As the holiday season graces us with its presence, it’s time to celebrate the joy of giving and the magic of connection. Navigating the landscape of gifts can be as diverse and vibrant as the cultures that make us who we are, especially when it comes to the extraordinary women in our lives. Whether you’re shopping for your mom, sister, best friend, or work wife who always brightens your day, we’ve got you covered. In our specially curated Holiday Gift Guide, we’ve sprinkled a dash of festive magic to help you discover thoughtful presents that resonate with every personality and style.
Here’s our 2023 gift guide for every woman on your nice list.
There’s no one more deserving of an extra dose of love and appreciation than our mothers. Join us in celebrating the extraordinary women who have filled our homes with love, laughter, and endless warmth by finding the perfect present for the heartbeat of your family.
Also feel free to select the perfect present for her in any of the other categories.
- Personalised Jewellery: You can get her some jewellery- a necklace, bracelet or anything you know she’ll like. Personalize it with charms or engravings. It could feature birthstones, initials, or symbols that mean something to her or both of you.
- Spa Day: Treat your mom to a relaxing spa day experience to help her unwind and rejuvenate. Tirta Ayu Spa and Oriki Spa give amazing facials and massages!
- Customized Photo Album or Book: Create a photo album or book filled with cherished memories. Include pictures from family vacations, special occasions, and heartfelt notes. You can put this together on Canva and print it out in almost any business centre.
- New Home Accessories: Be it a new set of pots, pans, cooking spoons, candles, blender or anything really, if your mom enjoys cooking or baking, gift her some new kitchen equipment. Check out Angelikas, they have an amazing array of high-end dining, kitchen and home accessories.
The Wellness Girlie
For the wellness enthusiasts in your life – whether it’s your sister, friend, aunt, cousin, or anyone else – who’s always at the gym, discussing the latest wellness trends, or offering well-intentioned advice about your diet (you still love her anyway), we’ve curated the perfect gift ideas. From fitness classes to relaxing goodies, let’s support her healthy lifestyle!
- A Chic Water Bottle: Hydration is key. Gift her a pretty water bottle with her name on it.
- Aromatherapy Diffuser or Scented Candle: Enhance her wellness routine with an elegant aromatherapy diffuser and a set of calming essential oils or gift her, her favourite scented candle. You can shop for chic scented candles from The Aura Lifestyle.
- Pilates Class: Pay for a relaxing and introspective pilates or yoga class. You can book a session with @thestorehousewellness. They host Pilates every Saturday at 11am.
- Journal: A journal for reflection is an ideal gift for a wellness enthusiast. Explore Nayliving for gratitude journals and journals dedicated to unpacking.
- Candle-making Class: This holiday season, plan a candle-making date with her – it’s truly the perfect activity. Visit Lohn Lagos, where they have a Chandler Bar in Lagos, providing a refreshing alternative to the usual dining out routine. Another great alternative is Alali Studio.
The Make-up Expert
Know someone who’s a pro at makeup, effortlessly blending and contouring like it’s second nature? This category is a celebration of her makeup magic. From awesome brushes to palettes that scream creativity, these gifts are here to keep her slaying every look.
- Makeup Mirror: A high-quality, well-lit makeup mirror for flawless application.
- Professional Makeup Palette: A versatile and high-pigmented makeup palette with a range of colours for various looks.
- Zaron Face Definer: Get her a Zaron face definer. It works well on almost any skin type.
- Makeup Brush Set: A premium set of makeup brushes made from high-quality materials for a flawless finish.
- Makeup Organizer: A stylish and spacious makeup organizer to keep her collection tidy and accessible.
- Vanity Set: If you’re feeling fancy, consider gifting her a stylish vanity set—a chic and aesthetically pleasing space for her to do her makeup.
The Tattoo Aficionado
Do you know someone who seems to always have a new art piece on her body, every time you see her? Her body is like a canvas, covered in beautiful ink? We have the perfect gift ideas for her! Think accessories inspired by tattoo culture or a gift card to a good female-owned tattoo studio.
- Custom Tattoo Care Kit: Assemble a kit with high-quality tattoo aftercare products, ensuring her ink always heals well.
- A Free Tattoo: Pay for her to get a tattoo or two. There are a lot of great and emerging female tattoo artists you can choose from! Check out The Lazy Artist and Aimien.
- Tattoo Gift Card: A gift card to a reputable tattoo studio, allowing her to choose her next piece of ink.
- Temporary Tattoo Set: A collection of high-quality temporary tattoos for experimenting with different designs.
For the girlies that like to ride on a higher plane. From unique accessories to enhance the experience, to cosy essentials for the ultimate chill session, let’s elevate your gift-giving game. Keep reading to join us in spreading good vibes and celebrating the high times this holiday season. 🌿
- Premium Herb Grinder: Upgrade their smoking ritual with a high-quality herb grinder. Look for one with multiple chambers for a smoother grind and kief collection.
- Customized Rolling Tray: Personalize a rolling tray with their favourite design or a witty cannabis-related quote. It adds a touch of style to their sessions.
- Aromatic Herbal Candles: Enhance the ambiance with herbal-scented candles. Choose fragrances like lavender, chamomile, or eucalyptus for a calming atmosphere. This also helps with masking that cannabis smell.
- Ouid Brownies: If you can bake, you can always make these at home. If you can’t, ask your stoner friend. She knows where you can get some.
- Flavoured Ouid: Your stoner girlies are already used to their regular stash. Get them something a little different. You have options; you can get a mint, strawberry, blueberry or even lavender Canadian Loud. There is so much more.
- Customized Stash Jar: Provide a personalized touch with a stash jar featuring their name or a special message. It’s a practical and thoughtful gift for keeping herbs fresh.
- Comfortable Loungewear: Help them relax in style with comfortable and cannabis-themed loungewear. Whether it’s cosy hoodies, joggers, or graphic tees, there are plenty of trendy options available.
For the girl who turns heads with every outfit, our fashionista gift guide is packed with stylish must-haves. These gifts are all about keeping her ahead of the fashion game.
- Sunglasses: A stylish pair of sunglasses to elevate her summer look.
- A Pretty Handbag: Gift a trendy handbag from her favourite designer or a unique, independent brand.
- Personalized Name Necklace: A customized name necklace featuring her or a loved one’s name in an elegant design.
- A New Outfit: Maybe it’s something you know she’s had her eye on for a while or it’s something you know she’ll love – get her some new clothes from a Nigerian designer! Think Desiree Iyamah, Tia Adeola, Meji Meji, Kai Collective, Rendoll, Andrea Iyamah.
- Tickets to a Show: Gift her tickets to a fashion show you know she would love to attend.
- Phone Lanyard: Lanyards are trendy rn! As a fashionista, she can’t carry last. For a fashion-forward touch, gift her a cute lanyard that suits her style—something she can accessorize her phone with.
The Corporate Girlie
Cheers to the woman rocking the corporate world with grace! Our corporate girlie gift guide is a collection of classy and useful gifts. Let’s empower her journey in the corporate hustle.
- Personalized Desk Nameplate: Elevate her workspace with a custom-engraved desk nameplate, adding a touch of sophistication.
- Professional Development Course: Gift her enrollment in an online course or workshop in her field to enhance her skills and career prospects.
- Chic Laptop Bag: A stylish and functional laptop bag that combines fashion with practicality for her work commute.
- Executive Planner: A high-quality, leather-bound planner to help her stay organized and on top of her busy schedule.
- Desk Plant: Bring a touch of nature to her workspace with a low-maintenance desk plant, promoting a calming atmosphere.
If you’ve got a friend always dreaming of the next adventure, our traveller’s gift guide is your ticket to finding the perfect present. From travel gadgets to experiences that ignite wanderlust, these gifts are for the friend who finds joy in exploring new horizons.
- A Travel Kit: An ideal travel kit should include essential items such as a compact toiletry bag, a versatile travel pillow for comfort, a durable power bank to keep devices charged, a stylish luggage tag for easy identification, and a compact travel adapter to stay connected across the globe. This thoughtful gift not only enhances their travel experience but also reflects your consideration for their wanderlust-filled lifestyle.
- Customized Travel Map: A personalized world map to mark off destinations visited and inspire future travel plans.
- Noise-Cancelling Headphones: High-quality headphones enhance her travel experience, providing comfort and immersive sound.
- Travel Journal: A beautifully crafted travel journal for documenting adventures and memories on the road.
- Portable Charger Set: Ensure she stays connected with a compact and powerful portable charger for her devices.
- A Weekend Bag: A stylish and spacious weekend bag, perfect for short getaways and business trips.
The Foodie / Chef
For the girl who sees cooking and eating as an art, our foodie gift guide is a feast for the senses. From gourmet treats to kitchen essentials, these gifts are sure to tickle the taste buds and satisfy the cravings of the food enthusiast in your life.
- Cooking Class: Enroll her in a hands-on cooking class to explore new culinary techniques and flavours. Check out @abcat22b for cooking classes- a wholesome way to enjoy food and fun.
- Personalized Recipe Book: Create a custom recipe book with her favourite dishes, family or personal recipes, and cooking tips.
- Premium Kitchen Gadgets: Enhance her kitchen with high-quality gadgets like a professional knife set or a smart kitchen scale. Check out Angelikas for a variety of kitchen accessories.
- Food Basket: Fill a basket with her favourite foods and snacks.
- Wine or Food Tasting Experience: Arrange a wine or food-tasting event. You can even include some games to make the experience more fun.
The Tech Enthusiast
Our tech enthusiast gift guide is a tech wonderland waiting to be explored. From cutting-edge gadgets to stylish tech accessories, these gifts are perfect for the friend who loves all things digital.
- Wireless Charging Pad: A sleek wireless charging pad to keep her devices powered up effortlessly.
- High-Quality Bluetooth Earbuds: Upgrade her audio experience with top-of-the-line Bluetooth earbuds for music and calls.
- Smartwatch: A stylish and feature-packed smartwatch to help her stay connected and track fitness goals.
The 12-Step Skincare Routine Girlie
For the woman committed to the 12-step skincare routine, our skincare gift guide is a luxurious journey to radiant skin. From fancy skincare products to pampering tools, these gifts are here to elevate her daily skincare routine and bring a touch of spa-like indulgence.
- Skincare Set: A premium skincare set featuring high-end serums, moisturizers, and treatments. Confirm her skin type and explore Beauty Hut Africa for a variety of skincare products.
- Silk Pillowcase: Elevate her beauty sleep with a luxurious silk pillowcase for smoother hair and skin.
- Facial Steamer: A facial steamer for at-home spa sessions, promoting deep hydration and relaxation.
- Sheet Mask: Get her good quality sheet masks to enhance her hydration game. You can never go wrong with Blue Poppy!
The Music Lover
Our music lover’s gift guide is a harmonious collection of presents that should resonate with your music lover’s passion. From concert experiences to top-notch audio gear, these gifts celebrate the joy and emotion that music brings to their world.
- Concert Tickets: Surprise her with tickets to see her favourite artist live.
- High-End Headphones: Invest in a pair of top-notch headphones for an immersive music experience.
- Vinyl Record Player: If she’s a bit of an old soul, you can get her a sort of upcycled vinyl player. It’s shaped just like a regular Vinyl player but smaller and a bit more ‘high-tech’. It’s a vinyl player that doubles as a Bluetooth speaker. Trust me, it’s perfect.
The Pet Lover
For the friend who showers love on their furry pals, our pet lover’s gift guide is a treasure trove of delightful treats and accessories. From personalized pet items to experiences that bond owner and pet, these gifts celebrate the unbreakable bond between them.
- Personalized Pet Portrait: Commission an artist to create a custom portrait of her beloved pet.
- Cosy Pet Bed: Upgrade her furry friend’s comfort with a plush and stylish pet bed.
- New Pet Collar: Gift her a customised pet collar in her favourite colour. Check out Vet Lane Pet Shop.
If you know someone who finds joy in the pages of a book, our bookworm gift guide is a literary haven filled with treasures. From personalized library items to cosy reading nook essentials, these gifts are sure to make their reading time even more special.
- A Book: The perfect gift for a book lover is quite obviously; a book! Get her a book she’s been obsessing over or one she hasn’t been able to find. It can also be a book you think she’ll like, a book that made you think of her or your favourite book.
- Literary-themed Merch: Gift her a hoodie, t-shirt, mug or anything else you think she’d like; featuring quotes or imagery from her favourite books.
- Bookstore Gift Card: Allow her to choose her next literary adventure with a gift card to a bookstore like Roving Heights or OuidahBooks.
- Personal Library Kit: A library kit for tracking borrowed books, perfect for the bookworm who loves sharing her favourites.
The Woman Who Has It All
For the woman who seems to have everything figured out, our gift guide is a shout-out to her amazingness. From custom artwork to luxury experiences, these gifts mirror the richness of her life and say, “You’re appreciated in every role you play!”
- Custom Artwork or Sculpture: Commission a piece of custom artwork or a sculpture that reflects her multifaceted personality.
- Luxury Spa Retreat: Treat her to a weekend getaway at a luxury spa resort for relaxation and rejuvenation.
- Money: No one knows what she wants the way she does. Just send her some money. She’ll get what she needs.
- Birkin Bag: I mean, why not?
As we wrap up our Holiday Gift Guide, may the carefully chosen presents bring joy to the incredible women in your life. Here’s to a joyous holiday filled with warmth and heartfelt moments.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and all your loved ones! 🎄