26 Holiday Gifts She Won't See Coming
Here's the thing about shopping for the women in your life: No single gift truly fits them all. That's why we took a nuanced approach to curating a textured, dynamic present list for your mom, sister, daughter, significant other, and best friend. Ahead, you'll find several options for each, whatever her style—options that feel polished and inspired, as opposed to same-old, same-old.
While your mom might light up while unwrapping a luxurious silk scarf, emblazoned with 18th- and 19th-century botanical prints, your childhood best friend might appreciate a self-care kit, jade roller, skin-friendly sleeping mask, and all. The point? Your leading ladies have different interests—interests that we've thoroughly nodded to with the following must-have holiday gifts for her. From romantic, timeless fragrances and selfie touch-up mirrors to sleek wallets and the coolest cuffs, there's a present here for absolutely every woman on your list. Does she do a fair amount of entertaining? Bookmark the upcoming blush Champagne coupes, which are bound to find a home on the center of her bar cart. If she's a daily bath taker, help her de-stress with CBD-infused soaking salts. Or, if she's an avid winter explorer, set her up for every cold-weather adventure with a pair of boots that conquer slush and snow, every time.
Of course, there are gifts out there that feel more universal, if that's what you're looking for—bookmark the pajama set (the flannel top and bottom get softer with every wear) or waterproof tote, which she'll use to transport everything from her laptop during her daily commute to groceries on the weekends. Ahead, more holiday gifts she'll rave about until the following year.
Art direction by Laura Lutz; Prop Styling by Tanya Graff; Soft Styling by Claire Tedaldi at Halley Resources.
There's nothing more festive than Champagne coupes—except for rose-colored iterations, that speak to her affinity for blush, that is.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart Collection Blush Coupe Glasses, $27.99 for set of four, macys.com.
A New Fragrance
Fragrance maestro Jo Malone's limited-edition rose and magnolia cologne layers lemony magnolia, two types of roses, earthy patchouli, and warm amber.
Shop Now: Jo Malone Rose & Magnolia Cologne, $144, sephora.com.
Inspired by men's shirting, these ultra-cozy flannel pajamas are made from eco-friendly cotton and get softer with every wear.
Shop Now: Serena & Lily "Dalton" Flannel Pajamas, $148, serenaandlily.com.
New York City Decal
Treat to her to a view of New York City's skyline, wherever she is in the world—especially if it's the only place she'd rather be.
Shop Now: Chasing Paper x Darcy Miller New York City View Decal, $110, chasingpaper.com.
Selfie snappers can tuck this chic pocket mirror into a desk drawer or purse to always be camera-ready.
Shop Now: Poketo Pocket Mirror in Pink Tortoiseshell, $18, poketo.com.
Picture Book Scarf
John Derian's big, sumptuous silk scarves feature reproductions of 18th- and 19th-century prints; they're perfect for your resident art lover.
Shop Now: John Darian Silk Scarf, $175, johnderian.com.
Perfect for whipping up casseroles, browning meats, or slow-cooking her favorite dishes, this kitchen staple transitions seamlessly from oven to table, thanks to a broad selection of colors.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart Collection Enameled Cast Iron Round Six-Quart Dutch Oven, $179.99, macys.com.
Chic under any circumstance: That describes your mom, sister, best friend—and, of course, these wear-anywhere earrings from the ultimate cool-girl label.
Shop Now: Sézane "Celeste" Earrings, $100, sezane.com.
CBD Bath Salts
Make her baths that much better with these tension-melting CBD-infused bath salts.
Shop Now: Lord Jones High CBD Formula Bath Salts, $65, lordjones.com.
Boots for the Explorer
Romp through winter without a care in these cushioned, waterproof boots, which are about as sleek as they come.
Shop Now: Cole Haan Zerogrand Explorer Hiker Boots, $280, zappos.com.
Every Wonder Woman needs her magic cuffs; bestow yours with FSA's hand-stitched leather-and-brass designs.
Shop Now: FSA Cuffs, from $112 each, fsashops.com.
Keep her cozy and warm all winter long with this pretty faux fur-lined throw, knit to resemble a sweater.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart Collection Sweater Knit Fur Throw, $160, macys.com.
We've landed on the ultimate wallet-meets-night-out clutch. This buttery leather catch-all hold every little thing in its pockets: cash, cards, her phone, and even a lipstick or two—plus a mirror for touch-ups on the run.
Shop Now: OAD Calf Dia Continental Mirror Wallet, $245, oadnewyork.com.
Take Everywhere Tote
A travel secret weapon that rolls up tightly until needed, this ripstop nylon tote is also reliably water-resistant.
Shop Now: 8.6.4. 2-Way Nylon Bag in Olive/Coyote, $49, 864design.com.
These 20-by-20-inch cashmere bandannas are featherweight, but fantastically warm.
Shop Now: Goldfinch Modern Textile Craft Racer Scarf, $68, goldfinchmoderntextilecraft.com.
With comfortable soles and a sleek silhouette, these velvet slip-ons are sublime, and a welcome, festive addition to her bright winter wardrobe.
Shop Now: Birdies "The Heron" Slip-Ons in Olive Velvet, $95, birdies.com.
Recycled Cashmere Accessories
Her desk lunch just got an upgrade thanks to these pretty portable containers; they come in either ceramic (a silicone sleeve assures no slip) or BPA-free plastic. An extra bonus: Every bowl purchased supports food education in public schools through W&P's partnership with Edible Schoolyard NYC.
Shop Now: W&P Porter To-Go Bowls, from $25, food52.com.
The best part about this terra-cotta candle (besides its heavenly scent)? It can be used as a planter once the wick has burned through—perhaps to plant some lavender.
Shop Now: P.F. Candle Co. No. 3 Candle in Lavender, $30, pfcandleco.com.
We love stacking rings—and this set lets her pile them on with an initial of someone she loves.
Shop Now: ByChari Initial and Lily Ring Set, $295, bychari.com.
Treat your selfless best friend to these self-care goodies. The rose quartz roller will energize her heart chakra and help de-stress her facial muscles, while the 100% silk mask ensures a relaxing night of rest.
Shop Now: Maggie Wu "Celebrate You" Self-Care Set, $86, maggiewustudio.com.
No more digging around for change. Now, she can keep her bag organized with this minimal, elegant purse. Bonus: You can have her initials monogrammed for free.
Shop Now: Sézane "Nicolas" Wallet, $40, sezane.com.
With these sleek wireless headphones, she can tune out the rest of the world—in style.
Shop Now: Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9 Bluetooth Headphones, $500, bang-olufsen.com.
She'll love how easy this reusable tote folds up to fit in her purse—and how it helps her nix plastic bags and save the planet, too.
Shop Now: Baggu Standard Bag in Green Pheasant, $12, baggu.com.
She'll ring in the new year with all her (wardrobe) basics covered thanks to this eco-friendly, closed-loop, subscription-based clothing line. She'll select her favorite tees, tanks, and sweats—all 100% organic and made in America—then mail them back once she's ready to trade styles or get a fresh set altogether. Any worn out or unwanted items are recycled into new pieces.
Shop Now: For Days Subscription, from $46, fordays.com.
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
Protect her locks from heat damage and help her go from wet to dry in under 10 minutes (for most hair types). This might be the hairdryer of all hairdryers.
Shop Now: Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer, $399.99, ulta.com.