This year, I was done with my holiday shopping on December 2nd, out of fear of shipping delays and out of stocks. I bought one gift in a physical store (at Rag & Bone in Georgetown), and all others online, with the help of a few really smart gift guides.
In case you still need some inspiration, here they are (and fingers crossed not everything is out of stock and expedited shipping gets to you in time).
I am not a huge fan of GOOP, but I have to admit their gift guides this year were amazing.
I loved how they were organized by categories and price. Not only did I find a number of gifts, I also discovered a couple of brands I will continue to shop from, including Dear Annabelle (super cute notecards) and Sferra (amazing Italian linens).
I read The Strategist most mornings, and their gift guides for kids 1-10 was a life savior. I love how it is organized by age.
For the really hard people on my list, those who have everything they need or want and buy things themselves when they find something they need or want, this Bloomberg guide was the answer. Lots of kitchen things (aren’t we all cooking more than ever) and lots of “spa at home” things. And of course, because it’s Bloomberg, some crazy beautiful and expensive jewelry that did make me question if I was looking at the appropriate gift guide…
If you are looking to gift beauty, the Forbes “Best Vegan, Cruelty-Free Beauty Picks” gift guide is a wonderful resource. And I am not just saying that because they chose to include my Alchimie Forever Kantic Brightening moisture mask in their assortment.
And finally, I may or may not have bought myself a holiday gift from Ralph Lauren’s Gifts under $150 guide. Just looking at their selection puts me in the holiday mood.
Happy shopping, and happy holidays!
PS – these are all true, unpaid endorsements in case you are wondering – no affiliate program or commissions or ads here!