The Best Gift Ideas for Women (2020): Meaningful, Thoughtful Holiday Gifts for Your Mom, Grandmother, Wife, Sister, Best Friend, Daughter…

The Best Gift Ideas for Women 2020

Welcome to the holiday gift guide for women! We love helping you come up with great gift ideas to show the women in your life how much they mean to you. 

The name of the game for this year’s holiday gift guide for women is meaningful: what are the most thoughtful gifts I can give to my mom/sister/best friend/etc? And–hint, hint–the most meaningful gifts your husband/kids can send your way ;). We know they’re going to be asking you! 

It’s no secret that we’re a fan of small businesses, so we’ve made sure to include lots of great shops you can support this holiday season (but, we’ve included a few Amazon picks, too). 

Whatever you give this year, what’s important isn’t the gift–it’s the connection. Take a moment or two to say or write how much that person means to you. She’ll cherish it deeply. 

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(Hint: does your loved one LOVE essential oils? We’ve also got a gift guide for EO lovers here–it’s pretty fantastic, if we do say so ourselves. AND! Check out our great gift guide for men right here.) 

Ok! Let’s get on with our awesome gift list! 

23 Gift Ideas for Women (2020)

1. Affirmation Cards | Casey Wiegand 

This BEAUTIFUL set of 62 affirmation cards from artist and Instagrammer Casey Wiegand is such a perfect gift for any woman! The cards are high-quality and lovely enough to be displayed, but also perfect for journaling with and setting intentions with first thing in the morning. It’s a sweet way to let almost any woman know she matters, she’s worthy, and she’s loved. 

2. All Together Tee | Jena Holliday 

Jena Holliday is an artist and mom of 2 in Minnesota. Her work is filled with warm, joyful paintings of women, children, and mothers. Jena was inspired by the women of color in her life, and wanted them to feel seen and loved through her work. We have major, major heart eyes for Jena’s mugs and prints–but it’s the All Together Tee that we’re buying for all the women (and *cough* ourselves) in our lives right now. 

3. Essential Oil Leather Zipper Pouch in Rose Gold | Magnolia Leatherworks 

It’s all in the details–and the details on this buttery-soft, rose gold leather pouch are stunning. Even the little loops to hold your essential oils in place inside this bag are made from leather, but that isn’t surprising when you realize this small shop’s commitment to quality. This is a beautiful gift for any woman, but especially that woman who already has everything! 

4. Gemstone Facial Roller | Whimsy + Wellness 

Facial rollers are natural ways to improve lymphatic drainage and circulation (oh hey rosy glow), but what’s really awesome about these particular facial rollers is how unique they are! They come in beautiful crystal options beyond the standard jade and rose quartz–like dalmatian stone (!!!) and lapis lazuli (swoon). Tiger’s eye, for example, is a crystal that often signifies strength and power–choose a tiger’s eye gemstone facial roller to gift a strong woman in your life, and remind her to take the time to care for herself! 

5. A Donation to a Wonderful Charity On Her Behalf 

This is really one of our favorite gifts to give that woman who already has anything–and honestly, we love receiving it as a gift, too! 

There are so many wonderful charities to gift to, but here are just a few awesome ones: 

6. Golden Hour All-in-One Palette or Beyond Gloss Trio | Beauty Counter 

Beauty Counter is another incredible woman-owned company, and has become the gold standard for clean beauty and skincare! The Golden Hour Palette or the Beyond Gloss Trio are such sweet ways to remind a special woman in your life that she’s seen and loved. Treat her to something special she wouldn’t buy for herself! 

7. Fuzzy Crisscross Slides | Aerie  

Nothing says “I love you” quite the way a ridiculously soft, comfortable, fuzzy pair of slippers says it. Say it loud and proud with these super cute slides from Aerie! She’ll thank you all day, every day this winter…

8. Sleep Set | Knix  

Knix is another woman-founded company dedicated to creating truly amazing underwear, bras, and all sorts of other great things for women. Knix is dedicated to inclusivity (this gorgeous, super well-rated sleep set comes up to XXXL) of all kinds–scroll their website or socials, and you’ll see women with all kinds of skin colors and ethnicities, body sizes, ages, and abilities. If you’d really like to get a little cheeky (pun totally intended 😉 with your gift, you can give your sister/friend/grandmother a gorgeous new wireless bra (ain’t nobody got time for wires) or some cute new undies

9. SHE CAN 4-Pack Sampler | McBride Sisters Collection 

Calling all wine lovers! McBride Sisters Wine Collection is an African-American-owned wine company run by two sisters who met each other after their dad died–and discovered a mutual love of great wine! The SHE CAN collection honors the women’s mothers and daughters (and looks delicious), but also check out the McBride Sisters Wine Club! Whatever you order for the woman in your life, the McBride Sisters will take it up a few notches!   

10. Feelings Collection Bracelet | Put on Love Designs 

Chelsea, the owner and designer at Put on Love Designs, creates beautiful diffuser jewelry from crystals and faux suede. Each bracelet or necklace rises up to help you face whatever the day brings. You can choose a bracelet based on feeling (confidence or happiness, for example) and add your own essential oils to the crystals or suede daily. 

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11. Mamuye Classic Tote | ABLE 

What makes a beautiful gift even more personal and inspiring? When you know it helps somebody else. Did you know that fashion is the largest global employer of women, but 98% of fashion employees don’t earn enough to meet their basic needs? Sustainable, Fair Trade company ABLE aims to change that by paying liveable wages for all its employees (you can check that because the company publishes its lowest wages!). As if all that weren’t good enough, check out this goooorgeous hand-crafted, distressed leather tote bag. If this doesn’t win the holidays for you, we don’t know what will! 

12. Dusk Gemstone Rollers | Whimsy + Wellness 

We have a whole entire list for the essential oil lovers in your life, but just about anybody will go all heart eyes over this set of ombre earthy pink hues. You can order the set with the glass roller beads, but we recommend ordering them with gemstone tops in white howlite, rose quartz, peach moonstone, rhodonite, and carnelian–it’s hard to describe how really beautiful these are in person! 

13. Personalized Journal | the Paper Source 

Personalization is a really sweet way to say “I’m thinking of you.” You can customize these journals by paper (blank, lines, graph paper, or day planner), by cover, and by putting a name on the front. Absolute purrr-fection (sorry ;). 

14. Heart Snapshot Wall Art | Minted 

We took an informal poll and we all agree: we’d DIE if somebody took the trouble to roundup some great photos and have this beautiful heart made for us! The really great thing? Minted does most of the work! This would make a lovely gift for a mom or sweet friend–photos are precious reminders that we’re all in this together! 

15. The Flora Collection: Organic Dried Flowers | Whimsy + Wellness

If your giftee is in love with DIY or just wants to prioritize herself a little more, we love these gorgeous organic dried flowers that come in a beautiful glass bottle with a cork top. You can choose from lavender, chamomile, rose buds, or calendula, or surprise her with the entire set! These flowers are perfect for bath salts, or you can slip them into clear glass essential oil roller bottles. Your mom/sister/best friend will be enchanted! 

16. 4 Things Personalized Pullover | The Shop Forward  

In just six years, The Shop Forward has raised over $4 million for charities like the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation and the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. There are so many great things to love in this shop, but one of our favorite gifts is this buttery soft personalized pullover! Get your giftee’s four favorite things on a sweatshirt–if that doesn’t scream holiday 2020, we don’t what does! 

17. Modern Rainbow Cosmetics Case + Matching Essential Oils Bag | Modern Makerie 

Over the years, Modern Makerie has raised thousands of dollars to support adoptions, and shop owner Kate Lyons has designed these gorgeous rainbow cases to support her own family’s adoption! We love these cases for how functional they are, how beautiful they are, and for how they remind us of the rainbows after the rain.  

18. Dolly Parton, Songteller Coffee Table Book | Dolly Parton

There really aren’t enough words to say how much we love Dolly–and this beautiful coffee table book is going to make the perfect holiday gift for the women in your life! Whether you’re buying a gift for a massive Dolly fan, or just want to delight and inspire somebody with Dolly’s incredible story, this book will bring so much joy this season. 

19. Custom Portrait Mug | Avonnie Studio  

ERMAHGERD this custom portrait mug, painted from your photos, is absolutely the best gift for any dear friend, family member, or loved one–especially somebody you haven’t seen much this year (looking at you, Covid). The reviews are EXCELLENT, but you better get your order in ASAP!

20. Good at Naps Blanket | Calhoun & Co 

If ever there was a time that we needed to lean into humor + comfort, it’s this year, and your loved one will LOVE cuddling up in one of these beautiful handmade, small batch blankets made in Brooklyn! She’ll probably get a good laugh in, too, and you know what they say about laughing ;). We also love the You’re Such a Babe blanket and the Safe Space blanket. 

21. The Everything Box | Olive & June 

Does the woman in your life miss her normal mani/pedis? Does she want to invest in her selfcare routine but in, like, a fun way? This is such a fun box, and it’s salon-performing and vegan and cruelty-free. PLUS, this Olive & June kit  has this brilliant little tool that makes painting your nails SO EASY. Buy one for you and one for her. 

22. Zodiac Constellation Roller Bottle from Whimsy + Wellness 

Is your friend into the Zodiac? She’ll love a roller bottle that celebrates her Zodiac sign! The high-quality, beautifully designed roller bottles come with glass roller beads (the standard option) or a gemstone roller bead made from hand-chosen crystals, picked just for her sign. We can’t get enough of these roller bottles and we have a feeling neither can she ;).  

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23. Flower Delivery | Farmgirl Flowers

Last (but certainly not least): if you can’t be there in person this year, the next best thing is a surprise flower (or plant) delivery. Farmgirl Flowers are loose-your-mind STUNNING. They often work with local farmers, too, so no two bouquets are ever the same! 

Ok, that’s a wrap on our holiday gift guide for women! We hope these gift guide ideas for the women in your life are super helpful, and give you lots of great ideas for communicating your love this holiday season. We all need a little extra love and support these days, don’t we? Happy holidays! 

PS Don’t forget to share your favorite gifts to give and receive in the comments below!!

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