With Love
From Kat

With Love
From Kat

Unique Gift Ideas

I often get asked about gifting giving – “What should I get my mom for her birthday?” “What should I get my girlfriend for her wedding?” “What’s the best thing to get a guy for Christmas?” Finding the perfect gift for someone can often be stressful right?! Not to worry! I’m sharing a few of my no-fail, great and unique gift ideas that I’ve gotten loved ones over the years. Any of these gifts could be for a wedding, a housewarming, a birthday, or a holiday…

Gifts For Him

*I’ll never forget what a fail my first Christmas gift to my high school boyfriend was. I couldn’t figure out what to get him, so I got him a basket of random things I thought he’d like. They were all too practical, and well, just super lame LOL. I never grew up with brothers and was clueless what guys liked so I had to quickly catch up after that! Here are a few things I’ve given to the men in my life that they all loved and appreciated:

A bottle of Japanese whiskey

Old fashioned glasses

This iconic car coffee table book

A leather catchall for watches and jewelry

A classic leather Shinola watch (these are SO beautiful in person…and unisex as well)

A record player + records (We have this one and love it!)

Gifts For Her

A Diptyque candle with a fancy gold wick trimmer and pretty matches. Trust me, don’t stray from this brand. Every woman just wants Diptyque at the end of the day haha!!! (These are a few of my other favorites, but I always come back to this one)

Pacific Natural coffee table book. This is from Jenni Kayne and full of incredible recipes, decor shots, and entertaining inspo galore

Chanel book set

This YSL eyeshadow palette in Saharienne. It’s been my favorite for years and is AMAZING to travel with since it’s so compact

A Cuyana monogram cosmetic case

Gifts For The Dog Lover

A custom illustration of their dog from Arabella June (who did the CUTEST one of Charlie that I am now framing!)

A plaid dog scarf

A chic dog toy from St. Frank or a fun rope from Jenni Kayne for the dog lover who is also a decor aficionado

A fancy dog food + bowl stand (I just got this for Charlie and OMG it looks so much better than what we used to have!)

A black velvet bow tie – because why not?

A cozy cream lace up sweater or down snow jacket…I mean do you die?

Gifts For The Foodie

My favorite Le Creuset pan which you can also put in the oven!

A Boos cutting board (this is what professional chefs use – it’s the best)

Marble cheese board

Beautiful teacups and tea

A silver cocktail shaker and bar tool set

Gifts For The Decor Lover

This framed textile is a splurge, but will go in anyone’s home/with any decor. It’s one of my favorite pieces – and was styled here in my LA home

A beautiful Ralph Lauren silver frame with a sentimental photo

A stunning alpaca throw from Jenni Kayne (I have this on my bed!)

Be sure to check out my past gift guides:

Gifts For Him, Valentine’s Day Gifts, Best Last Minute Gifts, Gifts For Everyone, Best Candles, Best Coffee Table Books, and Beauty Gifts.

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  • Rach says:

    I can’t believe it is that time of year to start thinking about gifts! Thanks for sharing your ideas and definitely will be checking them out!


    October 28, 2019 | Reply
  • Jae says:

    Love these ideas! I like getting blankets as gifts — they’re the best!

    October 29, 2019 | Reply
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    October 29, 2019 | Reply
  • vera says:

    Such great gift ideas!

    Blonde in Cashmere

    October 29, 2019 | Reply
  • Alexa says:


    The gifts for Him are SO on point! Classic and so useful.

    November 8, 2019 | Reply
  • Nina Thürnagel says:

    Nice recommendations! Especially because my best friend is such a dog lover and it’s nice to not gift her the same every year

    November 8, 2019 | Reply
  • Molly says:

    Just added Japanese whiskey to the gift list for dad and bf! They’ll be so impressed!

    November 8, 2019 | Reply
  • Lisa Taylor says:

    Always need gift ideas! This is great, thank you!!! @lisamtay

    November 8, 2019 | Reply
  • Alli Otto says:

    Love this post, so many great options, going to get my holiday shopping done early this year! @allikathrynotto

    November 8, 2019 | Reply
  • Casey Temple says:

    Love love love!!!!! Classic gifts that are fun yet unique.

    November 8, 2019 | Reply
  • Britny says:

    The guy gift guide is so helpful and love the idea about Japanese whisky. Something that’s unique for the man who has everything! ❤️@britnyf

    November 8, 2019 | Reply
  • Liana says:

    Gift guides are my weakness! Yours is so well curated 😍 @nimusings

    November 8, 2019 | Reply
  • Cads says:

    Such a lovely gift guide! Obsessed with the record player idea! @cadiaw

    November 8, 2019 | Reply
  • Carrie says:

    Love this post! Will be referring back to it for all my holiday shopping!
    Instagram: Carrie.gariano

    November 8, 2019 | Reply
  • Stephanie says:

    This is a blog post everyone should refer to as the holiday season is approaching. 100% agree with “Every woman just wants Diptyque at the end of the day”; such a guilty pleasure of mine that it might be hard to gift it instead of keeping it for myself!


    November 8, 2019 | Reply
  • Brittani says:

    I love these gift guides! I know that I can trust anything you recommend.

    November 8, 2019 | Reply
  • Kimberley says:

    Perfect timing- have so many November birthdays to gift for!


    November 8, 2019 | Reply
  • Taylor says:

    I LOVE all of these ideas! This is my favorite time of year, and getting creative with gifts is super important to me. Can’t wait to buy some Japanese Whiskey! Xoxo

    IG Handle: @taylor_bilecky

    November 8, 2019 | Reply
  • Melissa says:

    Thank you for taking the time to write this list! I spend so much time trying to find the “perfect” gift because I want it to be meaningful and memorable. For that reason, most of the time, I get “experience” gifts. However, definitely going to leverage your list now! @missychung

    November 8, 2019 | Reply
  • Brittani Kemp says:

    Love your gifts guides! I know that I can always trust your recommendations. You have excellent taste. @kempin_ainteasy

    November 8, 2019 | Reply
  • Emily says:

    I have a friend who actually lives in SoHo too, and is notoriously hard to shop for.. That YSL palette + a monogrammed Cuyana bag might be it! So excited! Thanks for the ideas. I hope you post another before the holidays. @emulee

    November 8, 2019 | Reply
  • Desirée says:

    Diptyque candles are my go-to gifts for my friends. I think the scents are amazing and they look beautiful on a shelf afterwards with makeup brushes!

    November 8, 2019 | Reply
  • Julia says:

    With the holidays right around the corner, this is simply a great checklist to go off of. Love all of the suggestions and tips!

    November 8, 2019 | Reply
  • Elyse Tran says:

    Love these options you curated! Would be perfect for upcoming birthdays and holidays! Xx


    November 9, 2019 | Reply
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  • Paloma says:

    That record player would make such a great gift !

    December 2, 2019 | Reply
  • Maddy rocks says:

    Getting the leather catch all for my boyfriend! Thanks for sharing!

    December 2, 2019 | Reply