Holiday Gift Guide for Her

YASS, THE HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR HER IS LIVE!!!

(in time for Cyber Monday, You’re Welcome)

Looking for HER, whoever she may be, from your girlfriend, mother, sister, to your bff, co-workers or boss babe these gifts range in price and functionality for the variety of women in your life. Because, everyone should be taken care of this holiday season! This is a list of 10 gift ideas ranging from low to high in price range, because we all know that’s the only way to shop.

Happy Shopping!!

Xx WSG


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Beis

Price: $15

Finding a gift for your travel loving bestie, sister or even co-worker just got a whole lost easier. This cute passport holder is from Shay Mitchell’s new travel bag line and it comes in three colors, this nude/light pink, light blue and black! Best part, it’s under $20 and has the cutest little gold plane detail.


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Sipski

Price: $18

Every girl should have one of these. Enough said. Perfect for any women or man in your life honestly. #cheers


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3. Amour Love Graphic Tee

Desert Dreamer LA

Price: $22.50 (Originally $25)

Gift giving is about showing your love for that person, by picking something they will love! Well, I just found a graphic tee you both will love… get it. If you like this idea, but don’t feel that this is the right message for whoever you’re buying for, just check them out!


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Gilligan & O'Malley™

Price: $19.99

I’m putting this pajama set on here because I have it (in size small), and LOVE it. It’s beyond soft and the best to sleep in all year round. I also have the long sleeve and pants set (same brand and material), and that one is especially great for the winter months! Every girl loves a new set of pajamas, so this is an easy way to make them smile this holiday season.


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Herbivore Botanicals

Price: $36 (Value: $51)

Your limited-edition trio of bath and body essentials to help someone you love add a little self love into their daily routine. Comes with a coconut oil body polish, illuminating body oil as well as a coconut milk bath soak! Share a little self care this holiday season.


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Anthropologie

Price: $32

Get on the train of mismatching earrings. These dainty studs are a good personal gift for any friends or family this holiday season.


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Lulus

Price: $46

This Chloe look-alike versatile bag from Lulus could be one of the best gifts for HER this holiday. It is described as a tote bag-backpack hybrid with beautiful gold detailing. If you’ve been waiting on a gift, here is your sign!


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West Elm

Price: $49 (Value: $99)

You can never go wrong with the gift of a robe. This limited-time special is perfect for any girl who loves to hang around a little longer than usual after a bath or shower, or any one who loves a good at home Sunday spa day full of self care rituals. Whatever their thing is, they will love doing it in this cozy cotton robe!

NOTE: Since the West Elm Waffle Robe is not on sale at the moment. This waffle robe from Target is the perfect alternative!


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Le Labo

Price: $85

Too many scents to choose from + smells in-stores? I get it, choosing a scent for you or someone else can be very overwhelming and not to mention difficult. But now it doesn’t have to be. You can give the gift of allowing the person you are buying for the time and chance to try out all the amazing scents Le Labo has to offer with their Discover Set.


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Slip for Beauty Sleep

Price: $119 (Value: $135)

This is a limited-edition two piece set which includes a pure silk eye mask and pillow case. Perfect for those women in your life who need help keeping their bed head under control. Silk can also help with protecting your hair from damage, such as slit ends. Plus, not only does the eye mask shade you from the morning sun it is great for women who wear false lashes! A beauty sleep must-have.


Products my hair has been loving...

Wondering how I achieve long and full hair? It might have something to do with living 2 miles from the ocean, BUT I'd like to think that it's because of the way I care for it! 

"Don't you want to just cut it all off?" ... My answer to this question 10 out of 10 will be a hard NO!!! I've been growing my hair out since the 3rd grade, when my oldest sister thought my little cousin and I would look cute if she took us to get our hair cut... we got bobs (my mother was not too happy with her... she's 12 years older than me just fyi). At the time she was like a mom to me so I trusted the fact that she thought this was the right decision for me. Freak no, that was not a cute time (at least I think so now), and that growing out process was even worse. It took me until senior year of college to grow it out, BUT with this came very dead hair from straightening it almost everyday throughout middle and high school. I then realize that if I wanted to have long hair... I needed to start taking care of that long hair.  The most my hair grew, was probably from freshman year of college to a little after my senior year of college. I owe that to my mother for cutting it for me!! By no means was she a hair stylist, but she knew exactly how I liked it...  and I mean she's a seamstress, so that's not far off right??? Anyways, her cutting my hair 1-2 inches every few months was so crucial to allowing it to continually grow and grow in healthy. 

I then started experimenting with multiple hair masks, hair products as well as trying my hardest not using heat on my hair too often. (I know ladies this is hard, but I know most women have beautiful natural hair, and if you don't... there's product for that!) And if any of my friends are reading this they might be rolling their eyes because they know I do have a natural curl (at the bottom of my hair), BUT twirling your hair around for hours until it's dry to me is't natural, it takes work, and sometimes doesn't even turn out the way I like it. So there!

Which brings me to my topic today. Product, product, product... I love me some hair products! As you can see by the pictures there are a few brands that I'm sure most of you know right off the bat, and a few that I have never even heard about until I received them in a few Ipsy boxes I receive once a month. Which BTW are the best and I highly recommend if you're very experimental with haircare, skincare and makeup! #notanad 

1. Masking Must Haves:

DryBar - MUDSLIDE Nourishing Hair Mask : This product is AMAZING. I mean... I love all things Drybar and that could be me being bias since I have a sister that works for them... but this product is just... YES! I live for hair masks, and live for trying new ones, but this has by far been the most consistent when it comes to keeping my hair feeling hydrated and my ends from looking super dull. I will forever recommend this product, and it's perfect for those who are always on-the-go/traveling and need a quick hair fix!

Theorie - Detoxifying Hair Mask : SO, this was the first mask that I've used that contains granulated charcoal... and I LOVE IT! What it does is it works to detoxify each strand by removing impurities, toxins and product buildup without stripping your hair of its natural oils. My hair has been loving it and I think loving me a little more after I started incorporating this product on a monthly basis! 

2. All Things Texture & Volume:

DryBar - DETOX Dry Shampoo : My ride OR die. Will never love another dry shampoo more. Others have been close, but none and I mean NONE will ever compete with Drybar's detox dry shampoo. Not only does it help me on those days where I do a light workout or days where I am running errands all day in the California sun, it doesn't just help with the grease it really gives my hair a voluminous look that no other dry shampoo has helped me achieve! 

Ouai - Volume Spray : When I do blow-dry my hair and want to go for more volume, this is the spray I've been using! Just got a new one from my Ipsy box and it couldn't have come at a better time. I just spray it into my damp hair from root to tip and then blow dry as usual. That is when I usually use the next product pictured... Context - Texture Mist. I've been loving this texture mist and it's a perfect top-off after a fresh blowout for that messy yet put-together look we all try and achieve, especially in SoCal. #winkwink

Context - Volume Boost: This product is super simple. Wash your hair as normal, let it towel or air dry as you would do, and then spray it into the roots a pretty little boost to your boring air dry! I use this when I come across plans I wasn't expecting to have, or if Way just wants to randomly go get dinner or lunch and I need to get ready fast. I've been using it a little over a month and it works great for my hair, therefore I'm highly recommending it. 

My Everyday Sprays

Organix - Sunkissed Blonde Lemon Highlights : I use this product every. single. day, especially in the summer. Let's face it I live in sunny California now, where even in the winter the sun is still shining. With the sun comes my natural highlights, which by the way I love about my hair, and was another reason I would dread the NY winters, because with that came my pale skin and darker hair. Now, that's no problem for me thank goodness, and this product has always been my special boost to aid in bringing out those natural highlights just that much quicker + stay that much longer! 

Context - Renew Styling Mist : This is another product I use weekly, because it helps you achieve that sleek look in no time. A few sprays of this before styling it however I want, whether I'm going to be using my wand or straightener on my hair. Love it! 

Fresh Hair Heros : 

DryBar - HOT TODDY Heat & UV Protection : Again, this is a MUST HAVE product, especially when it comes to putting heat on your hair. Like I've mentioned, I don't like to blow dry or use heating tools too often... but when I know I will be, you KNOW I will be using this product! It's super easy just put the product on clean damp hair and make sure to evenly distribute throughout your hair. That's it, then style as usual with the peace of mind that you've done something to "try" and protect your beloved hair. 

Pure Brazilian - Leave-In Conditioner with Keratin : I've been using this product for the past month now and you just can't beat the smell #amaze.  A few sprays throughout your hair and for me its helped it dry less frizzy, with a smooth/soft finish! It's pretty inexpensive, if you click the product name you can check it out,  I found out it's sold at Walmart + on Amazon (for my prime people). 

I sincerely hope that for anyone on the fence about any of these products, that I could have aided in any decision to purchase. I have been loving them all lately and would recommend them to any friends/fellow bloggers! PSA: I never post about brands that I'm not personally in love with and for some it's the products and others just their overall aesthetics! SO, thank you all for reading this far IF you have, and comment below other topics you'd like me to explore... because it's up to YOU. Thanks again for reading!! 

Xx WSG