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It’s the most wonderful time of the year—the time where you get to shower the people most important to you, your people, with gifts. We’ve got you covered with the Darling 2019 Gift Guide, a thoughtful holiday shopping list curated with our readers in mind. Whether the woman you are shopping for is the artsy Dreamer, the fashionista Stylist, the confident Beautician, the driven Achiever, the welcoming Hostess, the always-learning Intellectual, the caring Confidant or the adventurous Explorer, we’ve got something with her in mind.

Make a list, but no need to check it twice when you take time to buy intentional gifts this holiday season. With gift ideas for what you want and need, and what to read and wear, you can’t go wrong. Read on for what Darling suggests this holiday season:

Something You Want

ILIA Multi-Stick Blush

Perfect for the gal constantly on the go, the ILIA Multi-Stick Blush is a versatile splash of color for your lips, cheeks and eyes. The organic blush made with avocado oil, shea butter and Vitamin D blends seamlessly with a buttery-like texture that melts on your skin.

Marble and Wood Coasters

These are not just your ordinary coasters, but instead a gift that gives back. Handmade by Asha Handicrafts in India, the Marble and Wood Coasters are brought to you by Global Goods, a non-profit dedicated to empowering women artisans by alleviating poverty and promoting social justice. The chic coasters come in a set of four, perfect for an at-home coffee date.

a wooden coaster

Herschel Corduroy Nova Small Backpack

Available in plum, black and golden palm, the Nova Small Backpack is the perfect middle ground between fashionable and practical. This purse backpack will help you weather the winter chill and keep your belongings safe and warm.

Something You Need


The Darling team loves their Tiles. If someone you know—or you!—is always losing her keys, then Tile is the perfect gift. The Tile Mat Tracker is a set of four Bluetooth trackers that can attach to any flat surface and you can make it beep from your phone. Your Tile can also get your phone to make a noise. If you have Tile, you’ll never lose your laptop, phone, wallet or keys again!

Tile Bluetooth on Keys

Avocado Mattress Green Pillow

Handmade in Los Angeles, the Avocado Mattress Green Pillow is what dreams are made of.  The non-toxic, vegan pillow is made from organic cotton and latex for the perfect, medium plump feel. Sleep won’t be hard to come by as this plush pillow keeps you feeling cool, light and airy. 

Dry Erase Acrylic Calendar (With Bottom Notes)

Both practical and functional, this Dry Erase Acrylic Calendar is a piece of art that will help you stay on top of your to-do list. Created by Girl Friday, the elegant wall calendar is precisely cut and finished with polished edges, high quality hardware and professional print. Place your order by December 4th to arrive by Christmas. Coupon code DARLING will give you 10% off site-wide through December 31.

An acrylic glass calendar

Something to Wear

Starfish Project Jewelry

Buys gifts that make an impact this holiday by shopping the Darling x Starfish Project Collection. The line includes 11 pieces of bracelets and earring options, perfect for the holiday season. Our favorite is the Tessa Tassel Earrings, which come in beige and green. Every purchase goes toward helping trafficked women find freedom, and also be a piece of jewelry you wear with pride.

A pair of green tassel earrings

Angela Scott Sneaker

Guaranteed to become a go-to style staple, the Angela Scott Sneaker puts a twist on your typical sneaker design. You’ll be walking on easy street with the rubber sole inside and, on the outside, a white poplin and black screen-printed toe and heel design. Fun fact: The shoes are baked in a vulcanizing oven for a perfect finish!

A navy blue sneaker with white shoe laces and a cream color sole

Kule Tee Dress

A hint of girlie mixed with a little bit of tomboy, and you have the Kule Tee Dress. This striped, T-shirt inspired dress is 100 percent cotton and is the perfect gift for the gal who likes to embrace her femininity while still remaining comfortable and at ease.

A woman wearing a striped T-shirt dressPoplinen Norma Ribbed Turtleneck

Cozy up all winter long in this eco-friendly Modal fabric turtleneck. Wear the comfy turtleneck multiple ways—paired down with your favorite denim or dressed up with a skirt and boots for date night. Comfort never looked so good!

Something to Read… or Write!

Darling Digital Issues

This holiday season, give the women in your life refreshing, insightful content that feels like words straight from a best friend with a digital copy of Darling Magazine. You will get dozens of stories on identity without facades and beauty without filters from our past issues.

An image of a online magazine cover with a girl on a e-Reader

Darling Compliment Cards by Artifact Uprising

In partnership with Artifact Uprising, Darling Compliment Cards are a set of 12 5×7 cards with unique messages tailored to the women in your life. Give your friends and family a perfect message, complimenting their bravery, kindness, grit, humility or whatever you admire most. Make your people feel seen on a deeper level this holiday season. Don’t forget to write a customized message on the back!

A set of cards splayed out on a table that say, "Darling, You-"Did we miss anything? What’s on your holiday shopping list this Christmas?

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