Great Gift Ideas for the Ladies in Your Life, From Outerknown’s Design Director
Bethany Mallett of Outerknown helps you give good gift
The best occasion for giving a gift to the lady in your life is no occasion at all.
For two simple reasons:
- She deserves it. Buying something for your wife/girlfriend/fianceé probably shouldn’t be your primary expression of love (or a tool for getting out of the doghouse), but it can be a great way to say something as simple as “I know you’ve had a beast of a week … I saw this and thought you might like it.”
- It keeps you in “gift-giving” shape. Birthdays and anniversaries are always coming up, and those events will feel less daunting when you’ve had your ear to the ground.
Now, we know buying gifts can be an intimidating process. That’s why we tagged in Bethany Mallett for advice. Bethany is Outerknown’s Director of Design, and the brains behind Outerknown’s brand-new women’s line, which dropped earlier this month.
From salt scrubs to coffee makers to a few cozy items from Outerknown’s new collection, find 10 great gift ideas below.
Three items under $30 …
4 Pack of Hu’s Orange Dream Vanilla Cashew Butter Dark Chocolate
“If you’re anything like me, your lady has a love of all things chocolate. I highly recommend some chocolate from Hu. There’s no dairy, no refined sugar and no GMOs. What is does have is an insane amount of flavor. I think their Orange Dream bar is the best organic chocolate bar you can buy.”
Package Free Shop Body Salt Scrub
“It’s always lovely to receive some all-natural salt body scrub. I especially like this one from the Package Free Shop because they work with companies that strive to make a positive environmental impact.”
Bodum 3-Cup Coffee Maker
“Kitchen upgrades make a great present, if she makes coffee at home this Bodum French press is a chic addition to any kitchen. I love that it comes in a variety of colors so you can match it back to her minimal or eclectic decor style.”
Four items from $30-100 …
Resurfacing Body Mask
“True Botanicals makes some incredible beauty products, all with high-quality ingredients. Everyone can indulge in a little more self-care in their daily routine, and this brand is one of the best out there in the market.”
Overose Aesthetic Candle in White Roses
“Who doesn’t love a beautiful candle? Right now I’m crushing on Overose. The scent options are dreamy and I appreciate that they mix all their scents in-house.”
“If your relationship is more casual or she wears jeans more than dresses, I would recommend the Solstic Sweatshirt. It comes in a rainbow of colors and is made in a Fair Trade sewing facility.”
“Easy, lightweight … the Costa top makes a great gift. It’s cut loose in the body and looks great with the front tucked-in or left out for a more casual vibe. And you can’t go wrong with white as it’s simple and goes with everything.”
Three splurge items …
“One of my favorite items from the [new Outerknown] line is the Currents dress. It’s free-fitting in the body and made of a light, organic-cotton gauze. It looks incredible on all body heights and sizes. I’ve already gifted this dress to two women in my life one is 5’1” (size small) and another who is 5’6” (size large); both look gorgeous in it.”
Aedes de Venustas, Limited Edition by L’Artisan Parfumeur
“Fragrance is a very personal gift, and a total treat to receive. Several years ago my husband bought me a bottle of Aedes, and this mysterious woodland scent has become my signature. Their staff is amazing. You can give them a ring for help with picking out the right perfume, and they sell small trial vials if you’re buying by mail and want to sniff a few before you commit.”
“Hands down my favorite piece from our women’s collection is the Canyon Dress. The fabric is hand-printed by artisans in India using a block printing technique that gives the style a unique look. Plus, it’s lightweight, feminine and will be in style for years to come.”
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