I always feel like the best way to share “gifts for her” is to share what I want for the holidays. Although this doubles as my Christmas list for my friends and family, it gives me an opportunity to share some of my personal faves (that I love to buy for others) as well as to talk about what I want this holiday season. I mean, who can resist all of those emails for sales and limited addition gift sets?! Here’s what I’m loving for ladies this holiday season:
Luxe Gifts to Wear
You know that I am a huge lover of PJs for the holidays, but they swear I’m not only sharing some of my personal favourite PJ sets, but also a gorgeous, hand-designed item that I think makes an incredible gift for any lady on your list.
This stunning Kiki Kimono by Art of Marina is a bit of a splurge-worthy gift but it is a unique and memorable one. These kimono patterns are hand painted by Canadian artist Marina Billinghurst and are even more gorgeous in person than they appear online. This isn’t necessarily something that someone would buy for themselves which makes it the perfect gift for her! Each kimono also comes with its own bag and in a gorgeous gift box.
Shown: Kiki Kimono – White Cherry Blossom
KNIX Modal PJs (left): These PJs are soft, stretchy and super luxe. I love how comfortable they are! They’re a great gift for any of the ladies in your life! I love all of the KNIX loungewear – perfect for working from home or just every day comfort! Use promo code Styledtosparkle10 for $10 off your purchase!
Kyte Women’s Pajama Sets (right): I am a huge fan of Kyte Baby for baby items (I put my little in their pjs every night) but they also make super comfy women’s PJs, too. I love the soft and breathable lightweight bamboo fabric that come in both short and long sleeved. You’ll be sure to wear these are more than just PJs.
The holiday season is one of my favourite times of year to shop for beauty gifts. This is the time when brands release limited edition palettes, sets, colours and more making it the perfect time to shop for gifts for others and for yourself! Here are some of my faves this year:
Lip Balm Sets: Some of my favourite lip balms are from Fresh Beauty and every Christmas I wait for their multi-sets to be released! This year’s Fresh Sugar Lip Best Sellers Tin makes an amazing gift and the smaller sets make amazing add-ons or stocking stuffers. I recommend picking these up for yourself, too!
Shown: Fresh Sugar Lip Best Sellers Tin | Fresh Sugar Lip Moisturizing Trio | Fresh Soft Lip Duo
Luxe Lip Sets: It’s no secret that I love Charlotte Tilbury cosmetics and her lipsticks are my absolute favourite. This holiday season the brand released three sets that I am coveting: All are of course in gorgeous packaging and are a gift you will want for yourself, too!
Shown: Pillow Talk Lip Secrets Set | Jewel Lips Duo | Charlotte’s Iconic Mini Lip Wardrobe
Perfect Palettes & Sets: Yes, more Charlotte Tilbury products! I am obsessed with the Bigger Brighter Eyes Exagger-Eyes Palette and this year’s limited edition Bejewelled Eyes to Hypnotize Palette. When in doubt when purchasing Charlotte Tilbury – always go for the Pillow Talk sets. They’re universally flattering and a cult-favourite.
Shown: Bigger Brighter Eyes Exagger-Eyes Palette | Bejewelled Eyes to Hypnotize Palette | Pillow Talk Lip Kit
Skin Care Gifts
I am a lover of great skin care and the holidays are a great time to pick up value sets or splurge on a little something for yourself or someone else. I have found some amazing sets this year that I hope you will love, too.
Skin Care Splurge Sets
Decorte AQ Meliority Revitalizing Essentials Collection: Decorté is one of my favourite skincare brands and it really is one of Japan’s best kept secrets. Of their offerings, my favourite has to be their AQ Meliority line that is the most luxurious anti-aging and every day moisturizing set I have ever tried. This is a great set for anti-aging and preventative skin care and well worth the splurge! Decorté products are on the higher end of the price spectrum, but they are absolutely worth it in my mind. (P.S. they offer sets at a variety of price points, too, so be sure to check out their full offering).
Skin Care Repairing Set
Neostrata Triple Firming Neck Cream Kit: I so often feel like the neck and décolletage are neglected and/or forgotten when it comes to skin care, so when I saw this set, I knew I had to share it. True story, over a decade ago, I saw Van Halen in concert and when the camera zoomed in on David Lee Roth’s neck for the big screen, it put the fear of dog into me that I needed to take better care of my skin or that would be my destiny LOL (seriously, true story). Don’t worry, though, this set also includes a Tri-Therapy Lifting Serum and Intensive Eye Therapy as well! Is this not the perfect gift to repair some of the damage that the stress of 2020 has put on our skin? I sure think so! Shop their other sets here!
Skin Care Natural Products
Kora Organics Products: Natural beauty is trending hard this year and one of my favourite brands for this is Kora Organics. Their ingredients are pure and effective. The packaging is gorgeous and I love the scent and texture of their products. You also know that I love anything vitamin C and these two products that I’ve chosen are universal, which makes them a great gift for anyone. The Noni Bright Vitamin C Serum is fantastic for firming and brightening skin. The Balancing Rose Mist is one of my favorite gifts to give – especially in a baby shower basket. It’s really nice for new mamas to include in their hospital bags! Plus, I can’t resist the gorgeous pink packaging! Other faves of mine include their Noni Glow Face Balm and Noni Lip Treatment.
Body Care Gifts
I think with how 2020 has been that we need a little bit of relaxing body self-care. I know that some of these items are ones that I’ve recommended before but that’s because I love them so much!
Kopari Coconut Melt Wipes: It is incredibly dry where I live and with harsh winter temps, it’s nice to add a little moisture to your skin with the fresh scent of coconut! These Coconut Melt Wipes make it so much easier to apply coconut oil to moisturize dry skin than it is from a jar. They’re the perfect stocking stuffer and great for travel!
Rocky Mountain Soap Co. Body Scrub: These are my absolute favourite body scrubs – and they’re also a great way to support Canadian business as they are made in Alberta! Their ingredients are all natural, every one of these scrubs smells amazing and they add a touch of luxury to your day.
Sol De Janeiro Creams: I am a big fan of these luscious body creams from Sol De Janeiro. I love the original: Brazilian Bum Bum Cream but am also a huge fan of their follow up: Coco Cabana Body Cream. Both smell amazing and add fantastic moisture to your body! They also sell fun starter kits, too – perfect for stockings!
Frank Body Butt First Coffee Kit: I am a big fan of Frank Body scrubs but even more so of their new booty products! 2020 has been rough enough on us, so let’s enter 2021 with a firmer booty! This kit of littles makes the perfect stocking stuffer, too. They’ve got lots of cute products with cheeky names that are sure to make anyone smile when they open them!
I know that for many jewellery can be considered a cliché but I don’t think it is when it’s done right. I love either simple jewellery and/or pieces that are meaningful. These pieces that I’m sharing are from Paris Jewellers, a great Canadian company that I love to support for their great quality but also for how much they give back to local communities and Canadian charities.
Simple String of Pearls
String of Pearls: I am a huge fan of a classic pearl necklace. My in-laws gifted me a string of pearls as a ‘welcome to the family’ wedding gift and I wore them with my wedding dress. Every time I wear them I cherish the gift. I love how classic a string of pearls is which is why this year I’m asking for fun alternatives to this timeless classic: a Black Pearl Necklace and a Pink Pearl Necklace. Paris Jewellers offers both and they’re gorgeous. For more jewellery gift ideas see my Getting Dressed Up For The Holidays post.
A Touch of Sparkle
Circle Necklace With Pearl In Sterling Silver (Paris Jewellers)
Removable Drop Hoop Earrings With Pearl in Sterling Silver (Paris Jewellers)
Infinity Pendant with Diamonds in White Gold (Paris Jewellers)
Infinity Ring with Diamonds in White Gold (Paris Jewellers)
Silver Diamond Luminance Pendant (Paris Jewellers)
Canadian Diamond Fire of the North Pendant (Paris Jewellers)
Round Diamond Stud Earrings (Paris Jewellers)
Cross Ring With Diamonds in Sterling Silver (Paris Jewellers)
Necklace With Diamonds in Sterling Silver (Paris Jewellers)
White Gold Fire of the North Solitaire Diamond Ring (Paris Jewellers)
Sapphire Earrings in White Gold (Paris Jewellers)
Adjustable Bracelet in Sterling Silver (Paris Jewellers)
Stocking stuffers are some of my favourite gifts of all! The is where you can find all sorts of thoughtful little gifts for someone, collections of minis and items that are just plain fun!
Fancy Gummies: I love love love Sugarfina candies but they are a little pricier than convenience store candy which makes them the perfect splurge for a gift. My faves are definitely the bourbon bears! They also offer Kosher candies for Hanukkah!
Shown: Sugarfina Multi-Piece Mini Trunk | Rosé 3-Piece Candy Bento Box | Sugarfina Vice 2.0 Candy & Flask Gift Set | Sugarfina Peach Bellini Candy Cube | Sugarfina 3-Piece Kosher Candy Bento Box
Body Butter Stick: Rocky Mountain Soap Co. Body Butter Sticks are a favourite of mine, especially in the winter time. I love all the different scents that they come in, their natural ingredients and how moisturized they keep my feet and elbows!
Shown: Vanilla Coconut Body Butter
Lip Love: The LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask is one of my favourite products – I use it every single day. I love when the holidays come around because the different flavours are often sold in value sets making it the perfect time to pick them up!
Shown: LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask in Sweet Candy
Luxe Hair Ties: I love hair ties – and I feel like I can never have enough of them! My faves are made by Invisibobble and I love the sparkly colours they are available in each holiday season. I am also a huge fan of the Invisibobble Sprunchie Scrunchie. They make great gifts for yourself, too!!
Shown: Invisibobble SLIM The Elegant Hair Ring | Invisibobble Sprunchie Scrunchie
Worthy Wands: Worthy Wands jewellery pieces are one of my favourite small gifts to give. I love their necklaces and bracelets and the message that they send to the recipient as well as the daily reminder they give those who wear them. Worthy Wands necklaces are available in both silver and yellow gold and the bracelets come in OM YA Black Onyx and OM YA White Jade. Also available are necklace and bracelet combo sets – perfect for gift giving!
Shown: Combo Set Gold | Worthy Wands Necklaces
Pardon My French Candles: My friend Cait started this gorgeous candle company called Pardon My French. Each is shaped like a gorgeous classic French mannequin bust and is cruelty-free. These candles are one of my favorite ways to shop local this season.
Shown: La Femme Candles in Various Colours
Her Own Wish List!
Hopefully this guide provided some inspiration on what to buy for her (or for her to know what to ask for) this year! Something I love to do for the people in my life is to encourage them to use the WishSlate app. It’s so helpful because anyone can create an account and add items to a wish list for any occasion! Follow your friends and family and see what’s on their lists, too! Download it here!