier 1, Library of Flowers Hand Creme, Jo Malone candle in Pomegranate Noir, Leopard foldover clutch by Clare Vivier, Cashmere gloves from Nordstrom, The Last Kiss Goodbye by Tasmina Perry, Pink Marc de Champagne Truffles, Brass plant mister from CB2
And last but certainly not least, Mum. She’s always been the number one leading lady in your life, and probably knows you better than anyone else on the planet. For all the times she cared for you when you were ill or stayed awake late at night worrying about you, say thanks with a fun and unexpected present. You can’t go wrong with beautiful items for her home – this La Vie En Fleur box makes for a gorgeous centerpiece or accent piece on an entryway table or credenza. For the mum that loves to cook, this olive wood cutting board is just too cool. For the avid readers, The Last Kiss Goodbye is one of my favorite books at the moment, and is the perfect romantic read for women of all ages. Show your mum some style with this classic Clare Vivier clutch – she’ll be so excited to find a reason to wear it out.