Holiday Gift Guide – 42 Gift Ideas For (Most) Everyone In Your Life

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Coach $50 $35

Our annual holiday gift guide is something we work on all year. We get so many wonderful (and not-so-wonderful) submissions. I have my editor on the lookout, and throughout the year, I take note of my clients’ favorite items that are still available for sale come the holiday season. As you may have noticed, we are launching our holiday gift guide a little early this year. I’ve planned it earlier so that you can plan earlier. Plus, the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are truly incredible this year, spanning numerous days. Every year, I want to be the person who sits down on November 27th to make a list of everything I want to get for my loved ones (including myself — I love me too!), so that come Black Friday/ Cyber Monday, I can get all my purchases out of the way at the best possible price. This is the year I am doing it! And I hope you join me. This will take a lot of the stress out of the festivities and ensure the best prices and most thoughtful gifts. (Also, check out my article on How To Save Money When Holiday Shopping.)

oNecklace Name Necklaces

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oNecklace $65.95 $39.95

With Sex & The City on Netflix, I have been reminded of how much I love the “Carrie” necklace. All these years later, and it’s still fabulous. If you’re looking for a reliable source for the famous nameplate necklace, I recommend oNecklace. Their website is cheesy, but they make a quality product in a variety of sizes and chains, and they literally have the “Carrie name necklace.” They have a lot of choices when selecting the necklace, so I will assist you: I recommend getting the Delicate Size with a 14″ or 16″ Chain Length, the 24K Gold Plated Fine Rolo Chain style, and the Lobster Clasp.

Tip: The 14″ chain is more of a choker look, which I think I prefer. I got the 16″ and find it to be a bit long for true aesthetic perfection. I will eventually have it shortened.

Sierra Club Adopt a Wild Animal

The Sierra Club’s Adopt a Wild Animal is the most wonderful gift for a child. The one-time payment you spend on this stuffed animal and book combo will help protect wild animals and the wild places they live. Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is the nation’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization.

Halogen Multi Ring Hoop Earrings

The Halogen Multi Ring Hoop Earrings are one of the most versatile, yet unique earrings available. They are a soft colored gold, so they’re not too yellow or too flashy for those who prefer subtlety, or who find yellow gold clashes with their skin tone. Nordstrom will, of course, be having their Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, though they don’t yet list everything that will be discounted. Prices start dropping Wednesday, November 27.

Gift Certificate From Napa Valley Wine Tours by Gwendolyn

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An unexpected gift for your partner, best friend, or group of friends would be a private wine tour in Napa ValleyNapa Valley Wine Tours by Gwendolyn is a small business that specializes in private wine tours that are completely tailored to the guests’ pace and interests. The tour is 6-8 hours and the certificate allows the receiver to bring up to three guests, hence the suggestion to gift it to a small group of friends. You can knock out three presents with one gift.

Tip: To purchase, contact gwendolynvaliente@gmail.com. You can’t book it online.

Coach Card Case In Colorblock

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Coach $50 $35

The Coach Card Case In Colorblock is the perfect little wallet for a night out. Coach’s holiday sale event includes 30% off select styles (including this card case) with code SAVE30. The sale is already underway and lasts through December 1 at 11:59 pm PST.

MadeTerra Medium White Rattan Bag

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MadeTerra $25.95 $24.95

I love this MadeTerra Medium White Rattan Bag. Besides being the perfect rustic chic accessory, the purchase of this stylish bag supports a living wage and safe conditions for the Vietnamese artisans who make the bag. The price is also fantastic. They’re having their Black Friday sale throughout the month of November, with up to 30% off select items. You can also receive an extra 5% off with the code VSTYLE.

Nordstrom Signature Rib Cashmere Cardigan

The Nordstrom Signature Rib Cashmere Cardigan is a favorite for those not allergic to wool. It’s cozy, chic, and crucial to a winter wardrobe. Nordstrom will, of course, be having their Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, though they don’t yet list everything that will be discounted. Prices start dropping Wednesday, November 27.

Forever 21 Floral Drop Earrings

Forever 21 jewelry is my go-to recommendation for those buying gifts in bulk for the girls in your life. You can shop for 10 women in your life for under $100. These Forever 21 Floral Drop Earrings are one of my favorite options.

Red Herring Games Murder at Curst Mansion

You all have to throw murder mystery parties. I cannot rave about them enough. And Red Herring is the brand to use. We used a different brand recently and it was designed so poorly. I didn’t think they would be that varied, but there was a big difference. At the party I threw this summer, everyone loved the Red Herring Games Murder at Curst Mansion. My guests are still talking about it. Gift this to your spouse, partner, best friend or whomever you think will invite you to the festivities. You can view their whole selection of murder mystery games, here.

Coach Small Zip Around Wallet

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Coach $99 $69.30

This Coach Small Zip Around Wallet is perfect for the woman in your life who doesn’t really get herself things. You know who I am talking about. Let’s update her wallet. Coach’s holiday sale event includes 30% off select styles (including this wallet) with code SAVE30. The sale is already underway and lasts through December 1 at 11:59 pm PST.

TravisMathew Potholder V-Neck T-Shirt

This TravisMathew Potholder V-Neck T-Shirt has been my absolute favorite men’s t-shirt for the past year. It’s soft, beautifully structured, not too thin, and the v-neck is nice and high so there is no threat of any chest hair showing — a fear of many men. I also love their color selection.

Personal Stylist Gift Certificate

A gift certificate for a personal stylist is a generous gift for the person in your life who really struggles with what to wear, or for someone who has recently lost or gained a lot of weight. You can buy a gift certificate for any number of hours with me, with a minimum of two. All hours depend on what your goal is for the recipient of the gift certificate. If your goal is to help them make outfits out of their existing wardrobe, two hours works. If your goal is to give them a shopping spree, I recommend 3-4 hours. If you want to give a wardrobe makeover, more hours are necessary. Generally, my clients hire me for three main services in this order: closet purge (1-3+ hours), shopping (2-6+ hours), and outfit creation (2-4+ hours). To purchase a gift certificate, email me: info@vanessavaliente.com. Each gift certificate comes with a complimentary 30-min consultation.

Tip: If you live in New York, New Jersey, or Washington DC, I can refer you to a personal stylist there.

Mejuri Rings

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Mejuri $75

I love the Mejuri Stacking Rings. They’re the perfect gift and right now is their only sale all year — enjoy 10% off one item, 15% off two items and 20% off three items or more. No code needed and it runs from Wednesday, November 27 to Cyber Monday (Dec 2).

Joie Bolona Silk Top

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Joie $278

Okay, you caught me, this Joie Bolona Silk Top is really a gift for you! The holidays are the best time to be your own Santa. This is one of the best red tops right now and Joie is offering 30% off sitewide for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, from Wednesday, November 27 through Monday, December 2.

Beauty Counter No. 1 Brightening Facial Oil

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Beauty Counter $69 $58.65

Here is a sneak peek into next year’s annual beauty post. The Beauty Counter No. 1 Brightening Facial Oil is my magic product. I cannot rave enough about this oil. It brightens my skin, lightens my age spots and scars, and does not break me out. So many men and women in your life are not taking care of their skin, or don’t want to spend the money on skincare — do it for them. Especially the men. They need help. (Your man also needs to use retinol.)

Scarflings Abundant Paisley Wool Shawl

I cannot rave enough about Scarflings’ selection of decadent prints. I want 13 of these scarves and I am not joking. They are phenomenal. I am always looking for the perfect shawl since jackets often feel claustrophobic to me, yet I am frequently cold.

Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Opaque Tights

For your edgy friend who enjoys the feel of tights, try Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Opaque Tights. The colors are fabulous. Nordstrom will, of course, be having their Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, though they don’t yet list everything that will be discounted. Prices start dropping Wednesday, November 27.

The Wall: A Timeless Tale (Happy Fox Books)

I just love The Wall: A Timeless Tale. The book absolutely charmed me, as I know it will charm you and the children in your life.

Rag & Bone Slade Wool Blazer

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Rag & Bone $550-$559

The Rag & Bone Slade Wool Blazer in camel is my favorite camel jacket of all time. If you’re tall, you are in luck — the sleeves are long enough. For those who are short, you are in luck, the sleeves are really easy to shorten. Just take it on over to your local tailor. Nordstrom will, of course, be having their Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, though they don’t yet list everything that will be discounted. Prices start dropping Wednesday, November 27.

Rent The Runway Subscription

A Rent The Runway Unlimited Subscription is a wonderful gift for your daughter or niece who is starting a new job, or who changed body types, and needs a new wardrobe, but may not be able to afford it right now. Rent The Runway’s Black Friday deal includes 40% off all memberships with code WEARITALL.

Joe’s Jeans Polarized 51mm Cat Eye Sunglasses

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Joe’s Jeans $125 $19.97

Nordstrom Rack is another go-to holiday shopping source for me. It always has inexpensive, yet quality products. Try these bold Joe’s Jeans Polarized 51mm Cat Eye Sunglasses for the fabulous gal in your life.

Rodd & Gunn Fife Street Wool Blend Blazer

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Rodd & Gunn $398 $198.98

This Rodd & Gunn Fife Street Wool Blend Blazer is the most versatile sport coat right now. The fit is fantastic and it pairs with blue jeans and chinos, a feat for many sport coats.

Nike Swoosh Bra Sparkle Print

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Nike $35 $26.25

Nike has made my go-to sports bra for the past 20 years. I’ve been wearing this bra for my workouts since I played field hockey in high school — Go Chargers! Bless my lucky stars that they continue to make this amazing product, and now the Nike Swoosh Bra has a sparkle print.

Madewell Big Star Drop Earrings

Of course, Madewell made these beautiful Big Star Drop Earrings. Gift these babies to the star in your life. Madewell’s Black Friday sale is already underway through December 1 at 11:59 p.m. ET, offering 30% off all women’s items with code GIFTWELL.

Chelsea28 Raw Edge Tank

This Chelsea28 Raw Edge Tank is polyester, which is usually a no-no, but this top is very well done. It’s perfect for work or play — every client I have put it on loves it. Nordstrom will, of course, be having their Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, though they don’t yet list everything that will be discounted. Prices start dropping Wednesday, November 27.

Quiet Fox Designs Sloth Journal

The Quiet Fox Designs Sloth Journal is too cute. I personally don’t love that it doesn’t have spirals, but I know many people who love sloths and don’t mind a lack of spiral.

Alexis Bittar Fancy Stone Cluster & Fringe Earrings

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Alexis Bittar $325 $162

Last Call is yet another go-to holiday shopping source for me. I know a lot of you will love the incredible discounts on Neiman Marcus items like these Alexis Bittar Fancy Stone Cluster & Fringe Earrings. Are you thinking this would look best on you? I think so too. These scream New Year’s Eve… or a Tuesday. Last Call Neiman Marcus is offering an extra 40-80% off styles all week long.

Coach Id Lanyard

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Coach $65 $45.50

I love the idea of this Coach Id Lanyard. I feel like you know someone who would want it — someone who never has pockets and hates carrying things. At the moment, I cannot quite think of who this is exactly, but I couldn’t resist sharing it with you. Coach’s holiday sale event includes 30% off select styles (including this lanyard) with code SAVE30. The sale is already underway and lasts through December 1 at 11:59 pm PST.

Forever 21 Contrast Hoop Earrings

Gift these Forever 21 Contrast Hoop Earrings to a dark-haired woman in your life. They won’t show up on a blonde.

Rothy’s The Point

I am on a rampage of putting everyone in Rothy’s The Point — or, at least any woman who dresses up and likes to walk. It is the perfect work shoe that can also play. Plus, it’s washable as you may already know. You can read all about it in my Rothy’s Review post, here.  If you’ve never bought Rothy’s before, you can get $20 off your first pair of by Clicking Here.

1901 Pop Clink Fizz Graphic Cotton Blend Tee

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1901 $35

Get this 1901 Pop Clink Fizz Graphic Cotton Blend Tee for your thin friend who rocks the t-shirt blazer look. Nordstrom will, of course, be having their Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, though they don’t yet list everything that will be discounted. Prices start dropping Wednesday, November 27.

WoodLife Prints Personalized Photo On Wood

My editor told me about these WoodLife Prints Personalized Photos On Wood. She got it for a friend and was delighted with the results. We also love that they are based in San Diego.

Hanky Panky Organic Cotton Original Rise Thong w/ Lace

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Hanky Panky $20 $18

These Hanky Panky Organic Cotton Original Rise Thongs w/ Lace are my favorite underwear ever. If the woman you are getting this for is petite, get her the LOW RISE version of this. 

Quay Australia x Elle Ferguson Kim 55mm Heart Sunglasses

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Quay Australia $60 $24.97

Your joyous and stylish niece, friend, or daughter will love these Quay Australia x Elle Ferguson Kim 55mm Heart Sunglasses.

Nic + Zoe Crochet Trim Cardigan

A client favorite, the Nic + Zoe Crochet Trim Cardigan is the perfect gift idea for any woman who wears dresses. It is so much fresher than a “shrug” and doesn’t require any talent, like a scarf. Nordstrom will, of course, be having their Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, though they don’t yet list everything that will be discounted. Prices start dropping Wednesday, November 27.

Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet with Hot Handle Holder

 

 

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Lodge $25.99

 

My best friend gave me a cast iron skillet last year for Christmas and I just thought it was the most wonderful gift. It is the least toxic way to cook a meal and, like me, sometimes someone needs a push to get started. Try this Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet with Red Silicone Hot Handle Holder. I cook my egg and spinach on one every morning.

Forever 21 Drop Hoop Earrings

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Forever 21 $5.90 $3.99

I love these Forever 21 Drop Hoop Earrings in clear and gold. Anything acetate like this is lightweight, but bold. Great for just about any stylish woman in your life.

Nic + Zoe Four-Way Cardigan

The heavier Nic + Zoe Four-Way Cardigan just came out in this luscious green shade that I had to share with you. Nordstrom will, of course, be having their Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, though they don’t yet list everything that will be discounted. Prices start dropping Wednesday, November 27.

Coach Medium Zip Around Wallet

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Coach $150 $105

I just had to add this Coach Medium Zip Around Wallet as well. I’m just really into Coach’s wallets and they make for great gifts. Coach’s holiday sale event includes 30% off select styles (including this wallet) with code SAVE30. The sale is already underway and lasts through December 1 at 11:59 pm PST.

Dogeared 14K Gold Plated Sterling Silver You Are Amazing Moon Glow Pendant Necklace

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Dogeared $58 $24.97

Dogeared is my go-to source for delicate loving necklaces. This Dogeared 14K Gold Plated Sterling Silver You Are Amazing Moon Glow Pendant Necklace will be perfect for so many women in your life.

Lovin’ My Car: Women in the Driver’s Seat by Libby Edelman

Lovin’ My Car: Women in the Driver’s Seat by Libby Edelman is a wonderful coffee table treat. Everyone will love the stories, but I imagine the car hungry women in your lives will love it most.

Forever 21 Crescent Moon & Star Drop Earrings

You can see I am feeling the celestial vibe. Gift these Forever 21 Crescent Moon & Star Drop Earrings to the sparkling, loving young woman in your life.

My blog posts are my honest and personal opinion. Sometimes my content includes products sent from brands or PR firms. In this case, I was sent a sample from Made Terra, Scarflings and Happy Fox Books. I will also mention that Napa Valley Wine Tours by Gwendolyn is owned by my amazing mother. If I am sent something that is unimpressive or boring I don’t write about it. This post is sponsored by oNecklace.

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