Gift Guide 2020

by | Dec 14, 2020 | Bold in Life

I love it when I’m visiting a new city, I stop into a cute little boutique and I see a perfect gift that reminds me of a friend or a family member. When I find that perfect gift, I snatch it right up! Seriously, I will hold on to a good gift for MONTHS if I find something that speaks to me. Because let’s face it, more often than not, we are stuck on December 22nd, filtering to the 2-day shipping options and hoping that Amazon’s Top Picks are something that my boyfriend’s mom might like too. Or there’s the classic scented lotions, chocolate candy, or – dare I say – generic gift cards! Well, search no more, folks, because we’ve got you covered. We sourced gift ideas from real women who are sharing their favorite gifts that they’ve given and received. Nothing sponsored, nothing tacky. Here we go!

Support Small Businesses

Peco’s Designs 

I dare you not to cry as you read Antonella’s story about her mother’s debilitating stroke, and her family coming together to open this Christmas store to create a way to qualify for her medical insurance. We’re loving the Sugar Plum Fairy Ornaments.


Christian Gifts 

My Jerusalem Store

This is a one-stop-shop for top-quality Israeli & Christian products straight from the Holy Land, like this Olive Wood nativity set. So beautiful!


Cute Catholic Clothing 

Zelie and Lou 

Zelie and Lou carry Modern Catholic apparel, stickers, prints and accessories. We love the “will the good” shirt, or any of their digital downloads. Talk about a perfect last-minute gift!


Brick House in the City

Brick House in the City brings Catholic Tee shirts for women and the people they love

On our list this year? The Dorothy Day Tee: What we would like to do is change the world 


PAL Campaign

PAL has trendy designs, prayer candles & apparel. I’m about to buy this hat but trying to wait until Christmas!



Work from Home Goodies


Mug warmer

Because NO work can get done with a cold cuppa joe!


“Happy Lamp:”

Full spectrum sun lamp for when you on accident don’t leave the house for three days straight


Anti-Fog Glasses Spray

An item that only 2020 could make popular – this anti fog spray is a must have when wearing masks and glasses!


Old Navy Fuzzy Socks

Who can resist something so fuzzy????


Self Care Staples 


Unhide Blankets

The actual SOFTEST BLANKETS EVER. Seriously. I promise anyone on your list who runs cold will love it.


Saje Natural Wellness  

Multiple people told us that Saje’s Essential Oils and Diffuser Blends are their absolute go-to’s.


Savon De Marseill

Fancy Soaps for a good pampering


DIY Hot Cocoa in a jar

When they already have everything – get ‘em something they can eat! Or in this case, drink. Everyone will appreciate your handmade talent.


Gravity Weighted Blanket

I gifted this to my mom last Christmas, and it’s the hit of our family’s “entertainment room” (aka man cave). Every time I use it when I’m home, I end up sleeping for much longer than expected – good thing that’s what breaks are for 🙂 Now I’m gifting it to my in-laws this year.”

Gal Pal Go-To’s


Soft Knit Headbands 

Perfectly cozy headbands to make you look all put together when you have to Zoom your boss


Kitsch Scrunchies

Kitsch is a woman-owned company and their scrunchies are the soft detail your gal pals need this winter.


Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer 

A blow dryer and round brush combination, this tool will give you the elusive blowout that usually only appears the moment before you leave the salon. And it has thousands 5-star reviews.


Lululemon Fanny Pack

Okay, technically it’s an “Everywhere Belt Bag” but we all know the value in a waist-borne carry on!


Bombas No-Show Socks

I don’t know how they do it but these no-shows actually stay up all day long – and for every pair you buy, Bombas donates a pair of socks to a homeless shelter. 


For the Men in your Life


Cuisinart Portable Grill

“My husband’s favorite gift I ever got him. He likes to take it to the park and grill steaks with his guys.”


Blade HQ Liner Lock Knife

“My guy was so excited to get an upgraded pocket knife; he loves this one!”


Coop Homegoods Pillow

Adjustable fluff! They give you an extra bag of pillow stuffing to customize the pillow to your exact needs, and they are an absolute dream!

NFL Game Used Uniform Bracelets

How cool are these? They’re perfect for the guy in your life who’s a hardcore football fan, and will be a gift he’ll remember forever.



Well, that’s this year’s gift guide! Do you have anything else you’re loving? Drop it in the comments and let us know!

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