This Gift Guide is basically the best of the best of my favorite things or hearted items that would be great options for your own BFF, sister, or…for a solid treat yo’self. 😉 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 with 100+ gift ideas for her.
First, the THRIVING Collection – 7 pieces that I designed + curated to help elevate your everyday from a place of simply surviving to thriving. It’s got a cozy sweatshirt, insulated tumbler cup, relaxed t-shirt, embroidered baseball hat, racerback tank, toddler tee, + a THRIVE necklace in collaboration with small shop Tough as a Mother Tribe – easy additions to her gifts to remind her that she’s worthy of a life of thriving. If you’re worried about shipping times, don’t worry – THE CUP ships from my garage and has been known to beat Amazon Prime timing. Thriving Collection pieces are as size-inclusive as possible (ranging from XS-3X) and designed with your everyday life in mind, from the perfectly versatile white tee, to a tank for your workouts, the only tumbler cup you’ll ever need (literally), or sweats for cozying up on the couch with a movie. So, I hope you find something that your BFF/sister/self will lovelovelove. 😉
Juicy Lips is one of my FAVORITE Tarte products to date, and one that I’ve gifted + personally purchased multiple times. They’re just SO FREAKING GOOD, YO. They apply like a balm but look like a gloss and wear like a treatment, so they’re a really multi-purposeful product that works for literally every lady. They’re also formulated with this Comfort Complex that’s meant to instantly plump your lips + smooth the look of lip lines. They’ve got maracuja inside which is suuuper moisturizing, as well as 10+ antioxidant-rich fruits (watermelon, strawberry, goji, pomegranate, blueberry, peach, cranberry, & grapeseed oil to name a few!). It’s also a dermatologist-tested, vegan formula with no petrolatum or lanolin – it seriously feels A-MAZ-ING on your lips! Kid you not, I’ve got 5 in my stash right now. Might buy some more. Who knows, anything goes, just get the dang Juicy Lips.
Haven’t met a soul who hasn’t loveloveloved these – fair warning, they’re addicting. Like the cult-classic Nerds rope but cut into little bite-size bits…maybe the BEST stocking stuffer. My family comes over to raid my pantry when they’re stocked (which is always). You get quite a few in a pack, so you can break them up between gift recipients or tape on top of wrapped packages as a fun addition!
I’ve mentioned before my lovelovelove of Equilibria – i’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 and she ended up totally changing my supplements to fit my routine, which was a gamechanger. It’s personalized, 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. There are rollerballs, bath bombs, daily gummies, and a mineral bath soak (dreamy). AND you can mix + match products in bundles to save money.
P.S. Take advantage of 15% off your first-time order or subscription with code ericaligenza at checkout!
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 the glycolic acid peel pads. They’re a spa-strength formula that works to brighten, tighten, reduce hyperpigmentation, target fine lines, and dissolve skin-clogging dirt/debris/etc. They boost your skin’s natural renewal process but also soothe, calm, + re-hydrate with Hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, blue agave, + more.
My code ERICA20 will get you 20% off your order, too, giving you two months worth of at-home facials for $1 a pop…literally.
ABLE is wonderful female-owned company, and I’m so glad I found them when I did. They’re 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. This pretty gold necklace is customizable with her favorite phrase, quick quote, Bible verse, etc – mine says TIME TO THRIVE. 😉
They so kindly passed along a code for you to get 20% off your order: drop ERICALIGENZA at checkout!
I grabbed this sweater during the last Nordstrom Sale and MAN – what an underrated gem! It feels *just* like wearing a Barefoot Dreams blanket – but for a fraction of the cost. It’s a super soft, plush knit that’s so cozy for the winter ahead.
OK OK HERE ME OUT – these are phenomenal. Simple as that. I’m obsessed. This scent specifically – it leaves your laundry smelling DIVINE all week long. It reminds me of this popular glamorous detergent that’s significantly more expensive. Our Target is constantly sold out of it anymore so I’ve taken to buying stock on Amazon so that I never run out, ever. It’s a little luxury she’ll use + re-use every time she does a load!
I ended up making a little mousepad because it was a free gift with another purchase – and I was SO STOKED with the result. It came out beautifully. I made one with an inspirational quote, Bible verse on gratitude, + pictures of my family and favorite places that keep me grateful and perspective-checked all day long. It’s an *awesome* gift option that won’t break the bank, that she’ll use every single day on her desk!
OK OK so these things are SO COOL. Maygbe you’ve heard me sing their praises before? Verb Energy bars are these cute little pickmeups with only 90 calories and as much caffeine as an espresso – but caffeine 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 edition pumpkin spice or red velvet cake while you can – it tastes straight up like a pumpkin muffin). 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 $10 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.
Beyond the ten above, here are 100+ 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!