Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Perfect Gift Guide for Her

I'm still kickin' it on Day Four of Blogmas! (Well, more like pushing through, but that's beside the point.) Today, I'm sharing a little post to help you figure out what to get for all the girls in your life this holiday season.

Whether it's your little sister who's graduating high school, your sister-in-law, your daughter, or your best friend, knowing what she wants for the holidays can sometimes get a little bit tricky. Unless you're a mind-reader, there's always a chance that she could secretly dislike your gift - or worse, return it faster than Rachel on Friends.

Thankfully, as a college gal who's been busy making her own wishlist, I'm in a position where I can offer a little bit of advice for all the stuck family, friends, and loved ones who don't know what to get their favorite woman for Christmas, Hanukkah, or whatever festive occasion you're celebrating this December.

Whether you're looking to splurge or save this holiday season, my gift guide for her will help you find the perfect gift.

Gift Guide for Her


Beats by Dre Wireless Headphones in Rose Gold

I've seen many girls wearing these exact headphones at BU - and those of us who don't have a pair of of our own are pretty much all envying them from afar (yes, me). These headphones boast amazing sound quality - I've heard they're incomparable - as well as 40 hours of battery life. With no pesky wires to get tangled up in your bag, they're perfect for the college student, the busy working girl, or the aspiring world traveller. Available for $299.95 in the Apple Store.

Longchamp Large Le Pliage Tote in Beige

Longchamp's Le Pliage totes have been popular for some time now, because of both their utility and their versatility. Sterling reviews declare it "the perfect bag" and praise it for its size, lightness, and durability. From a style perspective, the beige tone is just different enough to set you apart from the seas of girls carrying their navy blue versions, while the neutrality of its shade will still match everything you own. It's the perfect gift for any girl who wants a bag that's both practical and stylish. Available for $145.00 from Nordstrom.

Hunter Original Tall Rain Boots in Black

There have been a thousand times when, living on campus, I've wished I owned a pair of rain boots just like these ones. Rain boots are one of the most practical gifts you can give, yet they're still a great gift to receive - after all, what could be better than getting the gift of dry socks? They're perfect for the city girl who's not a fan of your typical bright, colorful boot, but still wants to protect her feet from the rain. Available for $150.00 from Urban Outfitters.

Cheshire Monogram Necklace

Monograms aren't just for Lilly Pulitzer-loving sorority girls - they're a beautiful accessory for any girl who's proud of who she is and where she comes from. At Moon and Lola, you can even customize a necklace exactly to your favorite girl's style. Choose your metal, size, and chain length, enter her initials, and watch her face light up when she opens your thoughtful gift on Christmas morning. Available for $158.00 from Moon and Lola.


Dipthyque Roses Scented Small Candle

As much as I love Yankee Candle, Dipthyque is the go-to favorite of every Hollywood 'It' girl there is. This candle's classic design adds a bit of Parisian flair to every room it lights up, while its fresh rose scent will fill your heart (and your nose) with joy. Still not convinced? 100% of reviewers said they loved this item. Plus, a sweet scented candle is always a safe bet for your holiday hostess with the mostest, your boyfriend's mom, or anyone you're never sure what to buy for the holidays. Available for $32.00 from Bloomingdale's. 

Kylie Jenner Lip Kit in Merry

The Kylie Jenner Lip Kit is all anyone from beauty bloggers to ordinary girls in Sephora can rave about these days. For your fifteen-year-old cousin or your boyfriend's little sister, the name-drop alone will be enough to make them smile. However, if the Kardashian Klan still isn't your loved one's thing, then the creamy, long-wear formula of this flattering red lipstick and liner duo will have them convinced in no time. This gift is perfect for just about anyone who loves a classic bold lip. Available for $30.00 from Kylie Cosmetics. 

2017 Jardin de Paris 17-month Planner

If your girlfriend, sister, mom, or best friend just can't get enough of perusing planner porn on Pinterest, then Rifle Paper Co. makes the perfect gift for her. This classic rosy floral design evokes the carefree vibes of Paris, France, while the compact, functional layout will help her stay organized despite the chaos of work, finals, life, and beyond. Available for $34.00 from Rifle Paper Co.

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette

You probably remember all the fuss about the Naked palettes from last Christmas, but sorry to say that the hype isn't going away anytime soon. Urban Decay recently put out its new Smoky Palette - which, unlike prior Naked palettes, offers bolder, darker shades of its highly-pigmented eyeshadow. According to the site, each of the shades in the Smoky Palette uses Urban Decay's signature Pigment Infusion System, a special blend of ingredients that gives its eyeshadows superior color, texture, and shine. Available for $54.00 from Urban Decay.

GMYLE Hard-Shell Case for MacBook Pro 13 in White Marble I

Even the tech industry is getting in on the marble trend that's currently blowing up (in case you couldn't tell from my marble-ous blog layout and printable designs!). This matte, hard-shell case is recommended by Amazon and will help protect your girlfriend, sister, or best friend's laptop from all kinds of accidents. Reviewers say it "fits like a glove" and even has vents on the bottom to keep your laptop from overheating. This is the perfect gift for any girl who's glued to her tech and doesn't want to sacrifice style for functionality. Available for $16.98 on Amazon Prime.

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** Disclaimer: I was not compensated in any way for this post. All of the opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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