What Our Team Is Gifting This Year

OK, if you’re a family member or bff of anyone here at Glitter Guide, avert your eyes and exit the page. Because *spoiler alert*, we’re sharing everything we’re gifting to our nearest and dearest this holiday season. So if you need some ideas for the loved ones on your shopping list, read on!

On Flowers: Lessons from an Accidental Florist

“I love gifting books. Probably because I am such a lover of books and hoard them all over my house. It’s nice to pass on the love. This new book by Amy Merrick (one of my favorite florists) looks darling.” – Taylor


The Sill Indoor Plants

“I actually really love sending plants as gifts. It’s something that anyone on your list can benefit from, and it’s also a nice eco-friendly option.” – Samantha


Made by Mary Inhale-Exhale Disc Necklace

“Sometimes we all need a reminder to breathe, and what better way to do that but in the form of a beautiful necklace?” – Nicole


Fujifilm Mini Link Smartphone Printer

“Holidays means reuniting with my friends and family, and taking a ton of pictures. This is a great gift for the friend that’s always running out of memory on their phone. They can finally print the images they love and actually do something with them other than have them pile up.” – Wendy

Kitten Water Perfume

“Catbird is a longtime favorite of mine (see its amazing Brooklyn shop here). One of my first purchases was the signature Kitten candle. I hadn’t even smelled it, but I was sold by the description: “With visions of dusty records, lipstick, and feather pillows and notes of musk, amber & hand-picked violets. A love letter to the early girls of Catbird, the Williamsburg kitten with her affinity for busted tees, ballet flats and jewels, sneaking a cigarette out of her apartment window (she’s since quit).”

Thankfully it smells just as charming as it sounds. Does it count to gift to yourself?” – Taylor


Jiggy Puzzles

“I love a good puzzle. These puzzles from Jiggy are like a two-in-one gift because you get a rad puzzle, and then once you finish you have the tools to glue it and save your masterpiece. I love this one that’s a print from Alja Horvat, one of my favorite artists.” – Samantha


Wake Up Light Alarm Clock

“This alarm clock has everything from intelligent sunrise/sunset simulation to a range of natural sounds and LED light colors to make going to sleep and waking up a breeze. I know a few people who would definitely benefit from this.” – Nicole

rOtring 1904257 Rapid PRO Mechanical Pencil

“I know what you’re thinking: ‘what did this person do to deserve a pencil for the holidays?!’ But, hear me out! My boyfriend is an engineer, and is constantly sketching things out for class and for fun, so I decided to invest in his ‘art’ and buy him something of quality that he will actually use and love. A friend previously bought this exact model and raved about it, so I knew it was the right choice.” – Wendy


Mini Leather Organizer Set

“Cuyana makes timeless, minimally designed bags and accessories that I adore. This organization set is the perfect gift.” – Taylor


Brass Easel Photo Desk Calendar

“I make one of these calendars every year for my mom. I love that I can just upload all my favorite pictures of my son and *poof* it’s a beautiful calendar and my mom’s favorite gift of the year.” – Samantha


Chenille Fringe Throw

“My go-to gift for anyone who I have trouble buying for is a throw blanket. I figure, if they are anything like me and my family, snuggling up in a cozy blanket is just what’s needed at the end of the long day to relax and unwind.” – Nicole


Allyn Tote

“My sister has two kids, so a small bag is a no-go. She’s also always on the run, whether she’s heading to class or rushing to get errands done. I love the simplicity for Dagne Dover, but it’s also a super-functional bag. It’s got a compartment for every little thing.” – Wendy


Everyday Oil

“This body oil is a go-to gift for my girlfriends. It smells divine like I can’t even explain!” – Taylor


Cordless 1-inch Curling Wand

“My sister is the queen of mermaid waves and is always primping her hair. She’s also always on the go to work or her boyfriend’s house, so this cordless curling wand is the perfect gift.” – Samantha


Essential Oil Diffuser

“I love that this essential oil diffuser is portable, so my loved one can experience the relaxing benefits of their favorite oils no matter where they are. It just needs a USB connection and water, and it’s all ready to turn any space into a soothing place.” – Nicole

Happy Socks

Ideal for a quirky co-worker. Love these!” – Taylor


La Étreinte – XO Friendship Necklaces

“The majority of my jewelry is from GLDN. I love how dainty and minimal it is. I’m definitely snagging this friendship set for me and my bestie this Christmas.” – Samantha


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Author: Samantha Welker

Samantha Welker is the business manager at Glitter Guide. She has an Master's in Corporate Finance & Sustainability from Harvard Business School but prefers working in the creative industry. She also hosts a weekly business podcast for creative women called Pretty Okay Podcast. She loves spending time with her husband and her son, Rocky, in sunny San Diego. Follow along on Instagram