Holiday gift giving can be the best experience or the worst – depending on whether or not you find that “perfect” gift for the special someone on your list. Last year we tackled teen boys – check that list out here. While they are still the toughest people on OUR list, we thought this year it was time to give the girls a little love. Here are our 10 perfect holiday gifts for her.
Perfect Holiday Gifts for HER: College Age (18 – 30)
SMEG Drip Coffee Maker ($299.99). While this is a bigger ticket item, girls this age are starting to prepare for their future and this is a standout item they will love for their first apartment. Available in cotton candy colours (or black, red and white as shown below) these retro inspired small appliances are sure to make anyone this age smile. She’s not a coffee drinker? Try the equally as cool looking toaster, blender, or even the milk frother. This is a guaranteed hit.
Perfect Holiday Gifts for HER: Your Sassy BFF
Danni and I recently spent some time with the gals at Liz and Lottie, a local shop here in YYC. We had SO much fun and there were so many things in this category, we had trouble choosing. We think your BFF would love a selection of these fun and just a little sassy wine glasses. 😉
Pick a selection that speaks to you (and her), and pair it with a great bottle of vino. These won’t break the bank at around $18 each. And don’t forget to add one of these wine tags while you’re at it.
And while we are on the subject of wine. Hmmm, come to think of it, when are we NOT on the subject of wine?
Perfect Holiday Gifts for HER: The Adventurous Wine Lover
You might remember last year… Danni was the proud recipient of those 12 cute glasses of wine packaged up in the little “test tubes” and a cute festive box? Well this year they are back – and even better. Vinebox has come out with a Naughty and Nice version this year and we couldn’t be happier that our friends at Kensington Wine Market have both. Priced at $129.99 each these boxes are a perfect gift for any wine lover. Both boxes feature unique red and white wines and are always a hit. Gift one to your fav girl this season. I think Danni and I will splurge on each box this year. I’ll leave it to you to decide who gets Naughty and who gets Nice…
Perfect Holiday Gifts for HER: Because you know what she really wants is a gift card
We all have them on our list. The one who really just wants a gift card and the unbelievably freeing feeling of being able to shop for what you really want without guilt. No problem. But this year, make it special by packaging up your card in something original.
We found these adorable kitschy monogrammed mittens from Anthopologie and thought they were super cute and can hang on the tree for years to come. Have a niece to buy for? Tuck an American Eagle gift card into a little monogrammed mitten and you are good to go! I’m picking up a few to treat my hair stylist and cleaning lady! On sale for $8.
Perfect Holiday Gifts for HER – The Hostess Gift
Last year we did an entire blog post on hostess gifts. Find it here, and even though it was brilliant, (!!) we found another great addition to the list. Why show up with the standard bottle of wine, when you can bring something fun and original. We LOVE this game from Ridley’s – an homage to the ’90’s and the perfect gift for the hostess in her 40’s 😉
Perfect Holiday Gifts for Her – Tweens
We know you want to hit it out of the park this year. Do you have a beach vacay planned? How about a local lake hang out in the summer? Tweens have their eyes on these water floaties from Funboy in a big way.
With the unicorn still the symbol / dream animal of the moment, surprise the tween in your life with this Glitter Unicorn Pool Floatie. It’s clear pink – YES. It’s filled with metallic sparkles – YES. AND totally Instagram worthy – YES.
You are so cool. Oh, and guess what – you can get it in purple too… FUNBOY from $49
Perfect Holiday Gift for Her – The “Grand Poobah” (Great Grandma!)
The way I see it, by the time you are a Great Grandma you deserve the opportunity to enjoy a gift that is no longer practical, but fun and a little luxurious. Why not spoil her with these fur lined gloves from Talbots?
Sure, they’re not going to keep her fingers warm on a 3 mile hike, but just the furry touch she needs on that ride to church over Christmas. They come in three colours and if you act fast, Talbots is selling these $99.00 gloves at 40% off. This might leave room in the budget for a sparkly Christmas brooch to go with them. 🙂
Perfect Holiday Gifts for HER – The Kitchen Connoisseur
I was lucky enough to receive this cookbook last year for Christmas and I immediately put it on my list for gift giving for the future. Set for the Holidays with Anna Olson is as beautiful on the outside as it is yummy on the inside.
I love how this book covers everything from a cozy dinner, to brunch, to planning for the “big event.” Anna Olson is a Canadian gem, and I have yet to try a recipe that has not been perfection. The thing I most love about it, is that all the recipes are approachable and simple for the average gal, but still special. If you have someone on your list who loves to cook – or who just loves to thumb through beautiful cookbooks, this is the one. Find it at your local bookstore for just over $20.
Perfect Holiday Gifts for Her – Teens
It gets harder and harder to keep up with the trends, the “vsco” girl requirements and to give a “cool” gift as the teen girl in your life grows up. We know – we have teen girls! Many of the trends I just can’t get on board with but there is one brand we have recently discovered that will please your gal, follow the trends and perhaps a little be a little original.
While they seem to love all things Pura Vida, why not try an anklet or personalized choker from Adina’s Jewels? A little more special, these pieces will be loved and cherished and align with the current trends they covet.
We also love that they are a little more special. This is a fun unexpected gift they are sure to love. Pricing ranges from about $100 – $250 per item.
Perfect Holiday Gifts for Her – The Traveller
Has your mom recently retired and looking forward to some much deserved travel? Do you have a friend who is hopping on a plane every second week? These coordinating travel bags are just the ticket.
Another great find from Liz and Lottie in YYC, these luxuriously soft velour bags hold all the travel essentials in style. From makeup bags, and jewelry holders, to ear bud cases and passport folders you can find the perfect coordinating combination for your favourite traveller. From $10.
Ok – time to write your list. Time to get out there. These are just a few of our favs, but watch our Instagram and Facebook in the next few weeks as we show you more.
For it is in GIVING that we RECEIVESt. Francis of Assisi