Holiday Gift Ideas for YOU


woman opening a present

If you are anything like me, you have been slowly socking away holiday gifts for all those special people in your life.  And the minute your spouse/parent/anyone asks what you want, you draw a blank. Don’t get me wrong—there are things I want, but not necessarily holiday-present-worthy want.  

I’m always happy to get a gift card for a massage or facial, especially if it comes with an extra “coupon” that gets me out of planning the babysitter or making dinner the same day. But if you’d rather open a special present this holiday season,  then here are some ideas to share. Remember, you deserve just as great a present under the tree or menorah as you get for everyone else! 

Dagne Dover Bags

Dagne Dover Dakota bag

These bags were created by a group of women during their time at Wharton Business School out of what they felt was missing from bags already on the market.  They have versatile work bags with the perfect amount of pockets, but what I am asking for this holiday is the Dakota backpack. They are neoprene, so super easy to clean and spills just bead off.  The packs come in three sizes and ten colors (ten!). They also have a diaper bag/backpack combo.  I’ve been riding my bike to take my kids to school a lot, so I need something bigger than a fanny pack (they have those too—traditional or flat Scout pouch).  I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Golden Goose Sneakers

Golden Goose Sneakers

I know, these sneakers are part tacky—part you have to have them. I struggle with wanting these myself, but I promise, these sparkly-and-dirty-at-the-same-time sneakers are not going anywhere anytime soon.  I can’t rationalize spending $500 on a pair of sneakers that I won’t even use to work out, but that’s why this is on my gift wish list and that’s what the holidays are for! If you’ve been eyeing them on the other moms at drop off, now’s the time to put them on your list!

Lele Sadoughi Headbands

Lele Sadoughi Headbands

The Lele Sadoughi headbands are in the same vein as the Golden Goose sneakers.  Kate Middleton is even wearing this style headband everywhere! I’m sure you have seen them, both genuine and knock offs, but the real deal really is different. The sides don’t pinch your head and the top is the perfect height. They are also doing a collaboration with J.Crew right now, so you can even get a matching one for your mini-me.  Go for a neutral though—it will give you some longevity.  

Slipsilk™ Pillowcase

Slipsilk PillowcaseAs I’m approaching my mid-thirties, I will try anything to help prevent new wrinkles! I’ve been hearing a lot about the Slipsilk pillowcase. But $100 for a pillowcase? Not a casual purchase in my house, so I put it on my list!  

Tiffany & Co Advent Calendar

Tiffany Advent Calendar

If you’re feeling very extra this season, there is always the Tiffany & Co advent calendar.  It features 24 unique gifts housed in a replica of their Fifth Avenue Flagship location.  The price is rumored to start at $150,000, but you’ll need to email to confirm that!  

Happy shopping!


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