Best Gifts For Her + Best Beauty Gifts

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Looking for a great gift for her? I’ve curated this gift guide filled 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 consolidate the lists and shopping time. 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!

I’ve left notes on the items so you know why it made the list.   As these gift guides are highlighted, more details and gifts will be added!  If you’re looking for something special, let me know!  I’m happy to find it for you.


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

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!  This is hands-down the BEST rolling suitcase I’ve ever used.  The monogrammed matching carry-on is so chic and holds much more than you’d think!  Order now so you can have the monogrammed piece under the tree!

Cuyana System Tote

The Cuyana System Tote is a game changer for me and has been a best selling item for over a year.   While ultra chic, it keeps me very organized. For a full review check out my recent post on the Cuyana System Tote.

The Alicia Cape

You know this would be a highlighted gift!  The cape I customized with Marta Scarampi would be a wonderful gift of style!  Worn loose as a cape or belted as a statement piece, it’s chic and versatile.  You can also gift the opportunity to design a cape of their own with a gift card!

Diamond Flower Earrings

A great diamond earring is the perfect gift for her this holiday season!  These diamond flower earrings are a great alternative to a simple diamond stud and show a bit more style.  They are similar to the diamond floral-like earrings I wear every day.  The price of these is AMAZING!

Baroque Pearl Bracelet

I love baroque pearls and have included several Baroque pearl pieces in this Gift Guide. This beautiful baroque pearl bracelet is a classic piece for her jewelry collection.  It is beautiful alone or added to a stack!  This one is well-priced and would also be beautiful as a collection of 3.  This pair of silver and Baroque Pearl earrings are also beautiful and the hammered silver allows you to wear them dressed up or a bit more casual.

Special Edition Clutch

I’ve been eyeing this beautiful bag that is a collaboration from one of my favorite handbag designers Pamela Munson and one of my favorite design houses, Schumacher.  This collection launched yesterday and is sure to sell out.  A very special gift.

Cashmere Sweater Dress

A perfect LBD would also be a great gift I’d wear and wear.  I love this one from Brochu Walker.  It is easily dressed up with great heels and pretty jewelry and also dressed down a bit with boots and a crossbody bag.

Beautiful Timepiece

A watch is a classic gift for any occasion.  Michele watches come in so many different styles and are the best sellers on all of my Gift Guides for her from Christmas to Valentine’s Day to Mother’s Day and beyond.  You’re sure to find one she loves.  I’ve included my favorites below.

YSL Sac du Jour

This classic bag will be in your collection forever.  I actually have a black and a burgundy moc-croc YSL Sac du Jour that I love.  Mine are both a size larger than this one but I love this size better as it is the perfect handbag and can also easily be worn as a crossbody bag…the best of both worlds!

Charleston Travel Wrap

I can’t recommend this wrap highly enough!  It is soft, easy to wear, chic and easily goes from day to night.  Best of all, it comes with it’s own self pouch that makes it perfect for travel and easy to slide into your favorite travel tote.  This is will be a well loved gift!

Anne Neilson Art and Gifts

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

Gifts for the Beauty Lover

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.

You can find all of my beauty posts here. Find all of the gift ideas for her and beauty gifts in the boutiques below!

Shark Multi-Styler Hair Dryer

This hair tool sold out last year very quickly!  It is well-loved by my girls and at the top of my list! It’s like the favorite more expensive air wrap curling dryer but a lot less expensive.  My middle daughter has long thick hair and LOVES this!

Creed Carmina Fragrance

Wow!  This hasn’t been a fragrance that has captivated me like this one has in a very long time!  We stopped in the Creed boutique on Madison when we were in NYC last weekend just because I was interested in trying the new Carmina scent.  I loved the description and I LOVE the fragrance, too!  It is top of my personal list!

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!  My favorites are Red Roses (spring and Summer) and Velvet Rose and Oud (Fall and Winter).  Fragrance is the perfect one size fits all gift for any gal on your list.

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.

BeautyBio GloPro and GloFacial Hydrofacial Tool

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!  I received the GloFacial tool last Christmas and finally had to go steal it back from my girls!  We all love this at home hydrofacial tool.  It is cleansing and hydrating.

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!


If you don’t quite see what you’re looking for, drop me a note below and I’ll find the perfect gift for you!  You’ll also love the new Holiday Inspiration tab on the Menu above where you will find Gift Guides and Inspiration for Christmas all in one spot!  If you’re looking for Christmas table setting and tabletop ideas, you’ll love my Christmas tablescapes. For all of my Christmas recipes, click here!




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  1. Julie

    Love those little Cloe totes. Probably a gift to self, but that works

    • Alicia

      LOVE that idea!

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  1. Julie

    Love those little Cloe totes. Probably a gift to self, but that works

    • Alicia

      LOVE that idea!

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.

Read More