The 12 Days of Christmas: My Favorite 12 Gifts for Lady Bosses

The 12 Days of Christmas: My Favorite 12 Gifts for Lady Bosses

The holidays are rapidly approaching (wow, it’s almost December already?!) and while I always try to express gratitude to my loved ones year-round, the holidays can be a special time to show we care by selecting thoughtful gifts. The kind of gifts that always put smiles on faces! If you’re anything like me, you’re always on the lookout for unique, fun, and meaningful products too, so I wanted to share a few of my favorites so you can skip the lines and do a little online shopping.

Is there an awesome woman entrepreneur in your life? Then give her something to help fuel her on her business journey, inspire her, or just make her feel cherished! And for the record, you count as an awesome woman entrepreneur too, so treat yo’self too. 

And by the way, a few of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means that if you make a purchase, we may receive a small commission at absolutely no cost to you. Thank you!

  • 01
    Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo

    I’ve been a Marie Forleo fan for many years and as I was turning the pages of her latest book it felt like she had literally written it just for me. If you’re a woman on a mission to pursue your passion in business, despite any roadblocks or naysayers, this book should be at the top of your list! When it comes to great books, sometimes I’ll buy a stack of them to give as gifts when a sudden need comes up.

    Grab your copy of Everything is Figureoutable here: 

  • 02
    Steve Madden Shoes

    I’m not gonna lie. I love great clothes and stunning shoes. And these are so much more affordable than expensive popular brands like Golden Goose that run hundreds of dollars. I’d rather have several pairs of Steve Madden! The latest new trend is to wear bold prints and bright laces, so rather than spend a fortune, try these out this season. (P.S. These also make a great gift for yourself.)

    These are in my closet right now:

  • 03
    Rent the Runway Unlimited

    Women ask me all the time how it seems that I always show up to events in a brand new outfit. My secret is that I pay for a monthly service to get an unlimited number of exchanges from Rent the Runway. My wardrobe options include anything from ball gowns, to jeans, to winter coats, to handbags. It’s amazing and I highly recommend it! 

    I’ve been doing this for almost 8 years now, so they’re letting me share my discount code with you. 

    Use RTRFA1B91D3 to get $100 off your first two months ($50 off per month). What a great way to nab a few fun outfits for the holidays!

  • 04
    Rodan + Fields Recharge Primer and SPF 

    So Rent the Runway might have been my little secret but it’s no surprise that I’m in LOVE with Rodan + Fields products (which is why I’ve been a consultant with them for over 9 years). To be honest, this might be one of my very favorite products of all time! For busy people like me, who need an all-in-one step, this primer with sunscreen is a perfect multitasker. 

    Wash, moisturize, and apply this step to protect yourself from the sun and then smooth and “blur” the texture of your skin with the RECHARGE PROTECT + BLUR BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30 SUNSCREEN. As far as I’m concerned, great skin and great skin products are mission-critical. 🙌

    Try it out for yourself or gift it to a friend:

  • 05
    Wolfpack by Abby Wambach

    If you haven’t watched soccer player Abby Wambach (one of the greatest women’s soccer players and athletes in the world) give her Barnard commencement speech about creating a wolfpack, it’s a must-watch!

    Abby reminds us of who we are at our core.

    We have never been Little Red Riding Hood. We Are the Wolves. We must wander off the path and blaze a new one: together.”  (You can also read the transcript here.)

    This book has become my go-to inspiration gift for girls and women of all ages. It’s time to lead the pack. . . 

    Get your copy–or a whole stack of books–here:

  • 06
    Plumping Lip Gloss by Buxom 

    Even wolves love great lip gloss! I’ve never been much of a lipstick girl, but I’m all about the lip gloss and this ranks high on my all-time list of faves. The Gin Fizz Plumping Lip Cream by Buxom is a light, fun color that’s flattering and goes with everything! This budget-friendly gift will make your recipient happy each time she glides it on. 

    Gin Fizz Buxom Lip Gloss:

  • 07
    The Best Ever Traveling Pants by Athleta

    Okay, I’m not talking about the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants here, but just about the most perfect traveling pants you can buy. If you happened to see me traveling at any point over the last 6 months, you probably saw me in these Sutton Jogger pants by Athleta. Talk about comfy and perfect for long days in an airplane!  

    The material is so breathable and stays clean! Seriously, I might buy these in every color for myself this Christmas. (PRO TIP: Don’t shy away from buying yourself holiday gifts too. You’re worth it.)

  • 08
    Business Cards and Premium Stationery by

    Moo is all about the quality. I’ve had many different business cards and stationery over the years, but this is by far and away the best quality and style I’ve found. Moo’s commitment to a premium experience shows in all of their products. The thickness of the paper makes a memorable first impression and after using their products for well over a year now, I still continue to swoon. And it’s definitely not just business cards. Moo has customizable stickers, notebooks, invitations, and so much more.  

    Check out here:

  • 09
    Gritty is the New Pretty

    Gritty is the new pretty and honestly. . . it always was. I continue to absolutely love this phrase and the fact that I can display it on my hat, my clothing, and even on my phone case. But the best part? 100% of the proceeds go to underprivileged kids! Knights of Heroes is a non-profit camp that provides a week of safe and fun outdoors experience to a child who has lost a parent in military service. 

    Get your swag here:

  • 10
    Teak and Twine Gift Boxes

    When it comes to saying thank you, I love a clever new idea and this is my current obsession.  

    With customizable gift boxes with the most beautiful contents and packaging, your recipients will be over the moon for these! This company is run by a military spouse and as you may know, we always try to support military women in business. P.S. They offer gift boxes in every price range.

    Check out their gift box assortment here:

  • 11
    Salt Strap

    Do you actually need a new handbag or do you just need a refresh? With Salt Strap, you can extend the life of an old handbag by making it fresh and fun again. These are high quality and have solid hardware.

    Check out these awesome colors for any season to put a little pizzazz back in your fashion game!

  • 12
    Nuun Water Tablets

    So this year I discovered the many benefits of drinking more water. I’ve always suspected that I should be drinking more water, but the lure of coffee and diet soda have always sabotaged my efforts. Until now. . . One of these yummy Nuun tabs in my water and I am craving more and more water without the intense need for these other drinks!  

    With added electrolytes, they are good for long workdays where you don’t get a chance to eat as often as well.  Win win! Stick these tablets in someone’s stocking instead of toothpaste this year. They will thank you!

    Check out the Nuun varieties here: 

Want the downloadable PDF version of this gift guide? Click here to Holiday Gift Guide Flyer!

Jen Griswold