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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November 20, 2017 8:35 am

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!!

November 20, 2017 9:54 am

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

November 20, 2017 10:18 am

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

Allegra xx

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November 20, 2017 10:39 am

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!

November 20, 2017 1:20 pm

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

November 20, 2017 9:00 pm

Floral melamine plates are back?! RUNNING :)