Are you looking for something special to send to a loved one, friend, or colleague? I’ve put together a holiday gift guide that will work for just about anyone with a slight emphasis on older women.
My holiday and special occasion gift ideas include culinary delights, skin care, and beauty items, jewelry, and various items in between. I hope you enjoy them. Shop til you drop and happy holidays! Let’s hope for better days ahead.
This post was updated on 11/2020.
Scrumptious Holiday Gift Baskets
Monthly Clubs has been in business since 1994 and offers a variety of gifts that are sent on a monthly basis. What a great way to thoroughly spoil a special person in your life. The company offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee and has excellent customer service. It’s received high praise from Esquire, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Forbes, Today, NBC, MSN, and Fortune.
All of their products are excellent and come from artisanal producers from all over the world. You can design your own club with a combination of beer, wine, cigar, cheese, chocolate, and flower clubs.
Ya Gotta Love Wine and Champagne
I don’t know about you but I love fine wine and as a California girl, I recommend wines from the best vineyards in the Golden State. As a California Wine Club member, you’ll receive wines from small artisan wineries and you can join at several levels depending on your needs.
What a great gift to give someone who appreciates high-quality wine! Plus, members receive VIP tours at wineries that are featured and much more!
GiftTree offers all sorts of gift baskets including this amazing As Good as Gold Gift Basket. If you’re in the market for fanciful baskets, you’ll find everything from wine and champagne to balloons, flowers, and much more.
ZChocolat – Luxury French Chocolate collections are made in the French tradition with no alcohol, no preservatives, high cocoa content, low sugar, and 100% pure cocoa butter. It’s made in France and produced in the city of Troyes by Pascal Caffet, who is a world champion chocolatier.
All of their chocolates make delicious gifts for the holidays or anytime. Send an elegant gift to a chocolate lover you know. Orders are delivered to 244 locations worldwide. Make sure to take a look at their Christmas collection.
Cupcakes and Treats in a Jar
Wicked Good Cupcakes was developed by a mother/daughter team who debuted their yummy products on The ABC Reality Show Shark Tank. What is unique about them is that each cupcake or pie is delivered in a reusable jar that keeps them perfectly fresh.
You can order party packs, birthday packs, small orders monthly shipments, and corporate gifts.
I can attest that they’re unbelievably delicious!
Hale Groves creates luscious gift baskets for the holidays and special occasions. They also offer monthly clubs. All of their citrus products come from Florida and include oranges, grapefruit, honeybells, pears, apples, tangerines, tangelos, and temple oranges as well as a variety of nuts. You can’t go wrong giving the gift of delicious fruit.
This Deluxe Breakfast Box makes me drool, just looking at it!
For the true gourmet who loves everything Italian, they will love a gift box or basket from Di Bruno Bros. Fine artisanal cheeses, smoked meats, and chocolate. How could you go wrong? There are so many tantalizing items to choose from you may go a little crazy, but who cares? It’s all tastes great! Enjoy this Italian Market Crate!
Say it with fresh flowers and plants
ProFlowers – Whether you want to brighten up someone’s day when they aren’t feeling well, or celebrate a major moment or birthday, it’s always nice to send a fresh bouquet or special occasion and holiday wreaths.
Give the gift of living plants like Bonzai trees or choose from a large array of stunning house plants. Same day delivery is available as well as shipping to international locations. This Juniper Bonzai is gorgeous!
. . . or beautiful Flowers that last forever
Nearly Natural – This company has gorgeous flowers and plant arrangements made of silk that always make a wonderful holiday or special occasion gift because they never die. This Cherry Blossom arrangement will look elegant in any home.
Calm an anxious spirit with a soothing tea gift
You’ll receive exquisite tea blends that come from distributors who not only grow clean, non-toxic teas but also treat their employees with respect.
This Assorted Teabag Sachet 6-Section Gift Box makes a wonderful gift.
Jewelry made with your own handwriting
Capsul Jewelry is a woman-owned business based in Los Angeles that creates custom 14k jewelry as well as brass and sterling pieces. They can take a sample of your personalized handwriting, a special date, sound wave pattern of a voice, name, or place and make a unique jewelry item from it.
Each piece is made in an environmentally friendly way. There’s something for everyone at various price-points depending on your budget.
I ordered a necklace that features my children’s names in my own handwriting because they are my heart and soul. As you can see, both of my kids have names that are hard to pronounce. LOL
Skin Care and Fragrance gift sets
With all the hand washing we’re doing right now, a perfect gift is hand cream orbody cream. You can get a collection of L’ Occitane top-rated French provincial hand and body gift sets. This amazing shea butter collection is the absolute best!
De-stress in the bath
This year has been stressful for most of us. And, there’s nothing as relaxing as a soothing bath. Nectar Bath Treats has an adorable Holiday Favorites Bathtub Gift Set that would make a great gift for anyone you know who has had a hard year. It almost looks good enough to eat, but I wouldn’t recommend it. LOL
Retro Makeup Set
Besame Cosmetics, located in Burbank, California is known for its vintage makeup collections. If you are a fan of retro, like red lipstick and rouge you will love this company. They have whimsical gift sets like this classic I Love Lucy Collection.
Slippers – To keep you cozy in the cold
The holidays aren’t quite right without a cozy pair of slippers. Toms Shoes is one of my favorite give-back companies and has a collection of holiday slippers. I think these Holiday Confetti CloudBound™ Alpargata are so cute!
For everything personalized
Lillian Vernon is a great place to shop for personalized holiday gifts, special occasion items, fun kitchen tools, rugs, office, kids, pets, teachers, and more. They’ve been personalizing gifts since 1951 and all their products are high-quality. This Personalized Chicago Rolling Tote in Pebble is a practical gift that someone can use while traveling.
If you like these special occasion gifts and holiday ideas, make sure to click on the links above and send them out today!
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