Gifts she’ll love

Don’t you dare get the woman in your life a vacuum for Christmas. Or, heaven forbid, a pair of socks. The road to a woman’s heart is paved with fashionable accessories, creature comforts and really good moisturizer. The editors at USA TODAY Modern Woman and Reviewed make holiday shopping easy with a gift guide just for her.

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$128

Madewell Jeans

I thought I hated jeans until I discovered Madewell’s high-rise jeans. They’re comfortable, they’re slimming, they never rip, and they’re a great price. And they have curvy jeans now, which were the best gift I ever received when I bought them for myself.

 —Samantha Matt, director of audience development

Reviewed

$16

InnoGear Essential Oil Diffuser

Shopping for someone who is always stressed (hello hi, that’s me)? Bring peace and happiness into their life this holiday season with our favorite oil diffuser. We tested the most popular models a few months ago and found this one to be the best.

 —Samantha Matt, director of audience development

Reviewed

$59.50

J. Crew ivory scarf

Made of acrylic, nylon, wool and elastane, this oversized pick comes in nine colors. Great for pairing with leggings or skinny jeans, it works best as a stylish statement piece whilst providing warmth and comfort to the wearer.

 — Amy Sinatra Ayres, editor

Modern Woman Magazine

$58

Vosges’ Enchanted chocolates

Vosges’ Enchanted chocolate collection features 17 fine chocolates made with fresh cream and exotic ingredients such as Fijian ginger, Appleton Estate® Jamaican rum, Koval bourbon and Cadiz sea salt.

 — Amy Sinatra Ayres, editor

Modern Woman Magazine

$100

UGG Dakota Slippers

The Dakota slipper has been around for years, combining fashion and comfort into one. You can even wear the shoe outside, as it has a rubber sole. Speaking from experience, you can’t go wrong with UGG slippers as a gift.

 — Samantha Matt, director of audience development

Reviewed

$116

Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Cardigan

Okay, this cardigan has over 2,500 reviews on Nordstrom and a 5-star rating. When it comes to cardigans and sweaters, the limit does not exist for the amount one can own. They make great gifts—especially when they’re this cozy(chic).

 —Samantha Matt, director of audience development

Reviewed

$125-$175

Urban Southern handbags

Urban Southern offers handcrafted bags such as The Britt Circle Crossbody, $175, and the 5-Pocket Crossbody, $125. Each full-grain leather bag features a simple closure and an adjustable strap and comes in chocolate brown or matte black.

 —Amy Sinatra Ayres, editor

Modern Woman Magazine

$40

Etched Christmas Tree tumblers

Sure to warm the hearts of wine lovers, these festive tumblers make an ideal hostess gift. The 20-ounce glasses add nostalgic charm to any night of entertainment and are perfect for red wine or can also be used for holiday punch.

 — Amy Sinatra Ayres, editor

Modern Woman Magazine

$25

Corkcicle Insulated Stemless Glass

For the wine drinker on-the-go. I’m just kidding. This is actually great for ALL wine drinkers—not just busy ones. Keep her glass full AND cold this holiday season with Corkcicle’s stylish stemless wine thermos.

 — Samantha Matt, director of audience development

Reviewed

$56

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9

How cute is this camera?! This is a great gift for people who love taking pictures and HAVING pictures. I bought and used the Instax Mini 9 at my wedding this year for guests to take photos of themselves.

 — Samantha Matt, director of audience development

Reviewed

$18

Nevertheless She Persisted puzzle

History’s most empowering women come together in this puzzle. The 1,000-piece design features quotations from 24 game changers, including Malala Yousafzai, Amelia Earhart, Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Gloria Steinem.

 — Amy Sinatra Ayres, editor

Modern Woman Magazine

$129

Beachwaver 1.25 curling iron

The easy-to-use spinning Beachwaver S1.25 curling iron tames your tresses and keeps hair looking fresh from day to night. The curling iron comes with a 5.5-inch ceramic barrel and an 8-foot swivel cord and heats up to 410 degrees.

 — Amy Sinatra Ayres, editor

Modern Woman Magazine

$30

Capri Blue Volcano Jar Candle

If she loves home décor and entertaining guests, you can never go wrong with a candle as a gift. My favorite candle by far is Capri Blue’s Volcano scent. Not only do they smell amazing, but they come in chic jars that double as amazing home decor.

 — Samantha Matt, director of audience development

Reviewed

$188

Madewell Leather Transport Tote

The classic tote is big enough to hold all my stuff for work, stylish enough for me to use on weekends when I don’t have a lot in it, and the zip top makes it perfect for traveling on weekend trips with (or using as a carry-on while flying).

 —Samantha Matt, director of audience development

Reviewed

$400

Dyson Supersonic hair dryer

The Dyson Supersonic hair dryer in iron/fuchsia protects hair from heat damage. The powerful digital motor is designed for fast drying. Comes with five accessories.

 — Amy Sinatra Ayres, editor

Modern Woman Magazine

$50

Wine Accents premium accessories

With a solid zinc construction and titanium finish, the Wine Accents premium wine accessories gift set complements any home bar and makes uncorking quick and easy.

 — Amy Sinatra Ayres, editor

Modern Woman Magazine

$325

Staub Dutch Oven

I started noticing my favorite food bloggers using this brand, then we tested dutch ovens at Reviewed and our favorite overall was the Staub. Clearly these are hot right now, so get them for the person in your life who loves cooking. You can’t go wrong.

 — Samantha Matt, director of audience development

Reviewed

$28

“I Am Very Busy” 2019 planner

Every organized and overbooked woman needs a new planner each year. How else would she keep track of everything?! Ban.do is a personal favorite brand, and this planner is hilarious and adorable.

 — Samantha Matt, director of audience development

Reviewed

$42 each

Out of Print water bottles

Readers will love these literary-inspired Out of Print x S’well water bottles. Each 17-ounce bottle is made of stainless steel and is BPA-free with triple-walled for maximum insulation.

 — Amy Sinatra Ayres, editor

Modern Woman Magazine

$32 each

Oh Joy! power luggage tags

These Oh Joy! for Calpak power luggage tags are the perfect gift for the traveler on your list. Measuring 5 X 3 inches, the stylish tags can be attached to your carry-on to charge your phone.

 — Amy Sinatra Ayres, editor

Modern Woman Magazine

$225 each

Away’s The Carry-On

You’ve probably seen this trendy luggage on Instagram, since it’s a travel blogger favorite. When we tested checked luggage, Away won as our best hard-sided suitcase. It comes in 14 different colors and looks different than your average carry-on.

 — Samantha Matt, director of audience development

Reviewed

$65

Sephora Favorites Holiday Perfume Sampler

Ten years ago or so, my grandmother bought me this gift set for the holidays and it honestly changed my life. I knew nothing about perfume, but I was able to dabble in a few best-sellers thanks to this kit and find a favorite.

 — Samantha Matt, director of audience development

Reviewed

$79

Gold zodiac necklace

This gold Zodiac necklace with white sapphires from Mejuri Jewelry is available for each sign. The chain, with an adjustable length from 20 to 22 inches, is made with 18k gold atop sterling silver and is simple yet elegant enough to wear every day.

 — Amy Sinatra Ayres, editor

Modern Woman Magazine

$45

Stila’s Aura Alight Glitter & Glow eyeshadow

Help her light up the room with Stila’s Aura Alight Glitter & Glow six-piece set. The two highlighters and four liquid eyeshadows are formulated without parabens, sulfates and phthalates.

 — Amy Sinatra Ayres, editor

Modern Woman Magazine

$150

La Mer Moisturizing Creme

First of all, yes, the above IS an ‘Nsync quote. Now let’s discuss La Mer. It’s an expensive moisturizer with a cult following and also a perfect gift if you want to ball out on someone this holiday season.

 — Samantha Matt, director of audience development

Reviewed

$98

Lululemon Hi-Rise Yoga Pants

Whether I’m lounging on the couch, taking a barre class, or sweating profusely in spin class, these yoga pants are game-changers. No camel toe. No sweating through the pants. No itching from discomfort. These yogas are worth the price tag. I promise.

 —Samantha Matt, director of audience development

Reviewed