Thoughtful gift giving is a win-win situation. When you get a gift you love, it makes you feel appreciated by the giver. When you give a great gift, you relish in the joy that comes with makes someone feel special.
There's that warm, cuddly heart-filled-with-joy, big-smile-on-your-face thing that happens, which is one of the most pleasant and wonderful parts of the holidays. It's love, gratitude and celebration all wrapped up with a big bow on top.
I've put together a list of my favorite gifts this season that are considerate, fun and work for all the different types of women on your list.
5. Shoes of Prey Customizable Shoes
This is an ideal gift for someone like your mother or best friend whose style you have nailed down. Whether she loves leopard or lady-like lace, you can create a pair of flats, kitten heels or stilettos that are perfectly her.
If you love the idea, but want to stick on the safe side for someone like your sister-in-law, you can also give a gift certificate to Shoes of Prey.
Side note: If you want the shoes to ship for free, your order will take 4 weeks to arrive, so start designing your pair now!
It's the little details that count, and with Kayu clutches, they'll add a big pop to any outfit. Whether it's a straw clutch for the beach or a brass-and-shell evening bag (below left), these gems don't skimp on the personality.
3. The Blanket Scarf
The thought of a blanket scarf makes me want to curl up on the couch with a glass of red wine and a Netflix movie. What I love about these is that they are just as elegant as they are comfy. One of my clients is heading to Italy next month, so I packed one of these in her suitcase, but this piece could just as easily work when you're running to the grocery store or at the kids' sporting events.
This is a good surprise for the people on your list that appreciate practical gifts. There are many places the sensible gal can wear this, while keeping warm and effortlessly cute. These accessories are also very moderately priced, so if you're looking to spend a little less on a friend, a cousin or for a gift-exchange, this is a great present.
If you follow my Instagram, you know I rave about this jewelry all the time. Nina, the owner and designer, is highly creative with the pieces she makes. I also love that each design is both fashion-forward and easily wearable for every day occasions. Whether you're gifting this to a 19-year-old or a 69-year-old, they will love the delicate nature and super chic art that is Psyche Jewelry.
If you're live in Austin too, pop into Nina's jewelry trailer on Barton Springs to pick out the perfect gifts in-person for your gals.
Services make the perfect holiday gifts, because they are an experience the gals on your list would love, but wouldn't necessary indulge in for themselves.
The Greer Style Tasting is a personalized 90-minute in-home styling session designed to give any woman a fresh perspective on her style and wardrobe.
This session includes amenities such as personal styling, a color analysis and closet clean out, which will leave her feeling excited and energized about her wardrobe.
Whether she loves her style, can't find her style or believes she never had one, I celebrate her for the beauty she is and create outfits that represent that.
I help her develop her unique style, so she feels put together, polished and confident any day of the week. I meet her where she's at style-wise, so whether you gift this to your grandmother or your teenage niece, I give her simple styling tools and outfits based on her preferences, age, desired image and lifestyle.