Holiday Gift Ideas for Women 2018

holiday gift ideas for women

Do you have a special woman in your life that you’re going to be shopping for this holiday season?  Maybe you need some last minute gift ideas for your mom, sister or best friend.  Look no further, here’s a list of some useful, conventional and splurge-worthy gift ideas.

Airbake Insulated Baking Sheet Set

airbake set

If you have a baker on your list, this 3 piece set of Airbake Aluminum Bakeware will get you brownie points and maybe even brownies!  If not brownies then at least cookies.  These are the ONLY sheets I’ll bake cookies, muffins, scones and more on because they always product great results.  I absolutely love them and recommend them all the time.  You can read about them here.  The only thing wrong with them is that they’re not dishwasher safe but even then they’re still super easy to clean.

Measuring Cup Set

Something I firmly believe in is that you can never have too many measuring cups in your kitchen.  One set is never enough!

measuring cups

This Cleckheat 7 Pc. Set from Three Posts is one I’d be happy to find in my stocking.  The set is stainless steel and comes with all the measurements you need.  I love that it not only has the basics but includes 1/8, 2/3 and 3/4 cups.  They are dishwasher safe, too.

measuring cups

If you prefer plastic measuring cups these cuties from Nordic Ware might do.  There are 6 cups that are BPA- Free and melamine free.  They are shaped like mini bundt pans which is adorable and they’re top rack dishwasher safe.  Both sets can be found on Wayfair.com.

Robe

kohls robe

A cuddly, snuggly robe is a must during the Winter and this one from Kohl’s fits that description.  It’s nice and long to keep your legs warm and has 2 side pockets.  Plus it comes in different patterns.  Imagine getting cozy with a cup of cocoa, a good book and this plush robe.

Perfume

Most women love perfume.  I know I do and I love getting it as a gift.  One of my favorite things to get is sets with multiple scents.  It’s a great way to try a fragrance before taking the plunge on a whole bottle.

This set, Best of Mini Mist Gift Set from Victoria’s Secret offers 4 different fragrance mists.  It includes: Bombshell, Tease, Love and Bombshell Seduction.  These are great to throw in your purse or gym bag.

victorias secret

When I worked behind the perfume counter we’d get a TON of gift sets for almost every fragrance.  The sets offered an incredible value.  For instance, if someone wanted to buy a bottle of perfume there was usually a set that offered that exact same bottle with one or more other products for either the same price or a little more.  Most sets offer layering pieces so make sure you check them out.  And a lot of companies offer free gifts with purchase this time of year.  Bonus!

clinique happy

One of my favorite sets this year is Clinique’s Perfectly Happy Gift Set.  I get this set almost every year (The purse spray is usually different each year).  Seriously no matter what fragrance you ask for, always take the gift set if there is one.  They are usually such a great deal.  This Happy set sells for $55.  The set contains a 1.7 oz perfume spray, 0.34 oz perfume spray and 2.5 oz tube of body cream.  If you bought the 1.7 oz perfume spray separately it would cost you $52.  Wouldn’t you rather pay $3 more and get a purse spray and body cream, too?

 

Makeup

Looking to up your makeup game?  There are tons of palettes on the market today.  You can find eyeshadow, blush, concealer, highlighter and full face palettes that vary in price depending on the brand you choose.  The Warm Neutrals Ultimate Shadow Palette from NYX Professional Makeup contains 16 gorgeous eyeshadows.  Don’t forget to grab a bottle of makeup remover, too.  Here’s my favorite.

NYX palette

Expandable Mirror

You know how when you’re doing your hair and it’s time to check the back and you gotta hold a mirror in your hand while your back is turned to another mirror?  And then you’ve gotta try to style or fix your hair with one hand because the other is holding that mirror?  Wouldn’t it be convenient to have someone else hold that mirror for you?  Well this is the real world and nobody has time for that so say hello to your new best friend.

extendable mirror

How about a mirror that attaches to the wall so that you can extend and swivel it to help you see the back of your hair!  The DecoBros mirror is 8″ across and extends 13.5 – 23.3 inches.  It’s double sided, one side is 7x magnification and the other, 1x.  Not only will this mirror help you see the back of your hair it will also help you see better during makeup application.

Weighted Blanket

weighted blanket

A weighted blanket would actually benefit anyone but I put it on this list.  Women have a lot to deal with in everyday life.  Wouldn’t you love to have something to help you sleep better at night or just provide a calming effect after a long hectic day?  What does having a weighted blanket on you have to do with giving comfort?  It’s kind of like swaddling a baby or using a thunder shirt on your dog.  The weight of the blanket gives a similar feeling.

weighted blanket

The recommended weight to use is approximately 10% of your body weight so a 150 lb person would need a 15 lb blanket.  The blankets are usually offered in weights of 10, 12, 15, 20 and 25 pounds.  There are many different brands available since their popularity is growing but I like the ones from Quility.  They have a machine washable removable cover, are breathable and have microfiber lined pockets filled with lead-free glass beads (Dry Clean Only!).  No worries about bead leakage.  So if you know someone who has trouble sleeping because of stress or anxiety or who could benefit from an evening snuggle under one of their smaller blankets each evening, check them out.

Purse

triple compartment dome satchel

As a recovering purse addict I can appreciate the usefulness of this Triple Compartment Dome Satchel from Target.  From the gorgeous camel color to the sleek and simple lines this bag ticks off a lot of boxes on my must have list when it comes to choosing a purse.  Great for those who like a structured bag.  And it’s made of polyurethane.

black purse

For those looking to spend a little more here is a another great option.  This Leather Quinn Dome Satchel from BCBGMAXAZRIA found at TJ Maxx is super cute.  With numerous outside pockets and two ways to carry it you can’t go wrong with this pick.

Cricut

cricut

Do you have to shop for someone who loves making crafts?  As a crafter, I’d love to find this under my tree.  I have an old Cricut Expression and would love to upgrade to this Cricut Explore Air 2!  It’s more powerful, quieter and now you can use the free Design Space software, not just cartridges.  The crafting possibilities are almost endless.  There are 8 new colors to choose from so good luck deciding on which one’s your favorite. 😉

Jewelry

key necklace

I love wearing jewelry and I love this simple, unique piece created by Mary Steratore for Uncommon Goods.  All of her pieces are gorgeous.  Why shop at the mall’s jewelry store only to get the same necklace everyone else has when you can find unique pieces like this?

I hope this guide has given you some good ideas of what to buy any woman on your list.  If not, maybe it’ll at least get you to think about other similar items.  So, are any of these items going to go on your Christmas list?

 

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