Investment Piece Gift Guide

I’m going to be honest- I have mixed feelings about gift guides. I love shopping, and love gifts, but often feel that gift guides are a bit impersonal. The best gifts (to me) are the ones that are so personal and thoughtful- and it can be hard for a gift guide to know everyone’s taste (said from someone who has put together many gift guides). Added to all of that, this year is this year- budgets, holiday plans, everything has changed. Maybe you’re not doing big gift exchanges this year (my family isn’t) or maybe you need suggestions for everyone you know (gift cards are also great for that!)

If you follow me on the LikeotKnowit or ShopStyle apps, you know that I’ve been posting gift suggestions for weeks (the looks are also shoppable in the site menu here!), but instead of posting a ton of gift guides on site this year I’ve decided to do just this big one. A mix of things I have and have made my life better during 2020, things on my personal Wishlist, and things loved ones of mine like (which means maybe you or someone you know may love/want them too!). I’ve done my best to include small businesses, ones I love and work with and ones I’m learning about.

I hope that this list includes things that will make wonderful gifts for you or someone in your life! I hope that this inspires you or reminds you of something personal to gift. I hope that you don’t forget yourself when you’re gift giving (even if that gift is simply a day off!)

And with all of that, here are some of the things I’m loving and gifting!

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1. Velvet PJs
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This year we’re staying in more, and this time of year always makes me long for things cozy. But who says cozy can’t be chic? I’m longing for more pairs of velvet pjs (note you could also wear them out!) Here are some of my faves!

2. Mrs. Emily Circle Bag
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We know that I love a Mrs. Emily skirt (see here). This season, she introduced her first bag- a circle belt bag that’s as chic as it is functional! Shop it here

3. Beauty Sets
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I say this every holiday, but I love a good beauty set. Makeup. Skincare. It’s a way to try things out, and give the gift of self care. Shop some of my favorite sets here

4. Sweet Laurel CookBook
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I’ve been gluten free for years, and this cookbook is one of the few I can use to make goodies for me- and the members of my family who love gluten love these treats too (and can’t tell they’re GF!). We had some of their pumpkin blondies this am for breakfast!
Buy the cookbook here

5. Vintage
The list of vintage shops I love is long (and I’ll be shouting out as many as I can on IG today so make sure to follow me-@racheladelicia- so that you can see what’s new in their shops!), but I know that shopping vintage for gifts can be daunting. My tips? If you’re buying for others make sure that you know what they want and their measurements! When in doubt give a gift card! However, there are so many options- from scarves to belts to bags to costume jewelry (vintage costume jewelry is so good!) that you may be able to find great gifts (or a gift for you!) with ease.

6. Little Gifts
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From fashion playing cards to jade rollers to candles and more. As a stocking stuffer or as the gift, these little gifts pack a big punch!

7. La Luer Facial Device
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My Nu Face gave out a few months ago and I’ve been looking for a replacement! I think I’m in love with the La Luer-it combines 4 different treatments, and the before and after pics are just stunning. Try this with me here.

8. Fitness Gifts
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We know I love my fitness, and while there a ton of BIG gifts to give the fitness lover in your life (and I have ideas for those, too!), these are small things that the person you love who loves to work out will appreciate. Shop for them (or you) here
Note: a subscription to their fave online class is also great. I love to spin so the Peleton or the Variis app is a hit- but if they love barre my fave is MBody Online

9. Hair Turban
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Anything that lets me lounge, look chic, and keeps my hair frizz free is a thing I love. From out of the shower to trips out, these hair turbans are on my list!

And beloveds, there is so much more. Gift cards. Homemade gifts. Date night. I’m still posting ideas for things to buy, and I’m here if you want to talk out ideas. I love to shop, and I think that our shopping is powerful, here’s to us all using that to give great gifts!