2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Her

This gift guide includes tons of gift ideas for the women in your life: your mom, your BFF, your aunt, grandma, or even yourself.

Hey hey! Happy almost-Friday! What are you up to this morning? I’m checking out a new workout – I’ll report back!- and getting started on wrapping the mountain of gifts. I only have 2 more holiday gifts to pick up plus gift cards for teachers, and we’re calling it good.

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If you’re looking for gift ideas, I saved the best gift guide for last: for her! These are all ideas that would make amazing gifts for any of the women in your family, your best friend, or yourself. I totally take advantage of holiday sales and treat myself to a little somethin’ here and there. 😉 What are you doing for your mom or grandma this year? I’d love to hear any new ideas!

Holiday Gift Guide 2018 For Your BFF

2018 holiday gift guide your BFF (or yourself!)

Accessories and clothes:

– A leopard scarf! Only $19.

– A crystal dot necklace.

– This beautiful birthstone pendant.

Pretty Cable Knit Sweater

– A pretty cable-knit sweater.

– My fave everyday low-top sneaks.

– A comfy robe.

– A heart of gold bangle.

Home and kitchen:

– If you’re shopping for yourself, get a eufy. It’s a gamechanger! I use it pretty much every day and am constantly shocked by how much dust and Caro hair it picks up. 

– A new juicer. I’ve had my current juicer for almost 10 years (and it’s still in Valdosta), so I think it’s time to upgrade and bring the juice game back. 

– A spiralizer. This one is $17.99 and has great reviews.

– An Instant Pot. This is my #1 most-used kitchen appliance right now. I use it almost every day, whether it’s to cook rice, sweet potatoes, chicken, our entire meal, or some boiled eggs. It’s so versatile and if I got rid of everything else in the kitchen, I’d want to keep the Instant Pot. 

Daily Harvest Gift Card

– A Daily Harvest gift card or subscription! Their bowls and smoothies are my fave and make really convenient breakfasts and lunches.

A Homesick candle. Love that the scents are customized for various states. 


BeautyCounter Palette

Beautycounter necessary neutrals palette. We’re the #1 most Googled beauty brand! Pretty exciting stuff. 

New nudes lip glosses.

Watermelon sleeping mask. This smells like a lovely watermelon cocktail or Jolly Rancher. 

The best toner!

Moroccan oil. My hair is worthless without Moroccan oil. When I don’t use it, I notice that it feels extremely dry and brittle. It makes a huge difference in texture and shine, and I’ve been using it on the girls’ hair for years. Tangles are never an issue because of Moroccan oil!

New makeup brushes.

PHLUR perfume. I’m obsessed with this perfume. They use nontoxic ingredients (and clearly label all of them) and the scents are gorgeous. You can order a sample pack and the cost of the sample pack goes towards a full bottle. 

Experiences and personalized gifts:

– Plan a fun girls’ night out with cocktails and a show or a movie

– A class pass or punch card to her favorite workout studio

– Treat your friend to a spa service (bonus points if they serve lunch + champagne).

– Shopping for a new mom (or any mom)? Attach a little note that says, “Good for one nice long nap or some time alone, whenever you need it.” And let her use it! I promise you’ll make her whole day. 

What’s on your own personal wish list this year? Did you take advantage of any of the incredible holiday sales?

To spice up this year’s gift guides, I’m including some surprise giveaways. Leave a comment below and I’ll pick a lucky winner to receive a PHLUR candle and full bottle of perfume in a scent of their choice. For a bonus entry, like and comment on my most recent IG post. 



*Note: none of my gift guides are sponsored, and companies are not able to purchase spots on my gift guides. These are all items I curated myself and genuinely think they’d make awesome gifts for someone you love. Affiliate links are included, which don’t affect purchase price but enable me to earn a small kickback. Thank you so much for supporting this little blog. <3

More of this year’s gift guides:

For the Men

For hostesses and under $50 faves

For your Fitness-loving friend (or yourself)

For the Kiddos

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  1. Molly on December 13, 2018 at 7:06 am

    Love these ideas! Totally adding some to my wishlist 🙂 and I’m definitely adding the nap idea…I know a few new mamas who would love that!

  2. Molly Petsch on December 13, 2018 at 7:08 am

    In head my IP forn6 months and have yet to use it! I’m sure I’ll slap myself once I finally do and realize how awesome it is!

    • Molly on December 13, 2018 at 7:10 am

      I’ve had my IP for 6 months… I’m clearly typing too early in the morning!

      • Sara M on December 13, 2018 at 5:24 pm

        I’ve had my IP for over a year. Used it today for the first time to make soup and it worked great. Not sure why I waited so long.

  3. Jessie on December 13, 2018 at 8:00 am

    I took adcantage of the black Friday’s old navy sale for new winter clothes for my sons. Thanks for the awesome gift ideas!

  4. Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run on December 13, 2018 at 8:26 am

    Ooh, the green cable sweater is pretty! I’d love to try the non-toxic perfume!

  5. Morgan on December 13, 2018 at 8:34 am

    Love the sweater!!

  6. Janice O'Kane on December 13, 2018 at 8:56 am

    Giving my sister-in-law a Daily Harvest gift card! So, so handy to have those in the freezer!

  7. Jessie R on December 13, 2018 at 9:02 am

    New sneakers and a fire pit were on my personal list :). I need to pick up some Starbucks gift cards for a few remaining people and I’ll be done! Glad to hear I’m not the only one using my IP all the time 🙂

  8. Leah H. on December 13, 2018 at 9:04 am

    I am dying to try the Watermelon sleeping mask!

  9. Alaina on December 13, 2018 at 9:05 am

    That perfume has been on my radar!

  10. Amy Austin on December 13, 2018 at 9:11 am

    We got an insta Pot, some other brand, love it!! Also, recently added an air-fryer, it is so fun to try different veggies in it:) Love this post:)

  11. Charlsie N on December 13, 2018 at 9:49 am

    Love your gift guides. Makes me look at things I wouldn’t have thought of before.

  12. Katie on December 13, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Well I realized two days ago that I have only shopped for myself so far, so this list is helpful!

  13. Laurie O on December 13, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Love it!

  14. Michelle on December 13, 2018 at 10:11 am

    Great list! Love the sweater.

  15. Jacki on December 13, 2018 at 10:44 am

    I’m getting my mom an Instant Pot this year!

  16. Kristen on December 13, 2018 at 10:46 am

    The beauty counter NYC store is on my street, and every time I walk past I think about how you need to come to NYC and do an event there. If so – I’m 100% in 🙂

  17. Natalie on December 13, 2018 at 10:52 am

    I love the idea of naps for new moms!

  18. Lisa on December 13, 2018 at 11:11 am

    New comfy sneakers were on my wish list this year!

  19. Juliana on December 13, 2018 at 11:46 am

    Oooh I have been looking at that juicer for a while… if you get one will you please do a review?

    As for me, I REALLY want an Earthen Warrior sleep mask: http://www.earthenwarrior.com/sleep-masks-merch/purple-natural-dye-sleep-mask

  20. Elizabeth Flanagan on December 13, 2018 at 11:56 am

    I asked for an instant pot for Xmas. I’ll have to wait and see if Santa actually listened

  21. Liz on December 13, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    Love your guides and the sneaky giveaways 😉

  22. Megan on December 13, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    I’ve been so curious about Phlur what a fun sneaky giveaway! 🙂

  23. Hillary on December 13, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    I have been looking for some non-toxic scent options- would love to try the PHLUR perfume! May have to get it even without the giveaway!

  24. Emily H on December 13, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    My mom was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer a few months ago, so this year, more than ever, I’m focusing on gifting experiences = memories. Can’t wait to surprise her with tickets for us to see Hamilton together in January!

  25. Amber Dillon on December 13, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    I Love PHLUR! I got their sample set and all of the scents smell amazing! I also love the Instant Pot, my best purchase yet!

  26. Kristen on December 13, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    I absolutely love these gift guides and depend on them for ideas each year – THANK YOU!

  27. Sarah on December 13, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    These all sound wonderful!!! Can’t wait to buy some of these as gifts!

  28. Angie K Ouhl on December 13, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    I just sent my husband the link for the birthstone pendant. I hope he takes the hint 🙂

  29. Cassie Sanchez on December 13, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    Money is tight for me this year, so I find myself hoping I get gifts I can return and exchange, for things I’ve needed/wanted for months but keep trying to live without. 🙂 A PHLUR fragrance has been on my wishlist ever since you first mentioned them — what a great giveaway!

  30. Mama on December 13, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try those candles!!

  31. ErikaMC on December 13, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    That sweater looks so cozy and I love that color. Great finds.

  32. Audra Montgomery on December 13, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Seriously considering buying the eufy! Those candles look awesome!

  33. Deidra on December 13, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    I love the experience gifts!

  34. Courtney Moser on December 13, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    Love that PHLUR perfume is made of nontoxic ingredients! I just made my first Beautycounter order so I’m slowly changing my beauty routine! I’d love to try this 🙂

  35. Monica on December 13, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    I love a good candle! Also, the eufy looks like something I need!

  36. Kristin on December 13, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    These are such great ideas! I still need a few more gifts 🙂

  37. Tracy on December 13, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    I agree with you about the perfume. I ordered the sample pack and the scents are beautiful! Obsessed! I bet the candles are amazing, too.

    My parents and Grandma are receiving movie passes this year. They love movies and are so difficult to buy for!

  38. Becca on December 13, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    Some great gift ideas on here for my BFF – love the colorful makeup brush set.

  39. Amy D on December 13, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Oh the nap!!! That or a full night of sleep
    Is all that I want this year-I literally asked my mother in law for it!

  40. Giana Trotter on December 13, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    Would LOVE to try PHLUR! I also LOVE doing experiences and making memories as gifts with my girlfriends and of course my mama 🙂 !!

  41. Sarah L. on December 13, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    That perfume company sounds great! I still haven’t bought anything for my husband – officially freaking out now!

  42. Angela Magdaleno on December 13, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    Love all of your gift guides!

  43. Angela Magdaleno on December 13, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    I liked your recent instagram post!

  44. Taylor on December 13, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    Great ideas. Loving the nap idea for mamas out there. Also looking up this perfume company now, it sounds amazing!

  45. Zara on December 13, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    Got an instant pot a few years ago and we use it all the time! Definitely worth the investment. That green sweater is so pretty too!

  46. Denise M on December 14, 2018 at 12:10 am

    Love love the homesick candle idea

  47. Elissa on December 14, 2018 at 2:08 am

    Lululemon leggings are going on my wish list this year:)

    I still haven’t tried my Instant Pot from last ChristmasI feel like I need to read the manual first LOL

  48. Latanya on December 14, 2018 at 6:47 am

    I want a new handbag and a raincoat. I did take advantage of some sales

  49. Latanya on December 14, 2018 at 6:49 am

    I commented on your latest IG post

  50. Christina @ montessoriishmom.com on December 14, 2018 at 6:50 am

    A nice long nap would definitely make my day 🙂

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