Gigi’s Holiday Gift Guide 2023
“You have such a pretty face; you should be on a Christmas card.”- Home Alone.
We’re officially in the holiday season, and I can’t help but chuckle at those never-ending lines I’ve seen lately!
It’s the time of year when we all want to find new things to help us sparkle and shine, and yes, the perfect gifts for the fashionistas in our lives we waited to spoil the whole year.
But let’s be honest, it is challenging and overwhelming.
Wouldn’t having a magic wand to uncover the ideal presents for our loved ones would be amazing?
Well… tada! Today, your scroll is your magic wand. With just one click, I’m going to show you some fantastic gift ideas that are a blend of quality and style.
In this holiday guide, I’ve handpicked various gift ideas that cover it all, from Spanx dupes, you will love to live in for the rest of the season to modern lunch bag must-haves that’ll make you feel like a million bucks. We’ll dive into makeup, clothing, shoes, and more.
And here’s the sweet part—you’ve made it to the ‘nice’ list this year. Some of these treasures might even be too good to give away. So, let’s break the rules and get yourself the most unforgettable gifts, just like the ones you would share with your loved ones. I’ve included discount codes where I could save you some extra bucks! Be sure to look for them.
1- Get the Perfect Spanx Air Essentials Dupes for a Fraction of the Price
Let’s start with my favorite Spanx dupes in the trendiest Caramel and Green shades! These sets are a game-changer, offering the perfect mix of comfort and style. They’re made from a rayon, polyester, and spandex blend, giving you that same luxurious feel without the hefty price tag.
They don’t just look cute; these sets ooze sophistication with their smooth texture, quarter-zip front, and slightly flared pants.
And the best part? You’ve got a ton of colors to choose from – so good!
2- The Devil Wears ‘Modern Picnic’ Bags for Office, Lunch Dates, and Picnics!
Say hello to ‘Modern Picnic’ bags! They’re perfect for the office, lunch dates, the gym – everywhere! These bags will immediately elevate your everyday office look to something a little ‘extra.’
These insulated vegan lunchers and totes are the perfect double-duty accessories. Of course, I use them for lunch, but I also use them as purses – two-for-one fabulous! See my favorite lunchers right here.
3- Party Makeup? Laura Geller, of Course!
Laura Geller knows how to make everyday beauty effortless, and the same can be said for her fabulous party looks, even when you know nothing about makeup. Really – everything she offers is mistake-proof and is perfect for mature skin.
This ‘Party in a Palette’ is Oprah’s Pick, with good reason! The box has four gorgeous palettes with silky textures, versatile shades, and a crease-proof, fade-proof formula. The coordinated style makes it easy to create a makeup-artist-style look in no time.
Glossy, sparkly lips are so in this season. And that’s why you need this Gorgeous in Gold Limited Edition Lipstick Trio. Don’t worry; you won’t end up with golden lips. These creamy lipsticks, in shades like Brilliant in Blush and Sensational in Spice, are enriched with jojoba wax and antioxidant-rich rice extracts, leaving a natural shine on your lips. I LOVE THEM!
4- Inez Shoes- Better than Cinderella’s Glass Slippers
Girl Math: It is okay to splurge on beautiful and comfortable shoes.
And that’s where Inez comes in! You can’t beat their quality, style, and comfort. Their products are made in Spain with luxe material and soft, kidskin leather, no-slip lining for comfort around the clock.
This stunning sandal combines comfort and height effortlessly. Its posted back straps ensure a secure fit while giving you the appearance of a high heel with the feel of a lower one. Plus, the custom-designed insole cradles your foot, providing exceptional support for hours of wear. I’ve had major foot surgeries, and I can wear these!
This mid-heel bootie will bring a touch of Western inspiration to your look. Crafted with embossed Italian leather, this stylish bootie offers flair and comfort. The plush insole with arch support ensures a comfortable fit. Comes in a higher heel as well.
Another mid-heel bootie featuring a soft stretch suede upper that molds beautifully to your foot, creating a slim, tapered look. The “snip” toe offers ample room in the toe box, and the plush proprietary insole ensures lasting comfort.
Inez Shoes offers an array of options that look stunning and provide the utmost comfort. Each pair is a testament to Spanish craftsmanship; you’ll feel the quality with every step. Say goodbye to sacrificing comfort for style because Inez Shoes has found the perfect balance.
5- Brahmin – The Best-Kept Secret in Luxury Handbags!
Let me spill the tea on the Brahmin brand – it’s the best-kept secret in luxury handbags! Now, let me introduce you to two of my absolute favorites:
Look at the colors of this bag! It is a scaled-down version of their best-selling Caroline Satchel. It’s the perfect organizer with interior pockets, a pen loop, and a key clip. It comes with an adjustable crossbody strap and comfortable rolled handles. The Macchiato Ombre Melbourne design is an energetic metallic masterpiece that blends sleek silver and lustrous russet gold for a striking statement.
All hail the regal Hallie satchel! It’s a must-have accessory with a leather-covered buckle for a fresh twist on a classic silhouette and modern hardware on the handle. Royal Purple Melbourne is the way to go when it comes to color. This rich purple hue exudes nobility and power, making a bold statement.
Brahmin bags have a knack for elevating your style, making them an ideal gift for any fashionista. Totally worth the splurge!
6- I’m Head Over Heels for Franne Golde!
Now, let me spill the beans on why I’m absolutely head over heels for Franne Golde. This brand gets me; they understand that you feel amazing when you look good. And with confidence by your side, you can conquer just about anything.
Franne Golde is all about curating quality, flattering essentials that create a comfortable and versatile wardrobe.
Let’s create the perfect Holiday OTT featuring three fabulous Franne Golde products. I’m wearing these pieces to a holiday party. Can’t wait! Also, I will be wearing my red suit on repeat! It’s GORGEOUS!
- The Bottom- Perfect Ponte Wide Leg Pant:
Elevate your style game with these ultra-wide pants made from four-way stretch ponte. Whether rocking a casual vibe with a tucked-in tee or going for a power-suit look with a blazer, these pants have you covered. Plus, they’re wrinkle-free and offer all-day comfort, making them a must-have for any occasion. They are perfect with the sequin blazer and black or white cami.
- The Top- Essential Cami:
It makes a stunning base layer or a stand-alone piece. Crafted in premium jersey and fully lined, it offers wrinkle resistance and four-way stretch for maximum comfort. It’s travel-friendly, machine washable, and perfect for layering – essential for any wardrobe.
- The Show-Stopper- Liquid Sequin Blazer:
This sleek blazer adds a touch of glamour and sparkle to every ensemble. With two-way stretch and all-day comfort, it’s the perfect addition to your holiday collection.
So, there you have it – a stunning and versatile look created with three fantastic Franne Golde products. Whether treating yourself or spreading joy with thoughtful gifts, Franne Golde is the way to go!
7- Liquid Leather 3.0 – Clara Sun Sunwoo
It’s not pleather. It’s not leather. It’s an incredibly innovative knit fabric, taking the fashion world by storm. It’s luxuriously soft, stretchable, and breathable, giving you that perfect fit without compromising comfort. Plus, it’s vegan-friendly!
Signature Jumpsuit: First up, Clara Sunwoo’s Signature Jumpsuit. With a graceful surplice neckline and a control waistband that slims and flatters, it’s all about making you look and feel fabulous. The full-length, wide-leg palazzo pants add that extra touch of elegance to every stride.
Liquid Leather™ Textured Biker Jacket: I love this jacket! It’s beautiful, lightweight, and feels like lambskin. The crocodile scale-like texture gives it a unique, realistic effect.
Get it. Gift it for a timeless look through the holidays and beyond!
8- Tis’ the Reason I Glow – Meet Magelin
Megelin V1 Wireless Facial RF Anti-Aging Device is my secret weapon. I love this little tool!
The Megelin V1 combines the power of TURBO-RF, Microcurrent, and LED therapy in one device to help effectively lift your facial features and smooth the skin. It helps tighten, tone, lift, and firm, reducing age spots and wrinkles.
I use the masks with the gel already included because each mask is the equivalent of eight sessions with the tool. I also use the tool without the masks – I mix it up. I’m telling you, you can actually feel this device working. Tingling, heat… It comes with a 90-day guarantee, so there’s nothing to lose. I will say I tried a similar device last year and this one is better by far.
9- Quilted Koala: Where Style Meets Customization!
Hailing from the heart of New York City, Quilted Koala is a bag and accessory line that gives you the power to create the perfect bag.
I’m absolutely smitten with them.
When a brand has been featured in O, Oprah Magazine, People, Shape, and even made its mark on Good Morning America, you know they’re onto something special.
Whether it’s plush velvet, suede, or eye-catching metallic, there’s something for everyone.
Luxe North-South Bag – So fab! It will become your go-to bag for work, computer, and everything in between.
Metallic Magic: And let’s not forget the Gold Metallic Everything Bag. It’s a roomy carry-all tote with a magnetic snap closure and an outside pocket for convenience. Talk about versatility!
Also fab – Quilted Belt Bag: I’m also crushing on their Quilted Velvet Adjustable Belt Bag in Electric Green. It’s not just stylish; it’s functional too. Wear it as a fanny pack or crossbody, and with an adjustable strap, it’s the perfect companion for your on-the-go lifestyle.
So, if you’re all about personal style and crave a touch of NYC chic in your life, create, customize, and carry your unique style with Quilted Koala. Take advantage of the sales, and you can always use my code GWEN20 to treat yourself all year round!
10- Signature Caviar Collection by Lagos Jewelry
Let’s get a little naughty! Because holiday sparkle isn’t done without jewelry. And I am ready to splurge on LAGOS anytime! I love their jewelry that much.
LAGOS’ Caviar Collection is a dream come true. Think of them as investment pieces, not just accessories. They are heirlooms in the making. As you can see, with these beautiful selections, I’m all about silver right now. So gorgeous.
LAGOS Jewelry offers a wide range of gifts to suit every budget. Whether you’re looking for a thoughtful stocking stuffer or a show-stopping present, you’ll find something that captures the essence of the holiday spirit.
And for those who appreciate both style and technology, Lagos’ Smart Caviar Collection of exquisite watch bands is the perfect blend of fashion and function.
And there you have it!
My holiday fashionista gift guide is filled with fabulous finds. So, skip the lines, embrace the magic of giving to yourself and others, and make this holiday season one to remember.
Happy gifting, and may your celebrations be filled with warmth and joy!
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