Gifting is one of my favorite things- but it can be tough! Everyone has different interests & lifestyles, you know? Plus, we live pretty far from most of our friends & family because #militarylife so things I can ship directly to them is a bonus! One less trip to the post office? Yes please! Keep reading for tons of ideas for the women (& men, not discriminating!) in your life!
For the Whimsical Crafter
I love crafting SO MUCH but to gift a bunch of separate pieces is tough! & to someone who wants to be crafty but doesn’t have a lot of time or gets overwhelmed…oh hey that’s me! These book kits from Cross Stitch Creations are GENIUS! & personalized to your recipient too! Each kit contains a book offering clear, step-by-step instructions plus full-color photographs for twelve projects, along with all the materials to make two finished projects. The patterns range from easy to challenging; perfect for both novice crafters & cross stitch experts alike.
Cross Stitch Creations Classic Disney has the sweetest ideas including Minnie Mouse, Mickey, Peter Pan, Dumbo, & more.
Cross Stitch Creations Fine Art again has 12 patterns & is a personal favorite with options for ideas from some of the finest artists & famous artwork.
& for someone with more whimsy, Cross Stitch Creations Natural Splendor is a beautiful choice with lots of simple, nature-inspired cross stitch patterns like mushrooms, bees, & plants!
For the Wannabe Chef
Cooking is fun for me- but not for everyone else. While I have a nerd-like fascination with Thai cooking…I realize that is kind of specific! When gifting, I like to think about the recipient (family? funky? vegan?) & tailor my choices a bit. But here are 3 books I think pretty much any gal would love!
Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day by Leanne Brown is perfect for new moms like me, the finance conscious, & anyone looking to eat healthy on a reasonable budget! It is all about using kitchen skills & techniques- not blowing money! & is very conscious of food allergies & preferences as well.
Granny PottyMouth’s Fast as F*ck Cookbook: Tried and True Recipes Seasoned with Sass by Peggy Glenn is described as “a lazy person’s dream with tasty AF dishes that require no effort” & if that doesn’t appeal to some of your friends…we have very different friends! Simple but actually really practical, you’ll find recipes like life-tested favorites Effin Amazing Chicken, Bad-Ass Beef, & over 75 more options from Granny PottyMouth herself!
Unicorn Food: Beautiful Plant-Based Recipes to Nurture Your Inner Magical Beast by Kat Odell is one of my new favorite finds! Clean eating gets a bad reputation- snooty, boring, & sometimes cliche if you aren’t into it. BUT this book is unique & is super colorful which is my favorite!
For the Gal Who Needs a Break
New mom here- & believe me when I say anything that inspires me-time or relaxation is so appreciated. Bath bombs are great…if you have time to sit & appreciate them. But these days…I have to plan me-time or snag it whenever I can. Here are some gifts to foster that with notes of knowledge & purpose!
Should we talk about this shirt first? I feel like we must! This Women’s Raw Edge Racerback from LookHuman is LIFE! Seriously. Yoga Pants, Makeup Tutorials, & Wine are my favorite pastimes. I’m practically a professional. Plus this is pre-shrunk, super comfy, & comes in a variety of colors!
When it comes to hobbies- there’s a lot out there! But here are three book options to look into that are very different!
While yoga isn’t really a hobby I guess, I’m putting it here anyway. Yoga Fan: Practice Guide For Everyday isn’t your average book, & I still reach for it consistently over YEARS of use! Tons of excellent information, from beginner to advanced. Plus…not easily torn up.
Brush Lettering Made Simple: A Step-by-Step Workbook to Create Gorgeous Freeform Lettered Art by Chrystal Elizabeth is a new find- & I’m pretty obsessed! I never really learned to write “pretty” & as an adult…I want to learn! It sounds silly to learn to write as an adult perhaps, but these are skills I actually use! She teaches you everything from how to connect letters to basic shaping & even some of the popular brush lettering techniques!
This one might not sound as fun, but stick with me! Healing Herbal Infusions: Simple and Effective Home Remedies for Colds, Muscle Pain, Upset Stomach, Stress, Skin Issues and More by Colleen Codekas is a unique take on hobbies, but I think it is super informative & something any of us can use! It is all about naturally treating things within the human body & even includes DIY pampering ideas!
For the Manicured Social Butterfly
Normally I wouldn’t recommend an entire collection to be giftable for anyone on your list- but if she loves polish there’s something here that’ll make her heart flutter! The Zoya Barefoot Collection is a beautiful mix of creams, shimmers, metallics, brights, nudes, & really hits every note! Zoya Walker is that gorgeous bold blue, Dallas is a special effect topper glitter. Keira is a stunning taupe metallic! Check them all out!
Speaking of things I adore- crystals are my jam. & I’m so excited to see things being a bit easier to find & more mainstream! All of these pieces are from LookHuman where they have over 100,000 unique designs from creators & artists all over the globe. The customer service is beyond & the amount of unique pieces for anyone on your list- everything from nerds to LGBT to stay at home moms like me! My Yoga Pants, Makeup Tutorials, & Wine Shirt is obviously the greatest. I am completely in LOVE with my Watercolor Crystal Gemstone Bag as well. If I could live my whole life in watercolor…that’d be great. & if you or your friend loves crystals & coffe/tea/liquids that go in mugs…then you’ve got to check out this Crystal Mom Mug!
There’s nothing I look forward to more every month than a great subscription! & here’s 3 to consider! Boxycharm is one I’ve had for quite awhile & is beauty-based. The value is always huge. CLICK HERE to see my most recent box as an example! Glossybox is also beauty-based but tends to skew more luxury. CLICK HERE to see my most recent box. Splendies is a unique twist- new undies every month in both straight & plus sizes! I was gifted this after my baby & it was so nice to be back in regular clothes!
This amazing robe from Krown Robes! It is made from 100% cotton & actually has the turban attached! Why didn’t I think of that?! Check out more here on their website!
See any gifts here you’d love to get? Or give? Or both? Because you’re deserving of a present too! Ha!