Women’s Gift Guide 2022

Eating Bird Food’s holiday gift guide for women with everything from kitchen gadgets and home goods to beauty finds and apparel. Lots of ideas for the ladies on your list!

It’s holiday gift time! I love this time of year and have a ton of fun choosing gifts for family and friends, but sometimes it’s so dang hard to figure out what to get people. I feel like most of us buy whatever we need/want throughout the year so when the holidays come around we don’t really need anything. Maybe you feel the same way and if so, hopefully this post gives you a little inspiration.

I’m sharing three gift guides this year — one for women, one for men and one for children. When thinking of gift ideas, I like to go one of two routes: something the person needs or something they would never treat themselves too. For the women’s gift guide I’m sharing ideas from the following categories – kitchen, home goods, beauty, apparel and fitness.  There’s seriously something for everyone!

Kitchen Gifts for the Home Chef

  1. Small kitchen gadgets – small kitchen gadgets are so handy and make great stocking stuffers! Here are some ideas: cute measuring spoons (I get asked about mine all the time), Microplane, All Clad measuring cups, Stasher Bag starter kit, meat masher, lemon/lime juicer, can colander.
  2. Cookbooks – Cookbooks make such a fun gift and there are so many new ones this year including my cookbook Mostly Veggies, which is available for pre-order this holiday season. Some of my other cookbook recommendations: Feeding Littles and Beyond, Love to Eat and Smitten Kitchen’s Keepers.
  3. Kitchen appliances – I recently got an air fryer and feel like it would make a great gift this year, but you can’t go wrong with other kitchen large kitchen items like a slow Cooker, Vitamix blender, food processor, stand mixer or hand blender.
  4. Dutch Oven – This is a bit of splurge, but a dutch oven is such a lovely gift idea for someone who loves to cook! I have this Le Creuset dutch oven and use it all the time.
  5. Caraway Cookware Set – In need of a new cookware set? I am obsessed with my Caraway cookware set.
  6. Our Place Always Pan – I recently got the Always Pan and I can see what all the hype is about. It’s the perfect size for most meals and it’s also pretty enough to leave out on the stove as decor! Grab the Always Pan (comes with a steamer basket) or get the Always Pan Set, which comes with the Always Pan and the Perfect Pot.
  7. Knife Set – A high quality knife set is essential for any home chef! We love our Shun knives so much. This is the exact set we have, but there are smaller sets (like this one) if that are less expensive and probably more ideal for gift giving!
  8. Wooden cutting board – Another great gift for anyone who spends a ton of time in the kitchen is a nice wooden cutting board like this John Boos cutting board.
  9. Espresso machine – This is such a good gift for the coffee lover. We have the Jura E8. It’s pricey but it’s been such a good investment for us. Having coffee shop quality espresso drinks at home made our life as sleep-deprived parents so much easier.
  10. Wine glasses – You can never go wrong with wine glasses! Amazon always has awesome deals and options on wine glasses like these hand-blown red wine glasses.
  11. Tumbler – I love my water tumbler and use it every day. I have the Simple Modern 28 oz option, but I really want a trendy Stanley Tumbler 40 oz tumbler. Another option: a cute wine tumbler for outdoor use.
  12. Juicer – There’s nothing like fresh juice and this Smeg citrus juicer is cute enough to keep out on your counter. If you’re looking for a juicer that juices more than citrus, I have this amazing Hurom slow juicer and highly recommend.
  13. Pottery – You can’t go wrong with gifting a handmade mug! Need a bigger gift idea? Give a serving bowl or platter. Some of my favorite ceramic artists include Bear Ceramics  (local to Richmond, VA), Ogusky Ceramics, A Question of Eagles and Hanselmann Pottery.

Gifts for the Home, Beauty and Fashion Lover

  1. Art – Minted has some amazing artists selling beautiful artwork. I recently got this pretty print for my office. And my best friend gave me a sweet Mama print from Amanda Tucker that I’m . I also love the idea of gifting a pet parent one of these custom pet portraits.
  2. Tula gift setSkincare brands do value sets around the holidays that make the perfect gift. The 7-piece time to indulge kit includes my favorite Tula products including The Cult Classic Face Cleanser, Face Filter primer and the Rose Glow + Get It eye balm. Use code EBF for 15% off your order.
  3. A personalized photo gift – I feel like all moms and grandmas love photos of their family, but may not take the time to order prints for themselves. A nice frame filled with a family photo is such a nice gift. I really like ordering photo prints from mpix. The quality is great and they’re reasonably priced too! Some other options: Both Artifact Uprising and Snapfish have a ton of awesome custom photo ideas with everything from a framed photo to photo books.
  4. Hair tools – I have the Dyson Airwrap and Dyson Hair Dryer, but I’ve been eying the T3 curling iron that everyone talks about.
  5. Hair accessories – hair clips and hair ties are perfect as a stocking stuffer. My current faves: these large claw clips (a dupe for the Free People clips everyone loves!), slip scrunchies (I use these at night to prevent creases and breakage), coiled hair ties (I’ve gotten these for gifts before and everyone loves them). I personally want to try this tonal hair tie set too!
  6. Winter Jacket – This winter jacket is everyone’s favorite from Amazon.
  7. Shoes – A nice pair of running/walking shoes is never a bad gift.  I’ve been trying out these wool runners from Allbirds and love them so much!
  8. Belt Bag Lululemon crossbody belt bag or this Dange Dover belt bag.
  9. Jewelry – I love minimalist jewelry! Some of my faves at the moment, this personalized initial necklace from LeMel and this heart knot ring from Everly Made. 10% of each purchase is donated to Save the Heartbeat organization. I’ve also been eyeing these Hailey Hoops.
  10. Pajamas – A nice matching pajama set is always a welcome gift. Target and Nordstrom both have cute and comfy options. Nordstrom’s Moonlight Pajamas look so cozy and have over 1K positive reviews. This pajama set from Target looks super similar and is half the cost. 
  11. Diffuser + Essential Oils – With so many of us spending most of our downtime at home or working remotely, I can’t think of a better gift right now than an essential oil diffuser. Aromatherapy can be extremely soothing and the great thing is you can swap out different therapeutic oils based on your needs. Edens Garden has this great 6-piece set which is an awesome place to start.
  12. Candle – Here’s one of my fave splurge-worthy candles and you can never go wrong with a classic volcano candle.
  13. Vacuum – ”You know you’re an adult when…” Okay I know this sounds like a very basic gift but I have been going back and forth between investing in a robot vacuum, but we currently have a Dyson Ball and a Dyson cordless vacuum. I think any of these would be a perfect gift! A good vacuum is definitely an investment, but it should last for years! Anything that can make cleaning a little more fun, I’m here for it.
  14. A Cozy Rug – We bought a bunch of rugs for our new house and I’m obsessed with the Cloud Pile rugs from Rugs Direct. I have one in my office and it’s softest thing I’ve ever stepped on.
  15. Norwex Microfiber Cleaning Products – I am hooked on the Norwex cleaning cloths! The household package plus includes four of their best selling products, bundled for savings!
  16. Massage or spa day – I love gifting experiences and I feel like most women don’t treat themselves to spa days much! Gift a massage, facial or just spa day gift card.

Fitness Gear

  1. Water bottle – A nice water bottle for working out is key. I love Simple Modern water bottles because they’re durable and come in such fun colors/patterns.
  2. Treadmill We have this ProForm Treadmill in our basement and absolutely love it. It’s pricey, but it’s been such a good investment for us, especially as new parents where we don’t have the time to go to the gym or a workout class.
  3. Yoga mat – A new yoga mat is the perfect gift. I’m a big fan of the Lululemon yoga mats. They are stylish and super grippy (aka no slipping).
  4. Weights – Doing more workouts at home I’ve realized I really need a new set of weights, not just the 3 lb set that I have. I like this set because it goes from 5 lbs -25 lbs, but the idea of an adjustable set seems like a great option if you want to save space.
  5. Ankle weights – Ankle weights are the perfect way to make any workout a bit more challenging. And these Bala ankle weights are so pretty!
  6. Apple watch I’m obsessed with my Apple Watch and highly recommend it for anyone wanting to track their steps or workouts.
  7. Yoga pants/leggings – You can’t go wrong with a nice pair of leggings. I love the Lululemon Align pants, but the Aerie Offline pants are super similar and more affordable. 
  8. Headphones – With all the virtual calls happening these days, a new pair of headphones is a useful gift.  I have the Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds, but AirPods are always great too!
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    3 comments
    1. Kristen DePalma
      December 30, 2020 AT 8:01 am

      I received the pajamas from Target for a Xmas present. They are the most comfortable pajamas I’ve ever owned.
      Thanks for the recommendation!

    2. Ally
      November 24, 2020 AT 1:16 pm

      Super cute ideas! I especially love the Abercrombie Sherpa Pullover in the brown animal print…definitely have to pick that one up!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 24, 2020 AT 7:01 pm

        It’s SO cozy!! Definitely recommend!

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