Winter Gift Guide for That Special Someone

Holiday gift ideas 2023

Gift-giving season is rapidly approaching which means it’s time to start shopping for your loved ones. Whether it be for your college-bound sister, an adventurous mother, or lunch date loving grandma, we've got you covered with a list of fashionable, fun and unique ideas. The Hi Love team has curated a guide of useful suggestions we’re delighted to share with you.

Off to School Sister

Finding the ideal stylish yet functional back-to-school bag can be a pain for any girl. Give your college-bound sibling the perfect one that will have everyone asking, “Where did you get THAT?”. As featured in Vogue, our easy-to-clean puffer tote is super popular and complete with a fashion-forward look.

Make meals easier by gifting a grab-and-go, water-resistant lunchbox that doubles as a cosmetic carrier too. This case will fit effortlessly inside Hi Love puffer totes and comes in enticing metallics or sophisticated neutrals. Goldilocks Goods is a smart eco-friendly container for storing food and showcases cute, patterned, all-natural designs. Their beeswax wraps work as a great reusable substitute to plastic wrap and will last for at least one year.

You know your family best! If sis tends to be constantly late for appointments, buy her the Hi Love puffer crossbody. It’s a real timesaver! This ready-to-wear bag is available in several versions from crossbody to a tote. These hands-free packs are a great complement to lazy days on campus, a trip to the gym or even a sporting event. Add in an extra thoughtful touch and include Magic Wand face cleanser from Amazonian Skin Food. Her face will truly light up when she opens it to find this exciting skincare “magic” tucked inside.

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Help mom stay organized for whatever the day brings with one of our puffer tote bags. This multi-functional accessory includes plenty of space and is constructed from water-resistant fabric. Its multiple pockets can keep everything separated whether you’re carting a laptop, yoga mat or all the stuff you need for a day out with the kiddos!

It’s often a hassle carrying a big bag around. So on days when mom wants to be completely hands-free, Hi Love’s puffer fanny works well whether you’re traveling across the world or down the street to a local store. This lightweight pack features an adjustable belt that can be worn around the waist and even crossbody.

Let your mother know you’re really thinking about her well-being this winter and add a little “WOW” to the package with cashmere hats, scarves and wraps from Elyse Allen Textiles. This small group of talented designers handcrafts each piece they sell – their items are made to last a lifetime.

Gifts For Moms

Stylish Sociable Grandma

Bags can be very particular to each grandma’s personality, and we have a collection to suit every style. For the nana who likes to get dressed up, match this vibe with a classic simple yet practical bag that will let her outfit do the talking. One of our bestselling options, the puffer purse in shimmer black is an elegant choice as a lunch date staple and can be worn over the shoulder or remove the strap and fold it over for a chic clutch. includes an exquisitely crafted silver chain to elevate her whole look.

If grandma likes something a little smaller or larger, check out our always-in-style complete puffer collection. Since your hip grandma is all about keeping up with recent trends, give her one of these statement pieces available in purse, tote or clutch selections. If your grandmother is a sophisticated social butterfly searching for something classy, our shimmer beige color comes in a versatile array of shapes and sizes. In stripes, stars, LOVE or a fun pattern you can find the one to best please your granny.

Grandma lost her keys in that tote bag again? Help her out by gifting her a reasonably sized bag so she won’t risk losing a thing! The holiday floral cosmetic pack is a lightweight alternative for holding small items like an ID, keys or medication on the go and a dig free option. Slip inside some chocolates, sweet treats and a thoughtful festive greeting for a fun present she’ll want to use year-round.

Being a fashionista knows no age limit and nothing finishes an ensemble off more than a beautiful silk scarf. You’ll find an assortment of vibrant, creative and chic fabrics at the Deseda Scarf Gallery. They sponsor a talented group of artists, so you’re sure to discover a scarf that speaks to you.

Gift Ideas for Grandma

The Men in Your Life

Shopping for men can be the most challenging part of the holiday giving season. Check out our sport collection where you’ll find useful, featherweight and water-resistant products that are neither feminine nor masculine, available in inspiring patterns highlighting activities like golfing, skiing, pickleball and hiking. Our golfers on the green organizational pack is the perfect place to store loose tees, gloves, as well as a handful of golf balls. For the morning after snowfall, our Ski & Snowboard Collection has essential bags to put snacks, goggles and ski goods.

For your man-about-town, consider our lay flat fanny pack. He will hang on to his keys, cell phone and wallet safely with this low-profile pouch that can be hidden under a coat or worn across his chest. Pair it with one of our weekender overnight bags and your mister is set for that next business or family outing.


The Hostess

Whether you are thanking a friend for hosting a celebration or visiting a home for the first time, a small token of appreciation is always welcome. Local readers, we hope you’ll make the trip out to Glen Ellyn to drop in at Good Roots where you’ll see a wide selection of houseplants sure to delight any recipient. Even if you can’t visit in person, peruse their online store of unique home accessories and candles that can serve as a genuine “thank you” to any friend.

Give the gift of self-care with a one-of-a-kind aroma from Lifetherapy. Take their scent quiz online to choose a fragrance to suit your mood. These products are available in body care, candles to diffuser oils. If perfumes aren’t their thing, you’ll also find an extensive tea collection, inspiring clothing and jewelry.

Deciding on the perfect present? Have a list of people to shop for? Is someone asking you for your list? Use our Wishlist to help save your favorites with a simple click. For a tasteful surprise we can even wrap your treasures for a beautiful presentation. Want to add a gift card, choose one of our gift card zipper pouches to make it personal. Hi Love has got you covered during this season of giving!


Get started by shopping our 2023 Holiday Gift Guide  or start your wishlist today. Thank you for sharing the LOVE!

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