This Gift Guide is basically the best of the best of my favorite things. Really, it’s things that I have loveloveloved enough to gift to my own BFFs or mama, with a few goodies on my own wishlist thrown in for good measure. 😉 As my own BFF will tell you, I PRIDE MYSELF on giving the most perfect gifts. Like, not to toot my own horn…but my special skill in life is gift-giving. I can know you for thirty seconds and already have the wheels turning. So I’ve taken WEEKS to intentionally pull together what will surely make her smile!
There are ALL THE GIFTS in a big shoppable widget below, but I also wanted to do some special shout-outs for some extra special gift ideas for her. I’ve mentioned before that I’m not personally a fan of any “gift guide” on the internet that’s just big roundups of clickable pictures without any context as to the who/what/why of a gift, so I wanted to make sure that at least a few here have a story for you!
So, to hopefully make your life easier + shopping faster, my top ten recommendations are first, followed by the whole shoppable shebang.
Tula’s holiday kits this year look incredible. The best deal will be on the 10-piece kit – it’s over $100 off in the bundle!!! PLUS get an ADDITIONAL 15% off of that with code COMINGUPROSES. But you can apply my code on anything on the website to save more, bless up. If you know she wants skincare but you’re not sure exactly which product she’d be stoked about
This bundle of three Tarte products is an AWESOME deal. It’s $81 worth of product for $45 and is a little bit of everything – an eye palette, mascara, and one of my fave Juicy Lips! This eye palette is one of my personal faves for everyday – it’s got the perfect mix of neutrals in both matte and shimmer shades. Pretty sure I paid about $40 for mine forever ago, so this bundle is a DEAL!!!!
Another hot tip is to snag a Maracuja Juicy Lips trio while they’re on sale in this bundle, too. These are my latest OBSESSION – they’re just fabulous. Feels like a luxe balm, but has a gorgeous glossy look. Hydrating + healthy on your kisser, in beautiful everyday shades. Makes a great stocking stuffer for her, especially if you just drop one in each girl’s gift! The trio would be $57 if you buy them individually, but you can snag three here for just $35!!!! (I have 5 myself now and have about the same on hand to gift this year – SO good).
I can’t recommend this bag or brand enough! Travel in Chic was co-founded by two sisters with heart; they created a functional, practical, chic, convertible vegan handbag and are donating 100% of proceeds through 11/15 (yes, one hundred percent) to the A21 campaign to help fight human trafficking. The bag can be worn like a backpack or a shoulder bag/crossbody! (As seen in last month’s Cool Sh*t I Lovelovelove). If you’re at all considering one, pleasepleaseplease support this good cause!!!
If she’s into skincare, this cleansing brush is the COOLEST thing ever. It’s actually UV-sanitizing, so after each use when you put it back on the holder, UV light effortlessly and silently cleans and disinfects the brush of any bacteria. One of the *grossest* things to think about are Clarisonics or facial scrubbing brushes that can harbor germs, old makeup, skin cells etc after washing your face. Ew. SUCH a better clean since this disinfects after each use. And they gave me code ERICAL62 to take 50% off your order on the website!!!!! Bless up!
A two-for-one treat here, folks – and neither should be a surprise. 😉 First, a Typeleague Press face mug – my faves. We got everyone in the fam a mug with Liv’s face on it last year and it was a HIT – and she launched travel mugs this year!!!! They’re adorable. Great gift if your lady is a new mama or fur mama this year! AND THEN these bestselling travel mugs/tumblers – they’re the #1 bestellers on Amazon and a bestseller on CUR, and all for good reason. Literally better than a Yeti (AND cheaper!)! And they come with two interchangeable lids to use the tumbler for both hot AND cold drinks; it keeps ice frozen literally ALL DAY LONG.
WHO’S SURPRISED?? 😉 Had to throw one in for my 2020 baby – my first BOOK, Caffeinate Your Soul: 52 Monday Mantras. It’s got a whole year’s worth of “sip-sized” bits of encouragement, with weekly inspirational pickmeups to make your Mondays more manageable + meaningful. I intentionally wrote this with YOU in mind. There are quarterly check-in’s with room to journal, as well as colorful illustrations and share-worthy quotables to ensure that however you like learning, there’s something for you to remember. I may be biased here, but I think it really makes the BEST gift for your besties or girlfriends, sisters, mother-in-law, co-workers, kids’ teachers, small group girls, etc. – especially anyone who loveloveloves personal growth + development!
OK OK so these things are SO COOL. Verb Energy bars are these cute little pickmeups with only 90 calories and as much caffeinate as an espresso – but caffeinate from green tea, so you won’t end up jittery like you might after an actual espresso shot! They come in so many YUMMY flavors (highly recommend trying the limited editionpumpkin spice while you can – it tastes straight up like a pumpkin muffin). Another one as seen in last month’s Cool Sh*t! You can try four flavors for FREE (it just costs $0.95 to ship them!) with my link here, OR you can take advantage of this deal right now and get a starter kit – a full size bag of any one flavor you want – for only $11 instead of the usual $25, and it’ll also come with four flavors to try, too. TOTAL STEAL. I’ve yet to try a flavor I don’t like.
ABLE is a newer-to-me company, and I’m so glad I found them when I did. ABLE is an ethical fashion brand that employs + empower women as a solution to end poverty. 96% of their employees are women. They publish their lowest wages. They invest in, train, and educate women to help them break the poverty cycle and thrive. ABLE products are beautiful and reaaaaally high quality, too, so it’s a brand with a story that you can feel so good about supporting. I literally JUST got a code for you to get 20% off your order: drop ERICALIGENZA at checkout!
One of my favorite boutiques is called Pink Lily – they’ve got lots of bright, fun, comfortable clothing + accessories that she’ll lovelovelove. From personalized pieces like a monogrammed blanket or pullover, to a dainty necklace or designer dupe bag, there’s something for every lady on your list – and you can score 15% off your entire purchase with code ERICA15. #BlessUp.
You’ve seen + heard me share my lovelovelove for Colleen Rothschild products for YEARS now. Everything that Colleen makes is truly top notch. Her brand is luxurious and QUALITY, and something I’ve been standing behind from the moment I first tried her retinol years ago. For a real TREAT for her, grab a chocolate cleansing balm. (Spoiler alert to my besties, this is coming in your stocking 😉 ). It’s an all-in-one facial cleansing balm that gently removes all makeup, impurities, sweat, oil, etc. It’s got cocoa butter + hazelnut oil in it, which provide antioxidant protection against free radicals, and it’s got vanilla bean to gently exfoliate dull, congested pores. Did I mention it’s CHOCOLATE?! Smells like a dream. Total treat! My code ERICA20 will get you 20% off your order, too!!!!!
OK SO I recently became acquainted with Equilibria and have been using their CBD. So much more info on this to come, so stay tuned. But in the meantime, if you or your girls are into CBD, want to get into it, etc – Equilibria is where it’s at. It’s the only CBD brand I’ll use and trust. Namely because they actually work with you personally to find a dosage that’s right for YOU. I had a call with my dosage specialist this week and she ended up totally changing my supplements to fit my routine – gamechanger. It’s personalized and plant-based and powerful. There are daily drops, soft gels, and a relief cream – which is soooo good to use topically around your time of the month for cramp relief.
You can get 15% off your first-time order or subscription with code ericaligenza at checkout!
This is the hair gamechanger of this century, I’m convinced! It dries, volumizes, and smooths your hair simultaneously at a FRACTION of the price of a salon blowout or more expensive tool counterparts. I can get my entire head dry in, like, 7 minutes TOP with this thing. Literally a blowout at home!
Beyond the ten above, here are 90+ other BFF-worthy or sis-worthy presents that any lady would be lucky to receive!
What are you getting your BFF, sister or self for Christmas this year?
I hope this gift guide is helpful – let me know who else you need help shopping for!