I’m sure my husband isn’t the only one who breaks out in a cold sweat when it “gift giving season” comes around. We’ve been together for 13 years but he will attest that it has yet to get easier to purchase a gift for me. Ooops! I personally think I’m pretty easy to buy for (I mean walk into Target and pick out something and chances are you’ll score) but I think most of the men in our lives struggle a little bit figuring out what exactly we want. Sure, some men will pop into the jewelry store (and I’ll include some jewelry ideas) and pick out something bright and shiny (none of us will complain about that) but I think more often than not we want something practical we can use daily and is going to make our lives a little easier or more enjoyable – right? Or maybe this is just a sign that I’m officially in my 30’s and no longer have the 20’s mindset… Regardless, here’s a little gift guide of what I think are some ladies’ favorites! Let’s see if you agree!
Keurig K250 Single Serve, Programmable K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker (Turquoise)
A Slim and Sleek Keurig Single Serve Coffee Maker, the Keurig K250 brews a rich, smooth, and delicious cup every time with the quality you expect from Keurig. With a strength control setting for a bolder brew, and multiple K-Cup, K-Mug, and K-Carafe pod brew sizes, you can customize your settings to get your perfect cup. Plus, an easy-to-use touch screen makes your brewing experience stress free. Whether you like your coffee strong, mild, decaf, or flavored, you can brew all of your favorites with the Keurig K250 – and with large 48oz water reservoir, you can brew 6+ cups before having to refill. Discover hundreds of K-Cup pod varieties from all of the brands you love, including Green Mountain Coffee, Starbucks, and Lipton, and enjoy coffee, tea, hot cocoa and more.
First of all, it’s turquoise so we’re already winning there. 😉 No, but really it does come in different colors (a girl has to have options) so if turquoise isn’t your thing – there are quite a few different options to choose from. I’m actually not a coffee drinker anymore (GASP!) but I am a major hot tea drinker (multiple cups a day) and I LOVE having my Keurig to fix me a perfect temperature cup of tea! My husband is a coffee drinker and loves the K-cups so it’s a perfect addition to our kitchen counter. I think it will be for yours, too.
Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker
Instant Pot is a smart Electric Pressure Cooker designed by Canadians aiming to be Safe, Convenient and Dependable. It speeds up cooking by 2~6 times using up to 70% less energy and, above all, produces nutritious healthy food in a convenient and consistent fashion. Instant Pot Duo is a 7-in-1 programmable cooker, it replaces 7 kitchen appliances as it has the functions of a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker & warmer. 14 built-in smart programs (Soup, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chili, Poultry, Sauté, Steam, Rice, Porridge, Multigrain, Slow Cook, Keep-Warm, Yogurt, Pasteurize & Jiu Niang) cook your favorite dishes with the press of a button.
I keep hearing over and over about how absolutely amazing this little device is. All over social media I see the most delicious recipes being whipped up in this little baby in such a short amount of time (and ladies, is that not the biggest selling feature here – anything to make life a little easier!) I also have been hearing amazing things about the Air Fryer but for sake of not having too many new kitchen gadgets I’m going for the Instant Pot this Christmas!
KitchenAid KSM150PSPK Artisan Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield (Pink)
Choose from over 20 different colors of the KitchenAid Artisan Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer for the one that perfectly matches your kitchen design or personality. Easily make your favorite cakes and multiple batches of cookie dough with the 5-quart stainless steel mixing bowl with comfortable handle. With 10 speeds, the standmixer will quickly become your kitchen’s culinary center as you mix, knead and whip ingredients with ease. And for even more versatility, the power hub fits optional attachments from food grinders to pasta makers and more.
Are we sensing a theme here yet? I like pretty things for my kitchen. But who doesn’t? I mean let’s be honest cooking is more fun when you’re doing it with pretty appliances! Like this pretty KitchenAid Mixer that comes not only in pink but over a dozen more colors, too!
Vitamix 5300 Blender (Black)
The 5300 offers power and convenience, with a 2.2 HP motor and a low-profile, 64-ounce container that fits easily under most cabinets.
I’ve had this Vitamix blender for a few years now and absolutely love it and never have had any issue with it at all (and use it daily.) I listed the refurbished option because I always try to go for a deal and refurbished items are a great way to get one! There is a lot of talk about which blender is the best – well, I’ve had them all and Vitamix takes the winning title! From making shakes, to pie mixtures to soups – it does it all with ease!
Dyson V7 Motorhead Cord Free Vacuum
The Dyson V7 Moorhead cord-free vacuum has 75 percent more brush bar power than the Dyson V6 cord-free vacuum. Engineered for all floor types, the direct-drive cleaner head drives bristles into the carpet to remove ground-in dirt. The Dyson V7 Moorhead cord-free vacuum quickly transforms to a handheld for quick clean UPS, spot cleaning and cleaning difficult places. Cleans hard floors with extra power for carpets.
This is another device that I already have and LOVE. Mamas, you know better than anyone how quickly a mess can manifest in your house. Whether it’s your kids taking off their sneakers that mysteriously are filled with buckets of sand or the Cheerios that somehow left their rightful place in their bowl and wound up on the floor a mess can happen in less than 5 seconds, multiple times a day, every day. THIS vacuum has been my saving grace! It’s cordless so not having to worry to drag out the long cord and find an outlet (that is conveniently located by the mess) is awesome. Plus, guys, I’m such a sucker for packaging and I can’t help but love that this is pink! Dyson is pricy but it’s by far the best vacuum brand I’ve ever used!
Clarisonic Mia 2 Skin Perfecting Starter Holiday Gift Set
Clarisonic’s patented micro-massage motion works within skin’s natural elasticity to gently remove the impurities traditional cleansing methods leave behind. Cleanses 6x better than with your hands alone in just 60 seconds. Skin is softer, smoother and more beautiful. Prepares skin for better absorption of creams, moisturizers and flawless makeup application. The new Clarisonic Sonic Foundation Brush has ultra-long, wavy fibers that get a better grip on formula and gently micro-blend your makeup 300 times per second for the smoothest application.
Mini spa treatment every single night with this baby! The Clarisonic is by far the best investment I’ve made into my daily skincare routine! I personally have the Mia Fit 2 but this little holiday bundle is awesome and the biggest difference between the Mia 2 and the Mia Fit is the size. I like having the smaller one to keep on my shower shelf but it’s really just a preference! They both will leave your face feeling so fresh and so clean, clean!
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer in Grey/Pink
Dyson’s Supersonic Hair Dryer uses intelligent heat control technology to help to prevent heat damage to your hair, preserving its natural shine. This high-speed and powerful hair dryer works to straighten and smooth delivering beautiful silky hair.
Can we talk about the ultimate blow dryer? I know, Dyson (as seen above) makes you think about vacuum cleaners… But they’ve emerged into the “hair care” territory with this cutting edge technology blow dryer that prevents heat damage to your hair and drys it in half the time of a regular blow dryer! I need/want this under my tree! Plus… It’s on the Bed Bath & Beyond website so make sure you grab your 20% off coupon for this one!
LUSH Christmas Bathtime Favorites – Bath Bomb Set
Have a bath lover on your list this year? Christmas Bathtime Favorites is here to make them happier than a bath bomb in the tub! We packed this festive reusable box with almost all of our limited edition holiday bath bombs. Inside you’ll find fizzing treats that’ll soak away the stress of holiday shopping, get you party-ready, or treat you to a soothing, softening soak in the tub. There’s a bathtime indulgence for every mood and occasion.
Who doesn’t love bath bombs? And LUSH bath bombs? THE BEST! This bath bomb set is EPIC and any woman that loves a bath will be overjoyed to get this under the Christmas Tree! I know I would!
Tiffany Twist Knot Pendant
Pendant in sterling silver. On a 16″ chain.
I have yet to meet a woman that doesn’t swoon at the sight of a Tiffany Blue Tiffany’s box! This Tiffany Twist Knot Pendant necklace is a simple, chic classic that is guaranteed to make you lady swoon! And if you’re feeling extra generous, grab the pair of matching earrings, too!
David Yurman Cable Classics Bracelet
Sterling silver and 14-karat yellow gold Faceted amethyst Cable, 5mm wide
Another stunning classic from one of the masters of jewelry himself, David Yurman! I have always loved the simplistic elegance of David Yurman’s designs that can be dressed up or down, rendering it timeless and chic! Any of the gemstones would look beautiful on this sterling silver cable bracelet!
Apple Watch 38mm Rose Gold Aluminum Case with Pink Sand Sport Band
Whether you choose a Series 1, 2 or newest 3 I think your lady will be SO excited to receive an Apple Watch under the tree (especially in rose gold). I personally went for the Series 2, it’s $100 less than the Series 3 and based on the differences (including below) it felt like the better option for my personal needs for the watch!
Design: The design is almost identical, with only a tiny, fractional change in size. That’s impressive considering the Apple Watch 3 has a new LTE antenna and altimeter crammed inside. The Apple Watch 3 can be easily identified by its red digital crown.
Specs: The Apple Watch 3 promises 70% faster performance and 85% better Wi-Fi performance and 50% better wireless energy efficiency. It also includes an LTE cellular connection for the first time and an altimeter for elevation data during outdoor activities.
Battery life: Battery life is said to be the same between both models.
End of the day, it’s totally up to you and what you think you need (or your lady wants) in the device! I also have to include this awesome little Apple Watch & iPhone Dock (in rose gold) that I scooped up that is perfect for the night stand definitely completes the gift set for this one! And while I’m on (rose gold) extras I have to mention these Wireless Ear Buds that I also scooped up (stocking stuffer) that are amazing and definitely fit the theme we have going over here!
All-New Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD and Alexa Voice Remote (2017 Edition)
Fire TV connects you to a world of entertainment. With a compatible 4K Ultra HD and High Dynamic Range (HDR) TV, watch as thousands of movies and TV episodes come to life in vibrant colors and detailed contrast. Find your favorites with universal voice search across more than 190 integrated channels and apps or discover new content with personalized recommendations on the home screen.
What woman doesn’t want the ability to stream all her shows (and workouts) commercial and hassle-free right from their TV? This little power-stick has been one of the best purchases I’ve ever made to have instant access to new release movies, binge-worthy series and all of my workouts at the tip of my fingers.
iRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi Connectivity
Connect to clean from anywhere with the Roomba 690 robot vacuum. The patented 3-Stage Cleaning System is specially engineered to loosen, lift, and suction everything from small particles to large debris from carpets and hard floors. Dirt Detect sensors alert the Roomba robot vacuum to clean more thoroughly on concentrated areas of dirt. Just press clean or schedule Roomba on the go with the iRobot Home App.
I don’t know about you but having a robot whiz around my house that cleans my floor basically sounds like a dream come true. This has been one of my most favorite purchases ever and something every lady of the house needs!
Well, I could keep going (and going, and going) but I’m going to end it here! I hope some of these were helpful and got the wheels turning on what to get your lady (or what to ask your loved one to get for you!)