8 Gifts for the Girl Who Has (Next To) Nothing
Okay, so you got Magnatiles for your kids, you got a nice sensible cookware set for your BFF, and a pair of AirPods for your husband. The only person left is your college-age niece... and based on her Twitter, it kind of feels like she hates everything. Now, she'll obviously love anything you get her, but here are some gifts that can elevate your status from "Cool Aunt" to "Favorite Aunt" (I know what you're thinking, and yes, it is a competition). Presenting...8 Crowd Sourced and Crowd Pleasing Gifts for the Young Woman in her Early 20s.
Scentbird Perfume Subscription
For The Girl Who’s Draining Your Chanel No. 5…
Ahhh the subscription box- the good kind of “gift that keeps on giving”. I bought this for myself but this is a great gift for the infuriatingly indecisive young woman in your life. They have some amazing options, and every month when it comes it’s like a little present from me to me. I’m obsessed with perfume/ all things that smell good, so I love being able to try out new scents! I think my favorite part is the fact that it comes in an adorable, very purse-able, chic little bottle, so you can bring it everywhere.
J.Crew Daphne Topcoat in Italian Tweed
For The Girl Who Didn’t Buy A Winter Coat Till April Last Year…
Maddie Alegria, an NYU student who also happens to be my roomie (small world!) says “For those rainy days in NYC! A great (and warm) pop of color to any outfit, my new favorite fall piece (in green, yellow, and grey for the less adventurous)”
I say, “I’m one 5th avenue wind tunnel away from stealing this right out of her closet”
Ray-Ban Round Metal Sunglasses
For The Girl With An Unwavering Sunny Disposition…
Robyn Davidson, our resident Candy Coated Editor, raves “I’ve tried so many sunglasses, but I always go back to these Ray-Bans. They’re so classic and flattering. I like mine in a more rounded shape, I think it suits my face better.”
Round Ray-Bans are also the most highly sworn by sunglasses on Swearby!
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment
For The Girl Who’s Lipgloss Is Cool, Her Lipgloss Is Poppin’…
Liz Teich, self identifying Fresh Fan Girl wrote, “I always keep one Fresh Beauty Sugar Lip Treatment in my handbag, one in my diaper bag, and one in my styling set bag because I’m usually too busy to apply lipstick. It’s the only lip color that’s basically fool-proof in my life. It keeps my lips hydrated and the color never looks bad as it fades. The colors actually last a while too. It’s a bonus that they’re made with natural ingredients, SPF15 and you can even use them as a cheek tint. All you need is either this balm with just a hint of color or if I feel like I need a bit more color, I’m obsessed with the color Punch, Poppy (which is a great color for fall), and the new color, Spice, which is quite possibly the most perfect nude lip color I’ve ever worn. If you have a friend that’s a beauty junkie, chances are one of these cult favorite treatments are in her arsenal like mine.”
P.S. Get this baby for FREE (along with other, highly Swearable Fresh goodies) when you post 10 swears on the site!
Diptyque Baies Candle
For The Girl Who’s 1 Bedroom Shoebox Is Her “Oasis”…
Catherine Spinley CNB (Certified Non-Basic) says, “Am I BAIS-ic for loving this candle (please don’t judge me!). This candle has the perfect amount of scent load and, I think, it works for any room in the house. I am so tired of nice candles that don’t have a strong enough scent or candles that give me a headache because they are so heavily-perfumed. This one is just right.”
Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Baby Facial
For The Girl Who (Once Upon A Time) Made You Watch The Princess Diaries Makeover Scene With Her 5000 Times…
Sarah Howard, Natural Beauty Maven, notes “Drunk Elephant is every Instagram user’s dream. Their products are so cute and photogenic. The T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial product is my favorite. It’s basically a facial in a bottle, but you apply it like a mask. You put it on for 20 minutes, it dries, and you wash it off. It gets rid of all the dull, tired skin and just makes your skin as glowing as it was when you were a baby! I use it once or twice a week as part of my nighttime routine.”
Allbirds Wool Runners
For The Girl Who’s Too Young For All Her Aches and Pains…
Patty Fink, Fitness & Nutrition Aficionado, raves “This is the most comfortable sneaker I have ever worn. It has arch support and a cushiony sole. It is warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It is made of wool so it adapts and molds to your foot shape. Socks, no socks your choice. It’s easy to slip on and off without untying the laces. It comes in a slew of colors and variety of styles. I’ve given these as gifts to a number of family members. We all love them. They are my go to shoe.”
In The Company of Women Book
For The Girl Who Needs To Slow Down You Crazy Child, She’s So Ambitious For A Juvenile…
City Mama and Designer Jessica Zyla says, “Great when you need some inspiration and/or encouragement for your business or everyday life. From women, to women (and men).”
NYU junior studying media, culture, and communications... just trying to update my makeup routine to certified grown up status. Gimme some deep conditioner, some plum lipstick, and mascara and I'm good2go (jk I actually put a great deal of products on my face and in my hair)