The Ultimate Women's Holiday Gift Guide 2021
Seriously, she'll want all of these things.
Here are the best and most unique Holiday gifts for any woman in your life. Whether you're shopping for your mom, girlfriend, friend, daughter, granddaughter, co-worker, or beyond, we guarantee there's something on this list they'll love! We tried to avoid the items you see on every other wish list (cue the Dyson Air Wrap), and include more items from small companies, women-owned, and BIPOC-owned companies. From cult beauty favorites to bespoke jewelry pieces, this list has the perfect gift for every woman.
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1. Sanitas Skincare Lip Polish & Plump
Sanitas Skincare is a women-owned skincare company creating powerfully effective, clean skincare. The non-toxic formulas are pharmaceutical grade and use clinical dosages to ensure maximum results. We highly recommend any of their products, especially this lip duo which makes the perfect gift!
2. Tesora Adjustable Vase
We love this stunning and unique adjustable vase from Umbra. Versatile for a variety of stems, it adjusts in height from 6.25 to 9.5 inches and has a low base, making it easy to water and care for your stems! The vase of the future - any woman would love this gift! Pro tip: get her some fresh flowers to put in the vase as well!
3. The Jenesis House Crystal Candle
These candles from Jenesis House, make the perfect gift. Each candle is made with essential oils, all-natural soy wax, a wood-wick, and inside features a charged healing crystal! 100% of the profits go towards opening The Jenesis House Wellness Resort & Spa, the first black-owned resort in Arizona.
Price: $65 (each candle also comes with a complimentary candle refill)
4. Nyssa Beaded Signet Ring
You truly can't go wrong getting a woman jewelry as a gift. We love this jewelry brand, Nyssa, because they're sustainable, ethical, and have honest pricing. Their pieces are elegant and timeless, and the quality will last a lifetime & beyond. Browse their full site to find the perfect gift for your loved one, like this Beaded Signet Ring that you can have engraved with her initials!
5. Sacheu Beauty Gua Sha Starter Kit
This Gua Sha tool from BIPOC women-owned Sacheu Beauty is the best on the market. Unlike many other Gua Sha tools, this one is made of 100% Stainless Steel, making it non-porous thus preventing bacteria build-up that can transfer to your skin. We recommend their starter kit which comes with the Gua Sha tool and their "Thick Skin" hydrating serum to use it with.
6. Blingo Traveling Jewelry Case
Blingo is a cleverly reimagined jewelry case with hairbursh-like bristles that hold everything in place and make sure none of your jewelry gets tangled. Fit necklaces, bracelets, rings, and even earrings in here, and when you open it back up, everything will be in its place! The perfect affordable, useful, and unique gift for anyone!
7. Lezat Lounge Set
Wintertime calls for comfy clothes! Every woman could use a(nother) matching lounge set in her life. We love this set from Lezat; it's ultra-soft and breathable, made with natural modal fabric, and comes in 3 colorways. We love that Lezat donates one mask for every purchase, and also repurposes their clothing scraps to make dog beds for local animal shelters. Every order helps a pup in need. 🤍
8. Hanacure Face Mask
The Hanacure Face Mask is a cult beauty favorite that every woman wants to try. This soothing gel mask restores a flawless complexion in just 20 minutes. But don't take our word for it, browse through their over 10,000 5-star reviews if you need any more convincing! This All-In-One Facial Starter Kit is the perfect affordable yet luxury gift!
9. Customized Emi Jay Hair Clip
This "Big Effing Clip" from women-owned accessories brand Emi Jay is to die for. Make it the perfect thoughtful gift by personalizing it with your loved one's name or nickname! If the custom clip is too high for your price range, check out their other options - you can't go wrong with anything on their site!
10. Shower Steam Bombs
No woman would be upset about receiving these all-natural Invigorating Shower Bombs as a gift. They can be used as a body scrub, or just placed in the corner for soothing aromatherapy benefits during your shower. Plus they're from Uncommon Goods, a certified B-corp that gives back with every purchase!
11. Waxing Poetic "Loved" Charm Necklace
Waxing Poetic is a women-owned jewelry brand creating the most beautiful and unique pieces. We love the idea of a gift that you can continue giving each year. Pick out one of Waxing Poetic's timeless chains, and each year get her a new charm! This "Loved" charm is the perfect gift & reminder that she's loved!
Price: $64 (Charm only. Chains start at $22)
12. Activist Skincare Trial Kit
This Refillable Trial & Travel Kit from Activist Skincare makes a great gift for anyone! The kit comes with every product in the Activist Skincare line and lasts 2+ weeks of daily use. Just like all their products, these bottles are refillable so you can sustainably restock on your favorites!
13. Baggu Bag
We love these reusable shopping bags from female-founded Baggu. Their best-selling "Standard Baggu" carries 2-3 plastic grocery bags worth of stuff, up to 50 lbs!! It's machine washable so you can use it over and over. Comes in SO many cute patterns, these make the perfect thoughtful & eco-friendly gift!
14. Baccarat Rouge 540
Give the gift of the biggest perfume of 2021. There's a reason the internet can't stop talking about this heavenly scent. With notes of Jasmine and an Ambergris base, Baccarat Rouge 540 will have people stopping you in the street with compliments. A bit pricey but worth every penny. Luckily, you can buy it from Olivela where you can get 10% off your first purchase (with code OLIVELA) and 20% of proceeds go directly to one of their partner children’s charities.
15. Olaplex Essentials Kit
Olaplex is the ultimate hair product that gives you that post-salon feeling right from home. This limited-edition kit from Nordstrom features a full-size No 3 Hair Perfector along with travel-friendly and full sizes of other Olaplex favorites, at a discounted bundle price!
16. Hot Mess Ice Roller
This Hot Mess Ice Roller from the women-owned brand The Skinny Confidential is a preventative skin tool that uses the power of cold therapy to contour, tighten and de-puff your skin. This all-aluminum roller gets cold fast and stays cold longer than most other ice rollers.
17. Cashmere Sweater
You truly just can't go wrong gifting a gorgeous, cashmere sweater. They're timeless, classy, and cozy for the winter! We love this Cashmere Crew Neck Sweater from the Los Angeles based fashion brand, Bella Dahl. It's made of luxuriously soft 100% cashmere, and if you really want to spoil her, get her the matching cashmere wide leg pants - the perfect lounge set!
18. MIA Cushion Slides
Quite possibly the comfiest footwear trend...ever! Gift her a pair of cushion slides and she'll never take them off. We love these Lexa Slides from MIA - they come in 4 colors and offer pillow-like comfort everywhere from the shower to the street!
19. Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Throw Blanket
Give the gift of the famous Barefoot Dreams Blanket this holiday season! Their CozyChic fabric is the softest thing on the planet and this throw blanket makes the perfect gift that she'll want to cuddle under all winter long.
20. Charlotte Tilbury Mini Pillow Talk Lip Kit
This award-winning lip duo from Charlotte Tilbury is a gift any woman would use and love. The dreamy nude shade is flattering on everyone - no wonder it's a cult beauty favorite! You can't go wrong getting her this iconic lip duo.
21. Brazilian Bum Bum Cream
Brazilian Bum Bum Cream (pronounced "boom boom") is a best-selling body cream from Sol De Janeiro that visibly firms skin and smells incredible. With over 20,000 5-star reviews, it's a tried and true favorite that makes the perfect present for any woman in your life.
Price: $45 (also available in smaller sizes for $20 & $10)
22. Hoka Sneakers
Hoka's are some of the comfiest sneakers on the market (no wonder they're often sold out!). Grab these trendy and functional All-Gender Kaha Low Gore-Tex shoes while you can! They're waterproof, offer plush foot comfort, supreme grip, and are perfect for hiking. Plus the neutral brown color makes them wearable for every day!
23. PhotoShare WiFi Digital Picture Frame
The perfect gift for loved ones, especially friends and family members who are long-distance! This Digital Picture Frame allows friends and family members to send photos to be displayed on the frame! Photos and videos can be sent to one or multiple PhotoShare frames at once, making it a snap to share memories with your entire network of family and friends - keeping you connected, even when you are apart.
24. Bodewell Candle
These all-natural, clean-burning, non-toxic vegan soy wax candles from the female-owned brand, Bodewell, are made from essential oils and safe synthetics. They're paraffin-free, dye-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, and always cruelty-free. Their gorgeous scents emulate the moments you want to remember and the memories you want to live in - truly the perfect gift for any family member or loved one!
25. Cotton On Shoulder Bag
The Lexi Underarm Bag from Cotton On comes in 4 neutral colors (brown, black, white & ecru) that will complement and elevate any outfit! A woman can never have too many bags... and this style is a timeless classic that she'll surely get plenty of use out of.
26. Gel Manicure Set
For manicure lovers - this gel manicure set from Le Mini Macaron is a fun and thoughtful gift! This set features their original, full-size macaron LED lamp in gorgeous, brushed metallic Rose Quartz, and comes with two mini bottles of bestseller Honey Ginger and exclusive shade Black Cherry!
27. In Good Conscience Body Wash
We love In Good Conscience Body Washes because they're naturally clean, smell phenomenal, are made in the USA, and work for all skin types. They come in three sensorial aromas -- Mandarin Rose, Peppermint Sage, and our favorite, Rosemary Bergamot. Plus each product purchase supports the brand’s mission of cultural sustainability and contributes to non-profit community organizations driving social impact for under-resourced communities of color.
28. Ugg Slipper Sandals
The iconic Fluff Yeah Genuine Shearling Slingback Sandals from Ugg make the perfect Holiday season gift. They're available in 19 different patterns and variations so you'll surely find the perfect pair for your loved one. How adorable is this new cow print? Even if your loved one already has a pair, they'll gladly accept another colorway!
29. Sorbet Machine
We love an activity-based gift that you can enjoy with others! Like this sorbet machine from Uber Appliances! Just freeze your ripe fruit, load it in the handy tray, and watch it transform into yummy sorbet. Try any combination of fruits and see what's your favorite - the machine even comes with a recipe book for inspo! This machine is easy to use and clean, it'll become their new favorite kitchen gadget.
30. Antimicrobial Mini Backpack
We're obsessed with these backpacks from the BIPOC-female-owned brand Dare to Roam. Their Antimicrobial nylon fabric prevents 99% of bacteria growth. It's made using responsible materials, sustainably sourced, and ethically made. Not to mention 3% of proceeds go to charity! We're obsessed with the pale pink color but it also comes in other colorways! Perfect for traveling, work, school, or just to carry every day. Also comes in a larger size available here.
31. Wellness Journal
The holiday season is the perfect time to gift a wellness journal like this one from Papier. Comes with a 12-week overview, perfect to begin in the new year (or anytime!). This journal helps you start and end each day with a fresh mindset, set intentions, and take note of the things that make you feel good. And you can customize the text on the front cover to personalize the gift for your loved one!
32. Basic Mini Sewing Machine
For the fashion and DIY-craft-lovers, give the gift of this easy-to-use mini sewing machine by Janome! This compact and portable electric sewing machine is perfect for beginners, alterations, and sewing on the go!
33. Diptyque Perfumed Bracelet
This perfume-infused bracelet by Diptyque diffuses the chypre and floral notes of Eau Capitale. Fitted with a detachable clasp, it is easy to tie and untie. Worn whenever the mood takes you, it can be lengthened or shortened as you wish. Makes the perfect unique gift!
34. Remington Hair Curler Clips
An affordable gift she'll love are these Remington Rollers. The Remington Pro Pearl Ceramic Hair Setter creates smoother, shinier, and longer-lasting curls thanks to the ceramic coating with real crushed pearls. This setter uses the perfect amount of heat to set curls in just five minutes! There's a reason this product is a best-seller!
35. Blue Ice Globe Facial Massagers
Can't go wrong with a self-care gift like The Original Blue Ice Globe Facial Massager from Aceology. Regularly using the lifting massage with these globes helps to reduce fine lines and tighten skin while brightening, de-puffing, and restoring bounce. Use them as is or place them in the fridge for 10 minutes for an extra-relaxing cooling experience.
36. Birdie Personal Safety Alarm
Give your loved one the gift of safety in the form of this adorable little mini personal alarm from Birdie! Made for women, by women, this colorful alarm has a 130db alarm and flashing strobe light designed to deter an attack. Comes on a solid brass keychain that she can add to her keys to bring with her anywhere she goes!
37. Cozy Cashmere Blend Scarf
These cozy cashmere scarves from the female-owned clothing company, Summer Salt, make great holiday gifts! Slightly oversized and thicker than a traditional scarf, this will keep you warm and comfortable until the warm weather returns. Comes in 3 gorgeous colorways!
38. Akua Sonic Jewelry Cleaner
The Akua Sonic Cleaner is an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner that helps maintain luster and increase the longevity of jewelry. This professional-grade technology uses 45,000Hz of ultrasonic energy to produce microscopic bubbles that dislodge contaminants that are harmful to your jewelry, like sweat, oils, and lotions. Perfect for cleaning delicate jewelry (and even other items) without causing damage.
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What's on your holiday wish list this year??