holiday gift guide 2020
men’s shirt: TravisMathew, candle: Studio Oh!, sunglasses: Blenders Eyewear, champagne stopper: Amica, exercise shorts: Baleaf, book set: Rebel Girls, earrings: Jennifer Zeuner, water bottle: S’well

Our 2020 holiday gift guide is here! You know I absolutely love putting this together for you each year. A few of you have already reached out in anticipation, which has made me even more excited! Look, I’ve even used two exclamation points, which I rarely do. Anyhoo, as usual, you know I want you to start shopping for gifts earlier versus later. Late shopping runs the risk of an unthoughtful gift situation, which I cannot stand. Plus, the sales this weekend are spectacular.

Baleaf 5″ High Rise Butt Lifting Pocketed Yoga & Workout Shorts

holiday gift guide 2020
Baleaf $23.99

These Baleaf 5″ High Rise Butt Lifting Pocketed Yoga & Workout Shorts are my absolute favorite running shorts. The fit is fabulous, they’re super comfortable —  and look at those pockets. You may recognize them from my post earlier this year on my favorite workout clothes of all time. Baleaf is offering discounts from November 27 – November 30 for Black Friday & Cyber Monday. Use code “BF59” to get $8 off on orders of $59+, or code “BF99” & get $15 off on orders of $99+.

Kindness Makes Us Strong – by Sophie Beer

holiday gift guide 2020
Kindness Makes Us Strong $10.79

Research has shown that the pursuit of “happiness” can actually lead to sadness. When our goal is raising our children to pursue “happiness,” they will most likely be self-centered, and not understand their role in a community that needs their support to thrive, and vice versa. I am no expert, but I think the pursuit of purpose and having a strong community are the keys to a truly fulfilling life. Prioritizing kindness to those around us is paramount for a strong community, and this book, Kindness Makes Us Strong by Sophie Beer, is an excellent way to introduce your littlest ones to the importance of being kind. This book is sold at Target and Amazon.

Amica Gold Champagne Stopper

holiday gift guide 2020
Amica $22.49 (pack of 3)

I can’t own enough of these! These Amica Gold Champagne Stoppers come in a pack of three, but each one has its own chic little brown box, so you can give them all to one bubbly loving friend or to three separate friends.

Tip: After popping a bottle of your favorite sparkling wine and pouring your glass, put the stopper on the bottle immediately. If you use it properly, this stopper will keep your bubbles fresh for days. Seriously. If you put the stopper on after the bottle has been opened for hours. It doesn’t really keep the freshness.

Holiday Gift Guide 2020 Spotlight: Studio Oh! Prosecco and Vanilla Candle

holiday gift guide 2020
Studio Oh! $16.58

This Studio Oh! Prosecco and Vanilla candle is the best candle of my life! It is a gorgeous, soy-based candle that smells incredible.

Canvas Jewelry Edith Chain Link Hoop Earrings

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Canvas $42

I love these Canvas Jewelry Edith Chain Link Hoop Earrings for their angular take on a hoop. The juxtaposition of shapes is modern and just “cool.”

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls – The Chapter Book Collection

holiday gift guide 2020
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls $31.49

I love stories for girls that involve real female figures to inspire them. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls – The Chapter Book Collection is sold at Amazon and Target.

Crummy Bunny Newborn Baby Mittens

holiday gift guide 2020
Crummy Bunny $17.99

Crummy Bunny is owned by my dear friend Au-co Mai, a fabulous woman known for her sharp wit and innovative mind. Au-Co’s no scratch Crummy Bunny Newborn Baby Mittens are extra roomy so tiny fingers can move, and so the mittens still fit as the newborn grows bigger. And they have a LIFETIME WARRANTY. Lose one of the mittens in the wash? She will replace it. Did a mitten become damaged? She will replace it. Just make sure you register your purchase on the Crummy Bunny website and follow the directions right after you receive your order so that you’re eligible for the warranty. 

BP Celestial Mismatch Linear Drop Earrings

holiday gift guide 2020
BP $10

These sexy and inexpensive BP Celestial Mismatch Linear Drop Earrings are great for any stylish woman with pierced ears.

Jennifer Zeuner Sade Star Hoop Earrings

holiday gift guide 2020
Jennifer Zeuner $132

I just adore these Jennifer Zeuner Sade Star Hoop Earrings. Gift these to yourself, girl.

Travis Mathew Potholder Crewneck T-Shirt

holiday gift guide 2020
Travis Mathew $59.95

Every athletic man could use a Travis Mathew Potholder Crewneck T-Shirt to show off their physique. They are super soft and come in some of my favorite colors.

Blenders Eyewear Cardiff Modern Architect

holiday gift guide 2020
Blenders Eyewear $68

Blenders Eyewear is a San Diego-based company that makes very stylish polarized shades at decent prices. These Blenders Eyewear Cardiff Modern Architect specs that you saw in my Can I wear Yellow post are my favorite right now, and I had to include them in the 2020 Holiday Gift Guide.

firiKer 2Pcs Folding Scissors

holiday gift guide 2020
firiKer $8.99

 

I adore portable utilitarian items to put in my purse or bathroom. These foldable scissors twist into the perfect size to cut a loose thread, a tag off clothing, or whatever else needs trimming. I feel like I always need scissors, but don’t want to bother with a full-size pair and the small ones usually look so un-chic. Am I the only one who loves these firiKer 2Pcs Folding Scissors?

Homemade Travel Pouch

holiday gift guide 2020

Traveling is amazing if you have everything you need. If you don’t, travel is a nightmare. Create a travel pouch for your loved ones that will have them thinking of you with gratitude every time they leave town. Below are the key pieces to a travel pouch whether it’s for a man or woman!

  • Clear pouch: I like a clear pouch so it’s easy to find what you need.
  • Lotion: Planes are so drying! Apply this lotion when you feel yourself becoming brittle. I have linked to the travel size of my favorite lotion ever. 
  • Lip balm: This is the best lip balm of my entire life. I cannot recommend this enough. It’s hydrating, tasteless, luscious, and 100% non-addicting.
  • Nail clippers and a mini file: I am always breaking a nail during travel.
  • Snack: Since peanuts have left us, airplane snacks have been lacking to say the least. And now COVID has made it worse. Throw your loved one’s favorite snack into their homemade travel pouch. I personally love a granola bar, and they won’t expire for a year.
  • Hand Sanitizer Spray: I love Trader Joe’s blue hand sanitizer spray, but I have linked to another good one as well. Tell the receiver of your gift that once they finish the spray bottle, they can refill it with rubbing alcohol and three drops of lavender oil for an equally effective and pleasant hand sanitizer spray. You can use this custom sanitizer on cloth and hard surfaces as well.
  • Gum: Spry gum is the only gum I chew. It is sugar-free, Xylitol based, and great for your teeth.
  • Flossers: Plackers makes the best travel cases, which I refill after every trip with my big bag of flossers.

Bonus: Get them some travel headphones as well. If they have an iPhone, throw in a headphone jack adapter so they can plug into the plane as well as their iPhone.

Target JoyLab French Terry Acid Wash Pullover Sweatshirt

holiday gift guide 2020
Joylab $30

This Target JoyLab French Terry Acid Wash cropped sweatshirt is so stinkin’ cute. Throw in the matching sweat pants for the cutest gift. Hell, get it for yourself! I did. In two different colors.

FineDine Store Superior Glass Meal-Prep Containers

holiday gift guide 2020
FineDine Store $14.99

Okay, here is the thing. Everyone needs glass tupperware, even people who already have glass tupperware they love. Why? Because you send people home with food and they don’t bring them back to you. Whenever I make this list I always think of myself, my clients, and the people we are all shopping for. I literally just gifted these FineDine Store Superior Glass Meal-Prep Containers to someone and they loved it!

Madewell The Large Transport Camera Bag

holiday gift guide 2020
Madewell $148

This Madewell Large Transport Camera Bag is beautiful and lovely for travel. Gift to yourself or another stylish woman who loves earth tones.

Brümate Winesulator Wine Canteen

holiday gift guide 2020
BrüMate $29.99

Since the pandemic started, I can’t even count how many “wine picnics” I’ve had outside, and in some cases when it wasn’t so legal to do so. This means you need this Brümate Winesulator Wine Canteen to cover up your nefarious activity. This insulated bottle is designed to keep 25 ounces of your favorite wine in its ideal temperature range for over 24 hours.

S’well Elements Collection Blue Granite Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle

holiday gift guide 2020
S’well $35-$45 $26.25-$33.75

Here is another gorgeous option for drinking in public without anyone knowing. This stainless steel S’well bottle has a one-of-a-kind design mimicking granite mined in ancient quarries. Therma-S’well® Technology and triple-layered, vacuum-insulated construction retain the temperature of both cold and hot beverages, and a copper layer prevents condensation so the exterior, and your hands, remain dry. My editor said this is her all-time favorite water bottle — she can leave it in her car during Texas summers when the weather is over 100 degrees and the water inside still stays cold and refreshing all day long. A miracle bottle!

Zint Collagen Powder Peptides

holiday gift guide 2020
Zint $41.99 $38.99

I love how my skin is more luscious and my joints feel better when I drink Zint collagen every day. Everyone can benefit from this, so gift away the gift that keeps on giving. Oh, and J Lo recommends it. Enough said.

Madewell Paperclip Chain Convertible Face Mask Lanyard

holiday gift guide
Madewell $18.50

It wouldn’t be a Holiday Gift Guide for 2020 without a few pandemic-related items on the list. Face mask lanyards are great for keeping your mask close during an outdoor, socially distance hangout. I love the chic design of this Madewell Paperclip Chain Convertible Face Mask Lanyard. It’s available at Madewell and Nordstrom.

Madewell Enamel Celestial Hoop Earrings

holiday gift guide 2020
Madewell $26

You never see enamel earrings. Gift these Madewell Enamel Celestial Hoop Earrings to a unique gal.

The Boy with Big, Big Feelings – by Britney Winn Lee

holiday gift guide 2020
The Boy With Big, Big Feelings $13.49

Every boy and girl should know boys have feelings too. Enjoy reading The Boy with Big, Big Feelings by Britney Winn Lee with your child. This book is available at Target and Amazon.

Madewell Round Beaded Convertible Face Mask Lanyard

holiday gift guide 2020
Madewell $18.50

The Madewell Round Beaded Convertible Face Mask Lanyard is another stylish option for a face mask lanyard. It can also be used for sunglasses as well as jewelry.

Madewell Delicate Collection Demi-Fine Paperclip Chain Hoop Earrings

holiday gift guide 2020
Madewell $46

How chic are these gold mini dangle earrings? Gift the Madewell Delicate Collection Demi-Fine Paperclip Chain Hoop Earrings to a friend — or yourself.

Apple AirPods With Charging Case

holiday gift guide 2020
Apple $159.99

Can you ever have enough earpods? I can’t. I wish I had 6. The Apple AirPods are sold at Apple, Amazon, and Target – on sale for $119 today!

The 2020 Holiday Gift Guide was made possible in part by Baleaf.