holiday gift guide for women.

I have a myriad of holiday gift ideas for everyone on your list. Bazillions of them floating all around my brain, so it’s time to share. I’m doing the guides one at a time, designated by him/her/kids and you can do the discerning as to which lucky person on your list gets the loot. All I can do is point you in the right direction. So off we go.

The first gift guide is for her, whether that her be yourself, your mom, your sister-in-law, or best friend is up to you. Everything I’ve recommended is product tested and adored by none other than yours truly.

1. NIA 24 Skincare Line $45

I’m very partial to the Sun Damage Repair Sunscreen. It’s been in my travel case of makeup for about the last 6 months and is running on empty; I’m not really sure what I’ll do without it. The cream is fragrance and color free but manages to smell and feel delicious and protect me from the sun all at the same time. I adore it.

2. Too Faced Lipstick $18

It’s a cheeky name, and a fun lipstick. Favorite color pick? Cougar. Not that I’d tear after Jacob in a heartbeat, not that kind of Cougar *AHEM*.

3. Mystic Tan Kit – Body $66

Tanning may be passe, but who doesn’t want to look a little golden through the cold, dark, depressing winter months? I certainly dabble in a little self-tanner from time to time and I’m not ashamed to admit it. I’d rather look like I winter in St. Barts than Northern Ireland {no offense Ireland, I’ve always wanted to visit you!} and this is just the kit to get it done. It contains all the pieces you need to get tan in the privacy of your own home, sun damage free.

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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. Marie {Make and Takes} :

    I need some good skincare! My sad saggy face is starting to feel the age! Great list!

  2. Petit Elefant :


    I was going to say something about your saggy face, but I didn't want to hurt your feelings.