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Jess’ Favourite Issues Reward Information + Items for Her

Jess Favorite Things Gift Guide


I’m so enthusiastic about our very first present information of the season. (I hope it was well worth the wait! I really feel just like the demand occurs earlier yearly!)

That is my large Oprah-style “Jess’ Favourite Issues” information that includes all of MY tried and true favourite issues that may additionally make nice present concepts for all the ladies in your life! From associates to sisters to moms, mother-in-laws, co-workers, you title it–I feel you’ll discover one thing for everybody right here!

As I do yearly, I actually wished to curate a range that was authentic and in contrast to the guides you see elsewhere–I hope you find it irresistible! In fact, you’ll see fairly a couple of repeats, as a result of there are such a lot of wonderful standbys I nonetheless love. But additionally loads of contemporary new choices as properly!

As with all my weblog posts, this information comprises affiliate hyperlinks, so if you buy via my present information, I’ll earn a small fee for free of charge to you. As a small woman-owned enterprise myself, this helps contribute to our household’s earnings and I recognize your assist! Nonetheless, please don’t really feel the necessity to exit of your manner to make use of my hyperlinks–realizing I’ve launched you to one thing you’ll love is the most important win of all! ♥️

So…with out additional adieu, let’s bounce in! (Facet notice, when you see any incorrect hyperlinks or evident typos, simply DM me and let me know!)

Reward Information: Jess’ Favourite Issues + Items for Her

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Jess’ Private Favorites Underneath $50 

Jess’ Private Favorites Underneath $100

Jess’ Private Favorites Round $150-$300 

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Jess’ Favorites Underneath $50

Customized planner or journal: 

I bought these as presents for my MIL and mother this 12 months and so they’re so cute! Small, reasonably priced, however tremendous particular and one thing that can make them smile day by day! (Store extra designs right here!) Use code JESSGIFTS20 for 20% off! 

Salt and Pepper Grinder Set:

I searched excessive and low for bougie salt and pepper grinders that match my aesthetic, and lo and behold I discover the winners on Amazon for just some bucks. An amazing present for any foodie, a enjoyable housewarming present, and so on. Learn my evaluation right here. 

A print from Victoria’s print store: 

Have you ever seen all of the beautiful prints in Victoria’s print store? I particularly love her moody Venice prints.

Swedish Dish Towels:

The cutest little stocking stuffer. I don’t keep in mind who even turned me onto Swedish Dish Towels however they aren’t simply purposeful–they’re cute, too! They’re very absorbent and can assist you narrow down in your paper towel utilization! You could find the in nearly any design possible and that at all times makes me smile!

Marin White Low Bowl:

Neal and I name these “bowl plates” and we use them for nearly each single meal. (And often the one cause we don’t use them is that if they’re all soiled. 😂) They’re actually the most effective on a regular basis dishes. Deep sufficient for a stew or pasta, however flat sufficient for use as on a regular basis plates. They’re so fairly and to not point out reasonably priced at underneath $10 a pop.

Carlyle Lane Glassware:

What’s cuter than customized glassware!? The proprietor is a household good friend (a small mom-owned biz!) and he or she makes the cutest stuff. In fact her newest addition is for all you Swifties, however you may customise nevertheless you want! (Cute for a mother, newlyweds, grandma–no matter!)

Rey To Z Hat:

As you in all probability know by now I’m a HUGE Rey to Z fan. (Talking of native mom-owned companies!) Our candy associates gifted June a baseball cap for her birthday and I used to be hooked ever since and I’ve a number of myself, now! Code JESSKEYS20 will get you 20% off!

Rey To Z Beanie:

Anddd her latest version for the winter months–beanies! The cutest. June and I each have these “J” beanies.

Ceramic Field Cutter:

Highlighted in a reader favorites roundup right here – I needed to order and check out one for myself. Dare I say it’s probably the most sensible issues I personal and in addition DELIGHTFUL. A lot simpler (and safer) than opening packages with scissors and I like that it’s magnetic and sticks to the fridge so I by no means lose it in my junk drawer. An excellent stocking stuffer.

R&CO Spiritualize dry shampoo:

A miscelar water in your hair. It’s wonderful. One of the best dry shampoo ever. Spritz on roots, rub in, then shoot with a blow dryer and your hair appears freshly washed. MAGIC. See extra on this publish.

Advantage the Minimalist Stick:

For any “no make-up make-up” lover, anybody brief on time, or anybody who desires their make-up as foolproof as doable–that is your product. I’m an enormous fan of this clear model generally, however that is my favourite product they make. It’s a concealer and basis in a single, and it’s unattainable to mess up. Protection is buildable and tremendous pure, and works for all pores and skin varieties. (I put on shade linen.) Tip: You too can purchase a set (which you’ll discover additional down on this present information!)

Cashmere mix Amazon beanie:

I like me an elegant slouchy beanie–and the worth level on these is difficult to prime! I’ve a number of colours so I at all times have one which goes with my outfit. You’ll by no means really feel like a child out to recess ever once more with these trendy beanies!

Wine bottle coasters:

After consistently scrubbing out crimson wine stains on our counter, I knew there needed to be an answer. Seems {that a} wine coaster is definitely a factor. I discovered this lovely wood one on Etsy and I’m in love. It’s distinctive and ideal for all wine lovers.

Vacu wine savers:

I can’t consider once I go over to associates homes and so they don’t already personal these nifty issues. The little cork and vacuum pump suck the air out of your leftover bottle of wine so it lasts for days. No extra spoiled leftover wine!

Press on nails:

These do take a BIT of a studying curve, however I’ve grown to like these press-on-nails. They’re excellent when you don’t need the effort or value of a manicure, look very nice, and simply keep on via a protracted weekend! No glue wanted–even a novice (me) can determine them out. (I additionally like this brief nail form!)

Outdated Navy “In-built Heat” denims: 

An absolute important for chilly winters. That is my favourite line of winter denims–from Outdated Navy of all locations. They’re lined with a brilliant smooth brushed fleecy materials and they’re a game-changer for these bitter chilly days. Couldn’t get via Chicago winter with out them. I discover them to run barely roomy so go along with your smaller dimension when you’re in between.

Minimalist baseball cap:

I like this straightforward baseball cap–no phrases, no logos–it goes with all the pieces and appears very stylish even once you haven’t washed your hair in like every week?

Flyaway Taming Stick:

Talking of hair–in case you are suffering from flyaways (postpartum or different) you’ll love this stick. It’s excellent for slicked again hairstyles and updo’s and retains your flyaways slicked down.

Rishi Lavender Mint Tea:

I cherished this tea earlier than I came upon it was a small midwestern model, and I find it irresistible much more now! This taste is to DIE for. It actually appears like a spa in a cup, and it’s turn out to be my favourite a part of my bedtime routine. It might make a stunning present for anybody who loves tea! Would even be a pleasant various to a bottle of wine as a hostess present!

Refillable silicone journey bottles: 

I bought these for my final journey to Paris and love them! Cute, purposeful, and tremendous simple to fill along with your favourite shampoo, conditioner, physique wash, face wash, and so on–so that you’re by no means with out on the go!

Clear journey pouch set: 

One other merchandise I purchased for Paris that was a slam dunk. I like these for toiletries and as a catch-all bag in a bigger backpack or tote to carry all of your necessities! Can be nice for diaper bag, too!

Waterdrop flavored water tablets: 

I like these little tablets! Naturally flavored and flippantly sweetened with stevia, they flip any boring water into spa-like flavored water and assist me keep hydrated. Such a enjoyable stocking stuffer! My favourite flavors are VIBE (my final favourite) adopted by a tie between BOOST, YOUTH, ZEN and GLOW. Use code JK15 for 15% off! 

54 Thrones Hand + Physique Butter: 

I’ve been a fan of this 54 Thrones hand and physique butter for over a 12 months now! A black-owned, cruelty-free, sustainably sourced model with accountable packaging! They supply African-grown and natural botanicals from cooperatives and artisans throughout the continent. (Assume shea butter from Ghana and Uganda, argan oil from Morocco, and jasmine and neroli from Egypt.) It smells SO GOOD and is so, so efficient on dry fingers and tough patches like elbows, ankles, and so on! Plus the packaging is beautiful–anybody would love this stocking stuffer!

Nice With Baby Ebook:

This ebook is an excellent present thought for soon-to-be or new mothers! Writing to a newly pregnant good friend, the writer goes past the nuts and bolts or sentimentality of different parenting literature, in letters that vary in tone from severe to sisterly, from lighthearted to downright humorous. They’re mainly like studying letters from a giant sister about all of the wonderful issues you need to look ahead to!

Posh Chicago Wine Glasses: 

These little bistro glasses at all times transport me to Paris every time I exploit them. They’re so reasonably priced and from certainly one of my favourite native Chicago retailers, P.O.S.H. which sells tons of gorgeous French housewares and presents!

Minted customized aprons: 

The sweetest present for anybody who likes to prepare dinner. (In addition they make large and little sizes–my MIL, mother, June (for when she’s somewhat older!) and me all have matching customized ones and so they’re so fairly and particular! Use code JESSGIFTS20 for 20% off! 

Lanolips Coconutter Lip Balm: 

I found this lip balm two years in the past and I declare it probably the most moisturizing lip balm of all time. It’s actually the most effective–I get such dry lips within the winter and I’ve about 3 totally different tubes of this scattered all through the home so it’s at all times inside arms attain! An amazing little stocking stuffer and so they have actually cute packaging!

Amazon Tunic Sweater: 

prefer to name this my Diane Keaton sweater because it’s numerous quantity and materials however nonetheless makes me really feel very stylish. The lengthy size makes it the right factor to put on with leggings (it’s even longer within the again!) Take your regular dimension or go a dimension down, it’s very outsized! See how I’ve styled in this publish!

10 Foot USB Charger: 

That is the precise charger wire I purchased to deliver to the hospital with me (certainly one of your hottest reccos!) It is a actually respected model and never an affordable one that can cease working after a couple of months. Nice vacation present for anybody in your record!

Amazon Bras: 

One of the best lounge/yoga bras ever! I like them a lot I devoted an entire publish to them proper right here. They’re so extremely snug you gained’t need to take them off. I additionally love them as a crop prime for low influence exercises! One of the best stocking stuffer for any girl.

Melissa Wooden Well being Subscription: 

The exercise that bought me via being pregnant and covid! Melissa’s exercises are very brief and sweet-most are round 20 minutes however some are as fast as 10 and others vary as much as 45. They’re all yoga and pilates based mostly, I’d describe them as “pilates flows.” I’d say I see extra of a psychological well being profit to MWH than I’ve with another at-home exercise. They’re simply very “chill”–they aren’t tremendous extremely produced movies, no music, it’s simply her, and her voice is tremendous soothing–there are numerous causes to like her! One of the best present for anybody who’s eager to get again right into a motion routine. (Or new mother/mom-to-be!) That is the one exercise that has felt palatable to me in a very long time.

Bala Bangles: 

I raved about these bangles earlier this 12 months! They’re excellent for intensifying the burn once you’re doing small, repetitive actions like in barre or pilates (or Melissa Wooden Well being, P.Volve, and so on). Take a look at my full evaluation right here!

Ice Curler: 

In the event you’re in search of a brilliant reasonably priced present for all of your girlfriends (or somewhat deal with for your self), look no additional! As one reader described it, “it’s probably the most unbelievable factor I by no means knew I wanted!” Take a look at ice curler advantages in my publish right here!

Necessaire Eucalyptus Physique Wash: 

I gave in to all of the hype about this model and bought this physique wash + physique lotion duo as a part of the Nordstrom sale a pair years in the past. Was not blown away by the lotion, however LOVE the physique wash and have repurchased many instances since. Clear components and it makes you’re feeling such as you’re at a flowery spa–the Eucalyptus scent is so, so good, and the system could be very light! Nice present for anybody who may use somewhat zen second.

The Outlined Dish Cookbook: 

I’m a cookbook lover however I can’t say I make lots of recipes from cookbooks (I actually largely simply take a look at them.) The exception to the rule is the Outlined Dish cookbook, written by my good friend Alex who’s an unbelievable meals blogger. I like this ebook as a result of all the pieces in it’s health-forward (it’s Complete 30 accepted) but it surely doesn’t really feel like a Complete 30 ebook. Fairly quite the opposite, I’ve made SO many issues in it (I usually carb-i-fy them) and each recipe is a home-run. A lot of the recipes have minimal, simple, staple components, too. Plus, you’re supporting Alex’s enterprise and if you buy by way of Bookshop.org, it could profit the native bookstore of your selection! (But additionally typically you want issues quick, so you should purchase it on Amazon too.)

Microdermamitt deep exfoliating mitt: 

I’ve at all times been leery of bodily exfoliators like this (as a result of they are often so harsh in your face and irritate the pores and skin), however this one is manufactured from 100% pure silk and is actually light. I’ve each the face one and physique one and love them each! Makes pores and skin SO clean and helps your merchandise take in higher. The physique one can also be wonderful to do earlier than sunless tanner! It’s additionally a small, woman-owned model however they promote on Amazon!


The Finest Candles:

I couldn’t resolve which candle to characteristic right here, so listed below are a couple of!

First, I like Thyme’s Frasier Fir candle–it’s an unbelievable foresty vacation scent! It’s solely $30, you may get it on Amazon and apparently it has an underground cult following. For an additional across the identical worth level, I used to be not too long ago gifted two candles from KK Lume (an area Chicago model!) and they’re LOVELY.

Second is Anecdote’s line of candles–all of them scent DIVINE–it’s my good friend Danielle’s store, so your buy helps assist a small, women-owned enterprise!

Third, the Lodge Foyer Candle line impressed by the bougie scent of 5 star lodges. You realize what I’m speaking about proper? HEAVEN. I’m obsessive about this idea and the scents are so good!

Kribi Espresso: (Previously Counter Espresso)

Based mostly in Chicago, ships throughout! My favourite is their Calypso mix–the right present for your self or any espresso lover! A good way to assist an area Black-owned enterprise!


Tissue Turtlenecks: 

Bear in mind once I posted on IG tales and I stated, “What’s your favourite merchandise I’ve ever really useful to you?” I can’t even TELL YOU how many individuals stated TISSUE TURTNELECKS!! Actually, they’re insanely budget-friendly (particularly bc J.Crew is so usually on sale!) and so they’re the most effective layering important. They maintain you heat exterior as a base layer, and are skinny sufficient to make sure you don’t overheat inside! Order your regular dimension if you would like it tighter, and dimension up if you would like a looser match. I additionally love Madewells model, which is somewhat little bit of a boxier match when you favor that!

Beautycounter In a single day Resurfacing Peel: 

A miracle in a bottle, readers say that is certainly one of their favourite merchandise they’ve ever purchased on my advice! (Makes me so pleased!) That is in all probability my #1 favourite magnificence product…ever? When you’ve got points with boring, flaky, patchy, uneven, dry winter pores and skin, this bottle will handle that actual fast! (Plus, Beautycounter is a B-Corp, so you may really feel additional good about your buy!)

Really Curious Card Sport: 

My good friend Morgan launched me to this new Black-owned model and it’s such a enjoyable idea! Neal and I’ve introduced these playing cards out on a couple of totally different date nights and so they’re such enjoyable dialog starters–can be nice to play over a zoom with a gaggle, too! (The one I’ve is the “Completely happy Hour” version. The playing cards are supposed to foster significant dialog and connection.

Turbie Twist:

I’ve had certainly one of these for YEARS and it makes such a distinction in taming frizz, breakage, and getting extra water out of your hair a lot better than a daily towel. Plus, it properly will get your hair out of the way in which when you do your make-up, and earlier than you’re able to dry your hair!

Beautycounter Forehead Gel: 

My favourite forehead product of all time! You’ll be SHOCKED at how good your brows take care of utilizing this. It’s tremendous pure wanting but additionally actually buildable. I’m obsessed! I haven’t left the home with out this product on since I began utilizing it when it first got here out final 12 months!

Hangover Patches:

I do not know HOW these work, however I swear they do, and are a pre-holiday occasion staple. They’re vitamin patches that you simply placed on earlier than an evening out and carry on for 8 hours! A wonderful stocking stuffer for the wine or cocktail lover who has all the pieces.

Small Packages Reward Packing containers: 

You guys understand how a lot I like Small Packages! I used to be first launched to the model after they have been a sponsor of mine final 12 months proper after they launched, and I really feel in love with the idea a lot that the proprietor, Julie, has turn out to be a good friend! Small Packages makes superbly curated present bins for ALL events (good and dangerous ones!) with goodies made by small, women-owned manufacturers. Many bins begin at $55 and go up from there!

Aerie Leggings: 

These “Lululemon Align dupes” are UN.REAL. They’re certainly one of my prime sellers of the YEAR as a result of they’re that good. They’re buttery smooth (really feel similar to aligns) extremely reasonably priced, and are available a wide range of enjoyable colours. They run true to dimension! (I’ve the small!) They’re additionally nearly at all times on sale!


Olive and June Mani System:

I bought the Olive and June mani system final 12 months and I feel it could make a superb present for anybody who loves doing their nails. It undoubtedly makes at-home manis simpler and extra pleasant, and I like, love their nail polish colours. I don’t suppose it lasts longer than another polish (though others inform me in another way) however I like the merchandise in any other case, and actually recognize that they’re unhazardous and a woman-owned model!

Pear Nova Nail Polish: 

One other polish model so as to add to your record is Pear Nova! In addition they have some beautiful colours–I like “Michelle Our Mama” which is a good looking creamy beige hue. They’re a Black and woman-owned model from Chicago AND final 12 months they made the record of Oprah’s favourite issues!!

OurPlace Stackable Every little thing Glasses:

I like LOVE these glasses as a result of they’re handmade, vintage-inspired, they stack and take up so little room, and the scale and form make them excellent for all the pieces from water, to iced espresso, to juice, to cocktails and wine! (Use JESSKEYS for $10 off!) Get a set of 8 for $90 or 4 for $50!

Jess’ Favorites Underneath $100

Stasher Silicone Reusable luggage: 

One other nice stocking stuffer I’m obsessive about. I LOVE these luggage–I exploit them for snacks, for marinating meat and veggies, for maintaining a journey bag or tote organized–they’ve so many makes use of and could be washed within the dishwasher. You should purchase individually or as a set! This set of seven for $100 would make for a beneficiant present or you can break up them up into particular person stocking stuffers!

Personalised cellphone case: 

Tons of various types to select from–this might be cute for anybody, however particularly a Grandma together with her “Grandma title” on it!

Jack Russell Bookends:

From certainly one of my favourite native shops, POSH Chicago, which appears like probably the most thoughtfully curated French flea market stuffed with solely probably the most fabulous issues. I picked up these bookends a couple of weeks again and so they make me so pleased. For all of the canine lovers on the market. (I grew up with a Jack Russell, so that they remind me of her!)

Alice & Surprise Chicago Merch: 

My good friend Ali’s wonderful store, and he or she makes the cutest Chicago merch–from sweatshirts to tees, mugs, hats and extra! All underneath $100.

Ember Mug: 

Considered one of my favourite Christmas presents thus far and one I exploit EVERY day in the course of the fall and winter. Retains your espresso sizzling! Even earlier than June I may by no means handle to complete my espresso when it was sizzling! (And for no matter cause, reheated espresso within the microwave is bleh!) This makes all of the distinction.

Kibou Fanny Pack Diaper Bag: 

The BEST present for any mother or mother to be, or simply somebody who desires a brilliant purposeful belt bag. I LOVE my Kibou! It retains you fingers free and holds all of the necessities and nothing you don’t want. Has a fold-out detachable altering pad, a key clip, slots for bank cards, and may match diapers, wipes, a bottle, your cellphone, Paci, you title it. It’s so cute that I put on it once I don’t have June too! In addition they have an non-obligatory “canine mother” add-on!

Hanna Anderson household PJ’s:

Not only for littles! The patterns and high quality of Hanna Anderson PJs can’t be beat! Their vacation PJs are wonderful and so they are available sizes for ladies, males, even your canine! In addition they have actually cute daytime put on for little ones. Use their “matching household pajama builder” to outfit the entire fam.

Brightland Olive Oil and Vinegars: 

The world’s most Instagrammable olive oil (that additionally tastes divine!) After seeing Hitha and Grace rave about Brightland Olive Oil on Instagram, I had been dying to strive some! Hitha so kindly launched me to their founder, Aishwarya Iyer (thanks Hitha!) I fell in love with the model story of how she bought began (she has a background within the magnificence business, which explains why the branding is SO beautiful). After studying that many of the olive oil within the US is rancid and low high quality, she got down to create a brand new sort of olive oil model, constituted of a household farm in California. My favorites are the garlic olive oil and the champagne vinegar, however I additionally love their different olive oil flavors in addition to the balsamic! They’ve so many cute present units to select from as properly. Essentially the most particular present for anybody who loves meals! All are meant for drizzling and ending dishes, salads, crostini, and so on!

Your favourite hometown consolation meals, shipped from Goldbelly

I had by no means heard of Goldbelly earlier than, I feel I noticed an advert for it someplace, but it surely’s probably the most genius factor ever. They’re sort of like a GrubHub however for eating places to package deal and ship their specialties all around the nation. So you may say, get a dozen of your favourite New York Bagels out of your favourite bagel store, or your favourite Chicago deep dish pizza, Phillies from Philly–you get the place I’m going with this. What a tremendous present for anybody who’s homesick for a hometown consolation meals, plus, a tremendous strategy to assist a restaurant from afar! (We love ordering Essa Bagel from NYC!)

Slip Silk Pillowcase

This silk pillow case is a good luxurious present and simply makes going to mattress really feel like a flowery spa expertise–it’s supposedly a lot better in your pores and skin and hair than common cotton and helps stop wrinkles and frizz! Plus, it’s a deal with that lots of people wouldn’t usually purchase themselves!

Barefoot Goals Gown:

The last word blanket-meets-robe that is available in plenty of impartial colours! I bought a BD gown at first of quarantine and it’s definitely top-of-the-line issues I’ve handled myself to this 12 months. Don’t trouble with an affordable gown, that is price each penny.

Equilibria Calm + Bundle: 

Once I say CBD has significantly improved my life, I’m not exaggerating. Equilibria has majorly helped my sleep high quality and diminished my day by day stress. I subscribe to their merchandise every month which is what I like to recommend to these beginning out–it comprises each their softgels and day by day drops, which work collectively to supply the most effective outcomes. (Tip: Go for the subscription! It’s 20% cheaper and you’ll cancel anytime!) You’ll be able to learn my entire publish on CBD right here! I can not consider a greater self-care present for your self or anybody you like! My favourite merchandise personally are the smooth gels, new speedy calming melts, and day by day drops (referred to as the Calm+ bundle!) Use code JESSKEYS for 15% off your first buy!

Zwiesel wine glasses: 

For anybody who must improve their wine glasses. We have been gifted some as an engagement present and have been converts ever since. I like them as a result of they’re a traditional design however the angular high quality makes them a bit totally different, they’re dishwasher secure and shatter resistant, but additionally not costly and offered tons of locations for once you inevitably break some and want to switch over time!

Nordstrom Lingerie Moonlight Pajamas: 

I personal so many pairs of those pajamas and love and put on them year-round.  They’re stylish, so, so smooth and in addition don’t make you overheat, which is essential! In the event you don’t but personal a pleasant pajama set, I can’t clarify what a distinction they make. Sounds foolish, but it surely’s a small improve that makes a giant distinction within the self-care division! Order your regular dimension!

Jess’ Favorites $150-$300

Rothy’s “The Sq.” flats: 

OK admittedly I like MANY pairs of Rothy’s footwear, however my most worn (and I feel probably the most stylish and comfy of their flats) are “the sq.” flats. I’ve them of their cap toe “tuxedo” design and so they give off main Chanel vibes. I like the squared-off toe, which additionally makes them very snug and simple to log plenty of miles in. I feel flats can simply really feel “frumpy” when paired with the flawed issues, however these by no means really feel frumpy to me! Plus, they’re sustainable and washable, like all their gadgets! You’ll be able to see them and all my favourite Rothy’s reviewed in this publish. 

Rothy’s Driver Loafers: 

I additionally suppose the Drivers get a highlight right here as a result of I like them a lot as properly–and I feel that maybe this can be a extra common shoe choice to present a mother, MIL, and so on! They arrive in so many cute colours, are nice for journey, and he or she’ll love how purposeful they’re and that she will be able to throw them within the washer to scrub! Once more, extra particulars in my Rothy’s evaluation right here.

Legend™ Sweater Shirt:

It’s laborious to select a favourite Faherty merchandise, however for this time of 12 months, I feel the Legend sweater button up is VERY laborious to beat. It’s so, SO smooth. It may be worn buttoned up (such as you see right here) or thrown over a tee or tank as a second layer for that excellent “tomboy” look. (Very Virgin River in one of the best ways.) Runs TTS, I dimension as much as M for an outsized match.

The Piazza Outsized Tote:

In the event you’re out there for a tote, however one thing a bit totally different than your common traditional type–I LOVE this unstructured outsized tote from Madewell. It holds a lot stuff (so it’s nice for mothers particularly!) It additionally comes with a detachable backside so you may go away it in to maintain it flat or take away it for a completely unstructured look/performance. It additionally is available in black. You too can probably usually discover it on sale as a result of Madewell.

Advantage The Base Set:

As I’m a HUGE fan of Advantage magnificence, and this set comes with three of my favourite merchandise–the serum (which is a tremendous base for his or her minimalist stick), the minimalist stick (which is a magical concealer basis all-in-one product that appears nice even on my dry pores and skin!) and their bronzer (probably the most unattainable to mess up, completely no mess bronzer ever!)

Stuart Weitzman Laine Leather-based Fight Boots:

I’ve been sporting these nonstop since I bought them, and they’re a severe steal at over 50% off. They’re so snug, have a side-zip for straightforward and fast on/off, and I like that they’re a play on the fight/lug sole pattern, however in a refined, refined manner, making them timeless and way more approachable to type. Considered one of my favourite pairs of trainers this 12 months. I discover them to be TTS.

One of the best white sneakers: 

Eda d’Orsay sneakers: I name these my warm-weather sneakers. (As a result of cutout sides!) I like these tremendous comfortable female and stylish sneakers. I put on them nonstop anytime the temp is ~60 levels or above.

Madewell Court docket Sneakers: My latest pair of all-purpose white sneakers. They did take a couple of wears to break-in, however now they’re excellent! Best for year-round put on, the leather-based on the surface is sturdy sufficient to face up to rain, and so they’re comfortable sufficient to log plenty of miles in. These can be my go-to sneakers this fall/winter (till it’s heat sufficient to put on my Edas once more!)

Kindle Paperwhite:

I’ve been a Kindle lover since they first got here out (was I in highschool??) and I can consider no higher “present that retains on giving” than gaining access to 1000’s of books at your fingertips in any respect hours of the day, wherever you’re on the planet! The paper white is wonderful as a result of it actually does appear to be paper (no backlit blue mild!) I additionally love that you may share books in your library with relations or associates!

J.Crew Cashmere Wrap:

I’ve been that includes this wrap in my present information for years. I bought one for my MIL years in the past and it was a giant hit–she nonetheless wears it! It’s so fairly and smooth–makes an ideal go-to for all the pieces from formal occasions to journey! (Makes an ideal blanket!) Is available in plenty of colours.

Audiotechnica Report Participant:

A lot of you stated that is your favourite present you’ve ever given OR obtained from my recco! Yay! (I’ll be placing this on the blokes present information too, as a result of it’s wonderful for everybody). We have now an Audiotechnica and it’s laborious to beat for the worth. (We had a cute Crosley first however that is a lot better high quality!)  I feel this might be an ideal present for both a father or mother who has a vinyl assortment however removed their report participant years in the past or a music lover who hasn’t gotten into vinyl but––giving them this with a couple of traditional albums can be SO COOL. We join and play this by way of our Sonos audio system.

Lo & Sons Weekender Bag: 

This lovely weekender bag is as purposeful as it’s fairly. (I like the underside separate compartment for footwear!) It is available in a number of colours and is at present on main sale!

Sezane Reversible Gaspard Sweater: 

I feel that is fingers down probably the most lovely sweater I personal and I’ve since purchased it in crimson along with the blush coloration! (See how I type it right here and right here and right here!) it at all times makes me really feel lovely. One of many few sweaters that may pull off being “attractive” and in addition acceptable for any event on the identical time. I put on my regular dimension but it surely’s a bit slouchy, dimension down when you’d prefer it extra formfitting.

Blondo Waterproof Boots:

My #1 most cherished reader product!! You’ve all heard me rave about these for years! AND this 12 months additionally they got here out with probably the most lovely chocolate brown coloration! Sure, they’re suede AND waterproof AND salt proof! You don’t have to do something to do them–you simply put on them straight out of the field. You’ll be able to put on them via the rain and sleet and slush with out fear–they’ve tread AND are BEAUTIFUL (which I feel we will all agree could be a uncommon combo with regards to true winter boots!) Sizing: TTS!

Nespresso Machine:

We have now had a Nespresso machine ever because the first 12 months we moved in collectively and we find it irresistible a lot. Their smaller machines are actually nice for smaller counter tops, too! We have now the “Originaline” espresso machine, however additionally they make the “Virtuo” line that makes each espresso and different kinds of espresso––their web site helps clarify the variations! I additionally love the restricted version pods they arrive out with on a regular basis!

ABLE ALEM backpack: 

I exploit this backpack as my diaper bag for June and in addition for work and journey! It’s a tremendous all-purpose, full-sized backpack. (Not a handbag–just like the Abera!) See my full evaluation of it proper right here! This may make an ideal present for anybody who’s again on the workplace, likes to journey, a mother, and so on! Use code JESSKEYS15 for 15% off nearly all ABLE gadgets

ABLE Maha Leather-based Jacket:

Considered one of my favourite 2021 finds — ABLE’s Maha leather-based jacket! I’ve each the whiskey and black colours and so they’re each simply so good! The leather-based this jacket is made out of is actually lovely and smooth, but it surely’s additionally sturdy and may face up to some beating up. My different leather-based jacket from Italy is extra of that “buttery” leather-based, which implies it stains and scratches, so it’s good to have this piece in my wardrobe realizing I don’t have to fret about it! (Reviewed with extra particulars on this publish!)  Use code JESSKEYS15 for 15% off nearly all ABLE gadgets

Abera backpack purse: 

My go-to backpack purse! Adore it SO a lot and can’t advocate sufficient. Very roomy for the scale, particularly nice for journey and anybody who must be fingers free! Reviewed on this publish! Use code JESSKEYS15 for 15% off nearly all ABLE gadgets

J.Crew Cocoon Coat: 

Most likely the warmest non-puffer coat cash can purchase you–to not point out, it’s simply an lovely coat! I attain for this on a regular basis and love how traditional and stylish it’s! Sizing: It does run big- I’d counsel sizing down when you favor your coats extra fitted. See my full Cocoon Coat Evaluation! 

Basic Totes: 

Zipper prime: I’ve had my Transport Tote for 4+ years! I like the look and the way a lot stuff it holds! It’s additionally actually durable- I’ve just about crushed it to hell and it’s nonetheless going sturdy. In the event you’re in search of a tote with a zipper prime, it could’t be beat!

Open-top: For an open-top tote, I like ABLE’s totes (particularly the ABERA crossbody tote, which has a clip-off crossbody strap so you may put on it a number of methods!) Best for journey, commuting, work–you title it! Use code JESSKEYS15 for 15% off nearly all ABLE gadgets

Barefoot Goals Blanket: 

I do know, I do know–one other present information with a Barefoot Goals blanket. BUT–I gave into the Barefoot Goals hype in the beginning of quarantine and because it seems, it’s truly that good. This blanket might be an merchandise most individuals wouldn’t purchase for themselves as a result of it’s a really costly blanket (besides me) however would use and cherish profusely when gifted! It’s like being enveloped in a cloud and would take advantage of luxurious, cozy present! Even Neal loves it and he was a giant eye-roller about “blanket obsessions.” GET. THE. BLANKET.

Cuisinart Air Fryer AKA Agatha Crispy: 

I needed to embody my woman Agatha! I can’t shut up in regards to the amazingness of an air fryer and it could make an superior present for a lot of in your record! Take a look at my full evaluation right here! Additionally linked right here and right here! (This was a preferred submission for “reader favourite presents” this 12 months!)


One other improve lots of people in all probability gained’t purchase themselves, however would significantly recognize as a present! I upgraded my AirPods final 12 months to the Professional noise cancellation and so they’ve been a game-changer- particularly for working in the identical home as your important different!

P.Volve Starter Package + Streaming Subscription: 

Initially of the pandemic, I found P.Volve by way of an Instagram advert and purchased it on a whim as a result of it regarded just like the sort of small-space pleasant, cardio-hating, low-impact exercise I used to be in search of. I’m a type of those who struggles to work out if I’m not going to a category, and this is likely one of the few exercises I can truly abdomen from dwelling! They’ve tons of streaming exercises to select from and most are round 20-Half-hour! You should utilize code JESSKEYS for a reduction! 



Amazon puffer: 

I do know everybody has been shedding their minds over this coat for the previous couple of years, and now I see why. It’s astonishingly heat (particularly for the $150 price ticket!) However the most effective half is that it expands on the sides, making it excellent for a bump or child sporting! (Which is why I purchased it, to put on with June!) Would make an ideal present for any new mother or mother to be, BUT even you probably have no kids now or on the horizon, you’ll nonetheless love this coat! It additionally has a billion pockets so no want for a handbag which I wholeheartedly recognize. I bought my common dimension–small!

Ray-Ban Spherical & Hexagon Sunnies: 

I’m a Ray-Ban loyalist! I like SO a lot of their sun shades, however these two pairs are what I gravitate towards most frequently! I’ve the 53mm Rounds, and I like how they really feel retro and traditional on the identical time! They go together with all the pieces, each time of the 12 months, for each event. Word: they arrive in two sizes–50mm and 53mm! I additionally love the Hexagon frames! Take a look at Neal & Jess’ Final Ray-Ban Information for extra of our favorites!

Dudley Stephens Turtlenecks: 

I don’t understand how I ever bought via a Chicago winter earlier than Dudley Stephens vello fleece turtlenecks. The Cobble Hill Turtleneck is so smooth, so heat, such a flattering tunic lower and it has pockets! (Nice to put on with leggings!) I can’t say sufficient good issues! Sizing: Runs somewhat small, contemplate going up a dimension. I additionally love the Park Slope Turtleneck, which is such a traditional type! It has a cute structured collar with the identical cozy, low-maintenance fleece in a shorter, tuckable lower! Sizing: I discovered this matches extra TTS than the Cobble Hill. Take a look at my full evaluation and magnificence concepts for each turtlenecks right here! 

Extra superior present concepts

Lumi Composter: 

Positively a splurge proper underneath $500, however a number of associates stated this was on the prime of their wishlist this 12 months! It turns rubbish to dust in as little as 4 days, and is odor neutralizing, so it doesn’t scent! Can scale back your weekly rubbish by as much as 80%! (This may be actually good group present to go in on collectively too, say, for mother or MIL!)

Personalised Stationery (use code JESSGIFTS20 for 20% off sitewide!)

An ideal present for any skilled, trainer, or any cherished one who likes to jot down notes! They’ve TONS of designs to select from.

The Prettiest Electrical Wine Opener:

I’m at all times shocked once I go to individuals’s homes and discover they’re nonetheless utilizing an old-school corkscrew. Improve their wine opener to this beautiful automated one!

Candle Hotter Lamps:

My good friend Dallas (who has impeccable style) completely INSISTED that this reasonably priced candle hotter be included within the present information. It eliminates the necessity to mild a candle, so it’s a lot safer for households with youngsters and pets. Plus, they appear so trendy and comfortable! (Scroll as much as my “favorites record” for candle reccos!)

My good friend Krista’s needlepoint firm makes some nice needlepointing kits for the needlepoint fanatic in your life! The cheeky designs crack me up, however there are many extra traditional variations, too.

Fly by Jing Starter Package:

I’ve been seeing this AAPI woman-owned model all over the place and my associates rave about how scrumptious it’s! I’d LOVE to obtain this as a present–and I’m certain another prepare dinner would say the identical!

Ghia Non-Alcoholic Spritz:

My favourite non-alcoholic spirit! Would make an ideal hostess present for anybody who doesn’t drink! It’s the one NA spirit I’ve tried that basically tastes pleasant, like an aperitif ought to–it’s pleasantly bitter and never candy. I’d equate it just like Aperol however not as citrusy. I like to combine it with soda and a squeeze of orange, and is a pleasant strategy to wind down the day with out alcohol!

Mannequin Bakery Selfmade English Muffin + Preserves Set:

Goldbelly once more, I do know–featured on right here twice, however I simply noticed they’ve the well-known English Muffins (certainly one of Oprah’s favourite issues!) from Mannequin bakery in Napa and I can’t consider a greater present to offer for these “I do not know what to get this individual” situations, however you need it to be considerate, spectacular, and distinctive! (So long as they eat bread, in fact!) Let’s be trustworthy I’d die to open these! 😆

Tea Creation Calendar:

A bougie tea introduction calendar from gourmand French tea model Palais des Thés? The place do I join?

Votes for Ladies Mug:

From my favourite, in fact–POSH Chicago!

Customized photograph puzzle: 

A reader favourite present! The cutest present for any puzzle loving grandma, aunt, whoever! Use JESS15 for 15% off! 

Ooni pizza oven: 

A transportable out of doors pizza oven! I had by no means heard of this however my group textual content began popping off about it! Nice for anybody who likes to entertain. A splurge, however one other good choice for a gaggle present from youngsters.

Terazzo Coasters:

Very drawn to Terazzo these days and I like these coasters from Misplaced Ladies, one of many cutest retailers in Chicago! They concentrate on classic but additionally have tons of cute little presents and housewares, too!

Microwave Egg Maker:

I’ve not stopped enthusiastic about this lovely ceramic microwave egg maker. Charming and purposeful for the busy girl who loves her breakfast.

Two or Three Title Ring:

I assumed this reasonably priced little ring was actually cute. You at all times see title rings however by no means ones with two or three names–which I feel is nice for any mother with a couple of baby (or pet!) I feel it’s additionally widespread to get mothers presents with their first baby’s title however not often with the second baby–so this can be a candy present that I feel any mother would get pleasure from!

Customized canine face hat: 

To your mother who loves her canine greater than her grownup kids. 😜 (KIDDING. Possibly.) Or for any canine mother in your life! This store has a number of types to select from, and may do sweatshirts and beanies too!


Dyson Airwrap: 

The splurgiest splurge, however an exquisite luxurious for any girl who desires the right blowout at her fingertips! I’ve the latest model and it’s superior.

Cashmere-Lined Leather-based Touchscreen Gloves: 

I purchased these from my very own present information final 12 months (LOL) and I am keen on them. They’re lovely, top quality, heat, and work REALLY properly when it comes to the touchscreen sensitivity! I used to be actually impressed! I like the wealthy brown coloration however additionally they are available black!

Cute and hilarious ornaments from All She Wrote: 

All She Wrote is a small woman-owned boutique right here in Chicago however they promote all their Merch on-line! They’ve the BEST ornaments. Hope certainly one of my girlfriends is able to unwrap this ranch decoration at our decoration change this 12 months. Store all of them proper right here! (P.S. I’ve this hotdog one from certainly one of our previous exchanges!)

Lotto Love “Scratch-Offs” For Charity: 

In the event you’re in search of a cute little one thing to slide in along with your vacation playing cards, or somewhat one thing for the one who has all the pieces, I ADORE this firm referred to as Lotto Love and all the pieces they’re about! The profitable prize of every card goes to assist one of many firm’s 4 pillars: literacy instruments, clear water, nutritious meals and photo voltaic power. Every card has a 100% probability of profitable for somebody in want!

Winestyr Reward Field/Subscription: 

I LOVE Winestyr! They’re a small, Chicago-based wine subscription firm we belong to. They focus solely on small-batch wines from producers that you simply wouldn’t be capable of discover in a liquor retailer. You’ll be able to select one field per quarter, month-to-month, no matter–they’re actually versatile! They ship (affordably!) throughout and have plenty of nice present choices too! (An amazing present for the choosy one who has all the pieces!)



Mark & Graham Tech Folio

My SIL bought the same (older model) for me for Christmas a pair years in the past–the most effective journey important! It’s an all-in-one lovely leather-based folio that holds ALL your stuff in a single place. Kindle, iPad, cellphone, earbuds, bank cards, USB wire!

Fairly Neck Scarf: 

I’m at all times getting requested for cute, reasonably priced neck scarves! This one is $11 and is available in so many lovely colours/patterns and has rave opinions! Tie it round your neck, round your bag, in your hair–this type of scarf is so versatile!

Lunya Sleep Masks: 

My MIL bought me this Lunya sleep masks two years in the past for Christmas and I’m SO in love with it! I additionally love my Slip sleep masks (and journey with that one because it takes up much less room!) however love that the Lunya one is wider, so it’s even higher at blocking out mild. It’s additionally padded so it appears like a mini luxurious silk pillow in your eyes, in one of the best ways! (Nonetheless, when you don’t need to really feel one thing in your face, the Slip one is extra minimal!) Each are actually nice presents!

5 Minute Journal:

I can not advocate this little journal sufficient! It supplies a structured format to spice up your happiness in 5 minutes a day together with: gratitude, prioritizing your day, 3 wonderful issues, inspiring quotes, day by day affirmation, and finish of day reflection.

Hydro Flask Water Bottle:

I LOVE my Hydro Flask water bottle — it retains water so chilly, and is enjoyable to drink out of. (Sounds bizarre, however true.) I exploit this EVERY day and find it irresistible as a result of it holds a lot, I solely have to drink two to hit my water purpose for the day. It makes an superior (tremendous sensible) present!

Main’s Venture Pop Natural Kettle Corn: 

Love skinny pop however need to assist a small, woman-owned biz? Seize some Main’s Venture Pop! Created by Chauniqua Main-Louis (who goes by Main), a PR exec from Orlando (in accordance with her Forbes profile!) Her system focuses on high quality, easy components–natural, Non-GMO kernels popped in small batches utilizing virgin coconut oil, the right quantity of natural cane sugar and Himalayan pink salt! It’s SO addictive and makes an ideal little present!

Minted Customized Recipe or Drawing print

Minted is such an ideal useful resource for actually significant presents–from photograph books, to framed photographs, art work, and extra–however this one actually stood out to me. Recipes are so particular and they’re handed down from technology to technology––do you get emotional your Grandmother’s handwritten recipes too? (I do!) I feel this can be a actually distinctive present thought that you may make in your entire household–you may customise the body too to swimsuit everybody’s particular person type! (use code JESSGIFTS20 for 20% off sitewide!)

Customized silhouette portrait artwork: 

One other actually particular present thought from Minted (particularly for grandparents or mothers!) You’ll be able to have them a good looking silhouette (and customise the colour and body as properly!) If you need one thing sentimental and totally different, however are sick of photographs, this can be a nice one! (use code JESSGIFTS20 for 20% off sitewide!)

Admiral Row Dainty Gold Jewellery: 

In the event you’re in search of reasonably priced, dainty gold jewellery, Admiral Row, an superior Black-owned model out of Atlanta, has so a lot to select from. They’re recognized for his or her high quality jewellery at reasonably priced costs. Whether or not it’s a deal with for your self or somebody you like, I particularly love their delicate studs, and so they have some actually cool classic jewellery, too!

Negroni print: 

I used to be launched to Chiara Perano’s art work when my good friend Victoria shared this print on her tales! She has lots of actually enjoyable minimalist prints centered round Italy, cocktails, meals, and journey that may make a extremely cool present for anybody who adores these issues! See all her work right here.

InBooze Cocktail Infusion Kits: 

Ashleigh is a one-woman present and Etsy vendor who creates these wonderful little infusion pouches full of dried fruits, herbs and spices that you simply drop into the alcohol of your option to make scrumptious craft cocktails! The proper stay-at-home exercise for any cocktail lover. (I guess they’d make some nice mocktails, too!)

Katie Elizabeth Designs Vacation Playing cards:

My good friend Katie from highschool is an amazingly gifted calligrapher who makes the cutest, cheeky playing cards. I particularly love her vacation playing cards. They may make anybody smile!

Brooklinen Heathered Cashmere sheets: 

In the event you actually need to deal with your self (or somebody you like)–Brooklinen’s Heathered cashmere sheets are a DREAM. We’ve been sleeping on them for the previous month or so and they’re so cozy and opulent–however don’t make you overheat. They really feel like a heat hug each time you crawl into mattress. You should utilize code JESSKEYS for $20 off your buy of $100 or extra website huge! 

Simple roll-up, waterproof picnic/seaside blanket: 

For anybody who loves the outside, picnic-lover, beach-goer, camper, or mother! This waterproof, mechanically cleanable, simple roll-up and carry blanket is ideal, and an ideal worth, too! (At present $25 on Amazon!)

Completely happy purchasing! Keep tuned for Neal’s Favourite Issues + Items for Him, and Child’s Reward Guides coming quickly!

xoxo Jess



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