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2022 Holiday Gift Guide for Every Style of Woman on Your List

Beauty and fashion picks run the gamut from glam to sporty to practical

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Women today are defying age, breaking rules and meeting challenging times with grit and glamour. That gutsy determination can be a powerful inspiration to skip the usual candles, mugs and picture frames and choose some this-minute gifts that update and uplift body and soul. Here are options for every budget, from beautiful basics and simple stocking stuffers to a handful of splurge-worthy treats.

Cool

Maison Margiela Replica Memory Box Perfume Set (left); Old Navy High-Waisted O.G. Straight Faux-Leather Ankle Pants for Women in Leather (middle); Poppy Women’s Vegan Leather Quilted Crossbody Bucket Bag in Black (top right); Blondo Hallie Waterproof Chelsea Boots (bottom right)
Maison Margiela Replica Memory Box Perfume Set (left); Old Navy High-Waisted O.G. Straight Faux-Leather Ankle Pants (middle); Poppy Women’s Vegan Leather Quilted Crossbody Bucket Bag (top right); Blondo Hallie Waterproof Chelsea Boots (bottom right)
Kohl's; Old Navy; Walmart; Zappos

She has the latest Smartwatch and AirPods, a bow tattoo on her wrist, a mostly black wardrobe and a yen for faux leather skirts and pants. Keep her leader-of-the-pack attitude going with ’gram-worthy gifts such as the Poppy Women’s Vegan Leather Quilted Crossbody Bucket Bag in Black ($25, walmart.com) for cell and essentials; the Maison Margiela Replica Memory Box Perfume Set ($39, kohls.com) with buzzy minis to try; the Old Navy High-Waisted O.G. Straight Faux-Leather Ankle Pants for Women in Leather ($55, oldnavy.gap.com) for a dose of chic and attitude; and the Blondo Hallie Waterproof Chelsea Boots ($149, zappos.com), which are chunky, edgy and weatherproof.

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Earthy

The Body Shop Lemon Protecting Hand & Body Lotion (top left); Burt’s Bees x Cleo Wade Lip Balms (bottom left); Summersalt The Reversible Eco Quilted Lightweight Jacket in Olive & Eden (middle); Madewell (Re)sourced Oversized Scarf in Dried Straw (right)
The Body Shop Lemon Protecting Hand & Body Lotion (top left); Burt’s Bees x Cleo Wade Lip Balms (bottom left); Summersalt The Reversible Eco Quilted Lightweight Jacket in Olive & Eden (middle); Madewell (Re)sourced Oversized Scarf in Dried Straw (right)
Ulta Beauty; Target; Summersalt; Madewell

She wants to save the planet and prefers vegan, cruelty-free beauty products and sustainably sourced fashion. Applaud her mission with clean, green, eco-friendly gifts such as The Body Shop Lemon Protecting Hand & Body Lotion ($9, ulta.com) with nourishing glycerin, shea butter and olive oil; Burt’s Bees x Cleo Wade Lip Balms ($12 for four minis, target.com), 100 percent natural conditioners in four flavors inspired by Wade, an author and self-care activist; Summersalt’s The Reversible Eco Quilted Lightweight Jacket in Olive & Eden ($135, summersalt.com), which is cozy, derriere covering and crafted from recycled plastic water bottles; and the Madewell (Re)sourced Oversized Scarf in Dried Straw ($55, madewell.com) made from 100 percent recycled materials.

Fashionable

(Clockwise from left) KZKR Winter Plush Color Block Coat for Women in Army Green; Topshop Sadi Faux Leather Baguette Bag in Black; Liz Claiborne Midweight Trench Coat in Black; Olive & June Press-On Fake Nails — Short Squoval OMG
(Clockwise from left) KZKR Winter Plush Color Block Coat for Women in Army Green; Topshop Sadi Faux Leather Baguette Bag in Black; Liz Claiborne Midweight Trench Coat in Black; Olive & June Press-On Fake Nails — Short Squoval OMG
Walmart; Nordstrom; JCPenney; Target

She knows her Gucci from her Gap and sells her has-beens on ThredUp and the RealReal. Give her 2023 closet a fresh start with toppers such as the Liz Claiborne Midweight Trench Coat in Black ($55, jcpenney.com), a cropped, faux leather find in sizes XS to XXL and 1X to 4X; the KZKR Winter Plush Color Block Coat for Women in Army Green ($38, walmart.com) ­— oversized, furry and fabulous; the Topshop Sadi Faux Leather Baguette Bag in Black ($49, nordstrom.com) with a current crescent shape; and the stocking-worthy Olive & June Press-On Fake Nails — Short Squoval OMG ($10, target.com) in a trendy navy and ivory accent for all her looks.

Practical

(Left to right) Philosophy Amazing Grace Bergamot Shampoo, Bath & Shower Gel; Lane Bryant Blouson-Sleeve Square Tie-Neck Midi Dress in Paisley Jamboree; & Other Stories Mother of Pearl Mini Hoops in Gold/Pearl; Mango Pocket Shopper Bag in Medium Brown
(Left to right) Philosophy Amazing Grace Bergamot Shampoo, Bath & Shower Gel; Lane Bryant Blouson-Sleeve Square Tie-Neck Midi Dress in Paisley Jamboree; & Other Stories Mother of Pearl Mini Hoops in Gold/Pearl; Mango Pocket Shopper Bag in Medium Brown
Ulta Beauty; Lane Bryant; & Other Stories; Mango

She keeps her beauty and fashion routine simple, sensible and versatile. Gift her multitaskers that work day or night, for any season or situation. Try Philosophy’s Amazing Grace Bergamot Shampoo, Bath & Shower Gel ($31, ulta.com) for quick-start mornings; the Lane Bryant Blouson-Sleeve Square Tie-Neck Midi Dress in Paisley Jamboree ($100, lanebryant.com), a machine-washable pull-on to wear with boots now, sandals later; the & Other Stories Mother of Pearl Mini Hoops in Gold/Pearl ($19, stories.com/en_usd) for 24/7 versatility; and the Mango Pocket Shopper Bag in Medium Brown ($46, mango.com/us) in pebbled faux leather for hauling water bottles, gym clothes or a laptop.

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Glam

(Clockwise from bottom left) Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Gold Under Eye Patches; Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture The Bold High Pigment Lipstick in 02 Wilful Red; Zara Fringed Scarf in Fuchsia; Scoop Women’s Two Tone Leather Gloves in Pink Red
(Clockwise from bottom left) Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Gold Under Eye Patches; Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture The Bold High Pigment Lipstick in 02 Wilful Red; Zara Fringed Scarf in Fuchsia; Scoop Women’s Two Tone Leather Gloves in Pink Red
Amazon; Sephora; Zara; Walmart

She owns 30 lipsticks, every hot tool imaginable and has a high-maintenance routine of salon highlights. You’ve never seen her without makeup or groomed to the nines — even on rainy days. Keep her glowing with the Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture The Bold High Pigment Lipstick in 02 Wilful Red ($39, sephora.com), a new formula and shade; the Scoop Women’s Two Tone Leather Gloves in Pink Red ($28, walmart.com) and Zara Fringed Scarf in Fuchsia ($40, zara.com/us), two lipstick-hued accessories for every coat and jacket; and a pre/post makeup prep such as the Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Gold Under Eye Patches ($26, amazon) infused with hyaluronic acid to de-puff and brighten.

Gutsy

(Left to right) Sonoma Goods for Life Women’s Velour Long Sleeve Pajama Shirt and Pants Sleep Set in Black Stars; Ava & Viv Women’s Plus Size Long Sleeve Cut-Out Sweater Dress in Red; Milani Gilded Eyeshadow Palette — Nude 120; Eloquii Faux Leather Column Skirt with Slit in Rapture Rose
(Left to right) Sonoma Goods for Life Women’s Velour Long Sleeve Pajama Shirt and Pants Sleep Set; Ava & Viv Women’s Plus Size Long Sleeve Cut-Out Sweater Dress; Milani Gilded Eyeshadow Palette — Nude 120; Eloquii Faux Leather Column Skirt with Slit
Kohl's; Target (2); Eloquii

She never lets size, shape or age determine her looks or what she wears. Encourage her individuality with gifts that can handle the spotlight such as the Sonoma Goods for Life Women’s Velour Long Sleeve Pajama Shirt and Pants Sleep Set in Black Stars ($19, kohls.com), which are truly diva-worthy; the Ava & Viv Women’s Plus Size Long Sleeve Cut-Out Sweater Dress in Red ($40, target.com), bright and shapely; the Milani Gilded Eyeshadow Palette — Nude 120 ($15, target.com), shades that can be layered with a shimmer option; and the Eloquii Faux Leather Column Skirt with Slit in Rapture Rose ($85, eloquii.com), a smash with a black sweater and knee-high boots.

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Working

(Clockwise from left) Ann Taylor Sweater Blazer in Fuchsia Sunset; Mario Badescu Skincare Spray Hydrating Mist Set; Croft & Barrow Women’s Crewneck Cable Sweater in Beige Nep; Vitabath Lavender Chamomile Bubble Bath
(Clockwise from left) Ann Taylor Sweater Blazer in Fuchsia Sunset; Mario Badescu Skincare Spray Hydrating Mist Set; Croft & Barrow Women’s Crewneck Cable Sweater in Beige Nep; Vitabath Lavender Chamomile Bubble Bath
Ann Taylor; Target; Kohl's; Ulta Beauty

She may work from home or 9 to 5 in the office (and then some), but her style never quits. Give her some updates that’ll freshen her looks and wardrobe such as the Croft & Barrow Women’s Crewneck Cable Sweater in Beige Nep or Grey Heather ($26 each, kohls.com), upmarket neutrals to pair with black pants; the Ann Taylor Sweater Blazer in Fuchsia Sunset ($149, anntaylor.com), a notched lapel hybrid that will stand out online or in meetings; the Mario Badescu Skincare Spray Hydrating Mist Set ($12 for 5 minis, target.com), aloe soothers with fragrances including Rosewater and Cucumber that revive skin and makeup; and the Vitabath Lavender Chamomile Bubble Bath ($9, ulta.com) for a welcome end-of-day decompression.

Sporty

(Clockwise from left) GapFit Breathe Boatneck T-Shirt in Blue Suede; Bala 1 Pound Bangles in Charcoal; Being Frenshe Hair, Body & Linen Mist Body Spray with Essential Oils — Bergamot Cedar; On Cloud 5 Running Shoe in Black/White
(Clockwise from left) GapFit Breathe Boatneck T-Shirt in Blue Suede; Bala 1 Pound Bangles in Charcoal; Being Frenshe Hair, Body & Linen Mist Body Spray with Essential Oils — Bergamot Cedar; On Cloud 5 Running Shoe in Black/White
Gap; Amazon; Target; Nordstrom

She lives in joggers and leggings 24/7, makes daily walks and yoga a DIY health habit and just put an at-home rowing machine on her bucket list. Make her day with the GapFit Breathe Boatneck T-Shirt in Blue Suede ($27, gap.com), breathable, moisture-wicking jersey knits with a flattering boatneck neckline; the On Cloud 5 Running Shoe in Black/White or White/Sand ($140, nordstrom.com), coveted kicks with tread soles for training or a grocery run; the Bala 1 Pound Bangles in Charcoal ($40, amazon.com), bracelet weights that take walks up a notch; and the Being Frenshe Hair, Body & Linen Mist Body Spray with Essential Oils — Bergamot Cedar ($15, target.com), a sparkling, energizing mist.

Adventurous

(Clockwise from left) Free Assembly Women’s Mock Neck Sweater in Smoke Pine; C. Wonder Women’s Quilted Travel Duffel Set in Black; Chico’s Traveler’s Collection Velvet Tunic in Traveler’s Black; Soap & Glory Hello Gorgeous Travel-Sized Treats Gift Set
(Clockwise from left) Free Assembly Women’s Mock Neck Sweater in Smoke Pine; C. Wonder Women’s Quilted Travel Duffel Set in Black; Chico’s Traveler’s Collection Velvet Tunic in Traveler’s Black; Soap & Glory Hello Gorgeous Travel-Sized Treats Gift Set
Walmart (2); Chico's; Walgreens

She never sits still and is happiest en route to something fun. Make planning her next road trip, cruise or flight a breeze with gifts that minimize baggage and stress such as the Soap & Glory Hello Gorgeous Travel-Sized Treats Gift Set ($20, walgreens.com), six minis for head-to-toe grooming from shower gel to face wash and dry shampoo; the Chico’s Traveler’s Collection Velvet Tunic in Traveler’s Black ($90, chicos.com), a wrinkle-resistant boat neck top edged in chiffon that turns any black pant into an elegant outfit; the C. Wonder Women’s Quilted Travel Duffel Set in Black ($60, walmart.com) in faux leather with packing cube and toiletry bag included; and the Free Assembly Women’s Mock Neck Sweater in Smoke Pine ($30, walmart.com), a cozy top to layer over jeans and leggings whichever way you go.

Classic

(Clockwise from left) Banana Republic Threadsoft Wrap-Top in Dark Caramel; Rothy’s The Point in Moonlight Tweed; Ettika Rectangle Chain Necklace in Gold; Pacifica French Lilac Women’s Spray Perfume
(Clockwise from left) Banana Republic Threadsoft Wrap-Top in Dark Caramel; Rothy’s The Point in Moonlight Tweed; Ettika Rectangle Chain Necklace in Gold; Pacifica French Lilac Women’s Spray Perfume
Banana Republic; Rothy's; Nordstrom; Target

She prefers the posh and polish of blouses, real shoes and perfume even when wearing jeans. Trust gifts with a feminine flourish that deliver a pulled-together feeling such as Rothy’s The Point in Moonlight Tweed ($149, rothys.com), cap-toe flats with a touch of metallic (sustainable and spun from plastic bottles!); Banana Republic’s Threadsoft Wrap-Top in Dark Caramel ($50, bananarepublic.gap.com), stretchy and draped in a plush neutral color; the Ettika Rectangle Chain Necklace in Gold ($50, nordstrom.com) to mix with her pearls; and the Pacifica French Lilac Women’s Spray Perfume ($22, target.com), a subtle floral that only smells expensive.