Our annual holiday gift guide is one of my personal favorites all year. Giving gifts is one of my love languages and honestly, I had so much fun scouring the internet for the best of the best gift ideas for all the incredible women in your life. Whether you're looking for a gift for your mom, wife, fiance, best friend, or colleague, I hope you love our 2022 holiday gift guide as much as we have loved putting it together for you.
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For the Newly Engaged:
Have someone recently engaged in your life? Obviously, we have a little extra love for this category. If you know someone who's recently engaged, we have curated 4 perfect gifts for them!
Custom Luggage Tags: If you've followed us for a while, you know we love a good luggage tag (they make a great seating chart AND wedding favors). For the soon-to-be jet-setting newlyweds in your life, a pair of custom luggage tags makes the perfect gift for the holidays!
A return address stamp for newlyweds: For save the dates, wedding invitations, and thank you cards – there are a lot of envelopes in a newly engaged couple's future. One of my favorite gift ideas for newlyweds is a self inking return address stamp. Luxurious, and incredibly practical. A true win-win. (I'm already on my second edition!)
A Gorgeous Ring Dish for the New Ring on Her Finger: Like we just said, the best gifts feel luxurious but are also incredibly practical. This Custom Ring Dish is the perfect gift idea for any woman sporting a new rock on her finger.
The perfect handbag: I'm more than a little obsessed with this DeMellier Nano Handbag. If it looks familiar, it's because it's the same one you'll see Kate Middleton wearing! I got myself a DeMellier Nano Handbag last year and let me just say – it's worth every penny.
BONUS GIFT IDEA: If the newly engaged couple is jumping right into wedding planning, check out our shop! Our ready-to-use planning templates will be used much more than those XL binders you'll find at a bookstore.
For the Organizer / Hostess
Listen, it's a lot of work being the organizer/hostess all the time. Don't get me wrong – most of us love it – but that doesn't mean you shouldn't spoil the hostess in your life around the holidays. They're the one who makes the holidays special with all that they do!
A Stunning Belt Bag: As a fellow hostess, I can tell you – we never have enough hands! For something she'll use more often than she realizes, this Custom Belt Bag is one of our favorite gifts in the entire 2022 holiday gift guide. Available in 7 colors and multiple personalization options, there's something for everyone. I use this one on event days and am eyeing a black one, too! (Opt for the monogram for an “extra” touch.)
The Crown Jewel of Steamers: Listen, I know steamers and when it comes to steamers, the Rowenta Steam Pro is the GOAT. And before you say “I don't know if she will get excited about a steamer,” let me assure you: I LOVE any excuse I have to use this thing. If you've ever seen her ironing linens before a house party, she will love you for this.
A spacious makeup case: This 2in1 Pro Rolling Makeup Case is something that she will want to bring with her EVERYWHERE. Whether you think she has a ton of makeup or tons of crafting stuff, a rolling carrying case is something any organizer will appreciate! (We have two for our event days!)
The Best f'ing Smelling Candle Ever: Listen, I'm not exaggerating when I say that this Skeem White Tea and Thyme Candle is THE best smelling candle ever. We love it so much that it made our holiday gift guide two years in a row! You can never have too many candles, but I guarantee this is the one she'll reach for first no matter how large her collection.
For the Athletic / Fit Woman
For the woman in your life that's always hitting the gym (or staying fit chasing toddlers or any variety of activities), the below gift ideas in our 2022 holiday gift guide are things I use myself regularly (and swear by!). I always say the best gifts are something she will use and love every day. For me, these are it!
Comfortable Cross-Trainers: I recently upgraded to these On Cloudflow Cross-Trainers and honestly, I'm obsessed. Aren't they the cutest? You may remember from past holiday gift guides I used to wear Saucony Kinvara's. I switched to these so I could have more support during body combat.
Another pair of yoga pants: No, she doesn't have too many. Well… maybe too many black leggings (but I won't judge!). Personally, I love the Athleta brand of yoga pants. Their Salutation Stash 7/8 Tight and Salutation Stash Pocket Softluxe Tight are two of my favorites because THEY HAVE POCKETS!
For Holiday Parties
Last (but not least!), we always love to include a little something for holiday parties in our annual holiday gift guide. Here are a couple of outfit ideas to get you through the holiday season. (I also included my favorite skincare because this cold, dry weather just wreaks havoc on the skin!)
A LWD: This little white dress is both the perfect gift for someone newly engaged (it would look great at your bridal shower!) and as something to wear to your holiday parties this year. Shop the Milly Penelope High Neck Cady. You will NOT be disappointed. It's stunning! I love Milly because it fits my petite frame.
A Black Jumpsuit: As a wedding planner, I love a good jumpsuit that can transition seamlessly from day to night. I can be incredibly particular. (I consider myself kind of an expert in this category). This Diane Sleeveless Velvet Jumpsuit from Reiss ranks number one for me. It's cute, comes in petite sizes and it has pockets!
Proven Skincare: Life is too short for cheap skincare and facemasks that don't work. Proven skincare is different. Their skincare quiz will put together a customized skincare routine for you, and you can enjoy products that actually work for you (for once!). I started using Proven this summer (see my Reel about it here) and immediately noticed a visible difference on my face. (And so did my husband, and he NEVER notices anything, even when I color my hair!)
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That's it. We kept our 2022 holiday gift guide short and sweet and included only gift ideas for her that we know she will love. We already love most of them!
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