I’m excited to share my 2019 Holiday Gift Guide with you! One of my main love languages is gift-giving and I pride myself on finding the *perfect* gift for my family and friends for birthdays and holidays. It doesn’t have to be huge or expensive, but when their faces light up I enjoy knowing that I hit the mark on that present and really made them feel loved!
I try to match gifts to personality types – the Homebody, the Traveler, the Bookworm, etc. – as well as price points with my “Stocking Stuffers Under $15” section. I prefer to section off my gifts by personality/interest and price point because I have personally enjoyed getting gifts that typically got put into the “for your mom” or “for your boyfriend” categories. I’ve also included both useful and fun gifts in each category so you can really have your pick depending on the person!
Gifts for the Homebody
Whether they’re a family member or your best friend, these gifts are the perfect way to treat your more introverted loved ones. I’ve gathered a mix of self-care focused presents and smaller items to brighten up their home.
Rifle Paper Co. for Anthropologie Garden Party Monogram Mug ($14) // Holiday Tin Candle in Mulled Wine ($22) // Metal Photo Frame ($13) // Kennebunk Bliss Plush Throw ($39) // Potted Snake Plant ($34) // Glow Recipe Watermelon Sleeping Mask ($22) // Barefoot Dream CozyChic Robe ($99) // Sephora Collection Red Clay Mask ($8)
Gifts for the Trendsetter
For that special person in your life who loves to make a statement in both big and small ways, I’ve included everything from graphic sweaters to metallic clutches to fun nail polish to the cutest fleece pajamas.
Lights Lacquer Bundle ($52) // Jory Clutch ($58) // Velvet iPhone Case ($19) // Rose Gold Perfume Bottle Christmas Tree Decoration ($6) // Apres All Day Cashmere Sweater ($228) // Holly Scarf ($58) // Trimmings Drop Earrings ($48) // Victoria Garcia Sparrow Flannel Sleep Shirt ($58) and Sleep Pants ($48)
Gifts for the Family
I gathered together unique, fun gifts for family members of all ages – from your tiniest cousin or furbaby to your cool aunt and grandparents. There should be something for everyone!
Hanna Andersson Elf Night Night Sleeper In Organic Cotton ($28) // Playmobil Take Along Horse Stable ($30) // Harry Potter Fair Isle Sweater ($60) // Fortnum’s Wooden House Advent Calendar ($150) // Calming Bed for Dogs and Cats ($30) // Birdies The Starling Flat ($120) // Fortnum & Mason Georgian Christmas Tea for One ($155) // Amira Candelabra ($58) // Vintage World Classics: Libraries By The Foot (109)
Gifts for the Host or Chef
We all have the one friend or family member who just loves to host events! Why not give them something in return outside the typical “flowers and wine” gift? A cheeky oven mitt, set of cookbooks, or beautiful creamer are useful items, but I’ve *sprinkled* in some self care items like a candle collection and specialty tea set so they can spend some time treating themselves, too.
Fortnum and Mason Spode Green Italian Cream Jug ($40) // Taste of Little Italy Cook Book Set ($99) // Blue Q You Wanna Piece Oven Mitt ($13) // Tea Forte Warming Joy Presentation Box ($30) // H&M Textured Carafe ($18) // A Golden Christmas Coffee Table Set ($79) // Fortnum’s Christmas and Other Winter Feasts Cookbook – Exclusive Signed Copy ($35) // Voluspa 12 Days of Gifting Candle Set ($78)
Gifts for the Bookworm
I’ve included a few of my most recent reads from this year alongside New York Times bestsellers and some classic novels for the avid reader to immerse themselves in. However, the quirky presents of a large book-holding tote and Alice in Wonderland tea bag tidy are great accompaniment to days spent curled up with a good book.
Blue Q All Booked Up Bag ($13) // American Royals ($10) // Where the Crawdads Sing ($10) // Fortnum & Mason Halcyon Days Alice in Wonderland Tea Bag Tidy ($19) // Louis C. Tiffany Magnolia Bookmark ($17) // Talking to Strangers ($16) // Circe ($11) // 1967 “The Allegory of Love: A Study in Medieval Tradition” by C. S. Lewis ($99) // Tea Forte Large Gift Tin Tea Tasting Assortment ($28) // Evergreen Ceramic Mug ($20) // Murder Mystery Christmas Gift Set ($135)
Gifts for the Traveler and Experience – Seeker
Give your jet-setting friends and family some practical gifts such as a cheeky wallet, portable charger, or travel trio of perfume, as well as more whimsical travel-inspired gifts like this book devoted to the Grand Budapest Hotel. Cozy extras are perfect for long flights, and a mini self-care kit can be taken on the road or for recovery when they return! And for anyone who wants a fun seasonal experience without the hassle of leaving your town – I’d recommend a night out at Cirque du Soleil!
Anker PowerCore+ Mini, Lipstick-Sized Portable Charger ($20) // Fossil Logan Bifold Wallet with Leopard ($54) // Cirque du Soleil Tickets (see location nearest you) // Cashmere Ribbed Knit Scarf ($119) // Seven Days of Self-Care Advent Calendar ($38) // “Tailor Your Story Layering Scents” Roll-On Perfume Trio ($35) // Mer-Sea & Co. Faux Fur Eye Mask ($24) // The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel Book ($36)
Stocking Stuffers Under $15
These more affordable gifts are great for filling up stockings, for distant family members, and for your office’s white elephant party. This group of affordable presents includes everything from mulling spices to skincare surprises, so you can get a little something for every type of person!
Mulling Spices Instant Gourmet Mix ($13) // LORAC Diamonds and Pearls Mini Palette – Glamorous Affair ($12) // Champagne Christmas Tree Ornament ($6) // Rifle Paper Co. for Anthropologie Nutcracker Mug ($14) // Ferrero Rocher Holiday Chocolates ($5) // First Aid Beauty Hydration Stars ($12) // & Other Stories Two Pack Glitter Hair Clips ($15) // Sephora Collection Frosted Party Skincare Surprise ($10)
I hope this mini gift guide gives you some inspiration for the upcoming holiday season!! Happy gift-giving!