I love giving gifts. I love hunting for the perfect something special that will make my friend or family member smile. And I love giving gifts that have a story and purpose. For my gift guide this year I decided to share 10 special women in my life and how I think about shopping for them. I hope it's helpful and sparks inspiration for the women in your life!
I've also included my top picks to treat yourself with and to gift teachers/co-workers below.
Here are the links in order left to right, top to bottom:
Mom: Seaside Tote + Octagon Minis
My mom is spending more and more time in sunny Florida where she'll be able to use this tote all the time. The Octagon Mini Hoops are also a perfect update to her everyday earring game.
Hannah: Sling Bag, Black + .75" Everyday Hoops
My sister Hannah works a corporate job and is going into the office more and more. Black is the perfect color for her because she can always throw her Sling in her work tote bag and still look professional. These hoops are also perfect for zoom or in person - and are still cute for fun!
My sister Hilary loves to wear cozy knitwear in the winter, especially creams and browns. Gardenia looks so good with these colors, I can't resist! She also recently got a third ear piercing and is loving changing up her ear candy. The .5" Everyday Hoops will be a great addition!
Alex: Flat Hoops
Alex needs an earring that Is as fabulous as she is. She looks amazing in big earrings, but needs them to be lightweight, so these are perfect. The Octagon Earrings would be great too, but she already has them!
Heather Is a badass lawyer who advocates for fairer sentencing for juveniles. She has incredibly great taste, and likes to keep things simple and practical on the jewelry front. These are perfect for her lifestyle.
Susie: Sarah Ring
Susie is one of the coolest women I know and this is totally her vibe. Giving rings as gifts can be tricky, but because the Sarah Ring has a little space, it's pretty forgiving. Pro Tip: size 7 Is probably a good guess for most people. :)
Melissa: Sling Bag, Latte
Melissa is a new mom and could definitely use this hands-free bag for walking with her little babe, since she often has her dog with her as well - 2 hands needed! Latte is a great color for Melissa too - she loves the neutrals!
Christina: Zoe Set
Christina wear a mix of modern, preppy, and vintage and the Zoe Set is as great with a popped collar or a festive holiday dress.
Caroline: Sarah Bracelet
Caroline has always appreciated interesting design and unique pieces and isn't afraid to think outside the box. I think she'd get a lot of use out of the Sarah Bracelet and I can totally see her mixing it with silver jewelry.
Rahel: Sling Bag, Olive
Rahel is a clothing designer and loves color. The olive will be compliment so many of her gorgeous fabrics. She's also about to be traveling for three months, and this is the BEST travel bag.
Top 3 Gifts to Treat Yourself!
I love the Square Ring II and so glad its back in stock for the holidays. Rings are not always easy to buy for someone else, so go ahead and get it for yourself! If you've been holding off on purchasing the Gardenia because you're worried you won't wear It enough, this is your invitation to add to cart. It's so with winter white! And finally, the Mia Earrings are a perfect holiday party earring. Just add your cocktail dress and enjoy!
Top 6 Gifts for Teachers, Coworkers, & Just Because
Teachers are angels on earth and deserve something special this year to let them know how much they are appreciated. Likewise, coworkers are the people who make the daily hustle a little lighter and brighter! These six pieces will work with just about anyone's style and are tried and true favorites.
Other Ethical Brands to shop with:
Echo Vie - vegan skin care
Tatine - amazing candles
Vincent James - beautiful, sustainably made clothing
Driftless Style - fair trade home and gift items
Semicolon Bookstore - Chicago small business