Holiday Gift Guide 2020 – Our picks for great gifts

Holiday Gift Guide 2020 – Our picks for great gifts

We admit it, we’re a little spoiled. We’re surrounded by beautiful gifts here at ISABELLA. The perfect aromatic candle, Check. The coziest of cozy throws, Got ’em. The ultimate luxe bathrobe for all the self-care, You bet. We just can’t keep a secret when it’s this good, so we want to share some of our shop favorites as well as other picks of exceptional gifts to give (or GET, who are we kidding?) … So, we’re making our lists (+ checking them twice πŸ™‚ )


There’s no surprise, candles are on top of many-a-list and we just can’t get enough of the newest Boy Smells. Shop owner Erin especially loves Neopeche limited edition – full of spice + everything nice. We also LOVE Erin’s fabulous idea of family games since now is the perfect time for entertaining ourselves at home. Of course, all the better when the games add style to your cocktail table. We love this set of colorful dominoes from Anthropologie.

And who doesn’t crave a little sparkle this time of year? Jewelry always makes Erin’s holiday wish list and these earrings from Noble Collective are a current crush! She’s also a fan of fresh art, like this pretty piece from Blakely Little. Plus cozy slippers, always + always!

For Mara, it’s Rhubarb Smoke on the top of her Christmas list (+ often the scent-du-jour burning here at the shop). She’s also lovin’ these chic Anthro Notepads. With everyone moving in a million directions, these monogram notes keep you organized in style. We all need a little TLC these days and Mara’s favorite self-care ritual includes these sheet masks, available at another local shop, Woo!Β 

Of course we all know, Mara can’t pass up a cute cheetah print! This one’s from Vestique on East Blvd. She’s also currently coveting zodiac necklaces from Billy! and this mini metallic Crossbody bag from Madewell. We think the stars are aligned for these zodiac-inspired goodies. ⭐

Bryn‘s go-to gift for any gal pal are these huggies from Noble Collective (so many sweet earring possibilities, it may be hard to pick just one!). Bryn also has these stemless pastel pretties from Estelle Colored Glass on her gift-giving list. Those colors! We all want one of each please.

Every year Bryn collects felted ornaments for her kids to add to their tree. This year she’s loving these monogram cuties from Anthropologie. What’s your memory-making holiday tradition?

The NESTΒ HolidayΒ candle has been a staple in Bryn’s home for 10+ years and this season she nabbed a PURA so the scent lingers all day. She’s also been eying this Caraway cook set for someone special (hint, he cooks more than she does:))!

Sammy‘s wishin’ + hopin’ for these black + white beauties. Who doesn’t want a new set of cozy pj’s to wait up for Santa? We’re in! These starlight knits are from Vici. Sammy’s other go-to gifts: Our chic match cloches, diptique candles, jewels from where else? Noble Collective, and all the pretty pillows. We know Sammy’s got home decorating on the mind….we can’t wait to see all her latest visions of sugar plums come to fruition.

Patti wants to go for glow + comfort this holiday. Patti’s holiday gift picks include glossy goods from Glossier and local day spa Toccare. She also snagged fluffy slippers for her own stocking (shhhh, don’t tell) and is obsessing over all the neutral cotton loungies from the new Lauren Elizabeth Collection.

Forever the prop stylist, Patti is always on the hunt for original home accents like these vintage glass candlesticks + tapered candles via Late Summer. She also loves petite art accents, like this one by Anna Vaughn and beaded beauties, like these gems from Noble Collective.

Speaking of Noble Collective, our resident jeweler and bff Nolan is all about a chill holiday…and we’re into it. A festive drink in hand in one of our bubble tea glasses, while chillin’ in comfy sneakers and wearing some easy earrings. We’re feelin’ the Mood. How about you?

Ashley is ready for some holiday cocktails too, inspired by our Spirits book. She’s picked more favorite classics for her gift list: the Nest Holiday candle, pretty white vases and Lake & Skye aromas (this one’s available right here at ISABELLA or online via Noble Collective).

Robin is an art connoisseur and loves the idea of gifting original art. Such a meaningful addition to anyone’s home. Robin also loves to give the gift of experiences, whether it’s a gift card to a local business or restaurant or tickets to an event or city tour. {Buy an ISABELLA Gift Card here}

She also loves personalizing gifts like selecting coffee table books to fit a friend’s interest or hobby. (We have all kinds of new books arriving daily.) And then there’s the sweetest Coral & Tusk hand towels, always an exceptional hand-crafted gift.


We hope these gift guides have inspired you and given you some ideas for your holiday lists. And there’s one more secret to reveal, all the products on these gift guides are tagged on Instagram for your shopping convenience. How cool is that?

We can’t wait to see you this week at our Holiday Open House, this Thursday + Friday. We’re getting our little shop ready for some festive (socially distanced) fun! Come on in for holiday + gift ideas and check a few names off your list.

Happy December! and Happiest of Holidays to you + yours!

the Ladies of ISABELLA