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2020 Holiday Gift Guides

Turn on Spotify’s ‘Christmas Jazz’ playlist and get cozy. Welcome to my 2020 gift guide hub! I'm sharing my gift guide calendar + updating this post each Friday with a new gift guide!

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Amy Believes in Pink 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Welcome to the 2020 Holiday Gift Guide Hub!

Turn on Spotify’s ‘Christmas Jazz’ playlist and get cozy. Welcome to my 2020 gift guide hub! I am keeping things as straightforward and easy for you as possible this year, by sharing my gift guide calendar ahead of time, so you know when to check in for what you’re looking for and who’s on your shopping list.

This year, the holidays will look and be very different from what we’re used to. I know that some people are scaling back and not doing as many gifts this year, and others are going all out. Therefore, I’m curating my gift guides in a very specific way, to include various price points, retailers, and gift ideas— whether they be an under $50 find for your best friend or co-worker who has supported you in all the ups and downs of this year, or a once-in-a-lifetime experience for you and your significant other, in honor of still loving each other after spending too many hours working and living in your apartment together.

Each Friday I will publish a new gift guide (see below for the full schedule!) and update this page of my site with that guide. Bookmark this post or email it to yourself for future reference—I want this to be a positive and uplifting resource for you to pop over to on Friday morning to see what’s new and be warmed with a little festive holiday spirit. The gifts will be meaningful, adorable, useful, special, and full of joy. I cannot wait for you to see them each week and to celebrate the holiday season together! xx

Gift Guide Timeline

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Gifts with 2-Day Shipping

I recommend these if you’re looking for a gift that *should* arrive before Christmas!

Holiday Gift Guide with 2-Day Shipping

ONE // Ah okay now I want this bamboo bath caddy tray! Perfect for your bath lovers

TWO // This set of 4 whiskey glasses is only $20! Pair it with a bottle of whiskey & you’re good to go

THREE // These $29 joggers are supposedly VERY comfortable & stretchy!

FOUR // I cannot get over this polar fleece jacket! Only $21 & is available in 6 colors

FIVE // This is a sherpa weighted blanket. Possibly the coziest idea of all time

SIX // Pair this chic set of wine glasses with their favorite bottle of wine!

SEVEN // This blush set is under $10 & includes such gorgeous hues! A perfect beauty stocking stuffer

EIGHT // These $25 tortoise sunglasses look so fabulous on EVERYONE

NINE // 100% spill-proof $8 wine & coffee tumbler. Would be so cute to pair with a gift card

TEN // I’ve heard SO many good things about this detergent! It would be sweet to pair with a pretty blouse for your mama!

ELEVEN // We use our Instant Pot ALL the time & it’s one of the best gifts we’ve ever received!

TWELVE  // @debralittleson if you’re looking for a last minute gift for me…

THIRTEEN // This has over 26,000 ratings on Amazon and who doesn’t love a heated back massager?!

FOURTEEN // We all know how obsessed I am with my ice roller!! This is $13 & comes with collagen eye patches

FIFTEEN // You can never go wrong with a boujee lip gloss for a stocking stuffer– this one is peppermint!

Gifts That Are Experiences

I’d recommend thees if you want to give something that’s more of an activity or experience.

Holiday Gift Guide for Experiences or Activities

ONE // Buy a gift card to your favorite local restaurant so you can enjoy it with your loved one when it opens (if it’s closed) or when it’s safe

TWO // Make a hardcover photo book of your favorite past travels or memories– we’ve done this for specific trips and events in years past!

THREE // Order the wine to do a virtual wine tasting and learn all about it! There’s even one with Lisa Vanderpump…

FOUR // Gift them a game the whole family can play! We are absolutely OBSESSED with Exploding Kittens in our house!

FIVE // If you’re somewhere by the water, surprise your loved one with a new kayak or fishing rod… we may be doing this for my dad!

SIX // Book a virtual cooking class! I’ve heard that the Murray’s Cheese cheese class is unreal

SEVEN // If you’re somewhere snowy, a snowmobile tour, day out ice skating, or lift passes to ski are always amazing gifts

EIGHT // Have a paint-by-numbers canvas created from your favorite image! How cool?!

NINE // Pack a picnic basket and your favorite takeout to surprise someone with an intimate picnic in some fresh air!

TEN // Treat for your significant other or family to an at-home intimate dinner party! Surprise them with a menu (you can customize one on Canva) & maybe heat up some fondue?!

ELEVEN // Purchase a year long subscription to their favorite streaming service! Then make a bucket list of all you’re going to watch on it…

TWELVE // Book a trip! If you’re comfortable planning travel in the future, book a refundable trip to somewhere that’s been on your bucket list

THIRTEEN // Purchase a gift card to your favorite local spa for future use– it’s a great way to support spas & salons now (I love Rescue Spa in Philly & NYC)

FOURTEEN // Make a donation in someone’s name or on their behalf. My best friends did this to me for my birthday this year

FIFTEEN // Treat them to a subscription to their favorite self care app like Obé or Headspace!

Gifts on My Wishlist

I took these right from my recent orders (AKA Christmas gifts to myself) and links I sent to my mom lol

Holiday Gift Guide My Wishlist

ONE // I just bought this $36 Amazon tunic sweater for myself as an early gift!

TWO // I’m in need of a new wallet so I asked to go with this classic black + gold!

THREE // I just purchased these Amazon leggings for myself to wear throughout the holidays! Unbelievably comfortable.

FOUR // I’m going to purchase a few of these $10 bracelets for myself to pair with the gold beaded stack I already have!

FIVE // I asked for a new laptop case to match the wallet! I am obsessed with the script.

SIX // This highlighter gives the prettiest glow out of all that I’ve tried! Restocking

SEVEN // Restocking my all-time favorite cleansing balm! It leaves my skin feeling INCREDIBLY smooth

EIGHT // I’ll wear the bow bikini top with these bikini bottoms!

NINE // This swimsuit is BEYOND & I cannot get over the color + cut on it!!

TEN // This is such an easy throw-on dress that I asked for to wear the next time I’m in Florida

ELEVEN // I remember trying out this mascara as a sample a while back & absolutely loving it so I put it on my list!

TWELVE // In my dreams… I saw this bag in person the other day & it was love at first sight!!

THIRTEEN // I’ve been dying to try out this lip mask {it’s supposed to change your lips!) so I put it on my list!

FOURTEEN // I’m using this Christmas to stock up on beauty products & this acid has visibly diminished my fine lines!

FIFTEEN // I ordered this bow bikini top after staring at it for months

Gifts from Amazon

I’d recommend these if you’re a big Amazon shopper and are looking for a neutral or evergreen gift!

Gift Guide from Amazon

ONE // My sister has these exact shoes and I just ordered them myself! They run TTS

TWO // I cannot get over these $25 sunnies & how they look SO much more expensive than they are!

THREE // How soft does this sherpa zip-up look? Such a nice gift for your guy!

FOUR // You get all four earrings in a pack for only $12! Split them up & put them in stockings or give as gifts

FIVE // This is the wine rack we have on our bar cart– perfect to pair with their fav bottle

SIX // This watermelon sleeping mask smells divine and is a perfect stocking stuffer!

SEVEN // I cannot believe these are only $30– I ordered them to wear the next time I’m in warmer weather

EIGHT // These are some of the highest rated slippers on Amazon!

NINE // 6 scrunchies for $12– love the teddy fabric of them!

TEN //  I gave this coffee mug set to Jacqueline for her apartment– gift them with your favorite coffee or tea

ELEVEN // You can never go wrong with a cozy cotton set!

TWELVE // Here’s a chic necklace that’s perfect for layering & under $15!

THIRTEEN // Get the look of these trendy oversized floral earrings for only $15!

FOURTEEN // This is such a soft sherpa zip-up & is under $40! Runs TTS– I’ve given it to my mom before

FIFTEEN // I have this velvet ottoman in my closet and it’s the prettiest addition & doubles as a step stool

Gifts from Small Businesses

I recommend these as gifts for anyone on your list, especially to support the small business owners I personally know and love.

Holiday Gift Guide Small Businesses

ONE // The ideal everyday straw tote a la Breck And Grier, with a hand-painted personalized touch! Under $100 too

TWO // Chappy Wraps are hands-down the coziest AND cutest blankets & this blue herringbone is just stunning!

THREE // My favorite Addison Bay sweatshirt of the year!! I sized up one size

FOUR // Catherine Sullivan Design painted the margaritas on these coasters & I cannot get over them!

FIVE // These Old Line Oysters inspirational oyster shells are the sweetest gift for a coworker or friend + they give back to the Chesapeake Bay

SIX // You can find a print + colors for EVERYONE with a Barrington  custom bag!

SEVEN // Gold bamboo in a RING… I’ve never seen anything like this!

EIGHT // How cool is this 54 Kibo bowl to store fruit or snacks in? It’s only $40

NINE // Sail to Sable dresses are always a staple in my wardrobe & this one is so festive! I’d size down one size

TEN // A gingham coffee mug like only Evelyn Henson could do!

ELEVEN // I wear these Adler Grier earrings ALL the time & they match so perfectly with their beaded bracelets

TWELVE // This cute Honey and Hank pillow is herringbone in the shape of the state of FL! They have patterns will all different shapes

THIRTEEN // I have these Stephie Chic champagne earrings & am already planning on wearing them on NYE… even with staying in!

FOURTEEN // This forest green Neely and Chloe bag is very similar to the one I have & use ALL the time

FIFTEEN // I mean is this not the most adorable wrapping paper you’ve ever seen? Must be Sweet Caroline Designs!

Gifts for Your Bestie

I recommend these for your girlfriends, sister, or anyone who would love a little something fun!

Holiday Gift Guide 2020 for Your Best Friend

ONE // These custom $11 straw bags are the CUTEST. I gave them to my best friends this summer!

TWO // OMG, peonies are currently in stock here for delivery! You can never go wrong with sending your bestie flowers.

THREE // This is the blanket that the Kardashians have! Softest EVER.

FOUR // This $7 sparkly scrunchie set would be so cute paired with a few face masks

FIVE // This is the cutest bar cart book to pair with her favorite bottle of wine!

SIX // The perfect under $50 Secret Santa gift for anyone to do over the holidays!

SEVEN // You can customize one of these pouches with a funny phrase or her initials

EIGHT //  This has over 110k ratings on Amazon & is the most magical hair brush tool! On sale for $30

NINE // How pretty is this cocktail shaker?! On sale for under $25

TEN // You can completely customize these masks for only $22!

ELEVEN // This bracelet is only $32 & helps @shopubuntu sponsor children at an orphanage in Haiti

TWELVE // You cannot go wrong with this clean face mask– it works for all skin types!

THIRTEEN // This ‘cinnamon buns’ candle is a best seller on Etsy!

FOURTEEN // This tumeric latte blend is the perfect gift for the coffee or smoothie lover!

FIFTEEN // Everyone loves a pretty cheese board! $35 & comes with a knife too

Gift Guide for Your Dad/Guy

I recommend these for any man in your life– so many personalized, fun, & useful gifts here!

Holiday Gift Guide for your Dad/Guy

ONE // I love a guy in a henley!

TWO // Johnny uses this InstantPot at least once a week! The buffalo chicken dip is next level…

THREE // The ‘ABC’ joggers are every guy’s FAVORITE. They come in a ton of colors too

FOUR // 100% handmade loafers that are worth every penny!

FIVE // We got this mini cornhole set for my dad for his birthday… such a fun gift for an office

SIX // This dopp kit was a best seller from my gift guide last year– only $34!

SEVEN // Festive boxers that don’t have Santas all over them… though those work too

EIGHT // This is seriously the BEST exfoliating body scrub & a handsome hand cream

NINE // This catchall tray is the perfect organizer for your man’s nightstand or dresser

TEN // I’ve given this Grain and Oak wallet to both Johnny and my dad (see this blog post for more!)

ELEVEN // These floating bluetooth speakers are such a cool stocking stuffer

TWELVE // A night cream for dudes… in case they always snag yours

THIRTEEN // This puffer coat is lightweight AND water resistant

FOURTEEN // Here’s the exact Perfect Practice Golf putting green we have in our apartment! Johnny recommends the brand

FIFTEEN // My dad swears by the Life Seasons supplements & this helps protect against germs– use AMY15 for 15% off

Gift Guide for Your Mom

I recommend these for any mama, aunt, sister, BFF, or person who loves a touch of chinoiserie & pink and green!

Holiday Gift Guide for your Mom

ONE // This under $100 platter that would match with just about anything

TWO // A little gingham & hot pink make this the most fabulous Tiny Tassel headband!

THREE // I got two printed art panels from Urban Gardens Prints for our bedroom & Deb would love these!

FOUR // This pagoda candle comes in a box so all you have to do is put a ribbon on it & it’s good to go

FIVE // This superfood hair mask is clean & an Allure 2020 beauty winner… treat your mama to it!

SIX // I cannot get over how gorgeous this embroidered dress is… need one for me & my mom

SEVEN // You can never go wrong with having a gorgeous orchid delivered!

EIGHT // A silky velour robe is something she will throw on all the time & is such a nice gift

NINE // I’d pair this mug with a bag of really yummy coffee beans

TEN // Pop a little topiary or orchid in here and it’s the sweetest gift for just about any lady!

ELEVEN {chain} // This may be the most special gift from the queen of coin jewelry, Jane Win

TWELVE // Who could not love these scalloped block print napkins?!

THIRTEEN // I always get Deb a new coffee table book & I’m getting her this one this year #rattaneverything

FOURTEEN // This tea towel set would go perfectly with your mom’s go-to bottle of wine

FIFTEEN // This is my mom’s absolute FAVORITE fleece & makes the nicest gift! Runs TTS

Gift Guide Under $50

I recommend these for holiday gift exchanges like Secret Santa & Elfster, or for your friend, co-worker, or sister!

Holiday Gift Guide Under $50

ONE // Rubber soled slippers in the prettiest shade of pink

TWO // The sweetest Kate Spade jewelry box… only $37!

THREE // Such a cute print for above a bar cart!

FOUR // I need this mug for a subtle touch of Schitt’s Creek in my mornings!!

FIVE // Who doesn’t love the coziest work-from-home sweater?

SIX // Such simple yet fun lightweight earrings!

SEVEN // 2 for 1 silk satin face masks for $12! Washable too!

EIGHT // Cannot get over this dainty custom necklace– around $25!

NINE // These are all in my go-to lip shade for this fall/winter!

TEN // My all-time favorite candle scent! Love the chic design too

ELEVEN // Some of my most-worn stud earrings from this year!

TWELVE // These are made with such a comfy blend of cotton, polyester, & spandex!

THIRTEEN // This is such a darling ceramic pitcher that you can personalize & then couple with a bouquet

FOURTEEN // The funniest notebook for a coworker

FIFTEEN // I truly cannot believe that I don’t already own this

Festive Holiday Fashion