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Gifting — A Guide for the Gals

Have some special women in your life? Whether she’s wifey, bestie, or boss-lady, show her you care at the holidays with some of my favorites. Everything in this guide is handmade, mostly by other women (many of whom are mamas!) as y’all know I am all about shopping and supporting small. Please don’t be offended, Bloomingdales. I will be shopping your glossy shelves as well. But this year at the holidays, I urge you all to try small before you go big. Is that fair? Here’s some incentive:

For Your Kid Sister

I’ll be honest — I couldn’t pick just one. I did recently purchase a set for Willow and myself, and these handmade baubles are just too sweet for the little girls, teenagers, or young ladies in your life. The Bauble Fairy is all about unique and special touches — check her out and pick what works for your person. Bracelets range $12-$18ish.

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For the Newly Engaged (and her Betrothed!)
Does that ring make her look engaged? Uh, yeah it does! Every gal who’s flashing a new bling thing wants to shout it from the rooftops, morning till night. Give your newly engaged friend (and the lucky guy who put a ring on it) this adorable set from Oh! Susannah’s on Etsy, $25 for the set — use code FREESHIP for, you know, free shipping!

For the Gal Who’s Always There

Love each other? Wear it. Nothing’s better than a partner in crime, and you get two in one with this $40 Thelma & Louise set from Pink Box Studio on Etsy.

For the Hustling Mama

Chances are, she drinks coffee like a mother. Add a laugh to her sleepy daily routine with this chic go-cup that keeps her beverage of choice hot and ready for ample morning (or anytime!) sips. We are pretty much obsessed with the Pink Polka Dot CC around here!

For Your Boss

Personalized and pretty desk accessories are much more exciting than a Starbucks gift card (which, hey, she might also need…) I’m totally partial to this cubicle banner from Sis Boom Baa, but if your boss has a legit office (lucky her), a monogramed lucite tray is also a gorgeous choice.

For Your Mama

Oh, mama… Mama, you know I love you. (But nothing in the world could compare to the love you’ve given me, so how about a super-sweet spoon to use for adding honey to tea, and a hug to the heart?)



Yeah, you knew I would get here eventually. Reach for personalized touches and price points you don’t have to fret over. If you’re a working girl about town, you totally deserve some stamped jewelry with a message you can relate to. Newlywed? I love a ring holder — trust me, you’ll need it. Busy mommy? These handmade diaper clutches from Pearl and Co. are absolutely adorbs.