Not sure what to get the lady in your life this holiday? Best friend got you stumped for ideas this time? Girlfriend dropped a bunch of hints you can’t seem to remember? I got you. Gift giving can be super tough some times, especially if you’re shopping last minute. But I have both the answers: what to get (below) and good news a good portion of this guide is on sale (major last minute shopping win). And if any of my friends and fam are reading this, you’re too late… I mean, you know what to do.
I can think of very few people who wouldn’t love to be gifted a candle this holiday. I love collecting beautiful candles and burning them as my mood changes and one that’s been in the rotation for a while is the Boy Smells Dynasty Candle from the LA brand’s Chromesthesia Series. It’s a fun milky blue colour and smells like “salty fruit and floral” – YUM – with notes of Cyclamen, Pink Peppercorn, Rhubarb, Woods, and Tulip. This baby will burn for 50 hours.
In the world of sneakers there are few pairs of Jordan 1’s made intentionally for women (remember this epic season of her video we made back in 2018?), and thus most of us are used to shopping in the mens section. Not this time! LA designer Melody Ehsani has blessed the female sneaker community with the most epic pair of Air Jordan 1 Mid Fearless which she made entirely her own each a different colour with decorative gold watches as lace locks. You’re probably thinking, these sold out immediately didn’t they? Yeup. But there’s always StockX – watch closely and you might even score these babies for close to retail.
London-based brand Shrimps has been turning out the ultimate lady bags for the many seasons now, and this pearly bag is the perfect item to surprise and delight this holiday. The Antonia bag doesn’t fit too much, just the essentials, phone, lipstick, compact mirror, gum, etc. but it does sparkle sand come in a ton of lovely colours just waiting to kick your holiday look up a notch.
Is there anything more luxurious than a crushed velvet coat? I mean isn’t this Caspian Crushed Velvet Easy E jacket from Collina Strada a thing of dreams? Layer it under your winter coat for a little boost of warmth and rock it inside the house or at the office. Did I mention it’s also on sale right now?
I love gifting fragrances to my friends during the holiday, and why not support a boutique brand that’s also vegan and cruelty-free while you’re at it? We love Litoralle Aromatica, especially the surprisingly delightful Isola Rosa perfume reminiscent of the wildly romantic Amalfi Coast in Italy. Isola Rosa come in a generous 100ml bottle with a lovely linen label featuring delicious notes of Geranium, Geranium absolute, Bergamot, Jasmine, Ambergris, Sandalwood, and Musk.
A gift for that special someone who loves staying active and tracking their fitness goals but also doesn’t want to sacrifice style when it comes to wearable tech. Apple has made countless updates to the series 5 watch including an always-on retina display, an app that tracks hearing health, activity trends, cycle tracking, international emergency calling, a built in compass and so much more. The Hermès Apple Watch also received an update with an all new super sexy black stainless steel case with Noir Swift Leather strap which pays homage to the brands equestrian heritage.
Girls love a bougie face mask, especially when they deliver immediate results. These Verso Skincare masks are the perfect stocking stuffer because they deliver deep hydration with a lasting effect that keeps skin moist for up to 120 hours. Formulated with Hyaluronic acid to promote micro-circulation on the skin and in the blood, grapefruit extract to stimulate collagen production and reduce the effect of free radicals, and Ceramide-3 which aids in long-term hydration and water retention, these masks are like having a mini facial in 20 minutes.
If there’s one item of clothing missing from most people’s Saturday morning routine, it’s probably a lovely robe. We love loungewear, especially around the holidays where we’re all pretty lazy hanging at home and this collaboration from Papinelle and Karen Walker is a thing of beauty. Made from a blend of linen and cotton in a gorgeous paisley print, this robe is chic enough to a party on the beach, but relaxed enough to rock around the house.
A girl can never have enough shades, and these LOEWE oversized metal shades are just the right amount of extra thanks to that little geometric detail. Made in Italy with UV 400 lens protection, these shades are perfect for an East coast winter, where at times it feels like the sun barely seems to shine.
I’ll be honest and admit this Hermés throw has been on my Christmas list for about a decade now, and can you blame me? It’s gorgeous! Made from a cozy combination of merino wool and cashmere, woven with Hermés’ signature H pattern, it’s an instant classic sure to make your couch look 99% more stylish the moment you casually drape it on.