Beautiful Gifts for the Discerning Woman That Won’t Require a Return Receipt

Beautiful Gifts for the Discerning Woman That Won’t Require a Return Receipt

Practical, fashionable, and just the right amount of indulgent, these ideas are just as exceptional as she is.

If you're making your list and checking it twice, you've likely stumbled upon a person for whom gift buying is a real journey. Maybe it's your Aunt Penelope who always gives you a panettone and expects much more in return; perhaps your stepmother is impossible to shop for.  Regardless of who it is, there's a gift for that!

Now you can wear a blanket outside the house.

Lunya Restore Double Faced Pullover
Crafted from our signature-soft, reenergizing Restore Pima fabric—and now in an elevated, two-toned construction—our new Restore Double Faced Pullover complements your most leisurely moments with its cozy-comfy relaxed-yet-structured (but never stiff) silhouette.

To amp up any outfit with one fell swipe. 

Byredo Lipstick
Color-rich with an exceptional formulation that is both comfortable and impeccable. Byredo's lipstick has sumptuous levels of color saturation and does not dry the lips. In its silver-gold, bi-color metal curvilinear casing, the form echoes bamboo.

We love the loose-leaf teas from this woman-owned company based in Oakland, California. Coming soon to a pop-up near you. UPDATE LINK

Flowerhead Tea Early Grey
Assam is a hearty base for distinct bergamot and bright cornflower. Dotted with local citrus peel and a pinch of lavender. A strong, energizing, floral cup.

For the one who brews her coffee and then promptly forgets it. 

Ember Mug2
Never drink tepid coffee again. When you’re in the zone—crushing deadlines, annihilating inboxes—time can get away from you.

A classic, lightweight robe she'll love forever.

Snowe Honeycomb Bathrobe
We improved upon the classic waffle (not the syrup one, the weave) for a fast-drying, lightweight riff that's effortlessly chic. Our revolutionary soft construction offers a bit of give, so you feel swaddled and up for anything post-shower.

From dinner napkins to eco-friendly gift wrapping, these cloths are uber-versatile. 

Baggu Reusable Cloth Set
You may find yourself in a sticky situation. You may need to secure that mushroom you came across in the woods. You may need a tablecloth for a very small table. You may have a runny nose or cold neck or be having a bad hair day and just want to cover it up. You may ask yourself why you left home...

Whip up a latte with ease. It’s portable, too, if she’s the type to tote this around to zhuzh up hotel coffee.

Golde Superwhisk
Meet your latte's new best friend. Superwhisk is a USB-rechargeable whisk that instantly froths your favorite superfood lattes to perfection. Handheld and rechargeable, so it goes wherever you do....

When the weather outside is frightful.  

And Other Stories Fringed Wool Blanket Scarf
Large wool blanket scarf with a fringe trim. 78" x 23.6"78.7" x 23.6"  ...

A versatile grab-and-go bag perfect for everyday adventures

Bellroy Lite Duffel
A traditional duffel with a twist, this bag is rugged enough for adventure, but light enough to let you move like the wind.  ...

The nightgown, all grown up. 

Tekla Poplin Night Shirt
Unisex fit. 100% organic cotton made in Portugal. Soft and crisp poplin weave.

A trio of candle holders that double as sculptures.

The Citizenry Zoli Ceramic Candle Holders
Make the season a little brighter with these stunning ceramic candle holders, handcrafted in Morocco.

Now she can wear her favorite comforter, too.

Offhours Homecoat
A soft and subtle sage, with a light beige trim, and a faded orange pop at the belt.

Architect Jane Hall’s latest book gives female designers the spotlight they deserve.

Woman Made: Great Women Designers
Woman Made is the most comprehensive book on women designers ever published—a celebration of more than 200 women product designers from the early twentieth century to the present day.

Turn any nap into a special occasion.

Parachute Silk Pillowcase
Getting out of bed has never gone so smoothly. Made of premium, 100% Mulberry silk, this luxuriously soft pillowcase helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and prevent split ends – making it the perfect addition to your self-care routine.

Displays thousands of photos directly from her phone—no printing or framing required.

Aura Carver Luxe Digital Photo Frame
Inspired by modernist architecture, the Carver Luxe digital photo frame is elegantly designed, freestanding and engineered with a weighted base giving you a slim, sophisticated aesthetic that pairs with any home decor.

A classic for the coffee purist.

Chemex Pour-Over Glass Coffee Maker With Wood Collar
Chuck Williams’ favorite method of brewing coffee, the Chemex coffeemaker is an elegant, one-piece vessel made of high quality, heat-resistant glass.

The cutest home for loose change we ever did see.

Behno Devon Wallet
Handcrafted zip-around wallet.

Sommelier-selected sips delivered to her doorstep.

Dwell Wine Club
Handpicked collections from some of the country’s top sommeliers. Because discovering great wines should be easier than finding that perfect chair. Start a monthly subscription or try a single collection.

Socks she’ll be eager to show off.

Hansel From Basel Rie Crew
Go big or go home as they say.

A shimmery, barely there polish. Perfect for NYE celebrations.

J. Hannah Akoya Nail Polish
Delicate lustre. Oyster. Baroque opulence.Akoya is our only transparent shade, offering a golden sheen at just the right angles. A line of carefully-edited, high quality polishes for the color-resistant.

One can never have enough hoodies—and this one’s made from recycled materials.

Girlfriend Collective 50/50 Classic Hoodie
This isn’t just any hoodie, it’s a relaxed, drop shoulder hoodie made with a mix of recycled and organic cotton. Why, it may just be your softest, most sustainable sweatshirt ever.

Two of-the-moment brands team up to fragrant effect. UPDATE PRICE $46

Boy Smells x Ganni Park Life Candle
Park Life weaves notes of warming ginger, soothing basil and festive fig with clarifying sage, comforting clove, creamy tonka bean and rustic sandalwood to create a multi-sensory experience that transports the body and mind to an autumnal parkscape on a brisk fall afternoon.

A travel bottle that collapses into a cute, compact sphere.

Stojo 20 Oz. Bottle
This shape-shifting wonder holds a whopping 20 ounces of liquid when full, and collapses into a polite sphere when empty. Save even more space by attaching it to your bag strap, and show off how efficient you are.

For the eco-conscious beauty buff. 

W3ll People Expressionist PRO Mascara
The Expressionist PRO Mascara helps create instantly fuller-looking lashes with natural volume in just one swipe. The long-wear formula is powered by plant-based ingredients like Castor Seed Oil and Sunflower Seed Oil to nourish and condition lashes from root to tip.

A must-have for impromptu dance parties, catching up on podcasts while cooking, or just setting the mood. A little pricey, but totally worth it.

Sonos One
The powerful smart speaker with voice control built in. Get rich, room-filling sound with Sonos One, and control it with your voice, the Sonos app, Apple AirPlay 2, and more. The compact design fits just about any space. Put it on your kitchen countertop or tuck it away on your office bookshelf.



Pure silk, pure perfection.

Slip Pure Silk Sleep Mask
Slipsilk is a specially-commissioned sleep mask developed and refined over 10 years to provide the ultimate combination of shine, thickness and durability.

A bright, natural fiber knit blanket for a cozy naps and restful nights.

Hallen Organic Cotton Knit Throw Blanket
Our best selling knitted throw is made of sustainably-sourced cotton and it is super soft, beautiful and durable. Our Hallen throw will quickly become your favorite go to throw for an afternoon nap or when just lounging in front of the TV. Wrap yourself year-round in the softness of our cotton...

For the chic cat lady

Cat Person Mesa Bowl
Take mealtime to the next level by serving your cat’s food in a bowl ergonomically designed for their comfort and safety.

Help her start the new year in (organized) style. 

Rifle Paper Co. 2023 17-Month Planner
Start planning ahead with our 2023 17-month planners. A sturdy hard cover wraps over the interior spiral binding, and an elastic band holds the pages closed.

Give them the gift of dewy, glowing skin with this sheet mask set.

Soko Glam 7 Day Sheet Mask Challenge Set
Want healthy, glowing skin? Get it!They say that the first step is the hardest, and we wanted to help you take it. We've put together the 7-Day Sheet Mask Challenge Set so that you can sample a variety of masks in one value set.

For the hostess with the most, a colorful chopping block that can double as a cheese board. 

Fredericks and Mae Chopping Block
Professional grade plastic chopping block/cutting board for food preparation and presentation. Created using leftover materials from making solid color boards. Food safe plastic and powder-coated metal handle.

When in doubt, a versatile catchall for her entryway or coffee table is a no-fail gift option. 

Pretti Cool Concrete Catchall - Jawbreaker
Petite catchall for paperclips, rings and other small things. Concrete w/ a cork base. Dimensions: 4" w x 1.25" hIndividually hand cast from custom made rubber molds. Colors are integrally mixed into the concrete and results in each piece being unique.


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