Updated: Dec 3, 2020
Whether shopping for others or treating yourself, there’s no shortage of gifts to purchase this time of year. From affordable to extravagant, utilitarian to excessive, there’s something for everyone. Even something small can make a resonating impact when there’s intention and love behind it. We’ve rounded up some items to get you in the spirit of giving this season!
Typically I’d say this is great for the homebody in your tribe, but these days most of us are bound by the walls of our homes. The aroma of a luxe candle will fill any space, reminding your loved one of you whenever it’s burning.
Le Labo 8.6oz candle, $75
Redoux 9 oz candle, $32
These card games can go from unwrapping to playing in one fell swoop! They’re relationship-based (romantic or platonic), conversation-starting decks filled with prompts to facilitate getting to know the people in your life better.
This brand was spawned by 25 year-old Koreen Odiney and was featured on the popular Facebook Watch show Red Table Talk. You can select from several expansion packs for added nuance.
Born out of the trials of pandemic dating, Serena Kerrigan’s irreverent spin on virtual dating has taken off. She’s the star and producer of the weekly Instagram live show, “Let’s Fucking Date.” This game is the show’s counterpart.
Liven up your late nights with this unique deck of adult cards that promises to “have you and your friends entertained long after the party is over.”
Electronics In this day and age who wouldn’t benefit from an electronic add-on in their lives? A quality speaker, a new & improved screen, or fresh headphones will make any day at home significantly better, Zoom meeting or not. Best Buy is offering different deals every day.
Cozying up with some prime reading material has to be a top five fall/winter activity. Help someone you care about unplug this season by presenting them with a captivating read. And if possible, buy from an independent bookstore to help support small businesses! Our beloved 44, Barack Obama, just released a memoir. “A Promised Land” is flying off shelves at a rate unseen by his fellow White House alumni.
If you find yourself or the person you’re gifting in the fortunate position of being able to safely travel during this time, a trip can be an unforgettable gift. Even if it’s not within the foreseeable weeks, some resorts are offering discounted prices for future vacations. Our very own TGR girl, Omneya, can help you plan your getaway or staycation.
This can be for a streaming service, magazine, CBD oil, almost anything! It’s a convenient, thoughtful gift you can purchase up front for however long you want—3 months, 6 months, a year—or pay as you go.
Clothing & Accessories
Lace your loved ones in some fashion-forward threads to show you care. These looks will take any ‘fit to the next level.
You might recognize Brandon Blackwood’s one-of-a-kind handbags from their appearances on mega-influencers’ Instagram pages. People like Kim Kardashian, Keke Palmer, and Ari Fletcher have all backed the Black-owned brand. Shop the popular ‘End Systemic Racism’ bag here.
On December 11th you can shop the latest drop from The Girls Room Collection. The selection will include uniquely curated sunglasses, earrings, a beach cover up, and more.
If you ask me, you can’t go wrong with a classy bottle of wine...or something a little stronger (as long as the person on the receiving end has a healthy relationship with partaking). Lucky for you, you can arrange for it to be artfully packaged and delivered with just a few clicks. Check out this site that handles premium wine gifting.
The person you gift this to will always have you near while donning this present. With a wide range of pricing, something like this isn’t necessary to drop a ton of cash on unless that’s your preference.
Here at The Girls Room we’re big on journaling (catch our event with Mirtha Michelle on 12/6)! The act of physically writing your thoughts, dreams, ideas, and goals is rewarding and helps to compartmentalize what’s going on in your mind. This journal from Intelligent Change has built-in guided exercises.
What better way to say I love you than a care package full of handcrafted goodies? @mariesthrift x @urban.allure has partnered with over 10 small businesses to bring y’all an exclusive, affordable, and thoughtful holiday gift! This made-to-order package offers various goods including our TGR girl, Danny Seminario, aka Josie the Artist. Choose from satin-lined beanies, sage, CBD products, and more. Order while supplies last.
If shopping gets overwhelming in the final stretch, you can always fall back on the classic, ever-appropriate gift card. Don’t get too lazy, though. Do the minimal legwork of finding and choosing a retailer you know your giftee frequents or will appreciate.