20 Gifts Women Really Want for Christmas

We are just two weeks away from Christmas and the shopping time crunch is on! Luckily we are here to help you find a gift for every woman on your list, one that she will actually love and use, and fit whatever your budget. This list is tried and true, all are gifts I have gotten the women in my life and they LOVED them, or new gifts I plan on giving out this year! We are not paid to promote any of these items, so the list is also genuine! As a self-admitted shoppaholic, I am always the go-to person in my family to ask for gift ideas for Christmas for everyone, so I've had plenty of practice picking the best gifts every Christmas. Read on to see my top picks for 2014! 

Want even more great ideas for women's gift ideas? Check out our 2013 Women's Gift Guide, and our Mother's Day Gift Guide! Shopping for the guys? Check out our very popular 2014 Men's Gift Guide and the 2013 Men's Gift Guide.

1.  SodaStream ($79+)
This is the easy and cheaper way to get sparkling water instead of continuing to buy bottles at the grocery store and lugging it home.  And you’re not creating all that waste with the plastic bottles! I also love that they have a “naturally sweetened cola” because I think it my help my husband who grew up, like all good southern kids, addicted to Coke! So this might be the perfect way to help him wean off that.

2.  Sephora’s Favorite Superstars ($75)
Every woman loves some new luxury beauty products to play with! This gift set comes with $225 worth of their most-coveted essentials (full-sizes!) - from makeup to fragrance to skincare. I can personally vouch that it has 4 of my all time beauty essentials: Bumble & Bumble Sea Salt Spray, “They’re Real” mascara by Benefit Cosmetics, Josie Maran Argan Oil, and Smashbox BB cream!

3.  Breville Juice Fountain Multi-Speed ($188)
I have been doing a lot of research lately on the best juicers, and this is the top rated one for being quick to use, highest yield, and easy to clean up!  Read more about how to pick the best Juicer, find yummy juicing recipes here, and why this new habit will change your health and your life here.

4.  Custom Family Ornament from Etsy ($28+)
These handmade stamped pewter ornaments are just gorgeous and something she will always treasure. I have ordered some for my family for past Christmases and we all still treasure them.  This year all the Camp Makery bloggers got a wooden snowflake ornament to commemorate our one year birthday of blogging! Here are some other silver designs by another seller and an elegant white clay option as well.

5.  Tiffany’s Snowflake Necklace ($200)
Trust me, you will be on her “nice list” for a long time to come if she finds a little blue Tiffany’s box in her stocking!

6.  “Love Location” Personalized State Photo Print ($30+)
This is probably my top favorite gift on this list. After the craziness of the holidays settles down I plan on ordering a Mississippi one and a Kansas one for my own home (that’s where my husband and I are from) and hanging them in our living room. It will mean a lot since we live in California, so far from all our family.  I also ordered one of these as a gift for someone special this year.  They are currently having a 20% off sale and free shipping on orders over $75.

7.  Leather Travel Jewelry Portfolio from Pottery Barn ($65)
This is also one of my tippy-top recommendations. A good jewelry travel organizer is a must, and I have yet to find one that can store everything so it doesn’t get tangled, but I think this might be the one! I discovered it while shopping for gift ideas for my mom and grandma and ended up ordering one for myself! You can have them monogrammed and they also come in gold, faux crocodile, and porcelain blue.

8.  Blonde Wood Wine Trough from Pottery Barn ($90)
This is a super fun and beautiful gift she would never get for herself; she will totally appreciate it coming from you so she can be the hostess with the mostess. You can also use it as an ice bucket for other beverages like beer or water bottles if wine isn’t your thing.  I’ve already ordered this for one of the special women in my life; I know she will love it!

9.  Monogram Gifts, Like this Zip Pouch! ($38)
Anthropologie has a whole page for cute and inexpensive monogram gift ideas; there are coffee mugs, ornaments, earrings, necklaces, candles, ring dishes, cocktail napkins, and more. If you are looking for a special trinket for a female, and perhaps one that will fit in her stocking, there are just oodles of good ideas here all in one place.

10.  Birch Box Monthly Subscription ($110 for one year)
This has been around for a few years now, but it’s still such an amazing gift I have to include it.  It’s especially great for women who don’t live near big cities with access to stores like Sephora, or for busy women who don’t have time to stay up on the latest products.  This is also something a few ladies in my life are getting this year!

11.  Sephora Favorites Perfume Sampler ($24)
They have a few options of sets of 6 for $24, and larger sets of 14  for $55, all with their most sought-after women’s perfumes. I love this because I always get tired of a perfume before I can use the whole bottle, and with so many samples in it, there are bound to be some in it the receiver of this gift will love!

12.  Le Creuset Stoneware 4-Piece Gift Set ($99)
As much as I love all the fun holiday dishes from Williams Sonoma, she will adore these beautiful high quality dishes forever because she can use them year round. They are ideal for one-dish baking, serving and storing, are easy to clean and scratch resistant, and are safe for freezer, oven, microwave, and dishwasher.

13.  Gold Monogram Mug from Williams Sonoma ($10)
I fell in love with these last week when I was in their store eating all their Christmas candy samples (the baby made me do it!), and then the next day I saw Reese Witherspoon on the Ellen Show give a matching set to Ellen & Portia - so you know they must be cool if Reese is gifting them!  These photo doesn’t do them justice, they are even more gorgeous in real life.

14. Williams Sonoma Essential Oils Kitchen Collection ($10+)
A little spot of luxury in her kitchen can make cooking and cleaning feel a lot more enjoyable! The hand soap and lotion set look lovely on the counter and she will especially appreciate the handy lotion to keep her hands soft. The coordinating scent in the dish soap and candle are also luxurious yet practical gifts she will love to use. We love it when all our accessories match in both style and scent!  I suggest buying of each of these to make a stellar gift set.

15. Holiday Gourmet Truffle Box ($39)
Give her a little upgrade to her normal Hershey’s treat with these handmade chocolates that come in special Christmas flavors like hot cocoa, salted carmel, fruit cake, eggnog, cranberry cider carmel, peppermint latte, and gingersnap! These are made by an amazing company called Fleurir in Washington D.C., and after visiting their shop myself I can vouch for how amazing all their products are!  I also adore their cocoa mixes and the crispy honeycomb.

16.  Cushioned Anti-Fatigue Kitchen Matt from Frontgate ($199+)
These mats are amazing for anyone who stands for long periods of time! My mom asked for one a few years ago for Christmas to put in her kitchen since she is in there so much cooking all day for 4 kids.  It is so cushy and worth the investment!  Makes a huge difference, trust me.  Frontgate carries them in several sizes, colors, and patterns to fit your kitchen design.

17.  Poinsettia Potholders ($12) and Apron ($32)
Is it just me or is everyone else’s potholders also always yucky and covered with stuff that I *think my husband gets on it and after so many washes it doesn’t matter, they are permanently stained and shaped weird.  I always want a new set!  There is really no better way to spruce up the whole kitchen inexpensively than with fresh new fun potholders and a matching apron! Anthropologie has tons of unique and chic options if this Poinsettia design doesn’t tickle your fancy. I especially love this one

18. Barrel Top Lazy Susan with Monogram from Pottery Barn ($199)
This is another gift that, although I’m not getting it for my mom for Christmas, I’ve earmarked it as a great idea for a future birthday or mother’s day because it’s so gorgeous and I know she would see it every day in her kitchen and love it and think of me when she sees it.  Women just love anything to do with wine, and anything made from a wine barrel fits in that category! 

19.  The Ultimate Hanging Toiletry Organizer ($48+)
As a frequent traveler, this is the only toiletry bag I have found that comes close to being big enough to hold everything I need and well made enough to last longer than just a few trips. I’ve also found that it’s essential that it has these 2 clear pouches so I can see what’s inside, and that it hangs so it doesn’t take up valuable counter space in the bathroom. This is something your mom, grandma, sister, best girl friend, any female, will love. Just choose a pattern appropriate for them.  If you don’t like the patterns of this bag in the link above, click here to see several more.

20.  Give the gift of helping out the kitchen ($free!)
If you are short on cash, chances are the woman in your life would LOVE the offer of you doing all the dishes Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so that for once she can also enjoy just lounging around those two days and being with family! Or you could offer to cook a nice meal for the family over Christmas – perhaps a nice Christmas morning brunch?  Check out these top rated Christmas morning brunch recipes from Southern Living for ideas!

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