Editor’s Picks: Fashion Reverie’s 2021 Women’s Holiday Gift Guide

As the smoky coldness of winter chills the air, Christmas lights illuminate frost-covered grass in ruby and emerald hues, fireplaces crackle through the night, and gift-givers look for presents that will make the receiver feel as warmly loved as the hot cocoa between their palms. After yet another difficult year, it is important for many to show affection and appreciation for those in their life. Women and men alike want gifts that show that a loved one notices what they like and what makes them happy. Fashion Reverie has curated the perfect gift guide for all women, but especially those who love all things fashion, beauty, and interior design! Many gift ideas are based on top trends in women’s fashion and beauty throughout the year that the woman in your life is likely to love, while others are more sentimental and customizable!

Self-Care and Beauty

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Wintry Spa Night Bundle

As we have been mostly staying at home for a little over a year now, most women have been swapping makeup purchases for skincare purchases. During the holidays, a woman wants to feel pampered, and there is nothing better than trying out a new skincare routine for the face and body. Ouai is a brand that gained a huge amount of popularity this past year with women raving about their hair and beauty products. The brand was created by Jen Atkin, a celebrity hairstylist for the likes of the Kardashians and Chrissy Teigen, who wanted to use her expertise in the industry to create a beauty brand.

While Ouai is best known for its hair products, Fashion Reverie suggests the brand’s “bare necessities” body care gift set featuring “chill pill” bath bombs, a hydrating body cleanser, and an exfoliating brush perfect for a soothing winter spa night! For a post-spa treatment, Fashion Reverie recommends gifting “The Before Bed 3-Piece PM Essentials Set” by Fenty Skin, made by Rihanna. The set features a pore-refining toner, overnight gel cream, and lip balm for the perfect luscious end to a self-care night!

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At-Home Salon Blowout

Over the pandemic, many women have had to be innovative with their hair at home. One huge trend this past year has been to create salon level blowout hair at home. For an extremely luxurious gift,  get the Dyson Airwrap, a 3-time winner of Allure Magazine’s Best of Beauty Award! The hair tool is multi-functional as allows women to curl hair, straighten hair, add volume, and smooth with several available attachments It is sure to make the woman in your life feel even more beautiful than she already is! For a less expensive alternative,  we recommend CHI’s “Volcanic Lava Ceramic Pro Spin N Curl” at a mid-level price or CHI’s “Spin & Curl Ceramic Rotating Curler” at the lowest price level!

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A Signature Scent

Most women yearn for a signature perfume that reflects a unique blend of all of their favorite scents. For an extremely thoughtful gift, take note of all the scents that the woman in your life loves. Some women like classic floral and citrus scents while others like deep woody or spicy scents.

 Pay attention to the candles a woman buys or the smells she comments on when you two are together. Use that info to triangulate on a signature scent that she will be sure to covet. Byredo is a Stockholm-based perfume brand that is focused on the deep-seated connection between emotions and scents. A cult favorite is “Gypsy Water” which is described as a scent that “awakens a dream of a colorful lifestyle made of innate nomadism with woody notes of pine needle and sandalwood associated with intense amber and fresh citrus evoke the fever of gypsy nights spent in the forest.” The scent interlaces bergamot, juniper berries, lemon, and pepper with pine needle, orris, amber, sandalwood, and vanilla for a deep scent perfect for the heart of winter. To sample scents to choose the perfect signature piece, purchase the Byredo Discovery Set which includes rollers of six popular fragrances—Bal d’Afrique, Blanche, Gypsy Water, Bibliothèque, Mojave Ghost, and Rose of No Man’s Land!

Interior Design

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Warm Winter Nights Inside

For many cold nights inside by the fireplace, Fashion Reverie recommends a faux fur heated blanket that offers a calm night and a fashionable touch to any living room or bedroom. A weighted blanket is a thoughtful gift because it reduces anxiety and aids sleep-—two assets both men and women are likely to need after this year. A weighted blanket feels like a warm hug, and any woman is likely to love one as a gift- especially one that doubles as an interior design statement!

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Bring the Museum Home with Sculptural Candles

Women often love candles, especially during the winter season, but instead of giving an ordinary candle, Fashion Reverie recommends a candle that also functions as a sculpture. Anais Candle is a luxury interior design brand known for creating candles that are also gorgeous statement pieces. Bring the MET Museum home with the “Anais Greek Sculpture Present Set,” with a bundle of sculptural candles created by New York local artists. The set includes five candles—a Venus sculpture, a Greek bust, an “amour” candle, and two Roman columns! There are also a variety of sculptural candles available on Etsy.com, so you can treasure hunt for the one that best suits a woman’s interior design tastes!

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A Floral Arrangement That Lasts

If you are in search of a sentimental gift for a significant other, you can never go wrong with flowers! Venus Et Fleur creates floral arrangements with a variety of roses that could last up to a year. The brand’s arrangements are most popular for their long-lasting quality, but they are also well-known for being extremely chic-looking to suit any home as the roses are lined up perfectly in gorgeous Parisian looking hat boxes.

For the most thoughtful floral gift, Fashion Reverie recommends designing your own arrangement by choosing a hat box shape, arrangement style, rose colors, and writing a personalized note! This is the perfect classic gift that a woman is guaranteed to love it, but it is also unique enough to show thoughtfulness!

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Aesthetically Pleasing Coffee Table Books

Coffee table books are always a great gift for women especially if they are picked carefully to show a woman that you are paying attention to her interests and passions. This is Fashion Reverie, so of course we are going to recommend fashion books, however there are plenty of gorgeous books in other categories! The best thing about coffee table books is that many, in fashion especially, are a part of a series of books that women can look forward to collecting and adding to their growing bookshelf. One book set we recommend is the “Little Guides to Style” set featuring Chanel, Dior, Gucci, and Prada. Each book features images of celebrated designs from each house along with text about the designers behind each brand. Other books we love are “The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion,” and “Bill Cunningham: On the Street: Five Decades of Iconic Photography.”

 

Fashion and Accessories

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All Things Faux Fur!

One of the most prominent fashion trends this past year has been covering everything in faux fur from head to toe! This trend became most prominent as celebrities from Gigi Hadid to Rihanna wore floppy Emma Brewin faux fur hats all year round on the cover of Vogue to the streets of New York. Brands of all price levels from Bottega Veneta, Miu Miu, and Marni to Coach, GCDS, and Nike have been covering their fashion pieces in faux fur. For the ultimate trendy gift set, GCDS created a “Fur Lover Gift Box” featuring a bucket hat, the Daily hobo bag and a pair of slippers in their black and white logo. While faux fur is now accepted all year long, this is the perfect set for Christmas to remain fashionable as we move into the frigid temperatures of January and February!

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A Nostalgic Gift

On the same GCDS note, the brand came out with a Bratz collaboration collection on December 1st, taking Gen Z and Millenials back to Christmas mornings in the 90s and 2000s filled with Bratz and Barbie dolls. Who said women still can’t enjoy their childhood? The GCDS collection features two high fashion Bratz dolls adorned in GCDS faux furs, rhinestone body jewelry, and cowboy boots along with rhinestone sweatshirts, mini dresses, socks, bras, and boxer shorts! Fashion Reverie recommends the GCDS x Bratz Drop Earrings, gorgeous golden medallions that offer a throwback while still being sophisticated.

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A Twist on Classic Jewelry with Swarovski

For the women who are not necessarily looking for a nostalgic piece, Swarovski jewelry is the best option for gorgeous high fashion accessories. One Swarovski piece that catches our eye is the brand’s Millenia Crystal Clip that is available as an ear cuff or single clip earring. Both styles covered Harry Styles’ ear on November’s cover of DAZED to unveil his new brand. There are also plenty of other equally gorgeous options on Swarovski’s website to find the perfect statement jewelry piece for the woman in your life!

Comfort, But Make it Fashionable!

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It is very likely that you know a woman who has practically been in her pajamas every single day this year, and Fashion Reverie has the perfect gift for her! Hanifa is a brand dedicated to producing luxurious pieces with bold colors and unique textures. The brand’s Miya Knit Cardigan Dress is as fashionable as it is comfortable with many fashion editors like Elaine Welteroth pairing it with knee-high pointed toe boots to elevate the piece.

Fringed knit hangs from the hem of the dress which is a major fashion trend this past year made popular by Bottega Veneta’s gorgeous shearling yellow fringe coat seen on Hailey Bieber and Rihanna. Hanifa’s cardigan dress comes in eight different luxurious shades—red, heather gray, purple, denim blue, emerald, black, orange, and mustard. Fashion Reverie recommends bundling this gift with a beautiful pair of cashmere socks from Naked Cashmere to round out the look!

Wild West Meets Christmas

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If there is one fashion trend this year that is here to stay for a while it is the craze for fashionable cowboy boots! The western look is especially popular right now (as evidenced by the fringed pieces in our gift guide) and has been worn by Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and Hailey Bieber among many other celebrities. While Fashion Reverie knows that cowboy boots may not be to everyone’s taste, there are a variety of different Western style boots for any woman. Lidia Sophia on Etsy designs cowboy boots for women that come in all different styles from chic to punk. Fashion Reverie recommends the “Cowboy Western Black Boots” for a high fashion bold look with the pointed toe, silver hardware chain details, and handle calf. We highly recommend shopping the whole Etsy page to find the perfect pair!

—Tessa Swantek

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