Christmas Gift Guide: Sisters, Moms, and Best Friends

20 November 2017

Happy Monday, friends! With Black Friday/Cyber Monday fast approaching, I’m making my list and checking it twice for all of the loved ones in my life. I’ll be sharing gift ideas in a few different categories this week and next in case you’re stuck on a certain someone! Up first: your best girls.

P.S. A note on prices: though everything here is under $100 (and a few are just $10!), I did include a range. In both sides of my family we’ve gone to a gift pick system, where the siblings draw names and there’s a $75 cap per person, and I figured some of you may have done the same! Or maybe you’re looking for something to add to your personal wish list for a generous parent to gift you :) I hope you find these ideas helpful!

gift guide for gals

Blue swirl planter | This beauty would look perfect in almost any home decor scheme.

Flannel blanket scarf | Just one of many gorgeous patterns – only $11 right now!

A copy of your favorite book | A fool-proof gift idea for almost anyone: buy her a copy of your favorite book and inscribe it with a note about why you think she’ll love it. This is one of mine.

Gingham platter | With four different color options, you’ll find one to suit her style.

Thistle Farms hand soap | Thistle Farms is a Nashville business with the mission to heal, empower, and employ women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. Their soaps or lotion would make a great hostess gift or stocking stuffer.

Silver picture frames | These frames are on everyone’s wish list this year, and for good reason! A group of them looks so classic and pretty.

Floral melamine plate set | After being sold out for MONTHS, these appear to be back in stock!! I am a little bit obsessed with them and they are at the top of my wish list!

A subscription to Bon Appetit | Or the magazine of your choice — but I have to say, BA is bringing their A game. The writing is witty and fun, the style is so distinct, I love their culture features, and — oh yes — the recipes are good, too :)

Packable cream bow hat | The only word for this hat is darling. Even if someone says they don’t look good in hats, they’ll look good in this one. (Raising my hand here!)

A volume of Write the Word | I’ll be gifting these to a few loved ones this Christmas. No matter where your friend is in her faith journey, these journals will meet her there!

Delicate monogram necklace | Choose her own initial, her significant other’s, or her baby’s – it will be a treasure any way. I also like this bolder option.

Gingham pouch | These sweet little pouches (also in navy, gray stripes, and blue stripes) are just $10! At that price, you can buy them for all your friends and tuck something sweet inside.

Bow gloves | She may have everything, but does she have bow gloves? :)

Blue tansy mask | I have been using this for months and LOVE it! The nice thing about gifting a mask is that it can be incorporated as an “extra” into whatever skin care routine she already has. Pro tip: I often buy my Herbivore products here, where this mask is 25% off right now!

Watermelon baggu | This would just make her smile anytime she pulled it out :) At this price point, it’s also a great candidate for filling with an extra treat! (And if watermelons aren’t your thing, there are a million more patterns!)

Any other great gift ideas to share? Please do — I know readers would love to hear!! I’m also a BIG fan of experiential gifts, especially if you live in the same place — a gift certificate for a manicure or coffee shop and a date to go together, a coupon for a free night of babysitting, etc. (Side note: I think we should all trade babysitting nights with other couples more often, yes?! I wish this was more of a thing…)

P.S. Last year’s gift guide for gals – lots of great ideas I still stand by in this one! :)

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9 Responses to “Christmas Gift Guide: Sisters, Moms, and Best Friends”

  1. This is funny.. I have those frames on a wishlist that I made awhile ago that I don’t think has gone live yet (mush brain abut preplanning Christmas posts, haha!) Your guides are always some of my very favorites!!


    I’m pretty sure you already did post about them, haha!!

  2. Swooning over the darling bow details and the Katie Kime platter! You have impeccable taste! :)


    Thank you, friend! That is so nice!!

  3. Thanks so much for sharing your gift ideas. Everything is so pretty! I especially love the Gingham Platter and the Bow Gloves.

    Allegra xx

    Allegra Ghiloni Fashion Stylist

  4. Thank you for sharing about Thistle Farms! I hadn’t heard of it, but I’m going to Nashville after Christmas and now it’s on my must-visit list!

  5. Kat

    YES!! I’d love to see more couples trade babysitting!! I talk about that with one of my friends all the time.

  6. Floral melamine plates are back?! RUNNING :)


    I know, I was fully intending to include them on this list and be like, “they’re not in stock right now but they’re so good that I have to put them on just in case they come back in stock…” AND THEN THEY WERE IN STOCK.