Alisha's Holiday Gift Guide

Published
November 27, 2020
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Girlfriend Collective
Fig FLOAT Seamless High-Rise Legging
$
68

The FLOAT Seamless High-Rise Legging were designed to be stretchy and comfy enough for max-relaxing but sturdy enough for working out. Toss them on to lounge around and boom, you’re already dressed for that run you may or may not go on.

Jamie Beck
Flowers and Fruits of August Poster
$
50

A beautiful print, from the "Isolation Creation" series by Jamie Beck. We all need more art in our lives and on our walls, don't we?

Ilia
Multi-Stick in Dreamer
$
34

ILIA is probably on the wishlist of every beauty-loving friend you know so...do them a solid and gift this no-brainer, creamy stick of blush and lip color.

Etsy
HERBS Engraves Rolling Pin for Cookies
$
25

Not sure what else to say about this other than the fact that IT IS ADORABLE.

Oui the People
Bath Soak
$
28

Honestly, can I dump this entire bag of bath salts over my life to solve the train wreck that's been 2020? No? K. In any case — a foolproof, calming gift.

Golde
Pure Matcha
$
32

Golde is a Black-owned wellness brand I admire for the quality of their goods and the mission behind the brand. A matcha set is a great stocking stuffer for the friend in your life who might be weaning themselves off coffee (ahem, like me).

CB2
Steamery Black Steamer
$
129

Alright, I admit I don't have this steamer but I've been eyeing it as someone who's been on the hunt for a non-ugly, relatively portable steamer. A luxe self-gift, if you will.

Alex Mill
Nico Chunky Cardigan
$
125

You can't go wrong with a basic, cozy, chunky cardigan.

Lunya
Washable Silk Sleep Mask
$
48

I bought these sleeping masks in bulk to gift the gift of sleep to all my friends. Blocking out sunlight in the morning is key for eking out those critical extra hours of zzz's.

The Qi
Daily Ritual Set
$
59

I love a good gift-able tea set, and this one from The Qi is the most beautiful I've seen.

Papier
Wildflower Notebook
$
27

I ordered a custom journal from Papier earlier this year and I AM OBSESSED by the quality of the binding, cover, and overall design. It also shipped relatively quickly from the UK. Gift this to your friend who's picked up a journaling habit during these...times.

Etsy
Custom Embroidered Face Mask
$
22

I admit I'm a sucker for personalized embroidery (maybe it's the Southern gal in me?).

Olive & June
Pumpkin Spice Latte Set
$
40

The quality of Olive & June's polishes is top notch. This set of pre-coordinated fall/winter vibey colors is a wonderful stocking stuffer for the put-together friend in your life.

Whiled
Ladies Who Lounge
$
37

Puzzles make the best screen-free activity for slowing down. I'm biased (I started this brand...), but this one is vibrant, beautiful, and perfect for escaping reality for a few hours.

Great Jones
Holy Sheet
$
35

A bright blue baking sheet! How could this NOT cause any smiles and joy for your gift recipient?

Brightland
Mini Essentials
$
70

I'm obsessed with my Brightland olive oils. Their new mini collection is perfect for gifting because it already comes in the cutest packaging. Easy peasy for your long-distance bestie!

Omsom
Omsom Bundle
$
55

My friend Kim and her sister Vanessa launched the most badass cooking brand of Asian starters called Omsom. This sampler trio makes an amazing gift because A) the packaging is already on fire, B) the starters themselves taste AH-MAZING and authentic, and C) you're guaranteed some pics of the delicious results from your lucky friend who got this as a gift from you.

Indie Lee
Whipped Body Butter
$
52

Don't we all need some decadent self-care right now? I love the scent and buttery smooth feel of this Indie Lee product — plus, it feels luxe enough to gift on its own.

New York Times
NYTimes Cooking App
$
6

If I didn't already have a husband, I'd probably marry the NYT Cooking app. I appreciate the highly curated, oft-edited recipe collections, and the app in general is a joy to use. This would make a fantastic last-minute (or not!) gift for the budding home cook.

Bookshop
My Korea: Traditional Flavors, Modern Recipes
$
37

I am part Korean and grew up in Korea, so I can attest that this cookbook is the real deal. Approachable recipes for home-style Korean cooking. A great gift for the foodie in your life.

Ghia
Ghia
$
33

My friend Melanie created this beautiful new alcohol-free apertif brand called Ghia. I've gone through 3 bottles of it already — it's a complex mix of flavors for a mocktail where you really won't miss the alcohol. A beautiful gift, worthy of displaying on the bar or in the kitchen!

& Other Stories
Wool Blend Tortoise Button Cardigan
$
89

A great gift for your friend who is up on *all* the latest Instagrammy fashion trends.

Sephora
Maison Louis Marie No.04 Bois de Balincourt Candle
$
34

This is my signature woodsy scent, and one of my favorite candles. It feels like a little luxury, making it the perfect gift for a friend.

& Other Stories
Soft Cashmere Knit Beanie
$
59

I'm a sucker for a good beanie, and this super soft cashmere version in the perfect shade of green would make a foolproof gift.

Mented
Everyday Eye Shadow Palette
$
28

Mented is a Black-owned beauty brand I've had my eye on forever. This eye palette of neutrals plus some shimmers looks perfect for cozy winter vibes.

Madewell
MWL Cloudlift Sneaker Ankle Socks
$
13

Socks get a bad rep as a holiday gift, but I'd be thrilled to receive these non-boring socks as a gift. #smallthrills

Material
The reBoard
$
30

We recently switched out our flimsy cutting boards for these sustainable ones (made from 100% recycled plastic!) and haven't looked back since.

Wild One
Walk Kit
$
98

They just came out with a green colorway, and it's the cutest!

Binu Binu
Soap Set
$
95

I love this fancy box of soaps, inspired by traditional Korean scents.

Margaux
Slippers
$
158

Cute house slippers? Yes please. Would pair well with a house dress or a fancy PJ set.

Indie Lee
Toner
$
34

Hands-down the best toner I've ever used - it wipes off ALL the dirt that your cleanse might have missed. It also isn't too harsh or stripping. (I have oily and acneic skin.)


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