My FAVORITE throw blanket in my house. My Mom had this at her shore house and i just HAD to have one for myself. Wash and dries very nice as well. So so cozy, we all fight over it. It’s also not too hot so you can totally use it in warmer months as well. I love the cable knit/homemade look of it. Only downfall I can say is there are only three color options. This blue (which i own), Ivory, and Blush Pink. Wish it came in more colors. This makes a beautiful gift wrapped in pretty ribbon !!
I can not tell you how many times a day i hear from women how much they love this brush/ hairdryer in one. So what did we do at the salon?? We purchased one for ourselves to try! Verdict is out it is an AMAZING tool. Let me explain- it is a brush and blow dryer in one. So you only need to use tool not two to blow dry your hair. Now would i use it personally in the salon, no, as a stylist a brush and blow dryer is always my preferred method. What i will say is for the average person struggling using their blow dryer and brush combo, this is the perfect gift for you.
Note: I will say if your hair is very long it is probably not a good fit for you or the gift recipient. Extremely long hair just wont work with this. (Think hair down to stomach to give you an idea of how long i mean) Best for short, medium, and medium to long length only.
These are hands down THE best round brush to blow dry your hair. I was skeptical at first because they are longer then the usual round brush BUT thats what makes it amazing ! Hair never gets stuck, it is larger so you can get a bigger section of hair done. Now here is the break down of what size brush you should get. So if you know someone who still likes the classic brush and blow dryer get them this or honestly get it for yourself !!
Short hair : (Above Chin) 1 3/8 “
Medium Hair: (shoulder length- few inches below shoulder) 2 1/8”
Long hair or very curly hair : 3 1/2”
I get asked all the time for blow dryer recommendations. Honestly a good blow dryer will make all the difference in your hair trust me. One thing i will tell you is you do NOT need to spend $400 on a gimmicky blow dryer, thats just insane. Yes i have used that blow dryer and NO it is soooo not worth it at all so please don’t waste your time or money . Now back to this one… if you have normal hair and not insanely curly or thick or if your buying for a young girl this is perfect. Also good for any one with shoulder problems because its so lightweight! Or if your someone where your arms kill by the end of the blow dry this is for you. My friend Kristin at work recommends this to everyone so i went with her advice .. thank you Kristin!
This blow dryer is my own personal blow dryer and I love it. get super hot but has adjustable heat settings. This one is better for thicker more trouble some hair. I use this daily in the salon as well, and love it. Excellent blow dryer for $135, worth every penny, literally does the exact same thing as any expensive blow does. Also ALWAYS use the concentrator that comes with your blow dryer do not throw those away. That protects your hair from the hot coils from touching directly on your hair thats very important. If you have hated every blow dryer in the past get this one. I also gifted this to my mom a few years back she loves it still to this day.
What a nice set of hand creams for only $13! Even better i would break up the set give one to my Mom, a sister, or Aunt. Obviously I would give them something else as well, don’t worry! These come highly recommended from a good friend of mine, that i had to add them to the list.
Hands down THE BEST clear top coat. I have gifted and recommended this to people and everyone of them always rave about it. What a nice treat for your mom. Get Mom a few Essie Gel Polish to go along with this, cotton balls, polish remover, nail file etc. What a cute little package for her to pamper herself.
Note: My personal all time favorite Essie polish color is Ballet Slippers. It’s a classic and will always be in style. It’s a pale classy light pink color.
This was also on my “Teen Girl” list but i have to say i just love these. Super inexpensive and you get three colors to try out. It includes my favorite color Creme Brûlée and Angel food. Any Mom would love these.
Check out this headband. This is perfect for at night after a long day of work and that dreaded “wash your face” insert huge eye roll here. Any who, this little gem will keep all your hair back off your face while washing your face. If you have bangs this is perfect for you to keep everything off your face. Get one for you and Mom. Also did I mention it’s only $9 bucks!
I cant tell you how much i love this stuff. I have been using it for almost a year now. My sister starting using it as well and she equally will now say “Jo i cant go without my Vitamin E. Oil”! Trust me it feels so good on your skin, and will not make you break out, I have acne prone skin and if i can say anything i have had less breakouts. If your skeptical get the small bottle to try or to gift. You only need a few drops, but a small bottle might only last yo about a month or so, if your using it morning and night like i do. Love this product so much.
You HAVE to check this one out. Might not look like much from the picture, but it’s an over sized Vanity mirror, with three addition magnifying mirrors as well. Also my other fave parts are: 1. you can fold in the sides of the mirror to have a clean look, 2: it is battery powered OR can be charged like your phone with a USB cord. I did lots of looking around for a good vanity mirror and this one is where its at. $25. *White Elephant Gift
I had this on my Men’s Guide and i just had to add it here as well, because i just love this bowl. How wonderful is it to not have to worry about those damn shells of your pistachios! This is also great for cherries in the summer time, thats another one i hate having to tote around two bowls if i want to eat them. Is this super affordable too at $12 dollars. *White Elephant Gift
Now i know what your thinking … eh leather gloves?? TRUST ME. My Aunt gifted me these one year and not until i used them was I then like wow I LOVE these. I know it sounds crazy but they keep my hands soo warm and i love the leather it looks so classy / Mom from Home Alone at the same time. Even when i go out for my winter walks to exercise ill be in work out clothes and leather gloves because they are so warm. Funny looking I know but hey girls gotta do what a girls gotta do. $25 Touch screen fingertips as well which is a must for me. Sizing is the only tricky part i would say on average 7-8 is the typical size. *White Elephant (women)
These warm and toasty gloves have THREE fingers that are touch screen! I would not dream of getting a pair of gloves that aren’t touch screen. These are cute yet have a big fuzzy layer inside, and touch screen. $15 (just got myself a pair- this gift lists are becoming a problem for me ! Ha )
I know this one gets mixed reviews, but I personally have this and have been using it for years now and still LOVE it. My Mom, sister, and kids all have them and love them. I personally cant live with out it. I have the Firm, and my kids have the medium, quite honestly you cant tell the difference. I am a side sleeper, or back sleeper…. i guess you didn’t really need to know that but hey now ya know. Any who it was gifted to me for Christmas many years back and ill never go back. Best part and I always recommend this, its machine wash and dry. Why the company (and i agree ) recommends washing and drying it every few months is because it kinda “ rejuvenates” it back to its original self making it feel like a brand new pillow again. Side note: This is NOT for stomach sleepers. I LOVE THIS PILLOW !!!
How nice is this overnight bag for $35. It is lightweight and packable, which I like for storage, i hate huge duffel bags in my closet taking up prime real estate. Perfect for overnight trips, or as a carry on bag for the gal in your life who travels a lot. Comes in four different color combinations. Also has slit in the back to slide it onto your luggage.
I love this make up travel organizer. Main reason i like it is because it has moveable parts to it so if your make up is larger you can make space for that! Also spots for your brushes which i love because i hate throwing brushes into a bag with a bunch of other stuff. Great gift coming in at $19.99. I love this. Great co worker gift or white elephant!
How cute is this gift for the Real Housewives fan in your life !!! $20 makes a really cute gift idea for that huge Bravo fan ￼
Ok .. so funny story. I gave this as a gift to my mom years ago for Christmas. She loved it naturally, fast forward about a year later i needed to borrow her yoga mat for some unknown reason. Well that was about two years ago now and i never gave it back. I actually ended up gifting her a new one. I love it and now it’s the only mat ill use. I do feel like people complain about needing to be “broken in” but i guess because i stole mine from my mom she broke it in for me .. haha.. so I couldn’t tell you, i personally never felt that way. It’s a great gift, and add the yoga towel to bag to this for a REALLY special gift, all for under $100 or at least very close.
I LOVE these towels for when i do hot Pilates. They are usually around $50-$70 dollars. Well thats a no no no for Inspo By Jo. I was on a search to find a nice affordable option, and here ya have it! Now during any hot yoga or hot Pilates class you will not be sliding around, and if your sweating it will also be there to soak up the sweat! These are a must have. So if your mom is a hot yoga gal get her one she will love it.
I personally have these and love them. I’m very, very picky with my leggings. I only wear these and two other pairs which I’ll also link. These have thousands of good reviews. I’m also short and the length is perfect. Great Lululemon dupe. Only $27! I have the size small for reference, so true to size.
These are perfect for the girl who runs outdoors in the winter or any outdoor activity in the winter months. These are the same pants but FLEECE lined. I have them and need them for my outdoor winter walks. They are awesome. Also true to size. I love the color combos of these.
Last but not least my favorite Aerie legging of all time. I have them in every color. They feel like nothing is on your body. If you want to feel “sucked in” maybe these aren’t for you. They are like butter on your skin, that being said for outdoor runs etc. these are very lightweight so might not keep you warm in winter months. Ok long story short they are the BEST. You can usually find them on sale around $25
This yoga mat bag is over sized so it will fit any size mat. Also has pockets for your phone, yoga mat towel, keys, so you can walk into the yoga studio hands free. I’m always juggling a bunch of little things when i walk into the studio so i just sent this to my husband to get me it for Christmas ! I read lots of reviews. I also like the material of this one I didn’t want cotton, for fear if i spilled water on it, I like this material better. Only $18 dollars !
Gifts over $50 dollars
My friend has this and I LOVE it. Looks soooo cute on her and since all i wear is exercise gear literally all day everyday, this is the perfect Vest to throw on to run errands or the bus stop. Super cute!
How nice is this overnight bag for $35. It is lightweight and packable, which I like for storage, i hate huge duffel bags in my closet taking up prime real estate. Perfect for overnight trips, or as a carry on bag for the gal in your life who travels a lot. Comes in four different color combinations.
I honestly need this bag. I had a backpack purse for years and always got compliments on it and comfort wise it was my favorite purse ever. That being said someone please buy me this for Christmas haha. Perfect as a diaper bag for sure, I would have loved this when my kids were little. Now it is expensive, so if your shopping fo yourself like always seem to do around the holidays (I’m the worst) they have a lot of these on Poshmark, but keep in mind no returns on Poshmark and they are used. Just an FYI.
I cant begin to tell you how many compliments i get on my wedding rings. I wanted to have that stacked band look, but not at the cost of 1k each. So years ago i found this gem on QVC and figured I would give it a try. Well i just love it, and people are always saying WOW i love your wedding bands. I wear my rings everyday, never ever take them off. As my profession i do hair, and wear it day in and day out with out any problems of diamonds falling out etc. Keep in mind if one does QVC Diamonique offers a Lifetime guarantee on all their products so you can send it back they will replace it or refund you. This can also be worn alone, its smaller but not too small where it looks stupid worn alone. Makes a beautiful gift. For reference i have had mine for 3 plus years this exact ring, and i have it in silver and gold.
I always wanted a Michele watch for years and a few years back my husband got me one for Christmas, and I ADORE it to this day. Now of course it is a ton of money so i happen to also love the Michele watches in the jelly band! These are much more affordable option, and you can usually find them Nordstrom rack, Last Call Newman Marcus (i included the link just click on watch image) This would be a BIG gift fo her so maybe make sure she would really want it before you invest – haha . But again if anyone would like to get me something this year I’ll take the Navy Deco Style one …. just something small I’m not asking for much.
This line has been all the rage and more then one woman messaged me that they would want something from this line. My one girlfriend especially loves the key holder, for a busy mom she loves it. That would make a beautiful gift topper! the earrings are also beautiful and unique, which i love.
Listen up men who are reading this… no woman wants generic jewelers from Kay jewelers … every kiss does NOT begin with Kay trust me. No offense Kay. Get them a piece that they can wear every day and if fashionable. Whim Jewelry has so many pretty and cool at the same time, pieces of jewelry. I want one of everything from her collection.
You can also check her out on Instagram @whimjewelry. Her pieces are very affordable and make a beautiful gift! These make a nice sister gift or friend gift.
A note from the author :
I hope that you all enjoy this gift guide for her. I found this to be one of the hardest one because women are usually pretty particular so all else fails a spa gift card is always a wonderful gift! I would also like to add a gift to get their hair done is always much appreciated trust me I talk to a lot of women every day and they would all agree. Please remember to relax this holiday season everything always gets done and who cares if it doesn’t!
I personally have this and LOVE it. Had it for months now, and its the best. Keeps a charge for what feels like weeks, and i use mine all the time. THis is the best 50 i have ever spent. Don’t hesitate and get this, if not get it for yourself !