If you had a hard time shopping for those closest to you in the past, then there’s good news! Gift giving has become a lot easier. The theme around holiday shopping this year is all about shopping for what you actually need, with a focus on essentials related to self-care, health, wellness and wellbeing.
According to market researchers at NielsenIQ, people are changing their buying habits by shopping more purposefully these days. The change in attitudes and shopping behavior is related to unpredictable issues stemming from the pandemic and the rising cost of products at checkout. Therefore, consumers are shopping more consciously and are becoming more focused on the overall long-term value of the products they buy. Although researchers expect for consumer buying habits to change as socio-economic conditions improve, right now, it seems that shopping more consciously, or what’s being called, “mindful consumption,” will become the norm, especially in the upcoming New Year.
So, if you’re still trying to figure out what your loved ones might want for Christmas, then you should still aim to please, while providing them with gifts that will support their overall self-care, health and wellness needs. This is the best way to simply show how much you care this holiday season.
Here are 20 ideas from our 2021 Gift Guide:
Gift Ideas for Her
Cozi Pullover Hoodie and High Rise Joggers, ($35 - $50), available at: footlocker.com
Update your athleisure wear with this hoodie and jogger set in dusty rose from Cozi, the premiere lifestyle womenswear brand available at Foot Locker. With kangaroo pockets for storage and ribbed trims to keep it snug, this pullover hoodie can easily become one of the essential go-to pieces in your closet for casual wear.
Calpak Silk Travel Neck Pillow & Eye Mask Set, ($95), available at: calpaktravel.com
This luxe silk neck pillow and eye mask set will help you relax on those long trips from point A to point B. It's made with premium hypoallergenic silk, which means it's also great for your hair and skin.
Knit Sweater Dress, ($34.99), available at: H&M
This oversized sweater will keep you warm and cozy in style all season. Capturing the hopes of holiday and winter nights of endless fun, the H&M 2021 Holiday edit is all about crisp and cool outdoor shapes with lush, comfy and inviting style.
BAC Scrunchies, ($7 - $18), available on Etsy at: BACscrunchies Shop
You'll love these luxe, stylish, handmade, low-waste scrunchies from the Autumn Collection at the BACscrunchies Shop, available exclusively online. These timeless hair accessories come in a variety of rich colors and feminine floral patterns made with durable elastic, and soft satin fabrics, including silky satin charmeuse, adding an extra layer of protection to prevent breakage or stressing out your hair.
For the woman who wants to stay healthy and safe, while making a definite fashion statement, this logo-stamped face mask, made from regenerated-nylon twill with cutout ear loops, and a tab-framed filter will enhance your signature style.
ASOS Recycled Puffer Jacket in Ecru Blonde, ($86), available at: nordstrom.com
ASOS is all about fashion freedom and experimenting with unique ways to express yourself with style. That's why this versatile recycled puffer jacket can be worn for him or her. This puffer jacket is sustainably crafted from recycled polyester and features a standing collar as well as a cropped hem.
Chloe Betty Rib Cuff Waterproof Rain Boot, ($675), available at: nordstrom.com
It's all about attitude, with these square-toe rain boots made with a lugged platform and chunky block heel for added traction for rain or snow. It also has a ribbed cuff for added warmth.
Barefoot Dreams Pompom Beanie & Scarf Set, ($78), available at: nordstrom.com
Made of signature cuddly plush microfiber, this light yet warm hat and muffler set makes a great gift to get or give.
Gift Ideas for Beauty and Wellness
Vegan Lip To Lid Balmies - Set of 3, ($36), available at: packagefreeshop.com
For the woman who likes to keep it simple and natural, just swipe these crayons on your lids, lips, cheeks, or eyes, anywhere you want for a pop of color. These easily blendable vegan mini crayons come in a range of soft colors for a classic and elegant look. No palm oil. No animal testing. No waste.
Hum Nutrition Daily Cleanse® Clear Skin and Body Detox Dietary Supplement, ($25), available at: nordstrom.com
A powerful dietary supplement that contains organic algae plus 14 detoxifying herbs and minerals to help clear acne. Its unique combination of ingredients also includes spirulina and organic chlorella to help assist in ridding toxins for a clearer, smoother complexion from the inside out. It helps to detoxify your skin, as well as the liver, bowels, kidneys, lungs and the lymphatic system.
Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask, ($60), available at: nordstrom.com
Recommended for all skin types, this powerful exfoliating treatment by Peter Thomas Roth can re-energize a dull, aging and congested complexion, as it helps even out skin tone, smooth fine lines and wrinkles and clarify skin for a smoother, younger-looking, radiant and revitalized complexion.
Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils, Aloe and Mint Collection, ($10.95 - $12.95 each) , available at: auntjackiescurlsandcoils.com
This versatile new collection from Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils is the ultimate multitasker, providing quality beauty solutions for hydrating both skin and hair. Give yourself an at-home spa treatment as you nourish your skin and hair with therapeutic ingredients like Aloe, Mint, Rosemary, Lemongrass, Shea Butter, Manuka Honey and Marshmallow Root to cleanse, hydrate, and refresh your hair and skin, instantly. It's not only great for all hair and skin types, but it makes the perfect beauty gift for both women and men.
Gift Ideas for Home
Treasure & Bond, Jersey Rope Throw Blanket, ($99), available at: nordstrom.com
Wrap yourself up in this cozy hand-knit throw with a chunky rope stitch made with 100% acrylic, while relaxing at home in your favorite chair or sofa. This comfy throw also adds a touch of stylish understated texture to your bed, sofa or bench.
BAC Art Studio, 'A Fresh Start' Coffee Mug, ($20 - $25), available at: brookeashleycollection.com
Drinking morning coffee or your favorite tea just got a lot more chic! This stylish coffee mug from the Brooke Ashley Collection, BAC Art Studio makes the perfect self-care gift for the holidays. This statement mug will help to set a stylish new tone for moving forward as you prepare to make a fresh start for the New Year.
NEST Fragrances Mediterranean Fig Reed Diffuser, ($50), available at: nordstrom.com
A diffuser is an easy way to create a more calm and relaxing atmosphere that gives you peace of mind, while enhancing the comfort of your home. This reed diffuser by NEST is crafted with the highest-quality fragrance oils that continuously releases fragrance slowly and evenly for approximately 90 days.
Capturing the aromas of the Mediterranean landscape, this scent blends crushed fig leaves and blue cypress with the essence of turquoise waters and dewy violet. You can also customize the intensity and reach of the fragrance based on the number of reeds you use.
Gift Ideas for Him
UGG Mace Water Resistant Reversible Jacket, ($225), available at: nordstromrack.com
This lightweight zip-front jacket features water-resistant nylon that reverses to plush high-pile fleece providing two different looks in one style.
Beams Plus Rib Cashmere Cap, ($135), available at: nordstrom.com
Stay warm in style with a classic watchman cap knit from luxuriously soft cashmere in a chunky rib.
Andrew Stewart Double Face Cashmere Scarf, ($165), available at: nordstrom.com
This two-tone cashmere scarf with fringe detail will add an abundance of warmth and style to your look.
Green Combo Assorted Print 4-Pack Adult Face Masks, ($25), available at: nordstrom.com
These washable, reusable double-layer masks offer snug, custom-fitting nose-to-chin coverage in comfortable jersey with a built-in cotton filter pocket. The ear loops can be tightened with the adjustable sliding straps that allow you to tie the mask behind the head for easy on and off.
Canada Goose Northern Utility Gloves, ($250), available at: canadagoose.com
These 3-in-1 gloves are stylish and highly functional. The exterior is crafted from a durable, waterproof shell with water-resistant leather palms to ensure a firm grip. It also has touch screen capability for using cell phones and other mobile and technical devices without sacrificing warmth.
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