Best Gifts For Her + Best Beauty Gifts

by | Gift Guides, Holiday Inspiration

AWL 2021 Gift Guide For Her

Looking for a great gift for her? I’m highlighting the Best Gifts for Her + the Best Beauty Gifts. Working on this gift guide helps me to create my own list and find great gifts for my mom, friends and the girls.

Combining the Best Gifts for Her and the Best Beauty Gifts seems to really help aid in the shopping ideas for all the ladies out there. There are a lot of options to help you find the perfect gift for all the gals on your list.  Be sure to send this post to a special “someone” (or two!) who might need a little hint and help finding you the perfect gift!  Your mom, dad and hubby will all appreciate it!

There are a couple of things I would like to highlight!

1 Cuyana System Tote

The Cuyana System Tote is a game changer for me and I love it even more for travel.   While ultra chic, it keeps me very organized. For a full review check out my recent post on the Cuyana System Tote.

2 Alicia Gift Set from Hazen

This special boxed set of the Alicia Earrings and Necklace that I co-created with Hazen & Co. Founder, Taylor Turner. These exquisite pieces each have a concealed hook on the back that allows you to add charms to them to create a different look.  I love the lapis and the larger quatrefoils!  You can see all the variations here.  The set is available in both silver and gold.

3 Gucci Diana Bag

This gorgeous bag is at the top of my personal list.  I’ve been eyeing it for a while and having a hard time deciding between brown or black.  The classic shape and the signature bamboo handles make it a classic you (or I!) will carry for years to come.

4  Chic Ballet Flats

Another from my personal list!  These Margeaux ballet flats are classic with a chic twist.  This embroidered pair is a collaboration with one of my favorite fabric houses, Schumacher.  This brand has many great styles.  I’m hoping these arrive today!

5  Tortoise Sunglasses

True classics in every way!  I love my Tory Burch Sunglasses.  They are well made and stand the test of time and daily wear!

6 Cuyana Oversized Alpaca Sweater

I can’t recommend this sweater highly enough!  I have it in 3 colors and get asked about it every time I wear it in any color.  It is soft, easy to wear, chic and easily goes from day to night.  This is will be a well loved gift!

7 Anne Neilson Art and Gifts

This beautiful devotional is a wonderful gift.  I’ll be gifting it to my girls and friends.  I received this set of scripture cards for my birthday one year and have loved it.  Travel items are another great gift.

8 Carry On Luggage

If you are looking for new luggage and travel apparel either for yourself or a gift, look no further as I have listed the best in luggage, and travel accessories in this guide. If the color you want is sold out, check back!  I know they will restock!  You can find more of a review on some of these great travel pieces here.

I’ve left notes on the items below to let you know why it made the list!  If you’re looking for something special, let me know!  I’m happy to find it for you.


Gifts for the Beauty Lover

AWL 2021 Beauty Gift Guide

On the beauty front, I’ve included one of my favorite beauty tools that I use almost daily.  Designed to stimulate collagen and allow products to really penetrate our skin, it truly works and it is a great gift!  I pack it for every trip and it’s a staple in my nightly skincare routine. This microcurrent, mini-face lift device is another great gift for a beauty lover. You can really tell the difference as you use it and the effect is cumulative.  It’s like a workout for your face in 1 minute!  You can learn more about both of these here.

For full reviews on some other tried and true favorites on Beauty check out these three amazing products!

1 Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

This tool has made drying my hair a piece of cake! I have thick and wavy hair so this hairdryer is the ultimate for getting it done and getting it done fast!

2 Jo Malone Fragrances

Jo Malone is my favorite fragrance brand.  With scents from clean and fresh to rich and intoxicating, you’ll find one you love!  On my list this year is the new Starlit Mandarin and Honey.  My favorites are Red Roses (spring and Summer) and Velvet Rose and Oud (Fall and Winter).  I also love Scarlet Poppy.  Fragrance is the perfect one size fits all gift for any gal on your list.

3 Vintner’s Daughter

For the true beauty devotee, this amazing facial oil/serum is a decadent gift!  It is one of my favorite products and in my daily skincare routine.

4 BeautyBio GloPro

The GloPro has been part of my skincare routine for several years.  I can truly see the difference it makes in my skin and can tell when I get out of the habit, too!  BeautyBio always has the best gift sets during the holiday that are a great value but they do sell out!

5 Build Your Own Make Up Organizer

These great acrylic pieces come in a variety of sizes and allow you to create the perfect size make up storage.  My girls each have these in different combinations at home and in the dorm.  I actually used them to create a jewelry box!  No more out of sight, out of mind!

This eye shadow palette is a great gift for all ages.  It’s filled with the best neutral colors with a little glitter too.  It’s a fun stocking stuffer, as well!  You can find all of my beauty posts here. Find all of the gift ideas for her and beauty gifts in the boutiques below!




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Meet Alicia is a lifestyle destination for everyday living written by Alicia Wood. Alicia's goal is create a timeless, fresh way to approach fashion, entertaining, beauty, design and travel.

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Alicia Wood

Meet Alicia is a lifestyle destination for everyday living written by Alicia Wood. Alicia's goal is create a timeless, fresh way to approach fashion, entertaining, beauty, design and travel.

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