Gift Guide 2017: For The Impossible To Shop For

Happy Cyber Monday! How are we already nearing the end of November?! I say this every year, I’m well aware. Alas, today marks the start of my annual series of holiday gift guides, curated to make your holidays less stressful. First up: gifts for the girl that’s “impossible to shop for.” I know this person well since it’s what most of my friends and family use to describe me. What they don’t know is that I’m honestly quite simple to shop for! I love anything handmade, sentimental jewelry, tech gadgets and can’t live without beauty products. I’ve also never dissed a candle. See? Easy!

1. Madeworn Rolling Stones Tee $160: Vintage inspired cotton-jersey tees, from Madeworn, are super soft and have unique details like felt appliqués.

2. FS Objects Candle Holder $100: Super modern and sleek candle holders that are great styled as a pair.

3. Louis Vuitton Rio de Janiero Guide $37: Just one of a series of Louis Vuitton travel guides that feature themed itineraries, and a hand picked selection of hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, shops and museums.

4. Patch Ya Later Patches $12: Small-batch 70’s-style patches, made on a hand-operated patch machine.

5. Marla Aaron 14k Rose Gold Baby Heart Lock $565: Beautiful rose gold lock that can be worn on a necklace as a pendant or act as a fixture of which to hang more baubles from.

6. Knotted Leather Plant Holder $50: Vegetable tanned leather plant hanger, made in Portland, is designed to hold any sized pot.

7. Alison Lou Tassel Lighter Case $155: A gold tassel case for your lighter. Awesome.

8. Reidel Suede Roller Skates $199: Everyone need’s a pair of retro roller skates, no?

9. Vitruvi Essential Oil Diffuser $119: This gorgeous ceramic aromatherapy oil diffuser is designed to infuse fragrance and to treat everything from colds to low energy with essential oils.

10. Bliss & Mischief Collector Fit Denim $288: Made in Los Angeles from non-stretch deadstock 100% cotton indigo denim, these high waisted button fly jeans were inspired by the quest for the perfect pair of vintage denim.

11. Tata Harper Very Illuminating $40: A pearlescent luminizer is a must have for that dewy and radiant look!

12. Apple Airpods $159: In one word: wireless.

13. Slip Silk Eye Mask $45: Because our eyes (and sleep) deserve the best.

14. Artfully Walls California Dreaming $170: Customize an art print with a wide selection of gorgeous frames from Artfully Walls.

15. Emu Wrenlette Slippers $60: Soft, comfy and cozy. And they come in a multitude of colors!

16. Cuyana Mini Jewelry Case $105: Loving this mini version of Cuyana’s travel jewelry case. Plus, it can be monogrammed!

17. Cire Trudon Abd el Kader Candle $95: Morrocan mint tea in a candle. Best candle, best scent.

18. JFM Brass Match Striker $130: Chic, bold and utilitarian.

19. Staud Bucket Bag $375: My favorite bag of the moment. And just released in pink, white and red!

20. HydroFlask Insulated Water Bottle $37: Hands down, the best leakproof waterbottle.
21. Matte Black Pen $58: One can never have enough high quality pens.
22. Ariel Gordon Signet Rings $450: Small, large, initials, diamonds – love that so much of Ariel Gordon’s fine jewelry is customizable.
23. Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphones $350: Don’t fly without them.
24. L’Object Dice Decorative Box $250: Made from antique brass and lined with suede. So luxe and so beautiful.
25. Impossible Project Polaroid Camera $130: Polaroid is still the greatest instant camera of all time.

26. Vintage French “Qu’Hier Que Demain” 14k Heart Charm $475: “I love you more today and less than tomorrow” . . . does it get more romantic than this vintage love token?

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  1. Michelle wrote:

    Amazing ideas, thank you for sharing them!

  2. You have the best taste!
    Love this round up of gift items!
    The skates, denim jeans, slippers, polaroid camera, staud bag are all amazing….I basically need everything on this list! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. samantha wrote:

    Love this! I am crushing hard on those boot roller skates. What a great find!

  4. Sarah wrote:

    Oh, these are just simply divine! Will you be doing the 12 days of giveaway this year? Asking for a friend….

  5. Dana wrote:

    Great guide! We love all things handmade too, check out our holiday gift ideas for the impossible ones here too 😉
    Our personalised name alphabet glass bead bracelets are in the lead this year, complete with evil eyes, hearts or stardust beads!

  6. ilse colby wrote:

    These are all so good!! That Ariel Gordon signet is gorgeous!!

  7. Joanna wrote:

    Thanks so much for this amazing gift list! I need it! 🙂

    xo, Jo

  8. Nice montage! Cool dice.

  9. Eva wrote:

    I would love anything and everything on this list – but I’m into those matches a lot!

  10. Sylvia Lee wrote:

    I bought these based on your recommendation and they are waaaay too tight. The reviews on the website you recommend all say that too. I think you should do your research better. I assumed that you recommend quality products.