Just in case Santa is reading (I’ve been very very good, Santa!), here is what is on my gift wish list this year. These holiday gifts are sure to please the traveler, the fashionista, the practical one, the on-the-go mom, and/or the home decor obsessed… plus great ideas for moms, teachers, sisters, aunts, babysitters… do any of those categories apply to someone you love? If so, I hope you’ll find her the perfect something in our annual ’15 Best Gifts for Her’ Holiday Gift Guide!
As always, these items are of the highest quality and highly rated either by me personally or on their respective websites. Prices may change without notice, they are current as of publication. This post may contain affiliate links which doesn’t cost you a penny more but does offset the cost of running this site.
1. Not For Navigation bags, price varies
Ahoy! Know someone who either loves to travel or has their heart set on a place they love? Check out these gorgeous custom bags from Not For Navigation! They’re handmade in the USA (Massachusetts to be exact, woot!) and amazing for toting everything you need whether traveling or at home. Quite honestly, they’re my new favorite souvenir. I’ve personally been able to review one of their totes and can attest to the high quality and wonderful details! This bag is adorned with a map of my beloved Turks & Caicos and has a gorgeous orange lining. Not only will the recipient of this custom bag be delighted but you’re supporting a wonderful small business, too.
2. Packing Cubes from EzPacking, price varies
I had a chance to review the EzPacking Starter Set personally as well, and they are SUCH a huge help maximizing space and keeping organized while traveling. They make packing (and unpacking) a cinch because they act like portable (CLEAN!) drawers. For example, I can pack the kids each in their own cube so I don’t have to dig through the entire suitcase re-organizing each person’s clothing. The smaller bags are great at preventing spills from toiletries, and the entire Starter Set fits perfectly in my rollaboard carry-on with TONS of room to spare. They also sell a bundle (The Complete Bundle) sold at a discount price that is perfect for packing a full sized suitcase. It packs three to four weeks of clothes and can easily be shared between two people. When you’re not traveling, you can use them to store travel supplies or organize your closets. This is a practical gift any traveler will love!
The perfect price point for anyone on your gift list! Teachers, babysitters, sisters, teens… me. 😉 Isn’t it adorable?
4. Namast-ay In Bed nightshirt, $68
Chosen as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things, this nightshirt would make an adorable gift for your favorite lounger. The reviews say the material is thin but super soft, something to keep in mind. It’s at the top of my list, I’ve been looking for a cute nightshirt for ages and this one is super cute and comfy!
5. Canvas from Pear Tree Greetings, starts at $14.99
What better gift for someone than a photograph of someone they love? Stretched canvas prints of your favorite photos can be pricey, so I love this affordable version from Pear Tree Greetings! It folds flat for easy delivery and storage, and then you simply unfold and hang when ready. What an easy way to make a professional looking gallery wall of favorite photos. Perfect for grandparents, aunts, moms, pet owners… get a bunch to give and keep a few for yourself too. I ordered mine and will be sure to share on Instagram when they arrive.
6. Recon Backpack by North Face, $99
I love the side pockets (a MUST for moms!) and the comfortable straps. It’s built to be convenient for day-to-day activities as well as the long haul on hikes and trips. Comes in a variety of colors to fit just about any personality!
7. Habitat by Lauren Liess, $24
Habitat by Lauren Leiss is stunning and offers practical tips for decorating and styling your home and is getting rave reviews. It’s the type of book you’ll want to read again and again, as it’s a ‘field guide for decorating’. My copy is on it’s way (thanks Mom!).
8. Langholm Cheese Knives, $36
These gorgeous cheese knives make the perfect hostess gift. Love the handles, so stylish and pretty!
9. Oval Stud Earrings in Gold, CURRENTLY ON SALE!
Gosh these are gorgeous. And perfectly priced. And super elegant. Plus free shipping. WIN WIN WIN and WIN.
10. Kate Spade Zip Around Wallet, $158
This wallet has been with me for YEARS and has enough room for all my gift cards and coins that I cart around on a daily basis. Plus, it still gives me a thrill each time I pull it out of my handbag. If you’d like to spoil someone, this is it!
11. Anthropologie Monogram Mugs, $10
Who wouldn’t love these gold monogrammed mugs? They make great stocking stuffers and well as thoughtful gifts for your neighbors or teachers.
12. Outlook 2016 Planner, $22
It’s just so pretty, and who can resist a pretty organizer with STICKERS?
13. Mirah Shave Oil, $22
Your skin is your largest organ, so why on earth would you smother it with chemicals? The Mirah Shave Oil was debuted at Young Living Beauty School and I’m obsessed. You apply it prior to shaving, shave, and then your skin will remain smooth and baby soft all day (or night) long. What I love about this product is you can also use it as an after-shower oil, smooth on split ends, or apply to dry skin. If you’re not yet a Young Living member, here’s a special offer to help you get wholesale prices at significant savings.
14. GoToob Travel Bottles, $16
These spillproof bottles would make a great stocking stuffer for college students, travelers, overnight campers, people who shower at the gym, etc. I’d been frustrated by the hard plastic bottles I’d purchased from the drugstore because they were difficult to squeeze and I could never get my (pricey) shampoo out of the bottle. I researched the best travel bottles and found these gems! They are made of soft plastic and are easy to squeeze so you get out every last drop. Plus they have wide openings to make filling them easier, are spill proof, and have a twistable ring around the top to label the contents. I’ve personally tested them, and all I can say is LOVE!
15. Classic Hunter Boots, $160
Rainy days are so much more tolerable with a pair of these classic boots. I currently have them in black, but the colors available have me wishing I’d picked up a pair in bright red or yellow. This year I added a pair of the Hunter boot socks to really make them comfortable year-round. Happiness is a pair of Hunters on a rainy day!
Click on an image below to check out our other 2015 Holiday Gift Guides for more great ideas for everyone on your list!