In honor of Black Friday, I thought it was about time that I shared my 2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Her. My goal with this guide was to not only include gifts that I have either received and loved, or given myself, but to offer ideas from a broad range of companies both large and small. The gifts in this guide range in price, and will hopefully offer a little something for every kind of wish list.
The Topetote Hat Holder – For every woman who has ever endured the struggle of trying to travel with a hat in tow, this brilliant hack is a game-changer. Attach this adorable holder to any bag and a high powered magnet will secure your hat, making the travel process seamless all while your hat rests safely by your side. “The Drop” as pictured above is a best-seller, but if it’s not for you, this holder comes in a variety of colors and styles.
The Sideways Initial Necklace – Or as I like to call it, the Alexis Rose necklace, this adorable initial necklace is just like the one Alexis wears in “Schitt’s Creek,” and if there is one thing I think many of us can agree on, it’s that Alexis’ fun, effortlessly chic sense of style is something we can all aspire to. After falling in love with “Schitt’s Creek” over the last several months, I knew I needed one of these necklaces for myself, and the Etsy shop “Caitlyn Minimalist” hand makes them for an affordable price along with several other adorable pieces.
The Anthropologie Pick-a-Pom Beanie – I fell in love with this hat last year and was so excited to see that it is back this holiday season. It’s such a fun idea, and ultimately makes one gift feel like many with the adorable assortment of poms that can be easily attached to the top, creating a new hat all together.
Beauty Counter’s Lemongrass Sugar Body Scrub – Normally $40, (currently on sale for $34!) I consider this body scrub a definite indulgence, but for good reason. Everything from the hydrating oils to the natural brown sugar exfoliant works to leave your skin feeling velvety smooth, moisturized, and healthy. I buy this scrub as a treat myself, and know that for any skin care lover it’s the perfect lavish gift.
Queen of Hungary Mist – I first received a trial size of this mist with a Sephora order and loved it so much my sister subsequently got me the full sized bottle as a Christmas gift. From the amazing smell to the mineral transference that leaves skin smoother and firmer over time, this mist makes for a lovely gift.
The Cashmere Boyfriend Sweater – A classic option suitable for the person who has everything, you can’t go wrong with this timeless sweater. I love this one from J.Crew for the flattering v-neckline and the many color options. *Bonus it is currently 50% off for Black Friday!
Laguna Candles – A small black-owned business local to Laguna Beach, CA, this company makes beautiful candles and home accessories. Founded with the desire to produce a cleaner burning candle, all of Laguna Candle’s products are made from an eco-friendly soy wax. They also partner with local artists and glass blowers in Laguna Beach to make these amazing hand blown glass candles.
The Silk Scrunchie – I recently started investing in more silk products to utilize the amazing hair and skin benefits they offer, and these scrunchies are the next item on my wish list. These days especially, I think these scrunchies would be the perfect gift for any woman working from home who needs to have her hair comfortably tied back throughout the day.
Grounds and Hounds Coffee – For the coffee and animal lovers in your life, you can’t go wrong with Grounds and Hounds. 20% of all their profits are used to fund animal rescue programs throughout the country. One of my best friends actually received this coffee as a gift from her sister a few years ago, and we both fell in love with both the coffee, and mission behind this dog-friendly company.
The Cashmere lined Tech Gloves – With these luxurious gloves you will no longer have to sacrifice style for comfort and practicality. They are leather with a 100% cashmere lining, and touch-screen friendly. I love that they come in so many color options, and you can’t beat the Black Friday price!
The Birthstone Necklace – This black-owned Etsy shop makes beautiful delicate jewelry pieces, but the best part is that every purchase from this store helps to sponsor five children at the Notre Maison orphanage in Haiti. I love the birthstone necklaces, but if those aren’t your thing, take a look at some of this shop’s other gorgeous hand-made pieces for gift inspiration.
Phenomenal Woman – The Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign is a shop dedicated to supporting several amazing organizations and causes. A few of the organizations they have supported include:
ESSIE JUSTICE GROUP – “harnesses the power of women with incarcerated loved ones to end mass incarceration.”
HIGHER HEIGHTS – “is building a national infrastructure to harness Black women’s political power and leadership.”
TGI JUSTICE – “works to end human rights abuses against transgender, intersex, and gender-variant people.”
I first fell in love with the classic “Phenomenal Woman” tee, and plan on purchasing a few as gifts this year, but they have several other great products to shop that all support a unique cause in need.