madewell velvet shirt

Velvet shirt for work, dinner dates and all her holiday parties. $45.

ottolenghi simple cookbook

One of the year’s star cookbooks — like Ottolenghi Simple, Saladish or Sister Pie. From $17.

educated book

Or the best book you read this year, $17.

lewis pouches

Three beautiful pouches, $48, with a waterproof lining, for carrying essentials around town or makeup on trips. (I take mine everywhere.)


Hazelnut dark chocolate, $9, made with 100% natural ingredients.

heart earrings

Heart earrings, $29, to show how much you love her.

uniqlo pajamas pants

Cozy pajama pants, $15, (or a full set), plus…

biore face strips

Bioré Strips, $8, for your next evening hang! Because nothing is more weirdly gross/fun than comparing the dirt you pull out of your pores. (If you want a fancier version, this clay mask is amazing.)

brunch mask

Two brunch knives, $40, for all her jam-jar-scooping, bread-cutting, butter-spreading needs.

astrology mug

A mug to make her Gemini heart smile. $15.

vinegar hill house

Dinner, just the two of you, one of life’s great pleasures.

P.S. Last year’s best friend guide, wife guide, sister guide and mom guide. xoxo

(Dinner photo from Ottolenghi Simple.)