Today, I’ll be sharing my first and favourite gift guide of the holiday season: The Ultimate Gift Guide for Her! This guide is always so fun to make because I get to envision all the strong, amazing women in my life and how they deserve to be spoiled. You’ll also get a sneak peek at some of the items I may or may not be giving away for my 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways….wink wink. Stay tuned for that! I’ve included lots of local shops and brands because now more than ever, it’s soso important to support local businesses! You’ll also recognize some of the brands we’ve worked with throughout the year that I’m crazy about.
There’s a little something for every kind of woman here, from the fashion lover to the beauty buff. So whether you’re looking to treat your favourite ladies or maybe even give your SO some ideas… I’ve got you covered.
The Lucy Heart Embroidery Knit Puff Sleeve Sweater from Style for the Priv is the CUTEST! This would be so perfect for dressing up a pair of casual jeans with your favourite hat and boots. I love how girly and feminine it is—talk about looking loveable.
As you probably all know, I’m obsessed with The Cross Decor & Design. Their pillow selection is amazing, which makes choosing just one almost impossible. My home is overflowing with pillows, but at least you’re cozy in EVERY room lol! But seriously, their pillows are super high quality with such beautiful designs that would look at home in any room. If there was any time to gift the woman in your life a pretty little pillow so she can feel cozy at home… it’s now! I love the delicate heart detailing on this White Heartbeat Pillow.
With all the extra time at home, I’ve been really upping my skincare routine! This natural oil from Biossance makes me feel bright, firm, and boosted whenever I need a skin pick-me-up. It’s also super lightweight, which makes layering it under makeup (for those zoom calls) so easy! And I love the Laura Mercier Perfect Cream and Eye Cream Duet which make for a great gift for the gal in your life and comes in a pretty limited edition box!
I don’t know about you, but all I want to throw on right now is a stylish puffer and keep warm!! This one by Toboggan Canada is such a great length and colour for pairing back to ALL your winter staples. I love that Toboggan Canada gives off such classic Canadiana vibes and their shapes are an ode to one of our most popular winter sports: tobogganing!!
I honestly love getting gift cards because I get to pick out exactly what I want! HomeSense has so many amazing options and is really a one-stop-shop. Gary is actually the one who introduced me to HomeSense, and I know he’s kicking himself for it because it’s one of my FAVOURITE places to shop. Whenever we go in for one thing, we end up leaving with about four!! They have something for everyone, and a gift card really covers all your bases for the girl that has everything. Ahem Gary!!
And if gift cards aren’t your style, this tassel throw from HomeSense has such beautiful texture and colours. It’s just begging to be curled up in while watching all the Christmas Hallmark movies!! The price is a bonus at only $39.99 although you’d never know by looking at it.
I’m obsessed with I Luv It Natural Deodorant and use it daily. Their naturally sensitive coconut and naturally sensitive sweetheart have become the most important part of my routine! They smell amazing and are baking soda free, which is perfect for my sensitive skin. I love using deodorant without any weird chemicals that let Pierce get close (especially while breastfeeding) worry-free. These make such great stocking stuffers or gift add-ons. Soon you’ll be converting all the ladies in your life to natural deo!!! Just make sure you send her my post on how to transition to o-natural!
I feel like we could all use a little sparkle after the year we’ve had. This rose gold heart-shaped Pandora necklace is such a beautiful, classic gift that will definitely be loved for years to come. Jewelry is such a sentimental gift to give and really shows her you care.
There’s nothing quite like cozying up with a flickering candle at this time of year. Canvas Candle Co.’s Woodland scent is my absolute favourite right now—it’s like Christmas in a jar!! Canvas Candle Co is a local company that makes all their candles using small-batch processes and even has some amazing curated gift boxes for this time of year!
One of my best beauty secrets is doing an eye mask before makeup on those days when I feel a little extra puffy. I also love indulging in an eye mask in the bath for an at-home spa feeling. This one by Shiseido is the perfect luxe skincare gift that will have her eyes feeling brighter, tighter, and more alive!!
Although it might just be me, Gary, and Pierce this year, I would never pass up an opportunity to dress up for Christmas dinner!! This dress from Park & Fifth is such an easy silhouette and could totally be paired with a sweater and tights for a more casual look. I also love that the women behind this brand make everything locally in Vancouver. Their dresses have been a wardrobe staple of mine for years.
Saje is a huge part of our home. I pretty much have a diffuser in every room now, and I LOVE sharing my favourite products from them with my friends and family around the holidays. With everything going on in the world, I find that their scents really help me relax and unplug when I need it most—especially with all the extra time spent at home. This curated kit has everything you need to get a restful sleep and set yourself up for dreaming! And the packaging makes it so perfect for gifting.
Something I never thought I’d be including in a gift guide: face masks!! Face masks have become a staple for all of us, so we might as well have ones that are stylish and locally made! These masks are made in Victoria and sold by one of my fave ladies Jillian Harris. She always does such a fantastic job of promoting small and local businesses, so I really wanted to share these!
Know somebody that could use a spa day? Well… I think we all could at this point in the year haha! Stress levels have never been higher, and a Spa Day at the Scandinave Spa in Whistler seems like the PERFECT way to let that special lady reset and find some peace and relaxation.
I can’t get enough of the rosé from Haywire. It’s my go-to for any quick gift or dinner party favor (oh, how I miss entertaining). Not to mention a glass in a bubble bath for yourself is an especially great way to spend your evening….I might actually have to do that tonight! You really can’t beat the creamy, smooth texture of this wine for the price point. A few places to purchase: here, here, here.
Well, there you have it!! Fourteen ways to spoil your favourite women, and hopefully some wish list ideas for yourself! I’ll be sharing my gift guides throughout the season, as well as launching the highly anticipated 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways right here! So make sure to check back on all the exciting holiday posts to come. I’d love to hear which of these items were your faves—drop them in the comments!!