It’s that time of year! The gift guides are rolling out! Honestly, I love curating gift guides because I love to shop! And buying something for someone that you know they’ll love just feels so good. Below I’ve included some of my favorite items and brands to shop from this year.
*Updated for 2020!
*Disclosure: I was gifted and/or paid to include some of these items but all opinions are my own! Thanks for supporting brands that support this blog!
Holiday Gift Guide for Men, Women, + Kids
Beauty Gifts for Women
I love the variety of natural and organic skincare products that Dr. Hauschka offers. Plus their packaging is so pretty (i’m a sucker for pretty glass bottles). Dr. Hauschka has been sending me products for over a year and I’ve loved them all! The Advent Calendar is a great way to get introduced to a lot of the products. But they are also offering smaller gift sets starting at $30 this holiday!
L’Occitane is another favorite brand that I’ve been working with for awhile. I first got hooked on their lavender hand cremes but they have so many other products to offer! Their gift sets are AMAZING and come at all price points. From stocking stuffers to a fun Advent Calendar!
BareMinerals was the first non-drugstore beauty brand that I bought when I was younger so they hold a special place in my heart! This year they sent me a bunch of their gift sets and they all are so fun! Any beauty lover would be happy to get one of these. They also have an Advent Calendar which is a great way to get introduced to a lot of the products.
I just discovered Lilah Beauty a couple months ago when they sent me some products to try. I LOVE the packaging and the products are great as well. I’ve been using the eye palette a lot and I even put this lip gift set on MY Christmas list.
I’m OBSESSED with French brands and Bastide is one of my fav beauty/skincare brands. Their products are luxurious and the scents are great as well. I LOVE the packaging on their gift sets. I got a few of the products and sets last year and I love them!
Biossance is my favorite skincare brand. They always have great sales but this year they have a lot of great gift sets too. I usually find it cheaper to get products in the gift sets as opposed to individual products. They also give a lot of free samples away during promotional sales so be sure to keep an eye out!
Rouje is my favorite French clothing brand and they recently launched a beauty line! Now they have a selection of lipsticks, lip palettes, and nail polish in beautiful colors. And for the holidays you can get them in these cute gift sets!
Home and Body Fragrance Gifts for Women
I was gifted their Blonde Rose fragrance and it’s one of my favorite! I love that this brand is eco-conscious, sustainable, and cruelty free AND they don’t put a lot of the “bad” ingredients in their fragrances. The recently launched a home line with candles, diffusers, and room sprays in fresh scents. I was gifted the home line and it smells so nice and fresh! Plus the packaging is simple and chic. They have cute gift sets available at all price points as well!
This is a clean fragrance brand that’s hypoallergenic, cruelty-free, made in the USA and free of synthetic dyes and phthalates! I’ve been wanting to try them out for awhile but I have friends that love them. They also have gift sets available!
This is my favorite candle company! They carry all my favorite fragrances and the candles smell soooo good! They have candles, diffusers, incense, room spray, and body fragrances! They also have great holiday scents.
This is my other favorite candle company that I’ve worked with in the past. I love the aesthetic of the products and they smell great as well. Plus, they have cute gift sets available!
These are the chicest diffusers and oils that I’ve seen! I was introduced to the brand at an event and given one of the diffusers and I love it! The diffusers are a little pricey but you can use the oils in any diffuser that you currently have!
Jewelry Gifts for Women
If you are looking for customized jewelry this is the place to go! There are so many options available and the prices are very reasonable. You can customize almost any aspect of the jewelry – from metal type, to length, to clasp type. I recently was gifted one of the Initial Necklaces with the initials of my son and new baby and I love it!
Mejuri is my go-to jewelry brand for affordable, high quality, ethically made jewelry. I’ve been working with them for a couple years and their pieces never disappoint!
I recently found out about this brand when I was gifted the “Your North Star” ring. They make GORGEOUS feminine pieces made of high quality and ethical materials. They are based out of Ireland and I love the Irish flair that some of the pieces have.
I’ve been a fan of Kinn jewelry for awhile now. The minimalist designs are beautiful and they are all made ethically in Los Angeles. These are pieces that are meant to last a lifetime and be passed down generation to generation. It’s definitely worth it to invest in these pieces!
More Gift Guides for Women
Gifts for Men
The Tie Bar sent me a shirt, tie and socks to check out for my Gift Guide and I love them! Of course, I have to gift them to a guy in my life but I know that they’ll love them! There are a ton of options to choose from in all sizes. There are also a lot of styling suggestions so if you don’t know men’s fashion that well (that would be me!) you can still put an outfit together. Check out their Holiday Shop for more gift ideas at all price points!
This may seem like an odd choice for a gift guide but I can’t help myself! If you know a guy with a sense of humor then these gifts from Poopouri are perfect! If you didn’t know – Poopouri makes sprays that trap stink! So you spray it in the bowl before you go to keep things fresh! So it is a practical AND funny gift! I really want to get my husband the “Drop it Like it’s Hot” sweater!
My husband is a big fan of Bear Grylls and has a lot of these survival tools! If you know an outdoorsy guy (or one that just likes to pretend he is…haha) then these are cool and practical gifts!
I find the Deluth Trading Co. commercials pretty funny so I decided to take a look at their products. If your man is tired of his current underwear situation then you should check these out! I’m thinking about getting some for my hubby! There are also a lot of gift ideas on the site as well!
My husband got a Hydro Flask water bottle as a gift and I stole it because it works so well! During my pregnancy I’ve been craving super cold ice water and this bottle keeps my water soooo cold all day. They have more than just water bottles so check out their gift guide for more ideas!
More Gift Guides for Men
Gifts for Moms and Kids
I just discovered Mina Baie and I’m in love with the diaper bag styles! That’s right – these are diaper bags! But they really don’t look like it. I’m a mom that doesn’t like the typical diaper bag situation. This brand is women run in Los Angeles by a very small team so it’s nice to give them support as well! Also, these diaper bags are LEATHER! A lot of diaper bags are faux leather but I just love real leather. They do have vegan options if leather isn’t your thing. I just picked up the Leather Kinney!
These house dresses were essential for me postpartum. They are sooo comfy and cute! You can sleep in them, wear them around the house, or even out and about! I’ve worn mine all of these ways! I had two of the dresses for my first pregnancy and just picked up a third for this pregnancy. I wore one of these dresses home from the hospital!
This is a brand the makes cute kids and home items by artisans in Kenya! I first learned about this brand at an event and I’ve gotten to talk with the founder. It really is a great organization that’s doing a lot of good! And the products are so darn cute! I have the Llama pillow, Interactive House Pillow, and Wall hanging.
I’m obsessed with these mats and want them all! I’ve been using the mini mat for under the highchair and the micro mat as an on-the-go-changing pad. I just picked up this farm playmat and the ABC playmat for some playtime fun! These mats are really durable, easy to clean, and can be used indoor and outdoor!
These are the cutest, softest lovies for kids! Plus, they are intentional with stories to go along with the animals to teach little ones about emotions and feelings. I have the Slumber Sloth for my boy but I really want to pick up some of the board books!
This is a subscription service for STEM toys for babies to 2 years old. If you are looking for intentional and educational toys for the babies/toddlers in your life then this is a great resource! The boxes are delivered every 2-3 months with the subscription but you can also gift just one box. I really wish I had known about this service with my first child!
These toys are from the Chip and Joanna Gaines collection at Target and they are sooo cute! I picked up a few of them for my son for Christmas but I really want them all! Not only do they encourage imaginative play but they look nice so they won’t be an eyesore in your house. I got the train set for Harrison and I can’t wait to give it to him!
Bannor Toys has super cute handmade toys for kids and babies! I have the Shape Puzzle for Harrison and it’s a favorite!
Black Friday Sales!
*Theses are the Black Friday sales from 2019. I’ve curated a list of my favorite sales! These are all sites that I’ve either shopped at, or have been wanting to try! A lot of these brands are also ethical and sustainable!
Frank + Oak: 30% off Everything – An ethical fashion brand that I love! I’d definitely be shopping their sale if I wasn’t pregnant!
Naadam: 30% off w/code “BF30” – Ethically and sustainably made cashmere at reasonable prices. I LOVE their cashmere dresses. I’ve even been able to wear them while pregnant!
Reformation – 30% off sitewide – A sustainable fashion brand based in Los Angeles that I love! They rarely have sales so now’s a good time to get something! I really wish I could fit in their clothes right now!
Almina Concept: 25% off sitewide w/code “THANKS25” – Another sustainable brand with fair pricing. I haven’t bought anything from them yet but I’ve been tempted multiple times!
Amour Vert: 20% off sitewide w/code “GREENFRIDAYSALE” – A sustainable fashion brand that I’ve been wanting to try out! Everything is so cute and they have a nice selection of gifts.
AUrate New York: Up to 30% off w/code “GOLDFRIDAY” – An ethical jewelry company that specializes in solid gold pieces. I have pair of their earrings and they are gorgeous!
SOKO: 25% off sitewide w/code “GIVESOKO” – Ethical, handmade jewelry at a reasonable price! I have several of their pieces and love them!
31 Bits: Up to 40% off! – An ethical fashion brand working with artisans around the world to create jobs! You can find cute jewelry, home goods, and more!
Purpose Jewelry: Up to 30% off jewelry! – Purpose jewelry is handmade by survivors of human trafficking and proceeds go towards education and jobs for these women! This is an amazing organization and they make the cutest jewelry!
ABLE: 25% off + Free Shipping w/code “HOLIDAY25” – A great place to find ethical fashion!
Colleen Rothschild: 30% off w/code “BF2019” – I’ve tried multiple eye creams and theirs is my favorite night eye cream! It’s thick and really feels like it keep moisture in. I’ve bought it twice so far and need another refill!
Drunk Elephant: 25% off Everthing! They NEVER have sales so use this opportunity to stock up, get one of their cute gift sets, or try something new for yourself! I’m using their Beste No. 9 Cleansing Jelly and love it!
Artifact Uprising: Up to 20% off with code “VERRYMERRY” – I always order my Christmas cards and photo albums from them!
Shopbop: Up to 25% off full price items and lots of new items on sale! – I’ve worked with Shopbop in the past and they are my favorite place to check out curated designer pieces. I get most of my designer bags from them! But they also carry more affordable brands like Madewell!
& Other Stories: 20% off everything w/code “NOIR20”. & Other Stories is similar to H&M but they have a more trendy and curated collection. I love shopping here!
HATCH – 20% off select styles with code “VILLAGE20” – I bought two holiday dresses from HATCH and I’m so excited to wear them! They are made for post pregnancy as well so I’ll be able to wear them when I’m not pregnant!
Christy Dawn – 30% off all clothing w/code “THANKYOU30” – This is an ethical and sustainable brand that makes non-maternity pieces that can also work during pregnancy! I haven’t bought anything from them yet but I’ve had my eye on a few pieces! They rarely have sales so it’s a good time to pick something up!
Alphabet Legends Books: Up to 50% off! I was gifted a few of these books and Harrison loves them! It’s a great way to learn letters and about important people!
I’ll be updating with more sales as they come in!