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22 Elegant and Awesome Gifts for Her

by , November 19, 2020

Finding an awesome gift for the special ladies in your life can be challenging. But we’re here to help, with gifts for her to suit all budgets. Whether they appreciate functional items, a touch of luxury, elegant style, or a mix of all three, these 22 gifts for her are a great place to start your search…

Los Poblanos Lavender Honey Soap (US$12)

Gifts for her: Los Poblanos Lavender Honey Soap

This lavender honey hand soap is an ideal way to indulge in a little everyday luxury. Made in New Mexico on the organic Los Poblanos farm, it features essential oil from certified organic Grosso Lavender and honey from local New Mexican beehives.

Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers (US$16)

Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers

The gift of learning and knowledge is a wonderful gift indeed. And this intriguing book caters to many different thirsts for knowledge. It’s an appealing present for anyone with an interest in wabi-sabi, philosophy, or design.

Vivian Maier: Street Photographer (US$39.95)

Vivian Maier: Street Photographer

Got a photographer on your gift list? This one’s for them. Vivian Maier was a professional nanny with no formal photography training. Yet from the 1950s until the 1990s she took more than 100,000 photographs worldwide across numerous countries but didn’t show anyone her work. Now the extraordinary breadth and quality of her work can be seen right here in print.

Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm (US$25)

Gifts for her: Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm

TLC for your hands is important and that’s what Aesop’s Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm provides. Designed to help hands feel hydrated and prevent rough skin, this version comes in a travel-friendly 75ml so it can go wherever you do.

Kiriko Furoshiki Wooden Clasp 02 (US$25)

Gifts for her: Kiriko Furoshiki Wooden Clasp 02

With their second version of a furoshiki wooden clasp, Kiriko gives you the power to create a bag using any furoshiki or square fabric. The clasp is made in Portland, Oregon, and is a fun pick for those seeking gifts for her that are a little bit different.

Kiriko Tenasen Furoshiki (US$42)

Gifts for her: Kiriko Tenasen Furoshiki

When it comes to multifunctional gifts, furoshiki are hard to beat. These traditional Japanese wrapping cloths can do everything from carrying lunches to wrapping gifts, serving as on-the-go table cloths, or even decorative pieces for your home.

A.P.C. Candle No.3 Toumbac (US$55)

A.P.C. Candle No.3 Toumbac

Candles often feature in gifts for her, but quality can vary. If you’re going for a candle, make it a good one, just like this one which is perfect for sitting back and relaxing with spicy notes of tobacco and cloves. It’s made in France and provides a burn time of 50 hours.

Alchemy Equipment AEW209 Summer Wool Blend Sleeveless Top (around US$62)

Alchemy Equipment AEW209 Summer Wool Blend Sleeveless Top

Searching for gifts for her that blend style and function? This versatile top is easy to dress up or down and features an eco Teflon® coated Portuguese wool blend with a pleated neckline and semi-tailored fit. The packable top is also crease-resistant, water repellent, and stain-resistant, making it a savvy addition to a travel wardrobe too.

Bellroy Dopp Kit Premium Edition (US$99)

Gifts for her: Bellroy Dopp Kit Premium Edition

Add a luxurious touch to travel setups with the Bellroy Dopp Kit Premium Edition. It features environmentally certified leather and recycled fabrics, with a water-resistant lining for easy cleaning. Interior mesh pockets and a magnetic toothbrush sleeve create order while you’re on the go and make it easy to grab items without rummaging.

Nike Blazer Mid ’77 W (US$105)

Nike Blazer Mid '77 W

Nike’s Blazer Mid ’77 is a great pick for people who love retro style and everyday comfort. The shoes nod to Nike’s old-school basketball shoes and feature leather uppers, suede overlays, and a padded collar and tongue.

Soko Hewa Pendant (US$108)

Soko Hewa Pendant

This sleek, elegant Hewa Pendant easily alternates between daily wear and a night on the town. The ethical jewelry brand and B-Corp Soko connects marginalized Kenyan artisans to a global marketplace. Kenyan artisans handcraft the pendant with 24k gold plated brass to create a piece that brings chic elegance to any outfit.

Coyuchi Cloud Loom Robe (US$148)

Gifts for her: Coyuchi Cloud Loom Robe

Fancy walking around in a cloud of comfort? Now you can with this super-comfy robe. It uses 100% organic cotton spun with the Aerospin process to create a soft, absorbent, yet smooth fabric ideal for post-shower/bath plushness.

Onsen Bath Bundle (US$156)

Onsen Bath Bundle

A good towel is great at drying you. A great towel is great at drying you and itself. Counterintuitive? Not with this Onsen Bath Bundle. The towels are made with an oversize waffle weave that offers excellent absorbency and is also quick-drying to prevent musty smells, mold, and mildew. The set includes two bath towels, two hand towels, and two face towels, made with Oeko-Tex certified 100% long-staple cotton.

Bang & Olufsen P2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker (US$175)

Bang & Olufsen P2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

This carry-friendly portable Bluetooth speaker is stylish, compact, lightweight at 275g, and ready to roam with its splash and dust-resistant build. Playback can be controlled with an easy tap or shake and the speaker offers up to 10 hours of battery life.

Bellroy Folio (US$179)

Gifts for her: Bellroy Folio

Bills, cards, coins, a smartphone…Bellroy’s Folio can hold all of this and more. The leather wallet features multiple slots and pockets to store items separately while keeping them readily accessible, including a magnetic coin pouch. All in a slim format that also comes with an RFID-blocking lining for added protection.

WP Standard Vintage Leather Tote Bag (US$205)

Gifts for her: WP Standard Vintage Leather Tote Bag

Clean, multifunctional, and built to last, the WP Standard Vintage Leather Tote Bag isn’t afraid to work hard while looking good doing so. It uses 100% full-grain leather and features an interior drop pocket for quick-access items. Whether you use it as a work bag, market bag, travel bag, or general about-town bag, it’ll carry strong for years to come.

Kobo Oriza Wool Herringbone Muffler (US$225)

Kobo Oriza Wool Herringbone Muffler

Who said art and functional clothing couldn’t be one and the same? This beautiful scarf is made in Japan using a one-of-a-kind Kijaku Ichiretsuki loom. The loom can only complete 30 scarves a day but what it lacks in speed it makes up for in excellent quality, comfort and warmth.

Ally Capellino Oversized Lambswool Jumper (around US$258)

Ally Capellino Oversized Lambswool Jumper

When it’s time to get snuggly in laid-back style, do it in this Ally Capellino Oversized Lambswool Jumper. It’s knitted in Scotland and uses 100% brushed Shetland lambswool. The jumper features a ribbed crew neck, cuffs, and hem and raglan sleeves.

Stash Baguette Crossbody (US$299)

Gifts for her: Stash Baguette Crossbody

If you’re looking for a carry gift with character, the eye-catching Stash Baguette Crossbody is a winner. It’s made in Texas using premium North American Bison leather and features a live edge and antique brass zip closure. The bag comes with a removable and adjustable strap that allows for a variety of carry options.

Thisispaper Yenisei Abakan Backpack (US$335)

Thisispaper Yenisei Abakan Backpack

The Yenisei Abakan Backpack features a striking, pared-back silhouette that will turn more than a few heads. But it backs that style up with durable construction and premium materials. The backpack is made by hand in Poland using premium vegetable-tanned leather. It secures with a weatherproof YKK zipper and includes a choice of interior pockets for organizing small essentials.

Ally Capellino Mini Lock Boundary Leather Crossbody Lock Bag (around US$390)

Ally Capellino Mini Lock Boundary Leather Crossbody Lock Bag

This chic and compact crossbody bag carries essentials in undeniable style, while its durable construction will provide many years of trusty use. It’s crafted in Spain using Italian vegetable-tanned leather and bridle leather detailing. The bag has an adjustable shoulder strap, zippered back pocket, and brass flip lock.

Ally Capellino Nico Soft Frame Bag (around $596)

Ally Capellino Nico Soft Frame Bag

We’re in the realms of luxurious gifts for her, no doubt, but if you have the budget for it and are looking for a bag that exudes class and quality, this is a fine choice. The Nico Soft Frame Bag from British brand Ally Capellino features dual storage compartments with frame and zippered openings respectively. It’s crafted with Italian vegetable-tanned leather and includes a carry handle and an adjustable shoulder strap.


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