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Gift Ideas For Every Strong, Beautiful Woman You Know

By Lexi Novak

Your mom, your S.O.’s mom, your BFF — there are plenty of incredible women in your life, so why not gift them something just as incredible for the holidays? After all, remember all those soccer practices and clarinet lessons your mom drove you to (not to mention the superstar example she set while you were growing up)? And you know your BFF can make you smile on even the gloomiest day with her bright personality. This is your chance to get shopping early and really show your appreciation.

To help with gift-giving inspo, we’ve partnered with Sephora, which is basically a holiday shopping dreamland. On the hunt for the latest, sparkliest makeup shades? They’ve got them. Looking for something classy and classic for your S.O.’s mom? Yup, you’ll find it there. Gift sets, skin care, fragrance — whatever you need, Sephora will definitely have it. And it won't cost you a fortune, either, so you can make someone feel like a million bucks without actually spending a million bucks. Scroll below to see examples of all the strong, beautiful women who may be on your list, then click to reveal our top picks for what to gift them. Remember: The earlier you get your shopping done, the more time you’ll have to enjoy all those hot cocoas by the fire.


Your partner in crime, the one who’s never afraid to go all out — your BFF deserves gifts as fun she is.

The All-Star Mom

We know you know your mom is a multitasking, does-it-all hero. Show her you care with gifts worthy of her all-star status.


They ooze low-key and always keep the vibe cool. For the one you love like a sis, you need gifts that are equally fresh.

Your S.O.’s Mom

Your S.O. is important to you, and that means so is their mom. Impress with gifts that are the epitome of luxury.

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Photography: Adrienne Raquel; Makeup: Ashleigh Ciucci; Hair: Aki Yamaguchi; Styling: Jenna Wexler/BDG; Art Direction: Diana Weisman/BDG