‘Tis the season! HARK the angels! Joy to the world! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The time of year when you swear you won’t gain 5-8 pounds again but end up saying ‘fuck it’ by mid-December and spend your evenings
sipping chugging red wine and indulging in decadent food instead of at the gym because “It’s the holidays!” then hating yourself come New Year’s Eve when you can’t fit into the dress you bought a month prior. (Or is that just me?) But more importantly, it’s time for bestowing gifts upon family and friends and hoping they’ll hit you back with something usable/wearable/edible/not horrible in return. Peruse this gift guide for what to get the ladies in your life and/or just pass it along to mom/dad/bae/sugar daddy with a simple note: I’ll take all of this, please.
1. Emerald Artistry Brush + Clutch Set
All the brushes you need AND a clutch for holiday parties for $50ish? YES PLEASE. (I own this and can vouch for the brushes being quality and the clutch being legitimately cute and carry-able). These are limited edition so scoop ’em up while you can!
Also check out the rose gold set ($39).
2. Pearl Compact Mirror Phone Charger
It’s a phone charger! It’s a compact! It’s a cheese grater! Ok I’m kidding about the cheese grater, but any lady on your list (yourself include) will appreciate this gift ($38). The mirror even lights up for expert lipstick application.
3. Tipsy Elves Sweaters/Onesies/Amazingness
Tacky sweater parties are so 2000-and-late, but I swear they’re coming back just because of Tipsy Elves. I can’t even put the genius of this clothing company into words, so just peruse the website yourself. But I can personally vouch for the quality, comfort, and fit of the sweaters and onesies. Oh and use code ‘BASIC’ for 15% off your entire order. Merry Christmas.
4. Harry Josh Pro Tools
Just in case you haven’t read about my obsession with Harry Josh hair tools on this blog, click here. The blowdryer has changed my life and the straightener is the best I’ve ever used. I just got the curling iron/wand and am still mastering it, but I can already tell it will be a game changer, too. Check out the perfect blowout kit and curl set for gift ideas.
5. Quay Australia Sunglasses
Beloved by celebs and yet still affordable for us common folk? Don’t ask questions. These stunner sunglasses start at $45 and even guys who don’t understand fashion will appreciate them (my boyfriend is proof).
Here’s an example of why you need Gleam immediately:
It’s my favorite beauty product ever invented (read all about it here) and the lip glosses are phenomenal, too. Stock up for life, k bye.
7. Engravable Bar Necklace
How do you spell engraveable? Who cares. This $59 necklace is legit (I have one that says HESS). Personalize it with your name, nickname, a special date, or something more sentimental like ‘FUCK U’.
8. Bitch Better Have My Coffee T-shirt
This tee we created for @BrosBeingBasic has become one of my favorite clothing items ($25). Not only because it expresses how I feel every morning when I wake up but it’s so soft and comfy and the cut is flattering, too (wide scoop neck FTW).
9. Wine Wipes
Best stocking stuffer ever? YUP. These handy teeth towels wipe the Pinot off your pearly whites and won’t interfere with the taste of your next
sip bottle. May as well put them out in bowls around your house and in every purse you own until rosé season begins.
11. Marula Oil
The facial oil is my favorite skincare product of all time hands-down, and the eye cream is amazing, too. VOILA, here’s an anti-aging combo gift set with both! Seriously you guys, total game changer. And guess WHUT! Use code “wittypretty” for 20% off your entire purchase, BOOM.
12. Gumball Poodle Socks
With approximately 59374927428947 different statements ranging from ‘Tacos’ to ‘Whiskey’ to ‘MILF’ to ‘Namaste’, you can find a pair of socks that will speak to anyone’s soul. I put my Vodka ones on every weekend (literally and figuratively).
13. Lululemon Vinyasa Scarf
Lulu, I hate that I love you. This scarf ($48ish) is one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. You can wear it approximately 2397492476123 different ways (there’s even a video tutorial!), it always looks cute, and it’s perfection for traveling (unsnap it for full-on blanket mode). PS, here’s a lighter weight version.
14. EW! Mug
I just found this on Etsy and LITERALLY DIED. Someone come bury me (with this mug in my hand).
If you want to add some coffee to this gift, I’ve been loving Hiline recently (they sell Keurig and Nespresso pods as well as whole been and ground coffee).
15. Cashmere Sweatpants
These are the ultimate indulgence and while you may scoff at the idea of rocking cashmere around the house on a hungover Sunday, I promise once you get them, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them (and personally, I think they’re totally wearable to brunch/happy hour/dates/whatever). $300ish is the standard price for a good pair; check out Club Monaco, J. Crew, and Calypso St. Barth (which is surprisingly the cheapest).
16. Touchscreen Gloves
Stop risking hand hypothermia just to swipe on Tinder. Everyone needs a cute pair of touchscreen gloves and I’m kinda’ obsessed with these chic herringbone gems from South Moon Under:
Also digging these leather lovelies.
17. S’well Bottle
You, your mom, your sister, your brother, your cousin, your bestie, your bodyguard, your baby daddy, your baby — YOU ALL need a S’well bottle. They keep beverages chilled for 24 hours (seriously, mine sat in the sand in 90 degree heat in South Beach for 8 hours and it was still ice cold), and hot for 12 hours. Not to mention, they’re cute AF and come in three sizes for your various drinking habits (yes, the large one holds an entire bottle of wine). I highly recommend owning a medium and large size and getting them for everyone you know this holiday season.
18. Whole Bottle Wine Glasses
Do you really need glasses that hold an entire bottle of wine? Probably not. But for a measly $10, you should have them on hand just in case. The best part is that they don’t look that large, so pouring an entire bottle in them will be your new party trick. But then you have to drink it all (eh, shouldn’t be a problem).
19. Nixon Watch
These are my favorite sleek, chic, high-quality watches at affordable prices (because we all know Michael Kors watches have been #basic since before basic was even a thing). I always get compliments on mine and I love this new style with a vintage vibe ($300ish).
20. Minted Framed Prints
Minted has a really cool collection of art (and you can choose from a selection of frames). I especially love the gold foil states and landmarks. My brother said “pressed foil art is really hot right now.” Apparently he’s a bartender by night, art connoisseur by day.
And for your loved ones, this heart collage you can whip up with your own photos is a clear winner.
Now BRING ON THE COOKIES.